IR-2018-191, Sept. 24, 2018 — Today the IRS announced that eligible employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees may qualify for a new business credit for tax years 2018 and 2019.
IR-2018-190, Sept. 21, 2018 — Employer payments or reimbursements in 2018 for employees’ moving expenses incurred prior to 2018 are excluded from the employee’s wages for income and employment tax purposes, the IRS announced today.
Sept. 20, 2018 — Following feedback from the payroll and tax communities, the Treasury Department and the IRS will incorporate important changes into a new version of the Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, for 2020.
IR-2018-189, Sept. 18, 2018 - The Internal Revenue Service, in response to shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Florence, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in the State of North Carolina.
IR-2018-188, Sept. 18, 2018 ― In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the IRS is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters.
IR-2018-187, Sept. 15, 2018 — Hurricane Florence victims in parts of North Carolina and elsewhere have until Jan. 31, 2019, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
IR-2018-186, Sept. 13, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today (LINK) concerning global intangible low-taxed income, and related sections of the Internal Revenue Code.
IR-2018-185, Sept. 11, 2018 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that they should report data theft immediately and follow an established process for helping the IRS protect their clients.
IR-2018-184, Sept. 11, 2018 – With tax reform bringing major changes for the current tax year, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded small businesses, self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who need to pay their taxes quarterly that the third estimated tax payment for 2018 is due on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
IR-2018-183, Sept. 10, 2018 — Because a natural disaster can strike any time, the IRS is reminding individuals and businesses to take time now and create or update their emergency preparedness plan.
IR-2018-182, Sept 10, 2018 – With the last third of the year now in full view, the IRS today reminded small business and self-employed taxpayers of the importance of meeting their tax obligations. Part of those obligations normally include making quarterly estimated tax payments.
IR-2018-181, Sept. 7, 2018 ― The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Oct. 1, 2018.
IR-2018-180, Sept. 7, 2018 – With tax reform bringing major changes for the year ahead, the Internal Revenue Service today urged retirees to make sure they are paying in enough tax during the year by using the Withholding Calculator, available on IRS.gov.
IR-2018-179, Sept. 6, 2018 ― With nearly 10 million U.S. taxpayers facing a penalty for underpayment of estimated tax last year, the Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers to plan ahead, understand their options and avoid the penalty when they file in early 2019.
IR-2018-178, Sept. 5, 2018 — Business taxpayers who make business-related payments to charities or government entities for which the taxpayers receive state or local tax credits can generally deduct the payments as business expenses, the Internal Revenue Service said today.
IR-2018-177, Sept. 4, 2018 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today called on tax professionals to be alert to the subtle signs of data theft, noting continuing cases where practitioners are victims of theft and don’t even know it.
IR-2018-176, Sept. 4, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers they have until Sept. 28 to apply for the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP).
IR-2018-175, Aug. 28, 2018 — The IRS and Security Summit partners reminded tax professionals that protecting taxpayer information isn’t just good for the clients and good for business – it’s also the law.
IR-2018-174, Aug. 27, 2018 – Internal Revenue Service officials announced today changes to the Compliance Assurance Process program for 2019.
IR-2018-173, Aug. 24, 2018 — Certain U.S. citizens or resident aliens, specifically contractors or employees of contractors supporting the U.S. Armed Forces in designated combat zones, may now qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion.
IR-2018-172, Aug. 23, 2018 — Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations providing rules on the availability of charitable contribution deductions when the taxpayer receives or expects to receive a corresponding state or local tax credit.
IR-2018-171, Aug. 22, 2018 — Moving to better protect taxpayer data, the IRS today announced a new format for individual tax transcripts that will redact personally identifiable information from the Form 1040 series.
IR-2018-170, Aug. 21, 2018 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals to step up security education for all office employees, including themselves, to better protect taxpayer data and help prevent fraudulent return filings.
IR-2018-169, Aug. 20, 2018 — The IRS today said that tax professionals wishing to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Orlando can save $115.
IR-2018-168, Aug. 17, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service urges anyone working in the sharing economy to perform a Paycheck Checkup now to avoid an unexpected tax bill when they file their return next year.
IR-2018-167, Aug. 16, 2018 — The IRS urges taxpayers with children and other dependents to use the Withholding Calculator at IRS.gov to do a “paycheck checkup.”
IR-2018-166, Aug. 15, 2018 — The IRS urges taxpayers who support dependents who can’t be claimed for the Child Tax Credit to do a paycheck checkup soon.
IR-2018-165, Aug. 14, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged high-income taxpayers and those with complex tax returns to check their withholding soon to avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty when they file their 2018 federal income tax return in 2019.
IR-2018-164, Aug. 14, 2018 — The IRS and the Security Summit partners warned tax professionals that savvy cybercriminals target IRS-issued identification numbers to help impersonate practitioners as well as taxpayers.
IR-2018-163, Aug. 13, 2018 — Taxpayers who received large refunds earlier this year may be able to get more of their money included in their paychecks during the rest of 2018 by using the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov.
Aug. 9, 2018 — With the year more than halfway over, the Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who haven’t yet done a “Paycheck Checkup” to take a few minutes to see if they are having the right amount of tax withholding following major changes in the tax law.
IR-2018-162, Aug. 8, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today for a new provision allowing many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S corporations to deduct 20 percent of their qualified business income.
IR-2018-161, Aug. 7, 2018 — As cybercriminals continue to increasingly pursue tax professionals’ data, the IRS and the Security Summit partners today released lessons learned by victims in the tax community to help others avoid being targeted by identity thieves.
IR-2018-160, Aug. 3, 2018 — The IRS issued guidance today on new tax law changes that allow small business taxpayers with average annual gross earnings of $25 million or less in the prior three-year period to use the cash method of accounting.
IR-2018-159, Aug. 3, 2018 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations on the new 100-percent depreciation deduction that allows businesses to write off most depreciable business assets in the year they are placed in service.
IR-2018-158, August 1, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury today issued proposed regulations on section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code.
IR-2018-157, July 31, 2018 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that being targeted by spear phishing emails remains the most common way data thieves enter practitioner’s digital networks and steal client information.
IR-2018-156, July 30, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury today announced their intent to issue regulations on three recent tax law changes affecting popular 529 education savings plans.
IR-2018-155, July 25, 2018 — The IRS today announced its Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) reached a settlement agreement including a monetary penalty with a tax practitioner for violating professional rules of conduct set forth in Circular 230.
IR-2018-154, July 25, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced its Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) censured a tax practitioner for violating conflict of interest rules under Circular 230.
IR-2018-153, July 25, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded owners of most heavy highway vehicles that the time to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, began July 1, 2018.
IR-2018-152, July 24, 2018 — Tax professionals wishing to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Chicago can save $115 by registering by Aug. 7, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
IR-2018-151, July 24, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today urged all tax professionals to use strong passwords to protect accounts from cyberthieves and to consider encryption for all sensitive data.
IR-2018-150, July 17, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners outlined critical steps for tax professionals to protect their computers and email as well as safeguarding sensitive taxpayer data.
IR-2018-149, July 12, 2018 — Before starting a summer job, taking a vacation or sending the kids off to camp, the IRS wants taxpayers to know that some summertime activities may qualify for tax credits or deductions.
IR-2018-148, July 11, 2018 — The IRS today is advising certain veterans who received disability severance payments after January 17, 1991, and included that payment as income that they should file Form 1040X, Amended U.S.
IR-2018-147, July 10, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today kicked off a summertime security awareness campaign for tax professionals with a new, expanded guide providing critical steps to protect client data and highlighting available resources.
IR-2018-146, June 29, 2018 – As part of a larger effort to help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service plans to streamline the Form 1040 into a shorter, simpler form for the 2019 tax season.
IR-2018-145, June 28, 2018 — Taxpayers who owed additional tax when they filed their 2017 federal tax return earlier this year can avoid another unexpected tax bill next year by doing a “paycheck checkup” as soon as possible, according to the IRS.
IR-2018-144, June 27, 2018 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report, featuring numerous recommendations on a range of issues in electronic tax administration.
IR-2018-143, June 27, 2018 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress that presents a review of the 2018 filing season, identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during the upcoming fiscal year and contains the IRS’s responses to each of the 100 administrative recommendations the Advocate made in her 2017 Annual Report to Congress.
IR-2018-139, June 15, 2018 – People with disabilities can now put more money into their tax-favored Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts and may, for the first time, qualify for the Saver’s Credit for low- and moderate-income workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
IR-2018-138, June 14, 2018 — With tax reform bringing major changes for the year ahead, the IRS today reminded self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who need to pay their taxes quarterly that the second estimated tax payment for 2018 is due on Friday, June 15, 2018.
IR-2018-137, June 14, 2018 — With more than 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) set to expire at the end of 2018, the IRS today urged affected taxpayers to submit their renewal applications soon to beat the rush and avoid refund delays next year.
IR-2018-136, June 8, 2018 — The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2018, as they were in the quarter that began on April 1.
IR-2018-134, June 8, 2018 — A private college or university, subject to the new 1.4 percent excise tax on net investment income, that sells property at a gain generally may use the property’s fair market value at the end of 2017 as its basis for figuring the tax on any resulting gain, the IRS said today.
IR-2018-132, June 7, 2018 ― With hurricane season underway, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters.
IR-2018-131, June 4, 2018 -- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today announced that it will waive certain late-payment penalties relating to the section 965 transition tax, and provided additional information for individuals subject to the section 965 transition tax regarding the due date for relevant elections.
IR-2018-129, May 31, 2018 — With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams.
IR-2018-128, May 29, 2018 — The IRS today advised those now receiving tax bills because they filed on time but didn’t pay in full that there are many easy options for paying what they owe to the IRS.
IR-2018-127, May 25, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today provided information to taxpayers and employers about changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that affect: move related vehicle expenses; un-reimbursed employee expenses; and, vehicle expensing.
IR-2018-126, May 25, 2018 — Individuals and businesses have additional time to file an administrative claim or to bring a civil action for wrongful levy or seizure, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
IR-2018-125, May 24, 2018 — The IRS and its state and industry Security Summit partners today warned tax practitioners to beware of phishing emails posing as state accounting and professional associations.
IR-2018-124, May 24, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service urges two-income families and those who work multiple jobs to complete a “paycheck checkup” to verify they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks.
IR-2018-123, May 23, 2018 –– The Internal Revenue Service today released a new five-year Strategic Plan outlining goals to improve taxpayer service and tax administration.
IR-2018-122, May 23, 2018 — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice today stating that proposed regulations will be issued addressing the deductibility of state and local tax payments for federal income tax purposes.
IR-2018-120, May 16, 2018 — The IRS encourages taxpayers who typically itemized their deductions on Schedule A of the Form 1040 to use the Withholding Calculator this year to perform a “paycheck checkup.”
IR-2018-119, May 10, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today warned of a new twist tied to an old scam aimed at international taxpayers and non-resident aliens.
IR-2018-118, May 9, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers who work seasonal jobs or are employed part of the year to visit the Withholding Calculator and perform a “paycheck checkup.”
IR-2018-116, May 7, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today introduced a new online tool on IRS.gov designed to provide faster, easier access to publicly available information about exempt organizations.
IR-2018-115, May 7, 2018 — The IRS reminds taxpayers who may be impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters that now is a good time to begin preparing for one. National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 6-12.
IR-2018-111, May 3, 2018 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry are warning small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft attempts against employers.
IR-2018-108, April 27, 2018 ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance that provides relief for certain small employers that wish to claim the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit for 2017 and later years.
IR-2018-107, April 26, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced relief for taxpayers with family coverage under a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) who contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA).
IR-2018-106, April 26, 2018 — With recent tax law changes and continued cybersecurity threats facing the tax community, the Internal Revenue Service today encouraged tax professionals to sign up for this summer’s Nationwide Tax Forums to get the latest information and developments.
IRS describes new tax reform information reporting requirements for certain life insurance contract transactions and provides transitional guidance delaying reporting until final regulations are issued
IR-2018-104, April 26, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today described the new information reporting requirements for certain life insurance contracts under new IRC 6050Y, which was added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
IR-2018-103, April 24, 2018 — The IRS today warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills.
IR-2018-102, April 23, 2018 — While the federal income tax-filing deadline has passed for most people, there are some taxpayers still facing tax-related issues.
IR-2018-99, April 16, 2018 – Many U.S. corporations elect to use a fiscal year end and not a calendar year end for federal income tax reporting purposes.
IR-2018-80, April 2, 2018 — The IRS today encouraged several key groups of taxpayers to perform a “paycheck checkup” to check if they are having the right amount of tax withholding following recent tax-law changes.
IR-2018-69, March 22, 2018 –– The IRS is reminding victims of Hurricane Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico that filing and payment activities have been further postponed beyond Jan. 31, 2018.
IR-2018-67, March 21, 2018 — The IRS recommended and the Department of the Treasury has approved the selection of 25 new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.
IR-2018-66, March 21, 2018 — The IRS today concluded its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a warning to taxpayers to remain vigilant about these aggressive and evolving schemes throughout the year.
IR-2018-63, March 19, 2018 — The IRS today urged taxpayers to use a handy online tool to check the status of their federal tax accounts.
IR-2018-52, March 13, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will begin to ramp down the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and close the program on Sept. 28, 2018.
IR-2018-50, March 13, 2018 — The IRS today granted many businesses affected by severe winter storms additional time to request a six-month extension to file their 2017 federal income tax returns.
IR-2018-36, Feb. 28, 2018 — The IRS today released an updated Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.
Feb. 9, 2018 - The IRS is reviewing the legislation signed Feb. 9 that retroactively extended and modified numerous tax provisions covering 2017
IR-2018-21, Feb. 8, 2018 –The Internal Revenue Service today announced steep declines in tax-related identity theft in 2017, attributing the success to the Security Summit initiatives that help safeguard the nation’s taxpayers.
IR-2018-19, Feb. 6, 2018— The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 does not affect the tax year 2018 dollar limitations for retirement plans announced in IR 2017-177 and detailed in Notice 2017-64.
IR-2017-4, Jan. 11, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the appointment of seven new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).
IR-2018-3, Jan. 10, 2018 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2017 Annual Report to Congress, describing challenges the IRS will face as it implements the recently enacted tax reform legislation and unveiling a new publication, “The Purple Book,” that presents 50 legislative recommendations intended to strengthen taxpayer rights and improve tax administration.
Dec. 26, 2017 — The IRS is working to develop withholding guidance to implement the tax reform bill signed into law on December 22.
Dec. 8, 2017 — IRS announced that taxpayers may resume creating new accounts protected by Secure Access authentication.
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