Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Service
Stories About

Internal Revenue Service

Taxpayers faced with smaller refunds or higher taxes have been airing their grievances online. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Susan Walsh/AP

Anger, Confusion Over Dwindling Refunds. Is Trump's Tax Plan To Blame?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/693976808/695054876" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Tax season is more stressful this year for filers and IRS workers alike, because of new tax law changes and the partial government shutdown that has left the agency with roughly half its normal staff. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Shutdown Squeezes IRS Workers Just As The Tax-Filing Season Is About To Start

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/687689976/687951166" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

For Furloughed Worker, Isolation, Hit To Self-Worth Hurt As Much As Lost Pay

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/686980912/686980913" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The White House says tax refund checks will go out despite the partial government shutdown. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Matt Rourke/AP

Despite 70,000 Furloughed IRS Workers, White House Vows Refunds Will Be Issued

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/683006291/683086627" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The IRS has extended the filing deadline because of technical problems. Taxpayers now have until midnight Wednesday to file their returns or extension requests and pay their taxes. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The IRS estimates that more than $65 million has been lost to phone tax scammers in the last five years. They're most active during high tax season in March and April. mihailomilovanovic/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
mihailomilovanovic/Getty Images

As Tax Day Approaches, Watch Out For Phone Scammers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/601170985/601420000" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Money deposited in a health savings account is tax-deductible, grows tax-free and can be used to pay for medical expenses. The annual maximum allowable contribution to an HSA is slightly lower for some people this year. Fanatic Studio/Collection Mix: Subjects RF/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Fanatic Studio/Collection Mix: Subjects RF/Getty Images

During the 2013 shutdown, tourists have to look at Mount Rushmore from the highway because the national memorial in Keystone, S.D., was closed. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Open Or Closed? Here's What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/578985305/579227957" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Now that Congress has passed the Republican tax bill, the IRS has a lot of work to do to prepare for the changes to the tax code. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Now That The GOP Tax Bill Is Approved, The IRS Gets Busy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/572326998/572411575" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">