TAX in the News

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January 09, 2019

TITN is published several times per month with each issue containing the latest updates, a Question of the Week, and articles with in-depth analyses from our experts.

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1/9/2019: IRS announces tax season to begin January 28, 2019; Tax professionals can access Quick Reference Charts (QRCs) for state-IRC conformity post-TCJA, see this edition of TITN for a list of QRCs and how to access them.

1/2/2019: Special edition: Question of the Week for October through December 2018.

12/26/2018: New "unmasked" IRS transcript available for tax professionals; 2019 Form W-4 now available; IRS guidance on new excess business loss and NOL rules.

12/19/2018: Northern District of Texas rules ACA unconstitutional, no changes at this time; Standard mileage rate increases for 2019; How to calculate the QBI deduction taxable income limitation.

12/12/2018: ACA exemption and penalty roundup; Interest rate increased to 6 percent in 1st Quarter 2019; Form 1095 deadline March 4, 2019; Prop regs for new business interest expense limitation--small businesses exempt from limitation.

12/5/2018: Proposed HRA expansion would allow more employers to offer HRAs; Proposed regulations clarify increased lifetime gift tax exclusion.

11/28/2018: Interim guidance on 2019 withholding; Proposed regulations modify 401(k) hardship rules.

11/21/2018: Inflation adjustments special edition.

11/14/2018: Preparer due diligence regulations and head of household filing status; Disaster relief for taxpayers affected by the California wildfires.

11/7/2018: Disaster relief Northern Mariana Islands for Super Typhoon Yutu and for parts of Alabama impacted by Hurricane Michael; QBI series, Part 8: Review and Wrap-Up.

10/24/2018: IRS clarification on ACA provision and the TCJA $0 exemption amount; Disaster relief for Wisconsin severe weather; List extended for drought counties for special extension purposes; QBI series, Part 7.

10/17/2018: Tax reform webinars; Disaster relief for Hurricane Michael; IRS guidance on deductibility of business meals with entertainment; QBI series, Part 6.

10/10/2018: Bonus depreciation opt-out for 2017; New family leave business credit guidance; Disaster relief for Typhoon Mangkhut; Per diem update for 2018-2019; QBI series, Part 5.

10/3/2018: Special edition: Question of the Week for July through September 2018.

9/26/2018: New Form W-4 delayed until 2020; IRS: 2017 Moving expenses paid in 2018 are deductible; QBI, Part 4.

9/19/2018:   Hurricane Florence disaster relief; CMS guidance on hardship exemptions from ACA penalties; Interest rate for fourth quarter 2018; QBI series, Part 3.

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