Check out our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of September 18, 2023 – September 22, 2023.
September 18, 2023: The IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2023-38, which includes the following:
- Notice 2023-56 describes rules that determine the federal income tax consequences of refunds for state or local taxes and certain other payments made by state or local governments to individuals (for additional information, see IRS Outlines Reporting Requirements for Cryptocurrency “Brokers”).
- Proposed regulations addressing information reporting, determining amount realized and basis, and backup withholding for sales and exchanges of digital assets.
September 18, 2023: The IRS published Tax Tip 2023-111, describing different types of third-party representatives.
September 19, 2023: The IRS published Tax Tip 2023-112, describing how taxpayers can be certain they are communicating with the IRS as opposed to scammers purporting to represent the IRS.
September 19, 2023: The IRS reminded individuals and businesses in parts of Alabama, California and Georgia that their 2022 federal income tax returns and tax payments are due October 16, 2023. The original due date for these returns was postponed because of natural disasters.
September 19, 2023: The IRS has selected eight new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC), which is a public forum for the discussion of electronic tax administration issues. ETAAC members work closely with the Security Summit, a joint effort of the IRS, state tax administrators and the nation’s tax industry to fight identity theft and refund fraud.
September 20, 2023: The IRS published Tax Tip 2023-113, discussing the expanded tax credit for contractors who build energy-efficient homes.
September 20, 2023: The IRS announced plans to establish a special area that will focus on large or complex pass-through entities. The new work unit will be housed in the IRS Large Business and International (LB&I) division.
September 22, 2023: The IRS is requesting comments on Revenue Procedure 2004-47, which permits taxpayers who failed to make a reverse qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) election on an estate tax return to file certain documents with the Cincinnati Service Center directly to request relief in lieu of requesting a private letter ruling. Comments are invited on:
- Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility
- The accuracy of the agency’s estimate for the burden of the information collection
- Ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected
- Ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on other forms of information technology
- Estimates for capital or startup costs and costs of operation, maintenance and purchase of services to provide information.
September 22, 2023: The IRS released its weekly list of written determinations (e.g., Private Letter Rulings, Technical Advice Memorandums and Chief Counsel Advice).