News Releases for October 2022

IR-2022-192, October 28, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today released a new set of tax gap estimates on tax years 2014 through 2016 showing the estimated gross tax gap increased to $496 billion, a rise of over $58 billion from the prior estimate.

IR-2022-191, October 27, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today significant progress to prepare for the 2023 tax filing season as the agency passed a milestone of hiring 4,000 new customer service representatives to help answer phones and provide other services.

IR-2022-190, October 27, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service urges the nation's more than 750,000 active tax return preparers to start the upcoming 2023 filing season smoothly by renewing their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) now. All current PTINs will expire December 31, 2022.

IR-2022-189, October 24, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers earning income from selling goods and/or providing services that they may receive Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions, for payment card transactions and third-party payment network transactions of more than $600 for the year.

IR-2022-188, October 21, 2022 — The IRS announced today that the amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2023 has increased to $22,500, up from $20,500 for 2022. The IRS today also issued technical guidance regarding all of the cost of living adjustments

IR-2022-187, October 21, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners today urged families to remain vigilant year-round and consider taking additional steps to protect their personal information during National Cybersecurity Month.

IR-2022-186, October 20, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to check their tax withholding while there’s time left in 2022 to benefit from any necessary changes.

IR-2022-185, October 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers in areas covered by certain Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster declarations they may have more time to file their returns to qualify for the penalty relief under Notice 2022-36 for their 2019 and 2020 tax returns.

IR-2022-184, October 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers to file the next quarterly payroll tax return by the approaching October 31, 2022, due date, and urged them to do so electronically.

IR-2022-183, October 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today warned employers to be wary of third parties who are advising them to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) when they may not qualify. Some third parties are taking improper positions related to taxpayer eligibility for and computation of the credit.

IR-2022-182, October 18, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2023 annual inflation adjustments for more than 60 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2022-38 provides details about these annual adjustments.

IR-2022-181, October 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded families today that some taxpayers who claim at least one child as their dependent on their tax return may not realize they could be eligible to benefit from the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

IR-2022-180, October 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service announced its continued support by joining international efforts to fight fraud during Charity Fraud Awareness Week, October 17-21.

IR-2022-179, October 14, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today that those who requested an extension of time to file their 2021 income tax return that the deadline is Monday, October 17. IRS Free File remains open until November 17 for those who still need to file their 2021 tax returns.

IR-2022-178, October 13, 2022 — Starting this week, the Internal Revenue Service is sending letters to more than 9 million individuals and families who appear to qualify for a variety of key tax benefits but did not claim them by filing a 2021 federal income tax return.

IR-2022-177, October 11, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to continued disruptions resulting from Hurricane Ian, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel with a sulfur content that does not exceed 15 parts-per-million is sold for use or used on the highway in the state of Florida.

IR-2022-176, October 11, 2022 — The online version of the forum consists of 18 new self-study seminars, including four Spanish-language seminars.

IR-2022-175, October 7, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2021 tax return to do so by Monday, October 17.

IR-2022-174, October 6, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds U.S. citizens, resident aliens and domestic legal entities that the extension deadline to file their annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is October 15. For additional information about filing deadlines, filers should look to Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) website.

IR-2022-173, October 5, 2022 — Hurricane Ian victims throughout both North Carolina and South Carolina now have until February 15, 2023, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. This is similar to relief announced last week for Ian victims in Florida.

IR-2022-172, October 5, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued six notices asking for comments on different aspects of extensions and enhancements of energy tax benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act.

IR-2022-171, October 4, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service recently awarded $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.

IR-2022-170, October 4, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service Independent Office of Appeals is taking important steps to improve how taxpayers interact and communicate with the IRS by revising their initial contact letters.

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