Most employers or retirement plan administrators are required to file annual informational returns with the U.S. Department of Labor called Form 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan.
If you are into Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs), your concern about penalties for failing to comply with those FinCEN 114 reporting rules just took an exciting, and perhaps fearsome, turn.
For years, remote workers had been complicating state tax compliance for companies. When the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Wayfair came out in June 2018, many believed that the decision’s economic nexus standards would reduce complexity surrounding remote workers.
With a changing planet and generous federal tax incentives, renewable energy projects are increasing in both number and size. So naturally, states want their fair share of tax revenue.
You are moving to another state, but will keep some Minnesota ties (e.g., maintain a house or cabin in Minnesota, spend summers in Minnesota, remain employed by a Minnesota company). Will the Minnesota Department of Revenue agree that you actually moved?
Many business owners, especially owners who are thinking of selling their business, wonder if an ESOP is a good ownership transition option for them. The answer is not always easy to determine but an ESOP is something that should be explored.
Having spent more than a decade working with taxpayers and Department employees on sales and use tax audits and refund requests, I find that responding to documentation requests from the Department can either be an exercise in pragmatism or an exercise in preventing auditors from murdering a taxpayer’s business by a thousand cuts. The reality is that accumulating and providing documentation is easier for some taxpayers than for others. Similarly, the requirements laid out by some states, or by some auditors, are more burdensome than by others.
One of the largest sources of stress for a taxpayer with significant federal tax debts is whether the IRS can take his or her house. For many taxpayers, the family residence is the most important source of their wealth. In addition, it is not just their house, but their home—a source of happiness and joy and family community. The prospect of losing a home therefore not only threatens financial loss, but it is often emotionally taxing as well.
Many 501(c)(3) organizations receive a property tax statement on a newly acquired property and ask: “As a 501(c)(3) organization, aren’t we exempt from property tax?”
Tax Issues in the Use or Disposition of International Intangibles: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part II)
This week, we turn to international transactions that involve licenses or the provision or performance of e-commerce services.