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Arizona Loses Bid To Bar Federal Tax On One-Time Rebates

By Sanjay Talwani

A federal court declined Friday to bar federal taxation of Arizona's one-time state tax rebates issued last year, rejecting the state's move for a preliminary injunction against the Internal Revenue Service.

COVID Delay Makes Ohio Pair's Filing Timely, Tax Court Says

By Jared Serre

The petition of an Ohio couple was timely filed because they were entitled to a 60-day postponement during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tax Court ruled Tuesday.

IRS Investigated $9B In Potential COVID Aid Fraud

By Jared Serre

The criminal investigation arm of the Internal Revenue Service investigated nearly $9 billion in potential fraud cases related to coronavirus relief funds, the agency said Thursday.

Worker Credit Cutoff Seen As Harsh But Fair Potential Fix

By Stephen K. Cooper

Tax legislation pending in the Senate would retroactively end the employee retention tax credit program and leave businesses with a legitimate need for the credit out in the cold, but lawmakers say the move is necessary given the magnitude of fraud in the program.

Ohio Board Upholds $2.2M Hotel Value Cut Due To COVID

By Michael Nunes

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals upheld a local tax board's decision to lower the value of a hotel property by $2.2 million, saying in an order Friday that the hotel proved COVID-19 led to a reduction in value.

Ariz. Says Federal Tax On Rebates Contradicts IRS Guidance

By Sanjay Talwani

A decision by the Internal Revenue Service to impose federal income tax on rebates issued last year by Arizona violates the agency's own recent guidance, the state told a federal court, saying a preliminary injunction against the tax would not unduly burden the agency.

Expert Analysis

What To Know About Employee Retention Credit Disclosures

Employers that filed potentially erroneous employee retention credit claims should take certain steps to determine whether the IRS’ voluntary disclosure program is a good fit and, if so, prepare a strong application before the window closes on March 22, say attorneys at Dentons.

Employee Retention Tax Credit: Gray Areas And Red Flags

The subjective nature of the pandemic-prompted employee retention credit, coupled with a lack of Internal Revenue Service guidance, have created fertile ground for opportunists, so businesses seeking this tax benefit should be mindful of tax advisers who would involve them in fraudulent ERC claims, say attorneys at Holland & Knight.

Tax Equity Requires Reinstating The Home Office Deduction

Congress should restore the home office deduction for W-2 workers in the interest of tax equity because permanently remote workers now bear the cost of creating quiet, dedicated work spaces, a pandemic-related shift unforeseen when the deduction was eliminated by 2017's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, say James Mahon and Samantha Lesser at Becker.


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