Newsletters

Treasury Continues to Push for Needed IT Upgrades

The Department of the Treasury is continuing its push to get funding for much needed information technology infrastructure upgrades from Congress.

During a June 14, 2022, hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Treasury Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo testified as to why the funds were needed.

The “IRS’ technology is decades out of date, written in a programming language no longer taught, and incredibly expensive to maintain the master file that under grids,” Adeyemo told the committee in his opening statement. “The tax system dates back to the 1960s when there was no internet, no cell phones, and no spreadsheets or automatic payments.”

The White House is requesting a 12 percent budget increase in fiscal year 2023 compared to 2022 enacted levels “to begin to remedy this mismatch between the IRS’ responsibilities and its resources.”

Treasury’s request for increasing funds to help address IT infrastructure upgrades for the IRS did not come up during the hearing’s question-and-answer period, as the committee focused its attention on Russian sanctions, the role of using cryptocurrency to evade sanctions, energy policy and independence, and other criminal-focused activities.

FL - Taxpayer properly applied cost-of-performance rule to its income producing activities

An out of state subsidiary (taxpayer) of a nationwide online and brick-and-mortar retailer (retailer) properly sourced its service revenue under […]

Read More
FL - Taxpayer properly applied cost-of-performance rule to its income producing activities

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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
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, […]

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

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 […]

Read More
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 […]

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

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 […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
TIGTA Launches New Website

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%. […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More
FL - 2023 fuel tax rates announced