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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.

IRS Adopts "Taxpayer Bill of Rights;" 10 Provisions to be Highlighted on, in Publication 1
IR-2014-72, June 10, 2014 ― The IRS announced the adoption of a "Taxpayer Bill of Rights" that will become a cornerstone document to provide the nation's taxpayers with a better understanding of their rights.

Prepare for Hurricanes, Natural Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records
IR-2014-71, June 5, 2014 — With the start of hurricane season this week, the IRS encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard their records against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps.

June 16 Deadline Nears for Taxpayers Living Abroad; June 4 IRS Webinar Can Help Those Reporting Foreign Accounts
IR-2014-68, June 2, 2014 — Taxpayers abroad qualifying for an automatic two-month extension must file their 2013 federal income tax returns by Monday, June 16.

Spring 2014 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available
IR-2014-69, June 2, 2014 — The IRS today announced that the spring 2014 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin is now available. The Bulletin features information on high-income individual income tax returns filed for tax year 2011.

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