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IRS releases draft net investment income tax form
More than a week after requesting comments on the form, the IRS posted a draft version of new Form 8960, which will be used to compute the 3.8% net investment income tax starting this year.
   
 
 
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Final regs. clarify who is subject to 50% limit on meal and entertainment expenses
Final regulations clarify who is subject to the 50% limitation on meal and entertainment expenses where employees are reimbursed for the expenses or where there are multiple parties and/or nonemployees.
   
 
 
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1 Tax reform: How do we catch up with the Maldivians?
 
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