News Releases for May 2003


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IR-2003-69 — Employers should implement withholding changes as soon as possible, and not later than July 1.

IR-2003-68 — Beginning the last week of July, eligible taxpayers who claimed the Child Tax Credit on their 2002 tax returns will automatically receive an advance payment of the 2003 increase in this credit, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IR-2003-67 — Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Mark W. Everson has realigned the agency’s management structure and filled several key executive vacancies.

IR-2003-66 — the Internal Revenue Service clarified the tax treatment of certain medical expenses. The guidance affects the ability of taxpayers to claim these expenses when itemizing deductions.

IR-2003-65 -- The Internal Revenue Service Office of Counsel announced today the selection of Harry J. ("Hal") Hicks, III for the position of associate chief counsel (International). Hicks will join the office on June 9, and will serve as acting associate chief counsel (International) during the approval process.

IR-2003-64 -- Using the Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) Program, the Internal Revenue Service today issued new guidance on the treatment of gasoline station pump canopies.

IR-2003-63 — Scammers posing as IRS employees use the phone or e-mail to target military families and others.

IR-2003-62 -- Meeting scheduled for May 21 in Washington, D.C.

IR-2003-61 -- Position directs more than 100 attorneys and tax law specialists.

IR-2003-60 — Senate confirms 46th commissioner.

IR-2003-59 — Significant jumps in activity noted. Filing stats through April 25

IR-2003-58 — Program identifies millions in uncollected taxes and scores of new offshore promoters.

IR-2003-57 — The National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina Olson, announced today that the 2004 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant application process is now open. Download an application or apply online from May 1 to July 1.

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