News Releases for January 2006


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IR-2006-20, Jan. 26, 2006 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded tax professionals that they can use several online tools to help clients with the EITC.

IR-2006-21, Jan. 26, 2006 — Special rules for victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma will ease the eligibility requirements for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit.

IR-2006-18, Jan. 24, 2006 — The IRS has posted a new publication to to inform taxpayers affected by hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma about benefits in recent legislation.

IR-2006-16, Jan 18, 2006 — Tax returns of individuals from the District of Columbia and 11 states will be mailed to different centers than last year.

IR-2006-19, Jan. 24, 2006 — The IRS will review the Questionable Refund Program to make improvements in processing and taxpayer notification.

IR-2006-17, Jan. 19, 2006 — Seven new members will join the eight returning committee members in providing the IRS with recommendations on a variety of information reporting issues.

IR-2006-15, Jan. 18, 2006 — The Internal Revenue Service and its private-sector partners today announced the opening of Free File, the free tax preparation and free electronic filing initiative that marks its fourth year.

IR-2006-14, Jan. 14, 2006 — Last minute tax law changes mean a small percentage of e-filers should hold off filing until the end of January.

IR-2006-12, Jan. 13, 2006 — Taxapayers buying hybrid vehicles will be able to rely on certification from manufacturers who go through the process outlined in today's guidance.

IR-2006-13, Jan. 13, 2006 — Internal Revenue Service officials today reminded taxpayers of a Jan. 23, 2006 to opt for a global settlement initiative. There will be no deadline extension.

IR-2006-11, Jan. 12, 2006 — The newly simplified Form K-1, used to report income, deductions and credits from trusts and estates to beneficiaries, is now available for use.

IR-2006-9, Jan. 10, 2006 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a report to Congress that urges Congress to enact fundamental tax simplification.

IR-2006-10, Jan. 12, 2006— Taxpayers may file their 2005 tax returns electronically beginning January 13 as IRS e-file celebrates its 20th anniversary.

IR-2006-8, Jan. 9, 2006 — The IRS is joining national television network Telemundo in a special one-hour tax program for Spanish-speaking taxpayers on Sunday, Jan. 15.

IR-2006-7, Jan. 9, 2006 — New rules for ITIN Acceptance Agents go into effect Jan. 9, 2006.

IR-2006-6, Jan. 6, 2006 — IRS and Treasury officials announced today the elimination of a class of reportable transactions.

IR-2006-5, Jan. 5, 2006 –– The IRS and four additional tax professional organizations have agreed to partner to provide assistance to taxpayers at local disaster recovery centers

IR-2006-4, Jan. 4, 2006 –– The IRS issued guidance on the safe harbor for heavy equipment dealers in Revenue Procedure 2006-14.

IR-2006-2, January 3, 2006 — The IRS today issued temporary and proposed regulations that will significantly reduce tax filing burden for nearly 950,000 small business owners.

IR-2006-1, Jan. 3, 2006 — The IRS expects to process 135 million individual tax returns in 2006.

IR-2006-3, Jan. 4, 2006 — Online tool to help individuals determine whether they are subject to alternative minimum tax.

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