News Releases for May 2003

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Withholding Tables Reflect Tax Law’s Changes

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

Taxpayers to Receive Advance Child Tax Credit This Summer

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.

Everson Realigns Commissioner’s Office, Fills Critical Vacancies

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

IRS Clarifies Tax Treatment of Various Medical Expenses

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.

IRS Chief Counsel Office Selects Harry J. Hicks to be Associate Chief Counsel (International)

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.

IRS Provides Guidance on Gasoline Station Pump Canopies

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.

New Tax Scams Surface

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

IRS' TE GE Advisory Committee to Hold Public Meeting, Names New Members

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

IRS Chief Counsel Office Selects Robert M. Brown as Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax & Accounting)

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

Statement by Mark W. Everson

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

IRS Sets New Tax Filing Season Records

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

Early Data Show Strong Response to Offshore Initiative; Applicants Owe Millions, Reveal Scores of Promoters

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

IRS Accepting Grant Applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

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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