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Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Unveils New Video to Warn Taxpayers
IR-2014-105, Oct. 31, 2014 — As incidents of an aggressive telephone scam continue across the country, the IRS unveiled a new YouTube video with a renewed warning to taxpayers not to be fooled by imposters posing as tax agency representatives.

In 2015, Various Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments
IR-2014-104, Oct. 30, 2014 — For tax year 2015, the IRS announced today annual inflation adjustments for more than 40 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes.

Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee Issues Annual Report
IR-2014-103, Oct. 29, 2014 ― The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) today issued its annual report for 2014, including numerous recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service on new and continuing tax administration issues.

IRS Announces Tax Guidance Related to Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
IR-2014-102, Oct. 29, 2014 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued two items of guidance in response to the need for charitable and other relief due to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

IRS Provides Information about the Affordable Care Act in Spanish
IR-2014-101, Oct. 28, 2014 — The IRS has several options for Spanish speakers to get information about the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

2015 PTIN Renewal Period Underway for Tax Professionals
IR-2014-100, Oct. 27, 2014 — The IRS today reminded the nation’s more than 690,000 federal tax return preparers that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) for 2015.

IRS Announces 2015 Pension Plan Limitations; Taxpayers May Contribute up to $18,000 to their 401(k) plans in 2015
IR-2014-99, Oct. 23, 2014 — The IRS today announced cost‑of‑living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2015.

Business E-File Jumps 10 Percent This Year; Doubles in 4 Years; 7 in 10 Corporate and Partnership Tax Returns Now Filed Electronically
IR-2014-98, Oct. 9, 2014 — Most corporations and partnerships are e-filing their tax returns; e-fiilng by these businesses increased by almost 10 percent from 2013 to 2014.

IRS Simplifies Procedures for Favorable Tax Treatment on Canadian Retirement Plans and Annual Reporting Requirements
IR-2014-97, Oct. 7, 2014 ― The IRS made it easier for taxpayers who hold interests in either of two popular Canadian retirement plans to get favorable U.S. tax treatment and took additional steps to simplify procedures for U.S. taxpayers with these plans.

IRS Seeks Applications for Advisory Committee for the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
IR-2014-96, Oct. 2, 2014 ― The IRS is seeking applications for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT).

Online Seminars from the 2014 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are Now Available
IR-2014-95, Oct. 1, 2014 — Tax professionals can earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits online from IRS tax forums.

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