On August 5, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance on the treatment of basis for certain estates of decedents who died in 2010. The guidance assists executors who are making the choice to opt out of the estate tax and have the carryover basis rules apply. Form 8939, the basis allocation form required to […]
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On July 27, 2011, the IRS announced that it is taking additional steps in its continuing efforts to improve the agency’s international operations. First, the IRS Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) Program, concerned exclusively with reaching pre-filing agreements with taxpayers on transfer pricing, will shift from the office of IRS Chief Counsel to an office under […]
On July 15, 2011, the IRS advised truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that their next federal highway use tax return (which is usually due on August 31) will instead be due on November 30, 2011. IRS Notice 2011-77 explains that the main reason for the extension of the deadline is to alleviate […]
On June 23, 2011, the IRS announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and other purposes. In recognition of recent rise in the price of gasoline, the IRS […]
On July 7, 2011, Eugene Sherayzen, Esq., was re-appointed for the third time to the Minnesota State Bar Association Publications Committee. The Committee is responsible for overseeing the budget and publication of the most important Minnesota legal journal, “Bench & Bar”.