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IRS extends May 17, other tax deadlines for victims of Tennessee storms; provides special guidelines for disaster area individuals needing further extensions

IR-2021-112, May 14, 2021 — Victims of this spring’s storms and tornadoes in Tennessee will have until August 2, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS begins correcting tax returns for unemployment compensation income exclusion; periodic payments to be made May through summer

IR-2021-111, May 14, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service will begin issuing refunds this week to eligible taxpayers who paid taxes on 2020 unemployment compensation that the recently-enacted American Rescue Plan later excluded from taxable income.

Facing a surprise tax bill? Be sure to still file by May 17

IR-2021-110, May 14, 2021 ― The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who owe 2020 taxes that there are different ways to pay through IRS.gov, including payment options for many people who can’t pay in full.

IRS extends deadline to apply for the 2022-2024 volunteer Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

IR-2021-109, May 13, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for civic-minded volunteers to apply for membership on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) for 2022.

IRS grants dyed diesel fuel penalty relief due to disruptions of the fuel supply chain

IR-2021-108, May 13, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to disruptions of the fuel supply chain, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in the states of Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Nearly 1 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments reach nearly 165 million

IR-2021-107, May 12, 2021 — Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 1 million payments in the ninth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns

IR-2021-106, May 11, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today provided an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

IRS issues guidance on taxability of dependent care assistance programs for 2021, 2022

IR-2021-105, May 10, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance on the taxability of dependent care assistance programs for 2021 and 2022, clarifying that amounts attributable to carryovers or an extended period for incurring claims generally are not taxable.

Reminder to tax-exempt organizations: 990s, other forms due on May 17; information and tools available to help

IR-2021-104, May 7, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds tax-exempt organizations that operate on a calendar-year (CY) basis that certain annual information and tax returns they file with the IRS are due on May 17, 2021.

More than 1.1 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; payments total approximately 164 million

IR-2021-103, May 5, 2021 — Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing more than 1.1 million payments in the eighth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

IRS announces use of Projected Contract Award Date web app that predicts when contracts will be signed

IR-2021-102, May 5, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer today announced the successful development of a web app called Projected Contract Award Date.

As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

IR-2021-101, May 4, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 2022 grant application period now open

IR-2021-100, May 3, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2022 will run from May 3, 2021, to June 18, 2021.

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