IRS News Reps. Michaud and Denham Introduce "IRS Rulemaking Fairness Act"
On September 25th Representatives Mike Michaud (D-ME) and Jeff Denham (R-CA) introduced a bipartisan bill to provide small businesses a voice when it comes to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rulemaking. Their bipartisan bill, the IRS Rulemaking Fairness Act (H.R. 3169), would add the IRS to the list of agencies required to certify that a proposed rule will not have a significant impact on small businesses or convene an advocacy review panel and publish a regulatory flexibility analysis. The legislation also includes language to clarify that the IRS's rulemaking must comply with existing regulatory review processes like the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA).
Sep 29, 2013 - 12:25:27 AM
IRS News Check Withholding to Avoid a Tax Surprise, IRS Advises
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- With 2009 nearly half over, the Internal Revenue Service reminds Rhode Islanders that there is no better time to check their 2009 federal income tax withholding levels to make sure they do not face any surprises when returns are due next spring.
Jul 7, 2009 - 2:49:28 PM
IRS News IRS Offers Summer Tax Tips
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Before you start a summer job, take a vacation – or a "staycation" – or send the kids off to camp, the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know that certain summertime activities may qualify you for tax breaks. The IRS also advises that you can avoid problems at tax time by addressing certain issues now.
Jun 2, 2009 - 12:14:52 PM
IRS News IRS Tips for After April 15
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- Tax day has come and gone for most people, but your dealings with taxes may not be done. IRS spokesperson Peggy Riley offers these tips for handling some typical after-tax-day issues.
Apr 28, 2009 - 10:53:45 AM
IRS News Special Tax Break Available for New Car Purchases This Year
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- The Internal Revenue Service announced today that taxpayers who buy a new passenger vehicle this year may be entitled to deduct state and local sales and excise taxes paid on the purchase on their 2009 tax returns next year.
Apr 1, 2009 - 10:28:24 PM
IRS News 2008 IRS Filing Season Statistics
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Individual taxpayers e-filed almost 90 million tax returns during 2008, an increase of more than 12 percent over the prior year. Of the 155 million tax returns filed, about 58 percent were filed electronically.
Nov 13, 2008 - 7:37:56 PM
IRS News IRS Has $4 Million for Maine Taxpayers Who Have Not Filed a 2004 Tax Return
AUGUSTA -- Unclaimed refunds totaling approximately $4 million are awaiting about 4,700 Maine taxpayers who failed to file a federal income tax return for 2004, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, a return for 2004 must be filed with an IRS office no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2008.
Mar 24, 2008 - 10:16:51 AM
IRS News IRS Busts Myths About Stimulus Payments
AUGUSTA -- The Internal Revenue Service moved to set the record straight on several issues surrounding the administration of the 2008 economic stimulus payments. Approximately 130 million taxpayers will receive a payment of at least $300 beginning in May 2008.
Mar 1, 2008 - 10:46:40 PM
IRS News IRS Partners Host Free Tax Help for Low-Income, Elderly Taxpayers
PORTSMOUTH, NH -- Nearly 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations performing vital tax preparation services for low-income and elderly taxpayers.
Feb 20, 2008 - 11:38:51 AM
IRS News York, Maine Resident Selected for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
YORK -- A Maine man was recently selected by the Treasury Department to serve on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a Federal Advisory Committee charged with providing direct taxpayer input to the IRS. Panel members listen to taxpayers, identify issues and make suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.
Jan 25, 2008 - 9:52:21 PM
IRS News IRS Seeks Applications for TE/GE Advisory Committee
AUGUSTA -- The Internal Revenue Service is seeking applications for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). The committee provides a venue for public input into critical tax administration areas.
Nov 2, 2007 - 9:02:30 PM