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WHY IT’S GOOD TO BE GRATEFUL

On February 23, 2018, The Wall Street Journal published an article, “How to Raise More Grateful Children.” The subtitle for the article stated: “A sense of entitlement is a big problem among young people today, but it’s possible to teach gratitude.” This last idea is what I hope to do with my clients.


TAXES AND GRATITUDE?

You probably never thought you would see these two words paired together.  Let me share my perspective on how this unique combination arises.


THE STORY OF THE GRATITUDE ROCK

How I started practicing Gratitude

My coach and mentor, Lee Brower, is well-known as a thought leader on Gratitude.  He’s been featured on television, in articles, and in the movie, “The Secret,” on the topic of Gratitude. But Lee, by his own admission, wasn’t always a grateful person.  In fact, one of the defining moments of his life started out as one of his most ungrateful moments.


Department of the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen offered members of the House Ways and Means Committee limited insight as to how the Biden Administration will handle the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that are expiring in 2025.


The IRS has released guidance listing the specific changes in accounting method to which the automatic change procedures set forth in Rev. Proc. 2015-13, I.R.B. 2015-5, 419, apply. The latest guidance updates and supersedes the current list of automatic changes found in Rev. Proc. 2023-24, I.R.B. 2023-28, 1207.


The IRS intends to amend the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) regulations under Code Secs. 59A and 6038A to defer the applicability date of the reporting of qualified derivative payments (QDPs) until tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2027. Until these reporting rules apply, the current transition period rules for QDP reporting will continue to apply.


In an effort to increase awareness of and participation in the alternative dispute resolution process, the Internal Revenue Service Independent Office of Appeals has formed an Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Management Office.


The IRS has released proposed regulations that provide guidance regarding information reporting of transactions with foreign trusts and receipt of large foreign gifts and regarding loans from, and uses of property of, foreign trusts. Further, the IRS has issued proposed amendments to the regulations relating to foreign trusts having one or more U.S. beneficiaries. The proposed regulations affect U.S. persons who engage in transactions with, or are treated as the owners of, foreign trusts, and U.S. persons who receive large gifts or bequests from foreign persons.