COVID-19 pandemic prompts many tax changes

IRS introduced many relief measures for taxpayers to help them through the economic disruption caused by COVID-19. These measures includes legislative and administrative changes to provide many short term and few long term tax breaks to America’s taxpayers, e.g. tax credits and filing postponements. Below is details of changes helping individuals and businesses: FILING AND PAYMENT …

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IRS offers to settle microcaptive insurance cases

In September, the IRS announced that they would mail time-limited settlement offers to certain taxpayers under audit who had participated in abusive micro captive insurance transactions (IRS News Release IR-2019-157). Only Eligible taxpayers are notified through mail. Captive insurance management is one in which an insurance company insuring only the risk of its related companies. …

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Tax Reform for US Expats

The look and feel of iconic tax return form, the Form 1040 has been virtually recognized by everyone for many years. Although the form is complex yet consistent. With the passage of time it changed through Jobs act and tax cuts which recognize as the most significant tax reforms over a period of 30 years. …

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Requirement to File Informational Return Form 8621 Even If Below Filing Thresholds

While submitting the shareholder’s tax return (or, if applicable, partnership or exempt organization return), fill the Form 8621 as per instructions mentioned in it, attach it with return and file both by the due date, including extensions, of the return at the Internal Revenue Service Center where the tax return is required to be filed. …

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Domestic Streamlined Offshore & Certification Form 14654

Streamlined Program Overview The IRS streamlined program breaks down into two camps. 1. Streamlined Foreign Offshore Program (SFOP) 2. Streamlined Domestic Offshore Program (SDOP) – described herein The main difference between these two programs is that the first program bounds the taxpayer to comply non-residency test requirements. It has nothing to do with citizenship, or whether …

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