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IRS selects longtime tax professional, Sharyn Fisk, to lead the Office of Professional Responsibility

IR-2019-202, December 9, 2019 — The IRS today announced the selection of Sharyn M. Fisk to lead the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).

Interest rates remain the same for the first quarter of 2020

IR-2019-201, December 6, 2019 —The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2020.

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 5: Tax professionals need data protection plans; must guard against identity theft

IR-2019-200, December 6, 2019 — As National Tax Security Awareness week concludes, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today reminded tax professionals that federal law requires them to create and follow a written information security plan to protect their clients’ data.

IRS Criminal Investigation releases Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report; celebrates 100 years

IR-2019-199, December 5, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today released the Criminal Investigation Division’s (CI) annual report, highlighting significant successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2019.

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 4: IRS, Security Summit warns business owners about being targets for identity thieves

IR-2019-198, December 5, 2019 — Amid threats from cybercriminals, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry urged employers large and small to step up cybersecurity protections against business identity theft.

Jan. 31 filing deadline remains for employer wage statements, independent contractor forms

IR-2019-197, December 4, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers and other businesses that wage statements and independent contractor forms still have a January 31 filing deadline.

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 3: Creating strong passwords can protect taxpayers from identity theft

IR-2019-196, December 4, 2019 — With millions of people logging in to websites and online accounts this holiday season, the IRS and the Security Summit partners remind taxpayers that common mistakes can increase their of risk having sensitive financial and tax data stolen by identity thieves.

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 2: Don’t take the bait: Recognize, avoid phishing scams from identity thieves

IR-2019-195, December 3, 2019 — As the holiday season approaches, the IRS and Security Summit partners warned taxpayers to watch out for phishing scams in the deluge of holiday email messages coming from retailers and others.

Treasury, IRS issue final regulations on new international provision, the base erosion and anti-abuse tax

IR-2019-194, December 2, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations and proposed regulations today on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax.

Treasury, IRS issue final regulations on the Foreign Tax Credit

IR-2019-193, December 2, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations today on the Foreign Tax Credit, a long-standing tax benefit that generally allows individuals and businesses to claim a credit for income taxes paid or accrued to foreign governments.

National Tax Security Awareness Week begins; IRS and Security Summit partner offer Cyber Monday shopping tips to protect computers, mobile phones

IR-2019-192, December 2, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners opened this year’s National Tax Security Awareness Week with a warning for holiday shoppers on Cyber Monday to secure their computers and mobile phones to reduce the threat of identity theft.

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