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IRS urges taxpayers to use electronic options; outlines online assistance

IR-2020-68, April 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers and tax professionals to use electronic options to support social distancing and speed the processing of tax returns, refunds and payments.

IRS provides guidance under the CARES Act to taxpayers with net operating losses

IR-2020-67, April 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance providing tax relief under the CARES Act for taxpayers with net operating losses. Recently the IRS issued tax relief for partnerships filing amended returns.

IRS extends more tax deadlines to cover individuals, trusts, estates corporations and others

IR-2020-66, April 9, 2020 — To help taxpayers, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that Notice 2020-23 extends additional key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses.

Follow IRS on social media, sign up for e-news subscriptions for urgent updates on COVID-19, scams and economic impact payment information

IR-2020-65, April 3, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers, businesses, tax professionals and others to follow the agency’s official social media accounts and email subscription lists to get urgent information on COVID-19 and economic impact payments.

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments

IR-2020-64, April 2, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

IRS extends deadline for 2021 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel applications, adds new members for the 2020 panel

IR-2020-63, April 1, 2020 — The IRS has extended the deadline for members of the public to apply for membership on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel for 2021. Individuals may submit a TAP application online at through April 20, 2020.

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