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IRS takes new steps to ensure people with children receive $500 Economic Impact Payments

IR-2020-180, August 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service continues to look for ways to help people who were unable to provide their information in time to receive Economic Impact Payments for their children.

Global disruption of three terror finance cyber-enabled campaigns (PDF)

Issued by the Department of Justice on August 13, 2020 — The Justice Department today announced the dismantling of three terrorist financing cyber-enabled campaigns, involving the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, al-Qaeda, and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

IRS reminds truckers of Aug. 31 highway use tax return deadline; e-file encouraged

IR-2020-179, August 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded owners of most heavy highway vehicles of their responsibility to timely file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

Working Virtually: Avoid phishing scams; Part 4 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-178, August 11, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today warned tax professionals to be alert to new phishing scams that try to take advantage of COVID-19, Economic Impact Payments and increased teleworking by practitioners.

Joint Board announces temporary waiver of “physical presence” education requirement for enrolled actuaries

IR-2020-177, August 10, 2020 — The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries today provided enrolled actuaries with notice that it is waiving the physical presence requirement for continuing professional education (CPE) credit for any formal programs conducted from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022.

Working Virtually: Use a virtual private network to secure remote locations; Part 3 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-176, August 4, 2020 — As more tax professionals consider teleworking during COVID-19, the IRS and the Security Summit partners today urged practitioners to secure remote locations by using a virtual private network (VPN) to protect against cyber intruders.

James Lee selected to lead IRS Criminal Investigation

IR-2020-175, August 3, 2020 — The IRS announced today that James Lee will become the new chief of IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) on October 1.

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