News Releases for September 2014

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Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers Have More Time to Replace Livestock; 30 States Affected

IR-2014-94, Sept. 30, 2014 — Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the IRS announced.

Tax-filing and Payment Extensions Expire Oct. 15; Check Eligibility for Overlooked Tax Benefits; Choose E-file; E-pay with New Direct Pay

IR-2014-93, Sept. 30, 2014 — The IRS today urged taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 15 to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and then file their returns electronically using IRS e-file or the Free File system.

IRS Warns Financial Institutions of Scams Designed to Steal FATCA-Related Account Data

IR-2014-92, Sept. 24, 2014 — The IRS today issued a fraud alert for international financial institutions complying with FATCA about scammers posing as the IRS who solicit financial institutions seeking account holder identity and financial account information.

New YouTube Video Discusses Taxpayer Bill of Rights

IR-2014-91, Sept. 15, 2014 ― The IRS released a new YouTube video encouraging taxpayers to learn about the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead

IR-2014-90, Sept. 15, 2014 ― The IRS reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2014 federal income tax returns.

Tax Payments Top the One Million Mark with New IRS Direct Pay; Free Online System Makes it Easy for People to Pay Their Federal Taxes

IR-2014-89, Sept. 10, 2014 — More than one million tax payments have already been processed this year through IRS Direct Pay; consider choosing this free online system to quickly and easily pay what you owe.

Webinar Spotlights Home Office Deduction

IR-2014-88, Sept. 8, 2014 - the IRS will hold a free webinar this week designed to help individuals, especially owners of home-based businesses, see if they qualify for the home office deduction.

New YouTube Videos Provide Tips on Health Care, Tax Returns

IR-2014-87, Sept. 8, 2014 - the IRS announced the availability of several new YouTube videos to help taxpayers get important information about the Affordable Care Act and tax return filing.

Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

IR-2014-86, Sept. 3, 2014  — IRS announces interest rates for the final quarter of 2014.

Summer 2014 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available

IR-2014-85, Sept. 2, 2014 — The summer issue of the IRS Statistics of Income Bulletin provides in-depth statistical information from the IRS about Foreign Controlled Domestic Corporations and Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds.

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