Tax Alerts

Taxpayers Warned About Scammers

The IRS reminded taxpayers to beware of IRS impersonation scams and protect their personal and financial information. These schemes can involve text message scams, phone scams, and e-mail schemes. The IRS also warned taxpayers against unemployment fraud. Several steps were taken to protect taxpayers from these scams. Other than IRS Secure Access, the Service does not use text messages to discuss personal tax issues. The IRS will not send taxpayer messages via social media platforms.

Further, the IRS warned workers against claims of unemployment or other benefit payments for which they never applied. States have experienced a rise in fraudulent unemployment claims filed using stolen identities. States issue Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments, to recipients and to the IRS to report the amount of taxable compensation received and any withholding. Workers receive a fraudulent Form 1099-G should report the fraud to state agencies. Details on how to report fraud to state workforce agencies can be found on the U.S. Department of Labor’s website. The IRS also listed the situations in which individuals may be victims of unemployment identity theft.

The IRS informed taxpayers that the agency does not initiate contact with them by email to request personal or financial information. The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the U.S. Postal service. Taxpayers can report fraudulent emails related to the IRS by sending them as an attachment to phishing@irs.gov. More details are available on the IRS website.

Transitional Guidance on Broker Digital Asset Reporting Provided, Announcement 2023-2

The Treasury Department and IRS have announced that brokers are not required to report additional information with respect to dispositions […]

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Transitional Guidance on Broker Digital Asset Reporting Provided, Announcement 2023-2

IRS Completes Final Corrections on 2020 Unemployment Compensation Tax Payments, IR-2023-2

The IRS recently completed the final corrections of tax year 2020 accounts for taxpayers who overpaid their taxes on unemployment compensation received in 2020. […]

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IRS Completes Final Corrections on 2020 Unemployment Compensation Tax Payments, IR-2023-2

FL - Additional guidance issued on tax relief for property made uninhabitable by Hurricanes Ian or Nicole

The Florida Department of Revenue has issued additional guidance regarding property tax relief for residential properties rendered uninhabitable for 30 […]

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FL - Additional guidance issued on tax relief for property made uninhabitable by Hurricanes Ian or Nicole

FAQs Released on Energy Efficient Home Improvements and Residential Clean Energy Property Credits, FS-2022-40

The IRS has released frequently asked questions (FAQs) about energy efficient home improvements and residential clean energy property credits. The […]

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FAQs Released on Energy Efficient Home Improvements and Residential Clean Energy Property Credits, FS-2022-40

IRS, DOL Renew Employee Misclassification Memorandum of Understanding

The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced they have renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under […]

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IRS, DOL Renew Employee Misclassification Memorandum of Understanding

Inflation Reduction Act Triggers Numerous Tax Form Changes

The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act in 2022 has triggered changes to many tax forms, tax form instructions, and […]

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Inflation Reduction Act Triggers Numerous Tax Form Changes

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 […]

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

2023 Standard Mileage Rates Released, Notice 2023-3

The IRS released the optional standard mileage rates for 2023. Most taxpayers may use these rates to compute deductible costs […]

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2023 Standard Mileage Rates Released, Notice 2023-3

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