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Tax Trails Interactive is a tool that can help you find answers to tax questions on general filing information, tax credits and other tax topics.  

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Filing

Can I file an Injured Spouse Claim?
Find out if you are eligible to file a claim as an injured spouse. Certain individuals whose refund is offset, or applied to, a spouse's federal tax, state income tax, child or spousal support, or other federal non tax debt may be able to claim their portion of a refund claimed on a jointly filed tax return.

Amended Returns
Find out if you should file an amended return. Certain situations for which you may need to file an amended return include reporting additional income; correcting an error on your original return; and claiming credits or deductions not claimed on your original return.

Extension to File
Find out if you qualify for an extension of time to file your return. Find out how and when to file for an extension.

May I Use Short Schedule SE or Must I Use Long Schedule SE?
Find out which schedule for Self Employment Tax you qualify for.

Can You Claim Exemption from Withholding on Form W-4?
Find out if you claim an exemption from withholding on Form W-4.

Reporting Income and Making Payments

Self-Employment Income
Find out if you are self employed and must report self employment income.

Estimated Tax
Find out if you should make estimated tax payments.

Tax Credits

Are Your Work Related Educational Expenses Deductible?
Find out if your work related educational expenses are deductible.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – Should I Claim It?
Find out if you are eligible for and should claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. The Earned Income Tax Credit (simply called EITC) is a credit for lower income taxpayers with or without children.

Can You Claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit?
Find out if you can claim the Child and Dependent Care Credit. Find out which work related expenses incurred for the care of a qualifying person are eligible for the credit.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 17-Jan-2014