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IRS announces sweeping effort to restore fairness to tax system with Inflation Reduction Act funding; new compliance efforts focused on increasing scrutiny on high-income, partnerships, corporations and promoters abusing tax rules on the books
IR-2023-166, Sept. 8, 2023 — Capitalizing on Inflation Reduction Act funding and following a top-to-bottom review of enforcement efforts, the Internal Revenue Service announced today the start of a sweeping, historic effort to restore fairness in tax compliance by shifting more attention onto high-income earners, partnerships, large corporations and promoters abusing the nation’s tax laws.
IR-2023-165, Sept. 6, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that the deadline to submit their third quarter payment is Sept. 15, 2023.
IR-2023-164, Sept. 6, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the opening of the application period for the 2024 Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) program, which will run from Sept. 6 to Oct. 31, 2023.
IR-2023-163, Sept. 6, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Idalia, anywhere in South Carolina. These taxpayers now have until Feb. 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.
IR-2023-162, Sept. 5, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a frequently asked question in Fact Sheet 2023-20 to provide guidance to pass-through entities for electronically filing Schedules K-2 and K-3 to the IRS to report negative amounts.
IR-2023-161, Sept. 5, 2023 — September is National Preparedness Month. With the peak of hurricane season just ahead, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to develop an emergency preparedness plan or, if they already have one, to update it for 2023.
IR-2023-160, Sept. 1, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded consumers considering an automobile purchase to be sure to understand several recent changes to the new Clean Vehicle Credit for qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles, including qualified manufacturers and tax rules.
IR-2023-159, Aug. 30, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by Idalia in parts of Florida. These taxpayers now have until Feb. 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.
IR-2023-158, Aug. 30, 2023 — The IRS today provided guidance on the federal tax status of refunds of state or local taxes and certain other payments made by state or local governments to individuals. The IRS previously provided guidance on state payments made in 2022 in news release IR-2023-23, IRS issues guidance on state tax payments to help taxpayers.
IR-2023-157, Aug. 30, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that starting Jan. 1, 2024, businesses are required to electronically file (e-file) Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000, instead of filing a paper return. This new requirement follows final regulations amending e-filing rules for information returns, including Forms 8300.
IR-2023-156, Aug. 29, 2023 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations related to the increased tax credit or deduction amounts for clean energy facilities and projects if taxpayers satisfy certain prevailing wage and registered apprenticeship (PWA) requirements.
IR-2023-155, Aug. 25, 2023 — Today, the IRS announced an administrative transition period that extends until 2026 the new requirement that any catch-up contributions made by higher income participants in 401(k) and similar retirement plans must be designated as after-tax Roth contributions.
IR-2023-154, Aug. 25, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning Oct.1, 2023.
IR-2023-153, Aug. 25, 2023 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations that would require brokers to report sales and exchanges of digital assets by customers.
IR-2023-152, Aug. 24, 2023 — With the fall college semester quickly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers and employees that under federal law, employers who have educational assistance programs can use them to help pay student loan obligations for their employees.
IR-2023-151, Aug. 18, 2023 — The IRS today announced expansive tax relief for Hawaii wildfire victims in Maui and Hawaii counties. These taxpayers now have until Feb. 15, 2024, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments.
IR-2023-150, Aug. 17, 2023 — 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 2023 when they file their federal income tax return next year.
IR-2023-149, Aug. 17, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged all those who have registered, or are required to register, large trucks and buses with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more to e-file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return, by the Aug. 31, 2023, payment deadline for vehicles first used in July 2023.
IR-2023-148, Aug. 16, 2023 — One year into its modernization efforts under the Inflation Reduction Act, the IRS has made significant progress toward its goals of delivering world-class service, upgrading its technology and ensuring high-income taxpayers, large corporations and complex partnerships pay taxes owed.
IR-2023-147, Aug. 15, 2023 — Wrapping up a special awareness series, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners urged tax pros to maintain robust security measures and take important steps to protect themselves and their taxpayer clients against identity theft.
IR-2023-146, Aug. 11, 2023 — The IRS announced today the availability of a new option that provides an easier, more efficient way for taxpayers or their tax professionals to submit electronic requests for relief for certain late-filed international documents to improve taxpayer service.
IR-2023-145, Aug. 10, 2023 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations and a revenue procedure to provide guidance for owners of certain solar or wind facilities built in connection with low-income communities.
IR-2023-144, Aug. 9, 2023 — IRS cautions plan sponsors to be alert to compliance issues associated with ESOPs. As part of an expanded focus on ensuring high-income taxpayers pay what they owe, the Internal Revenue Service today warned businesses and tax professionals to be alert to a range of compliance issues that can be associated with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).
IR-2023-143, Aug. 8, 2023 — In the fourth of a special series, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today urged tax professionals to learn the signs of data theft so they can respond quickly to protect clients.
IR-2023-142, Aug. 7, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds eligible contractors who build or substantially reconstruct qualified new energy efficient homes that they might qualify for a tax credit up to $5,000 per home.
IR-2023-141, Aug. 4, 2023 — The Department of the Treasury and the IRS today issued guidance for manufacturers, producers and importers of certain drugs regarding the tax imposed by section 5000D of the Internal Revenue Code. Section 5000D was enacted as part of the Inflation Reduction Act.
IR-2023-140, Aug. 4, 2023 — The IRS issued Notice 2023-59 today regarding the requirements for home energy audits for taxpayers that want to claim the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit.
IR-2023-139, Aug. 3, 2023 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations identifying certain monetized installment sale transactions and substantially similar transactions as listed transactions – abusive tax transactions that must be reported to the IRS.
IR-2023-138, Aug. 1, 2023 — In the third installment of a special series, the Security Summit partners warned tax professionals to be aware of evolving phishing scams and cloud-based schemes designed to steal sensitive taxpayer information.
FS-2023-18, Aug. 2023 — Paper-based processes have long hampered the IRS and frustrated taxpayers. The challenges created by paper are two-fold: taxpayers are unable to digitally submit many forms and correspondence beyond their annual 1040 tax return, and the IRS is unable to digitally process paper tax returns it receives.
IRS selects new Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer to lead change efforts under the Inflation Reduction Act; David Padrino to oversee Strategic Operating Plan work to help taxpayers, drive agency improvements
IR-2023-137, July 28, 2023 — Today, the IRS announced the selection of David Padrino to serve as the Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer, a recently created role at the agency that will spearhead improvement efforts under Inflation Reduction Act funding.