IR-2018-167, Aug. 16, 2018 — The IRS urges taxpayers with children and other dependents to use the Withholding Calculator at IRS.gov to do a “paycheck checkup.”
IR-2018-166, Aug. 15, 2018 — The IRS urges taxpayers who support dependents who can’t be claimed for the Child Tax Credit to do a paycheck checkup soon.
IR-2018-165, Aug. 14, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged high-income taxpayers and those with complex tax returns to check their withholding soon to avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty when they file their 2018 federal income tax return in 2019.
IR-2018-164, Aug. 14, 2018 — The IRS and the Security Summit partners warned tax professionals that savvy cybercriminals target IRS-issued identification numbers to help impersonate practitioners as well as taxpayers.
IR-2018-163, Aug. 13, 2018 — Taxpayers who received large refunds earlier this year may be able to get more of their money included in their paychecks during the rest of 2018 by using the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov.
Aug. 9, 2018 — With the year more than halfway over, the Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who haven’t yet done a “Paycheck Checkup” to take a few minutes to see if they are having the right amount of tax withholding following major changes in the tax law.
IR-2018-162, Aug. 8, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today for a new provision allowing many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S corporations to deduct 20 percent of their qualified business income.
IR-2018-161, Aug. 7, 2018 — As cybercriminals continue to increasingly pursue tax professionals’ data, the IRS and the Security Summit partners today released lessons learned by victims in the tax community to help others avoid being targeted by identity thieves.
IR-2018-160, Aug. 3, 2018 — The IRS issued guidance today on new tax law changes that allow small business taxpayers with average annual gross earnings of $25 million or less in the prior three-year period to use the cash method of accounting.
IR-2018-159, Aug. 3, 2018 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations on the new 100-percent depreciation deduction that allows businesses to write off most depreciable business assets in the year they are placed in service.
IR-2018-158, August 1, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury today issued proposed regulations on section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code.
IR-2018-157, July 31, 2018 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that being targeted by spear phishing emails remains the most common way data thieves enter practitioner’s digital networks and steal client information.
IR-2018-156, July 30, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury today announced their intent to issue regulations on three recent tax law changes affecting popular 529 education savings plans.
IR-2018-155, July 25, 2018 — The IRS today announced its Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) reached a settlement agreement including a monetary penalty with a tax practitioner for violating professional rules of conduct set forth in Circular 230.
IR-2018-154, July 25, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced its Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) censured a tax practitioner for violating conflict of interest rules under Circular 230.
IR-2018-153, July 25, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded owners of most heavy highway vehicles that the time to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, began July 1, 2018.
IR-2018-152, July 24, 2018 — Tax professionals wishing to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Chicago can save $115 by registering by Aug. 7, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
IR-2018-151, July 24, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today urged all tax professionals to use strong passwords to protect accounts from cyberthieves and to consider encryption for all sensitive data.
IR-2018-150, July 17, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners outlined critical steps for tax professionals to protect their computers and email as well as safeguarding sensitive taxpayer data.
IR-2018-149, July 12, 2018 — Before starting a summer job, taking a vacation or sending the kids off to camp, the IRS wants taxpayers to know that some summertime activities may qualify for tax credits or deductions.
IR-2018-148, July 11, 2018 — The IRS today is advising certain veterans who received disability severance payments after January 17, 1991, and included that payment as income that they should file Form 1040X, Amended U.S.
IR-2018-147, July 10, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today kicked off a summertime security awareness campaign for tax professionals with a new, expanded guide providing critical steps to protect client data and highlighting available resources.
IR-2018-146, June 29, 2018 – As part of a larger effort to help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service plans to streamline the Form 1040 into a shorter, simpler form for the 2019 tax season.
IR-2018-145, June 28, 2018 — Taxpayers who owed additional tax when they filed their 2017 federal tax return earlier this year can avoid another unexpected tax bill next year by doing a “paycheck checkup” as soon as possible, according to the IRS.
IR-2018-144, June 27, 2018 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report, featuring numerous recommendations on a range of issues in electronic tax administration.
IR-2018-143, June 27, 2018 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress that presents a review of the 2018 filing season, identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during the upcoming fiscal year and contains the IRS’s responses to each of the 100 administrative recommendations the Advocate made in her 2017 Annual Report to Congress.
IR-2018-142, June 26, 2018 — The IRS reminds any residents of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa affected by last year’s hurricanes and tropical storms who are required to file a 2017 federal income tax return or pay their 2017 tax, to be sure to do so by June 29.
IR-2018-141, June 26, 2018 — Tax professionals interested in attending the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in National Harbor, Md., can save $115 by registering soon, according to the IRS.
IR-2018-140, June 19, 2018 — Tax professionals wishing to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Atlanta can save $115 by registering soon, according to the IRS.
IR-2018-139, June 15, 2018 – People with disabilities can now put more money into their tax-favored Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts and may, for the first time, qualify for the Saver’s Credit for low- and moderate-income workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
IR-2018-138, June 14, 2018 — With tax reform bringing major changes for the year ahead, the IRS today reminded self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who need to pay their taxes quarterly that the second estimated tax payment for 2018 is due on Friday, June 15, 2018.
IR-2018-137, June 14, 2018 — With more than 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) set to expire at the end of 2018, the IRS today urged affected taxpayers to submit their renewal applications soon to beat the rush and avoid refund delays next year.
IR-2018-136, June 8, 2018 ―The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2018, as they were in the quarter that began on April 1.
IR-2018-135, June 8, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers living and working out of the country that they must file their 2017 federal income tax return by Friday, June 15.
IR-2018-134, June 8, 2018 — A private college or university, subject to the new 1.4 percent excise tax on net investment income, that sells property at a gain generally may use the property’s fair market value at the end of 2017 as its basis for figuring the tax on any resulting gain, the IRS said today.
IR-2018-133, June 7, 2018 —Taxpayers who owe tax and file their federal income tax return more than 60 days after the deadline will usually face a higher late-filing penalty.
IR-2018-132, June 7, 2018 ― With hurricane season underway, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters.
IR-2018-131, June 4, 2018 -- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today announced that it will waive certain late-payment penalties relating to the section 965 transition tax, and provided additional information for individuals subject to the section 965 transition tax regarding the due date for relevant elections.
IR-2018-130, June 4, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding tax professionals that reduced cost “early bird” registration for all five 2018 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums ends June 15 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.
IR-2018-129, May 31, 2018 – With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams.
IR-2018-128, May 29, 2018 — The IRS today advised those now receiving tax bills because they filed on time but didn’t pay in full that there are many easy options for paying what they owe to the IRS.
IR-2018-127, May 25, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today provided information to taxpayers and employers about changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that affect: move related vehicle expenses; un-reimbursed employee expenses; and, vehicle expensing.
IR-2018-126, May 25, 2018 — Individuals and businesses have additional time to file an administrative claim or to bring a civil action for wrongful levy or seizure, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
IR-2018-125, May 24, 2018 — The IRS and its state and industry Security Summit partners today warned tax practitioners to beware of phishing emails posing as state accounting and professional associations.
IR-2018-124, May 24, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service urges two-income families and those who work multiple jobs to complete a “paycheck checkup” to verify they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks.
IR-2018-123, May 23, 2018 –– The Internal Revenue Service today released a new five-year Strategic Plan outlining goals to improve taxpayer service and tax administration.
IR-2018-122, May 23, 2018 — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice today stating that proposed regulations will be issued addressing the deductibility of state and local tax payments for federal income tax purposes.
IR-2018-121, May 16, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2019 will run from May 16, 2018, to June 27, 2018.
IR-2018-120, May 16, 2018 — The IRS encourages taxpayers who typically itemized their deductions on Schedule A of the Form 1040 to use the Withholding Calculator this year to perform a “paycheck checkup.”
IR-2018-119, May 10, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today warned of a new twist tied to an old scam aimed at international taxpayers and non-resident aliens.
IR-2018-118, May 9, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers who work seasonal jobs or are employed part of the year to visit the Withholding Calculator and perform a “paycheck checkup.”
IR-2018-117, May 8, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded certain tax-exempt organizations that the Tuesday, May 15 filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns is fast approaching.
IR-2018-116, May 7, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today introduced a new online tool on IRS.gov designed to provide faster, easier access to publicly available information about exempt organizations.
IR-2018-115, May 7, 2018 — The IRS reminds taxpayers who may be impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters that now is a good time to begin preparing for one. National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 6-12.
IR-2018-114, May 4, 2018 — The IRS’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) will hold a public meeting on June 7, 2018, when the panel will submit its annual report and recommendations to the IRS.
IR-2018-113, May 4, 2018 — With many businesses facing a tight job market, the IRS reminds employers to check out a valuable tax credit available to them for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other categories of workers with employment barriers.
IR-2018-112, May 3, 2018 — The IRS today reminded small business owners who work from a home office that they may be overlooking a common deduction.
IR-2018-111, May 3, 2018 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry are warning small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft attempts against employers.
IR-2018-110, May 2, 2018 — The IRS is highlighting a variety of online resources to help small business owners and self-employed individuals as part of National Small Business Week from April 29 to May 5.
IR-2018-109, May 2, 2018 — In recognition of National Small Business Week, April 29 to May 5, the IRS is highlighting several resources to help small business owners and self-employed individuals understand and meet their tax obligations.
IR-2018-108, April 27, 2018 ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance that provides relief for certain small employers that wish to claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for 2017 and later years.
IR-2018-107, April 26, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced relief for taxpayers with family coverage under a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) who contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA).
IR-2018-106, April 26, 2018 — With recent tax law changes and continued cybersecurity threats facing the tax community, the Internal Revenue Service today encouraged tax professionals to sign up for this summer’s Nationwide Tax Forums to get the latest information and developments.
IR-2018-105, April 26, 2018 ― The Internal Revenue Service announced today it will host daily webcasts during National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5. The webcasts are designed to help small business owners and self-employed individuals navigate common tax situations they may encounter.
IRS describes new tax reform information reporting requirements for certain life insurance contract transactions and provides transitional guidance delaying reporting until final regulations are issued
IR-2018-104, April 26, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today described the new information reporting requirements for certain life insurance contracts under new IRC 6050Y, which was added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
IR-2018-103, April 24, 2018 — The IRS today warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills.
IR-2018-102, April 23, 2018 — While the federal income tax-filing deadline has passed for most people, there are some taxpayers still facing tax-related issues.
IR-2018-101, April 18, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service said today the agency’s processing systems are fully back up and running.
IR-2018-100, April 17, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline.
IR-2018-99, April 16, 2018 – Many U.S. corporations elect to use a fiscal year end and not a calendar year end for federal income tax reporting purposes.
IR-2018-98, April 16, 2018 — The IRS today offered taxpayers still working on their 2017 taxes a number of tips. These basic tips are designed to help people avoid common errors that could delay refunds or cause future tax problems.
IR-2018-97, April 16, 2018 — As Tuesday’s tax deadline approaches, the IRS reminded taxpayers that IRS.gov is available for immediate tax help to avoid long hold times on the IRS help line.
IR-2018-96, April 16, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that they may request an extension of time to file their tax return, but certain taxpayers get extra time without asking.
IR-2018-95, April 13, 2018 – U.S. Armed Forces members who served in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt may qualify for combat zone tax benefits retroactive to June 2015, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
IR-2018-94, April 13, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service has updated the tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments to reflect changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The tax year 2018 adjustments are generally used on tax returns filed in 2019.
IR-2018-93, April 13, 2018 – With tax reform bringing major changes for the year ahead, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded the many self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who need to pay their taxes quarterly that the first estimated tax payment for 2018 is due on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
IR-2018-92, April 13, 2018 ― As the April 17 tax filing deadline approaches, the IRS is reminding the nearly 40 million taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that there are a variety of options to help them in the final days of the tax filing season.
IR-2018-91, April 11, 2018 ― With just days remaining before the federal tax-filing deadline, the IRS said today that the new, mobile friendly website is available to help people who need last-minute tax information.
IR-2018-90, April 10, 2018 — With the tax deadline just around the corner, the IRS reminds taxpayers that making an electronic direct deposit of their refund into a bank or other account is the fastest way to get their money.
IR-2018-89, April 10, 2018 ― The IRS is cautioning taxpayers to avoid the dangers of “ghost” tax return preparers.
IR-2018-88 April 9, 2018 — With the April 17 tax deadline approaching, the IRS and Security Summit partners urge taxpayers and tax professionals to be alert to identity theft scams, especially a new email version currently pretending to be from “IRS Refunds.”
IR-2018-87, April 9, 2018 — The IRS today reminded U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship, to check if they have a U.S. tax liability and a filing requirement.
IR-2018-86, April 6, 2018 — As the April 17 tax-filing deadline nears, many taxpayers may rush to finish their tax returns or find that extra time is needed to get them done.
IR-2018-85, April 5, 2018 –– The IRS reminded taxpayers today that they may qualify for free tax help at over 11,000 VITA sites nationwide.
IR-2018-84, April 3, 2018 — The IRS seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the TAP, a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns and makes recommendations for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.
IR-2018-83, April 3, 2018 — The IRS is reminding an estimated 1 million taxpayers that time is running out to file a 2014 tax return and claim refunds totaling more than $1 billion.
IR-2018-82, April 2, 2018 ― The Treasury Department and the IRS today issued Notice 2018-28, which provides guidance for computing the business interest expense limitation under recent tax legislation enacted on Dec. 22, 2017.
IR-2018-81, April 2, 2018 ―The Treasury Department and the IRS today issued guidance regarding the withholding on the transfer of non-publicly traded partnership interests under the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
IR-2018-80, April 2, 2018 — The IRS today encouraged several key groups of taxpayers to perform a “paycheck checkup” to check if they are having the right amount of tax withholding following recent tax-law changes.
IR-2018-79, April 2, 2018 - The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today provided additional guidance (Notice 2018-26) for computing the “transition tax” on the untaxed foreign earnings of foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted on Dec. 22, 2017.
IR-2018-78, March 29, 2018 — The IRS today said that most tax refunds are issued in less than 21 days, although some may take longer.
IR-2018-77, March 29, 2018 — The IRS today released the 2017 IRS Data Book, a snapshot of agency activities for the fiscal year.
IR-2018-76, March 27, 2018 — With the April 17 tax deadline fast approaching, taxpayers can find most answers to their tax questions by taking advantage of the wide variety of easy-to-use online tools available on IRS.gov.
IR-2018-75, March 27, 2018 — The IRS’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program Office has issued its annual program report.
IR-2018-74, March 27, 2018 — The IRS is seeking qualified applicants for nomination to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).
IR-2018-72, March 23, 2018 — More than 720,000 people get plain-language IRS tax tips sent to their email inbox through a free subscription service available on IRS.gov.
IR-2018-71, March 23, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that income from virtual currency transactions is reportable on their income tax returns.
IR-2018-70, March 22, 2018 — The IRS reminds taxpayers who may have trouble meeting the April 17 tax filing deadline that Free File provides an easy, online option to get more time.
IR-2018-69, March 22, 2018 –– The IRS is reminding victims of Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that filing and payment activities have been further postponed beyond Jan. 31, 2018.
IR-2018-68, March 22, 2018 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry warned tax professionals to be alert to taxpayer data theft in the final weeks of the tax filing season.
IR-2018-67, March 21, 2018 — The IRS recommended and the Department of the Treasury has approved the selection of 25 new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
IR-2018-66, March 21, 2018 — The IRS today concluded its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a warning to taxpayers to remain vigilant about these aggressive and evolving schemes throughout the year.
IR-2018-65, March 20, 2018 —The IRS reminded taxpayers today that it’s not too late to contribute to an IRA and still claim it on a 2017 tax return.
IR-2018-63, March 19, 2018 — The IRS today urged taxpayers to use a handy online tool to check the status of their federal tax accounts.
IR-2018-61, March 16, 2018 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged tax practitioners to maintain and monitor their Electronic Filing Identification Numbers and Centralized Authorization File numbers to help safeguard taxpayer data.
IR-2018-60, March 16, 2018 — The IRS announced that wrongfully incarcerated individuals have additional time to take advantage of the retroactive exclusion from income for any civil damages, restitution or other monetary award received in connection with their incarcerations.
IR-2018-59, March 16, 2018 --The Internal Revenue Service today said that it is ready to process tax year 2017 returns claiming four additional tax benefits recently renewed retroactively into law.
IR-2018-57, March 15, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that there are several easy options to pay taxes electronically.
IR-2018-56, March 15, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers who turned age 70½ during 2017 that, in most cases, they must start receiving required minimum distributions from IRAs and workplace retirement plans by Sunday, April 1, 2018.
IR-2018-53, March 13, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today provided additional information to help taxpayers meet their filing and payment requirements for the section 965 transition tax.
IR-2018-52, March 13, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will begin to ramp down the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and close the program on Sept. 28, 2018.
IR-2018-51, March 13, 2018 — The IRS today urged taxpayers to remain vigilant in protecting their personal and tax information.
IR-2018-50, March 13, 2018 — The IRS today granted many businesses affected by severe winter storms additional time to request a six-month extension to file their 2017 federal income tax returns.
IR-2018-46, March 8, 2018 — Taxpayers who are looking for a comprehensive guide of 2017 tax benefits and useful tips to help them with their taxes don’t have to go further than IRS Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax.
IR-2018-44, March 8, 2018 ― Unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling about $1.1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2014 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
IR-2018-43, March 7, 2018 ― The IRS today announced that interest rates increased for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2018.
IR-2018-41, Mar. 6, 2018 — With more than half of the nation relying on tax practitioners, the IRS today reminded taxpayers that IRS.gov offers useful information and tips in finding a qualified tax professional.
IR-2018-40, March 6, 2018 — The IRS reminded taxpayers to be careful with continuing aggressive phone scams as criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money.
IR-2018-38, March 1, 2018 — As the filing deadline approaches next month, the IRS today reminds taxpayers that more than 70 percent of them qualify for free tax filing with IRS Free File.
IR-2018-37, March 1, 2018 — The IRS announced today that S corporations are subject to the extended three year holding period for applicable partnership interests and that regulations will be issued soon.
IR-2018-36, Feb. 28, 2018 — The IRS today released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.
IR-2018-35 Feb. 27, 2018 — As the IRS begins releasing refunds for taxpayers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit, the agency reminds them that many of these refunds should arrive in bank accounts or on debit cards this week.
IR-2018-34, Feb. 23, 2018 ― The IRS is reminding farmers and fishers about the March 1 deadline to take advantage of special rules that can allow them to forgo making quarterly estimated tax payments.
IR-2018-32, Feb. 21, 2018 — The IRS today advised taxpayers that in many cases they can continue to deduct interest paid on home equity loans.
IR-2018-31, Feb. 20, 2018 — The IRS alerted taxpayers the day after Presidents Day marks the busiest day of the year for calls to the toll-free help line.
IR-2018-30, Feb. 16, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers who have changed tax software products that they may need information from their 2016 tax return to complete their taxes this year.
IR-2018-29, Feb. 15, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that IRS offices provide service by appointment.
IR-2018-28, Feb. 14, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers and tax professionals that they will be asked to verify their identities if they call the IRS.
IR-2018-27, Feb. 13, 2018 — The IRS today warned taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts.
IR-2018-26, Feb. 13, 2018 — With millions of tax refunds being processed, the IRS reminds taxpayers they can get fast answers about their refund by using the "Where's My Refund?" tool available on IRS.gov and through the IRS2Go app.
IR-2018-25, Feb. 13, 2018 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today announced modifications to the procedures for changing the accounting period of foreign corporations owned by U.S. shareholders that are subject to the transition tax under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
IR-2018-24, Feb. 12, 2018 — The IRS announced today the selection of eight new members and 14 reinstated members for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), which provides a forum for IRS officials and members of the public to address information reporting issues.
IR-2018-23, Feb. 12, 2018 — With a surge of tax returns expected during the upcoming Presidents Day weekend, the Internal Revenue Service offers taxpayers several tips and time-saving resources to get them the help they need quickly and easily.
Feb. 9, 2018 - The IRS is reviewing the legislation signed Feb. 9 that retroactively extended and modified numerous tax provisions covering 2017
IR-2018-22, Feb. 8, 2018 — With the surge of tax returns expected during the upcoming Presidents Day weekend, the IRS is offering taxpayers several tips and various time-saving resources to get them the help they need from the IRS quickly and easily.
IR-2018-21, Feb. 8, 2018 –The Internal Revenue Service today announced steep declines in tax-related identity theft in 2017, attributing the success to the Security Summit initiatives that help safeguard the nation’s taxpayers.
IR-2018-20, Feb. 7, 2018 — With the 2018 filing season in full swing, the IRS today offered taxpayers some basic tax and refund tips to clear up some common misbeliefs.
IR-2018-19, Feb. 6, 2018— The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 does not affect the tax year 2018 dollar limitations for retirement plans announced in IR 2017-177 and detailed in Notice 2017-64.
IR-2018-18, Feb. 5, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers with expired Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to renew them as soon as possible.
IR-2018-17, Feb. 2, 2018 – Seeing the emergence of a new filing season scam, the Internal Revenue Service today urged tax professionals to step up security and beware of phishing emails that can secretly download malicious software that can help cybercriminals steal client data.
IR-2018-16, Jan. 30, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds Alaska Native Corporations and Alaska Native Settlement Trusts that they may be able to take advantage of certain benefits in the recently enacted tax reform legislation.
IR-2018-15, Jan. 30, 2018 ― The Internal Revenue Service is reminding employers that the deadline for filing employee Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, for calendar year 2017 is Jan. 31, 2018. This includes Forms W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements.
IR-2018-14, Jan. 29, 2018 — Marking the beginning of the nation’s tax season, the Internal Revenue Service said today that it successfully started accepting and processing 2017 federal individual income tax returns. More than 155 million returns are expected to be filed this year.
IR-2018-13, Jan. 26, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service and its partners across the country remind taxpayers about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on EITC Awareness Day.
IR-2018-12, Jan 25, 2018 - The Internal Revenue Service urges Native American taxpayers to look into the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to see if they qualify.
IR-2018-10, Jan. 23, 2018 – The IRS is urging victims of last year’s hurricanes, especially those who lived in areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, to see if they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
IR-2018-8, Jan. 17, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged all employers to educate their payroll personnel about a Form W-2 phishing scam that made victims of hundreds of organizations and thousands of employees last year.
IR-2018-7, Jan. 16, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today strongly encouraged taxpayers who are seriously behind on their taxes to pay what they owe or enter into a payment agreement with the IRS to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy.
IR-2018-6, Jan. 12, 2018 — Although the tax filing season officially opens Jan. 29, taxpayers starting today can begin preparing and e-filing their taxes for free with IRS Free File software. Free File software will automatically submit returns as soon as the filing season begins.
IR-2018-5, Jan. 11, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month.
IR-2017-4, Jan. 11, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the appointment of seven new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).
IR-2018-3, Jan. 10, 2018 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2017 Annual Report to Congress, describing challenges the IRS will face as it implements the recently enacted tax reform legislation and unveiling a new publication, “The Purple Book,” that presents 50 legislative recommendations intended to strengthen taxpayer rights and improve tax administration.
IR-2018-2, Jan. 09, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals of early signs that cybercriminals already are at work as the nation’s tax season approaches.
IR-2018-1, Jan. 04, 2018 ― The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits that refunds won’t be available before late February.
IR-2017-212, Dec. 29, 2017 ― The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2018-07, which provides guidance for computing the “transition tax” under recent tax legislation enacted on Dec. 22, 2017.
IR-2017-211, Dec. 28, 2017 — As the tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to start thinking about who will prepare their federal tax return.
IR-2017-210, Dec. 27, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service advised tax professionals and taxpayers today that pre-paying 2018 state and local real property taxes in 2017 may be tax deductible under certain circumstances.
Dec. 26, 2017 — The IRS is working to develop withholding guidance to implement the tax reform bill signed into law on December 22.
IR-2017-209, Dec. 22, 2017 ― The IRS announced today that it has extended the 2018 due date for certain entities to provide 2017 health coverage information forms to individuals.
IR-2017-208, December 20, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the release of the Criminal Investigation Division’s (CI) annual report, reflecting significant accomplishments and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2017.
IR-2017-207, Dec. 20, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding federal tax return preparers that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTIN) that expire Dec. 31, 2017.
IR-2017-206, Dec. 19, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service said today that it expects more than 90 percent of all 2017 individual tax returns to be prepared using tax software.
IR-2017-205, Dec. 14, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued revised guidance extending relief for certain partnerships, real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), and other entities that did not file the required returns by the new due date for tax years beginning in 2016.
IR-2017-204, Dec. 14, 2017 ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
IR-2017-203, Dec. 13, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information.
IR-2017-202, Dec. 13, 2017 — As part of a wider effort to help victims of natural disasters, the Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance providing safe harbor methods that individuals may use in determining the amount of their casualty and theft losses for their homes and personal belongings, including losses from recent hurricanes.
IR-2017-201, Dec. 12, 2017 — As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season.
Dec. 8, 2017 — IRS announced that taxpayers may resume creating new accounts protected by Secure Access authentication.
IR-2017-200, Dec. 5, 2017 ― The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
IR-2017-199, Dec. 5, 2017 ―The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible. Failing to renew them by the end of the year will cause refund and processing delays in 2018.
IR-2017-198, Dec. 1, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft against employers.
IR-2017-197, Nov. 30, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and private-sector tax groups warned the nation’s business, payroll and human resource communities about a growing W-2 email scam that threatens sensitive tax information held by employers.
IR-2017-196, Nov. 29, 2017 ― The number of data breaches was already on a record pace for 2017 before the reported theft of nearly 145 million Americans’ names, addresses and Social Security numbers brought the issue to the forefront.
IR-2017-195, Nov. 28, 2017 ― As tax filing season approaches, the IRS encourages taxpayers to visit IRS.gov first for tax tools and resources before calling.
IR-2017-194, Nov. 28, 2017 ― With the approach of the holidays and the 2018 filing season, the IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry urge people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that could endanger their personal information and next year’s tax refund.
IR-2017-193, Nov. 27, 2017 ― During the online holiday shopping season, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry remind people to be vigilant with their personal information.
IR-2017-192, Nov. 22, 2017 — Small businesses across the country are preparing for their special day -- Small Business Saturday – taking place on Nov. 25
IR-2017-191, Nov. 21, 2017 ― The IRS reminds taxpayers looking to maximize their tax savings before the end of the year to consider charitable giving.
IR-2017-190, Nov. 17, 2017 ― For the second year, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry will host National Tax Security Awareness Week to encourage both individual and business taxpayers to take additional steps to protect their tax data and identities in advance of the 2018 filing season.
IR-2017-189, Nov. 16, 2017 — The IRS today reminded employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that now applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government.
IR-2017-188, Nov. 15, 2017 — IRSAC today issued its annual report for 2017, including numerous recommendations to the IRS on new and continuing issues in tax administration.
IR-2017-187, Nov. 15, 2017 ― The IRS today reminded eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2018.
IR-2017-186, Nov. 14, 2017 — The IRS reminds low- and moderate-income workers to plan now to earn a credit on their 2017 tax return.
IR-2017-185, Nov. 7, 2017 — The IRS today advised taxpayers about steps they can take now to ensure smooth processing of their 2017 tax return and avoid a delay in getting their refund next year.
Nov. 3, 2017 – IRS reminds taxpayers that no start date has been set for the 2018 tax season. Speculation about January start dates is premature.
IR-2017-184, Nov. 1, 2017 — The IRS reminds taxpayers with expiring ITINs to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible.
IR-2017-183, Oct. 31, 2017 —The IRS today reminded people, including those in disaster areas, who want to file a 2016 tax return electronically to do so by Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.
IR-2017-182, Oct. 31, 2017 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers assessed an estimated tax penalty for tax year 2016 that they still have time to take steps to reduce or eliminate the penalty for 2017 and future years
IR-2017-181, Oct. 30, 2017 — As the end of 2017 approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to consider a tax withholding checkup.
IR-2017-180, Oct. 26, 2017 –– The IRS today reminded the nation’s more than 727,000 federal tax return preparers that they must renew their PTINs for 2018.
IR-2017-177, Oct. 19, 2017 — The IRS today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2018.
IR-2017-176, Oct. 17, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and private-sector industry leaders today detailed their continued progress against tax-related identity theft and prepared additional safeguards for the 2018 filing season to curb refund fraud.
IR-2017-175, Oct. 16, 2017 — The IRS today reminded tax professionals that they can earn continuing education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.
IR-2017-173, Oct. 13, 2017 — The IRS today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant to scams as they continue to be reported around the country. Phishing, phone scams and identity theft top the list of items normally reported.
IR-2017-172, Oct. 13, 2017 –– Victims of wildfires ravaging parts of California now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
IR-2017-168, Oct. 04, 2017 — The IRS today issued guidance to provide relief to residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who evacuated or couldn’t return because of Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Maria.
IR-2017-164, Sept. 27, 2017 — Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought in an applicable region now have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, according to the IRS.
IR-2017-160, Sept. 26, 2017 — The IRS today offered a rundown of key tax relief that has been made available to victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
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