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Abusive Tax Avoidance Schemes Round Out IRS "Dirty Dozen," IR-2023-67

The IRS closed out the 2023 Dirty Dozen campaign with a warning for taxpayers to beware of promoters peddling tax avoidance schemes. These schemes are primarily targeted at high income individuals seeking to reduce or eliminate their tax obligation. The IRS advice taxpayers to seek services from an independent, trusted tax professional and to avoid promotres focused on aggressively marketing and pushing questionable transactions.

The IRS has compiled a list of 12 scams and schemes that put taxpayers and tax professionals at risk. Some of them are:

Taxpayers are adviced to to rely on reputable tax professionals they know and trust to avoid such schemes. The IRS has also created the Office of Fraud Enforcement (OFE) and Office of Promoter Investigations (OPE) to coordinate service-wide enforcement activities against taxpayers committing tax fraud and promoters marketing and selling abusive tax avoidance transactions and schemes to effectuate tax evasion.

As part of the Dirty Dozen awareness effort, the IRS encourages people to report taxpayers who promote improper and abusive tax schemes as well as tax return preparers who deliberately prepare improper returns. To report an abusive tax scheme or a tax return preparer, taxpayers should mail or fax a completed and any supporting materials to the IRS Lead Development Center in the Office of Promoter Investigations. The postal address is: Internal Revenue Service Lead Development Center Stop MS5040 24000 Avila Road Laguna Niguel, California 92677-3405 Fax: 877-477-9135.

FL - Taxpayer did not qualify as private trust

The Florida Department of Revenue (department) determined that a taxpayer was not a private trust excluded from the definition of […]

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FL - Taxpayer did not qualify as private trust

FL - Governor proposes tax cuts in state of the state address

In his State of the State Address, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed $1.1 billion in tax cuts, the continuation of […]

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FL - Governor proposes tax cuts in state of the state address

FinCEN Commences Beneficial Ownership Reporting Under Bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act

The Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), has begun accepting beneficial ownership information report under the bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act, enacted in 2021. This effort requires companies doing […]

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FinCEN Commences Beneficial Ownership Reporting Under Bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act

Employee Benefit Plan Filing Extension Procedures Updated

Starting in 2024, Form 5558 is no longer used to request an extension of time to file Form 5330, Return of Excise […]

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Employee Benefit Plan Filing Extension Procedures Updated

More Than 1,000 Projects Registered Through IRS ECO Tool, IR-2024-14

The Internal Revenue Service said that more than 1,000 projects have been registered through the agency’s Energy Credits Online tool. The tool was created to help taxpayers who are taking […]

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More Than 1,000 Projects Registered Through IRS ECO Tool, IR-2024-14

IRS Encourages Taxpayers to Get Ready for 2024 Filing Season, IR-2024-1

The IRS has encouraged taxpayers to utilize tips, tools and other resources available on the IRS website to Get Ready for 2024 filing season. The agency is set to announce the start […]

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IRS Encourages Taxpayers to Get Ready for 2024 Filing Season, IR-2024-1

Transitional Guidance on Reporting of Information on Receipt of Digital Assets Announced, Announcement 2024-4, IR-2024-12

The IRS has provided transitional guidance under Code Sec. 6050I with respect to reporting transactions involving receipt of digital assets. The Service has further clarified that at this time, digital assets are not required […]

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Transitional Guidance on Reporting of Information on Receipt of Digital Assets Announced, Announcement 2024-4, IR-2024-12

IRS Updates List of Qualified Census Tracts for Qualified Mortgage Bonds and Mortgage Credit Certificates, Rev. Proc. 2024-08

The IRS has provided issuers of qualified mortgage bonds and issuers of mortgage credit certificates with an updated list of qualified census tracts for each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. […]

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IRS Updates List of Qualified Census Tracts for Qualified Mortgage Bonds and Mortgage Credit Certificates, Rev. Proc. 2024-08

IRS Announces Leadership Restructuring, IR-2023-237

The IRS Commissioner, Danny Werfel, has announced plans for new leadership structure to align with transformation goals. The updated chart, the first in two […]

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IRS Announces Leadership Restructuring, IR-2023-237

IRS: Taxpayers and Tax Professionals Should Protect Themselves from Scams, IR-2023-223, IR-2023-224, IR-2023-226, IR-2023-227, IR-2023-229

As the National Tax Security Awareness Week concludes, the IRS emphasized on the ongoing need for taxpayers and tax professionals to stay […]

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IRS: Taxpayers and Tax Professionals Should Protect Themselves from Scams, IR-2023-223, IR-2023-224, IR-2023-226, IR-2023-227, IR-2023-229