As you get ready to file your 2010 tax returns, you can visit the IRS website for guidance and answers to any questions you may haveÂ without having to call the IRS and be put on hold for an extended period of time.
Check out the top 10 reasons why a visit to the IRS website can resolve your lingering tax filing questions!
CCH (http://intelliconnect.cch.com) reports:
Top 10 Reasons to Visit IRS Website Provided
The IRS issued their top 10 reasons to visit their website for assistance in completing income tax returns. The key reasons are: unlimited access 24/7; information about electronic filing; the status of your tax refund; how to make payments electronically; determining if you qualify for the earned income tax credit (EITC); access to all tax forms and publications; calculating the correct amount of withholding for 2010; requesting a payment agreement; verifying whether you are donating to tax-exempt entities; and the latest tax law changes.
All of this can be found at http://www.irs.gov. The IRS also reminds taxpayers not to be confused by similar websites that end in .com, .net, org or any other designation; only the .gov site is the official IRS site.
If you have a tax question or need a tax form – there’s no need to leave the comfort of your home. All you need is a computer and Internet access because IRS.gov has a wealth of information.
Here are the top 10 reasons to visit IRS.gov.
1. Unlimited access – get answers 24 hours a day seven days a week. If you find yourself working on your tax return over the weekend, there’s no need to wait to get a form or an answer to a question – visit the IRS Web site anytime. IRS.gov is accessible all day, every day.
2. Find out all about electronic filing. Virtually everyone can prepare a return and file it for free. You can e-file from the comfort of your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. E-file is fast and safe. Last year, 2 out of 3 taxpayers used e-file. Additionally, about 70 percent of taxpayers are eligible for the Traditional Free File. Find out more about Free File at IRS.gov.
3. Check the status of your tax refund. Whether you chose direct deposit or asked IRS to mail you a check, you can check the status of your refund through Where’s my Refund? at IRS.gov.
4. Find out how to make payments electronically. You can authorize an electronic funds withdrawal, use a credit or debit card, or enroll in the U.S. Treasury’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System to pay your federal taxes. Electronic payment options are a convenient, safe and secure way to pay taxes.
5. Find out if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. EITC is a tax credit for people who earned less than $48,000. Find out if you are eligible by answering some questions and providing basic income information using the EITC Assistant at IRS.gov.
6. Get tax forms and publications. You can view, download and order tax forms and publications any hour of the day or night. Free File Fillable Forms are also available for those taxpayers that are comfortable filling out the forms and schedules without the help or assistance of software.
7. Calculate the right amount of withholding on your W-4. The IRS Withholding Calculator at IRS.gov will help you ensure that you don’t have too much or too little income tax withheld from your pay.
8. Request a payment agreement. Paying your taxes in full and on time avoids unnecessary penalties and interest. However, if you cannot pay your balance in full you may be eligible to use the Online Payment Agreement Application to request an installment agreement.
9. Search for charities. Search Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations to find out if an organization is exempt from federal taxes and, if so, how much of your contributions to that organization are tax deductible.
10. Get information about the latest tax law changes. Learn about tax law changes that may affect your tax return. Special sections of the Web site highlight changes that affect individual or business taxpayers.
If you are still unable to get the answers you need from the IRS website, you can get tax help from a tax attorney, CPA, or Certified Tax Resolution Specialist. There are many ways to resolve your tax problems–don’t let your tax questions go unanswered!
It is much better for you to seek tax help for your tax questions than to wait for the IRS to contact you with a tax problem that can result in IRS penalties. Call our team of expert tax attorneys, CPAs, and Certified Tax Resolution Specialists at Tax Resolution Services today at 1-866-477-7762 for a free tax resolution consultation or visit www.taxresolution.com.
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