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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 […]

AAFCPAs Releases 2020-2021 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals

In 2020, tax planning is more complicated than usual. We now have a full view of the impact of United States’ massive 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the 2019 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act on clients’ short and longer-term tax planning strategies. We must now evaluate these Acts in tandem with the $2.2 […]

IRS Issues Guidance on Deduction for FDII, GILTI

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS and Treasury issued final regulations recently covering the Section 250 deduction for foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI). FDII and GILTI were introduced to US tax law as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and apply to domestic […]

How to Transfer Tax Documents to AAFCPAs

Due to the current status of the Coronavirus and the potential for mail service delays & travel restrictions, AAFCPAs encourages clients to transfer tax documents electronically. We offer the following 3 options for secure, electronic transfer: TaxCaddy: TaxCaddy is a secure application that will allow you to easily collect, store, and transfer your tax documents. […]

AAFCPAs Releases 2019-2020 Tax Planning Guide for Businesses & Individuals

As we approach the second tax filing season under the monumental Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), we now have a clearer and broader view of what the future holds for businesses, individuals, tax exempt and government entities. This view includes insight into opportunities and pitfalls to consider for 2019-2020. Download AAFCPAs’ 2019-2020 Tax Planning Guide for […]

IRS Expands Underpayment and Under-withholding Relief

The Internal Revenue Service announced on Friday, March 22, that they are expanding penalty relief to taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year. The IRS is lowering to 80 percent the threshold required to qualify for this relief. Under the relief […]

IRS to Waive Tax Penalties for Underwithholding and Underpayment

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 that it is waiving a penalty for some Americans who may have unintentionally underpaid their 2018 tax liabilities. The IRS is generally waiving the penalty for any taxpayer who paid at least 85 percent of their total tax liability during the year through federal […]

Cautionary Tales: When year-round communication is left out of tax planning

The pace of change in business is rapid, and as you know, executive leadership must be poised to quickly respond to challenges and seize opportunities as they arise. Often, decisions made throughout the year in response to challenges and opportunities have tax implications. In some cases, the tax benefits of these decisions have windows of […]