News Releases for May 2011

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FBAR Filing Deadline Extended for Certain Financial Professionals

IR-2011-57, May 31, 2011— The IRS and FinCEN announced that a small subset of individuals with only signature authority required to file the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs) will receive a one-year extension beyond the upcoming filing date of June 30, 2011.

IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants 2011

IR-2011-56, May 23, 2011–– The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.

Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman to the Leaders & Legends Series, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Baltimore

IR-2011-55, May 18, 2011 — IRS Commissioner Shulman spoke to a gathering at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in Baltimore on Wednesday.

IRS Marks Small Business Week by Showcasing Tools, Resources; Spotlights Tax Benefits Available in 2011

IR-2011-54, May 17, 2011 ― Those who are self-employed or own a small business can find out about certain tax benefits and IRS resources that can help them meet their federal tax obligations.

Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Third Quarter of 2011

IR-2011-53, May 16, 2011 — Interest rates remain the same for the 3rd quarter of 2011 as they were in the 2nd quarter.

A Texas Attorney Is Disbarred from Practicing Before the IRS for Willful Failure to File Tax Returns

IR-2011-52, May 4, 2011 — The IRS' Office of Professional Responsibility prevailed in a Texas attorney’s appeal of an order for disbarment to practice before the IRS, according to the Decision on Appeal.

Save Money on the 2011 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums

IR-2011-51, May 3, 2011 — The IRS invites enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners and other tax professionals to register early for one of the six IRS Nationwide Tax Forums being held this summer.

Treasury, IRS Seek Public Input on Certain Employer Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

IR-2011-50, May 3, 2011 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today requested public comment on issues relating to the shared responsibility provisions included in the Affordable Care Act that will apply to certain employers starting in 2014.

IRS Seeks Applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council 2011

IR-2011-49, May 2, 2011 — The IRS is accepting applications for IRSAC until June 17, 2011.

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