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Free file 17. Free file   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. Free file Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or picking up a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it. Free file Free help with your tax return. Free file   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Free file The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Free file The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Free file 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. Free file Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. Free file To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Free file gov or call 1-800-906-9887. Free file   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Free file To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Free file aarp. Free file org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Free file   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Free file gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Free file Internet. Free file IRS. Free file gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are — every day, every night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free file Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Free file Go to IRS. Free file gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Free file Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Free file gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. 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Free file Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Free file Locate the nearest volunteer help site with the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Free file gov. Free file Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Free file The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Free file Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and some provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Free file AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program as part of the TCE program. Free file Visit AARP's website to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Free file Research your tax questions. Free file Search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. 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Free file Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Free file The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Free file Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Free file Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Free file Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Free file Call to order forms, instructions and publications, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Free file You should receive your order within 10 business days. 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American Job Center Resources APIs
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BusinessUSA Resource Access API
BusinessUSA connects businesses to government services and information. The API provides access to resource abstracts including programs, services, data, events, and more.
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Citizen Topics API
This API lists the topics that we use to organize content on USA.gov. You can access it via the /tags call to the Social Media Registry.
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DigitalGov Search API (formerly USASearch)
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Federal Agency Directory API
This API contains directory information about federal agencies, such as contact methods, in English and Spanish.
Style: RESTful API
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Go.USA.gov API
Go.USA.gov is a URL shortener for government employees. The API can shorten, preview, and show clicks on short URLs.
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Government Jobs API
This API returns job openings across the federal government and includes all current openings posted on USAJobs.gov that are open to the public and located in the United States. It also includes some state and local government jobs.
Style: RESTful API
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MyUSA APIs
Project MyUSA re-imagines how citizens interact with government. Use the MyUSA API to build apps that integrate with MyUSA.
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Product Recall Data API
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Style: RESTful API
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Social Media Registry API
The Social Media Registry is an official source of information about federal government social media accounts.
Style: RESTful API
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1.USA.gov Data
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Frequently Asked Questions XML
The contents of our frequently asked questions are available in English and Spanish.
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List of Non-.gov URLs in Our Search
We search across all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government websites. Most government websites end in .gov or .mil, but many do not. This is a list of all government URLs that do not end in .gov or .mil.
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Free file Publication 587 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Free file Tax questions. Free file Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 587, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Free file irs. Free file gov/pub587. Free file What's New The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. Free file The simplified method is an alternative to calculating and substantiating actual expenses. Free file For more information, see Using the Simplified Method under Figuring the Deduction, later. Free file Reminders Photographs of missing children. Free file  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Free file Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Free file You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Free file Introduction The purpose of this publication is to provide information on figuring and claiming the deduction for business use of your home. Free file The term “home” includes a house, apartment, condominium, mobile home, boat, or similar property which provides basic living accommodations. Free file It also includes structures on the property, such as an unattached garage, studio, barn, or greenhouse. Free file However, it does not include any part of your property used exclusively as a hotel, motel, inn, or similar establishment. 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Free file Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Free file Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Free file   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Free file gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Free file We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Free file Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 523 Selling Your Home 551 Basis of Assets 583 Starting a Business and Keeping Records 946 How To Depreciate Property Forms (and Instructions) Schedule C (Form 1040) Profit or Loss from Business 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses 4562 Depreciation and Amortization 8829 Expenses for Business Use of Your Home  See How To Get Tax Help , near the end of this publication for information about getting publications and forms. Free file Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications