News Releases for February 2014

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IRS Continues Smooth Start to Filing Season

IR-2014-20, Feb. 27, 2014 — The IRS has issued almost 40 million refunds so far this tax filing season.

IRS Offers Health Care Tax Tips to Help Individuals Understand Tax Provisions in the Affordable Care Act

IR-2014-19, Feb. 25, 2014 - IRS is offering educational Health Care Tax Tips to help individuals understand how the Affordable Care Act may affect their taxes.

IRS Criminal Investigation Issues Annual Report

IR-2014-18, Feb. 24, 2014 — IRS Criminal Investigation Division today released its annual report.

2014 Filing Season Continues with Higher Refunds Issued

IR-2014-17, Feb. 20, 2014 – The IRS has issued 15 percent more refunds in 2014 than at the same time last year.

IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List

IR-2014-16, Feb. 19, 2014 — The IRS issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.

Filing Season 2014 Begins with More Returns Filed

IR-2014-15, Feb. 14, 2014 — Tax filings in 2014 are outpacing results from the same time last year.

IRS Warns of Heavy Call Volume Offers Tips for Faster Answers

IR-2014-14, Feb. 13, 2014 — The IRS reminded taxpayers the Presidents Day holiday period typically marks one of the busiest weeks of the tax filing season for its phone lines and offers other alternatives to help taxpayers find answers to commonly asked tax questions.

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Members Selected 2014

IR-2014-13, Feb. 12, 2014 — The IRS announced the selection of new members to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee charged with providing taxpayer suggestions to improve IRS customer service.

IRS Commissioner Addresses Nation's Taxpayers on 2014 Filing Season; YouTube Video Released

IR-2014-12, Feb. 10, 2014 - The Internal Revenue Service released a YouTube video message from Commissioner John Koskinen to the nation's taxpayers providing tips and help for the 2014 filing season.

Updated IRS Smartphone App IRS2Go Version 4.0 Now Available

IR-2014-11, Feb. 4, 2014 — The IRS today announced the release of IRS2Go 4.0, an update to its smartphone application featuring new, added features available in both English and Spanish.

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