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IRS delivers strong 2024 tax filing season; expands services for millions of people on phones, in-person and online with expanded funding

IR-2024-109, April 15, 2024 — With the April tax filing deadline here, the Internal Revenue Service highlighted a variety of improvements that dramatically expanded service for millions of taxpayers during the 2024 filing season.

IRS.gov offers last-minute filing tips, resources to help taxpayers who still need to file before April 15; special Saturday hours in 70 locations

IR-2024-108, April 12, 2024 — With the April tax deadline arriving next week, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded millions of last-minute tax filers that the agency has a variety of free tools and resources available on IRS.gov.

Treasury, IRS issue corrected census tracts for the Qualified Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit

IR-2024-107, April 12, 2024 — The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service today corrected Appendix A and Appendix B of Notice 2024-20 to add additional eligible census tracts for the qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit.

Need more time to file a federal tax return? It’s easy with IRS Free File

IR-2024-106, April 11, 2024 — With the April 15 tax filing deadline fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who need more time to file their return that receiving an extension is quick and easy through IRS Free File on IRS.gov. 

Dirty Dozen: Bogus tax avoidance strategies, schemes with an international element wrap up annual taxpayer awareness campaign

IR-2024-105, April 11, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service wraps up the 2024 Dirty Dozen campaign with a warning to taxpayers regarding promoters selling bogus tax strategies and fraudulent offshore schemes designed to reduce or avoid taxes altogether.

Dirty Dozen: High-income filers vulnerable to illegal tax schemes; face risk from improper art donation deductions, charitable remainder annuity trusts, monetized installment sales

IR-2024-104, April 10, 2024 — As part of the Dirty Dozen campaign, the Internal Revenue Service warned wealthy individuals about three tax traps designed for them by dishonest promoters and shady tax practitioners. 

IRS Free File can help those with no filing requirement get overlooked tax credits, refunds; extension requests also available

IR-2024-103, April 10, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged low- to moderate-income individuals and families, especially those who don’t normally file a tax return, to use IRS Free File to prepare their federal tax return and get potentially overlooked refunds and tax credits.  

Treasury, IRS issue guidance on the credit for the production of clean hydrogen and the election to treat clean hydrogen production facilities as energy property

IR-2024-102, April 10, 2024 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance for the collection of information for taxpayers to request an emissions value from the Department of Energy (DOE) to petition the Secretary of the Treasury for a determination of a provisional emissions rate (PER).

Treasury and IRS announce new regulations on corporate stock repurchase excise tax

IR-2024-101, April 9, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations that would provide taxpayers and tax professionals with new guidance concerning the one percent excise tax owed on corporate stock repurchases.

Dirty Dozen: IRS warns tax pros, businesses to be cautious of ongoing spearphishing attacks to gain sensitive information; warns of surge in "new client" scams

IR-2024-100, April 9, 2024 — As part of the Dirty Dozen tax scams effort, the Internal Revenue Service today urged tax professionals and other businesses to remain vigilant and protect themselves against a continuing barrage of e-mail spearfishing attempts designed to steal valuable information. 

Special Saturday help available April 13 at 70 IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers nationwide; no appointment needed

IR-2024-99, April 8, 2024 — As the April 15 federal tax filing deadline nears, the Internal Revenue Service today announced it will open 70 Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) around the country on Saturday, April 13, for face-to-face help. This special help is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time.

Dirty Dozen: Taking tax advice on social media can be bad news for taxpayers; inaccurate or misleading tax information circulating

IR-2024-98, April 8, 2024 — On day eight of the Dirty Dozen tax scam series, the Internal Revenue Service today warned about bad tax information on social media that can lure honest taxpayers with bad advice, potentially leading to identity theft and tax problems.

Treasury, IRS issue guidance on the tax treatment of amounts paid as rebates for energy efficient property and improvements

IR-2024-97, April 5, 2024 — The Department of Treasury and the IRS today issued Announcement 2024-19 that addresses the federal income tax treatment of amounts paid for the purchase of energy efficient property and improvements.  

Dirty Dozen: IRS urges taxpayers to not fall prey to untrustworthy tax preparers; "ghost preparers" can disappear with taxpayer cash, information

IR-2024-96, April 5, 2024 — In day seven of the Dirty Dozen tax scam series, the IRS and Security Summit partners today alerted taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous tax preparers who could encourage people to file false tax returns and steal valuable personal information.

IRS reminder: 2024 first quarter estimated tax payment deadline is April 15

IR-2024-95, April 5, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers, including self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, businesses and corporations about the April 15 deadline for first quarter estimated tax payments for tax year 2024.

IRS announces tax relief for taxpayers impacted by severe storms, flooding in Rhode Island, various deadlines postponed to July 15

IR-2024-94, April 4, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Rhode Island that were affected by severe storms and flooding that began on Dec. 17, 2023, and Jan. 9, 2024.

IRS: Maine taxpayers impacted by severe storms, flooding qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to July 15

IR-2024-93, April 4, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Maine affected by severe storms and flooding that began on Jan. 9, 2024.

Dirty Dozen: IRS warns about fake charities exploiting taxpayer generosity

IR-2024-92, April 4, 2024 — In the sixth part of the Dirty Dozen tax scams for 2024, the Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers about groups masquerading as charitable organizations to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors.

Dirty Dozen: Beware of offer in compromise "mills" that falsely claim their services are necessary to resolve IRS debt

IR-2024-91, April 3, 2024 — As part of the annual Dirty Dozen list of tax scams, the Internal Revenue Service today renewed its warning to taxpayers concerning pricey offer in compromise (OIC) "mills” that aggressively mislead taxpayers into thinking their tax debts can disappear.

IRS reminder to taxpayers affected by terrorist attacks in Israel: 2023 returns and payments are now due Oct. 7; other relief available

IR-2024-90, April 3, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses affected by the terrorist attacks in the State of Israel that they have until Oct. 7, 2024, to file various federal returns, make tax payments and perform other time-sensitive tax-related actions.

Dirty Dozen: IRS warns about false Fuel Tax Credit claims; taxpayers should be wary of scammers, heightened review

IR-2024-89, April 2, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to watch out for promoters who push improper Fuel Tax Credits claims in the fourth day of the 2024 Dirty Dozen list of tax scams. 

Get ahead of the tax deadline; act now to file, pay or request an extension

IR-2024-88, April 2, 2024 — With the April 15 tax deadline approaching, the IRS reminds taxpayers there is still time file their federal income tax return electronically and request direct deposit. 

Dirty Dozen: IRS warns taxpayers to stay away from "helpful" scammers offering to set up an Online Account

IR-2024-87, April 1, 2024 — The IRS today continues its Dirty Dozen scam series warning taxpayers to watch out for scammers attempting to sell or offer help setting up an Online Account on IRS.gov. 

IRS and Treasury issue guidance for solar and wind powered energy facilities in low-income communities under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-86, March 29, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Revenue Procedure 2024-19 to provide guidance for owners of certain solar or wind facilities built in connection with low-income communities.

Dirty Dozen: Beware of aggressive promoters who dupe taxpayers into making questionable Employee Retention Credit claims; risks continue for small businesses, special withdrawal program remains available

IR-2024-85, March 29, 2024 — As part of this year’s Dirty Dozen, the Internal Revenue Service continues to warn businesses and others to stay clear of unscrupulous and aggressive promoters of questionable claims for the Employee Retention Credit.

IRS kicks off annual Dirty Dozen with warning about phishing and smishing scams

IR-2024-84, March 28, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today kicked off the annual Dirty Dozen list with a warning for taxpayers to be aware of evolving phishing and smishing scams designed to steal sensitive taxpayer information.

IRS Criminal Investigation releases updated COVID fraud statistics on 4th anniversary of CARES Act; nearly $9 billion investigated

IR-2024-83, March 28, 2024 — Four years after the enactment of a key pandemic-era law, the Internal Revenue Service released updated numbers showing Criminal Investigation (CI) has investigated 1,644 tax and money laundering cases related to COVID fraud potentially totaling $8.9 billion, with well over half that amount coming from cases opened in the last year.

IRS further extends tax relief for Hawaii wildfire victims; 2023 returns, payments, other deadlines postponed to Aug. 7

IR-2024-82, March 27, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today further postponed until Aug. 7, 2024, various tax-filing and tax-payment deadlines for individuals and businesses affected by the Aug. 8, 2023, wildfires in Hawaii. Previously, the deadline was Feb. 15, 2024.

IRS announces tax relief for taxpayers impacted by severe storms, landslides and mudslides in Alaska; various deadlines postponed to July 15

IR-2024-81, March 25, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in the Wrangell Cooperative Association of Alaska Tribal Nation that were affected by severe storms, landslides and mudslides that began on Nov. 20, 2023.

Commissioner Danny Werfel 1-year anniversary speech: The future IRS – Transforming for a digital world

March 25, 2024 — Commissioner Danny Werfel speaks about the future of the IRS at the Kogod School of Business. 

Time running out to claim $1 billion in refunds for tax year 2020, taxpayers face May 17 deadline

IR-2024-80, March 25, 2024 ― The Internal Revenue Service announced today that almost 940,000 people across the nation have unclaimed refunds for tax year 2020 but face a May 17 deadline to submit their tax returns.

IRS reminder to U.S. taxpayers living, working abroad: File 2023 tax return by June 17; those impacted by terrorist attacks in Israel have until Oct. 7

IR-2024-79, March 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers living and working outside the U.S. to file their 2023 federal income tax return by Monday, June 17, 2024. This deadline applies to both U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad, including those with dual citizenship.

IRS Employee Retention Credit compliance effort tops $1 billion threshold since fall; Voluntary Disclosure Program suspended after March 22, special withdrawal program remains open as audits, investigations intensify 

IR-2024-78, March 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that compliance efforts around erroneous Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims have topped more than $1 billion so far since last fall as work continues on a number of efforts to counter questionable claims pushed by aggressive marketing, including an aggressive push on claims made for 2021.

IRS issues guidance for energy communities and the bonus credit program under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-77, March 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2024-30 that expands certain rules for determining what an energy community is for the production and investment tax credits.

IRS: Free File provides quick, easy way to file an extension

IR-2024-76, March 21, 2024 — As the end of tax season draws near, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers there’s an easy way to get a tax filing extension through the Free File program. 

Seven warning signs of incorrect Employee Retention Credit claims for businesses to review as key March 22 deadline approaches

IR-2024-75, March 20, 2024 — To counter promoters that marketed misleading information about the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), the Internal Revenue Service urged businesses to review seven suspicious signs of a bad claim and see if the agency’s special programs can help them avoid future compliance issues.

Avoid tax return mistakes, reduce processing delays and refund adjustments by following these guidelines

IR-2024-74 March 18, 2024 — As the April 15 filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service issued a reminder to taxpayers on ways to prevent typical errors on their federal tax returns to help speed potential refunds.

IRS provides more information in various languages; part of ongoing transformation effort to expand services to taxpayers

IR-2024-73, March 15, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses that the agency continues to increase the amount of information available in multiple languages.

March 22 deadline approaching to resolve incorrect Employee Retention Credit claims; IRS urges businesses to review questionable claims to avoid future compliance action 

IR-2024-72, March 15, 2024 — With a key March 22 deadline rapidly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service renewed calls for businesses to review the Employee Retention Credit guidelines to avoid future compliance action for improper claims. 

Tax Time Guide: Escape penalties and interest with electronic payment options on IRS.gov

IR-2024-71, March 14, 2024 ― With the April 15 filing deadline approaching, the Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers who may find it difficult to gather the necessary documents they need to file or pay the taxes they owe to consider several options offered on IRS.gov to avoid late filing and interest penalties.

Joint Board extends waiver of physical presence education requirement for enrolled actuaries

IR-2024-70, March 13, 2024 — The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries is retroactively extending the temporary waiver of its physical presence requirement for continuing professional education (CPE) programs and is proposing regulations to eliminate this in-person requirement altogether.

IRS names Guy Ficco new Criminal Investigation chief

IR-2024-69, March 13, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Guy Ficco will become the new IRS Criminal Investigation chief effective on April 1. 

Direct File officially opens in 12 pilot states following positive early reviews; eligible taxpayers can file online directly with the IRS for free

IR-2024-68, March 12, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the full-scale launch of the innovative Direct File pilot and encouraged eligible taxpayers in 12 states to try the new service to file their tax returns online for free directly with the IRS.

IRS granting dyed diesel penalty relief as a result of Texas wildfires

IR-2024-67, March 7, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to disruptions to the supply of fuel for diesel powered highway vehicles resulting from wildfires, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel with a sulfur content that does not exceed 15 parts-per-million is sold for use or used by diesel-powered vehicles on the highway in certain counties in Texas.

IRS continues special Saturday hours on March 16 for face-to-face help at 70 Taxpayer Assistance Centers

IR-2024-66, March 7, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service will open 70 Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to provide in-person help across the nation. 

IRS alert: Beware of companies misrepresenting nutrition, wellness and general health expenses as medical care for FSAs, HSAs, HRAs and MSAs

IR-2024-65, March 6, 2024 — Amid concerns about people being misled, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers and heath spending plan administrators that personal expenses for general health and wellness are not considered medical expenses under the tax law. 

Margie Rollinson begins work as 49th IRS Chief Counsel; first woman to permanently hold position

IR-2024-64, March 6, 2024 — Margie Rollinson took the oath of office today to become the 49th IRS Chief Counsel and the first woman to permanently hold the top legal position at the nation’s tax agency.

Tax Time Guide: Taxpayers should report digital asset transactions, gig economy income, foreign source income and assets

IR-2024-63, March 6, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they’re generally required to report all earned income on their tax return, including income earned from digital asset transactions, the gig economy and service industry as well as income from foreign sources.

Treasury, IRS issue guidance for the elective payment of advanced manufacturing investment credit

IR-2024-62, March 5, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued final regulations that provide guidance for the entities choosing the elective payment for the advanced manufacturing investment credit, established by the CHIPS Act of 2022. 

Treasury, IRS finalize rules on elective payments of certain clean energy credits under the Inflation Reduction Act

IR-2024-61, March 5, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations today for applicable entities that earn certain clean energy credits and choose to make an elective payment election.

Time is running out: IRS encourages eligible non-filers in 2020 to claim their Recovery Rebate Credit before May 17 deadline

IR-2024-60, March 4, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded those who may be entitled to the COVID-era Recovery Rebate Credit in 2020 that time is running out to file a tax return and claim their money.

Registration opens for 2024 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum; five cities to host special sessions this summer

IR-2024-59, March 4, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that registration for the agency’s 2024 Nationwide Tax Forum is now open, providing tax professionals the opportunity to attend special continuing education sessions this summer in five cities across the nation.

IRS Free File program sees early increase in use; filings up nearly 10%

IR-2024-58, March 1, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Free File Guided Tax Software service has seen a year-over-year increase of nearly 10% so far this filing season, according to new statistics released today.

IRS: Never mind the myths; know the facts about receiving a Form 1099-K in 2024

IR-2024-57, March 1, 2024 — To help taxpayers with filing, the Internal Revenue Service today debunked some common myths to help taxpayers understand what to do with Form 1099-K. 

IRS launches new effort aimed at high-income non-filers; 125,000 cases focused on high earners, including millionaires, who failed to file tax returns with financial activity topping $100 billion

IR-2024-56, Feb. 29, 2024 — In the continuing effort to improve tax compliance and ensure fairness, the Internal Revenue Service announced a new effort today focused on high-income taxpayers who have failed to file federal income tax returns in more than 125,000 instances since 2017.

IRS: Spokane area taxpayers impacted by wildfires qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to June 17

IR-2024-55, Feb. 28, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Washington state affected by wildfires that began on Aug. 18, 2023. 

IRS: How to correct an electronically filed return rejected for a missing Form 8962

IR-2024-54, Feb. 28, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that an electronically filed tax return will be rejected if the taxpayer is required to reconcile advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC) on Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC), but does not complete the form in the software and submit it with their tax return. 

Tax Time Guide: IRS enhances Where’s My Refund? tool for 2024 filing season

IR-2024-53, Feb. 28, 2024 — With millions of tax refunds going out each week, the Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers today that recent improvements to Where's My Refund? on IRS.gov provide more information and remains the best way to check the status of a refund. 

IRS adds two key experts to focus on cryptocurrency, other digital assets

IR-2024-52, Feb. 27, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the addition of two private-sector experts to help the agency’s efforts in the cryptocurrency and other digital assets arena.

IRS: San Diego area taxpayers impacted by severe storms, flooding qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to June 17

IR-2024-51, Feb. 27, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of California affected by severe storms and flooding that began on Jan. 21. 

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is now taking applications for supplemental grants

IR-2024-50, Feb. 26, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will accept supplemental applications from all qualified organizations for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants from Feb. 26 to April 10. 

Treasury, IRS issue frequently asked questions related to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Discrimination Financial Assistance Program 

IR-2024-49, Feb. 23, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued frequently asked questions (FAQs) in Fact Sheet 2024-05 related to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Discrimination Financial Assistance Program.

 

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel seeks civic-minded volunteers to apply for the 2025 member year

IR-2024-48, Feb. 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced vacancies in 29 states and territories for the volunteer-led Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). 

Interest rates remain the same for the second quarter of 2024

IR-2024-47, Feb. 21, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2024. 

IRS begins audits of corporate jet usage; part of larger effort to ensure high-income groups don’t fly under the radar on tax responsibilities

IR-2024-46, Feb. 21, 2024 — Using Inflation Reduction Act funding and as part of ongoing efforts to improve tax compliance in high-income categories, the Internal Revenue Service announced today plans to begin dozens of audits on business aircraft involving personal use. 

Tax Time Guide 2024: What to know before completing a tax return

IR-2024-45, Feb. 21, 2024 — During the busiest time of the tax filing season, the Internal Revenue Service kicked off its 2024 Tax Time Guide series to help remind taxpayers of key items they’ll need to file a 2023 tax return.

IRS: Free Feb. 22 webinar to focus on taxable transactions with digital assets

IR-2024-44, Feb. 20, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it will hold a free webinar Thursday aimed at tax professionals whose clients receive income through digital asset transactions.

IRS: Many farmers and fishers face March 1 tax deadline

IR-2024-43, Feb. 20, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded farmers and fishers who chose to forgo making estimated tax payments by January that they must generally file their 2023 federal income tax return and pay all taxes due by Friday, March 1, 2024. 

IRS: Michigan taxpayers impacted by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to June 17

IR-2024-42, Feb. 15, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Michigan affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began on Aug. 24, 2023.

IRS announces special Saturday hours for face-to-face help; more than 50 Taxpayer Assistance Centers open across the nation

IR-2024-41, Feb. 14, 2024 — As part of a continuing effort to improve service this tax season, the Internal Revenue Service today announced special Saturday hours for the next four months at specific Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) across the country.

Presidents Day period marks peak time for IRS phone lines; first try IRS online tools and resources for help

IR-2024-40, Feb. 14, 2024 — With the 2024 filing season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to visit IRS.gov and use online tools to get answers quickly and avoid phone delays during the anticipated peak demand for IRS phone lines around the Presidents Day holiday. 

IRS shares 7 warning signs Employee Retention Credit claims may be incorrect; urges businesses to revisit eligibility, resolve issues now before March 22

IR-2024-39, Feb. 13, 2024 — With a key March deadline quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today highlighted special warning signs that an Employee Retention Credit claim may be questionable to help small businesses that may need to resolve incorrect claims.

IRS crime-fighting boss announces retirement

IR-2024-38, Feb. 12, 2024 — Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (CI) announced Friday that Chief Jim Lee will retire from federal service, effective April 6.

Treasury, IRS update frequently asked questions for the Premium Tax Credit

IR-2024-37, Feb 9, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) for the Premium Tax Credit.

IRS warns tax professionals to be aware of EFIN scam email; special webinars offered next week

IR-2024-36, Feb. 8, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today alerted tax professionals of a scam email impersonating various software companies in an attempt to steal Electronic Filing Identification Numbers (EFINs).

IRS: West Virginia taxpayers impacted by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to June 17

IR-2024-35, Feb. 7, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of West Virginia affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that began on Aug. 28, 2023.

IRS Employer-Provided Childcare Tax Credit page helps employers determine eligibility for up to $150,000 business tax credit

IR-2024-34, Feb. 7, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced the launch of a new page on IRS.gov explaining the Employer-Provided Childcare Tax Credit, an incentive for businesses to provide child care services to their employees.

 

IRS revises and updates frequently asked questions about Form 1099-K

IR-2024-33, Feb. 6, 2024 — In an effort to provide more resources for taxpayers during this filing season, the Internal Revenue Service today revised frequently asked questions for Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third Party Network Transactions, in Fact Sheet FS-2024-03.

IRS: Maine taxpayers impacted by severe storms and flooding qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to June 17

IR-2024-32, Feb. 5, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Maine affected by severe storms and flooding that began on Dec. 17, 2023.

IRS: Take care when choosing a tax return professional

IR-2024-31, Feb. 1, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers that carefully choosing a tax professional to prepare a tax return is vital to ensuring that their personal and financial information is safe and secure and treated with care.

IRS to offer an Employee Retention Credit webinar on Feb. 8; provide updates on Voluntary Disclosure Program, moratorium

IR-2024-30, Jan. 31, 2024 — As part of an ongoing process to educate and inform people about the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), the Internal Revenue Service will host a free ERC Voluntary Disclosure Program webinar on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. EST. 

IRS reminder to disaster victims with extensions: File 2022 returns by Feb. 15; all or parts of 8 states and 2 territories affected 

IR-2024-29, Jan. 31, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded disaster-area taxpayers who received extensions to file their 2022 returns that these returns are due on Feb. 15, 2024.

Things to remember when filing 2023 tax returns

IR-2024-28, Jan. 30, 2024 —The Internal Revenue Service today offered a checklist to help taxpayers as they prepare to file their 2023 tax returns during filing season.

IRS: Rhode Island taxpayers impacted by storms qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to June 17

IR-2024-27, Jan. 30, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Rhode Island affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes that began on Sept. 10. 

Filing season has begun, employer wage statement deadline nears

IR-2024-26, Jan. 29, 2024 — With the start of filing season the Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers of the Jan. 31 deadline to file Forms W-2 and other wage statements with the Social Security Administration (SSA). 

IRS offering additional time at Taxpayer Assistance Centers for face-to-face help

IR-2024-25, Jan. 29, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced nearly 250 IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) around the country will extend their weekly office hours to give taxpayers additional time to get the help they need during the filing season.

2024 tax filing season starts as IRS begins accepting tax returns today; taxpayer help expands this year with more in-person hours, better service, improved tools

IR-2024-24, Jan. 29, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service successfully opened the 2024 tax season today by  accepting and processing federal individual tax returns as the agency continues focusing on expanding options to help taxpayers.

IRS: Free Jan. 30 webinar to focus on navigating through restart of automated collection notices, penalty relief

IR-2024-23, Jan. 26, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service will hold a free webinar, designed primarily for tax professionals whose clients were affected by the delayed notices during the COVID pandemic. 

IRS, partners highlight EITC Awareness Day with tax resources that benefit millions of low- and moderate-income workers 

IR-2024-22, Jan. 26, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service and partners around the nation today launched the annual Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day outreach campaign to help millions of low-to-moderate income working Americans that are eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. 

IRS continues work on Employee Retention Credit; new IRS CI education sessions come as agency urges businesses to review VDP, withdrawal program for questionable claims

IR-2024-21, Jan. 25, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service renewed calls today for businesses to review their eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit as the agency’s law enforcement arm, Criminal Investigation (CI), begins a series of educational sessions for tax professionals. 

Treasury, IRS announce special relief for certain rollovers to or from Maryland Prepaid College Trust accounts

IR-2024-20, Jan. 25, 2024 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2024-23 announcing special relief for taxpayers impacted by recent system issues affecting the Maryland Prepaid College Trust as described in the notice.

IRS launches Simple Notice Initiative redesign effort

IR-2024-19, Jan. 23, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced work is underway on the Simple Notice Initiative, a sweeping effort to simplify and clarify about 170 million letters sent annually to taxpayers.

Taxpayers should continue to report all cryptocurrency, digital asset income

IR-2024-18, Jan. 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that they must again answer a digital asset question and report all digital asset related income when they file their 2023 federal income tax return, as they did for their 2022 federal tax returns.

IRS: Connecticut taxpayers impacted by storms qualify for tax relief; various deadlines postponed to June 17

IR-2024-17, Jan. 22, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today tax relief for individuals and businesses in parts of Connecticut affected by severe storms, flooding and a potential dam breach that began on Jan. 10. 

Treasury, IRS issue guidance on the Qualified Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit

IR-2024-16, Jan. 19, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service and Department of Treasury issued Notice 2024-20 to provide guidance on eligible census tracts for the qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit and to announce the intent to propose regulations for the credit.

IRS: Update for Form 990-T, Form 1120-POL filers with upcoming deadlines; e-file unavailable for small number of organizations with earlier due dates

IR-2024-15, Jan. 18, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today alerted a limited group of tax exempt organizations that they won’t be able to electronically file Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return, or Form 1120-POL, U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain Political Organizations, until March 17, 2024.

IRS and Treasury reach major milestone implementing key provisions using the IRS Energy Credits Online Elective Pay and Transferability Tool 

IR-2024-14, Jan.18, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department reached a major milestone in implementation of key provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act with more than 1,000 projects registered through the new IRS Energy Credits Online (ECO) tool. 

IRS selects 12 new IRSAC members for 2024

IR-2024-13, Jan.17, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the appointment of 12 new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. 

Treasury and IRS announce that businesses do not have to report certain transactions involving digital assets until regulations are issued

IR-2024-12, Jan. 16, 2024 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued an announcement informing businesses that they do not have to report the receipt of digital assets the same way as they must report the receipt of cash until Treasury and IRS issue regulations.

IRS provides initial guidance to employers setting up emergency savings accounts for their employees 

IR-2024-11, Jan. 12, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued initial guidance to help employers with implementation of pension-linked emergency savings accounts (PLESAs).

IRS Free File now available; free service through IRS.gov available for millions of taxpayers

IR-2024-10, Jan. 12, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced that IRS Free File Guided Tax Software service is ready for taxpayers to use in advance of the opening of tax season later this month. 

IRS ramps up new initiatives using Inflation Reduction Act funding to ensure complex partnerships, large corporations pay taxes owed, continues to close millionaire tax debt cases

IR-2024-09, Jan. 12, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today continued progress to expand enforcement efforts related to high-income individuals, large corporations and complex partnerships as part of wider efforts to transform the agency.

IRS: Webinar on 2023 Form 1099-K rules now available; free online video can help those who get payments through payment apps and online marketplaces 

IR-2024-08, Jan. 11, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today posted a free online video of a recent 2023 Form 1099-K webinar, a resource among many helpful videos at irsvideos.gov. 

National Taxpayer Advocate delivers Annual Report to Congress; focuses on taxpayer impact of paper processing delays

IR-2024-07, Jan. 10, 2024 — National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins released her 2023 Annual Report to Congress.

 

IRS reminder: Jan. 31 filing deadline for employers to file wage statements, independent contractor forms

IR-2024-06, Jan. 9, 2024 — With tax season rapidly approaching, the IRS reminds employers that Jan. 31 is the deadline for submitting wage statements and forms for independent contractors with the government.

IRS, Security Summit partners warn of surge in “new client” scams aimed at tax pros as 2024 filing season approaches

IR-2024-05, Jan. 9, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today alerted tax professionals to watch out for a new round of filing season-related email schemes where cybercriminals pose as potential clients.

2024 tax filing season set for January 29; IRS continues to make improvements to help taxpayers 

IR-2024-04, Jan. 8, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, as the official start date of the nation’s 2024 tax season when the agency will begin accepting and processing 2023 tax returns. 

Tax season 2024: IRS launches Tax Professional Awareness Week; focus on reminders, challenges and training opportunities for experienced and new tax professionals

IR-2024-03, Jan. 5, 2024 — With the 2024 tax filing season just around the corner, the IRS is launching a special Tax Professional Awareness Week on Monday, Jan. 8, to assist tax professionals on what to expect during the filing season and start 2024 on the right foot.

IRS announces more time for dealers and sellers of clean vehicles to submit time-of-sale reports

IR-2024-02, Jan. 5, 2024 — Following the launch of a new online portal and to help industry, the Internal Revenue Service today announced an extension for dealers and sellers of clean vehicles to submit time-of-sale reports.

Get Ready: IRS website has helpful resources for taxpayers

IR-2024-01, Jan. 4, 2024 — The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to check out IRS.gov for tips, tools and resources to help them get ready to file their 2023 federal income tax return. 

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