News Releases for December 2008

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IR-2008-144, Dec. 19, 2008 — The seven new appointees will join 27 returning members of the Information Reporting Advisory Committee.

IR-2008-143, Dec. 19, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service’s next Tax Talk Today program, “Getting Ready for Filing Season 2009 — Individual and Business,” will be Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m.

IR-2008-142, Dec. 17, 2008 — IRS Publication 17, the free comprehensive guide to individual income tax, is available on the IRS web site.

IR-2008-141, Dec. 16, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced an expedited process that will make it easier for financially distressed homeowners to avoid having a federal tax lien block refinancing of mortgages or the sale of a home.

IR-2008-140, Dec. 11, 2008 — Certain retirement plans eligible from relief from the deadline for adopting a written plan.

IR-2008-139, Dec. 10, 2008 – The IRS announced in Revenue Ruling 2008-54 that interest rates for the calendar quarter beginning Jan. 1, 2009 will drop by one percentage point.

IR-2008-138, Dec. 9, 2008 — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years.

IR-2008-137, Dec. 8, 2008 — Prepared Remarks of Douglas Shulman, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, before the 21st Annual George Washington University International Tax Conference

IR-2008-136, Dec. 5, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service announced the appointment of Curtis G. Wilson to the position of Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries).

IR-2008-135, Dec.1, 2008 — IRS announces two year tests of two appeals programs.

IR-2008-134, Dec. 1, 2008 — Low- and moderate-income workers can take steps now to save for retirement and earn a special tax credit in 2008 and the years ahead, according to the IRS.

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