IRS Seeks Applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee
IR-2014-25 March 7, 2014 — The IRS is opening the nomination and application process for membership on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). The deadline for submitting applications is April 21, 2014.
Reminder To Home-Based Businesses: Simplified Option for Claiming Home Office Deduction Now Available; May Deduct up to $1,500; Saves 1.6 Million Hours A Year
IR-2014-24, March 7, 2014 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people with home-based businesses that this year for the first time they can choose a new simplified option for claiming the deduction for business use of a home.
2014 Refunds Ahead of Last Year
IR-2014-23, March 6, 2014 — The IRS has issued more than 48 million refunds so far this year.
New IRS Video Helps Same-Sex Couples; Joins Extensive IRS Library Of Online Tax Tips
IR-2014-22, March 6, 2014 — The IRS released a new YouTube video designed to provide useful tax tips to married same-sex couples.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Program Reports on Activities
IR-2014-21, March 5, 2014 — The IRS’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program Office issued its second annual program report on how LITCs assist thousands of low income taxpayers nationwide with pro bono representation, education, and advocacy services.
Statement by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on The Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
IRS Commissioner's statement on the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget proposal.
Filing Season Update
Latest information on tax season and refunds.
IRS Continues Smooth Start to Filing Season
IR-2014-20, Feb. 27, 2014 — The IRS has issued almost 40 million refunds so far this tax filing season.
IRS Offers Health Care Tax Tips to Help Individuals Understand Tax Provisions in the Affordable Care Act
IR-2014-19, Feb. 25, 2014 - IRS is offering educational Health Care Tax Tips to help individuals understand how the Affordable Care Act may affect their taxes.
IRS Criminal Investigation Issues Annual Report
IR-2014-18, Feb. 24, 2014 — IRS Criminal Investigation Division today released its annual report.
2014 Filing Season Continues with Higher Refunds Issued
IR-2014-17, Feb. 20, 2014 – The IRS has issued 15 percent more refunds in 2014 than at the same time last year.
IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List
IR-2014-16, Feb. 19, 2014 — The IRS 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.
Filing Season 2014 Begins with More Returns Filed
IR-2014-15, Feb. 14, 2014 — Tax filings in 2014 are outpacing results from the same time last year.
IRS Warns of Heavy Call Volume, Offers Tips for Faster Answers
IR-2014-14, Feb. 13, 2014 - The IRS reminded taxpayers the Presidents Day holiday period typically marks one of the busiest weeks of the tax filing season for its phone lines and offers other alternatives to help taxpayers find answers to commonly asked tax questions.
Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Members Selected
IR-2014-13, Feb. 12, 2014 — The IRS announced the selection of new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee charged with providing taxpayer suggestions to improve IRS customer service.
IRS Commissioner Addresses Nation's Taxpayers on 2014 Filing Season; YouTube Video Released
IR-2014-12, Feb. 10, 2014 - The Internal Revenue Service released a YouTube video message from Commissioner John Koskinen to the nation's taxpayers providing tips and help for the 2014 filing season.
Updated IRS Smartphone App IRS2Go Version 4.0 Now Available
IR-2014-11, Feb. 4, 2014 — The IRS today announced the release of IRS2Go 4.0, an update to its smartphone application featuring new, added features available in both English and Spanish.
EITC Awareness Day: IRS Kicks-Off Tax Season Alerting Low- and Moderate-Income Workers of Significant Tax Benefit
IR-2014-10, Jan. 31, 2014 — As the IRS starts processing returns today, it joins partners nationwide in launching the EITC Awareness Day outreach campaign to ensure that millions of low-and moderate-income workers get the credit they deserve and get it right.
IRS Kicks Off 2014 Tax Season; Individual Returns Can Be Filed Now; Free Online Services Available to Help With Filing, Refunds, EITC
IR-2014-9, Jan. 31, 2014 — The IRS today opened the 2014 filing season by highlighting a growing array of online services and encouraging taxpayers to check out a variety of tax benefits, such as the often-overlooked Earned Income Tax Credit.
IRS Filing Season Tax Tips Begin Jan. 28
IR-2014-6, Jan. 24, 2014 — The IRS offers a special series of daily Tax Tips beginning Jan. 28 to help people prepare their tax returns.
Watch Out for Tax Scams as Filing Season Opening Nears
IR-2014-5, Jan. 23, 2014 — With the start of the 2014 tax season approaching on Jan. 31, the IRS urges taxpayers to be aware that tax-related scams using the IRS name proliferate during this time of year.
Free File Opens Today, Offers Free Tax Prep and E-filing
IR-2014-4, Jan. 17, 2014 — To help people get a jump on their taxes before the Jan. 31 filing season opens, the IRS announced the availability of Free File for most taxpayers.
IRS Criminal Investigation Combats Identity Theft Refund Fraud
FS-2014-3, January 2014 — The IRS has seen a significant increase in refund fraud that involves identity thieves who file false claims for refunds by stealing and using someone's Social Security number. The investigative work done by Criminal Investigation is a major component of the IRS’s efforts to combat tax-related identity theft.
2014 Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) Pilot
January 2014 — As part of its comprehensive identity theft strategy, the IRS is offering a limited pilot program to help taxpayers who filed their returns last year from Florida, Georgia and the District of Columbia.
Tips for Taxpayers, Victims about Identity Theft and Tax Returns
FS-2014-2, January 2014 — Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the biggest challenges facing the IRS. In 2014, the IRS continues to take new steps and strong actions to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud.
IRS Combats Identity Theft and Refund Fraud on Many Fronts
FS-2014-1, January 2014 — Stopping identity theft and refund fraud is a top priority for the IRS. The agency’s work on identity theft and refund fraud continues to grow, touching nearly every part of the organization. For the 2014 filing season, the IRS has expanded these efforts to better protect taxpayers and help victims.
IRS Offers Videos to Help Taxpayers Preparing to File in 2014
IR-2014-1, Jan. 3, 2014 — The IRS is offering taxpayers a number of YouTube videos to help prepare their taxes for the upcoming filing season, which begins on Jan. 31.
New Tax Guide Helps People With Their 2013 Taxes
IR-2013-102, Dec. 23, 2013 — Taxpayers can get the most out of various tax benefits and get a jump on preparing their 2013 federal income tax returns by consulting a newly revised comprehensive tax guide now available on IRS.gov.
Tax Preparers Must Renew Their PTINs for 2014
IR-2013-101, Dec. 23, 2013 — The IRS reminded tax return preparers to renew their PTINs if they plan to prepare returns in 2014. Current PTINs expire Dec. 31, 2013.
Some IRS Assistance and Taxpayer Services Shift to Automated Resources
New Services Available for Taxpayers in 2014
2014 Tax Season to Open Jan. 31; e-file and Free File Can Speed Refunds
IR-2013-100, Dec. 18, 2013 — The IRS today announced plans to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.
More than 122 million Returns e-Filed in 2013
IR-2013-94, Dec. 4, 2013 — Record 122 million e-file in 2013.
Treasury, IRS Will Issue Proposed Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations
IR-2013-92, Nov. 26, 2013 — The Treasury Department and the IRS will issue initial guidance regarding qualification requirements for tax-exemption as a social welfare organization under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
IR-2013-84, Oct. 31, 2013 — The IRS warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants.
Treasury and IRS Announce That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes; Ruling Provides Certainty, Benefits and Protections Under Federal Tax Law for Same-Sex Married Couples
IR-2013-72, Aug. 29, 2013 — Treasury and the IRS today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes.
IRS Opens Online FATCA Registration System
IR-2013-69, Aug. 19, 2013 — The IRS announced the opening of a new online registration system for financial institutions that need to register with the IRS under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Report Outlines Changes for IRS To Ensure Accountability, Chart a Path Forward; Immediate Actions, Next Steps Outlined
IR-2013-62, June 24, 2013 ― IRS Principal Deputy Commissioner Werfel issued a report outlining new actions and next steps to fix problems uncovered with the IRS’ review of tax-exempt applications and improve the wider processes and operations in place at the IRS.
IRS Charts a Path Forward with Immediate Actions
The IRS is outlining new actions and next steps to fix problems uncovered with the IRS’ review of tax-exempt applications and improve the wider processes and operations in place at the IRS.
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.
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.
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 Statements and Announcements
Agency statements, comments and additional information.
Commissioner's Comments, Statements and Remarks
IRS Commissioner discusses a range of tax administration issues.
The IRS has taken numerous steps to combat identity theft and protect taxpayers. Remember: The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or any social media tools to request personal or financial information.
FAQs on New Payment Card Reporting Requirements
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.
Compliance & Enforcement News
A collection of recent news releases, statements and other items related to IRS compliance and enforcement efforts.
2014 and Prior Year Filing Season Statistics
Find tax filing season statistics showing cumulative and comparative totals from the current filing season and from prior year.
Fiscal Year 2013 Enforcement and Service Results
The Fiscal Year 2013 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.