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News Releases for May 2013

Spring 2013 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available
IR-2013-58, May 31, 2013 — The spring 2013 issue of the IRS Statistics of Income Bulletin, which features information on high-income individual income tax returns filed for tax year 2010, is now available on IRS.gov

IRS Accepting Applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grants
IR-2013-57, May 30, 2013 — The IRS announced the opening of the 2014 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant application process.

Prepare for Hurricanes, Natural Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records
IR-2013-56, May 29, 2013 — With the start of this year’s hurricane season, the IRS encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard their records by taking a few simple steps.

Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Third Quarter of 2013
IR-2013-55, May 23, 2013 ― The IRS has announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2013.

IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations
IR-2013-54, May 23, 2013 — The IRS reminds U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship who have lived or worked abroad during all or part of 2012, that they may have a U.S. tax liability and a filing requirement in 2013. The filing deadline is Monday, June 17, 2013, for U.S. citizens and resident aliens living overseas, or serving in the military outside the U.S. on the regular due date of their tax return.

IRS Gives Tax Relief To Oklahoma Tornado Victims; Return Filing and Tax Payment Deadlines Extended to Sept. 30
IR-2013-53, May 21, 2013 –– After the devastating tornado, the IRS provided tax relief to individuals and businesses affected by this and other severe storms occurring in parts of Oklahoma.

MoreTaxpayers e-file from Home in 2013
IR-2013-52, May 20, 2013 — New statistics show continued growth in electronic filing of tax returns.

IRS To Be Closed May 24, Four Other Days Due to Budget and Sequester; Filing and Payment Deadlines Unchanged
IR-2013-51, May 15, 2013 — The IRS announced that due to the current budget situation, including the sequester, all IRS operations will be closed on May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30, 2013.

IRS Criminal Investigation Issues Fiscal 2012 Report
IR-2013-50, May 10, 2013 — IRS Criminal Investigation released its annual report for fiscal 2012, highlighting strong gains in enforcement actions and penalties imposed on convicted tax criminals.

Many Tax-Exempt Organizations Must File with IRS By May 15 to Preserve Tax-Exempt Status
IR-2013-49, May 10, 2013 — A key deadline of May 15 is facing many tax-exempt organizations that are required by law to file annual reports with the IRS. Organizations will see their federal tax exemptions automatically revoked if they have not filed reports for three consecutive years.

IRS, Australia and United Kingdom Engaged in Cooperative Effort to Combat Offshore Tax Evasion
IR-2013-48, May 9, 2013 — The U.S., Australia and United Kingdom tax administrations plan to share tax information involving a multitude of trusts and companies holding assets on behalf of residents in jurisdictions throughout the world.

Grant, Kay Named to IRS Leadership Posts
IR-2013-47, May 8, 2013 — The IRS announced the selection of Joseph H. Grant as commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division and Sheldon Kay as Chief of Appeals.

IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants
IR-2013-46, May 6, 2013 — The IRS is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.

IRS Seeks Applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council
IR-2013-45, May 1, 2013 — The IRS announced it is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council through June 14, 2013.

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