ICYMI from the IRS Newsroom: Reporting qualified sick and family leave, Deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments, Hurricane Ida relief and more


Below are some recent press releases from the IRS Newsroom:

Treasury, IRS issue guidance for 2021 on reporting qualified sick and family leave wages

IR-2021-178, September 7, 2021 — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2021-53, which provides guidance to employers about reporting on Form W-2 the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees for leave taken in 2021.

IRS: Deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments is Sept. 15

IR-2021-177, September 7, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds people that September 15, 2021, is the deadline for third quarter estimated tax payments. 

IRS grants dyed diesel fuel penalty relief in Louisiana due to Hurricane Ida

IR-2021-176, September 1, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service, in response to shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Ida, will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway for a number of parishes in the state of Louisiana.

IRS: Tax relief now available to victims of Hurricane Ida; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 3

IR-2021-175, August 31, 2021 — Victims of Hurricane Ida that began on August 26 now have until January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

September is National Preparedness Month; IRS urges taxpayers to prepare for natural disasters

IR-2021-174, August 30, 2021 — September is National Preparedness Month. With the height of hurricane season fast approaching and the ongoing threat of wildfires in some parts of the country, the Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone to develop an emergency preparedness plan. 

Interest rates remain the same for the fourth quarter 2021

IR-2021-173, August 25, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced that interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2021. 

IRS accepting applicants for the Compliance Assurance Process for 2022

IR-2021-172, August 23, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service announced today the opening of the application period for the 2022 Compliance Assurance Process (CAP) program.

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