IRS to Host Public Meeting Dec. 8 on Real Time Tax System IR-2011-114, Nov. 30, 2011 –– The IRS will host a meeting on Dec. 8 to acquire feedback on long-term changes to make the tax system work in real time. IRS Seeks to Return $153 Million in Undelivered Checks to Taxpayers; Recommends e-file, Direct Deposit to Avoid Future Delivery Problems IR-2011-113, Nov. 30, 2011 — The IRS is looking to return $153.3 million in undelivered tax refund checks to, 99,123 taxpayers. Interest Rates Remain the Same for the First Quarter of 2012 IR-2011-112, Nov. 28, 2011 ― Interest rates are the same for the first quarter of 2012 as they were in the last quarter of 2011. IRS Moves to Next Phase of Return Preparer Initiative; New Competency Test to Begin IR-2011-111, Nov. 22, 2011 — The IRS is moving into next phase to improve the tax preparation industry by launching the new Registered Tax Return Preparer competency test. Fall 2011 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available IR-2011-110, Nov. 21, 2011 — The IRS announced availability of the fall 2011 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin. IRS Advisory Council Issues 2011 Annual Report IR-2011-109, Nov. 16, 2011 — The IRSAC report made several recommendations on a broad array of tax administration issues and concerns. Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman at the AICPA Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 8, 2011 IR-2011-108, Nov. 8, 2011 — In prepared remarks to the AICPA Fall Meeting, Commissioner Shulman discusses some priority programs at the IRS including the Return Preparer Program, the evolving relationship with large corporate taxpayers, and work toward a real-time tax system. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find an archive of news releases and fact sheets from November 2002 and news releases and a listing of fact sheets from 1997.