What are the tax changes for this year?

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For highlights of the tax changes for the current tax year, refer to the "What's New" section of the following:

Individuals - Instructions for Form 1040Instructions for Form 1040A, or Instructions for Form 1040EZ.

Businesses - Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide, or the instructions of your current business tax forms. 

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Will the IRS figure the amount of tax and credits for taxpayers?

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Yes, if you choose, the IRS will figure your tax, the credit for the elderly or the disabled, and the earned income credit on your Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or Form 1040 provided that:

  1. You file by the due date of your return (not including extensions) -  April 18, 2017, for most people, and
  2. None of the 7 criteria listed in Chapter 30 of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax For Individuals, that prevent the IRS from figuring your tax apply.

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I'm concerned because my check payment to the IRS hasn't been cashed yet. What should I do?

Answer:

Before contacting the IRS, first check with your financial institution to verify whether the check has cleared your account.

If it's been at least two weeks since you sent the payment to the IRS and your financial institution verifies that the check hasn't cleared your account, call the IRS's toll-free number at 800-829-1040 to ask if the payment has been credited to your tax account.

If the payment hasn't been credited and your check hasn't cleared, you may choose to place a stop payment order on the original check and send another payment. If you choose this option, the IRS won't charge a dishonored check penalty.

Payment methods:

See our Payments page for all payment options.

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