News Releases for April 2012

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IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants 2012

IR-2012-49, April 30, 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the TCE and VITA grant programs.

Last-Minute Filers: Avoid Common Errors

IR-2012-48, April 16, 2012 — The IRS reminds taxpayers to review their tax returns for common errors that could delay the processing of their returns.

E-Pay Options Available to People Facing April 17 Deadline; Penalty Relief for Unemployed Taxpayers; Expanded Payment Plans for Those Who Can’t Pay

IR-2012-47, April 13, 2012 — Extension requests and tax payments are due by April 17, 2012. For people unable to pay in full by that date, payment agreements and other relief are usually available and can even be requested online.

Last-Minute Reminder to Parents and Students; Don’t Overlook College Tax Benefits

IR-2012-46, April 11, 2012 — Parents and students are reminded to check out several college-related tax benefits before filing their 2011 returns.

Need More Time to File? Use Free File or Form 4868 to Get a Six-Month Extension

IR-2012-45, April 10, 2012 — Anyone unable to meet the tax deadline can get an automatic six-month tax-filing extension online through the Free File link on

IRS Seeks Applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

IR-2012-44, April 6, 2012 — Nominations for the ETAAC are due by May 24.

IRS Offers Last-Minute Tweets As April 17 Deadline Nears

IR-2012-43, April 6, 2012 — As the final stretch of the 2012 tax filing season unfolds, taxpayers are reminded that they can follow the IRS on Twitter.

Prepared Remarks of Commissioner of Internal Revenue Douglas H. Shulman before the National Press Club

IR-2012-42, April 5, 2012 ― Prepared Remarks of Commissioner of Internal Revenue Douglas H. Shulman before the National Press Club.

IRS YouTube Videos Offer Last-Minute Help for Taxpayers

IR-2012-41, April 4, 2012 — IRS videos provide a variety of information to taxpayers and can help with last-minute questions about return filing, tax payments and refunds.

Can’t File By April 17? Use Free File to Get a Six-Month Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax

IR-2012-40, April 3, 2012 — The IRS reminded taxpayers that quick and easy solutions are available if they can’t file their returns or pay their taxes on time, and they can even request relief online.

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