IRS Gives Tax Relief To Oklahoma Tornado Victims; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadlines Extended to Sept. 30
IR-2013-53, May 21, 2013 –– After Monday’s devastating tornado in Moore and Oklahoma City, the IRS today provided tax relief to individuals and businesses affected by this and other severe storms occurring in parts of Oklahoma.
MoreTaxpayers e-file from Home in 2013
IR-2013-52, May 20, 2013 — New statistics show continued growth in electronic filing of tax returns.
Questions and Answers on 501(c) Organizations
May 15, 2013 — The IRS has received a variety of questions related to the exempt organization issues recently raised. The Q&As answer some basics on the issue.
IRS To Be Closed May 24, Four Other Days Due to Budget and Sequester; Filing and Payment Deadlines Unchanged
IR-2013-51, May 15, 2013 — The IRS announced that due to the current budget situation, including the sequester, all IRS operations will be closed on May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30, 2013.
IRS Criminal Investigation Issues Fiscal 2012 Report
IR-2013-50, May 10, 2013 — IRS Criminal Investigation released its annual report for fiscal 2012, highlighting strong gains in enforcement actions and penalties imposed on convicted tax criminals.
Many Tax-Exempt Organizations Must File with IRS By May 15 to Preserve Tax-Exempt Status
IR-2013-49, May 10, 2013 — A key deadline of May 15 is facing many tax-exempt organizations that are required by law to file annual reports with the IRS. Organizations will see their federal tax exemptions automatically revoked if they have not filed reports for three consecutive years.
IRS, Australia and United Kingdom Engaged in Cooperative Effort to Combat Offshore Tax Evasion
IR-2013-48, May 9, 2013 — The U.S., Australia and United Kingdom tax administrations plan to share tax information involving a multitude of trusts and companies holding assets on behalf of residents in jurisdictions throughout the world.
Grant, Kay Named to IRS Leadership Posts
IR-2013-47, May 8, 2013 — The IRS announced the selection of Joseph H. Grant as commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division and Sheldon Kay as Chief of Appeals.
IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants
IR-2013-46, May 6, 2013 — The IRS is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.
IRS Seeks Applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council
IR-2013-45, May 1, 2013 — The IRS announced it is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council through June 14, 2013.
IRS Releases Final Report on Tax-Exempt Colleges and Universities Compliance Project
IR-2013-44, April 25, 2013 — The IRS today released its final report summarizing audit results from the IRS’ colleges and universities study, which began in 2008. This final report describes the agency’s multi-year project on a major segment of tax-exempt organizations.
IRS Statement on Obtaining eMails
The IRS administers the nation's tax laws in a way that follows the law and treats taxpayers with respect.
IRS Announces Three-Month Filing, Payment Extension Following Boston Marathon Explosions
IR-2013-43, April 16, 2013 — The IRS today announced a three-month tax filing and payment extension to Boston area taxpayers and others affected by Monday’s explosions.
Penalty Relief Available to Some Storm Victims Unable To File On Time
IR-2013-42, April 15, 2013 — The IRS announced penalty relief to anyone unable to file on time due to severe storms in parts of the South and Midwest over the past few days.
Certified Public Accountant Disbarred for Multiple Circular 230 Violations
IR-2013-41, April 12, 2013 — The IRS announced that it obtained the disbarment of CPA Anthony A. Tiongson for charging unconscionable fees, giving irresponsible advice to clients and making false statements to federal and state authorities, among other things.
Tips on Reporting Natural Resource Income
FS-2013-6, April 2013 — Taxpayers who own land that contains valuable natural resources should be aware that arranging for the development of the resources by means of a lease creates tax consequences.
Budget in Brief FY 2014
This summarizes how the budget request will enable the agency to meet its strategic goals: improve customer service and enhance enforcement of the tax laws.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program Reports on Activities
IR-2013-39, April 8, 2013 — The IRS’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program Office has issued its first report showing how LITCs provide pro bono legal services to help thousands of low income taxpayers nationwide resolve disputes with the IRS and learn about their taxpayer rights and responsibilities.
IRS Achieves $1 Billion in Cost Savings and Efficiencies
FS-2013-05, April 2013 ― Since 2010, the IRS has saved $1 billion through working more efficiently and other means.
IRS Seeks Applications for Information Reporting Advisory Council
IR-2013-37, April 2, 2013 — The IRS is requesting nominations for membership to the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), a federal advisory panel that advises the IRS on various tax administration issues.
IRS Smartphone App IRS2Go Now Available in Spanish
IR-2013-36, April 2, 2013 — The IRS has released IRS2Go 3.0, an update to its free smartphone application that offers practical tax tools and information for the first time in either Spanish or English.
IRS Expands Law Enforcement Assistance Program on Identity Theft to 50 States; Victim Assistance and Criminal Investigations Grow
IR-2013-34, March 28, 2013 — The IRS announced a nationwide expansion of a program that helps law enforcement get tax return data vital to their local efforts in investigating and prosecuting cases of identity theft.
IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013
IR-2013-33, March 26, 2013 — The IRS has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.
Relief Available To Many Extension Requesters Claiming Tax Benefits
IR-2013-31, March 20, 2013 —The IRS is providing late-payment penalty relief to eligible individuals and businesses requesting a tax-filing extension because they are attaching to their returns forms that couldn’t be filed until after January.
Prepared Remarks of William J. Wilkins, IRS Chief Counsel, at the Tax Executives Institute, March 18, 2013
IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins speaks at the Tax Executives Institute on March 18, 2013.
IRS Statement on Form 8863, Education Credits
Update on problems with a limited number of software company products that affected some taxpayers filing Form 8863, Education Credits, between Feb. 14 and Feb. 22.
IRS Intensifies National Crackdown on Identity Theft; Part of Wider Effort to Protect Taxpayers, Prevent Refund Fraud
IR-2013-17, Feb. 7, 2013 — Continuing a year-long enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the IRS today announced the results of a massive national sweep in recent weeks targeting identity theft suspects in 32 states and Puerto Rico.
Remarks by Steven T. Miller, IRS Acting Commissioner, at a Press Conference Call on Identity Theft Sweep, Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2013
Feb. 7, 2013 — Remarks by Steven T. Miller, IRS Acting Commissioner, during a press conference call on the Identity Theft Sweep.
IRS Statement on Court Ruling Related to Return Preparers
The IRS has issued a statement on a court ruling related to enforcement of regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers.
IRS Identity Theft Enforcement Actions
January 2013 — View a map showing the IRS's recent enforcement actions against identity theft and refund fraud.
IRS Adds Tumblr to Its List of Social Media Platforms
IR-2013-13, Jan. 29, 2013 — The IRS has added Tumblr to its list of social media platforms, giving taxpayers another way of accessing helpful IRS tax tips, videos, podcasts and more.
Tips for Taxpayers, Victims about Identity Theft and Tax Returns
FS-2013-3, January 2013 — The IRS is taking additional steps during the 2013 tax season to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud.
IRS Combats Identity Theft and Refund Fraud on Many Fronts
FS-2013-2, Revised March 2013 — Stopping identity theft and refund fraud is a top priority for the IRS. For the 2013 filing season, the IRS has expanded efforts to better protect taxpayers and help victims.
Fiscal Year 2012 Enforcement and Service Results
The Fiscal Year 2012 Enforcement and Service Results provide the dollars collected from the examination (audit) and collection functions of the IRS. The results also tally various taxpayer assistance program results.
General FAQs on Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions
The IRS is providing special transitional relief to banks and other payment settlement entities required to begin reporting payment card and third-party network transactions on new Form 1099-K.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Information Center
Update on the new economic stimulus legislation.
The “What Ifs” for Struggling Taxpayers
Here are some “What if” scenarios and the possible tax impact.
Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center
Many tax breaks are available to help with the cost of higher education.
Commissioner's Comments, Statements and Remarks
IRS Commissioner discusses a range of tax administration issues.
Compliance & Enforcement News
A collection of recent news releases, statements and other items related to IRS compliance and enforcement efforts.
2013 and Prior Year Filing Season Statistics
Find tax filing season statistics showing cumulative and comparative totals from the current filing season and from prior years.