News Releases for June 2016

Sign Up for IRS Summertime Tax Tips 2016

IR-2016-95, June 30, 2016 — The IRS today encouraged taxpayers interested in receiving helpful consumer tips this summer to get a jump-start on this year’s taxes by subscribing to the IRS Tax Tips email service.

Security Summit Reviews 2016 Accomplishments, Announces 2017 Initiatives

IR-2016-94, June 28, 2016 — Leaders from the IRS and state tax agencies along with executives from the private-sector tax industry marked the first year of their ground-breaking Security Summit partnership to combat identity theft tax fraud by recapping 2016 accomplishments and turning toward 2017 efforts.

IRS to Hold Webinar for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers on Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

IR-2016-93, June 28, 2016 — The IRS will hold a free online, web-based information session to assist U.S. overseas taxpayers in understanding the foreign earned income exclusion on Wednesday, June 29.

The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Issued Its 2016 Annual Report

IR-2016-92, June 22, 2016 — ETAAC held its annual public meeting today and released its annual report to Congress, which features recommendations on a wide range of electronic tax administration issues.

Empowerment Zone Designations Continue Through the End of 2016

IR-2016-91, June 21, 2016 — The IRS today announced that all empowerment zone designations remain in effect through the end of 2016.

Don’t Forget to Report Certain Foreign Accounts to Treasury by the June 30 Deadline

IR-2016-90, June 17, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers who have one or more bank or financial accounts located outside the U.S., or signature authority over such accounts, that they may need to file an FBAR by Thursday, June 30.

IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Orlando Mass Shooting

IR-2016-89, June 17, 2016 ― The IRS today issued a consumer alert about possible fake charity scams emerging due to the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., and encouraged taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups.

IRS Provides Guidelines on How to Claim New Wrongful-Incarceration Exclusion; Use Special Address for All Back-Year Refund Claims; Dec. 19 Deadline for Older Claims

IR-2016-88, June 16, 2016 — The Internal Revenue Service today released guidelines on how wrongfully-incarcerated taxpayers can take advantage of the new retroactive exclusion from income for any civil damages, restitution or other monetary award received in connection with their incarceration.

IRS Makes Electronically Filed Form 990 Data Available in New Format

IR-2016-87, June 16, 2016 —The IRS announced that the publicly available data on electronically filed Forms 990 will now be available for the first time in a machine-readable format through Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Winners of “Tax Design Challenge” Announced; Taxpayer Experience of the Future Illustrated with Creative Displays of Tax Data

IR-2016-86, June 10, 2016 – The IRS today announced the winners of its first crowdsourcing competition, called the “Tax Design Challenge,” that encouraged innovative ideas for the taxpayer experience of the future.

IRS Launches More RigoIRS Launches More Rigorous e-Authentication Process and Get Transcript Onlinerous eAuthentication Process and Get Transcript Online

IR-2016-85, June 7, 2016 — The IRS today launched a more rigorous e-authentication process for taxpayers that will significantly increase protection against identity thieves impersonating taxpayers to access tax return information through the IRS Get Transcript online service.

Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Third Quarter of 2016

IR-2016-84, June 6, 2016 — The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2016.

IRS Explains Application Process for New Certified Professional Employer Organization Program

IR-2016-83, June 3, 2016 — The IRS today released further details on how a business entity can become certified under the tax agency’s new certified professional employer organization program.

IRS Adds Future State Discussion to Nationwide Tax Forums

IR-2016-82, June 2, 2016 — The IRS today announced the addition of new sessions during this summer's IRS Nationwide Tax Forums discussing the agency’s Future State efforts.

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