The American Bankers Association this week called on the Financial Accounting Standards Board to prioritize projects to improve accounting for troubled debt restructurings and simplify the subsequent accounting for goodwill.
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The fight on Capitol Hill over the Biden administration’s controversial tax proposal is likely to go on for another four to six weeks, and the proposal may continue to be raised after that, according to ABA EVP James Ballentine.
The American Bankers Association, along with more than 40 trade associations, sent a joint letter to House leadership expressing concerns about a controversial tax reporting provision floated by the Biden administration that would expand mandatory IRS reporting on bank account transactions.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen this week called on House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) to include in the reconciliation package the Biden administration’s controversial provision that would require financial institutions to report information to the IRS on gross inflows and outflows on customer accounts above a de minimis level of $600—a provision strongly opposed by the American Bankers Association.
The House tax writing committee today released legislative text for the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion spending plan, with committee votes expected to begin as soon as tomorrow.
A group of 141 Republican lawmakers led by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) today wrote to congressional leaders, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig to express concern over a controversial proposal to expand mandatory IRS reporting on bank account transactions.
The American Bankers Association and a coalition of trade groups yesterday urged the House Ways and Means Committee not to change the stepped-up basis tax rule that prevents family-owned businesses and farms from damaging tax bills when a family member passes away.
With Congress expected to begin considering a new tax reporting requirement that would require banks to report information on account flows to the Internal Revenue Service as early as next week, bankers are urged to contact their lawmakers to oppose the proposal.
In a letter to House and Senate lawmakers overseeing the Internal Revenue Service, ABA reiterated its opposition to proposed new tax reporting requirements on banks that would require them to report information on account flows on every account above a de minimis threshold of $600, including earnings from investment and business activity.
To encourage more Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the Treasury Department today announced that it will allow certain eligible employers to claim tax credits for providing paid time off to employees to take a family or household member or certain other individuals to get vaccinated, or to care for a family or household member or certain other individuals recovering from the vaccination.