New publications help taxpayers get ready and stay ready for tax filing season

IRS Tax Tip 2019-179, December 18, 2019

With the tax filing season almost here, taxpayers should check out two new IRS publications available on IRS.gov. These publications can help people get prepared to submit their tax returns and stay organized with tips for year-round tax planning.

Publication 5348, Get Ready to File PDF

This publication provides helpful filing information and resources on:

  • Electronic filing options
  • Tax refunds
  • Withholding
  • Estimated tax payments
  • Credits and deductions
  • Data protection

Publication 5349, Year-round tax planning is for everyone PDF

Life changes can affect taxpayers' expected refunds or the amount of tax they owe. These changes include things like employment status, marital status and financial gains or losses. Publication 5349 provides tips on developing habits throughout the year that will help make tax preparation easier. This resource also includes a checklist of items taxpayers should have on hand when filing their tax return.

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