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The New “Partnership Representative”

By Megan L. Brackney Journal of Passthrough Entities January – February 2017 Edition Under the new Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “BBA”), there are significant changes to the partnership audit rules. Like TEFRA, the BBA requires partnership-level resolution of partnership income, gain, loss, deduction, and

Tax Consequences Of Alimony Payments

By Eric Smith The CPA Journal December 2016 Edition The last thing on most people’s minds during a messy divorce is the tax treatment of the support payments that will eventually be made. Unfortunately, many matrimonial attorneys also fail to consider or fully detail the parties’

Filing A Qualified Amended Return To Avoid Accuracy Penalties

By Megan L. Brackney NJ Taxing Times Winter 2016 – 2017 Edition NEITHER THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE (“I.R.C.”) nor Treasury Regulations requires taxpayers to file amended returns. However, the ethical rules of Circular 230, the NAEA, and the AICPA call for tax practitioners to advise their

Complying With U.S. Requirements For Foreign Pension Plans

By Cassandra Vogel The CPA Journal November 2016 Edition The migration of workers into and out of the United States is a fact of the modern interconnected world. Consequently, many U.S. taxpayers acquire an interest in a foreign pension plan or other deferred compensation arrangement during

Tips For Navigating New York City’s Integrity Disclosure Forms

By Claude M. Millman New York Nonprofit Media November 2016 Edition New York City’s Vendor Information Exchange System (VENDEX) is an annoyance for organizations dependent on city funding. While it’s tempting to treat VENDEX compliance as clerical, it warrants attention from top executives. Perfect VENDEX compliance can

Is It Really Over? Closing Agreements With The IRS

By Megan L. Brackney Journal of Passthrough Entities September – October 2016 Edition In my last column, I discussed the IRS’s prerogative to change its mind—to approve of a tax reporting position in one year, and then assess penalties on the ground that the taxpayer was