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An update on Affordable Care Act busy season developments
By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA, CGMA
Although busy season has started, the government is still issuing guidance relevant for 2014 returns.
 
   
What's new in offshore tax compliance?
By Scott H. Novak, J.D., LL.M.
Two financial institutions have been added to the 50% penalty list, and the IRS has made clear that streamlined compliance will require some effort from taxpayers.
 
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Small businesses won't have to file Form 3115 to comply with repair regs.
Small business taxpayers will be allowed to make certain accounting method changes under the tangible property (or "repair") regulations without filing Form 3115, Application for Change in Accounting Method, the IRS announced.
 
 
Sec. 4980D excise tax relief is available for certain small employers
Small employers will not be subject to the Sec. 4980D excise tax for health insurance employer payment plans that do not comply with the market reforms required under the health care law.
 
 
Supreme Court holds trade association can challenge Colorado's Amazon law
The U.S. Supreme Court held that federal law does not prevent a trade association from suing Colorado to prevent enforcement of a law that requires out-of-state retailers to report sales to Colorado purchasers.
 
 
IRS proposes new slot machine tax rules
Under the safe harbor, gamblers complying with the rules would be permitted to net gains and losses from all slot machine play on the same calendar day at one gambling establishment.
 
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CPA News to Know
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1 Taxpayers who already filed 2014 returns using incorrect Forms 1095-A won't have to pay more tax
 
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1 Employers have more time to claim work opportunity tax credit
 
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1 IRS asks for comments on proposed rules for high-cost health plans
 
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1 Most outstanding claims for FICA tax refunds will be denied, IRS announces
 
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1 IRS considering free e-filing for employment tax returns
 
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1 Employee consent to employment tax refunds could be obtained electronically
 
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1 Final rules govern foreign tax credit splitter arrangements
 
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Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
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What are companies doing wrong with their technology controls? Catherine Bruder, CPA/CITP, explores some problems and solutions.

 
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