IRS Statements and Announcements

IRS Statement on Getting Answers to Economic Impact Payment Questions

April 18, 2020 – The IRS is regularly updating the Economic Impact Payment and the Get My Payment tool frequently asked questions pages on as more information becomes available.

IRS Statement on Get My Payment Application: Status Not Available

The Get My Payment site is operating smoothly and effectively. In situations where payment status is not available, the app will respond with “Status Not Available.”

IRS Statement on Changes to Virtual Currency Webpage

February 14, 2020 — The IRS recognizes that the language on our page potentially caused concern for some taxpayers. We have changed the language in order to lessen any confusion.

IRS Statement - Delegation Order

October 25, 2019 - In a delegation order released today, the IRS Commissioner delegated authority regarding denials of requests to go to Appeals, to officials in the Office of Chief Counsel.

Update on Passport Certifications and Taxpayer Advocate Service

October 16, 2019 - To help support fairness and integrity in the tax system, the Internal Revenue Service has made a change in how it handles passport certifications for people with significant tax debt.

IRS Statement on Free File Program

October 11, 2019 — IRS commissions MITRE assessment of the Free File Program to address recent concerns raised about the Free File Alliance.

IRS Statement on draft 2020 Form W-4

May 31, 2019 — Following feedback from the payroll and tax communities, the IRS issued an early draft of the 2020 W-4 for public comment.

IRS statement and instructions regarding recent software outage

May 14, 2019 — The IRS has been working closely with CCH to ease the impact on taxpayers caused by their recent software outage.

IRS statement on the National Taxpayer Advocate position

May 13, 2019 — As the process to select the next National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) begins, the IRS is seeking candidates from the tax community who might be interested in the position.

IRS Activities Following the Shutdown

January 29, 2019 - The IRS has reopened following the end of the government shutdown, and IRS employees are working hard to resume normal operations and help taxpayers as much as possible.

IRS Update on Shutdown Impact on Tax Court Cases; Important Information for Taxpayers, Tax Professionals with Pending Cases

January 25, 2019 — The United States Tax Court’s website announced that the Tax Court shut down operations on Friday, December 28, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice. The IRS reminds taxpayers and tax professionals the Tax Court website is the best place to get information about a pending case.

IRS operations during the appropriations lapse

January 15, 2019 — Due to the lapse in appropriations, most IRS operations are closed during the shutdown. An IRS-wide furlough began on December 22, 2018, that affects many operations.

IRS Statement - IRS reopens IVES, some fee-based programs

January 9, 2019 — Following an extensive review, the IRS began processing requests on Jan. 7 for transcript information made through the Income Verification Express Service (IVES) program. IVES

IRS Statement on Form W-4

September 20, 2018 — Following feedback from the payroll and tax communities, the Treasury Department and the IRS will incorporate important changes into a new version of the Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, for 2020.

IRS Statement on Retroactive Extender Provisions

Feb. 9, 2018 — Review IRS updates on retroactive extender provisions.

IRS Statements – Withholding for 2018

Find IRS statements on 2018 tax withholding tables.

IRS Statements Regarding Sequestration

IRS Statements Regarding Sequestration

Statements from Office of the Chief Counsel

Office of Chief Counsel Statements

IRS Statements and Announcements Archive

IRS Statements and Announcements from 2006 through 2017.