Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of April 1 – 5, 2019.

April 2, 2019: The IRS issued a news release providing tips on payment options, penalty waivers, refunds and other filing related recommendations.

April 3, 2019: The IRS issued a notice inviting individuals to apply for positions with the Taxpayer Advocacy Program (TAP) from April 8 – May 3.

April 3, 2019: The IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2019-17 providing guidance regarding qualified residential rental projects financed with tax exempt bonds under Section 142(d) of the code.

April 3, 2019: The IRS issued a news release reminding taxpayers who make quarterly payments that the first estimated quarterly payment for 2019 is due Monday, April 15.

April 4, 2019: The IRS issued a news release reminding taxpayers with foreign assets of the annual April 15 Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) filing deadline.

April 5, 2019: The IRS issued a news release dispelling what the agency terms five myths about tax refunds.

April 5, 2019: The IRS released Treasury Decision 9855 specifying which return to use for taxpayers who owe excise taxes under Sections 4960, 4966, 4967 or 4968 of the code.

April 5, 2019: The IRS issued final regulations authorizing the disclosure of certain expense items from business tax returns to the Census Bureau.