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 midyear report to Congress IR-2021-139, June 30, 2021 — National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her statutorily mandated midyear 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 (October 1, 2019 – Septtember 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. 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