News Releases for Current Month

IRS: Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock

IR-2021-193, September 24, 2021 — Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS launches new webpage to assist taxpayers with refunds subject to Joint Committee on Taxation review

IR-2021-192, September 22, 2021 — The IRS today introduced a new webpage that provides information to taxpayers whose large refunds are subject to further review by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT or Joint Committee).

IRS: New contracts awarded to private collection agencies; taxpayers may be contacted by one of three groups

IR-2021-191, September 22, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded new contracts to three private-sector collection agencies for collection of overdue tax debts.

Expanded tax benefits help individuals and businesses give to charity during 2021; deductions up to $600 available for cash donations by non-itemizers

IR-2021-190, September 17, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today explained how expanded tax benefits can help both individuals and businesses give to charity before the end of this year.

Oct. 15 deadline approaches for taxpayers who requested extensions to file 2020 tax returns

IR-2021-189, September 16, 2021 — The IRS today reminds taxpayers about the upcoming October 15 due date to file 2020 tax returns.

IRS: Families now receiving September Child Tax Credit payments

IR-2021-188, September 15, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for the month of September.

IRS extends dyed diesel fuel penalty relief in Louisiana due to Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas

IR-2021-187, September 15, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to the continued shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas, will extend the penalty relief provided in IR-2021-176 when dyed diesel fuel is sold or used on the highway.

IRS reminds business owners to correctly identify workers as employees or independent contractors

IR-2021-186, September 15, 2021 — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds business owners that it’s critical to correctly determine whether the individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors.

New mailing address for some Western states as Fresno, California, paper tax return processing center closes

IR-2021-185, September 14, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service will close its paper return processing center in Fresno, California, permanently at the end of September this year.

Renewed tax credit can help employers hire workers; key certification requirement applies

IR-2021-184, September 14, 2021 — With many businesses facing a tight job market, the Internal Revenue Service reminds employers to check out a valuable tax credit available to them for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other groups of workers facing significant barriers to employment.

IRS: Tax relief now available to Ida victims in Pennsylvania; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 3

IR-2021-183, September 13, 2021 — Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of Pennsylvania now have until Jan. 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS recognizes Small Business Week: Resources available to help employers

IR-2021-182, September 13, 2021 — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service wants small business owners to know that information and resources to help them understand and meet their tax obligations are available free at IRS.gov.

IRS: Cost of home testing for COVID-19 is eligible medical expense; reimbursable under FSAs, HSAs

IR-2021-181, September 10, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today that the cost of home testing for COVID-19 is an eligible medical expense that can be paid or reimbursed under health flexible spending arrangements (health FSAs), health savings accounts (HSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), or Archer medical savings accounts (Archer MSAs).

IRS: Hurricane Ida victims in Mississippi now eligible for tax relief; October 15 deadline, other dates extended to November 1

IR-2021-180, September 9, 2021 — Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of Mississippi now have until November 1, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS: Tax relief now available to Ida victims in New York and New Jersey; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 3

IR-2021-179, September 8, 2021 — Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of New York and New Jersey now have until January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

Treasury, IRS issue guidance for 2021 on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages

IR-2021-178, September 7, 2021 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2021-53, which provides guidance to employers about reporting on Form W-2 the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees for leave taken in 2021.

IRS: Deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments is Sept. 15

IR-2021-177, September 7, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds people that September 15, 2021, is the deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments.

IRS grants dyed diesel fuel penalty relief in Louisiana due to Hurricane Ida

IR-2021-176, September 1, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Ida, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway for a number of parishes in the state of Louisiana.

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