IRS Seeks Applications for TE/GE Advisory Committee 2006 IR-2006-166, Oct. 31, 2006 — There are six vacancies on the committee; qualified volunteers are encouraged to apply. Additional Ford Hybrid Vehicles Certified for Tax Credit IR-2006-165, Oct. 20, 2006 — An additional two Ford Motor Company vehicles have been certified as hybrid motor vehicles qualified for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit. IRS Provides Limited Tax Relief for Hawaii Earthquake Victims IR-2006-164, Oct. 18, 2006 — Affected taxpayers have until Oct. 23, 2006, to file returns, pay taxes and perform other time-sensitive acts. IRS Formalizes Appeals Arbitration Process IR-2006-163, October 18, 2006 — In Appeals, Arbitration becomes a permanent program at the IRS. IRS Announces Pension Plan Limitations for 2007 IR-2006-162, October 18, 2006 — The maximum elective deferral for a 401(k) is $15,500 in 2007. Other limits also increased. Treasury and IRS Update Rules on Exchanges for Annuities IR-2006-161, Oct. 17, 2006 — The proposed regulations would apply the same rule to exchanges for both private annuities and commercial annuities. IRS Grants Limited Tax Relief for Victims of Snowstorm in New York IR-2006-160, Oct. 16, 2006 — The IRS accounces limited tax relief for taxpayers in New York counties Erie, Genesee, Niagara and Orleans that were struck by snowstorms beginning Oct. 12, 2006. IRS Announces Online Payment Agreement Application IR-2006-159, Oct. 16, 2006 — The new, interactive program allows those who owe delinquent income taxes to file an application for a payment agreement over the Internet. IRS Names New Head for Employee Plans Rulings & Agreements IR-2006-158, Oct. 13, 2006 — Andrew E. Zuckerman has been selected as the new Director of Rulings & Agreements in the IRS Employee Plans division. IRS, The George Washington University Law School Sponsor Institute on International Tax Issues IR-2006-157, October 12, 2006 — The 19th Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation will be held on December 14 and 15, 2006, in Washington, DC. William P. O’Shea Named Associate Chief Counsel, Passthroughs and Special Industries IR-2006-156, Oct. 10, 2006 — Passthroughs and Special Industries provides legal guidance on partnerships, S corporations, trusts and other issues. IRS Announces Availability of 2006 Special Enrollment Exam IR–2006–155, Oct. 3, 2006—IRS Announced that the 2006 Special Enrollment Exam for Enrolled Agents is ready. 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.