News Releases for October 2021

Child Tax Credit: Families with income changes must enter them in IRS online portal on Monday to impact Nov. 15 payment; Spanish version coming in late November

IR-2021-211, October 29, 2021 — On Monday, November 1, the Internal Revenue Service will launch a new feature allowing any family receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments to update their income using the Child Tax Credit Update Portal (CTC UP), found exclusively on

Additional Hurricane Ida relief from IRS: Sept. 15, Oct. 15 deadlines, other dates further extended to Jan. 3 for parts of Mississippi; Nov. 1 deadline still applies to the rest of the state

IR-2021-210, October 27, 2021 — Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of Mississippi now have additional time – until January 3, 2022 – to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS, Security Summit partners remind families to make online safety a priority during National Cybersecurity Month

IR-2021-209, October 22, 2021 — The IRS today reminded families, teens and senior citizens about the continued importance of protecting personal and financial information online.

COVID relief: IRS helps employers wanting to rehire retirees or retain employees after retirement age

IR-2021-208, October 22, 2021 — To help address COVID-related labor shortages, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers that they generally will not jeopardize the tax status of their pension plans if they rehire retirees or permit distributions of retirement benefits to current employees who have reached age 59 ½ or the plan’s normal retirement age.

IRS reminds tax professionals that it’s time to renew PTINs

IR-2021-207, October 21, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds the more than 759,000 federal tax return preparers they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) now for 2022. All current PTINs will expire December 31, 2021.

IRS reminds employers to e-file payroll tax returns timely

IR-2021-206, October 20, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers that the next quarterly payroll tax return is due November 1, 2021.

IRS joins international organizations in fighting charity fraud during special awareness week

IR-2021-205, October 18, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service is joining international organizations and other regulators in highlighting Charity Fraud Awareness Week, October 18-22.

IRS extends videoconferencing to large business taxpayers

IR-2021-204, October 18, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that beginning October 18, the IRS’s large business division will accept all taxpayer requests to meet with IRS employees using secure videoconferencing.

IRS sets forth required information for a valid research credit claim for refund

IR-2021-203, October 15, 2021 — The IRS has set forth the information that taxpayers will be required to include for a research credit claim for refund to be considered valid.

IRS updates process for frequently asked questions on new tax legislation and addresses reliance concerns

IR-2021-202, October 15, 2021 — Today, the Internal Revenue Service is updating its process for certain frequently asked questions (FAQs) on newly enacted tax legislation.

IRS: Families now receiving October Child Tax Credit payments; still time for eligible families to sign up for advance payments

IR-2021-201, October 15, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for the month of October.

IRS announces 2022 Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Grants

IR 2021-200, October 12, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service recently awarded over $41 million in Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants to organizations that provide free federal tax return preparation.

Give tax withholding a fresh look as 2021 year-end nears

IR-2021-199, October 8, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today that the last quarter of 2021 is a good time to check withholding.

IRS Free File program available through Oct. 15

IR-2021-198, October 5, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Free File remains available through Oct. 15 for those taxpayers who still need to file their 2020 tax returns.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online launches 18 new seminars

IR-2021-197, October 4, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that 18 new self-study seminars are available through the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online.

Oct. 15 FBAR extension deadline nears for foreign bank and financial account holders

IR-2021-196, October 1, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds U.S. citizens, resident aliens and any domestic legal entity that the extension deadline to file their annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is Oct. 15, 2021.

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