News Releases for April 2015

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For Small Business Week, IRS Features Popular Products for Entrepreneurs

IR-2015-73, April 30, 2015 — During National Small Business Week, the IRS reminds small business owners about educational items on designed for them.

Revised Tax Credit Certification Form Now Available; Eligible Employers Have Until April 30 to Request Required Certification

IR-2015-72, April 21, 2015 — Businesses and tax-exempt organizations planning to claim the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for eligible workers hired during 2014 have until April 30 to request the certification required for these workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS Offers Last Minute Filing Tips

IR-2015-71, April 13, 2015 — With the April 15 deadline fast approaching, the IRS today offered taxpayers still working on their 2014 taxes a number of tips designed to help them avoid common errors that could delay their refunds or cause other tax problems in the future.

IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations 2015

IR-2015-70, April 10, 2015 — The IRS today reminded U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship who have lived or worked abroad during all or part of 2014, that they may have a U.S. tax liability and a filing requirement in 2015.

IRS Seeks Applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee 2015

IR-2015-69, April 9, 2015 — The IRS announced today that it will begin accepting applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee from April13 through May 22, 2015.

2 out of 3 Taxpayers Have Already Filed; Use Free File or Direct Pay to Get a 6-Month Tax-Filing Extension; E-Pay and Payment Agreement Options Available on

IR-2015-68, April 9, 2015 — IRS reminds taxpayers that extensions and payment options are available online at

Avoid Long Lines and Hold Times, Use Online Tools for Tax Help

IR-2015-67, April 8, 2015 — The IRS recommends that, because of possible long lines at some of the largest Taxpayers Assistance Centers across the country and long hold times on the phone, taxpayers take advantage of its numerous online tools for fast, easy service.

IRS Criminal Investigation Releases Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report

IR-2015-66, April 7, 2015 — The IRS today announced the release of its IRS Criminal Investigation annual report, reflecting significant accomplishments and enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2014.

New Law Offers Special Tax Option for Donations Aiding Families of Slain New York Officers

IR-2015-65, April 3, 2015 — Taxpayers who make cash contributions on or before April 15 to charities providing relief for the families of two slain New York City police officers can claim a charitable contribution deduction on their 2014 federal income tax returns, according to the IRS.

IRS Lists Ways to Avoid Common Errors for Millions of Taxpayers Meeting the April 15 Deadline

IR-2015-64, April 2, 2015 — As millions file to meet the April 15 deadline, the IRS offers timely reminders.

IRS Seeks Applications for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee 2015

IR 2015-63, April 2, 2015 — The IRS is requesting nominations through May 29 for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee that advises the IRS on various tax administration issues.

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