Tax pros: Watch out for EFIN scams Tax Tip 2024-11, Feb. 22, 2024 — A recurring scam this filing season targets tax professionals with a spearphishing email to collect their Electronic Filing Identification Numbers. Tax pros should be alert to this scam to protect their client data. Military members and their families can get free tax help Tax Tip 2024-10, Feb. 21, 2024 — Military personnel who want to file free federal tax returns have several options, including the Department of Defense's MilTax and the IRS Free File program. These programs offer online tax preparation, electronic filing and direct deposit of refunds at no cost. Businesses should review Employee Retention Credit rules and resolve incorrect claims soon Tax Tip 2024-09, Feb. 20, 2024 — The IRS urges businesses to review their eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit because there’s limited time for them to voluntarily resolve incorrect claims and avoid future issues, such as penalties and interest. Taxpayers with complicated tax returns can use IRS Free File Tax Tip 2024-08, Feb. 15, 2024 — With IRS Free File, even complicated tax returns can be filed for free. IRS Free File helps millions of taxpayers file their federal and state tax returns for free every year. First time tax filers: IRS Free File can make filing easier Tax Tip 2024-07, Feb. 14, 2024 — If taxpayers are filing a tax return for the first time, IRS Free File can help. This program provides free tax preparation, free electronic filing and free direct deposit for eligible taxpayers. Tax professionals: Watch out for “new client” email scam Tax Tip 2024-06, Feb. 13, 2024 — Tax professionals should watch out for a “new client” scam – an email scheme where cybercriminals pose as potential clients. This scam peaks during the busy tax filing season. Eligible seniors have many free tax filing options Tax Tip 2024-05, Feb. 12, 2024 — Whether they prepare and file their own tax returns or get in-person help, there are easy, secure and free tax filing options for seniors. Register to monetize clean energy credits with new online IRS tool Tax Tip 2024-04, Feb. 6, 2024 — Through new elective payment and transfer options, applicable businesses, tax-exempt organizations or entities such as state, local and tribal governments can take advantage of certain tax credits – even if they don't have taxable income. They can apply these options to certain clean energy and manufacturing credits under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the CHIPS Act. Tax tip archive IRS tax tips from January 2011 forward.