News Releases for January 2003


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More People, Especially Military, Eligible for EITC; Volunteers, Stand Ready to Help

IR-2003-12 -- Law changes expand the number of low-income working taxpayers who qualify for tax relief.

Nancy J. Jardini Named Deputy Chief of Criminal Investigation

IR-2003-11 -- First woman selected as deputy chief of Criminal Investigation.

IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Mail Returns to the Correct Address

IR-2003-10 — Some taxpayers may be sending their returns to different service centers this year.

IRS Offers New, Expanded Subscription Services on; New Features Created for Tax Professionals, Taxpayers

IR-2003-9 -- New e-mail subscription services available for taxpayers, tax professionals, small business owners and the news media.

IRS Provides Inventory Valuation Method for the Automotive Remanufacturing Industry

IR-2003-8 -- Guidance issued that provides an inventory valuation method for rebuildable motor vehicle cores.

IRS Reminds Farmers, National Tobacco Settlement Payments are Taxable Each Year

IR-2003-7 -- Those who receive money from the National Tobacco Settlement Trust need to report payments as income.

Most Americans Now Can Prepare and File Their Taxes Online for Free; Treasury, OMB, IRS Launch New Free File Web Site

IR-2003-6 -- Government and private-sector partnership announces free online filing for millions of taxpayers.

IRS Unveils Offshore Voluntary Compliance Initiative; Chance for ‘Credit-Card Abusers’ to Clear Up Their Tax Liabilities

IR-2003-5 — IRS launches an initiative aimed at bringing taxpayers who used "offshore" financial arrangements to hide income back into compliance with tax law.

Jan. 10 First Day of E-file Season

IR-2003-4 -- IRS e-file starts Jan. 10.

IRS Establishes Office of Professional Responsibility

IR-2003-3 -- IRS announces a new Office of Professional Responsibility and its director.

IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Releases Annual Report to Congress

IR-2003-2 -- The National Taxpayer Advocate office releases its annual report to Congress.

2003 Filing Season Begins with New Features on

IR-2003-1 -- It's a new tax filing season and this year you'll find new Web features, expanded free e-filing and more helpful services from the IRS.

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