IRS Gives Additional Time to Taxpayers and Preparers Affected by Hurricane Sandy; File and Pay by Nov. 7 IR-2012-82, Oct. 31, 2012 — Taxpayers and tax preparers affected by Hurricane Sandy will have until Nov. 7 to file returns and accompanying payments. October 2012 Webinar on Registered Tax Return Preparer Test IR-2012-81, Oct. 26, 2012 — The next IRS Live webinar, “Get Prepared: A to Z Details on the Registered Tax Return Preparer Test” is Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. IRPAC Issues Annual Report for 2012 IR-2012-80, Oct. 24, 2012 — The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) today released its 2012 Report, which includes recommendations pertaining to a number of information reporting issues. PTIN Renewal Period Underway for All Tax Professionals for 2013 IR-2012-79, Oct. 22, 2012 — The IRS today reminded the nation’s 730,000 federal tax return preparers that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) for 2013. In 2013, Various Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments IR-2012-78, Oct. 18, 2012— The IRS announced the annual inflation adjustments for more than two dozen tax provisions for 2013. 2013 Pension Plan Limitations IR-2012-77, Oct. 18, 2012 — The IRS announced cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2013. Shulman to Finish His Term as IRS Commissioner on Nov. 9 IR-2012-76, Oct. 10, 2012 — The IRS today announced that its 47th commissioner, Doug Shulman, has decided to step down on Nov. 9, the last day of his term. IRS Seeks Applications for Advisory Committee for the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division IR-2012-75, Oct. 1, 2012 — The IRS is seeking applications through November 2 for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). Seminars from the 2012 Forums Now Available at IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online IR-2012-74, Oct. 1, 2012 ― Tax professionals can earn continuing professional education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2012 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. 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.