http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&feed=atom&target=Toby_Joplin TaxAlmanac - User contributions [en] 2014-07-03T17:32:36Z From TaxAlmanac MediaWiki 1.15.5 http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2011-12-07T21:21:31Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>{{Start Boxes}}<br /> {{CPA}}<br /> {{Gold}}<br /> {{End Boxes}}<br /> [[Image:Toby2.jpg|100px|frame|none|left|Toby Joplin, R L Hudson &amp; Company]]<br /> <br /> I am the Vice President &amp; CFO for [http://www.rlhudson.com/ R L Hudson &amp; Company] in Tulsa, OK. I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/alumni/board Oklahoma State University]. I am a contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. I am a former Intuit employee who contributed to the launch of, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] which was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. I am also a certified counselor for [http://www.crown.org/ Crown Financial Ministries] and faciliate [http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home Financial Peace University] courses for Dave Ramsey. I am currently enrolled in the Executive PhD program at [http://phdexec.okstate.edu/ Oklahoma State University]. In my spare time, I consult organzations helping them with strategic planning.<br /> <br /> [[Category:Oklahoma Residents]]<br /> [[Category:People with Photos]]</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Discussion:Slots_%26_The_Business_of_Gambling Discussion:Slots & The Business of Gambling 2010-12-11T17:40:31Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;Documenting gambling winnings and losses</p> <hr /> <div>{{Tax Questions}}<br /> &lt;!-- Add categories below this line --&gt;<br /> <br /> {{ForumNewPost|UserID=Death&amp;Taxes|Date=26 November 2007|Text=One for the good guys: http://www.ustaxcourt.gov/InOpHistoric/Myers.wpd.SUM.WPD.pdf<br /> <br /> There is much to be learned from the study of this case. I have an 80+ year old gentlemen who is an instrumentalist in a symphony orchestra, who aside from age and the fact that he says 'what else should I do with my time? Drink?' might make a decent try to meet her criteria. Every year for the past six his gambling winnings have exceeded 200K but the player cards show each year was a substantial loss, and like Ms. Myers, he gets killed by the effect on his itemized deductions. <br /> <br /> }}<br /> <br /> {{ForumReplyPost|UserID=Taxref|Date=26 November 2007|Text=Thanks, D&amp;T. I printed that one and put it in my this-proves-you-can't-do-that-no-matter-what-somebody-told-you folder. I haven't had the debate over how gambling losses are to be deducted for a couple of years now, but its bound to come up again.<br /> <br /> On a non-tax subject, over the long weekend I was going through my hard drive for photos for a blurb project. I found about a dozen taken from the boardwalk in Ocean Gate in 2006.}}<br /> <br /> {{ForumReplyPost|UserID=Death&amp;Taxes|Date=26 November 2007|Text=The boardwalk? We go threw 'surges' of walking on it and then stop. 2006 was the year of the flood. http://www.oceangateonline.com/ has some photos of that occasion and many others. }}<br /> <br /> {{ForumReplyPost|UserID=Michaelstar|Date=26 November 2007|Text=That is one long story.......... To even consider spending that much time and break even is contrary to the basic concept of capitalism. People like that ought to find themselves a hobby.<br /> <br /> I am sure glad most of my gambling clients have moved on down the road.}}<br /> <br /> {{ForumReplyPost|UserID=Bottom Line|Date=28 November 2007|Text=Fortunately/unfortunately my only gambling client is my mother-in-law. The rest of them don't want to hear my comments about throwing away hard earned money.}}<br /> <br /> {{ForumReplyPost|UserID=Jdugancpa|Date=28 November 2007|Text=&quot;Petitioner viewed herself as a gambling expert but found no pleasure in gambling.&quot;<br /> <br /> I can't believe the TC swallowed that line. The &quot;expert&quot; never had a profitable year in five years. Reminds one of the bumper sticker that says &quot;The Lottery is for those who can't do the math.&quot; This person &quot;hates&quot; gambling in the same way a junkie hates crack. It may well be true, but he keeps going not because he is an expert at crack but because he is addicted.}}<br /> <br /> {{ForumReplyPost|UserID=Toby Joplin|Date=11 December 2010|Text=I ran across a [http://www.ladyluckdiary.com/the-myths website] that has aggregated a lot of good [http://www.ladyluckdiary.com/court-cases court cases] and other authoritative literature regarding reporting gambling winnings and losses.}}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Gambling_Income_and_Expenses Gambling Income and Expenses 2010-12-11T17:34:42Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>Gambling winnings are fully taxable and must be reported on your tax return. You must file [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040.pdf Form 1040] (PDF) and include all of your winnings on line 21. Gambling income includes, but is not limited to, winnings from lotteries, raffles, horse races, and casinos. It includes cash winnings and also the fair market value of prizes such as cars and trips. For additional information, refer to [http://www.irs.gov/publications/p525/index.html Publication 525], ''Taxable and Nontaxable Income.'' <br /> <br /> A payer is required to issue you a Form W-2G (PDF) if you receive $600 or more in gambling winnings or if you have any gambling winnings subject to Federal income tax withholding. The $600 amount is increased to $ 1,200 for winnings from bingo or slot machines and to $ 1,500 for winning from Keno. If you have won more than $5,000, the payer generally is required to withhold 25% of the proceeds for Federal Income Tax. If you did not provide your social security number the payer may have to withhold 28%. For more information on withholding, refer to [http://www.irs.gov/publications/p505/index.html Publication 505]'', Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax.'' <br /> <br /> Per IRC [[Sec. 165]](d) you may deduct gambling losses only if you itemize deductions and only to the extent of the gains from such transactions. (This was formerly Sec. 23(h) of IRC of 1934. You may need to know this for legal research. Claim your gambling losses as a miscellaneous deduction on [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f1040sab.pdf Form 1040, Schedule A] (PDF), line 27. This bifurcation results in the &quot;Gambler's AGI Penalty.&quot;<br /> <br /> There is much confusion regarding how to report gambling transactions; i.e. should transactions be reported based on each pull of the slot machine, roll of the dice, and draw of the card. Conversely, should gamblers simply report the &quot;net amount for the year?&quot; The courts and IRS have said no. Instead the courts and IRS have developed the concept of the [http://www.ladyluckdiary.com/what-is-a-gambling-session &quot;Gambling Session.&quot;] Gamblers should report the total of all &quot;winning&quot; gambling sessions on Form 1040, Page 1, Line 21. Gamblers should report all &quot;losing&quot; gambling sessions on Schedule A, Other Miscellaneous Deductions as &quot;Gambling Losses to the Extent of Gambling Winnings.&quot; Many [http://www.ladyluckdiary.com/more-info/glossary terms] used in reporting gambling winnings and losses have very specific meanings as they pertain to reporting. Preparers should be familiar with these [http://www.ladyluckdiary.com/more-info/glossary terms].<br /> <br /> It is important to keep an accurate [http://www.ladyluckdiary.com diary] or similar record of your gambling winnings and losses. There are many unfortunate myths surrounding the documentation required to deduct gambling losses. According to [http://www.ladyluckdiary.com/irs-info/irs-revenue-procedure-77-29/ Rev. Proc. 77-29] gamblers must keep a diary that shows 1) the date &amp; type of wager, 2) the name of the gambling establishment, 3) the address of the gambling estabishment, 4) the name of any other persons present at the time, and 5) the amount won or lost. Related [http://www.ladyluckdiary.com/court-cases/ court cases] shed additional light on how the courts and IRS have interpreted [[Sec. 165]](d)<br /> <br /> <br /> Refer to [http://www.irs.gov/publications/p529/index.html Publication 529], ''Miscellaneous Deductions'', for more information.<br /> <br /> &lt;small&gt;Source: [http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc419.html IRS.gov]&lt;/small&gt;<br /> [[Category: Federal Articles]]<br /> [[Category: Topics]]<br /> [[Category: Individual]]<br /> [[Category: Taxable Income]]<br /> [[Category: Gamblers]]</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2009-02-27T03:15:03Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>{{Start Boxes}}<br /> {{CPA}}<br /> {{Gold}}<br /> {{End Boxes}}<br /> [[Image:Toby2.jpg|100px|frame|none|left|Toby Joplin, R L Hudson &amp; Company]]<br /> <br /> I am the Vice President &amp; CFO for [http://www.rlhudson.com/ R L Hudson &amp; Company] in Tulsa, OK. I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/content/advisory.php Oklahoma State University]. I am a contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. I am a former Intuit employee who contributed to the launch of, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] which was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. I am also a certified counselor for [http://www.crown.org/ Crown Financial Ministries] and faciliate [http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home Financial Peace University] courses for Dave Ramsey. In my spare time, I consult with various organzations.<br /> <br /> [[Category:Oklahoma Residents]]<br /> [[Category:People with Photos]]</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2009-02-27T03:14:28Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>{{Start Boxes}}<br /> {{CPA}}<br /> {{Gold}}<br /> {{End Boxes}}<br /> [[Image:Toby2.jpg|100px|frame|none|left|Toby Joplin, Impact Productions]]<br /> <br /> I am the Vice President &amp; CFO for [http://www.rlhudson.com/ R L Hudson &amp; Company] in Tulsa, OK. I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/content/advisory.php Oklahoma State University]. I am a contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. I am a former Intuit employee who contributed to the launch of, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] which was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. I am also a certified counselor for [http://www.crown.org/ Crown Financial Ministries] and faciliate [http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home Financial Peace University] courses for Dave Ramsey. In my spare time, I consult with various organzations.<br /> <br /> [[Category:Oklahoma Residents]]<br /> [[Category:People with Photos]]</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2008-06-19T21:02:47Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>{{Start Boxes}}<br /> {{CPA}}<br /> {{Gold}}<br /> {{End Boxes}}<br /> [[Image:Toby2.jpg|100px|frame|none|left|Toby Joplin, Impact Productions]]<br /> <br /> I am the Controller for [http://www.rlhudson.com/ R L Hudson &amp; Company] in Tulsa, OK. I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/content/advisory.php Oklahoma State University]. I am a regular contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. I am a former Intuit employee who contributed to the launch of, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] which was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. I am also a certified counselor for [http://www.crown.org/ Crown Financial Ministries] and faciliate [http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home Financial Peace University] courses for Dave Ramsey. In my spare time, I consult with various organzations.<br /> <br /> [[Category:Oklahoma Residents]]<br /> [[Category:People with Photos]]</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Discussion:Resources_for_Consolidated_F/S Discussion:Resources for Consolidated F/S 2008-05-21T22:27:41Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;New Discussion</p> <hr /> <div>{{Accounting Questions}}<br /> &lt;!-- Add categories below this line --&gt;<br /> <br /> {{ForumNewPost|UserID=Toby Joplin|Date=21 May 2008|Text=I am going to be preparing consolidated financial statements for the first time in many years and want to brush up on my &quot;consolidating entry&quot; skills. Can someone recommend a good resource to use to help me get my game back? I have looked briefly at the PPC-Thompson and Wiley Publishing websites and didn't see anything that jumped out at me. I prefer something that is &quot;readable&quot; if possible.}}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2008-04-18T20:03:38Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>{{Start Boxes}}<br /> {{CPA}}<br /> {{Gold}}<br /> {{End Boxes}}<br /> [[Image:Toby2.jpg|100px|frame|none|left|Toby Joplin, Impact Productions]]<br /> <br /> I am the CFO for [http://www.impactprod.org/ Impact Productions] in Tulsa, OK. I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/content/advisory.php Oklahoma State University]. I am a regular contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. I am a former Intuit employee who contributed to the launch of, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] which was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. I am also a certified counselor for [http://www.crown.org/ Crown Financial Ministries] and faciliate [http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home Financial Peace University] courses for Dave Ramsey. In my spare time, I consult with various organzations.<br /> <br /> [[Category:Oklahoma Residents]]<br /> [[Category:People with Photos]]</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2007-08-06T22:07:11Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>{{Start Boxes}}<br /> {{CPA}}<br /> {{Gold}}<br /> {{End Boxes}}<br /> [[Image:Toby2.jpg|100px|frame|none|left|Toby Joplin, Impact Productions]]<br /> <br /> I am the CFO for [http://www.impactprod.org/ Impact Productions] in Tulsa, OK. I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/content/advisory.php Oklahoma State University]. I am a regular contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. I am a former Intuit employee who contributed to the launch of, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] which was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. I am also a certified counselor for [http://www.crown.org/ Crown Financial Ministries] In my spare time, I consult with various organzations.<br /> <br /> [[Category:Oklahoma Residents]]<br /> [[Category:People with Photos]]</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/File:Toby2.jpg File:Toby2.jpg 2007-08-06T22:02:25Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div></div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Discussion:Tax_Consequences_of_Catching_Bonds_Record_Home_Run%3F Discussion:Tax Consequences of Catching Bonds Record Home Run? 2007-08-06T22:00:37Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;New Discussion</p> <hr /> <div>{{ForumThreadHeading|Tax_Questions|Tax Questions}}<br /> &lt;!-- Add categories below this line --&gt;<br /> <br /> {{ForumNewPost|UserID=Toby Joplin|Date=6 August 2007|Text=In the spirit of the season, I am curious what my colleagues believe the tax consequences will be for the lucky fan that catches Barry Bonds' record setting home run. I have seen a couple of opinions on various blogs like [http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2007/07/wsj-tax-consequ.html Tax Prof Blog] and [http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2007/07/25/tax-law-final-exam-question-barry-bondss-ball/ The Wall Street Journal]. But I am curious how the pros on TaxAlmanac would advise the recipient if he happens for be one of your clients.<br /> <br /> Your thoughts?}}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Discussion:Happy_Anniversary! Discussion:Happy Anniversary! 2006-05-24T14:27:43Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;New Discussion</p> <hr /> <div>{{ForumThreadHeading|TaxAlmanac_Feedback|TaxAlmanac Feedback}}<br /> <br /> {{ForumNewPost|UserID=Toby Joplin|Date=24 May 2006|Text=You've come a long way since you first turned on the spigot last year. It is hard to believe that you have gone from zero users to over 10,000! I look forward to the continued evolution of the site.}}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Discussion:Hawaii_Film_Tax_Credit Discussion:Hawaii Film Tax Credit 2006-05-24T14:25:52Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;New Discussion</p> <hr /> <div>{{ForumThreadHeading|Hawaii_User_Group|Hawaii User Group}}<br /> <br /> {{ForumNewPost|UserID=Toby Joplin|Date=24 May 2006|Text=Can someone shed some light on the Hawaii Film Tax Credit which I understand was recently signed into law as Act 88? I work for a film production company in Oklahoma and one of the films we have in preproduction could easiy be set in Hawaii if the government incentives are favorable.}}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2006-05-24T14:19:49Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>[[Image:Toby_Joplin.jpg|100px|frame|none|left|Toby Joplin, Impact Productions]]<br /> <br /> I am work for Impact Productions in Tulsa, OK. I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/content/advisory.php Oklahoma State University]and on the Board of Directors for [http://www.impactprod.org/ Impact Productions]. I am a regular contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. I am a former Intuit employee who contributed to the launch of, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] which was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. In my spare time, I consult with organzations such as [http://www.nelsonnm.com Nelson Nissan-Mazda], [http://www.terminatorlures.com Outdoor Innovations], and others.</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2006-05-24T14:19:10Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>[[Image:Toby_Joplin.jpg|100px|frame|none|left|Toby Joplin, Impact Productions]]<br /> <br /> I am work for Impact Productions in Tulsa, OK. I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/content/advisory.php Oklahoma State University]and on the Board of Directors for [http://www.impactprod.org/ Impact Productions]. I am a regular contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. I am a former Intuit employee who contributed to the launch of, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] which was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. In my spare time, I consult with organzations such as [http://www.nelsonnm.com Nelson Nissan-Mazda], [http://www.terminatorlures.com Outdoor Innovations], and others.<br /> <br /> [[category:Intuit Employees|Toby Joplin]]</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2006-05-24T14:18:25Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>[[Image:Toby_Joplin.jpg|100px|frame|none|left|Toby Joplin, TaxAlmanac Product Manager]]<br /> <br /> I am work for Impact Productions in Tulsa, OK. I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/content/advisory.php Oklahoma State University]and on the Board of Directors for [http://www.impactprod.org/ Impact Productions]. I am a regular contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. I am a former Intuit employee who contributed to the launch of, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] which was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. In my spare time, I consult with organzations such as [http://www.nelsonnm.com Nelson Nissan-Mazda], [http://www.terminatorlures.com Outdoor Innovations], and others.<br /> <br /> [[category:Intuit Employees|Toby Joplin]]</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User_talk:Tdoyle_Archive User talk:Tdoyle Archive 2006-05-01T17:01:58Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;Kudo's</p> <hr /> <div>=Tim Doyle's Talk Page=<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> Please feel free to leave me any messages below.<br /> <br /> &lt;div style=&quot;margin: 0 2em; border: 1px solid #009900; color: #000; background-color: #CCFFCC; padding: 3px; text-align: center&quot;&gt;<br /> '''[{{SERVER}}{{localurl:User talk:Tdoyle|action=edit&amp;section=new}} Leave a message for Tim by clicking here], '''<br /> &lt;/div&gt;<br /> <br /> <br /> ----<br /> Hi Tim,<br /> <br /> We met in 1999 in Dallas. For 10 years I have been writing some occasional articles on useful websites for tax professionals. I plan to write about Tax Almanac in a forthcoming article.<br /> <br /> Please email me at will@willyancey.com for a private discussion about Tax Almanac. Let me know how I can reach you.<br /> <br /> Will Yancey<br /> ----<br /> Mr. TDoyle,<br /> <br /> It looks like you are doing a great job moderating this board. You were born to do this great work.<br /> <br /> Thanks!<br /> <br /> Fred :-)<br /> <br /> == thanks ==<br /> <br /> Tim,<br /> <br /> Thanks for the welcome message you left on my talk page. It happened within 30 seconds of me getting an account! Did you actually write that welcome message or was their an automatic script to write it when every new register signs up. I'm curious because I am a heavy contributor to a wiki called wikiHow at http://www.wikiHow.org and was wondering how you did that. I know how one can leave template message with the { and } but I wasn't aware that they could be created automatically upon user signup.<br /> <br /> Thanks Tim. You guys have made some nice modifications to the wikimedia interface here. I'm impressed. I found the copyright / license terms confusing, but all the other things on the site are straight forward. Best of luck with this. --[[User:JackHerrick|JackHerrick]] 16:50, 31 Aug 2005 (CDT)<br /> <br /> Yup. We did skin it ourselves. We have done many modification to make it better suited to building a how-to manual. --[[User:JackHerrick|JackHerrick]] 18:14, 31 Aug 2005 (CDT)<br /> <br /> == Anuenue ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim<br /> Thanks for the welcome. I admit I am having a bit of trouble figuring out how to get around but I have a feeling I'll come to love this site. <br /> Soon as I figure out this &quot;maze&quot; I'll add some history.<br /> <br /> Yep, ya can't beat Hawaii. I was born and raised in Wahiawa, center of Oahu near Schofield Barracks. Wouldn't trade life here for anything!<br /> <br /> Your knowledge sounds like just what I need to light a fire under ProSeries and get them to add the features us preparers would like to have.<br /> Mahalo, Anuenue (Rainbow)<br /> <br /> == &quot;Ask &amp; Answer&quot; not working ==<br /> <br /> I wish I had a quick and obvious answer to how to get the Q&amp;A working better. I think my gut reaction is that a Wiki is simply not the best vehicle for interaction; a message board like the [http://www.quickenforums.com/ Quicken Forums] might work better.<br /> <br /> The whole idea, though, of a group of well-meaning but not necessarily expert people answering tax questions is problematic. Taxpayers can lose real money or even face audits by following bad advice. A few well-publicized wrong answers and your site's credibility tanks. Maybe answerers should be required to include citations of tax law and/or IRS/state regulations. For example, I've personally only answered 1 question, but I included a link to the relevant California Franchise Tax Board FAQ so people could see I wasn't just making up an answer :-) . - [[User:Rlw|Rlw]] 11:18, 26 Oct 2005 (CDT)<br /> <br /> I am leaving you a message - Mike D.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> == Tim, thank you for allowing me to become a member! ==<br /> <br /> Tim,<br /> <br /> I see you are busy on a Sunday morning, just like me! To reiterate the above topic - thank you! I sincerely appreciate a forum such as this - it is definitely needed in this ever changing world of taxation and accounting processes.<br /> <br /> I have attempted to post my intro in the areas you have suggested, I just hope I have not overdone it! It seems I have posted to three different locations - the members will definitely know who Steve Brooks is!<br /> <br /> Again, thank you for monitoring, processing, and just taking care of all of us on this website - I realize it can be a daunting task!<br /> <br /> Steve Brooks<br /> <br /> == Questions answered ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim,<br /> <br /> I posted a question regarding bonus depreciation and I am not sure how I know when it would be answered. Could you explain how it works?<br /> <br /> Tim Braddock, CPA<br /> <br /> == Vandalism ==<br /> <br /> Welcome to the wonderful world of wikis. I hope you don't end up having to revert all vandalism all by yourself. It never ends. IMHO, the only way to fight it is to enlist all the good guys to counter all the bad guys. - [[User:Rlw|rlw]] [[User talk:rlw|(Talk)]] 21:31, 12 December 2005 (CST)<br /> <br /> == Vandalism (take 1) ==<br /> <br /> First pass spam filter deployed. Keep up the good fight! See you in the morning.<br /> <br /> [[User:Jwolfe|Jwolfe]] 21:58, 12 December 2005 (CST)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> == HTML &amp; Wiki markup ==<br /> <br /> Thanks for the reminder about Wiki markup. The thing is, I know HTML so much better, it's what I tend to use. I can never remember what two apostrophes do vs. three apostrophes in wiki markup, and the discussion pages don't allow preview.<br /> <br /> Which brings up another suggestion; on a discussion page, above the Reply textarea, add the buttons which appear on normal wiki pages for markup (the ones showing '''B''' ''I'' &lt;u&gt;Ab&lt;/u&gt; earth A, etc). Right now the discussion pages are pretty bare bones compared to ordinary wiki pages. - [[User:Rlw|rlw]] [[User talk:rlw|(Talk)]] 10:51, 14 December 2005 (CST)<br /> <br /> :The formatting buttons would help ''me'' for sure. As a former usability guy, I'd venture to say they would help everyone by making formatting options visible and easy. - [[User:Rlw|rlw]] [[User talk:rlw|(Talk)]] 11:34, 14 December 2005 (CST)<br /> <br /> == Award ==<br /> <br /> Awww.... (blush) - [[User:Rlw|rlw]] [[User talk:rlw|(Talk)]] 12:11, 14 December 2005 (CST)<br /> <br /> == Emails ==<br /> <br /> I suppose that the emails that I am receiving are discussion dialogue in reference to subjects that come up. I average from 10 -20 per day. I really don't want to receive these as I can check discussion pages to follow questions and answers.<br /> <br /> Thanks<br /> <br /> == edit question ==<br /> <br /> how do I edit my tax question? I hit enter by mistake, and had not finished the question.<br /> <br /> == Award ==<br /> <br /> Thank you very much for the award. I'm glad my contributions have been useful. — [[User:MEJungman|MEJungman]] 11:21, 16 December 2005 (CST)<br /> <br /> == Award ==<br /> <br /> Thank you for the award . DZCPA<br /> <br /> == Sidebar ==<br /> <br /> I was just experimenting to see whether a personal sidebar would work. It didn't. I had the idea from my limited poking around Wikipedia that some of these features were user-customizable. I believe each MediaWiki instance can enable and disable such features individually in the PHP code. But I'm not an expert on this.<br /> <br /> My goal was to add &quot;Recent content changes&quot; and &quot;Recent discussion changes&quot; to my sidebar, in case you were wondering. I've created these as links on my user page and was hoping I could sidebar them for my own convenience. --[[User:Rlw|rlw]] [[User talk:rlw|(Talk)]] 16:36, 21 December 2005 (CST)<br /> <br /> Feel free to delete my Sidebar page. I can't do it myself. --[[User:Rlw|rlw]] [[User talk:rlw|(Talk)]] 16:37, 21 December 2005 (CST)<br /> <br /> Tim, I am new. How do I view questions others are posing? Franklin<br /> <br /> == Thanks for the welcome ==<br /> <br /> Thanks for the welcome. I have done a little browsing of topics and drilled into them. This is an interesting site and it has already been added to my favorites. I look forward to using it more as time goes on.<br /> <br /> Regards,<br /> <br /> Paul<br /> <br /> == Discussion topic ==<br /> <br /> I'd kinda like to promote this one: [[Discussion:Joint bank account, gift tax, and estate tax]] and see whether any one else jumps in. Thanks! -- [[User:Rlw|rlw]] [[User talk:rlw|(Talk)]] 18:35, 9 January 2006 (CST)<br /> <br /> == Spam filter ==<br /> Hello Tim.<br /> <br /> Could you help me with a problem? I posted a reply to the discussion [[Discussion:Dependent not living with you]]. I then tried to make some corrections by editing the page. Instead I got the message that the edit was blocked by the spam filter, &quot;probably because you tried to add a link to an external site&quot;. The only external link in that discussion was to the IRS site, and the spam filter blocked me even after I removed that link.<br /> <br /> Thanks, [[User:MEJungman|MEJungman]] 11:25, 10 January 2006 (CST)<br /> <br /> : Thanks for figuring out the problem. My edits went through fine now. — [[User:MEJungman|MEJungman]] 15:19, 10 January 2006 (CST)<br /> <br /> == Removal of a discussion question ==<br /> <br /> Today I submitted a question. I now realized that the premise behind it was faulty. I assumed a partnership terminated on the death of a 50% partner. But I have researched further and now realize that it only terminates on the sale or exchange of 50% or more of the partnership interests. And under Reg 1.108-1(b) a bequest is not treated as a sale or exchange.<br /> <br /> There has been no discussion on my posting and since it is erroneous, I would like it removed. How can this be done?<br /> <br /> jimcpa@meek.com<br /> <br /> How do I correct my last name on the user list. I want it to be a capital &quot;T&quot; instead of lower case.<br /> <br /> == All Caps ==<br /> <br /> You're welcome. I'm glad I could help. — [[User:MEJungman|MEJungman]] 10:38, 10 February 2006 (CST)<br /> <br /> == Bad Debt Deduction ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim,<br /> My name is Josefina and I own Taxes Simply Done. I have been preparing taxes for approximately 10 years and have been introduced to Tax Almanac just this past year. This is my first visit and I hope to make more.<br /> <br /> My question is simple. I heard a tax preparer state in a discussion group meeting that personal loans given to other people in anticipation of repayment can be deducted 100% as a bad debt when it is not repaid. And the second comment was that items purchased in a &quot;store&quot; and used to hand out in a &quot;convention table&quot; is completely 100% deductible. I have read every book I have on these topics and nothing I read supports this information.<br /> <br /> Is the tax preparer correct or is this person twisting the information to get more clients and bigger refunds?<br /> <br /> Thanks for you help in this matter and I hope my relationship with Tax Almanac prospers.<br /> Josefina at Taxes Simply Done<br /> <br /> == Thanks for the welcome ==<br /> <br /> Thank you so much - I am not on here frequently, but check in now and again. I actually do have a need that perhaps you can advise me on. Our AICPA committee is going to have 4 vacancies soon. How would you suggest I &quot;solicit&quot; applications?<br /> <br /> Lorraine<br /> <br /> == Messages not posted ==<br /> <br /> I worked up 2 very long responses to Blubby last night and another this morning and none registered after hitting save message. There were no error messages. However, perhaps some kind of time out error occured due to the amount of time it took to write them. It probably took me at least 8 or 9 minutes to write each one, so I suspect that may be the problem. Taxref.<br /> <br /> == Messages not posted ==<br /> <br /> Dear Tim:<br /> <br /> There is no need to be apologize about the missing messages. <br /> <br /> Taxref<br /> <br /> == Check out the new system messages ==<br /> <br /> Tim,<br /> <br /> Please review and make edits to the following system messages:<br /> * [[MediaWiki:ForumNew_SessionExpire]]<br /> * [[MediaWiki:ForumNew_InvalidPost]]<br /> * [[MediaWiki:ForumReply_SessionExpire]]<br /> * [[MediaWiki:ForumReply_InvalidPost]]<br /> <br /> --[[User:Mrainwater|Mrainwater]] 18:03, 22 February 2006 (CST)<br /> <br /> == Thank you! ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim,<br /> Thank you for redirecting my question. I have followed your suggestions and entered information about myself and introduced myself.<br /> <br /> I greatly appreciate your assistance:-)<br /> <br /> == Code &amp; Regs ==<br /> <br /> I must compliment you on the presentation of the Code and Regs on this site. It is the easiest of any sites to use. MUCH easier to read and search than www.legalbitstream.com or other free sites. Six Sigma is a good rule. I'm just learning about it. <br /> Why not add a six sigma blog relating to management of accounting and tax practices.<br /> <br /> == General Welcome ==<br /> <br /> Thanks Tim for the welcome email. I will be checking and adding to discussions periodically.<br /> <br /> 67dep[[User:67dep|67dep]] 00:01, 20 March 2006 (CST)<br /> <br /> == Erased posts ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim, don't know if you're active today, but it appears that MEJungman for whatever reason (probably not nefarious!) erased two posts on the thread about HUD rental income. They weren't his posts! One was a response from the thread author clarifying what happened, and the second was from me futher answering and seeking more input from others. The history doesn't show what was erased...<br /> Thanks,<br /> Jeff JR1<br /> <br /> == Cross ==<br /> <br /> == Cross Reference Member in-puts ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim:<br /> <br /> I know it is quite a lot to ask. But...would not be wonderful if the system could cross reference all members in-put to IRC, Regs, Court Cases,..etc.?<br /> <br /> Thanks,<br /> <br /> Gonza<br /> <br /> == FREDDIE ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim:<br /> <br /> I am a first time user and, unfortunately, it is the last week of tax season. I just put a message up, actually a tax question, and I presume it goes out to everyone and someone who has the background and time will answer it. I intend to really investigate the Tax Almanac after tax season. I believe I submitted the question but am not sure.''Italic text''<br /> <br /> Fred<br /> <br /> == participation ==<br /> <br /> my 2 cents worth... <br /> participants should have to provide some basic background to log in and participate. If they want to just view in, that would be just fine. But getting alot of clutter from folks throwing out a question, then not responding. Totally fine to have tax beginners. But most forums require users to register with a name. That is a good idea.<br /> <br /> best<br /> wkb<br /> <br /> == Organizing the site. ==<br /> <br /> Dear Tim,<br /> <br /> I'd like to see the site have the discussion forums divided by category, and then searchable within each of those categories separately, to be able to see &quot;just the latest&quot; entries by date, etc. Often I just am looking for one specific subject, and have to weed thru a lot of discussion that doesn't relate.<br /> <br /> Rina.<br /> <br /> == Hi Tim ==<br /> <br /> I'm thinking to get a certification in Quick Books-<br /> I think Intuit is offering severals- I lost a brochure in some place,<br /> I like the stuff I read in the basics book- And I'm a little tired of doing insurance<br /> Which one will be appropriated?<br /> How may I get a brochure?<br /> Thank you. <br /> Better way to contact me:<br /> carmenmaria39@yahoo.com<br /> Thank you<br /> <br /> == Not able to go back to my profile ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim,<br /> I am registered user of Tax Almanac. I am unable to go back to my profile to edit it. I tried all the tabs on the top toolbar, but no answer. Please e-mail me at: inagpurwala@yahoo.com where I went wrong.<br /> And thanks for doing a great job moderating TaxAlmanac.<br /> <br /> Ishaq[[User:Inagpurwala|Inagpurwala]] 15:43, 20 April 2006 (CDT)<br /> <br /> == quick link to code ==<br /> <br /> This is the first time I have tried to navigate this site.<br /> <br /> Perhaps I missed it, but if it would be possible to have a link to the code section that deals with any discussion questions, it would be helpful. At the least, some way to know what sections are involved so the user could get there through the code section of the website.<br /> <br /> This would probably require someone to view all the inquiries coming in; that person would have to have a better memory for the code sections than I do - hence its usefulness.<br /> <br /> == user information ==<br /> <br /> Thanks Tim.<br /> <br /> So you were one of the programmers on the flow through programs. I am impressed. Even though I gripe about program shortcomings occasionally, I respect how difficult it must be to make the continual programming changes to keep up with tax law changes, form changes, etc, etc.<br /> <br /> On my user info crusade: I recently got a question on NOL limitations under corporate ownership changes. ON my urging, the poster told that he was a business owner, owned the business with a large NOL. Not a tax professional. Well, this would have been a tremendious omitted data had I responded to the post thinking the poster was a CPA or tax pro. Totally changed my response. So yes, I am trying to force this in. Also, I feel that if I am going to spend some of my valuable time helping someone, they can at least identify themselves.<br /> <br /> [[User:WillyB|WillyB]]<br /> <br /> == Is there an alpha list of questions? ==<br /> <br /> == chit chat Hawaii ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim,<br /> <br /> I saw the links you put in for the tax department and something else, but I'm not sure what you are referring to as far as the chit chat area. I also added other tax links.<br /> <br /> How and where to add {{GROWTH}} word to join the group? I am sorry that not so much verse in &quot;High Tech&quot; term!<br /> <br /> Ishaq[[User:Inagpurwala|Inagpurwala]] 13:07, 24 April 2006 (CDT)<br /> <br /> == Acronyms ==<br /> <br /> Tim:<br /> <br /> I added a bunch of tax acronyms to the page you created. Upon seeing so many entries with the acronym on one line and then the meaning on another line, I *unilaterally* decided to change the format. &lt;G&gt;. I left the &quot;fun&quot; acronyms alone so the difference could be easily seen.<br /> <br /> I think it looks better, but I would like to see the meanings justified. (I just couldn't figure out how to do it.)<br /> <br /> Obviously, if you think it should revert to the original format for readability or technical reasons *beyond my ken*, then please do so with the knowledge that I will not be personally harmed!<br /> <br /> --[[User:PGattoCPA|Peter C. Gatto, CPA]] 04:05, 25 April 2006 (CDT)<br /> <br /> == Credentials ==<br /> <br /> Hey Tim, I don't know that there's other credentials worth noting, really. I started out in CPA world and then went to small biz and tax, and many CPA's don't know squat about taxes. So it's a bit unnerving to give them a credential implying something that may not be true. And I've met a ton of EA's around here this year that don't know an S corp fromm an LLC. Just a flinching item for me is all...I passed the accounting parts of the exam and left that world, so didn't finish it up. In Chicago, the ND degree means more than anything else anyway, fortunately, so it's never been a hindrance to getting business. And self designating something like Tax Pro or whatever...well, that's not objective, so who says?<br /> <br /> So it's fine, thanks for listening..<br /> Jeff<br /> <br /> == Solicitations ==<br /> <br /> Tim:<br /> <br /> I would like to get your thoughts on the propriety of answering solicitations. Personally, I do not think they should be part of this site. Please see the thread &quot;Tax reporting of foreign owned subsidiary&quot; as an example. (http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Discussion:Tax_reporting_of_foreign_owned_subsidiary)<br /> <br /> I do not believe the tax pros on the site should offer their services &quot;publicly&quot;. The OP should be asked to provide contact information and then the communication can be done outside of this site.<br /> <br /> I would like to know your thoughts or perhaps you may want to throw out the idea to the community.<br /> <br /> --[[User:PGattoCPA|Peter C. Gatto, CPA]] 19:15, 25 April 2006 (CDT)<br /> <br /> == CPA designation ==<br /> <br /> Tim,<br /> <br /> I know you posted recently but how do I get the CPA template to my bio page?<br /> <br /> == Meta Tags ==<br /> <br /> Hey Tim,<br /> <br /> How were you able to get to the top of the Yahoo and Google list? Congradulations on that!!!! I want to do it with my website and am somewhat learning about meta tagging by the macromedia website forums but do you have any tips for me?<br /> <br /> I hope all is well.<br /> <br /> <br /> Thanks,<br /> <br /> www.cpa1.biz<br /> <br /> == Kudo's ==<br /> <br /> Hi Tim. The TaxAlmanac site is looking great! I used the design of the DYK section in a meeting today with a web designer to illustrate some functionality I want in the 'next generation' of our website at Impact Productions. Keep up the great work!</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-03-15T20:50:48Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* March 14, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-03-14T14:40:54Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* March 14, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-03-14T14:40:41Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* March 7, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====March 14, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reports Phishing Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2006/03/14/pf/taxes/irs_phishing/index.htm CNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====March 7, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Encourages Businesses to Submit Tax Issues for Resolution Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154873,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 28, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Patriot’s Day Gives Some Taxpayers an Extra Day to File and Pay Taxes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154808,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 22, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Provide Guidance for energy Credits for Homeowners [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Provide Guidance on Energy Credit To Home Builders [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154658,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 17, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Streamlines Extension of Time to File for Business Taxpayers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154554,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 16, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Streamlines Extensions for Business Returns [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154554,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Ohio Society of CPA's Launches Operation CPA [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101791&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====February 15, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tata America Sued Over Tax Refunds [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060215/ap_on_bi_ge/tax_refund_lawsuit;_ylt=AuOIIz5w_brNbEvuQE.y99wO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> * Deutsche Bank role in tax shelters probed [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060215/bs_nm/financial_deutschebank_dc;_ylt=AoVG9v1wYz6bMgRKlz6Sh4m573QA;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====February 14, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Americans Underpay Taxes by $345 Billion [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&amp;sid=a_npgDr.UTBA&amp;refer=us Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> ====February 13, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Victims Have More Time to Claim Losses on Prior Year Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154442,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 10, 2006====<br /> <br /> * States Increasing Tax Burden [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101763 Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====February 9, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies 2006 Toyota Prius Hybrid Vehicle for 2005 Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154318,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 7, 2006====<br /> <br /> * The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/07/pf/taxes/tax_scams/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> * 3 Rules for Home Office Deductions [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/07/pf/taxes/home_office_deductions/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> * Keep Taxes Low to Shrink Deficit [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/07/news/economy/snow.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====February 6, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Thirteen State Mandate e-filing. More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-17T19:35:11Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 17, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====February 17, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Rollout Disclosure Modifications [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/1A307D8EA90868C78525711800052F03?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====February 16, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Streamlines Extensions for Business Returns [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154554,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Could Collect up to $1 Billion More per Year [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/326C9526608EB57385257117000B14D9?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> * Ohio Society of CPA's Launches Operation CPA [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101791&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====February 15, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tata America Sued Over Tax Refunds [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060215/ap_on_bi_ge/tax_refund_lawsuit;_ylt=AuOIIz5w_brNbEvuQE.y99wO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> * Deutsche Bank role in tax shelters probed [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060215/bs_nm/financial_deutschebank_dc;_ylt=AoVG9v1wYz6bMgRKlz6Sh4m573QA;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====February 14, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Americans Underpay Taxes by $345 Billion [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&amp;sid=a_npgDr.UTBA&amp;refer=us Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> ====February 13, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Victims Have More Time to Claim Losses on Prior Year Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154442,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 10, 2006====<br /> <br /> * States Increasing Tax Burden [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101763 Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====February 9, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies 2006 Toyota Prius Hybrid Vehicle for 2005 Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154318,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 7, 2006====<br /> <br /> * The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/07/pf/taxes/tax_scams/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> * 3 Rules for Home Office Deductions [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/07/pf/taxes/home_office_deductions/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> * Keep Taxes Low to Shrink Deficit [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/07/news/economy/snow.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====February 6, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Thirteen State Mandate e-filing. More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-17T19:33:47Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 16, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-16T18:30:13Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 16, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====February 16, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Could Collect up to $1 Billion More per Year [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/326C9526608EB57385257117000B14D9?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> * Ohio Society of CPA's Launches Operation CPA [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101791&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====February 15, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tata America Sued Over Tax Refunds [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060215/ap_on_bi_ge/tax_refund_lawsuit;_ylt=AuOIIz5w_brNbEvuQE.y99wO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> * Deutsche Bank role in tax shelters probed [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060215/bs_nm/financial_deutschebank_dc;_ylt=AoVG9v1wYz6bMgRKlz6Sh4m573QA;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====February 14, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Americans Underpay Taxes by $345 Billion [http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&amp;sid=a_npgDr.UTBA&amp;refer=us Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> ====February 13, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Victims Have More Time to Claim Losses on Prior Year Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154442,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 10, 2006====<br /> <br /> * States Increasing Tax Burden [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101763 Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====February 9, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies 2006 Toyota Prius Hybrid Vehicle for 2005 Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154318,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 7, 2006====<br /> <br /> * The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/07/pf/taxes/tax_scams/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> * 3 Rules for Home Office Deductions [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/07/pf/taxes/home_office_deductions/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> * Keep Taxes Low to Shrink Deficit [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/07/news/economy/snow.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====February 6, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Thirteen State Mandate e-filing. More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-15T21:10:30Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 14, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-10T15:52:24Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 9, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Discussion:How_to_find_forms_by_the_name%3F Discussion:How to find forms by the name? 2006-02-09T22:23:06Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;Finding Input Fields Based on Description</p> <hr /> <div>{{ForumThreadHeading|Tax_Questions|Tax Questions}}<br /> [[Category: Tax_Questions]]<br /> <br /> {{ForumNewPost|UserID=Martineo|Date=9 February 2006|Text=You know you need , Lets say: Moving expenses, &quot;Injured Spouse&quot;, or others<br /> And your software let you reach the form just if you know the number:<br /> 8379, 88 something, or whatever.<br /> Question??::: How you find the number of the form?}}<br /> <br /> {{ForumReplyPost|UserID=Toby Joplin|Date=9 February 2006|Text=Speaking only for the Lacerte Tax program, you can use the Find feature to locate input fields. You can search for 1) an input field based on the description, 2) the input for a form based on the form number or, 3) User-entered text. This is a nice little tool in the Lacerte program. Option 1) would probably give you what you need.}}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-07T21:49:01Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 7, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-07T18:40:38Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 7, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-07T18:39:33Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 6, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-07T16:45:18Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 6, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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More may follow [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101746&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> * New Steps Taken to Improve Questionable Refund Program [http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154285,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Treasury and IRS Revise Circular 230 for Tax Professionals [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154248,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====February 1, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Fires Back Against H&amp;R Block [http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/news/companies/intuit_hrblock.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-02-07T16:38:19Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* February 6, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. 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Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Backs Down Over Helpline Service Hours [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/A40D2D982071DD0A852571000003626C?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Capitol Hill Hot Over Frozen Refunds [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/CAE8A48A55311ADD852570FC0008BBE8?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-26T16:35:16Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 25, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====January 26, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Bush to Push for Permanent Tax Cuts [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/26/news/economy/bush_conference/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Backs Down Over Helpline Service Hours [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/A40D2D982071DD0A852571000003626C?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Capitol Hill Hot Over Frozen Refunds [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/CAE8A48A55311ADD852570FC0008BBE8?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-25T15:47:14Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 25, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====January 25, 2006====<br /> <br /> * New Publication Explains Tax Law Changes Related to Recent Hurricanes [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153840,00.html IRS]<br /> * What's on Tap for State of Union Address [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/25/news/economy/bush_speech/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====January 24, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Boss Orders Review of Frozen Refunds [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/24/pf/taxes/refund_fraud_review/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Says No Dedection for Gender Reassignment [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18762 WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Backs Down Over Helpline Service Hours [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/A40D2D982071DD0A852571000003626C?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> <br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Capitol Hill Hot Over Frozen Refunds [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/CAE8A48A55311ADD852570FC0008BBE8?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. 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Capitol Hill Hot Over Frozen Refunds [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/CAE8A48A55311ADD852570FC0008BBE8?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-24T17:16:44Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 20, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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[http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/CAE8A48A55311ADD852570FC0008BBE8?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Cities &amp; States Float Sales Tax Ideas [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101681&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-20T19:27:23Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 20, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-20T19:26:18Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 20, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Capitol Hill Hot Over Frozen Refunds [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/CAE8A48A55311ADD852570FC0008BBE8?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> * Tax Schemer Sentenced to 5 Years [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=18747 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-20T19:25:08Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 19, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====January 20, 2006====<br /> <br /> * Capitol Hill Hot Over Frozen Refunds [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/CAE8A48A55311ADD852570FC0008BBE8?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====January 19, 2006====<br /> * Certain Tax Returns Go to Different Centers than Last Year [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153369,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 18, 2006====<br /> * Tax Law Changes Delay e-file for a Small Number of 2005 Forms [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153344,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * Adding Roth Options to your Savings Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2006/01/17/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-17T20:57:09Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 17, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. 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Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-17T18:30:58Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 13, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====January 17, 2006====<br /> * A Small Step Towards Tax Sanity [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/jan2006/nf20060117_9749.htm BusinessWeek]<br /> <br /> ====January 13, 2006====<br /> * IRS and Treasury Provide Guidance to Hybrid Manufacturers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=153172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * IRS Revises Schedule K-1 for Trusts [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152960,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Discussion:Hello Discussion:Hello 2006-01-17T15:06:34Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;Building a Practice</p> <hr /> <div>{{ForumThreadHeading|User_Introductions|User Introductions}}<br /> [[Category: User_Introductions]]<br /> <br /> {{ForumNewPost|UserID=Herbach|Date=14 January 2006|Text=Hello fellow practioners.<br /> <br /> Let me introduce myself, I am Mitchell Herbach. I have been doing taxes on a part time basis since 1976. I worked for the federal government as an accountant and auditor from 1976-1998. I &quot;retired&quot; in 1998 and promptly moved to Fremont, Ca (a surburb of San Fracsico, Ca).<br /> <br /> Since moving to Fremont, I have attempted to start my own practice anew. Being a newcommer to an area, it is hard to get clients. I have put adverisement in local newspapers but I feel it is very degrading especially when one starts comparing you to H &amp; R Block.<br /> <br /> For the last few years I have been using ProSeries. on a pay as you go basis. Last year I bought the Basic version and was unhappy with it. I changed over to Lacerte this year andso far it seems better.<br /> <br /> I am always open to getting new clients or helping another tax preparer with their excess work.<br /> <br /> I have been doing 1040's with a emphasis on small business as well as some 1120 and 1120s. <br /> <br /> By the way I have two web sites, www.mherbach.com and www.taxesbyherbach.com<br /> }}<br /> <br /> {{ForumReplyPost|UserID=DZCPA|Date=16 January 2006|Text=Have you considered purchasing an existing tax prep business? I have 5 times and it worked out great for me.}}<br /> <br /> {{ForumReplyPost|UserID=Toby Joplin|Date=17 January 2006|Text=I have heard some good feedback on New Clients, Inc's http://www.newclientsinc.com ability to help build a practice. I beliee their approach is to solicit write-up clients and build the tax revenues from that.}}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-10T16:56:28Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 5, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====January 7, 2006====<br /> * Bush Urges Congress to Save Tax Cuts [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060108/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush;_ylt=Ah8yI4hZ.jY8c6kCX.5zFIwO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. 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Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * H&amp;R Block Makes Error in Mailing Tax Software [http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-01-04-hr-block-privacy_x.htm USA Today]<br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2006-01-05T18:31:11Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* January 4, 2006 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====January 5, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101636&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====January 4, 2006====<br /> <br /> * IRS Simplifies Tax Filing Requirements for Small Employers [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152458,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * IRS Opens 2006 Filing Season [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152408,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 22, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=152127,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=152030,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151979,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House Sends Katrina Recovery Package to the President [http://waysandmeans.house.gov/news.asp?formmode=release&amp;id=364 House Committee on Ways and Means]<br /> <br /> ====December 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress won't fix alternative minimum tax this year [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/13/alternativeminimumtax.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====December 9, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2005-12-09T20:02:05Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* December , 2005 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====December , 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> * House, Senate Face Tricky Tax Negotiations [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051209/ap_on_go_co/congress_taxes_22 Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2005-12-09T19:54:22Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* December , 2005 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====December , 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> * Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Drop-dead Dates for Setting Up Retirement Plans [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101533&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y Accounting Web]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2005-12-09T19:53:20Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* December , 2005 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====December , 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> *Why an Oil Windfall Profits Tax is a Good Idea [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/09/commentary/pluggedin_fortune/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Current_events Current events 2005-12-09T19:52:15Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;/* December 8, 2005 */</p> <hr /> <div>&lt;!--<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> Intuit employees: Please remember to update Template:In the news as well. Thank you!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> --&gt;<br /> Just like anywhere else on [[TaxAlmanac]], please feel free to edit this page, add links, or [[Help:Adding a new article|add]] any articles you think other tax professionals might find interesting. You can even create links from the news articles to articles in TaxAlmanac. Make this a page where you communicate what's going on in the world, and what's going on with TaxAlmanac.<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> {| cellspacing=&quot;3&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot; <br /> |width=&quot;100%&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot;| <br /> {|<br /> |style=&quot;padding-right: 1em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> |}<br /> |-<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;&quot;|<br /> __NOTOC__<br /> == Current Tax and Accounting ==<br /> ====December , 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Cut Showdown [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/09/1285802.xml NY Times]<br /> <br /> ====December 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Fixing AMT [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_sperling&amp;sid=aItOHVheKPhI Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> * House GOP Continues Tax Cutting Push [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/08/congress.taxes.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151368,00.html IRS]<br /> * House moves to cut taxes by $94.5 billion [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10372124/ MSNBC]<br /> * Tax &amp; Spend vs Spend &amp; Spend [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_carlson&amp;sid=ajzwkeWT919w Bloomberg Columnists]<br /> <br /> ====December 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House to Vote on AMT Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/07/pf/taxes/house_amt/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Pain Threshold [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/06/pf/taxes/tax_threshold/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 4, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush Balks at Tax Reform [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/12/05/tax.reform.tm/index.html CNN]<br /> * Taxes Are Going Up [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/05/1285073.xml New York Times]<br /> * Alternative Minimum Tax Won't Die [http://college4.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/12/04/1284792.xml New York Times]<br /> * Tax Reform May be Delayed [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/04/news/economy/tax_delay.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Cuts Miles Write-off [http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/05/pf/taxes/mileage_deduction/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====December 3, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151226,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====December 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * December Tax Planning Ideas [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051201/bs_nm/column_finance_dc;_ylt=AokxaISUdvrnlkFBPZ8fr_YO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo] <br /> * Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=151112,00.html IRS]<br /> * Auditors Find Volunteers Make Errors on Tax Returns [http://www.pro2net.com/x50800.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 30, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Security Firm Warns of IRS Web Scam [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/30/technology/irs_phishing.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * IRS Warns Against Phishing Scam [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051130/ap_on_go_ot/irs_tax_scam;_ylt=AhukO3mdRhqfdFW17.ZF3GQO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- Yahoo]<br /> <br /> ====November 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> *IRS Complaint Filed Against Focus on the Family [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/11/29/focusonthefamily.irs.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * Study Finds Charitable Tax Deduction Regressive [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16488 WebCPA]<br /> * Congressman Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E2A413A06B392CF5852570C7007C8B8A?OpenDocument TaxAnalysts]<br /> * Tax Protester Sentenced to 15 Months [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16485 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====November 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS to Increase Audits Next Year [http://www.pro2net.com/x50760.xml SmartPros]<br /> <br /> ====November 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Senate Tax Bill Nixes Extension [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/taxes/senate_amended/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> * Senate Approves Special Tax on Oil Profits [http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_3220799 Denver Post]<br /> * Ways &amp; Means Committee Approves Tax Cut Package [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/0ECD56039EA18C95852570BB001D9247?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> * 401(k) versus Roth 401(k) [http://money.cnn.com/2005/11/15/pf/expert/ask_expert/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====November 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Looking for More Than 84,000 Owners of Undelivered Refunds [http://www.irs.gov/irs/article/0,,id=149988,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean-Fuel Deduction [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150594,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 7, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Six-Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150456,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====November 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Bush panel proposes broad tax-law changes [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9883726/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====October 31, 2005====<br /> <br /> * 2006 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets, Change Tax Benefits [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150172,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Berkshire Hathaway Wins IRS Tax Case [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/28/news/fortune500/berkshire.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Offers Carrot to Tax Shelter Users [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/28/1255946.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Wilma Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=150041,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Tax Package benefits Wealthy Donors [http://college3.nytimes.com/guests/articles/2005/10/27/1255776.xml New York Times]<br /> <br /> * Bush's Legacy: Low Taxes [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/6EEAFA6465D6367C852570A6008249AE?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 26, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Treasury Secretary Urges Congress to Extend Tax Breaks [http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051026/bs_nm/economy_snow_dc;_ylt=Al6v5lAyJDQJlZ7ayo7ESEnv5rEF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmN Yahoo News]<br /> <br /> ====October 25, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Schwarzenegger Nixes Tax Enforcement Bills [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=16011 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Will Address Charitable Provisions [http://www.taxanalysts.com/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/599ABA0365DA21B5852570A40082715A?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 20, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Efficiency, Simplicity Mark New Tax Suites [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15845 WebCPA]<br /> *IRS releases Form 8158 - Quality Review Checklist [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8158.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 19, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Tax Overhaul at a Glance [http://www.pro2net.com/x50255.xml SmartPros]<br /> *Reform Panel Proposes Simplified Income, Hybrid Tax Systems [http://www.tax.org/www/taxwirewww.nsf/DocNoLookup/E4C795EB2C6DC8ED8525709F00084378?OpenDocument Tax Analysts]<br /> <br /> ====October 18, 2005====<br /> <br /> *Bush's Tax Commission Rejects Overhaul [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051017/ap_on_go_pr_wh/tax_overhaul;_ylt=Ai23.ElUwdjQZTIL6B5qgoAO57EF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5b Yahoo News]<br /> *AICPA Releases Tax Reform Report [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15985 WebCPA]<br /> * Tax Favored Treatment for Early Distributions from IRAs and other Retirement Plans for Victims of Hurricane Katrina [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149669,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 17, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149631,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * New Tool for Private Foundations Available [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149656,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 13, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Reform Panel Nixes National Sales Tax [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/13/pf/taxes/panel_hybrid/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * Forbes' Flat Tax Revolution [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_baum&amp;sid=aXuyS_kpULZo Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * IRS May Revoke Tax Exempt Status of Credit Counseling Firms [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=15884 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====October 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * The Swamp Known as Tax Reform [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/oct2005/nf20051012_2302_db016.htm Business Week]<br /> <br /> ====October 11, 2005====<br /> * Owning a Home May Become Less Tax Friendly [http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/11/pf/taxes/mortgage_interest/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> * New Tax Law Eases Loss Limitations for Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149500,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Harvesting Tax Losses [http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000039&amp;refer=columnist_currier&amp;sid=aA2kY1iHzO2w Bloomberg]<br /> <br /> * 2005 Form 706, United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f706.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 6, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Oct. 17 Tax Deadline Approaches For Extension Filers [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149382,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====October 5, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Hurricane Katrina Relief [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=149266,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 29, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Reduced Exclusion Possible in Home Sale [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/September+2005/From+The+Tax+Adviser.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> * Deadlines for Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Katrina Extended Until Feb. 28 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148657,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Problem Alert: IRS Reports Some Tax Payments From 13 States Lost [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Leave Donation Program [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148114,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 28, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Committee for Economic Development Releases Tax Plan [http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&amp;STORY=/www/story/09-27-2005/0004133061&amp;EDATE= PR Newswire]<br /> <br /> ====September 27, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Tax Relief Granted for Hurricane Rita [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148540,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> * Original Signature Still Required on Some Extension Forms [http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=147223,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 23, 2005====<br /> <br /> * TaxAlmanac offers Interactive Online Resource [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 CPA Technology Advisor]<br /> <br /> * IRS Updates Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Guidelines for Taxpayers in Four States, Relief Workers and Others Impacted [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148284,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 21, 2005====<br /> <br /> * House, Senate Reach Agreement on Hurricane Tax Relief Package [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/21/katrina.taxes.ap/index.html CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 16, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Katrina Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=148129,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 15, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Technical Corrections: Winners, Losers, &amp; Also-Rans [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/Technical+Corrections.htm AICPA]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate Until Dec. 31, 2005 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147423,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 14, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS and AICPA Announce Agreement to Assist Disaster Victims [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147326,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====September 12, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Katrina Victims may get 401K Relief [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/13/retirement/katrina_401k/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====September 10, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Intuit Simplifies and Streamlines Tax Prep for Pros [http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050909/95283.html?.v=1 Yahoo! Finance]<br /> <br /> * IRS Increases Mileage Rate [http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmile0910,0,1749680.story?coll=ny-business-leadheadlines Newsday]<br /> <br /> ====September 8, 2005====<br /> <br /> * IRS Extends Filings Deadlines for Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/pf/katrina_irs/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> * IRS Launches Plan to Donate Vacation Days to Aid Hurricane Victims [http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/08/news/irs_vacation/index.htm CNN/Money]<br /> <br /> ====September 1, 2005====<br /> <br /> * Congress Mulls Vetting Preparers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14490 WebCPA]<br /> <br /> * Hurricane Katrina: Information on Charitable Giving, Tax-Relief Issues [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 28, 2005====<br /> * KPMG Reaches Agreement with Prosecurtors [http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/28/news/fortune500/kpmg.reut/index.htm CNN Money]<br /> <br /> ====August 25, 2005====<br /> * IRS Closes ESOP Loopholes [http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/js2693.htm IRS]<br /> * IRS Analyzes Post-Sale Payment by Seller to Buyer [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Columnists/White/IRS+Analyzes+Post+Sale.htm AICPA]<br /> * Treasury, IRS Announce Proposed Cost-Sharing Regs [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14471&amp;pg=news WebCPA] <br /> * Withdraw Without Penalty [https://www.cpa2biz.com/News/Journal+of+Accountancy/August+2005/Withdraw+Without+Penalty.htm Journal of Accountancy]<br /> <br /> ====August 23, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Scorers [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=14418&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====August 10, 2005====<br /> * Huge Highway bill becomes law [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/10/bush.highwaybill.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> <br /> ====August 9, 2005====<br /> * TaxAlmanac begins incorporating new energy bill into only known free and updated [[Internal Revenue Code - Index|Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> <br /> ====August 8, 2005====<br /> * Bush Signs Energy Bill [http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/08/08/bush.ap/index.html CNN]<br /> * IRS, Treasury Issue Priority Guidance Plan for 2005-2006 [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=142346,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====August 5, 2005====<br /> * New Form 4868 Planned to Provide a 6-Month Extension Period. Provided the necessary regulations are approved taxpayers will be able to use the revised form for Tax Year 2005. [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-dft/d4868.pdf IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 29, 2005====<br /> * Congress passes energy bill, breaking stalemate [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8739555/ MSNBC]<br /> <br /> ====July 26, 2005====<br /> * House Democrats Roll Out Retirement Plan [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/retirement/amerisave_plan/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> * Watchdog OK's Ban of Agressive Shelter [http://money.cnn.com/2005/07/26/news/economy/tax_shelter.reut/index.htm CNNMoney]<br /> <br /> ====July 25, 2005====<br /> * Hurricane Season Can Mean Disaster / Tax Relief in Disaster Situations [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=108362,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 21, 2005====<br /> * IRS E-File Available for Extension Filers through Aug. 15 and Beyond [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141319,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 14, 2005====<br /> * IRS to Accept Facsimile Signatures on Employment Tax Returns [http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=141058,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> ====July 13, 2005====<br /> * Veil Lifted on Some US Tax Cases [http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/12/business/tax.php International Herald Tribune]<br /> <br /> ====July 8, 2005====<br /> * AICPA Ethics Ruling Addresses Tax Outsourcing [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101077 AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 7, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Industry Confident About Employment Market [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13696&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> * IRS Held Prisoner in Jail Filing Fraud Scheme [http://www.webcpa.com/article.cfm?articleid=13694&amp;pg=news WebCPA]<br /> <br /> ====July 6, 2005====<br /> * Accounting Firms Rush to Fill Jobs; Minorities Targeted [http://www.accountingweb.com/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=101069&amp;d=815&amp;h=817&amp;f=816&amp;dateformat=%B%20%e,%20%Y AccountingWeb]<br /> <br /> ====July 5, 2005====<br /> * IRS Nationwide Forums [http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=97192,00.html IRS]<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> == New TaxAlmanac Articles ==<br /> ''(See the complete list of [[Special:Newpages|all new articles]].)''<br /> <br /> * [[IRS_Code_280F_GVWR_over_6000 pounds|IRS Code 280F GVWR Over 6000 Pounds]]<br /> * [[Schedule K-1(Form 1065)_-_Line 13_-_Other Deductions_-_Code Definition|Schedule K-1 Other Deductions Definition]]<br /> * [[Australian_tax|Australian Tax]]<br /> * [[Capitalization_of_Roof_Repair|Capitalization of Roof Repair]]<br /> * [[501(c)(3)_application|501(c)(3) Application]]<br /> * [[Parsonage_allowance|Parsonage Allowance]]<br /> * [[Sub_&quot;S&quot;_to_Add_Shareholder|Sub &quot;S&quot; to Add Shareholder]]<br /> * [[Depreciation_-_Artwork|Depreciation - Artwork]]<br /> * [[Like-Kind_Exchange_Reporting|Like-Kind Exchange Reporting]]<br /> * [[How_to_File_a_Trust_Return|How to File a Trust Return]]<br /> * [[About_the_Internal_Revenue_Code|About the Internal Revenue Code]]<br /> * [[Minister_/_Clergy_Taxation|Minister/Clergy Taxation]]<br /> * [[Tax_Shelter_for_Gain_on_Secondary_Home|Tax Shelter for Gain on Secondary Home]]<br /> * [[Deducting_a_Sec._754_Depreciation_Adjustment|Deducting Section 754 Depreciation Adjustment]]<br /> * [[Special_sec._179_Basis_Rules_with_Respect_to_Estates_and_Trusts|Special Section 179 Basis Rules with Respect to Estates and Trusts]]<br /> <br /> |- valign=&quot;top&quot;<br /> <br /> |width=&quot;50%&quot; style=&quot;border: 1px solid gray; padding-left:1em;padding-right:0.1em;padding-top:0.5em;&quot;|<br /> <br /> ==IRS Web Site Revamped - November 2005==<br /> So, you thought you had the IRS all web site figured out. Didn't you? ''Wrong!'' The home page, navigation, and search are all different as of mid-November 2005.<br /> <br /> See [http://www.irs.gov/help/article/0,,id=150541,00.html what's changed on the new IRS.gov].<br /> |}</div> Toby Joplin http://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/User:Toby_Joplin User:Toby Joplin 2005-12-08T21:05:02Z <p>Toby Joplin:&#32;</p> <hr /> <div>[[Image:Toby.jpg]]<br /> <br /> I am a Senior Product Manager with [http://www.intuit.com Intuit] and have worked in the ProTax business unit for over three years. I am one of the original three people that helped launch TaxAlmanac. Before I came to Intuit I spent nine years at Tax and Accounting Software Corp. (TaascFORCE). <br /> <br /> I am a certified public accountant. I serve on the Advisory Board for the School of Accounting at [http://spears.okstate.edu/accounting/content/advisory.php Oklahoma State University]and on the Board of Directors for [http://www.impactprod.org/ Impact Productions]. I am also the founder of [http://whatareyoupassionateabout.com WhatAreYouPassionateAbout.com].<br /> <br /> I am a regular contributor to various business and technology publications and have been quoted by the [http://wsj.com Wall Street Journal], [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3700/is_199609/ai_n8733677 Telemarketing &amp; Call Center Solutions], [http://www.lacertesoftware.com/resources/newsletter/2003_summernewsletter.pdf Tax &amp; Technology] and [http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/publication/article.jsp?pubId=1&amp;id=877 The CPA Technology Advisor]. My most recent project, [http://www.TaxAlmanac.org TaxAlmanac] was recognized by [http://www.time.com Time Magazine]in the June 6, 2005 issue. TaxAlmanac was also selected by [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960401.htm BusinessWeek] as one of [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_47/b3960414.htm 50 Smart Ways to Use the Web]. In my spare time, I consult with organzations such as [http://www.nelsonnm.com Nelson Nissan-Mazda], [http://www.terminatorlures.com Outdoor Innovations], and others.<br /> <br /> [[category:Intuit Employees|Toby Joplin]]</div> Toby Joplin