News Releases for October 2009

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Expanded Recovery Act Tax Credits Help Homeowners Winterize their Homes, Save Energy; Check Tax Credit Certification Before You Buy, IRS Advises

IR-2009-98, Oct. 29, 2009 — People can now weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. Homeowners making energy-saving improvements this fall can cut their winter heating bills and lower their 2009 tax bill as well.

IRS 2009 IRPAC Report Made Available

IR-2009-97, Oct. 28, 2009 — The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) released the advisory group’s 2009 recommendations on a wide range of tax administration issues.

New Form Aids Processing of Mortgage Applications, Makes Ordering Tax Transcripts Simpler

IR-2009-96, Oct. 21, 2009 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a new form that will make it simpler for people, especially homeowners trying to modify or refinance their mortgages, to order copies of their tax return transcripts.

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman addressed the National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Conference

IR-2009-95, Oct. 19, 2009 — Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman before the 2009 NACD Corporate Governance Conference in Washington, DC.

IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2010

IR-2009-94, Oct. 15, 2009 — The IRS today announced cost‑of‑living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for pension plans and other items for Tax Year 2010.

Inflation Having Little Effect on Tax Rates and Benefits in 2010

IR-2009-93, Oct. 15, 2009 — Tax rate brackets and various tax benefits will remain unchanged or change only slightly in 2010 due to inflation, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

New Video Series Helps Exempt Organizations Understand Redesigned Form 990 Requirements

IR-2009-92, Oct. 14, 2009 — The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new case study and video program to help exempt organizations and their tax preparers better understand the newly revised Form 990 series which must be filed for the 2008 tax year.

New IRS Retirement Plan Navigator Aims to Help Small Businesses

IR-2009-91, Oct. 13, 2009 — The Internal Revenue Service has created a new Web-based tool to help small business owners determine which tax-favored pension plan best suits their needs and how to keep their plans in compliance.

IRS and GWU Host 22nd Annual International Tax Conference

IR-2009-90, Oct. 9, 2009 — Senior law professors from the George Washington University Law School will join with officials from the Treasury Department, the IRS and representatives of the tax authorities of foreign governments to discuss significant tax compliance and treaty issues at the 22nd Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation.

Oct. 17 is Last Day for Businesses to Request Tax Credit Certification for Some New Hires

IR-2009-89, Oct. 8, 2009 ― Businesses planning to claim the recently-expanded work opportunity tax credit for eligible unemployed veterans and disconnected youth hired before mid-September now have until Oct. 17 to request the certification required for these workers, according to the IRS.

Special Sales Tax Deduction for Car Purchases Available through End of 2009

IR-2009-88, Oct. 7, 2009 — With 2010 models arriving in dealer showrooms, the IRS reminds taxpayers that purchasing a new car, light truck, motor home or motorcycle could qualify them for a special deduction for the state and local sales and excise taxes on their 2009 tax returns.

Taxpayers Have Until Oct. 15 to File Extended 2008 Tax Returns; Offshore Voluntary Disclosures Also Due

IR-2009-87, Oct. 1, 2009 — The Oct. 15 deadline is approaching for taxpayers who requested a six-month extension to file their 2008 tax returns.

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