Reminder: File 2019 and 2020 returns by Sept. 30 to get COVID penalty relief

IR-2022-163, September 22, 2022  — The IRS today reminded struggling individuals and businesses, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, that they may qualify for late-filing penalty relief if they file their 2019 and 2020 returns by September 30, 2022.

IRS advises that improperly forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans are taxable

IR-2022-162, September 21, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance addressing improper forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Program loan (PPP loan).

IRS: Hurricane Fiona victims in Puerto Rico qualify for tax relief; Oct. 17 deadline, other dates extended to Feb. 15

IR-2022-161, September 20, 2022 — Hurricane Fiona victims in all 78 Puerto Rican municipalities now have until February 15, 2023, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. 

IRS selects eight new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

IR-2022-160, September 20, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service has selected eight new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).

IRS updates Information on tax credit helping businesses to hire certain categories of workers

IR-2022-159, September 19, 2022 — The IRS today updated information on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), available to employers that hire designated categories of workers who face significant barriers to employment. For employers facing a tight job market, the WOTC may be able to help.

IRS accepting applicants for Compliance Assurance Process for 2023

IR-2022-158, September 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the opening of the application period for the 2023 Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) program. 

IRS: Sept. 15 is the deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments

IR-2022-157, September 6, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that the deadline to submit their third quarter payment is September 15, 2022. 

September is National Preparedness Month; IRS urges everyone to update and secure their records to prepare now for natural disasters

IR-2022-156, August 29, 2022 — September is National Preparedness Month. With the height of hurricane season fast approaching and the ongoing threat of wildfires in many places, the Internal Revenue Service urges everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan, or if they already have one, update it for 2022. 

COVID tax relief: IRS provides broad-based penalty relief for certain 2019 and 2020 returns due to the pandemic; $1.2 billion in penalties being refunded to 1.6 million taxpayers

IR-2022-155, August 24, 2022 — To help struggling taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS today issued Notice 2022-36, which provides penalty relief to most people and businesses who file certain 2019 or 2020 returns late.

IRS Appeals invites input on enhancing video conference options for taxpayers and tax professionals 

IR-2022-154, August 18, 2022 — The IRS Independent Office of Appeals invites public input on best practices for conducting video conferences with taxpayers and tax professionals who have cases pending before Appeals. 

2021 tax extension filers, don’t overlook these important tax benefits 

IR-2022-153, August 18, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who’ve yet to file their 2021 federal income tax return to make sure they take advantage of the deductions and credits for which they’re entitled and to file electronically as soon as possible.

IRS adds new information in traditional Chinese to help with tax authorizations, part of growing multilingual effort to support taxpayers and help tax pros, third-party designees

IR-2022-152, August 17, 2022 — As part of a larger effort to expand tax resources in more languages, the Internal Revenue Service announced today the addition of a translation of the Instructions for Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, in traditional Chinese.

Security Summit: Tax pros can help clients battle identity theft risk

IR-2022-151, August 16, 2022 — The Security Summit partners today concluded a special summer education campaign by outlining steps tax professionals can take to help clients from becoming statistics in identity-theft related tax-fraud scams. 

IRS announces interest rate increases for the fourth quarter of 2022; 6% rate applies to most taxpayers starting Oct. 1

IR-2022-150, August 15, 2022— The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2022.

IRS: Missouri storm, flooding victims now eligible for tax relief; Oct. 17 deadline, other dates extended to Nov. 15

IR-2022-149, August 10, 2022 — Storm victims in parts of Missouri now have until November 15, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. 

New school year reminder to educators; maximum educator expense deduction rises to $300 in 2022

IR-2022-148, August 10, 2022 — As the new school year begins, the Internal Revenue Service reminds teachers and other educators that they’ll be able to deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom expenses for 2022 when they file their federal income tax return next year.

Security Summit releases new data security plan to help tax professionals; new WISP simplifies complex area

IR-2022-147, August 9, 2022 — The Security Summit partners today unveiled a special new sample security plan designed to help tax professionals, especially those with smaller practices, protect their data and information.

IRS: Truckers need to file by August 31 deadline, e-file encouraged 

IR-2022-146, August 8, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today is reminding those who have registered, or are required to register, large trucks and buses that it’s time to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. The IRS strongly encourages using e-file and filing before the payment deadline of August 31, 2022, for vehicles first used in July 2022. 

IRS: Kentucky storm, flooding victims now eligible for tax relief; October 17 deadline, other dates extended to November 15

IR-2022-145, August 2, 2022 — Storm victims in parts of Kentucky now have until November 15, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

Security Summit: Tell-tale signs of identity theft tax pros should watch for

IR-2022-144, August 2, 2022 — With identity thieves continuing to target the tax community, Internal Revenue Service Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to learn the signs of data theft so they can react quickly to protect clients.

Security Summit warns tax pros of evolving email and cloud-based schemes to steal taxpayer data

IR-2022-143, July 26, 2022 — As part of a special Security Summit series, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and nation’s tax industry warn tax professionals to beware of evolving scams designed to steal client data.

New IRS Strategic Plan: Agency issues five-year plan with goal to help taxpayers

IR-2022-142, July 20, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today released a new five-year Strategic Plan that outlines its goals to improve taxpayer service and tax administration.

2021 tax extension filers don’t need to wait until October 17

IR-2022-141, July 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding the estimated 19 million taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2021 tax return that they don’t have to wait until mid-October to file. If a taxpayer has all the necessary information to file an accurate return, they can file electronically at any time before the October deadline and avoid a last-minute rush to file.

Security Summit: Identity Protection PINs provide an important defense against tax-related identity theft

IR-2022-140, July 19, 2022 — The Security Summit partners today encouraged tax professionals to increase their efforts to inform clients about the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to help protect people against tax-related identity theft.

IRS revises frequently asked questions about the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit  

IR-2022-139, July 14, 2022 — The IRS today issued a revised set of frequently asked questions for the 2021 Child Tax Credit. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are released to the public in Fact Sheet 2022-32, July 14, 2022.

Free IRS/FTC webinar to focus on scams, ID theft and IP PINs

IR-2022-138, July 14, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Trade Commission will sponsor a free webinar designed to help everyone recognize and combat tax scams and tax-related identity theft.

Extension filers: IRS.gov is the source for summertime tax help; agency encourages people to file soon

IR-2022-137, July 13, 2022 — With millions of people still waiting to file their tax returns, the IRS reminds them to file as soon as possible and take advantage of special tools available on IRS.gov that can help them file. 

Special virtual sessions coming up for those interested in compliance positions; IRS hiring 470 revenue agents

IR-2022-136, July 12, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service, one of the largest single employers of professional accountants, is now hiring 470 revenue agents who will specialize in auditing or examining both individual and business taxpayers nationwide.

IRS Security Summit renews warnings for tax pros to guard against identity theft amid continued threats

IR-2022-135, July 12, 2022 — As the battle continues against tax-related identity theft, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry renewed their call for tax professionals to be on guard against new and ongoing threats involving their systems and taxpayer data.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forum kicks off July 19 

IR-2022-134, July 11, 2022 — This Thursday, July 14, is the last day for tax professionals to register to attend the 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum and have access to all 32 webinars — including a keynote address by IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, updates on tax law, cybersecurity, practitioner ethics and more.

Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee issues annual report to Congress

IR-2022-133, June 29, 2022 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report to Congress, featuring recommendations focused on budget support for the Internal Revenue Service and enhancements to e-filing.

IRS issues Superfund chemical excise tax rates

IR-2022-132, June 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it has prescribed tax rates for 121 taxable substances that are subject to the Superfund chemical excise tax imposed by section 4671(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).

IRS issues FAQs on the reinstated Superfund chemical excise tax to assist affected taxpayers

IR-2022-131, June 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the reinstated Superfund chemical excise tax to help those taxpayers who may be impacted and tax professionals.

IRS: Taxpayers now have more options to correct, amend returns electronically

IR-2022-130, June 23, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that more forms can now be amended electronically. These include people filing corrections to the Form 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return and Forms 1040-SS, U.S. Self-Employment Tax Return (Including the Additional Child Tax Credit for Bona Fide Residents of Puerto Rico) and Forms 1040-PR, Self-Employment Tax Return – Puerto Rico. 

National Taxpayer Advocate issues midyear report to Congress; expresses concern about continued refund delays and poor taxpayer service

IR-2022-129, June 22, 2022 — National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her statutorily mandated midyear report to Congress. The report expresses concern about continuing delays in the processing of paper-filed tax returns and the consequent impact on taxpayer refunds. 

IRS continues work on inventory of tax returns; original tax returns filed in 2021 to be completed this week

IR-2022-128, June 21, 2022 — Following intensive work during the past several months, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that processing on a key group of individual tax returns filed during 2021 will be completed by the end of this week. 

IRS expands voice bot options for faster service, less wait time

IR-2022-127, June 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced expanded voice bot options to help eligible taxpayers easily verify their identity to set up or modify a payment plan while avoiding long wait times.

IRS selects new deputy chief for Criminal Investigation division

IR-2022-126, June 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced the selection of Guy Ficco as the next Deputy Chief for IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). He will oversee 20 field offices and 11 foreign posts, including approximately 2,000 special agents investigating tax fraud and other financial crimes.

IRS wraps up 2022 "Dirty Dozen" scams list; agency urges taxpayers to watch out for tax avoidance strategies

IR-2022-125, June 10, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up its annual "Dirty Dozen" scams list for the 2022 filing season, with a warning to taxpayers to avoid being misled into using bogus tax avoidance strategies.

IRS increases mileage rate for remainder of 2022

IR-2022-124, June 9, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes.

Missed the April tax deadline? File and pay by June 14 to avoid a larger penalty and interest 

IR-2022-123, June 9, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers who missed the April tax deadline that they can usually avoid a larger penalty by filing their 2021 federal income tax return and paying any tax due by Tuesday, June 14.

Dirty Dozen: IRS, Security Summit reiterate recent warning to tax professionals and other businesses of dangerous spear phishing attacks

IR-2022-122, June 9, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that spear phishing is the 8th item on the 2022 "Dirty Dozen" scams warning list and a serious problem because it can be tailored to attack and steal the computer system credentials of any small business with a client data base, such as tax professionals' firms.

Dirty Dozen: Scammers use every trick in their communication arsenal to steal your identity, personal financial information, money and more

IR-2022-121, June 8, 2022 — Suspicious communications in all its forms designed to either trick, surprise or scare someone into responding before thinking is No. 7 on the 2022 "Dirty Dozen" scams warning list, the Internal Revenue Service announced today, warning everyone to be on the lookout for bogus calls, texts, emails and posts online to gain trust or steal. 

For those who pay estimated taxes, second quarter June 15 deadline approaches 

IR-2022-120, June 8, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that the deadline to pay their second quarter tax liability is June 15. 

Dirty Dozen: IRS urges anyone having trouble paying their taxes to avoid anyone claiming they can settle tax debt for pennies on the dollar, known as OIC mills

IR-2022-119, June 7, 2022 — As the 6th item on the 2022 "Dirty Dozen" scams warning list, the Internal Revenue Service today cautioned taxpayers with pending tax bills to contact the IRS directly and not go to unscrupulous tax companies that use local advertising and falsely claiming they can resolve unpaid taxes for pennies on the dollar.

U.S. Court of Appeals ruling affirms IRS position that abusive microcaptive insurance transactions are shams

IR-2022-118, June 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today said that a recent court decision upholds its long-standing position regarding abusive microcaptive insurance transactions. Taxpayers should be alert to these schemes, normally peddled by promoters, as they will ultimately cost them. 

IRS continues with Dirty Dozen this week, urging taxpayers to continue watching out for pandemic-related scams including theft of benefits and bogus social media posts

IR-2022-117, June 6, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today kicked off the week with the 5th item on its 2022 annual "Dirty Dozen" scams warning list, with a sad reminder that criminals still use the COVID-19 pandemic to steal people's money and identity with bogus emails, social media posts and unexpected phone calls, among other things.

Don’t wait to file: IRS encourages taxpayers with October filing extensions and others who still need to file

IR-2022-116, June 2, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers who have yet to file their 2021 tax return – including those who requested an extension of time – to file a complete and accurate return electronically as early as possible once they have all their information together. There’s no need to wait until the October deadline.

IRS extends VITA and TCE grants application deadline

IR-2022-115, June 1, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline to June 17 for 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 to offer jobs to thousands of workers this summer

IR-2022-114, June 1, 2022 — To boost its workforce and better help taxpayers and businesses, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that it’s looking to hire over 4,000 contact representative positions at several IRS offices nationwide this summer. 

IRS warns taxpayers of ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams for 2022

IR-2022-113, June 1, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today began its "Dirty Dozen" list for 2022, which includes potentially abusive arrangements that taxpayers should avoid.

IRS reminder to Americans abroad: File 2021 return by June 15; eligible families can claim expanded tax benefits 

IR-2022-112, May 31, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers living and working outside the United States that they must file their 2021 federal income tax return by Wednesday, June 15. 

IRS releases fiscal year 2021 Data Book describing agency’s activities

IR-2022-111, May 26, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the Data Book detailing the agency’s activities during fiscal year 2021 (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021). 

IRS revises FAQs for Tax Year 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit

IR-2022-110, May 25, 2022 — The IRS today revised frequently asked questions for the 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit (FS-2022-30) to educate eligible taxpayers on how to properly claim the credit when they prepare and file their 2021 tax return.

IRS updates feature on Where’s My Refund?

IR-2022-109, May 25, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service made an important enhancement to the Where’s My Refund? online tool this week, introducing a new feature that allows taxpayers to check the status of their current tax year and two previous years’ refunds.

IRS revises 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit frequently asked questions

IR-2022-108, May 20, 2022 — The IRS today issued a revised set of frequently asked questions for the 2021 Child Tax Credit. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are released to the public in Fact Sheet 2022-29, May 20, 2022.

IRS interest rates increase for the third quarter of 2022

IR-2022-107, May 20, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2022.

A Closer Look: Expanding Access in Puerto Rico

CL-22-08, May 11, 2022 — The IRS wants to serve in every community, and we’re committed to providing the assistance and opportunities to meet the needs of those we serve. Today we are taking a closer look at how we are working to serve residents of Puerto Rico.

Face-to-face IRS help without an appointment available during special Saturday opening on May 14

IR-2022-106, May 10, 2022 — Although filing season has come and gone, the Internal Revenue Service recognizes taxpayers still need assistance.

IRS provides guidance for residents of Puerto Rico to claim the Child Tax Credit

IR-2022-105, May 6, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance for certain individuals in Puerto Rico on how to file and claim the Child Tax Credit payments that they are entitled to receive under the American Rescue Plan Act.

For National Small Business Week, special tax credit can help employers hire workers; key certification requirement applies

IR-2022-104, May 6, 2022 — With many businesses facing a tight job market, the Internal Revenue Service reminds employers to check out a valuable tax credit available for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other groups of workers facing significant barriers to employment.

National Small Business Week: E-file, the best way to report payroll taxes

IR-2022-103, May 5, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged small businesses to take advantage of the accuracy, speed and convenience of filing their payroll tax returns and making tax payments electronically.

Ahead of hurricane season, IRS offers tips on ways to prepare for natural disasters

IR-2022-102, May 5, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers today that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is National Wildfire Awareness Month. This is a good time to create or review an emergency preparedness plan, including steps to protect important tax-related information. 

National Small Business Week: Making estimated tax payments electronically is fast and easy

IR-2022-101, May 4, 2022 — The IRS reminds all businesses, including self-employed and gig workers, to make estimated tax payments quarterly, and that making them electronically is fast, easy and safe. 

For National Small Business Week, plan now to take advantage of tax benefits for 2022; enhanced deduction for business meals, home office deduction and more

IR-2022-100, May 3, 2022 — The IRS today urged business taxpayers to begin planning now to take advantage of the enhanced 100% deduction for business meals and other tax benefits available to them when they file their 2022 federal income tax return.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 2023 grant application period now open – National Taxpayer Advocate calls for applicants looking to serve their communities and uphold taxpayer rights

IR-2022-99, May 2, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the opening of the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2023. Applications will be accepted from May 2 to June 16, 2022.

IRS recognizes Small Business Week: Information and free resources for starting a business

IR-2022-98, May 2, 2022 — During National Small Business Week, May 1 to 7, the IRS is highlighting tax benefits and resources tied to the Small Business Administration theme for this year’s celebration: “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship.”

IRS accepting applications for VITA and TCE Grants in May

IR-2022-97, April 29, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service 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 revises Tax Year 2021/Filing Season 2022 frequently asked questions for the Child Tax Credit

IR-2022-96, April 27, 2022 — The IRS today issued a revised set of frequently asked questions for tax year 2021 and filing season 2022 for the Child Tax Credit.

IRS selects new leadership for Small Business and Self-Employed Division

IR-2022-95, April 27, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that experienced agency executive Lia Colbert has been named the new commissioner of the Small Business Self-Employed Division (SB/SE), which oversees the agency's collection activities and the examinations of most businesses in the United States.

IRS seeks nominations for the 2023 Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council

IR-2022-94, April 25, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it’s accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council for 2023. Applications will be accepted through June 3, 2022.

May 16 is filing deadline for many tax-exempt organizations

IR-2022-93, April 21, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax-exempt organizations that many have a filing deadline of May 16, 2022.

IRS announces 2022 funding for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant recipients

IR-2022-92, April 20, 2022 — The IRS announced today that more than $12.1 million in matching grants were awarded to 131 organizations across the country for development, expansion or continuation of qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) for the 2022 grant year. 

Taxpayers who owe and missed the April 18 filing deadline should file now to limit penalties and interest; not too late to claim the Child Tax Credit for 2021

IR-2022-91, April 19, 2022 — The IRS encourages taxpayers who missed Monday’s April 18 tax-filing deadline to file as soon as possible. While taxpayers due a refund receive no penalty for filing late, those who owe and missed the deadline without requesting an extension should file quickly to limit penalties and interest. 

2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum begins July 19

IR-2022-90, April 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be held virtually over five weeks starting July 19, with a series of live-streamed webinars every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

IRS reminds employers of penalty relief related to claims for the Employee Retention Credit

IR-2022-89, April 18, 2022 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have received requests from taxpayers and their advisors for relief from penalties arising when additional income tax is owed because the deduction for qualified wages is reduced by the amount of a retroactively claimed employee retention tax credit (ERTC), but the taxpayer is unable to pay the additional income tax because the ERTC refund payment has not yet been received. 

Extensions of time to file tax returns; some taxpayers instantly qualify

IR-2022-88, April 18, 2022 — Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, to file a return. Not everyone has to ask for more time, however. Disaster victims, taxpayers serving in combat zones and those living abroad automatically have longer to file. 

IRS Notices CP2100 and 2100A to help payers correct backup withholding errors will go out in April 2022 

IR-2022-87, April 15, 2022 — Beginning in mid-April 2022, the IRS will send CP2100 and CP2100A notices to financial institutions, businesses or payers who filed certain types of information returns that don’t match IRS records.

IRS reminders about April 18 deadline for last-minute filers and others

IR-2022-86, April 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers the deadline to file and pay tax owed for most individual income tax returns is Monday, April 18. The agency wants last-minute filers to know tax help is available to file a tax return, request an extension or make a payment, 24 hours a day on IRS.gov.

Try IRS.gov first for last-minute tax help and tips

IR-2022-85, April 14, 2022 — Today’s Internal Revenue Service website provides millions with the tax solutions they need 24 hours a day and eliminates unnecessary calls or trips to an IRS office. On IRS.gov, waiting in line is never a problem and there’s no appointment needed. 

IRS Free File can help those with no filing requirement find overlooked tax credits and get a refund

IR-2022-84, April 14, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged low- to moderate-income individuals and families, especially those who don’t normally file a tax return, to use IRS Free File to prepare their own federal tax return, file electronically and get a refund by direct deposit – all for free. The tax software guides people through each section of their tax return using a question-and-answer format. It's safe, easy and free to file a federal return.

IRS revises further Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-83, April 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

IRS revises further Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-82, April 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit.

2021 return done? Next step: use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to make sure withholding is right for 2022

IR-2022-81, April 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged any taxpayer, now finishing up their 2021 tax return, to use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to make sure they’re having the right amount of tax taken out of their pay during 2022. 

IRS dispels new and common myths about tax refunds; key information available to help people

IR-2022-80, April 12, 2022 ― With the April 18 tax-filing deadline closing in for most taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service wants to dispel some new and common myths about getting refund details or speeding up tax refunds. A number of these myths circulate on social media every tax season.

IRS letters going out to taxpayers who may need to take action related to Qualified Opportunity Funds

IR-2022-79, April 12, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that taxpayers who may need to take additional actions related to Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) should begin receiving letters in the mail in April.

Identity stolen? Request an Identity Protection PIN from the IRS

IR-2022-78, April 11, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded all taxpayers – particularly those who are identity theft victims – of an important step they should take to protect themselves from tax fraud.

For those who make estimated federal tax payments, the first quarter deadline is Monday, April 18

IR-2022-77, April 6, 2022 — The IRS today reminds those who make estimated tax payments such as self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, businesses, corporations and others that the payment for the first quarter of 2022 is due Monday, April 18.

Special Saturday help from IRS available without an appointment on April 9

IR-2022-76, April 4, 2022 — As the federal tax filing deadline approaches later this month, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that many Taxpayer Assistance Centers will be open around the country this Saturday, April 9 for face-to-face help.

Coming soon: 2023 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant application period

IR-2022-75, April 4, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2023 will open on or around May 2, 2022.

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel welcomes 25 new members; calls for new volunteers to apply by April 8 to help shape future of IRS, improve taxpayer rights

IR-2022-74, April 1, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that it recommended, and the Department of the Treasury approved, the selection of 25 new members to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) for 2022.

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