DIY Research

NATP’s research specialists answer over 30,000 federal tax questions each year on topics including, individual, corporate, partnership, estate, trust, gift, payroll, retirement plans, IRS compliance, representation, ACA and many more. Since all the questions we answer come straight from tax professionals, we understand the types of questions you have.

To better serve you, we created a searchable database of answers to the most common questions we are asked. Whenever possible, our answers cite the authoritative guidance (e.g., Internal Revenue Code Section, Revenue Ruling, court cases, etc.) supporting our answer.


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Sample Questions

Health Insurance All Year
Category: ACA / Healthcare
Last Updated: 2014-11-10
My client, spouse and dependents had qualifying health insurance for every month during the year. How do I report that they are not subject to the individual shared responsibility penalty?

How Much to Reinvest to Defer Entire Gain Under 1031
Category: Individual, General Business
Last Updated: 2014-10-22
Your client engaged in a deferred qualified §1031 exchange (i.e., used a qualified intermediary). He was told that to defer the entire gain, all he needed to do was reinvest up to the amount of the realized gain into the replacement property. Is this correct?

Requirement to Purchase Insurance Through SHOP
Category:ACA / Healthcare, General Business
Last Updated: 2014-10-21
To qualify for the small business health insurance credit, is a business required to purchase group health insurance through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace?

Know Who is Enrolled in the Exchange
Category: ACA / Healthcare, Individual      
Last Updated: 2014-10-10
How will I know if my client bought health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace/Exchange?

Utility Bills Paid by Estate
Category: Estate
Last Updated: 2014-10-29
Can utility bills payable on a decedent’s personal residence, which accrue after death, be deducted on Form 1041?

Partner Wages
Category: Partnership, Payroll
Last Updated: 2014-10-16
Can a partner receive a wage from a partnership?

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