Current tax tips

Tax Tip 2024-32, April 11, 2024 — Direct deposit is the best way to receive a tax refund. The IRS encourages taxpayers to file by the April 15 federal tax deadline and choose direct deposit to receive any refund they may be owed.

Tax Tip 2024-31, April 10, 2024 —Taxpayers who can't pay their tax bill by the April 15, 2024, deadline shouldn't panic – the IRS is here to help. There are several options to help taxpayers meet their obligations.

Tax Tip 2024-30, April 9, 2024 — Taxpayers who can’t file by the deadline of April 15, 2024, should request an extension before that deadline. Remember, however, that an extension to file is not an extension to pay taxes. If they owe taxes, they should pay them before the due date to avoid potential penalties and interest on the amount owed.

Tax Tip 2024-29, April 8, 2024 — The IRS has some important reminders for taxpayers who haven’t filed yet. The deadline for most taxpayers to file and pay their 2023 federal tax is April 15, 2024.

Tax Tip 2024-28, April 4, 2024 — Taxpayers with families who want to file free federal tax returns have several options that offer online tax preparation, electronic filing and direct deposit of refunds for free.

Tax Tip 2024-27, April 3, 2024 — Taxpayers who adopted or started the adoption process in 2023 may qualify for the adoption credit. This credit can be applied to international, domestic, private and public foster care adoption.

Tax Tip 2024-26, April 2, 2024 — The credit for other dependents is a $500 non-refundable credit available to taxpayers with dependents who are not eligible for the child tax credit. Taxpayers can claim this credit in addition to the child and dependent care credit and the Earned Income Credit.

Tax Tip 2024-25, April 1, 2024 — Parents have special tax situations and benefits. Tax breaks for parenting expenses can result in a lower tax bill and a higher refund. Here are some key things new parents need to know.

IRS tax tips from January 2011 forward.