Alerts & Updates
IRS Form 1099-K (Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions) is used to report payments and transactions from e-commerce payment platforms, apps and payment card processors such as Venmo, Paypal, Cash App, Etsy and Ticketmaster.
On November 9, 2023, the IRS officially announced the inflation adjustments for 2024 for the gift and estate tax exemptions. The federal estate, gift and generation-skipping tax exemption will increase to $13,610,000 for 2024 from $12,920,000 in 2023. This is an increase of $690,000.
On October 4, 2023, the Governor of Massachusetts signed into law the first tax cuts in Massachusetts in more than 20 years. The tax relief package is designed to deliver more than $561 million in tax relief to individuals and companies during the 2023-2024 fiscal year and top $1 billion in tax relief by the 2027 fiscal year when the package is fully phased in.
Crypto staking rewards are a kind of digital “dividend” or “interest” paid to cryptocurrency owners who help regulate and validate cryptocurrency transactions in the underlying blockchain network.
Beginning in 2024, the federal legislation known as the SECURE Act 2.0 will allow beneficiaries of 529 plans to transfer up to $35,000 of 529 plan funds over the course of their lifetime to their own Roth IRA without paying taxes or penalties.
On June 12, 2023, Governor Ned Lamont signed Connecticut’s two-year, $51 billion budget into law. The budget is said to include the largest income tax cut in Connecticut history and includes approximately $500 million in tax relief to Connecticut taxpayers, primarily by lowering certain income tax rates, modifying the pass-through entity tax, and expanding or increasing certain tax credits.
The Inflation Reduction Act enacted in August 2022 included $80 billion in funding for the IRS over the next decade. On April 6, 2023, the IRS released its Strategic Operating Plan (the “SOP”) which outlines the IRS’s plan for using these funds.
Supreme Court Rules that Non-Willful Foreign Bank Account Reporting Penalty Applies on a Per Report BasisApril 17, 2023
The Bank Secrecy Act requires every U.S. person with a financial interest in, or signature or other authority over, a financial account located outside the U.S. to report the account to the U.S. Treasury Department annually, if the total value of the foreign financial accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the year.
The IRS Puts its Stake in the Ground with Respect to Step Up in Basis on Grantor Trusts Not Included in Taxable EstateApril 7, 2023
With IRS Revenue Ruling 2023-2, the IRS is attempting to eliminate a position trumpeted by certain estate and gift tax practitioners and commenters since 2002.
Biden Administration's 2024 Fiscal Year Budget Proposals Once Again Threaten Changes to the Estate and Gift Tax SystemMarch 31, 2023
On March 9, 2023, the Treasury Department released its General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2024 Revenue Proposals (known as the Greenbook), to accompany President Biden’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2024.
In September 2022, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) of the Department of the Treasury issued final regulations implementing the beneficial ownership information (“BOI”) reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act of 2020 (the “CTA”).