The American Jobs Act

Last week President Obama presented The American Jobs Act to a joint session of Congress.  The Act includes a number of measures, all billed at helping the still reeling economy and in particular the job market.  In addition to allocating money to schools, for projects to improve infrastructure and modifications to unemployment insurance, the Act…

Reportable Transactions

The IRS has recently clarified the rules regarding failure to report reportable transactions and clarified the penalties for failing to do so.  There had previously been some uncertainty around the issue, specifically how provisions in the Small Business Jobs Acts of 2010 had affected the regulations and the penalties. The IRS has since clarified the situation.…

Attorney Audits

New guidelines for audits of attorneys have just been released by the IRS.  It focuses on several potential problem areas unique to attorneys and specifies how audits should be conducted in the context of those. Many of the particulars of attorney audits revolve around how attorneys are paid (noncash payments like stock or legal services…