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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 - Guidance issued on affidavit required to claim exemption for boats sold to nonresident purchasers

Guidance is issued regarding changes that have been made to the affidavit required to claim the sales tax exemption for […]

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FL - Guidance issued on affidavit required to claim exemption for boats sold to nonresident purchasers

FL - Storm Extensions Offered

The Florida Department of Revenue is offering corporate income tax return filing extensions for businesses in counties affected by severe […]

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FL - Storm Extensions Offered

FL - Credit for employing individuals with unique abilities discussed

Florida issued guidance that discusses the new corporate income tax credit for employing individuals with unique abilities. The guidance includes […]

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FL - Credit for employing individuals with unique abilities discussed

FL - Indexed tax rate on asphalt for 2024-2025 announced

Florida issued guidance that discusses the new corporate income tax credit for employing individuals with unique abilities. The guidance includes […]

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FL - Indexed tax rate on asphalt for 2024-2025 announced

Inflation Adjusted Credit Rate for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Released, Notice 2024-39

The IRS has released the inflation adjustment factor for the credit for carbn dioxide (CO2) sequestration under Code Sec. 45Q for 2024. The inflation adjustment factor is 1.3877, and the credit is $27.75 per metric ton […]

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Inflation Adjusted Credit Rate for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Released, Notice 2024-39

IRS Tightens Scrutiny on Employee Retention Credit Claims, IR-2024-169

The IRS has announced plans to deny tens of thousands of high-risk Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims while beginning to process lower-risk claims. The agency’s review has […]

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IRS Tightens Scrutiny on Employee Retention Credit Claims, IR-2024-169

Seniors Warned of Rising Impersonation Scams, IR-2024-164

The IRS has issued a warning about the increasing threat of impersonation scams targeting seniors. These scams involve fraudsters posing as government officials, including IRS agents, […]

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Seniors Warned of Rising Impersonation Scams, IR-2024-164

Clean Hydrogen Credit Inflation Factors and Applicable Amounts for 2023 and 2024 Released, Notice 2024-45

The IRS released the inflation adjustment factors and the resulting applicable amounts for the clean hydrogen production credit for 2023 and 2024. For 2023, the inflation adjustment factor is one, so the inflation adjusted applicable amounts are the same as those in Code Sec. 45V(b). Thus, the applicable amounts for a […]

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Clean Hydrogen Credit Inflation Factors and Applicable Amounts for 2023 and 2024 Released, Notice 2024-45

United States-Russia Tax Treaty To Be Suspended, Announcement 2024-26

The United States has provided formal notice to the Russian Federation on June 17, 2024, to confirm the suspension of the operation […]

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United States-Russia Tax Treaty To Be Suspended, Announcement 2024-26

IRS Highlights Home Energy Credits for Taxpayers, IR-2024-137

The IRS has advised taxpayers that making specific energy-efficient updates to their homes could qualify them for home energy credits. This guidance comes under the expanded provisions of […]

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IRS Highlights Home Energy Credits for Taxpayers, IR-2024-137