News Releases for August 2020

Thursday, Sept. 3 IRS webinar focuses on Opportunity Zones

IR-2020-198, August 31, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service is holding a free webinar designed to give an overview of Opportunity Zones and to discuss related tax benefits for investors.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Laura; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Dec. 31

IR-2020-197, August 31, 2020 — Victims of Hurricane Laura that began August 22 now have until December 31, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.

Settlements begin in syndicated conservation easement transaction initiative

IR-2020-196, August 31, 2020 — As part of a continuing effort to combat abusive transactions, the Internal Revenue Service announced today the completion of the first settlement under its initiative to resolve certain docketed cases involving syndicated conservation easement transactions.

為執行遞延若干員工社會安全預扣稅的總統備忘錄而發佈的指南

IR-2020-195,2020 年 8 月 28 日 華盛頓 — 財政部和國稅局 (IRS) 今天發佈指南 (PDF, 英文),協助執行 2020 年 8 月 8 日簽發的總統備忘錄,讓僱主可以在員工的工資低於一定金額的情況下,遞延預扣或支付員工的社會安全稅部分。

IRS approves temporary use of e-signatures for certain forms

IR-2020-194, August 28, 2020 — To protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals, the Internal Revenue Service today announced it will temporarily allow the use of digital signatures on certain forms that cannot be filed electronically.

IRS accepting applicants for the Compliance Assurance Process for 2021

IR-2020-193, August 27, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the opening of the application period for the 2021 Compliance Assurance Process program.

國稅局 (IRS):50,000 名配偶獲得追補經濟影響付款

IR-2020-192,2020 年 8 月 25 日 — 華盛頓 — 國稅局 (IRS) 將很快向大約 50,000 名個人寄送追補經濟影響付款支票,其部分 EIP 用於支付配偶的逾期兒童撫養費。

IRS provides tax relief for victims of California wildfires; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Dec. 15

IR-2020-191, August 24, 2020 — Victims of the California wildfires that began August 14 now have until December 15, 2020 to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.

IRS provides tax relief for victims of Iowa derecho; extends Oct. 15, other upcoming deadlines to Dec. 15

IR-2020-190, August 24, 2020 — Victims of the August 10 derecho storm that affected parts of Iowa now have until December 15, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.

隨著颶風高峰季節的臨近,國稅局 (IRS) 提醒人們要為天然災禍做好準備

IR-2020-189,2020 年 8 月 24 日 — 華盛頓 — 國稅局 (IRS) 提醒人們制定或維持應急準備計畫。經過深思熟慮的計畫是在天然災禍中倖存的關鍵要素。納稅人(無論是個人、組織或企業)都應該立即抽出時間來制定或更新應急計畫。

IRS updates procedures for designating taxpayer disputes for litigation, implementing provisions of Taxpayer First Act

IR-2020-188, August 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a memorandum that provides interim guidance to the agency’s compliance staff on requests to designate issues for litigation.

IRS: Deadline to return distributions to retirement accounts is Aug. 31

IR-2020-187, August 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds IRA owners, beneficiaries or workplace retirement plan participants who received a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) this year that they have until Aug. 31 to rollover or repay the distribution to avoid paying taxes.

IRS urges employers to choose carefully when selecting a payroll service provider

IR-2020-186, August 19, 2020 — The IRS reminded employers today to carefully choose their payroll service providers following continuing concerns that some disreputable organizations can fail to deposit employment taxes, leaving businesses vulnerable to unpaid bills.

國稅局 (IRS):失業救濟金是應納稅的;現在預扣稅金,避免報稅時出現意外情況

華盛頓 — 隨著數百萬美國人現在收到應納稅的失業救濟金,其中許多人還是首次申領,國稅局 (IRS) 今天提醒收到失業救濟金的人,他們現在可以從福利中預扣稅金,以避免在下一年提交聯邦所得稅的報稅表時拖欠該收入的稅金。

Working Virtually: make a plan for protecting data and reporting theft; Part 5 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-184, August 18, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that federal law requires them to have a written information security plan.

1,390 萬美國人將接收國稅局 (IRS) 退稅利息;應納稅的付款平均為 18 美元

IR-2020-183,2020 年 8 月 18 日 — 本週,財政部和國稅局 (IRS) 將向 1,390 萬及時提交其 2019 年聯邦所得稅申報表且將接收退稅的個人納稅人發放利息付款。

Now available: IRS Form 1040-X electronic filing

IR-2020-182, August 17, 2020 — Marking a major milestone in tax administration, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that taxpayers can now submit Form 1040-X electronically with commercial tax-filing software.

最後一輪個人報稅識別號碼 (ITIN) 將在 2020 年期滿;國稅局 (IRS) 鼓勵納稅人提早續延,以防退稅延遲

華盛頓 — 由於國稅局 (IRS) 完成 2013 年前分配的個人報稅識別號碼 (ITIN) 期滿,超過 1 百萬的個人報稅識別號碼將於 2020 年底期滿。國稅局 (IRS) 繼續敦促受影響的納稅人提早提交續延申請,以避免下一年退稅延遲。

國稅局 (IRS) 採取新措施,確保有子女的人收到 500 美元的經濟影響付款

IR-2020-180,2020 年 8 月 14 日 — 國稅局 (IRS) 繼續尋求各種方法協助無法及時提供資訊的人,為其子女獲得經濟影響付款。作為這項工作的一部分,國稅局 (IRS) 今天宣布,其將為本年初未收到每位子女 500 美元付款的聯邦受益人重新開放註冊期

Global disruption of three terror finance cyber-enabled campaigns (PDF)

Issued by the Department of Justice on August 13, 2020 — The Justice Department today announced the dismantling of three terrorist financing cyber-enabled campaigns, involving the al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing, al-Qaeda, and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

IRS reminds truckers of Aug. 31 highway use tax return deadline; e-file encouraged

IR-2020-179, August 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded owners of most heavy highway vehicles of their responsibility to timely file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return.

Working Virtually: Avoid phishing scams; Part 4 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-178, August 11, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today warned tax professionals to be alert to new phishing scams that try to take advantage of COVID-19, Economic Impact Payments and increased teleworking by practitioners.

Joint Board announces temporary waiver of “physical presence” education requirement for enrolled actuaries

IR-2020-177, August 10, 2020 — The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries today provided enrolled actuaries with notice that it is waiving the physical presence requirement for continuing professional education (CPE) credit for any formal programs conducted from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2022.

Working Virtually: Use a virtual private network to secure remote locations; Part 3 of Security Summit tips for tax professionals

IR-2020-176, August 4, 2020 — As more tax professionals consider teleworking during COVID-19, the IRS and the Security Summit partners today urged practitioners to secure remote locations by using a virtual private network (VPN) to protect against cyber intruders.

James Lee selected to lead IRS Criminal Investigation

IR-2020-175, August 3, 2020 — The IRS announced today that James Lee will become the new chief of IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) on October 1.

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