Friday, March 6, 2009

IRS Weekly Distribution March 6, 2009

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Newsroom                                                                                 March 6, 2009


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Taxpayers Filing Earlier and Banking Larger Refunds in 2009
IR-2009-20, March 6, 2009 — Individual income tax refunds are averaging more than $200 more than last year. [Release includes filing season statistics for the week ending Feb. 27.]

IRS Conducts Extensive Review, Decides Not to Renew Private Debt Collection Contracts
IR-2009-19, March 5, 2009 — Work is best done by IRS employees who have more flexibility handling cases.


IRS Seeks New Issues for the Industry Issue Resolution Program
IR-2009-18, March 5, 2009 — The IRS is encouraging business taxpayers, associations and other interested parties to submit to the Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) Program tax issues for resolution involving a controversy, a dispute or an unnecessary burden on business taxpayers.


IRS Issues Winter 2009 Statistics Of Income Bulletin
IR-2009-17, March. 3, 2009 —The IRS released the winter 2009 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin, which features information on 138.4 million individual income tax returns filed for tax year 2006.


IRS Has $1.3 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2005 Tax Return
IR-2009-16, March 3, 2009 — More than 1 million taxpayers who did not file income tax returns for 2005 may be due refunds.

Nationwide Tax Forum Information

*NEW* Registration for the 2009 Nationwide Tax Forums is now open! Register now!

2009 Dates and Locations




Las Vegas, NV

Mandalay Bay Hotel

July 7 - 9

San Diego, CA

Town and Country

July 14 - 16

Orlando, FL

Caribe Royale

August 4 - 6

New York

Hilton New York

August 25 - 27

Dallas, TX

Hilton Anatole

September 8 - 10

Atlanta, GA

Hilton Atlanta

September 22 -24 


IRS Partner Headliner


Volume 262

  • The definition of “in and doing business in” the United States for FBAR purposes.




NATIONAL PHONE FORUMS (,,id=158856,00.html)

  • Cancellation of Debt – March 18, 2009


Tax Talk Today.TV ( )

·         Surviving the IRS Audit - Tuesday, March 10, 2009

·         Specialty Taxes: Estate and Gift and Employment Taxes - Tuesday, May 12, 2009



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