IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel message to tax professionals Jan. 29, 2024 — As we start the 2024 filing season today, I just wanted to take a moment to especially thank everyone in the nation’s tax professional community. IRS systems ready for 2024 filing season Jan. 26, 2024 — Contrary to some wildly inaccurate reports Friday night, the IRS is not having widespread system issues in advance of Monday's filing season opening. IRS systems continue operating well, and the agency has seen a strong, successful testing season in advance of the 2024 tax season opening. Read out: Commissioner Werfel Briefs Senate Finance Committee on Employee Retention Credit Jan. 10, 2024 — IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel today updated the Senate Finance Committee on the agency’s efforts to protect honest taxpayers and combat fraud in the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) program. Commissioner Werfel letter on audit disparity issues in areas such as the Earned Income Tax Credit Sept. 18, 2023 — Text of the Sept. 18, 2023, letter IRS Commissioner Werfel shared with the members of Congress updating them on agency enforcement efforts and efforts to address audit disparity issues in areas such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. IRS statement on California mailing of balance due notices June 7, 2023 — The IRS reassures California taxpayers that they continue to have an automatic extension until later this year to file and pay their taxes for those covered by disaster declarations in the state. Letter to Accompany Direct File Report PDF May 16, 2023 — Letter from IRS Commissioner Werfel to Treasury Secretary Yellen to accompany Direct File report. Commissioner Werfel Letter on Audit Selection May 15, 2023 — Text of the May 15, 2023, letter IRS Commissioner Werfel shared with the Senate Finance Committee and other members of Congress following questions about apparent racial disparity in the selection of tax returns for audit. IRS Statement — Examination coverage rates in the 2022 Data Book April 14, 2023 — The 2022 Data Book reports examination coverage rates by type and size of return for examinations in process or closed as of September 30, 2022. IRS Statement — Taxability of State Payments Feb. 3, 2023 — The IRS is aware of questions involving special tax refunds or payments made by states in 2022; we are working with state tax officials as quickly as possible to provide additional information and clarity for taxpayers. IRS Statement — IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig’s final message November 10, 2022 — We are on the brink of an exciting new era for the IRS, one that is desperately needed to transform the agency to improve taxpayer service and ensure fairness in tax compliance. IRS Statement — Doug O’Donnell to serve as Acting Commissioner October 28, 2022 — As the end of my term approaches, I want to share with you that Doug O'Donnell, the IRS Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, has been selected to serve as acting IRS Commissioner. His selection, announced today by Treasury Secretary Yellen, will keep our important work for our nation moving forward until a new IRS commissioner is nominated by the Administration and confirmed by the Senate. IRS Statement about Uncertain Tax Positions (UTP) Reporting October 11, 2022 — The IRS announced today draft changes to the Schedule UTP and the UTP Instructions for 2022 Tax Year (processing year 2023). IRS Statement about Letter 6534 October 4, 2022 — The IRS will begin mailing letters in October on behalf of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, sharing information about obtaining Marketplace healthcare coverage. IRS statement on Forms 990-T September 2, 2022 — The IRS recently discovered that some machine-readable (XML) Form 990-T data made available for bulk download section on the Tax Exempt Organization Search (TEOS) should not have been made public. IRS Statement by IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig on the Inflation Reduction Act August 16, 2022 — A statement from the Commissioner about the historic reconciliation package marking a transformational moment for the IRS and an opportunity for the future of tax administration. Letter to Members of the Senate PDF August 4, 2022 — Letter to members of the Senate from the IRS Commissioner about the reconciliation package. Letter to Members of the House of Representatives PDF August 4, 2022 — Letter to members of the House of Representatives from the IRS Commissioner about the reconciliation package. IRS Statement on balance due notices (CP-14) July 27, 2022 — The IRS is aware that some payments made for 2021 tax returns have not been correctly applied to joint taxpayer accounts, and these taxpayers are receiving erroneous balance due notices (CP-14 notices) or notices showing the incorrect amount. IRS Statement — Inventory June 22, 2022 — The IRS is committed to having healthy inventories by the end of this year and continues to make strong progress handling unprocessed tax returns. This follows unprecedented actions taken by the agency, and these intensive efforts to help taxpayers will continue in the months ahead. IRS Statement — Updated IRS audit numbers PDF May 26, 2022 — Today’s Data Book release contains important statistics about the nature of the IRS’s enforcement activities. A fact that is worth noting is that these are point-in-time estimates of the IRS’s ongoing examinations for the respective tax years. IRS Statement — Information Returns May 13, 2022 — IRS processed 3.2 billion information returns in 2020. Information returns are not tax returns, and they are documents submitted to the IRS by third-party payors, not taxpayers. 99% of the information returns we used were matched to corresponding tax returns and processed. The remaining 1% of those documents were destroyed due to a software limitation and to make room for new documents relevant to the pending 2021 filing season. IRS Statement — Child Tax Credit for families in Puerto Rico April 18, 2022 — A statement about this year marking the first time in history that many families with children in Puerto Rico will be eligible to claim the Child Tax Credit. IRS Statement — New features put in place for IRS Online Account registration; process strengthened to ensure privacy and security February 21, 2022 — A statement about new features available in IRS Online Account registration. IRS Statement — Child Tax Credit Letters January 27, 2022 — A statement about the Child Tax Credit letters being sent. IRS Statement — Providing meaningful assistance to taxpayers in the current environment January 27, 2022 — A statement about IRS providing meaningful assistance to taxpayers. IRS statements regarding sequestration Statements are pursuant to the requirements of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, for the federal fiscal year mentioned in each statement. Commissioner's comments, statements and remarks IRS Commissioner discusses a range of tax administration issues. 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