Friday, May 1, 2009

FW: IRS News and Information May 1, 2009

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Newsroom                                                                                May 1, 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.


IRS Seeks Nominations for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee    

IR-2009-34, April 6, 2009 The IRS is requesting membership nominations for the Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee. The deadline for submitting applications is May 29, 2009,,id=206127,00.html


Tax Practitioner Video and Audio Presentations,,id=201106,00.html


E-file Hits Record 90 Million; 30 Million Filed From Home Computers
IR-2009-46, April 29, 2009 — More than 90 million tax returns have been e-filed this year. [This release includes the tax filing season statistics for the week ending April 24, 2009.],,id=207293,00.html

Tax Breaks Available for Taxpayers Who Purchase Qualified Plug-In Electric Vehicles
IR-2009-45, April 24, 2009 — Plug-in electric vehicles using certain types of batteries may qualify for a new tax credit if purchased this year, the IRS said today,,id=207051,00.html


Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Recipients Announced
IR-2009-43, April 21, 2009 — IRS provides $9.5 million in matching grants for 2009.

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson announced today that the Internal Revenue Service has awarded almost $9.5 million in matching grants to Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) for the 2009 grant cycle.,,id=206743,00.html


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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