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September 30, 2020

The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) ( P.L. 111-148) individual mandate is unconstitutional because it can no longer be read as a tax, and there is no other constitutional provision that justifies this exercise of congressional power. However, the central question of whether the rest of the ACA remains valid after Congress removed the penalty for not having health insurance remained unanswered. Instead, the case was sent back to the district court to reconsider how much of the ACA could survive without the individual mandate penalty.


The IRS has released new proposed rules related to charitable contributions made to get around the $10,000/$5,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions. The proposed regulations:


So, Rita's an EA... just what does that do for me? You can be assured Rita and other EA’s have your best interest ahead of personal gain. The Enrolled Agent license was created by Act of Congress due to fraudulent claims for property seized by the Government during The Civil War. EA’s, Attorneys and others representing claimants could fairly settle these claims for seized property. Today over 40,000 EAs nationwide provide tax preparation, representation, tax planning, and other financial services to millions of individual and business taxpayers. EAs adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct and are required by IRS to take continuing professional education.


Rita Lewis will highlight issues that have been of concern to her clients.  Rita's Blog:  2020 Update on tax laws...