News & Events
For ADA Anniversary: IRS Spotlights Tax Benefits and Services for People With Disabilities
IR-2015-98, July 24, 2015 — The IRS is marking the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act by spotlighting a number of tax benefits and services that can help taxpayers with disabilities.
National Taxpayer Advocate Reviews Filing Season and Identifies Priority Areas and Challenges in Mid-Year Report to Congress
IR-2015-97, July 15, 2015 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during the upcoming fiscal year, including the IRS’s long-term strategic planning, tax-related identity theft and administration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and presents highlights of the recently concluded filing season.
Small Businesses Can Get IRS Penalty Relief for Unfiled Retirement Plan Returns
IR-2015-96, July 14, 2015 —The IRS today encouraged eligible small businesses that did not file certain retirement plan returns to take advantage of a low-cost penalty relief program enabling them to quickly come back into compliance.
Sign Up for IRS Summertime Tax Tips
IR-2015-95, July 7, 2015 — Taxpayers interested in receiving helpful consumer tips this summer to get a jump start on this year’s taxes should consider joining the more than 660,000 subscribers who already receive IRS Tax Tips.
IRS Spotlights Year-Round Tax Help in 6 Languages
IR-2015-94, July 1, 2015 ― The IRS today reminded taxpayers that a wide range of publications and online resources are available in Chinese, Korean, Russian and Vietnamese, as well as English and Spanish, on IRS.gov.
The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Issued Its 2015 Annual Report
IR-2015-93, June 25, 2015 — The ETAAC held its annual public meeting today and released its annual report to Congress. The report features recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues.
Last-Minute Reminder: Report Certain Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts to Treasury by June 30
IR-2015-92, June 23, 2015 — The IRS today reminded everyone who has one or more bank or financial accounts located outside the United States, or signature authority over such accounts, that they may need to file an FBAR by next Tuesday, June 30.
Proposed Regulations Offer Guidelines for New State-Sponsored ABLE Accounts for People with Disabilities
IR-2015-91, June 19, 2015 — The IRS today released proposed regulations implementing a new federal law authorizing states to offer specially-designed, tax-favored ABLE accounts to people with disabilities who became disabled before age 26.
Nearly 44,000 Tax Return Preparers Completed the First Voluntary Education Program Offered by the IRS to Prepare for the 2015 Filing Season
IR-2015-90, June 18, 2015 – The IRS today said nearly 44,000 tax return preparers participated in the Annual Filing Season Program in its first year.
Jeffrey Tribiano Named Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support
IR-2015-89, June 16, 2015 — The IRS announced today that Jeffrey Tribiano, a top official at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service and a commissioned officer in the Navy Reserve, has been named the next IRS Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support.