IRS to Audit High-Income Tax Returns

August 26, 2020By Brad Pauley, CPA

The IRS announced on June 18th that they will be looking at hundreds of high-income tax returns between July 15th and September 30th. They are expected to be looking at not only the taxpayer’s individual returns but any business-related pass-through entities as well. These reviews create exposure for athletes and entertainers who have high income and Read the full article…

Reminder: Tax Filing Deadline

June 29, 2020By KROST CPAs

The July 15 tax-filing deadline is quickly approaching, remember to pay your taxes on time. Earlier this year the Treasury Department and the IRS provided federal tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline changes also apply to disaster victims, 2016 refunds, extensions, and IRS contributions. Read the full article…

PPP Loans Can Be Forgiven But At What Expense?

May 1, 2020By Lou Guerrero

The IRS released Notice 2020-32, which makes the portion of a PPP loan that is forgiven, not quite as attractive as it originally appeared. Typically, when debt is forgiven, the amount is included in the income of the borrower. The CARES Act specifically addressed this by including Section 1106(i) which states that “Any amount which Read the full article…

The Streamlined Offshore Disclosure Procedures

April 29, 2020By Evelyn Fernandez

It is not uncommon for U.S. citizens or Green Card holders to come across a situation where they realize they haven’t been entirely compliant with U.S. tax filing requirements. The filing requirements, especially for foreign assets and income, have become so complex that even some tax practitioners don’t know where to start. If you feel Read the full article…

IRS Tax Tip: COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments – Beware of Scams

April 16, 2020By KROST CPAs

The following article is written by the IRS. View the original source here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/taxpayers-should-be-aware-of-coronavirus-related-scams Taxpayers should be on the lookout for IRS impersonation calls, texts and email phishing attempts about the coronavirus or COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. These scams can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft. Here’s what taxpayers should know: The IRS will Read the full article…

Top 6 Resources for Taxpayers Who Donate to Charity

November 11, 2019By KROST CPAs

Taxpayers who donate to charity should check out the IRS’ resources to become aware of the tax regulations. Below are the top 6 IRS resources for taxpayers making donations: Tax Exempt Organization Search This tool can be used by taxpayers to find out if the organization they have contributed to qualifies as a charitable organization Read the full article…

IRS Announces New Tip Reporting Program

July 28, 2006By KROST CPAs

Publication: IRS Website WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released formal guidance on its new tip reporting procedure, the Attributed Tip Income Program (ATIP) ATIP expands the existing IRS tip reporting and education program by offering employers in the food and beverage industry an additional tip reporting program. ATIP reduces industry recordkeeping burdens, has simple Read the full article…