The IRS develops this yearly special tax time guide designed to help people understand how tax changes affect them yearly and how to file an accurate tax return. For updates throughout the filing season, check back to this page. Tax Time Guide: Use the Where’s My Refund? tool or IRS2Go app to check tax refund status IR-2021-60, March 18, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that the most convenient way to check on a tax refund is by using the Where’s My Refund? tool at IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go Mobile App. Tax Time Guide: IRS reminds taxpayers of recent changes to retirement plans IR-2021-57, March 16, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers about the rules for required minimum distributions (RMDs) from retirement accounts. Tax Time Guide: Get credit for IRA contributions made by April 15 on 2020 tax returns IR-2021-53, March 11, 2021 — The IRS notes that taxpayers of all ages may be able to claim a deduction on their 2020 tax return for contributions to their Individual Retirement Arrangement made through April 15, 2021. Tax Time Guide: Make protecting tax and financial information a habit IR-2021-52, March 9, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today urged people to continue practicing proper cybersecurity habits by securing computers, phones and other devices. Tax Time Guide: Make IRS.gov first stop for tax help IR-2021-51, March 4, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that its website, IRS.gov, continues to be the first and best place for people seeking information and assistance on their federal taxes. Tax Time Guide: Didn’t get Economic Impact Payments? Check eligibility for Recovery Rebate Credit IR-2021-49, March 2, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service reminds first-time filers and those who usually don’t have a federal filing requirement to consider filing a 2020 tax return. Tax Time Guide: Select a tax return preparer with care IR-2021-46, February 25, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to choose a tax return preparer with care. Even though the vast majority of tax return preparers provide honest, quality service, some cause great harm through fraud, identity theft and other scams every year. Tax Time Guide: How to do taxes for free and get refunds fast IR-2021-44, February 23, 2021 — During this tax season when many people are trying to stay safe at home, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about ways to do their taxes for free online or with help from volunteers. Tax Time Guide 2020 Guide to tax filing season for individual taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2019 Guide to tax filing season for individual taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2018 Guide to the 2018 filing season for taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2017 Guide to the 2017 filing season for taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2016 Guide to the 2016 filing season for taxpayers. Tax Time Guide 2015 Guide to the 2015 filing season for taxpayers.