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The IRS has issued final regulations, TD 9611, relating to the health insurance premium tax credit enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. These final regulations provide guidance to individuals related to employees...

How to calculate stock and loan basis in an S Corp for tax purposes?  Or as my hippie friends call it, "The secret of the Golden Flower."  Seemingly elusive and yet oh so real. If you are a shareholder of an S corporation you are responsible for keeping...

In 2013, the IRS will focus the significant majority of their enforcement budget and subsequent activity in my opinion on three specific areas: 1. Abusive transactions and under reported income on partnership returns (IRS Form 1065). 2. Officer compensation as well as losses taken in excess of...

The Internal Revenue Code is a complex beast.  In the lunacy of it all I've been asked to define 'trafficking' as it relates to 26 USC § 280E - Expenditures in connection with the illegal sale of drugs which states as follows: "No deduction or credit shall be allowed...

Bessie Castro-Zepeda, Colorado Department of Revenue Tax Practitioners only helpline; M-F 8am - 430pm (303) 232-2419 Capital Gain Subtraction: For 2012 returns, the department will make every effort to verify required documentation was included in the filing of the return before contacting the taxpayer for more information....

In Loving v. IRS the IRS’ authority to regulate commercial tax return preparers has been successfully challenged. United States District Court for the District of Columbia Judge James E. Boasberg granted Loving’s motion for summary judgment describing the IRS Rules as "Ultra Vires." "Ultra Vires" as I understand is...

The Internal Revenue Service announced a simplified option that many owners of home-based businesses and some home-based workers may use to figure their deductions for the business use of their homes. The new simplified option is available starting with the 2013 return most taxpayers file...

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 makes permanent many otherwise expiring tax provisions. The following is my summary of what I believe to be relevant provisions: Ordinary income above a certain threshold is taxed at a higher rate. The thresholds are: taxable income of $400,000...