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Federal tax booklet 6. Federal tax booklet   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Low Income Taxpayer Clinics 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. Federal tax booklet Free help with your tax return. Federal tax booklet   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Federal tax booklet The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Federal tax booklet The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Federal tax booklet 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. 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Federal tax booklet You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Federal tax booklet The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Federal tax booklet Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Federal tax booklet No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Federal tax booklet 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. Federal tax booklet When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Federal tax booklet New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Federal tax booklet  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Federal tax booklet gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Federal tax booklet You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Federal tax booklet The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Federal tax booklet 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. Federal tax booklet 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. 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Federal tax booklet 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. Federal tax booklet Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Federal tax booklet gov. Federal tax booklet Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Federal tax booklet gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Federal tax booklet Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Federal tax booklet Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Federal tax booklet gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Federal tax booklet An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 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Federal tax booklet Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Federal tax booklet Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Federal tax booklet 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. Federal tax booklet 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. Federal tax booklet The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Federal tax booklet Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 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IRS Tax Tip 2014-42, March 27, 2014

The tax deadline’s almost here. If you haven’t yet filed, you may think you need to rush to find what you need to file your tax return. However, a quick and easy method to get help is to use IRS social media. It’s a convenient way to get the tax information and tools you need to help you file your federal tax return.

Consider using these IRS social media tools to help you navigate the tax deadline.

  • IRS2Go.  IRS's free mobile app gives you your refund status, tax news updates, IRS YouTube videos and lets you request your tax records. IRS2Go is available for the iPhone, iTouch or Android mobile devices.

  • YouTube.  IRS offers dozens of video tax tips on a variety of topics in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.

  • Twitter.  Tweets from @IRSnews provide tax-related announcements and daily tax tips. Tweets from @IRStaxpros offer news and guidance for tax professionals. Tweets from @IRSenEspanol have news and information in Spanish, The Taxpayer Advocate Service sends tweets from @YourVoiceAtIRS. @RecruitmentIRS provides updates for job seekers.

  • Podcasts.  IRS has short audio recordings that offer one tax-related topic per podcast. They are available through the Multimedia Center on the IRS website. Podcast transcripts are also available.

  • Tumblr.  Follow the IRS on Tumblr and never miss a post! IRS Tumblr is a microblogging platform where users can access IRS tax tips, videos and podcasts. The IRS uses Tumblr to share information about important programs. Access Tumblr from your browser, Smartphone, tablet or desktop.

  • Facebook.  IRS has four Facebook pages that provide news and information for taxpayers and tax return preparers. You can check the IRS pages to get updates on job openings or for tax assistance from the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

Protecting your privacy is a top priority at the IRS. The IRS uses social media tools to share public information, not to answer personal tax or account questions. You should never post your Social Security number or any other confidential information on social media sites.

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