News Releases for August 2020

Thursday, Sept. 3 IRS webinar focuses on Opportunity Zones

IR-2020-198, August 31, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service is holding a free webinar designed to give an overview of Opportunity Zones and to discuss related tax benefits for investors.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Laura; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Dec. 31

IR-2020-197, August 31, 2020 — Victims of Hurricane Laura that began August 22 now have until December 31, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.

Settlements begin in syndicated conservation easement transaction initiative

IR-2020-196, August 31, 2020 — As part of a continuing effort to combat abusive transactions, the Internal Revenue Service announced today the completion of the first settlement under its initiative to resolve certain docketed cases involving syndicated conservation easement transactions.

Konsèy pou aplike Memorandòm Prezidansyèl la ki mande pou ajoune deseri prelèvman taks sou anplwaye pou Sekirite Sosyal

IR-2020-195, 28 Dawou 2020 - WACHINGTONN — Ministè Finans ansanm ak Sèvis Revni Entèn jounen jodi a pibliye machaswiv ki pou fè aplike Memorandòm Prezidansyèl la ki te soti nan dat 8 Dawou 2020 an, pou pèmèt anplwayè yo ajoune prelèvman ak pèman pòsyon anplwaye a ta dwe peye pou taks Sekirite sosyal, si kòb anplwaye a touche a pi ba pase yon sèten kantite.

IRS approves temporary use of e-signatures for certain forms

IR-2020-194, August 28, 2020 — To protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals, the Internal Revenue Service today announced it will temporarily allow the use of digital signatures on certain forms that cannot be filed electronically.

IRS accepting applicants for the Compliance Assurance Process for 2021

IR-2020-193, August 27, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the opening of the application period for the 2021 Compliance Assurance Process program.

IRS: 50,000 mari oswa madanm gen pou jwenn Pèman pou Chòk Ekonomik pou ede yo pran pye

IR-2020-192, 25 Dawou 2020 — WACHINGTONN — Sèvis Revni Entèn gen pou l voye avan lontan chèk Pèman pou Chòk Ekonomik bay anviwon 50,000 moun ki gen yon pòsyon nan EIP yo ki te ale jwenn yon lòt paran pou pansyon alimantè timoun.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of California wildfires; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Dec. 15

IR-2020-191, August 24, 2020 — Victims of the California wildfires that began August 14 now have until December 15, 2020 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Iowa derecho; extends Oct. 15, other upcoming deadlines to Dec. 15

IR-2020-190, August 24, 2020 — Victims of the August 10 derecho storm that affected parts of Iowa now have until December 15, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.

Pandan pi gwo sezon siklòn nan ap pwoche a, IRS ap fè tout moun sonje pou yo pare kò yo pou katastwòf natirèl

IIR-2020-189, 24 Dawou 2020 — WACHINGTONN — Sèvis Revni Entèn Fè moun sonje pou yo kreye oswa konsève yon plan preparasyon pou sitiyasyon ijans. Yon plan ki byen panse se yon pwen enpòtan pou moun sove lavi yo lè gen katastwòf natirèl. Kontribyab taks yo, kit se moun, òganizasyon oswa biznis, dwe pran tan pou kreye oubyen mete ajou plan ijans yo genyen

IRS updates procedures for designating taxpayer disputes for litigation, implementing provisions of Taxpayer First Act

IR-2020-188, August 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a memorandum that provides interim guidance to the agency’s compliance staff on requests to designate issues for litigation.

IRS: Deadline to return distributions to retirement accounts is Aug. 31

IR-2020-187, August 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds IRA owners, beneficiaries or workplace retirement plan participants who received a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year that they have until Aug. 31 to rollover or repay the distribution to avoid paying taxes.

IRS urges employers to choose carefully when selecting a payroll service provider

IR-2020-186, August 19, 2020 — The IRS reminded employers today to carefully choose their payroll service providers following continuing concerns that some disreputable organizations can fail to deposit employment taxes, leaving businesses vulnerable to unpaid bills.

IRS: Konpansasyon chomaj taksab; fè prelèvman taks sou li koulye a pou w ka evite sipriz nan sezon taks

WACHINGTONN — Ak plizyè milyon Ameriken k ap resevwa konpansasyon chomaj ki taksab yo, anpil nan yo pou premye fwa, Sèvis Revni Entèn jounen jodi a ap fè moun ki resevwa konpansasyon chomaj yo sonje yo bezwen fè prelèvman taks koulye a menm sou kòb yo jwenn nan. Sa ap ede yo evite dwe lajan taks sou revni sa a lè yo fè deklarasyon taks federal yo nan ane k ap vini an.

Working Virtually: make a plan for protecting data and reporting theft; Part 5 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-184, August 18, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that federal law requires them to have a written information security plan.

13.9 milyon Ameriken gen pou resevwa enterè sou ranbousman taks IRS la; pèman taksab ap an mwayèn $18 dola

IR-2020-183, 18 Dawou 2020 — Nan semèn sa a, Ministè Finans ansanm ak Sèvis Revni Entèn ap voye kòb enterè sou lajan ranbousman bay anviwon 13.9 milyon kontribyab taks endividyèl ki te fè deklarasyon taks 2019 yo a atan epi yo gen pou jwenn ranbousman.

Now available: IRS Form 1040-X electronic filing

IR-2020-182, August 17, 2020 — Marking a major milestone in tax administration, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that taxpayers can now submit Form 1040-X electronically with commercial tax-filing software.

Dènye tou ITIN yo ap ekspire nan ane 2020; IRS ankouraje moun pou yo renouvle bonè pou yo pa jwenn reta nan ranbousman yo

WACHINNTON — Pi plis pase 1 milyon Nimewo Idantifikasyon Kontribyab Endividyèl gen pou ekspire nan fen ane 2020 an paske Sèvis Revni Entèn mete bout nan ITIN ki te delivre avan ane 2013 yo. IRS kontinye mande kontribyab taks ki afekte yo pou yo soumèt aplikasyon pou renouvèlman yo a bonè, konsa yo p ap jwenn reta nan ranbousman yo pou ane k ap vini an.

IRS pran lòt mezi pou fè sèten moun ki gen timoun ka jwenn kòb $500 Pèman pou Chòk Economik yo

IR-2020-180, 14 Dawou 2020 — Sèvis Revni Entèn kontinye ap chache fason pou ede moun ki pat janm rive ka bay enfòmasyon yo atan pou yo te ka resevwa kòb Pèman pou Chòk Ekonomik lan pou timoun yo genyen yo.

Global disruption of three terror finance cyber-enabled campaigns (PDF)

Issued by the Department of Justice on August 13, 2020 — The Justice Department today announced the dismantling of three terrorist financing cyber-enabled campaigns, involving the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, al-Qaeda, and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

IRS reminds truckers of Aug. 31 highway use tax return deadline; e-file encouraged

IR-2020-179, August 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded owners of most heavy highway vehicles of their responsibility to timely file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

Working Virtually: Avoid phishing scams; Part 4 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-178, August 11, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today warned tax professionals to be alert to new phishing scams that try to take advantage of COVID-19, Economic Impact Payments and increased teleworking by practitioners.

Joint Board announces temporary waiver of “physical presence” education requirement for enrolled actuaries

IR-2020-177, August 10, 2020 — The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries today provided enrolled actuaries with notice that it is waiving the physical presence requirement for continuing professional education (CPE) credit for any formal programs conducted from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022.

Working Virtually: Use a virtual private network to secure remote locations; Part 3 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-176, August 4, 2020 — As more tax professionals consider teleworking during COVID-19, the IRS and the Security Summit partners today urged practitioners to secure remote locations by using a virtual private network (VPN) to protect against cyber intruders.

James Lee selected to lead IRS Criminal Investigation

IR-2020-175, August 3, 2020 — The IRS announced today that James Lee will become the new chief of IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) on October 1.

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