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Estimated Tax Underpayment Penalty Waived for Certain Farmers, Fishermen

The IRS has provided a waiver of the penalty (referred to as addition to tax) under Code Sec. 6654 for the underpayment of estimated income tax by qualifying farmers and fishermen. Under Code Sec. 6654(i)(1), a qualifying farmer or fisherman has only one required installment payment (instead of four quarterly payments) due on January 15 of the year following the tax year if at least two-thirds of the taxpayer’s total gross income was from farming or fishing in either the tax year or the preceding tax year. For a qualifying farmer or fisherman who does not make the required estimated tax installment payment by January 15 of the year following the tax year, Code Sec. 6654(i)(1)(D) provides that the taxpayer is not subject to an addition to tax for failing to pay estimated income tax if the taxpayer files the return for the tax year and pays the full amount of tax reported on the return by March 1 of the year following the tax year.

Difficulty in Electronic Filing of Form 7203

The IRS has noted that some qualifying farmers and fishermen were unable to electronically file Form 7203, S Corporation Shareholder Stock and Debt Basis Limitations, which was required to be included in their 2021 tax returns. Due to this inability, farmers and fishermen may have had difficulty filing their 2021 tax returns electronically by the March 1, 2022 due date. Accordingly, the IRS has determined to waive certain penalties for qualifying farmers and fishermen due to these unusual circumstances.

Waiver of Underpayment of Estimated Income Tax

The IRS has waived the addition to tax under Code Sec. 6654 for failure to make an estimated tax payment for the 2021 tax year for any qualifying farmer or fisherman who files a 2021 tax return and pays in full any tax due on the return by April 18, 2022, or, for taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts, by April 19, 2022. The waiver will apply to any taxpayer who is a qualifying farmer or fisherman for the 2021 tax year and fulfills the conditions stated in the previous sentence. Further, the waiver will apply automatically to any taxpayer who qualifies for the waiver and does not report an addition to tax under Code Sec. 6654 on the 2021 tax return.

In addition, taxpayers who otherwise satisfy the criteria for relief under the IRS’ notice, but have already filed a return and reported an addition to tax, may request an abatement of the addition to tax by filing Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement, due on the return by April 18, 2022, or, for taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts, by April 19, 2022.

FL - Solid mineral tax rates for 2024 announced

Florida has released the severance tax rates on the production of heavy minerals and other solid minerals for 2024. From […]

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IRS Provides Waiver for Taxpayers Failing to Meet Foreign Earned Income Requirements, Rev. Proc. 2024-17

The IRS has provided a waiver for any individual who failed to meet the foreign earned income or deduction eligibility requirements of Code Sec. 911(d)(1) because adverse conditions in a foreign country […]

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ERC Compliance Efforts Top $1 Billion in Six Months, IR-2024-78

The IRS announced that compliance efforts around erroneous Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims have topped more than $1 billion within six months. “We are encouraged by the results so far of […]

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IRS Provides Guidance on Replacement of Certain Lead Service Lines, Announcement 2024-10

The IRS has announced the federal income tax treatment of certain lead service line replacement programs for residential property owners. It is required by the federal and many […]

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IRS Releases Guidance on Form 1099-K, FS-2024-7; IR-2024-5

The IRS has released guidance to help taxpayers understand what to do with Form 1099-K. Responding to feedback from taxpayers, tax professionals and payment processors, […]

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Treasury Department's AI-Powered Fraud Detection Yields $375 Million Recovery

The Treasury Department‘s Office of Payment Integrity (OPI) deployed Artificial Intelligence(AI)-based fraud detection at the onset of Fiscal Year 2023, resulting in the recovery of over $375 million. […]

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FL - Senate approves IRC conformity changes

The Florida Senate approved a tax bill that changes the corporate income tax IRC conformity tie-in date. H.B. 7073, as […]

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FL - House passes bill that modifies IRC conformity date

Florida House of Representatives passed a bill with a provision that modifies the IRC conformity tie-in date for determining corporate […]

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FinCEN Issues Guidance on Inflation Adjustments to Civil Monetary Penalties

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued guidance on inflation adjustments to its civil monetary penalties as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 (the Act), as amended. This rule […]

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FL - IRC conformity update, disability employment credit proposed

Legislation introduced in the Florida House of Representatives proposes to: update the IRC conformity tie-in date for determining corporate income […]

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