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IRS Adds Form 1099-B to the Combined Federal/State Reporting Program

IRS Adds Form 1099-B to the Combined Federal/State Reporting Program

The IRS has added Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions, to the Combined Federal/State Reporting Program (CFSFP) beginning with the filing of Forms 1099-B for tax year 2012. As detailed in IRS Announcement 2013-3, this change is an important revision to the IRS electronic file specifications which originally were issued … Read More

New rules for Roth account conversions in retirement plans

New rules for Roth account conversions in retirement plans

The new American Taxpayer Relief Act, signed by the President on January 2, includes a change for Roth individual retirement accounts in employer plans.  The Act provides that, effective for transfers made after December 31, 2012, in taxable years ending after December 31, 2012, a broader range of amounts in employer-sponsored tax-deferred retirement plans may … Read More

FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements: Netherlands and New Zealand Pursuing Agreements with the U.S.

FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements: Netherlands and New Zealand Pursuing Agreements with the U.S.

New Zealand Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has announced that his government intends to negotiate a FATCA tax information agreement with the United States, under which New Zealand financial institutions will be able to report information on their United States clients, as sought under the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, to New Zealand Inland Revenue … Read More

IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Report – 2012

IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Report – 2012

Early this summer, the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) presented its 2012 Annual Report to Congress. The report discusses prior year recommendations and milestones before stressing significant inefficiencies caused by late legislation (often retroactive to the beginning of the year). There is not only a negative impact on tax compliance and e-filing administration, but also … Read More

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FinCEN Announcement: Electronic Filing of Form 8300

On September 19, FinCEN announced that businesses may now electronically file Form 8300 using the BSA e-filing system. Businesses must file Form 8300 when they receive over $10,000 cash in one transaction, or in two or more related transactions. The filing is due in 15 days after the cash is received. Paper filings of Form 8300 … Read More