Many small to mid-sized businesses are eligible under the existing employee retention credit (ERC) for a 70% tax credit for wages paid to employees through the end of 2021. However,
Continue Reading Possible Early End to Employee Retention Tax Credit Could Mean Trouble for Businesses Monetizing Credit Before End of 4th Quarter

On Sept. 13, 2021, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee announced a proposal to limit charitable deductions for conservation easement contributions made by partnerships and other passthrough entities. The
Continue Reading House Proposal Targets Charitable Deductions for Conservation Easements by Passthrough Entities

The United States Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) on Sept. 1 announced $5 billion in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) awards with the goal of
Continue Reading U.S. Treasury Announces $5 Billion Allocation of New Markets Tax Credit Awards

The U.S. Senate passed its infrastructure bill (the “Bill”) that includes additional cryptocurrency reporting requirements, which are expected to generate $28 billion in revenue. The Bill currently does not provide
Continue Reading UPDATED: Infrastructure Bill Contains New Cryptocurrency Reporting Requirements

The IRS has published guidance stating that pre-2018 swaps among Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin are not eligible for 1031 tax-free exchange treatment. This means that investors who made swaps among
Continue Reading IRS Says No Tax-Free Exchange Treatment for Swaps of Bitcoin, Ether, and Litecoin

In February 2020, the IRS announced that it would step up efforts to contact high-income taxpayers (defined as earning $100,000 or more per year), who in prior years have failed
Continue Reading The IRS Announced a New Non-Filer Initiative Over a Year Ago – Now We See the Enforcement

On May 20, 2021, the Treasury Department released a report that proposes new reporting requirements for transactions, including cryptocurrency transactions. Under the proposed plan, financial institutions, payment settlement entities, and
Continue Reading The Biden Administration Proposes New Cryptocurrency Reporting Rules