News Releases for June 2015

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The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Issued Its 2015 Annual Report

IR-2015-93, June 25, 2015 — The ETAAC held its annual public meeting today and released its annual report to Congress. The report features recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues.

Last-Minute Reminder: Report Certain Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts to Treasury by June 30

IR-2015-92, June 23, 2015 — The IRS today reminded everyone who has one or more bank or financial accounts located outside the United States, or signature authority over such accounts, that they may need to file an FBAR by next Tuesday, June 30.

Proposed Regulations Offer Guidelines for New State-Sponsored ABLE Accounts for People with Disabilities

IR-2015-91, June 19, 2015 — The IRS today released proposed regulations implementing a new federal law authorizing states to offer specially-designed, tax-favored ABLE accounts to people with disabilities who became disabled before age 26.

Nearly 44,000 Tax Return Preparers Completed the First Voluntary Education Program Offered by the IRS to Prepare for the 2015 Filing Season

IR-2015-90, June 18, 2015 – The IRS today said nearly 44,000 tax return preparers participated in the Annual Filing Season Program in its first year.

Jeffrey Tribiano Named Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support

IR-2015-89, June 16, 2015 — The IRS announced today that Jeffrey Tribiano, a top official at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service and a commissioned officer in the Navy Reserve, has been named the next IRS Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support.

Empowerment Zone Designations Continue Through the End of 2014

IR-2015-88, June 15, 2015  — Businesses and other entities can rely on empowerment zone designations being available through the end of 2014.

IRS, Industry, States Take New Steps Together to Fight Identity Theft, Protect Taxpayers

IR-2015-87, June 11, 2015 —The IRS joined today with representatives of tax preparation and software firms, payroll and tax financial product processors and state tax administrators to announce a sweeping new collaborative effort to combat identity theft refund fraud and protect the nation's taxpayers.

Taxpayers with Foreign Assets May Have FBAR and FATCA Filing Requirements in June

IR-2015-86, June 10, 2015 — The IRS today reminded all taxpayers with an FBAR filing requirement to report their foreign assets by the June 30 deadline. FBAR refers to Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts.

New YouTube Videos, Online Resources Help Taxpayers Abroad

IR-2015-85, June 4, 2015 — The IRS is launching three new online videos and expanding other online resources designed to help taxpayers, especially those living abroad, meet their U.S. tax obligations.

Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Third Quarter of 2015

IR-2015-84, June 4, 2015  — Interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2015, as they were in the prior quarter.

IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Safeguard their Tax Records as the Beginning of Hurricane Season Approaches

IR-2015-83, June 1, 2015 – Hurricane season starts today and the IRS advises individuals and businesses to safeguard their records against natural disasters by taking a few simple steps.

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