Tax Alerts

IRS Reminds Employers of Penalty Relief Related to Claims for Employee Retention Credit, IR-2022-89

The Treasury Department and the IRS have received requests from taxpayers for relief from penalties arising when additional income tax is owed because the deduction for qualified wages is reduced by the amount of retroactively claimed employee retention tax credit (ERTC), but the taxpayer is unable to pay the additional income tax because the ERTC refund payment has not yet been received.

Further, the Treasury and the IRS are aware that this situation may arise, partly, due to the IRS’ backlog in processing adjusted employment tax returns on which the taxpayers claim ERTC retroactively. An employer must reduce its income tax deduction for the ERTC qualified wages by the amount of the ERTC for the tax year in which such wages were paid or incurred. Taxpayers who claimed the ERTC retroactively and filed an amended income tax return have an increased income tax liability but may not yet have received their ERTC refund.

Finally, the IRS reminded taxpayers that they may be eligible for relief from penalties for failing to pay their taxes if they can show reasonable cause and not willful neglect for the failure to pay. Taxpayers may also qualify for administrative relief from penalties for failing to pay on time under the IRS’ First Time Penalty Abatement program if they:

  • Did not previously have to file a return or had no penalties for the three prior tax years;
  • Filed all currently required returns or filed an extension of time to file; and
  • Paid or arranged to pay any tax due.

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IRS Clarifies Instructions for Form 8996, IRS Post-Release Changes to Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications

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List of Countries with U.S. Exchange of Information Agreements Updated, Rev. Proc. 2022-35

The IRS has supplemented the list of countries with which the U.S. has an agreement relating to the exchange of […]

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Tuition Debt Relief Will Not Be Taxable Income

The recently announced tuition debt relief program will not add to the tax burden of individuals who are able to […]

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IRS Updates Premium Tax Credit Table, Required Contribution Percentage, Rev. Proc. 2022-34

The IRS has updated the applicable percentage table used to calculate an individual’s premium tax credit and required contribution percentage […]

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Reproduction/Substitute Information Returns Requirements Issued, Rev. Proc. 2022-30

The IRS has provided the specifications for the private printing of red-ink substitutes for the 2022 revisions of information returns, […]

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IRS Advises Tax Professionals on Signs of Identity Theft, IR-2022-144

The IRS and Security Summit partners have urged tax professionals to be vigilant and look out for the signs of […]

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IRS Issues Statement on CP-14 Notices

The IRS was aware that some payments made for 2021 tax returns were incorrectly applied to joint taxpayer accounts. These […]

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IRS and Treasury Release Initial Information on Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Under Inflation Reduction Act

The Treasury Department and the IRS have published initial information on changes to the tax credit for electric vehicles strengthened […]

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