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Latest News Recent News Releases 2022 IR-2022-16, Top 5 things to remember when filing income tax returns in 2022 IR-2022-14, IRS Free File available today; filers can claim important tax benefits IR-2022-12, Get ready for taxes: Bookmark IRS.gov resources and online tools to use before, during and after filing IR-2022-08, 2022 tax filing season begins Jan. 24; IRS outlines refund timing and what to expect in advance of April 18 tax deadline 2021 IR-2021-255, IRS issues information letters to Advance Child Tax Credit recipients and recipients of the third round of Economic Impact Payments; taxpayers should hold onto letters to help the 2022 Filing Season experience IR-2021-254, Hurricane Ida tax relief extended to February 15 for part or all of six qualifying states IR-2021-243, Get ready for taxes: What's new and what to consider when filing in 2022 IR-2021-228, IRS unveils new online identity verification process for accessing self-help tools More News Releases Recent Tax Tips 2022 COVID Tax Tip 2022-08, Here are reasons people who don’t normally file should file a 2021 tax return COVID Tax Tip 2022-04, Tax filing step 1: Gather all year-end income documents COVID Tax Tip 2022-03, IRS sending information letters to recipients of advance child tax credit payments and third Economic Impact Payments Tax Tip 2022-02, Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov anytime for answers to tax questions 2021 COVID Tax Tip 2021-187, Get ready for taxes: Here’s what's new and what to consider when filing in 2022 Tax Tip 2021-181, New online identity verification process for accessing IRS self-help tools COVID Tax Tip 2021-177, What taxpayers can do now to get ready to file taxes in 2022 Tax Tip 2021-172, IRS resources help taxpayers determine if an offer in compromise is the right way to resolve tax debt COVID Tax Tip 2021-171, Resources to make tax time easier for U.S. service members and veterans COVID Tax Tip 2021-169, Teachers can deduct out-of-pocket classroom expenses including COVID-19 protective items Tax Tip 2021-165, Taxpayer Advocate Service: Helping taxpayers navigate their IRS issues or concerns COVID Tax Tip 2021-163, IRS help for employers wanting to rehire retirees or keep them after retirement age Tax Tip 2021-158: Taxpayers can find legitimate charities using the Tax Exempt Organization Search tool Tax Tip 2021-155, Here’s how people can join the cause and become an IRS-certified volunteer More Tax Tips Ready-to-Use Articles Each link under a topic leads to an article that you can share. 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Advance Child Tax Credit How the expanded 2021 child tax credit can help your family Coronavirus Tax Relief You may be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit even if you don’t normally file a tax return Check your Recovery Rebate Credit eligibility Withholding and Estimated Taxes Tips for using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator If you're self-employed, checking your tax situation just got easier Retirees: New IRS tool makes it easier to check your withholding What to do with your Tax Withholding Estimator results An estimated tax payment could help avoid a penalty Paycheck Checkup for taxpayers who itemize Paycheck Checkup for seasonal and part-year workers Filing Gather records for the 2022 tax filing season E-file and direct deposit help expedite tax refunds A name change affects a tax return Things to think about when choosing a tax preparer Employers: Consider benefits of filing payroll taxes electronically Become a tax volunteer and learn a vital skill Payments If you owe taxes, you have options How to pay your taxes Gig Economy Gig economy workers: know your tax responsibilities Refunds E-file and direct deposit help expedite tax refunds Choose Direct Deposit for the fastest way to receive your refund Check the status of your refund Credits If you lost your job in 2020, a new tax rule could help you get valuable tax credits Find out if you're eligible for the earned income tax credit Education tax benefits may help with college costs Find out if you can claim the Child Tax Credit You may benefit from the Credit for Other Dependents Tax Scams How to protect your private tax data Is that the IRS contacting you – or is it a scam? Other Topics How to request tax information in alternative formats Identity Protection PIN Program now available for all taxpayers Taxpayers can get tax info on social media Be ready to verify your identity when calling the IRS Resources Check out our other online tools and materials that are ready for you to use and share. Helpful Information Recovery Rebate Credit Where's My Refund? Options for paying your taxes Filing past due returns Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter Fix/Correct a Return Where's My Amended Return Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments Tax Reform Employer Identification Number (EIN) Articles IRS modernizes Publication 17, the complete guide for individual tax filing information New option for claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit IRS gears up for the Get Ready campaign Become a tax volunteer and learn a vital skill Higher Education grants tax free under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Life events and tax benefits for education Online Tools IRS Free File – Prepare and e-file your federal tax returns for free through leading tax software providers. Several providers also offer free state tax return preparation. Use the EITC Assistant Where's My Refund? – Track your refund. IRS2Go – Official smartphone app of the IRS. Payments – It's never been easier to make a tax payment. Tax Withholding Estimator Income Tax Withholding Assistant for Employers Steps to take now to get a jump on next year’s taxes Tax Reform Social Media IRS Social Media- social media tools with the latest information on taxes, products and services. Twitter Follow @IRSnews on Twitter Follow @IRSenEspanol on Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Audio/Visual YouTube Podcasts IRS Video Portal - Video, webinars and audio presentations for small businesses, individuals & tax pros. Flyers, Brochures and Publications e-Posters Publication 5412, Warning: Coronavirus – Related Scams Publication 5423, Identity Theft Publication 5427, Tax Scam Alert Publication 5467, Reporting Unemployment Compensation on a Tax Return Publication 5468, A Closer Look Publication 5477, All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs Publication 5486, Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit on a 2020 Tax Return Publication 5486-A, Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit When You Don't Normally File a Tax Return Publication 5489, Taxpayers can use 2019 income for Earned Income Tax Credit Publication 5501, Getting your shot? Don't miss a financial boost Publication 5507, How to set up an IRS Online Account to Access Tax Information Publication 5514, What's different about the third Economic Impact Payment Publication 5515, Third Economic Impact Payments for Americans experiencing homelessness Publication 5515-A, Stimulus payments for the Homeless Publication 5519, Economic Impact Payments: When Someone in Your Family Doesn't have a Social Security Number Publication 5533, Why You Should Create an IRS Online Account PDF Publication 5533-A, How to Submit Authorizations Using Tax Pro Account and Online Account PDF Publication 5534-B, Advanced Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit - The Basics PDF Publication, 5534-D, The 2021 Child Tax Credit: Three Steps to Getting Your Advance Payments Publication 5534-E, Advance Payments of the Child Tax Credit: Which Online Tool Should I Use (Flyer) Publication 5534-F, Advance Child Tax Credit Payments for Americans Experiencing Homelessness (Flyer) Publication 5534-G, File a 2021 Tax Return to Get the Remainder of Your 2021 Child Tax Credit PDF Toolkits Publication 5537, IRS Toolkit for Partners: Advance Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit PDF Tax Reform Publication 5303, Paycheck Checkup PDF Publication 5307, Tax Reform: Basics for Individuals and Families General Information Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax Publication 4524 (EN-SP), Taxes. 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