Thursday, May 27, 2010

TX Society of CPAs Federal Tax Policy Committee Issues Letter to IRS Regarding Uncertain Tax Positions

The Texas Society of CPAs Federal Tax Policy Committee sent a letter May 27, 2010 to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman concerning Announcement 2010-9, Uncertain Tax Positions – Policy of Restraints (and related Announcements and Instructions).

The six page letter outlines concerns with the policy draft. If you would like more information or to read the letter, see the post on TSCPA's Federal Tax Policy blog.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tax Foundation launches 13-part series on Bush tax cuts

Frequently Asked Questions About the Bush Tax Cuts

The Tax Foundation, a non-partisan, non-profit research organization that has monitored tax policy at the federal, state and local levels since 1937, has launched a 13-part series about the Bush tax cuts on the Tax Policy Blog. The cuts are scheduled to expire at the end of 2010.

The series explores likely outcomes if the cuts expire, are extended or made permanent, or if President Obama's budget, which includes a combination of expirations and extensions, is adopted. To read about the series click the link above, or click here to read the articles in the series.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Next IRS Open House Is June 5th

Saturday June 5, The IRS is having a nationwide open house to help small businesses and individuals solve tax problems. The IRS will open approximately 200 IRS offices. There will be at least one in every state. Each office will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. local time. Here is a state by state list directory of participating offices.