Fact Sheets 2011


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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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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