Congress takes first steps to tax reform
Tax reform continues to be highly touted in Congress as lawmakers
from both parties call for simplification of countless complex
rules, overhaul of tax rates, and more. At times this year,
IRS focuses on new partnership audit rules
Legislation enacted in 2015 provides new rules for IRS partnership
audits. The new rules are a drastic departure from current rules
and the IRS is hopeful that the rules will simplify the audit
How do I? Set up a like-kind exchange
Under Code Sec. 1031, a taxpayer can make a tax-free exchange of
property held for productive use in a trade or business or for
investment. The exchange must be made for other property that the
April 2016 tax compliance calendar
As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware
of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar
summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for
Early planning can make 2012 filing season easier
The new year brings a new tax filing season. Mid-April may seem
like a long time away in January but it is important to start
preparing now for filing your 2011 federal income tax return.
FAQ: Does sick pay get any special tax treatment?
The term "sick pay" can refer to a variety of payments. Some of
these payments are nontaxable, while others are treated as taxable
income. Some of the taxable payments are treated as compensation,
FAQs: When can I deduct job-hunting expenses?
Job-hunting expenses are generally deductible as long as you are
not searching for a job in a new field. This tax benefit can be
particularly useful in a tough job market. It does not matter
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