News Releases for May 2018

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IRS continues warning on impersonation scams; Reminds people to remain alert to other scams, schemes this summer

IR-2018-129, May 31, 2018 – With tax season completed, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant for phishing emails and telephone scams.

IRS now billing those who filed but didn’t pay; Many payment options available

IR-2018-128, May 29, 2018 — The IRS today advised those now receiving tax bills because they filed on time but didn’t pay in full that there are many easy options for paying what they owe to the IRS.

Law change affects moving, mileage and travel expenses

IR-2018-127, May 25, 2018 - Find information about changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that affect moving, mileage and travel expenses.

New law gives individuals and businesses more time to challenge a wrongful IRS levy; newly-revised publication can help

IR-2018-126, May 25, 2018 — Individuals and businesses have additional time to file an administrative claim or to bring a civil action for wrongful levy or seizure, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS warns tax pros of new scam posing as professional associations

IR-2018-125, May 24, 2018 — The IRS and its state and industry Security Summit partners today warned tax practitioners to beware of phishing emails posing as state accounting and professional associations.

Two-income families, taxpayers working multiple jobs should check withholding amount

IR-2018-124, May 24, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service urges two-income families and those who work multiple jobs to complete a “paycheck checkup” to verify they are having the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks.

IRS issues new Strategic Plan; five-year plan's goal to help taxpayers

IR-2018-123, May 23, 2018 –– The Internal Revenue Service today released a new five-year Strategic Plan outlining goals to improve taxpayer service and tax administration.

IRS issues notice on state and local tax deductions

IR-2018-122, May 23, 2018 — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued a notice today stating that proposed regulations will be issued addressing the deductibility of state and local tax payments for federal income tax purposes.

IRS accepting applications for 2019 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grants

IR-2018-121, May 16, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2019 will run from May 16, 2018, to June 27, 2018.

Taxpayers who usually itemize deductions should check their withholding to avoid tax surprises

IR-2018-120, May 16, 2018 — The IRS encourages taxpayers who typically itemized their deductions on Schedule A of the Form 1040 to use the Withholding Calculator this year to perform a “paycheck checkup.”

IRS warns of variation of Form W-8BEN scam; crooks impersonate IRS to get banking and other information

IR-2018-119, May 10, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today warned of a new twist tied to an old scam aimed at international taxpayers and non-resident aliens.

Seasonal, Part-year Workers Urged to Check Tax Withholding Amount

IR-2018-118, May 9, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers who work seasonal jobs or are employed part of the year to visit the Withholding Calculator and perform a “paycheck checkup.”

Many tax-exempt organizations must file information returns by May 15; do not include Social Security numbers or personal data

IR-2018-117, May 8, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded certain tax-exempt organizations that the Tuesday, May 15 filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns is fast approaching.

New IRS online tool offers expanded access to information on tax-exempt organizations; newly-filed data available to public for first time

IR-2018-116, May 7, 2018 — The Internal Revenue Service today introduced a new online tool on designed to provide faster, easier access to publicly available information about exempt organizations.

IRS provides disaster readiness guidance during National Hurricane Preparedness Week

IR-2018-115, May 7, 2018 — The IRS reminds taxpayers who may be impacted by hurricanes and other natural disasters that now is a good time to begin preparing for one. National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 6-12.

IRS Advisory Committee to submit recommendations at June meeting

IR-2018-114, May 4, 2018 — The IRS’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) will hold a public meeting on June 7, 2018, when the panel will submit its annual report and recommendations to the IRS.

For Small Business Week: Tax credit can help employers hiring new workers; key certification requirement applies

IR-2018-113, May 4, 2018 — With many businesses facing a tight job market, the IRS reminds employers to check out a valuable tax credit available to them for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other categories of workers with employment barriers.

For Small Business Week, IRS offers tips to small business owners about the overlooked home office deduction

IR-2018-112, May 3, 2018 — The IRS today reminded small business owners who work from a home office that they may be overlooking a common deduction.

IRS urges small businesses: Protect IT systems from identity theft

IR-2018-111, May 3, 2018 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry are warning small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft attempts against employers.

IRS highlights sharing economy tax center, other resources during National Small Business Week

IR-2018-110, May 2, 2018 — The IRS is highlighting a variety of online resources to help small business owners and self-employed individuals as part of National Small Business Week from April 29 to May 5.

For Small Business Week, IRS highlights key business tax topics

IR-2018-109, May 2, 2018 — In recognition of National Small Business Week, April 29 to May 5, the IRS is highlighting several resources to help small business owners and self-employed individuals understand and meet their tax obligations.

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