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Get Ready for Enhanced IRS Enforcement

October 04, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act significantly increased funding for the IRS, much of which goes to IRS enforcement efforts. In particular, the IRA appropriated $45.6 billion for enforcement, available until September 30, 2031. 


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    • Employment. The IRS released an advance version of Notice 2022-44, providing the 2022-2023 special per diem rates for taxpayers to use in substantiating the amount of ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling away from home. See prepublication draft.
    • Practice, Procedure and Controversy. Treasury issues proposed regulations reflecting provisions of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (Pub. L. No. 116-25), which codified the IRS Independent Office of Appeals in its role as the independent administrative appeals function within the IRS. 87 Fed. Reg. 55,934 (Sept. 13, 2022).
    • Practice, Procedure and Controversy. IRS provides a list of jurisdictions with which the U.S. has in effect a relevant information exchange agreement such that the requirement of Treas. Reg. §§ 1.6049-4(b)(5) and 1.6049-8(a) may apply regarding certain deposit interest paid to residents of such jurisdictions. Proc. 2022-35.
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