IRS sets forth required information for a valid research credit claim for refund 

IR-2021-203, October 15, 2021 — The IRS has set forth the information that taxpayers will be required to include for a research credit claim for refund to be considered valid. 

IRS updates process for frequently asked questions on new tax legislation and addresses reliance concerns

IR-2021-202, October 15, 2021 — Today, the Internal Revenue Service is updating its process for certain frequently asked questions (FAQs) on newly enacted tax legislation. 

IRS: Families now receiving October Child Tax Credit payments; still time for eligible families to sign up for advance payments

IR-2021-201, October 15, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for the month of October.

IRS announces 2022 Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Grants

IR 2021-200, October 12, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service recently awarded over $41 million in Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants to organizations that provide free federal tax return preparation.

Give tax withholding a fresh look as 2021 year-end nears

IR-2021-199, October 8, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today that the last quarter of 2021 is a good time to check withholding. 

IRS Free File program available through Oct. 15

IR-2021-198, October 5, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Free File remains available through Oct. 15 for those taxpayers who still need to file their 2020 tax returns. 

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online launches 18 new seminars

IR-2021-197, October 4, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that 18 new self-study seminars are available through the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online. 

Oct. 15 FBAR extension deadline nears for foreign bank and financial account holders

IR-2021-196, October 1, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds U.S. citizens, resident aliens and any domestic legal entity that the extension deadline to file their annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is Oct. 15, 2021.

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

IR-2021-195, September 28, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service has selected seven new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).

Starting Oct. 28, new $67 user fee applies to estate tax closing letters; IRS reminds executors of free transcript option

IR-2021-194, September 27, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that starting Oct. 28, a new $67 user fee will apply to any estate that requests a closing letter for its federal estate tax return.

IRS: Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock

IR-2021-193, September 24, 2021 — Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS launches new webpage to assist taxpayers with refunds subject to Joint Committee on Taxation review

IR-2021-192, September 22, 2021 — The IRS today introduced a new webpage that provides information to taxpayers whose large refunds are subject to further review by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT or Joint Committee).

IRS: New contracts awarded to private collection agencies; taxpayers may be contacted by one of three groups

IR-2021-191, September 22, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded new contracts to three private-sector collection agencies for collection of overdue tax debts.

Expanded tax benefits help individuals and businesses give to charity during 2021; deductions up to $600 available for cash donations by non-itemizers 

IR-2021-190, September 17, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today explained how expanded tax benefits can help both individuals and businesses give to charity before the end of this year.

Oct. 15 deadline approaches for taxpayers who requested extensions to file 2020 tax returns

IR-2021-189, September 16, 2021 — The IRS today reminds taxpayers about the upcoming October 15 due date to file 2020 tax returns. 

IRS: Families now receiving September Child Tax Credit payments

IR-2021-188, September 15, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for the month of September.

IRS extends dyed diesel fuel penalty relief in Louisiana due to Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas

IR-2021-187, September 15, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to the continued shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas, will extend the penalty relief provided in IR-2021-176 when dyed diesel fuel is sold or used on the highway.

IRS reminds business owners to correctly identify workers as employees or independent contractors

IR-2021-186, September 15, 2021 — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds business owners that it’s critical to correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors.

New mailing address for some Western states as Fresno, California, paper tax return processing center closes

IR-2021-185, September 14, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service will close its paper return processing center in Fresno, California, permanently at the end of September this year. 

Renewed tax credit can help employers hire workers; key certification requirement applies

IR-2021-184, September 14, 2021 — With many businesses facing a tight job market, the Internal Revenue Service reminds employers to check out a valuable tax credit available to them for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other groups of workers facing significant barriers to employment.

IRS: Tax relief now available to Ida victims in Pennsylvania; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 3

IR-2021-183, September 13, 2021 — Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of Pennsylvania now have until Jan. 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS recognizes Small Business Week: Resources available to help employers

IR-2021-182, September 13, 2021 — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service wants small business owners to know that information and resources to help them understand and meet their tax obligations are available free at IRS.gov.

IRS: Cost of home testing for COVID-19 is eligible medical expense; reimbursable under FSAs, HSAs

IR-2021-181, September 10, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today that the cost of home testing for COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense that can be paid or reimbursed under health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), or Archer medical savings accounts (Archer MSAs).  

IRS: Hurricane Ida victims in Mississippi now eligible for tax relief; October 15 deadline, other dates extended to November 1

IR-2021-180, September 9, 2021 — Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of Mississippi now have until November 1, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS: Tax relief now available to Ida victims in New York and New Jersey; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 3

IR-2021-179, September 8, 2021 — Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of New York and New Jersey now have until January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

Treasury, IRS issue guidance for 2021 on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages

IR-2021-178, September 7, 2021 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2021-53, which provides guidance to employers about reporting on Form W-2 the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees for leave taken in 2021. 

IRS: Deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments is Sept. 15

IR-2021-177, September 7, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds people that September 15, 2021, is the deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments. 

IRS grants dyed diesel fuel penalty relief in Louisiana due to Hurricane Ida

IR-2021-176, September 1, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Ida, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway for a number of parishes in the state of Louisiana.

IRS: Tax relief now available to victims of Hurricane Ida; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 3

IR-2021-175, August 31, 2021 — Victims of Hurricane Ida that began on August 26 now have until January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

September is National Preparedness Month; IRS urges taxpayers to prepare for natural disasters

IR-2021-174, August 30, 2021 — September is National Preparedness Month. With the height of hurricane season fast approaching and the ongoing threat of wildfires in some parts of the country, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan. 

Interest rates remain the same for the fourth quarter 2021

IR-2021-173, August 25, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2021. 

IRS accepting applicants for the Compliance Assurance Process for 2022

IR-2021-172, August 23, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the opening of the application period for the 2022 Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) program.

Child Tax Credit: New update address feature available with IRS online portal; make other changes by August 30 for September payment

IR-2021-171, August 20, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new feature allowing any family receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments to quickly and easily update their mailing address using the Child Tax Credit Update Portal, found exclusively on IRS.gov. This feature will help any family that chooses to receive their payment by paper check avoid mailing delays or even having a check returned as undeliverable.

Security Summit warns tax pros to watch for tell-tale signs of identity theft

IR-2021-170, August 17, 2021 — With identity thieves continuing to target the tax community, Internal Revenue Service Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to learn the signs of data theft so they can react quickly to protect clients.

IRS: Families now receiving August Child Tax Credit payments; still time for low-income families to sign up 

IR-2021-169, August 13, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for the month of August as direct deposits begin posting in bank accounts and checks arrive in mailboxes.

IRS provides relief for certain employers claiming the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

IR-2021-168, August 10, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is providing transition relief to certain employers claiming the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).  

Treasury, IRS provide gross receipts safe harbor for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit

IR-2021-167, August 10, 2021 — The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued a safe harbor allowing employers to exclude certain items from their gross receipts solely for determining eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).

Security Summit warns tax pros to be wary of pandemic-related email schemes

IR-2021-166, August 10, 2021 — In a continuing twist on a common scam, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and tax industry today warned tax professionals to beware of evolving phishing scams that use various pandemic-related themes to steal client data.

Treasury, IRS provide additional guidance to employers claiming the employee retention credit, including for the third and fourth quarters of 2021

IR-2021-165, August 4, 2021 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today issued further guidance on the employee retention credit, including guidance for employers who pay qualified wages after June 30, 2021, and before January 1, 2022, and additional guidance on miscellaneous issues that apply to the employee retention credit in both 2020 and 2021. 

IRS reminds heavy vehicle owners of August 31 highway use tax return deadline 

IR-2021-164, August 4, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds those who have registered, or are required to register, large trucks and buses that it’s time to file Tax Year 2021 Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. The deadline to file and pay is August 31, 2021, for vehicles used on the road during July 2021.

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