IR-2020-38, February 21, 2020 – The Treasury Department and IRS today issued Revenue Procedure 2020-13 providing procedures for farmers who have elected out of certain capitalization rules and want to apply the small business taxpayer exemption in the same taxable year.
IR-2020-37, February 20, 2020 — The IRS reminds farmers and fishermen who chose to forgo making quarterly estimated tax payments that they must file their 2019 Form 1040 along with a payment for all taxes owed by Monday, March 2, 2020.
IR-2020-36, February 19, 2020 — The IRS today announced it is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP).
IR-2020-35, February 19, 2020 — The IRS today issued guidance to help businesses understand how legislation passed in 2018 may benefit those claiming carbon capture credits.
IR-2020-34, February 19, 2020 — As part of a larger effort to ensure compliance and fairness, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that it will step up efforts to visit high-income taxpayers who in prior years have failed to timely file one or more of their tax returns.
IR-2020-33, February 19, 2020 — Leaders from five international tax organizations came together in Sydney, Australia, this week to review the J5’s progress in their fight against transnational tax crime and set priorities for the year ahead.
IR-2020-32, February 14, 2020 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals and taxpayers to use the free, multi-factor authentication feature being offered on tax preparation software products.
IR-2020-31, February 14, 2020 — Offering time-saving alternatives to a telephone call, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they can get fast answers to their refund questions by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool available on IRS.gov and through the IRS2Go app.
IR-2020-30, February 13, 2020 — With a surge of tax returns expected the two weeks following the Feb. 17 Presidents Day holiday, the Internal Revenue Service is offering taxpayers several tips and various time-saving resources to get them the help they need quickly and easily.
IR-2020-29, February 12, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service is holding a free webinar designed to help gig workers, employers, contractors and other businesses understand their tax reporting responsibilities.,/p>
IR-2020-28, February 11, 2020 — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS today issued proposed regulations updating the federal income tax withholding rules to reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and other legislation.
IR-2020-27, February 3, 2020 — The IRS today launched Identity Theft Central, designed to improve online access to information on identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses.
IR-2020-26, January 31, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the overwhelming acceptance of a time-limited settlement offer made to certain taxpayers under audit who participated in abusive micro-captive insurance transactions.
IR-2020-25, January 31, 2020 — As part of an ongoing effort to improve service for the tax-exempt community, the Internal Revenue Service has revised Form 1023 to allow electronic filing for the first time starting later this month.
IR-2020-24, January 30, 2020 ― The Internal Revenue Service wants seniors to know about the availability of a new tax form, Form 1040-SR, featuring larger print and a standard deduction chart with a goal of making it easier for older Americans to read and use.
IR-2020-23, January 28, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service wants tax-exempt organizations to know about recent tax law changes that might affect them.
IR-2020-22, January 28, 2020 − The Internal Revenue Service and its partners nationwide remind taxpayers about the Earned Income Tax Credit on January 31, “EITC Awareness Day.”
IR-2020-21, January 28, 2020 — With just a few days remaining until the deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reminds employers and other businesses that Jan. 31 is the filing deadline for submitting wage statements and forms for independent contractors with the government.
IR-2020-20, January 27, 2020 ― The Internal Revenue Service successfully opened the 2020 tax filing season today as the agency begins accepting and processing federal tax returns for tax year 2019.
IR-2020-19, January 27, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has provided relief to financial institutions that were expected to provide required minimum distribution (RMD) statements to IRA owners by January 31, 2020.
IR-2020-18, January 23, 2020 — A globally coordinated day of action to put a stop to the suspected facilitation of offshore tax evasion has been undertaken this week across the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), Canada, Australia and the Netherlands.
IR-2020-17, January 22, 2020 — With the start of the 2020 tax filing season near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers to avoid unethical “ghost” tax return preparers.
IR-2020-16, January 17, 2020 — The IRS announced today that the agency has become aware of limited circumstances in which it may be appropriate to provide relief from double taxation resulting from application of the repatriation tax under section 965, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
IR-2020-15, January 17, 2020 — IRS Free File can save families, especially those with children, some money in 2020 plus find tax benefits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Free File is now available at IRS.gov/freefile.
IR-2020-14, January 16, 2020 — As the 2020 tax season approaches, the IRS today encouraged taxpayers, businesses, tax professionals and others to take advantage of a variety of improved e-mail subscription services.
IR-2020-13, January 16, 2020 — Most taxpayers can do both their federal and state tax returns for free online through Free File offered either by the IRS or by states that have a similar public-private partnership.
IR-2020-12, January 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will return sequestered funds to businesses that were affected by a recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) determination regarding the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended.
IR-2020-11, January 15, 2020 — The IRS and Department of the Treasury issued Revenue Procedure 2020-11 that establishes a safe harbor extending relief to additional taxpayers who took out federal or private student loans to finance attendance at a nonprofit or for-profit school.
IR-2020-10, January 15, 2020 — Seniors and retirees whose income is under $69,000 a year should explore IRS Free File for free online tax preparation.
IR-2020-09, January 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new and improved Tax Withholding Estimator, designed to help workers target the refund they want by having the right amount of federal income tax taken out of their pay.
IR-2020-08, January 14, 2020 — Filing taxes for the first time or working part-time? IRS Free File may be the perfect match for people looking to save money on federal tax preparation.
IR-2020-07, January 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded active duty military personnel that IRS Free File offers them multiple options for free federal tax preparation.
IR-2020-06, January 10, 2020 — Most taxpayers can get an early start on their federal tax returns as IRS Free File – featuring brand-name online tax providers − opens today at IRS.gov/freefile for the 2020 tax filing season.
IR-2020-05, January 9, 2019 — With tax season beginning soon, the IRS reminds taxpayers that choosing to have their tax refund directly deposited into their checking or savings account is the fastest way to get their money.
IR-2020-04, January 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service this week launched a new Gig Economy Tax Center on IRS.gov to help people in this growing area meet their tax obligations through more streamlined information.
IR-2020-03, January 8, 2020 — Acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget Roberts today released her 2019 Annual Report to Congress. Key challenges highlighted in the report include implementation of the Taxpayer First Act, inadequate taxpayer service and limited funding of the agency.
IR-2020-02, January 6, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service confirmed that the nation’s tax season will start for individual tax return filers on Monday, January 27, 2020, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2019 tax year returns.
IR-2020-01, January 6, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released a new annual report highlighting accomplishments across the nation’s tax agency during Fiscal Year 2019.
IR-2019-215, December 31, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
IR-2019-214, December 30, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today an agreement with Free File, Inc. (FFI) designed to bring more clarity for taxpayers choosing to use free online software during the 2020 filing season.
IR-2019-213, December 20, 2019 — The IRS today urged taxpayers involved in designated syndicated conservation easement arrangements to consult with their tax advisors following a recent U.S. Tax Court decision and agency plans to continue enforcement efforts in this area.
IR-2019-212, December 19, 2019 — The IRS today issued final regulations providing details about investment in qualified opportunity zones (QOZ).
IR-2019-211, December 18, 2019 —Taxpayers who paid too little tax during 2019 can still avoid a tax-time surprise by making a quarterly estimated tax payment now, directly to the IRS.
IR-2019-210, December 18, 2019 — The IRS is seeking qualified applicants for nomination to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).
IR-2019-209, December 17, 2019 — The IRS has launched a new online assistant designed to help employers, especially small businesses, easily determine the right amount of federal income tax to withhold from their workers’ pay.
IR-2019-208, December 17, 2019 — The Treasury Department and IRS issued proposed regulations to reflect changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the tax deductibility of officers’ compensation by publicly held corporations.
IR-2019-207, December 16, 2019 — The RS reminds taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for the tax-filing season ahead.
IR-2019-206, December 13, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service said today that the Taxpayer First Act, enacted July 1, requires tax exempt organizations to electronically file information returns and related forms. The new law affects tax exempt organizations in tax years beginning after July 1, 2019.
IR-2019-205, December 12, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the appointment of 12 new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council.
IR-2019-204, December 11, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a process has been formalized with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) that puts in place procedures between the IRS and TTB to process claims for whistleblower awards under internal revenue laws that are administered and enforced by TTB.
IR-2019-203, December 10, 2019 — The IRS reminds retirees born before July 1, 1949, that they usually must take distributions from their retirement plans by December 31.
IR-2019-202, December 9, 2019 — The IRS today announced the selection of Sharyn M. Fisk to lead the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).
IR-2019-201, December 6, 2019 —The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2020.
IR-2019-200, December 6, 2019 — As National Tax Security Awareness week concludes, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today reminded tax professionals that federal law requires them to create and follow a written information security plan to protect their clients’ data.
IR-2019-199, December 5, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today released the Criminal Investigation Division’s (CI) annual report, highlighting significant successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2019.
IR-2019-198, December 5, 2019 — Amid threats from cybercriminals, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry urged employers large and small to step up cybersecurity protections against business identity theft
IR-2019-197, December 4, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers and other businesses that wage statements and independent contractor forms still have a January 31 filing deadline.
IR-2019-196, December 4, 2019 — With millions of people logging in to websites and online accounts this holiday season, the IRS and the Security Summit partners remind taxpayers that common mistakes can increase their of risk having sensitive financial and tax data stolen by identity thieves.
IR-2019-195, December 3, 2019 — As the holiday season approaches, the IRS and Security Summit partners warned taxpayers to watch out for phishing scams in the deluge of holiday email messages coming from retailers and others.
IR-2019-194, December 2, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations and proposed regulations today on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax.
IR-2019-193, December 2, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations today on the Foreign Tax Credit, a long-standing tax benefit that generally allows individuals and businesses to claim a credit for income taxes paid or accrued to foreign governments.
IR-2019-192, December 2, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners opened this year’s National Tax Security Awareness Week with a warning for holiday shoppers on Cyber Monday to secure their computers and mobile phones to reduce the threat of identity theft.
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