News Releases for December 2005


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IRS Reminds Taxpayers About Requirement of Written Acknowledgment for Donated Cars

IR-2005-149, Dec. 22, 2005— IRS officials today reminded taxpayers that they must obtain a charity’s written acknowledgment of their vehicle donation before they claim a deduction for the donation.

Lois G. Lerner Selected as Director of IRS Exempt Organizations Division

IR-2005-148, Dec. 22, 2005 — Lerner had been the director of the Exempt Organizations Rulings & Agreements Division.

IRS Issues Fall 2005 Statistics of Income Bulletin

IR-2005-147, Dec. 21, 2005 — The Bulletin contains an in-depth look at the 130.4 million individual income tax returns filed for tax year 2003.

IRS Releases Schedule M-3 for Partnerships

IR-2005-146, Dec. 20, 2005 — The IRS today released draft Schedule M-3 and instructions for certain partnerships that file Form 1065.

IRS Warns of Questionable Deductions for Donated Vehicles

IR-2005-145, Dec. 20, 2005 — IRS officials announced today that the IRS will not recognize certain deductions that taxpayers may be claiming relating to donated vehicles sold at auction.

IRS to Raise Some User Fees in 2006

IR-2005-144, Dec. 19, 2005 — Increases to affect a limited population of taxpayers and tax-exempt entities with technical or procedural issues.

IRS Extends Transition Relief to Partnerships and Pass-Thru Entities Under New Code Section

IR-2005-143, Dec. 16, 2005— The IRS and the Treasury Department today extended for a year limited transition relief for certain property held by partnerships and other pass-thru entities that are subject to Section 470.

IRS Issues Guidance on Investments by Mutual Funds in Commodity-Index Contracts

IR-2005-142, Dec. 16, 2006, Provides guidance to mutual funds about the affects on their tax preferred status of receiving income from commodity-index derivative contracts.

IRS Releases Schedules M-3 for Insurance and S Corporations

IR-2005-141, Dec. 13, 2005 — The Internal Revenue Service today released draft Schedules M-3 and instructions for corporations that file Forms 1120PC, 1120L and 1120S.

No Change in Interest Rate for First Quarter 2006

IR-2005-140, Dec. 8, 2005 — Seven percent remains the rate for most underpayments and overpayments for the first quarter of 2006.

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations to Safeguard Taxpayer Information

IR-2005-139, Dec. 7, 2005 — Preparers may not disclose or use tax return information for purposes other than return preparation without the consent of the taxpayer.

IRS Announces 2006 Standard Mileage Rates

IR-2005-138, Dec. 2, 2005 — The IRS has issued the optional standard mileage rates for 2006.

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