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Welcome to TaxBlawg, a blog resource from Chamberlain Hrdlicka for news and analysis of current legal issues facing tax practitioners. Although blawg.com identifies nearly 1,400 active “blawgs,” including 20+ blawgs related to taxation and estate planning, the needs of tax professionals have received surprisingly little attention.

Tax practitioners have previously lacked a dedicated resource to call their own. For those intrepid souls, we offer TaxBlawg, a forum of tax talk for tax pros.

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  • Posts by Charles Rettig

    Charles “Chuck” Rettig, a Shareholder at Chamberlain Hrdlicka in the Firm's Tax Controversy & Litigation practice and other Tax and Trust & Estate practices, served as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from ...

IRS ERC ANNOUNCEMENT (IR-2024-169, June 20, 2024) - Following a lengthy review of numerous Employee Retention Credit ("ERC") claims, the IRS has announced plans to deny tens of thousands of “improper high-risk ERC claims” (about 10-20% of total ERCs) while starting a new round of processing lower-risk claims to help eligible taxpayers. During the review period, the IRS processed 28,000 claims worth $2.2 billion and disallowed more than 14,000 claims worth more than $1 billion. Various estimates of total ERC claims have exceeded $240 billion.

The IRS' review involved months ...