News Releases for May 2003
Withholding Tables Reflect Tax Law’s Changes
IR-2003-69 — Employers should implement withholding changes as soon as possible, and not later than July 1.
Taxpayers to Receive Advance Child Tax Credit This Summer
IR-2003-68 — There's nothing to do but wait for the check.
Everson Realigns Commissioner’s Office, Fills Critical Vacancies
IR-2003-67 — New deputy and division commissioners, CIO and chief of staff named.
IRS Clarifies Tax Treatment of Various Medical Expenses
IR-2003-66 — Focus is on deductibility of certain surgical procedures and nonprescription items.
IRS Chief Counsel Office Selects Harry J. Hicks to be Associate Chief Counsel (International)
IR-2003-65 -- Will direct tax advisory and litigation services on international tax matters and manage the Advance Pricing Agreement program.
IRS Provides Guidance on Gasoline Station Pump Canopies
IR-2003-64 -- Ruling is a product of the Industry Issue Resolution Program.
New Tax Scams Surface
IR-2003-63 — Scammers posing as IRS employees use the phone or e-mail to target military families and others.
IRS' TE/GE Advisory Committee to Hold Public Meeting, Names New Members
IR-2003-62 -- Meeting scheduled for May 21 in Washington, D.C.
IRS Chief Counsel Office Selects Robert M. Brown as
Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting)
IR-2003-61 -- Position directs more than 100 attorneys and tax law specialists.
Statement by Mark W. Everson
IR-2003-60 — Senate confirms 46th commissioner.
IRS Sets New Tax Filing Season Records
IR-2003-59 — Significant jumps in activity noted. Filing stats through April 25
Early Data Show Strong Response to Offshore Initiative; Applicants Owe Millions, Reveal Scores of Promoters
IR-2003-58 — Program identifies millions in uncollected taxes and scores of new offshore promoters.
IRS Accepting Grant Applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics
IR-2003-57 — Download an application or apply online from May 1 to July 1.
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