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Weekly IRS Roundup April 8 – 12, 2019

Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of April 8 – 12, 2019.

April 8, 2019: The IRS issued a news release warning taxpayers against rushing to file their returns and recommending they file for an extension if needed.

April 9, 2019: The IRS issued a news release seeking volunteers for the taxpayer advocate panel. The application process is open through May 3, 2019.

April 10, 2019: The IRS issued corrections to final regulations (TD 9846) implementing Section 965 of the code.

April 11, 2019: The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2019-18 providing a safe harbor for professional sports teams when determining the value of player and staff-member contracts for the purpose of recognizing gain or loss on a trade, staff-member contract or draft pick.

April 11, 2019: The IRS issued corrections to proposed regulations (REG–104464–18) dealing with the amount of the deduction for foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI).

April 12, 2019: The IRS issued a news release announcing 50 million people still needed to file their 2018 returns as the deadline approaches.

April 12, 2019:  IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig released a message thanking taxpayers for filing their returns.

Special thanks to Terence McAllister in our New York office for this week’s roundup.

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In 1934 E.H. McDermott opened a law practice that focused exclusively on taxes. As chief counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation of the United States Congress, McDermott observed firsthand how the rapidly expanding federal tax laws were affecting businesses and individuals. He recognized the need for a law firm to assist people and their businesses to understand and comply with their changing tax obligations.

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