News Releases for Current Month

IRS releases Data Book for 2018 showing range of tax data including audits, collection actions and taxpayer service

IR-2019-96, May 20, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today released the 2018 IRS Data Book, a snapshot of agency activities for the fiscal year.

LB&I Announces Large Corporate Compliance Program

IR-2019-95, May 16, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a key advancement in how it identifies its biggest and most complex large corporations.

IRS seeks grant applications for Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program

IR-2019-94, May 16, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) grant program.

IRS highlights credits and deductions for businesses during Small Business Week

IR-2019-93, May 10, 2019 — During Small Business Week, the IRS reminds small business owners and self-employed individuals to take deductions and credits that will help their bottom line.

During Small Business Week, IRS spotlights expanded tax benefits for depreciation and expensing

IR-2019-92, May 9, 2019 — During Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service is highlighting tax reform changes that impact depreciation and expensing for nearly every business.

During Small Business Week, IRS urges businesses to make estimated tax payments so they don’t owe

IR-2019-91, May 8, 2019 — As part of Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds small business owners and self-employed people that they can avoid a surprise tax bill and possibly a penalty by making estimated tax payments during the year.

Many tax-exempt organizations have until May 15 to file information returns; IRS warns against including personal data

IR-2019-90, May 7, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded certain tax-exempt organizations that Wednesday, May 15, 2019, is the filing deadline for Form 990-series information returns.

New requirement applies to any business seeking a tax ID number; IRS offers data security tips during National Small Business Week

IR-2019-89, May 7, 2019 — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service wants small business taxpayers and the self-employed to know that, starting May 13, an important change will affect the way it issues employer identification numbers, or EINs.

For Small Business Week: Backup withholding rate now 24 percent, bonuses 22 percent; workers urged to do a Paycheck Checkup

IR-2019-88, May 6, 2019 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded small businesses that recent tax reform legislation lowered the backup withholding tax rate to 24 percent and the withholding rate that usually applies to bonuses and other supplemental wages to 22 percent. The agency also urged employers to encourage their employees to check their withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator.

IRS promotes disaster readiness and Hurricane Preparedness Week

IR-2019-87, May 3, 2019 — Disasters can happen at any time, and the Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers to be prepared for the unexpected.

IRS seeks nominations for Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council through June 10

IR-2019-86, May 2, 2019 — The IRS is now accepting applications for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

IRS urges data security, paying estimated taxes; highlights tax benefits, online resources during Small Business Week

IR-2019-85, May 2, 2019 — In support of National Small Business Week, May 5-11, the Internal Revenue Service is emphasizing the many IRS online resources available to help small business owners and self-employed individuals handle the tax aspects of their business.

IRS expands retirement plan Determination Letter Program and Self- Correction Program

IR-2019-84, May 1, 2019 — The IRS today announced the expansion of areas for issuing determination letters for certain retirement plans.

IRS accepting applications for 2020 grants for low income taxpayer clinics

IR-2019-83, May 1, 2019 — The IRS today announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grants for calendar year 2020 will run from May 1, 2019, to June 17, 2019.

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