News Releases for January 2010

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IR 2010-16, Jan. 29, 2010 — Taxpayers in nine states file with different processing centers this year; e-filers unaffected.

IR-2010-15, Jan. 29, 2010 — Nearly 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open this year.

IR-2010-14, Jan. 29, 2010 — Larger families will qualify for a larger credit.

IR-2010-13, Jan. 26, 2010 — Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Shulman to the New York State Bar Association Taxation Section Annual Meeting.

IR-2010-12, Jan. 25, 2010 — People who give to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti can claim these donations on the tax return they are completing this season, the IRS said.

IR-2010-11, Jan. 22, 2010 — Recipients of disaster assistance in Haiti do not include the value on their tax return. Private foundations making these payments do not risk losing their tax-exempt status.

IR-2010-10, Jan. 21, 2010 — The IRS reminded tax-exempt organizations to make sure they file their annual information form on time. In 2010 the tax-exempt status of any non-profit that has not filed the required form in the last three years will be revoked.

IR-2010-9, Jan. 20, 2010 — New legislation extends the eligibility period and the duration of COBRA health insurance premium assistance for workers who lose their jobs.

IR-2010-8, Jan. 20, 2010 — The IRS today announced the selection of Michael Danilack as Deputy Commissioner (International) for the Large and Mid-Size Business Division.

IR-2010-7, Jan. 19, 2010 — The IRS is joining national TV network Telemundo in a special one-hour tax program for Spanish-speaking taxpayers on Sunday, Jan. 24.

IR-2010-6, Jan. 15, 2010 — The IRS released the new form that eligible homebuyers need to claim the first-time homebuyer credit this tax season and announced processing of those tax returns will begin in mid-February.

IR-2010-5, Jan. 15, 2010 — The IRS and its private-sector partners are making Free File available starting today. Most taxpayers can have free use of helpful tax preparation software and free electronic filing of the federal tax returns.

IR-2010-4, Jan. 15, 2010 — IRS e-file, the popular electronic tax return delivery service used by two-thirds of the nation’s taxpayers, opens for business January 15 and marks 20 years of safely and securely transmitting nearly 800 million returns.

IR-2010-3, Jan. 11, 2010 — Nine notices are among first to be redesigned for clarity, effectiveness and efficiency.

IR-2010-2, Jan. 6, 2010 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress.

IR-2010-1, Jan. 4, 2010 — The IRS kicked off the 2010 tax filing season today by issuing the results of a landmark six-month study that proposes new registration, testing and continuing education of tax return preparers.

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