Taxes

I see from the National Review that Beto O’Rourke’s remarks about revoking tax-exempt status of religious institutions such as colleges, churches, etc. for opposing same-sex marriage is still a thing. I’m not going to try to review the response to this remark, which has been epic. My purpose is to get some expert comment into
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(Photo by Thomas Eisenhuth/picture alliance via Getty Images) picture alliance via Getty Images Many people are happy to lend money to their loved ones, especially to children and grandchildren. But before stroking the check, review the tax rules. The tax consequences vary greatly depending on the terms of the loan. A small change in the
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Recent stories in the news raise important questions about the ability of government to impose constraints on abusive government investigations. I’m not here to judge the credibility of the allegations that President Trump used his office to encourage foreign governments to investigate Joe Biden’s son or that a Treasury Department official interfered with audits of
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The recent GAO report IRS Could Better Leverage Existing Data to Identify Abusive Schemes Involving Tax-Exempt Entities is not nearly as boring as the title makes it sound. In order to get to its recommendations the report authors had to describe the shenanigans that the scoundrels are engaging in. The report might serve as a
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Getty The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued new guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency, including cryptocurrency. The new guidance, which is intended to help taxpayers better understand reporting obligations for specific transactions involving virtual currency can be found at Revenue Ruling 2019-24 (downloads as a PDF) and the frequently asked
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Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s column addresses how early retirement benefits can affect later spousal benefits, survivor’s benefits before retirement benefits, the rate of reduction due to taking benefits early, the application of delayed retirement credits
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internet banking network and cryptocurrency concept. Man hand using credit card for trade cryptocurrency. Getty Days after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released two new pieces of guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency, the IRS announced another compliance measure: a checkbox on form 1040. The checkbox, which appears on the early
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Among the unfinished business awaiting lawmakers when they return from their two-week recess are technical corrections to the 2017 tax law. Last month, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department issued final regulations for the new law’s expensing provision, noting that the error known as the “Retail Glitch” must be fixed by legislative change, not
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