News Releases for January 2011

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Free Tax Help Available Nationwide 2011

IR-2011-13, Jan. 28, 2011 — Over 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year providing vital tax preparation services for low- to moderate-income and elderly taxpayers.

Workers Urged to Check Eligibility for EITC; IRS and Partners Mark 5th EITC Awareness Day

IR-2011-12, Jan. 28, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service and partners nationwide mark the 5th Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day on Friday, Jan. 28.

January IRS Live Webinar Focuses on Filing Season

IR-2011-11, Jan. 24, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service’s next IRS Live webinar, “Getting Ready for Filing Season 2011 - Individuals and Businesses,” is Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. This special, 100-minute program will give tax preparers a head start on the 2011 filing season.

IRS Names 10 New Members to IRPAC

IR-2011-10, Jan. 24, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of 10 new members in 2011 for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC).

IRS Announces New Advisory Council Members 2011

IR-2011-9, Jan. 24, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of 10 new members and a new chairman of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC), which provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and the public to discuss key tax administration issues.

IRS Launches the IRS2Go App for iPhone, Android; Taxpayers Can Check Refunds, Get Tax Information

IR-2011-8, Jan. 24, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service announces its first smartphone app, IRS2Go.

IRS to Start Processing Delayed Returns on Feb. 14; Most People Unaffected and Can File Now

IR-2011-7, Jan. 20, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service plans a Feb. 14 start date for processing tax returns delayed by last month’s tax law changes.

IRS and Telemundo Host Tax Information Program in Spanish 2011

IR-2011-6, Jan. 14, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service is joining national TV network Telemundo in a special program for Spanish-speaking taxpayers on Sunday, Jan. 30.

Free File Brand-Name Software and Online Forms Available Today

IR-2011-5, Jan. 14, 2011 — IRS Free File opens today, Jan. 14, to start its ninth year of helping make taxes a little less taxing.

IRS e-file Launches Today; Most Taxpayers Can File Immediately

IR-2011-4, Jan. 14, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service opened its 21st season of electronic filing today with a reminder to taxpayers that e-file remains the best way to get fast refunds and ensure accurate tax returns, particularly following several tax law changes in December.

IRS Reminds Small Charities to Check Their Reporting Requirements Because They May Have Gotten Simpler

IR-2011-3, Jan. 13, 2011 — Most tax exempt organizations that had receipts of $50,000 or less during 2010 can file the e-Postcard instead of the standard Form 990, up from $25,000 in prior years.

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Tax Reform, Collection Issues, and Implementation of Health Care Reform

IR-2011-2, Jan. 5, 2011 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress.

IRS Kicks Off 2011 Tax Season with Deadline Extended to April 18; Taxpayers Impacted by Recent Tax Breaks Can File Starting in Mid- to Late February

IR-2011-1, Jan. 4, 2011 — The IRS opened the 2011 tax filing season by announcing that taxpayers have until April 18 to file their returns and reminded taxpayers to e-file as the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds.

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