This morning (December 19), the Associated Press reported that "Boehner spoke after a chaotic weekend in which Senate leaders first failed to agree on a full-year bill, then coalesced around the two-month extension that passed overwhelmingly, only to spark a revolt among GOP conservatives in the House."
The IRS announced that tax-exempt organizations with January and February filing due dates have until March 30 to file their returns. The extension is granted because the part of the e-file system that processes electronically filed returns of tax-exempt organizations will be offline January and February.
It's Hammer time: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is going after MC Hammer for $779,585 it claims he owes in back taxes dating back to 1996 and 1997. According to entertainment news outlet TMZ, the federal government has initiated a lawsuit to recover the tax debt from Hammer.
When asked by Diane Sawyer during the December 10 GOP debate about his "distinguishing idea" to create jobs and bring jobs back from overseas, Gingrich stuck close to his "pro-growth Jobs and Prosperity Plan," which advocates lowering taxes and reforming government regulations to grow the American economy.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the 2012 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes.
The impasse between Republicans and Democrats over the proposed payroll tax cut extension grew larger on December 8. Senate Republicans blocked the latest Democratic bill designed to extend the tax cut, and Republicans unveiled their own plan to lengthen the payroll tax holiday.
Just a week after this year's Veterans Day, President Obama signed new legislation providing a tax credit to employers who hire military veterans. The VOW to Hire Heroes Act is a small piece of a much larger jobs bill that has stalled in Congress.
Innovative thought is the theme at CCH Connections, this year's annual CCH User Conference, and the Thomas Paine statement of "Lead, follow, or get out of the way," has never been more appropriate than it is today.
Texas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry entered the tax reform fray recently when he made good on his debate promise to "bump plans" with fellow candidate Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax proposal by introducing his own "Cut, Balance and Grow" economic stimulus plan.
Over 800 members of the Thomson Reuters tax and accounting community gathered in San Diego last week to learn about the latest innovations in their software, experiment with new tools, and connect with peers, colleagues, and members of the Thomson Reuters staff.
The leader of the nation's largest independent federal employees union this week called on members of Congress to reject legislation that proposes what she is calling an "ill-advised reduction of the federal workforce threatening vital government services."
A district court judge has stopped H&R Block, the country's largest tax-preparation service, from buying out the maker of TaxAct software. The proposed deal would have eliminated a competitor that is undercutting the household name through lower pricing and product innovation.
The government is seeking to block a proposed merger by H&R Block, the country's largest tax preparation firm, in its first antitrust action in seven years. The outcome will likely resonate loudly throughout the industry.
Patricia A. Thompson, chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee, is urging the IRS to make changes to the user fee regulations it has proposed for tax return preparers as part of its preparer oversight program.
Starting in January 2012, any paid preparer or firm that reasonably anticipates preparing and filing 11 or more Form 1040 series tax returns, Form 1041 returns, or a combination of Form 1040 series returns and Form 1041 returns, will be required to e-file those returns.