Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of May 23, 2022 – May 27, 2022. Additionally, for continuing updates on the tax impact of COVID-19, please visit our resource page here.

May 25, 2022: The IRS issued a press release revising frequently asked questions concerning the 2021 Earned Income Tax Credit to educate eligible taxpayers on how to properly claim the credit on their 2021 tax return.

May 25, 2022: The IRS announced that it has enhanced its “Where’s My Refund?” online tool, which introduces a new feature that allows taxpayers to check the status of the current tax year and the two prior years.

May 26, 2022: The IRS issued a press release, announcing the issuance of its Fiscal Year 2021 Data Book, which describes its activities from October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. The Data Book is published annually and contains statistical tables and organization information relating to data on collecting revenue, issuing refunds, enforcing the law, assisting taxpayers and the budget and workforce.

May 26, 2022: The IRS issued a memorandum to Employee Plan employees and Exempt Organizations/Government Entities Employees, stating that video meetings via secure IRS-approved platforms will continue to be allowed on a going forward basis.

May 27, 2022: The IRS released its weekly list of written determinations (e.g., Private Letter Rulings, Technical Advice Memorandums and Chief Counsel Advice).

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