News Releases for August 2019


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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