FICPA Podcasts
Federal Tax Update: Zombie Power of Attorney

Federal Tax Update: Zombie Power of Attorney

September 23, 2019

https://vimeo.com/361421942

https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/podcasts/2019/9/21/2019-09-23-zombie-power-of-attorney 

Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of September 23, 2019: Zombie Power of Attorney

  • IRS releases final and new proposed regulations on §168(k) bonus depreciation

  • Settlement offer to be sent to 200 taxpayers under exam for microcaptive structures

  • Government shutdown causes IRS to lose ability to extend statute taxpayer had already agreed to extend

  • Power of attorney not used by son nevertheless left him authorized to act for father, barring claim for extended statute

  • CPA ordered to turn over tax returns of client based on two factor test

Does Your Limited Liability Company Have a Prenuptial Agreement?

Does Your Limited Liability Company Have a Prenuptial Agreement?

September 23, 2019

Gerrard Grant, a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Attorney at the law firm of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman P.A. shares with Mia Thomas, CPA, CGMA - Director of Learning, Curriculum Development at the FICPA the importance of having an Operating Agreements for LLCs. An organization with a culture of positive communication sets the tone for its success. Gerrard shares some sections of what should be included in a company's operating agreement. 

Federal Tax Update: Section 451

Federal Tax Update: Section 451

September 16, 2019

https://vimeo.com/359997960

https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/podcasts/2019/9/14/section-451-week

 

This week we look at:

  • Students learns real life lesson on taxation of prizes, and we get a tax history lesson
  • Proposed regulations issued for advance payments under TCJA §451(c)
  • Proposed regulations issued for §451(b) revenue conformity added by TCJA
Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards and 2020 Census

Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards and 2020 Census

September 11, 2019

FICPA Director of Governmental Affairs, Justin Thames sits down with Florida TaxWatch President-CEO Dominic Calabro to discuss this year's TaxWatch Productivity Awards and the upcoming 2020 Census. Learn more about how state Government is working to save Florida taxpayers money and the long term impact that census could have on our state's budget.

Federal Tax Update: But I Promise, Really

Federal Tax Update: But I Promise, Really

September 9, 2019

https://vimeo.com/358512498

https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/podcasts/2019/9/7/2019-09-09-but-i-promise-really

 

This week we look at:

•IRS release instructions to 2019 §199A simple deduction form with additional informal guidance
•Memorandum discusses what does and does not qualify as having made a payment to a retirement plan
•Relief granted to file the second copy of the Form 3115 late for an automatic method change, but at a cost
•Activities failed to count as rentals, could not be combined into rental activity by real estate professional
•A flawed S election uncovered during due diligence for sale of the corporation
Federal Tax Update: No Horse, No Business

Federal Tax Update: No Horse, No Business

September 3, 2019

https://vimeo.com/357081100

https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/podcasts/2019/8/31/dskr2u0nswq526yq8hbhxjq89mhmbg

 

Issues for this week:
 
  • Tax Court finds that taxpayer did not have a trade or business of raising/showing horses since she didn’t have a horse
  • Tax Court rejects IRS’s “step in the shoes” theory for gifted partnership interest with interest from debt-financed distribution received by donor
  • IRS accepts court’s revision of IRA beneficiary, surviving spouse allowed to treat IRA as her own
  • Coffeehouse was not a §501(c)(3) charitable organization
  • Notice of deficiency sent to addresses used on returns found to be sent to last known address

 

Federal Tax Update: Watching Paint Dry Doesn’t Count

Federal Tax Update: Watching Paint Dry Doesn’t Count

August 26, 2019

https://vimeo.com/355762879

https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/podcasts/2019/8/24/2019-08-24-watching-paint-dry-doesnt-count

 

This week we look at:

  • Taxpayer found both to have chosen the accrual method and to be required to use it as well
  • §451 proposed regulations exit OIRA review
  • Taxpayers records found to overstate hours by 150 hours, not qualified as a real estate professional
  • IRS issues formal memo changing position on ability to claim foreign tax credit on certain French taxes
Working Smarter: Utilizing Delay Send for Emails

Working Smarter: Utilizing Delay Send for Emails

August 26, 2019

Hear from Chuck Bauer, sales and business consultant and Mia Thomas, CPA, CGMA FICPA Director of Learning - Curriculum Development discuss a smart email send delay strategy to help you work smarter utilizing technology.

Federal Tax Update: George M Would Be Proud

Federal Tax Update: George M Would Be Proud

August 19, 2019

https://vimeo.com/354401706

https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/podcasts/2019/8/17/2019-08-19-george-m-would-be-proud

This week we look at:
  • Taxpayer “wins” on a Cohan style case, but things don’t really go well

  • Qualified plan distribution is part of taxable income for the taxpayer even if the taxpayer doesn’t cash the check

  • An estate cannot avail itself of the economic disability tolling of the statute of limitations (and it wouldn’t have mattered anyway).

  • IRS to send out estimated tax penalty refund checks to 400,000 taxpayers

How to Bill a Million Dollars Using Technology

How to Bill a Million Dollars Using Technology

August 19, 2019

Jody Padar, The Radical CPA - CEO & Principal of New Vision CPA Group, shares with Mia Thomas, CPA, CGAM - FICPA Director of Learning Curriculum Development, a business model to wake up and use technology. Jody will be a keynote speaker at the FICPA Accounting Show in September 2019.