The Internal Revenue Service will publish final regulations to implement the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) in Friday’s Federal Register. Treasury Decision 9885 finalizes proposed regulations published Dec. 21, 2018, and is effective Friday.
The Internal Revenue Service published a revenue procedure providing guidance that allows a taxpayer to make a late bonus depreciation election or to revoke a bonus depreciation election for certain qualified property acquired after Sept. 27, 2017 and placed into service during a taxable year that includes Sept. 28, 2017. Revenue Procedure 2019-33 incorporates changes made in tax reform legislation in late 2017 and became effective July 31.
The House of Representatives today passed a two-year, $2.7 trillion discretionary budget agreement by a 284-149 vote. The agreement would also suspend the federal debt ceiling until July 31, 2021. The budget deal would give defense programs a 3 percent increase from $647 billion in fiscal year 2019 to $666.5 billion in fiscal year 2020 and nondefense programs a 4 percent increase from $597 billion in fiscal year 2019 to $621.5 billion in fiscal year 2020. The fiscal year 2021 spending caps would be $671.5 billion for defense and $626.5 billion for nondefense.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today formed five task forces to examine expired and expiring tax extenders. The task forces will cover workforce and community development, health taxes, energy, business cost recovery and individual excise taxes and other temporary policies. There will be a sixth task force for related issues of temporary disaster tax relief.
The Internal Revenue Service will publish a notice in Wednesday’s Federal Register announcing a public hearing March 25 at 1 p.m. concerning proposed regulations for guidance on the Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT). The proposed regulations will cover payments required and reporting requirements. BEAT was added to the Internal Revenue Code by tax reform legislation at the end of 2017. The IRS must receive outlines of topics addressed by speakers by March 15.
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