The Internal Revenue Service wants teachers to know that a recent tax law change won't affect the way their tax is paid in the upcoming school year.

The change, involving deferred compensation rules, has been prompting anxious calls from teachers who are worried they will face stiff penalties if they don't make an immediate decision about their pay. The issue involves an October 2004 tax law change for which the IRS and the Treasury Department issued final rules in April of this year.

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