Some taxpayers will automatically receive relief from failure-to-file penalties for certain 2019 and 2020 tax returns. If the IRS determines that you're eligible for this relief, they will make an automatic adjustment. If you've already paid these penalties, the IRS will refund the payments or apply the payment as a credit, if necessary.

If your 2019 or 2020 returns are unfiled as of September 30th, 2022, you will not be eligible for this relief.

The IRS has increased the amount teachers can deduct for out-of-pocket classroom expenses from $250 to $300. Deductible expenses include:

  • Books, supplies, and other materials used in the classroom
  • Equipment, including computer software
  • COVID-19 protective items
  • Professional development courses 

The IRS is warning taxpayers to be aware of tax-related scams. Here are some things to keep in mind to avoid being a victim:


  The IRS will never:

  • Call to demand payment
  • Threaten police action
  • Demand tax payments without the opportunity to question or appeal
  • Call unexpectedly about a refund

  Other things to remember:

  • Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown or  suspicious emails
  • Do not provide sensitive personal information to an unknown source

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