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Following what was described as a successful launch of beneficial ownership information reporting requirements, officials from the Department of the Treasury found themselves before the House Financial Services Committee defending the regulations.


The IRS has issued a warning to small businesses regarding potential issues with Employee Retention Credit (ERCclaims as the March 22, 2024 deadline for the ERC Voluntary Disclosure Program approaches. Seven suspicious warning signs have been identified based on feedback from tax professionals and compliance personnel. These signs may indicate erroneous claims and could lead to IRS scrutiny. 


The IRS has issued the luxury car depreciation limits for business vehicles placed in service in 2024 and the lease inclusion amounts for business vehicles first leased in 2024.


The Internal Revenue Service has reviewed, redesigned and deployed 31 notices for the 2024 tax filing season in an effort to simplify the notices and improve their clarity.

This is a part of a broader effort to simplify up to 90 percent of the notices the agency sends out to taxpayers on an annual basis.


The IRS, with its Criminal Investigation (CI) arm, has urged businesses to review eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). To combat fraud, they intensified compliance efforts related to this pandemic-era credit. Businesses wrongly claiming the ERC are advised to consider applying for the Voluntary Disclosure Program before the March 22 deadline. A special withdrawal program is also available for those with eligibility concerns on pending claims. 


The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has published a Small Entity Compliance Guide (Guide) to provide an overview of the Beneficial Ownership Information Access and Safeguards Rule (Access Rule) requirements for small entities that obtain beneficial ownership information (BOI) from FinCEN


The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have released new analysis that shows the additional funding provided to the IRS under the Inflation Reduction Act can increase revenues by"as much as" $561 billion.


The American Institute of CPAs offered a series of guidance recommendations to the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service to help provide clarity on a notice issued by the IRS on changes to the regulation for Roth IRA catch-up contributions made by SECURE 2.0.


As part of the ongoing efforts to improve tax compliance in high income categories, the IRS will begin dozens of audits on business aircraft involving personal use


News & Updates

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA and Senior Manager Jayme White, CPA - National webinar presentation on tax aspects of divorce.  Tax aspects of divorce

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on year end moves in a down market - December 2022.  Year end moves

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on Restricted Stock Units - June 2022 - RSUs

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA was published in the CPA Journal on Divorce and Tax Considerations - December 2021 - Divorce and Tax Considerations

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA was published in Bloomberg Tax Management - December 2021 - IRS Allows SALT Workaround...For Some

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on Biden administration tax policies - June 2021 - Biden tax policies

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on Stimulus checks - February 2021 - Stimulus checks

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on PPP forgiveness - December 2020 - PPP Forgiveness

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on sole proprietors tax strategy - November 2020 - Tax strategy small business

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on Trump vs. Biden tax policies - October 2020 - Trump vs. Biden Tax Policy

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on EIDL advantages for Covid relief - October 2020 - EIDL Program

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA video on PPP program and tax deductions for PPP expenses - October 2020 - PPP Forgiveness and Tax Deductions

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA Writes article for Bloomberg Law - June 2020 - Advising Clients in a Post Covid World

Partner Ryan Sheppard, CPA webinar on PPP Program and more - April 2020 - Navigating PPP and Unemployment 

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On June 1, 2016 Ryan Sheppard was appointed Chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee for the State of Connecticut Society of CPAs - CT Society of CPAs Ethics Committee