- Free Tax Software Available Now through Free File; Partnership Launches its 16th Year of Free Assistance to Taxpayers
IR-2018-6, Jan. 12, 2018 - Although the tax filing season officially opens Jan. 29, taxpayers starting today can begin preparing and e-filing their taxes for free with IRS Free File software. Free File software will automatically submit returns as soon as the filing season begins.
- Updated 2018 Withholding Tables Now Available; Taxpayers Could See Paycheck Changes by February
IR-2018-05, Jan. 11, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today released Notice 1036, which updates the income-tax withholding tables for 2018 reflecting changes made by the tax reform legislation enacted last month.
- IRS Selects New Advisory Council Members 2018
IR-2017-04, Jan. 11, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced the appointment of seven new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).
- National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Discusses Tax Reform Implementation and Unveils “Purple Book”
IR-2018-03, Jan. 10, 2018 – National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2017 Annual Report to Congress, describing challenges the IRS will face as it implements the recently enacted tax reform legislation and unveiling a new publication, "The Purple Book," that presents 50 legislative recommendations intended to strengthen taxpayer rights and improve tax administration.
- Security Summit Partners Warn Tax Pros of Heightened Fraud Activity as Filing Season Approaches
IR-2018-02, Jan. 09, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals of early signs that cybercriminals already are at work as the nation's tax season approaches.
- 2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29, Tax Returns Due April 17; Help Available for Taxpayers
IR-2018-01, Jan. 04, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the nation's tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits that refunds won't be available before late February.
- IRS Announces Five New Members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee
IR-2017-146, Sept. 6, 2017 – The IRS today announced the selection of five new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).
- As Hurricane Irma Threatens, IRS Urges Taxpayers to Prepare for Hurricanes, Floods and Other Disasters
IR-2017-145, Sept. 6, 2017 – For September's National Preparedness Month, the Internal Revenue Service is offering advice to taxpayers who may be affected by storms, fires, floods or other disasters.
- Don't Take the Bait, Step 9: Make Data Security an Everyday Priority; Key Steps Can Help
IR-2017-144, Sept. 5, 2017 – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged tax professionals and businesses to beware of a recent increase in email scams targeting employee Forms W-2.
- IRS Provides Special Relief to Encourage Leave-Based Donation Programs for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
IR-2017-143, Sept. 5, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced special relief designed to support leave-based donation programs to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey.
- Update: IRS Waives Diesel Fuel Penalty for All of Texas Due to Hurricane Harvey
IR-2017-142, Sept. 3, 2017 - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in response to shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Harvey, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.
- IRS Provides Penalty Relief for Partnerships that Filed Late Returns in 2017
IR-2017-141, Sept. 1, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance providing penalty relief for certain partnerships that did not file the required returns by the new due date for tax years beginning in 2016. Partnerships file Form 1065 or Form 1065-B or request an automatic extension by filing Form 7004.
- Summer 2017 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available
IR-2017-140, Sept. 1, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the Summer 2017 Statistics of Income Bulletin is available on IRS.gov. The Statistics of Income (SOI) Division produces the online Bulletin quarterly, providing the most recent data available from various tax and information returns filed by U.S. taxpayers.
- IRS Waives Diesel Fuel Penalty Due to Hurricane Harvey
IR-2017-139, Aug. 30, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in response to shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Harvey, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway.
- Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Victims of Hurricane Harvey
IR-2017-138, Aug. 30, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced that 401(k)s and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to victims of Hurricane Harvey and members of their families. This is similar to relief provided last year to Louisiana flood victims and victims of Hurricane Matthew.
- Beware of Fake Charity Scams Relating to Hurricane Harvey
IR-2017-137, Aug. 29, 2017 - The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about possible fake charity scams emerging due to Hurricane Harvey and encouraged taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups for their donations.
- Don't Take the Bait, Step 8: How to Start Protecting Clients, Businesses from Cybersecurity Threats
IR-2017-136, Aug. 29, 2017 – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today offered important tips for how tax professionals can get started protecting their clients and their business from cybersecurity threats.
- IRS Issues Urgent Warning to Beware IRS FBI Themed Ransomware Scam
IR-2017-134, Aug. 28, 2017 - The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage.
- IRS Gives Tax Relief to Victims of Hurricane Harvey; Parts of Texas Now Eligible; Extension Filers Have Until Jan. 31 to File
IR-2017-135, Aug. 28, 2017 –– Hurricane Harvey victims in parts of Texas have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
- San Diego IRS Tax Forum Registration Deadline is Aug. 29; Final Tax Forum for 2017
IR-2017-133, Aug. 24, 2017 – Tax professionals wishing to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in San Diego can save $115 by registering soon, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
- Don't Take the Bait, Step 7 Protect e-Services Accounts, EFINs
IR-2017-132, Aug. 22, 2017 – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today reminded tax professionals that they are responsible for protecting access to their IRS e-Services account and safeguarding their Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN) from thieves.
- IRS Seeks Applications for Advisory Committee for the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
IR-2017-131, August 18, 2017. The Internal Revenue Service is seeking applications for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT).
- Don't Take the Bait, Step 6: Watch Out for the W-2 Email Scam
IR-2017-130, August 15, 2017 – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today urged tax professionals and businesses to beware of a recent increase in email scams targeting employee Forms W-2.
- IRS Reminds Truckers: For Most, Highway Use Tax Return Is Due Aug. 31; E-file Is a Convenient Filing Option
IR-2017-129, Aug. 10, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded truckers and other owners of heavy highway vehicles that, in most cases, their next federal highway use tax return is due Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.
- IRS Begins Issuing Notices to Taxpayers whose ITINs Expire by End of 2017
IR-2017-128, Aug. 8, 2017 – The IRS began mailing letters this month to more than 1 million taxpayers with expiring ITINs and urges recipients to renew them as quickly as possible to avoid tax refund and processing delays.
- Don't Take the Bait, Step 5: Prevent Remote Access Takeover Attacks
IR-2017-127, Aug. 8, 2017 – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today reminded tax professionals that their entire digital network could be at risk for remote takeover by cybercriminals.
- Security Summit Alert Tax Pros Warned of New Scam to Steal Their Passwords
IR-2017-126, Aug. 4, 2017– The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating tax software providers and attempting to steal usernames and passwords.
- Don't Take the Bait, Step 3: Security Summit Safeguards Help Protect Individuals
IR-2017-123, July 25, 2017 - The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry have made significant progress in the past two years against tax-related identity theft aimed at individuals but warned business identity theft is on the upswing.
- IRS Office of Appeals Pilots Virtual Service
IR-2017-122, July 24, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service Office of Appeals will soon pilot a new web-based virtual conference option for taxpayers and their representatives.
- Taxpayers Should Review Their Withholding Avoid Having Too Much or Too Little Federal Income Tax Withheld
IR-2017-121, July 20, 2017 – The IRS today encouraged taxpayers to consider checking their tax withholding, keeping in mind several factors that could affect potential refunds or taxes they may owe in 2018.
- Don't Take the Bait, Step 2: Be Alert to Account Takeover Tactics
IR-2017-120, July 18, 2017 – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals that account takeovers by cybercriminals are on the rise and practitioners increasingly are the targets.
- Don't Take the Bait, Step 1: Avoid Spear Phishing Emails
IR-2017-119, July 11, 2017. The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to beware of spear phishing emails, a common tactic used by cybercriminals to target practitioners.
- Security Summit Launches Education Campaign Aimed at Tax Pros
IR-2017-117, July 6, 2017 – The IRS today warned tax professionals to increase their computer security beware their inbox – specifically the successful email scams dubbed spear phishing that identify themselves as a friend, customer or company.
- Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee Issues 2017 Annual Report
IR- 2017-114, June 28, 2017 – The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today held its annual public meeting and released its annual report to the IRS and the Congress, which includes numerous recommendations on improving electronic security in the tax system and fighting tax fraud related to identity theft.
- IRS Cautions Taxpayers to Watch for Summertime Scams
IR-2017-112, June 26, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning that tax-related scams continue across the nation even though the tax filing season has ended for most taxpayers.
- Security Summit Warns of New Phishing Email Targeting Tax Pros
IR-2017-111, June 23, 2017 – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to beware of phishing emails purporting to be from a tax software education provider and seeking extensive amounts of sensitive preparer data.
- IRS Website Provides Tools to Help Small Businesses Understand Employment Taxes
IR-2017-110, June 22, 2017 –The Internal Revenue Service reminds small businesses of the many free products available to help them understand and comply with the law.
- IRS Now Accepting Renewal Applications for ITINs Set to Expire by End of 2017
IR-2017-109, June 21, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting renewal applications for the Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) set to expire at the end of 2017.
- IRS Warns of New Phone Scam Involving Bogus Certified Letters Reminds People to Remain Vigilant Against Scams Schemes this Summer
IR-2017-107, June 15, 2017 -– The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to beware of a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card. This scam is being reported across the country, so taxpayers should be alert to the details.
- IRS Continues to Expand Taxpayer Services Adds New Features to Taxpayers Online Account
IR-2017-106, June 13, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service announced today the addition of several new features to the online account tool first introduced late last year as part of the IRS's commitment to improve and expand taxpayer services.
- Interest Rates Remain the Same for the Third Quarter of 2017
IR-2017-104, June 9, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2017.
- IRS Approves First Group of Certified Professional Employer Organizations More Expected in Coming Months
IR-2017-103, June 1, 2017 -- The Internal Revenue Service today issued notices of certification to 84 organizations that applied for voluntary certification as a Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO).
- For Letter Rulings and Similar Requests Electronic Payment of User Fees Starts June 15 Replaces Paying by Check
IR-2017-102, June 1, 2017 – Beginning June 15, taxpayers requesting letter rulings, closing agreements and certain other rulings from the Internal Revenue Service will need to make user fee payments electronically using the federal government's Pay.gov system.
- Spring 2017 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available
IR-2017-101, May 30, 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the Spring 2017 Statistics of Income Bulletin is now available on IRS.gov.
- IRS Announces Three New Members for Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities
IR-2017-99, May 18, 2017
WASHINGTON– The Internal Revenue Service announced today the appointment of three new members of the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). ACT presents reports and recommendations to IRS leadership at a June 7 public meeting.
- IRS Sees Millions of Tax Returns Last Days of Tax Filing Season
IR-2017-89, April 25, 2017 – The IRS today announced that the agency has received 135.6 million returns this year following a late surge of filings last week.
- IRS Issues Tips on What to do After the Tax Filing Deadline
IR-2017-88, April 24, 2017 – Tax day has come and gone for most people, but some taxpayers may still be dealing with their taxes.
- IRS Provides Tips on Determining If Its Really The IRS At Your Door
IR-2017-86, April 19, 2017 – The IRS has created a special new page on IRS.gov to help taxpayers determine if a person visiting their home or place of business claiming to be from the IRS is legitimate or an imposter.
- Some Taxpayers Get Extensions without Asking Taxpayers Abroad in Combat Zones and Disaster Areas Qualify
IR-2017-83, April 14, 2017 – Even though April 18 is the tax-filing deadline for most people, some taxpayers in special situations qualify for more time without having to ask for it, according to the IRS.
- IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of US Tax Obligations New Filing Deadline Now Applies to Foreign Account Reports
IR-2017-82, April 13, 2017 – The IRS today reminded U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship, to check if they have a U.S. tax liability and a filing requirement.