News Releases for April 2005


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IRS Names New Members to TE/GE Advisory Group

IR-2005-54, April 28, 2005 — Seven new members of Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) will begin terms in June.

2005 Tax Filing Season Sets Records

IR-2005-53, April 28, 2005 — E-file, home computer filing, and use of break last year's records. The release includes the filing season statistics.

IRS, Stakeholder Groups Form Partnership to Answer M-3 Questions

IR-2005-52, April 26, 2005 — List of frequently asked questions set up by the IRS in partnership with stakeholder groups. Offers Help for Small Businesses

IR-2005-51, April 25, 2005 — Free resources to help the nation’s 45 million small business and self-employed taxpayers.

IRS Offers Small Businesses New Retirement Plan Resource Guide

IR-2005-50, April 25, 2005 — Free CD for learning about setting up and maintaining IRA-based retirement plans.

IRS, Treasury Release Guidance on Expatriation Reporting Requirements

IR-2005-49, April 22, 2005 — Treasury and IRS officials announce revised expatriation information reporting and an updated Form 8854.

IRS Seeking ETAAC Applicants

IR-2005-48 — Applications sought to fill seven vacancies on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.

Free File Still Available; Innovative Process Leads to Record Year

IR-2005-47 — The no-cost tax preparation and electronic filing program is available for taxpayers feeling the press of April 15.

E-file 7.8 Percent Ahead of Last Year as Tax Deadline Approaches

IR-2005-46 — As April 15 approaches, more taxpayers continue to e-file their tax returns.

IRS Strengthens Withholding Compliance Program; Reduces Paperwork for Employers

IR-2005-45 — Employers will no longer be required to send copies of potentially questionable W-4 forms.

Agreement Identifies U.K. Pension Arrangements for Tax Treaty Benefits

IR-2005-44— The Competent Authorities of the United Kingdom and the United States have reached a mutual agreement on the qualification of certain U.K. pension arrangements for treaty benefits.

Filing Extensions Available by Phone or Computer

IR-2005-43 — Taxpayers who are not ready to file by April 15 have options for filing for an extension.

E-file 7 Percent Ahead of Last Year

IR-2005-42 — With more taxpayers choosing the quick and easy option, the 2005 tax filing season is shaping up to be a strong one for e-file.

IRS Invites Taxpayers to Apply for Taxpayer Panel

IR-2005-41 — Panel provides a forum for citizens from each state to make suggestions IRS decision making.

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