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Filing extension The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Filing extension Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Filing extension In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Filing extension To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Filing extension gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Filing extension   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Filing extension To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Filing extension aarp. Filing extension org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Filing extension For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Filing extension gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Filing extension Internet. Filing extension    IRS. Filing extension gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Filing extension Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Filing extension Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. Filing extension Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Filing extension gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Filing extension The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Filing extension Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. Filing extension You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Filing extension The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Filing extension Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Filing extension No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Filing extension The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. Filing extension When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Filing extension New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Filing extension  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Filing extension gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Filing extension You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Filing extension The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Filing extension When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. Filing extension Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. Filing extension You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Filing extension Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Filing extension gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Filing extension Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Filing extension Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Filing extension Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Filing extension If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. Filing extension Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Filing extension gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Filing extension You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Filing extension It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Filing extension Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Filing extension gov. Filing extension Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Filing extension gov for more information. Filing extension Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Filing extension Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Filing extension gov. Filing extension Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Filing extension Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Filing extension gov. Filing extension Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Filing extension gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Filing extension Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Filing extension Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Filing extension gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Filing extension An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Filing extension Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Filing extension gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Filing extension If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Filing extension Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Filing extension Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Filing extension Go to IRS. Filing extension gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Filing extension Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Filing extension Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Filing extension Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Filing extension Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Filing extension gov and choose from a variety of options. Filing extension Phone. Filing extension    You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Filing extension Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Filing extension Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Filing extension gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Filing extension Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Filing extension The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Filing extension Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Filing extension Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Filing extension Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Filing extension Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. Filing extension If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Filing extension The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Filing extension Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Filing extension Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Filing extension The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Filing extension Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Filing extension Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. Filing extension Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Filing extension You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Filing extension It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Filing extension Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Filing extension You should receive your order within 10 business days. Filing extension Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Filing extension If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. Filing extension Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Filing extension The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Filing extension These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Filing extension Mail. Filing extension   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Filing extension You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Filing extension Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Filing extension Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Filing extension The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Filing extension Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Filing extension   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Filing extension We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Filing extension You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Filing extension You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Filing extension   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Filing extension Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Filing extension Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Filing extension Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Filing extension We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Filing extension   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at www. Filing extension irs. Filing extension gov/Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Filing extension   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Filing extension If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advisory Management System at www. Filing extension irs. Filing extension gov/Advocate/Systemic-Advocacy-Management-System-SAMS. Filing extension Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Filing extension    Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. Filing extension Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Filing extension Visit www. Filing extension irs. Filing extension gov/Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Filing extension Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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