New Law Encourages Cash Donations for Midwest Disaster Relief IR-2008-133, Nov. 25, 2008 — Taxpayers who make qualifying cash contributions for disaster relief efforts in the Midwest could benefit from a recently passed law that suspends the percentage-of-income limits that would normally apply when taxpayers deduct the contributions on their 2008 federal tax returns. IRS Issues Fall 2008 Statistics Of Income Bulletin IR-2008-132, Nov. 24, 2008 — IRS statistics for tax year 2006 are now available providing tax related details about sole proprietorships, partnerships, certain foreign corporations, tax exempt organizations and personal wealth. IRS Announces 2009 Standard Mileage Rates IR-2008-131, Nov. 24, 2008 — The IRS issued the 2009 optional standard mileage rates used for the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. 2008 IRSAC Report Made Available at Public Meeting IR-2008-130, Nov. 19, 2008 — Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council makes its annual recommendations public today. Terence V. Milholland to Serve as IRS Chief Technology Officer IR-2008-129, Nov. 17, 2008 — As CTO, Milholland will be responsible for all aspects of the systems that operate the nation’s tax infrastructure. For Individual and Business e-file, 2008 Is a Record Breaker IR-2008-128, Nov. 12, 2008 — More tax returns have been e-filed during 2008 than in prior years, and for more taxpayers, direct deposit is the way they get their refunds. IRS Announces 2009 VITA Grant Recipients IR-2008-127, Nov. 10, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded almost $8 million in matching grants to support its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. News release and fact sheet archive Find previous year news releases and fact sheets from 1997 through last month.