Internal Revenue Service Reminds Taxpayers to Plan Ahead If You Need a Tax Transcript 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 IRS.gov. 2016 Tax Season Opens Jan. 19 for Nation’s Taxpayers 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. Interest Rates Remain the Same for the First Quarter of 2016 IR-2015-138, Dec. 21, 2015 — Interest rates for the quarter beginning Jan. 1 will remain the same as in the previous quarter. 2016 Standard Mileage Rates for Business, Medical and Moving Announced 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. New Early Interaction Initiative Will Help Employers Stay Current with Their Payroll Taxes 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. IRS Criminal Investigation Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Report 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. News release and fact sheet archive Find previous year news releases and fact sheets from 1997 through last month.