News Releases for April 2020

Economic Impact Payments continue to be sent, check IRS.gov for answers to common questions

IR-2020-85, April 30, 2020 — As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the IRS today reminds taxpayers that IRS.gov includes answers to many common questions, including help to use two recently launched Economic Impact Payment tools.

IRS accepting applications for 2021 grants for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

IR-2020-84, April 30, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grants for calendar year 2021 will run from April 30, 2020 to June 16, 2020.

Use IRS Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool to get Economic Impact Payment; many low-income, homeless qualify

IR-2020-83, April 28, 2020 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminds low-income Americans to use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here to quickly and easily register to receive their Economic Impact Payment.

IRS enhances Get My Payment online application to help taxpayers

IR-2020-82, April 26, 2020 - The Internal Revenue Service today announced significant enhancements to the “Get My Payment” tool to deliver an improved and smoother experience for Americans eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments.

VA, SSI recipients with eligible children need to act by May 5 to quickly add money to their automatic Economic Impact Payment; ‘Plus $500 Push’ continues

IR-2020-81, April 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a special alert for Supplemental Security Income and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries to act by May 5 if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment.

Treasury, IRS deliver 89.5 million Economic Impact Payments in first three weeks, release state-by-state Economic Impact Payment figures

IR-2020-80, April 24, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today released state-by-state figures for Economic Impact Payments, with 89.5 million individuals receiving payments worth nearly $160 billion in the program’s first three weeks.

IRS seeks nominations for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council for 2021

IR-2020-79, April 24, 2020 — The IRS today announced it is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Applications will be accepted through June 12, 2020.

IRS, Treasury issue guidance for applying UBTI "silo" rules for tax-exempt organizations by identifying separate trades or businesses

IR-2020-78, April 23, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today issued proposed regulations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that provide guidance for tax-exempt organizations that are subject to the unrelated business income tax with more than one unrelated trade or business on how to calculate their unrelated business taxable income (UBTI).

Treasury, IRS announce cross-border tax guidance related to travel disruptions arising from the COVID-19 emergency

IR-2020-77, April 21, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today issued guidance that provides relief to individuals and businesses affected by travel disruptions arising from the COVID-19 emergency.

SSA, RRB recipients with eligible children need to act by Wednesday to quickly add money to their automatic Economic Impact Payment; IRS asks for help in the "Plus $500 Push"

IR-2020-76, April 20, 2020 — The IRS today issued a special alert for several groups of federal benefit recipients to act by this Wednesday, April 22, if they didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment.

Veterans Affairs recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments; Step follows work between Treasury, IRS, VA

IR-2020-75, April 17, 2020 — The IRS, working in partnership with the Treasury Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced today that recipients of VA benefits will automatically receive automatic Economic Impact Payments.

IRS: Free File use soars; taxpayers still have time to do their taxes for free

IR-2020-74, April 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reported a record increase in the use of Free File products for entering and filing federal income taxes and reminded taxpayers that they should go through IRS.gov to ensure they get the free offers they are due.

Supplemental Security Income recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments; step follows work between Treasury, IRS, Social Security Administration

IR-2020-73, April 15, 2020 — The IRS, working in partnership with the Treasury Department and the Social Security Administration, announced today that recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will automatically receive automatic Economic Impact Payments.

Treasury, IRS unveil online application to help with Economic Impact Payments

IR-2020-72, April 15, 2020 – Working with the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service today unveiled the new Get My Payment with features to let taxpayers check on their Economic Impact Payment date and update direct deposit information.

IRS, Security Summit partners warn tax professionals on scams, urge additional security measures to protect taxpayer data

IR-2020-71, April 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to take additional security steps immediately to protect taxpayer data as more practitioners telework and security risks increase.

REMINDER: Schedule and pay federal taxes electronically due by July 15; only a few hours remaining for taxpayers to reschedule payments set for April 15

IR-2020-70, April 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they have several options to schedule and pay federal taxes electronically that are due on July 15.

Treasury, IRS launch new tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments

IR-2020-69, April 10, 2020 — To help millions of people, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return.

IRS urges taxpayers to use electronic options; outlines online assistance

IR-2020-68, April 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers and tax professionals to use electronic options to support social distancing and speed the processing of tax returns, refunds and payments.

IRS provides guidance under the CARES Act to taxpayers with net operating losses

IR-2020-67, April 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance providing tax relief under the CARES Act for taxpayers with net operating losses. Recently the IRS issued tax relief for partnerships filing amended returns.

IRS extends more tax deadlines to cover individuals, trusts, estates corporations and others

IR-2020-66, April 9, 2020 — To help taxpayers, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that Notice 2020-23 extends additional key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses.

Follow IRS on social media, sign up for e-news subscriptions for urgent updates on COVID-19, scams and economic impact payment information

IR-2020-65, April 3, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers, businesses, tax professionals and others to follow the agency’s official social media accounts and email subscription lists to get urgent information on COVID-19 and economic impact payments.

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments

IR-2020-64, April 2, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.

IRS extends deadline for 2021 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel applications, adds new members for the 2020 panel

IR-2020-63, April 1, 2020 — The IRS has extended the deadline for members of the public to apply for membership on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel for 2021. Individuals may submit a TAP application online at www.improveirs.org through April 20, 2020.

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