News Releases for December 2009

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Expanded 120-Day Time Window Applies to Disclosure Authorizations; IRS Requests Comments on Rule Change

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.

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Adjusting Use of Some Taxpayer Information

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

IRS Announces 2010 Air Transportation Tax Rates

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

IRS Reminds Car Shoppers about 2009 Tax Break

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

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on New Basis Reporting Requirement

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

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Members Selected 2009

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).

Prepared Remarks of Commissioner Douglas Shulman before the 22nd Annual George Washington University International Tax Conference

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

IRS Appoints Marcuss Director of Research, Analysis and Statistics

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

IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Donations 2009

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.

Victor Song Named Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation

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.

New Tax Guide Features Recovery Tax Breaks; Helps People Save on their 2009 Taxes

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

IRS Announces 2010 Standard Mileage Rates

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.

IRS Extends Food Industry Tip Reporting Program

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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