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Tax Time Guide 2016

Tax Time Guide: Still Time to Contribute to an IRA for 2015
IR-2016-65, April 15, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that they still have time to contribute to an IRA for 2015 and, in many cases, qualify for a deduction or even a tax credit.

Tax Time Guide: Use Free File for Help with Tax Returns, Extensions and More
IR-2016-64, April 15, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers who have not yet filed their taxes that Free File, which makes brand-name tax software products and electronic filing available to most taxpayers for free, remains available exclusively at IRS.gov/FreeFile .

Tax Time Guide: Automatic Tax-Filing Extensions Now Available; Use Free File to Get Six More Months to File
IR-2016-61, April 12, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers who are unable to file their tax returns on time that they can request an automatic six-month filing extension.

Tax Time Guide: Easy Electronic Payment and Payment Agreement Options Available to People Who Owe Tax
IR-2016-58, April 7, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that it’s easier than ever to pay their taxes electronically, and for those who can’t pay on time, quick and easy solutions are available.

Tax Time Guide: Check Refund Status Online With Where’s My Refund?
IR-2016-51, March 29, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that they can quickly check the status of their tax return and refund through “Where’s My Refund? on IRS.gov.

Tax Time Guide: Online Tools Help Taxpayers Choose a Qualified Tax Professional
IR-2016-46, March 22, 2016 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers of options available to them on IRS.gov to get information and tips about selecting qualified tax professionals.

Tax Time Guide: Good Records Key to Claiming Gifts to Charity
IR-2016-50, March 28, 2016 ― The IRS today reminded taxpayers planning to claim charitable donations to make sure they have the records they need before filing their 2015 tax returns.

Tax Time Guide: Many Home-Based Businesses Can Use Simplified Method for Claiming Home Office Deduction; Taxpayers May Deduct up to $1,500 a Year
IR-2016-47, March 23, 2016 — The IRS today reminded people with home-based businesses filling out their 2015 federal income tax returns that they can choose a simplified method for claiming the deduction for business use of a home.

IRS Releases Tax Time Guide: Use IRS.gov Tools for Quicker Answers
IR-2016-43, March 17, 2016 — With a month left before the tax deadline, the IRS today encouraged taxpayers working on their 2015 tax returns to take advantage of the numerous online tools and resources available on IRS.gov.

Tax Time Guide: Updated Tax Guide Helps People with Their 2015 Taxes
IR-2016-44, March 18, 2016 — Taxpayers can get the most out of various tax benefits and get useful tips from IRS Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 15-Apr-2016