The U.S. Supreme Court decided unanimously Tuesday that the Direct Marketing Association, a trade association of retailers, was not barred by the federal Tax Injunction Act from bringing a suit against the Colorado Department of Revenue attacking Colorado’s notification and reporting requirements for non-collecting retailers of sales tax.
The American Bar Association Section of Taxation has created a Tax Assistance Public Service endowment fund that will provide stable, long-term funding for the ABA’s tax-related public service programs for underserved taxpayers, including low-income people, military personnel and disaster victims.
In the first Tax Court case that addressed the tax consequences of human egg donations, the court concluded that the compensation received by an egg donor for two donations of eggs was includible in her income.
The Tax Court has held that an egg donor must include in income the compensation she received from an egg donation agency that matches egg donors with women and couples struggling to conceive on their own.
Working together with a number of agencies, including Customs and Border Protection, the FBI, Interpol and local police departments, the IRS Criminal Investigation unit has helped bring to justice dozens of members of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The number of purchases and sales of small businesses, at an all-time high in 2013, grew even more during 2014. In addition to further showing signs of a reviving economy, this is good news for baby boomer business owners who want to retire, and for entrepreneurs who want to own their own business.
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her 2014 Annual Report to Congress, which expresses concern that taxpayers this year are likely to receive the worst levels of taxpayer service since 2001 when the IRS implemented its current performance measures.