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IRS Statements and Announcements

Houston Area Taxpayers Affected by Severe Weather May Qualify for Relief from Penalties on Late Tax Returns
April 18, 2016 — The IRS today advised taxpayers who are affected by severe weather in the Houston area and other parts of Texas that they may qualify for relief from penalties if they are unable to meet today’s deadline for filing 2015 tax returns.

IRS Statement on IP PIN
March 7, 2016 — As part of its ongoing security review, the Internal Revenue Service temporarily suspended the Identity Protection PIN tool on and is conducting a further review of the application.

IRS Statement On “Get Transcript”
Feb. 26, 2016 — Following an incident involving the IRS’s “Get Transcript” application discovered last May, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration conducted a nine-month long investigation looking back to the launch of the application in January 2014 for additional suspicious activity.

IRS Statement on E-filing PIN
Feb. 9, 2016 -- The IRS recently identified and halted an automated attack upon its Electronic Filing PIN application on

Update: IRS Systems are Operating
Feb. 4, 2016 — The IRS announced it resumed processing individual and business tax returns at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday following resolution of its system outage.

IRS Statement on the Opening of the 2016 Filing Season
Jan. 19, 2016 — The IRS successfully opened its systems today in a smooth opening of the 2016 tax filing season. Through mid-day, the IRS had received several hundred thousand tax returns.

Filing Season Update on IP PINs
Jan. 5, 2016 — Find out what to do if you received a CP 01A notice dated Jan. 4, 2016, from the IRS about your Identity Protection PIN.

IRS Statement on the "Get Transcript" Application
May 26, 2015 — The IRS announced that criminals used data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through IRS’ “Get Transcript” application.

Statement of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget
Feb. 2, 2015 — Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen commented on the proposed budget for the IRS for FY 2016.

Statement on Health Coverage Information Reporting by Employers
July 24, 2014 — The IRS has issued a statement on draft forms that will be used by employers to report employee health coverage.

IRS Statement
June 14, 2014 — IRS issues a statement on an IRS letter to the Senate Finance Committee.

IRS Statement on "Heartbleed" and Filing Season
April 9, 2014 — The IRS has issued a statement on the "Heartbleed" security flaw. Our systems continue operating and are not affected by this bug.

IRS Statement on Data Security Employee Issue
March 18, 2014 — The IRS today issued a statement on a data security employee issue.

IRS Operations Resumption Statement
The IRS started reopening operations on Oct. 17. Our employees are reporting back to work, and we are assessing the impact of the 16-day shutdown on our national operations.

IRS Statement on Obtaining eMails
The IRS administers the nation's tax laws in a way that follows the law and treats taxpayers with respect.

IRS Statement on Court Ruling Related to Return Preparers
The IRS has issued a statement on a court ruling related to enforcement of regulatory requirements for registered tax return preparers.

Prepared Remarks of William J. Wilkins, IRS Chief Counsel, at the Tax Executives Institute, March 18, 2013
IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins speaks at the Tax Executives Institute on March 18, 2013.

Remarks by Steven T. Miller, IRS Acting Commissioner, at a Press Conference Call on Identity Theft Sweep, Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, 2013
Feb. 7, 2013 — Remarks by Steven T. Miller, IRS Acting Commissioner, during a press conference call on the Identity Theft Sweep.

IRS Conferences and Cost Savings FY2010 Thru FY2012
Check here for IRS comments and additional information regarding the report issued by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration on IRS conferences from FY 2010 through the end of FY 2012.

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