News Releases for February 2018

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IR-2018-36, February 28, 2018 — The IRS today released an updated Withholding Calculator on and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December.

IR-2018-35, Feb. 27, 2018 — As the IRS begins releasing refunds for taxpayers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit, the agency reminds them that many of these refunds should arrive in bank accounts or on debit cards this week.

IR-2018-34, Feb. 23, 2018 ― The IRS is reminding farmers and fishers about the March 1 deadline to take advantage of special rules that can allow them to forgo making quarterly estimated tax payments.

IR-2018-33, Feb. 22, 2018 — The IRS today said that it is ready to process tax year 2017 returns claiming three popular tax benefits recently renewed retroactively into law.

IR-2018-32, Feb. 21, 2018 — The IRS today advised taxpayers that in many cases they can continue to deduct interest paid on home equity loans.

IR-2018-31, February 20, 2018 — The IRS alerted taxpayers the day after Presidents Day marks the busiest day of the year for calls to the toll-free help line.

IR-2018-30, Feb. 16, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers who have changed tax software products that they may need information from their 2016 tax return to complete their taxes this year.

IR-2018-29, Feb. 15, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that IRS offices provide service by appointment.

IR-2018-28, Feb. 14, 2018 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers and tax professionals that they will be asked to verify their identities if they call the IRS.

IR-2018-27, Feb. 13, 2018 — The IRS today warned taxpayers of a quickly growing scam involving erroneous tax refunds being deposited into their bank accounts.

IR-2018-26, Feb. 13, 2018 — With millions of tax refunds being processed, the IRS reminds taxpayers they can get fast answers about their refund by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool available on and through the IRS2Go app.

IR-2018-25, Feb. 13, 2018 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today announced modifications to the procedures for changing the accounting period of foreign corporations owned by U.S. shareholders that are subject to the transition tax under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

IR-2018-24, Feb. 12, 2018 — The IRS announced today the selection of eight new members and 14 reinstated members for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), which provides a forum for IRS officials and members of the public to address information reporting issues.

IR-2018-23, Feb. 12, 2018 — With a surge of tax returns expected during the upcoming Presidents Day weekend, the Internal Revenue Service offers taxpayers several tips and time-saving resources to get them the help they need quickly and easily.

IR-2018-22, Feb. 8, 2018 — With the surge of tax returns expected during the upcoming Presidents Day weekend, the IRS is offering taxpayers several tips and various time-saving resources to get them the help they need from the IRS quickly and easily.

IR-2018-21, Feb. 8, 2018 –The Internal Revenue Service today announced steep declines in tax-related identity theft in 2017, attributing the success to the Security Summit initiatives that help safeguard the nation’s taxpayers

IR-2018-20, Feb. 7, 2018 — With the 2018 filing season in full swing, the IRS today offered taxpayers some basic tax and refund tips to clear up some common misbeliefs.

IR-2018-19, Feb. 6, 2018— The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 does not affect the tax year 2018 dollar limitations for retirement plans announced in IR 2017-177 and detailed in Notice 2017-64.

IR-2018-18, Feb. 5, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers with expired Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to renew them as soon as possible.

IR-2018-17, Feb. 2, 2018 – Seeing the emergence of a new filing season scam, the Internal Revenue Service today urged tax professionals to step up security and beware of phishing emails that can secretly download malicious software that can help cybercriminals steal client data.

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