News Releases for April 2016

For Small Business Week, IRS Features Series of Webinars for Entrepreneurs

IR-2016-68, April 28, 2016 — The IRS is marking National Small Business Week, May 1 to 7, by encouraging small business owners and self-employed individuals to check out several products to help them understand and meet their tax obligations.

IRS Provides Tax Relief to Houston Area Storm Victims; Tax Deadline Extended to Sept. 1

IR-2016-67, April 26, 2016 — Texas storm victims, including those in the Houston area, will have until Sept. 1, 2016 to file their returns and pay any taxes due, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

National Taxpayer Advocate Wants to Hear from You: Olson to Hold Public Forum on Taxpayer Service Needs in Red Oak, Iowa, on May 5

IR-2016-66, April 22, 2016 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson and Sen. Chuck Grassley will hold a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations.

Tax Time Guide: Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2015

IR-2016-65, April 15, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that they still have time to contribute to an IRA for 2015 and, in many cases, qualify for a deduction or even a tax credit.

Tax Time Guide: Use Free File for Help with Tax Returns, Extensions and More

IR-2016-64, April 15, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers who have not yet filed their taxes that Free File, which makes brand-name tax software products and electronic filing available to most taxpayers for free, remains available exclusively at IRS.gov/FreeFile .

Millions Prepare for Tax Deadline; Use Free File or Direct Pay to Get a 6-Month Tax-Filing Extension; Choose Direct Deposit for Refunds

IR-2016-63, April 14, 2016 — The IRS has received two thirds of all individual income tax returns; taxpayers who haven't filed can request extensions of time to file.

IRS Warns of Continued Scams, Varied Tactics as the Tax Deadline Nears

IR-2016-62, April 13, 2016 — The IRS today issued a warning that scammers may try using the April 18 tax deadline to prey on hard-working taxpayers by impersonating the IRS and others with fake phone calls and emails.

Tax Time Guide: Automatic Tax-Filing Extensions Now Available; Use Free File to Get Six More Months to File

IR-2016-61, April 12, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers who are unable to file their tax returns on time that they can request an automatic six-month filing extension.

IRS Seeks Applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee 2016

IR-2016-60, April 11, 2016 — The IRS is seeking qualified applicants for nomination to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.

IRS Seeks Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel through May 16

IR-2016-59, April 11, 2016 — The IRS today announced it seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns, as well as making recommendations for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.

Tax Time Guide Easy Electronic Payment and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax

IR-2016-58, April 7, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that it’s easier than ever to pay their taxes electronically, and for those who can’t pay on time, quick and easy solutions are available.

IRS Seeks Applications for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee 2016

IR-2016-57, April 7, 2016 — The IRS today announced it is requesting nominations for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), a federal advisory committee that advises the IRS on various tax administration issues.

IRS Offers New Cash Payment Option

IR-2016-56, April 6, 2016 — The IRS announced today a new payment option for individual taxpayers who need to pay their taxes with cash. In partnership with ACI Worldwide’s OfficialPayments.com and the PayNearMe Company, individuals can now make a payment at over 7,000 7-Eleven stores nationwide.

IRS Warns Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia Residents of New Phishing Scam Targeting National Capital Area

IR-2016-55, April 6, 2016 — As reports of IRS-impersonation phone and email scams continue across the country, the IRS warned taxpayers of a new phishing scam targeting Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia residents.

The National Taxpayer Advocate Wants to Hear from You: Olson to Hold Public Forum on Taxpayer Service Needs in Harrisburg, Penn., on April 8

IR-2016-54, April 1, 2016 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and Sen. Bob Casey will hold a public forum to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations.

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