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Freetaxusa 2010 12. Freetaxusa 2010 How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Freetaxusa 2010 Free help with your tax return. Freetaxusa 2010 You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Freetaxusa 2010 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Freetaxusa 2010 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Freetaxusa 2010 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Freetaxusa 2010 As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Freetaxusa 2010 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Freetaxusa 2010 aarp. Freetaxusa 2010 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Freetaxusa 2010 For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Freetaxusa 2010 Internet. Freetaxusa 2010 IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Freetaxusa 2010 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Freetaxusa 2010 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Freetaxusa 2010 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Freetaxusa 2010 Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Freetaxusa 2010 No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Freetaxusa 2010 New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Freetaxusa 2010 Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Freetaxusa 2010 You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Freetaxusa 2010 The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Freetaxusa 2010 Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Freetaxusa 2010 Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Freetaxusa 2010 Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Freetaxusa 2010 Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Freetaxusa 2010 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Freetaxusa 2010 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Freetaxusa 2010 Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov. Freetaxusa 2010 Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov for more information. Freetaxusa 2010 Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Freetaxusa 2010 Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov. Freetaxusa 2010 Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Freetaxusa 2010 Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Freetaxusa 2010 Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Freetaxusa 2010 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Freetaxusa 2010 Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Freetaxusa 2010 If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Freetaxusa 2010 Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Freetaxusa 2010 Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Freetaxusa 2010 Go to IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Freetaxusa 2010 Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Freetaxusa 2010 Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Freetaxusa 2010 Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Freetaxusa 2010 Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov and choose from a variety of options. Freetaxusa 2010 Phone. Freetaxusa 2010 You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Freetaxusa 2010 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Freetaxusa 2010 Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Freetaxusa 2010 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Freetaxusa 2010 Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Freetaxusa 2010 Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Freetaxusa 2010 Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Freetaxusa 2010 Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Freetaxusa 2010 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Freetaxusa 2010 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Freetaxusa 2010 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). Freetaxusa 2010 You should receive your order within 10 business days. Freetaxusa 2010 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Freetaxusa 2010 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Freetaxusa 2010 These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Freetaxusa 2010 Walk-in. Freetaxusa 2010 You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Freetaxusa 2010 Products. Freetaxusa 2010 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Freetaxusa 2010 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Freetaxusa 2010 Services. Freetaxusa 2010 You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Freetaxusa 2010 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Freetaxusa 2010 Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Freetaxusa 2010 Mail. Freetaxusa 2010 You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Freetaxusa 2010 You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Freetaxusa 2010 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Freetaxusa 2010 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Freetaxusa 2010 The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Freetaxusa 2010 What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Freetaxusa 2010 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Freetaxusa 2010 Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Freetaxusa 2010 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 irs. Freetaxusa 2010 gov/Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Freetaxusa 2010 How else does TAS help taxpayers? TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Freetaxusa 2010 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Freetaxusa 2010 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Freetaxusa 2010 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. Freetaxusa 2010 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Freetaxusa 2010 Visit www. Freetaxusa 2010 irs. Freetaxusa 2010 gov/Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Freetaxusa 2010 Prev Up Next Home More Online Publications
IRS Offers Videos to Help Taxpayers Preparing to File in 2014
IR-2014-1, Jan. 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is offering taxpayers a number of instructional YouTube videos to help prepare their taxes for the upcoming filing season, which begins on Jan. 31.
Several options are available to help taxpayers prepare for the 2014 tax season and get their refunds as easily as possible. Many software companies are expected to begin accepting tax returns in January and hold those returns until the IRS systems open on Jan. 31. This includes the Free File partners that offer access to their software for free at irs.gov/Free File. The IRS will not process any tax returns before Jan. 31, so there is no advantage to filing on paper before the opening date. Taxpayers will receive their tax refunds much faster by using e-file or Free File with the direct deposit option.
In addition, the IRS has short and informative YouTube videos on a number of tax-related topics in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). The channels have received nearly 6.5 million views:
Specific videos that taxpayers may view to help them get ready over the coming weeks include:
Do-It-Yourself Free Tax Preparation ─ Helps taxpayers find free help from certified volunteers to electronically file tax returns. Taxpayers interested in helping their own communities can also watch a video to learn about becoming involved in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.
Do I Have to File a Tax Return? ─ Learn about the requirements for filing a tax return, including income limits and age, and why taxpayers may want to file even if they don't have to.
How to Get 1040 Forms ─ Provides tips on the quickest way to get the various 1040 forms on IRS.gov.
Tax Scams ─ Offers some tips on how to protect personal information and avoid becoming a tax scam victim.
Record-keeping ─ Learn which financial and tax files to keep and how long to keep them.
Changed Your Name After Marriage or Divorce? ─ Find out what you need to do if you have changed your name before you file your tax return.
Choosing a Tax Preparer ─ Hear some useful tips for choosing a reputable tax preparer.
The IRS uses social media tools and platforms to share the latest information on tax changes, initiatives, products and services. These social media platforms include the IRS2Go phone application, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. To protect taxpayer privacy, the IRS only uses social media tools to share public information, not to answer personal tax or account questions. It advises taxpayers to never post confidential information, like a Social Security number, on social media sites. A listing is available on IRS.gov.
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