2013 Fact Sheets

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FS-2013-9, July 2013 — Like employers who handle their own payroll duties, employers who outsource this function are responsible for any payroll taxes due. Here are some steps employers can take to protect themselves from unscrupulous third-party payers.

FS-2013-8, June 2013 — Following a review of internal procedures to reduce the backlog of tax-exempt applications, the IRS is offering certain organizations that have applied for 501(c)(4) status a faster, optional method to gain tax-exempt status.

FS-2013-7, June 2013 — The report released by Principal Deputy Commissioner Danny Werfel reflects a number of important findings, aggressive actions and next steps to help the IRS make improvements.

FS-2013-6, April 2013 — Taxpayers who own land that contains valuable natural resources should be aware that arranging for the development of the resources by means of a lease creates tax consequences.

FS-2013-05, April 2013 ― Since 2010, the IRS has saved $1 billion through working more efficiently and other means.

FS-2013-4, February 2013 — The investigative work done by Criminal Investigation is a major component of the IRS’s efforts to combat tax-related identity theft and refund fraud.

FS-2013-3, January 2013 — The IRS is taking additional steps during the 2013 tax season to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud.

FS-2013-2, Revised March 2013 — Stopping identity theft and refund fraud is a top priority for the IRS. For the 2013 filing season, the IRS has expanded efforts to better protect taxpayers and help victims.

FS-2013-1, January 2013 — Millions of workers may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit for the first time this year due to changes in their marital, parental or financial status.

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