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Outreach Corner Archive

November 2012

  • IRS can help when disasters strike
  • Check your withholding: Put more money in your pocket now and prevent tax bills later
  • IRS strengthens ITIN application requirements
  • The IRS Fresh Start Program can help you pay your taxes
  • Looking for a new job? You may be able to deduct the cost on your tax returns
  • Invest in Your Future
  • Use Your Refund to Save
  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available for 2012.
  • Attention Veterans: Tell employers about possible tax credits for hiring you
  • The Adoption Tax Credit helps you with your qualified adoption expenses

Health Care Information

  • Understand your employer's retirement plans


October 2012

  • Take the step to become a tax volunteer – a chance to touch many lives
  • Find out which of your moving expenses may be tax deductible
  • You can get copies of your tax return and tax account information online
  • Expanded Adoption Tax Credit still available for October 15 filers
  • Get real about retirement savings

August 2012

May 2012

  • Introducing the Dirty Dozen- the IRS names the 2012 worst tax scams
  • Learn more about paying your taxes
  • Where's my Refund?
  • Free File - Do Your Own Taxes for Free
  • Are you taking full advantage of your employer's match?


April 2012

March 2012

  • A First-time Homebuyer Credit Lookup Online Tool
  • The IRS may have a refund check for you

February 2012

January 2012

  • Filing Season begins and FREE tax preparation is available
  • Deducting medical expenses: A little different for people with disabilities.
  • Protect yourself and your Social Security benefits - Don't become a victim of a tax scam.
  • Innocent Spouse - 2 year rule change
  • Reporting reminders for 2010 Roth conversions and rollovers
  • Retirement contributions may qualify you for the Saver's Credit
  • Introducing the IRS Video Portal

December 2011

November 2011

Self-help series

  • Can't pay your tax bill? An Offer in Compromise might be the answer
  • Are you an innocent or injured spouse?
  • 2010 legislation extends individual tax credits through December 31, 2012 
  • You can now get copies of tax returns and transcripts online 

October 2011

Self-help series

  • It may not be too late if you made a mistake.
  • Are you an employee, self-employed or an independent contractor? 

Employee and Retirement Plans

  • Leaving your job? What to do with your retirement plan balance.
  • Self-Employed? You still can be in a retirement plan
  • Let tax free compounding help you save more for your retirement.
  • Here are some benefits of participating in your employer's retirement plan

Audio/Video – Perfect for websites, emails, meetings and more

  • Multi-media news release: IRS Free File available until Oct. 17 ( Spanish format)

Flyers/Brochures – Perfect for handouts, mailings and postings on boards or walls

  • Publication 4705, Mortgage Debt Forgiveness brochure (English)
  • Publication 4705-SP, Mortgage Debt Forgiveness brochure (Spanish)

September 2011

  • Have not filed a tax return in years? It is not too late. The IRS speaks many languages.
  • Did you receive a notice from the IRS about your Adoption Credit claim? 

August 2011

  • Use the IRS Withholding Calculator to adjust your withholding Looking for a new job?
  • Where’s My Refund?
  • Volunteers may need to pay taxes too. Did you receive a letter from the IRS? The IRS explains miscellaneous income. The Taxpayer Advocate Service is here to help
  • Do you need to pay estimated taxes? Find out here.
  • Use the IRS Withholding Calculator to adjust your withholding. Looking for a new job? You may be able to deduct costs. Where’s My Refund?

July 2011

  • IRS Open House – Saturday, July 16
  • Do you need a midyear retirement savings check-up?
  • Here's what every student needs to know about summer jobs and taxes.
  • Child/Dependent Care Credit? Claim summer day camp and child care expenses
  • Wedding season is in full swing!
  • Protect yourself from identity theft
  • Student loans - Applying for student loans is now easier
  • Do you need a midyear retirement savings check-up?
  • Volunteers may need to pay taxes too.

June 2011

May 2011

  • Donate to qualified Japan relief funds Don't lose out on unclaimed money. Put federal tax refund to work Invest in your future. What to do if you're missing your W-2 Download the IRS2GO mobile application 
  • EITC Central – Find newsletter articles for people with and without children, empty-nesters etc. along with basic marketing and communication material.
  • Take credit for saving – Retirement Savings Contribution Credit Contribute to Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) 
  • Join the plan – Invest in your retirement! 

April 2011

  • April 18 is fast approaching. There's still time and free help. 
  • Where's the nearest FREE tax preparation site? 
  • Find answers to tax questions online– Interactive Tax Assistant 
  • Volunteer sites provide free tax return preparation. 
  • IRS Free File – It’s fast. It’s safe. It’s free. 
  • Save for the future – Buy U.S. Saving Bonds with your tax refund. 
  • Use IRS e-file and get your refund faster using direct deposit. 
  • Be an EITC Ambassador – Spread the word about this important tax credit. ( Word version)
  • EITC can put money in your pocket – See whether you qualify for this credit. ( Word format)
  • Free File Toolkit – Everyone can use Free File – It's fast. It's safe. It’s free.

March 2011

February 2011

  • IRS Open House – Saturdays, Feb. 26 and March 26 
  • Need Copies? Here's how to get copies of tax returns and transcripts. 
  • Charitable qualified distributions are back. 
  • Rollover to a Roth IRA or designated Roth account You may have a choice. 
  • The Making Work Pay Credit is still working for taxpayers. 

January 2011

  • Los Impuestos y Usted (Taxes and You) – Watch Jan. 30 on Telemundo TV network 
  • Disaster Assistance What to do if you need financial help after a natural disaster 
  • Did you forget your tax refund from 2009? ...It may be waiting for you. 
  • What's a Widget? Portable, on-screen tools that you can place almost anywhere online.
  • 2011 Tax Podcasts Download IRS audio files, in English and Spanish, to use for podcasts.
  • Videos are hosted on the YouTube channel and are available in English, Spanish, ASL with captions and voice-over.

December 2010

  • 401(k) Plans – Can you afford to borrow from your 401(k) retirement plan? 
  • Year-end check-up for Individual Retirement Account owners 
  •  2010 Tax Podcasts
  • Publication 3125, IRS Does Not Approve IRA Investments - an important message for taxpayers with Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)

November 2010

  • Check Withholding Amount Making Work Pay Credit is still working for you. 
  • Tax Obligations? Haven’t filed your personal tax return yet? The IRS can help. 
  • Volunteer to help in your community Become a VITA volunteer! 
  • Adoption Tax Credit The Adoption Tax Credit helps defray qualified adoption expenses 

October 2010

September 2010

  • If I'm receiving disability benefits, will I be eligible for EITC? ( PDF format)
  • Summer camp - Can I cut my tax bill? (   PDF format)
  • First-time Homebuyers Credit - there's still time! ( PDF format)
  • ARRA tax benefits still available...
    • For students - ( PDF format)
    • For home improvements - ( PDF format)
    • Making Work Pay Credit is still available for people who earn income ( PDF format)
    • For people who qualify - Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit ( PDF format)
  • People can use Free File until October 15 (Multi-media release)
  • Haven't filed a tax return in years? Link to this 1-minute IRS video on You Tube from your Website to let people know about filing for any unclaimed tax refunds.

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

  • Drop-in Article - COBRA Subsidy
  • Extra Help for Unemployed Taxpayers
  • IRS Offers Saturday Help on March 27
  • IRS Seeks Help to Spread the Word for March 27
  • IRS Tax Assistance Day flyer (ENG)
  • IRS Tax Assistance Day flyer (SP)



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