IRS revises 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit frequently asked questions

IR-2022-108, May 20, 2022 — The IRS today issued a revised set of frequently asked questions for the 2021 Child Tax Credit. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are released to the public in Fact Sheet 2022-29, May 20, 2022.

IRS interest rates increase for the third quarter of 2022

IR-2022-107, May 20, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2022.

A Closer Look: Expanding Access in Puerto Rico

CL-22-08, May 11, 2022 — The IRS wants to serve in every community, and we’re committed to providing the assistance and opportunities to meet the needs of those we serve. Today we are taking a closer look at how we are working to serve residents of Puerto Rico.

Face-to-face IRS help without an appointment available during special Saturday opening on May 14

IR-2022-106, May 10, 2022 — Although filing season has come and gone, the Internal Revenue Service recognizes taxpayers still need assistance.

IRS provides guidance for residents of Puerto Rico to claim the Child Tax Credit

IR-2022-105, May 6, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance for certain individuals in Puerto Rico on how to file and claim the Child Tax Credit payments that they are entitled to receive under the American Rescue Plan Act.

For National Small Business Week, special tax credit can help employers hire workers; key certification requirement applies

IR-2022-104, May 6, 2022 — With many businesses facing a tight job market, the Internal Revenue Service reminds employers to check out a valuable tax credit available for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other groups of workers facing significant barriers to employment.

National Small Business Week: E-file, the best way to report payroll taxes

IR-2022-103, May 5, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged small businesses to take advantage of the accuracy, speed and convenience of filing their payroll tax returns and making tax payments electronically.

Ahead of hurricane season, IRS offers tips on ways to prepare for natural disasters

IR-2022-102, May 5, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers today that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is National Wildfire Awareness Month. This is a good time to create or review an emergency preparedness plan, including steps to protect important tax-related information. 

National Small Business Week: Making estimated tax payments electronically is fast and easy

IR-2022-101, May 4, 2022 — The IRS reminds all businesses, including self-employed and gig workers, to make estimated tax payments quarterly, and that making them electronically is fast, easy and safe. 

For National Small Business Week, plan now to take advantage of tax benefits for 2022; enhanced deduction for business meals, home office deduction and more

IR-2022-100, May 3, 2022 — The IRS today urged business taxpayers to begin planning now to take advantage of the enhanced 100% deduction for business meals and other tax benefits available to them when they file their 2022 federal income tax return.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 2023 grant application period now open – National Taxpayer Advocate calls for applicants looking to serve their communities and uphold taxpayer rights

IR-2022-99, May 2, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the opening of the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2023. Applications will be accepted from May 2 to June 16, 2022.

IRS recognizes Small Business Week: Information and free resources for starting a business

IR-2022-98, May 2, 2022 — During National Small Business Week, May 1 to 7, the IRS is highlighting tax benefits and resources tied to the Small Business Administration theme for this year’s celebration: “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship.”

IRS accepting applications for VITA and TCE Grants in May

IR-2022-97, April 29, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years. 

IRS revises Tax Year 2021/Filing Season 2022 frequently asked questions for the Child Tax Credit

IR-2022-96, April 27, 2022 — The IRS today issued a revised set of frequently asked questions for tax year 2021 and filing season 2022 for the Child Tax Credit.

IRS selects new leadership for Small Business and Self-Employed Division

IR-2022-95, April 27, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that experienced agency executive Lia Colbert has been named the new commissioner of the Small Business Self-Employed Division (SB/SE), which oversees the agency's collection activities and the examinations of most businesses in the United States.

IRS seeks nominations for the 2023 Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council

IR-2022-94, April 25, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it’s accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council for 2023. Applications will be accepted through June 3, 2022.

May 16 is filing deadline for many tax-exempt organizations

IR-2022-93, April 21, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax-exempt organizations that many have a filing deadline of May 16, 2022.

IRS announces 2022 funding for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant recipients

IR-2022-92, April 20, 2022 — The IRS announced today that more than $12.1 million in matching grants were awarded to 131 organizations across the country for development, expansion or continuation of qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) for the 2022 grant year. 

Taxpayers who owe and missed the April 18 filing deadline should file now to limit penalties and interest; not too late to claim the Child Tax Credit for 2021

IR-2022-91, April 19, 2022 — The IRS encourages taxpayers who missed Monday’s April 18 tax-filing deadline to file as soon as possible. While taxpayers due a refund receive no penalty for filing late, those who owe and missed the deadline without requesting an extension should file quickly to limit penalties and interest. 

2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum begins July 19

IR-2022-90, April 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be held virtually over five weeks starting July 19, with a series of live-streamed webinars every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

IRS reminds employers of penalty relief related to claims for the Employee Retention Credit

IR-2022-89, April 18, 2022 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have received requests from taxpayers and their advisors for relief from penalties arising when additional income tax is owed because the deduction for qualified wages is reduced by the amount of a retroactively claimed employee retention tax credit (ERTC), but the taxpayer is unable to pay the additional income tax because the ERTC refund payment has not yet been received. 

Extensions of time to file tax returns; some taxpayers instantly qualify

IR-2022-88, April 18, 2022 — Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, to file a return. Not everyone has to ask for more time, however. Disaster victims, taxpayers serving in combat zones and those living abroad automatically have longer to file. 

IRS Notices CP2100 and 2100A to help payers correct backup withholding errors will go out in April 2022 

IR-2022-87, April 15, 2022 — Beginning in mid-April 2022, the IRS will send CP2100 and CP2100A notices to financial institutions, businesses or payers who filed certain types of information returns that don’t match IRS records.

IRS reminders about April 18 deadline for last-minute filers and others

IR-2022-86, April 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers the deadline to file and pay tax owed for most individual income tax returns is Monday, April 18. The agency wants last-minute filers to know tax help is available to file a tax return, request an extension or make a payment, 24 hours a day on IRS.gov.

Try IRS.gov first for last-minute tax help and tips

IR-2022-85, April 14, 2022 — Today’s Internal Revenue Service website provides millions with the tax solutions they need 24 hours a day and eliminates unnecessary calls or trips to an IRS office. On IRS.gov, waiting in line is never a problem and there’s no appointment needed. 

IRS Free File can help those with no filing requirement find overlooked tax credits and get a refund

IR-2022-84, April 14, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged low- to moderate-income individuals and families, especially those who don’t normally file a tax return, to use IRS Free File to prepare their own federal tax return, file electronically and get a refund by direct deposit – all for free. The tax software guides people through each section of their tax return using a question-and-answer format. It's safe, easy and free to file a federal return.

IRS revises further Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-83, April 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

IRS revises further Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-82, April 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit.

2021 return done? Next step: use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to make sure withholding is right for 2022

IR-2022-81, April 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged any taxpayer, now finishing up their 2021 tax return, to use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to make sure they’re having the right amount of tax taken out of their pay during 2022. 

IRS dispels new and common myths about tax refunds; key information available to help people

IR-2022-80, April 12, 2022 ― With the April 18 tax-filing deadline closing in for most taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service wants to dispel some new and common myths about getting refund details or speeding up tax refunds. A number of these myths circulate on social media every tax season.

IRS letters going out to taxpayers who may need to take action related to Qualified Opportunity Funds

IR-2022-79, April 12, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that taxpayers who may need to take additional actions related to Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) should begin receiving letters in the mail in April.

Identity stolen? Request an Identity Protection PIN from the IRS

IR-2022-78, April 11, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded all taxpayers – particularly those who are identity theft victims – of an important step they should take to protect themselves from tax fraud.

For those who make estimated federal tax payments, the first quarter deadline is Monday, April 18

IR-2022-77, April 6, 2022 — The IRS today reminds those who make estimated tax payments such as self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, businesses, corporations and others that the payment for the first quarter of 2022 is due Monday, April 18.

Special Saturday help from IRS available without an appointment on April 9

IR-2022-76, April 4, 2022 — As the federal tax filing deadline approaches later this month, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that many Taxpayer Assistance Centers will be open around the country this Saturday, April 9 for face-to-face help.

Coming soon: 2023 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant application period

IR-2022-75, April 4, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2023 will open on or around May 2, 2022.

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel welcomes 25 new members; calls for new volunteers to apply by April 8 to help shape future of IRS, improve taxpayer rights

IR-2022-74, April 1, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that it recommended, and the Department of the Treasury approved, the selection of 25 new members to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) for 2022.

IRS reminds holders of foreign bank and financial accounts of April FBAR deadline

IR-2022-73, March 31, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded U.S. citizens, resident aliens and any domestic legal entity that the deadline to file their annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is April 15.

Letters about third-round of Economic Impact Payments issued; important steps to take for missing payments and corrections

IR-2022-72, March 30, 2022 — With the completion of special mailings of all Letters 6475 to recipients of the third-round of Economic Impact Payments, the Internal Revenue Service reminds people to accurately claim any remaining third-round stimulus payment on their 2021 income tax return as the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. 

Get an automatic six more months to file; all taxpayers can use IRS Free File to request an extension

IR-2022-71, March 29, 2022 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that if they’re unable to file their tax return by this year’s April 18 deadline, there’s an easy, online option to get more time to complete their return.

For the first time, maximum educator expense deduction rises to $300 in 2022; limit $250 for those filing 2021 tax returns

IR-2022-70, March 29, 2022 — The IRS today reminded teachers and other educators planning ahead for 2022 that they’ll be able to deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom expenses when they file their federal income tax return next year.

IRS reminder to many retirees: April 1 is last day to start taking money out of IRAs and 401(k)s

IR-2022-69, March 25, 2022 — The IRS today reminded retirees who turned 72 during the last half of 2021 that, in most cases, Friday, April 1, 2022, is the last day to begin receiving payments from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), 401(k)s and similar workplace retirement plans.

IRS finalizes frequently asked questions for payment by Indian tribal governments and Alaska native corporations to individuals 

IR-2022-68, March 25, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued final frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Payments by Indian Tribal Governments and Alaska Native Corporations to Individuals under COVID-Relief Legislation (FS-2022-23). 

IRS provides revised frequently asked questions on Third-round Economic Impact Payment  

IR-2022-67, March 25, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the third-round Economic Impact Payment (FS-2022-22)

IRS has $1.5 billion in refunds for people who have not filed a 2018 federal income tax return; April deadline approaches

IR-2022-66, March 25, 2022 — Unclaimed income tax refunds totaling almost $1.5 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1.5 million taxpayers who did not file a 2018 Form 1040 federal income tax return, but people must act before the April tax deadline, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Reasons why some tax refunds filed electronically take longer than 21 days

IR-2022-65, March 23, 2022 — Even though the Internal Revenue Service issues most refunds in less than 21 days for taxpayers who filed electronically and chose direct deposit, some refunds may take longer.

IRS revises frequently asked questions on 2020 unemployment compensation exclusion

IR-2022-64, March 23, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today revised its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on 2020 unemployment compensation exclusion.

Tax Time Guide: Electronic tax payment and agreement options available to taxpayers who owe

IR-2022-63, March 22, 2022 ― The IRS today reminded taxpayers who have a tax bill that there are several ways to make payments, and there are options for many people who can't pay their tax bill in full by April tax deadline.

Easy steps to avoid tax return errors that can delay processing or adjust refunds

IR-2022-62, March 22, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers how to avoid common errors on their tax returns. This filing season, the IRS is seeing signs of a number of common errors, including some taxpayers claiming incorrect amounts of the Recovery Rebate Credit and Child Tax Credit.

IRS reminds taxpayers they must check a box on Form 1040, 1040-SR or 1040-NR on virtual currency transactions for 2021

IR-2022-61, March 18, 2022 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that there is a virtual currency question at the top of Form 1040, Form 1040-SR and Form 1040-NR. It asks: “At any time during 2021, did you receive, sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of any financial interest in any virtual currency?” 

IRS Spotlights Criminal Investigation Law Enforcement

FS-2022-18, March 2022 — CI pursues financial crimes like money laundering, terrorist financing, cybercrimes, and sanctions evasion—including investigating and seizing assets of Russian elites.

IRS-CI Highlights

FS-2022-19, March 2022 — This fact sheet shows just a small example of the types of cases in which CI has led or been significantly involved in over the last few years. These cases show the breadth and skill of CI’s Special Agents in various types of fraud and criminal activity that have had significant impacts on the financial system at home and abroad.

Tax Time Guide: Minimize cyber footprints, protect personal information online

IR-2022-60, March 16, 2022 — The IRS today urged people to stay resolute against ongoing scams and schemes by properly securing computers, tablets and phones.

IRS Information Technology looking for over 200 technologists to focus on modernization; job openings posted with more to come

IR-2022-59, March 16, 2022 — As part of a larger hiring effort underway, the Internal Revenue Service announced today plans to hire more than 200 additional technologists to help the agency further modernize its technology.

IRS provides more forms, letters and publications in multilingual and alternative formats: Spanish Braille now available

IR-2022-58, March 15, 2022 — In an effort to provide American taxpayers with the service they deserve, the Internal Revenue Service announced today the latest expansion of its multilingual products, Braille, text, audio and large print products are now available in Spanish.

IRS looking to hire Collection Contact Representatives in Mississippi; job openings posted in special Delta initiative

IR-2022-57, March 11, 2022 — As part of a Servicewide effort to help under-served communities, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is looking for applicants to staff a new call site in Mississippi starting this spring.

IRS unveils voice and chat bots to assist taxpayers with simple collection questions and tasks; provides faster service, reduced wait times

IR-2022-56, March 10, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it has begun using voice and chat bots on two of its specialized toll-free telephone assistance lines and IRS.gov, enabling taxpayers with simple payment or collection notice questions to get what they need quickly and avoid waiting. 

IRS hiring more than 5,000 positions in Austin, Kansas City, Ogden

IR-2022-55, March 10, 2022 — To help serve taxpayers during this challenging tax season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is hiring more than 5,000 positions in its service processing centers located in Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Ogden, Utah. 

IRS highlights importance of Child and Dependent Care Credit; can help families, others

IR-2022-54, March 8, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service issued a filing season reminder today that those taxpayers who pay expenses for the care of a qualifying person while working or looking for work may qualify for an important tax credit.

IRS revised 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments frequently asked questions 

IR-2022-53, March 8, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) (FS-2022-17) on the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments.

Tax Time Guide: Saving for retirement? IRA contributions for 2021 can be made until April 18

IR-2022-52, March 8, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they may be able to claim a deduction on their 2021 tax return for contributions to their Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) made through April 18, 2022.

Face-to-face IRS help available in more than 30 cities on Saturday, March 12

IR-2022-51, March 4, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that many Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) will offer face-to-face Saturday help without an appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. Normally TACs are only open weekdays. 

Taxpayer Experience Office formally established to improve service across the IRS

IR-2022-50, March 4, 2022 — As part of a longer-term effort to improve taxpayer service, the IRS has officially established the first-ever Taxpayer Experience Office and will soon begin taking additional steps to expand the effort.

IRS update regarding recent electronic filing challenges in connection with Form 7203, S Corporation Shareholder Stock and Debt Basis Limitations

IR-2022-49, March 3, 2022 — The IRS is aware of a third-party software issue affecting qualifying farmers and fishermen attempting to electronically file Forms 7203.

IRS updates frequently asked questions on Tax Credits for Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for Leave Prior to April 1, 2021

IR-2022-48, March 3, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Tax Credits for Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for Leave Prior to April 1, 2021.

IRS updates frequently asked questions for Tax Credits for Paid Leave Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for Leave After March 31, 2021

IR-2022-47, March 3, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Tax Credits for Paid Leave Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for Leave After March 31, 2021.

IRS issues FAQs for Tax Year 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit

IR-2022-46, March 2, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit to educate eligible taxpayers on how to properly claim the credit when they prepare and file their 2021 tax return.

Tax Time Guide: IRS reminds taxpayers to report gig economy income, virtual currency transactions, foreign source income and assets

IR-2022-45, March 1, 2022 — The IRS reminds taxpayers of their reporting and potential tax obligations from working in the gig economy, making virtual currency transactions, earning foreign-source income or holding certain foreign assets.

IRS updates FAQs for the Premium Tax Credit

IR-2022-44, February 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Premium Tax Credit.

Tax Time Guide: Use the Where’s My Refund? tool or IRS2Go app to conveniently check tax refund status

IR-2022-43, February 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today that the fastest and easiest way to check on tax refunds is by using the Where's My Refund? tool on IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go mobile app. 

Interest rates increase for the second quarter of 2022

IR-2022-42, February 23, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2022.

2022 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List now available

IR-2022-41, February 22, 2022 — The IRS's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program office announced today that its 2022 Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List, is now available.

IRS Statement — New features put in place for IRS Online Account registration; process strengthened to ensure privacy and security

February 21, 2022 — A statement about new features available in IRS Online Account registration.

IRS provides additional updates to Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit 

IR-2022-40, February 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

IRS reminds those with farming, fishing businesses of March 1 tax deadline 

IR-2022-39, February 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded those with income from a farming or fishing business they should file and pay their entire tax due on or before Tuesday, March 1, if they did not make estimated tax payments.

IRS provides further details on additional relief for certain partnerships preparing schedules K-2 and K-3 for 2021

IR-2022-38, February 16, 2022 — The IRS today provided further details on additional transition relief for certain domestic partnerships and S corporations preparing the new schedules K-2 and K-3 to further ease the change to these new schedules. Those eligible for the relief will not have to file the new schedules for tax year 2021.

Join the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel and help improve the IRS; apply by April 8

IR-2022-37, February 16, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). Applications will be accepted through April 8.

Latest spearphishing scams target tax professionals

IR-2022-36, February 16, 2022 — With tax season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and tax industry today warned tax professionals of new email scams that attempt to steal their tax software preparation credentials.

Tax Time Guide: Make IRS.gov the first stop for tax help

IR-2022-35, February 16, 2022 — With phone volumes continuing at historic levels, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers IRS.gov, should be the first stop for taxpayers seeking information and help with their federal taxes.

IRS updates FAQs for Higher Education Emergency Grants

IR-2022-34, February 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Higher Education Emergency Grants.

IRS announces an update to the Form 14457, Voluntary Disclosure Practice Preclearance Request and Application

IR-2022-33, February 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Form 14457, Voluntary Disclosure Practice Preclearance Request and Application, has been revised, including expanding a section on reporting virtual currency.

IRS launches resource page on IRS.gov with latest details and information for taxpayers during filing season

IR-2022-32, February 14, 2022 — To help taxpayers and tax professionals, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a special new page on IRS.gov to provide the latest details and information affecting the 2022 filing season and ongoing efforts by the agency to address the inventory of previously filed tax returns.

IRS continues work to help taxpayers; suspends mailing of additional letters

IR-2022-31, February 9, 2022 — As part of ongoing efforts to provide additional help for people during this period, the IRS announced today the suspension of more than a dozen additional letters, including the mailing of automated collection notices normally issued when a taxpayer owes additional tax, and the IRS has no record of a taxpayer filing a tax return.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics represented nearly 20,000 taxpayers dealing with an IRS tax controversy

IR-2022-30, February 9, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program office today announced highlights from its 2021 annual report. 

Tax Time Guide: American Rescue Plan changes can boost refunds for many families; people should file even if they haven’t for years 

IR-2022-29, February 8, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged Americans to file a 2021 federal income tax return so they can take advantage of key tax benefits included in the American Rescue Plan and other recent legislation.

IRS updates Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-28, February 8, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

IRS announces transition away from use of third-party verification involving facial recognition

IR-2022-27, February 7, 2022 — The IRS announced it will transition away from using a third-party service for facial recognition to help authenticate people creating new online accounts. 

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers open on special Saturdays for face-to-face help

IR-2022-26, February 4, 2022 — As part of a larger effort to help people during this year’s filing season, the Internal Revenue Service today announced special Saturday hours at many Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) across the country.

IRS warning: Scammers work year-round; stay vigilant

IR-2022-25, February 3, 2022 — As the new year begins, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to protect their personal and financial information throughout the year and watch out for IRS impersonation scams, along with other schemes, that try to trick people out of their hard-earned money.

IRS provides revised answer for 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit on tracing payments 

IR-2022-24, February 2, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (FS-2022-08).

Tax Time Guide: Important considerations before filing a 2021 tax return

IR-2022-23, February 1, 2022 — Now that the 2022 tax season is open, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to make sure they’ve got what they need before they file and to consider free resources available to help them get organized.

IRS revises FAQs for 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

IR-2022-22, February 1, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments.

IRS issues 2021 Filing Season frequently asked questions, information to help taxpayers preparing their 2021 returns

IR-2022-21, January 31, 2022 — These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are released to the public in Fact Sheet 2022-06, January 31, 2022.

EITC Awareness Day: Important changes mean more people qualify for credit that helps millions of Americans

IR-2022-20, January 28, 2022 — More people without children now qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the  federal government’s largest refundable tax credit for low- to moderate-income families.

All third Economic Impact Payments issued; parents of children born in 2021, guardians and other eligible people who did not receive all of their third-round EIPs can claim up to $1,400 per person through the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-19, January 26, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that all third-round Economic Impact Payments have been issued and reminds people how to claim any remaining stimulus payment they’re entitled to on their 2021 income tax return as part of the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. 

IRS begins 2022 tax season; urges extra caution for taxpayers to file accurate tax returns electronically to speed refunds, avoid delays

IR-2022-18, January 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today kicked off the 2022 tax filing season with an urgent reminder to taxpayers to take extra precautions this year to file an accurate tax return electronically to help speed refunds.

IRS Chief Counsel looking for 200 experienced attorneys to focus on abusive tax deals; job openings posted

IR-2022-17, January 21, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel today announced plans to hire up to 200 additional attorneys to help the agency combat syndicated conservation easements, abusive micro-captive insurance arrangements and other tax schemes.

Top 5 things to remember when filing income tax returns in 2022

IR-2022-16, January 20, 2022 — With filing season beginning January 24, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers about several key items to keep in mind when filing their federal income tax returns this year.

January 31 wage statement deadline reminder for employers

IR-2022-15, January 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged employers to be aware of the January deadline to file Forms W-2 and other wage statements.

IRS Free File available today; filers can claim important tax benefits

IR-2022-14, January 14, 2022 — The IRS today announced the availability of Free File, providing taxpayers online tax preparation products available at no charge.

IRS issues Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-13, January 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. 

Get ready for taxes: Bookmark IRS.gov resources and online tools to use before, during and after filing 

IR-2022-12, January 13, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to use IRS online tools and resources to find the information they need to be ready to file their 2021 federal tax returns, including important special steps related to Economic Impact Payments and advance Child Tax Credit payments.

National Taxpayer Advocate delivers Annual Report to Congress; focuses on taxpayer impact of processing and refund delays

IR-2022-11, January 12, 2022 — National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her 2021 Annual Report to Congress, calling calendar year 2021 “the most challenging year taxpayers and tax professionals have ever experienced.” 

IRS updates FAQs for 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

IR-2022-10, January 11, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit to help eligible families properly claim the credit when they prepare and file their 2021 tax return.

IRS selects new IRSAC members for 2022

IR-2022-09, January 10, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the appointment of nine new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). 

2022 tax filing season begins Jan. 24; IRS outlines refund timing and what to expect in advance of April 18 tax deadline

IR-2022-08, January 10, 2022 — The IRS announced that the nation's tax season will start on Monday, January 24, 2022, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2021 tax year returns. 

IRS releases its 2021 Progress Update detailing challenging year

IR-2022-07, January 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today released its 2021 annual report describing the agency’s work delivering taxpayer service and compliance efforts during the pandemic while highlighting efforts taken by IRS employees to help people during the year.

IRS updates FAQs for 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-06, January 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (FS-2022-02).

IRS updates Topic G FAQs for 2020 Unemployment Compensation Exclusion

IR-2022-05, January 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on 2020 Unemployment Compensation Exclusion (FS-2022-01).

IRS-CI counts down the top 10 cases of 2021

IR-2022-04, January 7, 2022 — Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) began counting down the top 10 cases for calendar year 2021 on its Twitter account on January 3.

IRS reminder to many: Make final 2021 quarterly tax payment by Jan. 18; avoid surprise tax bill, possible penalty

IR-2022-03, January 5, 2022 — The IRS urges taxpayers to check into their options to avoid being subject to estimated tax penalties, which apply when someone underpays their taxes.

IRS revises Form 1024, used by most types of organizations to apply for exempt status, to allow electronic filing

IR-2022-2, January 3, 2022 — As part of ongoing efforts to improve service for the tax-exempt community, the IRS has revised Form 1024, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(a) or Section 521 of the Internal Revenue Code, to allow electronic filing. 

For Colorado wildfire victims, IRS extends 2021 tax-filing deadline, other deadlines to May 16

IR-2022-01, January 3, 2022 — Victims of this weekend’s wildfires in Colorado will have until May 16, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

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