IRS Simplifies Tax Deposit Rules for Small Businesses IR-2004-143 — Increasing the minimum threshold for unemployment deposits reduces burden for more than 4 million small businesses. IRS Officials Urge Care for Those Making a Car Donation; New Law Changes Rules at End of the Year IR-2004-142 — With tax law changes affecting charitable donations, taxpayers can find the answers from the IRS and state agencies. IRS and Treasury Issue Proposed Regulations on Partnership Transfers IR-2004-141 — Regulations on determining when a transfer of consideration constitutes a disguised sale of a partnership interest. IRS Names Henry V. Singleton Industry Director of Retailers, Food, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare IR-2004-140 — IRS Appoints Henry V. Singleton to lead office to specialize in retail, food, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industry issues. 2005 Standard Mileage Rates Set IR-2004-139—The Standard Mileage Rate has been increased by 3 cents. Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on New Requirements for Disclosing Reportable Transactions IR-2004-138 — The American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 provides new rules relating to tax shelters. $73 Million in Refund Checks Go Undelivered IR-2004-137 — The IRS is looking for more than 87,000 taxpayers whose refunds checks were returned to the agency. IRS and Puerto Rico Announce Partnership IR-2004-136 — This is the latest development in an effort to enable federal, state and commonwealth tax agencies to combat abusive tax avoidance transactions. IRS Selects Three New ETAAC Members IR-2004-135 — Nora Daly, James Gottfried, and Linda Lueck join the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC). IRS Reminds Certain Taxpayers of Nov. 10 Deadline IR-2004-134 — U.S. Uniformed Services and Foreign Service personnel are reminded that Nov. 10 is the deadline to file amended returns to recoup capital gains taxes paid on the sale of a personal residence. IRS Revises Application Form for Charitable Organizations IR-2004-133 — New form streamlines application process and will help IRS spot potentially abusive charities. IRS Seeks Applications for TE/GE Advisory Committee 2004 IR-2004-132 — Committee provides avenue for public input into critical tax administration areas. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find previous year news releases and fact sheets from 1997 through last month.