News Releases for July 2007


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Victims of 2005 Hurricanes Get Additional Year to Sell Vacant Land

IR-2007-134, July 31, 2007 — The IRS is extending for an additional year the time limit within which victims of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma have to sell vacant land that they had owned and used as part of their principal residence that was destroyed as a result of the hurricanes.

Hydrogen-Powered Honda Vehicle Qualifies for Tax Credit

IR-2007-133, July 25, 2007 — The IRS acknowledged the certification by American Honda Motor Company, Inc, that one of its vehicles meets the requirements of the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit as a qualified fuel cell vehicle.

IRS Releases Interim Report on Tax-Exempt Hospitals and Community Benefit Project

IR-2007-132, July 19, 2007 — Report summarizes responses from almost 500 tax-exempt hospitals.

National Taxpayer Advocate Releases Report to Congress; Identifies Priority Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year

IR-2007-131, July 19, 2007 — Report focuses on taxpayer services, private debt collection and offer-in-compromise program.

New Electronic PIN Signature Requirement Begins in 2008

IR-2007-130, July 16, 2007 — Practitioners will be able to e-file individual income tax returns with either a Self-Select Personal Identification Number (PIN) or a Practitioner PIN.

IRS to Notify Small Tax-Exempt Organizations of New Information Reporting Requirement

IR-2007-129, July 12, 2007 — Exempt organizations with receipts of less than $25,000 will need to file e-Postcard in 2008 .

Electronic Excise Tax Filing Is Coming; IRS Will Accept Paper Forms 2290 in Interim

IR-2007-128, July 12, 2007 — The IRS is expanding electronic filing to include three excise tax forms.

Chief Counsel Seeking Comment on Gift Tax Consequences of Trusts Employing Distribution Committee

IR-2007-127, July 9, 2007 — The IRS announced today that it is reconsidering a series of private letter rulings (PLRs) issued by the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel, Passthroughs & Special Industries.

Mazda Vehicles Certified As Qualified Hybrid Vehicles

IR-2007-126, July 6, 2007 — The IRS has acknowledged the certification by Mazda Motor of America, Inc., that several of its Model Year 2008 vehicles meet the requirements of the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit as qualified hybrid motor vehicles.

Revised Innocent Spouse Form Now Available

IR-2007-125, July 5, 2007 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a redesigned Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief, that will help reduce follow up questions and reduce the burden on taxpayers.

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