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News Releases for May 2007

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IRS Warns Taxpayers of New E mail Scams

IR-2007-109, May 31, 2007 — The Internal Revenue Service today alerted taxpayers to the latest versions of an e-mail scam intended to fool people into believing they are under investigation by the agency’s Criminal Investigation division.

Ford Hybrids Still Qualify for Tax Credit

IR-2007-108, May 25, 2007 — The IRS announced that purchasers of qualified Ford Motor Company vehicles may continue to claim the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.

Terri McField Named Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel (Legislation)

IR-2007-107, May 25, 2007 — The IRS announced the appointment of Terri McField to the position of Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel (Legislation) effective May, 29.

IRS Seeking ETAAC Applicants from Large Businesses

IR-2007-106, May 24, 2007 — Large businesses are invited to apply for membership on the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.

IRS Announces Public Meeting of ACT, Names New Members

IR-2007-105, May 23, 2007 — Recommendations to be presented at the IRS's Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities meeting. Also, new ACT members named.

Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre Expands and Opens a Second Office in the United Kingdom

IR-2007-104, May 23, 2007 — The Commissioners of the Australian, Canadian, United Kingdom and United States tax administrations will open a second office of the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre (JITSIC) in London. Plus, Japan will join JITSIC.

Sidley Austin LLP Pays IRS $39.4 Million Penalty

IR-2007-103, May 23, 2007 — The IRS announced that it has reached a settlement with the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, the successor firm of the merger in 2001 between Sidley & Austin and Brown & Wood LLP, which has paid a civil tax shelter promoter penalty of $39.4 million.

IRS Announces 2007 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Grant Recipients

IR-2007-102, May 21, 2007 — Almost $8 million in matching grants has been awarded to Low Income Taxpayer Clinics for the 2007 grant cycle.

IRS Accepting Applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Matching Grants 1

IR-2007-101, May 17, 2007 — Matching grants of up to $100,000 per year are available.

2007 Tax Season Sets Records for E file, Direct Deposit, IRS.gov

IR-2007-100, May 15, 2007 — The recently completed 2007 tax filing season set a number of electronic records, highlighted by over 76 million electronically-filed individual tax returns and more than 140 million visits to IRS.gov, the IRS said.

Many Churches, Nonprofits Qualify for Telephone Tax Refund

IR-2007-99, May 11, 2007 — If you're a church or nonprofit, don't forget to request a refund for the federal telephone excise tax you may have paid.

Deadline for Submitting Clean Coal Allocation Requests Remains June 30

IR-2007-98, May 9, 2007 — Applications for the 2007 allocation for clean coal projects are due to the DOE on or before June 30, 2007. Contrary to the expectation in an earlier information release (IR-2006-184), the IRS no longer expects to change the deadline to June 1.

Nissan Hybrid Still Qualifies for Tax Credit

IR-2007-97, May 7, 2007 — The IRS announced that purchasers of qualified Nissan North America Inc. vehicles may continue to claim the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.

Phase Out of Credit for Toyota and Lexus Hybrids Continues With Reporting of First Quarter Sales

IR-2007-96, May 2, 2007 — After reviewing Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.’s, 2007 first quarter sales, the IRS announced that purchasers of Toyota and Lexus vehicles may continue to claim the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit. Based on the number of vehicles sold, the phase-out period for Toyota vehicles began on Oct. 1, 2006.

GM Hybrids Still Qualify for Tax Credit

IR-2007-95, May 2, 2007 — The IRS announced that purchasers of qualified General Motors Corp. hybrid vehicles may continue to claim the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.

IRS Draft Form 1120 F and New Schedule M 3 (1120 F) Now Available for Public Comment

IR-2007-94, May 1, 2007 — Comments should be submitted to the IRS by May 25, 2007.

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