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Latest News Recent News Releases IR-2021-44, Tax Time Guide: How to do taxes for free and get refunds fast English | Spanish IR-2021-38, As required by law, all first and second Economic Impact Payments issued; eligible people can claim Recovery Rebate Credit English | Spanish IR-2021-36, Get ready for tax season using IRS Online Account English | Spanish IR-2021-35, Avoid pandemic paper delays: Use e-file with direct deposit for faster refunds as IRS prepares to open 2020 filing season English | Spanish IR-2021-19, Get a federal tax refund faster with direct deposit English | Spanish IR-2021-18, IRS urges taxpayers to gather tax documents now for smooth filing later IR-2021-16, 2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12; IRS outlines steps to speed refunds during pandemic IR-2021-15, IRS Free File available today; claim Recovery Rebate Credit and other tax credits IR-2021-10, IRS ready for the upcoming tax season; last-minute changes to tax laws included in IRS forms and instructions IR-2021-09, All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs IR-2020-278, Year-end reminder: Expanded tax benefits help individuals and businesses give to charity during 2020 IR-2020-277, Get Ready for Taxes: Stay home and stay safe with IRS online tools IR-2020-264, Special $300 tax deduction helps most people give to charity this year – even if they don’t itemize IR-2020-263, Get Ready for Taxes: Steps to take now to make tax filing easier in 2021 More News Releases Recent Tax Tips COVID Tax Tip 2021-25, Free electronic filing options for military members and their families English | Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-24, People should be on the lookout for identity theft involving unemployment benefits English | Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-22, Things taxpayers should know when choosing between standard and itemized deductions English | Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-19, Free File can make taxes easier for seniors and retirees English | Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-17, Common and costly errors taxpayers should avoid when preparing a tax return English | Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-15, IRS Free File can save families money Tax Tip 2021-14, Tips to help people choose a reputable tax preparer COVID Tax Tip 2021-13, Here are reasons taxpayers should file a 2020 federal tax return – and why e-file is best Tax Tip 2021-10, Many taxpayers can file their state and federal tax returns for free Tax Tip 2021-05, Tax time is seasonal, but the Taxpayer Bill of Rights applies all year Tax Tip 2021-04, Taxpayers can start the new tax year off right by checking their withholding Tax Tip 2021-03, Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov from the safety of their home for answers to tax questions COVID Tax Tip 2020-170, Most taxpayers can deduct up to $300 in charitable contributions without itemizing deductions Tax Tip 2020-168, Identity Protection PIN Program will soon be available to taxpayers nationwide Tax Tip 2020-165, Taxpayers should check out these tips before choosing a tax preparer COVID Tax Tip 2020-162, Get ready to file taxes: What to do before the tax year ends Tax Tip 2020-161, Here’s how taxpayers can check if their charitable donation is tax deductible Tax Tip 2020-160, ABLE accounts are a valuable benefit for taxpayers with disabilities Tax Tip 2020-156, Here’s how visually impaired taxpayers can access IRS resources and information Tax Tip 2020-152, Taxpayers have the right to representation when working with the IRS Tax Tip 2020-148, Tax Pros: The Circular 230 and Publication 947 are now available in Spanish Tax Tip 2020-27, Some taxpayers may benefit from the credit for other dependents More Tax Tips Ready-to-Use Articles Each link under a topic leads to an article that you can share. 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Coronavirus Tax Relief You may be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit even if you don’t normally file a tax return English | Spanish Check your Recovery Rebate Credit eligibility English | Spanish Don’t forget to report unemployment compensation on your tax return 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 Free File IRS Free File makes taxes less taxing English | Spanish Filing Get Ready for Taxes: Gather your records to make tax filing easier in 2021 English | Spanish 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 English | 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 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. Flyers, Brochures and Publications e-Posters Publication 5399, EITC & Free File PDF Publication 5399 (SP), EITC & Free File (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5399 (ZH-T), EITC & Free File (in Chinese-Traditional) PDF Publication 5399 (KO), EITC & Free File (in Korean) PDF Publication 5399 (RU), EITC & Free File (in Russian) PDF Publication 5399 (VIE), EITC & Free File (in Vietnamese) PDF Publication 5399 (HT), EITC & Free File (in Haitian Creole) PDF Publication 5423, Identity Theft PDF Publication 5423 (ZH-T), Identity Theft (in Chinese-Traditional) PDF Publication 5423 (KO), Identity Theft (in Korean) PDF Publication 5423 (RU), Identity Theft (in Russian) PDF Publication 5423 (VIE), Identity Theft (in Vietnamese) PDF Publication 5423 (HT), Identity Theft (in Haitian Creole) PDF Publication 5427, Tax Scam Alert PDF Publication 5427 (SP), Tax Scam Alert (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5427 (ZH-T), Tax Scam Alert (in Chinese-Traditional) PDF Publication 5427 (KO), Tax Scam Alert (in Korean) PDF Publication 5427 (RU), Tax Scam Alert (in Russian) PDF Publication 5427 (VIE), Tax Scam Alert (in Vietnamese) PDF Publication 5427 (HT), Tax Scam Alert (HT) PDF Publication 5467, Reporting Unemployment Compensation on a Tax Return PDF Publication 5467 (SP), Reporting Unemployment Compensation on a Tax Return (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5468, A Closer Look PDF Publication 5468 (SP), Un Vistazo de Cerca (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5468-A, A Closer Look PDF Publication 5468-A (SP), Un Vistazo de Cerca (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5477, All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs PDF Publication 5477 (SP), All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5478, IRS Free File Available Now PDF Publication 5478 (SP), IRS Free File Now Available (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5486, Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit on a 2020 Tax Return PDF Publication 5486 (SP), Claiming the Recovery Rebate on a 2020 Tax Return (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5486 (RU), Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit on a 2020 Tax Return (in Russian) PDF Publication 5486 (HT), Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit on a 2020 Tax Return (in Haitian Creole) PDF Publication 5486-A, Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit When You Don't Normally File a Tax Return PDF Publication 5486-A (SP), Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit When You Don't Normally File a Tax Return (in Spanish) PDF Tax Reform Publication 5303, Paycheck Checkup English PDF Spanish PDF General Information Publication 5027, Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers English PDF Spanish PDF Publication 4524, Taxes. Security. Together. Security Awareness For Taxpayers English PDF Publication 5259, Fact Sheet ITIN Changes English/Spanish PDF Chinese PDF Haitian PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Publication 5256, You May Need to Renew Your Expired ITIN English/Spanish PDF Chinese PDF Haitian PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Follow Us on Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter Partners and Stakeholders Get free Recovery Rebate Credit materials to share with your customers, employees, volunteers, etc.