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President Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act Into Law

President Biden, on August 16, 2022, signed the Inflation Reduction Act ( P.L. 117-169) into law following its passage along party lines in both chambers of Congress.

The law is a slimmed down version of the Build Back Better Act that passed the House in 2021 but failed to even come up for a vote in the Senate due to opposition primarily from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.). The Inflation Reduction Act did manage to keep some of the failed Build Back Better Act’s provisions in terms of generating revenues from corporations and wealthy taxpayers, as well as meeting some of the White House’s goals in the energy and health care sectors.

The law includes a one percent excise tax on stock repurchases, which goes into effect beginning in 2023, as well as a new corporate alternative minimum tax, although that does not apply to companies owned by private equity funds or certain manufacturing.

On the individual side, the IRS received a boost in funding of $80 billion across 10 years, part of which will be used to hire new agents who will help to the agency close the tax gap and get the wealthiest individuals to pay their fair share of taxes. Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has directed the Internal Revenue Service to not use any of the new funding to increase the share of small businesses or households making $400,000 or less that are exposed to audit.

To help meet the Biden Administration’s environmental goals, the law includes tax credits for electric vehicle purchases, as well as new tax credits and extensions on expiring tax credits to produce electricity from renewable sources; making homes more energy efficient; and other activities aimed at reducing the carbon output of the nation.

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

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

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

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