Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution Spotlight

Content providing insight and guidance to both corporate and individual taxpayers related to recent tax cases, enforcement actions, and IRS and Department of the Treasury initiatives.

Articles March 09, 2023 Seeking Nonpassive Characterization of Income? Comply with the IRS’s Requirements.

Taxpayers who seek the tax benefits of nonpassive income/loss characterization should keep complete, accurate and contemporaneous records of the hours worked in each activity.

Articles March 08, 2023 Employee Retention Credit: The Latest on the $2 Trillion+ COVID-19 Fraud Employers May Not Realize They Have Participated in

Unlike the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs, the ERC was extremely complex. The United States Department of Justice and the IRS Criminal Investigation Unit have been focusing on ERC fraud with the funding from th…

Articles March 02, 2023 Why Your Unpaid Taxes Might Ruin Your Summer Travel Plans

U.S. citizens who owe delinquent taxes not only face the risk of enforcement actions such as liens and levies, but they can also be prevented from traveling internationally. This article discusses who the passport restriction applies to, as well as t…

Articles January 27, 2023 IRS Guidance on Crypto Transactions off to a Brisk Start in 2023

This article focuses on Chief Counsel Advice memoranda on the reporting of cryptocurrency transactions, including whether taxpayers may claim a loss deduction for decreases in the value of cryptocurrency and the requirements for claiming a deduction …

Articles December 06, 2022 Will 2023 Bring Clarity to These Leading IRS Issues?

This article features insight into a number of areas of IRS interest involving partnerships and international tax penalties where we may get some clarity in the coming year.

Articles December 05, 2022 Tax Consequences Related to COVID-19 EIDL Loan Default and How to Mitigate Them

The CARES Act authorized the SBA to issue EIDL to certain COVID-19 affected businesses and eligible small business owners. The payment deferral period has begun to sunset, and payment is becoming due for borrowers who took loans out early in the pand…

Articles December 05, 2022 The Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act

This article offers a view of the Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act, introduced into Congress, which proposes several changes to the tax consequences of donor-advised funds.

Articles December 01, 2022 Tax Court Ruling Establishes Oversight of IRS Administrative Settlement Programs

The Tax Court’s ruling in Treece Financial Services gives taxpayers more leverage in negotiating with the IRS about the application of these programs, as well as offering due process to taxpayers who are denied participation in the programs by the IR…

Articles September 16, 2022 Aretha Franklin Estate Settles with IRS

The estate of Aretha Franklin has settled its long-standing debt with the IRS following negotiations.