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Tax Trails Interactive is a tool that can help you find answers to tax questions on general filing information, tax credits, deductions, international and other tax topics.  

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Amended Returns
Find out if you should file an amended return. Certain situations for which you may need to file an amended return include reporting additional income; correcting an error on your original return; and claiming credits or deductions not claimed on your original return.

Extension to File
Find out if you qualify for an extension of time to file your return. Find out how and when to file for an extension.

May I Use Short Schedule SE or Must I Use Long Schedule SE?
Find out which schedule for self-employment tax you qualify for.

Can You Claim Exemption from Withholding on Form W-4?
Find out if you can claim an exemption from withholding on Form W-4.


Am I Required to File a U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (for U.S. Citizens/Resident Aliens Living Abroad and Nonresident Aliens)?
Find out if U.S. citizens/resident aliens living abroad and nonresident aliens are required to file a U.S. individual income tax return.

Filing Status of a U.S. Citizen or Resident Alien Married to a Nonresident Alien
Find out the filing status a U.S. citizen or resident alien married to a nonresident alien.

Reporting Income and Making Payments

Self-Employment Income
Find out if you're self-employed and must report self-employment income.

Estimated Tax
Find out if you should make estimated tax payments.

Tax Credits and Deductions

Are Your Work-Related Educational Expenses Deductible?
Find out if your work-related educational expenses are deductible.

Earned Income Tax Credit – Use the EITC Assistant
Find out if you're eligible for and should claim the earned income tax credit (EITC). The EITC is a credit for lower income taxpayers with or without children.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 09-Jan-2017