Tax & Accounting Blog

Estates of Some 2011 Decedents Get More Time to Make Portability Election

Estates of Some 2011 Decedents Get More Time to Make Portability Election

The IRS has issued guidance giving certain estates of married individuals who died during the first six months of 2011 an extension of the deadline to make the portability election to pass the decedent’s unused estate and gift tax exclusion amount to the surviving spouse. Estates qualifying for and taking advantage of the extension will have … Read More

New Excise Tax on Medical Devices a Sales Tax?

New Excise Tax on Medical Devices a Sales Tax?

Blog, Indirect Tax July 11, 2012

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding President Obama’s health care plan as Constitutional under Congress’s Constitutional authority to levy taxes has given rise to a need for additional taxes to support that “tax”. Of those additional taxes the one that has received the most press so far, largely in part to the outcry from Jersey … Read More

NRA Withholding and Reporting on Payments to Foreign Nationals – Part 7: What if the Service Provider Wasn’t Authorized under the Immigration Rules to Provide the Services?

NRA Withholding and Reporting on Payments to Foreign Nationals – Part 7: What if the Service Provider Wasn’t Authorized under the Immigration Rules to Provide the Services?

You must apply the proper withholding and reporting rules based on tax residency status to payments to foreign national recipients regardless of whether the recipient was authorized to provide the services or not. It is the provision of services by an unauthorized individual that is a violation of the immigration laws. However, your organization’s payment to the … Read More

IRS Delays Effective Date for Reporting Basis on Sales of Debt Instruments and Options

IRS Delays Effective Date for Reporting Basis on Sales of Debt Instruments and Options

The IRS announced on May 2, 2012 that it intends to delay the effective date for reporting basis on sales of debt instruments and options. The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 requires brokers to report the basis on sales of certain securities. The Act applies to stock acquired on or after January 1, … Read More

Manatron is Now Thomson Reuters

Manatron is Now Thomson Reuters

I am pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Manatron will officially transition to the Thomson Reuters brand, completing an important phase of Manatron’s integration into Thomson Reuters nearly a year after the acquisition in July 2011. While we have experienced many changes over the last year, we demonstrated our commitment to, you, our customers by … Read More