Daily Tax Update - December 12, 2014: House Passes Omnibus Spending Bill

House Passes Omnibus Spending Bill:  The House approved the spending bill for the remainder of the 2015 fiscal year by a vote of 219 to 206.  The Senate is expected to vote on the bill soon.  A short-term continuing resolution was passed and signed last night to prevent a government shutdown.

IRS Announces Post-Appeals Mediation for Offers in Compromise:  In 2008, the IRS implemented a pilot program in certain cities for post-appeals mediation for offer in compromise and trust fund recover penalty cases.  Revenue Procedure 2014-63 provides procedures that expand the program nationwide.