President Trump signed the latest federal government spending bill on Friday December 20, 2019. The bill includes many tax law changes and extends several expired provisions. The bill also incorporates the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019. Read on for three changes from the SECURE Act that all taxpayers should know.
Many tax-exempt organizations have filed their 990 series forms electronically for several years. Some smaller organizations are still submitting their 990, 990-EZ or 990-PF in paper form to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Taxpayer First Act enacted July 1, 2019 includes mandates for all tax-exempt organizations to file their forms electronically.
Government spending has increased, leaving Congress no choice but to review the Pentagon’s enforcement of the law related to the incomplete and inaccurate cost and pricing data used to establish contract pricing. First implemented in 1962 to level the playing field during contract price negotiation, the law has left many government contractors raking in the profits today. But what may seem like a windfall could lead to a downfall.
Congress has passed a $1.4 Trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown which includes a repeal of the tax on nonprofit organizations that provided qualified transportation fringe benefits, otherwise known as the “parking tax”. Any nonprofit that may have paid tax on the transportation fringe benefits should file an amended 990T to claim a refund of the taxes paid.