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Student's Page - High School

Your First Job

Whether it’s a summer job or part-time work after school, not all the money you earn will make it to your pocket. Find out why.

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.

File Your Return Using IRS e-file
Use the internet and get your refund directly deposited to your bank account.

What Tax Records To Keep
Now that you’ve filed, find out what records you should hang on to, and for how long.

Where’s My Refund?
You’ve filed your federal income tax return and now you want the lowdown on your refund. Track it through this secure Web site.
 


Helpful Publications

A list of publications and forms that address tax issues for students.

Form 1040EZ, Income Tax Return for Single filers and Joint Filers With No Dependents and the Instructions
Form 8863, Education Credits (Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits)
Form 8917, Tuition and Fees Deduction
Publication17, Your Federal Income Tax
 


International Students

This section includes information on taxes for International Students, both aliens living in the U.S. and U.S. citizens attending schools abroad.
 


Helpful Tools and Resources

What if I can’t pay?
File anyway. Check here if you file late or get a bill from IRS.

IRS Withholding Calculator
Having too much or too little tax withheld? Try this easy-to-use calculator.

Taxpayer Advocate Service
Experiencing economic harm? You may be eligible for TAS assistance.

Students.gov
This valuable resource provides answers for students on education, careers, and more.

Understanding Taxes
This program is designed for high schools, community colleges and the general public. It features more than 1,100 pages of interactive programs and learning tools to help you understand and learn about the history, theory and use of taxes in the United States.

Link & Learn Taxes
If you want to learn how to prepare taxes and serve as a volunteer in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs, this online application is the place for you.
 


Interesting IRS Facts

IRS History
The roots of the IRS go back to the Civil War when President Lincoln and Congress, in 1862, created the position of commissioner of Internal Revenue and enacted an income tax to pay war expenses. Follow the timeline to today’s IRS.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 12-Mar-2014