IRS Takes Next Steps in International Realignment; Bolsters Transfer Pricing Compliance Programs and International Coordination IR-2011-81, July 27, 2011 — IRS announces changes to improve agency's international operations by consolidating certain efforts. Two-Year Limit No Longer Applies to Many Innocent Spouse Requests IR-2011-80, July 25, 2011 — The IRS announced that it will extend help to more innocent spouses by eliminating the two-year time limit that now applies to certain relief requests. Erik Corwin Named Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical) IR-2011-79, July 22, 2011 — Corwin has worked on federal tax issues related to domestic and international business transactions, regulated investment companies and bankruptcy and restructuring. Comments Sought on Updated Rules for IRS Communications with Appeals Office IR-2011-78, July 19, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service today requested public comment on proposed updates to existing rules on permissible communications between the Office of Appeals and other parts of the IRS. IRS Gives Truckers Three Month Extension; Highway Use Tax Return Due Nov. 30 IR-2011-77, July 15, 2011 — Truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles have until Nov. 30, 2011, to file their next federal highway use tax return, which is usually due Aug. 31. Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance Outlining Phased Implementation of FATCA Beginning in 2013 IR-2011-76, July 14, 2011 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued a notice announcing plans to phase in the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). IRS Nationwide “Fresh Start” Open House Set for Saturday July 16 IR-2011-75 July 13, 2011 –– More than 70 Taxpayer Assistance Centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. IRS Identifies 100,000 Preparers Who Failed to Follow New PTIN Rules IR-2011-74, July 12, 2011 — As part of its new oversight program of the nation’s tax return preparation industry, the IRS announced it will send letters to approximately 100,000 tax return preparers who prepared returns in 2011 but failed to follow new requirements. IRS Urges Taxpayers to Avoid Becoming Victims of Tax Scams IR-2011-73, July 11-2011 — Taxpayers are encoraged to be on their guard against those who would encourage them to file tax returns with false claims to get refunds to which they are not entitled. IRS Reaches Agreement Regarding Millennium Multiple Employer Welfare Benefit Plan IR-2011-72, July 5, 2011 — The IRS announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Millennium Multiple Employer Welfare Benefit Plan (Millennium Plan). 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.