Month: July 2020

Recapturing Excess Employment Tax Credits

The Internal Revenue Service issued a temporary regulation and a proposed regulation to reconcile advance payments of refundable employment tax credits and recapture the benefit of these credits when necessary. The regulations authorize the assessment of erroneous refunds of the credits paid under both the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act) and Coronavirus …

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Tool Reimbursement, Rental Arrangements Were Abusive Tax Schemes

Tool plans that claimed to pay employer reimbursements or rental fees to employees who used their own tools in their jobs were abusive tax schemes. The Tax Court imposed civil penalties on two executives of CMS, the company that developed the arrangements and falsely marketed them as accountable plans to reimburse employee expenses. Why Mischaracterize …

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Coronavirus Distributions and Adverse Financial Consequences

People whose adverse financial consequences count for getting a coronavirus-related distribution now include spouses and other household members. The IRS has also clarified with lots of examples the thorny intersection between recontributions, taxes, and amended returns. The new IRS guidance presents the rules set out in Act Sec. 2202 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and …

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