Federal Tax Update Podcast
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:27:38 +0000

Another week as Congress continues down the path towards comprehensive tax reform. This week we look at the changes the Senate made to its bill, as well as the passage by the House of their version of the bill. We also discuss what comes next in this process.

The PDF below has the description of the two bills as they stood when this was recorded on November 18, 2017.

2017-11-20 Current Federal Tax Developments

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Sat, 11 Nov 2017 20:09:38 +0000
This week we look at the current developments on the tax reform front, including the two amendment sets adopted by the Ways and Means Committee and the Joint Committee's explanation of the bill the Senate Finance Committee will hold hearings on beginning Monday.

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Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:44:40 +0000

Current Federal Tax Developments is brought to you by the Loscalzo Institute and your state society of CPAs. This week we look at HR1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

A PDF with a description of the provisions can be downloaded below:

2017-11-06 Current Federal Tax Developments

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Sat, 28 Oct 2017 17:30:38 +0000

Current Federal Tax Developments is brought to you by the Loscalzo Institute, a Kaplan Company and by your state society of CPAs.

This week we look at the following developments:

  • House adopts Senate budget resolution beginning tax reform process
  • A taxpayer’s amount of claimed theft loss found excessive by Tax Court
  • An expert’s testimony did not substitute for records of cost of goods sold
  • IRS summons to state agency found to be proper
  • IRS memo discusses indirect loan issues for church 403(b) plan

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:32:17 +0000

Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of October 23, 2017 - Indexing Time of the Year. Current Federal Tax Developments is brought to you by the state CPA societies and the Loscalzo Institute, a Kaplan Company.

This week we look at the following developments:

  • IRS releases inflation adjusted tax factors for 2018
  • LB&I Division issues guidance on unit of property and major component issues for the mining industry
  • IRS announced retirement plan numbers for 2018
  • IRS announces nonacquiesence in S corporation/real estate professional decision
  • Anti-Kerr regulations officially withdrawn by the IRS
  • 2017 Returns without health care information will not be accepted for efiling
  • A court decision that appears to arrive at approximately the right place, but for all the wrong reasons

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Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:45:33 +0000

This week we look at the following developments:

  • Filing date relief issued by IRS for victims of Northern California wildfires
  • Challenge to minister’s housing allowance exclusion returns to court
  • Tax Court will assert strict subordination requirement for mortgages on conservation easements outside First Circuit
  • Signature no longer required for §754 election
  • Retroactive loss of tax-exempt status going back a decade proves very costly in terms of interest on unpaid tax
  • IRS email discusses potential impact on due date disaster relief and date for assessment of tax

PDF with articles for this week's podcast.

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Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:32:59 +0000

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week we look at the following developments:

  • South Dakota petitions the Supreme Court for its Quill challenge
  • Congress passes a Hurricane relief bill
  • Taxpayer did not willfully fail to file FBAR
  • Parents are held liable to repay dependent son’s advanced health insurance credit
  • LB&I announces method that can be used to start with ASC 750 research expenses in computing qualified research expenditures
  • Time off donation programs expanded to cover Hurricane Maria relief donations
  • IRS releases special per diem rates for new fiscal year

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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 16:41:47 +0000

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week we look at the framework for comprehensive tax reform that was issued by the “Big 6” and is scheduled to be taken up by Congress.  We discuss the proposal’s framework for changes in:
 
  • Standard deduction and personal exemptions
  • Individual tax brackets
  • Alternative minimum tax repeal
  • Itemized deductions
  • Work, education and retirement issues
  • Estate and GST Tax repeal
  • Business tax rates
  • Expensing of capital improvements
  • Interest expense
  • Other business deductions and credits
  • Offshore corporate earnings
  • Where does this go from here?

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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:50:17 +0000

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week we look at the following developments

  • IRS Extends Harvey Relief to Victims of Irma
  • South Dakota Ready to Ask Supreme Court to Throw Out Quill
  • Massachusetts Releases Regulations That Broadly Define Physical Presence
  • IRS Has Right to Examine First Deceased Spouse Form 706 to Decrease DSUE at Second Death

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Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:55:00 +0000

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week we look at the following developments

  • IRS Extends Harvey Relief to Victims of Irma
  • South Dakota Ready to Ask Supreme Court to Throw Out Quill
  • Massachusetts Releases Regulations That Broadly Define Physical Presence
  • IRS Has Right to Examine First Deceased Spouse Form 706 to Decrease DSUE at Second Death

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Sat, 09 Sep 2017 18:51:14 +0000

Loscalzo Institute/A Kaplan Corporation Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 72 IRS Memorandum Gives Examples of Applying Plan Loan Grace Period Rules

Section: 165 Loss Does Not Qualify for Special Relief Revenue Procedure from Madoff Era

And Much More...

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 16:33:13 +0000

Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 36B Taxpayer Had to Repay Excess Premium Credit Despite Exchange Not Reacting to Notice of Change in Income

Section: 73 Loss from Competing in Pageants Reportable on Return of Minor Daughter, Not Parents

And Much More...

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 22:58:48 +0000

Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update podcast  with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 162 No Deduction Allowed for Premiums Paid to Related Entity in Microcaptive Structure

Section: 401 ESOP Failed to Cover Employees of Related Corporation, Plan Disqualified

And Much More...

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:02:51 +0000

Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 72 Tax Court Refuses to Take Birth Certification Provided by Taxpayer as Proof of Age When Taxpayer Provided Issuing Agency with Date of Birth

Section 162 No Deduction for Employee Who Failed to Submit Expenses for Reimbursement by Employer

And Much More...

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 23:09:44 +0000

Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 166 Moneylending Was a Business for Taxpayer, So Debt Was a Business Bad Debt

Section: 170 Proceeds From Sale of Land Used for Farming Is Not Income From Farming or Ranching for Purpose of Expanded Conservation Easement Deduction

And Much More...

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:00:14 +0000

Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast

with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: State Tax Colorado Publishes Rules for Sellers to Comply with Tattletale Use Tax Reporting

Section: Security Another Phishing Scam Makes the Rounds Attacking Tax Professional

And Much More...

 

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:21:23 +0000

Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: Tax Reform Congressional and Administration Officials Release Statement on Tax Reform 

Section: Appeals to Begin Offering Web-based Conferences in Pilot Program

And Much More...

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:24:54 +0000

Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 85 Taxpayer Had to Report Unemployment Benefit Income Even Though He Later Repaid the Benefits

Section:IRS for the Third Time Extends Safe Harbor for Recipients of Hardest Hit Fund Relief Through 2021

And Much More...

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:26:49 +0000

Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with

Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: 72 Employer's failure to Deduct 401(k) Loan Payment form Employer's Pay While on Leave Resulted in Taxable Distribution.

Section: 162 Legal Fees Related to Employment, Not Taxpayer's New Business Venture

And Much More...

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 16:24:35 +0000

Loscalzo Institute Current Federal Tax Developments Weekly Update Podcast with

Ed Zollars, CPA

This week's podcast includes:

Section: State Tax Washington State Enacts Use Tax Tattletale Bill with Very Low Threshold

Section: 32 IRS Will Not Follow Case That Allowed Taxpayer Filing Married Filing Separate to Claim Earned Income Tax credit

And Much More...


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