National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 4: Employers, Payroll Officials, Avoid the W-2 Email Scam IR-2017-197, Nov. 30, 2017 — The IRS, state tax agencies and private-sector tax groups warned the nation’s business, payroll and human resource communities about a growing W-2 email scam that threatens sensitive tax information held by employers. National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 3: Victims of Data Breaches Should Consider These Steps IR-2017-196, Nov. 29, 2017 ― The number of data breaches was already on a record pace for 2017 before the reported theft of nearly 145 million Americans’ names, addresses and Social Security numbers brought the issue to the forefront. Get Ready for Taxes: IRS.gov Offers Free Tax Help IR-2017-195, Nov. 28, 2017 ― As tax filing season approaches, the IRS encourages taxpayers to visit IRS.gov first for tax tools and resources before calling. National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 2: Don’t Take the Bait; Avoid Phishing Emails by Data Thieves IR-2017-194, Nov. 28, 2017 ― With the approach of the holidays and the 2018 filing season, the IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry urge people to be on the lookout for new, sophisticated email phishing scams that could endanger their personal information and next year’s tax refund. National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 1: Online Security - Seven Steps for Safety IR-2017-193, Nov. 27, 2017 ― During the online holiday shopping season, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry remind people to be vigilant with their personal information. IRS Offers Small Businesses a One-Stop Resource Center for Help Preparing, Filing and Paying Taxes IR-2017-192, Nov. 22, 2017 — Small businesses across the country are preparing for their special day -- Small Business Saturday – taking place on Nov. 25. Get Ready for Taxes: Donations May Cut Tax Bills IR-2017-191, Nov. 21, 2017 ― The IRS reminds taxpayers looking to maximize their tax savings before the end of the year to consider charitable giving. IRS, State Tax Agencies and Tax Industry Announce National Tax Security Awareness Week, Nov. 27-Dec. 1; Event Focuses on Protecting Tax, Financial Data in Advance of Holidays, Filing Season IR-2017-190, Nov. 17, 2017 ― For the second year, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry will host National Tax Security Awareness Week to encourage both individual and business taxpayers to take additional steps to protect their tax data and identities in advance of the 2018 filing season. Reminder to Employers and Other Businesses: Jan. 31 Filing Deadline Now Applies to All Wage Statements and Independent Contractor Forms IR-2017-189, Nov. 16, 2017 — The IRS today reminded employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that now applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government. IRS Advisory Council Releases Its 2017 Annual Report IR-2017-188, Nov. 15, 2017 — IRSAC today issued its annual report for 2017, including numerous recommendations to the IRS on new and continuing issues in tax administration. Plan now to Use Health Flexible Spending Arrangements in 2018; Contribute up to $2,650; $500 Carryover Option Available to Many IR-2017-187, Nov. 15, 2017 ― The IRS today reminded eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2018. Get Ready for Taxes: Save for Retirement Now, Get a Tax Credit Later; Saver’s Credit Helps Low-, Moderate-Income Workers IR-2017-186, Nov. 14, 2017 — The IRS reminds low- and moderate-income workers to plan now to earn a credit on their 2017 tax return. Get Ready for Taxes: Plan Ahead for 2018 Filing Season to Avoid Refund Delays IR-2017-185, Nov. 7, 2017 — The IRS today advised taxpayers about steps they can take now to ensure smooth processing of their 2017 tax return and avoid a delay in getting their refund next year. IRS Urges Taxpayers with Expiring ITINs to Submit Renewal Applications as Year-End Deadline Approaches IR-2017-184, Nov. 1, 2017 — The IRS reminds taxpayers with expiring ITINs to submit their renewal applications as soon as possible. News Release and Fact Sheet Archive Find an archive of news releases and fact sheets from November 2002 and news releases and a listing of fact sheets from 1997.