From the IRS Newsroom: IRS Free File Program, Tax Forum Webinars, Oct. 15 FBAR Extension Deadline & more

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IRS Free File program available through Oct. 15

IR-2021-198, October 5, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that Free File remains available through Oct. 15 for those taxpayers who still need to file their 2020 tax returns. 

IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online launches 18 new seminars

IR-2021-197, October 4, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that 18 new self-study seminars are available through the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online. 

Oct. 15 FBAR extension deadline nears for foreign bank and financial account holders

IR-2021-196, October 1, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds U.S. citizens, resident aliens and any domestic legal entity that the extension deadline to file their annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is Oct. 15, 2021.

IRS selects seven new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee

IR-2021-195, September 28, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service has selected seven new members for the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC).

Starting Oct. 28, new $67 user fee applies to estate tax closing letters; IRS reminds executors of free transcript option

IR-2021-194, September 27, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that starting Oct. 28, a new $67 user fee will apply to any estate that requests a closing letter for its federal estate tax return.

IRS: Drought-stricken farmers and ranchers have more time to replace livestock

IR-2021-193, September 24, 2021 — Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

IRS launches new webpage to assist taxpayers with refunds subject to Joint Committee on Taxation review

IR-2021-192, September 22, 2021 — The IRS today introduced a new webpage that provides information to taxpayers whose large refunds are subject to further review by the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT or Joint Committee).

IRS: New contracts awarded to private collection agencies; taxpayers may be contacted by one of three groups

IR-2021-191, September 22, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded new contracts to three private-sector collection agencies for collection of overdue tax debts.

Expanded tax benefits help individuals and businesses give to charity during 2021; deductions up to $600 available for cash donations by non-itemizers 

IR-2021-190, September 17, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today explained how expanded tax benefits can help both individuals and businesses give to charity before the end of this year.