July 2022

Security Summit warns tax pros of evolving email and cloud-based schemes to steal taxpayer data

IR-2022-143, July 26, 2022 — As part of a special Security Summit series, the Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and nation’s tax industry warn tax professionals to beware of evolving scams designed to steal client data.

New IRS Strategic Plan: Agency issues five-year plan with goal to help taxpayers

IR-2022-142, July 20, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today released a new five-year Strategic Plan that outlines its goals to improve taxpayer service and tax administration.

2021 tax extension filers don’t need to wait until October 17

IR-2022-141, July 19, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service is reminding the estimated 19 million taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2021 tax return that they don’t have to wait until mid-October to file. If a taxpayer has all the necessary information to file an accurate return, they can file electronically at any time before the October deadline and avoid a last-minute rush to file.

Security Summit: Identity Protection PINs provide an important defense against tax-related identity theft

IR-2022-140, July 19, 2022 — The Security Summit partners today encouraged tax professionals to increase their efforts to inform clients about the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program to help protect people against tax-related identity theft.

IRS revises frequently asked questions about the 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit

IR-2022-139, July 14, 2022 — The IRS today issued a revised set of frequently asked questions for the 2021 Child Tax Credit. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) are released to the public in Fact Sheet 2022-32, July 14, 2022.

Free IRS/FTC webinar to focus on scams, ID theft and IP PINs

IR-2022-138, July 14, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Trade Commission will sponsor a free webinar designed to help everyone recognize and combat tax scams and tax-related identity theft.

Extension filers: IRS.gov is the source for summertime tax help; agency encourages people to file soon

IR-2022-137, July 13, 2022 — With millions of people still waiting to file their tax returns, the IRS reminds them to file as soon as possible and take advantage of special tools available on IRS.gov that can help them file.

Special virtual sessions coming up for those interested in compliance positions; IRS hiring 470 revenue agents

IR-2022-136, July 12, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service, one of the largest single employers of professional accountants, is now hiring 470 revenue agents who will specialize in auditing or examining both individual and business taxpayers nationwide.

IRS Security Summit renews warnings for tax pros to guard against identity theft amid continued threats

IR-2022-135, July 12, 2022 — As the battle continues against tax-related identity theft, the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry renewed their call for tax professionals to be on guard against new and ongoing threats involving their systems and taxpayer data.

IRS Nationwide Tax Forum kicks off July 19

IR-2022-134, July 11, 2022 — This Thursday, July 14, is the last day for tax professionals to register to attend the 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum and have access to all 32 webinars — including a keynote address by IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, updates on tax law, cybersecurity, practitioner ethics and more.