IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Delivers Report to Congress IR-2012-67, June 29, 2012 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee presented its 2012 Annual Report to Congress with recommendations on electronic tax administration. National Taxpayer Advocate Identifies Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year in Mid-Year Report to Congress IR-2012-66, June 27, 2012 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service will focus on during the upcoming fiscal year. IRS Announces Efforts to Help U. S. Citizens Overseas Including Dual Citizens and Those with Foreign Retirement Plans IR-2012-65, June 26, 2012 - IRS offshore efforts help U.S. citizens overseas and dual citizens. IRS Says Offshore Effort Tops $5 Billion, Announces New Details on the Voluntary Disclosure Program and Closing of Offshore Loophole IR-2012-64, June 26, 2012 - IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Effort Tops $5 Billion. IRS Strengthens ITIN Application Requirements; Interim Changes Will Protect the Integrity of the ITIN Process IR-2012-62, June 22, 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced important interim changes to strengthen its procedures for issuing Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) from now through the end of the year. BDO USA, LLP to Pay IRS a $34.4 Million Penalty for Violating Tax Laws IR-2012-61, June 13 2012 — The IRS announced that it has reached a settlement with the accounting firm of BDO USA, LLP. Prepare for Hurricanes, Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records 2012 IR-2012-60, June 11, 2012 — Individuals and businesses are encouraged to safeguard themselves against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps. IRS Marks Third Anniversary of Return Preparer Review; Urges Required Preparers to Take Competency Test as Soon as Possible IR-2012-59, June 5, 2012 — The IRS marks the 3rd anniversary of its return preparer initiative and urged those paid tax return preparers required to pass a new competency test to take the test as soon as possible. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find an archive of news releases and fact sheets from November 2002 and news releases and a listing of fact sheets from 1997.