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IRS opens free portal to file information returns; new electronic option can reduce millions of paper Forms 1099 estimated to be filed by businesses in 2023
IR-2023-14, January 25, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that businesses can now file Form 1099 series information returns using a new online portal, available free from the IRS. 

IRS reminds taxpayers: Choose a tax professional carefully
IR-2023-13, January 24, 2023 —The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to choose a tax return preparer with care. Even though most tax return preparers provide honest, quality service, some may cause harm through fraud, identity theft and other scams.

IRS: Updates to question on digital assets; taxpayers should continue to report all digital asset income
IR-2023-12, January 24, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that they must again answer a digital asset question and report all digital asset-related income when they file their 2022 federal income tax return, as they did for fiscal year 2021. The term “digital assets” has replaced “virtual currencies,” a term used in previous years.

IRS kicks off 2023 tax filing season with returns due April 18
IR-2023-11, January 23, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service kicked off the 2023 tax filing season with a focus on improving service and a reminder to taxpayers to file electronically with direct deposit to speed refunds and avoid delays.

Check tax withholding now to avoid paying future quarterly estimated payments
IR-2023-10, January 19, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who earn wages to use the Tax Withholding Estimator now to adjust their 2023 withholding.

IRS: Georgia, Alabama storm victims qualify for tax relief; April 18 deadline, other dates extended to May 15
IR-2023-09, January 19, 2023 — Storm victims in parts of Georgia and Alabama now have until May 15, 2023, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS reminds employers of January 31 deadline for Form W-2, other wage statements
IR-2023-08, January 18, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded employers and other businesses to file Tax Year 2022 Form W-2 and other wage statements by January 31, 2023. 

IRS selects nine new IRSAC members for 2023
IR-2023-07, January 18, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the appointment of nine new members to the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council. 

IRS Free File launch aims to save taxpayers hard-earned dollars
IR-2023-06, January 17, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service’s Free File Guided Tax Preparation service is live and ready for taxpayers to use. Free File went live January 13, 2023, 10 days prior to the 2023 filing season start date. The IRS starts accepting individual tax returns on January 23.

IRS sets January 23 as official start to 2023 tax filing season; more help available for taxpayers this year
IR-2023-05, January 12, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced Monday, January 23, 2023, as the beginning of the nation's 2023 tax season when the agency will begin accepting and processing 2022 tax year returns. 

National Taxpayer Advocate delivers 2022 Annual Report to Congress; focuses on taxpayer impact of processing and refund delays
IR-2023-04, January 11, 2023 — National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins today released her 2022 Annual Report to Congress, saying taxpayers and tax professionals “experienced more misery in 2022” due to paper processing delays and poor customer service. But the report also says the Internal Revenue Service made considerable progress in reducing the volume of unprocessed tax returns and correspondence and is poised to start the 2023 filing season in a stronger position.

IRS: California storm victims qualify for tax relief; April 18 deadline, other dates extended to May 15
IR-2023-03, January 10, 2023 — California storm victims now have until May 15, 2023, to file various federal individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

IRS completes automatic corrections of tax year 2020 accounts related to unemployment compensation exclusion; 12 million refunds issued
IR-2023-02, January 6, 2023 — The Internal Revenue Service recently completed the final corrections of tax year 2020 accounts for taxpayers who overpaid their taxes on unemployment compensation they received in 2020. 

Final 2022 quarterly estimated tax payment due January 17
IR-2023-01, January 4, 2023 — Many taxpayers make quarterly estimated tax payments during the year to stay current on their taxes, but many who should overlook this step. The Internal Revenue Service today urged those who paid too little tax in 2022 to make a fourth quarter payment on or before January 17 to avoid an unexpected potential tax bill or penalty when they file in 2023. 

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