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Prepared Remarks of Commissioner John Koskinen on 2017 Filing Season Kickoff
We’re here today to let everyone know about some important changes for the upcoming tax filing season, which begins in just a couple of weeks. We also want to take this opportunity to remind taxpayers of what they need to do to protect...
Charitable Contributions Are NOT Considered in Domicile Determinations, According to New DRS Policy Statement
As the year draws to a close, many people plan their annual giving. Some may be reticent to give to Connecticut charities or join Connecticut boards fearing that their gift of time or assets may jeopardize their non-Connecticut domicile. On...
In 2017, Some Tax Benefits Increase Slightly Due to Inflation Adjustments, Others Are Unchanged
The Internal Revenue Service today announced the tax year 2017 annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes. Revenue Procedure 2016-55 details about these annual...
Offshore Voluntary Compliance Efforts Top $10 Billion; More Than 100,000 Taxpayers Come Back into Compliance
As international compliance efforts pass several new milestones, the Internal Revenue Service reminds U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts that they should use existing paths to come into full compliance with their federal tax...
Important! IRS Delays e-Services Re-Registration
To ensure a smooth transition, the IRS has decided to delay the October 24 date for requiring e-services users to re-register and validate their identities through Secure Access authentication. In the next few weeks, the IRS plans to have...
IRS Now Accepting ITIN Renewal Applications; Taxpayers Encouraged to Act Soon to Avoid Processing Delays in 2017
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers affected by recent changes involving the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program that they can now begin submitting their ITIN renewal applications to the IRS.
Reminder for Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2016 and Years Ahead
With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits when they...
IRS Warns of a New Wave of Attacks Focused on Tax Professionals
The Internal Revenue Service today warned tax professionals of a new wave of attacks that allow identity thieves to file fraudulent tax returns by remotely taking over practitioners’ computers.
IRS Tells Tax Preparers to Keep Tabs on Their PTINs
The IRS has issued a security alert warning tax preparers to ensure that the number of filings they’ve made using their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) matches IRS records. Crooks increasingly are targeting tax preparers’...
IRS Proposes Revised Fees for Installment Agreements; New Lower Fee Available for Direct Debit Online Payment Agreements; Special Relief Provided to Low-Income Taxpayers
The Internal Revenue Service is proposing a revised schedule of user fees that would take effect on Jan. 1, 2017, and apply to any taxpayer who enters into an installment agreement . The proposal, one of several user fee changes made this year,...

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