News Releases for June 2010

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IRS Provides Tax Help, Guidance to Gulf Oil Spill Victims; Special Assistance Day Planned for July 17

IR-2010-78, June 25, 2010 –– Guidance for those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and new efforts to help affected taxpayers, including a special Gulf Coast Assistance Day on July 17, are now available.

Deadlines Extended for Certain Retirement Plans in Eight States

IR-2010-77, June 21, 2010 — Notice 2010-48 extends to July 30, 2010, the April 30 deadline for restating affected 401(k) plans, as well as other pre-approved defined contribution plans.

IRS Begins Accepting Applications for Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Program

IR-2010-76, June 18, 2010 — Applications must be postmarked no later than July 21, 2010.

IRS ETAAC Presents Annual Report to Congress

IR-2010-75, June 18, 2010 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) presented its 2010 Annual Report to Congress.

Affordable Care Act Provides Expanded Tax Benefit to Health Professionals Working in Underserved Areas

IR-2010-74, June 16, 2010 — Professionals who have reported income from repaid or forgiven loan amounts on their 2009 returns may be due refunds.

IRS Issues Regulations on 10-Percent Tax on Tanning Services Effective July 1

IR-2010-73, June 11, 2010 — The IRS and Treasury invite comments on regulations about the administration of the tanning services excise tax that becomes effective July 1, 2010.

IRS Accepting Applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grants 2010

IR-2010-72, June 4, 2010 — Applications for 2011 grant cycle must be received by July 16, 2010.

Open House Saturday June 5 to Help Taxpayers Solve Problems and Respond to Notices

IR-2010-71, June 3, 2010 — Approximately 200 IRS offices, at least one in every state, will be open.

IRS presents IRS Live – New Requirements for Tax Return Preparers – Learn the Who, What, When and How

IR-2010-70, June 1, 2010 — The IRS will debut its latest educational program for tax professionals, the webinar IRS Live, on June 9, 2 p.m. ET.

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