News Releases for April 2017

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IRS Seeks Nominations for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council

IR-2017-91, April 28, 2017 — The IRS today announced it is accepting nominations for the IRSAC.

For Small Business Week, IRS Highlights Products for Established and Emerging Businesses

IR-2017-90, April 28, 2017 — In recognition of National Small Business Week the IRS is highlighting products to help small business owners and self-employed individuals understand and meet their tax obligations.

IRS Sees Millions of Tax Returns Last Days of Tax Filing Season

IR-2017-89, April 25, 2017 — The IRS today announced that the agency has received 135.6 million returns this year following a late surge of filings last week.

IRS Issues Tips on What to do After the Tax-Filing Deadline

IR-2017-88, April 24, 2017 — Tax day has come and gone for most people, but some taxpayers may still be dealing with their taxes.

IRS Seeks Applications for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee 2017

IR 2017-87, April 19, 2017 — The IRS is requesting membership nominations for the IRPAC.

IRS Provides Tips on Determining If It’s Really The IRS At Your Door

IR-2017-86, April 19, 2017 — The IRS has created a special new page on to help taxpayers determine if a person visiting their home or place of business claiming to be from the IRS is legitimate or an imposter.

IRS Offers Last-Minute Tips for Those Who Haven’t Filed

IR-2017-85, April 18, 2017 — The federal income tax filing deadline has arrived and the IRS estimates it will receive approximately 12 million 2016 federal income tax returns and nearly 8.4 million extension requests in the final days of the filing season.

IRS Reminds Taxpayers of April 18 Tax-Filing Deadline

IR-2017-84, April 17, 2017 — The IRS has received 103.6 million 2016 individual income tax returns as of April 7 and expects millions more to be filed by the April 18 deadline.

Some Taxpayers Get Extensions without Asking; Taxpayers Abroad, in Combat Zones and Disaster Areas Qualify

IR-2017-83, April 14, 2017 — Even though April 18 is the tax-filing deadline for most people, some taxpayers in special situations qualify for more time without having to ask for it, according to the IRS.

IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations; New Filing Deadline Now Applies to Foreign Account Reports

IR-2017-82, April 13, 2017 — The IRS today reminded U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship, to check if they have a U.S. tax liability and a filing requirement.

Tax Deadline Approaches; Nearly 40 Million to File Returns, Extensions by April 18

IR-2017-81, April 13, 2017 — As the April 18 tax filing deadline approaches, the IRS reminded nearly 40 million taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that there are a variety of options to help them in the final days of the 2017 tax season.

IRS Offers Last-Minute Filing Tips; Use Direct Deposit for Quicker Refunds

IR-2017-80, April 12, 2017 — With the April 18 deadline fast approaching, the IRS today offered taxpayers still working on their 2016 taxes a number of tips.

IRS Urges Taxpayers Not to Rush; Choose Return Preparers Wisely

IR-2017-79, April 11, 2017 — As the tax filing season deadline approaches, the IRS is reminding taxpayers to select who will prepare their 2016 federal tax return carefully.

IRS Alerts Taxpayers with Limited English Proficiency of Ongoing Phone Scams Urges Caution Before Paying Unexpected Tax Bills

IR-2017-78, April 10, 2017 — The IRS today warned taxpayers with limited English proficiency of phone scams and email phishing schemes that continue to occur across the country.

IRS Reminder: Use for Fast Answers as April 18 Deadline Nears

IR-2017-77, April 7, 2017 — With the tax deadline fast approaching, the IRS today reminded taxpayers that they can use to find fast answers to tax questions, use free online tools and find key tax forms and publications.

IRS Extends Call Service Hours to Assist Taxpayers on Saturdays – April 8 and 15

IR-2017-76, April 6, 2017 — To help meet the high demand to its toll-free call center that typically comes as the tax deadline nears, the IRS is extending its customer service hours.

IRS Offers Free Help for Last-Minute Filers

IR-2017-75, April 6, 2017 — The IRS wants taxpayers who have yet to file their 2016 federal income tax return to know they can still get last-minute free tax help.

Private Collection of Some Overdue Federal Taxes Starts in April; Those Affected Will Hear First From IRS; IRS Will Still Handle Most Tax Debts

IR-2017-74, April 4, 2017 — Starting this month, the IRS will begin sending letters to a relatively small group of taxpayers whose overdue federal tax accounts are being assigned to one of four private-sector collection agencies.

Avoid Common Tax-Filing Errors; IRS Encourages e-filing, Careful Review

IR-2017-73, April 3, 2017 — As the April 18 income tax filing deadline approaches, millions of taxpayers may be rushing to complete their taxes and many may realize they're going to need more time.

IRS Reminder to Taxpayers Who Haven’t Filed 2013 Returns: Time is Running Out; Agency has $1 Billion in Refunds

IR-2017-72, April 3, 2017 — The IRS reminded taxpayers today that unclaimed federal income tax refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a 2013 federal income tax return.

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