News Releases for April 2004


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Treasury, IRS Warn of Identity Theft Scheme Involving Bogus E-mail, Web site

IR-2004-60 — E-mail-based scheme attempts to trick taxpayers into revealing personal information.

Charities May Not Engage in Political Campaign Activities

IR-2004-59 — Charities should take care to ensure efforts to educate voters comply with laws.

IRS Continues Launch of Online Business Tools

IR-2004-58 — Tax professionals may apply online to become an authorized e-filer.

IRS Names New Members to TE/GE Advisory Group

IR-2004-57 — 18-member group is a forum for discussion of issues affecting tax-exempt and government entities.

Everson Swears in Korb as New Chief Counsel

IR-2004-56 — Donald Korb is sworn in as IRS's 46th Chief Counsel.

IRS Awards $7.5 Million to Tax Clinics Assisting Low Income Taxpayers

IR-2004-55 — 135 clinics to be funded in 2004.

Last-Minute Filers Turn to E-file

IR-2004-54 — Growth continues at 12 percent over last year. Filing statistics through April 9.

IRS Offers Tips for Last-Minute Filers

IR-2004-53 — The IRS is expecting 30 million more returns this month and has tips for those about to file.

Electronic Options Help with Tax Payments

IR-2004-52 — Taxpayers can use credit cards and scheduled electronic withdrawals to pay their taxes.

IRS Offers Tips for Accurate Schedule K-1 Filing

IR-2004-51 — Correct filings can prevent unnecessary notices when IRS matches K-1 income reports to the recipients' tax returns.

E-file Nears 50 Million Returns as April 15 Approaches

IR-2004-50 — The fastest, easiest way to do taxes and avoid last-minute headaches. Filing statistics through April 2.

Filing Extensions Available by Phone or Computer

IR-2004-49 — IRS encourages those who need more time to complete their tax returns to file an extension by April 15.

IRS, Justice Department Note Increase in Tax Enforcement

IR-2004-48 — Agencies have stepped up efforts to identify, investigate and punish tax cheats.

IRS Warns Businesses, Individuals to Watch for Questionable Employment Tax Practices

IR-2004-47— Businesses should be aware of eight employment tax scams.

IRS Invites Taxpayers to Apply for Taxpayer Panel

IR-2004-46 — Civic-minded individuals invited to help improve the nation’s tax agency as members of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.

E-File Continues Strong Year as Tax Deadline Nears

IR-2004-45 — Filing statistics through March 26, 2004.

Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on S Corporation, Tax Exempt Entity Transaction

IR-2004-44 — These transactions are structured to improperly shift taxation away from taxable S corporation shareholders.

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