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News Releases for February 2013

IRS Expands Voluntary Worker Classification Settlement Program; Relief From Past Payroll Taxes Available to More Employers Who Reclassify Their Workers As Employees
IR-2013-23, Feb. 27, 2013 — The IRS has expanded its Voluntary Classification Settlement Program, paving the way for more taxpayers to take advantage of this low-cost option for achieving certainty under the law by reclassifying their workers as employees for future tax periods.

Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Benefits for 2012 and Years Ahead
IR-2013-22, Feb. 22, 2013 — The IRS reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college education tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits.

IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report 2010 Roth Conversions on 2012 Returns
IR-2013-21, Feb. 19, 2013 — The IRS reminds taxpayers who converted amounts to a Roth IRA or designated Roth account in 2010 that, in most cases, they must report half of the resulting taxable income on their 2012 returns.

IRS Seeks Applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee
IR-2013-20, Feb. 15, 2013 — The IRS is accepting nominations for membership on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee through April 1.

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Members Selected
IR-2013-19, Feb. 15, 2013 — 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 To Accept Tax Returns with Education Credits, Depreciation Next Week
IR-2013-18, Feb. 8, 2013 — The IRS announced that taxpayers will be able to start filing two major tax forms next week covering education credits and depreciation.

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.

IRS Extends Tax Relief to Some New Jersey and New York Victims of Hurricane Sandy; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadline Extended to April 1, 2013
IR-2013-16, Feb. 1, 2013 –– After Hurricane Sandy, the IRS announced additional tax relief to affected individuals and businesses. The IRS is now further extending tax deadlines of that relief until April 1, 2013, for some counties in New Jersey and New York.

Do Your Taxes and E-File for Free with Free File
IR-2013-15, Feb. 1, 2013 — All taxpayers have an option to Free File, a fast, safe and free way to prepare their own federal taxes.

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