News Releases for August 2019

IRS announces waiver of dyed fuel penalty in Florida due to Hurricane Dorian

IR-2019-148, August 30, 2019 —To minimize or prevent disruptions to the supply of fuel for diesel-powered highway vehicles because of Hurricane Dorian, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in the State of Florida.

As Hurricane Dorian gains strength, IRS encourages preparation for natural disaster

IR-2019-147, August 29, 2019 — As Dorian threatens and with the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan.

Interest rates remain the same for the fourth quarter of 2019

IR-2019-146, August 28, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2019, as they were in the prior quarter.

Security Summit warns of new IRS impersonation email scam; reminds taxpayers the IRS does not send unsolicited emails

IR-2019-145, August 22, 2019 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today warned taxpayers and tax professionals about a new IRS impersonation scam campaign spreading nationally on email.

IRS automatically waives estimated tax penalty for eligible 2018 tax filers

IR-2019-144, August 14, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service is automatically waiving the estimated tax penalty for the more than 400,000 eligible taxpayers who already filed their 2018 federal income tax returns but did not claim the waiver.

Tax Security 2.0 – A “Taxes-Security-Together” Checklist – Step 5

IR-2019-143, August 13, 2019 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that they should report data theft immediately to the IRS and follow an established process for helping the IRS protect their clients.

Moriarty selected as new associate chief counsel for Income Tax and Accounting

IR-2019-142, August 12, 2019 — The IRS’s Chief Counsel announced that John Moriarty has been selected as the new associate chief counsel, Income Tax and Accounting.

Individuals with significant tax debt should act promptly to avoid revocation of passports

IR-2019-141, August 8, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy. They should contact the IRS now to avoid delays in their travel plans later.

Tax Security 2.0 – A “Taxes-Security-Together” Checklist – Step 4

IR-2019-140, August 6, 2019 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to learn the tell-tale signs that their office may have experienced a data theft that resulted in fraudulent tax returns being filed in their clients’ names.

IRS launches new Tax Withholding Estimator; Redesigned online tool makes it easier to do a paycheck checkup

IR-2019-139, August 6, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier for everyone to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year.

IRS: Truckers should e-file highway use tax return by September 3

IR-2019-138, August 1, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a reminder for owners of most heavy highway vehicles that the time to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, began July 1, 2019.

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