News Releases for October 2008

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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