IRS Provides Guidance on Identifying Numbers for Tax Return Preparers IR-2010-37, March 25, 2010 — The IRS has issued proposed regulations requiring paid tax return preparers to optain and use an identification number provided by the IRS. More than 180 Local IRS Offices Open this Saturday to Help Taxpayers IR-2010-36, March 24, 2010 — IRS will host more than 180 open houses this Saturday, March 27, 2010, to help taxpayers. IRS Issues 2010 Filing Season Statistics IR-2010-35, March 23, 2010 –– Electronically filed tax returns are on track with last year and overall refunds are running nearly 10 percent higher so far in 2010. IRS Seeks Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel 2010 IR-2010-34, March 19, 2010 — The IRS seeks volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, a federal advisory committee that represents taxpayers. Two New Tax Benefits Aid Employers Who Hire and Retain Unemployed Workers IR-2010-33, March 18, 2010 — Employers hiring new workers may benefit from tax law enacted on March 18, 2010. Beware of IRS’ 2010 “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams IR-2010-32, March 16, 2010 — If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. IRS Seeks New Issues for the Industry Issue Resolution Program March 2010 IR-2010-31, March 12, 2010 — The IRS is encouraging business taxpayers, associations and other interested parties to submit to the Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) Program. IRS Releases 2009 Data Book IR-2010-30, March 11, 2010 — The IRS announced the release of the 2009 IRS Data Book, an annual snapshot of agency activities for the fiscal year. IRS Outlines Additional Steps to Assist Unemployed Taxpayers and Others IR-2010-29, March 9, 2010 — IRS provides more flexibility on offers in compromise, extended Saturday hours and new Web page. IRS Announces Qualified Disaster Treatment for Chile IR-2010-28, March 9, 2010 — Individuals who receive qualified disaster relief payments because of the earthquake in Chile should exclude those payments from income on their tax returns. IRS Wins 48-Month Suspension of a Lawyer for Failing to File His Own Tax Return and Late Filing IR-2010-27, March 4, 2010 — An attorney was barred from practicing before the IRS for 48 months for failing to file one return and filing another five returns late. IRS and SEC Agree to Work More Closely Regarding Municipal Bond Enforcement IR-2010-26, March 2, 2010 — The IRS and SEC agreed to work more closely to monitor and regulate the municipal bond market and industry. IRS To Honor Medical Resident FICA Refund Claims IR-2010-25, March 2, 2010 — The IRS has made an administrative determination to accept the position that medical residents are excepted from FICA taxes based on the student exception for tax periods ending before April 1, 2005. IRS Has $1.3 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2006 Tax Return IR-2010-24, March 2, 2010 — Unclaimed refunds worth more than $1.3 billion are awaiting nearly 1.4 million people, who must file an income tax return for 2006 no later than April 15, 2010 to get thier money, the IRS said. IRS Issues Winter 2010 Statistics Of Income Bulletin IR-2010-23, March 1, 2010 — The IRS announced the release of the winter 2010 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin, featuring data on: preliminary 2008 individual income taxes, 2007 marginal income tax rates and 2007 sales of capital assets. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find an archive of news releases and fact sheets from November 2002 and news releases and a listing of fact sheets from 1997.