News Releases for February 2022

IRS updates FAQs for the Premium Tax Credit

IR-2022-44, February 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Premium Tax Credit.

Tax Time Guide: Use the Where’s My Refund? tool or IRS2Go app to conveniently check tax refund status

IR-2022-43, February 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today that the fastest and easiest way to check on tax refunds is by using the Where's My Refund? tool on IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go mobile app.

Interest rates increase for the second quarter of 2022

IR-2022-42, February 23, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2022.

2022 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List now available

IR-2022-41, February 22, 2022 — The IRS's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program office announced today that its 2022 Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List, is now available.

IRS provides additional updates to Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-40, February 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

IRS reminds those with farming, fishing businesses of March 1 tax deadline

IR-2022-39, February 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded those with income from a farming or fishing business they should file and pay their entire tax due on or before Tuesday, March 1, if they did not make estimated tax payments.

IRS provides further details on additional relief for certain partnerships preparing schedules K-2 and K-3 for 2021

IR-2022-38, February 16, 2022 — The IRS today provided further details on additional transition relief for certain domestic partnerships and S corporations preparing the new schedules K-2 and K-3 to further ease the change to these new schedules. Those eligible for the relief will not have to file the new schedules for tax year 2021.

Join the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel and help improve the IRS; apply by April 8

IR-2022-37, February 16, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). Applications will be accepted through April 8.

Latest spearphishing scams target tax professionals

IR-2022-36, February 16, 2022 — With tax season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and tax industry today warned tax professionals of new email scams that attempt to steal their tax software preparation credentials.

Tax Time Guide: Make IRS.gov the first stop for tax help

IR-2022-35, February 16, 2022 — With phone volumes continuing at historic levels, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers IRS.gov, should be the first stop for taxpayers seeking information and help with their federal taxes.

IRS updates FAQs for Higher Education Emergency Grants

IR-2022-34, February 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on Higher Education Emergency Grants.

IRS announces an update to the Form 14457, Voluntary Disclosure Practice Preclearance Request and Application

IR-2022-33, February 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Form 14457, Voluntary Disclosure Practice Preclearance Request and Application, has been revised, including expanding a section on reporting virtual currency.

IRS launches resource page on IRS.gov with latest details and information for taxpayers during filing season

IR-2022-32, February 14, 2022 — To help taxpayers and tax professionals, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a special new page on IRS.gov to provide the latest details and information affecting the 2022 filing season and ongoing efforts by the agency to address the inventory of previously filed tax returns.

IRS continues work to help taxpayers; suspends mailing of additional letters

IR-2022-31, February 9, 2022 — As part of ongoing efforts to provide additional help for people during this period, the IRS announced today the suspension of more than a dozen additional letters, including the mailing of automated collection notices normally issued when a taxpayer owes additional tax, and the IRS has no record of a taxpayer filing a tax return.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics represented nearly 20,000 taxpayers dealing with an IRS tax controversy

IR-2022-30, February 9, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program office today announced highlights from its 2021 annual report.

Tax Time Guide: American Rescue Plan changes can boost refunds for many families; people should file even if they haven’t for years

IR-2022-29, February 8, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged Americans to file a 2021 federal income tax return so they can take advantage of key tax benefits included in the American Rescue Plan and other recent legislation.

IRS updates Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-28, February 8, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

IRS announces transition away from use of third-party verification involving facial recognition

IR-2022-27, February 7, 2022 — The IRS announced it will transition away from using a third-party service for facial recognition to help authenticate people creating new online accounts.

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers open on special Saturdays for face-to-face help

IR-2022-26, February 4, 2022 — As part of a larger effort to help people during this year’s filing season, the Internal Revenue Service today announced special Saturday hours at many Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) across the country.

IRS warning: Scammers work year-round; stay vigilant

IR-2022-25, February 3, 2022 — As the new year begins, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to protect their personal and financial information throughout the year and watch out for IRS impersonation scams, along with other schemes, that try to trick people out of their hard-earned money.

IRS provides revised answer for 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit on tracing payments

IR-2022-24, February 2, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (FS-2022-08).

Tax Time Guide: Important considerations before filing a 2021 tax return

IR-2022-23, February 1, 2022 — Now that the 2022 tax season is open, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to make sure they’ve got what they need before they file and to consider free resources available to help them get organized.

IRS revises FAQs for 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

IR-2022-22, February 1, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments.

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