Several law changes were made in 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes affecting individual tax compliance and planning, including charitable contributions, NOL carrybacks and retirement plan distributions, will be explained. IRS guidance on TCJA provisions including for the SALT deduction are covered along with IRS rulings and reminders on how some longstanding rules apply during sheltering in place and working from home, security reminders and changed IRS procedures as the IRS operates under changed circumstances.
Highlights of changes to individual tax forms for 2020 are also covered. Key judicial cases on passive activities, alimony, charitable contributions and more are presented. Finally, legislative and candidate for office tax proposals are explained. Planning and due diligence reminders are addressed throughout this 4-hour federal individual tax update.
Instructional MethodGroup: Internet-based
NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (4 hours)
Program PrerequisitesBasic understanding of tax preparation.