News Releases for December 2006


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IRS Announces Installment Agreement User Fee Increases for Some Taxpayers

IR-2006-196, Dec. 28, 2006 – Beginning Jan. 1, 2007, the IRS will implement revised user fees for installment agreements.

IRS Begins Implementing Extenders Legislation; Works to Help Taxpayers During Filing Season

IR-2006-195, Dec. 22, 2006 — Filing season to begin on time. IRS provides information regarding state and local sales tax deduction, higher education tuition and fees deduction and educator expense adjustment to income.

Purchasers of Ford and Mercury Hybrids Still Qualify for Tax Credit 1

IR-2006-194, Dec. 22, 2006 — Certain Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles qualify.

IRS To Begin Processing Suspended Cash Balance Plan Conversion Applications

IR-2006-193, Dec. 21, 2006 — The IRS is lifting a moratorium on determination letter applications for conversions from traditional defined benefit pension plans to so-called cash balance plans.

Recent Tax Law Changes May Affect People Giving to Charity: IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Donations

IR-2006-192, Dec. 14, 2006 — Changes include tax break for IRA owners and new guidelines for donations of goods or money.

IRS Issues Fall 2006 Statistics of Income Bulletin

IR-2006-191, Dec. 13, 2006 — The Fall Bulletin contains articles on business filings, partnerships, domestic private foundations, tax-exempt charities, bonds and foreign tax credits, as well as statistical data.

No Change in Interest Rates for the First Quarter of 2007

IR-2006-190, Dec. 12, 2006 — The IRS today announced there will be no change in the interest rates for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2007.

Procedure for Making Certain Submissions to the IRS Returns to Normal

IR-2006-189, December 7, 2006 — With the reopening of the IRS' headquarters building, the temporary procedures for submitting certain requests and submissions will no longer be in effect.

IRS Headquarters Reopens; First Employees Return Today

IR-2006-188, December 8, 2006– The IRS Headquarters Building reopened as the first wave of employees returns to the facility following extensive flooding in June.

RALs Removed on Free File; 93 Million Eligible for Program

IR-2006-187, Dec. 5, 2006 — The successful and innovative Free File program launches its fifth year in January with an agreement by private sector partners to remove ancillary offerings such as Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs) from the program.

New Guidelines for Payroll Deduction Contributions to Charities

IR-2006-186, Dec. 1, 2006 — Taxpayers who make charitable contributions through payroll deductions substantiate their deductions with a pay stub, W-2 or other document from the employer.

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