Phone Scams a Serious Threat; Remain on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, headlining the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2017 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. During filing season, the IRS generally sees a surge in scam phone calls that threaten police arrest,…

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Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC): IRS Names Seven New Information Reporting Advisory Members

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the selection of seven new members for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC), which provides a forum for IRS officials and members of the public to address information reporting issues. The IRPAC, established in 1991, provides an organized public forum for discussion of tax information reporting…

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IRS Selects New Advisory Council Members

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the selection of five new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) and the 2017 IRSAC Chair.  IRSAC provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss key tax administration issues. The IRSAC, established in 1953, selects members to…

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IRS Releases Updated Form 990-EZ; New Options to Help Exempt Organizations Avoid Errors, File a More Accurate Return

WASHINGTON — The IRS announced today the release of an updated Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, that will help tax-exempt organizations avoid common mistakes when filing their annual return. The updated Form 990-EZ includes 29 “help” icons describing key information needed to complete many of the fields within the form.…

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