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News Releases for December 2010

IRS Announces 2011 Air Transportation Tax Rates
IR-2010-129, Dec. 29, 2010 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the 2011 inflation adjustments to the excise taxes on air transportation.

IRS Offers New Guidance on FSA and HRA Debit Cards
IR-2010-128, Dec. 23, 2010 — FSA and HRA participants can continue using debit cards to buy prescribed over-the-counter medicines, if requirements are met.

In 2011, Many Tax Benefits Increase Slightly Due to Inflation Adjustments
IR-2010-127, Dec. 23, 2010 — Inflation adjustments to tax benefits and tax brackets affected by recent legislation have been released by the IRS.

Tax Season Starts on Time for Most Taxpayers; Those Affected by Late Tax Breaks Can File in Mid- to Late February
IR-2010-126, Dec. 23, 2010 — Tax season will start on time for most people, but some taxpayers will have to wait until February to file their individual tax returns.

The Fall 2010 Statistics of Income Bulletin Is Now Available
IR-2010-125, Dec. 17, 2010 — The fall 2010 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin is now available.

Payroll Tax Cut to Boost Take-Home Pay for Most Workers; New Withholding Details Now Available on IRS.gov
IR-2010-124, Dec. 17, 2010 ― The IRS has released new income-tax withholding tables with instructions to help employers implement the 2011 cut in payroll taxes.

IRS Reminds Paid Tax Preparers to Register Now for PTINs
IR-2010-123, Dec. 14, 2010 — The IRS encourages paid tax return preparers to register now for their new or renewed Preparer Tax Identification Numbers.

Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman before the 23RD Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation, Washington, DC
IR-2010-122, Dec. 9, 2010 — IRS Commissioner Shulman delivers prepared remarks to the 23rd Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation in Washington, DC.

IRS Releases Proposed Regulations that Would Reduce Enrolled Agent Fees
IR-2010-121, Dec. 7, 2010 — The IRS released proposed regulations that would reduce fees related to application and renewal for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents.

Interest Rates Decrease for the First Quarter of 2011
IR-2010-120, Dec 7, 2010 — Quartery interest rates for the quarter begining January 1, 2011.

IRS Announces 2011 Standard Mileage Rates
IR-2010-119, Dec. 3, 2010 — Driving for business? In 2011, you may be able to claim 51 cents per mile according to IRS guidance issued today.

IRS Continues Efforts to Ensure Accurate Return Preparation; Reminds Tax Preparers to Sign Up for PTINs
IR-2010-118, Dec. 2, 2010 — The IRS started sending out more than 10,000 letters to return preparers to remind them of their obligation to prepare accurate tax returns.

IRS Helps Small Employers Claim New Health Care Tax Credit; Forms and Additional Guidance Now Available on Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
IR-2010-117, Dec. 2, 2010 — The IRS releases final guidance and a one-page form and instructions for small employers eligible to claim the new small business health care tax credit for the 2010 tax year.

Starting in 2011, Many Paid Preparers Must e-File Federal Income Tax Returns for Individuals, Estates and Trusts
IR-2010-116, Dec. 1, 2010 — The IRS details how paid tax return preparers can comply with a new law that requires them to electronically file certain tax returns.

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