News Releases for May 2011

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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