News Releases for April 2020

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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