In 2014, Various Tax Benefits Increase Due to Inflation Adjustments IR-2013-87, Oct. 31, 2013 — IRS announces inflation-adjusted items for tax year 2014. IRS Announces 2014 Pension Plan Limitations; Taxpayers May Contribute up to $17,500 to their 401(k) plans in 2014 IR-2013-86, Oct. 31, 2013 — The IRS announced the dollar limits for pension plans for tax year 2014. 2014 PTIN Renewal Period Underway for Tax Professionals IR-2013-85, Oct. 31, 2013 — The IRS reminded the nation’s tax return preparers that they must renew their PTINs for 2014. IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam IR-2013-84, Oct. 31, 2013 — The IRS warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants. Peggy Sherry Named Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support IR-2013-83, Oct. 23, 2013 ― The IRS has selected Peggy Sherry, a top official at the Department of Homeland Security, as its next Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support. 2014 Tax Season to Start Later Following Government Closure; IRS Sees Heavy Demand As Operations Resume IR-2013-82, Oct. 22, 2013 — The IRS announced a delay to the start of the 2014 filing season to allow adequate time to program and test tax processing systems. Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers Have More Time to Replace Livestock; 38 States Affected IR-2013-81, Oct. 18, 2013 — Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales. Reminder: Oct. 15 Tax Deadline Remains During Appropriations Lapse IR-2013-80, Oct. 8, 2013 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that the Oct. 15 deadline remains in effect for people who requested a six-month extension to file their tax return. 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.