News Releases for January 2014

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EITC Awareness Day: IRS Kicks-Off Tax Season Alerting Low- and Moderate-Income Workers of Significant Tax Benefit

IR-2014-10, Jan. 31, 2014 — As the IRS starts processing returns today, it joins partners nationwide in launching the EITC Awareness Day outreach campaign to ensure that millions of low-and moderate-income workers get the credit they deserve and get it right.

IRS Kicks Off 2014 Tax Season; Individual Returns Can Be Filed Now; Free Online Services Available to Help With Filing, Refunds, EITC

IR-2014-9, Jan. 31, 2014 — The IRS today opened the 2014 filing season by highlighting a growing array of online services and encouraging taxpayers to check out a variety of tax benefits, such as the often-overlooked Earned Income Tax Credit.

IRS Announces New Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council Members

IR-2014-8, Jan. 30, 2014 — The IRS announced the selection of six new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

IRS Announces Seven New Members for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee

IR-2014-7, Jan. 30, 2014 — The IRS announced the selection of seven new members for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC).

IRS Filing Season Tax Tips Begin Jan. 28

IR-2014-6, Jan. 24, 2014 — The IRS offers a special series of daily Tax Tips beginning Jan. 28 to help people prepare their tax returns.

Watch Out for Tax Scams as Filing Season Opening Nears

IR-2014-5, Jan. 23, 2014 — With the start of the 2014 tax season approaching on Jan. 31, the IRS urges taxpayers to be aware that tax-related scams using the IRS name proliferate during this time of year.

Free File Opens Today, Offers Free Tax Prep and E-filing

IR-2014-4, Jan. 17, 2014 — To help people get a jump on their taxes before the Jan. 31 filing season opens, the IRS announced the availability of Free File for most taxpayers.

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Taxpayer Bill of Rights and IRS Funding

IR-2014-3, Jan. 9, 2014 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released her annual report to Congress, urging the IRS to adopt a comprehensive Taxpayer Bill of Rights and expressing concern that the IRS is not adequately funded to serve taxpayers.

Fall 2013 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available

IR-2014-2, Jan. 3, 2014 — Individual income tax returns, tax returns of partnerships and the contributions and distributions of IRA participants are detailed in the fall 2013 Statistics of Income report.

IRS Offers Videos to Help Taxpayers Preparing to File in 2014

IR-2014-1, Jan. 3, 2014 — The IRS is offering taxpayers a number of YouTube videos to help prepare their taxes for the upcoming filing season, which begins on Jan. 31.

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