News Releases for April 2008

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IR-2008-68, April 30, 2008 — Economic stimulus payments directly deposited into IRAs and other tax-favored accounts may be withdrawn tax-free and penalty-free through April 15, 2009, in most cases.

IR-2008-67, April 30, 2008— The IRS next Web cast aimed at educating tax and payroll professionals will provide the latest news and information on e-file, e-services and other electronic tools important to the practitioner community.

IR-2008-66, April 28, 2008 — The IRS has begun to transfer economic stimulus payments to millions of Americans, some of whom will see payments in their bank accounts as early as today.

IR-2008-65, April 23, 2008 — Even though April 15 has passed, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded retirees, disabled veterans and others who normally do not file a tax return that there is still time to submit a 2007 form to receive an economic stimulus payment.

IR-2008-64, April 22, 2008 — Taxpayers who have filed their federal income tax returns and are expecting their refunds can use the IRS’s online tool, “Where’s My Refund?,” to check on the status of their refunds.

IR-2008-63, April 22, 2008 — The IRS today launched a campaign to help educate new self-employed small business owners about federal tax responsibilities.

IR-2008-62, April 18, 2008 — The Department of Treasury and IRS invite public comment on recommendations for items that should be included on the 2008-2009 Guidance Priority List.

IR-2008-61, April 17, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced its Political Activities Compliance Initiative (PACI) once again will be in effect for the 2008 election season.

IR-2008-60, April 15, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service recently released for public comment the draft instructions to the 2008 Form 990, which is the return most tax-exempt organizations must file annually.

IR-2008-59, April 11, 2008 — Now that the April 15 tax return filing and tax payment deadline is nearing, the IRS offers the following last-minute tips for those taxpayers who haven’t yet filed, paid what they owe or taken the necessary steps to ensure they receive the economic stimulus payment they qualify for.

IR-2008-58, April 11, 2008 — Businesses can rely on prior guidance to take advantage of the special 50 percent depreciation allowance for capital investments this year.

IR-2008-57, April 7, 2008 — IRS reminds taxpayers that free help is available and many locations have extended hours.

IR-2008-56, April 7, 2008 — Taxpayers have electronic options for making tax payments.

IR-2008-55, April 3, 2008 — Taxpayers who are unable to complete their tax returns by April 15 can get an extension to Oct. 15.

IR-2008-54, April 2, 2008 — IRS Chief Counsel Donald L. Korb has selected David Hasen as the 2008-2009 Professor in Residence.

IR-2008-53, April 2, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers and tax-preparation volunteers that information about the economic stimulus payment is available in Spanish.

IR-2008-52, April 2, 2008 — Interested parties may submit applications to nominate themselves or another qualified person through May 30, 2008.

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