News Releases for April 2019

IRS announces selection of new special counsel to the Chief Counsel

IR-2019-82, April 30, 2019 — The IRS’s Chief Counsel today announced the appointment of Monte A. Jackel to the position of special counsel to the Chief Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel.

For those who missed the tax-filing deadline, IRS says file now to avoid bigger bill

IR-2019-81, April 29, 2019 — While the federal income tax-filing deadline has passed for most people, there are some taxpayers who have not yet filed their tax returns.

Done with taxes this year? Use 2018 return to get 2019 withholding right

IR-2019-80, April 26, 2019 — Millions of taxpayers filed a 2018 tax return in the last few weeks, making now a prime time for everyone to consider whether their tax situation came out as they expected.

IRS announces new personnel selection for Office of Chief Counsel

IR-2019-79, April 25, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Chief Counsel today announced the appointment of Peter Blessing to the position of Associate Chief Counsel, International, Office of Chief Counsel.

IRS seeks applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee through May 29

IR-2019-78, April 25, 2019 — The IRS is seeking qualified applicants for nomination to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).

IRS announces multi-year plan to update, modernize IT systems; Effort focused on improved taxpayer services, expanded cybersecurity and taxpayer data protections

IR-2019-77, April 18, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service released today a six-year plan to modernize the agency’s Information Technology systems and improve a variety of taxpayer services critical to the nation’s tax system.

Cybersecurity, new tax law, top agenda at Nationwide Tax Forums; Tax Pros: Earn up to 19 Continuing Education Credits

IR-2019-76, April 17, 2019 — The IRS today announced the schedule of this summer’s Nationwide Tax Forums, held in five cities across the country.

IRS issues guidance relating to deferral of gains for investments in a qualified opportunity fund

IR-2019-75, April 17, 2019 –The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance providing additional details about investment in qualified opportunity zones.

IRS provides tips for last-minute filers; resources for extensions, payments and installment agreements

IR-2019-74, April 15, 2019 — As the tax-filing deadline fast approaches, the IRS is reminding taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that there are a variety of options to help them.

Some people get more time to file without asking; Anyone else can request an automatic extension

IR-2019-73, April 12, 2019 — Anyone can request an automatic tax-filing extension, but some people get extra time without asking, according to the IRS.

With tax-filing deadline nearing, IRS says about 50 million still need to file

IR-2019-72, April 12, 2019 — With the April tax-filing deadline just days away, the Internal Revenue Service reminds the 50 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 tax-filing season.

IRS highlights importance of payroll tax compliance in two-week campaign focused on legal actions, education visits

IR-2019-71, April 11, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the results of a national two-week education and enforcement campaign to combat employment tax crimes featuring visits to nearly 100 businesses showing signs of potential serious noncompliance and taking several dozen legal actions against suspected criminals.

IRS issues guidance providing safe harbor for trades of player and staff-member contracts and draft picks

IR-2019-70, April 11, 2019 –The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today that provides a safe harbor allowing professional sports teams to treat certain player and staff-member contracts and draft picks as having a zero value for determining gain or loss to be recognized on the trade of a player or staff-member contract or a draft pick.

Taxpayers can get faster tax refunds with Direct Deposit

IR-2019-69, April 10, 2019 — With the tax deadline nearly here, the Internal Revenue Service encourages all taxpayers to join the 80 percent of filers who choose Direct Deposit to get their tax refund faster.

IRS now seeking volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

IR-2019-68, April 9, 2019 - The Internal Revenue Service today announced it seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). The TAP is a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns and makes recommendations for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.

IRS.gov: Best place to get last-minute tax tips and resources

IR-2019-67, April 9, 2019 – With just days remaining before the federal tax-filing deadline, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they have a variety of options to get help preparing and filing their tax returns on IRS.gov.

IRS, Security Summit partners mark significant progress against identity theft; key taxpayer protection trends continue

IR-2019-66, April 8, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today announced new results from 2018 that show major progress in the fight against tax-related identity theft and added protection for thousands of taxpayers and billions of dollars.

IRS: Rushing to file taxes can result in errors, use e-file, file extension if needed

IR-2019-65, April 8, 2019 — As the April tax-filing deadline nears, many taxpayers may rush to finish their tax returns or find they need extra time to get them done.

Tax deadline approaches: IRS dispels five myths about tax refunds

IR-2019-64, April 5, 2019 ― As the April tax-filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service understands that taxpayers are anxious to get details about their tax refunds.

IRS reminds those with foreign assets of annual April 15 FBAR deadline

IR-2019-63, April 4, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship, that if they have a foreign bank or financial account, April 15, 2019, is the deadline to file their annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

Estimated taxes form and publication can help people pay the right amount in 2019

IR-2019-62, April 3, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who pay their taxes quarterly that the first estimated tax payment for tax year 2019 is due Monday, April 15, 2019, for most taxpayers.

IRS offers webinar on the importance of filing on time

IR-2019-61, April 2, 2019 — The IRS is offering a free webinar focusing on the importance of filing a return on time, even if the tax due cannot be paid.

Tax Time Guide wrap-up: Tips on payment options, penalty waivers, refunds and more

IR-2019-60, April 2, 2019 — The IRS today urged taxpayers to file an accurate tax return on time, even if they owe but can’t pay in full.

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