Thursday, April 21, 2016

FYI: News & Events from IRS Stakeholder Liaison

Hello Everyone,


Congratulations on making it through the tax filing season! 


Below is the latest News & Events from IRS Stakeholder Liaison.  (Please feel free to share the below information with your colleagues).




News & Events from IRS Stakeholder Liaison - Select the blue links to see the full article.

General News

Written Testimony of Commissioner Koskinen before the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Oversight on the 2016 Filing Season, Cybersecurity and Protecting Taxpayer Information


IRS Seeks Applications for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee


IRS Seeks Volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel through May 16


IRS Seeks Applications for Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee

After the Deadline

IRS Offers New Cash Payment Option

IR-2016-56, April 6, 2016 — The IRS announced today a new payment option for individual taxpayers who need to pay their taxes with cash. In partnership with ACI Worldwide’s and the PayNearMe Company, individuals can now make a payment at over 7,000 7-Eleven stores nationwide.


Tax Time Guide: Easy Electronic Payment and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax

IR-2016-58, April 7, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that it’s easier than ever to pay their taxes electronically, and for those who can’t pay on time, quick and easy solutions are available.



New Tax Scam Targeting Tax Professionals

April 15, 2016 — In advance of the tax deadline, the IRS today warned tax professionals of a new scam in which cybercriminals obtain remote control of preparers’ computer systems, complete and file client tax returns and redirect refunds to the thieves’ accounts.


IRS Warns of Continued Scams, Varied Tactics as the Tax Deadline Nears

IR-2016-62, April 13, 2016 — The IRS today issued a warning that scammers may try using the April 18 tax deadline to prey on hard-working taxpayers by impersonating the IRS and others with fake phone calls and emails.

Affordable Care Act

Health Care Tax Tips

Technical Guidance

TD 9761 Inversions and Related Transactions – Final and Temporary Regulations. These regulations are effective on April 8, 2016.


RIN 1545–BM45 Inversions and Related Transactions – Proposed rule. Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by July 7, 2016.


RIN 1545–BN40 Treatment of Certain Interests in Corporations as Stock or Indebtedness – Proposed rule. Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by July 7, 2016.


Announcement 2016-16 states that the Treasury Department and the IRS intend to withdraw certain provisions of proposed regulations published on January 29, 2016 (81 FR 4976) relating to nondiscrimination requirements applicable to qualified retirement plans under § 401(a)(4). 


Revenue Procedure 2016-24 provides indexing adjustments for certain provisions under sections 36B and 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code.



The 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Are Now Open for Registration


2016 IRS and San Jose State University Tax Institute – Santa Clara, June 22, 2016

TE/GE Worker Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor? Webinar – May 12, 2016


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Jennifer Henrie-Brown, ID #1000247447

Stakeholder Liaison Specialist

Communications Stakeholder Outreach

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