News & Events
IRS Issues Revised Publications this Week, 3 out of 5 Still Need to File
IR-2015-38, March 4, 2015 — With almost 59 million tax returns filed so far, the Internal Revenue Service estimates that three out of five taxpayers have yet to file their tax returns, according to statistics released today.
IRS’s Top Ten Identity Theft Prosecutions; Part of Ongoing Efforts to Protect Taxpayers, Prevent Refund Fraud
IR-2015-37, March 3, 2015 — Continuing its enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the IRS today announced the top ten identity theft prosecutions for Fiscal Year 2014.
IRS Provides Estimated Tax Penalty Relief to Farmers and Fishermen Receiving Corrected Premium Tax Credit Forms
IR-2015-36, Feb. 27, 2015 ― Farmers and fishermen who miss this year’s March 2 tax deadline because they are receiving corrected premium tax credit forms will have until April 15, 2015, to file their 2014 returns and pay any tax due.
Winter 2015 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available
IR-2015-35, Feb. 27, 2015 — The Winter 2015 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin is now available; it includes items on sole proprietors, foreign recipients of U.S. income, tax returns filed by dependents and partnership returns.
Tax Refunds Reach Almost $125 Billion Mark; IRS.gov Available for Tax Help
IR-2015-34, Feb. 26, 2015 — Almost 40 million tax refunds worth nearly $125 billion have been issued as of Feb. 20, according to Internal Revenue Service statistics released today.
March 2 Tax Deadline Nears for Many Farmers and Fishermen; New IRS Direct Pay Tool Offers Easiest Way to E-Pay Your Taxes
IR-2015-33, Feb. 25, 2015 ― With next Monday’s tax deadline fast approaching for many farmers and fishermen, the IRS reminds these and other individual filers that the new IRS Direct Pay tool offers taxpayers the fastest and easiest way to pay the taxes they owe.
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Members Selected
IR-2015-32, Feb. 19, 2015 — The IRS recommended, and the Department of Treasury approved, the selection of 29 new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). The TAP is a federal advisory committee charged with providing taxpayer suggestions to improve IRS customer service.
IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam; Don’t Click on Strange Emails or Links Seeking Updated Information
IR-2015-31, Feb. 18, 2015 — The IRS today warned return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are phishing schemes.
IRS Begins Limited Test of Providing Appointments at 10 Walk-In Locations; Goal to Increase Efficiency, Help Taxpayers
IR-2015-30, Feb. 18, 2015 — The IRS announced today it was trying out a limited test in 10 of its larger Tax Assistance Centers around the country to see if an appointment-based approach can help reduce taxpayer wait times during a time of severe budget cuts.
IRS Makes it Easier for Small Businesses to Apply Repair Regulations to 2014 and Future Years
IR-2015-29, Feb. 13, 2015 — The IRS has made it easier for small business owners to comply with the final tangible property regulations.