IRS Statements and Announcements

Update on $500 per child payments for federal beneficiaries

October 23, 2020 — IRS statement regarding update on $500 per child payments for federal beneficiaries.

IRS to restart sending 500 series balance due notices

October 23, 2020 — The IRS will resume issuing the 500 series balance due notices to taxpayers later in October. These notices were paused on May 9 due to COVID-19.

IRS has taken steps to confirm the integrity of systems protecting taxpayer data

September 29, 2020 — IRS Statement about the integrity of our tax system depends on all taxpayers knowing that their return information is subject to the highest levels of confidentiality and protection in the hands of the IRS.

IRS Statement on Economic Impact Payments by state (as of Aug. 28, 2020)

August 28, 2020 — The following chart shows the number of Economic Impact Payments and the total amount of the payments by state.

Failure to deposit penalties on some employers claiming new tax credits

August 21, 2020 — Statement on the failure to deposit penalties on some employers claiming new tax credits.

IRS temporarily stops mailing notices to taxpayers with balances due

August 21, 2020 — IRS statement on temporarily stopping the mailing of balance due notices.

IRS seeks comments on Revenue Procedure 94-69

August 19, 2020 — The IRS’ Large Business and International Division is requesting comments from large corporate taxpayers currently utilizing the procedures under Revenue Procedure 94-69 to disclose changes in tax positions after the opening of an examination.

IRS Statement on Economic Impact Payments by state (as of July 17, 2020)

July 17, 2020 — The following chart shows the number of Economic Impact Payments and the total amount of the payments by state.

IRS Statement on implementing a process to provide accessible tax notices to the blind

July 15, 2020 — The IRS is announcing that it has agreed to develop and implement a process to allow blind taxpayers to request post-filing tax notices—such as notices about additional taxes or penalties owed—in Braille, large print, or electronic formats.

IRS Statement on Economic Impact Payments by state

June 26, 2020 — The following chart shows the number of Economic Impact Payments and the total amount of the payments by state.

IRS Statement on Taxpayer Assistance Centers

June 26, 2020 — Starting Monday, June 29, 2020, the IRS will begin opening its Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) to the public in phases.

IRS statement on interest payments

June 24, 2020 — Interest on individual 2019 refunds reflected on returns filed by July 15, 2020 will generally be paid from April 15, 2020 until the date of the refund.

IRS Statement on Getting Answers to Economic Impact Payment Questions

April 18, 2020 – The IRS is regularly updating the Economic Impact Payment and the Get My Payment tool frequently asked questions pages on IRS.gov as more information becomes available.

IRS Statement on Get My Payment Application: Status Not Available

April 15, 2020 — The Get My Payment site is operating smoothly and effectively. In situations where payment status is not available, the app will respond with “Status Not Available.”

IRS Statement on Changes to Virtual Currency Webpage

February 14, 2020 — The IRS recognizes that the language on our page potentially caused concern for some taxpayers. We have changed the language in order to lessen any confusion.

IRS Statements – Withholding for 2018

Find IRS statements on 2018 tax withholding tables.

IRS Statements Regarding Sequestration

IRS Statements Regarding Sequestration

Statements from Office of the Chief Counsel

Office of Chief Counsel Statements

IRS Statements and Announcements Archive

IRS Statements and Announcements from 2006 through 2017.