IR-2020-62, March 31, 2020 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll.
IR-2020-61, March 30, 2020 – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.
IR-2020-60, March 27, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced Erin M. Collins will start her term as the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) on Monday, March 30, and lead the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the IRS.
IR-2020-59, March 25, 2020 — To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.
IR-2020-58, March 21, 2020 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
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IR-2020-57, March 20, 2020 — Today the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the U.S. Department of Labor (Labor) announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees
IR-2020-56, March 13, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to remain vigilant with their personal information by securing computers and mobile phones.
IR-2020-55, March 12, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the release of final regulations that increase the Offer in Compromise application fee to $205 and provide an additional way for the IRS to waive the Offer in Compromise application fee for low-income taxpayers, based on their adjusted gross income (AGI).
IR-2020-54, March 11, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today advised that high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) can pay for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related testing and treatment, without jeopardizing their status.
IR-2020-53, March 10, 2020 — The IRS is encouraging taxpayers to take control of the size of their refund using the Tax Withholding Estimator on IRS.gov.
IR-2020-52, March 9, 2020 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers, businesses, tax professionals and others to take advantage of a wide variety of free IRS email subscription services that feature things like the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams, which is coming this month.
IR-2020-51, March 6, 2020 — Victims of this week’s tornadoes and severe storms in parts of Tennessee, including Nashville, will have until July 15, 2020, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the IRS announced today.
IR-2020-50, March 6, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has updated two comprehensive publications designed to help anyone making IRA contributions or receiving IRA distributions for tax year 2019 or considering making retirement donations before April 15, 2020.
IR-2020-49, March 5, 2020 — As part of a continuing focus on compliance issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that Damon Rowe will serve as the agency’s director of the newly created Fraud Enforcement Office beginning in mid-March.
IR-2020-48, March 5, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that if they need to make a tax payment or owe and can’t pay, the IRS offers several options.
IR-2020-47, March 3, 2020 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that free tax help is available in-person at nearly 11,000 volunteer sites nationwide and online through IRS Free File.
IR-2020-46, February 28, 2020 – The IRS today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2020.
IR-2020-45, February 28, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers today that the best way to check on their tax refund is by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go Mobile App.
IR-2020-44, February 26, 2020 ― The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that it is processing tax returns claiming benefits extended or changed by recent legislation.
IR-2020-43, February 26, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) Program Office has issued its annual program report.
IR-2020-42, February 25, 2020 — Whether on home computers or mobile devices, the number of taxpayer visits to IRS.gov continues to grow year after year. Millions of taxpayers take advantage of the easy-to-use tools available 24 hours a day on the official website ? IRS.gov.
IR-2020-41, February 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Brendan O’Dell will serve as the agency’s new promoter investigations coordinator.
IR-2020-40, February 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has released its newly-revised tax guide, designed to help members of the military understand the many special tax benefits available to them under the law.
IR-2020-39, February 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations on the business expense deduction for meals and entertainment following changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
IR-2020-38, February 21, 2020 – The Treasury Department and IRS today issued Revenue Procedure 2020-13 providing procedures for farmers who have elected out of certain capitalization rules and want to apply the small business taxpayer exemption in the same taxable year.
IR-2020-37, February 20, 2020 — The IRS reminds farmers and fishermen who chose to forgo making quarterly estimated tax payments that they must file their 2019 Form 1040 along with a payment for all taxes owed by Monday, March 2, 2020.
IR-2020-36, February 19, 2020 — The IRS today announced it is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP).
IR-2020-35, February 19, 2020 — The IRS today issued guidance to help businesses understand how legislation passed in 2018 may benefit those claiming carbon capture credits.
IR-2020-34, February 19, 2020 — As part of a larger effort to ensure compliance and fairness, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that it will step up efforts to visit high-income taxpayers who in prior years have failed to timely file one or more of their tax returns.
IR-2020-33, February 19, 2020 — Leaders from five international tax organizations came together in Sydney, Australia, this week to review the J5’s progress in their fight against transnational tax crime and set priorities for the year ahead.
IR-2020-32, February 14, 2020 — The IRS and its Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals and taxpayers to use the free, multi-factor authentication feature being offered on tax preparation software products.
IR-2020-31, February 14, 2020 — Offering time-saving alternatives to a telephone call, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers they can get fast answers to their refund questions by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool available on IRS.gov and through the IRS2Go app.
IR-2020-30, February 13, 2020 — With a surge of tax returns expected the two weeks following the Feb. 17 Presidents Day holiday, the Internal Revenue Service is offering taxpayers several tips and various time-saving resources to get them the help they need quickly and easily.
IR-2020-29, February 12, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service is holding a free webinar designed to help gig workers, employers, contractors and other businesses understand their tax reporting responsibilities.,/p>
IR-2020-28, February 11, 2020 — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS today issued proposed regulations updating the federal income tax withholding rules to reflect changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and other legislation.?
IR-2020-27, February 3, 2020 — The IRS today launched Identity Theft Central, designed to improve online access to information on identity theft and data security protection for taxpayers, tax professionals and businesses.
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