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News Releases for September 2008

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The IRS Will Address Technical Terminations of Certain Publicly Traded Partnerships

IR-2008-110, Sept. 25, 2008 — As a result of the Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) program, the IRS will issue guidance regarding technical terminations of certain publicly traded partnerships.

October 15 Deadline Nears; Don’t Let Stimulus Payment Pass You by

IR-2008-109, Sept. 23, 2008 — The Oct. 15 deadline to file a 2007 income tax return and to receive an economic stimulus payment this year is fast approaching.

Louisiana Hurricane Ike Victims Qualify for IRS Disaster Relief

IR-2008-108, Sept. 18, 2008 — Louisiana taxpayers who were adversely affected by Hurricane Ikequalify for tax relief from the IRS, including the postponement of tax filing and payment deadlines until Jan. 5, 2009.

Texas Hurricane Ike Victims Qualify for IRS Disaster Relief

IR-2008-107, Sept. 18, 2008 — Texas taxpayers who were adversely affected by Hurricane Ikequalify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service, including the postponement of tax filing and payment deadlines until Jan. 5, 2009.

Tax Credit to Aid First Time Homebuyers; Must Be Repaid Over 15 Years

IR-2008-106, Sept. 16, 2008 — A new tax credit is available for first-time homebuyers.

IRS Gives Taxpayers in Area Threatened by Ike Until Sept. 22 To File Corporate and Individual Estimated Taxes

IR-2008-105, Sept. 12, 2008 — Taxpayers and tax preparers affected in coming days by Hurricane Ike will have an extra seven days to file corporate tax returns and third-quarter estimated taxes otherwise due on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS Settlement Announcement

IR-2008-104, Sept. 11, 2008 — The IRS announced that it has reached a settlement with Arnold & Porter LLP, which has paid a civil tax shelter promoter penalty.

People Can Avoid Common Errors that Delay Stimulus Payments

IR-2008-103, Sept. 9, 2008 — People who are awaiting an economic stimulus payment or who have yet to file can avoid common errors that may delay their payment. They also can use the IRS Web site to answer most common questions.

IRS Streamlines Application Process for New Tax Exempt Organizations

IR-2008-102, Sept. 8, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department today issued new regulations that will streamline the approval process for organizations seeking tax-exempt status as publicly supported charities.

IRS Hiring of Military Veterans Surpasses Goal

IR-2008-101, Sept. 4, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that it has met its goal of hiring at least 1,000 military veterans this fiscal year, and the agency will continue to focus its recruitment efforts toward this important group.

Hurricane Gustav Victims Qualify for IRS Disaster Relief

IR-2008-100, Sept. 3, 2008 — Affected taxpayers have until Jan. 5, 2009, to fulfill certain tax obligations.

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