News Releases for February 2006


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IR-2006-37, Feb. 27, 2006 — Taxpayers served by the Andover, Mass., processing center will have an extra day to file returns and pay taxes because April 17 is a Massachusetts state holiday.

IR-2006-36, Feb. 24, 2006 — IRS officials today released a report on the agency’s examination of political activity by tax-exempt organizations during the 2004 election campaign.

IR-2006-35, Feb. 23, 2006 — Under the installment method, a tobacco quota owner who receives termination payments over a number of years should report only the income received each year.

IR-2006-34, Feb. 21, 2006 — Homeowners can rely on certifications from manufacturers of energy efficient items to claim tax credits.

IR-2006-33, Feb. 21, 2006 — Companies are provided guidance for engaging in getting tax credit for Coal Project Program and Gasification Project Program.

IR-2006-32, Feb 21, 2006 — Homebuilders may be eligible for up to $2,000 for credits related to building homes that are more energy efficient.

IR-2006-31, Feb. 21, 2006 — The deadline for filing a 2002 income tax return to claim a refund for that year is April 17, 2006.

IR-2006-30, Feb. 17, 2006 — Taxpayers in the most severely damaged parishes and counties of Louisiana and Mississippi automatically have through Aug. 28, 2006 to file returns and make certain payments.

IR-2006-29, Feb. 16, 2006 — Business taxpayers should use revised Form 7004 to request automatic six-month extension.

IR-2006-28, Feb. 14, 2006 — The revised tax gap estimate is $345 billion for tax year 2001. The tax gap is the difference between what taxpayers timely and voluntarily should have paid and what they did pay.

IR-2006-27, Feb. 10, 2006 — Victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma now have until Oct. 16, 2006.

IR-2006-26, Feb. 8, 2006 — Taxpayers who bought a 2006 Toyota Prius in 2005 should look for a $2,000 deduction on their 2005 tax returns, as the IRS has certified the 2006 Prius.

IR-2006-25, Feb. 7, 2006 — The IRS pursues and shuts down promoters of these and numerous other scams.

IR-2006-24, Feb. 6, 2006 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced new steps to improve the Questionable Refund Program (QRP) and reduce the number of taxpayers subject to frozen refunds.

IR-2006-23, Feb. 3, 2006 — The forums present the latest news and information for tax professionals over three days of seminars.

IR-2006-22, Feb. 3, 2006 — Revisions to Circular 230 would modify the definition of practice, eligibility for enrollment, unenrolled practice, and address other items of interest to tax professionals.

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