News Releases for September 2006


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Additional Toyota and Lexus Vehicles Certified for the Energy Tax Credit

IR-2006-154, Sept. 29, 2006 — Additional Toyota hybrids vehicles qualify for the tax credit enacted as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

IRS Announces New Senior Technical Advisor in Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division

IR-2006-153, Sept. 28, 2006 — Ronald J. Schultz has been named Senior Technical Advisor to the Commissioner of the IRS’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities division.

Active-Duty Reservists Get Relief on Retirement Plan Payments: Refunds of 10-Percent Tax Available Back to 2001, New Law Says

IR-2006-152, Sept. 28, 2006 — Recent law change provides benefit to certain members of the military receiving early payments from pension plans and IRAs.

IRS Reminds Katrina Victims of Oct. 16 Filing Deadline

IR-2006-151, Sept. 27, 2006 — Taxpayers in certain areas severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina have until Oct. 16, 2006, to file their income tax returns for 2004 and 2005.

Clarissa C. Potter Named IRS Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical)

IR-2006-150, Sept. 25, 2006 — Clarissa C. Potter is IRS new Deputy Chief Counsel (Technical).

IRS Issues Summer 2006 Statistics of Income Bulletin

IR-2006-149, Sept. 22, 2006 — The Summer Bulletin contains articles on sole proprietorships, foreign-controlled domestic corporations and more, as well as general data.

IRS Announces New Leadership Positions in Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division

IR-2006-148, Sept. 21, 2006 — Michael Julianelle is the new the Director of Government Entities and Joseph H. Grant is the Director of Employee Plans.

More than 12,500 Corporations E-filed 2005 Tax Returns in First Year of New Requirement

IR-2006-147, Sept. 20, 2006 – Large corporate taxpayers were required to e-file for the first time this year.

Richard A. Spires to Serve as IRS Chief Information Officer

IR-2006-146, Sept. 20, 2006 — Spires will be responsible for all aspects of the IRS' information technology systems.

Toyota Hybrid Begins Phaseout on October 1

IR-2006-145, September 20, 2006 — As the tax credit for various Toyota hybrids phases out, the IRS provides dollar amounts allowable until Sept. 30, 2007.

Filing Deadline Set for October 16; Free File Still Available

IR-2006-144, September 19, 2006 — Individual taxpayers who received a six-month extension to file their 2005 income tax return have less than a month remaining. The deadline to file the tax return is October 16.

OECD Tax Administrators to Join Forces in Fighting Tax Non-Compliance

Sept. 15, 2006 — IRS / OECD Joint News Release on the Forum for Tax Administration

No Change in Interest Rates Rise for the Fourth Quarter of 2006

IR-2006-143, Sept. 11, 2006 — The interest rates for over- or underpayment of taxes for the quarter beginning October 1, 2006, has not changed since the previous quarter.

IRS Accepts Settlement Offer in Largest Transfer Pricing Dispute

IR-2006-142, Sept. 11, 2006 — IRS has reached a satisfactory settlement in a transfer pricing dispute with Glaxo SmithKline in the largest tax dispute in the IRS's history.

Replacement Period Extended for Farmers Selling Livestock Because of Drought

IR-2006-141, Sept. 8, 2006 — Farmers affected by certain drought conditions have additional time to purchase replacement livestock, in accordance with Notice-2006-82.

Taxpayers Should Check Mailing Addresses for Rev. Proc. 2006 1

IR-2006-140, Sept. 7, 2006 — Taxpayers seeking IRS Chief Counsel advice as outlined in Revenue Procedure 2006-1 are reminded to submit their requests and additional information to the addresses listed in the revenue procedure. (Clarifies IR-2006-138)

IRS Announces User Fee for U.S. Residency Certification

IR-2006-139, Sept. 5, 2006 — Starting October 2006, the IRS will charge taxpayers a user fee for processing Form 8802.

Additional Details for Directing Mail to IRS Chief Counsel

IR-2006-138, Sept. 1, 2006 — Instructions for delivery of certain documents to the IRS's Office of Chief Counsel. (Revised, Also see IR-2006-140.)

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