Press Releases

January 23, 2021

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that organizing tax records is an important first step for getting ready to prepare and file their 2020 tax return. Taxpayers should keep all necessary records, such as W-2s, 1099s, receipts, canceled checks and other documents that ...

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IRS YouTube Videos: Direct Deposit for Your Tax Refund − English WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the fastest way to get their tax refund is by filing electronically and choosing direct deposit. Direct deposit is free, fast, simple, safe and secure.

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As people get ready to file their 2020 tax return, the IRS reminds taxpayers they can find answers to their tax questions from the safety of their home using IRS online tools and resources. These IRS.gov tools are easy to use and available 24 hours a day. IRS Free File. Almost everyone can ...

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WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns. The Feb. 12 start date for individual tax return filers allows the IRS time to do additional ...

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IRS YouTube Video: Do Your Taxes for Free with Free File - English |Spanish WASHINGTON – IRS Free File – online tax preparation products available at no charge launched on Friday, January 15, giving taxpayers an early opportunity to claim credits like the Recovery Rebate Credit and other ...

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WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service today reminded businesses and other payors that the revised Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and the new Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, must be furnished to most recipients by Feb. 1, 2021. Redesigned Form 1099-MISC The IRS revised Form ...

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WASHINGTON − Taxpayers who paid too little tax during 2020 can still avoid a tax-time bill and possible penalties by making a quarterly estimated tax payment now, directly to the Internal Revenue Service. The deadline for making a payment for the fourth quarter of 2020 is Friday, Jan. 15, ...

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WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins released her 2020 Annual Report to Congress, focusing on the unprecedented challenges taxpayers faced in filing their tax returns and receiving refunds and stimulus payments during a year consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic this week. The report ...

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TAPinto will host a panel discussion featuring distinguished COVID-19 experts on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This virtual gathering is free for attendees, but registration is required.  The panel, presented by Atlantic Health System and moderated by Communications Consultant Bruno ...

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WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service released its 2020 annual report describing the agency’s work delivering taxpayer service and compliance efforts during COVID-19 while spotlighting actions taken by IRS employees to help people during the challenging year. “Internal Revenue Service ...

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Deadline for Entries is March 31 (TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services today announced teens across the state can begin submitting entries for the 26th Annual New Jersey Teen Media Contest, which highlights Human Services’ mission to support families, especially during these challenging ...

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WASHINGTON – Starting this week, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are sending approximately 8 million second Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card. These EIP Cards follow the millions of payments already made by direct deposit and the ongoing mailing of ...

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TAPinto.net, a network of more than 85 franchised hyperlocal online news sites, today announced spectacular growth in readership, up by more than 70% in 2020 over the previous year, and an advertising revenue increase of nearly 17% at a time when other media struggled. TAPinto.net added a dozen ...

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TAPinto will host a panel discussion featuring distinguished COVID-19 experts on January 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This virtual gathering is free for attendees, but registration is required.  The panel, presented by Atlantic Health System and moderated by Communications Consultant Bruno Tedeschi, ...

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The New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT) has reinvented itself with renewed focus on ensuring that New Jersey becomes a safer place through anti-human trafficking steps that are now clearly spelled out in a family-friendly way on NJCAHT's new website, safernj.org (formerly ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service urges people to visit IRS.gov for the most current information on the second round of Economic Impact Payments rather than calling the agency or their financial institutions or tax software providers. IRS phone assistors do not have additional information ...

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The New Jersey Coalition Against Trafficking (NJCAHT) will introduce its new brand and messaging at a virtual reveal event to be held on Monday, January 4, 2021. Special guests will include Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37) who authored major state legislation on human trafficking. This ...

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The New Jersey Coalition Against Trafficking (NJCAHT) will introduce its new brand and messaging at a virtual reveal event to be held on Monday, January 4, 2021. Special guests will include Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37) who authored major state legislation on human trafficking. This ...

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With the nation consumed with the coronavirus pandemic, TAPinto has launched its first signature virtual event, a panel discussion entitled, Riding the COVID-19 Wave: Hope & Concern, on January 14, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. This virtual gathering of some of the top medical experts and executives is ...

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If all you had for Christmas was fear and hunger, you would understand Operation Holiday® “I wanted to die, now I have hope” said Holly McFee, after receiving assistance from POWER CHANGES LIVES Operation Holiday®. Holly was one of the hundreds of families who are benefiting from generous donors ...

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New Helplines Bolster Response to COVID-19 Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Concerns (TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the Department has launched two new helplines in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to provide emotional ...

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New Helplines Bolster Response to COVID-19 Emotional Well-being and Mental Health Concerns (TRENTON) – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the Department has launched two new helplines in partnership with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to provide emotional ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service explains how expanded tax benefits can help both individuals and businesses give to charity before the end of this year. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted last spring, includes four temporary tax changes that are ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take necessary actions now to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021. This is the fourth in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated ...

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The IRS and its community partners are looking for people around the country to become IRS-certified volunteers for the upcoming tax season. These long-standing programs offer valuable help to America's taxpayers: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance offers free tax return preparation to ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has started sending letters to taxpayers that may need to take additional actions related to Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOF). Taxpayers who attached or indicated they attached a Form 8996 to their return may receive Letter 6250, Self-certifying as ...

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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions in the final weeks of the year to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021. This is the third in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A ...

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In January, the IRS Identity Protection PIN Opt-In Program will be expanded to all taxpayers who can properly verify their identity. An Identity Pretention PIN is a six-digit number assigned to eligible taxpayers to help prevent their Social Security number from being used to file fraudulent ...

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Recently, the IRS and its Security Summit partners hosted the 2020 National Tax Security Awareness Week. The goal of this week is to encourage taxpayers, businesses and tax pros to take steps to protect their tax data and identities. Heres are some of the highlights from topics covered during ...

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