The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) meant big tax changes for 2018 tax filings. For some, the changes impacted tax withholdings. As a result, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encouraged taxpayers to conduct a paycheck checkup to make sure they were withholding enough funds to cover their tax obligations. Those who failed to cover at least 90% of their tax bill through withholdings found themselves facing the potential for big financial penalties.
It is not uncommon for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to reach out to taxpayers. This contact itself may seem like a nightmare, but taxpayers can make the situation even worse if they do not act appropriately.
Cryptocurrency, or digital currency, is a fairly new way to conduct financial transactions. Although relatively novel, taxpayers have used digital currency like Bitcoins to purchase real estate and other tangible items, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has taken notice.
Whenever a relatively large financial transaction occurs, it is very likely that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be involved. Getting divorced? The IRS will look over the property division determination and check for errors. If so, the agency may apply applicable taxes. Win the lottery? The IRS will expect a share of the winnings? Going through a lawsuit? Yes, even during your legal woes the IRS may determine that you owe a tax bill.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released a publication that encourages taxpayers to make the most of common summertime activities. How, you may ask, can an agency that collects money encourage summer fun? The answer: by highlighting how popular forms of summer fun can translate to tax savings.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has called on taxpayers to review their withholding status. Although the agency encourages all taxpayers to conduct a “paycheck checkup,” it states those who were surprised with a tax bill for their 2018 tax filings likely have the most to gain.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) along with the United States Department of Treasury recently issued regulations addressing state agency attempts to thwart the state and local tax deduction (SALT) limitation on federal tax returns.
As we've previously reported,1 the IRS is actively targeting some taxpayers for passport denial or revocation. Currently, taxpayers who owe the IRS at least $52,000 may be unable to obtain or renew their passports. Taxpayers must be proactive to prevent delays with travel plans.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides some tax benefits to small businesses. Many of these benefits are in the form of tax deductions. When it comes to pass-through entities like sole proprietors, partnerships and limited liability companies (LLC), two examples include:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, recently welcomed a baby boy into the royal family. Amidst the joy and celebrations that often come with welcoming a new family member, this little one may require some proactive tax planning. Although born in England, the infant could find himself subject to taxes in the United States.