News Releases for January 2022

IRS issues 2021 Filing Season frequently asked questions, information to help taxpayers preparing their 2021 returns

IR-2022-21, January 31, 2022 — These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are released to the public in Fact Sheet 2022-06, January 31, 2022.

EITC Awareness Day: Important changes mean more people qualify for credit that helps millions of Americans

IR-2022-20, January 28, 2022 — More people without children now qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the federal government’s largest refundable tax credit for low- to moderate-income families.

All third Economic Impact Payments issued; parents of children born in 2021, guardians and other eligible people who did not receive all of their third-round EIPs can claim up to $1,400 per person through the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-19, January 26, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that all third-round Economic Impact Payments have been issued and reminds people how to claim any remaining stimulus payment they’re entitled to on their 2021 income tax return as part of the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

IRS begins 2022 tax season; urges extra caution for taxpayers to file accurate tax returns electronically to speed refunds, avoid delays

IR-2022-18, January 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today kicked off the 2022 tax filing season with an urgent reminder to taxpayers to take extra precautions this year to file an accurate tax return electronically to help speed refunds.

IRS Chief Counsel looking for 200 experienced attorneys to focus on abusive tax deals; job openings posted

IR-2022-17, January 21, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief Counsel today announced plans to hire up to 200 additional attorneys to help the agency combat syndicated conservation easements, abusive micro-captive insurance arrangements and other tax schemes.

Top 5 things to remember when filing income tax returns in 2022

IR-2022-16, January 20, 2022 — With filing season beginning January 24, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers about several key items to keep in mind when filing their federal income tax returns this year.

January 31 wage statement deadline reminder for employers

IR-2022-15, January 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged employers to be aware of the January deadline to file Forms W-2 and other wage statements.

IRS Free File available today; filers can claim important tax benefits

IR-2022-14, January 14, 2022 — The IRS today announced the availability of Free File, providing taxpayers online tax preparation products available at no charge.

IRS issues Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-13, January 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

Get ready for taxes: Bookmark resources and online tools to use before, during and after filing

IR-2022-12, January 13, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to use IRS online tools and resources to find the information they need to be ready to file their 2021 federal tax returns, including important special steps related to Economic Impact Payments and advance Child Tax Credit payments.

National Taxpayer Advocate delivers Annual Report to Congress; focuses on taxpayer impact of processing and refund delays

IR-2022-11, January 12, 2022 — National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her 2021 Annual Report to Congress, calling calendar year 2021 “the most challenging year taxpayers and tax professionals have ever experienced.”

IRS updates FAQs for 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

IR-2022-10, January 11, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit to help eligible families properly claim the credit when they prepare and file their 2021 tax return.

IRS selects new IRSAC members for 2022

IR-2022-09, January 10, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the appointment of nine new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

2022 tax filing season begins Jan. 24; IRS outlines refund timing and what to expect in advance of April 18 tax deadline

IR-2022-08, January 10, 2022 — The IRS announced that the nation's tax season will start on Monday, January 24, 2022, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2021 tax year returns.

IRS releases its 2021 Progress Update detailing challenging year

IR-2022-07, January 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today released its 2021 annual report describing the agency’s work delivering taxpayer service and compliance efforts during the pandemic while highlighting efforts taken by IRS employees to help people during the year.

IRS updates FAQs for 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit

IR-2022-06, January 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (FS-2022-02).

IRS updates Topic G FAQs for 2020 Unemployment Compensation Exclusion

IR-2022-05, January 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on 2020 Unemployment Compensation Exclusion (FS-2022-01).

IRS-CI counts down the top 10 cases of 2021

IR-2022-04, January 7, 2022 — Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) began counting down the top 10 cases for calendar year 2021 on its Twitter account on January 3.

IRS reminder to many: Make final 2021 quarterly tax payment by Jan. 18; avoid surprise tax bill, possible penalty

IR-2022-03, January 5, 2022 — The IRS urges taxpayers to check into their options to avoid being subject to estimated tax penalties, which apply when someone underpays their taxes.

IRS revises Form 1024, used by most types of organizations to apply for exempt status, to allow electronic filing

IR-2022-2, January 3, 2022 — As part of ongoing efforts to improve service for the tax-exempt community, the IRS has revised Form 1024, Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(a) or Section 521 of the Internal Revenue Code, to allow electronic filing.

For Colorado wildfire victims, IRS extends 2021 tax-filing deadline, other deadlines to May 16

IR-2022-01, January 3, 2022 — Victims of this weekend’s wildfires in Colorado will have until May 16, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

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