Press Releases

May 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that the first monthly payment of the expanded and newly-advanceable Child Tax Credit (CTC) from the American Rescue Plan will be made on July 15. Roughly 39 million households—covering 88% of children in ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the deadline for filing most individual income tax returns this year is May 17. The agency also wants taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns to know that there are a variety of options available to help them. IRS tax help ...

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CRANFORD, NJ — For millennia, women’s menstrual cycles have been sanctified, demonized, cast as divine and repudiated as unclean. As a result, the biology of women has had direct influence on their roles and status in cultures through time. Today, science has demystified the reproductive ...

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WASHINGTON − Anyone can request an automatic tax-filing extension, but some people get extra time without asking, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year the IRS postponed the usual April 15 deadline for filing individual income tax returns until May 17, ...

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After each of the three Economic Impact Payments is issued, the IRS is required to mail a notice to each recipient's last known address. The notice provides information about the amount of the payment, how it was made and how to report any payment that wasn't received. Some people may receive ...

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The Wolfinger family recently decided to expand the philanthropic scope of the Wolfinger Family Fund and have made possible $5,500 in grants to organizations and projects chosen by the family. The fund was originally established by area residents Sandy and Connie Wolfinger to support projects ...

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Now that many taxpayers have filed their federal tax returns, they're eager for details about their refund. When it comes to refunds, there are several common myths that can mislead taxpayers. Getting a refund this year means there's no need to adjust withholding for 2021 To help avoid a ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers and tax professionals to continue using electronic options to speed the processing of tax returns, refunds and  payments. IRS.gov showcases many task-based tools and features to help people navigate their taxes. All are available ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 2 million payments in the sixth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. The announcement brings the total disbursed ...

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WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced  further details of tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan to help small businesses, including providing paid leave for employees receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. The additional details, provided in a ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to check their tax returns for common errors that could delay refunds or otherwise affect normal processing. Here are some ways to avoid tax return slipups as the May 17 due date gets closer. Use electronic filing. Filing ...

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The IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for a variety of reasons including if: They have a balance due. They are due a larger or smaller refund. The agency has a question about their tax return. They need to verify identity. The agency needs additional information. The agency ...

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IRS YouTube Video: Do Your Taxes for Free with Free File - English |Spanish WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service urges low- and moderate-income individuals and families, especially those who don’t normally file a tax return, to use IRS Free File  to prepare their own federal tax return, ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today continued an ongoing effort to help those experiencing homelessness during the pandemic by reminding people who don’t have a permanent address or a bank account that they may still qualify for Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits. While ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing nearly 2 million payments in the fifth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. The announcement brings the total disbursed so ...

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WASHINGTON − As people across the country file their 2020 tax returns, some are claiming the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (RRC). The IRS is mailing letters to some taxpayers who claimed the 2020 credit and may be getting a different amount than they expected.  It’s important to remember that the ...

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SUNY Jamestown Community College President Daniel T. DeMarte has announced the college’s intention to resume in-person operations for the fall 2021 semester. “The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our abilities in a variety of ways,” DeMarte said in a recent message to the campus community. “Despite ...

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Nine area nonprofits recently received grant support from four charitable funds at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation established by donors to make annual grants to designated causes, with grants together totaling $11,168.87. The Luella Potter Endowment Fund, Kay and Oliver ...

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CUBA, NY — The last year has challenged many assumptions people make about poor people, charity, and justice. On April 15 at 7 p.m., the Cuba Circulating Library will host Suzanne Flierl Krull for a virtual discussion of the lessons learned in the past 15 months, and learn about how we can support ...

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WASHINGTON – To help taxpayers, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it will take steps to automatically refund money this spring and summer to people who filed their tax return reporting unemployment compensation before the recent changes made by the American Rescue Plan. The ...

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WASHINGTON – As work continues on issuing millions of Economic Impact Payments to Americans, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department announced that they anticipate payments will begin to be issued this weekend to Social Security recipients and other federal beneficiaries who do not ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced that individuals have until May 17, 2021 to meet certain deadlines that would normally fall on April 15, such as making IRA contributions and filing certain claims for refund. This follows a previous announcement from the IRS on March 17, that ...

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Twenty-two organizations recently received grants totaling $24,000 from the third round of funding from the COVID-19 Response Fund for Cattaraugus County, bringing the total in grants made from the fund to date to nearly $94,000. The Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, Dr. Lyle F. Renodin ...

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The IRS continues to issue the third round of Economic Impact Payments to eligible individuals, with payments being issued as a direct deposit or by mail as a paper check or prepaid EIP debit card. No action is needed by most eligible people to receive a third Economic Impact Payment ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced the next batch of Economic Impact Payments will be issued to taxpayers this week, with many of these coming by paper check or prepaid debit card. For taxpayers receiving direct deposit, this batch of payments began processing on Friday and will ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the most convenient way to check on a tax refund is by using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go Mobile App. Taxpayers can start checking their refund status within 24 hours after an e-filed return is ...

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WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about the rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts. A retirement plan account owner must normally begin taking an RMD annually starting the year he or she reaches 70 ½ or 72, depending on their birthdate ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service said that it plans to continue its efforts to expand ways to communicate to taxpayers who prefer to get information in other languages. For the first time ever, the agency has posted to IRS.gov a Spanish language version of Form 1040 and the related ...

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