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2009 Regional Forums

Pensions and Retirement Accounts

Mark H. Misselbeck, C.P.A., M.S.T.

Levine, Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C.

(781) 453-8700 MMisselbeck@

1.) CCH Federal Tax Weekly, ¶6 Final Regs On Roth Retirement Annuity Conversions Provide Three Valuation Methods, (Jul. 31, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

2.) CCH Federal Tax Weekly,¶5IRS Explains New Election And Notice Requirements For Qualified Plans, (Oct. 16, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

3.) Federal Tax Day,L.6Code Sec. 401 Taxpayer Did Not Qualify as a Designated Beneficiary of IRA (LTR 200846028), (Nov. 17, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

4.) Federal Tax Day,L.4Code Sec. 219: Compensatory Settlement Proceeds Treated as Restorative Payments to IRA (LTR 200850054), (Dec. 15, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

5.) CCH Federal Tax Weekly, ¶1 Worker, Retiree, And Employer Recovery Act Heads To White House, (Dec. 18, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

6.) Federal Tax Day,M.2RMD Suspension Creates Planning Opportunities; Hope Dims for Retroactive 2008 Relief, (Jan. 9, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

7.) Federal Tax Day,J.3Increase in Distributions from IRA Triggered Ten-Percent Tax; Applicable to Entire Distribution (Garza-Martinez, TCS), (Mar. 24, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

8. ) Federal Tax Day,J.1IRA Distribution for Higher Education Expenses Not Modification of Substantially Equal Periodic Payment Election (Benz, TC), (May. 12, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

9.) Federal Tax Day,J.1Supreme Court Resolves Split over Waiver of Pension Benefits by Ex-Spouses (Kennedy, SCt), (May. 18, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

10.) Federal Tax Day,L.2Code Sec. 72: Trustee to Trustee Transfer Triggered Additional Tax (LTR 200925044), (Jun. 22, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

11.) CCH Federal Tax Weekly,¶2SIMPLE IRAs Can Only Be Ended Prospectively On Annual Basis, IRS Reminds Employers, (Jul. 9, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

12.) Federal Tax Day,L.2Code Sec. 72: Makeup Distribution from IRA Was Not Modification Subject to Additional 10-Percent Tax (LTR 200930053), (Jul. 27, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

2009 Regional Forums

Pensions and Retirement Accounts

Mark H. Misselbeck, C.P.A., M.S.T.

Levine, Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C.

(781) 453-8700 MMisselbeck@

1.) CCH Federal Tax Weekly, ¶6 Final Regs On Roth Retirement Annuity Conversions Provide Three Valuation Methods, (Jul. 31, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

2.) CCH Federal Tax Weekly,¶5IRS Explains New Election And Notice Requirements For Qualified Plans, (Oct. 16, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

3.) Federal Tax Day,L.6Code Sec. 401 Taxpayer Did Not Qualify as a Designated Beneficiary of IRA (LTR 200846028), (Nov. 17, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

4.) Federal Tax Day,L.4Code Sec. 219: Compensatory Settlement Proceeds Treated as Restorative Payments to IRA (LTR 200850054), (Dec. 15, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

5.) CCH Federal Tax Weekly, ¶1 Worker, Retiree, And Employer Recovery Act Heads To White House, (Dec. 18, 2008) © 2008, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

6.) Federal Tax Day,M.2RMD Suspension Creates Planning Opportunities; Hope Dims for Retroactive 2008 Relief, (Jan. 9, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

7.) Federal Tax Day,J.3Increase in Distributions from IRA Triggered Ten-Percent Tax; Applicable to Entire Distribution (Garza-Martinez, TCS), (Mar. 24, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

8. ) Federal Tax Day,J.1IRA Distribution for Higher Education Expenses Not Modification of Substantially Equal Periodic Payment Election (Benz, TC), (May. 12, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

9.) Federal Tax Day,J.1Supreme Court Resolves Split over Waiver of Pension Benefits by Ex-Spouses (Kennedy, SCt), (May. 18, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

10.) Federal Tax Day,L.2Code Sec. 72: Trustee to Trustee Transfer Triggered Additional Tax (LTR 200925044), (Jun. 22, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

11.) CCH Federal Tax Weekly,¶2SIMPLE IRAs Can Only Be Ended Prospectively On Annual Basis, IRS Reminds Employers, (Jul. 9, 2009) © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

12.) Federal Tax Day,L.2Code Sec. 72: Makeup Distribution from IRA Was Not Modification Subject to Additional 10-Percent Tax (LTR 200930053), (Jul. 27, 2009)

2009 Regional Forums

Estate and Trust Income Tax

Mark H. Misselbeck, C.P.A., M.S.T.

Levine, Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C.

(781) 453-8700 MMisselbeck@

1.) Income Tax—Trust Fees Subject to 2% Floor - PPC's Five-Minute Tax Briefing 2008 December 12, 2008—No. 2008-24 © Copyright 2009 Thomson Reuters/RIA. All rights reserved.

2.) Announcement 2008-73, 2008-33 IRB 392, 08/15/2008, IRC Sec(s). 642 Credits and deductions—income ordering rules—payments to charitable beneficiary. Ann. 2008-73, 2008-33 IRB 392 -- IRC Sec(s). 642, 08/15/2008 © Copyright 2009 Thomson Reuters/RIA. All rights reserved.

3.) Guidance in final regs reflects recent law changes affecting S corporations Preamble to TD 9422, 08/13/2008; Reg. § 1.1361-1, Reg. § 1.1361-4 , Reg. § 1.1361-6, Reg. § 1.1362-4, Reg. § 1.1366-2 Reg. § 1.1366-5 Federal Taxes Weekly Alert Newsletter 2008 08/21/2008 - Volume 54, No. 34 Articles Guidance in final regs reflects recent law changes affecting S corporations (08/21/2008) © Copyright 2009 Thomson Reuters/RIA. All rights reserved.

4.) Interest from estate's hardship extension was nondeductible personal interest Chief Counsel Advice 200836027 Federal Taxes Weekly Alert Newsletter 2008 09/11/2008 - Volume 54, No. 37 Articles Interest from estate's hardship extension was nondeductible personal interest (09/11/2008) © Copyright 2009 Thomson Reuters/RIA. All rights reserved.

5.) IRS grants further reprieve for deduction of “bundled fiduciary fees” Notice 2008-116, 2008-52 IRB Federal Taxes Weekly Alert Newsletter 2008 12/18/2008 - Volume 54, No. 51 Articles IRS grants further reprieve for deduction of “bundled fiduciary fees” (12/18/2008) © Copyright 2009 Thomson Reuters/RIA. All rights reserved.

6.) Taxpayers and trust weren't related parties under like-kind exchange rules PLR 200920032 , PLR 200919027 Federal Taxes Weekly Alert Newsletter 2009 05/28/2009 - Volume 55, No. 22 Articles Taxpayers and trust weren't related parties under like-kind exchange rules (05/28/2009) © Copyright 2009 Thomson Reuters/RIA. All rights reserved.

7.) CCA 200923024 UIL No. 671.00-00, 675.00-00 Trusts—income, deductions, and credits attributable to grantors—conversions—recognition of gain. Materials IRS Rulings & Releases Private Letter Rulings & TAMs, FSAs, SCAs, CCAs, GCMs, AODs & Other FOIA Documents Chief Counsel Advice 2009 CCA 200923024 -- Code Sec(s). 671, 06/05/2009 © Copyright 2009 Thomson Reuters/RIA. All rights reserved.

8.) CCA 200923024 UIL No. 671.00-00, 675.00-00 Trusts—income, deductions, and credits attributable to grantors—conversions—recognition of gain. Federal Taxes Weekly Alert Newsletter 2009 06/18/2009 - Volume 55, No. 25 Articles Individual taxed on IRA transferred to trust for his ex-wife (06/18/2009) © Copyright 2009 Thomson Reuters/RIA. All rights reserved.

9.) Federal Tax Day, L.11 Code Sec. 642: Trust Distribution Qualified For Charitable Contribution Deduction (LTR 200906008), (Feb. 9, 2009) CCH Reference - 2009FED ¶24,308.03 Tax Research Consultant CCH Reference – TRC ESTTRST: 15,000 © 2009, CCH INCORPORATED. All Rights Reserved. A WoltersKluwer Company

RICHARD D. HELLMOLD, CPA, P.C.

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2009 Regional Forums - Individual Developments

New Laws

Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (new uniform definition of child)

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

Worker, Retiree and Employer Recovery Act (waives RMD for calendar year 2009)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Updated Regulations

Final regs on dependent child of divorced or separated parents or parents who live apart

T.D. 9408, 07/01/2008 ; Reg. 1.152-4

Proposed regs explain strict charitable contribution substantiation & appraisal rules

Preamble to Prop Reg 08/06/2008 ; Prop Reg 1.170A-15, Prop Reg 1.170A-16, Prop Reg 1.170A-17, Prop Reg 1.170A-18

Temporary regs explain penalty for failing to report reportable transaction

T.D. 9425, 09/10/2008, Reg. 301.6707A-1T ; Preamble to Prop Reg 09/10/2008 ; Prop Reg 301.6707A-1

Cases and Rulings

Loan repayment to shareholder's spouse wasn't constructive distribution

Beckley, (2008) 130 TC No. 18

Limited partner's investment interest from trader partnership deductible above-the-line

Rev Rul 2008-38, 2008-31 IRB ; Ann. 2008-65, 2008-31 IRB

Limited partner denied business deduction for management fees of investment partnership owning business partnerships

Rev. Rul. 2008-39, 2008-31 IRB 252, 07/03/2008

Employment termination leads to taxable distribution of 401(k) plan loan

Michael Leon, et al. (2008), TC Summary Opinion 2008-86

Writeoff for cost of day-trading course barred by investment seminar deduction disallowance

Carl H. Jones, 131 TC No. 3

Ninth Circuit says valid Sec. 83(b) election causes gain on all ISO stock to be recognized for AMT purposes

Kadillak v. Comm., (CA 9 7/29/2008) 102 AFTR 2d ¶2008-5111

Second Circuit applies dollar limitations to ISO stock losses in computing AMT

Palahnuk, (CA 2 9/29/2008) 102 AFTR 2d 2008–5339

Court rebuffs IRS and allows policyholder to escape gain on demutualization

Eugene A. Fisher et al. v. U.S. (Ct Cl 8/6/2008) 102 AFTR 2d ¶ 2008-5150

Taxpayer taxed on sale of pledged stock using FIFO method

Rendall, (CA 10 08/05/2008) 102 AFTR 2d ¶ 2008–5146

IRS eases tax breaks for children of divorced and separated couples

Rev Proc 2008-48, 2008-36 IRB

Frequent but sporadic stock trading & longer holding periods result in investor status

Holsinger, TC Memo 2008-191

Doctor's restitution for insurance fraud deductible under Code Sec. 165(c)(2)

PLR 200834016

Deduction for expenses of raising greyhounds limited by hobby loss rules

Whitecavage, TC Memo 2008-203

Employment related settlement payments taxed in year of receipt

PLR 200836019

Sole owner liable for unpaid payroll taxes

Kandi v. U.S., (CA 9 9/25/08), 102 AFTR 2d ¶2008-5342

IRA form's reference to will did not operate to name trust as beneficiary

PLR 200846028

Long-term relationship & supervisory duties result in worker being treated as employee

Michael Neil McWhorter, TC Memo 2008-263

Plan funds used to pay prior year medical expenses were subject to early withdrawal penalty

Evers, Bernard W., TC Summary Opinion 2008-140

No deduction for tuition and fees paid to childrens' religious day schools or payments for after-school religious education

Sklar, (CA 9 12/12/2008) 102 AFTR 2d ¶ 2008-5639

IRS takes liberal stance on how homebuyer credit is allocated between unmarried purchasers

Notice 2009-12, 2009-6 IRB

CCA explains how casual slots player determines wagering gains and losses

EMISC 2008-011

Supreme Court OKs payment of plan benefits to designated ex-spouse beneficiary despite her waiver of plan rights

Kennedy v. Plan Adm'r for DuPont Sav. and Inv. Plan, (2009, S Ct)

First Circuit holds that noncompete agreement payment wasn't really for sale of goodwill

Muskat v. U.S., (CA 1 1/29/2009) 103 AFTR 2d ¶2009-418

Seventh Circuit classifies computer programmer as an independent contractor

Suskovich v. Anthem Health Plans of Virginia, Inc., (CA 7 1/22/2009) 103 AFTR 2d ¶2009-385

Deduction denied for airline mechanic's travel expenses

David A. Wilbert v. U.S., (CA 7, 1/21/2009) 103 AFTR 2d ¶2009-368

Attorney fees in opt-out class action lawsuit not taxable to class members or representatives

PLR 200906010

Use it or lose it: terminated employees forfeit remaining balance on transit reimbursement accounts

Information Letter 2009-0008 ; Information Letter 2009-0012

Licensed real estate agent's activities count for PAL qualifying real estate professionals exception

Agarwal, TC Summary Opinion 2009-29

IRS provides detailed tax guidance for victims of Madoff-type investment schemes

Rev Rul 2009-9, 2009-14 IRB, Rev Proc 2009-20, 2009-14 IRB

WORKING DRAFT FOR PRACTITIONER AND PUBLIC COMMENT 8/14/09

Massachusetts Personal Income Tax Treatment of Certain Criminally Fraudulent Investment Arrangements

How $1 million mortgage interest cap applies to partial owner

Internal Legal Memorandum 200911007

IRS announces settlement offer for those that voluntarily disclose unreported offshore income

IRS now says credit and debit card fees for electronic tax payment are deductible

IR 2009-37

IRS Q&As shed some new light on the homebuyer credit

First-Time Homebuyer Credit: Questions and Answers, IRS Web Site

Circular loans from partnership to shareholders to S corporation didn't create basis

Kerzner, TC Memo 2009-76

Passive rental activity couldn't be grouped with nonpassive activity to offset losses

Senra, TC Memo 2009-79

IRS explains the tax treatment of policyholder surrenders and sales of life insurance contracts

Rev Rul 2009-13, 2009-21 IRB

New guidance for investors who purchase life insurance contracts

Rev Rul 2009-14, 2009-21 IRB

No IRA modification penalty where additional funds withdrawn for education

Benz, (2009) 132 TC No. 15

Partner's amended individual return didn't qualify as administrative adjustment request

Samueli, (2009) 132 TC No. 16

Refinancing of plan loan causes taxable deemed distribution subject to 10% additional tax

Marquez, TC Summary Opinion 2009-80

Sale of excess lots by taxpayers building own home resulted in capital gain and loss

Rice, TC Memo 2009-142

Payments benefitting homeowners under HAMP aren't taxable

Rev Rul 2009-19, 2009-28 IRB

Noncustodial parent not allowed child dependency exemption with conditional release

Chief Counsel Advice 200925041

Interests in LLPs and LLCs weren't presumptively passive under PAL rules

Garnett (2009), 132 TC No. 19

LLC interest wasn't equivalent to a limited partnership interest for PAL purposes

Thompson v. U.S., (Ct Fed Cl 7/20/2009) 104 AFTR 2d ¶2009-5124

Same-sex couple wasn't entitled to joint filing status

Merrill, TC Memo 2009-166

IRS confirms that gain on ETFs invested in precious metals is collectibles gain

Cost of doctorate in psychology not deductible as education expense

Ortega, TC Summary Opinion 2009-120

Tax Court holds basis overstatement isn't omission of income for 6-year limitations period

Beard, TC Memo 2009-184

MSCPA 2009 Federal Tax Forum Update

Bankruptcy

By Christopher E. Pulick

Income from re-acquisitions of business debt at a discount in 2009 and 2010 is deferred for up to five years, then included ratably over five years

Three-year extension for home mortgage debt forgiveness relief

Health coverage tax credit (HCTC) changes

1. Tax claims in bankruptcy—objection to IRS proof of claim—prior acceptance of assessment

2. Avoid liens, real vs. personal property

MSCPA 2009 Federal Tax Forum Update

Partnerships

By Christopher E. Pulick

Low-Income Housing Credit

Partners’ Distributive Share When Interest Change

Disguised Sales of Partnership Interests

Partner level Defenses in Partnership Proceeding

Partnership Audit Adjustment

Partnership Items in Partner Level proceedings

Reporting Lump Sun Timber Sales

Transactions between Partners

Passive Activity Losses, Material Participation

Designation of Tax Matters Partner – Large Profits Interest

Partners must Recognize Gain on Loan Proceeds, ILM 2009-16023

Shop Talk, Keep those Returns if Losses are suspended

IRS FAQs Provide Valuable Information on Unified Partnership Audit Rules

Charter boat losses OK'd; LLC interest not limited partnership interest for PAL rules

Partnerships partner status capital as material income-producing factor equity vs. debt sham transactions economic substance business purpose allocations overall tax effect refunds jurisdictional deposit

Temp reg. clarifies treatment of disregarded entities for excise tax administration purposes

MSCPA 2009 Federal Tax Forum Update

IRS Practice & Procedure

By Christopher E. Pulick

Bank Deposit Method of Unreported Income

Child Care Provider Audit Guide

Disclosure of LILO Settlement Practices

Innocent Spouse Relief

Electronic Filing of Information Forms

Reported Underpayment of Taxes

Tax workpapers

Balance Due Notices

Credit Card Transactions Reporting

Collection Due Process Hearing

Disclosure of Tax return information

Collection Due Process Hearing

Innocent Spouse Relief

Offers in Compromise

Reporting Customers' Securities Basis

Son-of-BOSS Settlement Initiative Report

TEFRA Partnership Audit Procedures

Attorneys' Fees for Government Misconduct

Single Member LLC's Tax Liability

IRS Releases 2009 Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

Private Debt Collection Program

Rev. Proc. 2009-47

Letter rulings, information letters, and determination letters

Rev. Proc. 2009-9

MSCPA 2009 Federal Tax Forum

Estates & Gifts – Part I

By

Lorraine A. Travers

1. SALE OF CONSERVATION EASEMENT TRIGGERS RECAPTURE TAX

2. SLOW EXECUTOR LOSES CHARITABLE DEDUCTION

3. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS HALTS IRS BOOKKEEPING ANTICS

4. INSTALLMENT PAYMENT OF ESTATE TAX ALLOWED FOR CERTAIN LLC ASSETS

5. DECEDENT DIDN'T HAVE POWER OF APPOINTMENT

6. ESTATE ENTITLED TO REFUND UNDER INFORMAL CLAIM DOCTRINE

7. GIFT TAX EXCLUSION FOR 2009--$13,000

MSCPA 2009 Federal Tax Forum

Estates & Gifts – Part II

By

Lorraine A. Travers

8. Disclaimer of Interest in Decedent's Estate Is Not Qualified Disclaimer

9. Section 6166 Election Only Valid If Attached to Timely Filed Estate Tax Return

10. Non-Qualified Disclaimers Make Disclaimants Transferors for Gift and GST Tax Purposes

11. IRS Annuity Tables Apply in Valuing Estates' Lottery Interests for Estate Tax Purposes

12. Some of Decedent's Transfers to FLP Included in Estate and Some Not Included

13. Despite Estate Tax Return Errors, Trusts Have Zero Inclusion Ratios for GST Tax Purposes

14. Indirect Gift Made When Funding LLC at Same Time As Transferring Interest in LLC

15. Extension of Time Granted for Electing Out of Automatic GST Exemption Allocation Rules for Trust

16. Single-Member LLC Remains Entity Separate from Owner for Federal Gift Tax Purposes

17. IRA Not Treated As Inherited IRA with Respect to Surviving Spouse

18. Decedent Created and Funded FLP before Death and FLP Assets not Included in Estate

19. Allocation of GST Exemption under Extension Granted Will Void Taxpayer’s Prior Late Allocation

MSCPA 2009 Federal Tax Forum

S Corporations – Part I

By

Lorraine A. Travers

1. IRS FINALIZES S CORPORATION OPEN ACCOUNT DEBT REGULATIONS

2. PURPORTED DEBT INSTRUMENTS DID NOT INCREASE SHAREHOLDERS' BASIS IN S CORP

3. TAX ON BUILT-IN GAINS OF S CORPORATION APPLIES TO ACCOUNTING ADJUSTMENTS

4. UNINCORPORATED ENTITY'S ELIGIBILITY TO MAKE S CORPORATION ELECTION CLARIFIED

5. WORKER, RETIREE AND EMPLOYER RECOVERY ACT OF 2008

MSCPA 2009 Federal Tax Forum

S Corporations – Part II

By

Lorraine A. Travers

6. S Corp's Distribution of QSub's Shares Will Terminate QSub Election

7. S Corp's Distribution of QSub's Shares Will Terminate QSub Election

8. Contributions of S Corporations Not Income and Tax Bases in Loans to S Corporations Not Increased

9. Loss on Stock Realized by Liquidating S Corporations Is Disallowed if Less than Basis on Date Contributed

10. S Corporation Shareholders Account for Gain in Year of Deemed Stock Sale to Disregarded Entity

11. Constructive Distributions for State Tax Payments Do not Terminate S Corporation Election

12. Relief Granted for Inadvertent Termination of S Corporation Election

MSCPA 2009Federal Tax Forum

Tax Accounting – Part I

By

Lorraine A. Travers

1. PENSION PLAN COLAs

2. RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS

3. NO MEALS DEDUCTION FOR CONDUCTOR'S TRIPS COMPLETED IN ONE DAY

4. RENTAL EXPENSE DEDUCTIONS ONLY ALLOWED TO EXTENT OF RENTAL INCOME

5. AMOUNTS RECEIVED FROM SALE OF GIFT CARDS AREN'T ADVANCE PAYMENTS

6. IRS ADVISES ON WAGERING GAINS AND LOSSES FROM SLOT MACHINE PLAY

7. EXTENSION TO RECHARACTERIZE ROTH IRA AS TRADITIONAL IRA GRANTED

8. NONCOMPETITION PAYMENT COULD NOT BE RECHARACTERIZED AS GOODWILL PURCHASE

9. LEAD INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY DEPRECIABLE WHILE REMAIN-DERMAN UNRELATED

10. RECHARACTERIZATION OF IRA ALLOWED AFTER DEADLINE FOR FILING RETURN 

11. INCOME ACCRUAL NOT POSTPONED BY RIGHT TO WITHHOLD DEFERRED PAYMENTS

12. AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009

A. BONUS DEPRECIATION

B. REFUNDABLE CREDITS IN LIEU OF BONUS DEPRECIATION

C. CODE SECTION 179 EXPENSING

D. S CORPORATION BUILT-IN GAIN PERIOD

13. REV PROC. 2008-72—Standard Mileage rates for 2009

14. ARBITRATION AWARD MUST BE INCLUDED IN GROSS INCOME

15. CARS. LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS QUALIFY AS LIKE-KIND PROPERTY

16. EMERGENCY ECONOMIC STABILIZATION ACT OF 2008

17. DESPITE PERSONAL PHYSICAL INJURIES, SETTLEMENT PRO-CEEDS INCLUDIBLE IN INDIVIDUAL'S INCOME

MSCPA 2009 Federal Tax Forum

Tax Accounting – Part II

By

Lorraine A. Travers

18. Taxpayer May Deduct Payments for Services In Tax Year During Which Services Are Provided

19. Request to Change Placed-in-Service Date Not a Request to Change Method of Accounting

20. Gain or Loss on Sale of §1231 Property Divided Between Two Buyers Still Given §1231 Status

21. Payments Must Be Allocated to Child Support, May Not Be Deducted as Alimony

22. Advance and Periodic Payments Included in Gross Income Upon Receipt

23. Living Expenses Incurred by Airline Mechanic Using "Bumping" Rights to Avoid Job Loss Not Deductible

24. Non-recognition Treatment Denied for Real Estate Exchange Between Related Entities

25. Trust for Sister's Surviving Spouse and Children Not Related Party for Like-Kind Exchange Rules

26. Guidance Issued on Amount/Character of Income In Surrender/Sale of Life Insurance Contracts

27. Travel Expenses Deduction Denied Because Place of Employment Not Temporary

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