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Tax-News.com: New Zealand Tops World Bank's 'Doing Business' 2020

Fri, Nov 08, 2019

New Zealand is the easiest place in the world to do business, according to the World Bank's new Doing Business 2020 report, which looks at the simplicity of setting up, operating, and paying taxes in 190 territories around the world....

Tax-News.com: Warren Announces US Corporate Tax And Wealth Tax Plans

Fri, Nov 08, 2019

On November 1, 2019, the presidential campaign of United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) published plans for a system of universal Medicare that will be partially funded by tax increases on large corporations and wealthy individuals, as well as by stricter anti-tax avoidance rules. ...

Tax-News.com: IRS Expands Virtual Currency Tax Guidance

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

On October 9, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service issued two new pieces of guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency. ...

Tax-News.com: IRS Grants Relief For US Persons Affected By Section 958 Repeal

Fri, Oct 04, 2019

On October 1, 2019, the United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced a relief for certain US persons that own stock in certain foreign corporations....

Tax-News.com: Sanders Unveils US Wealth Tax

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

United States Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT), a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination, has proposed a new tax, as well as a series of enforcement measures, targeting America's wealthiest individuals. ...

Tax-News.com: More US States To Tax Remote Sales From October

Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Many US states will begin to impose sales and use tax obligations on remote sellers and marketplace facilitators from October 1, 2019, largely in response to the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision in the Wayfair case....

Tax-News.com: US-Switzerland Double Tax Protocol Now In Force

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

The Swiss Government on September 20, 2019, announced that it has exchanged instruments of ratification with the United States to bring into force a Protocol to their double tax agreement. ...

Tax-News.com: Apple's Irish Tax Ruling Appeal Gets Underway

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

The Irish Government is arguing that favorable tax treatment was not granted to Apple under two rulings deemed by the EU to have constituted illegal state aid to the company. ...

Tax-News.com: IRS Offers Settlement Scheme To Micro-Captives

Fri, Sep 20, 2019

On September 16, 2019, the United States Internal Revenue Service announced the mailing of a time-limited settlement offer for certain taxpayers under audit who participated in abusive micro-captive insurance transactions. ...

Tax-News.com: Poland Said To Have Ditched Plans For Digital Tax

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

According to a recent comment by United States Vice President Mike Pence, the Polish Government has decided not to proceed with a national digital services tax. ...

Taxpayer Advocate Service Feed

Tax Pros: Don't risk your PTIN expiring by Dec. 31, 2019

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

If you prepare or help prepare federal tax returns for compensation, you must have a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) from the IRS. It only takes 15 minutes to renew your Preparer Tax Identification Number or PTIN. Find out how to renew in just a few easy steps. The IRS PTIN system also allows you to update your account information, view your continuing education credits, and mor...

NTA Blog: Volume 2 of NTA Objectives Report Features IRS Responses to Most Serious Problems

Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from Acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget T. Roberts. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. Each December, the National Taxpayer Advocate identifies the Most Serious Problems facing taxpayers and makes recommendations for addressing them in the Annual Report to Congress (ARC). Eac...

Success Story: TAS's advocacy helps taxpayer get refund using wire deposit to a foreign bank account

Fri, Sep 06, 2019

Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer’s tax issues. All personal details are removed to protect the taxpayer’s privacy. The mission of TAS is to help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes to prevent the problems. When constituents c...

Alert: Planning to travel outside of the U.S. this year? Don’t risk a passport revocation - arrange to settle large IRS debts now

Wed, Sep 04, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service is urging taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts, $50,000 or more, to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy. If you owe $50,000 or more and haven’t made payment arrangements, please contact the IRS now to avoid travel delays later. Why is the State Department allowed to limit or revoke my passport due to unpaid taxes? In December 2015, Congress p...

NTA Blog: IRS Agrees to Temporary Exclusion from the Passport Certification Program for TAS Cases

Tue, Sep 03, 2019

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from Acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget T. Roberts. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. In my first blog as the Acting National Taxpayer Advocate, I’d like to address a topic that has been in the news a good deal over the past year—“passport certification.&rd...

TAS Tax Tip: It’s Time to Check Your Tax Withholding

Tue, Aug 20, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service recently launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year. The new Estimator features include: plain language to improve comprehension; ability to move back and forth through the steps and correct previous entries and skip questions that don&rsquo...

Success Story: Taxpayer Advocate Service's Advocacy Helps Taxpayer Keep Housing Subsidy

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Every year, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer’s tax issues. All personal details are removed to protect the taxpayer’s privacy. TAS received a congressional inquiry where a taxpayer, living in a rural area, was unable to secure a tax account transcript. Without th...

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NTA Blog: NTA Farewell

Wed, Jul 31, 2019

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog Today is the last day of my tenure as the National Taxpayer Advocate. It has been a wild ride over these last 18 years. It will take me years to sort out what has gon...

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