Keeping vital records safe can make disaster recovery easier Tax Tip 2023-107, Aug. 31, 2023 — Natural disasters can strike without warning. Sometimes even the most diligent taxpayers are left without the important personal and financial records they need. People may need documentation for tax purposes, federal or state assistance programs or insurance claims. Tax professionals must act fast after discovering a data breach Tax Tip 2023-106, Aug. 30, 2023 — Anyone can be a target of cybercriminals and scammers. Unfortunately, tax professionals can seem like the big fish in a sea of potential targets because of how much financial data they use to conduct their business. Lots of military spouses are also entrepreneurs – here’s some tax info they can use Tax Tip 2023-105, Aug. 29, 2023 — Many military spouses run businesses or do gig work, and whether it’s a side hustle or a major operation, the IRS has tax resources, tools and information to help them keep things running smoothly. Educator Expense Deduction helps teachers cut classroom costs Tax Tip 2023-104, Aug. 28, 2023 — Teachers often buy classroom supplies with their own money. The Educator Expense Deduction helps them get some of that money back. Truckers: Know the deadline for the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Tax Tip 2023-103, Aug. 24, 2023 — The Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax is an annual federal excise tax on heavy highway motor vehicles operating on public highways. The payment due date is the last day of the month following the month the vehicle was first used on public highways. Tax pros: Stay vigilant against phishing emails and cloud-based attacks Tax Tip 2023-102, Aug. 21, 2023 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners continue to see a steady stream of attacks aimed at the nation's tax professionals to steal sensitive tax and financial information from their clients. Everyone has the right to finality when working with the IRS Tax Tip 2023-101, Aug. 15, 2023 — By law, all taxpayers have the right to finality of tax matters. For example, taxpayers have the right to know when the IRS has finished an audit. This is one of ten basic rights — known collectively as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Information for organizations applying for tax-exempt status Tax Tip 2023-100, Aug. 14, 2023 — Organizations applying for tax-exempt status must be organized and operated exclusively for any of these purposes: charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, or preventing cruelty to children or animals. Knowing how scammers pose as the IRS can help taxpayers protect themselves Tax Tip 2023-99, Aug. 8, 2023 — Crooks are always looking for new ways to scam unsuspecting taxpayers. Scammers impersonate the IRS by phone or email, in person, or by mail or delivery service – and cost people their time and money. By staying vigilant against schemes and scams, taxpayers can protect themselves. IRS ends unannounced revenue officer visits to taxpayers Tax Tip 2023-98, Aug. 3, 2023 — The IRS has ended most unannounced visits to taxpayers by revenue officers. Tax tip archive IRS tax tips from January 2011 forward.