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The IRS has announced the creation of a toll-free telephone number for individuals who need help with tax matters following Hurricane Katrina; callers using the number, which is 1-866-562-5227, will learn about available tax relief, get free copies of their tax return...
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7 Sep 2005 | Information Release | National Publication | News story | 1 comments
The IRS has launched an expedited review and approval process for new organizations seeking tax-exempt status so that they can provide relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The organizations may apply for tax-exempt status by filing IRS Form 1023 and writing at the...
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2 Mar 2005 | Information Release | National Publication | News story | 2 comments
The IRS has updated its "dirty dozen" scams for 2005 by adding to the list schemes that manipulate the rules for charitable groups or abuse credit counseling services, and warns individuals not to be fooled by outrageous promises to eliminate tax liabilities.
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The Service has announced the release of regulations requiring large corporations and tax-exempt organizations to electronically file tax and information returns beginning in 2006.
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The Service has alerted itemized filers that they may claim deductions on 2004 tax returns for January 2005 charitable donations made for the relief of the Indian Ocean tsunami victims.

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The IRS has advised individuals of potential pitfalls to avoid when donating automobiles to charities, noting the rules will tighten next year and those seeking to donate a car this year shouldn't try to claim inflated values under the current rules.
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As a follow-up to yesterday's story, the IRS has issued its own announcement regarding the release of a revised application form for charitable organizations seeking tax-exempt status. The new 27-page form will streamline the application process for the organizations...
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The Service has announced three appointments of key leaders in the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division (TE/GE): Sarah Hall Ingram will be the new deputy commissioner of TE/GE. She will report to Steven T. Miller, who recently was named TE/GE commissioner....
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30 Jun 2004 | Information Release | National Publication | News story | 4 comments
The IRS has released two new publications to help donors and charities avoid the pitfalls and properly comply with the rules regarding vehicle donations. Publication 4302, "A Charity's Guide to Car Donations," and Publication 4303, "A Donor's Guide to Car Donations"...
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In the year 2000, the GAO estimated that 733,000 income tax returns claimed a deduction for a donation of a vehicle to charity. That is one in every 175 returns! These donations were valued at about $2.5 billion, reducing taxpayer liability by an estimated $654 million...
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In a news release, the IRS has reminded (IR-2002-134) taxpayers that they can use their year-end gifts to tax-exempt charitable and religious groups to reduce their taxes. The IRS notes that only contributions actually made during the tax year are deductible. However,...
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