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We here at Clark & Leucht would like to take a moment of your time to inform you of a new Indiana income tax credit that you may want to take advantage of but action must be taken before year end to reap the tax benefits in 2007.

IDR/Newsroom/December 18, 2006 - Beginning January 1, 2007, businesses that are delinquent in paying their Indiana sales taxes could find themselves out of business.

The holidays are quickly approaching. It seems the list of things to take care of this time of year is nearly endless. For our team at Clark & Leucht, tax planning time is here. For many of our clients, the approaching year end means decisions about technology. Before you buy a new computer, upgrade to the latest operating system, or download the new version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, we would like to bring to your attention a compatibility issue that could affect your ability to use QuickBooks versions older than QuickBooks 2006. Versions of QuickBooks prior to QuickBooks 2006 release 8 are not compatible with the new version of Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.

Tax writers in Congress are set to begin debating and writing tax reform legislation. On September 27, the White House and GOP leaders in Congress released a framework for tax reform. The framework sets out broad principles for tax reform, leaving the details to the two tax-writing committees: the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. How quickly lawmakers will write and pass tax legislation is unclear. What is clear is that tax reform is definitely one of the top issues on Congress’ Fall agenda.


As millions of Americans recover from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Congress is debating disaster tax relief. The relief would enhance the casualty loss rules, relax some retirement savings rules, and make other temporary changes to the tax laws, all intended to help victims of these recent disasters. At press time, a package of temporary disaster tax relief measures is pending in the House. The timeline for Senate action, however, is unclear.


IRS Exam staffing in fiscal year (FY) 2016, the latest tax year with statistics available, reached a 20-year low. As a result, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has reported that the IRS undertook fewer audits.


IRS Chief Counsel, in generic legal advice (AM-2017-003), recently described when a qualified employer may take into account the payroll tax credit for increasing research activities. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act) created the payroll credit aimed at start-ups with little or no income tax liabilities. This tax break allows taxpayers to get the cash benefit of the payroll tax credit sooner as they reduce their payroll tax liability as payroll payments are made, instead of having to wait until the end of the quarter to receive the credit.


Yes, however, there are special timing rules for foreign adoptions. These rules differ from the timing rules for domestic adoptions and impact when you may claim qualified adoption expenses.


As an individual or business, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to meet your tax filing/reporting deadlines. This calendar summarizes important federal tax reporting and filing data for individuals, businesses and other taxpayers for the month of October 2017.