IRS reminds employers, other businesses of Jan. 31 filing deadline for wage statements, independent contractor forms IR-2019-08, January 29, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government. IRS kicks off 2019 tax-filing season as tax agency reopens; Use IRS.gov to avoid phone delays IR-2019-07, January 28, 2019 ― The IRS successfully opened the 2019 tax-filing season today as the agency started accepting and processing federal tax returns for tax year 2018. EITC Awareness Day reminds taxpayers to look into valuable credit; Volunteers available to help IR-2019-06, January 25, 2019 — With today marking national EITC Awareness Day, the Internal Revenue Service wants to remind workers about the Earned Income Tax Credit and to correctly claim this important credit if they qualify. Due to appropriations lapse, Treasury and IRS cancel Jan. 24 public hearing regarding user fees of enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents IR-2019-05, January 22, 2019 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced the cancellation of a public hearing on proposed amendments to the regulations relating to imposing user fees for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents (REG-122898-17) due to the lapse of appropriations. Treasury, IRS issue final regulations, other guidance on new qualified business income deduction; Safe harbor enables many rental real estate owners to claim deduction IR-2019-04, January 18, 2019 — Today the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations and three related pieces of guidance, implementing the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction (section 199A deduction). IRS waives penalty for many whose tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short in 2018 IR-2019-03, January 16, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is waiving the estimated tax penalty for many taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year. IRS Free File opens today in advance of tax season IR-2019-02, January 11, 2019 — An improved version of IRS Free File begins its 17th filing season today as a dozen private-sector partners offer their brand-name products to help eligible taxpayers navigate the new tax reform law and electronically prepare their tax returns. IRS confirms tax filing season to begin January 28 IR-2019-01, January 7, 2019 — Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find an archive of news releases and fact sheets from November 2002 and news releases and a listing of fact sheets from 1997.