- IRS announces 2018 National Small Business Week webcasts
IR-2018-104, April 25, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service announced today it will host daily webcasts during National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5. The webcasts are designed to help small business owners and self-employed individuals navigate common tax situations they may encounter.
- IRS, Security Summit Partners warn of new twist on phone scam; crooks direct taxpayers to IRS.gov to “verify” calls
IR-2018-103, April 24, 2018 – The IRS today warned of a new twist on an old phone scam as criminals use telephone numbers that mimic IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers to trick taxpayers into paying non-existent tax bills.
- Missed the tax-filing deadline? IRS issues tips on what to do
IR-2018-102, April 23, 2018 – While the federal income tax-filing deadline has passed for most people, there are some taxpayers still facing tax-related issues.
- IRS systems are back up and running; millions of tax returns accepted; Taxpayers have until midnight Wednesday to file their taxes
IR-2018-101, April 18, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service said today the agency's processing systems are fully back up and running.
- IRS provides additional day to file and pay for taxpayers through Wednesday, April 18; IRS processing systems back online
IR-2018-100, April 17, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline.
- Many corporations will pay a blended federal income tax this year under the new tax reform law
IR-2018-99, April 16, 2018 – Many U.S. corporations elect to use a fiscal year end and not a calendar year end for federal income tax reporting purposes.
- Last-minute tips from IRS; e-file for convenience, faster refund
IR-2018-98, April 16, 2018 – The IRS today offered taxpayers still working on their 2017 taxes a number of tips. These basic tips are designed to help people avoid common errors that could delay refunds or cause future tax problems.
- Tax filing deadline fast approaching; use IRS.gov for tax help, check refund status
IR-2018-97, April 16, 2018 – As Tuesday's tax deadline approaches, the IRS reminded taxpayers that IRS.gov is available for immediate tax help to avoid long hold times on the IRS help line.
- People with special circumstances get extra time to file 2017 taxes
IR-2018-96, April 16, 2018 – The IRS today reminded taxpayers that they may request an extension of time to file their tax return, but certain taxpayers get extra time without asking.
- Combat zone tax benefits now available to Armed Forces members who served in the Sinai Peninsula; IRS accepting retroactive tax refund claims back to 2015
IR-2018-95, April 13, 2018 – U.S. Armed Forces members who served in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt may qualify for combat zone tax benefits retroactive to June 2015, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
- Inflation Adjustments Under Recently Enacted Tax Law
IR-2018-94, April 13, 2018 – The Internal Revenue Service has updated the tax year 2018 annual inflation adjustments to reflect changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The tax year 2018 adjustments are generally used on tax returns filed in 2019.
- Newly-revised estimated tax form and publication can help people pay the right amount
IR-2018-93, April 13, 2018 – With tax reform bringing major changes for the year ahead, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded the many self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who need to pay their taxes quarterly that the first estimated tax payment for 2018 is due on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
- Tax deadline just days away; nearly 40 million to file by April 17
IR-2018-92, April 13, 2018 – As the April 17 tax filing deadline approaches, the IRS is reminding the nearly 40 million taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that there are a variety of options to help them in the final days of the tax filing season.
- Improved IRS website: Best way to get last-minute tax help
IR-2018-91, April 11, 2018 – With just days remaining before the federal tax-filing deadline, the IRS said today that the new, mobile friendly website is available to help people who need last-minute tax information.
- IRS direct deposit leads to faster refunds
IR-2018-90, April 10, 2018 – With the tax deadline just around the corner, the IRS reminds taxpayers that making an electronic direct deposit of their refund into a bank or other account is the fastest way to get their money.
- IRS warning: Don't be a victim of ‘ghost' tax return preparers
IR-2018-89, April 10, 2018 – The IRS is cautioning taxpayers to avoid the dangers of "ghost" tax return preparers.
- IRS reminds those with foreign assets about U.S. tax obligations
IR-2018-87, April 9, 2018 – 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.
- Rushing to file taxes can result in errors; e-file decreases errors, extensions available
IR-2018-86, April 6, 2018 – As the April 17 tax-filing deadline nears, many taxpayers may rush to finish their tax returns or find that extra time is needed to get them done.
- Free tax preparation services available nationwide for those who qualify
IR-2018-85, April 5, 2018 –– The IRS reminded taxpayers today that they may qualify for free tax help at over 11,000 VITA sites nationwide.
- Join the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel and help improve the IRS
IR-2018-84, April 3, 2018 – The IRS seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the TAP, a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns and makes recommendations for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.
- Time is running out to file 2014 tax returns worth $1 billion in refunds
IR-2018-83, April 3, 2018 – The IRS is reminding an estimated 1 million taxpayers that time is running out to file a 2014 tax return and claim refunds totaling more than $1 billion.
- IRS issues guidance on business interest expense limitations
IR-2018-82, April 2, 2018 – The Treasury Department and the IRS today issued Notice 2018-28, which provides guidance for computing the business interest expense limitation under recent tax legislation enacted on Dec. 22, 2017.
- IRS Issues Guidance on Withholding on the Transfer of Partnership Interests by Foreign Persons
IR-2018-81, April 2, 2018 –The Treasury Department and the IRS today issued guidance regarding the withholding on the transfer of non-publicly traded partnership interests under the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
- IRS urges ‘Paycheck Checkup' for key groups; tax withholding may need adjustment
IR-2018-80, April 2, 2018 – The IRS today encouraged several key groups of taxpayers to perform a "paycheck checkup" to check if they are having the right amount of tax withholding following recent tax-law changes.
- IRS Issues Additional Guidance on Transition Tax on Foreign Earnings
IR-2018-79, April 2, 2018 - The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today provided additional guidance (Notice 2018-26) for computing the "transition tax" on the untaxed foreign earnings of foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted on Dec. 22, 2017.
- 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.