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IRS Criminal Investigation Division Releases Its 2021 Annual Report

On November 18, 2021 the IRS released the Criminal Investigation Division’s (CI) annual report, highlighting significant successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year ending September 30, 2021.  The IRS noted that a key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion in tax fraud and other financial crimes. In issuing this report IRS Commissioner Chuck […]

IRS Expands Its Wave Of Tax Relief To More Victims Of Hurricane Ida

All of Mississippi now qualifies for expanded Hurricane Ida relief. Following the recent decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to add 63 counties to its October 22, 2021 disaster declaration, the IRS announced on November 17, 2021 that it is offering this expanded relief to these newly-designated localities, as well as the 19 counties listed […]

How To Know When You May Be A Target In An IRS Criminal Investigation

A simple mistake, oversight, or your accountant’s malpractice may trigger an IRS criminal investigation. Specifically, unreported income, mismatch of information on a tax return versus third-party reporting information, a false statement, the use of an impermissible accounting or banking service, or declaring too many deductions are things that could initiate an audit, which could then […]

IRS Expands Its Wave Of Tax Relief To More Victims Of Hurricane Ida

The IRS announced on August 31, 2021 that victims of Hurricane Ida that began on August 26, 2021 now have until January 3, 2022 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.  This relief was announced with a focus on taxpayers in Louisiana.  Then the IRS announced on September 8, 2021 […]

Tax Planning In The Era Of COVID-19 – What You Need To Know About Business Meals And Advertising And Marketing Costs

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Pub. L. No. 116- 260, 134 Stat. 1182 (December 27, 2020) amended §274 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) providing a temporary 100-percent deduction for expenses that are paid or incurred after December 31, 2020, and before January 1, 2023, for food or beverages provided by a restaurant. On April […]

Another Leak Of Taxpayers Allegedly Involved In Hiding Assets Offshore – What You Need To Know About The “Pandora Papers”

A compilation based on 11.9 million financial records uncovers more than 100 billionaires, 30 world leaders and 300 public officials and their use of offshore accounts to avoid taxes or otherwise hide ownership of assets. On October 3, 2021 the International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists released what is now dubbed the “Pandora Papers”.  The reporting is […]

Tax Planning in 2021 – Make Sure You Are Getting All The Economic Stimulus And Tax Credits You Deserve From Tax Law Changes

The COVID relief legislation signed into law, specifically the COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill in December 2020 and the American Rescue Plan in March 2021 include a number of provisions that provide economic stimulus and tax credits that could impact your 2021 tax return. Child Tax Credit For 2020, the credit was worth $2,000 per child […]

IRS Expands Its Wave Of Tax Relief To More Victims Of Hurricane Ida

The IRS announced on August 31, 2021 that victims of Hurricane Ida that began on August 26, 2021 now have until January 3, 2022 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.  This relief was announced with a focus on taxpayers in Louisiana.  Then the IRS announced on September 8, 2021 […]