News Releases for April 2009

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E-file Hits Record 90 Million; 30 Million Filed From Home Computers

IR-2009-46, April 29, 2009 — More than 90 million tax returns have been e-filed this year. [This release includes the tax filing season statistics for the week ending April 24, 2009.]

Tax Breaks Available for Taxpayers Who Purchase Qualified Plug-In Electric Vehicles

IR-2009-45, April 24, 2009 — Plug-in electric vehicles using certain types of batteries may qualify for a new tax credit if purchased this year, the IRS said today.

Energy Saving Steps This Year May Result in Tax Savings Next Year

IR-2009-44, April 22, 2009 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individual and business taxpayers that many energy-saving steps taken this year may result in bigger tax savings next year.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Recipients Announced 2009

IR-2009-43, April 21, 2009 — IRS provides $9.5 million in matching grants for 2009.

Tax Credit for Ford Hybrids Begins Phase-Out

IR-2009-42, April 16, 2009 — The tax credit for hybrid passenger automobiles and light trucks manufactured by Ford Motor Company has begun to phase out for purchases made after March 31, 2009, the IRS said.

Beware of IRS’ 2009 “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

IR-2009-41, April 13, 2009 — The IRS issued its 2009 “dirty dozen” list of tax scams, including schemes involving phishing, hiding income offshore and false claims for refunds.

IRS Offers Reminders as Tax Filing Deadline Nears

IR-2009-40, April 10, 2009 — The IRS has advice for those who haven't yet filed their refurn, paid their taxes or requested an extension.

IRS Offers Tax Payment Options

IR-2009-39, April 9, 2009 — Taxpayers should file their tax return and pay their taxes by the April 15 deadline, but there are options to assist those who can't.

IRS Chief Counsel Selects Jonathan Forman as 2009-2010 Professor in Residence

IR-2009-38, April 7, 2009 –– IRS Acting Chief Counsel Clarissa C. Potter has selected Jonathan Forman as the 2009-2010 Professor in Residence.

Credit and Debit Card Fees Related to Tax Payment are Deductible

IR-2009-37, April 7, 2009 — Credit or debit card convenience fees charged for paying federal individual income taxes electronically are deductible for some taxpayers who itemize.

IRS Urges Taxpayers To e-file Extension Requests by April 15 Filing Deadline 2009

IR-2009-36, April 7, 2009 — Taxpayers who need more time to complete their returns should submit their requests for an automatic extension electronically by April 15, the IRS urged today.

IRS Suspends Tax Practitioner for Failing To Provide Service Related to Offers in Compromise

IR-2009-35, April 7, 2009 — An enrolled agent was suspended from practice before the Internal Revenue Service by the Office of Professional Responsibility on April 6 for not performing services related to offers in compromise (OIC) paid for by taxpayers.

IRS Seeks Nominations for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee 2009

IR-2009-34, April 6, 2009 — Opportunities to work with IRS as a member of the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee announced today.

IRS Issues Guidance on New Build America Bonds

IR-2009-33, April 3, 2009 — State and local governments may issue taxable bonds for capital projects and receive a new direct federal subsidy payment from the Treasury Department for a portion of their borrowing costs.

IRS Grants Minnesota, North Dakota Flood Victims until May 15 To File Tax Returns, Make Payments

IR-2009-32, April 2, 2009 –– The IRS is continuing to monitor the situation and will take further action, if necessary.

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