More than 2.2 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan

IR-2021-157, July 21, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced today they have disbursed more than 2.2 million additional Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan.

IRS holds additional weekend events July 23-24 to help people with Child Tax Credit payments and Economic Impact Payments

IR-2021-156, July 21, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and partners in non-profit organizations, churches, community groups and others will host additional events in several cities this weekend to help eligible families register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit (AdvCTC) payments.

Security Summit partners urge tax pros to use multi-factor authentication; critical step to boost protection against data theft

IR-2021-155, July 20, 2021 — With security incidents on the rise, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry urged tax professionals and taxpayers to use a special feature – multi-factor authentication – available on tax software products to help protect against identity and data theft.

IRS improves services to taxpayers with digital authorizations and launch of new Tax Pro Account

IR-2021-154, July 19, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today launched a new feature that will give taxpayers digital control over who can represent them or view their tax records, a groundbreaking step in the agency’s expansion of electronic options for taxpayers and tax professionals.

IRS: Monthly Child Tax Credit payments begin

IR-2021-153, July 15, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today that millions of American families have started receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments as direct deposits begin posting in bank accounts and checks arrive in mailboxes.

IRS Security Summit announces summer campaign to raise awareness among tax pros about identity theft; urges practitioners to boost security immunity

IR-2021-152, July 14, 2021 — Continuing an effort to battle tax-related identity theft, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry announced today that the annual campaign to raise awareness among tax professionals about data security will begin next week.

IRS readies nearly 4 million refunds for unemployment compensation overpayments

IR-2021-151, July 13, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today it will issue another round of refunds this week to nearly 4 million taxpayers who overpaid their taxes on unemployment compensation received last year.

IRS: Online Child Tax Credit eligibility tool now available in Spanish; other multi-lingual materials help families see if they qualify for advance payments

IR-2021-150, July 12, 2021 — The IRS has launched a new Spanish-language version of its online tool, Child Tax Credit Eligibility Assistant, designed to help families determine whether they qualify for the Child Tax Credit and the special monthly advance payments of the credit, due to begin on July 15.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forum kicks off July 20

IR-2021-149, July 9, 2021 — This Tuesday, July 13, is the last day for tax professionals to register to attend the 2021 IRS Virtual Nationwide Tax Forum and have access to all 30 webinars, including IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig’s keynote address on the first day of the forum.

IRS provides guidance for multiemployer retirement plans receiving assistance from the PBGC

IR-2021-148, July 9, 2021 — The IRS today provided guidance for multiemployer qualified retirement plans that receive special financial assistance from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and for participants and beneficiaries in those plans.  

IRS.gov: The 24/7 summertime spot for tax help

IR-2021-147, July 9, 2021 — The IRS website provides millions of visitors with the answers they need to fit their busy summer schedules.

IRS holds special weekend events to help people who don’t normally file taxes get Child Tax Credit payments and Economic Impact Payments

IR-2021-146, July 7, 2021 — The IRS and partners in non-profit organizations, churches, community groups and others will host events in 12 cities this weekend to help people who don’t normally file a federal tax return to register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit (AdvCTC) payments.

IRS provides answers for certain transportation companies eligible for Treasury grants

IR-2021-145, July 6, 2021 — The IRS today posted answers to questions that certain transportation companies may have regarding Treasury grants and related taxes. 

IRS wraps up its 2021 "Dirty Dozen" scams list with warning about promoted abusive arrangements

IR-2021-144, July 1, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today concludes the “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with a warning to taxpayers to watch out for schemes peddled by tax promoters, including syndicated conservation easements, abusive micro-captive insurance arrangements and other abusive arrangements.

IRS: Families receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments can now update their direct deposit information

IR-2021-143, June 30, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today upgraded a key online tool to enable families to quickly and easily update their bank account information so they can receive their monthly Child Tax Credit payment.

IRS extends tax relief for employer leave-based donation programs that aid victims of the COVID-19 pandemic 

IR-2021-142, June 30, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today extended the tax relief provided in Notice 2020-46 for calendar year 2021 for employers whose employees forgo sick, vacation or personal leave because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

IRS "Dirty Dozen" list warns people to watch out for tax-related scams involving fake charities, ghost preparers and other schemes 

IR-2021-141, June 30, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today continued its “Dirty Dozen” tax scams with a warning for people to watch out for predators using tax-related schemes ranging from fake charities to scams targeting seniors and immigrants.

Draft Instructions for the Schedules K-2 and K-3 released to enhance reporting of international tax matters by pass-through entities

IR-2021-140, June 30, 2021 — The Treasury and the IRS released today early draft instructions for the Schedules K-2 and K-3 for Forms 1065, 1120-S, and 8865 for tax year 2021 (filing season 2022). 

National Taxpayer Advocate assesses tax filing season and identifies areas for IRS improvement in mid-year report to Congress

IR-2021-139, June 30, 2021 — National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her statutorily mandated mid-year report to Congress.

Treasury, IRS extend safe harbor for renewable energy projects

IR-2021-138, June 29, 2021 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance for taxpayers developing renewable energy projects to address delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

IRS urges caution with email, social media and phones as part of "Dirty Dozen" series

IR-2021-137, June 29, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today continues its “Dirty Dozen” scam series with a warning to taxpayers to watch out for unexpected schemes in the form of emails, text or social media messages and phone calls.

IRS, Treasury release state-by-state data on third round of Economic Impact Payments

IR-2021-136, June 29, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department released information today detailing how many people in each state received the third round of Economic Impact Payments through early June.

IRS announces "Dirty Dozen" tax scams for 2021

IR-2021-135, June 28, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today began its “Dirty Dozen” list for 2021 with a warning for taxpayers, tax professionals and financial institutions to be on the lookout for these 12 nefarious schemes and scams. 

IRS releases Data Book for fiscal 2020 describing agency’s activities during pandemic

IR-2021-134, June 24, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the Data Book detailing the agency’s activities during fiscal year 2020 (Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020).

IRS online tool helps families see if they qualify for the Child Tax Credit; one of three tools now available for the upcoming advance payments

IR-2021-133, June 24, 2021 — The Treasury Department and the IRS today urged families to take advantage of a special online tool that can help them determine whether they qualify for the Child Tax Credit and the special monthly advance payments beginning on July 15.

IRS and community partners team up to provide free tax help for families to get advance Child Tax Credit payments and Economic Impact Payments

IR-2021-132, June 23, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service is partnering with non-profit organizations, churches, community groups and others in 12 cities to help eligible families, particularly those who normally do not file a federal tax return, file a 2020 income tax return or register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit (AdvCTC) payments using the new Non-filer Sign-up Tool. 

ETAAC delivers 2021 Annual Report with recommendations to Congress and IRS

IR-2021-131, June 23, 2021 — The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report to Congress, featuring 10 recommendations with a focus on the prevention of identity theft and refund fraud.

IRS announces two new online tools to help families manage Child Tax Credit payments

IR-2021-130, June 22, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today launched two new online tools designed to help families manage and monitor the advance monthly payments of Child Tax Credits under the American Rescue Plan. 

IRS unveils online tool to help low-income families register for monthly Child Tax Credit payments

IR-2021-129, June 14, 2021 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today unveiled an online Non-filer Sign-up tool designed to help eligible families who don’t normally file tax returns register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments, scheduled to begin July 15.

New FAQs available to aid families and small business under the American Rescue Plan 

IR-2021-128, June 11, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today posted two new, separate sets of frequently-asked-questions (FAQs) to assist families and small and mid-sized employers in claiming credits under the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

More than 2.3 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments top 169 million

IR-2021-127, June 9, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced today they have disbursed more than 2.3 million additional Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan.

IRS Procurement office to hire 80 new employees nationwide, including contract specialists

IR-2021-126, June 8, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service is looking to hire motivated acquisition professionals interested in providing America’s taxpayers top quality service. 

IRS reminder: Approaching June 15 deadline for second quarter estimated tax payments 

IR-2021-125, June 8, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that they have until June 15 to pay their estimated tax payment for the second quarter of tax year 2021 without penalty. 

IRS sending letters to more than 36 million families who may qualify for monthly Child Tax Credits; payments start July 15

IR-2021-124, June 7, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to more than 36 million American families who, based on tax returns filed with the agency, may be eligible to receive monthly Child Tax Credit payments starting in July.

IRS sending more than 2.8 million refunds to those who already paid taxes on 2020 unemployment compensation

IR-2021-123, June 4, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service is sending more than 2.8 million refunds this week to taxpayers who paid taxes on unemployment compensation that new legislation now excludes as income.

IRS reminds taxpayers living and working abroad of June 15 deadline

IR-2021-122, June 2, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers living and working outside of the United States that they must file their 2020 federal income tax return by Tuesday, June 15. 

IRS seeks nominations for the 2022 Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council

IR-2021-121, June 1, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). Applications will be accepted through July 9, 2021.

Interest rates remain the same for the third quarter of 2021

IR-2021-120, May 27, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2021.

More than 1.8 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments reach nearly 167 million 

IR-2021-119, May 26, 2021 — Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they have disbursed more than 1.8 million additional Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan.

2021 IRS Virtual Nationwide Tax Forum begins in July

IR-2021-118, May 24, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be held over five weeks starting July 20, with a series of live-streamed webinars every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

With the May 17 deadline in the past, file taxes now to get refund or cut penalties and interest

IR-2021-117, May 20, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who missed the recent tax-filing deadline who are due a refund that there is no penalty for filing late. 

IRS urges groups to share information to help those without permanent addresses get benefits including Economic Impact Payments, upcoming advance Child Tax Credit

IR-2021-116, May 19, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness by reminding people who don’t have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for stimulus payments and other credits, including the advance Child Tax Credit.

IRS provides guidance on premium assistance and tax credit for continuation health coverage

IR-2021-115, May 18, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today provided guidance on tax breaks under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA).

IRS reminds taxpayers of May 17 deadline for individual income tax returns: extensions, other help available

IR-2021-114, May 17, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the deadline for filing most individual income tax returns this year is May 17. 

IRS, Treasury announce families of 88 percent of children in the U.S. to automatically receive monthly payment of refundable Child Tax Credit 

IR-2021-113, May 17, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15.

IRS extends May 17, other tax deadlines for victims of Tennessee  storms; provides special guidelines for disaster area individuals needing further extensions 

IR-2021-112, May 14, 2021 — Victims of this spring’s storms and tornadoes in Tennessee will have until August 2, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS begins correcting tax returns for unemployment compensation income exclusion; periodic payments to be made May through summer

IR-2021-111, May 14, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service will begin issuing refunds this week to eligible taxpayers who paid taxes on 2020 unemployment compensation that the recently-enacted American Rescue Plan later excluded from taxable income. 

Facing a surprise tax bill? Be sure to still file by May 17

IR-2021-110, May 14, 2021 ― The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who owe 2020 taxes that there are different ways to pay through IRS.gov, including payment options for many people who can’t pay in full.

IRS extends deadline to apply for the 2022-2024 volunteer Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

IR-2021-109, May 13, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for civic-minded volunteers to apply for membership on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) for 2022.

IRS grants dyed diesel fuel penalty relief due to disruptions of the fuel supply chain

IR-2021-108, May 13, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to disruptions of the fuel supply chain, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in the states of Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Nearly 1 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; total payments reach nearly 165 million 

IR-2021-107, May 12, 2021 — Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 1 million payments in the ninth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns 

IR-2021-106, May 11, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today provided an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

IRS issues guidance on taxability of dependent care assistance programs for 2021, 2022

IR-2021-105, May 10, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance on the taxability of dependent care assistance programs for 2021 and 2022, clarifying that amounts attributable to carryovers or an extended period for incurring claims generally are not taxable. 

Reminder to tax-exempt organizations: 990s, other forms due on May 17; information and tools available to help

IR-2021-104, May 7, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds tax-exempt organizations that operate on a calendar-year (CY) basis that certain annual information and tax returns they file with the IRS are due on May 17, 2021. 

More than 1.1 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; payments total approximately 164 million

IR-2021-103, May 5, 2021 — Today, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing more than 1.1 million payments in the eighth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

IRS announces use of Projected Contract Award Date web app that predicts when contracts will be signed

IR-2021-102, May 5, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer today announced the successful development of a web app called Projected Contract Award Date.

As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters 

IR-2021-101, May 4, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 2022 grant application period now open

IR-2021-100, May 3, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2022 will run from May 3, 2021, to June 18, 2021.

Electronic options on IRS.gov are available 24/7; save time online for filing information and help

IR-2021-94, April 27, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers and tax professionals to continue using electronic options to speed the processing of tax returns, refunds and  payments. 

American Rescue Plan tax credits available to small employers to provide paid leave to employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines; new fact sheet outlines details 

IR-2021-90, April 21, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced today further details of tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.

Those experiencing homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits; permanent address not required 

IR-2021-87, April 15, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic by reminding people who don’t have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits.

IRS reminds U.S. territory residents about U.S. income tax rules relating to pandemic unemployment compensation

IR-2021-81, April 8, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds eligible residents of the U.S. territories that if they receive unemployment compensation payments that are otherwise subject to U.S. income tax, they may be eligible to exclude up to $10,200 per person of unemployment compensation from U.S. income tax for 2020, following legislation that was passed March 11, 2021. 

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