What’s New with Taxes and the IRS: April 2022

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  9. Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter
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  11. Written Testimony of Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, before the House…
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  15. IRS Nationwide Tax Forum: Welcome
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  18. How taxpayers can check the status of their federal tax refund
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  21. Tax Relief in Disaster Situations
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  23. IRS Statement - Child Tax Credit for families in Puerto Rico | Internal Revenue Service
  24. April 18, 2022
  25. IRS reminds employers of penalty relief related to claims for the Employee Retention Credit
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  31. Written Testimony of Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner Internal Revenue Service before the Senate…
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Here’s a look at some key developments, announcements and news in tax in April 2022.

Candace J. Dixon

April 29, 2022

The IRS announced information about applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years. Grants.gov will accept applications from May 1 through May 31, 2022 for the TCE and VITA grant opportunities. Application packages and guidelines for 2022 are on the IRS website. Last year, the two grant programs filed nearly 1.6 million returns nationwide last year.

April 27, 2022

The IRS announced new leadership including naming agency executive Lia Colbert as the new commissioner of the Small Business Self-Employed Division (SB/SE), which oversees IRS collection activities and examinations of most businesses, and other news.

April 27, 2022

The IRS announced that revised frequently asked questions for the Child Tax Credit for 2021 were released in Fact Sheet 2022–28, which adds Topic F: Commonly Asked Filing Season Questions, 1-6.

April 25, 2022
Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2022–17

REG-114339–21 Affordability of Employer Coverage for Family Members of Employees; Notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal of a notice of proposed rulemaking; notification of hearing

April 25, 2022

The IRS announced that they are accepting applications through June 3, 2022 for the 2023 Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council, an advisory body to the IRS commissioner and forum for representatives of the public to discuss tax administration issues with IRS officials.

April 25, 2022

The IRS provided tips for handling some common after-tax-day issues, such as checking refund status; payment options; amending returns; and checking withholding status for the year ahead.

April 21, 2022

An IRS news release reminded tax-exempt organizations of the May 16 deadline for filing annual information returns and extensions of time to file.

April 21, 2022

This IRS tax tip discusses the notices and letters they may mail to people and what they should do if they receive them. You can also read this:

April 21, 2022

Read the Written Testimony of Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, before the House Oversight Committee and Reform Committee Subcommittee on Government Operations on the Filing Season and IRS Operations:

April 20, 2022

The IRS issued a tax tip about what people should do if they missed the April deadline to file and pay taxes.

April 20, 2022

The IRS announced 2022 funding for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant recipients and gave a link to the list of 2022 grant recipients, including locations and amounts awarded. Over $12.1 million in matching grants were awarded to 131 organizations for development, expansion and continuation of qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) for the 2022 grant year, which runs from January 1 to December 31, 2022.

April 19, 2022

The 2022 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be held virtually again this year, with live-streamed webinars on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for five weeks beginning July 19.

April 19, 2022

An IRS news release encouraged people who owe taxes and missed the April 18 filing deadline to file now to limit penalties and interest, and reminded people that it is not too late to claim the Child Tax Credit for 2021.

April 19, 2022

The IRS gave this tax tip on how people can check the status of their federal tax refunds:

April 18, 2022

Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2022–16

April 18, 2022

The IRS issued a news release about people who may qualify for extensions of time to file their taxes without having to request them, including those in combat zones or living/working outside of the U.S. and disaster victims. Victims of December 2021 tornadoes and floods in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee, and Colorado wildfires and straight-line winds have until May 16, 2022 to file their 2021 returns and pay taxes due, and Puerto Rico victims of storms, floods and landslides that began February 4 have until June 15, 2022.

April 18, 2022

The IRS clarifies that people in Puerto Rico can claim the Child Tax Credit after the filing deadline; that people who don’t owe taxes can file 2021 tax returns and claim the credit for 2021 until April 15, 2025 with no penalty; and that they will continue their efforts to enroll families in the Child Tax Credit in the months ahead in the IRS Statement — Child Tax Credit for families in Puerto Rico:

April 18, 2022

The IRS reminded employers of penalty relief related to claims for the Employee Retention Credit:

April 15, 2022

The IRS discussed the CP2100 and CP2100A notices they will begin sending in April 2022 to financial institutions, businesses and payers who filed some information returns that don’t match their records.

April 13, 2022

The IRS updated frequently asked questions for the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit and issued this news release, and they issued this news release after updating frequently asked questions for the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

April 12, 2022

The IRS issued a news release about letters 6501, 6502, and 6503 going out to people who might need to take action regarding Qualified Opportunity Funds.

April 11, 2022

Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2022–15:

  • Announcement 2022–7Announcement and Report Concerning Advance Pricing Agreements
  • REG-121508–18Multiple Employer Plans Notice of proposed rulemaking and public hearing; withdrawal of notice of proposed rulemaking.

April 11, 2022

Read the Written Testimony of Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner Internal Revenue Service before the Senate Finance Committee on the Filing Season and the IRS Budget:

April 7, 2022

The IRS issued this tax tip about why it could take longer than 21 days for some people to receive their federal refund.

April 5, 2022

The IRS issued a tax tip with options for people who need help paying their tax bill.

April 4, 2022

Internal Revenue Bulletin: 2022–14:

  • Rev. Rul. 2022–7 Section 6103 — Confidentiality and disclosure of returns and return information
  • Rev. Rul. 2022–8Various prescribed rates for federal income tax purposes for April 2022
  • Notice 2022–11Indexing factor for contract rates of group health plans for provisions geared toward preventing surprise medical bills; guidance drafted in consultation with the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services for calculating the qualifying payment amount for items and services furnished in 2022 for sections 9816 and 9817 of the IRC; sections 716 and 717 of ERISA; and sections 2799A-1 and 2799A-2 of the Public Health Service Act, in the case of group health plans or group or individual health insurance issuers that do not have sufficient information to calculate the median of the contracted rates in 2019, including items and services not offered in 2019, .
  • Notice 2022–13Relief from Addition to Tax for Underpayment of Estimated Income Tax by Individual Farmers and Fishermen
  • Notice 2022–14Update for Weighted Average Interest Rates, Yield Curves, and Segment Rates
  • Rev. Proc. 2022–20 - Guidance on Telephonic Public Hearings for Tax-Exempt Bonds and Housing Credit QAPs