Fact Sheets 2014

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FS-2014-11, December 2014 — If you pay someone to prepare your federal income tax return, the IRS urges you to choose wisely.

FS-2014-10, November 2014 --- Information on Key Tax Provisions Affecting Employers

FS-2014-09, November 2014 --- Details on Key Provisions Affecting Individuals

FS-2014-8, June 2014 — The IRS provides additional information on the Annual Filing Season program in a question-and-answer format.

FS-2014-7, June 2014 — U.S. citizens, resident aliens and certain nonresident aliens are required to report worldwide income from all sources including foreign accounts and pay taxes on income from those accounts at their individual rates.

FS-2014-6, June 2014 — For several years, a top priority of the IRS has stopping offshore tax cheating and bringing individuals, especially high net-worth individuals, back into the tax system.

FS-2014-5, February 2014 — Many people hire a professional when it’s time to file their tax return. If you pay someone to prepare your federal income tax return, the IRS urges you to choose that person wisely. Even if you don’t prepare your own return, you’re still legally responsible for what is on it.

FS-2014-4, January 2014 — The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a financial boost for people working hard to make ends meet. Millions of workers may qualify for the first time this year due to changes in their marital, parental or financial status.

FS-2014-3, January 2014 — The IRS has seen a significant increase in refund fraud that involves identity thieves who file false claims for refunds by stealing and using someone's Social Security number. The investigative work done by Criminal Investigation is a major component of the IRS’s efforts to combat tax-related identity theft.

FS-2014-2, January 2014 — Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the biggest challenges facing the IRS. In 2014, the IRS continues to take new steps and strong actions to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud.

FS-2014-1, January 2014 — Stopping identity theft and refund fraud is a top priority for the IRS. The agency’s work on identity theft and refund fraud continues to grow, touching nearly every part of the organization. For the 2014 filing season, the IRS has expanded these efforts to better protect taxpayers and help victims.

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