News Releases for September 2003
IRS Grants Tax Relief for Hurricane Isabel Victims
IR-2003-112 — Relief gives taxpayers in District of Columbia and parts of four states additional time to file and pay certain taxes.
IRS and States Announce Partnership to Target Abusive Tax Avoidance Transactions
IR-2003-111 — Under partnership agreement, IRS and states will share information on abusive tax avoidance transactions and the taxpayers who participate in them.
Change in Interest Rates for the Fourth Quarter of 2003
IR-2003-110 — The interest rates for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2003, are one percentage point lower than for the prior quarter.
IRS Reminds Businesses of Retirement Plan Deadline
IR-2003-109 — Businesses using “off-the-shelf” retirement plans must update their plans by Sept. 30, 2003, to maintain tax benefits.
Over-the-Counter Drugs To Be Covered
by Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
IR-2003-108 — Although not deductible on tax returns, nonprescription drugs can be paid for through FSAs.
IRS Selects Five New Members for Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee
IR-2003-107 — Committee serves as a public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues.
Teachers Should Save Receipts for Educators’ Deduction
IR-2003-106 — Up to $250 of out-of-pocket expenses for books and classroom supplies may be claimed.
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