Where taxpayers can get help any time of the year

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IRS Tax Tip 2018-91, June 13, 2018

While the federal income tax-filing deadline has come and gone for most people, some taxpayers might still need tax help. The IRS has several resources available year-round:

  • IRS.gov. Taxpayers can find all sorts of helpful information on IRS.gov. They can click on “Help” at the top of the home page to access several online tools. They can also get answers to their tax questions with the Interactive Tax Assistant and the IRS Tax Map. Anyone who is waiting for their refund this summer can use ‘Where’s My Refund?’ to check the status of their refund.
  • Taxpayer Advocate Service. TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. TAS employees can help people who are experiencing economic harm, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems, or who believe that an IRS procedure is not working as it should. Taxpayers can contact TAS by calling the case intake line at 877-777-4778 to determine if they are eligible for assistance.
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. The LITCs provide professional representation to individuals who need to resolve tax problems. These clinics also help taxpayers who speak English as a second language. They can represent eligible taxpayers at no charge in tax disputes with the IRS.
  • Multimedia Center. Taxpayers can watch dozens of YouTube videos on a variety of topics. They can view them in English, Spanish or American Sign Language. They can also listen to IRS podcasts. All are available in English and Spanish.
  • Twitter. Taxpayers on Twitter can get tax-related announcements and tips from @IRSnews. @IRStaxpros tweets news and guidance for tax professionals. Tweets from @IRSenEspanol have news and information in Spanish. The Taxpayer Advocate Service sends tweets from @YourVoiceAtIRS.

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