News Releases for February 2011

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IRS Has $1.1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2007 Income Tax Return

IR-2011-21, Feb. 28, 2011 — Refunds totaling more than $1.1 billion may be waiting for nearly 1.1 million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2007 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 18, 2011.

IRS Announces New Effort to Help Struggling Taxpayers Get a Fresh Start; Major Changes Made to Lien Process

IR-2011-20, Feb. 24, 2011 — The IRS announced a series of new steps to help people and businesses pay back taxes and avoid tax liens.

IRS Holds Saturday Open Houses on Feb. 26 and March 26 to Help Taxpayers

IR-2011-19, Feb. 23, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that nearly 100 IRS offices will be open on Saturday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 26, to help taxpayers.

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Members Selected 2011

IR-2011-18, Feb. 18, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of 32 new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel.

Interest Rates Increase for the Second Quarter of 2011

IR-2011-17, Feb. 17, 2011 — For the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2011, interest rates for underpayments and overpayments will increase by one percentage point.

IRS Begins Processing Tax Forms Affected by Late Tax Changes; Taxpayers can e-file Immediately

IR-2011-16, Feb. 15, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service announced it has started processing individual tax returns affected by legislation enacted in December and reminded taxpayers that they can begin filing electronically immediately.

IRS Seeks ETAAC Nominations

IR-2011-15, Feb. 11, 2011 — The IRS is requesting membership nominations for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).

Second Special Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Opens; Those Hiding Assets Offshore Face Aug. 31 deadline

IR-2011-14, Feb. 8, 2011 — Those hiding assets offshore can get current with their taxes through a new Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative.

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