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Visits to IRS.gov up sharply as taxpayers go online to get tax information

WASHINGTON, DC — The number of visitors to IRS.gov is up more than 24 percent compared with last year, and more taxpayers rely on the Internal Revenue Service’s online resources to get answers to tax questions on the economic recovery legislation and to prepare and file tax returns accurately and timely. More than 138 million […]

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First $2,400 of unemployment benefits tax free for 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — All or part of unemployment benefits received in 2009 will be tax free for many unemployed workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. “This morning we learned that a record 5.6 million people were receiving unemployment benefits in the middle of March. This underscores the need for the relief provided by the […]

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First-time homebuyers have several options to maximize tax credit

WASHINGTON, DC — As part of the Treasury Department’s consumer outreach effort and with the April 15 individual tax filing deadline approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today began a concerted effort to educate taxpayers about additional options at their disposal to claim the new $8,000 first-time homebuyer credit for 2009 home purchases. For people who […]

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IRS marks Super Saturday March 21 to help taxpayers file

WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service and scores of its community partners will open their doors on Saturday, March 21, to help people who need free tax preparation, a question answered or a payment schedule arranged. The IRS will open more than 250 local offices from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community partners will […]

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New law extends net operating loss carryback for small businesses; IRS to ensure refunds paid timely

WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that small businesses with deductions exceeding their income in 2008 can use a new net operating loss tax provision to get a refund of taxes paid in prior years. To accommodate the change in tax law, the IRS today updated the instructions for two key forms […]

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Interest rates drop for the second quarter of 2009

WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates for the calendar quarter beginning April 1, 2009, will drop by one percentage point. The new rates will be: four (4) percent for overpayments [three (3) percent in the case of a corporation]; four (4) percent for underpayments; six (6) percent for large […]

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