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News Releases for January 2009

E-File Opens for 2009 With New Features to Expand Taxpayer Access, Help Speed Refunds
IR-2009-5, Jan. 14, 2009 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the Jan. 16 opening of an expanded IRS e-file program for 2008 federal tax returns.

Daily IRS Tax Tips Available For 2009 Filing Season
IR-2009-4, Jan. 13, 2009 – The IRS is offering a daily series of Tax Tips for the 2009 federal tax filing season that began this month.

National Taxpayer Advocate Urges Tax Simplification and Compassionate Treatment of Taxpayers Hit by Recession
IR-2009-3, Jan. 7, 2009 — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her annual report, urging Congress to greatly simplify the tax code and recommending measures to reduce the burden on taxpayers who are struggling to pay their tax bills.

IRS Begins Tax Season 2009 with Steps to Help Financially Distressed Taxpayers; Promotes Credits, e-File Options
IR-2009-2, Jan. 6, 2009 — The IRS begins the 2009 tax filing season with steps to help financially distressed taxpayers.

IRS Announces New Advisory Council Members
IR-2009-1, Jan. 5, 2009 — The IRS names four new members of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: January 14, 2009