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Tax Professionals: Protect Your Clients; Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
FS-2016-23, July 2016 — The Security Summit, the partnership between the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax community formed to combat identity theft, recently announced it expanded its public awareness campaign on data security to include tax professionals.

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
FS-2016-22, June 2016 — As a U.S. citizen or a resident alien of the United States, you are taxed on your worldwide income.

Security Summit Partners Update Identity Theft Initiatives for 2017
FS-2016-21, June 2016 — The IRS, state tax agencies and private-sector industry continued their unprecedented Security Summit partnership by identifying and implementing additional taxpayer safeguards for the upcoming 2017 filing season.

How to Register for Get Transcript Online Using New Authentication Process
FS-2016-20, June 2016 — The IRS recently enhanced its e-authentication procedures required to register and use certain self-help tools on IRS.gov.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #10, The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System
FS-2016-19, April 2016 — The Taxpayer Bill of Rights clearly outlines the fundamental rights of every taxpayer, and the IRS wants every taxpayer to be aware of them when dealing with the agency. In 2014, the IRS adopted the TBOR as a cornerstone document, providing the nation's taxpayers with a better understanding of these rights.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #9, The Right to Retain Representation
FS-2016-18, March 2016 — The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a cornerstone document providing the nation’s taxpayers with fundamental rights when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS wants every taxpayer to be aware of these rights when dealing with the agency.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #8, The Right to Confidentiality
FS-2016-17, March 2016 — Every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights to be aware of when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Health Coverage Exemptions: What They Are, How to Obtain Them, and How to Claim Them
FS-2016-16, March 2016 - Under the Affordable Care Act individual shared responsibility provision, you and each member of your family are required to have qualifying health coverage. If you do not have coverage for each month, you may be required to make a payment, called an individual shared responsibility payment, when you file your federal income tax return.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #7, The Right to Privacy
FS-2016-15, March 2016 — In 2014, the IRS adopted the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which is a set of 10 fundamental rights every taxpayer should be aware of when dealing with the IRS.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #6, The Right to Finality
FS-2016-14, March 2016 — The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a cornerstone document providing the nation’s taxpayers with an understanding of their rights when working with the IRS.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #5, The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum
FS-2016-13, March 2016 — The IRS wants every taxpayer to know and understand a set of 10 fundamental rights when dealing with the agency. In 2014, the IRS adopted the Taxpayer Bill of Rights as the cornerstone document to provide the nation’s taxpayers with a better awareness of those rights when dealing with the IRS.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #4, The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard
FS-2016-12, February 2016 — The Taxpayer Bill of Rights clearly outlines the fundamental rights of every taxpayer. In 2014, the IRS adopted the TBOR as a cornerstone document to provide the nation's taxpayers with a better understanding of these rights.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #3, The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax
FS-2016-11, February 2016 — In 2014, the IRS adopted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights that has become a cornerstone document to provide the nation's taxpayers a better understanding of their fundamental rights when dealing with the agency.

Affordable Care Act: Tax Facts for Individuals and Families
FS-2016-10, February 2016 — This year marks the first time that certain taxpayers will receive new health-care related information forms that they can use to complete their tax return and then keep with their tax records.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #2, The Right to Quality Service
FS-2016-9, February 2016 — In 2014, the IRS adopted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights that has become a cornerstone document to provide the nation's taxpayers a better understanding of their fundamental rights when dealing with the agency.

2015 Tax Changes Include: Key Benefits Renewed; A New Way to Save for Retirement; New Accounts for People With Disabilities; Health Care Updates
FS-2016-8, February 2016 — Most taxpayers will have until Monday, April 18, to file their 2015 returns and pay any taxes due.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #1, The Right to Be Informed
FS-2016-7, February 2016 — In 2014, the IRS adopted a Taxpayer Bill of Rights that has become a cornerstone document to provide the nation's taxpayers a better understanding of their fundamental rights when dealing with the agency.

Earned Income Tax Credit; Do I Qualify?
FS-2016-6, January 2016 The EITC is a financial boost for people working hard to make ends meet. Millions of workers may qualify for the first time this year due to changes in their marital, parental or financial status.

Tax Credit Helps Make Health Insurance Affordable for Middle-Class Americans
FS-2016-5, January 2016 — The premium tax credit gives middle-class Americans tax benefits to make it easier for them to purchase affordable health insurance.

How New Identity Security Changes May Affect Taxpayers for 2016
FS-2016-4, January 2016 — The IRS, the states and the tax industry have taken new steps for 2016 to protect taxpayers and help reduce the risk of identity theft affecting tax returns this filing season.   

IRS Identity Theft Victim Assistance: How It Works
FS-2016-3, January 2016 — When it comes to tax-related identity theft, the IRS has worked hard to help victims by making improvements and shortening the time it takes to resolve these complex situations.

IRS, States and Tax Industry Urge Taxpayers to Join the Effort to Combat Identity Theft
FS-2016-2, January 2016 — Taxes. Security. Together. We all have a role to play in protecting your data and fighting back against identity theft.

IRS, States and Tax Industry Combat Identity Theft and Refund Fraud on Many Fronts
FS-2016-1, January 2016 — Combating identity theft is a top priority, and across the IRS many important steps are being taken to fight it.

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