IR-2017-205, Dec. 14, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued revised guidance extending relief for certain partnerships, real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), and other entities that did not file the required returns by the new due date for tax years beginning in 2016.
IR-2017-204, Dec. 14, 2017 ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Dec. 13, 2017 — IRS announced that it is continuing to monitor the pending legislation in Congress, and taking the initial steps to prepare guidance on withholding for 2018.
IR-2017-203, Dec. 13, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information.
IR-2017-202, Dec. 13, 2017 — As part of a wider effort to help victims of natural disasters, the Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance providing safe harbor methods that individuals may use in determining the amount of their casualty and theft losses for their homes and personal belongings, including losses from recent hurricanes.
IR-2017-201, Dec. 12, 2017 — As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers there are things they should do now to get ready for filing season.
Dec. 8, 2017 — IRS announced that taxpayers may resume creating new accounts protected by Secure Access authentication.
IR-2017-200, Dec. 5, 2017 ― The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
IR-2017-199, Dec. 5, 2017 ―The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible. Failing to renew them by the end of the year will cause refund and processing delays in 2018.
IR-2017-198, Dec. 1, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft against employers.
IR-2017-197, Nov. 30, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and private-sector tax groups warned the nation’s business, payroll and human resource communities about a growing W-2 email scam that threatens sensitive tax information held by employers.
IR-2017-196, Nov. 29, 2017 ― The number of data breaches was already on a record pace for 2017 before the reported theft of nearly 145 million Americans’ names, addresses and Social Security numbers brought the issue to the forefront.
IR-2017-195, Nov. 28, 2017 ― As tax filing season approaches, the IRS encourages taxpayers to visit IRS.gov first for tax tools and resources before calling.
IR-2017-194, Nov. 28, 2017 ― With the approach of the holidays and the 2018 filing season, the IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry urge people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that could endanger their personal information and next year’s tax refund.
IR-2017-193, Nov. 27, 2017 ― During the online holiday shopping season, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry remind people to be vigilant with their personal information.
IR-2017-192, Nov. 22, 2017 — Small businesses across the country are preparing for their special day -- Small Business Saturday – taking place on Nov. 25
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IR-2017-184, Nov. 1, 2017 — The IRS reminds taxpayers with expiring ITINs to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prepared comments, statements and remarks by the IRS Commissioner.
Filing season statistics showing cumulative and comparative totals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of recent news releases, statements and other items related to IRS compliance and enforcement efforts.
Tax tips, filing season news, and more.