IRS will begin accepting all 2013 tax returns on Jan. 31, 2014. The deadline to file and pay your taxes is April 15, 2014.
Do you need to File a Federal Income Tax Return?
Find out. Not everyone is required to do so.
- You don't need to file a 2013 federal tax return solely to establish eligibility or qualify for advance payment of the Premium Tax Credit under the Affordable Care Act. Visit www.IRS.gov/aca for more information.
Join the more than 80 percent of taxpayers who use IRS e-file.
- E-file with Free File, commercial tax software, or use a paid tax preparer.
- Those who qualify for free tax help from a VITA or TCE Volunteer can e-file, too.
Get the tax forms and instructions you need to file your 2013 return here.
Things to Consider
- Choosing a tax professional. You're responsible for what's on your tax return, no matter who prepared it.
- Did your Name or Address Change? Let us know.
- Do you need a tax return or account transcript? Order one online.
- Get your Electronic Filing PIN, a one-time code used to verify your identity.
- There are changes to itemized deduction for 2013 medical expenses if you plan to itemize medical deductions.
- New Additional Medicare Tax and Net Investment Income Tax may affect some taxpayers.
- Need help? Check out the IRS Services Guide to find the resource that best meets your need.
- Use the EITC Assistant to see if you are eligible for this important credit.
- Use the Interactive Tax Assistant to find answers to your tax law questions.
- Use the IRS Tax Map for links to tax information, forms, publications and instructions.
- Find out if you qualify for certain credits and deductions.
- Do you need to repay the First Time Homebuyer Credit? Use the Account Look-up Tool.
- Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft
- With the IRS2Go smartphone application, get the information you need - whenever you need it, wherever you are.
- Check IRS.gov for the Latest News, Tax Tips and New Media.
Check on your Refund or Make a Payment
- Speed, safety and choice - with Direct Deposit you can have it all.
- Use Where's My Refund?
- E-pay if you owe - file now, pay later.
- If you can't pay your taxes, find out if you qualify for an Online Payment Agreement.
- Need more Help? IRS.gov has special information for Individuals who are also Parents, Students, Military, Seniors & Retirees, Self-employed, Employees or International Taxpayers.
- Experiencing economic harm? Maybe the Taxpayer Advocate Service can help.
- Educate Your Employees about Tax Compliance with these communication products.