Tax Alerts

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 identified a significant number of improper claims. “The completion of this review provided the IRS with new insight into risky ERC activity,” IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said. The Service aims to deny billions in improper claims and expedite payments for legitimate claims following an in-depth analysis that began last September.

The IRS‘s review has revealed that 10 to 20-percent of ERC claims fall into the highest-risk category, showing clear signs of being erroneous. These claims, submitted during aggressive marketing campaigns, will be denied in the coming weeks. Additionally, 60 to 70-percent of claims show an unacceptable level of risk and will undergo further analysis. For the 10 to 20-percent of claims deemed low-risk, processing will resume at a slower pace to ensure increased scrutiny and compliance. Initial payments from this group are expected later this summer.

In response to the findings, the IRS will continue its moratorium on new ERC claims submitted after September 14, 2023. This pause allows for further consultation with Congress and other stakeholders on the program’s future. The IRS has also encouraged businesses with unprocessed claims to use the special ERC Withdrawal Program to avoid compliance issues. Compliance efforts around erroneous ERC claims have surpassed $2 billion, with ongoing audits and criminal investigations targeting fraudulent claims and promoters.

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

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

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

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