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(ASL) YouTube video text script - First Time Filing a Tax Return?

HI, I’M PATRICK, AND I WORK FOR THE IRS.

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME FILING A FEDERAL TAX RETURN… IT MAY SEEM OVERWHELMING.
    
BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE.

ESPECIALLY IF YOU USE I-R-S FREE FILE.

WITH FREE FILE YOU’LL GET FREE TAX PREPARATION AND ELECTRONIC FILING.

THIS IS AVAILABLE THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE I-R-S AND SOFTWARE COMPANIES.
   
IT’S OFFERED EXCLUSIVELY AT OUR WEBSITE.

AND THE GREAT THING ABOUT FREE FILE IS THAT IT’LL DO THE MATH FOR YOU.

IT’LL HELP YOU AVOID ERRORS.

AND IT’LL FIND THE CREDITS AND DEDUCTIONS YOU’RE ELIGIBLE FOR.
   
REALLY, FILING ELECTRONICALLY IS THE BEST WAY TO FILE AN ACCURATE TAX RETURN.

AND, COMBINING ELECTRONIC FILING WITH DIRECT DEPOSIT IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET YOUR REFUND.

THE IRS GENERALLY ISSUES REFUNDS WITHIN 21 DAYS AFTER WE RECEIVE YOUR TAX RETURN.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER TWO THINGS:  FIRST, IF YOU ARE YOUNGER THAN 24, ASK YOUR PARENTS IF THEY’RE CLAIMING YOU AS A DEPENDENT ON THEIR TAX RETURN.
    
IF THEY ARE, YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO CLAIM YOURSELF ON YOUR TAX RETURN.

BUT CHANCES ARE YOU CAN STILL USE FREE FILE TO GET ANY REFUND THAT’S OWED TO YOU.

SECOND, FREE FILE CAN HELP YOU WITH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.

THE LAW REQUIRES EVERYONE TO HAVE QUALIFYING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE EACH MONTH OR QUALIFY FOR AN EXEMPTION OR MAKE A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY PAYMENT WHEN FILING A FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN.

YOU WILL NEED TO REPORT THIS INFORMATION ON YOUR RETURN FOR YOURSELF AND EACH MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY.  
  
WITH FREE FILE, A FEW QUICK, SIMPLE ANSWERS WILL TAKE CARE OF THESE HEALTH CARE QUESTIONS FOR MOST PEOPLE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, JUST GO TO I-R-S-DOT GOV AND CLICK ON FREE FILE.

OH, DID I MENTION THAT IT’S FREE?

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 14-Dec-2015