Early Returns Reflect More E-filing IR-2004-25 — Total e-filing up 8%; 23% rise from taxpayers doing their own returns. Filing statistics through Feb. 20. IRS Names New Director for Electronic Tax Administration IR-2004-24 — Bert DuMars is an electronic commerce expert and veteran of the information technology industry. DeNovio Selected as Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical) IR-2003-23 — Responsible for overseeing published guidance produced by some 600 attorneys working with the Treasury’s Office of Tax Policy. IRS Gives Investors the Benefit of Pending Technical Corrections on Qualified Dividends IR-2004-22 — Rules make it easier for dividends to qualify for lower tax rate. Treasury and IRS Shut Down Abusive Life Insurance Policies in Retirement Plans IR-2004-21 — Guidance designates certain arrangements as “listed transactions” for tax-shelter reporting purposes. IRS Launches Web Section on Abusive Tax Shelter Schemes Involving Employee Retirement Plans IR-2004-20 — Site warns promoters and plan professionals about the consequences of participating in such schemes. IRS, States Move Forward in Fight Against Abusive Tax Avoidance IR-2004-19 — IRS shares leads on more than 20,000 involved in abusive tax avoidance with 45 states, DC and NY City. Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative results updated. IRS has $2.5 Billion for Individuals Who Failed to File a 2000 Tax Return IR-2004-18, Feb. 9, 2004 — Unclaimed refunds await nearly 2 million people if they file their 2000 income tax return before April 15, 2004. Check Carefully Before Applying for Offers in Compromise IR-2004-17 — Beware of promoters’ claims that tax debts can be settled for “pennies on the dollar." News Release and Fact Sheet Archive News releases and fact sheets from November 2002 forward and an archive of news releases and fact sheets in PDF format back to 1997.