News Releases for March 2006


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In 2006, More People Are Choosing IRS e-file

IR-2006-50, March 31, 2006 — More than 50 million returns have been e-filed this year. [Filing Season Statistics for the week ending March 24 are attached.]

IRS establishes email box for taxpayers to report phony emails

IR-2006-49, March 27, 2006 — IRS's new electronic mailbox allows taxpayers who have received suspicious emails claiming to come from the IRS to forward for further investigation.

IRS Invites Taxpayers to Apply for Taxpayer Panel 2

IR-2006-48 , March 23, 2006 — Taxpayers are invited to apply by April 28, 2006, for membership on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a forum that faciliates citizen input to the IRS on various taxpayer and customer service issues.

Home Computer Filing Shows Strong Growth in 2006

IR-2006-47, March 22, 2006 — Home computer filing is up nearly 17 percent from a year ago. [Release includes filing season statistics for week ending March 17, 2006.]

2005 Data Book Details Rise in Audits

IR-2006-46, March 17, 2006 — The newest edition of the IRS Data Book provides details about audits, collections, electronic filing, taxpayer service, and many other tax related subjects for Fiscal Year 2005.

IRS Debunks Frivolous Arguments on Paying Taxes

IR-2006-45, March 16, 2006 — The IRS today issued updated guidance describing and rebutting frivolous arguments taxpayers should avoid when filing their tax returns.

IRS e-file and Direct Deposit Outpace Last Year's Results

IR-2006-44, March 15, 2006 — A higher percentage of tax returns have been e-filed this year than last. Release contains filing season statistics for March 10, 2006.

IRS Works With Associations to Help Hurricane-Affected Taxpayers

IR-2006-43, March 13, 2006 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today an agreement with two tax professional associations to assist taxpayers impacted by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.

IRS Selects Three Firms to Take Part in Delinquent Tax Collection Effort

IR-2006-42, March 9, 2006 — Firms will adhere to strict IRS standards to protect taxpayer rights and privacy.

No Change in Interest Rates for the Second Quarter of 2006

IR-2006-41, March 9, 2006 — The overpayment and underpayment interest rates remain unchanged for the quarter beginning on April 1.

Nation’s Large Corporations File Taxes Electronically

IR-2006-40, March 8, 2006 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that more than 450 of the nation’s largest corporations have electronically filed taxes in advance of the March 15 filing date.

More Taxpayers E-filing than Ever Before

IR-2006-39, March 7, 2006 — A greater percentage of tax returns are being e-filed this year than last year, first filing season statistics show.

IRS Encourages Businesses to Submit Tax Issues for Resolution Program

IR-2006-38, March 2, 2006 — Business taxpayers have until March 31, 2006, to submit issues where tax treatment is uncertain, frequently disputed or burdensome to the Industry Issue Resolution Program for project selection.

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