News Releases for January 2017

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IR-2017-14, January 31, 2017 -- The IRS announced today the release of an updated Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, that will help tax-exempt organizations avoid common mistakes when filing their annual return.

IR-2017-13, Jan. 30, 2017 -- The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers that the due date for filing Forms W-2, the Wage and Tax Statement for their employees for calendar year 2016, is now Jan, 31, 2017

IR-2017-12, January 27, 2017 — The IRS today joined partners across the country in promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit on EITC Awareness Day, Friday, January 27, 2017.

IR-2017-11, Jan 26, 2017 — The IRS urges Native American taxpayers to look into the EITC and correctly claim it if they qualify.

IR-2017-10, January 25, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today renewed their warning about an email scam that uses a corporate officer’s name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.

IR-2017-09, Jan. 25, 2017 — The IRS wants working grandparents raising grandchildren to be aware of the EITC and correctly claim it if they qualify.

IR-2017-08, January 24, 2017 — The IRS wants taxpayers living in rural communities to be aware of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and correctly claim it if they qualify.

IR-2017-07, Jan. 23, 2017 — The IRS wants taxpayers with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities to be aware of the EITC and correctly claim it if they qualify.

IR-2017-06, January 23, 2017 — The IRS said today that it successfully started accepting and processing 2016 federal individual income tax returns on schedule.

IR-2017-05, Jan. 13, 2017 — The IRS and its private-sector partners today announced the 2017 opening of Free File, the free tax software preparation program that gives eligible taxpayers a dozen options for brand-name products.

IR-2017-04, Jan. 12, 2017 – As the start of tax filing season approaches, the IRS is reminding taxpayers to start thinking about who will prepare their 2016 federal tax return.

IR-2017-03, Jan. 11, 2017 – The IRS, state tax agencies and tax industry leaders today warned tax professionals to be alert to an email scam from cybercriminals posing as clients soliciting their services.

IR-2017-02, Jan. 10, 2017— National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2016 annual report to Congress, recommending that the IRS revamp its “Future State” plan to adopt a taxpayer-centric focus and urging Congress to emphasize simplification when it considers tax reform later this year.

IR-2017-01, Jan. 5, 2017 — The IRS and partners from the states and tax industry today reminded taxpayers that the nation’s 2017 individual income tax filing season opens Jan. 23.

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