The High Court reviews taxes; a new perspective on cyberattacks; how to answer the phone; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.
Lots to watch
- Procedural taxation (https://procedurallytaxing.com): The Supreme Court has a full fall schedule of tax case topics, including fair toll, FBAR penalty calculation, private title action, and limitations on court action regarding court sale orders. unsuspended bankruptcy.
- Current Federal Tax Developments (https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/): An overview of the recently updated IRS FAQ on pandemic assistance related to buying a home and paying for premium mortgage insurance.
- National Taxpayer Advocate (https://www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/taxnews-information/blogs-nta/): Part two of a series of tips for trying to understand IRS transcripts, starting with “Cycle Dates” and “Transaction Dates”.
- The wandering tax pro (http://wanderingtaxpro.blogspot.com/): America’s income tax story began just 20 years after Plymouth Rock and has seen a slew of levies, repeals, and tweaks since.
- In summary (http://blog.freedmaxick.com/summing-it-up): How to help your business customers protect themselves against cyberattacks, including addressing the threat from the hacker’s perspective.
everything is fair
- Taxation (https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/): President Biden’s plan to raise taxes on the ultra-rich died in Congress, but the idea lives on in the states.
- Mutilated again (http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/): Tax problems keep coming for a former state senator, even after more than a decade.
- TaxProf Blog (http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/): Because various deductions are disallowed if they are closely related to criminal activity, tax law treats criminals differently than non-criminals. Should he?
- Federal tax crimes (http://federaltaxcrimes.blogspot.com/): A district court upheld the IRS’ risk assessment of more than $1.4 billion in United States vs. Brockman — which the agency maintains “represents the largest case of peril assessment/sampling in U.S. history.”
- Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (https://itep.org/category/blog/): If lawmakers think it is worth extending tax breaks to corporations, then it would be utterly unreasonable for them not to conclude the same about tax provisions that help low-income children.
- Tax foundation (https://taxfoundation.org/blog): A new report from the Congressional Budget Office finds that low- and middle-income households are disproportionately bearing the brunt of the wave of inflation.