News Releases for August 2003


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New Law Allows Postponement of Portion of September 2003 Estimated Tax Installment for Corporations

IR-2003-105 — Corporations may delay 25% of their September payment until Oct. 1, 2003.

U.S. & Austria Reach Agreement on Taxing Deferred Payments to U.S. Citizens Residing in Austria

IR-2003-104 — Austria will allow credit for U.S. taxes paid.

US, Swiss Competent Authorities Provide Guidance on Treaty Benefits

IR-2003-103 — U.S. and Swiss competent authorities conclude agreement Aug. 20, 2003.

IRS Offers Weekly Electronic Newsletter for Tax Professionals

IR-2003-102 — The IRS is now publishing the Digital Dispatch, an electronic newsletter for tax professionals, on a weekly basis instead of biweekly.

IRS Selects Maya A. Bernstein as Privacy Advocate

IR-2003-101 — The Privacy Advocate develops policies to protect taxpayer and IRS employee privacy.

IRS Grants Tax Relief to Power Blackout Victims

IR-2003-100 — Taxpayers have until Aug. 22 to file or pay without penalty.

IRS Announces Application Fee for Offers in Compromise

IR-2003-99 — Fee aimed at recovering program costs and reducing inappropriate offers.

Taxpayers Can Track Advance Child Tax Credit Checks on

IR-2003-98 — Taxpayers turn to online tool more than 9 million times to find out the status of their check.

IRS to Launch EITC Certification Pilot Program In 2004 Filing Season

IR-2003-97 — New pilot program will allow the IRS to use an integrated approach to address potential erroneous EITC claims.

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