Tax Alerts

Taxpayers Urged to Begin Tax Planning Now to Take Advantage of Tax Saving Opportunities, IR-2023-95

The IRS, as part of the National Small Business week initiative, has urged business taxpayers to begin planning now to take advantage of taxsaving opportunities and get ready for reporting changes that take effect in 2023. The IRS has reminded entrepreneurs that with next year’s filing deadline nearly a year away, taxpayers still have time to identify possible tax benefits, take action to qualify for them and claim them when they file in 2024. They also have time to plan for reporting changes and even claim overlooked tax benefits from the recent past.

Further, the Service has reminded taxpayers to utilize the provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which can save business owners money on energy costs. Additionally, eligible employers who overlooked the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) when they filed payroll tax returns for 2020 and 2021 can still claim it by filing the form 941-X available on the IRS website. Form 941-X filers and businesses that file other types of returns can visit the IRS website for details, forms and instructions.

Meanwhile, employers who provide educational assistance programs can use them to help pay student loan obligations for their employees. Detailed information on the same, taxpayers are requested to see Publication 970. Additionally, information for employers on the employment tax treatment of fringe benefits is available here.

Further, the Service informed that certain businesses and other taxpayers may receive Form 1099-K during January 2024. For more information featuring useful tax-related tools and resources, the IRS has requested taxpayers to visit the Small business week webpage.

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

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 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)

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