IR-2020-281, December 31, 2020 – The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance providing an extension of the safe harbor for taxpayers developing renewable energy projects offshore or on federal land.
IR-2020-280, December 29, 2020 – 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 received the first round of payments earlier this year.
IR-2020-279, December 22, 2020 — The IRS 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.
IR-2020-278, December 18, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today explained how expanded tax benefits can help both individuals and businesses give to charity before the end of this year.
IR-2020-277, December 16, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take necessary actions now to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.
IR-2020-276, December 11, 2020 — Safety and social distancing, along with virtual options, will be the emphasis now and for the upcoming tax season as the Internal Revenue Service seeks volunteers to provide free tax return preparation through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.
IR-2020-275, December 9, 2020 — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations on the deduction for qualified transportation fringe and commuting expenses following changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).
IR-2020-274, December 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to taxpayers that may need to take additional actions related to Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF).
IR-2020-273, December 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2020-86 addressing certain provisions of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (SECURE Act) affecting safe harbor plans, including safe harbor 401(k) plans and certain 403(b) plans.
IR-2020-272, December 8, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take necessary actions in the final weeks of the year to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.
IR-2020-271, December 4, 2020 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry marked the final day of National Tax Security Awareness Week with a warning to all tax professionals that they face additional challenges from cybercriminals seeking to exploit COVID-19 fears.
IR-2020-270, December 3, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2021.
IR-2020-269, December 3, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers that they must file Form W-2 and other wage statements by February 1, 2021, to avoid penalties and help the IRS prevent fraud.
IR-2020-268, December 3, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry urged businesses to be on guard as thieves try to use their stolen names and data to file fraudulent tax returns.
IR-2020-267, December 2, 2020 — As part of the Security Summit effort, the Internal Revenue Service announced today that starting in January the Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program will be expanded to all taxpayers who can properly verify their identities.
IR-2020-266, December 1, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today marked the second day of National Tax Security Awareness Week by announcing an improved feature that will be available on all 2021 online tax preparation products.
IR-2020-265, November 30, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today issued warnings to all taxpayers and tax professionals to beware of scams and identity theft schemes by criminals taking advantage of the combination of holiday shopping, the approaching tax season and coronavirus concerns.
IR-2020-264, November 25, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year.
IR-2020-263, November 24, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.
IR-2020-262, November 23, 2020 — Today the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations relating to section 1031 like-kind exchanges.
IR-2020-261, November 23, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer today announced a research partnership with Data and Analytic Solutions, a small business located in Fairfax, Virginia.
IR-2020-260, November 19, 2020 — The IRS Service today reminded people who don’t normally file tax returns that they have until November 21 at 3 p.m. Eastern time to register for an Economic Impact Payment.
IR-2020-259, November 19, 2020 — The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation's tax industry today announced that the 5th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week will take place between November 30 and December 4.
IR-2020-258, November 18, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) today issued its annual report for 2020, including recommendations to the IRS on new and continuing issues in tax administration.
IR-2020-257, November 17, 2020 — The IRS today reminded anyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return that they have until 3 p.m. EST this Saturday, November 21, to register with the IRS for an Economic Impact Payment.
IR-2020-256, November 17, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help them file their federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021, including special steps related to Economic Impact Payments.
IR-2020-255, November 16, 2020 — The IRS today released the Criminal Investigation Division's annual report, highlighting the agency’s successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020, the majority of which occurred during COVID-19.
IR-2020-254, November 13, 2020 — Moving to protect business taxpayers from identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that starting December 13 it will begin masking sensitive data on business tax transcripts.
IR-2020-253, November 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged anyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return and has not yet received an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) to take advantage of “National EIP Registration Day,” on Tuesday, November 10.
IRS provides certainty regarding the deductibility of payments by partnerships and S corporations for State and local income taxes
IR-2020-252, November 9, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued Notice 2020-75, which announces rules to be included in forthcoming proposed regulations.
IR-2020-251, November 5, 2020 — The Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance for employers and employees with terminating 403(b) plans that fund benefits through 403(b)(7) custodial accounts.
IR-2020-250, November 5, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged any eligible self-supporting college student who doesn’t need to file a tax return to register by November 21 so they can receive an Economic Impact Payment before the end of the year.
IR-2020-249, November 4, 2020 — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.
IR-2020-248, November 2, 2020 — 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.