IRS Tax Tip 2019-19, March 6, 2019
As taxpayers are filing their 2018 tax returns, they might have questions about their taxes. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they can quickly find most answers to these tax questions on IRS.gov. Here are some of the pages and resources on IRS.gov where people can go to find more information about tax topics.
This guide provides an overview of the many IRS.gov tools available to taxpayers and tax professionals.
This tool provides answers to several tax law questions. It can help taxpayers determine if a type of income is taxable, if they are eligible to claim certain credits and if they can deduct certain expenses on their tax return. It also provides answers for general tax questions, such as determining filing status and who needs to file a tax return.
The Tax Topics and FAQs both contain general information about a wide range of tax topics for individual and business taxpayers.
This interactive tool helps people find answers to general tax questions.
This tool helps people search and quickly find the information they need. It directs users to information including official guidance, forms, publications, frequently asked questions and news relevant to several topics.
Publication 5307 , Tax Reform: Basics for Individuals and Families
This publication provides information to help individual taxpayers understand how changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affect them.
Publication 5318 , Tax Reform: What’s New for Your Business
This electronic publication covers many of the TCJA provisions that are important for small and medium-sized businesses, their owners and tax professionals.
Those who have already filed can use this tool to track their tax refund. Taxpayers get personalized information based on the processing of their tax return. The tool provides an actual refund date after the IRS has approved a refund.
Doing a Paycheck Checkup with the Withholding Calculator can help protect against having too little tax withheld and facing an unexpected tax bill and even a penalty. Some taxpayers might prefer to have less tax withheld up front and receive more in their paychecks.
Taxpayers who need a transcript for tax preparation or for other purposes such as validating income can use Get Transcript. This tool to allows users to get a transcript online or by mail.
Taxpayers can go to IRS.gov/account to securely access information about their federal tax account.