News Releases for April 2016

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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