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Get Ready for Taxes: Donations May Cut Tax Bills

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.

IRS, State Tax Agencies and Tax Industry Announce National Tax Security Awareness Week, Nov. 27-Dec. 1; Event Focuses on Protecting Tax, Financial Data in Advance of Holidays, Filing Season

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.

Reminder to Employers and Other Businesses: Jan. 31 Filing Deadline Now Applies to All Wage Statements and Independent Contractor Forms

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.

IRS Advisory Council Releases Its 2017 Annual Report

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.

Plan now to Use Health Flexible Spending Arrangements in 2018; Contribute up to $2,650; $500 Carryover Option Available to Many

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.

Get Ready for Taxes: Save for Retirement Now, Get a Tax Credit Later; Saver’s Credit Helps Low-, Moderate-Income Workers

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.

Get Ready for Taxes: Plan Ahead for 2018 Filing Season to Avoid Refund Delays

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.

IRS Statement on 2018 Filing Season Start Date

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.

IRS Urges Taxpayers with Expiring ITINs to Submit Renewal Applications as Year-End Deadline Approaches

IR-2017-184, Nov. 1, 2017 — The IRS reminds taxpayers with expiring ITINs to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible.

For Tax Year 2016, E-File Closes on Nov. 18; After That, Disaster Victims, Others Need to File on Paper

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.

10 Million Taxpayers Face an Estimated Tax Penalty Each Year; Act Now to Reduce or Avoid it for 2017; New Web Page Can Help

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

IRS Encourages Taxpayers to Check Their Withholding; Checking Now Helps Avoid Surprises at Tax Time

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.

2018 PTIN Renewal Period Underway for Tax Professionals

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.

IRS Announces 2018 Pension Plan Limitations; 401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $18,500 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.

Security Summit Partners Mark Progress in Identity Theft Battle; Prepare for 2018 Tax Season

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.

Online Seminars from the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Now Available

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.

IRS Issues Reminder to Taxpayers as Scams Continue Across the Nation

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.

IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of California Wildfires; Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File

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.

IRS Provides Tax Relief to Residents of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

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.

Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers Have More Time to Replace Livestock Under IRS Relief

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.

IRS Offers Help to Hurricane Victims: A Recap of Key Tax Relief Provisions Available Following Harvey, Irma and Maria

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.

Commissioner's Comments, Statements and Remarks

Prepared comments, statements and remarks by IRS Commissioner John A. Koskinen.

2017 and Prior Year Filing Season Statistics

Filing season statistics showing cumulative and comparative totals.

Budget in Brief FY 2017

This summarizes how the budget request will enable the agency to meet its strategic goals: improve customer service and enhance enforcement of the tax laws.

IRS Charts a Path Forward with Immediate Actions

The IRS is outlining new actions and next steps to fix problems uncovered with the IRS’ review of tax-exempt applications and improve the wider processes and operations in place at the IRS. 

Questions and Answers on 501(c) Organizations

May 15, 2013 — The IRS has received a variety of questions related to the exempt organization issues recently raised. The Q&As answer some basics on the issue. 

Fiscal Year 2016 Enforcement and Service Results

The Fiscal Year 2016 Enforcement and Service Results (tables) provide the dollars collected from the examination (audit) and collection functions of the IRS. The results also tally the results of various taxpayer assistance programs.

Compliance & Enforcement News

A collection of recent news releases, statements and other items related to IRS compliance and enforcement efforts.

Email Updates

Tax tips, filing season news, and more.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights

What you should know