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HELLO, I’M CHUCK RETTIG, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.

HERE’S SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE 2019 TAX FILING SEASON, AN IMPORTANT TIME OF THE YEAR FOR ALL AMERICANS.

WITH MANY NEW TAX LAW CHANGES, THE IRS AND OUR TAX INDUSTRY PARTNERS WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE HELP YOU NEED THIS YEAR.

THERE ARE THREE THINGS YOU CAN COUNT ON THIS UPCOMING FILING SEASON:

FIRST, OUR IRS.GOV WEBSITE, ON IT, YOU’LL FIND USEFUL INFORMATION, YOU CAN CHECK ON YOUR REFUND, EXPLORE PAYMENT OPTIONS AND WE HAVE A SPECIAL SECTION ABOUT THE NEW TAX LAW CHANGES.

CHECK IRS.GOV/ TAX REFORM.

SECOND, FOR PEOPLE WHO USE TAX SOFTWARE, THE FORMAT WILL REMAIN FAMILIAR.

WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THESE COMPANIES TO PUT THE NEW TAX CHANGES IN PLACE.

AND THIRD, IF YOU USE A TAX PROFESSIONAL, MAKE SURE YOU USE A RELIABLE TAX PREPARER TO HELP YOU DO YOUR TAXES, THEY’VE ALSO BEEN GETTING READY FOR THE CHANGES AND CAN HELP NAVIGATE QUESTIONS.

WITH THESE CHANGES, IT’S EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THIS YEAR TO FILE YOUR TAX RETURN ELECTRONICALLY.

MANY PEOPLE CAN FILE ELECTRONICALLY FOR FREE THROUGH THE FREE FILE PROGRAM ON IRS.GOV.

AND WE’VE MADE IMPROVEMENTS TO FREE FILE TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER THIS YEAR.

WITH SO MANY CHANGES IN THE TAX LAW, YOU MAY SEE A DIFFERENT AMOUNT IN YOUR REFUND OR TAX BILL WHEN YOU FILE.

IF YOU WANT TO ADJUST THAT AMOUNT FOR 2019, PLEASE VISIT OUR WITHHOLDING CALCULATOR ON IRS.GOV IRS.GOV AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR A PAYCHECK CHECKUP.

REMEMBER, IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO CHECK YOUR TAX WITHHOLDING EVERY YEAR, ESPECIALLY IF YOU MADE ADJUSTMENTS LAST YEAR, OR YOU HAVE MAJOR FINANCIAL OR LIFE CHANGES.

IF YOU HAVE AN UNEXPECTED TAX BILL, HERE’S SOME IMPORTANT ADVICE.

MAKE SURE YOU FILE ON TIME, EVEN IF YOU CAN’T PAY THE FULL AMOUNT, TO AVOID ANY LATE FILING PENALTIES.

IF YOU’RE IN THIS SITUATION, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE IRS IS HERE TO HELP, AND WE HAVE SEVERAL PAYMENT OPTIONS.

REMEMBER, WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO WORK WITH YOU.

OUR EMPLOYEES TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN HELPING TAXPAYERS AND SERVING OUR NATION.

FINALLY, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO FILE AND PAY YOUR TAXES.

FILING YOUR TAX RETURN IS A VITAL STEP THAT HELPS OUR GREAT COUNTRY IN MANY WAYS.

THANK YOU.