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TaxConnections Media Alliance Compared To Top Global Accounting And Legal Alliances

Kat Jennings, TaxConnections CEO, TaxConnections Membership Compared To Accounting And Legal Alliance

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IRS Offers Penalty, Filing Relief To Many Subject To New Transition Tax On Foreign Earnings

The Internal Revenue Service today it will waive certain late-payment penalties relating to the section 965 transition tax, and provided additional information for individuals subject to the section 965 transition tax regarding the due date for relevant elections.

The IRS explained the relief in three new FAQs, posted today on the agency’s tax reform page. These supplement 14 existing questions and answers that provide detailed guidance to taxpayers on reporting and paying the tax.

Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code, enacted in December 2017, imposes a transition tax on untaxed foreign earnings of foreign corporations owned by U.S. shareholders by deeming those earnings to be repatriated. Foreign earnings held in the form of cash and cash equivalents are taxed at a 15.5 percent rate, and the remaining earnings are taxed at an 8 percent rate. The transition tax generally may be paid in installments over an eight-year period when a taxpayer files a timely election under section 965(h).

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It Matters In Determining If The Accuracy Penalty Applies – Negligence  VS. Disregard

It matters in determining if the accuracy penalty applies when negotiating with the IRS. Section 6662(c) and Reg. §1.6662-3(b) provide the following definitions and guidance.

Negligence includes any failure to make a reasonable attempt to comply with the rules or regulations or to exercise ordinary and reasonable care in the preparation of a tax return.

It also includes any failure by the taxpayer to keep adequate books and records or to substantiate items properly.

Negligence Is Strongly Indicated Where:

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Tax Executives Stunned To Learn About Their Corporate Tax Software…From Three Anonymous Consultants!

For those corporate tax leaders who attended the private conference call with I hosted with three anonymous tax technology consultants last week, I know you were as stunned as everyone on the call what was revealed. Three tax consultants in software implementation privately shared what is happening in corporate tax organizations today and costing companies millions.

While many corporate tax organizations are running lean, all too often companies are using tax software that has not been upgraded for some time. There are huge mistakes made every day utilizing complicated large enterprise tax software that has not been updated, implemented properly or that takes a degree in rocket science to figure out how to use it! There is exposure due to outdated corporate tax software.

Given that corporate tax executives are scrambling to stay updated on all the changes in the corporate tax laws, no one has had time to pay attention to what version tax software they may still be using to prepare the tax provision. Everyone agreed there is calamity coming in the third quarter for unprepared corporate tax organizations and the tax provision. You must be aware and start planning for the third quarter scramble corporate tax professionals are about to face in 2018. Everyone agreed on this matter.

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Virtual Currency Business Act Proposed Drives Droves Of Investors To Bermuda

TaxConnections, Virtual Currency Legislation

Virtual Currency Business Act Proposed In Bermuda – Regulation Of Virtual Currency Business Driving Many Investors To Bermuda

With interest in virtual currency at an all-time high, virtual currency is here to stay. Kevin Anderson of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, the financial services regulator states the Virtual Currency Business Act (VCBA) has been proposed as a “shining example” for what Bermuda can accomplish.

The Bermuda VCBA defines “virtual currency business” as the provision of the following activities: issuing, selling or redeeming virtual coins, tokens or any other form of virtual currency. This would include an ICO business on behalf of customers. The Act would also cover payment service providers, defined as: “a person whose business includes the provision of services for the transfer of funds.”

It would also cover virtual currency exchanges, virtual currency wallets and virtual currency services vendors, defined as any business providing specific virtual currency-related services to the public. The legislation also addresses the intersection of cryptocurrency and fiat, preventing fraud and market manipulation, the integrity of cryptocurrency owners, clear descriptions of the risks for prospective investors, and the Bermuda Monetary Authority BMA enforcement powers. Review the Consultation Paper at this link.

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Looking For A Tax Job? Learn How The System Really Works! Call In Conference Friday May 18, 2018

TaxConnections CEO Kat Jennings is hosting a valuable conference call on Friday, May 18th2018 at 9:00AM PDT/10:00AM MT/11:00AM CT/12:00NOON EST specifically to teach tax professionals how to be more successful finding a tax job or consulting roles. As a globally recognized tax search expert with a long list of clients, Kat will teach you what you need to know! Most people are in the dark what to do and Kat brings you into the spotlight!

Want to stop wasting time submitting your resume to company portals? Want to know why companies never respond to your resume submissions? Want to know why there are more tax jobs out there today but people cannot find you? Want to learn the challenges hiring authorities encounter to find you? It is nearly impossible to succeed until you understand the barriers to success and how to break down the walls preventing you from getting to the decision-makers.

There is a lot that prevents you from getting an interview and I will teach you how to get key decision makers to notice you! After years teaching senior tax executives how to get to the top, I will teach you how to do it. All you need to do is listen in on a conference call (no webinar, just a call in conference limited to the first 400 tax professionals).

This session is for tax professionals exclusively who want to find employment or consulting projects.

Go to this link and click on radio dial “To Find A Tax Job” for information that will help you even when you are not looking.

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Time: 9:00AM PDT/10:00AM MT/11:00AM CT/12:00 NOON EST

Call In Number: 605.562.0400/ Access Code 946 5628

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Many Tax-Exempt Organizations Must File Information Returns By May 15, 2018

Tom Kerester, Tax Ambassador, Tax Blog, Washington D.C., USA, TaxConnections

Do Not Include Social Security Numbers Or Personal Data

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminded certain tax-exempt organizations that the Tuesday, May 15 filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns is fast approaching.

Form 990-series information returns and notices are normally due on the 15th day of the fifth month after an organization’s tax-year ends. Many organizations use the calendar year as their tax year, making May 15, 2018 the deadline to file for 2017.

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Taxes For U.S. Expatriates Living In Mexico

Olivier Wagner, Tax Blog, Tax Nomad, Vancouver, Canada, TaxConnections

What U.S. citizens in Mexico need to know about their tax obligations?

Are you one of the more than 1 million expats living out your golden years in Mexico? Social Security and pension checks certainly go far in this tropical paradise, but there are two important things for US expats in Mexico to remember to do in the spring of each year: file a US tax return, file a Mexican tax return. You want to stay tax compliant no matter where you choose to spend your time. Read more

Canada Tax: Disposition Of Real Estate For Business Income Vs. Corporation Capital

Grant Gilmour, Tax Advisor, Tax Blog, Vancouver, Canada, TaxConnections

A disposition of property can be categorized as business income or as a capital gain or loss. There are various factors to consider in determining if the disposition is business income or capital for a corporation.

As capital gains are only 50% taxable in Canada, it is generally more favorable for the taxpayer. However, capital losses are only deductible against capital gains. The capital losses can be carried back 3 years and carried forward against future capital gains. Therefore, your tax advantage may vary depending on the situation. Read more

Ireland Tax: Home Renovation Tax Relief Explained

Frances Brennan, Tax Advisor, Tax Blog, Dublin, Ireland, TaxConnections

Home Renovation

If you carry out repairs, renovations or improvement works to your own home, tax relief is available by way of an income tax credit at 13.5%.

The work must be on your own home. Holiday homes or rented residential property do not qualify. New builds and complete reconstruction of a previously uninhabitable house do not qualify. Read more

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Lillian Meyers, Tax Advisor, Tax Blog, Sonoma, California, USA, TaxConnections

By any measure, the tax code is huge. According to Commerce Clearing House’s Standard Federal Tax Reporter it’s up to 74,608 pages in length.¹

And each Monday, the Internal Revenue Service publishes a 20- to 50- page bulletin about various aspects of the tax code.²

Fortunately, it’s not necessary to wade through these massive libraries to understand how income taxes work. Understanding a few key concepts may provide a solid foundation. Read more

Your Guide To College Tuition Tax Breaks For 2018

Antonio Rodriguez, Tax Advisor, Tax Blog, Madrid, Spain, TaxConnections

During the tax reform process, there were several proposals that called for modifying or eliminating certain education tax breaks. Fortunately for American college students and their families, most of the major tuition tax breaks are still in place for the 2018 tax year.

With that in mind, here’s a rundown of the three major college tuition tax breaks and their qualification requirements and one tuition tax break that can unfortunately no longer be used thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Read more

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