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2012 Tax Filings Reflect Minor Collection of Excise Taxes

Friday, February 27, 2015

Rates, Tables & Statistics

Data posted by the Statistics of Income Division at IRS on Form 4720 filings for calendar 2012 show a continuing downward trend in the number of returns filed, and the insignificant amount of taxes collected.

Legaspi: Noncash Contribution Not Substantiated

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In Legaspi v. Commissioner, a summary opinion, the Tax Court ruled a taxpayer had not sufficiently substantiated his claimed deduction for a noncash contribution.

Freedom Path: Court Dismisses Lawsuit in Part

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A federal district court in Texas dismissed portions of a complaint filed by an applicant for 501(c)(4) status, which alleged IRS had targeted its application for heightened scrutiny.

CGA as the Beneficiary of an IRA

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This case study illustrates how a charitable gift annuity can benefit a third person and prevent the improvident use of IRA proceeds.

Finance Committee Moving on Tax Reform

Thursday, February 26, 2015


On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee heard testimony from four witnesses on "Tax Reform, Growth and Efficiency." Meanwhile, a document leaked to Tax Analysts indicated the Committee's bipartisan working groups are on a schedule to deliver final reports in May.

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