IR-2017-139, Aug. 30, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in response to shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Harvey, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.
IR-2017-138, Aug. 30, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Harvey and members of their families. This is similar to relief provided last year to Louisiana flood victims and victims of Hurricane Matthew.
IR-2017-137, Aug. 29, 2017 - The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about possible fake charity scams emerging due to Hurricane Harvey and encouraged taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups for their donations.
IR-2017-134, Aug. 28, 2017 - The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage.
IR-2017-135, Aug. 28, 2017 –– Hurricane Harvey victims in parts of Texas have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
IR-2017-136, Aug. 29, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today offered important tips for how tax professionals can get started protecting their clients and their business from cybersecurity threats.
IR-2017-132, Aug. 22, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today reminded tax professionals that they are responsible for protecting access to their IRS e-Services account and safeguarding their Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) from thieves.
IR-2017-129, Aug. 10, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that, in most cases, their next federal highway use tax return is due Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.
IR-2017-128, Aug. 8, 2017 — The IRS began mailing letters this month to more than 1 million taxpayers with expiring ITINs and urges recipients to renew them as quickly as possible to avoid tax refund and processing delays.
IR-2017-126, Aug. 4, 2017— The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating tax software providers and attempting to steal usernames and passwords.
IR-2017-125, Aug. 1, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals that ransomware attacks are on the rise worldwide as bad actors here and abroad infiltrate computer systems and hold sensitive data hostage.