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U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Taxpayers in Wynne

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of taxpayers in Comptroller v. Wynne. Mr. and Mrs. Wynne, both Maryland residents, were shareholders in an S corporation that conducted business in close to 40 states. In filing their 2006 Maryland income tax return, the Wynnes claimed a credit for taxes paid…

R&D Tax Credit – Update on Extension

By Dean Zerbe, former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and alliantgroup National Managing Director The R&D Tax Credit was part of the tax extenders package that was signed into law at the end of last year. That legislation extended the credit (as well as a number of other tax extenders) until 12/31/2014—so…

Medical Device Excise Tax

by Ian Merwin, alliantgroup Associate The Medical Device Excise Tax was one of the many new taxes that came in with the Affordable Care Act in 2010. It places a 2.3% tax on the sale of certain medical devices by the manufacturer or importer of the device. The tax has been the target of much…

Webinar: OVDP & FATCA – Avoiding the Penalties at all Costs

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT Register Now alliantgroup presents a CPE certified webinar on Offshore Tax Compliance including an overview of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and IRS Offshore voluntary compliance programs. We stand at a key juncture in the IRS efforts to root out those who have undisclosed…

Undeclared Offshore Assets

We stand at a fascinating point in time with respect to the United States’ continued efforts to find those U.S. taxpayers who have undeclared assets offshore. During my tenure at the IRS, I spent a great deal of time on these efforts. Having led negotiations between the IRS and the Swiss Government in the UBS…

IRS Failed to Comply with Taxpayer Property Seizures

On June 12, 2013, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) released a report reviewing IRS compliance with legal guidelines when conducting seizures of taxpayers’ property during a fiscal year period ending June 30, 2012.  TIGTA reviewed a random sample of 50 of the 738 seizures that occurred during the fiscal year ending June…

Employers Not Complying with Worker Classification Rulings

In a report issued in June, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”) found that employers continue to mis-classify employees as independent contractors even after rulings by the I.R.S. . Employers are responsible for one half of the Social Security, Medicare, and Unemployment taxes (1.45% for Medicare, 4.2% in wage withholding, and an additional…

Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

In a Treasury Notes Blog Post on July 2, 2013, Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, Mark J. Mazur, announced that enforcement of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act would be delayed until 2015. The employer mandate – officially known as the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment – applies to “large employers” – those…


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