The IRS Alternative Media Center: Working to ensure tax info is accessible to everyone

2022-09-22 The IRS's Alternative Media Center offers a variety of resources and accessibility services for visually impaired taxpayers. Tax-related content is available in several formats for use with assistive technology. This includes screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays and screen magnifying software. People can view and download hundreds of tax forms and publications in alternative formats, many of which are available in Spanish, including: Text-onlyBraille ready filesBrowser-friendly HTMLAccessible PDFLarge print…

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IRS Notice 2022-36 provides penalty relief to most people & businesses who file certain 2019 or 2020 returns late

2022-08-26 Notice 2022-36, Penalty Relief for Certain Taxpayers Filing Returns for Taxable Years 2019 and 2020 The IRS will not impose the penalties listed in the notice for specified taxable years 2019 and 2020 tax returns filed on or before September 30, 2022. The penalties listed in the notice will be automatically abated, refunded, or credited, as appropriate without any need for taxpayers to request this relief. The following penalties…

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IRS announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022

2022-08-25 IR-2022-124, June 9, 2022 The optional business standard mileage rate is used to compute the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business use in lieu of tracking actual costs. This rate is also used as a benchmark by the federal government and many businesses to reimburse their employees for mileage. Taxpayers always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the…

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Withdrawals from a Thrift Savings Plan may be Retirement Benefits from other than Privately Funded Sources

2022-08-24 Missouri Department of Revenue, MO—LR 8197,Missouri,(Jun. 17, 2022) Taxpayer was a retired Federal government employee who worked for the USPS. Under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), they receive a pension from the Office of Personnel Management. In addition, taxpayer has a component of their retirement under FERS as a defined-contribution plan, known as the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This plan is overseen by the United States Congress and…

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Missouri Property Tax Exemption for Solar Energy Systems Not Held for Resale Was Unconstitutional

2022-08-24 The Missouri statute exempting solar energy systems not held for resale from property taxation was unconstitutional. According to the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Constitution did not grant the General Assembly the power to exempt such systems from taxation. Thus, a lower court ruling that a taxpayer's solar energy system was tax-exempt was vacated, and the case was remanded. ohnson v. Springfield Solar 1, LLC, Supreme Court of Missouri,…

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Missouri Tax Relief for Taxpayers Impacted by Flooding Announced

2022-08-24 The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) announced today it will grant the same tax extensions as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to assist Missouri individuals and businesses impacted by recent flooding. Specifically, the IRS has postponed certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area to Nov. 15, 2022. The extension applies to deadlines falling on or after July 25, 2022, and before Nov.…

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IRS Announces New Sign-In Process for Form 990-N Filers

2022-08-24 The IRS announced that beginning August 2022, smaller charities that are eligible and choose to file Form 990-N, Electronic Notice for Tax-Exempt Organizations (e-Postcard), must sign into the IRS modernized authentication platform using either their active IRS username or create an account with ID.me, the current IRS credential service provider. Further, filers have three options when accessing the Form 990-N submission page. They can sign in with their active…

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Missouri Disaster Relief Notice (MO-2022-07),2022ARD 149-1,Internal Revenue Service,(Aug. 16, 2022)

2022-08-24 Victims of severe storms and flooding beginning July 25, 2022, now have until November 15, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. Following the recent disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced that affected taxpayers in certain areas will receive tax relief. Individuals and households affected by severe storms and flooding that…

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IRS tip – Understanding taxpayer rights: Every taxpayer has the right to privacy

2022-08-18 The privacy of America's taxpayers is paramount at the IRS. The right to privacy is one of ten rights the Taxpayer Bill of Rights gives all taxpayers. Taxpayers have the right to expect that any IRS inquiry, examination, or enforcement action will comply with the law and be no more intrusive than necessary. Taxpayers can also expect that the IRS will respect all due process rights, including search and…

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IRS Advice – Taxpayers should be sure to have all their information before going to a tax professional

2022-08-16 Taxpayers using a professional tax preparer should make sure they have all their information readily available before their appointment. Collecting their information and getting copies of any missing documents before taxpayers sit down to prepare their return is critical to filing an accurate tax return. Having organized records and information in hand helps prevent filing errors and will likely create a smoother filing experience. Here’s a list of information…

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