Library of Tax Technical Trends and Topics

Welcome to Schneider Downs Library of Tax Technical Trends and Topics, a web page where our team of tax professionals posts articles about emerging tax issues, proposed legislation and current tax trends and techniques that impact the tax situations of individuals, businesses and tax exempt organizations.

The information and articles prepared by Schneider Downs tax professionals and published in our library are designed to alert you to significant tax developments, guide you as you prepare for the positive or negative impact the developments may have on you, your business or organization, and demonstrate how Schneider Downs may assist you in responding to new technical trends and topics. Our goal is to offer proactive and cutting-edge ideas and to serve our clients and friends of the firm.

We encourage you to bookmark this page and check it often. The articles are listed on the right-hand side of the page and updated frequently.

“Parking Tax” Repealed, But Still No Guidance on How to Claim Refunds

On December 20, 2019, the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 (Act) repealed Internal Revenue Code Section 512(a)(7). Implemented as

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Management and Performance Challenges for the IRS in 2020

Each year, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) evaluates IRS programs, operations, and management functions to identify the areas

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Contractors Could Benefit from the 10% Election

As the compliance season for preparation of 2019 income tax returns kicks off, companies are likely looking for last-minute ways to lower their tax liabilities.

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After the Auld Lang Syne: 2020 Estate Plan Resolutions

The ball has dropped, Auld Lang Syne's been sung, and we’ve all rushed out to sign up for that fitness membership that we've convinced ourselves

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Alternative Fuel Credit Extension Expected to Arrive Just Before Christmas

Many taxpayers in the transportation and manufacturing industries have been patiently waiting, like a child for Christmas, for an extension of the Alternative

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Update: Halfway There – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Guidance Catching Up

Planning for the 2019 tax season is in full swing now that the November 15 tax-exempt organization filing deadline has passed. In stark contrast to last

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New Federal Government Spending Bill Includes Significant Tax Provisions

As part of an overall $1.4 trillion spending package (two separate bills) expected to make its way through the House and Senate and then onto President

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An End to the Upside Down World of Taxing Expenses?

Recent developments in Washington are providing hope that exempt organizations might be getting a surprise holiday present. Lawmakers and administration

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Potential Change to the Private Foundation Excise Tax Rate

On December 17, the House of Representatives passed the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019. The bill includes a provision to eliminate

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Make Sure to Let Your Tax Preparer Know About All Those Partridges

Egg-laying geese? French hens? Maids milking cows? Gifts from your “true love” were a whole lot different in 1780 when the Twelve Days of Christmas

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