Tax Alerts

IRS Announces Leadership Restructuring, IR-2023-237

The IRS Commissioner, Danny Werfel, has announced plans for new leadership structure to align with transformation goals. The updated chart, the first in two decades, includes a single deputy Commissioner and four new chief positions overseeing taxpayer service, tax compliance, information technology, and operations. Changes, set for early 2024, aim to streamline operations and align with the Inflation Reduction Act funding.

The IRS‘s new organizational structure is the result of years of effort, stemming from the Taxpayer First Act Report to Congress in January 2021 and outlined in the new IRS Strategic Operating Plan released in April. Commissioner Werfel emphasized the logical progression of this change, considering the history and the rapid pace of Inflation Reduction Act initiatives. Further, the Service will collaborate with Congress, NTEU, and others as plans for new changes progress.

Doug O’Donnell, currently the deputy commissioner for Services and Enforcement, will assume the role of IRS deputy commissioner. Reporting to O’Donnell will be four new chief positions and IRS Online Services. These leaders, working closely with Commissioner Werfel, include:

  • Chief, Taxpayer Service: Ken Corbin (current IRS Wage and Investment Commissioner) leading this group;
  • Chief Taxpayer Compliance Officer: Heather Maloy (currently the IRS Chief of Staff);
  • Chief Information Officer: Rajiv Uppal (joining the IRS in 2024, currently serving as the Director of the Office of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)); and
  • Chief Operating Officer: Melanie Krause (currently Chief Data & Analytics Officer).

FL - Taxpayer did not qualify as private trust

The Florida Department of Revenue (department) determined that a taxpayer was not a private trust excluded from the definition of […]

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FL - Taxpayer did not qualify as private trust

FL - Governor proposes tax cuts in state of the state address

In his State of the State Address, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed $1.1 billion in tax cuts, the continuation of […]

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FL - Governor proposes tax cuts in state of the state address

FinCEN Commences Beneficial Ownership Reporting Under Bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act

The Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), has begun accepting beneficial ownership information report under the bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act, enacted in 2021. This effort requires companies doing […]

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FinCEN Commences Beneficial Ownership Reporting Under Bipartisan Corporate Transparency Act

Employee Benefit Plan Filing Extension Procedures Updated

Starting in 2024, Form 5558 is no longer used to request an extension of time to file Form 5330, Return of Excise […]

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Employee Benefit Plan Filing Extension Procedures Updated

More Than 1,000 Projects Registered Through IRS ECO Tool, IR-2024-14

The Internal Revenue Service said that more than 1,000 projects have been registered through the agency’s Energy Credits Online tool. The tool was created to help taxpayers who are taking […]

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More Than 1,000 Projects Registered Through IRS ECO Tool, IR-2024-14

IRS Encourages Taxpayers to Get Ready for 2024 Filing Season, IR-2024-1

The IRS has encouraged taxpayers to utilize tips, tools and other resources available on the IRS website to Get Ready for 2024 filing season. The agency is set to announce the start […]

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IRS Encourages Taxpayers to Get Ready for 2024 Filing Season, IR-2024-1

Transitional Guidance on Reporting of Information on Receipt of Digital Assets Announced, Announcement 2024-4, IR-2024-12

The IRS has provided transitional guidance under Code Sec. 6050I with respect to reporting transactions involving receipt of digital assets. The Service has further clarified that at this time, digital assets are not required […]

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Transitional Guidance on Reporting of Information on Receipt of Digital Assets Announced, Announcement 2024-4, IR-2024-12

IRS Updates List of Qualified Census Tracts for Qualified Mortgage Bonds and Mortgage Credit Certificates, Rev. Proc. 2024-08

The IRS has provided issuers of qualified mortgage bonds and issuers of mortgage credit certificates with an updated list of qualified census tracts for each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. […]

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IRS Updates List of Qualified Census Tracts for Qualified Mortgage Bonds and Mortgage Credit Certificates, Rev. Proc. 2024-08

IRS Announces Leadership Restructuring, IR-2023-237

The IRS Commissioner, Danny Werfel, has announced plans for new leadership structure to align with transformation goals. The updated chart, the first in two […]

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IRS Announces Leadership Restructuring, IR-2023-237

IRS: Taxpayers and Tax Professionals Should Protect Themselves from Scams, IR-2023-223, IR-2023-224, IR-2023-226, IR-2023-227, IR-2023-229

As the National Tax Security Awareness Week concludes, the IRS emphasized on the ongoing need for taxpayers and tax professionals to stay […]

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IRS: Taxpayers and Tax Professionals Should Protect Themselves from Scams, IR-2023-223, IR-2023-224, IR-2023-226, IR-2023-227, IR-2023-229