Current Federal Tax Developments

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August 15, 2016 - Seeing if the Phish Will Bite

This is Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of August 15, 2016 - Seeing if Phish Will Bite.  Current Federal Tax Developments is brought to you by the state CPA societies and Nichols Patrick CPE, Incorporated.

This week we’ll look at the following:

  • IRS issues phishing attack masquerading as tax software update being aimed at preparers
  • IRS agents ordered not to initiate contact via phone in another situation
  • A taxpayer discovers divorce decree determination for claiming exemption irrelevant for federal taxes
  • A real estate professional discovers the difference between “not automatically passive” and “materially participating”
  • Relief granted to CRATs due to low interest rates
  • The Tax Court looks to form over substance in reverse §1031 exchange
  • IRS gives guidance on ITIN changes imposed by PATH--and modifies a difficult to administer portion of the Act

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2016-08-15 Seeing if the Phish Will Bite Edward K. Zollars, CPA (Arizona)

A PDF containing all articles for the items discussed this week is available below.