News Releases for October 2010

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IRS Seeks Applications for Advisory Committee for the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division

IR-2010-109, Oct. 28, 2010 — The IRS seeks applications for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT).

IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2011

IR-2010-108, Oct. 28, 2010 — Pension limitation amounts for tax year 2011 are now available.

Commissioner of Internal Revenue Douglas H. Shulman's Keynote Speech Before the AICPA Fall Tax Meeting

IR-2010-107, Oct. 26, 2010 — Read IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman's remarks to the AICPA's fall tax meeting.

IRS Begins Notifying Tax Return Preparers on PTIN Renewals

IR-2010-106, Oct. 25, 2010 — The IRS has begun notifying about 1 million tax return preparers to remind them that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTIN) if they are still paid preparers.

2010 IRPAC Report Made Available

IR-2010-105, Oct. 20, 2010 — The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) released its 2010 Report.

IRS Issues Final Regulations on New Basis Reporting Requirement; For Investors, Reporting Gains and Losses Gets Easier Starting in 2011

IR-2010-104, Oct. 12, 2010 — The IRS issued final regulations under a law change that will require reporting of basis and other information by stock brokers and mutual fund companies for most stock purchased in 2011 and all stock purchased in 2012 and later years.

IRS Releases Draft W-2 Form for 2011; Announces Relief for Employers

IR-2010-103, Oct. 12, 2010 — The draft Form W-2 for 2011 has been released. Additionally, the new requirement for employers to report the cost of coverage under an employer-sponsored group health plan has been made optional for 2011.

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