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News Releases for January 2016

On the 10th Anniversary of EITC Awareness Day: IRS Alerts Workers of Significant Tax Benefit
IR-2016-11, Jan. 29, 2016 — The IRS joins partners across the country in promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit on EITC Awareness Day, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, a nationwide effort to alert millions of low and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on this significant tax credit.

IRS Issues Nine Out of 10 Refunds in Less than 21 Days
IR-2016-10, Jan. 28, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that it issues 90 percent of refunds in less than 21 days and that the best way to check on their refund is through the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at or the IRS2Go phone app.

IRS Provides Tax Relief to Missouri Storm Victims; Tax Deadline Extended to May 16
IR-2016-9, Jan. 22, 2016 –– Missouri storm victims will have until May 16, 2016 to file their returns and pay any taxes due, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS Selects New Advisory Council Members
IR-2016-8, Jan. 22, 2016 — The IRS today announced the selection of five new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council, which provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss key tax administration issues.

IRS Announces Six New Members for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee
IR-2016-7, Jan. 21, 2016 — The IRS today announced the selection of six new members for IRPAC.

IRS Free File Launches Today; Offers More Free Federal and Free State Tax Software Options
IR-2016-06, Jan. 15, 2016  — IRS and Free File Alliance launch Free File today; about 70 percent of taxpayers are eligible to use the free tax software.

IRS Ready to Start 2016 Tax Season; Encourages use of and e-File; Works with States, Industry on Identity Theft Refund Fraud
IR-2016-05, Jan. 14, 2016 — Individuals can begin filing their tax returns on Jan. 19.

Identity Theft Video Series Available; Special Series to Help Taxpayers Avoid Pitfalls and Stay Safe Online
IR-2016-04, Jan. 11, 2016 — In coordination with the state revenue departments and the tax industry, the IRS today released the first in a series of YouTube videos that provide people with tips for protecting their tax and financial data.

Help for International Taxpayers Begins on; Six YouTube Videos Now Available to Assist
IR-2016-03, Jan. 7, 2016 — The IRS reminds U.S. taxpayers living abroad and other international taxpayers that is the best starting place for getting answers to their important tax questions. Six new YouTube videos on common issues affecting international taxpayers are also available.

IRS Provides Tax Relief to Mississippi Storm Victims; Tax Deadline Extended to May 16
IR-2016-02, Jan. 7, 2016 –– Mississippi storm victims will have until May 16, 2016, to file their returns and pay any taxes due, the IRS announced today.

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on IRS’s Future Plans for Taxpayer Service
IR-2016-01, Jan. 6, 2016 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2015 annual report to Congress, expressing concerns about certain taxpayer services and making recommendations about the IRS's "future state" plan and documents.

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