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IRS: Those impacted by Idalia qualify for tax relief

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Idalia in parts of Florida. These taxpayers now have until Feb. 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. The IRS is offering relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management […]


IRS launches paperless processing initiative

Taxpayers will have the option to go paperless for IRS correspondence by 2024 filing season, IRS to achieve paperless processing for all tax returns by filing season 2025 FS-2023-18, Aug. 2023 IRS paperless processing initiative will eliminate up to 200 million pieces of paper annually, cut processing times in half, and expedite refunds by several […]


Businesses must report of Cash Payments Over $10,000, beginning January 1, 2024

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service today announced that starting Jan. 1, 2024, businesses are required to electronically file (e-file) Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000, instead of filing a paper return. This new requirement follows final regulations amending e-filing rules for information returns, including Forms 8300. Businesses that receive more than $10,000 in cash must […]


Interest rates increase for the fourth quarter 2023

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning Oct.1, 2023. For individuals, the rate for overpayments and underpayments will be 8% per year, compounded daily. Here is a complete list of the new rates: 8% for overpayments (payments made in excess of the amount owed), […]


Florida E-Verify Requirement Effective July 1, 2023

Starting July 1, 2023, Florida now requires that employers verify their new employee’s employment eligibility using E-Verify in addition to the Federal Form I-9. This new requirement applies only to employers where the new employee will be the 25th or greater employee performing services in Florida at the time of the new employee’s employment verification. […]


IRS ends unannounced officer visits to taxpayers

WASHINGTON — As part of a larger transformation effort, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a major policy change that will end most unannounced visits to taxpayers by agency revenue officers to reduce public confusion and enhance overall safety measures for taxpayers and employees. The change reverses a decades-long practice by IRS revenue officers, the […]

The Tax Payoff for Life Insurance

No one is saying that permanent whole life insurance is the greatest invention since the wheel was created. But this estate planning concept—which has seemingly been around since the dawning of time—does offer significant financial and tax benefits. Background: Although there are many variations of permanent whole life insurance, let’s stick with the basics. Typically, […]

Tax Issues When Selling a House After a Divorce

What are the tax consequences regarding a home sale if you and your spouse split up or divorce? The home sale exclusion remains one of the biggest and best tax breaks on the books. If a married couple filing jointly qualifies, they can exclude from tax up to a half million dollars of their profit […]


Special options available to help taxpayers who missed the April deadline

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers who owe unpaid taxes and missed the April 18 tax deadline to file their 2022 federal income tax return and pay any tax due by Wednesday, June 14, to avoid a larger late-filing penalty. Penalties and interest can grow quickly. The IRS reminded taxpayers about important […]