IRS seeking qualified applicants for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

IR-2022-215, December 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service is seeking qualified applicants for nomination to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2023.

Treasury and IRS propose regulations identifying syndicated conservation easement transactions as abusive tax transactions

IR-2022-214, December 6, 2022 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations identifying certain syndicated conservation easement (SCE) transactions as “listed transactions” – abusive tax transactions that must be reported to the IRS. 

Get Ready for taxes: What's new and what to consider when filing in 2023

IR-2022-213, December 6, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service encouraged taxpayers to take important actions this month to help them file their 2022 federal tax returns.

IRS updates frequently asked questions about the 2020 unemployment compensation exclusion

IR-2022-212, December 2, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2020 unemployment compensation exclusion. 

IRS, Security Summit partners wrap up National Tax Security Awareness Week with steps businesses should take to prevent data loss, fraud

IR-2022-211, December 2, 2022 — To wrap up National Tax Security Awareness Week, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged businesses to remain vigilant against cyberattacks aimed at stealing their customer’s personal information and other business data.

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 4: Choosing a unique Identity Protection PIN adds extra safety for taxpayers

IR-2022-210, December 1, 2022 — As part of a broader effort to increase security, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today reminded taxpayers they could get extra protection starting in January by joining the agency’s Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) program. 

Security Summit offers tools, tips to tax pros during National Tax Security Awareness Week; highlights importance of security plans

IR-2022-209, November 30, 2022 — With tax season quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to remain focused on security issues and to review resources available to them, including sample security plans and checklists.

Treasury and IRS announce guidance on wage and apprenticeship requirements for enhanced credits/deductions

IR-2022-208, November 29, 2022 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today announced guidance providing taxpayers information on how to satisfy the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements for enhanced tax benefits under the Inflation Reduction Act. The guidance will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow.

IRS hosts first centralized National Virtual Settlement Event helping more taxpayers settle Tax Court cases

IR-2022-207, November 29, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the IRS Office of Chief Counsel partnered with the American Bar Association Tax Section to hold its first centralized National Virtual Settlement Event. This four-day event was inspired by the monthlong virtual event held in March 2021 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Interest rates increase for the first quarter of 2023

IR-2022-206, November 29, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2023.

National Tax Security Awareness Week: Giving Tuesday highlights that scammers may use phony charities to trick taxpayers

IR-2022-205, November 29, 2022 — On Giving Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners warned taxpayers to be on alert for scammers using fake charities to commit fraud not just during the holiday season but year-round.

IRS, Security Summit partners begin National Tax Security Awareness Week; urge people to watch out for holiday scams and protect personal information as tax season nears

IR-2022-204, November 28, 2022 — On Cyber Monday, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners kicked-off the 7th National Tax Security Awareness Week with information for taxpayers and tax professionals on how to avoid scams and protect sensitive personal information.

Get Ready now to file your 2022 federal income tax return

IR-2022-203, November 22, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take simple steps before the end of the year to make filing their 2022 federal tax return easier. With a little advance preparation, a preview of tax changes and convenient online tools, taxpayers can approach the upcoming tax season with confidence.

Security Summit focuses special week on identity theft to protect taxpayers, tax professionals as holiday and tax seasons approach

IR-2022-202, November 18, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service, along with state tax agencies and the nation's tax industry, today announced a special week focusing attention on empowering taxpayers to protect sensitive financial information against identity thieves as the holidays and the 2023 tax season get closer.

Reminder to IRA owners age 70½ or over: Qualified charitable distributions are great options for making tax-free gifts to charity

IR-2022-201, November 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded IRA owners age 70½ or over of their option to transfer up to $100,000 to charity tax-free each year.

IRS Advisory Council issues 2022 Annual Report

IR-2022-200, November 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) today issued its annual report for 2022, including recommendations to the IRS on new and continuing issues in tax administration.

IRS reminds taxpayers IRS Free File remains open until Nov. 17

IR-2022-199, November 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded those who still need to file their 2021 tax returns that IRS Free File remains open until November 17 and can help those who qualify claim the Child Tax Credit, Recovery Rebate Credit or Earned Income Tax Credit. 

IRS Statement — IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig’s final message

November 10, 2022 — We are on the brink of an exciting new era for the IRS, one that is desperately needed to transform the agency to improve taxpayer service and ensure fairness in tax compliance.

IRS’ five-year Strategic Plan now available in Spanish

IR-2022-198, November 10, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that, for the first-time ever, the agency’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026 is now available in Spanish. This announcement aligns with the IRS’s continued effort to expand tax resources in more languages to provide taxpayers with the service they deserve. 

IRS announces job openings to hire over 700 new employees across the country to help taxpayers in person

IR-2022-197, November 9, 2022 — In addition to the more than 4,000 people recently hired to fill critical customer service representative positions, the Internal Revenue Service is now seeking over 700 new employees to help taxpayers at Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the country.

Treasury and IRS expand program for approving certain retirement plans

IR-2022-196, November 7, 2022 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today announced the expansion of one of their programs for approving retirement plans. 

IRS Independent Office of Appeals’ priorities for 2023 focus on taxpayer service

IR-2022-195, November 4, 2022 — Today, the IRS Independent Office of Appeals released its focus guide for fiscal year 2023. Appeals is taking important steps to expand communications with external stakeholders and to improve taxpayer access to Appeals. 

IRS-CI releases FY2022 annual report highlighting more than 2,550 investigations, 90% conviction rate; enforcement actions focused on tax fraud, money laundering, cybercrimes

IR-2022-194, November 3, 2022 — In fiscal year 2022, IRS Criminal Investigation initiated more than 2,550 criminal investigations, identified over $31 billion from tax and financial crimes, and obtained a 90.6% conviction rate on cases accepted for prosecution. 

IRS seeks comments on upcoming energy guidance

IR-2022-193, November 3, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued three notices asking for comments on different aspects of extensions and enhancements of energy tax benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act. 

IRS updates tax gap estimates; new data points the way toward enhancing taxpayer service, compliance efforts

IR-2022-192, October 28, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today released a new set of tax gap estimates on tax years 2014 through 2016 showing the estimated gross tax gap increased to $496 billion, a rise of over $58 billion from the prior estimate.

IRS quickly moves forward with taxpayer service improvements; 4,000 hired to provide more help to people during 2023 tax season on phones

IR-2022-191, October 27, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today significant progress to prepare for the 2023 tax filing season as the agency passed a milestone of hiring 4,000 new customer service representatives to help answer phones and provide other services.

2023 PTIN renewal period underway for tax professionals

IR-2022-190, October 27, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service urges the nation's more than 750,000 active tax return preparers to start the upcoming 2023 filing season smoothly by renewing their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) now. All current PTINs will expire December 31, 2022.

Reminder: Service providers, others may receive 1099-Ks for sales over $600 in early 2023

IR-2022-189, October 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers earning income from selling goods and/or providing services that they may receive Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions, for payment card transactions and third-party payment network transactions of more than $600 for the year.

401(k) limit increases to $22,500 for 2023, IRA limit rises to $6,500

IR-2022-188, October 21, 2022 — The IRS announced today that the amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2023 has increased to $22,500, up from $20,500 for 2022. The IRS today also issued technical guidance regarding all of the cost of living adjustments 

During National Cybersecurity Month, IRS and Security Summit Partners offer tips

IR-2022-187, October 21, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today urged families to remain vigilant year-round and consider taking additional steps to protect their personal information during National Cybersecurity Month.

Adjust tax withholding now to pay the proper amount of tax

IR-2022-186, October 20, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to check their tax withholding while there's time left in 2022 to benefit from any necessary changes.

IRS: Deadline to file 2019 and 2020 tax returns to get COVID penalty relief postponed in declared disaster areas

IR-2022-185, October 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers in areas covered by certain Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster declarations they may have more time to file their returns to qualify for the penalty relief under Notice 2022-36 for their 2019 and 2020 tax returns.

Employers urged to electronically file payroll tax returns by Oct. 31

IR-2022-184, October 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers to file the next quarterly payroll tax return by the approaching October 31, 2022, due date, and urged them to do so electronically.

Employers warned to beware of third parties promoting improper Employee Retention Credit claims

IR-2022-183, October 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today warned employers to be wary of third parties who are advising them to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) when they may not qualify. Some third parties are taking improper positions related to taxpayer eligibility for and computation of the credit.

IRS provides tax inflation adjustments for tax year 2023

IR-2022-182, October 18, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2023 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2022-38 provides details about these annual adjustments.

Grandparents and other relatives with eligible dependents can qualify for 2021 Child Tax Credit 

IR-2022-181, October 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded families today that some taxpayers who claim at least one child as their dependent on their tax return may not realize they could be eligible to benefit from the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

IRS joins effort to fight charity fraud during international recognition week

IR-2022-180, October 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced its continued support by joining international efforts to fight fraud during Charity Fraud Awareness Week, October 17-21.

IRS reminds taxpayers of upcoming filing extension deadline; Free File remains open until Nov. 17

IR-2022-179, October 14, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today that those who requested an extension of time to file their 2021 income tax return that the deadline is Monday, October 17. IRS Free File remains open until November 17 for those who still need to file their 2021 tax returns.

IRS sending letters to over 9 million potentially eligible families who did not claim stimulus payments, EITC, Child Tax Credit and other benefits; Free File to stay open until Nov. 17

IR-2022-178, October 13, 2022 — Starting this week, the Internal Revenue Service is sending letters to more than 9 million individuals and families who appear to qualify for a variety of key tax benefits but did not claim them by filing a 2021 federal income tax return.

IRS expanding dyed diesel penalty relief as a result of Hurricane Ian

IR-2022-177, October 11, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to continued disruptions resulting from Hurricane Ian, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel with a sulfur content that does not exceed 15 parts-per-million is sold for use or used on the highway in the state of Florida.

Online seminars from 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum now available

IR-2022-176, October 11, 2022 — The online version of the forum consists of 18 new self-study seminars, including four Spanish-language seminars.

IRS: Don't miss this important Oct. 17 tax extension deadline

IR-2022-175, October 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2021 tax return to do so by Monday, October 17.

October FBAR extension deadline nears for foreign bank and financial account holders

IR-2022-174, October 6, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds U.S. citizens, resident aliens and domestic legal entities that the extension deadline to file their annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is October 15. For additional information about filing deadlines, filers should look to Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) website.

IRS: Hurricane Ian victims in the Carolinas qualify for tax relief; Oct. 17 deadline, other dates extended to Feb. 15

IR-2022-173, October 5, 2022 — Hurricane Ian victims throughout both North Carolina and South Carolina now have until February 15, 2023, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. This is similar to relief announced last week for Ian victims in Florida.

IRS asks for comments on upcoming energy guidance

IR-2022-172, October 5, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued six notices asking for comments on different aspects of extensions and enhancements of energy tax benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act.

IRS announces 2023 Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Grants

IR-2022-171, October 4, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service recently awarded $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.

IRS Appeals revises initial contact letters as part of effort to enhance the taxpayer experience

IR-2022-170, October 4, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service Independent Office of Appeals is taking important steps to improve how taxpayers interact and communicate with the IRS by revising their initial contact letters.

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