The IRS develops this yearly special tax time guide designed to help people understand how tax changes affect them yearly and how to file an accurate tax return. For updates throughout the filing season, check back to this page. Tax Time Guide: Select a tax return preparer with care IR-2021-46, February 25, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to choose a tax return preparer with care. Even though the vast majority of tax return preparers provide honest, quality service, some cause great harm through fraud, identity theft and other scams every year. Tax Time Guide: How to do taxes for free and get refunds fast IR-2021-44, February 23, 2021 — During this tax season when many people are trying to stay safe at home, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about ways to do their taxes for free online or with help from volunteers. Tax Time Guide 2020 Guide to tax filing season for individual taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2019 Guide to tax filing season for individual taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2018 Guide to the 2018 filing season for taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2017 Guide to the 2017 filing season for taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2016 Guide to the 2016 filing season for taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2015 Guide to the 2015 filing season for taxpayers.