Be tax ready: Understand how life changes may affect the 2020 tax return filed this year FS-2021-02, February 2021— On February 12, the IRS will begin processing 2020 tax returns. This year for the first time, the Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR are available in Spanish. There are also some other changes and some special circumstances related to COVID-19 that the IRS wants taxpayers to think about before filing. Tax professionals: How to use new "Submit Forms 2848 and 8821 Online" FS-2021-01, January 2021 — Tax professionals can use a new online tool to upload authorization forms with either electronic or handwritten signatures. This new tool is part of the Internal Revenue Service’s efforts to develop remote transaction options that help tax practitioners and their individual and business clients reduce face-to-face contact. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find an archive of news releases and fact sheets from November 2002 and news releases and a listing of fact sheets from 1997.