Tips for Employers Who Outsource Payroll Duties FS-2013-9, July 2013 — Like employers who handle their own payroll duties, employers who outsource this function are responsible for any payroll taxes due. Here are some steps employers can take to protect themselves from unscrupulous third-party payers. IRS Offers New Streamlined Option to Certain 501c4 Groups Caught in Application Backlog FS-2013-8, June 2013 — Following a review of internal procedures to reduce the backlog of tax-exempt applications, the IRS is offering certain organizations that have applied for 501(c)(4) status a faster, optional method to gain tax-exempt status. Highlights from the IRS Report FS-2013-7, June 2013 — The report released by Principal Deputy Commissioner Danny Werfel reflects a number of important findings, aggressive actions and next steps to help the IRS make improvements. Tips on Reporting Natural Resource Income FS-2013-6, April 2013 — Taxpayers who own land that contains valuable natural resources should be aware that arranging for the development of the resources by means of a lease creates tax consequences. IRS Achieves $1 Billion in Cost Savings and Efficiencies FS-2013-05, April 2013 ― Since 2010, the IRS has saved $1 billion through working more efficiently and other means. IRS Criminal Investigation Targets Identity Theft Refund Fraud 2013 FS-2013-4, February 2013 — The investigative work done by Criminal Investigation is a major component of the IRS’s efforts to combat tax-related identity theft and refund fraud. Tips for Taxpayers, Victims about Identity Theft and Tax Returns FS-2013-3, January 2013 — The IRS is taking additional steps during the 2013 tax season to protect taxpayers and help victims of identity theft and refund fraud. IRS Combats Identity Theft and Refund Fraud on Many Fronts FS-2013-2, Revised March 2013 — Stopping identity theft and refund fraud is a top priority for the IRS. For the 2013 filing season, the IRS has expanded efforts to better protect taxpayers and help victims. Earned Income Tax Credit for 2012; Do I Qualify? FS-2013-1, January 2013 — Millions of workers may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit for the first time this year due to changes in their marital, parental or financial status. 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.