News Releases for March 2012

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IR-2012-39, March 30, 2012 — The IRS opened the nomination season for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC).

IR-2012-38, March 27, 2012 — The Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement program has moved from the Office of the Associate Chief Counsel International to the Large Business and International Division.

IR-2012-37, March 23, 2012 — IRS will provide relief to farmers who incur penalties because they didn't timely receive Forms 1099 from MF Global or its court appointed trustee, and were unable to file their 2011 tax return by March 1, 2012.

IR-2012-36, March 22, 2012 — Fiscal Year 2011 stats are available in the recently issued IRS Data Book.

IR-2012-35, March 19, 2012 — The IRS seeks volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.

IR-2012-34, March 14, 2012 — A new online search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, has been launched to help users more easily find key information about tax-exempt organizations, such as federal tax status and filings.

IR-2012-33, March 13, 2012 — The IRS encouraged small employers to check out the small business health care tax credit and then claim it if they qualify.

IR-2012-32, March 9, 2012 — The IRS announced that it has begun providing test results to tax return preparers who have taken the new return preparer competency test.

IR-2012-31, March 7, 2012 — The IRS announced a major expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative to help struggling taxpayers with new penalty relief to the unemployed and making Installment Agreements more available.

IR-2012-30, March 2, 2012 — The winter 2012 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin has been released.

IR-2012-29, March 2, 2012 — The Internal Revenue Service warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging scheme tempting them to claim fraudulent refunds.

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