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Form 14457, Voluntary Disclosure Practice Preclearance Request and Application Has Been Updated

The IRS has announced that Form 14457, Voluntary Disclosure Practice Preclearance Request and Application, has been revised. Form 14457 allows taxpayers who may face criminal prosecution for willful violation of tax law to voluntarily disclose information to the IRS. These updates and additions include:

Deputy Commissioner Services and Enforcement Doug O’Donnell encourages taxpayers to review the guidelines regarding the form and consult a trusted tax professional. Thousands of taxpayers have used the Voluntary Disclosure Practice since it began. It provides a compliance option for taxpayers who have potential criminal exposure. Taxpayers making such disclosure are still subject to civil examination and payment of all applicable taxes, interest, and penalties.

Taxpayers who did not commit any tax-related crimes and wish to correct mistakes should consider other options available to comply with their tax and reporting obligations. The IRS encourages taxpayers to consult with professional tax advisors to determine the best option.

A taxpayer’s voluntary disclosure must be timely, accurate, and complete. The taxpayer must cooperate with the IRS in determining the correct tax liability and make full payment of the tax, interest, and penalties. A taxpayer who is unable to make full payment may request that the IRS consider other payment arrangements. If a taxpayer anticipates they cannot pay the full amount, the taxpayer must disclose this and submit a proposed payment arrangement and a completed and executed Collection Information Statement. The burden is on the taxpayer to establish inability to pay, to the satisfaction of the IRS, based on full disclosure of all assets and income under the taxpayer’s control.

IRS Updates Premium Tax Credit Table, Required Contribution Percentage, Rev. Proc. 2022-34

The IRS has updated the applicable percentage table used to calculate an individual’s premium tax credit and required contribution percentage […]

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IRS Updates Premium Tax Credit Table, Required Contribution Percentage, Rev. Proc. 2022-34

Reproduction/Substitute Information Returns Requirements Issued, Rev. Proc. 2022-30

The IRS has provided the specifications for the private printing of red-ink substitutes for the 2022 revisions of information returns, […]

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Reproduction/Substitute Information Returns Requirements Issued, Rev. Proc. 2022-30

IRS Advises Tax Professionals on Signs of Identity Theft, IR-2022-144

The IRS and Security Summit partners have urged tax professionals to be vigilant and look out for the signs of […]

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IRS Advises Tax Professionals on Signs of Identity Theft, IR-2022-144

IRS Issues Statement on CP-14 Notices

The IRS was aware that some payments made for 2021 tax returns were incorrectly applied to joint taxpayer accounts. These […]

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IRS Issues Statement on CP-14 Notices

IRS and Treasury Release Initial Information on Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Under Inflation Reduction Act

The Treasury Department and the IRS have published initial information on changes to the tax credit for electric vehicles strengthened […]

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IRS and Treasury Release Initial Information on Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Under Inflation Reduction Act

Educators Reminded About 2022 Educator Expense Deduction Rise, IR-2022-148

The IRS reminded educators that they will be able to deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom expenses when they […]

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Educators Reminded About 2022 Educator Expense Deduction Rise, IR-2022-148

IRS Announces New Sign-In Process for Form 990-N Filers

The IRS has announced that beginning August 2022, smaller charities that are eligible and choose to file Form 990-N, Electronic […]

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IRS Announces New Sign-In Process for Form 990-N Filers

FL - Taxpayer lacked standing to challenge department's former practice

The taxpayer did not have standing to contest a notice of proposed assessment that assessed Florida sales and use tax, […]

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FL - Taxpayer lacked standing to challenge department's former practice

IRS Announces More Options for Taxpayers to Correct and Amend Returns Electronically, IR-2022-130

The IRS has announced that more forms can now be amended electronically. This includes filing corrections to the Form 1040-NR, […]

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IRS Announces More Options for Taxpayers to Correct and Amend Returns Electronically, IR-2022-130

IRS Issues Directions to Employees for Video Meetings with Taxpayers

The IRS has issued directions for its taxpayer facing employees to hold video meetings with taxpayers and their representatives. Going […]

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IRS Issues Directions to Employees for Video Meetings with Taxpayers