News Releases for February 2007


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IR-2007-46, Feb. 28, 2007 — Many members of the military can take advantage of Free File.

IR-2007-45, Feb. 28, 2007 — The IRS announced today that farmers and fishermen may ask the IRS to waive any estimated tax penalties if the taxpayers were affected by the snowstorms that began on February 19, 2007.

IR-2007-44, Feb. 28, 2007 — IRS responds to requests from restaurant and beverage industry.

IR-2007-43, Feb. 28, 2007 — Chesman to enforce standards of competence, integrity and conduct among tax practitioners.

IR-2007-42, Feb. 27, 2007 — Correct information is important on these beneficiary, partnership and shareholder forms because the IRS matches the data to other returns to ensure accurate reporting.

IR-2007-41, Feb. 26, 2007 — Eileen Mayer, currently head of the IRS’s Office of Fraud / Bank Secrecy Act, was named today as head of the agency’s Criminal Investigation Division.

IR-2007-40, Feb. 23, 2007 — The 2007 filing season's first statistics indicate that 30 percent of taxpayers are not requesting the telephone excise tax refund.

IR-2007-39, Feb. 22, 2007 — The IRS and the Treasury Department today announced that they will work to publish guidance for automobile wholesalers, manufacturers and dealers on the proper treatment of the dollar-value, LIFO inventory method for pooling purposes of crossover vehicles.

IR-2007-38, Feb. 20, 2007 — The IRS announced that purchasers of Honda qualified vehicles may continue to claim the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.

IR-2007-37, Feb. 20, 2007 –– Also new to the "Dirty Dozen" are abuses involving the American Indian Employment Credit, domestic shell companies and structured entities.

IR-2007-36, Feb. 16, 2007 — The IRS has seen limited but serious instances of abuse and has sent in criminal investigators to pursue the matter accordingly.

IR-2007-35, Feb. 14, 2007 — In one of the largest agreements at the IRS Large & Midsize Business Division examination level, Merck agrees to pay $2.3 billion.

IR-2007-34, Feb. 13, 2007 — The IRS will extend until March 30 the deadline for current and former U.S.-based employees of foreign embassies, consular offices and missions and international organizations to participate in a one-time settlement initiative to resolve outstanding tax matters related to their employment.

IR-2007-33, Feb. 13, 2007 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of 16 new members for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). These appointees will join 11 returning members who are in their last year of a three-year term.

IR-2007-32, Feb. 13, 2007 — Norice 2007-16 explains the changes in the law under the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, who is eligible for the penalty waiver and to what extent relief is available.

IR-2007-31, Feb. 9, 2007 — The IRS has new chiefs in the Human Capital Office and Agency-Wide Shared Services.

IR-2007-30, Feb. 8, 2006 — IRS officials today announced an initiative aimed at providing relief for rank-and-file employees affected by their companies’ issuance of backdated stock options.

IR-2007-29, Feb. 8, 2007 — The IRS announced that purchasers of General Motors Corp. qualified vehicles may continue to claim the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.

IR-2007-28, Feb. 8, 2007 — After reviewing the fourth quarter sales of Toyota, the IRS announced that purchasers Toyota and Lexus vehicles may continue to claim the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.

IR-2007-27, Feb. 7, 2007 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today it is taking additional steps to prevent abuse by tax preparers and help taxpayers make accurate requests for the one-time telephone excise tax refund.

IR-2007-26, Feb. 6, 2007 — E-file is the easiest and most accurate way to file a return, including any return claiming extender-related benefits.

Feb. 5, 2007 — The president’s 2008 budget request for the IRS, together with the accompanying legislative proposals concerning tax administration... will do much to promote compliance with our tax law.

IR-2007-25, Feb. 2, 2007 — The IRS today named Stephen A. Whitlock as director of its new Whistleblower Office, where he will be responsible for administering the program designed to receive information that helps uncover tax cheating and to provide appropriate rewards to whistleblowers.

IR-2007-24, Feb. 1, 2007 — The Treasury Department, Treasurer of the U.S., the IRS and other officials launch Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day to remind eligible, working taxpayers to claim this important credit.

IR-2007-23, Feb. 1, 2007 — IRS-partnered programs offer free tax help to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, taxpayers who are 60 and older, members of the military and more.

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