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News Releases for December 2012

IRS Provides Guidance on Withholding in 2013
IR-2012-105, Dec. 31, 2012 — The IRS released new income-tax withholding tables for 2013 and issued special instructions on implementing new income tax and Social Security tax rates.

IRS Office of Professional Responsibility Disbars Return Preparer Accused of Filing False Returns
IR-2012-104, Dec. 31, 2012 — The IRS announced that its Office of Professional Responsibility has disbarred a return preparer accused of routinely preparing and filing fraudulent federal tax returns.

Tax Preparers Must Renew Their PTINs and Those Required to Take the RTRP Test Should Schedule It As Soon As Possible
IR-2012-103, Dec. 20, 2012 — Professional tax return preparers must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs), which expire Dec. 31, 2012, if they plan to prepare returns in 2013. Preparers who need to take the competency test may schedule an appointment while renewing their PTIN.

IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Giving
IR-2012-102, Dec. 19, 2012 — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind key tax provisions affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.

Plan Now to Get Full Benefit of Saver’s Credit; Tax Credit Helps Low- and Moderate-Income Workers Save for Retirement
IR-2012-101, Dec. 13, 2012 — Low- and moderate-income workers can take steps now to save for retirement and earn a special tax credit.

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