OTHER IMPORTANT TAX RELATED INFORMATION
The United States Tax Court building remains closed to visitors but is receiving and processing mail and deliveries. Documents for hand delivery may be deposited in a drop box at the building’s entrance.
To accommodate continuing uncertainties relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and until further notice, Court proceedings will be conducted remotely.
To accommodate remote operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tax Court has announced additional procedural changes:
These procedures will remain in effect until further notice. All information and announcements regarding the Tax Court's COVID-19 responce can be found here
TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE CENTERS
The IRS began opening the Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) starting Monday, June 29, 2020. They will begin opening its Taxpayer Assistance Centers to the public in phases.
Nearly every tax issue can now be resolved online or by phone from the convenience of your home or office. If you need in person help from a Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC), call 844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment
Appointments will be available if people need assistance for authentication of identity and document validation related to tax return filing or application for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number; Sailing Clearances required for foreign travel by resident and non-resident aliens leaving the United States; assistance with Economic Impact Payment Issues; and cash payments.
TAX PAYER ADVOCATE SERVICE (TAS)
Due to COVID-19, almost no TAS personnel are working in their offices. The best way to submit requests for help from TAS is to follow 2 steps:
TAS personnel have been directed to prioritize issues that involve taxpayers with the most severe hardship situations, especially those caused by COVID-related problems
IR-2020-71 - on April 14, 2020, the IRS warns tax professionals about scams and urges additional security measures to protect taxpayer’s data.
IR-2020-66 - on April 2, 2020, the IRS warned about coronavirus-related scams.
Announcement 2020-4 - on April 1, 2020, the IRS announced that public hearings conducted by the IRS on notices of proposed rulemaking related to the internal revenue laws will be temporarily held telephonically, and encourage taxpayers to submit public comments electronically in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
TAX WARRIOR BLOGS AND ALERTS
January 15, 2020 - Tax Impact of 2020 Unemployment Compensation
June 4, 2020 - Estate Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic
THIRD PARTY RESOURCESBig News As IRS Opens Taxpayer Phone Lines & More (Kelly Phillips Erb -Forbes)
June 11, 2020 - What’s Open (And What’s Not) As The IRS Resumes Operations (Kelly Phillips Erb -Forbes)