News Releases for December 2004


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IR-2004-156 - IRS expands Pre-Filing Agreement Program to resolve issues for the current taxable year and up to four future taxable years.

IR-2004-155 – The IRS has issued letters to 1,700 businesses and retirement plan sponsors alerting them to new taxes and warning against participation in abusive schemes.

IR-2004-154 — The National Payroll Reporting Consortium presented the IIR submission requesting that the agency update procedures to recognize electronic filing and other changes.

IR-2004-153 — Taxpayers can easily find their potential sales tax deduction amount.

IR-2004-152 — IRS and the Treasury Department amend standards of practice for tax professionals.

IR-2004-151 — Pending dispute with Hercules Incorporated over a listed tax shelter transaction successfully resolved.

IR-2004-150 — A wide variety of issues are addressed, targeting abusive schemes to skirt pension laws.

IR-2004-149 — Appointees join 10 returning members who are in the second year of three-year terms.

IR-2004-148 — Appointees join eight returning members who are in the second year of a three-year term.

IR-2004-147— The IRS has certified the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid as being eligible for the clean-burning fuel deduction.

IR-2004-146 — Agreement also specifies procedures for claiming treaty benefits and the methods each country uses to grant treaty benefits.

IR-2004-145 — Low-income taxpayers to get help with free tax assistance and learning about important tax benefits.

IR-2004-144 — No change in rates for the quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2005.

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