Friday, April 24, 2009

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Newsroom                                                                                           April 24, 2009


Energy-Saving Steps This Year May Result in Tax Savings Next Year

IR-2009-44, April 22, 2009 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individual and business taxpayers that many energy-saving steps taken this year may result in bigger tax savings next year.


Tax Credit for Ford Hybrids Begins Phase-Out

IR-2009-42, April 16, 2009 — The tax credit for hybrid passenger automobiles and light trucks manufactured by Ford Motor Company has begun to phase out for purchases made after March 31, 2009, the IRS said.


Beware of IRS' 2009 "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams

IR-2009-41, April 13, 2009 — The IRS issued its 2009 "dirty dozen" list of tax scams, including schemes involving phishing, hiding income offshore and false claims for refunds.


Seven Facts about the New Sales Tax Deduction for Vehicle Purchases

Corrected Special Edition Tax Tip 2009-3 – Taxpayers who buy a new car or several other types of motor vehicles this year may be entitled to a special tax deduction when they file their 2009 federal tax returns next year. The tax break is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


International Tax Administration

The IRS is focusing on improving international tax administration to deal more effectively with the increase of globalization among individual and business taxpayers. Find out more about IRS' approach.


IRS Commissioner Speaks at National Press Club

Read Doug Shulman's speech before the National Press Club on April 13


Update on ARRA Recovery Tax Provisions for Individuals and Businesses

Find out about tax deductions, credits and other aspects of the economic recovery law.


Technical Guidance


Notice 2009-41 provides procedures that manufacturers may follow to certify property as qualified residential energy efficient property under § 25D of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as guidance regarding the conditions under which taxpayers seeking to claim the § 25D credit may rely on a manufacturer's certification. Notice 2009-41 will appear in IRB 2009-19, dated May 11, 2009.


Revenue Ruling 2009-11 provides that differential pay that employers pay to their employees who leave their jobs to go on active military duty is subject to income tax withholding but is not subject to Federal Insurance Contributions Act ("FICA") or Federal Unemployment Tax Act ("FUTA") taxes. It will be published in IRB 2009-18 dated May 4, 2009.




National Phone Forums (,,id=158856,00.html)

·         Proper Worker Classification - Phone Forum (May 20, 2009)


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.



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