October Tax Talk Today: What You Should Know About ARRA 2009 IR-2009-86, Sept. 30, 2009 — Experts from the Internal Revenue Service and the tax preparation industry will discuss the many tax credits, deductions and incentives contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for 2009 on the Oct. 6 Internet airing of Tax Talk Today. IRS Issues Guidance on 2009 Required Minimum Distribution Waiver IR-2009-85, Sept. 24, 2009 — The IRS today outlined relief for retirees who received required minimum distributions during 2009. IRS Extends Deadline for Disclosing Hidden Offshore Accounts IR-2009-84, Sept. 21, 2009 ─ The IRS today announced a one-time extension of the deadline for special voluntary disclosures by taxpayers with unreported income from hidden offshore accounts to Oct. 15, 2009. First-Time Homebuyer Credit Provides Tax Benefits to 1.4 Million Families to Date, More Claims Expected IR-2009-83, Sept. 17, 2009 — Taxpayers must close on home purchases before Dec. 1 to claim the credit. IRS Announces New Materials Available to Promote Awareness of Recovery Act Tax Benefits IR-2009-82, Sept. 16, 2009 — As part of a larger effort to increase the awareness and use of tax benefits available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), the Internal Revenue Service today announced the availability of a vast array of products that help explain several tax benefits currently available to American Families. IRS Approves Issuance by Tribes of First Tranche of Economic Development Bonds IR-2009-81, Sept. 15, 2009 — Tribal governments to issue nearly $1 billion in bonds. IRS Seeks Comments from Software Industry and Unenrolled Preparers at Upcoming Public Forum to Improve Tax Preparer Standards IR-2009-80, Sept. 11, 2009 — The IRS today announced the third and final public forum to gather input on tax return preparer standards will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, in Chicago. Deadlines Near for Business to Choose Expanded NOL Election; Sept. 15 for Many Corporations, Oct. 15 for Individuals IR-2009-79, Sept. 11, 2009 — Eligible taxpayers must act soon if they want to take advantage of the expanded business loss carryback option included in this year’s Recovery law. Special IRS Web Section Highlights Back to School Tax Breaks; Popular 529 Plans Expanded, New $2,500 College Credit Available IR-2009-78, Sept. 9, 2009 — Information on various tax breaks for higher education may be found on a new Web section of IRS.gov. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find an archive of news releases and fact sheets from November 2002 and news releases and a listing of fact sheets from 1997.