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Senate, House Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Historic Rehabilitation Credit Bill

Senate, House Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Historic Rehabilitation Credit Bill A bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers have introduced companion Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HTC) bills. The measure aims to strengthen the HTC by encouraging investment and minimizing administrative burdens, according to the lawmakers. Rehabilitation Credit As amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act […]

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ABA Section of Taxation Writes Hatch, Wyden About IRS Reform

ABA Section of Taxation Writes Hatch, Wyden About IRS Reform The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation has expressed concerns to top Senate tax writers about certain congressional IRS reform efforts. The ABA Section of Taxation sent a June 6 letter to Senate Finance Committee (SFC) Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah and ranking member […]

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Railroad Stock Options Are Not Money Remuneration Under RRTA

Railroad Stock Options Are Not Money Remuneration Under RRTA The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that nonqualified employee stock options are not taxable compensation under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA). The term “money remuneration” in the Act unambiguously excludes “stock.” Background Several railroads filed a refund claim for overpaid Railroad Retirement taxes. The railroads claimed they overpaid […]

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Indian Gaming Income Distributions Were Not Excludible General Welfare Payments

Indian Gaming Income Distributions Were Not Excludible General Welfare Payments A member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida had to pay federal income tax on distributions of gaming income that she and her family received from the tribe. The payments were taxable income under the Indian Gaming Revenue Act, rather than Indian general […]

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Shareholder Could Not Claim S Corporation’s FICA Tip Credits

Shareholder Could Not Claim S Corporation’s FICA Tip Credits An individual shareholder of an S corporation restaurant operator was not allowed to claim FICA tip credits under Code Sec. 45B that the S corporation did not claim. The shareholder could not unilaterally and retroactively nullify the S corporation’s election to deduct FICA tip taxes. Background The restaurants […]

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Son-of-BOSS Arrangements

Son-of-BOSS Arrangements Participants in the Son of BOSS tax shelter have maintained their perfect losing record in the Tax Court. Thus, another Son-of-Boss deal has failed to produce its promised loss deductions. Son-of-BOSS Arrangements Son-of-BOSS is a variation of a slightly older tax shelter known as the “bond and options sales strategy,” or BOSS. Son-of-BOSS transactions take […]

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Tax debate touches every individual, business

Tax debate touches every individual, business Small business taxation, corporate tax rates, and changes to popular deductions are just some of the many complex changes to the Tax Code being debated in Congress. At the time this article was posted, the Senate is expected to approve, along party-lines, a sweeping overhaul of the Tax Code […]

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How Do I? Compute taxable life insurance benefits

How Do I? Compute taxable life insurance benefits Life insurance proceeds are received tax-free. However, any interest earned on life insurance proceeds, usually referred to as its cash value, is subject to tax. Special rules apply to transfers of ownership in a life insurance policy, accelerated death benefits, and viatical settlements. An insurance policyholder might […]

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