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Understanding taxpayer rights: The right to privacy

One of the IRS’s top priorities is protecting the privacy of America’s taxpayers. The agency takes this so seriously that the right to privacy is one of ten rights the Taxpayer Bill of Rights gives all taxpayers. Taxpayers have...

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  • November 29, 2021

Taxpayer Advocate Service: Helping taxpayers navigate their IRS issues or concerns

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers and protects taxpayers’ rights. They can offer help when tax problems cause a financial difficulty. When the taxpayer has tried and been unable to resolve...

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  • November 10, 2021

IRS help for employers wanting to rehire retirees or keep them after retirement age

The IRS reminds employers they generally won’t jeopardize the tax status of their pension plans if they rehire retirees or permit distributions of retirement benefits to current employees who have reached age 59 ½ or the plan’s normal retirement...

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  • November 4, 2021

All taxpayers have the right to challenge the IRS’s position and be heard

Taxpayers have the right to challenge the IRS’s position and be heard. This is part of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which clearly outlines the fundamental rights every taxpayer has when working with the IRS. Taxpayers have the right...

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  • September 3, 2021

IRS overlooked billions in taxes from S corp execs

The Internal Revenue Service has stepped up efforts to collect employment taxes from S corporation officers, but business owners are still getting away with avoiding billions of dollars in taxes. A new report, released Tuesday by the Treasury Inspector General...

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  • September 2, 2021

What people should and should not do if they get mail from the IRS

Every year the IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for many different reasons. Typically, it’s about a specific issue with a taxpayer’s federal tax return or tax account. A notice may tell them about changes to their account...

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  • August 16, 2021

IRS cautions taxpayers about fake charities and scammers targeting immigrants

The IRS continues to observe criminals using a variety of scams that target honest taxpayers. In some cases, these scams will trick taxpayers into doing something illegal or that ultimately causes them financial harm. These scammers may cause otherwise...

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  • July 28, 2021

What taxpayers need know about using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator

All taxpayers should use the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator to check their withholding. This tool helps people make sure their employers are taking out the right amount of tax from the employee’s paychecks. It can be used by workers,...

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  • July 19, 2021

What organizations should understand about applying for tax-exempt status

Organizations that want to apply for recognition of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code use a Form 1023-series application. Here are some tips to help them understand the process. The application process on IRS.gov includes a...

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  • July 8, 2021

IRS working to help those without a permanent address get benefits including stimulus payments and tax credits

While the third round of Economic Impact Payments continue to be made automatically to most people, the IRS can’t issue a payment to eligible Americans when information about them isn’t available in the tax agency’s systems. Economic Impact Payments,...

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  • May 21, 2021

IRS, Treasury Announce Families of 88% of Children in the U.S. to Automatically Receive Monthly Payment of Refundable Child Tax Credit

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July...

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  • May 17, 2021

Release The Kraken, District Court Orders. All Crypto Investors Should Pay Attention.

The Internal Revenue Service is conducting an “ongoing, extensive investigation involving substantial IRS resources” into cryptocurrency holders. As part of that investigation, the IRS is serving “John Doe” summons on various cryptocurrency companies, seeking court orders to require cryptocurrency...

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  • May 13, 2021

Taxpayers shouldn’t believe these myths about federal tax refunds

Now that many taxpayers have filed their federal tax returns, they’re eager for details about their refund. When it comes to refunds, there are several common myths that can mislead taxpayers. Getting a refund this year means there’s no...

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  • May 3, 2021

IRS begins delivering third round of Economic Impact Payments to Americans

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today that the third round of Economic Impact Payments will begin reaching Americans over the next week. Following approval of the American Rescue Plan Act, the first batch of payments will be...

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  • March 13, 2021

February 1 is the deadline for employers to issue and file wage statements

Employers must file Form W-2 and other wage statements by Monday, February 1, 2021. This is also the date Form W-2s are due to employees. By law, employers are required to file copies of their Form W-2, Wage and...

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  • January 8, 2021

IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2021 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2021, the standard mileage...

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  • January 6, 2021

Treasury and IRS begin delivering second round of Economic Impact Payments to millions of Americans

WASHINGTON – Today, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department will begin delivering a second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 to millions of Americans who...

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  • December 30, 2020

Taxpayers should check out these tips before choosing a tax preparer

As taxpayers get ready to file their 2021 taxes, they may be thinking about hiring a tax preparer. People should choose a tax preparer wisely. This is important because taxpayers are responsible for all the information on their return,...

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  • December 7, 2020

Taxpayer Relief Initiative aims to help those financially affected by COVID-19

The IRS reviewed its collection activities to see how it could provide relief for taxpayers who owe taxes but are struggling financially because of the pandemic. The agency is expanding taxpayer options for making payments and other ways to...

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  • November 19, 2020

IRS makes it easier to set up payment agreements; Offers other relief to taxpayers struggling with tax debts

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today announced a number of changes designed to help struggling taxpayers impacted by COVID-19 more easily settle their tax debts with the IRS. The IRS assessed its collection activities to see how it...

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  • November 6, 2020