Filing Information For Individuals
Information for filing your 2012 federal tax return.
Extension of Time To File Your Tax Return 2012
Need more time to prepare your 2012 federal income tax return? This page will direct you to information on how to apply for an extension.
Do You Need to File a Federal Income Tax Return?
Every year millions of people file federal income tax returns even though they are not required to. Find out if your income is below the filing requirement.
Individual e-file Electronic Tax Filing Program Overview
IRS e-file for Individual Taxpayers
Return Preparation and Filing Options
Everyone can e-file, and everyone can e-file for free.
Free File: Do Your Federal Taxes for Free
Let Free File do the hard work for you with brand-name software or online Fillable Forms. You can prepare and e-file your federal return for free. Participating software companies make their products available through the IRS. Some also support state tax returns.
Filing Your Return
Not sure about what you need to file your tax return? Before you begin, check out these tips for making filing easier.
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Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deductions, and Filing Information
Your guide for basic information like filing status, exemptions and claiming the standard deduction.
Should I itemize?
You should itemize deductions if your total deductions are more than the standard deductions amount. Also, you should itemize if you do not qualify for the standard deduction.
Filing Late and/or Paying Late
Before you decide not to file your tax return on time or not pay all of your taxes when they are due, consider this.
EITC Home Page--It’s easier than ever to find out if you qualify for EITC
If you worked but earned less than $50,270 during 2012, you may qualify for EITC. The Earned Income Tax Credit, sometimes called EIC is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned. You must file a return and claim the credit to receive it. Find out more about EITC and links to helpful tools and resources.
Where to File Paper Tax Returns - With or Without a Payment
Filing addresses for businesses, tax professionals and individual taxpayers for use during calendar year 2011.
Where's My Refund
Get personalized refund information. You can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we’ve received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return.
The “What Ifs” for Struggling Taxpayers
Here are some “What if” scenarios and the possible tax impact.
Tax Guide Available
It's "Pub 17" and it's a comprehensive guide to help you get ready for tax season.