Tax Alerts

IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Check Tax Withholding Now to Avoid Paying Future Quarterly Estimated Payments, FS-2023-1; IR-2023-10

The IRS reminded taxpayers who earn wages to use the Tax Withholding Estimator tool to adjust their 2023 withholding. Checking now and making necessary adjustments early in the year may help taxpayers avoid the need for quarterly estimated tax payments. Further, having a second job or non-wage income from unemployment, self-employment, annuity income, the gig economy or digital assets may require taxpayers to make quarterly estimated tax payments to avoid a balance due when they file. Additionally, various financial transactions, especially late in the year, can have an unexpected tax impact. Examples include year-end and holiday bonuses, stock dividends, capital gain distributions from mutual funds and stocks, bonds, virtual currency and real estate or other property sold at a profit.

The Tax Withholding Estimator, also available in Spanish, can help wage earners determine if they have too much or too little tax withheld. Taxpayers may use the estimate to change their withholding amount and submit a new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, to their employer. The tool offers those who earn wages step-by-step help for tailoring the amount of income tax they should have withheld from their paycheck. Further, the IRS advised taxpayers to make tax payments electronically using IRS Direct Pay or the Treasury Department’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). If paying by check, taxpayers should make the check payable to the “United States Treasury”.

Finally, the IRS provided some tools informing taxpayers how to make withholding adjustments due to unforeseen life events and other scenarios. This included tips for using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator, special tax law provisions when the federal government declares their location a major disaster area and information about Form W-4, among other things.

FL - Guidance issued on affidavit required to claim exemption for boats sold to nonresident purchasers

Guidance is issued regarding changes that have been made to the affidavit required to claim the sales tax exemption for […]

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FL - Guidance issued on affidavit required to claim exemption for boats sold to nonresident purchasers

FL - Storm Extensions Offered

The Florida Department of Revenue is offering corporate income tax return filing extensions for businesses in counties affected by severe […]

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FL - Storm Extensions Offered

FL - Credit for employing individuals with unique abilities discussed

Florida issued guidance that discusses the new corporate income tax credit for employing individuals with unique abilities. The guidance includes […]

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FL - Credit for employing individuals with unique abilities discussed

FL - Indexed tax rate on asphalt for 2024-2025 announced

Florida issued guidance that discusses the new corporate income tax credit for employing individuals with unique abilities. The guidance includes […]

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FL - Indexed tax rate on asphalt for 2024-2025 announced

Seniors Warned of Rising Impersonation Scams, IR-2024-164

The IRS has issued a warning about the increasing threat of impersonation scams targeting seniors. These scams involve fraudsters posing as government officials, including IRS agents, […]

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Seniors Warned of Rising Impersonation Scams, IR-2024-164

Clean Hydrogen Credit Inflation Factors and Applicable Amounts for 2023 and 2024 Released, Notice 2024-45

The IRS released the inflation adjustment factors and the resulting applicable amounts for the clean hydrogen production credit for 2023 and 2024. For 2023, the inflation adjustment factor is one, so the inflation adjusted applicable amounts are the same as those in Code Sec. 45V(b). Thus, the applicable amounts for a […]

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Clean Hydrogen Credit Inflation Factors and Applicable Amounts for 2023 and 2024 Released, Notice 2024-45

Inflation Adjusted Credit Rate for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Released, Notice 2024-39

The IRS has released the inflation adjustment factor for the credit for carbn dioxide (CO2) sequestration under Code Sec. 45Q for 2024. The inflation adjustment factor is 1.3877, and the credit is $27.75 per metric ton […]

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Inflation Adjusted Credit Rate for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Released, Notice 2024-39

IRS Tightens Scrutiny on Employee Retention Credit Claims, IR-2024-169

The IRS has announced plans to deny tens of thousands of high-risk Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims while beginning to process lower-risk claims. The agency’s review has […]

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IRS Tightens Scrutiny on Employee Retention Credit Claims, IR-2024-169

United States-Russia Tax Treaty To Be Suspended, Announcement 2024-26

The United States has provided formal notice to the Russian Federation on June 17, 2024, to confirm the suspension of the operation […]

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United States-Russia Tax Treaty To Be Suspended, Announcement 2024-26

IRS Highlights Home Energy Credits for Taxpayers, IR-2024-137

The IRS has advised taxpayers that making specific energy-efficient updates to their homes could qualify them for home energy credits. This guidance comes under the expanded provisions of […]

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IRS Highlights Home Energy Credits for Taxpayers, IR-2024-137