Today, the IRS announced that it is encouraging business taxpayers, associations and other interested parties to submit to the Industry Issue Resolution (IIR) Program tax issues for resolution involving a controversy, a dispute or a potentially unnecessary burden on business taxpayers. According to the IRS, "The objective of the IIR program is to resolve business tax issues common to significant numbers of taxpayers through new and improved guidance. In past years, issues have been submitted by associations and others representing both small and large business taxpayers, resulting in tax guidance that has affected thousands of taxpayers." Requests for guidance on tax issues under the IIR program can be submitted at any time to Submissions received are reviewed semi-annually with selections next being made from issues submitted by March 31, 2011.

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