News Releases for January 2007


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IR-2007-22, Jan. 31, 2007 — The IRS announced that purchasers of qualified Ford Motor Company vehicles may continue to claim the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit. Also, four qualifying 2008 Ford hybrid vehicles were announced.

IR-2007-21, Jan. 31, 2007 — Taxpayers can improve their chances of correctly requesting and timely receiving the telephone tax refund by noting mistakes made by others and following IRS recommendations.

IR-2007-20, Jan. 30, 2007 — Thirty-three new members will join 64 returning members on the committee, which provides direct taxpayer input to the IRS.

IR-2007-19, Jan. 29, 2007 — The IRS is providing a new online tool to help individual taxpayers determine whether they might benefit by electing to deduct their state and local general sales taxes.

IR-2007-18, Jan. 26, 2007 — IRS announced that it has updated its online tool to help taxpayers determine whether they may owe the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).

IR-2007-17, Jan. 26, 2007 — Check out the redesigned Form 940. It's easier than ever.

IR-2007-16, Jan. 25, 2007 — Most taxpayers are claiming the amount properly, but those requesting inflated amounts could have their refunds frozen, be audited or face investigation.

IR-2007-15, Jan. 24, 2007 — This year, taxpayers will have extra time beyond the traditional April 15 deadline to file their 2006 returns and pay any taxes due.

IR-2007-14, Jan. 24, 2007 — On January 28, 2007, the IRS and Telemundo will present a TV program for Spanish-language taxpayers at 3:30 Eastern and Pacific times and 2:30 Central and Mountain times, called "Los Impuestos y Usted."

IR-2007-13, Jan. 22, 2007 – The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new Internet-based version of its popular Exempt Organizations Workshop covering tax compliance issues confronted by small and mid-sized tax-exempt organizations, including charities and churches.

IR-2007-12, Jan. 18, 2007 — IRPAC provides an organized public forum for discussion of relevant tax administration issues.

IR-2007-11, Jan. 16, 2007 — For the fifth year, the IRS and its private-sector partners offer free electronic filing for eligible taxpayers, with expanded service and new features.

IR-2007-10, Jan. 12, 2007 — Electronic filing results in fewer errors and faster refunds. Last year, more than 73 million federal tax returns were e-filed.

IR-2007-09, Jan. 12, 2007 — In first bilateral advance pricing agreement between U.S. and China, Wal-Mart worked with the two tax agencies to resolve transfer pricing issues before they would arise in an audit.

IR-2007-08, Jan. 11, 2007 — The Internal Revenue Service has acknowledged the certification by Nissan North America, Inc., that its 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid vehicle meets the requirements of the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit as a qualified hybrid motor vehicle.

Illinois business taxpayers are the first in the nation to be able to pay state withholding and federal taxes at the same time through a single system.

IR-2007-7, Jan. 10, 2007 — New guidance addresses questions on issues such as hardship and early distributions from plans, rollovers, earlier vesting and more.

IR-2007-06, Jan. 10, 2007 — Calvin H. Johnson of the University of Texas Law School to serve as the 2007 Professor in Residence

IR-2007-05, Jan. 10, 2007 — The IRS announced another milestone in its outreach campaign to the entertainment industry regarding the taxability of gift bags and promotional items.

IR-2007-04, Jan. 9, 2007 — The report identifies areas of concern and recommends a variety of legislative solutions.

IR-2007-03, Jan. 8, 2007 — IRS announces that it will begin accepting returns from taxpayers making claims resulting from the recently passed extender legislation on Feb. 3.

IR-2007-02, Jan. 8, 2007 — Modernized e-File offers transactional processing, binary file attachments and other benefits.

IR-2007-01, Jan. 4, 2007 — The new filing season brings changes that taxpayers should be aware of.

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