Get Free Tax Help with New Online Tools From the IRS
Using technology to get help from the Internal Revenue Service just got easier.
The IRS recently announced the release of its free online tax tools, including the Interactive Tax Assistant, which allows taxpayers to get the help they need when they need it.
The Interactive Tax Assistant can provide a wide range of tax assistance related to the Affordable Care Act and other new areas of the tax law. It can also answer questions like:
- Am I eligible to claim the Premium Tax Credit?
- Am I required to make an Individual Shared Responsibility Payment?
The Interactive Tax Assistant uses a series of questions to take taxpayers through the tax preparation process, answering questions about tax credits, deductions, and general filing questions. Taxpayers get the same answers they would if they had called and spoken to an IRS represented over the phone. This new service allows taxpayers to avoid having to call the IRS and risk long hold times. Plus, they can print out the answers for their records.
To access the Interactive Tax Assistant—and other useful IRS tools—click on the Tools page or the IRS Services Guide for a list of the many features and applications offered by IRS.gov.
Online Help for Preparing Your Tax Return
Taxpayers preparing their own tax return or looking for free tax preparation will find that IRS.gov provides answers to many tax questions in a user-friendly format. It’s now easier than ever to navigate the site because many of the site’s pages have been redesigned.
Taxpayers can start by clicking on the Filing tab. This is where the most important updates and information regarding tax return preparation and electronic filing options—including Free File—can be found. The IRS has several options to help taxpayers file their tax return, but filing electronically remains the easiest way to file a complete and accurate return.
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