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January 15, 2015
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Due-diligence considerations for 2014 individual income tax returns
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Understanding the complicated at-risk rules
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IRS: Tax season to start on time
The IRS announced that it will begin accepting e-filed and paper tax returns on time this filing season despite the late passage of tax extender legislation.
Government to provide resources to ease health care tax filing burden
To help individuals comply with this filing season's new health care-related requirements, the government announced that, in the next few weeks, it will introduce "consumer-friendly" resources for taxpayers.
IRS issues procedures for reinstated transit benefits parity
Congress retroactively reinstated the parity between transportation benefits for parking and for transit passes and vanpools to the beginning of 2014 at the end of last year. The IRS has issued special procedures for employers to obtain refunds of overwithheld employment taxes.
AICPA provides feedback on tax reform proposals
The AICPA urged Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the new chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, to follow the AICPA's principles of good tax policy to guide tax reform, and it offered detailed comments on the tax reform proposal the committee issued last year.
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CPA News to Know
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  Jan. 28 ACA Provisions to Know for 2014 Individual Returns
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