News Releases for October 2008

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IRS Seeks Applications for TE/GE Advisory Committee 2008

IR-2008-126, Oct. 31, 2008 — The IRS seeks applications for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT).

New Members and a Chairman for ETAAC

IR-2008-125, Oct. 29, 2008 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) has a new chairman and five new members the IRS announced today.

2008 IRPAC Report Made Available at Public Meeting

IR-2008-124, Oct. 29, 2008 — Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) report available.

IRS Seeks to Return $266 Million in Undeliverable Refunds And Economic Stimulus Payments to Taxpayers

IR-2008-123, Oct. 23, 2008 — The IRS is looking for taxpayers who are missing more than 279,000 economic stimulus and more than 104,000 regular refund checks that were returned due to mailing address errors.

Chris Wagner Named Commissioner of Small Business, Self Employed Division; Faris Fink Named SB/SE Deputy Commissioner

IR-2008-122, Oct. 21, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service announced the appointments of Christopher Wagner as the commissioner of the agency’s Small Business and Self Employed Division (SB/SE), and Faris Fink as the deputy commissioner.

IRS Sees Strong Response to LILO / SILO Settlement Offer

IR-2008-121, Oct. 21, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a strong turnout by corporate taxpayers seeking to settle Lease-In/Lease-Out (LILO) and Sale-in/Sale-Out (SILO) transactions.

IRS and GWU Host 21st Annual International Tax Conference

IR-2008-120, Oct. 17, 2008 — Corporate tax executives and tax counsels responsible for international tax matters should mark their calendars for the upcoming IRS & GWU Annual International Tax Conference this December.

IRS’s November Tax Talk Today Looks at Form 990 Changes

IR-2008-119, Oct. 17, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service’s next Tax Talk Today Web cast on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. focuses on “Preparing for the New Form 990.”

IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2009

IR-2008-118, Oct. 16, 2008 — The IRS announced cost‑of‑living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for pension plans and other items for tax year 2009.

2009 Inflation Adjustments Widen Tax Brackets and Expand Tax Benefits

IR-2008-117, Oct. 16, 2008 — The value of personal dependency exemptions, standard deductions and other tax items have been adjusted for inflation for tax year 2009.

IRS Proposes Changes to Improve Withholding by Certain Foreign Financial Institutions for U.S. Taxpayers

IR-2008-116, October 16, 2008 ― The IRS has announced proposed amendments to improve the Qualified Intermediary (QI) program.

Hurricane Grant Guidelines Now Available

IR-2008-115, Oct. 10, 2008 — Victims of Katrina, Rita and Wilma who previously claimed disaster losses may benefit from new tax provision.

October 15 Deadline Approaches for Retirees and Disabled Veterans

IR-2008-114, Oct. 8, 2008 — Only days remain until the Oct. 15 deadline for retirees and disabled veterans to file an income tax return that will allow them to receive an economic stimulus payment this year.

Vehicles Certified as Qualified Advanced Lean-Burn Technology Vehicles

IR-2008-113, Oct. 6, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service has acknowledged the certifications by manufacturers that certain advanced lean-burn technology vehicles qualify for the alternative motor vehicle tax credit.

IRS Sends Compliance Questionnaires to 400 Colleges and Universities

IR-2008-112, Oct 1, 2008 — 400 U.S. colleges and universities will receive questionaires from IRS focusing on unrelated business income, endowments and and executive compensation packages.

Fourth Quarter 2008 Interest Rates Effective Today

IR-2008-111, Oct. 1, 2008 — Interest rate rise one percentage point for the calendar quarter beginning today.

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