Next IRS Nationwide Tax Forum Is Set for National Harbor IR-2014-79, July 31, 2014 — The IRS will host a Nationwide Tax Forum at the National Harbor, near Washington, DC. Tax professionals who want to attend should register by Aug. 5. National Taxpayer Advocate Identifies Priority Areas and Challenges in Mid-Year Report to Congress IR-2014-78, July 16, 2014 — The National Taxpayer Advocate today released a mid-year report to Congress that identifies the priority issues the Taxpayer Advocate Service will address during the upcoming fiscal year. These include the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, issuing refunds to victims of return preparer fraud, continuing to make improvements in the Exempt Organizations area and expanding the voluntary return preparer certification program to include competency testing. New 1023-EZ Form Makes Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Easier; Most Charities Qualify IR-2014-77, July 1, 2014 — The IRS today introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status more easily. 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.