- Avoid the rush: Fastest way to check tax refund is â€˜Where's My Refund?' tool at IRS.gov
National Taxpayer Advocate delivers annual report to Congress: Addresses impact of shutdown; urges more funding for IT modernization
- IRS offers free March 28 webinar: Understanding how to do a â€˜Paycheck Checkup'
IR-2019-52, March 21, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service will provide a free online, web-based information session in two languages on Thursday, March 28, 2019, to help people understand how to do a â€˜Paycheck Checkup.'
- As the April tax deadline approaches, the IRS reminds members of the U. S. Armed Forces of special tax breaks, helpful resources
IR-2019-51, March 20, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged members of the military and their families to learn more about the special tax benefits available to them as the April 15 tax filing season deadline approaches.
- IRS announces arrests and indictments after two-week campaign to fight refund fraud and identity theft
IR-2019-50, March 20, 2019 – The IRS today announced the results of a national two-week enforcement and education campaign to combat refund crimes and identity theft that resulted in numerous legal actions against suspected criminals and businesses committing these crimes.
- IRS concludes "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for 2019: Agency encourages taxpayers to remain vigilant year-round
IR-2019-49, March 20, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up issuing its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams.
- Supplemental application period now open for LITC grants
IR-2019-48, March 19, 2019 – The IRS today announced it will accept applications for a partial-year LITC matching grant from qualified organizations.
- Abusive tax shelters, trusts, conservation easements make IRS' 2019 "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams to avoid
IR-2019-47, March 19, 2019 – The IRS today warned taxpayers to steer clear of abusive tax avoidance schemes and the unscrupulous individuals who promote them.
- Tax Time Guide: Contribute to an IRA by April 15 to claim it on 2018 tax returns
IR-2019-46, March 19, 2019 – The IRS reminded taxpayers today that it's not too late to contribute to an IRA and still claim it on a 2018 tax return.
- Frivolous tax arguments remain on IRS' "Dirty Dozen" scams list for 2019
IR-2019-45, March 18, 2019 – The IRS today issued a warning to taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying taxes.
- IRS warns of new phone scam using Taxpayer Advocate Service numbers
IR-2019-44, March 15, 2019 – The IRS today warned the public about a new twist on the IRS impersonation phone scam whereby criminals fake calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independent organization within the IRS.
- Avoid improper claims for business credits; topic makes this year's IRS â€œDirty Dozenâ€ list
IR-2019-42, March 14, 2019 – The IRS today warned taxpayers to avoid improperly claiming various business tax credits, a common scam used by unscrupulous tax preparers.
- Tax Time Guide: Protect personal, financial and tax information
IR-2019 -41, March 14, 2019 – The IRS today urged taxpayers to protect the security of their personal, financial and tax information.
- Free File is growing: More people are filing their return for free
IR-2019-40, March 13, 2019 – More people are using the improved IRS Free File option to prepare and electronically file their returns for free, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
- IRS cautions taxpayers on scams involving disasters, charitable causes â€” 2019 "Dirty Dozen" list continues
IR-2019-39, March 13, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to be alert to scam groups masquerading as charitable organizations.
- IRS: Refunds of $1.4 billion waiting to be claimed by individuals who have not filed federal income tax returns for 2015
IR-2019-38, March 13, 2019 – Unclaimed income tax refunds totaling almost $1.4 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1.2 million taxpayers who did not file a 2015 Form 1040 federal income tax return, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
- IRS' 2019 "Dirty Dozen" tax scams list highlights inflating deductions, credits
IR-2019-36, March 12, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to avoid falsely inflating deductions or credits on tax returns as part of its 2019 list of the "Dirty Dozen" tax scams.
- Schemes involving falsifying income, creating bogus documents make IRS' "Dirty Dozen" list for 2019
IR-2019-35, March 11, 2019 – The IRS today warned taxpayers to avoid schemes involving falsifying income, including the creation of bogus Forms 1099.
- Tax Time Guide: IRS publication helps small businesses, self-employed understand what's new for taxes
IR-2019-34, March 8, 2019 – The IRS wants business owners and the self-employed to know that a publication on IRS.gov has information they can use to learn which recent tax-law changes impact their bottom line.
- IRS: Be on the lookout for promises of inflated tax refunds â€” 2019 IRS "Dirty Dozen" list continues
IR-2019-33, March 8, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers today to be alert to unscrupulous tax return preparers boasting of inflated tax refunds, a common scam tactic during filing season.
- IRS: Choose tax preparers carefully; Tax return preparer fraud makes IRS' 2019 "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams
IR-2019-32, March 7, 2019 – The IRS today included tax return preparer fraud on its "Dirty Dozen" list of common tax scams for 2019 and offered tips to help taxpayers avoid unscrupulous tax preparers.
- IRS extends April 15, other upcoming deadlines for Alabama storm victims, provides other tax relief
IR-2019-31, March 7, 2019 – Victims of Sunday's tornadoes and severe storms in Alabama have until July 31, 2019, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the IRS announced today.
- Identity theft remains on IRS' "Dirty Dozen" list despite progress
IR-2019-30, March 6, 2019 – Despite a steep drop in tax-related identity theft in recent years, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers that the scam remains serious enough to earn a spot on the agency's 2019 "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams.
- Tax Time Guide: Seniors who turned 70Â½ last year must start receiving retirement plan payments by April 1
IR-2019-29, March 5, 2019 – The IRS today reminded taxpayers that, in most cases, Monday, April 1, 2019, is the date by which persons who turned age 70Â½ during 2018 must begin receiving payments from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and workplace retirement plans.
- IRS: Be vigilant against phone scams; Annual â€˜Dirty Dozen' list continues
IR-2019-28, March 5, 2019 – As the April filing deadline approaches, the IRS today warned taxpayers to be alert to tax time phone scams where aggressive criminals pose as IRS agents in hopes of stealing money or personal information.
- IRS issues proposed regulations on deduction for foreign-derived intangible income and global intangible low-taxed income
IR-2019-27, March 5, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations under section 250 of the Internal Revenue Code, which offers domestic corporations deductions for foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income.
- IRS kicks off annual list of most prevalent tax scams: Agency warns taxpayers of pervasive phishing schemes in its â€˜Dirty Dozen' campaign
IR-2019-26, March 4, 2019 – Kicking off the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers of the ongoing threat of internet phishing scams that lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.
- Tax Time Guide: â€˜Where's My Refund?' remains easiest way to check tax refund status
IR-2019-25, February 28, 2019 – The IRS today reminds taxpayers that the easiest way to check on a tax refund is "Where's My Refund?," an online tool available at IRS.gov and through the IRS2Go app.
- IRS waives estimated tax penalty for farmers, fishermen who file returns and pay tax by April 15
IR-2019-24, February 28, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service will waive the estimated tax penalty for any qualifying farmer or fisherman who files his or her 2018 federal income tax return and pays any tax due by Monday, April 15, 2019.
- Individuals who need passports for imminent travel should contact IRS promptly to resolve tax debt
IR-2019-23, February 27, 2019 – The IRS today reiterated its warning that taxpayers may not be able to renew a current passport or obtain a new passport if they owe federal taxes.
- Tax Time Guide: Most people affected by major tax reform changes; Special publication, other online resources can help
IR-2019-22, February 26, 2019 – With major tax law changes impacting every taxpayer, the Internal Revenue Service has developed a special electronic publication and other online resources designed to help people understand how tax reform affects them this year and the years ahead.
- Interest rates remain the same for the second quarter of 2019
IR-2019-21, February 25, 2019 – The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2019, as they were in the first quarter of 2019.
- IRS urges businesses to e-file cash transaction reports; It's fast, easy and free
IR-2019-20, February 21, 2019 – The IRS today urged businesses required to file reports of large cash transactions to take advantage of the speed and convenience of filing these reports electronically.
- Farmers, fishermen face March 1 tax deadline; IRS encourages convenience of IRS Direct Pay
IR-2019-19, February 19, 2019 – The IRS reminds farmers and fishermen who chose to forgo making quarterly estimated tax payments that they must file their 2018 Form 1040 along with a payment for all taxes owed by Friday, March 1, 2019.
- Avoid the rush: Today marks busiest phone day of the year; check IRS.gov for answers to tax questions
IR-2019-18, February 19, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service alerted taxpayers that today, the day after Presidents Day, marks the busiest period for calls to its toll-free help line.
- Avoid the rush: Get a tax transcript online
IR-2019-17, February 15, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who need their prior-year tax records to either complete their 2018 tax return or to validate their income can use Get Transcript Online or Get Transcript by Mail.
- Avoid the rush: Be prepared to validate identity if contacting the IRS
IR-2019-16, February 14, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers and tax professionals that they will be asked to verify their identities if they call the IRS.
- IRS provides various payment options for taxpayers who owe but can't pay in full
IR-2019-15, February 13, 2019 – As the 2019 tax filing season gets into full swing, the IRS reminds taxpayers who owe of the many easy payment options.
- IRS provides a safe harbor method of accounting for passenger automobiles that qualify for the 100-percent additional first year depreciation
IR-2019-14, February 13, 2019 –The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance today that provides a safe harbor method for determining depreciation deductions for passenger automobiles that qualify for the 100-percent additional first year depreciation deduction and that are subject to the depreciation limitations for passenger automobiles.
- Avoid the rush: Pay taxes owed online or set up a payment plan
IR-2019-13, February 13, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who may unexpectedly owe additional tax that there are many online options for payment as well as online options for applying for a payment plan for those who can not pay in full.
- Avoid the rush over Presidents Day holiday; online tools, resources can help
IR-2019-10, February 11, 2019 – With a new tax law in effect and a surge of tax returns expected during the Presidents Day weekend, the IRS is offering taxpayers several tips and various time-saving resources to get them the help they need quickly and easily.
- IRS: Don't be victim to a â€˜ghost' tax return preparer
IR-2019-09, February 7, 2019 – Today, towards the end of the second full week of the 2019 tax filing season, the IRS warned taxpayers to avoid unethical tax return preparers, known as ghost preparers.
- IRS reminds employers, other businesses of Jan. 31 filing deadline for wage statements, independent contractor forms
IR-2019-08, January 29, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service today reminds employers and other businesses of the Jan. 31 filing deadline that applies to filing wage statements and independent contractor forms with the government
- EITC Awareness Day reminds taxpayers to look into valuable credit; Volunteers available to help
IR-2019-06, January 25, 2019 – With today marking national EITC Awareness Day, the Internal Revenue Service wants to remind workers about the Earned Income Tax Credit and to correctly claim this important credit if they qualify.
- Due to Appropriations Lapse, Treasury and IRS Cancel Jan. 24 Public Hearing Regarding User Fees of Enrolled Agents and Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents
IR-2019-05, January 22, 2019 – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced the cancellation of a public hearing on proposed amendments to the regulations relating to imposing user fees for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents (REG-122898-17) due to the lapse of appropriations.
- Treasury, IRS issue final regulations, other guidance on new qualified business income deduction; Safe harbor enables many rental real estate owners to claim deduction
IR-2019-04, January 18, 2019 – Today the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations and three related pieces of guidance, implementing the new qualified business income (QBI) deduction (section 199A deduction).
- IRS waives penalty for many whose tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short in 2018
IR-2019-03, January 16, 2019 – The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is waiving the estimated tax penalty for many taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for the year.
- IRS Free File opens today in advance of tax season
IR-2019-02, January 11, 2019 – An improved version of IRS Free File begins its 17th filing season today as a dozen private-sector partners offer their brand-name products to help eligible taxpayers navigate the new tax reform law and electronically prepare their tax returns.
- IRS confirms tax filing season to begin January 28
IR-2019-01, January 7, 2019 – Despite the government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service today confirmed that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled.
- IRS issues guidance on Section 179 expenses and Section 168(g) depreciation under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
IR-2018-257, December 21, 2018 – The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2019-08 today to provide guidance on deducting expenses under Section 179(a) and on deducting depreciation under Section 168(g).
- IRS takes additional steps to protect taxpayer data; partners with tax professionals
IR-2018-256, December 19, 2018 – After working with the tax preparation community, the IRS today announced it would stop its tax transcript faxing service as of Feb. 4, 2019, and offer a more secure alternative to taxpayers and tax professionals.