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Latest News Recent News Releases IR-2021-235, Child Tax Credit payments: IRS online portal now available in Spanish; Nov. 29 is last day for families to opt out or make other changes IR-2021-228, IRS unveils new online identity verification process for accessing self-help tools IR-2021-222, IRS: Families will soon receive November advance Child Tax Credit payments; time running out to sign up online to get an advance payment in December IR-2021-218, IRS updates 2021 Child Tax Credit and Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Frequently Asked Questions IR-2021-217, Get ready for taxes: Easy steps taxpayers can take now to make tax filing easier in 2022 IR-2021-214, Year-end giving reminder: Special tax deduction helps most people give up to $600 to charity, even if they don’t itemize IR-2021-213, More Ida relief from IRS: Sept. 15, Oct. 15 deadlines, other dates extended to Jan. 3 for parts of Connecticut IR-2021-212, IRS issues another 430,000 refunds for adjustments related to unemployment compensation IR-2021-199, Give tax withholding a fresh look as 2021 year-end nears IR-2021-191, IRS: New contracts awarded to private collection agencies; taxpayers may be contacted by one of three groups IR-2021-190, Expanded tax benefits help individuals and businesses give to charity during 2021; deductions up to $600 available for cash donations by non-itemizers IR-2021-160, Paid leave credit available for providing leave to employees caring for individuals obtaining or recovering from a COVID-19 immunization More News Releases Recent Tax Tips COVID Tax Tip 2021-175, Some important things all taxpayers should do before the tax year ends Tax Tip 2021-174, Understanding taxpayer rights: The right to privacy Tax Tip 2021-172, IRS resources help taxpayers determine if an offer in compromise is the right way to resolve tax debt COVID Tax Tip 2021-171, Resources to make tax time easier for U.S. service members and veterans COVID Tax Tip 2021-169, Teachers can deduct out-of-pocket classroom expenses including COVID-19 protective items COVID Tax Tip 2021-167, Families can now report income changes using the Child Tax Credit Update Portal Tax Tip 2021-165, Taxpayer Advocate Service: Helping taxpayers navigate their IRS issues or concerns Tax Tip 2021-164, Common tax scams and tips to help taxpayers avoid them COVID Tax Tip 2021-163, IRS help for employers wanting to rehire retirees or keep them after retirement age Tax Tip 2021-162, People can stay connected to the IRS through social media and e-news subscriptions Tax Tip 2021-161, Understanding taxpayer rights: The right to retain representation Tax Tip 2021-158: Taxpayers can find legitimate charities using the Tax Exempt Organization Search tool COVID Tax Tip 2021-157, Tips to help taxpayers decide how and when to file an amended tax return Tax Tip 2021-155, Here’s how people can join the cause and become an IRS-certified volunteer Tax Tip 2021-154, IRS tax resources for the blind and visually impaired More Tax Tips Ready-to-Use Articles Each link under a topic leads to an article that you can share. The articles can be used as a drop-in article for your website, in electronic products, publications or other content as needed. Visit the Outreach Connection Archive for additional ready-to-use articles. Advance Child Tax Credit How to get advance child tax credit payments if you don’t have a bank account Spanish Experiencing homelessness? You can still receive advance child tax credit payments Spanish Important Child Tax Credit Update Portal reminder for married couples Spanish New IRS tool can help you figure out if your family qualifies for advance child tax credit payments Spanish IRS Update Portal helps you manage your family’s Child Tax Credit payments Spanish Here’s what you can do in the IRS Child Tax Credit Portal Spanish If you don’t have to file taxes, you may need to register for monthly advance Child Tax Credit Payments Spanish How the expanded 2021 child tax credit can help your family Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) Coronavirus Tax Relief You don’t need a permanent address to receive Economic Impact Payments Spanish You don’t need a permanent address or bank account to get an Economic Impact Payment Spanish How to get an Economic Impact Payment if you don’t have a bank account Spanish You may be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit even if you don’t normally file a tax return Spanish Check your Recovery Rebate Credit eligibility Spanish Subscribe to IRS social media and email for the latest on Economic Impact Payments Be on the lookout for coronavirus scammers Withholding and Estimated Taxes Tips for using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator If you're self-employed, checking your tax situation just got easier Retirees: New IRS tool makes it easier to check your withholding What to do with your Tax Withholding Estimator results An estimated tax payment could help avoid a penalty Paycheck Checkup for taxpayers who itemize Paycheck Checkup for seasonal and part-year workers Filing A name change affects a tax return Things to think about when choosing a tax preparer Employers: Consider benefits of filing payroll taxes electronically Become a tax volunteer and learn a vital skill Payments If you owe taxes, you have options How to pay your taxes Gig Economy Gig economy workers: know your tax responsibilities Refunds Choose Direct Deposit for the fastest way to receive your refund Check the status of your refund Credits If you lost your job in 2020, a new tax rule could help you get valuable tax credits Spanish Find out if you're eligible for the earned income tax credit Education tax benefits may help with college costs Find out if you can claim the Child Tax Credit You may benefit from the Credit for Other Dependents Tax Scams How to protect your private tax data Is that the IRS contacting you – or is it a scam? Other Topics How to request tax information in alternative formats Spanish Identity Protection PIN Program now available for all taxpayers Taxpayers can get tax info on social media Be ready to verify your identity when calling the IRS Resources Check out our other online tools and materials that are ready for you to use and share. Helpful Information Recovery Rebate Credit Where's My Refund? Options for paying your taxes Filing past due returns Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter Fix/Correct a Return Where's My Amended Return Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments Tax Reform Employer Identification Number (EIN) Articles IRS modernizes Publication 17, the complete guide for individual tax filing information New option for claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit IRS gears up for the Get Ready campaign Become a tax volunteer and learn a vital skill Higher Education grants tax free under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Life events and tax benefits for education Online Tools IRS Free File – Prepare and e-file your federal tax returns for free through leading tax software providers. Several providers also offer free state tax return preparation. Use the EITC Assistant Where's My Refund? – Track your refund. IRS2Go – Official smartphone app of the IRS. Payments – It's never been easier to make a tax payment. Tax Withholding Estimator Income Tax Withholding Assistant for Employers Steps to take now to get a jump on next year’s taxes Tax Reform Social Media IRS Social Media- social media tools with the latest information on taxes, products and services. Twitter Follow @IRSnews on Twitter Follow @IRSenEspanol on Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Audio/Visual YouTube Podcasts IRS Video Portal - Video, webinars and audio presentations for small businesses, individuals & tax pros. 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Don't miss a financial boost Publication 5507, How to set up an IRS Online Account to Access Tax Information Publication 5514, What's different about the third Economic Impact Payment Publication 5515, Third Economic Impact Payments for Americans experiencing homelessness Publication 5515-A, Stimulus payments for the Homeless Publication 5519, Economic Impact Payments: When Someone in Your Family Doesn't have a Social Security Number Publication 5533, Why You Should Create an IRS Online Account PDF Publication 5533-A, How to Submit Authorizations Using Tax Pro Account and Online Account PDF Publication 5534-B, Advanced Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit - The Basics PDF Publication, 5534-D, The 2021 Child Tax Credit: Three Steps to Getting Your Advance Payments Publication 5534-E, Advance Payments of the Child Tax Credit: Which Online Tool Should I Use (Flyer) Publication 5534-F, Advance Child Tax Credit Payments for Americans Experiencing Homelessness (Flyer) Toolkits Publication 5537, IRS Toolkit for Partners: Advance Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit PDF Tax Reform Publication 5303, Paycheck Checkup PDF Publication 5307, Tax Reform: Basics for Individuals and Families General Information Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax Publication 4524 (EN-SP), Taxes. 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