News Releases for December 2013

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New Tax Guide Helps People With Their 2013 Taxes

IR-2013-102, Dec. 23, 2013 — Taxpayers can get the most out of various tax benefits and get a jump on preparing their 2013 federal income tax returns by consulting a newly revised comprehensive tax guide now available on

Tax Preparers Must Renew Their PTINs for 2014

IR-2013-101, Dec. 23, 2013 — The IRS reminded tax return preparers to renew their PTINs if they plan to prepare returns in 2014. Current PTINs expire Dec. 31, 2013.

2014 Tax Season to Open Jan. 31; e-file and Free File Can Speed Refunds

IR-2013-100, Dec. 18, 2013 — The IRS today announced plans to open the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encouraged taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds.

IRS Announces New ETAAC Members, Chairperson 2013

IR-2013-99, Dec. 17, 2013 — The IRS today announced the selection of three new members and a chairperson to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.

IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Giving 2013

IR-2013-98, Dec. 16, 2013 — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years.

IRPAC Issues Annual Report for 2013

IR-2013-97, Dec. 11, 2013  — The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee today released its annual report for 2013, including numerous recommendations to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue on new and existing issues in tax administration.

Interest Rates Remain the Same for the First Quarter of 2014

IR-2013-96, Dec. 9, 2013 ― Interest rates remain unchanged for the first quarter of 2014.

2014 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Announced

IR-2013-95, Dec. 6, 2013 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

More than 122 million Returns e-Filed in 2013

IR-2013-94, Dec. 4, 2013 — Record 122 million e-file in 2013.

Plan Now to Get Full Benefit of Saver’s Credit; Tax Credit Helps Low- and Moderate-Income Workers Save for RetirementPlan Now to Get Full Benefit of Saver’s Credit

IR-2013-93, Dec. 4, 2013 — Low- and moderate-income workers can take steps now to save for retirement and earn a special tax credit.

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