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In an effort to assist taxpayers during the COVID 19 pandemic, the IRS announced the People First Initiative on March 25, 2020. The IRS will not be assigning any new accounts to private collection agencies (PCAs) from April 1 through July 15, 2020. Accounts currently assigned to PCAs will remain there and PCAs may continue contacting taxpayers. As a reminder, taxpayers may request at an...
Alert: Provide your bank account information by noon (ET) on May 13, for faster delivery of the Economic Impact PaymentTue, May 12, 2020
This is a special alert for taxpayers who did not request direct deposit on tax returns, can provide bank account information by noon Wednesday, May 13 to get payments faster. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urged people to use the Get My Payment tool by noon Wednesday, May 13, for a chance to get a quicker delivery of their Economic Impact Payment. In the statement, the IRS advised...
NTA Blog: During Public Service Recognition Week, the National Taxpayer Advocate praises TAS and IRS employees for their extraordinary service to taxpayers and the US tax systemFri, May 08, 2020
Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. As we wrap up Public Service Recognition Week, a week set aside to honor individuals who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees, I want to take a moment to publicly...
NTA Blog: The Value of “Superseding” Returns and Processing the Additional $500 Stimulus Benefit for Certain Non-FilersWed, Apr 29, 2020
Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. For the IRS, like much of the country, it seems like the focus in recent weeks has been “All COVID, all the time.” The IRS is playing a central role in administering the Coronavirus Aid, ...Fri, Apr 24, 2020
Some taxpayers may need some additional relief during the COVID-19 pandemic from existing federal tax liens and IRS levies on bank accounts, wages or property. IRS describes available relief in the People First Initiative. Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) would like to provide some simple instructions for taxpayers to follow, especially in situations causing economic hardship. Levy Releases A l...Mon, Apr 20, 2020
The Economic Impact Payments are automatic for most taxpayers. For most, including seniors and retirees, no further action is needed if they filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019 or received Supplemental Security Income, Social Security retirement benefits, Social Security disability insurance, Veterans Affairs benefits, or Railroad retirement benefits. You can use the IRS’s "G...Mon, Apr 20, 2020
Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tax Updates webpage and use the “How Do I Get an Economic Impact Payment” tool. Taxpayers who know they qualify for the Economic Impact Payment can determine what steps, if any, need to be taken to receive their payment. ...Fri, Apr 17, 2020
The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) remains committed to assisting taxpayers and championing their taxpayer rights. The information provided on this page applies only to taxpayers who have open cases with TAS. Updates will be posted here as information changes. Amended Tax Return Updates (5/12/20) If you were instructed by the Taxpayer Advocate Service to write “ICT/IVO” on the top...Fri, Apr 17, 2020
The IRS People First Initiative, announced on March 25, gives taxpayers the option to suspend installment agreement payments due through July 15: Existing Installment Agreements – For taxpayers under an existing Installment Agreement, payments due between April 1 and July 15, 2020 are suspended. Taxpayers who are currently unable to comply with the terms of an Installment Payment ...
NTA Blog: During this National Emergency the IRS Is Called Upon to Issue Economic Impact Payments to All Eligible Americans: What Taxpayers Can Do to Speed Up PaymentWed, Apr 15, 2020
Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins. Additional blogs can be found at www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/blog. The last few weeks have been extraordinarily challenging for most Americans, as many of us have been cloistered in our homes, told to shelter in place, and been urged to refrain from gathering with f...
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