IR-2019-19, February 19, 2019 — The IRSreminds farmers and fishermen who chose to forgo making quarterly estimated tax payments that they must file their 2018 Form 1040 along with a payment for all taxes owed by Friday, March 1, 2019.
Avoid the rush: Today marks busiest phone day of the year; check IRS.gov for answers to tax questions
IR-2019-18, February 19, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service alerted taxpayers that today, the day after Presidents Day, marks the busiest period for calls to its toll-free help line.
IR-2019-17, February 15, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who need their prior-year tax records to either complete their 2018 tax return or to validate their income can use Get Transcript Online or Get Transcript by Mail.
IR-2019-16, February 14, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers and tax professionals that they will be asked to verify their identities if they call the IRS.
IR-2019-15, February 13, 2019 ― As the 2019 tax filing season gets into full swing, the IRS reminds taxpayers who owe of the many easy payment options.
IRS provides a safe harbor method of accounting for passenger automobiles that qualify for the 100-percent additional first year depreciation
IR-2019-14, February 13, 2019 –The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today that provides a safe harbor method for determining depreciation deductions for passenger automobiles that qualify for the 100-percent additional first year depreciation deduction and that are subject to the depreciation limitations for passenger automobiles.
IR-2019-13, February 13, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who may unexpectedly owe additional tax that there are many online options for payment as well as online options for applying for a payment plan for those who can not pay in full.
IR-2019-12, February 12, 2019 — Offering time-saving alternatives to a telephone call, the IRS reminds taxpayers they can get fast answers to their refund questions by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool available on IRS.gov and through the IRS2Go app.
National Taxpayer Advocate delivers annual report to Congress: Addresses impact of shutdown; urges more funding for IT modernization
IR-2019-11, February 12, 2019 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2018 Annual Report to Congress, describing challenges the IRS is facing as a result of the recent government shutdown and recommending that Congress provide the IRS with additional multi-year funding to replace its core 1960s-era information technology (IT) systems.
IR-2019-10, February 11, 2019 — With a new tax law in effect and a surge of tax returns expected during the Presidents Day weekend, the IRS is offering taxpayers several tips and various time-saving resources to get them the help they need quickly and easily.
IR-2019-09, February 7, 2019 – Today, towards the end of the second full week of the 2019 tax filing season, the IRS warned taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ghost preparers.
IRS reminds employers, other businesses of Jan. 31 filing deadline for wage statements, independent contractor forms
IR-2019-08, January 29, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government.
IR-2019-07, January 28, 2019 ― The IRS successfully opened the 2019 tax-filing season today as the agency started accepting and processing federal tax returns for tax year 2018.
IR-2019-06, January 25, 2019 — With today marking national EITC Awareness Day, the Internal Revenue Service wants to remind workers about the Earned Income Tax Credit and to correctly claim this important credit if they qualify.
Due to appropriations lapse, Treasury and IRS cancel Jan. 24 public hearing regarding user fees of enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents
IR-2019-05, January 22, 2019 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced the cancellation of a public hearing on proposed amendments to the regulations relating to imposing user fees for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents (REG-122898-17) due to the lapse of appropriations.
Treasury, IRS issue final regulations, other guidance on new qualified business income deduction; Safe harbor enables many rental real estate owners to claim deduction
IR-2019-04, January 18, 2019 — Today the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations and three related pieces of guidance, implementing the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction (section 199A deduction).
IR-2019-03, January 16, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is waiving the estimated tax penalty for many taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year.
IR-2019-02, January 11, 2019 — An improved version of IRS Free File begins its 17th filing season today as a dozen private-sector partners offer their brand-name products to help eligible taxpayers navigate the new tax reform law and electronically prepare their tax returns.
IR-2019-01, January 7, 2019 — Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.
News releases and fact sheets from November 2002 forward and an archive of news releases and fact sheets in PDF format back to 1997.