Tax Alerts

IRS Encourages Tax Professionals to Inform Clients About IP PIN Opt-In Program, IR-2022-140

The IRS, and the Security Summit Partners have encouraged tax professionals to inform their clients about the IRS Identity Protection (IP) PIN Opt-In Program to help protect taxpayers against tax related identity theft. The IP PIN Opt-In Program has been made available to all individuals capable of verifying their identity. The IRS has also highlighted key information that taxpayers need to know about the IP PIN Opt-In Program, namely:

  • It’s a six-digit number known only to the taxpayer and the IRS;
  • The Opt-In Program is voluntary;
  • The IP PIN should be entered onto the electronic tax return when prompted by the software product or onto a paper return next to the signature line;
  • The IP PIN is valid for one calendar year. Taxpayers must obtain a new IP PIN each year;
  • Only taxpayers who can verify their identities may obtain an IP PIN; and
  • IP PIN users should never share their number with anyone but the IRS and their trusted tax preparation provider. The IRS will never call, email or text a request for the IP PIN.

Further, if taxpayers are unable to validate their identity and their income is less than $ 72,000, they can file Form 15227, Application for an Identity Protection Personal Identification Number, upon which the IRS will attempt to verify their identities over a telephonic call and assign them an IP PIN for next filing season. Additionally, taxpayers can also get their identity verified by making an appointment with Taxpayer Assistance Center and carry necessary identification documents with them. The IP PIN process for confirmed victims of identity theft remains unchanged. These victims will automatically receive an IP PIN each year.

FL - IRC conformity tie-in date updated, disaster extension established

Florida updated the IRC conformity tie-in date for computing corporate income tax liability from January 1, 2023 to January 1, […]

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FL - IRC conformity tie-in date updated, disaster extension established

FL - Gas and Sulfur production tax rates for 2024-2025 announced

Florida has issued the severance tax rates for the production of gas and sulfur effective July 1, 2024, through June […]

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FL - Gas and Sulfur production tax rates for 2024-2025 announced

No Further Funding Cuts For IRS In FY24

Other than a planned repurposing of Inflation Reduction Act supplemental funding, the Internal Revenue Service saw no other cuts as the President signed off on the resolution […]

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No Further Funding Cuts For IRS In FY24

IRS Criminal Investigation Releases COVID Fraud Conviction Statistics, IR-2024-83

The IRS released statistics that showed 1,644 tax and money-laundering cases related to COVID fraud, totaling $9 billion investigated by the Criminal Investigation (CI). CI is the law enforcement […]

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IRS Criminal Investigation Releases COVID Fraud Conviction Statistics, IR-2024-83

IRS Updates FAQ on Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits (FS-2024-14; IR-2024-111)

The IRS updated frequently asked questions (FAQ) on New, Previously Owned and Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits. These FAQs provide guidance on how the Inflation Reduction […]

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IRS Updates FAQ on Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits (FS-2024-14; IR-2024-111)

2024 Foreign Housing Expense Amounts Released, Notice 2024-31

KPMG TaxNewsFlash – United States March 20, 2024 The IRS today released Notice 2024-31 [PDF 156 KB] providing the adjustments to the limitation on housing expenses, under […]

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2024 Foreign Housing Expense Amounts Released, Notice 2024-31

Energy Efficient Property and Improvement Rebate Guidance Issued, Announcement 2024-19; IR-2024-97

The IRS has issued an announcement that addresses the federal income tax treatment of amounts paid for the purchase of energy efficient property and improvements. Taxpayers who […]

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Energy Efficient Property and Improvement Rebate Guidance Issued, Announcement 2024-19; IR-2024-97

IRS Releases Major Filing Numbers Showing Service Improvements, IR-2024-109

Reflecting on the 2024 tax filing season, the IRS released major filing numbers for the season. The agency highlighted a variety of improvements that dramatically expanded service for millions of taxpayers during […]

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IRS Releases Major Filing Numbers Showing Service Improvements, IR-2024-109

IRS Wraps Up Dirty Dozen, Warns of Bogus Tax Avoidance Strategies (IR-2024-105)

The IRS has wrapped up the 2024 Dirty Dozen campaign, with a warning to taxpayers to beware of promoters selling bogus tax avoidance strategies. Promoters have been peddling elaborate bogus schemes to […]

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IRS Wraps Up Dirty Dozen, Warns of Bogus Tax Avoidance Strategies (IR-2024-105)

FL - Tax rate on commercial rentals reduced from 4.5% to 2% effective june 1, 2024

Effective June 1, 2024, the Florida sales tax rate imposed on the total rent charged for renting, leasing, letting, or […]

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FL - Tax rate on commercial rentals reduced from 4.5% to 2% effective june 1, 2024