FinCEN guide lists rules for some financial institutions’ access to BOI

The rules in the Small Entity Compliance Guide apply to access for some financial institutions and cover security and confidentiality, authorized use, administration of requests, and violations.

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The clean-energy direct-pay election for not-for-profits and governmental entities

Under the Sec. 6417 direct-pay election, tax-exempt organizations, including not-for-profits and governmental agencies, can claim certain energy credits on their federal income tax returns, but to claim them for 2023, the direct-pay election must be made on a timely filed 2023 federal income tax return.

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IRS to begin audits of personal, business use of corporate jets

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel said Wednesday that the audits will focus on business vs. personal use of aircraft by large corporations, large partnerships, and high-income taxpayers.

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The ERC: Practitioners’ responsibilities to amend income tax returns

Practitioners must weigh applicable professional standards and exercise due diligence in assessing whether a taxpayer claiming an employee retention credit must amend one or more income tax returns to reduce deductions of wages for which the credit was claimed.

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No ‘gotcha’ enforcement of BOI regulations, FinCEN chief vows

Andrea Gacki, director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, reassured a House committee that the agency can act only against willful violations of the new beneficial ownership information reporting rule.

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On Form 1099-K delays, Werfel says IRS must protect taxpayer rights

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel also discussed the employee retention credit and IRS funding when he appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.

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7 warning signs that an ERC claim is questionable, from the IRS

As the March 22 deadline for the ERC voluntary disclosure program approaches, the IRS alerted small businesses to seven red flags that it is focusing on when it reviews claims.

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EFIN scam targets tax professionals

The IRS warns that the scammers want to gain access to data and identities so they can file fraudulent tax returns.

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Form 1099-K frequently asked questions revised

Almost 50 new or updated frequently asked questions for the IRS’s Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions, published Tuesday, include guidance on common situations, along with more clarity for the payment card industry about which organizations should send Forms 1099-K.

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Study: IRS could collect billions more with full funding

A study shows that the Service can collect $561 billion in tax revenue over 10 years if it receives the funding from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 as written.

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