Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA)

ITA is a tool that provides answers to a number of tax law questions. It can determine if a type of income is taxable, if you're eligible to claim certain credits, and if you can deduct expenses on your tax return. It also provides answers for general questions, such as determining your filing status, if you can claim dependents, if you have to file a tax return, etc.

You can find topics using the search feature or by viewing the categories listed below.

Most Popular Topics

Topics by Category

Affordable Care Act (Health Care) 

Filing Requirement, Form to Use, Due Date

Filing Status, Dependents and Exemptions

Retirement: Pensions, IRAs, Social Security

Other Income


Itemized Deductions


Additional Topics

Additional Resources

If a specific topic isn't covered by the tool, then try the Tax Trails application.

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