Help for Taxpayers

Do you have a tax question? If so, start with the help link at the top of the web page. There, you'll find lots of useful information, whether you're filing your tax return, checking on your refund, looking for payment options, or if you have other tax questions. You can also try the Interactive Tax [...]

Pop Quiz! Do You Qualify for an Education Tax Credit?

Class is in session! It's time to learn how education tax credits can help pay for higher education. There are two education tax credits that can help offset the cost of higher education: the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit. These can help if you're heading to college, getting specialized job training, or [...]

IRS Ends Unannounced Revenue Officer Visits to Taxpayers

This article was published by the IRS. The IRS has ended most unannounced visits to taxpayers by revenue officers. Ending unannounced visits to taxpayers will increase confidence in IRS's tax administration work and improve overall safety for taxpayers and IRS employees. Fraudsters bombarding taxpayers by mail, by phone, and in person increased confusion about home visits [...]

Day Camp and Other Child Care Expenses

When school's out on break, what do you do with your children? If you send them to a day camp, the money you pay may qualify for a tax credit when you file your taxes. This means you might get some money back. That's because day camp expenses can be used to claim the child and [...]

Interactive Tax Assistant

If you ever have a tax question, check out One very helpful tool there is the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA). The ITA tool is a tax law resource that takes you through a series of questions and provides you with answers. (You can print them out if you wish.) Just type what you want to [...]

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