IR-2018-218, Nov. 9, 2018 WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people, including those in disaster areas, who want to file a 2017 tax return electronically to do so by Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Filing of paper tax returns will remain available after that date. IRS Modernized e-file, the system that processes electronically-filed individual returns,…

IR-2018-218, Nov. 9, 2018 WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people, including those in disaster areas, who want to file a 2017 tax return electronically to do so by Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Filing of paper tax returns will remain available after that date. IRS Modernized e-file, the system that processes electronically-filed individual returns,…

IR-2018-216, November 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations expanding the long-standing paid preparer due diligence requirement to include individual income tax returns claiming the head of household filing status. The final regulations, available in the Federal Register, implement a provision included in the Tax Cuts and…

IR-2018-217, Nov. 7, 2018 WASHINGTON ― More families will be able to get more money under the newly-revised Child Tax Credit, according to the Internal Revenue Service. This is the third in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. Additionally, the IRS has recently updated a special page on…

IR-2018-213, November 2, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today an agreement with the Free File Alliance that will strengthen and expand taxpayer options for people choosing to use the free online software program during the 2019 filing season. The agreement updates several areas designed to make the Free File program more taxpayer…

IR-2018-211, Nov. 1, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019.  The IRS today issued technical guidance detailing these items in Notice 2018-83. Highlights of Changes for 2019 The contribution limit for employees who participate in…

IR-2018- 209, Oct. 30, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers about steps they can take now to ensure smooth processing of their 2018 tax return and avoid surprises when they file next year. This is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax…

IR-2018-208, Oct. 24, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) today issued its annual report for 2018 including numerous recommendations to the Internal Revenue Service on new and continuing issues in tax administration. The report includes a discussion on how to implement and/or improve processes such as those for the Change of…

IR-2018-207, Oct. 23, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded the nation’s more than 768,000 federal tax return preparers that they must renew their Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) for 2019. All current PTINs will expire Dec. 31, 2018. Anyone who prepares or helps prepare any federal tax return, or claim for refund,…

IR-2018-205, October 18, 2018 Washington — The Internal Revenue Service today urged small businesses and other payers to check out the agency’s newly-revised backup withholding publication, now available on IRS.gov. Publication 1281, Backup Withholding for Missing and Incorrect Name/TIN(s), posted last month on IRS.gov, has been updated to reflect a key change made by the…

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