Tax News Highlights

Sept. 26, 2013

Federal Tax

IRS Issues Guidance on Income and Employment Tax Refunds for Same-Sex Spousal Benefits  

The IRS released guidance for employers on how to request refunds of improperly withheld tax on same-sex spousal benefits.

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Tax Court Rules Officer Can Deduct Charitable Contributions Paid by Corporation 

The Tax Court recently ruled that a corporate officer may deduct charitable contributions paid by his corporation on his behalf.

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State Tax

Chicago Lease Transaction Tax Expanded to Include Perpetual Software Licenses  

The city of Chicago announced changes to its taxation of software licenses under the lease transaction tax (LTT).

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International Tax

Significant Changes Proposed to Mexican Tax System 

President Enrique Peňa Nieto of Mexico presented a new tax bill that would make significant changes to the individual and corporate tax rules in Mexico.

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