News Releases for November 2005

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Guidance Explains How Katrina Victims Can Access Their Retirement Savings

IR-2005-137, Nov. 30, 2005 — A new notice explains how victims of Hurricane Katrina who suffered an economic loss can access their retirement savings without a tax penalty.

IRS Warns of e Mail Scam about Tax Refunds

IR-2005-136, Nov. 30, 2005 — Consumers, beware. A new Internet scam aimed at taxpayers is making the rounds.

Clarissa C. Potter Named Acting Senior Counsel to the Chief Counsel (Legislation)

IR-2005-135, Nov. 21, 2005 — New senior counsel will assist the chief counsel and the agency understand new legislation and provide guidance from the IRS.

Redesigned Improves Service to Taxpayers

IR-2005-134, Nov. 21, 2005 — The newly-enhanced IRS Web site is more user friendly and helpful than ever.

IRS Issues E File Guidance for Corporations and Tax Exempt Organizations

IR-2005-133, Nov. 10-2005 — Although almost all business and tax exempt organizations prepare their returns electronically, IRS issues guidance for those seeking waivers.

IRS Certifies Ford and Mercury Hybrid Vehicles for the Clean Fuel Deduction

IR-2005-132, Nov. 7, 2005 — The 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid vehicles are eligible for the clean-burning fuel tax deduction.

Six Month Automatic Extensions Available to Most Taxpayers in 2006

IR-2005-131, Nov. 4, 2005 — New regulations allow individuals and businesses to request automatic, six-month extensions for filing tax returns.

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