News Releases for August 2018

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IR-2018-175, Aug. 28, 2018 — The IRS and Security Summit partners reminded tax professionals that protecting taxpayer information isn’t just good for the clients and good for business – it’s also the law.

IR-2018-174, Aug. 27, 2018 – Internal Revenue Service officials announced today changes to the Compliance Assurance Process program for 2019.

IR-2018-173, August 24, 2018 — Certain U.S. citizens or resident aliens, specifically contractors or employees of contractors supporting the U.S. Armed Forces in designated combat zones, may now qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion.

IR-2018-172, August 23, 2018 — Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations providing rules on the availability of charitable contribution deductions when the taxpayer receives or expects to receive a corresponding state or local tax credit.

IR-2018-171, August 22, 2018 — Moving to better protect taxpayer data, the IRS today announced a new format for individual tax transcripts that will redact personally identifiable information from the Form 1040 series.

IR-2018-170, Aug. 21, 2018 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals to step up security education for all office employees, including themselves, to better protect taxpayer data and help prevent fraudulent return filings.

IR-2018-169, Aug. 20, 2018 — The IRS today said that tax professionals wishing to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Orlando can save $115.

IR-2018-168, August 17, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service urges anyone working in the sharing economy to perform a Paycheck Checkup now to avoid an unexpected tax bill when they file their return next year.

IR-2018-167, Aug. 16, 2018 — The IRS urges taxpayers with children and other dependents to use the Withholding Calculator at to do a “paycheck checkup.”

IR-2018-166, Aug. 15, 2018 — The IRS urges taxpayers who support dependents who can’t be claimed for the Child Tax Credit to do a paycheck checkup soon.

IR-2018-165, Aug. 14, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged high-income taxpayers and those with complex tax returns to check their withholding soon to avoid an unexpected tax bill or penalty when they file their 2018 federal income tax return in 2019.

IR-2018-164, Aug. 14, 2018 — The IRS and the Security Summit partners warned tax professionals that savvy cybercriminals target IRS-issued identification numbers to help impersonate practitioners as well as taxpayers.

IR-2018-163, Aug. 13, 2018 — Taxpayers who received large refunds earlier this year may be able to get more of their money included in their paychecks during the rest of 2018 by using the Withholding Calculator on

IR-2018-162, August 8, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today for a new provision allowing many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S corporations to deduct 20 percent of their qualified business income.

IR-2018-161, August 7, 2018 — As cybercriminals continue to increasingly pursue tax professionals’ data, the IRS and the Security Summit partners today released lessons learned by victims in the tax community to help others avoid being targeted by identity thieves.

IR-2018-160, August 3, 2018 — The IRS issued guidance today on new tax law changes that allow small business taxpayers with average annual gross receipts of $25 million or less in the prior three-year period to use the cash method of accounting.

IR-2018-159, August 3, 2018 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations on the new 100-percent depreciation deduction that allows businesses to write off most depreciable business assets in the year they are placed in service.

IR-2018-158, August 1, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Treasury today issued proposed regulations on section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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