Friday, April 22, 2011

IRS News Events from Stakeholder Liaison (4-22-2011)

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Newsroom                                                                                April 22, 2011


Taxpayers Set e-File Record as Tax Deadline Approaches; More than 100 Million e-Filed Returns So Far This Year
IR-2011-46, April 18, 2011 — Taxpayers have e-filed nearly one billion returns since 1990.

Can’t File on Time? Get an Extension until Oct. 17
IR-2011-43, April 12, 2011 — Extensions are available through Free File, software, paid preparers and on paper.

Winter 2011 Statistics of Income Bulletin Now Available
IR-2011-40, April 7, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of the winter 2011 issue of the Statistics of Income Bulletin, which features preliminary data on individual income tax returns filed for 2009.

Don’t Fall Prey to the 2011 Dirty Dozen Tax Scams
IR-2011-39, April 7, 2011 –– Hidden offshore accounts, phishing and return preparer fraud.

Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman at the National Press Club
IR-2011-38, April 6, 2011 — IRS Commissioner Shulman delivers prepared remarks titled “On the Horizon: A Vision for the Future of Our Tax System.”


President signs bill repealing 2012 1099 requirements

Recent legislation repeals the requirement that businesses and rental property owners file Form 1099 if they paid more than $600 per annum to any single vendor for goods and services.


IRS Technical Guidance


Announcement 2011-29 reinstates the renewal period for enrolled agents whose tax identification numbers end in 4, 5, or 6.


TD 9523 User Fees Relating to Enrolled Agents and Enrolled Retirement Plan Agents

Final regulations - This document contains amendments to the regulations relating to the imposition of user fees for enrolled agents and enrolled retirement plan agents.


Notice 2011-38 announces an extension and modification of the pilot program announced in Notice 2009-93, 2009-51 I.R.B. 863, which authorized filers of certain information returns to truncate an individual payee's nine-digit identifying number on specified paper payee statements furnished for calendar years 2009-2010, if the filers met certain requirements.


Notice 2011-34 provides further guidance and requests comments on certain priority issues regarding the implementation of chapter 4 of Subtitle A of the Code, which expands the information reporting requirements imposed on foreign financial institutions and imposes withholding, documentation, and reporting requirements with respect to certain payments made to certain foreign entities.




National/Local Phone Forums and Webinars for Practitioners

·         Accessing IRS Records, April 27, 2011

·         Small Business Advantage: Put Our Knowledge to Work for You, May 18, 2011



·         Funding Standards and Relief for Single and Multiemployer Plans, April 28, 2011

·         Payments Made to Foreign Persons: A Basic Overview for Government Entities, May 12, 2011


IRS Nationwide Tax Forums  - Plan ahead – Here are the locations for the 2011 Forums!

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