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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 - Guidance provided on tax relief for properties made uninhabitable by Hurricanes Ian or Nicole

Florida provides guidance regarding property tax relief for residential properties rendered uninhabitable for 30 days or more due to Hurricanes […]

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FL - Guidance provided on tax relief for properties made uninhabitable by Hurricanes Ian or Nicole

FL - Relief for corporate income taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Nicole discussed

Florida will follow the corporate income tax relief granted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for Hurricane Nicole affected taxpayers […]

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FL - Relief for corporate income taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Nicole discussed

Elizabeth Askey Appointed As New Deputy Chief Of IRS Appeals, IR-2022-219

The IRS Independent Office of Appeals has announced the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Askey, an alumnus of Harvard Law School, […]

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Elizabeth Askey Appointed As New Deputy Chief Of IRS Appeals, IR-2022-219

IRS Issues Guidance on Form W-4 Substitute Submissions, Additional Guidance for Substitute Submissions of Form W-4

The IRS stated that, for 2022, general guidelines for electronic substitutes to paper Forms W-4 can be found in the […]

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IRS Issues Guidance on Form W-4 Substitute Submissions, Additional Guidance for Substitute Submissions of Form W-4

TIGTA Launches New Website

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), J. Russell George, announced a redesign of the agency’s website, to better serve […]

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TIGTA Launches New Website

FBAR Filing Deadline Extended for Individuals with Signature Authority but No Financial Interest in Certain Accounts, FinCEN Notice 2022-1

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced a further extension of time for certain individuals to file a Report of […]

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FBAR Filing Deadline Extended for Individuals with Signature Authority but No Financial Interest in Certain Accounts, FinCEN Notice 2022-1

Courtney Kay-Decker Appointed as New Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer, IR-2022-222

The IRS has appointed Courtney Kay-Decker as the new Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer today. Kay-Decker will lead IRS efforts […]

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Courtney Kay-Decker Appointed as New Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer, IR-2022-222

FL - Alachua County local government infrastructure surtax rate increased

Beginning January 1, 2023, the combined Florida state and local sales and use tax rate for Alachua County is 7.5%. […]

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FL - Alachua County local government infrastructure surtax rate increased

FL - 2023 fuel tax rates announced

The 2023 Florida motor fuel, diesel fuel, and aviation fuel tax rates are announced. Annual adjustments to the state fuel […]

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FL - 2023 fuel tax rates announced

IRS Reminds IRA Owners To Make Tax-Free Donations To Charities Through Qualified Charitable Distributions, IR-2022-201

The IRS has reminded taxpayers with an individual retirement accounts (IRA), who are above the age of 70 1/2, that […]

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IRS Reminds IRA Owners To Make Tax-Free Donations To Charities Through Qualified Charitable Distributions, IR-2022-201