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2 million ITINs set to expire in 2019; to avoid refund delays apply soon

WASHINGTON —Taxpayers with expiring Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) can get their ITINs renewed more quickly and avoid refund delays next year by submitting their renewal   application soon, the Internal Revenue Service…

IRS recommends business owners e-file payroll tax returns

WASHINGTON — With the Oct. 31 quarterly payroll tax return due date just around the corner, the Internal Revenue Service today urged business owners to take advantage of the speed and IRS Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 or 945 are used to report employment…
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IRS reminds employers about the benefits of EFTPS

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today wants small business owners who are employers to know that the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System has features that can help them in meeting their tax obligations. EFTPS can help employers…
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Treasury, IRS release final and proposed regulations on new 100% depreciation

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today released final regulations (PDF) and additional proposed regulations (PDF) under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code on the new 100% additional first…
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Taxpayers should beware of property lien scam

With scam artists hard at work all year, taxpayers should watch for new versions of tax-related scams. One such scam involves fake property liens. It threatens taxpayers with a tax bill from a fictional government agency. Here are some details…

Tax planning includes determining filing status

Single or married? Kids or no kids? These are just a couple of questions that will help someone determine their tax filing status. Taxpayers usually only think about their filing status when filing their returns. However, this is something to…

IRS expands list of preventive care for HSA participants

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today added care for a range of chronic conditions to the list of preventive care benefits that may be provided by a high deductible health plan (HDHP). Notice 2019-45, posted today on IRS.gov,…

Treasury, IRS Announce Development of Postcard-Size Form 1040 for 2019

Washington— Delivering on the promise to simplify taxes for the American people, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today announced that Americans will be able to fill out their individual income tax…
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New requirement for seeking a tax ID number

WASHINGTON — During National Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service wants small business taxpayers and the self-employed to know that, starting May 13, an important change will affect the way it issues employer identification numbers,…