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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

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Taxing the Cloud: Michigan Dept. of Treasury Changes Policy

As software has become less tangible, the application of sales and use taxes has become more complicated. Recently, Michigan’s Department of Treasury released a notice clarifying their policy regarding prewritten computer software delivered electronically after a Court of Appeals ruling on the issue.  See Auto-Owners Inc. Co. v. Dept. of Treas., 2015 WL 6473592 … Read More

Good News If You File a Non-Resident Tax Return

Good News If You File a Non-Resident Tax Return

A bi-partisan bill aimed at simplifying state income tax requirements for employees who work multiple days per year outside their state of residence is gaining momentum in Congress. The passage of this bill, known as the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015, would provide long-overdue relief for employers and employees … Read More

Ready for Same-Sex Marriage Tax Filing?

Ready for Same-Sex Marriage Tax Filing?

Over the past two years, two landmark U.S. Supreme Court rulings involving same-sex marriage—Windsor and Obergefell—have changed the legal landscape for millions of Americans. These long-anticipated rulings have given same-sex couples the right to marry and have their marriage recognized in every state. With these rulings comes equal tax treatment, the implications of which are … Read More