News Releases for May 2016

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IR-2016-81, May 27, 2016 — The IRS today issued a warning to taxpayers about bogus phone calls from IRS impersonators demanding payment for a non-existent “Federal Student Tax.”

IR-2016-80, May 26, 2016 — The IRS spring 2016 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin, describing individual income tax and municipal bonds, is available on

IR-2016-79, May 20, 2016 — The IRS on Wednesday will hold a free online, web-based information session to assist U.S. overseas taxpayers in understanding their filing obligations.

IR-2016-78, May 20, 2016 — The IRS today reminded tax professionals to register for the 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums to earn up to 19 continuing professional education credits at any of the five forums beginning this July.

IR-2016-77, May 19, 2016 — May is National Military Appreciation Month, and the IRS wants members of the military and their families to know about the many tax benefits available to them.

IR-2016-76, May 11, 2016 — The IRS today reminded tax-exempt organizations that many have a filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns in mid-May.

IR-2016-75, May 9, 2016 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson will hold a public forum on taxpayer service on Tuesday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. at the IRS Headquarters Building in Washington, D.C.

IR-2016-74, May 4, 2016 — The IRS today released temporary and proposed regulations implementing a new voluntary certification program for professional employer organizations (PEOs).

IR-2016-73, May 3, 2016 — The IRS’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities will hold a public meeting on June 8, 2016, when the panel will submit its annual report and recommendations to the IRS.

IR-2016-72, May 3, 2016 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson and Sen. Ben Cardin will hold a public forum on Friday, May 13, in Baltimore, Md., to discuss what taxpayers want and need from the IRS to comply with their tax obligations.

IR-2016-71, May 2, 2016 — The IRS today announced it is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs.

IR-2016-70, May 2, 2016 — The IRS today announced that the 2017 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant application period will be open from May 2 to June 20, 2016.

IR-2016-69, May 2, 2016 — The IRS today announced it is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council from May 2 – June 24, 2016.

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