Tax Alerts

IRS Issues Information on Valid Research Credit Claims

The IRS issued information that taxpayers will be required to include for a research credit claim for refund to be considered valid. The current Treasury regulations require a refund claim to forth sufficient facts to apprise IRS of the basis of the claim. Chief Counsel Memorandum 20214101F will be used to improve tax administration with clearer instructions for eligible taxpayers to claim the credit while reducing the number of disputes over such claims. Taxpayers would be needed to identify all the business components to which the Code Sec. 41 research credit claim relates for that year.

For each business component:

  • all research activities performed must be identified;
  • all individuals who performed research activities must be identified; and
  • all the information the individual sought to discover must be identified.

Finally, taxpayers would need to provide the total qualified employee wage, supply and contract research expenses for the claim year. This could be done using Form 6765, Credit for Increasing Research Activities.

FL - Guidance issued on catastrophic event property damage

Florida provides guidance on catastrophic event property damage for property tax purposes. Topics discussed include the payment of property taxes, […]

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FL - Guidance issued on catastrophic event property damage

FL - Tax relief provided for taxpayers affected by Hurricane Idalia

In response to Hurricane Idalia, eligible taxpayers that file Florida corporate income tax returns with original due dates or extended […]

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FL - Tax relief provided for taxpayers affected by Hurricane Idalia

IRS Warns About ESOP Compliance Issues, IR-2023-144

As part of ensuring high income taxpayers pay what they owe, the IRS warned businesses and tax professionals to be alert to […]

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IRS Warns About ESOP Compliance Issues, IR-2023-144

Rates Used in Computing Special Use Value Issued, Rev. Rul. 2023-15

The 2023 interest rates to be used in computing the special use value of farm real property for which an election is made under Code Sec. 2032A were issued by the IRS. In the […]

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Rates Used in Computing Special Use Value Issued, Rev. Rul. 2023-15

Taxpayers Reminded of Identity Protection PINs' Importance, IR-2023-134

The IRS has reminded taxpayers about the IRS Identity Protection PIN opt in program to help protect people against tax-related identity theft. “The Identity Protection (IP) PIN is […]

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Taxpayers Reminded of Identity Protection PINs' Importance, IR-2023-134

Contractors Reminded of Expanded New Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit, IR-2023-142

The IRS has reminded eligible contractors who build or substantially reconstruct qualified new energy efficient homes that they might qualify for a tax credit […]

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Contractors Reminded of Expanded New Energy Efficient Homes Tax Credit, IR-2023-142

IRS Reminds Educators About Expense Deductions in 2023, IR-2023-150

The IRS has reminded eligible educators that they will be able to deduct out of pocket classroom expenses upto $300 while filing their federal income tax returns next year. […]

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IRS Reminds Educators About Expense Deductions in 2023, IR-2023-150

FL - Guidance provided on 2023 tax holiday for tools used by skilled trade workers

Guidance is provided regarding the Florida sales tax holiday on tools commonly used by skilled trade workers, which is held […]

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FL - Guidance provided on 2023 tax holiday for tools used by skilled trade workers

FL - Highlands County tourist development tax rate hike announced

The Florida tourist development tax rate in Highlands County is increased from 4% to 5% effective August 1, 2023. Combined […]

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FL - Highlands County tourist development tax rate hike announced

IRS Reminds Employers of New Electronic Filing Requirements for Forms W-2, W-2c

The IRS has reminded employers that the new lower threshold for required electronic filing of information returns applies to tax year 2023 Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, because they […]

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IRS Reminds Employers of New Electronic Filing Requirements for Forms W-2, W-2c