Tax Alerts

IRS Urges Individuals to File and Take Advantage of Key Tax Benefits

The IRS has urged individuals to file a 2021 income tax return and take advantage of key tax benefits. Individuals and families can often get these expanded tax benefits even if they have little to no income. Claiming these benefits could result in tax refunds for many individuals. Individuals should file an accurate return electronically and choose direct deposit to avoid processing delays. The IRS has described many of these expanded benefits in a new fact sheet. The IRS emphasized that these benefits are only available to individuals who file a 2021 federal income tax return. The IRS also provided a list of benefits available to taxpayers. More information is available in the fact sheet. Further, the IRS reminded early filers that by law, the agency cannot issue Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit refunds before mid-February. Normally, this restriction does not apply to the refundable Child Tax Credit claimed by individuals who had a main home in the US, unless they also claim the EITC.

Additionally, the IRS reminded taxpayers to make sure they have all their year-end statements in hand before filing their 2021 returns. This includes Letter 6419, showing their total advance Child Tax Credit payments, and Letter 6475, showing the total amounts of their third round of Economic Impact Payments. Individuals can also find this information in their IRS Online Account. Married spouses who received joint payments will each need to sign into their own account to retrieve their separate amounts. For most taxpayers, the tax-filing deadline is April 18, 2022. For residents of Maine and Massachusetts, the deadline is April 19, 2022. For U.S. nationals who live and work abroad, it is June 15, 2022. Taxpayers who need more time can get an automatic extension until October 17, 2022.

FL - Taxpayer properly applied cost-of-performance rule to its income producing activities

An out of state subsidiary (taxpayer) of a nationwide online and brick-and-mortar retailer (retailer) properly sourced its service revenue under […]

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FL - Taxpayer properly applied cost-of-performance rule to its income producing activities

FL - Guidance provided on tax relief for properties made uninhabitable by Hurricanes Ian or Nicole

Florida provides guidance regarding property tax relief for residential properties rendered uninhabitable for 30 days or more due to Hurricanes […]

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FL - Guidance provided on tax relief for properties made uninhabitable by Hurricanes Ian or Nicole

FL - Relief for corporate income taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Nicole discussed

Florida will follow the corporate income tax relief granted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for Hurricane Nicole affected taxpayers […]

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FL - Relief for corporate income taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Nicole discussed

Elizabeth Askey Appointed As New Deputy Chief Of IRS Appeals, IR-2022-219

The IRS Independent Office of Appeals has announced the appointment of Ms. Elizabeth Askey, an alumnus of Harvard Law School, […]

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Elizabeth Askey Appointed As New Deputy Chief Of IRS Appeals, IR-2022-219

IRS Issues Guidance on Form W-4 Substitute Submissions, Additional Guidance for Substitute Submissions of Form W-4

The IRS stated that, for 2022, general guidelines for electronic substitutes to paper Forms W-4 can be found in the […]

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IRS Issues Guidance on Form W-4 Substitute Submissions, Additional Guidance for Substitute Submissions of Form W-4

TIGTA Launches New Website

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), J. Russell George, announced a redesign of the agency’s website, to better serve […]

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TIGTA Launches New Website

FBAR Filing Deadline Extended for Individuals with Signature Authority but No Financial Interest in Certain Accounts, FinCEN Notice 2022-1

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced a further extension of time for certain individuals to file a Report of […]

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FBAR Filing Deadline Extended for Individuals with Signature Authority but No Financial Interest in Certain Accounts, FinCEN Notice 2022-1

Courtney Kay-Decker Appointed as New Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer, IR-2022-222

The IRS has appointed Courtney Kay-Decker as the new Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer today. Kay-Decker will lead IRS efforts […]

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Courtney Kay-Decker Appointed as New Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer, IR-2022-222

FL - Alachua County local government infrastructure surtax rate increased

Beginning January 1, 2023, the combined Florida state and local sales and use tax rate for Alachua County is 7.5%. […]

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FL - Alachua County local government infrastructure surtax rate increased

FL - 2023 fuel tax rates announced

The 2023 Florida motor fuel, diesel fuel, and aviation fuel tax rates are announced. Annual adjustments to the state fuel […]

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FL - 2023 fuel tax rates announced