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Free Tax Help Available Nationwide
IR-2015-17, Jan. 30, 2015 — More than 12,000 free tax preparation sites, which provide vital tax preparation services for low- to-moderate-income and elderly taxpayers, will be open nationwide this year as the IRS continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations.

Fake Charities Among the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2015
IR-2015-16, Jan. 30, 2015 — The IRS today warned taxpayers about groups masquerading as charitable organizations to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors, one of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2015 filing season.

EITC Awareness Day: Many Workers May Not Know of Significant IRS Benefit
IR-2015-15, Jan. 30, 2015 — The IRS is partnering with community-based organizations across the country to promote Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, an effort to alert millions of low and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on a significant tax credit that can be as much as $6,000.

Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs Co-Host First International Criminal Tax Symposium
IR-2015-14, Jan. 29, 2015 — The IRS Criminal Investigation Division and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs co-hosted an International Criminal Tax Symposium in Washington, D.C., focusing on offshore tax evasion and international financial crimes. The symposium included delegates from Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the U.S.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program Reports on Activities
IR-2015-13, Jan. 29, 2015 —The IRS’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program Office has issued its annual program report, which describes how LITCs have assisted thousands of low income taxpayers nationwide with free or low-cost representation, education and advocacy services.

Inflated Refund Claims Remain on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season
IR-2015-12, Jan. 29, 2015 — The IRS today warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous tax return preparers pushing inflated tax refund claims. Taxpayers should be wary of anyone who asks them to sign a blank return, promises a big refund before looking at their records, or charges fees based on a percentage of the refund.

IRS Announces Six New Members for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee
IR-2015-11, Jan. 28, 2015 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of six new members for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC).

IRS Announces New Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council Members
IR-2015-10, Jan. 28, 2015 — The IRS today announced the selection of eight new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council, which provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss key tax administration issues.

Hiding Money or Income Offshore Among the “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season
IR-2015-09, Jan. 28, 2015 — The IRS today said avoiding taxes by hiding money or assets in unreported offshore accounts remains on its annual list of tax scams known as the “Dirty Dozen” for the 2015 filing season.

IRS IP PIN pilot continues in Georgia, Florida and the District of Columbia
WASHINGTON – As part of an ongoing pilot program, all taxpayers who filed federal returns last year from Georgia, Florida or the District of Columbia are eligible for an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) that will help protect them from tax-related identity theft, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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