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On October 17, the IRS held a Security Summit Conference in Washington. In his presentation, and in letter IR-2017-176, Commissioner John Koskinen highlighted the success of the Security Summit in reducing identity theft.
Koskinen stated, "We have made tremendous progress since the Security Summit Partnership held its first session in 2015. We have seen the number of identity theft-related tax returns fall by about two-thirds since 2015. This dramatic decline helped prevent hundreds of thousands of taxpayers from facing the challenges of dealing with identity theft issues. This reflects the unique collaboration between the tax industry, the states and the IRS. But we have much more work facing us. As we... Learn More
The GiftLaw Calculator is a planned gifts calculator for professionals that follows the IRS format. Click here to access and run charitable deduction calculations for your favorite gift plan... View Presentation
Lucky Lucy Lindstrom finished college and headed west. She started as a financial analyst with a large company in Seattle. After just four years, she became a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and... Learn More
Center was formed as a Sec. 501(c)(3) public charity. Center's original purpose was to provide improved and advanced education programs to educational centers, institutions and agencies and to receive... Learn More
For hedge fund managers who hold pre-2009 fees in deferred compensation programs offshore, the tax-clock is ticking. When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2017, any pre-2009 deferred... Learn More