Facebook, Offshore Assets and the IRS

Facebook, Offshore Assets and the IRS

A California judge has dealt a blow to Facebook in its ongoing battle with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ruling that the social media giant does not have a right to move the matter to appeals. That means that Facebook's tax case - focusing on allegations that it failed to report and pay taxes on $7 billion in income overseas - will not be heard in front of the IRS Appeals board, but in the United States Tax Court.

Taxpayers who usually itemize deductions should check their withholding to avoid tax surprises

Taxpayers who usually itemize deductions should check their withholding to avoid tax surprises

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers who typically itemized their deductions on Schedule A of the Form 1040 to use the Withholding Calculator this year to perform a “paycheck checkup.”

Royal Marriage & U.S. Taxes

Royal Marriage & U.S. Taxes

As American actress Meghan Markle prepares to wed Britain's Prince Harry, most people will not focus on the tax problems complex U.S. tax laws inevitably seem to bring. Early in their engagement, Buckingham Palace announced that Markle will become a British citizen after marriage. Unless she renounces her American citizenship, she must continue to file U.S. tax returns, plus FBARs, every year, reporting her worldwide income, and disclosing her assets. Even if the couple try to keep their assets separate, disclosing assets may be a particular worry.

Many tax-exempt organizations must file information returns by May 15; do not include Social Security numbers or personal data

Many tax-exempt organizations must file information returns by May 15; do not include Social Security numbers or personal data

The Internal Revenue Service reminded certain tax-exempt organizations that the Tuesday, May 15 filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns is fast approaching.

Form 990-series information returns and notices are normally due on the 15th day of the fifth month after an organization’s tax-year ends. Many organizations use the calendar year as their tax year, making May 15, 2018 the deadline to file for 2017.