News Releases for December 2009

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IR-2009-122, Dec. 31, 2009 — A new rule has expanded to 120 days the time period during which the Internal Revenue Service may share a taxpayer’s tax-return information with third parties, based on a taxpayer’s written disclosure authorization.

IR-2009-121, Dec. 30, 2009 — IRS invites public comment on proposed regulations.

IR-2009-120, Dec. 23, 2009 — The IRS announced the 2010 inflation adjustments to the excise taxes on air transportation.

IR-2009-119, Dec. 17, 2009 — Taxpayers have until Dec. 31 to take advantage of a tax break for new motor vehicle purchases.

IR-2009-118, Dec. 16, 2009 — IRS solicits comments regarding new basis reporting requirements.

IR-2009-117, Dec. 11, 2009 — The Treasury Department and the IRS announced 30 new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP).

IR-2006-116, Dec. 10, 2009 ─ Prepared Remarks of Commissioner Douglas Shulman before the 22nd Annual George Washington University International Tax Conference.

IR-2009-115, Dec. 10, 2009 — Appointee previously worked for Bureau of Economic Analysis and Congressional Budget Office.

IR-2009-114, Dec. 8, 2009 — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years.

IR-2009-113, Dec. 7, 2009 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that Victor Song will become the new chief for IRS Criminal Investigation, replacing Eileen Mayer who is retiring in January.

IR-2009-112, Dec. 4, 2009 — Taxpayers can get the most out of new recovery tax breaks and get a jump on preparing their 2009 federal income tax returns by consulting a newly revised comprehensive tax guide now available on

IR-2009-111, Dec. 3, 2009 — For 2010, the standard mileage rate for those deducting the miles they drive for business is 50 cents per mile.

IR-2009-110, Dec. 1, 2009 — The IRS extended for an additional two years its program that simplifies the recordkeeping burden for reporting tip income in the food and beverage industry.

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