Thursday, April 9, 2009

IRS News and Information April 8, 2009

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 The end of the filing season is getting closer!!! There is a light at the end of the tunnel! 

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Newsroom                                                                                   April  8,  2009



Issue Management Resolution System (IMRS) and Hot Topics

Catch up with the latest IMRS monthly overviews and hot issues.,,id=158507,00.html


Nine Common Errors Made on Tax Returns

IRS Tax Tip 2009-63 -Errors made on tax returns may delay the processing of your return and the arrival of your refund. Avoiding the common errors below will help ensure your refund arrives on time,,id=108543,00.html


Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the monthly tax exclusion for employer-provided commuter highway vehicle transportation and transit pass benefits increased to $230, effective from March through December 2009.,,id=205664,00.html 


Special Tax Break Available for New Car Purchases This Year

IR-2009-30, March 30, 2009 - The Internal Revenue Service announced today that taxpayers who buy a new passenger vehicle this year may be entitled to deduct state and local sales and excise taxes paid on the purchase on their 2009 tax returns next year.,,id=205863,00.html


IRS Information Related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Key highlights of the ARRA 2009 are available on,,id=204335,00.html?portlet=6,%20,%20,%20 



Technical Guidance


Tax Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)


COBRA Subsidy Provisions of ARRA 2009  

 Additional information on Premium Assistance for COBRA Benefits may be found in Notice 2009-27, Premium Assistance for COBRA Benefits. The notice is in pdf.





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


Tax Talk Today.TV ( )

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


IRS will no longer sponsor Tax Talk Today - The May 12, 2009 program will be the last live Tax Talk Today show.  Archived programs will be available online through Sept. 30, 2009.


Quick Alerts


Subject: Form 8453 Reminder for Individual e-file Returns Auto forwarded by a Rule


Electronic Return Originators are reminded not to mail Tax Year 2008 Forms 8453, U.S. Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file Return, to Andover Submission Processing Center. Forms 8453 should be mailed to the Austin Submission Processing Center per the instructions on page 2 of Form 8453.


For your convenience, the mailing address is below.


Internal Revenue Service

Attn: Shipping and Receiving, 0254

Receipt and Control Branch

Austin, TX 73344-0254



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