News Releases for April 2010

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IRS Seeks Applications for Information Reporting Advisory Council 2010

IR-2010-54, April 29, 2010 — The IRS is requesting nominations for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC).

Tax-Free Employer-Provided Health Coverage Now Available for Children under Age 27

IR-2010-53, April 27, 2010 — Extended coverage must be provided in plan years beginning on or after Sept. 23, 2010.

COBRA Subsidy Eligibility Period Extended to May 31

IR-2010-52, April 26, 2010 — Workers who lose their jobs during April and May may qualify for a 65-percent subsidy on their COBRA health insurance premiums.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Recipients Announced 2010

IR-2010-51, April 20, 2010 — The IRS has awarded nearly $10 million in matching grants to Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) for the 2010 grant cycle.

IRS Names Seven New Members to IRPAC 1

IR-2010-50, April 20, 2010 — The selection is announced of seven new members for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC).

IRS Announces New Advisory Council Members April 2010

IR-2010-49, April 20, 2010 — Seven new members selected for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

IRS Reaches Out to Millions of Employers on Benefits of New Health Care Tax Credit

IR-2010-48, April 19, 2010 ― The IRS this week began mailing postcards to more than four million small businesses.

Haiti Relief Workers Qualify for Combat Zone Extension; Military Personnel and Designated Civilians Have at Least 180 Days to File and Pay

IR-2010-47, April 13, 2010 — Members of the military and certain civilians providing earthquake relief in Haiti have additional time to file their 2009 returns and pay any taxes due.

Avoid Common Mistakes When Filing Your Tax Return

IR-2010-46, April 9, 2010 — Remember the Making Work Pay Credit and Schedule M, get your routing and account numbers right and make sure to e-file.

IRS Payment Options Include E-pay, Credit Card, Installment

IR-2010-45, April 8, 2010 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers to pay all taxes due by the April 15 deadline to avoid interest and failure-to-pay penalties.

IRS Continues to Increase Oversight of Tax Return Preparers to Improve Compliance, Taxpayer Service

IR-2010-44, April 7, 2010 — As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, the IRS announced initial results of stepped-up effort involving enforcement and education to combat unscrupulous tax return preparers and protect the nation’s taxpayers.

Special Payroll Tax Exemption Form Now Available

IR-2010-43, April 7, 2010 — A new form will help employers claim the special payroll tax exemption that applies to many newly-hired workers during 2010, created by the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. .

Can’t Make the April 15 Filing Deadline? Get an Extension with Free File

IR-2010-42, April 7, 2010 — Taxpayers who need extra time to file their federal returns this year can file the Form 4868 request for an automatic extension through IRS Free File. The extension gives you an additional six months, until Oct. 15, to file the tax return.

Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman at the National Press Club

IR-2010-41, April 5, 2010 — Prepared remarks delivered on April 5, 2010, at the National Press Club by IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman.

Three New Issues to Be Addressed by IRS Industry Issue Resolution Program

IR-2010-40, April 2, 2010 — The IRS and the Treasury Department today announced that guidance will be developed and published under the IRS’s Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) program for several significant issues.

Reminders for Last-Minute Tax Filers

IR-2010-39, April 2, 2010 –– Check out the Recovery tax breaks, try Free File, choose direct deposit and more.

New for 2010: Tax Credit Helps Small Employers Provide Health Insurance Coverage

IR-2010-38, April 1, 2010 ― Small businesses and small tax-exempt organizations may now qualify for a tax credit for providing health insurance to their employees.

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