Remember: The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) changed the tax return due dates for returns filed by business entities. The original return date is now April 15 for calendar-year filers (one month later than it used to be), and the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of the taxable year for fiscal-year filers. The extended due dates remain unchanged.
What happens when the chief of staff to a Congressman (and former Democratic staff director for the Homeland Security Committee) fails to file or pay income tax for six or more years in a row? It appears, not much.
Self-insured employers, applicable large employers, and health coverage providers must electronically file their Forms 1094-B and 1095-B by June 30, 2016. Paper returns were due May 31, 2016.
The Internal Revenue Service is presenting "Overseas Filing for US Taxpayers" in webinar format on May 25, 2016 from 1:00pm-3:00pm EDT. You must register to attend this webinar. The session will be recorded. To register, click here.
A record number of US taxpayers are coming into compliance with their foreign filing requirements, with 1,163,229 Forms 114 (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, or FBAR) filed for 2015---an 8 percent increase from 2014. FBAR filings have increased at an average rate of 17 percent per year for the last five years.
On March 10, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") announced that it has $950 million unpaid tax refunds due to an estimated one million tax payers who did not file their federal income tax return for 2012. The IRS estimates the midpoint value of a potential refund is $718---half of the refunds will be less and half will be more.
Taxpayers have been receiving letters with incorrect Identity Protection PIN numbers from the IRS. Notices are listing an incorrect filing year, the agency reported, which has created confusion for many taxpayers and tax professionals. According to a statement updated on January 15, 2016, the PIN numbers issued are, in fact, valid for filing year 2015 (despite the filing year being listed as 2014).
The California Franchise Tax Board announced that with the 0.5 percent increase in inflation over the last fiscal year, adjustments have also been made to income tax brackets, filing requirement thresholds, the standard deduction and certain credits for tax year 2014.