IR-2018-229, November 20, 2018 — Today the IRS announced that individuals taking advantage of the increased gift and estate tax exclusion amounts in effect from 2018 to 2025 will not be adversely impacted after 2025 when the exclusion amount is scheduled to drop to pre-2018 levels.
Security Summit plans National Tax Security Awareness Week, Dec. 3-7; New Twitter handle launched, ‘Dark Web’ webinar planned
IR-2018-228, November 20, 2018 – With the approach of the holidays and the upcoming tax season, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry will sponsor a nationwide campaign in December urging people to better protect their sensitive tax and financial data.
IR-2018-227, November 19, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that like-kind exchange tax treatment is now generally limited to exchanges of real property.
IR-2018-226, Nov. 19, 2018 — The IRS and Security Summit partners today warned the public of a surge of fraudulent emails impersonating the IRS and using tax transcripts as bait to entice users to open documents containing malware.
IR-2018-225, Nov. 19, 2018 — The IRS reminds taxpayers to keep a copy of their past tax returns and supporting documents for at least three years.
IR-2018-224, Nov 16, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2019.
IR-2018-223, November 15, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded small business taxpayers that changes to the tax law mean they can immediately expense more of the cost of certain business property.
IR-2018-222, November 15, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2019 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes.
IR-2018-221, November 15, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) today issued its annual report for 2018, including recommendations to the IRS on new and continuing issues in tax administration.
Get Ready for Taxes: For many, time is running out to avoid a tax-time surprise; Check withholding, make estimated payments now
IR-2018-220, Nov. 14, 2018 — Many taxpayers, at risk for having too little tax withheld from their pay, can avoid a surprise year-end tax bill by quickly updating the withholding form they give to their employer, according to the IRS.
IR-2018-219, Nov. 14, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today released the Criminal Investigation Division’s (CI) annual report, reflecting significant accomplishments and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2018.
For Tax Year 2017, e-file closes on Nov. 17; After that, disaster victims, others need to file on paper
IR-2018-218, Nov. 9, 2018 —The IRS today reminded people, including those in disaster areas, who want to file a 2017 tax return electronically to do so by Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
IR-2018-217, Nov. 7, 2018 ― More families will be able to get more money under the newly-revised Child Tax Credit, according to the IRS.
IRS issues final regulations, expanding paid preparer due diligence requirement to head of household filers
IR-2018-216, November 7, 2018 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations expanding the long-standing paid preparer due diligence requirement to include individual income tax returns claiming the head of household filing status.
IRS announces 2019 Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program grants
IR-2018-215, Nov. 6, 2018 — The IRS recently awarded over $24 million in Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants to organizations that provide free federal tax return preparation.
IR-2018-214, November 5, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible.
IRS, Free File Alliance announce changes to improve program; Improved taxpayer options available for 2019 Free File program
IR-2018-213, November 2, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today an agreement with the Free File Alliance that will strengthen and expand taxpayer options for people choosing to use the free online software program during the 2019 filing season.
IRSAC expands to cover more areas of the IRS; IRPAC and ACT to join centralized advisory committee in 2019
IR-2018-212, Nov. 1, 2018 — The IRS announced today that the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Committee’s role will expand in 2019 to have a wider portfolio and incorporate two other advisory groups.
IR-2018-211, Nov. 1, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019.
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