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Claims for the Children’s Arts and Children’s Fitness tax credits are based on when the payment is made, not the year in which the activities are scheduled.
If the federal government decides to crack down on “aggressive” tax avoidance transactions, does it signal a sea change for advisors or is it really much ado about nothing?
Imposing taxes retroactively seems contrary to a rational, moral approach to taxation, but it is legal.
Taxpayers and all tax registrants have until Dec. 31, 2012 to file requests under the taxpayer relief provisions for the 2002 tax year and any reporting period that ended during the 2002 calendar year.
If a company receives a “break fee” in a failed takeover attempt, that fee is income for tax purposes, not a capital gain or a non-taxable “windfall.”