Category Archives: IRS News

Stakeholder Meeting Topics covered – Collections, Tax Assistance Counter, ITINs and more

Report from IRS Stakeholder Meeting – Los Angeles, June 28, 2012   Stakeholder Meeting Topics covered – Collections, Tax Assistance Counter, ITINs and more

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Employers

Clarification of the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for employers (Form 8952) IRS introduced this last year, and I explored how this could affect employers, and whether or not this is a good idea – or an audit trap. [See MarketWatch article.] The VCSP is for business employers , governments and exempt organizations, who have been […]

IRS – Issue Management Resolution System – Turning Issues into Answers

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama Note: This is an opportunity for you to see some of the ways IRS responds to requests to fix or improve things. I say, just some of the ways, because I know of many more fixes IRS has implemented in the last several months. As, they say, it […]

Prepare for Hurricanes, Disasters by Safeguarding Tax Records

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service IRS YouTube Videos Preparing for Disasters: English | Spanish | ASL How to Request a Copy of Your Tax Return: English | Spanish | ASL Podcast  –  Disaster Assistance: English | Spanish WASHINGTON — With the early start of this year’s hurricane season, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals […]

TIGTA Finds No Violations of Fair Tax Collection Practices By IRS Staff

Courtesy of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) did not close any cases in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 involving abuse or harassment of taxpayers by IRS employees while they attempted to collect taxes, concludes a report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration […]

Employers Need to Act Soon to Get Expanded Credit for Hiring Vets

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Employers that hired unemployed veterans during late 2011 and early 2012 had an expanded period to request the required certification for claiming the expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). That expanded period ends on Tuesday, June 19. The IRS is reminding employers that for eligible veterans hired on or […]

Spring 2012 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that the spring 2012 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin is available to the general public. This issue features information on high-income individual income tax returns filed for tax year 2009.

Sales Tax Holidays Coming Your Way

Courtesy of http://www.taxadmin.org Take advantage of sales tax holidays to plan you major purchases. You’ll find sales tax relief for home improvements, computers and other useful expenditures during the summer – then back to school purchases at the end of the summer season. You’ll find the list of states and dates here:

IRS Announces 43 Small Offices to Close, Others to be Consolidated

…Agency Sheds More than One Million Square Feet of Office Space Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced a sweeping office space and rent reduction initiative that over the next 2 years will close 43 smaller offices and reduce space in many larger facilities. These measures will save […]

IRS Announces More Flexible Offer-in-Compromise Terms

…to Help a Greater Number of Struggling Taxpayers Make a Fresh Start Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced another expansion of its “Fresh Start” initiative by offering more flexible terms to its Offer in Compromise (OIC) program that will enable some of the most financially distressed taxpayers […]