IRS extends relief to farmers and ranchers in 49 states, other areas impacted by drought; more time to replace livestock IR-2023-179, Sept. 27, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded eligible farmers and ranchers forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales. IRS expands use of chatbots to help answer questions on key notices; expands on technology that’s served 13 million taxpayers IR-2023-178, Sept. 26, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the availability of expanded chatbot technology to help quickly answer basic questions for people receiving notices about possibly underreporting their taxes. IRS: Taxpayers impacted by Hurricane Lee in Maine and Massachusetts qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to Feb. 15 IR-2023-177, Sept. 25, 2023 — The IRS today announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Lee anywhere in Maine and Massachusetts. These taxpayers now have until Feb. 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. IRS to establish special pass-through organization to help with high-income compliance efforts; new workgroup to blend current employees and new hires to focus on complex partnerships, other key areas IR-2023-176, Sept. 20, 2023 — As work continues to focus more attention onto high-income compliance issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced plans today to establish a special area to focus on large or complex pass-through entities. IRS, Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee select 8 new members IR-2023-175, Sept. 19, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service has selected eight new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). IRS reminder to storm victims in 3 states: File and pay by Oct. 16; most of California, parts of Alabama and Georgia affected IR-2023-174, Sept. 19, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses in most of California and parts of Alabama and Georgia that their 2022 federal income tax returns and tax payments are due on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023. IRS requests feedback on preview of proposed changes to Form 6765, Credit for Increasing Research Activities IR-2023-173, Sept. 15, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today released a preview of proposed changes to certain sections of Form 6765, Credit for Increasing Research Activities. The Credit for Increasing Research Activities is also known as the Research Credit. IRS looks to hire 3,700 employees nationwide to help expand compliance for large corporations and complex partnerships; experienced accountants encouraged to apply for Revenue Agent positions IR-2023-172, Sept. 15, 2023 — As part of larger transformation work underway to make improvements, the Internal Revenue Service announced the opening of more than 3,700 positions nationwide to help with expanded enforcement work focusing on complex partnerships and large corporations. IRS requests comments on expanding tax certainty and issue resolution programs for business taxpayers IR-2023-171, Sept. 15, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service is requesting comments from taxpayers and advisors about improving and expanding tax certainty and issue resolution options for business taxpayers. Red flags for Employee Retention Credit claims; IRS reminds businesses to watch out for warning signs of aggressive promotion that can mislead people into making improper ERC claims IR-2023-170, Sept. 14, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service continues to warn businesses to watch out for aggressive marketing by nefarious actors involving the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and urged people to watch out for red flags that can signal trouble. To protect taxpayers from scams, IRS orders immediate stop to new Employee Retention Credit processing amid surge of questionable claims; concerns from tax pros IR-2023-169, Sept. 14, 2023 — Amid rising concerns about a flood of improper Employee Retention Credit claims, the Internal Revenue Service today announced an immediate moratorium through at least the end of the year on processing new claims for the pandemic-era relief program to protect honest small business owners from scams. IRS: Georgia taxpayers impacted by Idalia qualify for tax relief; Oct. 16 deadline, other dates postponed to Feb. 15 IR-2023-168, Sept. 13, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Idalia in 28 of the state’s 159 counties in Georgia. These taxpayers now have until Feb. 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. IRS clarifies rules for new corporate alternative minimum tax IR-2023-167, Sept. 12, 2023 — The Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2023-64 to provide additional interim guidance designed to help corporations determine whether the new corporate alternative minimum tax (CAMT) applies to them and how to compute the tax. IRS announces sweeping effort to restore fairness to tax system with Inflation Reduction Act funding; new compliance efforts focused on increasing scrutiny on high-income, partnerships, corporations and promoters abusing tax rules on the books IR-2023-166, Sept. 8, 2023 — Capitalizing on Inflation Reduction Act funding and following a top-to-bottom review of enforcement efforts, the Internal Revenue Service announced today the start of a sweeping, historic effort to restore fairness in tax compliance by shifting more attention onto high-income earners, partnerships, large corporations and promoters abusing the nation’s tax laws. IRS reminds gig workers, self-employed and others of Sept. 15 third quarter estimated tax payment deadline IR-2023-165, Sept. 6, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that the deadline to submit their third quarter payment is Sept. 15, 2023. IRS accepting applicants for the 2024 Compliance Assurance Process IR-2023-164, Sept. 6, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the opening of the application period for the 2024 Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) program, which will run from Sept. 6 to Oct. 31, 2023. IRS: South Carolina taxpayers impacted by Idalia qualify for tax relief; Oct. 16 deadline, other dates postponed to Feb. 15 IR-2023-163, Sept. 6, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Idalia, anywhere in South Carolina. These taxpayers now have until Feb. 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments. IRS issues a frequently asked question for pass-through entities to report negative amounts electronically to the IRS on Part II of Schedules K-2 and K-3 IR-2023-162, Sept. 5, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a frequently asked question in Fact Sheet 2023-20 to provide guidance to pass-through entities for electronically filing Schedules K-2 and K-3 to the IRS to report negative amounts. September is National Preparedness Month; IRS reminds taxpayers to prepare for natural disasters IR-2023-161, Sept. 5, 2023 — September is National Preparedness Month. With the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to develop an emergency preparedness plan or, if they already have one, to update it for 2023. IRS reminder: Make sure to understand recent changes when buying a clean vehicle IR-2023-160, Sept. 1, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded consumers considering an automobile purchase to be sure to understand several recent changes to the new Clean Vehicle Credit for qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles, including qualified manufacturers and tax rules. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find previous year news releases and fact sheets from 1997 through last month.