Free IRS webinar shares latest details on the Employee Retention Credit including options for withdrawing or correcting previously filed claims amid aggressive marketing IR-2023-201, Oct. 31, 2023 — The IRS will present a free webinar, Thursday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. ET, to update employers and tax professionals on the most recent developments about the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The hour-long session will include information about the freeze on ERC claims, how to withdraw claims and what ERC resources are available from the IRS. IRS and Security Summit offer online safety tips during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month IR-2023-200, Oct. 31, 2023 — As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month wraps up and tax season approaches, the IRS and the Security Summit partners today reminded taxpayers, including families with children, to remain vigilant against potential online threats. IRS extends popular flexibilities set to expire; electronic signatures and encrypted email enhance the taxpayer experience IR-2023-199, Oct. 30, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it has extended certain temporary flexibilities. The acceptance of digital signatures is extended indefinitely until more robust technical solutions are deployed, and encrypted email when working directly with IRS personnel has been extended until Oct. 31, 2025. IRS encourages employers to electronically file payroll tax returns IR-2023-198, Oct. 26, 2023 — The IRS today reminded employers that the best way to file their next quarterly payroll tax return by the Oct. 31, 2023, due date is electronically. IRS 2024 PTIN renewal period underway for tax professionals IR-2023-197, Oct. 24, 2023 — The IRS today reminded the nearly 800,000 active tax return preparers that they can take the first step in their filing season readiness by renewing their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) now. IRS: Beware of fake charities; check before donating IR-2023-196, Oct. 23, 2023 — With the tragic crises and natural disasters happening around the globe, many are responding to the call to give what they can to help. The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be wary of criminals soliciting donations and falsely posing as legitimate charities. Volunteers needed across the country for free tax services IR-2023-195, Oct. 23, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs are currently recruiting volunteers for the upcoming filing season. IRS launches new initiatives using Inflation Reduction Act funding to ensure large corporations pay taxes owed; continues to improve service and modernize technology with launch of business tax account IR-2023-194, Oct. 20, 2023 — Following a dramatically improved 2023 filing season thanks to Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) investments, the Internal Revenue Service has targeted IRA resources on strengthening enforcement, with announcements on new initiatives to pursue high-income, high-wealth individuals who do not pay overdue tax bills and complex partnerships. IRS announces withdrawal process for Employee Retention Credit claims; special initiative aimed at helping businesses concerned about an ineligible claim amid aggressive marketing, scams IR-2023-193, Oct. 19, 2023 — As part of a larger effort to protect small businesses and organizations from scams, the IRS today announced the details of a special withdrawal process to help those who filed an Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claim and are concerned about its accuracy. IRS advances innovative Direct File project for 2024 tax season; free IRS-run pilot option projected to be available for eligible taxpayers in 13 states IR-2023-192, Oct. 17, 2023 — As part of larger transformation efforts underway, the Internal Revenue Service announced today key details about the Direct File pilot for the 2024 filing season with several states planning to join the innovative effort. IRS announces 2024 Tax Counseling for the Elderly and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Grants IR-2023-191, Oct. 16, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service recently awarded $51 million in Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grants to organizations that provide free federal tax return preparation. Most popular seminars at the 2023 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums now available online IR-2023-190, Oct. 16, 2023 — Tax professionals who missed the 2023 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums last summer are now able to view and earn continuing education credits for 18 of the most popular seminars presented there. For California storm victims, IRS postpones tax-filing and tax-payment deadline to Nov. 16 IR-2023-189, Oct. 16, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today further postponed tax deadlines for most California taxpayers to Nov. 16, 2023. In the wake of last winter’s natural disasters, the normal spring due dates had previously been postponed to Oct. 16. IRS: Taxpayers impacted by the terrorist attacks in Israel qualify for tax relief; Oct. 16 filing deadline, other dates postponed to Oct. 7, 2024 IR-2023-188, Oct. 13, 2023 — The IRS today announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by the terrorist attacks in the State of Israel. These taxpayers now have until Oct. 7, 2024, to file various federal returns, make tax payments and perform other time-sensitive tax-related actions. IRS updates tax gap projections for 2020, 2021; projected annual gap rises to $688 billion IR-2023-187, Oct. 12, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today released new tax gap projections for tax years 2020 and 2021 showing the projected gross tax gap increased to $688 billion in tax year 2021, a significant jump from previous estimates. IRS issues guidance for the transfer of clean vehicle credits and updates frequently asked questions IR-2023-186, Oct 6, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations, Revenue Procedure 2023-33 and frequently asked questions today for the transfer of new and previously owned clean vehicle credits from the taxpayer to an eligible entity for vehicles placed in service after Dec. 31, 2023. IRS warns taxpayers of improper art donation deduction promotions; highlights common red flags IR-2023-185, Oct. 5, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch for promotions involving exaggerated art donation deductions that can target high-income filers and offered special tips for people to use to avoid getting caught in a scheme. News release and fact sheet archive Find previous year news releases and fact sheets from 1997 through last month.