News Releases for September 2003

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IRS Grants Tax Relief for Hurricane Isabel Victims

IR-2003-112 — Relief gives taxpayers in District of Columbia and parts of four states additional time to file and pay certain taxes.

IRS and States Announce Partnership to Target Abusive Tax Avoidance Transactions

IR-2003-111 — Under partnership agreement, IRS and states will share information on abusive tax avoidance transactions and the taxpayers who participate in them.

Change in Interest Rates for the Fourth Quarter of 2003

IR-2003-110 — The interest rates for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2003, are one percentage point lower than for the prior quarter.

IRS Reminds Businesses of Retirement Plan Deadline

IR-2003-109 — Businesses using “off-the-shelf” retirement plans must update their plans by Sept. 30, 2003, to maintain tax benefits.

Over-the-Counter Drugs To Be Covered by Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts

IR-2003-108 — Although not deductible on tax returns, nonprescription drugs can be paid for through FSAs.

IRS Selects Five New Members for Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

IR-2003-107 — Committee serves as a public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues.

Teachers Should Save Receipts for Educators’ Deduction

IR-2003-106 — Up to $250 of out-of-pocket expenses for books and classroom supplies may be claimed.

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