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News Releases for January 2010

Taxpayers in Nine States and the District of Columbia File with Different Centers this Year
IR 2010-16, Jan. 29, 2010 — Taxpayers in nine states file with different processing centers this year; e-filers unaffected.

Free Tax Help Available Nationwide
IR-2010-15, Jan. 29, 2010 — Nearly 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open this year.

IRS Marks EITC Awareness Day; Highlights Expanded Tax Credit
IR-2010-14, Jan. 29, 2010 — Larger families will qualify for a larger credit.

Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman to New York State Bar Association Taxation Section Annual Meeting in New York City, Jan. 26, 2010
IR-2010-13, Jan. 26, 2010 — Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Shulman to the New York State Bar Association Taxation Section Annual Meeting.

Haiti Relief Donations Qualify for Immediate Tax Relief
IR-2010-12, Jan. 25, 2010 — People who give to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti can claim these donations on the tax return they are completing this season, the IRS said.

IRS Announces Qualified Disaster Treatment for Haiti
IR-2010-11, Jan. 22, 2010 — Recipients of disaster assistance in Haiti do not include the value on their tax return. Private foundations making these payments do not risk losing their tax-exempt status.

The IRS Reminds Tax-Exempt Organizations of All Sizes to File the Form 990 on Time to Preserve Their Tax Exempt Status
IR-2010-10, Jan. 21, 2010 — The IRS reminded tax-exempt organizations to make sure they file their annual information form on time. In 2010 the tax-exempt status of any non-profit that has not filed the required form in the last three years will be revoked.

COBRA Subsidy Eligibility Period Extended Through February; 15-Months Subsidy Now Available to Those Who Qualify
IR-2010-9, Jan. 20, 2010 — New legislation extends the eligibility period and the duration of COBRA health insurance premium assistance for workers who lose their jobs.

IRS Names Danilack Deputy Commissioner
IR-2010-8, Jan. 20, 2010 — The IRS today announced the selection of Michael Danilack as Deputy Commissioner (International) for the Large and Mid-Size Business Division.

IRS and Telemundo Will Host Tax Information Program for Spanish-Speaking Taxpayers
IR-2010-7, Jan. 19, 2010 — The IRS is joining national TV network Telemundo in a special one-hour tax program for Spanish-speaking taxpayers on Sunday, Jan. 24.

New Homebuyer Credit Form Released; Taxpayers Reminded to Attach Settlement Statement and Other Key Documents
IR-2010-6, Jan. 15, 2010 — The IRS released the new form that eligible homebuyers need to claim the first-time homebuyer credit this tax season and announced processing of those tax returns will begin in mid-February.

Free File Now Available to Almost All Taxpayers; Software Can Help Find New Economic Recovery Tax Breaks that Could Be Overlooked
IR-2010-5, Jan. 15, 2010 — The IRS and its private-sector partners are making Free File available starting today. Most taxpayers can have free use of helpful tax preparation software and free electronic filing of the federal tax returns.

IRS e-file: It’s Safe; It’s Easy; It’s Time
IR-2010-4, Jan. 15, 2010 — IRS e-file, the popular electronic tax return delivery service used by two-thirds of the nation’s taxpayers, opens for business January 15 and marks 20 years of safely and securely transmitting nearly 800 million returns.

IRS Announces Streamlined and Simplified Notices to Taxpayers
IR-2010-3, Jan. 11, 2010 — Nine notices are among first to be redesigned for clarity, effectiveness and efficiency.

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Taxpayer Service, Collection, Preparer Regulation
IR-2010-2, Jan. 6, 2010 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress.

IRS Proposes New Registration, Testing and Continuing Education Requirements for Tax Return Preparers Not Already Subject to Oversight
IR-2010-1, Jan. 4, 2010 –– The IRS kicked off the 2010 tax filing season today by issuing the results of a landmark six-month study that proposes new registration, testing and continuing education of tax return preparers.

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