Dirty Dozen: IRS warns individuals to stay clear of shady tax preparers; offers tips on carefully choosing tax professionals IR-2023-59, March 27, 2023 — The IRS today continued the Dirty Dozen series by cautioning taxpayers to avoid unscrupulous tax return preparers and provided important tips to find the right tax professional. IRS: New York storm victims qualify for tax relief; April 18 deadline, other dates extended to May 15 IR-2023-58, March 24, 2023 — New York winter storm and snowstorm victims now have until May 15, 2023, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. Dirty Dozen: IRS warns of scammers using fake charities to exploit taxpayers IR-2023-57, March 24, 2023 — On day five of the annual Dirty Dozen campaign, the Internal Revenue Service today urged everyone to be on alert for scammers using fake charities to dupe taxpayers, especially following major disasters. Important details to understand when the IRS might contact a taxpayer IR-2023-56, March 23, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service reaches out in multiple ways to educate taxpayers while ensuring it fairly enforces the nation’s tax laws. There are important factors to keep in mind about when the IRS may initiate direct contact with a taxpayer. Dirty Dozen: Watch out for third-party promoters of false fuel tax credit claims IR-2023-55, March 23, 2023 — As part of this year’s Dirty Dozen tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for promoters pushing improper fuel tax credit claims that taxpayers aren’t qualified to receive. Dirty Dozen: IRS warns of scammers offering “help” to set up an Online Account; creates identity theft risk for honest taxpayers IR-2023-54, March 22, 2023 — The IRS today warned taxpayers to watch out for scammers who try to sell or offer help setting up an Online Account on IRS.gov that puts their tax and financial information at risk of identity theft. IRS revises frequently asked questions about Form 1099-K IR-2023-53, March 22, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today revised frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions, in Fact Sheet FS-2023-06. Treasury, IRS issue guidance on implementation of advanced manufacturing investment credit IR-2023-52, March 21, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations that provide guidance regarding the implementation of The Advanced Manufacturing Investment Credit, established by the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors Act of 2022, commonly known as the CHIPS Act. Dirty Dozen: Watch out for scammers using email and text messages to try tricking people during tax season IR-2023-51, March 21, 2023 — With the filing deadline quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today urged everyone to remain vigilant against email and text scams aimed at tricking taxpayers about refunds or tax issues. IRS issues guidance, seeks comments on nonfungible tokens IR-2023-50, March 21, 2023 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that they are soliciting feedback for upcoming guidance regarding the tax treatment of a nonfungible token (NFT) as a collectible under the tax law. IRS opens 2023 Dirty Dozen with warning about Employee Retention Credit claims; increased scrutiny follows aggressive promoters making offers too good to be true IR-2023-49, March 20, 2023 — In a further warning to people and businesses, the Internal Revenue Service added widely circulating promoter claims involving Employee Retention Credits as a new entry in the annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams. IRS: Avoid processing delays and refund adjustments using these steps to prevent tax return errors IR-2023-48, March 20, 2023 — With only a few days remaining before the April 18 filing deadline, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers how to avoid common errors on their federal tax returns and help get possible refunds sooner. IRS addresses questions about medical expenses related to nutrition, wellness and general health IR-2023-47, March 17, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today posted frequently asked questions that address whether certain costs related to nutrition, wellness and general health are medical expenses that may be paid or reimbursed under a health savings account (HSA), health flexible spending arrangement (FSA), Archer medical savings account (Archer MSA) or health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). Tax Time Guide: IRS provides easy access to tax refund status with Where’s My Refund? tool; no need to call IR-2023-46, March 15, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the Where's My Refund? tool on IRS.gov is the most convenient way to check the status of 2022, 2021 and 2020 tax refunds. IRS2Go, the mobile app, offers another way for users to check their refund status. Werfel begins work as 50th IRS Commissioner IR-2023-45, March 13, 2023 — Danny Werfel began work today as the 50th commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Tax Time Guide: Using electronic payment and agreement options for taxpayers who owe can help avoid penalties and interest IR-2023-44, March 9, 2023 ― With the tax deadline approaching, the IRS reminded taxpayers they can avoid late filing and interest penalties by submitting their tax return and any payments due by April 18. For struggling taxpayers who can’t pay by the deadline, the IRS offers several different options to help. IRS reminder to many retirees: Last day to start taking money out of IRAs and 401(k)s is April 1 IR-2023-43, March 9, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded retirees who turned 72 during 2022 that, in most cases, Sunday, April 1, 2023, is the last day to begin receiving payments from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), 401(k)s and similar workplace retirement plans. 2023 supplemental application period now open for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grants IR-2023-42, March 8, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will accept supplemental applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants from all qualified organizations. The application period will run from March 7, 2023, to April 18, 2023. IRS begins new Digital Intake initiative; Form 940 scanning process off to strong start; other forms to start soon IR-2023-41, March 8, 2023 — As part of ongoing transformation efforts, the Internal Revenue Service announced today the successful expansion of digital scanning. IRS issues renewed warning on Employee Retention Credit claims; false claims generate compliance risk for people and businesses claiming credit improperly IR-2023-40, March 7, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a renewed warning urging people to carefully review the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) guidelines before trying to claim the credit as promoters continue pushing ineligible people to file. IRS opens many Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the nation on March 11 for special Saturday hours and face-to-face help IR-2023-39, March 6, 2023 — The IRS will again open on Saturday at many Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the country on March 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of its efforts to improve service this tax season. Additional Saturday openings are planned for April 8 and May 13. IRS warns taxpayers of new filing season scams involving Form W-2 wages; those filing fake returns face potential penalties, investigation IR-2023-38, March 3, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today to warn taxpayers of new scams that urge people to use wage information on a tax return to claim false credits in hopes of getting a big refund. 2023 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums to be held in five cities IR-2023-37, March 2, 2023 — Registration for this summer’s 2023 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums is now open. The forums return to an in-person format in five cities across the nation for the first time since 2019. Taxpayer Advocacy Panel welcomes 8 new members dedicated to improving IRS taxpayer services; seeks civic-minded volunteers to apply for next year’s group IR-2023-36, March 2, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of eight new members to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel for 2023. Tax Time Guide: IRS reminder to report all income; gig economy and service industry, digital or foreign assets and sources IR-2023-35, March 1, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers of their reporting and potential tax obligations on income from the gig economy and service industry, transactions from digital assets, and foreign sources or holding certain foreign assets. 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.