- What happened to the period from February 15 to March 15?
- Why is the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services changing the law?
On February 13 - which seems a lifetime ago at this point - the IRS finally provided some guidance on how to comply with the new repair Regulations effective with the 2014 tax returns. Considering that their first pass at the Regulations required almost everyone with real estate or other depreciable property to file for a change in accounting method - a change which the IRS mandated, by the way - the IRS then had the temerity to say that we also had to formally ask them for permission to change. I had and have a stack of real estate partnership returns in my office waiting on their guidance. Forests have been felled by tax practitioners divining for weeks and months what the IRS wanted from us this year in order to comply with their new Regulations.
Do you ever wonder if our government is suffocating under the weight of people who - having accomplished little more than going to a name school or playing at politics - think they now have the chops to bludgeon those of us who actually accomplish something every day?
Back to our initial question though: are tax seasons getting “harder?”
I don’t think “harder” is the word I would use for for it.