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News Releases for Current Month

Avoid the rush: Get a tax transcript online

IR-2019-17, February 15, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who need their prior-year tax records to either complete their 2018 tax return or to validate their income can use Get Transcript Online or Get Transcript by Mail.

Avoid the rush: Be prepared to validate identity if contacting the IRS

IR-2019-16, February 14, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers and tax professionals that they will be asked to verify their identities if they call the IRS.

IRS provides various payment options for taxpayers who owe but can’t pay in full

IR-2019-15, February 13, 2019 ― As the 2019 tax filing season gets into full swing, the IRS reminds taxpayers who owe of the many easy payment options.

IRS provides a safe harbor method of accounting for passenger automobiles that qualify for the 100-percent additional first year depreciation

IR-2019-14, February 13, 2019 –The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today that provides a safe harbor method for determining depreciation deductions for passenger automobiles that qualify for the 100-percent additional first year depreciation deduction and that are subject to the depreciation limitations for passenger automobiles.

Avoid the rush: Pay taxes owed online or set up a payment plan

IR-2019-13, February 13, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who may unexpectedly owe additional tax that there are many online options for payment as well as online options for applying for a payment plan for those who can not pay in full.

Avoid the rush: Fastest way to check tax refund is ‘Where’s My Refund?’ tool at IRS.gov

IR-2019-12, February 12, 2019 — Offering time-saving alternatives to a telephone call, the IRS reminds taxpayers they can get fast answers to their refund questions by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool available on IRS.gov and through the IRS2Go app.

National Taxpayer Advocate delivers annual report to Congress: Addresses impact of shutdown; urges more funding for IT modernization

IR-2019-11, February 12, 2019 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2018 Annual Report to Congress, describing challenges the IRS is facing as a result of the recent government shutdown and recommending that Congress provide the IRS with additional multi-year funding to replace its core 1960s-era information technology (IT) systems.

Avoid the rush over Presidents Day holiday; online tools, resources can help

IR-2019-10, February 11, 2019 — With a new tax law in effect and a surge of tax returns expected during the Presidents Day weekend, the IRS is offering taxpayers several tips and various time-saving resources to get them the help they need quickly and easily.

IRS: Don’t be victim to a ‘ghost’ tax return preparer

IR-2019-09, February 7, 2019 – Today, towards the end of the second full week of the 2019 tax filing season, the IRS warned taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ghost preparers.

IRS reminds employers, other businesses of Jan. 31 filing deadline for wage statements, independent contractor forms

IR-2019-08, January 29, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government.

IRS kicks off 2019 tax-filing season as tax agency reopens; Use IRS.gov to avoid phone delays

IR-2019-07, January 28, 2019 ― The IRS successfully opened the 2019 tax-filing season today as the agency started accepting and processing federal tax returns for tax year 2018.

EITC Awareness Day reminds taxpayers to look into valuable credit; Volunteers available to help

IR-2019-06, January 25, 2019 — With today marking national EITC Awareness Day, the Internal Revenue Service wants to remind workers about the Earned Income Tax Credit and to correctly claim this important credit if they qualify.

Due to appropriations lapse, Treasury and IRS cancel Jan. 24 public hearing regarding user fees of enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents

IR-2019-05, January 22, 2019 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced the cancellation of a public hearing on proposed amendments to the regulations relating to imposing user fees for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents (REG-122898-17) due to the lapse of appropriations.

Treasury, IRS issue final regulations, other guidance on new qualified business income deduction; Safe harbor enables many rental real estate owners to claim deduction

IR-2019-04, January 18, 2019 — Today the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations and three related pieces of guidance, implementing the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction (section 199A deduction).

IRS waives penalty for many whose tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short in 2018

IR-2019-03, January 16, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is waiving the estimated tax penalty for many taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year.

IRS Free File opens today in advance of tax season

IR-2019-02, January 11, 2019 — An improved version of IRS Free File begins its 17th filing season today as a dozen private-sector partners offer their brand-name products to help eligible taxpayers navigate the new tax reform law and electronically prepare their tax returns.

IRS confirms tax filing season to begin January 28

IR-2019-01, January 7, 2019 — Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.

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