May 2022

IRS reminder to Americans abroad: File 2021 return by June 15; eligible families can claim expanded tax benefits

IR-2022-112, May 31, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers living and working outside the United States that they must file their 2021 federal income tax return by Wednesday, June 15.

IRS releases fiscal year 2021 Data Book describing agency’s activities

IR-2022-111, May 26, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the Data Book detailing the agency’s activities during fiscal year 2021 (October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021).

IRS revises FAQs for Tax Year 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit

IR-2022-110, May 25, 2022 — The IRS today revised frequently asked questions for the 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit (FS-2022-30) to educate eligible taxpayers on how to properly claim the credit when they prepare and file their 2021 tax return.

IRS updates feature on Where’s My Refund?

IR-2022-109, May 25, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service made an important enhancement to the Where’s My Refund? online tool this week, introducing a new feature that allows taxpayers to check the status of their current tax year and two previous years’ refunds.

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

IR-2022-108, May 20, 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 2022-29, May 20, 2022.

IRS interest rates increase for the third quarter of 2022

IR-2022-107, May 20, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will increase for the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2022.

A Closer Look: Expanding Access in Puerto Rico

CL-22-08, May 11, 2022 — The IRS wants to serve in every community, and we’re committed to providing the assistance and opportunities to meet the needs of those we serve. Today we are taking a closer look at how we are working to serve residents of Puerto Rico.

Face-to-face IRS help without an appointment available during special Saturday opening on May 14

IR-2022-106, May 10, 2022 — Although filing season has come and gone, the Internal Revenue Service recognizes taxpayers still need assistance.

IRS provides guidance for residents of Puerto Rico to claim the Child Tax Credit

IR-2022-105, May 6, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance for certain individuals in Puerto Rico on how to file and claim the Child Tax Credit payments that they are entitled to receive under the American Rescue Plan Act.

For National Small Business Week, special tax credit can help employers hire workers; key certification requirement applies

IR-2022-104, May 6, 2022 — With many businesses facing a tight job market, the Internal Revenue Service reminds employers to check out a valuable tax credit available for hiring long-term unemployment recipients and other groups of workers facing significant barriers to employment.

National Small Business Week: E-file, the best way to report payroll taxes

IR-2022-103, May 5, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged small businesses to take advantage of the accuracy, speed and convenience of filing their payroll tax returns and making tax payments electronically.

Ahead of hurricane season, IRS offers tips on ways to prepare for natural disasters

IR-2022-102, May 5, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers today that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is National Wildfire Awareness Month. This is a good time to create or review an emergency preparedness plan, including steps to protect important tax-related information.

National Small Business Week: Making estimated tax payments electronically is fast and easy

IR-2022-101, May 4, 2022 — The IRS reminds all businesses, including self-employed and gig workers, to make estimated tax payments quarterly, and that making them electronically is fast, easy and safe.

For National Small Business Week, plan now to take advantage of tax benefits for 2022; enhanced deduction for business meals, home office deduction and more

IR-2022-100, May 3, 2022 — The IRS today urged business taxpayers to begin planning now to take advantage of the enhanced 100% deduction for business meals and other tax benefits available to them when they file their 2022 federal income tax return.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 2023 grant application period now open – National Taxpayer Advocate calls for applicants looking to serve their communities and uphold taxpayer rights

IR-2022-99, May 2, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the opening of the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for calendar year 2023. Applications will be accepted from May 2 to June 16, 2022.

IRS recognizes Small Business Week: Information and free resources for starting a business

IR-2022-98, May 2, 2022 — During National Small Business Week, May 1 to 7, the IRS is highlighting tax benefits and resources tied to the Small Business Administration theme for this year’s celebration: “Building a Better America through Entrepreneurship.”