Valuations on artwork are frequently too low or too high. An IRS review from 2011 to 2015, found that 58 percent of the works of art reviewed had been valued incorrectly.
The Affordable Care Act does not appear to be going anywhere this year. More failure to comply exchange notices are being sent from health insurance marketplaces to companies.
If you are making money off the sale of investment property you will probably owe capital gains. The adjusted basis on the property will be very important – remember to add capital improvements which minimize the amount of gain you realized.
There are two ways to structure a transaction. One carries a lower tax burden. You decide to use that one. The IRS cannot later force you to use the other one. In the recent case, two brothers combined two tax incentives – one common and one obscure – to limit their taxes.
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue often works in coordination with the IRS. An audit of a federal tax return may trigger a DOR Notice of Insufficient Return (NIR).
U.S. citizens are taxed on worldwide income. To collect on these taxes, the IRS requires annual reports disclosing foreign financial assets. What triggers the reporting requirements? It varies on the type of asset and amount in an account.
Challenging an IRS determination can take years. If not successful, you may also face an accuracy-related penalty.
Make a mistake with the choice of entity or contract terms when starting up a company and it could have serious consequences down the road. A warning comes in the form of a tax court case decision at the end of December.
The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) is not a given. You must apply to take part and then be accepted into the program.
With the year end quickly approaching, you generally have until December 31 to take actions to impact your 2016 tax return. If you missed the April and extended October tax return filing deadlines for tax year 2015, now is also a good time to finally clear up lingering issues.