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The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountant's efforts and continuing involvement in discussion with the Internal Revenue Service and the Louisiana Department of Revenue has helped deliver much-needed additional tax relief for hurricane victims.

If you need additional information or have any questions please contact:

Linda H. Babin, CPA, CGMA

lbabin@lcpa.org
800.288.5272, ext. 126
504.904.1126

Tax Alerts – Federal
Friday, March 10, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
1120S Federal Due Date is March 15 »
1120S due date is March 15....
Wednesday, August 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Louisiana Survivors Now Eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance »
According to the FEMA website, release DR-4277-LA NR-003, as of August 16, survivors in 20 Louisiana parishes may now be e...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Adds More Parishes to Disaster Declaration »
IRS announced today that the following parishes have beed added to the list of federally declared disaster areas:  Ac...
Monday, August 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Tax Relief to LA Storm Victims; Various Tax Deadlines Extended to Jan 17 »
LCPA is here to help. Our thoughts and prayers are with the many impacted by the historic,...
Thursday, July 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
July 15 Deadline IRS/LDR Extensions for Flooding Disaster Areas; Contacting LDR on Taxpayer Matters »
July 15 Deadline IRS/LDR Extensions for Flooding Disaster Areas; Contacting LDR on Taxpayer Matters...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
LCPA Assessing Impact of New DOL Overtime Rule »
May 24, 2016 LCPA Assessing Impact of New DOL Overtime Rule...
Monday, March 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS disaster relief & LDR software vendor updates »
National News IRS Issues Tax Relief for Victims of Severe Storms and Flooding in Louisiana Victims...
Monday, March 14, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Issues Tax Relief for Victims of Severe Storms and Flooding in Louisiana »
March 14, 2016 IRS Issues Tax Relief for Victims of Severe Storms and Flooding in Louisiana Victims of the se...
Friday, February 13, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Makes it Easier for Small Businesses to Apply Repair Regulations to 2014 and Future Years »
IRS Makes it Easier for Small Businesses to Apply Repair Regulations to 2014 and Future Years WASHINGTON —The I...
Friday, January 9, 2015
President Signs Tax Increase Prevention Act »
President Signs Tax Increase Prevention Act   The President has signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention Act o...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tax Extender Legislation Passes »
Tax Extender Legislation Passes   More than 50 expired tax provisions have been retroactively extended for one year,...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder: Need to Elect Portability by Dec. 31 for 2011-2013 Estates »
Estates of 2011, 2012, and 2013 decedents have only a few more weeks until the end of 2014 to elect portability . The IRS...
Friday, August 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Letters Mailed to Preparers Without Valid PTINs »
Letters Mailed to Preparers Without Valid PTINs The IRS Return Preparer Office recently mailed letters to approximately...
Friday, August 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Updates Power of Attorney Form; Can’t be Filed Electronically »
I RS Updates Power of Attorney Form; Can’t be Filed Electronically The IRS has issued revised versions of Form 2848,...
Friday, August 22, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
AICPA Files Federal Lawsuit Against IRS Challenging Purportedly "Voluntary" Program »
AICPA Files Federal Lawsuit Against IRS Challenging Purportedly "Voluntary" Program for Tax Return Preparers The Americ...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Circular 230 Regulations Finalized »
On June 9, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service finalized revisions to Circular 230 regulations , which replaced the covere...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Mailing CP 2000 Notices »
The IRS is now mailing CP 2000 notices, which show proposed changes to your client’s income tax return. Members should rem...
Thursday, January 30, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes Affect IRS Practitioner Priority Services and e-Services »
We have been informed of changes affecting the Practitioner Priority Services and e-Services available to you for dealing...
Thursday, October 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Effect on Government Shutdown on IRS Operations »
We have received numerous inquiries on IRS operations as a consequence of the government shutdown. The IRS has created a...
Friday, September 27, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Notice to Employees of Insurance Coverage Options Due by 10/1/13 »
Notice to Employees of Insurance Coverage Options Due by 10/1/13 The Healthcare Reform Act requires employers to provide...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Same-Sex Marriage Guidance Released »
IRS Same-Sex Marriage Guidance Released The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released Revenue Ruling 2013-17 to assist...
Monday, June 24, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Announces Changes to e-Services; LCPA, AICPA is Sharing Concerns with IRS »
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced it is retiring the Disclosure Authorization (commonly referred to as...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Penalty Relief Available to Taxpayers Who File Returns with Delayed IRS Forms (3/25/2013) »
The Internal Revenue Service has provided late-payment penalty relief to individuals and businesses requesting a tax-filin...
Thursday, March 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Beware of Bogus IRS Emails (3/7/2013) »
The IRS receives thousands of reports every year from taxpayers who receive emails out-of-the-blue claiming to be from the...
Thursday, March 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Budget Sequestration Reduces Some Credits and Awards (3/7/2013) »
Federal budget sequestration has resulted in required cuts to certain credits and awards, effective March 1, 2013, pursuan...
Thursday, March 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Expands Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program; Relief From Past Payroll Taxes Avail »
The Internal Revenue Service has expanded its Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP), paving the way for more...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Now Accepting All 2012 Forms (3/5/2013) »
The Internal Revenue Service has finished updating its tax-processing systems, allowing all remaining individual and busin...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Practitioner Priority Service (PPS) for Campus Correspondence Examinations (CCE) (2/19/2013) »
There is a new Practitioner Priority Service for Campus Correspondence Examinations. Tax professionals responding...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Filing Form 2848 (Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative) by Fax (2/19/2013) »
The Centralized Authorization File, for Powers of Attorney (Form 2848), has new fax numbers. Memphis 1-855-214-7519 Ogden...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Circular 230 Due Dilligence Provisions Applicable to Filing Extensions (2/19/2013) »
Please remember the provisions of Circular 230, §10.22 (Diligence as to Accuracy) are applicable to extensions filed on be...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Electronic Filing of Individual Extensions (2/19/2013) »
Many members will be submitting electronic Federal extensions of time to file individual income tax returns. Form 8878 mus...