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2017 Quarterly Newsletters

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Uncertainty Hampers Year-End Tax Planning ~ Year-End Planning for Investors ~ Year-End Retirement Tax Planning ~ Year-End Tax Planning for Charitable Donations ~ Year-End Business Tax Planning

Tax-Wise Portfolio Rebalancing ~ The Third Best Investment You Can Make ~ After-Tax Dollars in Traditional IRAs ~ Dealing With an IRS Audit ~ Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans for Small Companies

Be Cautious With Hard-to-Value IRAs ~ Drawing Down Your Portfolio in Retirement ~ How Investments in Gold Are Taxed ~ Foreign Stock Funds Can Be Doubly Taxing ~ Profit Sharing Plans for Your Small Business

Planning for Today’s Pensions ~ Campus Tax Credits Can Top Tax Deductions ~ The Second Best Investment You Can Make ~ Using IRA Money to Buy a Business Can Be Dangerous ~ Automatic Enrollment Retirement Plans

In other news:

Tax Alerts
Tax Briefing(s)

The IRS has corrected Notice 2019-20, which provided a waiver of penalties under Code Secs. 6722(failure to furnish correct payee statements) and 6698 (failure to file partnership return) for certain partnerships that file and furnish Schedules K-1 to Form 1065 without reporting negative tax basis capital account information. The updated Notice extends the penalty waiver to Code Secs. 6038(b)and (c) and any other section of the Code, for partnerships that fail to file and furnish Schedules K-1 or any other form or statement to Form 8865, Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Partnerships, for any penalty that arises solely as a result of failing to include negative tax basis capital account information.


The upper-tier controlled foreign corporation (CFC) partners of a domestic partnership were required to include in gross income their distributive share of income inclusions under subpart F from lower-tier CFCs, and increase earnings and profits (E&P) by the same amount. Regulations under Code Sec. 964provided preliminary steps for conforming a foreign corporation’s profit and loss statement to that of a domestic corporation. The general rules of Code Sec. 312 that governed earnings and profits computations of domestic corporations then applied.


The IRS has issued proposed regulations on the information reporting requirements under Code Secs. 101(a)(3) and 6050Y, added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ( P.L. 115-97). The regulations are to apply to reportable life insurance policy sales made, and reportable death benefits paid, after December 31, 2017. Transition relief applies until these regulations are finalized.


Nina E. Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA), has announced her decision to retire this summer from the esteemed NTA position at the IRS. Olson has served as taxpayers’ "voice" within the IRS and before Congress for the last 18 years.