The American Institute of CPAs has posted comments on guidance recently issued by the Internal Revenue Service regarding the deductibility of payments by partnerships and S corporations for certain state and local taxes.

The October 4, 2022, comment letter to the IRS “addresses PTE tax rulings pertaining to accrual basis taxpayers” and “highlights the confusion of the ‘taxable year in which the payment is made’ language.” A catalog of AICPA comment letters can be found at https://us.aicpa.org/content/dam/aicpa/advocacy/tax/downloadabledocuments/56175896-aicpa-salt-deduction-pte-timing-letter-10-4-2022-submit.pdf.

AICPA recommends that Treasury and the IRS “issue guidance that provides that [ Notice 2020-75] does not change, and Treasury and IRS did not intend to change, any section 461, or section 461 regulation, principles.”