Posted October 31, 2012:
IR-2012-82, Oct. 31, 2012
WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service today announced it is granting taxpayers and tax preparers affected by Hurricane Sandy until Nov. 7 to file returns and accompanying payments normally due today.
The relief applies to taxpayers and tax preparers in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy or otherwise impacted by the storm that hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States this week. This relief primarily applies to businesses whose payroll and excise tax returns and payments are normally due today. No action is required by the taxpayer; this relief is automatic. Regular federal tax deposits are due according to current rules. However, the IRS notes that if taxpayers or tax practitioners receive a penalty notice for this period, they can contact the IRS at the number on the notice to request penalty abatement due to reasonable cause on account of the storm. IRS expects to grant additional filing and payment relief as qualifying disaster declarations are issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Details will be posted on the Tax Relief in Disaster Situations pages on IRS.gov.
Posted December 1, 2011:
IRS outreach materials devloped to educate and encourage taxpayers to file their federal income tax returns:
- Publication 4742, "Let's Talk - Haven't Filed a Tax Return in a while?" (tri-fold brochure)
- Publication 4750, "Let's Talk" Poster
- You Tube video titled "Haven't Filed a Tax Return in Years?" available on the IRS video channel
Posted October 11, 2011:
IRS web links on tax topics for individuals, small businesses and tax professionals:
The IRS Video POrtal offers video and audio presentations on tax topics for individuals, small businesses, and tax professionals. Many of the IRS events are archived on the Video Portal 2-3 weeks after the live event. IRS Video Portal is a new Web page featuring video and audio. Use it to get up-to-date information on many tax topics. It's free! And you can view or listen anytime that's convenient for you. It doesn't matter if you are a tax professional, business owner or just an individual taxpayer - there is something there for you and the products are catalogued for easy identification. Can't attend an event on the date it occurs? Problem solved! Now they are stored and ready when you are, on the IRS Video Portal.
In addition, the IRS has set up some tax centers on the IRS website. Most of these tax centers are listed on the IRS Industries/Professions page at http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=236855,00.html