News Releases for October 2019

Get Ready for Taxes: Get ready today to file 2019 federal income tax returns

IR-2019-178, October 31, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to act now to avoid a tax-time surprise and ensure smooth processing of their 2019 federal tax return.

IRS, Treasury issue final regulations on new reporting requirements for life insurance contract transactions

IR-2019-177, October 25, 2019 –The Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations on the new information reporting requirements for certain life insurance contract transactions

IRS urges tax professionals to renew PTINs now for 2020

IR-2019-176, October 23, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged tax return preparers to start the upcoming 2020 filing season smoothly by renewing their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers now.

IRS urges families, teens to make online safety a priority

IR-2019-175, October 22, 2019 – The IRS today urged families and teens to stay vigilant in protecting personal information while connected to the internet.

Online seminars from 2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums now available

IR-2019-174, October 21, 2019 — Tax professionals can earn continuing education credits online by taking seminars recorded at the 2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.

IRS recommends business owners e-file payroll tax returns

IR-2019-173, October 21, 2019 — With the Oct. 31 quarterly payroll tax return due date just around the corner, the IRS today urged business owners to take advantage of the speed and convenience of filing these returns electronically.

IRS launches International Charity Fraud Awareness Week

IR-2019-172, October 21, 2019 — The IRS is joining an international coalition in launching the second annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW).

IRS reminds employers about the benefits of EFTPS

IR-2019-171, October 18, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today wants small business owners who are employers to know that the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System has features that can help them in meeting their tax obligations. EFTPS can help employers whether they prepare and submit payroll taxes themselves or if they hire a payroll service provider to do it on their behalf.

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

IR-2019-170, October 15, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service has selected nine new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).

IRS celebrates military families during National Work and Family Month

IR-2019-169, October 15, 2019 — As part of National Work and Family Month, the IRS reminds military families that they often qualify for specific tax rules and benefits.

2 million ITINs set to expire in 2019; to avoid refund delays apply soon

IR-2019-168, October 10, 2019 —Taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) can get their ITINs renewed more quickly and avoid refund delays next year by submitting their renewal application soon, the Internal Revenue Service said today.

Virtual currency: IRS issues additional guidance on tax treatment and reminds taxpayers of reporting obligations

IR-2019-167, October 9, 2019 — As part of a wider effort to assist taxpayers and to enforce the tax laws in a rapidly changing area, the Internal Revenue Service today issued two new pieces of guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency.

IRS celebrates National Work and Family Month

IR-2019-166, October 8, 2019 – The IRS is participating in National Work and Family Month by issuing a series of informative tips on work-life balance throughout the month of October.

New payment option available to taxpayers in private debt collection program

IR-2019-165, October 8, 2019 — Internal Revenue Service officials today announced that a new payment option has been added to the private debt collection program to make it easier for those who owe to pay their tax debts.

IRS extends Oct. 15 and other upcoming deadlines, provides other tax relief for victims of Tropical Storm Imelda

IR-2019-164, October 7, 2019 – Victims of Tropical Storm Imelda in parts of Texas, including the Houston area, have until Jan. 31, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

Reminder: Oct. 15 deadline approaching for taxpayers who requested extensions

IR-2019-163, October 7, 2019 — Taxpayers who requested the six-month filing extension should complete their tax returns and file on or before the Oct. 15 deadline.

IRS grants relief for U.S. persons who own stock in certain foreign corporations

IR-2019-162, October 1, 2019 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Revenue Procedure 2019-40 and proposed regulations that provides relief to certain U.S. persons that own stock in certain foreign corporations.

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