News Releases for May 2018

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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