Tax & Accounting Blog

Connecticut Enacts State Tax Amnesty, Will Waive Penalties and Reduce Interest

Connecticut Enacts State Tax Amnesty, Will Waive Penalties and Reduce Interest

The Connecticut legislature has approved a tax amnesty program as part of the general state budget bill H.B. 6704. The amnesty period will run from September 16 to November 15, 2013, and is open to individuals, businesses, or other taxpayers that owe Connecticut state taxes (other than motor carrier road taxes) for any taxable period … Read More

Minnesota Income Tax Rate Change Retroactive to January 1

Minnesota Income Tax Rate Change Retroactive to January 1

Minnesota Governor Dayton signed the new omnibus budget bill HF 677 on May 23, enacting a compromise on income tax rates worked out in conference between the state House and Senate which had passed different versions of the bill. The newly approved income tax rate structure is retroactive to January 1, 2013, and changes affect … Read More

Illinois Electronic Withholding Deposit and IL-941 Filing will Move from WebFile system to MyTax Illinois System on July 1

Illinois Electronic Withholding Deposit and IL-941 Filing will Move from WebFile system to MyTax Illinois System on July 1

On July 1, 2013, the Illinois Department of Revenue will implement the third phase of the MyTax Illinois online tax account management program. This third phase of MyTax Illinois will provide return filing, payment, and account management for withholding income tax (Form IL-941 and IL-941-X). It will also provide account management and payment options for … Read More

Ask the Expert: The W-9 in response to B Notice does not have a signature

Ask the Expert: The W-9 in response to B Notice does not have a signature

Question: We received a new Form W-9 from a vendor, in response to the “First” B-Notice letter we sent them after the vendor was on our recent B-Notice list from the IRS showing that the taxpayer ID number we used on the last Form 1099-MISC for this vendor didn’t match the vendor name. But we … Read More

IRS Releases Drafts of W-9, W-8BEN and W-8BEN-E Forms

IRS Releases Drafts of W-9, W-8BEN and W-8BEN-E Forms

The IRS has released their initial draft of the new Form W-9 as well as the second drafts of the W-8BEN and W8-BEN-E forms. It is helpful to look at these draft forms now and determine how your organization will go about implementing their use when the final versions are issued. There are implementation deadlines … Read More

All IRS Operations Closed on Five “Furlough Days”

All IRS Operations Closed on Five “Furlough Days”

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that all IRS operations will be closed on May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and August 30, 2013. This includes all IRS offices nationwide, including all toll-free hotlines for taxpayer assistance, the National Taxpayer Advocate Service, and the nearly 400 taxpayer assistance centers. IRS employees are furloughed … Read More