News Releases for August 2008


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September Tax Talk Today Highlights EITC Due Diligence Rules

IR-2008-99, Aug. 25, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service’s next Tax Talk Today Web cast on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 at 2 p.m. focuses on “EITC Due Diligence - It’s Your Responsibility.”

IRS Issues Instructions for New Form 990

IR-2008-98, Aug. 19, 2008 — IRS releases revised instructions for redesigned Form 990, which most tax-exempt organizations will file for tax year 2008 in the 2009 filing season.

IRS Issues Summer 2008 Statistics Of Income Bulletin

IR-2008-97, Aug. 18, 2008 — Summer 2008 edition of the Statistics of Income Bulletin provides in depth data on foreign-controlled domestic corporations for tax year 2005, as well as data on other types of businesses and wealth transfers, or gifts.

IRS Revises Voluntary Correction Program for Retirement Plans

IR-2008-96, Aug. 14, 2008 –– IRS issues updated guidance on the voluntary correction program for employee retirement plans – the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS).

Commissioner Shulman Names Dick Harvey as Senior Advisor

IR-2008-95, Aug. 11, 2008 — J. Richard (Dick) Harvey Jr. named as new senior advisor to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Taxpayers with 25 or More Heavy Vehicles Now Must File Excise Tax Forms Electronically

IR-2008-94, Aug. 7, 2008 — Individuals and organizations with 25 or more trucks, tractors or other heavy vehicles used on highways now are required to make their excise tax filings with the IRS electronically, rather than by paper.

IRS Seeks New Issues for the Industry Issue Resolution Program August 2008

IR-2008-93, Aug. 7, 2008 — The IRS invites businesses and associations to participate in the Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) program.

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