Working Virtually: Use a virtual private network to secure remote locations; Part 3 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-176, August 4, 2020 — As more tax professionals consider teleworking during COVID-19, the IRS and the Security Summit partners today urged practitioners to secure remote locations by using a virtual private network (VPN) to protect against cyber intruders.

James Lee selected to lead IRS Criminal Investigation

IR-2020-175, August 3, 2020 — The IRS announced today that James Lee will become the new chief of IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) on October 1.

IRS issues proposed regulations for TCJA’s simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses

IR-2020-174, July 30, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations proposed regulations updating various tax accounting regulations to adopt the simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

IRS grants additional relief for rehabilitation credit deadlines

IR-2020-173, July 30, 2020 — Because of the burdens the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on taxpayers claiming the rehabilitation credit, the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2020-58 that provides additional relief to taxpayers in satisfying the substantial rehabilitation test.

IRS: New law provides relief for eligible taxpayers who need funds from IRAs and other retirement plans

IR-2020-172, July 29, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service provided a reminder today that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can help eligible taxpayers in need by providing favorable tax treatment for withdrawals from retirement plans and IRAs and allowing certain retirement plans to offer expanded loan options.

IRS issues final regulations and other guidance on business interest expense deduction limitation

IR-2020-171, July 28, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding the provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that limits the deduction for business interest expense, including basic statutory amendments made by the CARES Act.

Working Virtually: Use multi-factor authentication to protect accounts; Part 2 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-170, July 28, 2020 — With heightened threats during COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals to select multi-factor authentication options whenever possible to prevent identity thieves from gaining access to client accounts.

IRS provides guidance on recapturing excess employment tax credits

IR-2020-169, July 27, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service issued a temporary regulation and a proposed regulation to reconcile advance payments of refundable employment tax credits and recapture the benefit of these credits when necessary.

IRS reminds businesses filing cash transaction reports about e-file option; batch filing now available

IR-2020-168, July 22, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds businesses required to file reports of large cash transactions that e-filing is a fast, easy and secure option for filing their reports.

Working Virtually: Protect tax data at home and at work with the "Security Six;" Part 1 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-167, July 21, 2020 — With cyberthieves active during COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting client data whether working in the office or a remote location.

IRS creates new Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management office; Smith, Abold-LaBreche to serve as co-directors

IR-2020-166, July 21, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the creation of the new Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management office, which will spearhead IRS efforts to empower taxpayers and IRS employees to rapidly resolve issues in a simplified digital environment.

Treasury, IRS issue final and proposed regulations on income subject to a high rate of foreign tax

IR-2020-165, July 20, 2020 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued a final regulation addressing the treatment of income earned by certain foreign corporations that is subject to a high rate of foreign tax.

IRS advice for those who missed the July 15 deadline, file now to avoid bigger bill

IR-2020-164, July 20, 2020 — For those who missed the July 15 tax deadline and didn’t request an extension, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about some important tips, including filing electronically as soon as possible to reduce potential penalties.

Security Summit focuses on tax pro security during coronavirus; new series on working virtually: protecting tax data at home and at work

IR-2020-163, July 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals this summer to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting client data whether working in the office or a remote location.

IRS: Seniors, retirees not required to take distributions from retirement accounts this year under new law

IR-2020-162, July 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds seniors and retirees that they are not required to take money out of their IRAs and workplace retirement plans this year.

IRS debunks tax refund myths

IR-2020-161, July 16, 2020 ― With the July 15 tax deadline now past, the Internal Revenue Service reminds all taxpayers that there is no secret way to find out when a refund will be issued.

IRS unveils "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for 2020; Americans urged to be vigilant to these threats during the pandemic and its aftermath

IR-2020-160, July 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments.

IRS announces 2021 PTIN fees for tax return preparers

IR-2020-159, July 15, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the annual fee for 2021 that tax return preparers must pay to apply for or renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

IRS is sending letters to those experiencing a delay with advance payment of employer credits

IR-2020-158, July 15, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to taxpayers who have experienced a delay in the processing of their Form 7200, Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due To COVID-19.

Where’s My Refund? tool on IRS.gov takes guesswork out of when to expect refunds

IR-2020-157, July 15, 2020 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that one of the best ways to check on their refund is the Where’s My Refund? tool on the IRS website and the IRS2Go app.

IRS provides additional relief for tax-exempt hospitals: Deadline for completing certain needs assessment requirements moved to Dec. 31

IR-2020-156, July 14, 2020 — Because of the burdens the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on hospitals, the Internal Revenue Service today provided additional relief to hospital organizations that must meet the Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) requirements.

Treasury and IRS release draft partnership form to provide greater clarity on international tax reporting

IR-2020-155, July 14, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today released a proposed redesigned partnership form for tax year 2021 (filing season 2022).

IRS reminder: File and pay 2019 business taxes by July 15; 2020 estimated tax also due

IR-2020-154, July 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded business taxpayers that their 2019 tax returns and tax payments, as well as their first two 2020 estimated tax payments, are due on Wednesday, July 15.

IRS reminder: Taxpayers can get an extension to Oct. 15 to file taxes

IR-2020-153, July 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that they have until the postponed due date of July 15, 2020, to file an extension for their 2019 federal tax return.

Tax Court strikes down four more abusive syndicated conservation easement transactions; IRS calls on taxpayers to accept settlement offers in syndicated conservation easement cases

IR-2020-152, July 13, 2020 — On July 9, the U.S. Tax Court struck down four more abusive syndicated conservation easement transactions.

J5 reflects on two-years pursuing global tax cheats

IR-2020-151, July 13, 2020 — Leaders from five international tax organizations are marking the two-year anniversary of the formation of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) this week.

IRS gives tips on filing, paying electronically and checking refunds online; 2019 tax returns and payments due July 15

IR-2020-150, July 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers with a filing requirement to file an accurate tax return on time even if a balance due can’t be paid in full.

IRS says a Paycheck Checkup helps avoid tax surprises

IR-2020-149, July 10, 2020 — The IRS  is reminding taxpayers that using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to do a Paycheck Checkup can help them have the right amount of tax withheld and avoid surprises when filing next year.

IRS provides last-minute tips for last-minute filers

IR-2020-148, July 10, 2020 — With the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 – only a few days away, the IRS is reminding taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that IRS.gov has tools and services to help them meet their tax obligations.

IRS finalizes guidance on deduction for foreign-derived intangible income and global intangible low-taxed income

IR-2020-147, July 9, 2020 — The IRS issued final regulations final regulations that provide guidance on deductions for foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income allowed to domestic corporations under the Internal Revenue Code.

IRA contributions made by July 15 count as 2019 tax deduction

IR-2020-146, July 9, 2020 — The IRS today reminded people that contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) made by the postponed tax return due date of July 15, 2020, are deductible on a 2019 tax return.

IRS.gov has answers about filing, paying and July 15 due date

IR-2020-145, July 9, 2020 — As the July due date for filing a tax return draws closer, the IRS reminds taxpayers about the many resources available on IRS.gov. Whether on home computers or mobile devices, the number of taxpayers visiting IRS.gov continues to grow year after year.

Treasury, IRS issue guidance on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages paid

IR-2020-144, July 8, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today provided guidance in Notice 2020-54 to employers requiring them to report the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Form W-2.

IRS resources available in English, Spanish and other languages to help taxpayers still needing to file their 2019 tax returns

IR-2020-143, July 8, 2020 — As the tax-filing deadline fast approaches, the IRS reminds taxpayers with limited English proficiency and who have yet to file their 2019 tax returns that there are a variety of ways to get help and information in languages other than English.

Taxpayers need to resume payments by July 15

IR-2020-142, July 8, 2020 — The IRS today reminds taxpayers who took advantage of the People First Initiative tax relief and did not make previously owed tax payments between March 25 to July 15 that they need to restart their payments.

Reminder to tax-exempt organizations: 990s, other forms due July 15; e-file best way to file

IR-2020-141, July 7, 2020 — The IRS  today reminds tax-exempt organizations that certain forms they file with the IRS are due on July 15, 2020.

IRS reminds members of the U. S. Armed Forces of special tax breaks, helpful resources as the July 15 tax deadline approaches

IR-20-140, July 7, 2020 ― The IRS today encouraged members of the military and their families to learn more about the special tax benefits available to them as the July 15 tax filing season deadline approaches.

Find a qualified tax professional using IRS website resources

IR-2020-139, July 6, 2020 — With the federal income tax deadline just around the corner, the Internal Revenue Service wants to remind taxpayers that IRS.gov offers tips on finding a qualified tax professional.

Treasury Department and IRS issue guidance for consolidated groups regarding net operating losses

IR-2020-138, July 2, 2020 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations and temporary regulations that provide guidance for consolidated groups regarding net operating losses (NOLs).

IRS offers additional retail partners that accept cash payments for federal taxes

IR-2020-137, July 1, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced additional retail partners are accepting cash payments for federal taxes.

IRS provides tax relief for the low-income housing credit and bonds for qualified residential rental projects

IR-2020-136, July 1, 2020 — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2020-53 to provide tax relief to issuers, operators, owners, and tenants of qualified low-income housing projects or qualified residential rental projects financed with exempt facility bonds, and state agencies that have jurisdiction over these projects.

IRS unclaimed refunds of $1.5 billion waiting for tax year 2016; taxpayers face July 15 deadline

IR-2020-135, July 1, 2020 — Unclaimed income tax refunds worth more than $1.5 billion await an estimated 1.4 million individual taxpayers who did not file a 2016 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

Taxpayers should file by July 15 tax deadline; automatic extension to Oct. 15 available

IR-2020-134, June 29, 2020 ― The Department of the Treasury and IRS today announced the tax filing and payment deadline of July 15 will not be postponed. Individual taxpayers unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension of time to file until Oct. 15.

IRS releases new Data Book with redesigned, expanded format to provide more detailed view of service, compliance activities in  FY 2019

IR-2020-133, June 29, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today unveiled the 2019 IRS Data Book, featuring a redesigned format that provides a different and expanded look at IRS accomplishments during the past year.

National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins delivers her first report to Congress; identifies COVID-19 challenges, CARES Act, and Taxpayer First Act implementation as priority issues for taxpayers

IR-2020-132, June 29, 2020 ― National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her first report to Congress, identifying taxpayer challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the IRS’s implementation of the Taxpayer First Act as priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) plans to focus on in the coming year.

IRS: July 15 tax payment deadline approaching; plan on scheduling multiple payments now

IR-2020-131, June 26, 2020 ― As the 2019 tax filing and payment deadline approaches, the IRS reminds taxpayers and businesses that 2019 income tax liabilities as well as postponed April 15 and June 15, 2020 estimated tax payments are due July 15, 2020.

IRS offers settlement for syndicated conservation easements; letters being mailed to certain taxpayers with pending litigation

IR-2020-130, June 25, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel announced today a time-limited settlement offer to certain taxpayers with pending docketed Tax Court cases involving syndicated conservation easement transactions.

Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee releases annual report to Congress

IR-2020-129, June 24, 2020 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report to Congress, featuring recommendations that focus on the prevention of identity theft and refund fraud.

IRS finalizes guidance for the section 199A deduction for shareholders of Regulated Investment Companies

IR-2020-128, June 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations permitting a regulated investment company (RIC) that receives qualified real estate investment trust (REIT) dividends to report dividends the RIC pays to its shareholders as section 199A dividends.

IRS announces rollover relief for required minimum distributions from retirement accounts that were waived under the CARES Act

IR-2020-127, June 23, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a retirement account following the CARES Act RMD waiver for 2020.

IRS extends July 15, other upcoming deadlines for tornado victims in parts of the South; provides other relief

IR-2020-126, June 23, 2020 — Victims of the April tornadoes, severe storms and flooding that took place in parts of Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina will have until October 15, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS issues guidance on the elimination of the deduction of qualified transportation fringe benefit expenses

IR-2020-125, June 19, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations that provide guidance for the deduction of qualified transportation fringe and commuting expenses.

Relief for taxpayers affected by COVID-19 who take distributions or loans from retirement plans

IR-2020-124, June 19, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 2020-50 to help retirement plan participants affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus take advantage of the CARES Act provisions providing enhanced access to plan distributions and plan loans. 

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums: Seminar dates, times now available

IR-2020-123, June 18, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released the seminar schedule for the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums and reminded interested tax professionals that registration information is available.

IRS outlines changes to health care spending available under CARES Act

IR-2020-122, June 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has advised that new rules under the CARES Act provide flexibility for health care spending that may be helpful in the current environment where more people may need at-home services due to measures to fight the coronavirus.

IRS alert: Economic Impact Payments belong to recipient, not nursing homes or care facilities 

IR-2020-121, June 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today alerted nursing home and other care facilities that Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) generally belong to the recipients, not the organizations providing the care.

Treasury, IRS provide tax relief to investors and businesses affected by COVID-19 in new markets tax credit transactions

IR-2020-120, June 12, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today provided tax relief for certain taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic involved in new markets tax credit transactions.

IRS provides guidance on employer leave-based donation programs that aid victims of the COVID-19 pandemic

IR-2020-119, June 11, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance for employers whose employees forgo sick, vacation or personal leave because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IRS reminder: File now, choose direct deposit or schedule tax payments electronically before the July 15 deadline

IR-2020-118, June 11, 2020 — As the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 − draws near, the IRS is reminding all taxpayers who have yet to file their 2019 federal tax return to file electronically now, choose direct deposit for their refund, or pay any tax owed electronically.

IRS reminder: Deadline postponed to July 15 for those who pay estimated taxes

IR-2020-117, June 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that estimated tax payments for tax year 2020, originally due April 15 and June 15, are now due July 15.

Proposed regulations address direct primary care arrangements and health care sharing ministry memberships

IR-2020-116, June 8, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released proposed regulations addressing the treatment of certain medical care arrangements under section 213 of the Internal Revenue Code.

IRS warns against COVID-19 fraud; other financial schemes

IR-2020-115, June 8, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to guard against tax fraud and other related financial scams related to COVID-19.

IRS provides answers about Coronavirus related tax relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds and investors

IR-2020-114, June 4, 2020 — The IRS today provided guidance for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) and their investors in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Interest rates decrease for the third quarter of 2020

IR-2020-113, June 4, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will decrease for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2020.

IRS Chief Counsel goes virtual with national Settlement Days; Helps dozens of taxpayers settle their Tax Court cases 

IR-2020-112, June 4, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel is expanding its Virtual Settlement Days program after the tremendous success achieved by three offices that took Settlement Days events virtual in May 2020.

159 million Economic Impact Payments processed; Low-income people and others who aren’t required to file tax returns can quickly register for payment with IRS Non-Filers tool

IR-2020-111, June 3, 2020 — With 159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by October 15.

IRS provides relief to retirement plan participants to sign elections remotely 

IR-2020-110, June 3, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today provided temporary administrative relief to help certain retirement plan participants or beneficiaries who need to make participant elections by allowing flexibility for remote signatures.

IRS reminder: June 15 tax deadline postponed to July 15 for taxpayers who live and work abroad

IR-2020-109, June 2, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15.

Treasury, IRS provide regulations to help businesses claim credits for carbon capture

IR-2020-108, May 28, 2020 –The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations to help businesses understand how legislation passed in 2018 may benefit those claiming carbon capture credits.

IRS announces Form 1040-X electronic filing options coming this summer; major milestone reached for electronic returns

IR-2020-107, May 28, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Treasury, IRS provide safe harbor for taxpayers that develop renewable energy projects

IR-2020-106, May 27, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today provided tax relief for taxpayers that develop renewable energy projects that produce electricity from sources such as wind, biomass, geothermal, landfill gas, trash, and hydropower, and use technologies such as solar panels, fuel cells, microturbines, and combined heat and power systems.
 

Economic Impact Payments being sent by prepaid debit cards, arrive in plain envelope; IRS.gov answers frequently asked questions

IR-2020-105, May 27, 2020 — As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card.

IRS provides guidance on income tax withholding on certain periodic retirement and annuity payments

IR-2020-104, May 27, 2020 — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued a proposed regulation updating the federal income tax withholding rules for periodic retirement and annuity payments made after December 31, 2020.

Treasury, IRS issue final regulations providing relief for certain tax-exempt organizations

IR-2020-103, May 26, 2020 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations clarifying the reporting requirements generally applicable to tax-exempt organizations.

IRS Fraud Enforcement Program adds Schenck as National Fraud Counsel

IR-2020-102, May 26, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has named attorney Carolyn Schenck as the National Fraud Counsel serving the agency’s new Fraud Enforcement Program.

Treasury, IRS release latest state-by-state Economic Impact Payment figures for May 22, 2020

IR-2020-101, May 22, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments reflecting the opening weeks of the program.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums go virtual in 2020

IR-2020-100, May 21, 2020 — The IRS today announced the 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums will be held virtually in 2020 with a series of live-streamed webinars beginning this July.

IRS.gov helps taxpayers get tax information they need; find tools for filing, paying, checking accounts and answering questions

IR-2020-99, May 21, 2020 — The IRS reminds taxpayers today about several online tools available to help them get the tax information they need as the IRS has limited operations due to the coronavirus.

Andy Keyso named Chief of IRS Independent Office of Appeals

IR-2020-98, May 20, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Andy Keyso has been selected to serve as the Chief of the IRS Independent Office of Appeals.

IRS adds phone operators to answer Economic Impact Payment questions

IR-2020-97, May 18, 2020 — Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments.

IRS expands partner materials for Economic Impact Payments; continues sweeping effort to share details in multiple languages

IR-2020-96, May 15, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the availability of additional material for partner groups sharing information related to Economic Impact Payments, including a new toolkit in Spanish and a variety of other print and visual items available.

IRS provides tax relief through increased flexibility for taxpayers in section 125 cafeteria plans

IR-2020-95, May 12, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans.

IRS provides guidance on the deductibility and reporting of certain amounts paid to, or at the direction of, governments

IR-2020-94, May 12, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that provide guidance to taxpayers and governments with respect to fines, penalties and certain other amounts.

Why the Economic Impact Payment amount could be different than anticipated

IR-2020-93, May 11, 2020 — The IRS and Treasury have successfully delivered nearly 130 million Economic Impact Payments to Americans in less than a month, and more are on the way.

Act by Wednesday for chance to get quicker Economic Impact Payment; timeline for payments continues to accelerate

IR-2020-92, May 8, 2020 — With a variety of steps underway to speed Economic Impact Payments, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service urged people to use Get My Payment by noon Wednesday, May 13, for a chance to get a quicker delivery.

Treasury, IRS release latest state-by-state Economic Impact Payment figures

IR-2020-91, May 8, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released updated state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments, with approximately 130 million individuals receiving payments worth more than $200 billion in the program’s first four weeks.

IRS provides guidance for estates and trusts for itemizing deductions

IR-2020-90, May 7, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations that provide guidance for estates and trusts clarifying that certain deductions of estates and non-grantor trusts are not miscellaneous itemized deductions.

IRS: Three new credits are available to many businesses hit by COVID-19

IR-2020-89, May 7, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers affected by COVID-19 about three important new credits available to them.

IRS seeking applications for TCE and VITA grants

IR-2020-88, May 6, 2020 — The IRS 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 retools Settlement Days program in response to COVID-19 pandemic; allows unrepresented taxpayers to settle their cases virtually and reach finality

IR-2020-87, May 5, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel today announced the Settlement Days program will continue remotely enabling unrepresented taxpayers to work towards resolving their pending United States Tax Court case despite "stay-at-home" orders in many jurisdictions.

VA, SSI recipients with eligible children need to act by Tuesday, May 5 to quickly add money to their automatic Economic Impact Payment; ‘Plus $500 Push’ continues

IR-2020-86, May 1, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by Tuesday, May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment.

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