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IRS Identity Authentication Initiative – State Requirements

IRS Identity Authentication Initiative – State Requirements

On June 11, 2015, the IRS issued an announcement regarding the collaborative effort to combat identity theft and tax refund fraud. Thomson Reuters supports and is participating in this initiative. For the 2015 tax season, the IRS will not reject a return if this information is not included. Refer to state-specific User Bulletins or the … Read More

Denmark Updates Tax Guide Addressing Certain BEPS Provisions

Denmark Updates Tax Guide Addressing Certain BEPS Provisions

On January 29, 2016, the Danish tax authorities (SKAT) issued Legal Guidance 2016-1, which provides background information on Denmark’s tax system and its application, including its Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) rules  (OECD BEPS Action 3), transfer pricing rules (BEPS Actions 8-10), and transfer pricing documentation rules (OECD BEPS Action … Read More

New York Form MTA-6 is Now Obsolete

New York Form MTA-6 is Now Obsolete

Effective with tax year 2015, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance discontinued the separate Metropolitan Commuter Transportation Mobility Tax (MCTMT) filing requirement. In 2015 UltraTax CS®, the New York tab located in File > Client Properties will no longer include a checkbox for the Metropolitan Commuter Tax (MTA). Preparers will still need … Read More

Accounting Career Development: 3 Ways Accounting Firms Can Develop and Retain Employees

Accounting Career Development: 3 Ways Accounting Firms Can Develop and Retain Employees

When it comes to activities that aren’t easily measured in ROI, many of us in the accounting profession have a hard time justifying time spent. If your firm is like most, offering employees services they’ll truly appreciate — such as accounting career development — often fall to the bottom of the to-do list. But, if … Read More