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    A New Year Means New Privacy Laws

    January 25, 2023

    Ever since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018, US state privacy laws have been passed in Virginia, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah and, most pressing of them all, California. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) went... Read More

    The New Rules Under Section 174

    January 19, 2023

    Internal Revenue Code Section 174 has long been used by taxpayers to deduct certain expenses related to research and experimentation (R&E) in the current year.  The code section was originally enacted in 1954 to eliminate uncertainty in the tax accounting... Read More

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    IRS Customer Service May Improve in 2023

    December 20, 2022

    With 4,000 new customer service representatives and plans to hire 700 new Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) employees, taxpayers soon may get relief from endless hold times, no in-person help and unresolved problems. Read More

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    Reduce Taxable Income with IRA Distributions Transfers

    December 12, 2022

    IRA owners who are age 70½ or over can transfer up to $100,000 per year to charity to reduce their taxable income. These transfers, known as qualified charitable distributions or QCDs, offer end-of-the year tax savings and can count toward required minimum distributions (RMDs) that taxpayers who are age 72 must make each year. Think of it as a tax-free charitable rollover of IRA funds. Read More

    UK R&D Tax Reliefs – Where Are We Now?

    December 2, 2022

    In the November 2022 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced significant changes to the current Research and Development (R&D) tax reliefs. The key announcements were a change to the applicable rate of the Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) and a... Read More

    1099s Required for 2022 Tax Year

    December 1, 2022

    Taxpayers earning income from selling goods or providing services may receive a Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions, for the first time in early 2023, when the 2022 forms are due. The requirement to file Forms 1099 have... Read More

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    IRS Uncovers $3.1 Billion in COVID Fraud

    November 28, 2022

    The IRS Criminal Investigation department (IRS-CI) has partnered with the Justice Department to uncover and prosecute fraudulent activities related to the federal government’s COVID relief programs. To date, the IRS has conducted 840 investigations involving fraud amounts totaling more than... Read More

    IRS Inflation Reduction Act Increases Funds

    October 25, 2022

    The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, enacted in August, increased funding for the IRS by $80 billion through 2031 for enforcement activities, operations support, systems modernization and taxpayer services. The legislative language, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles... Read More

    Biden’s Plan for Cryptocurrency Regulation

    October 20, 2022

    With 16% of the U.S. adult population buying cryptocurrency and the worldwide market worth more than $3 trillion, the Biden Administration has outlined a comprehensive approach to cryptocurrency regulation. Over the last six months at the President’s direction, federal agencies... Read More

    Your Guide to TEFCA

    October 6, 2022

    In January 2022, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA). This marked an important milestone in the journey to establish the United States’ first national health information... Read More

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