New Releases for February 2012

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IR-2012-28, Feb. 23, 2012 — Interest rates remained unchanged for the quarter beginning April 1, 2012.

IR-2012-27, Feb. 23, 2012 — The IRS released revised Form 941 enabling employers to properly report the newly-extended payroll tax cut benefiting nearly 160 million workers.

IR-2012-26, Feb. 23, 2012 — Refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for one million people who did not file a 2008 tax return.

IR-2012-25, Feb. 17, 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded over $9 million in matching grants to Low Income Taxpayer Clinics for the 2012 grant cycle.

IR-2012-24, Feb. 18, 2012 — The IRS has issued guidance that allows certain estates of married individuals who died during the first six months of 2011 an extension of the deadline to make the portability election.

IR-2012-23, Feb. 16, 2012 –– The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

IR-2012-22, Feb. 15, 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service updated rules on permissible communications between the Office of Appeals and other parts of the IRS.

IR-2012-21, Feb. 13, 2012 — Partnerships may now provide K-1s to partners electronically.

IR-2012-20, Feb. 13, 2012 — Town hall and consultation listening meetings will be held across the country to discuss proposed guidance on possible standards for determining if a retirement plan is a governmental plan under section 414(d) of the Internal Revenue Code.

IR-2012-19, Feb. 13, 2012 — Commenters now have until March 14 to submit to the IRS their written comments regarding the application of the general welfare exclusion to Indian tribal government programs.

IR-2012-18, Feb. 10, 2012 — Completion of the education requirement, which must be taken from IRS-approved providers, is a condition for the annual renewal of the PTIN, which is required to prepare federal tax returns.

IR-2012-17, Feb. 9, 2012 — New forms and guidance available on claiming the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, expanded for hiring veterans.

IR-2012-16, Feb. 8, 2012 — IRS2Go 2.0, an expanded version of the IRS smartphone app, provides taxpayers easier access to practical tools and information.

IR-2012-15, Feb. 8, 2012 — The Treasury Department and the IRS issued proposed regulations for the next major phase of implementing FATCA.

IR-2012-14, Feb. 6, 2012 — A new online tool to help people easily find a location for volunteer tax preparation assistance is announced .

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