IRS Offers One-Time Special Filing Relief Program for Small Charities; Oct. 15 Due Date to Preserve Tax-Exempt Status IR-2010-87, July 26, 2010 — Small nonprofit organizations at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they failed to file required returns for 2007, 2008 and 2009 can preserve their status by filing returns by Oct. 15, 2010. IRS Releases Proposed Regulations Related to Fees for Preparer Tax Identification Numbers IR-2010-86, July 22, 2010 — The IRS released proposed regulations that would establish a fee for individuals who apply for a preparer tax identification number (PTIN). IRS Announces Opening Times, Addresses for July 17 Special Assistance Day for Gulf Oil Spill Victims IR-2010-85, July 14, 2010 — Taxpayer Assistance Centers in seven cities will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time on Saturday. IRS Opens Dedicated Phone Line for Gulf Oil Spill Victims IR-2010-84, July 9, 2010 — Gulf spill victims can contact the IRS at 866-562-5227 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. National Taxpayer Advocate Submits Mid-Year Report to Congress; Identifies Priority Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year 2010 IR-2010-83, July 7, 2010 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson released a report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will address during the coming fiscal year. CPA Disbarred for Failure to Exercise Due Diligence and Compliance Problems IR-2010-82, July 6, 2010 — The Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has prevailed in an agency appeal involving issues which include the due diligence responsibilities of a CPA under the Rules of Practice before the IRS (Circular 230). IRS Highlights Job Opportunities for New Grads on YouTube IR-2010-81, July 6, 2010 — The IRS announced the availability of a new job search tool on YouTube dedicated to helping job seekers learn about employment opportunities at the IRS. Closing Deadline Extended to Sept. 30 for Eligible Homebuyer Credit Purchases IR-2010-80, July 2, 2010 — Eligible taxpayers who contracted to buy a home, qualifying for the first-time homebuyer credit, before the end of April now have until Sept. 30, 2010 to close the deal, according to the IRS. IRS Requests Public Input on Expanded Information Reporting Requirement IR-2010-79, July 1, 2010 — The IRS today invited comment on how to most effectively carry out a law change that, starting in 2012, will require businesses to report a wider range of payments to contractors, vendors and others, usually on Form 1099. 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.