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News Releases for November 2008

New Law Encourages Cash Donations for Midwest Disaster Relief
IR-2008-133, Nov. 25, 2008 –– Taxpayers who make qualifying cash contributions for disaster relief efforts in the Midwest could benefit from a recently passed law that suspends the percentage-of-income limits that would normally apply when taxpayers deduct the contributions on their 2008 federal tax returns.

IRS Issues Fall 2008 Statistics Of Income Bulletin
IR-2008-132, Nov. 24, 2008 — IRS statistics for tax year 2006 are now available providing tax related details about sole proprietorships, partnerships, certain foreign corporations, tax exempt organizations and personal wealth.

IRS Announces 2009 Standard Mileage Rates
IR-2008-131, Nov. 24, 2008 — The IRS issued the 2009 optional standard mileage rates used for the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

2008 IRSAC Report Made Available at Public Meeting
IR-2008-130, Nov. 19, 2008 — Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council makes its annual recommendations public today.

Terence V. Milholland to Serve as IRS Chief Technology Officer
IR-2008-129, Nov. 17, 2008 — As CTO, Milholland will be responsible for all aspects of the systems that operate the nation’s tax infrastructure.

For Individual and Business e-File, 2008 Is a Record Breaker
IR-2008-128, Nov. 12, 2008 — More tax returns have been e-filed during 2008 than in prior years, and for more taxpayers, direct deposit is the way they get their refunds.

IRS Announces 2009 VITA Grant Recipients
IR-2008-127, Nov. 10, 2008 — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded almost $8 million in matching grants to support its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

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