National Taxpayer Advocate Submits Mid-Year Report to Congress; Identifies Priority Challenges and Issues for Upcoming Year 2009 IR-2009-63, June 30, 2009 — Key areas of focus include taxpayer services, oversight of federal tax return preparers, accessibility of the offer in compromise program and the effective adminstration of refundable tax credits. IRS Electronic Advisory Committee Delivers Report to Congress 2009 IR-2009-62, June 24, 2009 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) presented its 2009 Annual Report to Congress. Prepare for Hurricanes by Safeguarding Tax Records IR-2009-61, June 22, 2009 — With the 2009 hurricane season now underway, the IRS encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard themselves by taking a few simple steps. Statement of IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman issued a statement regarding rules pertaining to employer-provided cell phones. Special Tax Break on New Car Purchases Available in States With No Sales Tax IR-2009-60, June 10, 2009 — The IRS and Treasury Department today announced that a tax break for the purchase of new motor vehicles is available in states that do not have a state sales tax. Early Registration Discount Now Available for Tax Forums IR-2009-59, June 10, 2009 — Those who register now will pay less for an opportunity to learn the latest about preparing tax returns and to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. IRS Clarifies Requirement for Filing FBAR Form Due This Month IR-2009-58, June 5, 2009 — The IRS announced today that it would allow taxpayers to rely on a prior definition of a United States person in determining FBAR filing requirements for the June 30, 2009 deadline. IRS Launches Tax Return Preparer Review; Recommendations to Improve Compliance Expected by Year End IR-2009-57, June 4, 2009 — IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman announced he will propose a comprehensive set of recommendations to help the IRS better leverage the tax return preparer community with the twin goals of increasing taxpayer compliance and ensuring high ethical standards of tax preparers. 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.