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The IRS released revised instructions to Form 709 Gift Tax Return. The revised instructions change the rules for allocating the unified credit to prior gifts. For 2017, the annual gift tax exclusion is $14,000.  That means you can give up to $14,000 to as many different people...

Report the deduction on the Schedule 'A' - even if the parent did not meet the gross income requirements for the dependency exemption, the parent will still meet the definition of a dependent for purposes of medical expenses paid according to CFR 26 Section 213(a). To answer a...

When it comes to filing a tax return – or not filing one - the IRS can assess a penalty if you fail to file, fail to pay or both. Here are eight important points the IRS wants you to know about the two different...

IRS Form 1040ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, provides all you’ll need to pay estimated taxes. This includes instructions, worksheets, schedules and payment vouchers. Another good source for information is IRS Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax You may need to pay estimated taxes during the year depending on...

Businesses that receive more than $10,000 in cash in one transaction (or several related transactions) must file IRS Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business. According to Program Manager Technical Advice (PMTA) 2010-012. Reg. §1.6050I-1(c)(1) and the instructions to Form 8300, “cash”...

If you owe money because of certain delinquent debts, the IRS or the Department of Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS), which issues IRS tax refunds, can offset or reduce your federal tax refund or withhold the entire amount to satisfy the debt. If you owe...

Usually when when economists define a business transaction in a free market society it involves a willing buyer and a willing seller coming together on terms. More often than not however it seems to me that in a wide variety of transactions there is not...

A substantial benefit for those individuals who have formed small to mid-sized C corporations before the end of 2010. IRC §1202 has been previously used by taxpayers to exclude one half of the capital gain they realize when they sell qualifying §1202 stock at a gain. To qualify, the stock had to be...

For those of you fortunate enough to have actually invested in your operations through the purchase of certain 'qualified property' last year you are going to want to read IRS Revenue Procedure 2011-26 which provides guidance on the new 100 percent bonus depreciation from the...