News Releases for January 2013

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IR-2013-14, Jan. 30, 2013 — The IRS opened the 2013 filing season by announcing a variety of enhanced products and services to help taxpayers prepare and file their returns by the April 15 deadline.

IR-2013-13, Jan. 29, 2013 — The IRS has added Tumblr to its list of social media platforms, giving taxpayers another way of accessing helpful IRS tax tips, videos, podcasts and more.

IR-2013-12, Jan. 28, 2013 — The IRS announced the selection of six new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

IR-2013-11, Jan. 28, 2013 — The IRS announced the selection of eight new members for IRPAC.

IR-2013-10, Jan. 28, 2013 — The IRS announced that the processing of tax returns claiming education credits will begin by the middle of February.

IR-2013-9, Jan. 25, 2013— The IRS and partners nationwide launched the Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day outreach campaign aimed at helping millions take advantage of the EITC.

IR-2013-8, Jan. 24, 2013 — Guidance to borrowers, mortgage loan holders and loan servicers participating in the Principal Reduction Alternative offered through Treasury's and HUD's Home Affordable Modification Program® (HAMP-PRA®) is available.

IR-2013-7, Jan. 18, 2013 — The IRS will issue guidance soon to provide relief from the estimated tax penalty for farmers and fishermen unable to file and pay their 2012 taxes by the March 1 deadline due to the delayed start for filing tax returns.

IR-2013-6, Jan. 16, 2013 — Certain owners of IRAs have a limited time to make tax-free transfers to eligible charities and have them count for tax-year 2012.

IR-2013-5, Jan. 15, 2013 — There's a simplified option that many owners of home-based businesses and some home-based workers may use to figure their deductions for the business use of their homes.

IR-2013-4, Jan. 11, 2013 — IRS provides inflation adjustments and other tax changes for tax year 2013.

IR-2013-3, Jan. 9, 2013 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2012 annual report to Congress, identifying the need for tax reform as the overriding priority in tax administration.

IR-2013-2, Jan. 8, 2013 — Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act, the IRS announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.

IR-2013-1, Jan. 3, 2013 — The IRS released updated income-tax withholding tables for 2013 reflecting this week’s changes by Congress.

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