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- IRS: Sept. 15 is the deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments
IR-2022-157, September 6, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that the deadline to submit their third quarter payment is September 15, 2022.
- September is National Preparedness Month; IRS urges everyone to update and secure their records to prepare now for natural disasters
IR-2022-156, August 29, 2022 – September is National Preparedness Month. With the height of hurricane season fast approaching and the ongoing threat of wildfires in many places, the Internal Revenue Service urges everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan, or if they already have one, update it for 2022.
- COVID tax relief: IRS provides broad-based penalty relief for certain 2019 and 2020 returns due to the pandemic; $1.2 billion in penalties being refunded to 1.6 million taxpayers
IR-2022-155, August 24, 2022 – To help struggling taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS today issued Notice 2022-36, which provides penalty relief to most people and businesses who file certain 2019 or 2020 returns late.
- IRS Appeals invites input on enhancing video conference options for taxpayers and tax professionals
IR-2022-154, August 18, 2022 – The IRS Independent Office of Appeals invites public input on best practices for conducting video conferences with taxpayers and tax professionals who have cases pending before Appeals.
- 2021 tax extension filers, don't overlook these important tax benefits
IR-2022-153, August 18, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who've yet to file their 2021 federal income tax return to make sure they take advantage of the deductions and credits for which they're entitled and to file electronically as soon as possible.
- IRS adds new information in traditional Chinese to help with tax authorizations, part of growing multilingual effort to support taxpayers and help tax pros, third-party designees
IR-2022-152, August 17, 2022 – As part of a larger effort to expand tax resources in more languages, the Internal Revenue Service announced today the addition of a translation of the Instructions for Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, in traditional Chinese.
- Security Summit: Tax pros can help clients battle identity theft risk
IR-2022-151, August 16, 2022 – The Security Summit partners today concluded a special summer education campaign by outlining steps tax professionals can take to help clients from becoming statistics in identity-theft related tax-fraud scams.
- IRS announces interest rate increases for the fourth quarter of 2022; 6% rate applies to most taxpayers starting Oct. 1
IR-2022-150, August 15, 2022– The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2022.
- IRS: Missouri storm, flooding victims now eligible for tax relief; Oct. 17 deadline, other dates extended to Nov. 15
IR-2022-149, August 10, 2022 – Storm victims in parts of Missouri now have until November 15, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
- New school year reminder to educators; maximum educator expense deduction rises to $300 in 2022
IR-2022-148, August 10, 2022 – As the new school year begins, the Internal Revenue Service reminds teachers and other educators that they'll be able to deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom expenses for 2022 when they file their federal income tax return next year.
- Security Summit releases new data security plan to help tax professionals; new WISP simplifies complex area
IR-2022-147, August 9, 2022 – The Security Summit partners today unveiled a special new sample security plan designed to help tax professionals, especially those with smaller practices, protect their data and information.
- IRS: Truckers need to file by August 31 deadline, e-file encouraged
IR-2022-146, August 8, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today is reminding those who have registered, or are required to register, large trucks and buses that it's time to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. The IRS strongly encourages using e-file and filing before the payment deadline of August 31, 2022, for vehicles first used in July 2022.
- IRS: Kentucky storm, flooding victims now eligible for tax relief; October 17 deadline, other dates extended to November 15
IR-2022-145, August 2, 2022 – Storm victims in parts of Kentucky now have until November 15, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
- Security Summit: Tell-tale signs of identity theft tax pros should watch for
IR-2022-144, August 2, 2022 – With identity thieves continuing to target the tax community, Internal Revenue Service Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to learn the signs of data theft so they can react quickly to protect clients.
- Security Summit warns tax pros of evolving email and cloud-based schemes to steal taxpayer data
IR-2022-143, July 26, 2022 – As part of a special Security Summit series, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and nation's tax industry warn tax professionals to beware of evolving scams designed to steal client data.
- New IRS Strategic Plan: Agency issues five-year plan with goal to help taxpayers
IR-2022-142, July 20, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today released a new five-year Strategic Plan that outlines its goals to improve taxpayer service and tax administration.
- 2021 tax extension filers don't need to wait until October 17
IR-2022-141, July 19, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service is reminding the estimated 19 million taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2021 tax return that they don't have to wait until mid-October to file. If a taxpayer has all the necessary information to file an accurate return, they can file electronically at any time before the October deadline and avoid a last-minute rush to file.
- Security Summit: Identity Protection PINs provide an important defense against tax-related identity theft
IR-2022-140, July 19, 2022 – The Security Summit partners today encouraged tax professionals to increase their efforts to inform clients about the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to help protect people against tax-related identity theft.
- IRS revises frequently asked questions about the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit
IR-2022-139, July 14, 2022 – The IRS today issued a revised set of frequently asked questions for the 2021 Child Tax Credit. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are released to the public in Fact Sheet 2022-32, July 14, 2022.
- Free IRS/FTC webinar to focus on scams, ID theft and IP PINs
IR-2022-138, July 14, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Trade Commission will sponsor a free webinar designed to help everyone recognize and combat tax scams and tax-related identity theft.
- Extension filers: IRS.gov is the source for summertime tax help; agency encourages people to file soon
IR-2022-137, July 13, 2022 – With millions of people still waiting to file their tax returns, the IRS reminds them to file as soon as possible and take advantage of special tools available on IRS.gov that can help them file.
- Special virtual sessions coming up for those interested in compliance positions; IRS hiring 470 revenue agents
IR-2022-136, July 12, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service, one of the largest single employers of professional accountants, is now hiring 470 revenue agents who will specialize in auditing or examining both individual and business taxpayers nationwide.
- IRS Security Summit renews warnings for tax pros to guard against identity theft amid continued threats
IR-2022-135, July 12, 2022 – As the battle continues against tax-related identity theft, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry renewed their call for tax professionals to be on guard against new and ongoing threats involving their systems and taxpayer data.
- IRS Nationwide Tax Forum kicks off July 19
IR-2022-134, July 11, 2022 – This Thursday, July 14, is the last day for tax professionals to register to attend the 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum and have access to all 32 webinars – including a keynote address by IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, updates on tax law, cybersecurity, practitioner ethics and more.
- Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee issues annual report to Congress
IR-2022-133, June 29, 2022 – The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report to Congress, featuring recommendations focused on budget support for the Internal Revenue Service and enhancements to e-filing.
- IRS issues Superfund chemical excise tax rates
IR-2022-132, June 24, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it has prescribed tax rates for 121 taxable substances that are subject to the Superfund chemical excise tax imposed by section 4671(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code).
- IRS issues FAQs on the reinstated Superfund chemical excise tax to assist affected taxpayers
IR-2022-131, June 24, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the reinstated Superfund chemical excise tax to help those taxpayers who may be impacted and tax professionals.
- IRS: Taxpayers now have more options to correct, amend returns electronically
IR-2022-130, June 23, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service announced today that more forms can now be amended electronically. These include people filing corrections to the Form 1040-NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return and Forms 1040-SS, U.S. Self-Employment Tax Return (Including the Additional Child Tax Credit for Bona Fide Residents of Puerto Rico) and Forms 1040-PR, Self-Employment Tax Return – Puerto Rico.
- National Taxpayer Advocate issues midyear report to Congress; expresses concern about continued refund delays and poor taxpayer service
IR-2022-129, June 22, 2022 – National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her statutorily mandated midyear report to Congress. The report expresses concern about continuing delays in the processing of paper-filed tax returns and the consequent impact on taxpayer refunds.
- IRS continues work on inventory of tax returns; original tax returns filed in 2021 to be completed this week
IR-2022-128, June 21, 2022 – Following intensive work during the past several months, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that processing on a key group of individual tax returns filed during 2021 will be completed by the end of this week.
- IRS expands voice bot options for faster service, less wait time
IR-2022-127, June 17, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced expanded voice bot options to help eligible taxpayers easily verify their identity to set up or modify a payment plan while avoiding long wait times.
- IRS selects new deputy chief for Criminal Investigation division
IR-2022-126, June 13, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service announced the selection of Guy Ficco as the next Deputy Chief for IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). He will oversee 20 field offices and 11 foreign posts, including approximately 2,000 special agents investigating tax fraud and other financial crimes.
- IRS wraps up 2022 "Dirty Dozen" scams list; agency urges taxpayers to watch out for tax avoidance strategies
IR-2022-125, June 10, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up its annual "Dirty Dozen" scams list for the 2022 filing season, with a warning to taxpayers to avoid being misled into using bogus tax avoidance strategies.
- IRS increases mileage rate for remainder of 2022
IR-2022-124, June 9, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes.
- Missed the April tax deadline? File and pay by June 14 to avoid a larger penalty and interest
IR-2022-123, June 9, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers who missed the April tax deadline that they can usually avoid a larger penalty by filing their 2021 federal income tax return and paying any tax due by Tuesday, June 14.
- Dirty Dozen: IRS, Security Summit reiterate recent warning to tax professionals and other businesses of dangerous spear phishing attacks
IR-2022-122, June 9, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced that spear phishing is the 8th item on the 2022 "Dirty Dozen" scams warning list and a serious problem because it can be tailored to attack and steal the computer system credentials of any small business with a client data base, such as tax professionals' firms.
- Dirty Dozen: Scammers use every trick in their communication arsenal to steal your identity, personal financial information, money and more
IR-2022-121, June 8, 2022 – Suspicious communications in all its forms designed to either trick, surprise or scare someone into responding before thinking is No. 7 on the 2022 "Dirty Dozen" scams warning list, the Internal Revenue Service announced today, warning everyone to be on the lookout for bogus calls, texts, emails and posts online to gain trust or steal.
- For those who pay estimated taxes, second quarter June 15 deadline approaches
IR-2022-120, June 8, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that the deadline to pay their second quarter tax liability is June 15.
- Dirty Dozen: IRS urges anyone having trouble paying their taxes to avoid anyone claiming they can settle tax debt for pennies on the dollar, known as OIC mills
IR-2022-119, June 7, 2022 – As the 6th item on the 2022 "Dirty Dozen" scams warning list, the Internal Revenue Service today cautioned taxpayers with pending tax bills to contact the IRS directly and not go to unscrupulous tax companies that use local advertising and falsely claiming they can resolve unpaid taxes for pennies on the dollar.
- U.S. Court of Appeals ruling affirms IRS position that abusive microcaptive insurance transactions are shams
IR-2022-118, June 7, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today said that a recent court decision upholds its long-standing position regarding abusive microcaptive insurance transactions. Taxpayers should be alert to these schemes, normally peddled by promoters, as they will ultimately cost them.
- IRS continues with Dirty Dozen this week, urging taxpayers to continue watching out for pandemic-related scams including theft of benefits and bogus social media posts
IR-2022-117, June 6, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today kicked off the week with the 5th item on its 2022 annual "Dirty Dozen" scams warning list, with a sad reminder that criminals still use the COVID-19 pandemic to steal people's money and identity with bogus emails, social media posts and unexpected phone calls, among other things.
- Don't wait to file: IRS encourages taxpayers with October filing extensions and others who still need to file
IR-2022-116, June 2, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging taxpayers who have yet to file their 2021 tax return – including those who requested an extension of time – to file a complete and accurate return electronically as early as possible once they have all their information together. There's no need to wait until the October deadline.
- IRS extends VITA and TCE grants application deadline
IR-2022-115, June 1, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline to June 17 for accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.
- IRS seeks to offer jobs to thousands of workers this summer
IR-2022-114, June 1, 2022 – To boost its workforce and better help taxpayers and businesses, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that it's looking to hire over 4,000 contact representative positions at several IRS offices nationwide this summer.
- IRS warns taxpayers of "Dirty Dozen" tax scams for 2022
IR-2022-113, June 1, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today began its "Dirty Dozen" list for 2022, which includes potentially abusive arrangements that taxpayers should avoid.
- IRS reminder to Americans abroad: File 2021 return by June 15; eligible families can claim expanded tax benefits
IR-2022-112, May 31, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers living and working outside the United States that they must file their 2021 federal income tax return by Wednesday, June 15.
- IRS releases fiscal year 2021 Data Book describing agency's activities
IR-2022-111, May 26, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service today issued the Data Book detailing the agency's activities during fiscal year 2021 (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021).
- IRS revises FAQs for Tax Year 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit
IR-2022-110, May 25, 2022 – The IRS today revised frequently asked questions for the 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit (FS-2022-30) to educate eligible taxpayers on how to properly claim the credit when they prepare and file their 2021 tax return.
- IRS updates feature on Where's My Refund?
IR-2022-109, May 25, 2022 – The Internal Revenue Service made an important enhancement to the Where's My Refund? online tool this week, introducing a new feature that allows taxpayers to check the status of their current tax year and two previous years' refunds.
- IRS revises 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit frequently asked questions
IR-2022-108, May 20, 2022 – The IRS today issued a revised set of frequently asked questions for the 2021 Child Tax Credit. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are released to the public in Fact Sheet 2022-29, May 20, 2022.