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IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Conveniently Check Tax Refund Status

The IRS has reminded taxpayers that the fastest and easiest way to check on tax refunds is by using the Where’s My Refund? tool (the tool) on IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go mobile app. The IRS encouraged individuals to file a return this year to get child-related tax credits that were expanded by the American Rescue Plan. These include the Child Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Credit. The IRS reminded taxpayers that filing electronically and using direct deposit is the fastest way to file an accurate return and receive a tax refund. Taxpayers can use the tool to check their refund status within 24 hours after an e-filed return is received or four weeks after the taxpayer mails a paper return. The tool’s tracker displays progress through three phases:

Most tax refunds are issued within 21 days. However, the IRS provided a list of reasons why some tax refunds may take longer. The IRS will contact taxpayers by mail if more information is needed to process a return. Further, the IRS informed taxpayers that the agency cannot issue Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) refunds before mid-February. This is due to the changes to the tax law made by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act. The tool and the IRS2Go app are updated for most early EITC or ACTC filers with an estimated deposit date by February 19, if they file their taxes early. If a filer claimed the EITC or the ACTC, they could expect to get their refund by March 1 if:

The IRS informed taxpayers that ordering a tax transcript will not help them get their refund faster or find out when they will get their refund. Further, the information available on the tool is the same information available to IRS telephone assistors. Taxpayers can find answers to questions, forms and instructions and other easy-to-use tools at IRS.gov.

IRS Updates Premium Tax Credit Table, Required Contribution Percentage, Rev. Proc. 2022-34

The IRS has updated the applicable percentage table used to calculate an individual’s premium tax credit and required contribution percentage […]

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IRS Updates Premium Tax Credit Table, Required Contribution Percentage, Rev. Proc. 2022-34

Reproduction/Substitute Information Returns Requirements Issued, Rev. Proc. 2022-30

The IRS has provided the specifications for the private printing of red-ink substitutes for the 2022 revisions of information returns, […]

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Reproduction/Substitute Information Returns Requirements Issued, Rev. Proc. 2022-30

IRS Advises Tax Professionals on Signs of Identity Theft, IR-2022-144

The IRS and Security Summit partners have urged tax professionals to be vigilant and look out for the signs of […]

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IRS Advises Tax Professionals on Signs of Identity Theft, IR-2022-144

IRS Issues Statement on CP-14 Notices

The IRS was aware that some payments made for 2021 tax returns were incorrectly applied to joint taxpayer accounts. These […]

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IRS Issues Statement on CP-14 Notices

IRS and Treasury Release Initial Information on Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Under Inflation Reduction Act

The Treasury Department and the IRS have published initial information on changes to the tax credit for electric vehicles strengthened […]

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IRS and Treasury Release Initial Information on Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Under Inflation Reduction Act

Educators Reminded About 2022 Educator Expense Deduction Rise, IR-2022-148

The IRS reminded educators that they will be able to deduct up to $300 of out-of-pocket classroom expenses when they […]

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Educators Reminded About 2022 Educator Expense Deduction Rise, IR-2022-148

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

The IRS has announced that beginning August 2022, smaller charities that are eligible and choose to file Form 990-N, Electronic […]

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

FL - Taxpayer lacked standing to challenge department's former practice

The taxpayer did not have standing to contest a notice of proposed assessment that assessed Florida sales and use tax, […]

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FL - Taxpayer lacked standing to challenge department's former practice

IRS Security Summit Warns Tax Professionals Against Identity Theft, IR-2022-135

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry have warned tax professionals of new and ongoing threats involving their […]

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IRS Security Summit Warns Tax Professionals Against Identity Theft, IR-2022-135

IRS Encourages Tax Professionals to Inform Clients About IP PIN Opt-In Program, IR-2022-140

The IRS, and the Security Summit Partners have encouraged tax professionals to inform their clients about the IRS Identity Protection […]

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IRS Encourages Tax Professionals to Inform Clients About IP PIN Opt-In Program, IR-2022-140