News Releases for August 2004


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Interest Rates Increase for the Fourth Quarter of 2004

IR-2004-112 — For the calendar quarter beginning Oct. 1, 2004, the interest rates will rise by one percentage point.

Donald T. Rocen Selected as Acting Deputy Chief Counsel for Operations

IR-2004-111 — Will direct about 1,000 attorneys and oversee nationwide tax litigation, non-tax legal services and managerial support programs.

IRS Acts to Enforce Reporting and Disclosure by Section 527 Political Groups

IR-2004-110 — Initiative includes contacting section 527 political groups that have incomplete, late or heavily amended filings.

New Schedule Helps Resolve Employment Tax Discrepancies

IR-2004-109 — New schedule makes it easier for taxpayers to provide IRS with information about employment tax discrepancies.

IRS Grants Tax Relief for Tropical Storms’ Victims

IR-2004-108 — Taxpayers in 26 Florida counties affected.

IRS Chief Counsel Appoints Zelnik as Senior Counsel, Position Focuses on Abusive Transactions

IR-2004-107 — He will be the primary adviser on abusive tax transactions to the Chief Counsel.

IRS Initiative Will Scrutinize EO Compensation Practices

IR-2004-106 — Enforcement effort to halt abuses by tax-exempt organizations that pay excessive compensation and benefits to officers and insiders.

New e-mail Service Available for Technical Guidance

IR-2004-105 – Tax professionals and others interested in federal taxation can have technical guidance from the IRS e-mailed to them.

IRS Reissues Consumer Warning on Identity Theft Scheme; Scheme Now Targeting Caribbean

IR-2004-104 — Caribbean area new site of identity theft scam using fake IRS Form W-8BEN.

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Aug. 16 Deadline Approaches for Extension Filers

IR-2004-103 — Taxpayers who filed for extensions should file their tax returns by Aug. 16; e-file is still available.