IRS Statements and Announcements

IRS Statement — Inventory

June 22, 2022 — The IRS is committed to having healthy inventories by the end of this year and continues to make strong progress handling unprocessed tax returns. This follows unprecedented actions taken by the agency, and these intensive efforts to help taxpayers will continue in the months ahead.

IRS Statement — Updated IRS audit numbers PDF

May 26, 2022 — Today’s Data Book release contains important statistics about the nature of the IRS’s enforcement activities. A fact that is worth noting is that these are point-in-time estimates of the IRS’s ongoing examinations for the respective tax years.

IRS Statement — Information Returns

May 13, 2022 — IRS processed 3.2 billion information returns in 2020. Information returns are not tax returns, and they are documents submitted to the IRS by third-party payors, not taxpayers. 99% of the information returns we used were matched to corresponding tax returns and processed. The remaining 1% of those documents were destroyed due to a software limitation and to make room for new documents relevant to the pending 2021 filing season.

IRS Statement — Child Tax Credit for families in Puerto Rico

April 18, 2022 — A statement about this year marking the first time in history that many families with children in Puerto Rico will be eligible to claim the Child Tax Credit.

IRS Statement — New features put in place for IRS Online Account registration; process strengthened to ensure privacy and security

February 21, 2022 — A statement about new features available in IRS Online Account registration.

IRS Statement — Child Tax Credit Letters

January 27, 2022 — A statement about the Child Tax Credit letters being sent.

IRS Statement — Providing meaningful assistance to taxpayers in the current environment

January 27, 2022 — A statement about IRS providing meaningful assistance to taxpayers.

IRS Statement — Supreme Court Ruling CALIFORNIA ET AL. v. TEXAS ET AL. and IRS Disposition of Protective Claims for Refund

November 18, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service is providing this statement to inform taxpayers and their advisers of the disposition of protective claims for refund filed by or on behalf of a taxpayers pending the resolution of CALIFORNIA ET AL. v. TEXAS ET AL.

IRS Statement — Advance Child Tax Credit October payments

October 29, 2021 — In October, the IRS delivered a fourth monthly round of approximately 36 million Child Tax Credit payments totaling $15 billion. As part of the continuing process of building out the advance CTC program, which has included outreach to bring in previous non-filers and the launch of the CTC Update Portal that has allowed millions of taxpayers to choose options for their payments, the IRS has also identified certain payees who appear to have mistakenly received advance CTC payments.

IRS Statement – Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

September 24, 2021 — Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

IRS Statement - September Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

September 17, 2021 — IRS Statement about the September Advance Child Tax Credit Payments.

IRS Statement - American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

March 12, 2021 — The IRS is reviewing implementation plans for the newly enacted American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Additional

IRS Statement about CP59 notices

February 18, 2021 — IRS Statement about CP59 notices.

IRS Statement — Update on Economic Impact Payments

Updated January 11, 2021 — If Get My Payment shows bank account information you don’t recognize, watch your bank account and mail for a payment. We’re automatically reissuing stimulus payments as a direct deposit or as a mailed check or debit card.

IRS Statement about Second Economic Impact Payments

January 5, 2021— IRS Statement about Second Economic Impact Payments and Get My Payment.

IRS Statement about Form 7200 Payments

December 4, 2020 — IRS statement about delay in Form 7200 payments.

IRS Statements – Withholding for 2018

Find IRS statements on 2018 tax withholding tables.

IRS Statements Regarding Sequestration

Statements are pursuant to the requirements of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, for the federal fiscal year mentioned in each statement.

Commissioner's Comments, Statements and Remarks

IRS Commissioner discusses a range of tax administration issues.

Statements from Office of the Chief Counsel

Office of Chief Counsel Statements

A Closer Look

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IRS Statements and Announcements Archive

IRS Statements and Announcements from 2006 through 2020.