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Where to file taxes for free  You can set up a personal appointment at the most convenient Taxpayer Assistance Center, on the most convenient business day. Where to file taxes for free See How To Get Tax Help in the back of this publication. Where to file taxes for free Preparer e-file mandate. Where to file taxes for free  Most paid preparers must e-file returns they prepare and file. Where to file taxes for free Your preparer may make you aware of this requirement and the options available to you. Where to file taxes for free Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Where to file taxes for free   If you want to confidentially report misconduct, waste, fraud, or abuse by an IRS employee, you can call 1-800-366-4484 (call 1-800-877-8339 if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, and are using TTY/TDD equipment). Where to file taxes for free You can remain anonymous. Where to file taxes for free Photographs of missing children. Where to file taxes for free  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Where to file taxes for free Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Where to file taxes for free 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. Where to file taxes for free Introduction This publication covers the general rules for filing a federal income tax return. Where to file taxes for free It supplements the information contained in your tax form instructions. Where to file taxes for free It explains the tax law to make sure you pay only the tax you owe and no more. Where to file taxes for free How this publication is arranged. Where to file taxes for free   This publication closely follows Form 1040, U. Where to file taxes for free S. 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Where to file taxes for free It will help you identify which filing status you qualify for, whether you can claim any dependents, and whether the income you receive is taxable. Where to file taxes for free The publication goes on to explain the standard deduction, the kinds of expenses you may be able to deduct, and the various kinds of credits you may be able to take to reduce your tax. Where to file taxes for free   Throughout the publication are examples showing how the tax law applies in typical situations. Where to file taxes for free Also throughout the publication are flowcharts and tables that present tax information in an easy-to-understand manner. Where to file taxes for free   Many of the subjects discussed in this publication are discussed in greater detail in other IRS publications. Where to file taxes for free References to those other publications are provided for your information. Where to file taxes for free Icons. Where to file taxes for free   Small graphic symbols, or icons, are used to draw your attention to special information. Where to file taxes for free See Table 1 later for an explanation of each icon used in this publication. Where to file taxes for free What is not covered in this publication. Where to file taxes for free   Some material that you may find helpful is not included in this publication but can be found in your tax form instruction booklet. Where to file taxes for free This includes lists of: Where to report certain items shown on information documents, and Recorded tax information topics (TeleTax). Where to file taxes for free   If you operate your own business or have other self-employment income, such as from babysitting or selling crafts, see the following publications for more information. Where to file taxes for free Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ). Where to file taxes for free Publication 535, Business Expenses. Where to file taxes for free Publication 587, Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Daycare Providers). Where to file taxes for free Help from the IRS. Where to file taxes for free   There are many ways you can get help from the IRS. Where to file taxes for free These are explained under How To Get Tax Help in the back of this publication. Where to file taxes for free Comments and suggestions. Where to file taxes for free   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Where to file taxes for free   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Where to file taxes for free NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 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Where to file taxes for free Index A Adoption Child tax credit, Adopted child. Where to file taxes for free (see also Child tax credit) Afghanistan, Afghanistan area. Where to file taxes for free Aliens, Alien Status Amount of exclusion, Amount of Exclusion Arabian peninsula, Arabian peninsula. Where to file taxes for free Assistance (see Tax help) C Child tax credit, Child Tax Credit Limits Modified adjusted gross income, Modified AGI. Where to file taxes for free Qualifying child, Qualifying Child Child, qualifying, Qualifying child. Where to file taxes for free Claims for tax forgiveness, Claims for Tax Forgiveness Codes, W-2, Form W-2 Codes Combat zone Election to include pay for earned income credit, Nontaxable combat pay election. Where to file taxes for free Exclusion, Combat Zone Exclusion Extension of deadlines, Service That Qualifies for an Extension of Deadline Related forgiveness, Combat Zone Related Forgiveness Community property, Community Property, Residents of community property states. Where to file taxes for free Contingency operation, Service That Qualifies for an Extension of Deadline Credits Child tax, Child Tax Credit Earned income, Earned Income Credit Excess social security tax withheld, Credit for Excess Social Security Tax Withheld First-time homebuyer, First-Time Homebuyer Credit D Decedents, Forgiveness of Decedent's Tax Liability Deductions, itemized, Itemized Deductions Domicile, Domicile. Where to file taxes for free Dual-status aliens, Dual-Status Aliens E Earned income credit, Earned Income Credit Social security card, Social security number. Where to file taxes for free Social security number, Social security number. Where to file taxes for free Educational expenses, Educational Expenses Employee business expenses, Employee Business Expenses Excess social security tax withholding credit, Credit for Excess Social Security Tax Withheld Excess withholding credit How to take, How to take the credit. Where to file taxes for free Expenses Employee business, Employee Business Expenses Moving, Moving Expenses Extension of deadlines, Extension of Deadlines Extension of time to file, Extensions F Family, Adopted child. Where to file taxes for free (see also Child tax credit) Filing returns, Filing Returns First-time homebuyer credit, First-Time Homebuyer Credit Foreclosures Mortgage settlement payouts, Foreclosures Foreign income, Foreign Source Income Foreign moves, Foreign Moves Forms 1040, Foreign Moves, Itemized Deductions, Where To File 1040A, Where To File 1040EZ, Where To File 1040NR, Nonresident Aliens 2106, Employee Business Expenses, Reimbursement. Where to file taxes for free 2106-EZ, Employee Business Expenses 2848, Signing Returns, Spouse overseas. Where to file taxes for free 3903, Moving Expenses 4868, Extensions W-2, Form W-2 Codes, Form W-2. Where to file taxes for free , Nontaxable combat pay election. Where to file taxes for free Foster care Child tax credit, Qualifying Child Free tax services, Free help with your tax return. Where to file taxes for free G Gross income, Gross Income H Help (see Tax help) Home Away from, Away from home. Where to file taxes for free Definition of, Away from home. Where to file taxes for free Sale of, Sale of Home Homebuyer credit, First-Time Homebuyer Credit Hospitalization, Hospitalized While Serving in a Combat Zone, Hospitalized After Leaving a Combat Zone, Qualified hospitalization. Where to file taxes for free I Income Foreign source, Foreign Source Income Gross, Gross Income Individual retirement arrangements, Individual Retirement Arrangements Installment agreement Payment deferment, Request for deferment. Where to file taxes for free Interest rate (maximum), Maximum Rate of Interest Iraq, Arabian peninsula. Where to file taxes for free Itemized deductions, Itemized Deductions J Joint returns, Joint returns. Where to file taxes for free , Joint returns. Where to file taxes for free , Joint returns. Where to file taxes for free K Kosovo, The Kosovo area. Where to file taxes for free M Military action related forgiveness, Terrorist or Military Action Related Forgiveness Military Spouses Residency Relief Act Domicile, Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA) Miscellaneous itemized deductions, Employee Business Expenses Missing status, Missing status. Where to file taxes for free , Spouse in missing status. Where to file taxes for free , Missing status. Where to file taxes for free Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) Child tax credit limits, Modified AGI. Where to file taxes for free Moving expenses, Moving Expenses N Nonresident aliens, Nonresident Aliens P Permanent change of station, Permanent change of station. Where to file taxes for free Personal representative, Forgiveness of Decedent's Tax Liability Power of attorney, Signing Returns Professional dues, Professional Dues Publications (see Tax help) Q Qualifying child, Qualifying child. Where to file taxes for free R Reimbursements Employee business expenses, Reimbursement. Where to file taxes for free Moving and storage, Services or reimbursements provided by the government. Where to file taxes for free Uniforms, Uniforms Reservists, Armed Forces reservists. Where to file taxes for free Travel, Armed Forces Reservists Uniforms, Uniforms Resident aliens, Resident Aliens Returns Filing, Filing Returns Signing, Signing Returns S Sale of home, Sale of Home Same-sex marriage, Same-Sex Marriage SCRA violation payouts, Foreclosures Separate returns, Separate returns. Where to file taxes for free Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Maximum Rate of Interest Serving in a combat zone, Serving in a Combat Zone Social security numbers (SSNs) Earned income credit, Residency test. Where to file taxes for free Spouse Deadline extension, Spouses. Where to file taxes for free Died, Spouse died during the year. Where to file taxes for free Incapacitated, Spouse incapacitated. Where to file taxes for free Missing, Spouse in missing status. Where to file taxes for free Nonresident alien, Treating nonresident alien spouse as resident alien. Where to file taxes for free Overseas, Spouse overseas. Where to file taxes for free State bonus payments, State bonus payments. Where to file taxes for free T Tax forgiven, Combat Zone Related Forgiveness Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Temporary work location, Temporary work location. Where to file taxes for free Terrorist related forgiveness, Terrorist or Military Action Related Forgiveness Transportation, Armed Forces reservists. Where to file taxes for free Transportation expenses, Transportation Expenses Travel expenses, Travel Expenses TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help U Uniforms, Uniforms W When to file, When To File Where to file, Where To File Y Yugoslavia, The Kosovo area. Where to file taxes for free Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications