Fact sheets

FS-2024-25, July 2024 — This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions related to § 45Z of the Internal Revenue Code.

FS-2024-24, July 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service issued alert IR-2024-139 about a series of scams and inaccurate social media advice. Social media schemes led to thousands of inflated refund claims during the past tax season. The IRS has increased its compliance efforts related to false and/or questionable credits.

FS-2024-23, June 2024 — Treasury and IRS issued final regulations on reporting by brokers on dispositions of digital assets for customers in certain sale or exchange transactions.

FS-2024-22, June 2024 — This fact sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions related to educational assistance programs under section 127 of the Internal Revenue Code. a section 127 educational assistance program.

FS-2024-21, June 17, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance on the inappropriate use of partnership rules to inflate the basis of the underlying assets without causing any meaningful change to the economics of their business.

FS-2024-20, June 2024 — When taxpayers cannot pay what they owe in full, the IRS provides numerous self-service payment plan options. However, it might be beneficial for taxpayers to explore non-IRS options depending on their financial situation.

FS-2024-19, May 2024 — This fact sheet issues frequently asked questions about SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 (SECURE 2.0) that provides for special rules for distributions from retirement plans and individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) and for retirement plan loans, for certain individuals impacted by federally declared major disasters.

FS-2024-18, May 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds businesses that starting in tax year 2023 changes under the SECURE 2.0 Act may affect the amounts they need to report on their Forms W-2.

FS-2024-17, May 2024 — Each year, the nation sees dozens of major disasters or emergencies happen in different parts of the country. The Internal Revenue Service makes it a priority to help taxpayers and businesses in need, and the agency works closely with other federal agencies in times of disaster.

FS-2024-16, April 2024 — Taxpayers have a variety of options to consider when paying federal taxes. Electronic payment options are the best way to make a tax payment.

FS-2024-15, April 2024 — This fact sheet updates frequently asked questions about energy efficient home improvements and residential clean energy property credits.

FS-2024-14, April 2024 — This fact sheet updates frequently asked questions related to new, previously owned, and qualified commercial clean vehicles.

FS-2024-13, April 2024 — This Fact Sheet provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) addressing the tax treatment of work-life referral services (sometimes also called caregiver or caretaker navigation services) provided by an employer to an employee.

FS-2024-12, April 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they must answer the digital asset question and report all digital asset related income when they file their 2023 federal income tax return. Taxpayers should also keep these reporting guidelines in mind for 2024.

FS-2024-11, April 2024 — A deduction reduces the amount of a taxpayer's income that's subject to tax, generally reducing the amount of tax the individual may have to pay. Most taxpayers now qualify for the standard deduction, but there are some important details involving itemized deductions that people should keep in mind.

FS-2024-10, April 2024 — A tax credit is an amount taxpayers claim on their tax return generally to reduce their income tax. Eligible taxpayers can use them to potentially reduce their tax bill and increase their refund.

FS-2024-09, April 2024 — The IRS Direct File pilot is open to eligible taxpayers in 12 pilot states to file their 2023 federal tax returns online for free — directly with the IRS. Direct File is accurate, secure and easy to use.

FS-2024-08, March 2024 — The IRS Direct File pilot is a new choice for eligible taxpayers to file their 2023 federal tax return online for free, directly with IRS.

FS-2024-07, March 2024 — If a taxpayer sold goods or services in 2023 and received payments through certain payment apps or online marketplaces or accepted payment cards, they could have received a third party reporting document Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions.

FS-2024-06, Feb. 2024 — In the continuing effort to improve tax compliance and ensure fairness, the Internal Revenue Service announced a new effort on Feb. 29, focused on high-income taxpayers who have failed to file federal income tax returns in more than 125,000 instances since 2017.

FS-2024-05, Feb. 2024 — Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) provides financial assistance for farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in USDA farm lending prior to 2021. To implement Section 22007 of the IRA, USDA created the USDA Discrimination Financial Assistance Program (Program).

FS-2024-04, Feb. 2024 — This Fact Sheet updates frequently asked questions for the Premium Tax Credit.

FS-2024-03, Feb. 2024 — This fact sheet updates frequently asked questions about Form 1099-K. These updates contain substantial changes within each section.

FS-2024-02, Feb. 2024 — Most U.S. citizens and permanent residents who work in the United States need to file a tax return if they make more than a certain amount for the year.

FS-2024-01, Jan. 2024 — Some businesses and other payers withhold money from payments they make to certain people to satisfy backup withholding. These entities should remember their upcoming filing deadlines.

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