News Releases for January 2009

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For Many Investors, Year-End Forms to Arrive Later

IR-2009-11, Jan. 30, 2009 ― Many investors will receive their year-end tax statements later than in past years, but these forms are likely to be more accurate, according to the IRS.

IRS Offers Tips to Avoid Recovery Rebate Credit Confusion

IR-2009-10, Jan. 30, 2009 — Taxpayers need to know amount of economic stimulus payment received last year.

Free Tax Help Available Nationwide 2009

IR-2009-9, Jan. 30, 2009 — Nearly 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year.

IRS and Partners Mark EITC Awareness Day with Nationwide Events; EITC Could Mean Bigger Refunds for Millions of Taxpayers

IR-2009-8, Jan. 30, 2009 — The Internal Revenue Service and community partners nationwide today kicked off EITC Awareness Day to promote a tax credit that could be a critical financial lifeline to many Americans this year.

Taxpayers in Four States File with Different Centers this Year

IR-2009-7, Jan. 21, 2009 — Individuals in Delaware, Illinois, New York, and Rhode Island will file their tax returns at different IRS centers this year.

IRS and Telemundo Will Host Tax Information Program for Spanish Speaking Taxpayers 2009

IR-2009-6, Jan. 15, 2009 — The IRS will join national TV network Telemundo in an informative tax program aimed at Spanish-speaking taxpayers on Sunday, Jan. 25.

E-File Opens for 2009 With New Features to Expand Taxpayer Access, Help Speed Refunds

IR-2009-5, Jan. 14, 2009 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the Jan. 16 opening of an expanded IRS e-file program for 2008 federal tax returns.

Daily IRS Tax Tips Available For 2009 Filing Season

IR-2009-4, Jan. 13, 2009 – The IRS is offering a daily series of Tax Tips for the 2009 federal tax filing season that began this month.

National Taxpayer Advocate Urges Tax Simplification and Compassionate Treatment of Taxpayers Hit by Recession

IR-2009-3, Jan. 7, 2009 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her annual report, urging Congress to greatly simplify the tax code and recommending measures to reduce the burden on taxpayers who are struggling to pay their tax bills.

IRS Begins Tax Season 2009 with Steps to Help Financially Distressed Taxpayers; Promotes Credits, e-file Options

IR-2009-2, Jan. 6, 2009 — The IRS begins the 2009 tax filing season with steps to help financially distressed taxpayers.

IRS Announces New Advisory Council Members Jan. 2009

IR-2009-1, Jan. 5, 2009 — The IRS names four new members of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

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