News Releases for May 2004


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TE/GE Advisory Committee to Hold Public Meeting

IR-2004-74 — Five project teams will present recommendations at the June 9 session.

IRS Provides Guidance on the Treatment of Preproduction Costs of Creative Properties for the Motion Picture Industry

IR-2004-73 — Film producers and others in the motion picture industry can rely on new guidance from the IRS on the treatment of costs to acquire and develop scripts and other creative properties.

IRS E-File Remains Available for Extension Filers

IR-2004-72 — E-file's advantages don't end on April 15.

Miller, Morgante Named to Leadership Posts

IR-2004-71 — Executives will serve in Tax Exempt/Government Entities and Wage & Investment Divisions.

IRS Offers Penalty Refund for EFTPS Enrollment

IR-2004-70 — Offer allows business taxpayers an opportunity to receive an automatic one-time deposit penalty refund.

IRS Offers Small Businesses New Tools to Help Manage Retirement Plans

IR-2004-69 — Suite of retirement-plan “Check-Ups” to help employers better understand retirement plans and a newsletter to help them stay up to date with developments.

IRS Lends a Hand to Small Business

IR-2004-68 — Numerous free resources can help small business taxpayers comply with their tax responsibilities.

IRS Tax Forums Planned for this Summer

IR-2004-67 — IRS hosts six educational Tax Forums for tax professionals this summer in cities around the nation.

Taxpayer Advocate Service Seeks Input on Systemic Tax Issues

IR-2004-66 — Members of the public can now use the Internet to contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service about their issues.

Strong Filing Season Produces E-file Records

IR-2004-65 — 60 million returns were filed electronically, with home computer usage jumping more than 21 percent.

IRS Offers Settlement for Son of Boss Tax Shelter

IR-2004-64 — Investors have until June 21 to accept offer.

IRS & Treasury Ease Burden on Business Meal and Entertainment Expense Deductions

IR-2004-63 — Statistical sampling may be used to establish expenses excepted from the 50% disallowance rule.

IRS Accepting Grant Applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

IR-2004-62 — Nonprofit organizations providing free or nominal fee representation to those in tax disputes can apply for grants worth up to $100,000 for the 2005 grant cycle.

Australia, Canada, UK and US Agree to Establish Joint Task Force

IR-2004-61 — Task force to increase collaboration and coordinate information about abusive tax transactions.

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