IRS accepting applications for VITA and TCE Grants in May IR-2022-97, April 29, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years. IRS revises Tax Year 2021/Filing Season 2022 frequently asked questions for the Child Tax Credit IR-2022-96, April 27, 2022 — The IRS today issued a revised set of frequently asked questions for tax year 2021 and filing season 2022 for the Child Tax Credit. IRS selects new leadership for Small Business and Self-Employed Division IR-2022-95, April 27, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that experienced agency executive Lia Colbert has been named the new commissioner of the Small Business Self-Employed Division (SB/SE), which oversees the agency's collection activities and the examinations of most businesses in the United States. IRS seeks nominations for the 2023 Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council IR-2022-94, April 25, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it’s accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council for 2023. Applications will be accepted through June 3, 2022. May 16 is filing deadline for many tax-exempt organizations IR-2022-93, April 21, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax-exempt organizations that many have a filing deadline of May 16, 2022. IRS announces 2022 funding for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant recipients IR-2022-92, April 20, 2022 — The IRS announced today that more than $12.1 million in matching grants were awarded to 131 organizations across the country for development, expansion or continuation of qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) for the 2022 grant year. Taxpayers who owe and missed the April 18 filing deadline should file now to limit penalties and interest; not too late to claim the Child Tax Credit for 2021 IR-2022-91, April 19, 2022 — The IRS encourages taxpayers who missed Monday’s April 18 tax-filing deadline to file as soon as possible. While taxpayers due a refund receive no penalty for filing late, those who owe and missed the deadline without requesting an extension should file quickly to limit penalties and interest. 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum begins July 19 IR-2022-90, April 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be held virtually over five weeks starting July 19, with a series of live-streamed webinars every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. IRS reminds employers of penalty relief related to claims for the Employee Retention Credit IR-2022-89, April 18, 2022 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have received requests from taxpayers and their advisors for relief from penalties arising when additional income tax is owed because the deduction for qualified wages is reduced by the amount of a retroactively claimed employee retention tax credit (ERTC), but the taxpayer is unable to pay the additional income tax because the ERTC refund payment has not yet been received. Extensions of time to file tax returns; some taxpayers instantly qualify IR-2022-88, April 18, 2022 — Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, to file a return. Not everyone has to ask for more time, however. Disaster victims, taxpayers serving in combat zones and those living abroad automatically have longer to file. IRS Notices CP2100 and 2100A to help payers correct backup withholding errors will go out in April 2022 IR-2022-87, April 15, 2022 — Beginning in mid-April 2022, the IRS will send CP2100 and CP2100A notices to financial institutions, businesses or payers who filed certain types of information returns that don’t match IRS records. IRS reminders about April 18 deadline for last-minute filers and others IR-2022-86, April 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers the deadline to file and pay tax owed for most individual income tax returns is Monday, April 18. The agency wants last-minute filers to know tax help is available to file a tax return, request an extension or make a payment, 24 hours a day on IRS.gov. Try IRS.gov first for last-minute tax help and tips IR-2022-85, April 14, 2022 — Today’s Internal Revenue Service website provides millions with the tax solutions they need 24 hours a day and eliminates unnecessary calls or trips to an IRS office. On IRS.gov, waiting in line is never a problem and there’s no appointment needed. IRS Free File can help those with no filing requirement find overlooked tax credits and get a refund IR-2022-84, April 14, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged low- to moderate-income individuals and families, especially those who don’t normally file a tax return, to use IRS Free File to prepare their own federal tax return, file electronically and get a refund by direct deposit – all for free. The tax software guides people through each section of their tax return using a question-and-answer format. It's safe, easy and free to file a federal return. IRS revises further Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit IR-2022-83, April 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit. IRS revises further Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit IR-2022-82, April 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit. 2021 return done? Next step: use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to make sure withholding is right for 2022 IR-2022-81, April 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged any taxpayer, now finishing up their 2021 tax return, to use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to make sure they’re having the right amount of tax taken out of their pay during 2022. IRS dispels new and common myths about tax refunds; key information available to help people IR-2022-80, April 12, 2022 ― With the April 18 tax-filing deadline closing in for most taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service wants to dispel some new and common myths about getting refund details or speeding up tax refunds. A number of these myths circulate on social media every tax season. IRS letters going out to taxpayers who may need to take action related to Qualified Opportunity Funds IR-2022-79, April 12, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that taxpayers who may need to take additional actions related to Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) should begin receiving letters in the mail in April. Identity stolen? Request an Identity Protection PIN from the IRS IR-2022-78, April 11, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded all taxpayers – particularly those who are identity theft victims – of an important step they should take to protect themselves from tax fraud. For those who make estimated federal tax payments, the first quarter deadline is Monday, April 18 IR-2022-77, April 6, 2022 — The IRS today reminds those who make estimated tax payments such as self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, businesses, corporations and others that the payment for the first quarter of 2022 is due Monday, April 18. Special Saturday help from IRS available without an appointment on April 9 IR-2022-76, April 4, 2022 — As the federal tax filing deadline approaches later this month, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that many Taxpayer Assistance Centers will be open around the country this Saturday, April 9 for face-to-face help. Coming soon: 2023 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant application period IR-2022-75, April 4, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2023 will open on or around May 2, 2022. Taxpayer Advocacy Panel welcomes 25 new members; calls for new volunteers to apply by April 8 to help shape future of IRS, improve taxpayer rights IR-2022-74, April 1, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that it recommended, and the Department of the Treasury approved, the selection of 25 new members to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) for 2022. 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