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Individual Tax Return
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate

 

Request for Transcript of Tax Returns
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Installment Agreement Request
Wage and Tax Statement

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YouTube video text script - Earned Income Tax Credit – Get It Right

HI, I’M PHYLLIS, AND I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.     

MANY LOW-TO-MODERATE INCOME WORKERS MAY QUALIFY FOR A TAX CREDIT THAT COULD BOOST THEIR FINANCES.
    
IT’S THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT OR E-I-T-C.
    
EXACTLY HOW MUCH OF THE CREDIT YOU GET DEPENDS ON YOUR INCOME AND FAMILY SIZE.
    
ALSO, YOU MUST MEET SPECIAL RULES FOR THE E-I-T-C THAT ARE OFTEN COMPLICATED.
    
AND SINCE THE CREDIT CAN ADD THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO A TAX REFUND, THE I-R-S TAKES FALSE CLAIMS VERY SERIOUSLY.
    
SO MAKE SURE YOU REPORT YOUR INCOME CORRECTLY ON YOUR TAX RETURN. . . AND THAT ANY CHILD YOU CLAIM IS A QUALIFYING CHILD.
    
ERRORS ON YOUR RETURN COULD DELAY YOUR REFUND . . . OR EVEN CAUSE YOUR E-I-T-C TO BE DENIED.
    
FOR HELP GETTING IT RIGHT, START WITH THE E-I-T-C ASSISTANT AT I-R-S DOT GOV SLASH E-I-T-C TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY.
    
THEN… IF YOU DO QUALIFY… YOU’LL NEED TO FILE AN ACCURATE TAX RETURN TO CLAIM THE CREDIT.
    
YOU CAN DO THIS FOR FREE AT I-R-S DOT GOV SLASH FREEFILE.
    
OR YOU CAN GET FREE TAX PREPARATION AT A VOLUNTEER SITE NEAR YOU.
    
JUST GO TO I-R-S DOT GOV SLASH VITA AND USE ONE OF THE LOCATOR TOOLS.
    
IF YOU USE A PAID TAX PROFESSIONAL… MAKE SURE YOU PICK SOMEONE YOU CAN TRUST TO FILE AN ACCURATE RETURN.
    
GET TIPS FOR CHOOSING ONE AT I-R-S DOT GOV SLASH CHOOSE A TAX PRO.
    
KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT’S ON YOUR RETURN… NO MATTER WHO FILLED IT OUT FOR YOU.
    
AND REMEMBER… IF YOU’RE ELIGIBLE FOR THE E-I-T-C, IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET IT . . . AND TO GET IT RIGHT.
    
YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT AND HOW TO CLAIM IT AT I-R-S DOT GOV SLASH E-I-T-C.