Special tax benefits for members of the military and their families

Members of the military may qualify for special tax benefits. For instance, they don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. Special rules could lower the tax they owe or allow them more time to file and pay their federal taxes. Here are some of these special tax benefits: Combat pay exclusion: If…
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IRS issues proposed regulations for TCJA’s simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations (PDF) updating various tax accounting regulations to adopt the simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). For tax years beginning in 2019 and 2020, these simplified tax accounting rules apply for taxpayers having inflation-adjusted average annual gross receipts of…
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James Lee selected to lead IRS Criminal Investigation

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that James Lee will become the new chief of IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) on October 1. Lee, currently CI's deputy chief and a 25-year veteran of the organization, will succeed current Chief Don Fort, who announced last month he will retire on September 30. "Jim brings a…
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