News Releases for April 2008

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Relief for Stimulus Payments Withdrawn from IRAs and Tax-Favored Accounts

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April 30, 2008 — Economic stimulus payments directly deposited into IRAs and other tax-favored accounts may be withdrawn tax-free and penalty-free through April 15, 2009, in most cases.

May’s Tax Talk Today Features “The Electronic IRS...more than just e-file”

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.

Economic Stimulus Payments on the Way; Some People Will See Direct Deposit Payments Today

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.

Retirees, Disabled Vets Still Can File for 2008 Stimulus Payments

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.

Taxpayers Can Check Their Refund Status with “Where’s My Refund?”

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.

IRS Launches Campaign to Help New Small Businesses

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.

Treasury, IRS Solicit Recommendation for 2008-2009 Guidance Priority List

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.

IRS Continues Program on Political Campaign Activity by Charities; Stresses Education and Enforcement

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.

IRS Issues Draft Instructions for 2008 Form 990

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.

IRS Offers Last Minute Reminders

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.

IRS To Issue Guidance on Special 50-Percent Depreciation Allowance

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.

Free Help Available for Certain Taxpayers, Retirees and Disabled Vets; IRS Continues Efforts to Reach People for Stimulus Payments

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

Payment Options Available for Those Who Can’t Pay in Full

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

IRS Urges Taxpayers To e-file Extension Requests by April 15 Filing Deadline 2008

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.

IRS Chief Counsel Selects David Hasen as 2008-2009 Professor in Residence

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

IRS Economic Stimulus Payment Information Now in Spanish

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.

IRS Seeks Nominations for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee 2008

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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