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Expiring provisions by the numbers
By Annette Nellen, Esq., CPA
We hear a lot about expiring tax provisions; here is a look at some of the figures associated with these items.
   
 
   
2012 tax software survey
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Which tax prep products and features yield frustration or bliss? 6,000 tax practitioners tell us what they think.
   
 
   
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Ban on political activities: An election year warning
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Taxpayer Advocate Service changes criteria for accepting cases
The TAS reduced the number of issues it will consider so it can focus on areas where it will add value.
   
 
 
IRS changes stance on application of Sec. 6662 penalty to frozen refundable credits
The IRS will no longer impose a penalty for substantial understatement of tax when an individual claims a refundable credit without being entitled to it, as long as the IRS has not actually paid the refund.
   
 
 
Draft Form 706 provides check box to not elect portability
The draft form for the first time addresses portability of a deceased spouse's unused estate and gift tax exclusion amount and provides a check box for the executor to opt out of electing portability of the unused portion.
   
 
 
IRS Chief Counsel's office issues advice on identity theft returns
The IRS's Office of Chief Counsel issued guidance on what it can do when an identity thief files a tax return to get a fraudulent refund and the IRS has issued a statutory notice of deficiency based on that fraudulent return.
   
 
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CPA News to Know
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1 AICPA says the IRS is issuing erroneous letters on Form 3520 for foreign trusts
 
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Highlights of the 2012 tax software survey
   
Highlights of the 2012 tax software survey
CPA tax practitioners weigh in on the tax return preparation software they use. This year more than 6,000 told us how each of the major products performed.

 
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