IRS updates frequently asked questions about the 2020 unemployment compensation exclusion IR-2022-212, December 2, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2020 unemployment compensation exclusion. IRS, Security Summit partners wrap up National Tax Security Awareness Week with steps businesses should take to prevent data loss, fraud IR-2022-211, December 2, 2022 — To wrap up National Tax Security Awareness Week, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged businesses to remain vigilant against cyberattacks aimed at stealing their customer’s personal information and other business data. National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 4: Choosing a unique Identity Protection PIN adds extra safety for taxpayers IR-2022-210, December 1, 2022 — As part of a broader effort to increase security, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today reminded taxpayers they could get extra protection starting in January by joining the agency’s Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) program. Security Summit offers tools, tips to tax pros during National Tax Security Awareness Week; highlights importance of security plans IR-2022-209, November 30, 2022 — With tax season quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to remain focused on security issues and to review resources available to them, including sample security plans and checklists. Treasury and IRS announce guidance on wage and apprenticeship requirements for enhanced credits/deductions IR-2022-208, November 29, 2022 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today announced guidance providing taxpayers information on how to satisfy the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements for enhanced tax benefits under the Inflation Reduction Act. The guidance will be published in the Federal Register tomorrow. IRS hosts first centralized National Virtual Settlement Event helping more taxpayers settle Tax Court cases IR-2022-207, November 29, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the IRS Office of Chief Counsel partnered with the American Bar Association Tax Section to hold its first centralized National Virtual Settlement Event. This four-day event was inspired by the monthlong virtual event held in March 2021 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Interest rates increase for the first quarter of 2023 IR-2022-206, November 29, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2023. National Tax Security Awareness Week: Giving Tuesday highlights that scammers may use phony charities to trick taxpayers IR-2022-205, November 29, 2022 — On Giving Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners warned taxpayers to be on alert for scammers using fake charities to commit fraud not just during the holiday season but year-round. IRS, Security Summit partners begin National Tax Security Awareness Week; urge people to watch out for holiday scams and protect personal information as tax season nears IR-2022-204, November 28, 2022 — On Cyber Monday, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners kicked-off the 7th National Tax Security Awareness Week with information for taxpayers and tax professionals on how to avoid scams and protect sensitive personal information. Get Ready now to file your 2022 federal income tax return IR-2022-203, November 22, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take simple steps before the end of the year to make filing their 2022 federal tax return easier. With a little advance preparation, a preview of tax changes and convenient online tools, taxpayers can approach the upcoming tax season with confidence. Security Summit focuses special week on identity theft to protect taxpayers, tax professionals as holiday and tax seasons approach IR-2022-202, November 18, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service, along with state tax agencies and the nation's tax industry, today announced a special week focusing attention on empowering taxpayers to protect sensitive financial information against identity thieves as the holidays and the 2023 tax season get closer. Reminder to IRA owners age 70½ or over: Qualified charitable distributions are great options for making tax-free gifts to charity IR-2022-201, November 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded IRA owners age 70½ or over of their option to transfer up to $100,000 to charity tax-free each year. IRS Advisory Council issues 2022 Annual Report IR-2022-200, November 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) today issued its annual report for 2022, including recommendations to the IRS on new and continuing issues in tax administration. IRS reminds taxpayers IRS Free File remains open until Nov. 17 IR-2022-199, November 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded those who still need to file their 2021 tax returns that IRS Free File remains open until November 17 and can help those who qualify claim the Child Tax Credit, Recovery Rebate Credit or Earned Income Tax Credit. IRS’ five-year Strategic Plan now available in Spanish IR-2022-198, November 10, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that, for the first-time ever, the agency’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026 is now available in Spanish. This announcement aligns with the IRS’s continued effort to expand tax resources in more languages to provide taxpayers with the service they deserve. IRS announces job openings to hire over 700 new employees across the country to help taxpayers in person IR-2022-197, November 9, 2022 — In addition to the more than 4,000 people recently hired to fill critical customer service representative positions, the Internal Revenue Service is now seeking over 700 new employees to help taxpayers at Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the country. Treasury and IRS expand program for approving certain retirement plans IR-2022-196, November 7, 2022 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today announced the expansion of one of their programs for approving retirement plans. IRS Independent Office of Appeals’ priorities for 2023 focus on taxpayer service IR-2022-195, November 4, 2022 — Today, the IRS Independent Office of Appeals released its focus guide for fiscal year 2023. Appeals is taking important steps to expand communications with external stakeholders and to improve taxpayer access to Appeals. IRS-CI releases FY2022 annual report highlighting more than 2,550 investigations, 90% conviction rate; enforcement actions focused on tax fraud, money laundering, cybercrimes IR-2022-194, November 3, 2022 — In fiscal year 2022, IRS Criminal Investigation initiated more than 2,550 criminal investigations, identified over $31 billion from tax and financial crimes, and obtained a 90.6% conviction rate on cases accepted for prosecution. IRS seeks comments on upcoming energy guidance IR-2022-193, November 3, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued three notices asking for comments on different aspects of extensions and enhancements of energy tax benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find an archive of news releases and fact sheets from November 2002 and news releases and a listing of fact sheets from 1997.