News Releases for Current Month

IRS expands list of preventive care for HSA participants to include certain care for chronic conditions

IR-2019-129, July 17, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today added care for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive care benefits that may be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP).

IRS provides additional details on transition tax on untaxed foreign earnings

IR-2019-128, July 16, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service provided additional information to help taxpayers meet their filing and payment requirements for the Section 965 transition tax on untaxed foreign earnings.

Tax Security 2.0 – A "Taxes-Security-Together" Checklist – Step 1

IR-2019-127, July 16, 2019 — Using a new “Taxes-Security-Together” Checklist, the IRS and the Security Summit partners urged tax professionals to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting their computers and email as well as safeguarding sensitive taxpayer data.

New Orleans prepped for IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, Aug. 6-8

IR-2019-126, July 16, 2019 — The IRS Nationwide Tax Forum slated for New Orleans is chock full of important information tax professionals can use, not only for continuing professional education credits, but to put into action immediately.

Time is running out for some combat-injured veterans to claim tax refunds of up to $3,200

IR-2019-125, July 12, 2019 — The IRS is reminding veterans who received disability severance payments after 1991 and claimed it as income that time may be running out to claim their refund.

Have a sunnier tax season with these summertime IRS tax tips

IR-2019-124, July 10, 2019 — Buying a home? Working a summer job? Volunteering? Activities that are common in the summer often qualify for tax credits or deductions.

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson releases comprehensive report intended to improve EITC administration; publishes "subway map" of taxpayer’s journey through the tax system

IR-2019-123, July 10, 2019 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a special report on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which makes recommendations designed to increase the participation rate of eligible taxpayers and reduce overclaims by ineligible taxpayers.

Tax Security 2.0 – A "Taxes-Security-Together" Checklist

IR-2019-122, July 9, 2019 — Leaders from the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today called on tax professionals nationwide to take time this summer to review their current security practices, enhance safeguards where necessary and take steps to protect their businesses from global cybercriminal syndicates prowling the Internet.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Chicago: Tax pros can get up-to-date info on cybersecurity, ethics, plus hear from IRS commissioner

IR-2019-121, July 1, 2019 — Tax professionals interested in attending the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Chicago, July 23-25, to learn cutting-edge information on tax reform, cybersecurity and more can save by registering now. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig will be the keynote speaker.

News Release and Fact Sheet Archive

News releases and fact sheets from November 2002 forward and an archive of news releases and fact sheets in PDF format back to 1997.