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Pros And Cons Of Voluntarily Disclosing Past Wrongs

By Wendy Abkin, George Abney, and Caroline D. Ciraolo Tax Executive Institute February 2018 TO DISCLOSE OR NOT TO DISCLOSE, THAT IS THE QUESTION Hamlet’s thoughts weighed heavily upon him. Should he suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take arms against a sea of troubles? For the young Prince

Understanding New IRS Rule On Contractor Tax Compliance

By Megan L. Brackney Law360 January 2018 The U.S. Treasury Department recently issued an interim rule to improve the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to identify contractors who have delinquent federal tax liabilities. Contractors should review their filing histories and recent returns to make sure they are up-to-date, says Megan Brackney of

Time For A Withholding Tax Check-up

By Megan L. Brackney The CPA Journal May 2017 Edition If it is not already on the schedule, CPAs should remember to talk to business clients about withholding on payments to nonresident aliens. Full Article

Meet John Doe Summonses

By Megan L. Brackney Journal of Passthrough Entities May – June 2017 Edition “John Doe” summonses have been in the news again.[1] On January 24, 2017, a federal district court unsealed an order authorizing the Department of Justice (DOJ) to serve a John Doe summons upon a third party to obtain

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 credits. Unlike TEFRA, under the BBA,

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 clients about errors or omissions