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IRS Provides Refund Claim Lookback Period Relief for Certain Due Dates Extended for COVID-19, Notice 2023-21

The IRS has provided relief that permits taxpayers affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency who had a return filing due date postponed by Notice 2020-23, I.R.B. 2020-18, 742, or Notice 2021-21, I.R.B. 2021-15, 986, who did not receive an extension of time for filing such return, and who file timely credit or refund claims, to be credited or refunded amounts deemed paid on April 15 of each year.

Among other things, Notice 2020-23 postponed certain federal tax return filing and payment obligations that were due to be performed on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Notice 2021-21 postponed the due date for both filing Form 1040 series returns with an original due date of April 15, 2021, and making federal income tax payments in connection with one of these forms, to May 17, 2021.

Under Code Sec. 6511, a taxpayer must file a refund or credit claim within three years from the time the taxpayer’s return was filed, or two years from the time the tax was paid, whichever period expires later. Under Code Sec. 6511(b)(2), the credit or refund amount is limited to the amount of tax paid within a specified period immediately preceding the filing of the refund or credit claim (the “lookback period“). When a taxpayer files a claim within three years of filing the return, the lookback period is three years plus the period of any extension of time for filing the return. Otherwise, the lookback period is two years.

While Notice 2020-23 and Notice 2021-21 postponed certain return filing due dates, they did not extend the time for filing the returns because a postponement is not an extension. As a result, the postponements did not lengthen the lookback periods.

Relief for Determining Lookback Period

The relief applies for determining the credit or refund amount on the tax for which the return filing or payment due date was postponed:

The relief is automatic, so affected taxpayers do not have to call the IRS, file any form, or send letters or other documents to receive the relief.

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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FL - Solid mineral tax rates for 2024 announced

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

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

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

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

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

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 - Senate approves IRC conformity changes

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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FL - House passes bill that modifies IRC conformity date

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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FinCEN Issues Guidance on Inflation Adjustments to Civil Monetary Penalties

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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FL - IRC conformity update, disability employment credit proposed