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IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams
IR-2014-81, Aug. 13, 2014 — The IRS and TIGTA continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

IRS "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" Now Available in 6 Languages; 10 Key Rights Outlined in Updated Publication 1
IR-2014-80, Aug. 12, 2014 ― The IRS announced today that its cornerstone "Taxpayer Bill of Rights“ document is now available in six languages.

News Releases for July 2014
Archived news releases for July 2014

Next IRS Nationwide Tax Forum Is Set for National Harbor
IR-2014-79, July 31, 2014 — The IRS will host a Nationwide Tax Forum at the National Harbor, near Washington, DC. Tax professionals who want to attend should register by Aug. 5.

National Taxpayer Advocate Identifies Priority Areas and Challenges in Mid-Year Report to Congress
IR-2014-78, July 16, 2014 — The National Taxpayer Advocate today released a mid-year report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service will address during the upcoming fiscal year. These include the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, issuing refunds to victims of return preparer fraud, continuing to make improvements in the Exempt Organizations area and expanding the voluntary return preparer certification program to include competency testing.

New 1023-EZ Form Makes Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Easier; Most Charities Qualify
IR-2014-77, July 1, 2014 — The IRS today introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status more easily.

Unused ITINS to Expire After Five Years; New Uniform Policy Eases Burden on Taxpayers, Protects ITIN Integrity
IR-2014-76, June 30, 2014 — Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) will expire if not used on a federal income tax return for any year during a period of five consecutive years, the IRS announced. To give all interested parties time to adjust and allow the IRS to reprogram its systems, the IRS will not begin deactivating ITINs until 2016.

New IRS Filing Season Program Unveiled for Tax Return Preparers
IR-2014-75, June 26, 2014 — The IRS announced that guidance will soon be issued outlining a new voluntary program designed to encourage education and filing season readiness for paid tax return preparers.

IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Delivers Report to Congress
IR-2014-74, June 24, 2014 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) presented its 2014 Annual Report to Congress with recommendations on electronic tax administration.

IRS Makes Changes to Offshore Programs; Revisions Ease Burden and Help More Taxpayers Come into Compliance
IR-2014-73, June 18, 2014 — The IRS announced today major changes in its offshore voluntary compliance programs, providing new options to help both taxpayers residing overseas and those residing in the U.S.

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