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Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE named Americas Tax Innovator of the Year

Last week, International Tax Review recognized Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE platform as Americas Tax Innovator of the Year at its seventh annual Americas Awards ceremony in New York. When asked why Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE was singled out for the award, Ralph Cunningham, managing editor of International Tax Review, said: “It is down to the impact … Read More

IRS terminates letter forwarding service for plan administrators and plan sponsors

IRS terminates letter forwarding service for plan administrators and plan sponsors

IRS Revenue Procedure 2012-35, effective August 31, 2012, has modified Revenue Procedure 94-22 by removing the service of forwarding letters on behalf of an individual, company or organization that controls assets which may be due a taxpayer.  Previously the IRS would follow the 94-22 procedure to forward letters – typically from plan administrators, sponsors of … Read More

IRS Issues New Guidance on Trust and Estate Administration Costs Subject to the 2% Floor

IRS Issues New Guidance on Trust and Estate Administration Costs Subject to the 2% Floor

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision in Knight v. Com., the IRS has withdrawn previously issued proposed regs and, consistent with that decision, provided new guidance on which costs incurred by estates and non-grantor trusts are subject to the Code Sec. 67(a)’s 2% floor for miscellaneous itemized deductions. In accord with the Knight decision, … Read More

California Tax Board Offers a Step-by-Step Chart for Nonresident and Backup Withholding

California Tax Board Offers a Step-by-Step Chart for Nonresident and Backup Withholding

If you’re making vendor payments for a California business location, you need to watch out for payments that are subject to the State of California’s 7% withholding requirements. The California Franchise Tax Board has just issued a new chart, which they hope will make the process easier to understand. The new two-page chart is posted on the … Read More

Indiana changes in state income tax withholding deposit and reporting

Indiana changes in state income tax withholding deposit and reporting

If you withhold Indiana personal income tax from retirement distributions, be alert for procedural changes in remitting and reporting to the Indiana Department of Revenue in 2013.  Effective January 1, 2013, all entities that withhold Indiana income tax must remit the withheld taxes electronically and file the withholding report WH-1 electronically.  Electronic filing and reporting … Read More

Form 1099: Pennsylvania has new requirement for 1099-MISC reporting for 2012

Form 1099: Pennsylvania has new requirement for 1099-MISC reporting for 2012

A new Pennsylvania tax law requires Form 1099-MISC reporting of some types of payments, beginning with reportable payments made in calendar year 2012 (reported in 2013).  Pennsylvania is not a participating state in the IRS Combined Federal/State Filing Program, so reportable 1099-MISC information will have to be filed directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. … Read More