Tax & Accounting Blog

New Form for Miscellaneous Determination Requests

New Form for Miscellaneous Determination Requests

The IRS has released a new form that tax-exempt organizations will use to request certain determinations about their tax-exempt status. In addition to foundation status issues, organizations will use Form 8940, Request for Miscellaneous Determination, to obtain advance approval of certain activities and exemption from Form 990 filing requirements.  Organizations applying for recognition of exemption … Read More

Basis Reporting on Form 1099-B

Basis Reporting on Form 1099-B

Interim Guidance on Issues Relating to the Basis of Stock On June 22, 2011, the IRS issued Notice 2011-56.  The Notice provides guidance on some technical issues relating to the basis of stock subject to broker reporting under §6045, pending publication of superseding guidance. Notice 2011-56 contains interim guidance for cost basis reporting on … Read More

IRS Updates List of Tax Treaties that Are Satisfactory for Purposes of the Qualified Dividend Rule

IRS Updates List of Tax Treaties that Are Satisfactory for Purposes of the Qualified Dividend Rule

When a domestic corporation or a qualified foreign corporation pays a dividend to an individual shareholder, the dividend is taxed at the reduced rates applicable to long term capital gains if the shareholder meets certain holding period requirements. Subject to certain exceptions, a qualified foreign corporation includes certain foreign corporations that are eligible for benefits of … Read More

IRS Adds a Box to Report Merchant Control Code (MCC) Numbers on Form 1099-K

IRS Adds a Box to Report Merchant Control Code (MCC) Numbers on Form 1099-K

The IRS has published a new version of the 2011 Form 1099-K, Merchant Card and Third Party Network Payments. What’s New? The IRS has designated Box 3 of the 1099-K for reporting the Merchant Control Code (MCC) number assigned to the recipient.  The MCC is a code number, which a payment card association assigns to Merchant/Payees that accept its … Read More

Cost Basis Transfer Statements: Check These Required Elements for Inherited Securities

Cost Basis Transfer Statements: Check These Required Elements for Inherited Securities

The Final Regulations for basis reporting (TD 9504) established some very specific requirements for transfer statements in the case of inherited securities.  An initial transfer statement is required upon inheritance to indicate whether the inherited securities are covered securities under the cost basis rules. Then, all subsequent transfers of the inherited securities are required to … Read More

Proposed Jobs Act Includes Provision Delaying Implementation of Law Requiring 3% Withholding

Proposed Jobs Act Includes Provision Delaying Implementation of Law Requiring 3% Withholding

The President’s Jobs Act Includes a Provision to Delay Implementation of the Law Requiring 3% Withholding by Government Payers for Goods and Services   The American Jobs Act of 2011 proposed by the President includes a wide range of tax cuts, tax credits, state funding assistance, infrastructure and property rehabilitation projects – and tucked away near … Read More