Tax Alerts

IRS Reminds Taxpayers To Estimate Their Tax Withholding And Not Rely On Refunds Alone, IR-2022-186

The IRS has urged taxpayers to review their tax withholding to avoid any big surprises, such as a big refund or a balance due, during the tax time in 2023 and avail benefits from any changes arising due to marriage, divorce, new tax law, a new child or home purchase and adjust their tax withholding accordingly.

The IRS has announced that, Tax Withholding Estimator also available in Spanish, can help workers, retirees, self-employed individuals and other taxpayers for effectively tailoring the amount of income tax they should have withheld from wages and pension payments based on their complete set of facts and circumstances. In other cases, it can help taxpayers see that they should withhold more or make an estimated tax payment to avoid a tax bill when they file their tax return next year. However, when taxpayers withhold too much, it typically results in a refund. The IRS has urged taxpayers to keep the following facts regarding refunds in mind:

  • Proper withholding adjustments help people boost take home pay rather than be over withheld and get it back as a tax refund.
  • Most refunds may be issued in 21 days or less from an error-free and paperless tax return, but many take longer.
  • Refunds should not be relied upon, for big purchases.
  • Direct Deposit is the easiest and most convenient way to get a refund.
  • Paper return processing delays stemming from the pandemic are six months or more.

Some unforeseen life events can be a trigger to make withholding adjustments. They include:

  • Coronavirus tax relief offers help to taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster like wildfires and hurricanes, especially when the federal government declares their location a major disaster area.
  • Loss of a job is an unfortunate circumstance which can create new tax issues.
  • The IRS advises people earning income in the gig economy to consider estimated tax payments to avoid a balance due or penalties when they file.

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 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 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 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

FL - Solid mineral tax rates for 2024 announced

Florida has released the severance tax rates on the production of heavy minerals and other solid minerals for 2024. From […]

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FL - Solid mineral tax rates for 2024 announced