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Posted 3 days ago by Paul Ogawa
Vermont Publishes Interest Rates for Calendar Year 2020

Vermont recently published their applicable interest rates for calendar year 2020. These rates will be effective beginning January 1, 2020 and apply to the underpayment and overpayment of tax liabilities during the 2020 calendar year. The overpayment annual rate for 2020 will be 5.5%, while the underpayment annual rate will be 7.5%. To review these […]

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Posted 3 days ago by Tom Hospod
Maryland Publishes Revised Withholding Forms and Specifications

Maryland has published its 2019 Form MW508, Annual Employer Withholding Reconciliation Return, due January 31, 2020. Aside from updates to relevant dates/years, there are no changes to this form from the previous version. Additionally, Maryland published its 2019 Maryland Employer Reporting of 1099s Instructions and Specifications and its 2019 Maryland Employer Reporting of W2s Instructions and Specifications. These filings […]

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Posted 3 days ago by Tom Hospod
Louisiana Releases Fourth Quarter Employers Return of Louisiana Withholding Tax Form L1

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has released its Fourth Quarter Employer’s Return of Louisiana Withholding Tax Form L1, for the months of October, November, and December, which is due to the Department by January 31, 2019. Every employer who is required to withhold Louisiana state income tax is required to file this return on a quarterly basis, […]

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Posted 3 days ago by Tom Hospod
Rhode Island Implements Withholding Changes for 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, Rhode Island will be implementing two significant changes to withholding tax obligations. For certain taxpayers, electronic filing will be mandatory and filing frequencies will be reduced. The “weekly” frequency for submitting withheld tax to the Division of Taxation will replace the current “quarter-monthly” and “daily” frequencies. A week will be defined […]

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Posted 4 days ago by Elliot Shulver
IVASS Sets Italian Management Charge for Year 2020

The Institute for Insurance Supervision (IVASS) in Italy has published the management charge rate for the year 2020. It set the rate for 2020 at 4.12%. The management charge reduces the taxable basis applied to the Road Accident Victims Fund (RAVF) and Hunting Accident Victims Fund (HAVF) and is published annually in November.

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Posted 1 week ago by Paul Ogawa
West Virginia Releases W-2 and 1099 Electronic Specifications for TY 2019

The West Virginia State Tax Department recently released Publications IT-105 and IT 105.1, Electronic Media Specifications for Forms W-2 and 1099/W-2G, respectively. These specifications are published and provided to taxpayers in order to format and transmit electronic reports for these form types to West Virginia. There are a few updates to each publication, as outlined […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Tom Hospod
Kentucky Publishes 2019 Specifications for Electronic Submission of Annual Wage and Tax Information

Kentucky has published its Specifications for Electronic Submission of Annual Wage and Tax Information via Electronic Media or Web for Year 2019. Kentucky follows the IRS EFW2 format; however, there are some state-specific instructions contained herein that should be followed. This publication has not changed from the previous year’s version.

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Posted 1 week ago by Tom Hospod
Kansas Publishes Tax Year 2019 Electronic Specifications

Kansas has released the following publications for tax year 2019/reporting year 2020: Form K-2MT (Kansas W-2 Specifications for Electronic Filing – EFW2 Format) Form K-99CSV (Kansas 1099 Specifications for Electronic Filing – CSV Format) Form K-99MT (Kansas 1099 specifications for Electronic Filing – Pub. 1220 Format) Form KW-2CSV (Kansas W-2 Specifications for Electronic Filing – CSV Format) […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Tom Hospod
Arizona Releases 2019 Optical Media Reporting Publication

Arizona has released its 2019 Publication 701, Optical Media Reporting. This publication contains information about reporting by optical media of Arizona withholding on federal Forms W-2, W-2c, W2-G and 1099-R (or any other Form 1099 equivalent), if reporting Arizona withholding. There are some revisions to this publication of which filers should take note: The publication now […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Paul Ogawa
IRS Releases Final Regulations Regarding Information Reporting of Certain Life Insurance Contract Transactions and Modifications to the Transfer for Valuable Consideration Rules

The IRS is set to officially release final regulations related to information reporting obligations under Section 6050Y related to reportable policy sales of life insurance contracts and payments of reportable death benefits. The rules codified in these new final regulations will affect the filing responsibilities of those affected with regard to Forms 1099-LS and 1099-SB, […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Tom Hospod
Kentucky Publishes 2019 1099 and W-2G Specifications for Electronic Submission

Kentucky has released its 2019 electronic specifications for submitting Forms W-2G, 1099-B, 1099-DIV, 1099-G, 1099-INT, 1099-K, 1099-MISC, 1099-OID, and 1099-R. There are some changes to this publication and the specifications of which filers should take note: • The Amount Type for Code 5 for Reporting Payments on Form 1099-DIV changed from “REIT Dividends” to “Section 199A […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Tom Hospod
Maine Revises Application for Tax Registration

Maine has issued a revised version of its Application for Tax Registration, used to establish a new tax account for income tax withholding, among other tax types, or for Electronic Funds Transfer. The application is largely the same as the previous version, with some minor changes: • The Maine Revenue Services Central Registration Section is now […]

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Posted 1 week ago by Kelsey O'Gorman
Italy to Introduce Pre-Completed VAT Returns by July 2020

From July 1, 2020, on an experimental basis, Italian taxpayers (i.e. businesses resident and established in Italy) may submit pre-completed VAT returns. Specifically, Article 16 of recently enacted Decree n. 124/2019 provides that data gleaned from transactional information supplied from electronic invoices via SDI, cross-border transactions, as well as data collected on fees electronically will […]

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Posted 2 weeks ago by Jeff Gambold
Poland: From 1 November 2019 Taxpayers Can Apply to the Ministry Of Finance For Binding Rate Information

From 1 November 2019, the Polish Ministry of Finance (“MoF”) will implement the Binding Rate Information scheme (“WIS”), a facility enabling taxpayers to apply to the MoF for a legally binding agreement on the VAT rate pertaining to a specific good or service (or combination of goods and services).  Most WIS agreements will only become […]

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Posted 2 weeks ago by Andrew Decker
Brexit Delayed

The European Council and the United Kingdom have agreed to defer the latter’s departure date from the European Union until January 31, 2020. The agreement has been labeled a “flextension,” because it leaves open the possibility of an earlier departure date, should the two sides successfully negotiate a Withdrawal Agreement. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in […]

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Posted 3 weeks ago by Jeff Gambold
Poland: Ministry Of Finance Publishes New Regulation For The Incoming JPK_VAT

The Polish Ministry of Finance has published a regulation in the Journal of Laws detailing the structure of the new JPK_VAT standard audit file (labelled up to now with the title “JPK_VDEK”), filing of which will become mandatory for large taxpayers from 1 April 2020 and for small and medium taxpayers from 1 July 2020. Taxpayers […]

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Posted 3 weeks ago by Muazzam Malik
UK: Requirement To File Intrastat Declarations To Continue After Brexit

HMRC’s trade statistics portal uktradeinfo has announced that businesses presently required to file periodic Intrastat declarations reporting the movement of goods between the UK and EU Member States will have a continuing obligation to do so after the UK leaves the EU.  HMRC has cited the reasoning for this as that the information provided remains […]

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Posted 3 weeks ago by Ramón Frias
EFD-Reinf Version 2.0 Delayed

On October 14, 2019, the General Coordinator of Audits for the Federal Tax Administration in Brazil (Receita Federal), published Executive Ruling 55 revoking Version 2.0 of the EFD-Reinf layout. In so doing, it restores the Executive Ruling 65 (September 2018) Establishing Reinf Layout Version 1.4 as the required format. As a result, the planned expanded […]

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