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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Final Regulations Limit Dividends Received Deduction

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

The Treasury and IRS have issued final regulations that limit the Code Sec. 245A dividends received deduction and the Code Sec. 954(c) exception on distributions supported by certain earnings and profits not subject to the integrated international tax regime created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ( P.L. 115-97). Proposed regulations and temporary regulations, issued on June 18, […]

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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Distributions by Terminated S Corporations Addressed in Final Regs.

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

Treasury has issued final and amended regulations on the rules for distributions made by terminated S corporations during the post-termination transition period (PTTP). These regulations apply after an S corporation has become a C corporation. Generally, the regulations are applicable as of the date they are published in the Federal Register. Eligible Terminated S Corporation […]

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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Final Regs. Clarify Ratable Rehabilitation Credit is Still a Single Credit

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

Final regulations clarify that the amount of the rehabilitation credit for a qualified rehabilitated building (QRB) is determined as a single credit in the year the QRB is placed in service. This is the case even though the credit is allocated ratably over a five-year period. The final regulations adopt without modification proposed regulations released […]

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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Final Regulations Update Definition of Qualifying Relative

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

The IRS has released final regulations that clarify the definition of a “qualifying relative” for purposes of various provisions for tax years 2018 through 2025. These regulations generally affect taxpayers who claim federal income tax benefits that require a taxpayer to have a qualifying relative. Effective DateThese regulations are effective on the date of publication in the […]

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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Medicaid Coverage of COVID Testing Is Not Minimum Essential Coverage

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

The IRS has announced that Medicaid coverage of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing and diagnostic services is not minimum essential coverage for purposes of the premium tax credit under Code Sec. 36B. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), certain taxpayers who obtain their coverage through an Exchange may claim a premium tax credit under Code Sec. 36B. […]

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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: IRS Clarifies Provisions of the SECURE and the Bipartisan American Miners Acts

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

The IRS has released guidance in the form of questions and answers with respect to certain provisions of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act), and the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019 (Miners Act). Business CreditThe SECURE ACT added a new Code Sec 45T, which provides a business credit […]

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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Senate Fails to Pass “Skinny” COVID-19 Relief Bill

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

On September 10, 2020, the Senate failed to pass the Delivering Immediate Relief to America’s Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act. This bill was described as a targeted proposal, and included provisions that carry broad support. Its price tag, however, was about half of the $1 trillion dollar bill proposed by the Senate as “CARES 2” in […]

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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Final Regulations Provide Additional BEAT Guidance

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

Final regulations provide additional guidance on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) under Code Sec. 59A. The regulations also address certain aspects of the BEAT under Code Secs. 1502 and 6031. The final regulations retain the basic approach and structure of the 2018 proposed regulations ( NPRM REG-112607-19), with certain revisions. The final regulations generally provide rules addressing the […]

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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: Higher Penalties on 2019 Returns Filed After September 14

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

The IRS has warned taxpayers who have not yet filed their 2019 tax returns that higher penalties will be imposed if they file after September 14. Taxpayers who submitted an extension of time to file their returns have until October 15 to file and do not face the failure to file penalty if they file […]

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San Francisco Tax Preparation / CPA: E-Signatures Temporarily Approved for Certain Forms

Filed in CCH NEWS FEED by on October 22, 2020

The IRS has announced that it is temporarily allowing the use of digital signatures on certain forms that normally require a handwritten signature. The following forms can be submitted with digital signatures if signed and postmarked beginning on or after August 28, 2020, through December 31, 2020: Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method; Form 8832, […]

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