IR-2019-145, August 22, 2019 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today warned taxpayers and tax professionals about a new IRS impersonation scam campaign spreading nationally on email.
IR-2019-144, August 14, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service is automatically waiving the estimated tax penalty for the more than 400,000 eligible taxpayers who already filed their 2018 federal income tax returns but did not claim the waiver.
IR-2019-143, August 13, 2019 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that they should report data theft immediately to the IRS and follow an established process for helping the IRS protect their clients.
IR-2019-142, August 12, 2019 — The IRS’s Chief Counsel announced that John Moriarty has been selected as the new associate chief counsel, Income Tax and Accounting.
IR-2019-141, August 8, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy. They should contact the IRS now to avoid delays in their travel plans later.
IR-2019-140, August 6, 2019 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to learn the tell-tale signs that their office may have experienced a data theft that resulted in fraudulent tax returns being filed in their clients’ names.
IR-2019-139, August 6, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier for everyone to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year.
IR-2019-138, August 1, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a reminder for owners of most heavy highway vehicles that the time to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, began July 1, 2019.
IR-2019-137, July 31, 2019 — The IRS today announced the selection of Eric Hylton to lead the Small Business and Self-Employed (SB/SE) division and Tamera Ripperda to lead the Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) division.
IR-2019-136, July 31, 2019 — The IRS, states and tax industry partners today warned tax professionals to beware of the continuing threat of phishing emails, which remain the most common tactic used by cybercriminals to steal sensitive data.
IR-2019-135, July 31, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a Revenue Procedure allowing a taxpayer to make a late election, or to revoke an election, under section 168(k) for certain property acquired by the taxpayer after September 27, 2017, and placed in service by the taxpayer during its taxable year that includes September 28, 2017.
IR-2019-134, July 29, 2019 — Tax professionals who attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Orlando, Florida, will learn the latest on cybersecurity, ethics, tax law changes for 2019 and more.
IR-2019-133, July 29, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service will conduct a webinar Aug. 1 for employers and tax professionals focusing on employment and payroll taxes.
IR-2019-132, July 26, 2019 — The IRS has begun sending letters to taxpayers with virtual currency transactions that potentially failed to report income and pay the resulting tax from virtual currency transactions or did not report their transactions properly.
IR-2019-131, July 23, 2019 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry today reminded all “professional tax preparers” that federal law requires them to create a written information security plan to protect their clients’ data.
IR-2019-130, July 22, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service reminded tax professionals that this year’s Nationwide Tax Forums offer several different sessions focusing on the new tax law’s provisions involving Qualified Business Income.
IR-2019-129, July 17, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today added care for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive care benefits that may be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP).
IR-2019-128, July 16, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service provided additional information to help taxpayers meet their filing and payment requirements for the Section 965 transition tax on untaxed foreign earnings.
IR-2019-127, July 16, 2019 — Using a new “Taxes-Security-Together” Checklist, the IRS and the Security Summit partners urged tax professionals to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting their computers and email as well as safeguarding sensitive taxpayer data.
IR-2019-126, July 16, 2019 — The IRS Nationwide Tax Forum slated for New Orleans is chock full of important information tax professionals can use, not only for continuing professional education credits, but to put into action immediately.
IR-2019-125, July 12, 2019 — The IRS is reminding veterans who received disability severance payments after 1991 and claimed it as income that time may be running out to claim their refund.
IR-2019-124, July 10, 2019 — Buying a home? Working a summer job? Volunteering? Activities that are common in the summer often qualify for tax credits or deductions.
IR-2019-123, July 10, 2019 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a special report on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which makes recommendations designed to increase the participation rate of eligible taxpayers and reduce overclaims by ineligible taxpayers.
IR-2019-122, July 9, 2019 — Leaders from the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today called on tax professionals nationwide to take time this summer to review their current security practices, enhance safeguards where necessary and take steps to protect their businesses from global cybercriminal syndicates prowling the Internet.
IR-2019-121, July 1, 2019 — Tax professionals interested in attending the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Chicago, July 23-25, to learn cutting-edge information on tax reform, cybersecurity and more can save by registering now. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig will be the keynote speaker.
IR-2019-120, June 28, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations for the new 1.4 percent excise tax on the net investment income of certain private colleges and universities.
IR-2019-119, June 20, 2019 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 37th and final report to Congress in advance of her previously announced retirement on July 31.
IR-2019-118, June 19, 2019 — Nearly 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are set to expire at the end of 2019 as the Internal Revenue Service continues to urge affected taxpayers to submit their renewal applications early to avoid refund delays next year.
IR-2019-117, June 19, 2019 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report to Congress, featuring recommendations focused on the prevention of identity theft and refund fraud.
IR-2019-116, June 18, 2019 — The IRS kicks off the 2019 Nationwide Tax Forum season with special sessions outside the nation’s capital focused on tax reform changes and cybersecurity tips for tax professionals.
IR-2019-115, June 18, 2019 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued legal guidance under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 providing information on certain deductions to cooperatives and their patrons.
IR-2019-114, June 14, 2019 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final and proposed regulations today concerning global intangible low-taxed income under section 951A, the foreign tax credit, the treatment of domestic partnerships for purposes of determining the subpart F income of a partner, and the treatment of income of a controlled foreign corporation subject to a high rate of foreign tax under section 951A.
IR-2019-113, June 14, 2019 — The IRS is asking publicly-traded corporate taxpayers interested in applying to the Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) in 2020 to provide a statement of interest.
IR-2019-112, June 14, 2019 — The IRS encourages taxpayers to look at their tax withholding now to take charge of their tax situation and avoid a surprise at tax time next year.
IR-2019-111, June 13, 2019 — With this year’s average tax refund around $2,700, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they have options to control the amount of their take-home pay and the size of their tax refund by adjusting their tax withholding.
IR-2019-110, June 12, 2019 — Following the biggest set of tax law changes in more than 30 years, the Internal Revenue Service continues to remind taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup to help make sure they are having the right amount of tax withheld.
IR-2019-109, June 11, 2019 — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations that require taxpayers to reduce their charitable contribution deductions by the amount of any state or local tax credits they receive or expect to receive in return.
IR-2019-108, June 11, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to review their 2019 tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and make any changes with their employer as soon as possible.
IR-2019-107, June 10, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today launched a special week-long campaign encouraging taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup now to make sure they are having the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for 2019.
IR-2019-106, June 7, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who owe tax and have not filed their 2018 return to act before Friday, June 14, before a larger penalty kicks in.
IR-2019-105, June 6, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that Monday, June 17, is the deadline for the second estimated tax payment for 2019.
IR-2019-104, June 5, 2019 – Although the April filing deadline has passed, scam artists remain hard at work, and the IRS today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a spring surge of evolving phishing emails and telephone scams.
IR-2019-103, June 5, 2019 —The IRS today announced that interest rates will decrease for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2019.
IR-2019-102, June 5, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers living and working outside of the United States that they must file their 2018 federal income tax return by Monday, June 17.
IR-2019-101, June 4, 2019 — As part of its ongoing efforts to protect taxpayers from identity thieves, the IRS today announced it will stop its tax transcript faxing service in June and will amend the Form 4506 series to end third-party mailing of tax returns and transcripts in July.
IR-2019-100, June 3, 2019 — The IRS is reminding tax professionals that reduced cost “early bird” registration for all five 2019 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums ends June 15 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.
IR-2019-99, June 3, 2019 ― The Internal Revenue Service today advised those now receiving tax bills because they filed on time but didn’t pay in full that there are many easy options for paying what they owe.
IR-2019-98, May 31, 2019 — Today the Internal Revenue Service issued a draft of the 2020 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, that will make accurate withholding easier for employees starting next year.
IR-2019-97, May 23, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who work multiple jobs or who may be adding summer employment to complete a Paycheck Checkup.
IR-2019-96, May 20, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today released the 2018 IRS Data Book, a snapshot of agency activities for the fiscal year.
IR-2019-95, May 16, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a key advancement in how it identifies its biggest and most complex large corporations.
IR-2019-94, May 16, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) grant program.
May 14, 2019 — The IRS has been working closely with CCH to ease the impact on taxpayers caused by their recent software outage.
IR-2019-93, May 10, 2019 — During Small Business Week, the IRS reminds small business owners and self-employed individuals to take deductions and credits that will help their bottom line.
IR-2019-92, May 9, 2019 — During Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service is highlighting tax reform changes that impact depreciation and expensing for nearly every business.
IR-2019-91, May 8, 2019 — As part of Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds small business owners and self-employed people that they can avoid a surprise tax bill and possibly a penalty by making estimated tax payments during the year.
IR-2019-90, May 7, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded certain tax-exempt organizations that Wednesday, May 15, 2019, is the filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns.
IR-2019-89, May 7, 2019 — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service wants small business taxpayers and the self-employed to know that, starting May 13, an important change will affect the way it issues employer identification numbers, or EINs.
IR-2019-88, May 6, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded small businesses that recent tax reform legislation lowered the backup withholding tax rate to 24 percent and the withholding rate that usually applies to bonuses and other supplemental wages to 22 percent. The agency also urged employers to encourage their employees to check their withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator.
IR-2019-87, May 3, 2019 — Disasters can happen at any time, and the Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to be prepared for the unexpected.
IR-2019-86, May 2, 2019 — The IRS is now accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).
IR-2019-85, May 2, 2019 — In support of National Small Business Week, May 5-11, the Internal Revenue Service is emphasizing the many IRS online resources available to help small business owners and self-employed individuals handle the tax aspects of their business.
IR-2019-84, May 1, 2019 — The IRS today announced the expansion of areas for issuing determination letters for certain retirement plans.
IR-2019-83, May 1, 2019 — The IRS today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2020 will run from May 1, 2019, to June 17, 2019.
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