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Fact Sheets 2015

How Do I Get My Tax Transcript?
FS-2015-28, December 2015 — The IRS Get Transcript application offering immediate downloading of a tax transcript will return in the spring of 2016 with enhanced identity protection security features.

Tax Professionals Should Perform Periodic Check of EFIN Status
FS-2015-27, November 2015 — Tax professionals gearing up for the 2016 filing season should include a review of their Electronic Filing Identification Number status to ensure its accuracy and security.

Tax Preparedness Series: Gathering Essential Documents for Next Filing Season
FS-2015-26, November 2015 Well-organized records make it easier to prepare a complete and accurate income tax return next filing season.

General Employment Tax Issues
FS-2015-25, November 2015 — The IRS reminds business owners how critical it is to understand the various types of employment-related taxes they may be required to deposit and report.

Tax Return Preparers: Data Thefts and Protecting Client Tax Information
FS-2015-24, October 2015 — The IRS reminds tax return preparers that they are prime targets for identity thieves who seek data to use on fraudulent tax returns.

IRS, States and Industry Partners Provide Update on Collaborative Fight Against Tax-Related Identity Theft
FS-2015-23, October 2015 — The IRS provides an update on the progress made by the Security Summit's working groups.

Business Taxes for the Self-Employed: The Basics
FS-2015-22, August 2015 — For anyone starting a small business, especially those who are self-employed, the IRS offers some basic information on filing, reporting and paying taxes.

Payments to Independent Contractors
FS-2015-21, August 2015 — The IRS reminds employers to correctly determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors.

New Tangible Property Regulations; Simplified Option Available to Many Small Businesses
FS-2015-20, July 2015 — The regulations allow small businesses to change a method of accounting under the final tangible property regulations on a prospective basis for the first taxable year beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2014.

IRS Provides Online Information on Circular 230
FS-2015-19, June 2015 — Tax professionals who represent taxpayers before the IRS should be aware that there were significant revisions made to Circular 230 on June 12, 2014.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #10, The Right to a Fair and Just Tax System
FS-2015-18, March 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #9, The Right to Retain Representation
FS-2015-17, March 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS.

Payment Alternatives When You Owe the IRS
FS-2015-16, March 2015 — If you cannot pay the full amount of taxes you owe, file your 2014 tax return on time and pay as much as possible to help reduce any penalties and interest.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #8, The Right to Confidentiality
FS-2015-15, March 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Health Coverage Exemptions: What Are They, How to Obtain Them, and How to Claim Them1
FS-2015-14, March 2015 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they will see some new things on their 2014 tax return involving the new health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #7, The Right to Privacy
FS-2015-13, March 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #6, The Right to Finality
FS-2015-12, March 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #5, The Right to Appeal an IRS Decision in an Independent Forum
FS-2015-11, February 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #4, The Right to Challenge the IRS’s Position and Be Heard
FS-2015-10, February 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.

2014 Tax Changes: Health Care Law Brings Updates to Tax Forms; Other Benefits Renewed
FS-2015-9, February 2015 — This year, there are some changes to tax forms related to the Affordable Care Act.

Tips Versus Service Charges: How to Report
FS-2015-8, February 2015 — The IRS reminds employers that automatic gratuities are service charges, not tips.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #3, The Right to Pay No More than the Correct Amount of Tax
FS-2015-7, February 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Understanding Who You Pay to Prepare Your Tax Return
FS-2015-6, February 2015 — Taxpayers should be aware of the credentials, qualifications and extent of service each prospective professional provides before obtaining their service.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #2, The Right to Quality Service
FS-2015-5, February 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the IRS.

Earned Income Tax Credit; Do I Qualify?
FS-2015-4, January 2015 — The Earned Income Tax Credit (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.

Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #1, The Right to Be Informed
FS-2015-3, January 2015 — Each and every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights they should be aware of when dealing with the Internal Revenue Service.

Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers and Victims
FS-2015-2, January 2015 — Identity theft presents a challenge to businesses, organizations and governments, including the IRS. The IRS meets the challenge of tax-related identity theft and is making progress against it with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance.

IRS Combats Identity Theft and Refund Fraud on Many Fronts
FS-2015-1, January 2015 — Stopping identity theft and refund fraud is a top priority for the IRS. For the 2015 filing season, the IRS continues to expand these efforts to better protect taxpayers and help victims.

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