News Releases for July 2023

IR-2023-137, July 28, 2023 — Today, the IRS announced the selection of David Padrino to serve as the Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer, a recently created role at the agency that will spearhead improvement efforts under Inflation Reduction Act funding.

IR-2023-136, July 27, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today invited public input on improvements to certain post-filing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs currently offered to taxpayers.

IR-2023-135, July 26, 2023 — With the IRS making substantial progress in the ongoing effort related to the Employee Retention Credit claims, Commissioner Danny Werfel said the agency has entered a new phase of increasing scrutiny on dubious submissions while renewing consumer warnings against aggressive marketing.

IR-2023-134, July 25, 2023 — In the second installment in a special summer series, the Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals and taxpayers about the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to help protect people against tax-related identity theft.

IR-2023-133, July 24, 2023 — As part of a larger transformation effort, the Internal Revenue Service today announced a major policy change that will end most unannounced visits to taxpayers by agency revenue officers to reduce public confusion and enhance overall safety measures for taxpayers and employees.

IR-2023-132, July 21, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service will hold a free webinar designed to help employers, tax professionals and other interested taxpayers understand how the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) works and how to avoid tax scams and aggressive marketing related to the credit.

IR-2023-131, July 21, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers today to be on the lookout for a summer surge of tax scams as identity thieves continue pounding out a barrage of email and text messages promising tax refunds or offers to help ‘fix’ tax problems.

IR-2023-130, July 19, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded those using an extension that filing as soon as possible will let them take advantage of special tools available on

IR-2023-129, July 18, 2023 — Kicking off an annual education effort, the Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today encouraged tax professionals, especially smaller practices, to take advantage of its security plan template designed to make data security planning easier.

IR-2023-128, July 17, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses in parts of four states that their 2022 federal income tax returns and tax payments are due on Monday, July 31, 2023.

IR-2023-127, July 14, 2023 — As part of an expanding effort to improve service, the Internal Revenue Service continues expanding Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the country while also starting a special series of events to help taxpayers located in areas not close to the agency’s in-person offices.

IR-2023-126, July 14, 2023 — Thanks to Inflation Reduction Act resources, the IRS delivered dramatically improved service in filing season 2023. IRS achieved an 87% level of service. Through the end of filing season, IRS answered 3 million more calls, cut phone wait times to three minutes from 28 minutes, served 140,000 more taxpayers in-person, digitized 80 times more returns than in 2022 through the adoption of new scanning technology, cleared the backlog of unprocessed 2022 individual tax returns with no errors, launched two new digital tools, and enabled a new direct-deposit refund option for taxpayers with amended returns.

IR-2023-125, July 13, 2023 — Flooding victims anywhere in Vermont now have until Nov. 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IR-2023 -124, July 11, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service joins its Security Summit partners today to announce the start of a special summer “Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself” campaign aimed at ensuring tax professionals stay alert against new and ongoing threats of tax-related identity theft.

IR-2023-123, July 3, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers today to be on the lookout for a new scam mailing that tries to mislead people into believing they are owed a refund.

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