News Releases for May 2014

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IR-2014-67, May 22, 2014 — The IRS announced the successful start of its new web-based system, IRS Direct Pay, on IRS Direct Pay lets taxpayers pay their tax bills or make estimated tax payments directly from checking or savings accounts without any fees or pre-registration.

IR-2014-66, May 22, 2014 — The IRS will begin a one-year pilot program in June 2014 to help small businesses with retirement plans that owe penalties for not filing reporting documents. By filing current and prior-year forms during this pilot program, they can avoid penalties.

IR-2014-65, May 21, 2014 — The IRS Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) will hold a public meeting on June 11, when the panel will submit its annual reports and recommendations.

IR-2014-64, May 21, 2014 — IRS and the Free File Alliance have signed a one-year extension for their partnership making free tax software available to taxpayers.

IR-2014-63, May 15, 2014 — The IRS announced the opening of the 2015 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant application process.

IR-2014-62, May 8, 2014 — The IRS marks Small Business Week by holding two free webinars for small businesses and encouraging them to check out several key tax benefits and a special relief program for employers who reclassify their workers as employees.

IR-2014-61, May 5, 2014 — The IRS awarded nearly $10 million in matching grants to Low Income Taxpayer Clinics for the 2014 grant year.

IR-2014-60, May 5, 2014 — Applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs will be accepted through June 2.

IR-2014-59, May 1, 2014 — The IRS announced it is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council through June 13, 2014.

IR-2014-58, May 1, 2014 – The Internal Revenue Service announced its Office of Professional Responsibility obtained the disbarment of Charles M. Edgar, which revokes his authority to practice before the IRS.

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