Tax Tips for March 2022

Filing season security tip: Know the facts about how the IRS contacts taxpayers

Tax Tip 2022-50, March 31, 2022 — It’s important for everyone should know how the IRS contacts taxpayers. This will help people avoid becoming a victim of scammers who pretend to be from the IRS with a goal of money or stealing personal information.

Debunking myths about federal tax refunds

Tax Tip 2022-49, March 30, 2022 — Once taxpayers file their federal tax returns, they're eager for details about their refund. When it comes to refunds, there are several common myths that can mislead taxpayers.

Tips to help taxpayers hire a reputable tax preparer

Tax Tip 2022-48, March 29, 2022 — The tax filing deadline less than a month away. The IRS reminds all taxpayers but especially those who haven’t yet filed, to choose a tax return preparer wisely.

IRS reminds taxpayers an extension to file is not an extension to pay taxes

Tax Tip 2022-47, March 28, 2022 — For most individual taxpayers the tax filing and payment deadline is Monday, April 18, 2022. Those who need more time to file can request an extension to file.

Online Account and tax transcripts can help taxpayers file a complete and accurate tax return

COVID Tax Tip 2022-46, March 24, 2022 — Filing an error-free tax return is key to taxpayers getting any refund they are due as soon as possible. One IRS resource that can help is Online Account.

Here are the different ways people can pay their federal taxes

Tax Tip 2022-45, March 23, 2022 — The April 18 deadline for individuals to file and pay their federal income tax is just around the corner. While paying taxes is not optional, the IRS offers a variety of ways for people to pay their taxes.

Valuable tax benefits for members of the military

Tax Tip 2022-44, March 22, 2022 — Members of the military may qualify for tax benefits not available to civilians. For example, they don't have to pay taxes on some types of income. Special rules may lower the tax they owe or allow them more time to file and pay their federal taxes.

What taxpayers should do if they have incorrect or missing documents

COVID Tax Tip 2022-43, March 21, 2022 — Taxpayers should make sure they have all their documents before filing a tax return.

Taxpayers should file their tax return on time to avoid costly interest and penalty fees

Tax Tip 2022-42, March 17, 2022 —Taxpayers should file their tax return by the deadline even if they cannot pay their full tax bill. Taxpayers who owe tax and don't file on time, may be charged a failure-to-file penalty.

Taxpayers can find tax help in several languages on IRS.gov

Tax Tip 2022-41, March 16, 2022 — IRS.gov provides helpful information for taxpayers and is a great place to start for tax questions. Many products and services are offered in several foreign languages.

Taxpayers should check out IRS YouTube channels for helpful videos on a variety of tax topics

Tax Tip 2022-40, March 15, 2022 — Taxpayers can subscribe to three different IRS YouTube channels to get tax information in a short and easy to understand format and see community updates from the agency.

IRS Low Income Tax Clinics can help taxpayers resolve federal tax issues

Tax Tip 2022-39, March 14, 2022 — Low-income taxpayers who need help resolving a tax dispute with the IRS and can’t afford representation, may qualify for free or low-cost assistance from a Low-Income Tax Clinic. These clinics are independent from the IRS and from the agency’s Taxpayer Advocate Service.

Two tax credits that can help cover the cost of higher education

Tax Tip 2022-38, March 10, 2022 — Higher education is important to many people and it’s often expensive. Whether it’s specialized job training or an advanced degree, there are a lot of costs associated with higher education. There are two education tax credits designed to help offset these costs - the American opportunity tax credit and the lifetime learning credit.

Small business rent expenses may be tax deductible

Tax Tip 2022-37, March 9, 2022 — Rent is any amount paid for the use of property that a small business doesn’t own. Typically, rent can be deducted as a business expense when the rent is for property the taxpayer uses for the business.

E-filing options make tax time easier on members of the military and their families

COVID Tax Tip 2022-36, March 8, 2022 — Active-duty military personnel have options for free federal tax preparation.

Some IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers open on select Saturdays for in-person help

COVID Tax Tip 2022-35, March 7, 2022 — To help people during this year's filing season, many IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers across the country will have special Saturday hours.

Understanding taxpayer rights: The right to be informed

Tax Tip 2022-34, March 3, 2022 — Taxpayers have the right to know what they need to do to comply with the tax laws. Not just during filing season but, all year.

Understanding the child and dependent care credit

Tax Tip 2022-33, March 2, 2022 — Taxpayers who are paying someone to take care of their children or another member of household while they work, may qualify for child and dependent care credit regardless of their income.

Here’s why IRS Free File is a great value for families

COVID Tax Tip 2022-32, March 1, 2022 — Families are often looking for ways to save money. One way they can do this is by using IRS Free File to prepare their taxes.

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