IRS provides tax relief for victims of September wildfires in California; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 15

IR-2020-237, October 19, 2020 — Victims of the California wildfires that began on September 4 now have until January 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Delta; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Feb. 16

IR-2020-236, October 19, 2020 — Victims of Hurricane Delta that began on October 6 now have until February 16, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS fights fraud aimed at charities, joins international awareness week

IR-2020-235, October 19, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service is combating fraud by once again joining organizations around the world to highlight the third annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week, October 19-23.

Online seminars from 2020 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums now available

IR-2020-234, October 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced 18 new seminars from the 2020 Nationwide Tax Forums are now available on IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online. The cost is $29 per seminar.

IRS adds QR technology to key balance due notices to help taxpayers

IR-2020-233, October 9, 2020 — For the first time, the IRS is adding barcode technology to notices sent to millions of taxpayers.

IRS: Check tax withholdings now as the last quarter of 2020 begins

IR-2020-232, October 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that now is the perfect time to review their tax withholding and payments to avoid a surprise when filing next year.

October 15 deadline nears for taxpayers who requested tax filing extensions

IR-2020-231, October 7, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers who filed an extension that the October 15 due date to file their 2019 tax return is near.

IRS Free File marks record increase; available through Oct. 15

IR-2020-230, October 6, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Free File, the IRS-private sector partnership that offers free tax preparation products, scored a record percentage increase in new users as taxpayers turned to free name-brand providers in 2020.

IRS extends Economic Impact Payment deadline to Nov. 21 to help non-filers

IR-2020-229, October 5, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) is now November 21, 2020.

IRS provides details about settlements in syndicated conservation easement transaction initiative

IR-2020-228, October 1, 2020 — As the Internal Revenue Service continues combatting abusive syndicated conservation easements, the agency today released additional information to help address questions related to the ongoing settlement initiative.

IRS issues final regulations for Achieving a Better Life Experience accounts

IR-2020-227, October 1, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service posted to IRS.gov final regulations today for Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts.

IRS expands enforcement focus on abusive micro-captive insurance schemes; taxpayers urged to consult independent tax advisor before Oct. 15 filing deadline

IR-2020-226, October 1, 2020 — With the Oct. 15th filing deadline quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to consult an independent tax advisor if they participated in a micro-captive insurance transaction.

IRS issues final regulations on the deduction for meals and entertainment

IR-2020-225, September 30, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations on the business expense deduction for meals and entertainment following changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

Redesigned IRS.gov page helps people closing a business; page features steps to navigate final tax actions 

IR-2020-224, September 30, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today launched a redesigned page on IRS.gov to help business owners navigate the federal tax steps when closing a business.

IRS provides final regulations on income tax withholding on certain periodic retirement and annuity payments

IR-2020-223, September 28, 2020 — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations updating the federal income tax withholding rules for certain periodic retirement and annuity payments made after December 31, 2020.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Sally; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 15

IR-2020-222, September 24, 2020 — Victims of Hurricane Sally that began on September 14 now have until January 15, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS highlights employer credits for businesses during Small Business Week

IR-2020-221, September 24, 2020 — During Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service reminds business owners and self-employed individuals of the employer credits available to them during COVID-19.

IRS reminds taxpayers of the home office deduction rules during Small Business Week

IR-2020-220, September 23, 2020 — During Small Business Week, Sept. 22-24, the Internal Revenue Service wants individuals to consider taking the home office deduction if they qualify.

IRS: Drought-stricken farmers, ranchers have more time to replace livestock

IR-2020-219, September 22, 2020 — Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS highlights online resources during Small Business Week; many resources available in multiple languages

IR-2020-218, September 22, 2020 —  In support of National Small Business Week – September 22 to 24 – 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.

IRS provides final regulations on deductions for estates and non-grantor trusts, including excess deductions on termination

IR-2020-217, September 21, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations that provide guidance for decedents’ estates and non-grantor trusts clarifying that certain deductions of such estates and non-grantor trusts are not miscellaneous itemized deductions.

IRS finalizes regulations for 100 percent bonus depreciation

IR-2020-216, September 21, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released the last set of final regulations implementing the 100% additional first year depreciation deduction that allows businesses to write off the cost of most depreciable business assets in the year they are placed in service by the business.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Oregon wildfires; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 15

IR-2020-215, September 17, 2020  — Victims of the Oregon wildfires and straight-line winds that began on September 7 now have until January 15, 2021 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS releases state-by-state breakdown of nearly 9 million non-filers who will be mailed letters about Economic Impact Payments

IR-2020-214, September 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they’re eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment.

IRS reminds taxpayers who filed an extension that the Oct. 15 due date approaches

IR-2020-213, September 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers who filed an extension that the October 15 due date to file 2019 tax returns is approaching.

IRS reminds taxpayers and practitioners of expedited letter ruling procedures

IR-2020-212, September 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service continues to look for ways to assist taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

IRS updates LB&I examination directive on credit for increasing research activities

IR-2020-211, September 15, 2020 — The IRS has revised guidance for examiners in the Large Business & International division (LB&I) reviewing the amounts claimed for the tax credit for increasing research activities.

IRS issues final regulations for the rehabilitation credit

IR-2020-210, September 15, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations for taxpayers who claim the rehabilitation credit.

Final regulations on business interest expense deduction limitation published in the Federal Register

IR-2020-209, September 14, 2020 — The final regulations for the business interest expense deduction limitation published in the Federal Register today.

IRS selects 10 new members for Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

IR-2020-208, September 11, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has selected 10 new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).

IRS highlights higher penalties for some tax returns filed after Sept. 14

IR-2020-207, September 10, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged individuals who owe taxes but have not yet filed for 2019 to act now to avoid larger penalties that, by law, start after September 14.

IRS adds six more forms to list that can be signed digitally; 16 now available

IR-2020-206, September 10, 2020 — On August 28, the IRS announced that it would temporarily allow the use of digital signatures on certain forms that cannot be filed electronically.

Third quarter estimated tax payments due Sept. 15

IR-2020-205, September 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded the self-employed, investors, retirees and others with income not subject to withholding that third quarter estimated tax payments for 2020 are due September 15.

IRS expands tax help into more languages; Form 1040 offered in Spanish and more services, information available in multiple languages

IR-2020-204, September 9, 2020 — As part of a larger effort to reach underserved communities, the IRS is taking a number of aggressive steps to expand information and assistance available to taxpayers in additional languages, including providing the Form 1040 in Spanish for the first time.

IRS to mail special letter to estimated 9 million non-filers, urging them to claim Economic Impact Payment by Oct. 15 at IRS.gov

IR-2020-203, September 8, 2020 — Later this month, the Internal Revenue Service will start mailing letters to roughly nine million Americans who typically don’t file federal income tax returns who may be eligible for, but have not registered to claim, an Economic Impact Payment.

Interest rates remain the same for the fourth quarter of 2020

IR-2020-202, September 3, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2020.

Rachel Leiser Levy selected as new Associate Chief Counsel Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations and Employment Taxes

IR-2020-201, September 3, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Rachel Leiser Levy is the new Associate Chief Counsel, Employee Benefits, Exempt Organizations and Employment Taxes (EEE).

IRS provides additional guidance on base erosion and anti-abuse tax

IR-2020-200, September 1, 2020 — The IRS issued final regulations today providing additional guidance on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT).

IRS launches BBA centralized partnership audit webpage

IR-2020-199, September 1, 2020 — The IRS announces the launch of the Bi-Partisan Budget Act (BBA) Centralized Partnership Audit Regime webpage.

Thursday, Sept. 3 IRS webinar focuses on Opportunity Zones

IR-2020-198, August 31, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service is holding a free webinar designed to give an overview of Opportunity Zones and to discuss related tax benefits for investors.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Laura; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Dec. 31

IR-2020-197, August 31, 2020 — Victims of Hurricane Laura that began August 22 now have until December 31, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.

Settlements begin in syndicated conservation easement transaction initiative

IR-2020-196, August 31, 2020 — As part of a continuing effort to combat abusive transactions, the Internal Revenue Service announced today the completion of the first settlement under its initiative to resolve certain docketed cases involving syndicated conservation easement transactions.

Guidance issued to implement Presidential Memorandum deferring certain employee Social Security tax withholding

IR-2020-195, August 28, 2020 — The Department of Treasury and IRS today issued guidance implementing the Presidential Memorandum issued on Aug. 8, 2020, allowing employers to defer withholding and payment of the employee’s portion of the Social Security tax if the employee’s wages are below a certain amount.

IRS approves temporary use of e-signatures for certain forms

IR-2020-194, August 28, 2020 — To protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals, the Internal Revenue Service today announced it will temporarily allow the use of digital signatures on certain forms that cannot be filed electronically.

IRS accepting applicants for the Compliance Assurance Process for 2021

IR-2020-193, August 27, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the opening of the application period for the 2021 Compliance Assurance Process program.

IRS: 50,000 spouses to get catch-up Economic Impact Payments

IR-2020-192, August 25, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service will soon send catch-up Economic Impact Payment checks to about 50,000 individuals whose portion of the EIP was diverted to pay their spouse’s past-due child support.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of California wildfires; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Dec. 15

IR-2020-191, August 24, 2020 — Victims of the California wildfires that began Aug. 14 now have until Dec. 15, 2020 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Iowa derecho; extends Oct. 15, other upcoming deadlines to Dec. 15

IR-2020-190, August 24, 2020 — Victims of the Aug. 10 derecho storm that affected parts of Iowa now have until Dec. 15, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.

As peak hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

IR-2020-189, August 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds people to create or maintain an emergency preparedness plan. A well-thought-out plan is a critical component for surviving natural disasters.

IRS updates procedures for designating taxpayer disputes for litigation, implementing provisions of Taxpayer First Act

IR-2020-188, August 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a memorandum that provides interim guidance to the agency’s compliance staff on requests to designate issues for litigation.

IRS: Deadline to return distributions to retirement accounts is Aug. 31

IR-2020-187, August 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds IRA owners, beneficiaries or workplace retirement plan participants who received a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year that they have until Aug. 31 to rollover or repay the distribution to avoid paying taxes.

IRS urges employers to choose carefully when selecting a payroll service provider

IR-2020-186, August 19, 2020 — The IRS reminded employers today to carefully choose their payroll service providers following continuing concerns that some disreputable organizations can fail to deposit employment taxes, leaving businesses vulnerable to unpaid bills.

IRS: Unemployment compensation is taxable; have tax withheld now and avoid a tax-time surprise

IR-2020-185, August 18, 2020 — With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people receiving unemployment compensation (beneficiaries) that they can have tax withheld from their benefits now to help avoid owing taxes on this income when they file their federal income tax return next year.

Working Virtually: make a plan for protecting data and reporting theft; Part 5 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-184, August 18, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that federal law requires them to have a written information security plan.

13.9 million Americans to receive IRS tax refund interest; taxable payments to average $18

IR-2020-183, August 18, 2020 — This week the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service will send interest payments to about 13.9 million individual taxpayers who timely filed their 2019 federal income tax returns and are receiving refunds.

Now available: IRS Form 1040-X electronic filing

IR-2020-182, August 17, 2020 — Marking a major milestone in tax administration, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that taxpayers can now submit Form 1040-X electronically with commercial tax-filing software.

Last round of ITINs will expire in 2020; IRS encourages early renewal to prevent refund delays

IR-2020-181, August 17, 2020 — More than 1 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers are set to expire at the end of 2020 as the Internal Revenue Service completes the expiration of ITINs assigned prior to 2013.

IRS takes new steps to ensure people with children receive $500 Economic Impact Payments

IR-2020-180, August 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service continues to look for ways to help people who were unable to provide their information in time to receive Economic Impact Payments for their children.

Global disruption of three terror finance cyber-enabled campaigns PDF

Issued by the Department of Justice on August 13, 2020 — The Justice Department today announced the dismantling of three terrorist financing cyber-enabled campaigns, involving the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, al-Qaeda, and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

IRS reminds truckers of Aug. 31 highway use tax return deadline; e-file encouraged

IR-2020-179, August 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded owners of most heavy highway vehicles of their responsibility to timely file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

Working Virtually: Avoid phishing scams; Part 4 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-178, August 11, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today warned tax professionals to be alert to new phishing scams that try to take advantage of COVID-19, Economic Impact Payments and increased teleworking by practitioners.

Joint Board announces temporary waiver of “physical presence” education requirement for enrolled actuaries

IR-2020-177, August 10, 2020 — The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries today provided enrolled actuaries with notice that it is waiving the physical presence requirement for continuing professional education (CPE) credit for any formal programs conducted from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022.

Working Virtually: Use a virtual private network to secure remote locations; Part 3 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-176, August 4, 2020 — As more tax professionals consider teleworking during COVID-19, the IRS and the Security Summit partners today urged practitioners to secure remote locations by using a virtual private network (VPN) to protect against cyber intruders.

James Lee selected to lead IRS Criminal Investigation

IR-2020-175, August 3, 2020 — The IRS announced today that James Lee will become the new chief of IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) on October 1.

IRS issues proposed regulations for TCJA’s simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses

IR-2020-174, July 30, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations proposed regulations updating various tax accounting regulations to adopt the simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

IRS grants additional relief for rehabilitation credit deadlines

IR-2020-173, July 30, 2020 — Because of the burdens the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on taxpayers claiming the rehabilitation credit, the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2020-58 that provides additional relief to taxpayers in satisfying the substantial rehabilitation test.

IRS: New law provides relief for eligible taxpayers who need funds from IRAs and other retirement plans

IR-2020-172, July 29, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service provided a reminder today that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act can help eligible taxpayers in need by providing favorable tax treatment for withdrawals from retirement plans and IRAs and allowing certain retirement plans to offer expanded loan options.

IRS issues final regulations and other guidance on business interest expense deduction limitation

IR-2020-171, July 28, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations regarding the provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that limits the deduction for business interest expense, including basic statutory amendments made by the CARES Act.

Working Virtually: Use multi-factor authentication to protect accounts; Part 2 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-170, July 28, 2020 — With heightened threats during COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals to select multi-factor authentication options whenever possible to prevent identity thieves from gaining access to client accounts.

IRS provides guidance on recapturing excess employment tax credits

IR-2020-169, July 27, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service issued a temporary regulation and a proposed regulation to reconcile advance payments of refundable employment tax credits and recapture the benefit of these credits when necessary.

IRS reminds businesses filing cash transaction reports about e-file option; batch filing now available

IR-2020-168, July 22, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds businesses required to file reports of large cash transactions that e-filing is a fast, easy and secure option for filing their reports.

Working Virtually: Protect tax data at home and at work with the "Security Six;" Part 1 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-167, July 21, 2020 — With cyberthieves active during COVID-19, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting client data whether working in the office or a remote location.

IRS creates new Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management office; Smith, Abold-LaBreche to serve as co-directors

IR-2020-166, July 21, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the creation of the new Enterprise Digitalization and Case Management office, which will spearhead IRS efforts to empower taxpayers and IRS employees to rapidly resolve issues in a simplified digital environment.

Treasury, IRS issue final and proposed regulations on income subject to a high rate of foreign tax

IR-2020-165, July 20, 2020 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued a final regulation addressing the treatment of income earned by certain foreign corporations that is subject to a high rate of foreign tax.

IRS advice for those who missed the July 15 deadline, file now to avoid bigger bill

IR-2020-164, July 20, 2020 — For those who missed the July 15 tax deadline and didn’t request an extension, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about some important tips, including filing electronically as soon as possible to reduce potential penalties.

Security Summit focuses on tax pro security during coronavirus; new series on working virtually: protecting tax data at home and at work

IR-2020-163, July 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals this summer to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting client data whether working in the office or a remote location.

IRS: Seniors, retirees not required to take distributions from retirement accounts this year under new law

IR-2020-162, July 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds seniors and retirees that they are not required to take money out of their IRAs and workplace retirement plans this year.

IRS debunks tax refund myths

IR-2020-161, July 16, 2020 ― With the July 15 tax deadline now past, the Internal Revenue Service reminds all taxpayers that there is no secret way to find out when a refund will be issued.

IRS unveils "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for 2020; Americans urged to be vigilant to these threats during the pandemic and its aftermath

IR-2020-160, July 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments.

IRS announces 2021 PTIN fees for tax return preparers

IR-2020-159, July 15, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the annual fee for 2021 that tax return preparers must pay to apply for or renew their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

IRS is sending letters to those experiencing a delay with advance payment of employer credits

IR-2020-158, July 15, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to taxpayers who have experienced a delay in the processing of their Form 7200, Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due To COVID-19.

Where’s My Refund? tool on IRS.gov takes guesswork out of when to expect refunds

IR-2020-157, July 15, 2020 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that one of the best ways to check on their refund is the Where’s My Refund? tool on the IRS website and the IRS2Go app.

IRS provides additional relief for tax-exempt hospitals: Deadline for completing certain needs assessment requirements moved to Dec. 31

IR-2020-156, July 14, 2020 — Because of the burdens the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on hospitals, the Internal Revenue Service today provided additional relief to hospital organizations that must meet the Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) requirements.

Treasury and IRS release draft partnership form to provide greater clarity on international tax reporting

IR-2020-155, July 14, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today released a proposed redesigned partnership form for tax year 2021 (filing season 2022).

IRS reminder: File and pay 2019 business taxes by July 15; 2020 estimated tax also due

IR-2020-154, July 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded business taxpayers that their 2019 tax returns and tax payments, as well as their first two 2020 estimated tax payments, are due on Wednesday, July 15.

IRS reminder: Taxpayers can get an extension to Oct. 15 to file taxes

IR-2020-153, July 14, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that they have until the postponed due date of July 15, 2020, to file an extension for their 2019 federal tax return.

Tax Court strikes down four more abusive syndicated conservation easement transactions; IRS calls on taxpayers to accept settlement offers in syndicated conservation easement cases

IR-2020-152, July 13, 2020 — On July 9, the U.S. Tax Court struck down four more abusive syndicated conservation easement transactions.

J5 reflects on two-years pursuing global tax cheats

IR-2020-151, July 13, 2020 — Leaders from five international tax organizations are marking the two-year anniversary of the formation of the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) this week.

IRS gives tips on filing, paying electronically and checking refunds online; 2019 tax returns and payments due July 15

IR-2020-150, July 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers with a filing requirement to file an accurate tax return on time even if a balance due can’t be paid in full.

IRS says a Paycheck Checkup helps avoid tax surprises

IR-2020-149, July 10, 2020 — The IRS  is reminding taxpayers that using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to do a Paycheck Checkup can help them have the right amount of tax withheld and avoid surprises when filing next year.

IRS provides last-minute tips for last-minute filers

IR-2020-148, July 10, 2020 — With the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 – only a few days away, the IRS is reminding taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that IRS.gov has tools and services to help them meet their tax obligations.

IRS finalizes guidance on deduction for foreign-derived intangible income and global intangible low-taxed income

IR-2020-147, July 9, 2020 — The IRS issued final regulations final regulations that provide guidance on deductions for foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income allowed to domestic corporations under the Internal Revenue Code.

IRA contributions made by July 15 count as 2019 tax deduction

IR-2020-146, July 9, 2020 — The IRS today reminded people that contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) made by the postponed tax return due date of July 15, 2020, are deductible on a 2019 tax return.

IRS.gov has answers about filing, paying and July 15 due date

IR-2020-145, July 9, 2020 — As the July due date for filing a tax return draws closer, the IRS reminds taxpayers about the many resources available on IRS.gov. Whether on home computers or mobile devices, the number of taxpayers visiting IRS.gov continues to grow year after year.

Treasury, IRS issue guidance on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages paid

IR-2020-144, July 8, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today provided guidance in Notice 2020-54 to employers requiring them to report the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Form W-2.

IRS resources available in English, Spanish and other languages to help taxpayers still needing to file their 2019 tax returns

IR-2020-143, July 8, 2020 — As the tax-filing deadline fast approaches, the IRS reminds taxpayers with limited English proficiency and who have yet to file their 2019 tax returns that there are a variety of ways to get help and information in languages other than English.

Taxpayers need to resume payments by July 15

IR-2020-142, July 8, 2020 — The IRS today reminds taxpayers who took advantage of the People First Initiative tax relief and did not make previously owed tax payments between March 25 to July 15 that they need to restart their payments.

Reminder to tax-exempt organizations: 990s, other forms due July 15; e-file best way to file

IR-2020-141, July 7, 2020 — The IRS  today reminds tax-exempt organizations that certain forms they file with the IRS are due on July 15, 2020.

IRS reminds members of the U. S. Armed Forces of special tax breaks, helpful resources as the July 15 tax deadline approaches

IR-20-140, July 7, 2020 ― The IRS today encouraged members of the military and their families to learn more about the special tax benefits available to them as the July 15 tax filing season deadline approaches.

Find a qualified tax professional using IRS website resources

IR-2020-139, July 6, 2020 — With the federal income tax deadline just around the corner, the Internal Revenue Service wants to remind taxpayers that IRS.gov offers tips on finding a qualified tax professional.

Treasury Department and IRS issue guidance for consolidated groups regarding net operating losses

IR-2020-138, July 2, 2020 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations and temporary regulations that provide guidance for consolidated groups regarding net operating losses (NOLs).

IRS offers additional retail partners that accept cash payments for federal taxes

IR-2020-137, July 1, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced additional retail partners are accepting cash payments for federal taxes.

IRS provides tax relief for the low-income housing credit and bonds for qualified residential rental projects

IR-2020-136, July 1, 2020 — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2020-53 to provide tax relief to issuers, operators, owners, and tenants of qualified low-income housing projects or qualified residential rental projects financed with exempt facility bonds, and state agencies that have jurisdiction over these projects.

IRS unclaimed refunds of $1.5 billion waiting for tax year 2016; taxpayers face July 15 deadline

IR-2020-135, July 1, 2020 — Unclaimed income tax refunds worth more than $1.5 billion await an estimated 1.4 million individual taxpayers who did not file a 2016 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

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