IR-2019-157, September 16, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service announced today the mailing of a time-limited settlement offer for certain taxpayers under audit who participated in abusive micro-captive insurance transactions.
IR-2019-156, September 13, 2019 – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released final regulations and additional proposed regulations under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code on the new 100% additional first year depreciation deduction that allows businesses to write off most depreciable business assets in the year they are placed in service by the business.
IR-2019-155, September 13, 2019 – The new Tax Withholding Estimator, launched last month on IRS.gov, includes user-friendly features designed to help retirees quickly and easily figure the right amount of tax to be taken out of their pension payments.
IR-2019-154, September 12, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service announced today the opening of the application period for the 2020 Compliance Assurance Process program.
IR-2019-153, September 11, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced that Darren Guillot has been selected as the Deputy Commissioner for Collection and Operations Support in the Small Business/Self-Employed Division (SB/SE) and De Lon Harris has been selected as the Deputy Commissioner for Examination.
IR-2019-152, September 9, 2019 – With major tax reform now in its second year and taxpayers seeing its full effect on 2018 returns, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who pay estimated tax that their third quarter payment for 2019 is due Monday, Sept. 16.
IR-2019-151, September 6, 2019 – The IRS today announced new procedures that will enable certain individuals who relinquished their U.S. citizenship to come into compliance with their U.S. tax and filing obligations and receive relief for back taxes.
IR-2019-150, September 6, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations clarifying the reporting requirements generally applicable to tax-exempt organizations.
IR-2019-149, September 4, 2019 – The IRS said today that the new Tax Withholding Estimator tool includes a feature designed to make it easier for employees who also receive self-employment income to accurately estimate the right amount of tax to have taken out of their pay.
IR-2019-148, August 30, 2019 –To minimize or prevent disruptions to the supply of fuel for diesel-powered highway vehicles because of Hurricane Dorian, the Internal Revenue Service announced today it will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in the State of Florida.
IR-2019-147, August 29, 2019 – As Dorian threatens and with the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan.
IR-2019-146, August 28, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2019, as they were in the prior quarter.
IR-2019-145, August 22, 2019 – The IRS and its Security Summit partners today warned taxpayers and tax professionals about a new IRS impersonation scam campaign spreading nationally on email.
IR-2019-144, August 14, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service is automatically waiving the estimated tax penalty for the more than 400,000 eligible taxpayers who already filed their 2018 federal income tax returns but did not claim the waiver.
IR-2019-143, August 13, 2019 – The IRS and its Security Summit partners today reminded tax professionals that they should report data theft immediately to the IRS and follow an established process for helping the IRS protect their clients.
IR-2019-142, August 12, 2019 – The IRS's Chief Counsel announced that John Moriarty has been selected as the new associate chief counsel, Income Tax and Accounting.
IR-2019-141, August 8, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to resolve their significant tax debts to avoid putting their passports in jeopardy. They should contact the IRS now to avoid delays in their travel plans later.
IR-2019-140, August 6, 2019 – The IRS and its Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to learn the tell-tale signs that their office may have experienced a data theft that resulted in fraudulent tax returns being filed in their clients' names.
IR-2019-139, August 6, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today launched the new Tax Withholding Estimator, an expanded, mobile-friendly online tool designed to make it easier for everyone to have the right amount of tax withheld during the year.
IR-2019-138, August 1, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a reminder for owners of most heavy highway vehicles that the time to file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, began July 1, 2019.
IR-2019-137, July 31, 2019 – The IRS today announced the selection of Eric Hylton to lead the Small Business and Self-Employed (SB/SE) division and Tamera Ripperda to lead the Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TE/GE) division.
IR-2019-136, July 31, 2019 – The IRS, states and tax industry partners today warned tax professionals to beware of the continuing threat of phishing emails, which remain the most common tactic used by cybercriminals to steal sensitive data.
IR-2019-135, July 31, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a Revenue Procedure allowing a taxpayer to make a late election, or to revoke an election, under section 168(k) for certain property acquired by the taxpayer after September 27, 2017, and placed in service by the taxpayer during its taxable year that includes September 28, 2017.
IR-2019-134, July 29, 2019 – Tax professionals who attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Orlando, Florida, will learn the latest on cybersecurity, ethics, tax law changes for 2019 and more.
IR-2019-133, July 29, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service will conduct a webinar Aug. 1 for employers and tax professionals focusing on employment and payroll taxes.
IR-2019-132, July 26, 2019 – The IRS has begun sending letters to taxpayers with virtual currency transactions that potentially failed to report income and pay the resulting tax from virtual currency transactions or did not report their transactions properly.
IR-2019-131, July 23, 2019 – The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation's tax industry today reminded all "professional tax preparers" that federal law requires them to create a written information security plan to protect their clients' data.
IR-2019-130, July 22, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service reminded tax professionals that this year's Nationwide Tax Forums offer several different sessions focusing on the new tax law's provisions involving Qualified Business Income.
IR-2019-129, July 17, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today added care for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive care benefits that may be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP).
IR-2019-128, July 16, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service provided additional information to help taxpayers meet their filing and payment requirements for the Section 965 transition tax on untaxed foreign earnings.
IR-2019-127, July 16, 2019 – Using a new "Taxes-Security-Together" Checklist, the IRS and the Security Summit partners urged tax professionals to review critical security steps to ensure they are fully protecting their computers and email as well as safeguarding sensitive taxpayer data.
IR-2019-126, July 16, 2019 – The IRS Nationwide Tax Forum slated for New Orleans is chock full of important information tax professionals can use, not only for continuing professional education credits, but to put into action immediately.
IR-2019-125, July 12, 2019 – The IRS is reminding veterans who received disability severance payments after 1991 and claimed it as income that time may be running out to claim their refund.
IR-2019-124, July 10, 2019 – Buying a home? Working a summer job? Volunteering? Activities that are common in the summer often qualify for tax credits or deductions.
IR-2019-123, July 10, 2019 – National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released a special report on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which makes recommendations designed to increase the participation rate of eligible taxpayers and reduce overclaims by ineligible taxpayers.
IR-2019-122, July 9, 2019 – Leaders from the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today called on tax professionals nationwide to take time this summer to review their current security practices, enhance safeguards where necessary and take steps to protect their businesses from global cybercriminal syndicates prowling the Internet.
IR-2019-121, July 1, 2019 – Tax professionals interested in attending the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Chicago, July 23-25, to learn cutting-edge information on tax reform, cybersecurity and more can save by registering now. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig will be the keynote speaker.
IR-2019-120, June 28, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations for the new 1.4 percent excise tax on the net investment income of certain private colleges and universities.
IR-2019-119, June 20, 2019 – National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 37th and final report to Congress in advance of her previously announced retirement on July 31.
IR-2019-118, June 19, 2019 – Nearly 2 million Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are set to expire at the end of 2019 as the Internal Revenue Service continues to urge affected taxpayers to submit their renewal applications early to avoid refund delays next year.
IR-2019-117, June 19, 2019 – The Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) today released its annual report to Congress, featuring recommendations focused on the prevention of identity theft and refund fraud.
IR-2019-116, June 18, 2019 – The IRS kicks off the 2019 Nationwide Tax Forum season with special sessions outside the nation's capital focused on tax reform changes and cybersecurity tips for tax professionals.
IR-2019-115, June 18, 2019 – The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued legal guidance under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 providing information on certain deductions to cooperatives and their patrons.
IR-2019-114, June 14, 2019 – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final and proposed regulations today concerning global intangible low-taxed income under section 951A, the foreign tax credit, the treatment of domestic partnerships for purposes of determining the subpart F income of a partner, and the treatment of income of a controlled foreign corporation subject to a high rate of foreign tax under section 951A.
IR-2019-113, June 14, 2019 – The IRS is asking publicly-traded corporate taxpayers interested in applying to the Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) in 2020 to provide a statement of interest.
IR-2019-112, June 14, 2019 – The IRS encourages taxpayers to look at their tax withholding now to take charge of their tax situation and avoid a surprise at tax time next year.
IR-2019-111, June 13, 2019 – With this year's average tax refund around $2,700, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they have options to control the amount of their take-home pay and the size of their tax refund by adjusting their tax withholding.
IR-2019-110, June 12, 2019 – Following the biggest set of tax law changes in more than 30 years, the Internal Revenue Service continues to remind taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup to help make sure they are having the right amount of tax withheld.
IR-2019-109, June 11, 2019 – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations that require taxpayers to reduce their charitable contribution deductions by the amount of any state or local tax credits they receive or expect to receive in return.
IR-2019-108, June 11, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to review their 2019 tax withholding using the IRS Withholding Calculator and make any changes with their employer as soon as possible.