News Releases for December 2015

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IR-2015-140, Dec. 23, 2015 — For taxpayers, the quickest way to get a copy of their tax transcript is to order it online using the Get Transcript application on

IR-2015-139, Dec. 21, 2015 ― Following a review of the tax extenders legislation signed into law last week, the IRS announced today that the nation’s tax season will begin as scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

IR-2015-138, Dec. 21, 2015 — Interest rates for the quarter beginning Jan. 1 will remain the same as in the previous quarter.

IR-2015-137, Dec.17, 2015 — The IRS announces the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving.

IR-2015-136, Dec. 8, 2015 — The IRS has launched the Early Interaction Initiative, which is designed to more quickly identify employers who are falling behind on their payroll or employment taxes and then help them get caught up on their payment and reporting responsibilities.

IR-2015-135, Dec. 3, 2015 — The IRS today announced the release of its IRS Criminal Investigation annual report, reflecting significant accomplishments and enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2015.

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