News Releases for October 2017

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IR-2017-183, Oct. 31, 2017 —The IRS today reminded people, including those in disaster areas, who want to file a 2016 tax return electronically to do so by Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017.

IR-2017-182, Oct. 31, 2017 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers assessed an estimated tax penalty for tax year 2016 that they still have time to take steps to reduce or eliminate the penalty for 2017 and future years.

IR-2017-181, Oct. 30, 2017 — As the end of 2017 approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to consider a tax withholding checkup.

IR-2017-180, Oct. 26, 2017 — The IRS today reminded the nation’s more than 727,000 federal tax return preparers that they must renew their PTINs for 2018.

IR-2017-179, Oct. 25, 2017 — The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee today issued its annual report for 2017, including numerous recommendations to the IRS on new and continuing issues in tax administration.

IR-2017-178, Oct. 19, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2017-58 provides details about these annual adjustments. The tax year 2018 adjustments generally are used on tax returns filed in 2019.

IR-2017-177, Oct. 19, 2017 — The IRS today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2018.

IR-2017-176, Oct. 17, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and private-sector industry leaders today detailed their continued progress against tax-related identity theft and prepared additional safeguards for the 2018 filing season to curb refund fraud.

IR-2017-175, Oct. 16, 2017 — The IRS today reminded tax professionals that they can earn continuing education credits online through seminars filmed at the 2017 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.

IR-2017-174, Oct. 13, 2017 — IRS officials today urged foreign financial institutions to quickly renew their Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) agreements if required.

IR-2017-173, Oct. 13, 2017 — The IRS today warned taxpayers to remain vigilant to scams as they continue to be reported around the country. Phishing, phone scams and identity theft top the list of items normally reported.

IR-2017-172, Oct. 13, 2017 –– Victims of wildfires ravaging parts of California now have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IR-2017-171, Oct. 12, 2017 — The IRS today alerted tax professionals and their clients to a fake insurance tax form scam that is being used to access annuity and life insurance accounts.

IR-2017-170, Oct. 11, 2017 — The IRS today warned all e-Services users to beware of a new phishing scam that tries to trick tax professionals into “signing” a new e-Services user agreement.

IR-2017-169, Oct. 5, 2017 — The IRS today urged taxpayers who have a filing extension through Oct. 16 to check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits.

IR-2017-168, Oct. 04, 2017 — The IRS today issued guidance to provide relief to residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who evacuated or couldn’t return because of Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Maria.

IR-2017-167, Oct. 3, 2017 — The IRS has an important reminder for taxpayers who filed for an extension and face an Oct. 16 filing deadline: The AGI amount from their 2015 return may be needed to electronically file their 2016 tax return.

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