News Releases for September 2005


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IR-2005-113, Sept. 30, 2005 — A broad coalition of business and charitable associations joined with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury today to announce a partnership aimed at educating the nation’s employers about a leave-donation program benefiting Hurricane Katrina victims.

IR-2005-112, Sept. 28, 2005 — New law gives taxpayers affected by Hurricane Katrina until Feb. 28, 2006, to file tax returns and pay any taxes due.

IR-2005-111, Sept. 28, 2005 — Associate Chief Information Officer Terence Lutes has overseen the development of the e-file program.

IR-2005-110, Sept. 26, 2005 — Hardest hit areas include nine counties in Texas, 23 parishes in Louisiana.

IR-2005-109, Sept. 21, 2005 — New details help ensure those impacted by the storm get the tax relief they're entitled to.

IR-2005-108, Sept. 21, 2005––NAEA and AAA-CPA join with IRS to assist taxpayers affected by Hurricane Katrina.

IR-2005-107, Sept. 19, 2005 — Competent authorities mutual agreement addresses LLCs.

IR-2005-106, Sept. 16, 2005 — Postponing M-3 implementation relieves burden on affected corporate taxpayers.

IR-2005-105, Sept. 15, 2005 — Victims of Hurricane Katrina and their families can take out loans and hardship distributions from their 401(k) and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans.

IR-2005-104, Sept. 15, 2005 – The IRS is extending the penalty relief for dyed diesel fuel sold for use or used on the highway.

IR-2005-103, Sept. 14, 2005 — Hurricane Katrina relief workers have an extension of time to file their tax returns and pay any taxes due.

IR-2005-102, Sept. 14, 2005 — The IRS announced today that several thousand telephone operators are helping FEMA answer telephone calls from Hurricane Katrina victims.

IR-2005-101, Sept. 12, 2005 — Today the Treasury Department and the IRS announced guidance regarding the temporary operation of ships in the domestic trade as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

IR-2005-100, Sept. 12, 2005 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of six new Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) members and its new chairperson.

IR-2005-99, Sept. 9, 2005 — IRS and the Treasury Department announced today an increase to the optional standard mileage rates for the final four months of 2005.

IR-2005-98, Sept. 8, 2005 — The IRS today announced that it will provide issuers of tax exempt bonds affected by Hurricane Katrina with additional time to file certain information returns and arbitrage rebate returns.

IR-2005-97, Sept. 8, 2005 — Treasury and IRS officials announced today special relief intended to support leave-based donation programs to aid Hurricane Katrina victims.

IR-2005-96, Sept. 8, 2005 — Victims of Hurricane Katrina will have until Jan. 3, 2006, to file any returns, pay any taxes or make any deposits due.

IR-2005-95 , Sept. 7, 2005 — The IRS to alleviate local fuel shortages caused by Hurricane Katrina, will permit vehicles registered for highway use to remove aviation-grade kerosene (aviation fuel) from certain airports.

IR-2005-94, Sept. 7, 2005 -- IRS and the AICPA agree to partner to provide assistance to taxpayers with tax issues at FEMA disaster recovery centers in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters.

IR-2005-93, Sept. 6, 2005 — The Internal Revenue Service will provide an expedited review and approval process for new organizations seeking tax-exempt status in order to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina. However, the agency encourages people to use existing organizations currently working on immediate aid efforts.

IR-2005-92, Sept. 2, 2005 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that they will waive low-income housing tax credit rules that prohibit owners of low-income housing from providing housing to victims of Hurricane Katrina who do not qualify as low-income. The action will expand the availability of housing for disaster victims and their families.

IR-2005-91, Sept. 2, 2005 — IRS expands tax relief to victims in certain areas of Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

IR-2005-90, Sept. 2, 2005 — The Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation officials announced today their agencies are providing relief in connection with certain employee benefit plans because of damage in the Gulf Coast area caused by Hurricane Katrina.

IR-2005-89, Sept. 2, 2005 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to shortages of clear diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Katrina, will not impose a tax penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.

IR-2005-88, Sept. 1, 2005— The Internal Revenue Service announced today the establishment of a special toll-free telephone number for use by taxpayers affected by Hurricane Katrina.

IR-2005-87, Sept. 1, 2005 -- Joseph Grant is the new Director of Employee Plans Rulings and Agreements in the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division.

IR-2005-86, Sept. 1, 2005 — Citizens seeking to make donations to help Hurricane Katrina victims should seek out qualified charities, the Internal Revenue Service said today.

IR-2005-85, Sept. 1, 2005 — Interest rates for underpayments and overpayments rise by one percentage point.

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