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Self-Employed Individuals to Claim COVID-19 Sick & Family Leave Tax Credits on IRS Form 7202

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS recently released Form 7202 for eligible self-employed individuals to determine their qualified sick and family leave equivalent tax credits. As a reminder, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides small and midsize companies—as well as self-employed individuals—with refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, […]

IRS Issues Early Drafts of International Tax Reporting Forms, Form 5471 & FINCEN 14

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS has issued early drafts of revisions to international tax Forms 5471 and FINCEN14 (formerly known as FBAR). What’s New with Form 5471? Internal Revenue Service Form 5471, Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations (CFC), has been in existence for many […]

Form 8300 Jan 31 Compliance Reminder, Steps to Take when Missing a TIN

AAFCPAs would like to remind cannabis business clients of their potential January 31, 2021 Form 8300 reporting obligation. If you filed a Form 8300 in 2020, you must furnish a written statement to each person whose name was required to be included in the Form 8300 by January 31 (i.e. the year following the transaction). […]

IRS Provides Guidance on Safe Harbor Plans

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Notice 2020-86 addressing certain provisions of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act) affecting safe harbor plans, including safe harbor 401(k) plans and certain 403(b) plans. A safe harbor 401(k) plan is similar to […]

IRS Issues Final Regulations on 1031 Exchanges

IRS Issues Final Regulations on 1031 Exchanges

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of new IRS regulations which provide guidance related to Section 1031 Like-Kind exchanges. Under the like-kind exchange rules, a taxpayer may defer a gain on a sale of property when they exchange that property for another similar property and certain requirements are met. Under the 2017 Tax Cuts […]

IRS Proposes LIHTC Average Income Test Regulations

On October 30, 2020 the IRS published a proposed rule for the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) average income (AI) test regulations. The proposed rule provides that if a project has multiple over-income units, it would not need to meet the next-available-unit rule in any particular order. This proposed rule also provides some flexibility in […]

IRS Clarifies the Deductibility of Payments by Partnerships and S Corporations for Certain State and Local Income Taxes

On November 9, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2020-75 addressing the deductibility of payments by partnerships and S corporations for certain state and local income taxes. Prior to 2018, Section 164(a) allowed individual taxpayers an itemized deduction for state and local income taxes. Although the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) created section […]

IRS Issues Guidance on Presidential Payroll Tax Deferral Memorandum

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Treasury issued IRS Notice 2020-65 which provides guidance on the August 8, 2020 Presidential Memorandum directing the Treasury to allow employee deferral of withholding, deposit and payment of certain payroll tax obligations. Which Employees are Eligible to Defer? The deferral is restricted to any employee whose […]

Tax Relief for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Bond Participants

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service announced it is providing low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) participants temporary relief from key program requirements. The relief is detailed in Notice 2020-53 released on July 1st, 2020. This guidance relaxes certain LIHTC requirements under Section 42 of […]