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Latest News Recent News Releases IR-2021-201, IRS: Families now receiving October Child Tax Credit payments; still time for eligible families to sign up for advance payments Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-199, Give tax withholding a fresh look as 2021 year-end nears Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-191, IRS: New contracts awarded to private collection agencies; taxpayers may be contacted by one of three groups Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-190, Expanded tax benefits help individuals and businesses give to charity during 2021; deductions up to $600 available for cash donations by non-itemizers Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-189, Oct. 15 deadline approaches for taxpayers who requested extensions to file 2020 tax returns Spanish IR-2021-188, IRS: Families now receiving September Child Tax Credit payments Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-183, IRS: Tax relief now available to Ida victims in Pennsylvania; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 3 Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-181, IRS: Cost of home testing for COVID-19 is eligible medical expense; reimbursable under FSAs, HSAs Spanish IR-2021-175, IRS: Tax relief now available to victims of Hurricane Ida; Oct. 15 deadline, other dates extended to Jan. 3 Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-171, Child Tax Credit: New update address feature available with IRS online portal; make other changes by August 30 for September payment Spanish IR-2021-160, Paid leave credit available for providing leave to employees caring for individuals obtaining or recovering from a COVID-19 immunization Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-143, IRS: Families receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments can now update their direct deposit information Spanish IR-2021-136, IRS, Treasury release state-by-state data on third round of Economic Impact Payments Spanish IR-2021-133, IRS online tool helps families see if they qualify for the Child Tax Credit; one of three tools now available for the upcoming advance payments Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-130, IRS announces two new online tools to help families manage Child Tax Credit payments Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-129, IRS unveils online tool to help low-income families register for monthly Child Tax Credit payments Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-128, New FAQs available to aid families and small business under the American Rescue Plan Spanish IR-2021-124, IRS sending letters to more than 36 million families who may qualify for monthly Child Tax Credits; payments start July 15 Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) IR-2021-117, With the May 17 deadline in the past, file taxes now to get refund or cut penalties and interest Spanish IR-2021-116, IRS urges groups to share information to help those without permanent addresses get benefits including Economic Impact Payments, upcoming advance Child Tax Credit Spanish IR-2021-115, IRS provides guidance on premium assistance and tax credit for continuation health coverage IR-2021-106, IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns Spanish IR-2021-97, IRS has options for gig economy workers and those with unemployment benefits Spanish IR-2021-87, Those experiencing homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits; permanent address not required Spanish IR-2021-85, IRS Free File can help people who have no filing requirement find overlooked tax credits and get a refund Spanish IR-2021-71, IRS to recalculate taxes on unemployment benefits; refunds to start in May Spanish IR-2021-70, Emergency aid granted to students due to COVID are not taxable Spanish | Chinese | Korean | Russian | Vietnamese IR-2021-68, IRS warns university students and staff of impersonation email scam Spanish IR-2021-66, Face masks and other personal protective equipment to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are tax deductible Spanish IR-2021-60, Tax Time Guide: Use the Where’s My Refund? tool or IRS2Go app to check tax refund status Spanish IR-2021-57, Tax Time Guide: IRS reminds taxpayers of recent changes to retirement plans Spanish IR-2021-56, IRS expands help to taxpayers in multiple languages with new forms, communication preferences Spanish More News Releases Recent Tax Tips Tax Tip 2021-154, IRS tax resources for the blind and visually impaired Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-150, Non-traditional families may qualify for advance child tax credit payments Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) Tax Tip 2021-148, ABLE accounts: A valuable financial solution for people with disabilities Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) COVID Tax Tip 2021-147, Here’s how a taxpayer’s custody situation may affect their advance child tax credit payments Spanish Tax Tip 2021-144, Taxpayers who aren’t eligible for the Child Tax Credit should look into the Credit for Other Dependents Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-143, Expanded tax benefits help individuals and businesses give to charity in 2021 Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-137, Here are some key reminders for extension filers Spanish Tax Tip 2021-133, Reminder for extension filers: choose a tax preparer wisely Spanish Tax Tip 2021-128, Taxpayers should review disaster resources on IRS.gov now in case they need help later Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-127, Low-income families still have time to sign up for advance child tax credit payments Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-126, Tax pros: Beware of pandemic-related email schemes Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-119, What people should and should not do if they get mail from the IRS Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-114, Extension filers: IRS Free File, other resources available until Oct. 15 for 2020 tax returns Spanish Tax Tip 2021-106, Here’s what taxpayers need to know about higher education tax credits Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-105, Multilingual resources help families see if they qualify for advance child tax credit payments Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-101, The Child Tax Credit Update Portal allows families to update direct deposit information or unenroll Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-100, IRS online tool helps families determine if they qualify for the child tax credit Spanish Tax Tip 2021-98, What taxpayers need know about using the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-96, How self-employed individuals and household employers repay deferred Social Security tax Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-92, People who don’t have to file taxes may need to register for monthly advance child tax credit payments Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-90, Reviewing eligibility for credits and deductions is an important part of year-round tax planning Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-89, The first step of good tax planning is good recordkeeping Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-87, Taxpayers may receive a refund for taxes paid on 2020 unemployment compensation Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-84, IRS offers information and resources in a variety of multilingual and alternative formats Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) Tax Tip 2021-81, Here’s how taxpayers can pay the right amount of tax throughout the year Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-79, Looking ahead: How the American Rescue Plan affects 2021 taxes, part 2 Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-78, Looking ahead: How the American Rescue Plan affects 2021 taxes, part 1 Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-74, The American Rescue Plan includes retroactive tax benefits that can help taxpayers Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-73, Tips for troubleshooting common after-tax day issues Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-72, IRS working to help those without a permanent address get benefits including stimulus payments and tax credits Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-71, Attention extension filers: Tax help is available anytime on IRS.gov Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-69, What someone should do if they missed the May 17 deadline to file and pay taxes Spanish Tax Tip 2021-63, May 6, 2021, Tips for taxpayers who work in the gig economy Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-61, Follow the IRS on social media and sign up for e-news subscriptions for the latest IRS news Spanish Tax Tip 2021-60, An offer in compromise may help some taxpayers settle their tax bill Spanish Tax Tip 2021-59, IRS2Go mobile app is a quick way to access IRS tools and services Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-58, Here’s why some people got more than one notice about their Economic Impact Payments Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-57, IRS Free File can help people who aren’t required to file find tax credits and get a refund Spanish Tax Tip 2021-56, Taxpayers shouldn’t believe these myths about federal tax refunds Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-55, IRS suspends requirement to repay excess advance payments of the 2020 premium tax credit Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-54, People experiencing homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-46, IRS will recalculate taxes on 2020 unemployment benefits and start issuing refunds in May Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-41, IRS YouTube channels have helpful videos on a variety of tax topics Spanish Tax Tip 2021-40, More IRS materials and resources are now available in multiple languages Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-39, Here’s how taxpayers can track the status of their refund Spanish Tax Tip 2021-37, People who adopt may benefit from this special tax credit Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-36, Answers to tax questions are available anytime on IRS.gov Spanish Tax Tip 2021-31, IRS provides resources and services for visually impaired taxpayers Spanish Tax Tip 2021-30, Tips to help taxpayers spot and avoid tax scams Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-28, IRS Online Account can help taxpayers get ready to file their tax return Spanish COVID Tax Tip 2021-24, People should be on the lookout for identity theft involving unemployment benefits Spanish More Tax Tips Ready-to-Use Articles Each link under a topic leads to an article that you can share. The articles can be used as a drop-in article for your website, in electronic products, publications or other content as needed. Visit the Outreach Connection Archive for additional ready-to-use articles. Advance Child Tax Credit How to get advance child tax credit payments if you don’t have a bank account Spanish Experiencing homelessness? You can still receive advance child tax credit payments Spanish Important Child Tax Credit Update Portal reminder for married couples Spanish New IRS tool can help you figure out if your family qualifies for advance child tax credit payments Spanish IRS Update Portal helps you manage your family’s Child Tax Credit payments Spanish Here’s what you can do in the IRS Child Tax Credit Portal Spanish If you don’t have to file taxes, you may need to register for monthly advance Child Tax Credit Payments Spanish How the expanded 2021 child tax credit can help your family Spanish | Chinese (Simplified) Coronavirus Tax Relief You don’t need a permanent address to receive Economic Impact Payments Spanish You don’t need a permanent address or bank account to get an Economic Impact Payment Spanish How to get an Economic Impact Payment if you don’t have a bank account Spanish You may be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit even if you don’t normally file a tax return Spanish Check your Recovery Rebate Credit eligibility Spanish Subscribe to IRS social media and email for the latest on Economic Impact Payments Be on the lookout for coronavirus scammers 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 Free File IRS Free File makes taxes less taxing Spanish Filing Get free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers Spanish 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 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 5399, EITC & Free File PDF Spanish PDF Chinese PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5412, Warning: Coronavirus – Related Scams PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Chinese-Traditional PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5412-G, Economic Impact Payment by Pre-paid Debit Card PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Chinese-Traditional PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5423, Identity Theft PDF Chinese-Traditional PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5427, Tax Scam Alert PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Traditional PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5467, Reporting Unemployment Compensation on a Tax Return PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5468, A Closer Look PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5468-A, A Closer Look PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5477, All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5478, IRS Free File Available Now PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5486, Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit on a 2020 Tax Return PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5486-A, Claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit When You Don't Normally File a Tax Return PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5489, Taxpayers can use 2019 income for Earned Income Tax Credit PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian-Creole PDF< Publication 5501, Getting your shot? Don't miss a financial boost PDF Spanish PDF Chinese Traditional PDF Chinese Simplified PDF Korean PDF Vietnamese PDF Publication 5507, How to set up an IRS Online Account to Access Tax Information PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5514, What's different about the third Economic Impact Payment PDF Spanish PDF Chinese Simplified PDF Chinese Traditional PDF Russian PDF Korean PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5515, Third Economic Impact Payments for Americans experiencing homelessness PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5515-A, Stimulus payments for the Homeless PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5519, Economic Impact Payments: When Someone in Your Family Doesn't have a Social Security Number PDF Publication 5532, AdvCTC Free Tax Prep Day PDF 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 Spanish PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Chinese-Traditional) PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5534-A, 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Payments Start July 15 PDF Spanish PDF Chinese - Simplified PDF Chinese - Traditional PDF Korean PDF Haitian Creole PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Publication 5534-A-1, 2021 Advanced Child Tax Credit Payments start July 15 (Poster) PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5534-B, Advanced Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit - The Basics PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Chinese-Traditional PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Publication 5534-C, An Overview of the 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Payments start July 15 PDF Spanish PDF Publication, 5534-D, The 2021 Child Tax Credit: Three Steps to Getting Your Advance Payments PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Chinese-Traditional PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5534-E, Advance Payments of the Child Tax Credit: Which Online Tool Should I Use (Flyer) PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Traditional PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Publication 5534-F, Advance Child Tax Credit Payments for Americans Experiencing Homelessness (Flyer) PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Chinese-Traditional PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Haitian Creole PDF Toolkits Publication 5537, IRS Toolkit for Partners: Advance Payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit PDF Publication 5538, A Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Non-filer Sign-up Tool for Child Tax Credit & Economic Impact Payments PDF Publication 5538 (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5538 (in Simplified Chinese) PDF Publication 5538 (in Korean) PDF Publication 5538 (in Russian) PDF Publication 5538 (in Vietnamese) PDF Publication 5538 (in Haitian Creole) PDF Publication 5549, IRS User Guide: Child Tax Credit Update Portal PDF Publication 5549 (in Spanish) PDF Publication 5549 (in Simplified Chinese) PDF Publication 5549 (in Traditional Chinese) PDF Publication 5549 (in Korean) PDF Publication 5549 (in Russian) PDF Publication 5549 (in Vietnamese) PDF Publication 5549 (in Haitian Creole) PDF Tax Reform Publication 5307, Tax Reform: Basics for Individuals and Families PDF Spanish PDF Spanish (for Puerto Rico) PDF Chinese (Simplified) PDF Chinese (Traditional) PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Publication 5303, Paycheck Checkup PDF Spanish PDF General Information Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax PDF Spanish PDF Chinese-Simplified PDF Chinese-Traditional PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Publication 4524 (EN-SP), Taxes. Security. Together. Security Awareness For Taxpayers PDF Publication 5027, Identity Theft Information for Taxpayers PDF Spanish PDF Publication 5259 (EN-SP), Fact Sheet ITIN Changes PDF Chinese PDF Haitian PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Publication 5256 (EN-SP), You May Need to Renew Your Expired ITIN PDF Chinese PDF Haitian PDF Korean PDF Russian PDF Vietnamese PDF Follow Us on Social Media Facebook Instagram Twitter Partners and Stakeholders Get free Recovery Rebate Credit materials to share with your customers, employees, volunteers, etc.