Retirement plan distributions: IRS provides guidance on certain exceptions from 10% additional tax for emergency personal or family expenses and for survivors of domestic abuse

IR-2024-170, June 20, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2024-55, which provides guidance on exceptions to the additional tax when taking early permissible retirement plan distributions for emergency personal expenses and for victims of domestic abuse.

IRS enters next stage of Employee Retention Credit work; review indicates vast majority show risk of being improper

IR-2024-169, June 20, 2024 — Following a detailed review to protect taxpayers and small businesses, the Internal Revenue Service today announced plans to deny tens of thousands of improper high-risk Employee Retention Credit claims while starting a new round of processing lower-risk claims to help eligible taxpayers.

Treasury, IRS release guidance on the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements for increased credit and deduction amounts under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-168, June 18, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations today on the prevailing wage and apprenticeship (PWA) requirements related to increased credit or deduction amounts for certain clean energy incentives, enacted as a part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). 

Treasury, IRS issue frequently asked questions regarding educational assistance programs

IR-2024-167, June 17, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions related to educational assistance programs.

IRS announces new steps to combat abusive use of partnerships; agency’s focus intensifies as new guidance closes loopholes worth tens of billions 

IR-2024-166, June 17, 2024 — As part of ongoing efforts to focus more attention on high-income compliance issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a new series of steps to combat abusive partnership transactions that allow wealthy taxpayers to avoid paying what they owe. 

IRS updated careers website aims to better connect with job seekers; part of larger agency recruiting efforts to serve taxpayers, the nation

IR-2024-165, June 13, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the updated IRS Careers website is live and ready to connect job seekers with IRS opportunities.

IRS warns against scams targeting seniors; joins other federal agencies to recognize special awareness day

IR-2024-164, June 12, 2024 — As part of continuing efforts to protect the senior community, the Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about the rising threat of impersonation scams. 

2024 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum: Educational seminars, special events announced focusing on tax security, scams, practice management and beneficial ownership information

IR-2024-163, June 12, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the continuing education agenda for the 2024 Nationwide Tax Forum featuring 45 seminars on a wide array of topics that will help tax professionals serve their clients.

IRS has options to help people who missed the April filing deadline

IR-2024-162, June 10, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today highlighted a number of options available to help taxpayers who missed the April deadline to file their 2023 federal income tax return. 

IRS reminder: June 17 estimated tax payment deadline fast approaching

IR-2024-161, June 10, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers whose income is not subject to withholding that the second quarter estimated tax payment deadline is June 17. 

IRS: West Virginia storm victims qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to Nov. 1 

IR-2024-160, June 7, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of West Virginia affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on April 2, 2024.

IRS: Kentucky storm victims qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to Nov. 1

IR-2024-159, June 7, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Kentucky affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes, landslides and mudslides that began on April 2, 2024.

Treasury, IRS update procedures for qualified manufacturers, dealers and sellers of certain qualified clean vehicles under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-158, June 7, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2024-26 today for the submission of information by qualified manufacturers of new clean vehicles and dealers and sellers of new clean vehicles and previously-owned clean vehicles. 

Treasury, IRS release guidance for the Energy Community Bonus Credit under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-157, June 7, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2024-48 that publishes information taxpayers may use to determine whether they meet certain requirements under the Statistical Area Category or the Coal Closure Category in Notice 2023-29 for purposes of qualifying for the Energy Community Bonus Credit.

IRS: Many payments to individuals affected by East Palestine train disaster are tax-free; new guidance could help those in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia 

IR-2024-156, June 5, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that in many cases payments received by individuals affected by last year’s train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, are not taxable.

Document Upload Tool reaches key milestone; 1 million submissions received

IR-2024-155, June 5, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today reaching another key milestone in the agency’s transformation work with the Document Upload Tool accepting its one millionth taxpayer submission.

IRS announces tax relief for taxpayers impacted by severe storms and flooding in Massachusetts; various deadlines postponed to July 31 

IR-2024-154, May 31, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Massachusetts affected by severe storms and flooding that began on Sept. 11, 2023.

Treasury, IRS issue guidance on Clean Fuel Production Credit

IR-2024-153, May 31, 2024 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2024-49 for the Clean Fuel Production Credit.

Fumi Tamaki selected as new IRS Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer

IR-2024-152, May 30, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the selection of Fumino (Fumi) Tamaki as the agency’s new Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer.

IRS makes Direct File a permanent option to file federal tax returns; expanded access for more taxpayers planned for the 2025 filing season

IR-2024-151, May 30, 2024 — Following a successful filing season pilot and feedback from a variety of partners, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that it will make Direct File a permanent option for filing federal tax returns starting in the 2025 tax season. 

Treasury, IRS issue proposed regulations for owners of qualified clean electricity facilities and energy storage technologies

IR-2024-150, May 29, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations under the Inflation Reduction Act for owners of qualified clean electricity facilities and energy storage technology that may want to claim relevant tax credits.

Department of Treasury, IRS and Department of Energy announce opening of application portal for 2024 program year of the Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program

IR-2024-149, May 28, 2024 — The Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and Department of Energy announced today that the application portal for the 2024 Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit Program is now open. 

IRS: U.S. taxpayers living and working abroad face June 17 deadline to file their 2023 tax returns

IR-2024-148, May 28, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers living and working outside the United States to file their 2023 federal income tax return by Monday, June 17. 

Treasury, IRS release corrected version of Notice 2024-41

IR-2024-147, May 24, 2024 — The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service today released a corrected version of Notice 2024-41. A prior version was released on May 16, 2024.

IRS reminder to storm victims in 7 states: June 17 filing and payment deadline

IR-2024-146, May 23, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses in parts of seven states that their 2023 federal income tax returns and tax payments are due on Monday, June 17, 2024.

IRS announces extension of Free File program through 2029

IR-2024-145, May 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today an extension of the current Free File program through 2029 following an agreement that will continue to make the free private-sector tax software available to taxpayers.

Department of Treasury, IRS and Department of Energy announce opening date for the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit new allocation round

IR-2024-144, May 22, 2024 — The Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that the DOE Qualified Advanced Energy Project Credit Program Applicant Portal (48C Portal) is now open for any interested applicants to register for a new round of allocations. 

IRS wins Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Report award for second year running

IR-2024-143, May 20, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced for the second consecutive year it has received a prestigious award honoring the highest quality in financial management and performance reporting from the AGA, an association that connects and empowers financial-related professionals who support government.

IRS and Treasury issue release capacity limitation carryover amounts for the 2024 program year

IR-2024-142, May 17, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Announcement 2024-25 that provides the total amount of unallocated environmental justice solar and wind capacity limitation that has been carried over from the 2023 Low-Income Communities Bonus Credit program year to the 2024 program year.  

IRS announces tax relief for taxpayers impacted by tornadoes in Ohio; various deadlines postponed to Sept. 3, 2024

IR-2024-141, May 16, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in Ohio that were affected by tornadoes that began on March 14, 2024.

IRS provides guidance for the Domestic Content Bonus Credit

IR-2024-140, May 16, 2024 — The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 2024-41 to modify an existing safe harbor and to provide a new elective safe harbor for determining the Domestic Content Bonus Credit amounts.

IRS warns taxpayers they may be scam victims if they filed for big refunds; misleading advice leads to false claims for Fuel Tax Credit, Sick and Family Leave Credit, household employment taxes

IR-2024-139, May 14, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today following ongoing concerns about a series of tax scams and inaccurate social media advice that led thousands of taxpayers to file inflated refund claims during the past tax season.

Interest rates remain the same for the third quarter of 2024

IR-2024-138, May 9, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2024.

IRS: Home improvements could help taxpayers qualify for home energy credits

IR-2024-137, May 9, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that making certain energy efficient updates to their homes could qualify them for home energy credits.

To protect against identity theft, IRS adds additional protections to Centralized Authorization File, Transcript Delivery System; changes designed to protect sensitive tax pro, taxpayer information

IR-2024-136, May 8, 2024 — With identity theft and refund fraud an ongoing concern, the Internal Revenue Service today highlighted additional protections for tax professionals being taken to increase security for the Centralized Authorization File (CAF) program and placed new guidelines on requesting client transcripts by phone.

IRS encourages tax-exempt organizations to file their taxes ahead of May 15 deadline 

IR-2024-135, May 6, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service encouraged thousands of tax-exempt organizations today to file their taxes ahead of their filing deadline.

Two IRS teams named finalists for Service to America Medals during Public Service Recognition Week; honored for paperless processing, $3.4 billion cryptocurrency seizure

IR-2024-134, May 6, 2024 — To help celebrate this year’s Public Service Recognition Week, the Internal Revenue Service today recognized two IRS teams that reached the finals for the 2024 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. 

IRS final reminder: Time to claim $1 billion in tax refunds from 2020 expires May 17

IR-2024-133, May 6, 2024 ― The Internal Revenue Service today reminded the 1 million people who didn’t file their tax year 2020 returns they may be eligible for a refund if they file by the May 17 deadline. 

Treasury, IRS issue frequently asked questions regarding disaster relief related to retirement plans and IRAs

IR-2024-132, May 3, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) in Fact Sheet 2024-19, relating to rules for distributions from retirement plans and IRAs and for retirement plan loans, for certain individuals impacted by federally declared major disasters.

IRS releases final guidance for certain clean vehicle credits under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-131, May 3, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations today for the new and previously owned clean vehicle credits. 

IRS releases Strategic Operating Plan update outlining future priorities; transformation momentum accelerating following long list of successes for taxpayers

IR-2024-130, May 2, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today released an update on the Strategic Operating Plan, a blueprint outlining future plans for the agency’s transformation work and highlighting dozens of improvements for taxpayers since passage of the Inflation Reduction Act.

IRS recommends safeguarding information in case of natural disasters

IR-2024-129, May 1, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that May kicks off the season of disaster preparation with National Wildfire Awareness Month and National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 5-11. 

National Small Business Week: IRS warns entrepreneurs to take precautions on data security; protect their businesses, employees, customers

IR-2024-128, May 1, 2024 — As National Small Business Week continues, the Internal Revenue Service urges entrepreneurs to put in place data security safeguards protecting their financial, personal and employee information from scams and cybercriminals hunting for easy targets.

Treasury, IRS issue additional guidance and safe harbors for taxpayers to comply with the requirements of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Credit

IR-2024-127, April 30, 2024 — The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2024-37 for the new Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Credit created by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA).

IRS seeking applications for Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program grants

IR-2024-126, April 30, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants, which allows eligible organizations to apply for annual funding to provide free federal tax return preparation assistance for up to three years.

National Small Business Week: IRS.gov offers one-stop shop for small business tax resources

IR-2024-125, April 29, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged small businesses to take advantage of the many tax resources available through the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center on IRS.gov.

IRS provides guidance for the 2024 allocation round for the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit Program

IR-2024-124, April 29, 2024 — The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2024-36 for owners of clean energy manufacturing and recycling projects, greenhouse gas emission reduction projects and critical material projects. 

National Small Business Week 2024 begins; IRS offers tax resources, information to nation's entrepreneurs

IR-2024-123, April 26, 2024 — The IRS today offered helpful information to entrepreneurs in anticipation of the upcoming kick-off of National Small Business Week, celebrating and recognizing the crucial contributions America's small businesses make to the nation's economy.

Direct File pilot officially closes after more than 140,000 taxpayers successfully use direct e-filing system in 12 states, including integration with 4 state tax systems

IR-2024-122, April 26, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced the closure of the Direct File pilot with several hundred thousand taxpayers across 12 states signing up for Direct File accounts, and 140,803 taxpayers filing their federal tax returns using the new service. 

Inflation Reduction Act implementation teams focus on enhanced taxpayer service with modern online tools and historic office hour sessions, bolstering clean energy initiatives

IR-2024-121, April 25, 2024 — With the funding from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Internal Revenue Service continues to help taxpayers in unique ways to take advantage of clean energy credits.

IRS releases final guidance on transfers of certain credits under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-120, April 25, 2024 — The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations today describing rules and definitions for the transfer of eligible credits in a taxable year, including specific rules for partnerships and S corporations.

IRS Independent Office of Appeals forms Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Management Office

IR-2024-119, April 24, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service Independent Office of Appeals today announced the formation of a new Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Management Office.

2025 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant application period now open

IR-2024-118, April 23, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will accept applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic matching grants from all qualified organizations. 

Tax pros: Register now for the 2024 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum

IR-2024-117, April 22, 2024 — The IRS encourages tax professionals to register now for the 2024 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, coming this summer to Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, Dallas and San Diego.

Missed the April tax-filing deadline? File quickly to avoid penalties and interest; those owed a refund also shouldn’t forget to file

IR-2024-116, April 19, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers who missed the April tax-filing deadline to file a tax return as soon as they can. 

IRS releases 2023 Data Book describing agency’s transformation through statistics

IR-2024-115, April 18, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual Data Book detailing the agency’s activities during fiscal year 2023 (Oct. 1, 2022 – Sept. 30, 2023), including revenue collected and tax returns processed.

IRS seeks membership nominations for the 2025 Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council; establishes new Subcommittee on Fairness in Tax Administration

IR-2024-114, April 18, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the 2025 Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council through May 31, 2024, including nominees for a new subcommittee focused on fairness issues.

IRS updates frequently asked questions for the energy efficient home improvement and residential clean energy property credits 

IR-2024-113, April 17, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions in Fact Sheet 2024-15 to address the federal income tax treatment of amounts paid for the purchase of energy efficient property and improvements. 

Be ready for next year: IRS Tax Withholding Estimator helps ensure withholdings are correct for 2024

IR-2024-112, April 17, 2024 — The IRS encourages taxpayers to use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to ensure they’re withholding the correct amount of tax from their pay in 2024.

IRS revised frequently asked questions for the New, Previously Owned and Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits

IR-2024-111, April 16, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions in Fact Sheet 2024-14 to provide guidance related to the New, Previously Owned and Qualified Commercial Clean Vehicle Credits.

Treasury, IRS issue frequently asked questions related to the tax treatment of work-life referral services provided to employees

IR-2024-110, April 16, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) in Fact Sheet 2024-13 related to the tax treatment of work-life referral services provided to employees under an employer’s work-life referral program. 

IRS delivers strong 2024 tax filing season; expands services for millions of people on phones, in-person and online with expanded funding

IR-2024-109, April 15, 2024 — With the April tax filing deadline here, the Internal Revenue Service highlighted a variety of improvements that dramatically expanded service for millions of taxpayers during the 2024 filing season.

IRS.gov offers last-minute filing tips, resources to help taxpayers who still need to file before April 15; special Saturday hours in 70 locations

IR-2024-108, April 12, 2024 — With the April tax deadline arriving next week, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded millions of last-minute tax filers that the agency has a variety of free tools and resources available on IRS.gov.

Treasury, IRS issue corrected census tracts for the Qualified Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit

IR-2024-107, April 12, 2024 — The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service today corrected Appendix A and Appendix B of Notice 2024-20 to add additional eligible census tracts for the qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit.

Need more time to file a federal tax return? It’s easy with IRS Free File

IR-2024-106, April 11, 2024 — With the April 15 tax filing deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who need more time to file their return that receiving an extension is quick and easy through IRS Free File on IRS.gov. 

Dirty Dozen: Bogus tax avoidance strategies, schemes with an international element wrap up annual taxpayer awareness campaign

IR-2024-105, April 11, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service wraps up the 2024 Dirty Dozen campaign with a warning to taxpayers regarding promoters selling bogus tax strategies and fraudulent offshore schemes designed to reduce or avoid taxes altogether.

Dirty Dozen: High-income filers vulnerable to illegal tax schemes; face risk from improper art donation deductions, charitable remainder annuity trusts, monetized installment sales

IR-2024-104, April 10, 2024 — As part of the Dirty Dozen campaign, the Internal Revenue Service warned wealthy individuals about three tax traps designed for them by dishonest promoters and shady tax practitioners. 

IRS Free File can help those with no filing requirement get overlooked tax credits, refunds; extension requests also available

IR-2024-103, April 10, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged 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 federal tax return and get potentially overlooked refunds and tax credits.  

Treasury, IRS issue guidance on the credit for the production of clean hydrogen and the election to treat clean hydrogen production facilities as energy property

IR-2024-102, April 10, 2024 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance for the collection of information for taxpayers to request an emissions value from the Department of Energy (DOE) to petition the Secretary of the Treasury for a determination of a provisional emissions rate (PER).

Treasury and IRS announce new regulations on corporate stock repurchase excise tax

IR-2024-101, April 9, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations that would provide taxpayers and tax professionals with new guidance concerning the one percent excise tax owed on corporate stock repurchases.

Dirty Dozen: IRS warns tax pros, businesses to be cautious of ongoing spearphishing attacks to gain sensitive information; warns of surge in "new client" scams

IR-2024-100, April 9, 2024 — As part of the Dirty Dozen tax scams effort, the Internal Revenue Service today urged tax professionals and other businesses to remain vigilant and protect themselves against a continuing barrage of e-mail spearfishing attempts designed to steal valuable information. 

Special Saturday help available April 13 at 70 IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers nationwide; no appointment needed

IR-2024-99, April 8, 2024 — As the April 15 federal tax filing deadline nears, the Internal Revenue Service today announced it will open 70 Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) around the country on Saturday, April 13, for face-to-face help. This special help is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time.

Dirty Dozen: Taking tax advice on social media can be bad news for taxpayers; inaccurate or misleading tax information circulating

IR-2024-98, April 8, 2024 — On day eight of the Dirty Dozen tax scam series, the Internal Revenue Service today warned about bad tax information on social media that can lure honest taxpayers with bad advice, potentially leading to identity theft and tax problems.

Treasury, IRS issue guidance on the tax treatment of amounts paid as rebates for energy efficient property and improvements

IR-2024-97, April 5, 2024 — The Department of Treasury and the IRS today issued Announcement 2024-19 that addresses the federal income tax treatment of amounts paid for the purchase of energy efficient property and improvements.  

Dirty Dozen: IRS urges taxpayers to not fall prey to untrustworthy tax preparers; "ghost preparers" can disappear with taxpayer cash, information

IR-2024-96, April 5, 2024 — In day seven of the Dirty Dozen tax scam series, the IRS and Security Summit partners today alerted taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous tax preparers who could encourage people to file false tax returns and steal valuable personal information.

IRS reminder: 2024 first quarter estimated tax payment deadline is April 15

IR-2024-95, April 5, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers, including self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, businesses and corporations about the April 15 deadline for first quarter estimated tax payments for tax year 2024.

IRS announces tax relief for taxpayers impacted by severe storms, flooding in Rhode Island, various deadlines postponed to July 15

IR-2024-94, April 4, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Rhode Island that were affected by severe storms and flooding that began on Dec. 17, 2023, and Jan. 9, 2024.

IRS: Maine taxpayers impacted by severe storms, flooding qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to July 15

IR-2024-93, April 4, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Maine affected by severe storms and flooding that began on Jan. 9, 2024.

Dirty Dozen: IRS warns about fake charities exploiting taxpayer generosity

IR-2024-92, April 4, 2024 — In the sixth part of the Dirty Dozen tax scams for 2024, the Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers about groups masquerading as charitable organizations to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors.

Dirty Dozen: Beware of offer in compromise "mills" that falsely claim their services are necessary to resolve IRS debt

IR-2024-91, April 3, 2024 — As part of the annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service today renewed its warning to taxpayers concerning pricey offer in compromise (OIC) "mills” that aggressively mislead taxpayers into thinking their tax debts can disappear.

IRS reminder to taxpayers affected by terrorist attacks in Israel: 2023 returns and payments are now due Oct. 7; other relief available

IR-2024-90, April 3, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses affected by the terrorist attacks in the State of Israel that they have until Oct. 7, 2024, to file various federal returns, make tax payments and perform other time-sensitive tax-related actions.

Dirty Dozen: IRS warns about false Fuel Tax Credit claims; taxpayers should be wary of scammers, heightened review

IR-2024-89, April 2, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for promoters who push improper Fuel Tax Credits claims in the fourth day of the 2024 Dirty Dozen list of tax scams. 

Get ahead of the tax deadline; act now to file, pay or request an extension

IR-2024-88, April 2, 2024 — With the April 15 tax deadline approaching, the IRS reminds taxpayers there is still time file their federal income tax return electronically and request direct deposit. 

Dirty Dozen: IRS warns taxpayers to stay away from "helpful" scammers offering to set up an Online Account

IR-2024-87, April 1, 2024 — The IRS today continues its Dirty Dozen scam series warning taxpayers to watch out for scammers attempting to sell or offer help setting up an Online Account on IRS.gov. 

IRS and Treasury issue guidance for solar and wind powered energy facilities in low-income communities under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-86, March 29, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Revenue Procedure 2024-19 to provide guidance for owners of certain solar or wind facilities built in connection with low-income communities.

Dirty Dozen: Beware of aggressive promoters who dupe taxpayers into making questionable Employee Retention Credit claims; risks continue for small businesses, special withdrawal program remains available

IR-2024-85, March 29, 2024 — As part of this year’s Dirty Dozen, the Internal Revenue Service continues to warn businesses and others to stay clear of unscrupulous and aggressive promoters of questionable claims for the Employee Retention Credit.

IRS kicks off annual Dirty Dozen with warning about phishing and smishing scams

IR-2024-84, March 28, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today kicked off the annual Dirty Dozen list with a warning for taxpayers to be aware of evolving phishing and smishing scams designed to steal sensitive taxpayer information.

IRS Criminal Investigation releases updated COVID fraud statistics on 4th anniversary of CARES Act; nearly $9 billion investigated

IR-2024-83, March 28, 2024 — Four years after the enactment of a key pandemic-era law, the Internal Revenue Service released updated numbers showing Criminal Investigation (CI) has investigated 1,644 tax and money laundering cases related to COVID fraud potentially totaling $8.9 billion, with well over half that amount coming from cases opened in the last year.

IRS further extends tax relief for Hawaii wildfire victims; 2023 returns, payments, other deadlines postponed to Aug. 7

IR-2024-82, March 27, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today further postponed until Aug. 7, 2024, various tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for individuals and businesses affected by the Aug. 8, 2023, wildfires in Hawaii. Previously, the deadline was Feb. 15, 2024.

IRS announces tax relief for taxpayers impacted by severe storms, landslides and mudslides in Alaska; various deadlines postponed to July 15

IR-2024-81, March 25, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in the Wrangell Cooperative Association of Alaska Tribal Nation that were affected by severe storms, landslides and mudslides that began on Nov. 20, 2023.

Commissioner Danny Werfel 1-year anniversary speech: The future IRS – Transforming for a digital world

March 25, 2024 — Commissioner Danny Werfel speaks about the future of the IRS at the Kogod School of Business. 

Time running out to claim $1 billion in refunds for tax year 2020, taxpayers face May 17 deadline

IR-2024-80, March 25, 2024 ― The Internal Revenue Service announced today that almost 940,000 people across the nation have unclaimed refunds for tax year 2020 but face a May 17 deadline to submit their tax returns.

IRS reminder to U.S. taxpayers living, working abroad: File 2023 tax return by June 17; those impacted by terrorist attacks in Israel have until Oct. 7

IR-2024-79, March 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers living and working outside the U.S. to file their 2023 federal income tax return by Monday, June 17, 2024. This deadline applies to both U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad, including those with dual citizenship.

IRS Employee Retention Credit compliance effort tops $1 billion threshold since fall; Voluntary Disclosure Program suspended after March 22, special withdrawal program remains open as audits, investigations intensify 

IR-2024-78, March 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that compliance efforts around erroneous Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims have topped more than $1 billion so far since last fall as work continues on a number of efforts to counter questionable claims pushed by aggressive marketing, including an aggressive push on claims made for 2021.

IRS issues guidance for energy communities and the bonus credit program under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-77, March 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2024-30 that expands certain rules for determining what an energy community is for the production and investment tax credits.

IRS: Free File provides quick, easy way to file an extension

IR-2024-76, March 21, 2024 — As the end of tax season draws near, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers there’s an easy way to get a tax filing extension through the Free File program. 

Seven warning signs of incorrect Employee Retention Credit claims for businesses to review as key March 22 deadline approaches

IR-2024-75, March 20, 2024 — To counter promoters that marketed misleading information about the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), the Internal Revenue Service urged businesses to review seven suspicious signs of a bad claim and see if the agency’s special programs can help them avoid future compliance issues.

Avoid tax return mistakes, reduce processing delays and refund adjustments by following these guidelines

IR-2024-74 March 18, 2024 — As the April 15 filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service issued a reminder to taxpayers on ways to prevent typical errors on their federal tax returns to help speed potential refunds.

IRS provides more information in various languages; part of ongoing transformation effort to expand services to taxpayers

IR-2024-73, March 15, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses that the agency continues to increase the amount of information available in multiple languages.

March 22 deadline approaching to resolve incorrect Employee Retention Credit claims; IRS urges businesses to review questionable claims to avoid future compliance action 

IR-2024-72, March 15, 2024 — With a key March 22 deadline rapidly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service renewed calls for businesses to review the Employee Retention Credit guidelines to avoid future compliance action for improper claims. 

Tax Time Guide: Escape penalties and interest with electronic payment options on IRS.gov

IR-2024-71, March 14, 2024 ― With the April 15 filing deadline approaching, the Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers who may find it difficult to gather the necessary documents they need to file or pay the taxes they owe to consider several options offered on IRS.gov to avoid late filing and interest penalties.

Joint Board extends waiver of physical presence education requirement for enrolled actuaries

IR-2024-70, March 13, 2024 — The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries is retroactively extending the temporary waiver of its physical presence requirement for continuing professional education (CPE) programs and is proposing regulations to eliminate this in-person requirement altogether.

IRS names Guy Ficco new Criminal Investigation chief

IR-2024-69, March 13, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Guy Ficco will become the new IRS Criminal Investigation chief effective on April 1. 

Direct File officially opens in 12 pilot states following positive early reviews; eligible taxpayers can file online directly with the IRS for free

IR-2024-68, March 12, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the full-scale launch of the innovative Direct File pilot and encouraged eligible taxpayers in 12 states to try the new service to file their tax returns online for free directly with the IRS.

IRS granting dyed diesel penalty relief as a result of Texas wildfires

IR-2024-67, March 7, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to disruptions to the supply of fuel for diesel powered highway vehicles resulting from wildfires, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel with a sulfur content that does not exceed 15 parts-per-million is sold for use or used by diesel-powered vehicles on the highway in certain counties in Texas.

IRS continues special Saturday hours on March 16 for face-to-face help at 70 Taxpayer Assistance Centers

IR-2024-66, March 7, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service will open 70 Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to provide in-person help across the nation. 

IRS alert: Beware of companies misrepresenting nutrition, wellness and general health expenses as medical care for FSAs, HSAs, HRAs and MSAs

IR-2024-65, March 6, 2024 — Amid concerns about people being misled, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers and heath spending plan administrators that personal expenses for general health and wellness are not considered medical expenses under the tax law. 

Margie Rollinson begins work as 49th IRS Chief Counsel; first woman to permanently hold position

IR-2024-64, March 6, 2024 — Margie Rollinson took the oath of office today to become the 49th IRS Chief Counsel and the first woman to permanently hold the top legal position at the nation’s tax agency.

Tax Time Guide: Taxpayers should report digital asset transactions, gig economy income, foreign source income and assets

IR-2024-63, March 6, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they’re generally required to report all earned income on their tax return, including income earned from digital asset transactions, the gig economy and service industry as well as income from foreign sources.

Treasury, IRS issue guidance for the elective payment of advanced manufacturing investment credit

IR-2024-62, March 5, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued final regulations that provide guidance for the entities choosing the elective payment for the advanced manufacturing investment credit, established by the CHIPS Act of 2022. 

Treasury, IRS finalize rules on elective payments of certain clean energy credits under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-61, March 5, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations today for applicable entities that earn certain clean energy credits and choose to make an elective payment election.

Time is running out: IRS encourages eligible non-filers in 2020 to claim their Recovery Rebate Credit before May 17 deadline

IR-2024-60, March 4, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded those who may be entitled to the COVID-era Recovery Rebate Credit in 2020 that time is running out to file a tax return and claim their money.

Registration opens for 2024 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum; five cities to host special sessions this summer

IR-2024-59, March 4, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that registration for the agency’s 2024 Nationwide Tax Forum is now open, providing tax professionals the opportunity to attend special continuing education sessions this summer in five cities across the nation.

IRS Free File program sees early increase in use; filings up nearly 10%

IR-2024-58, March 1, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Free File Guided Tax Software service has seen a year-over-year increase of nearly 10% so far this filing season, according to new statistics released today.

IRS: Never mind the myths; know the facts about receiving a Form 1099-K in 2024

IR-2024-57, March 1, 2024 — To help taxpayers with filing, the Internal Revenue Service today debunked some common myths to help taxpayers understand what to do with Form 1099-K. 

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