Fact Sheets 2011

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Information for U.S. Citizens or Dual Citizens Residing Outside the U.S.

FS-2011-13, December 2011 – This fact sheet summarizes information about federal income tax return and FBAR filing requirements for dual citizens in Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries.

Registered Tax Return Preparer Test Explained

FS-2011-12, November 2011 -- The IRS is implementing an oversight program to increase the quality of the tax preparation industry. This fact sheet helps explain the program

Tax Exempt Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program through Accountable Care Organizations

FS-2011-11, October 20, 2011— Q&As on the final regulations about the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) and accountable care organizations (ACOs).

IRS E File: A History

FS-2011-10 — Within 25 years, the mere trickle of 25,000 electronically filled individual tax returns has turned into a torrent of more than 100 million a year and led to a permanent change in the way Americans file their taxes.

IRS FY 2012 Budget Proposal Summary

FS-2011-09, February 2011 — The Administration’s FY 2012 budget request for the Internal Revenue Service will help reduce the deficit through increased tax enforcement revenues.

EITC Eligibility Rules for 2010 Tax Year Outlined

FS-2011-08, January 2011– The IRS encourages all eligible taxpayers to claim the EITC credit because it is a valuable tool to lower their taxes or to claim a refund.

Taxpayers Who File Electronically Must Use e Signatures

FS-2011-07, January 2011— To make electronic filing even more secure and paperless, taxpayers who file their tax returns electronically must now use electronic signatures; the paper signature document for e-filed returns has been eliminated.

Expanded Options for Using Tax Refunds to Buy Savings Bonds

FS-2011-06, Jan. 2011 — It's easier this year to get savings bonds from tax refunds.

Follow the IRS on YouTube and Twitter

FS-2011-05, January 2011 — The IRS uses social media tools and platforms to share the latest information on tax changes, initiatives, products and services.

Many Types of Free Tax Help Available From the IRS

FS-2011-04, January 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service offers free help to taxpayers who need answers to their federal tax questions and help with filing a return.

Most Workers Need to File Schedule M; Making Work Pay Credit Offers Tax Savings Up to $800

FS-2011-03, January 2011 — A special tax credit offers taxpayers an opportunity to lower their tax bill or increase their refunds on their 2010 federal tax returns.

Tax Changes for Small Businesses

FS-2011-02, Jan. 2011 — Businesses and self-employed individuals should be aware of tax changes regarding credits, deductions, and making payments in 2011.

2010 Changes Offer Expanded Tax Benefits

FS-2011-01, Jan. 2011 — April 18 deadline, tax breaks extended, adoption credit and more.

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