From the IRS Newsroom: Filing in 2022, guidance regarding the ERC, National Tax Security Week & more

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Below are some of the most recent updates to come out of the IRS:

Get ready for taxes: What’s new and what to consider when filing in 2022

IR-2021-243, December 7, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take important actions this month to help them file their federal tax returns in 2022, including special steps related to Economic Impact Payments and advance Child Tax Credit payments.

IRS issues guidance regarding the retroactive termination of the Employee Retention Credit

IR-2021-242, December 6, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today issued guidance for employers regarding the retroactive termination of the Employee Retention Credit.

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 5: Security Summit partners remind businesses to tighten security; be aware of steps to help prevent, protect data loss

IR-2021-241, December 3, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry urged businesses to be alert to cyberattacks aimed at gaining access to business data and customer information and be aware of steps to help them on tax-related issues related to identity theft.

National Tax Security Awareness Week: Tax pros, taxpayers can use secure online account and digital signature options

IR-2021-240, December 2, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry marked the fourth day of National Tax Security Awareness Week with a reminder to tax professionals and taxpayers that they can use digital signatures on a variety of common IRS forms and access a secure online platform to view and make changes to their account.

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 4: Security Summit warns tax pros that pandemic adds to data-theft risks; offers tips and outlines common scams

IR-2021-239, December 2, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry today warned tax professionals that they face additional security risks from cybercriminals seeking to use the pandemic and phishing scams to steal sensitive client information. 

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 3: Choosing a special Identity Protection PIN adds extra safety for taxpayers

IR-2021-238, December 1, 2021 — As part of a wider effort to increase security, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers they can get extra protection starting in January by joining the agency’s Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) program. 

National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 2: Giving Tuesday reminder that scammers can use fake charities to get sensitive information 

IR-2021-237, November 30, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service and Security Summit partners today warned taxpayers to be wary of fake charities used by scammers to get money as well as sensitive financial and personal information from victims.

Taxpayer alert as holidays, tax season approach: Watch out for scams, protect financial information; National Tax Security Awareness Week, Day 1 highlights important tips

IR-2021-236, November 29, 2021 — Kicking off a special week, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today warned taxpayers and tax professionals to beware of a dangerous combination of events that can increase their exposure to tax scams or identity theft.

Child Tax Credit payments: IRS online portal now available in Spanish; Nov. 29 is last day for families to opt out or make other changes

IR-2021-235, November 23, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service this week launched a new Spanish-language version of the Child Tax Credit Update Portal (CTC-UP).

Interest rates remain the same for the first quarter of 2022 

IR-2021-234, November 23, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning January 1, 2022.

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