News Releases for June 2004


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Treasury and IRS Issue Notice Regarding Improper Deductions for Conservation Easement Donations

IR-2004-86 — Taxpayers claiming improper charitable contribution deductions may be subject to accuracy-related penalties.

Ingram, Sullivan, Butcher Named to Leadership Positions in IRS Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division

IR-2004-85 — Sarah Hall Ingram is new deputy commissioner; Martha Sullivan is director of Exempt Organizations Division; Preston Butcher is director of Government Entities.

New Publications Focus on Car Donations

IR-2004-84 — IRS releases two new publications dealing with car donations as part of an effort to help taxpayers and charities to avoid potential pitfalls when they vehicles are donated to charities.

Pacific Association of Tax Administrators Issues Guidance on the Mutual Agreement Procedure and Bilateral Advance Pricing Arrangement Processes

IR-2004-83 — Pacific Association of Tax Administrators has finalized internal operational guidance with respect to mutual agreement procedures (MAP) and bilateral advance pricing arrangements (BAPA).

Guidance Relating to July 1st Application of New U.S.-Japan Income Tax Treaty

IR-2004-82 — Withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalties affected.

Testimony: Charitable Giving Problems and Best Practices

IR-2004-81 — Written statement of IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson before the Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate.

IRS Selects Linda Stiff to be Deputy Commissioner for Small Business/Self-Employed Division

IR-2004-80 — Executive is a 25-year IRS veteran.

IRS Issues Letter on Exempt Organizations

IR-2004-79 — IRS issues letter on political activity of exempt organizations.

IRS Announces New Procedure for U.S. Tax Certification

IR-2004-78 — New form makes it easier for U.S. individuals and businesses to show they are entitled to lower foreign tax rates.

IRS and State Partnership Moves Forward to Improve Compliance and Service

IR-2004-77 — Partnership with states to target abusive tax avoidance scheme shows promising early results.

Interest Rates Drop for the Third Quarter of 2004

IR-2004-76 — One percentage point decline in rates for tax underpayments and overpayments.

IRS Warns of Scheme to Steal Identity and Financial Data

IR-2004-75 — Non-resident aliens with U.S.-sourced income are targeted by fraudsters using phony IRS correspondence and forms.

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