Top Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I notify the IRS my address has changed?
- Is there an age limit on claiming my child as a dependent?
- How much income can an unmarried dependent student make before he or she must file an income tax return?
- If I claim my daughter who is a full-time college student as a dependent, can she claim her own personal exemption when she files her return?
- Can I receive a tax refund if I owe for a prior year's federal taxes since I am currently making payments under an installment agreement or payment plan?
- To qualify for head of household filing status, do I have to claim my child as a dependent?
- What should I do if I made a mistake on my federal return that I've already filed?
- What is a split refund?
- How do I know if I have to file quarterly individual estimated tax payments?
- I retired last year, and started receiving social security payments. Do I have to pay taxes on my social security benefits?
- What are the tax changes for this year?
Frequently Asked Question Categories
- IRS Procedures
- Filing Requirements, Status, Dependents, Exemptions
- Itemized Deductions, Standard Deduction
- Interest, Dividends, Other Types of Income
- Retirement Plans
- Social Security Income
- Childcare Credit, Other Credits
- Earned Income Tax Credit
- Estimated Tax
- Capital Gains, Losses, and Sale of Home
- Sale or Trade of Business, Depreciation, Rentals
- Small Business, Self-Employed, Other Business
- U.S. Resident Aliens and Citizens Living Abroad
- Electronic Filing (e-file)
- Electronic Filers
- Other (Alternative Minimum Tax, Estates, Trusts, Tax Shelters, State Tax Inquiries)
- Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
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For Your Knowledge and safety
In recent past there has been alot of scams using the irs name here is how you find out if your being scamed.
The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS will never:
- Call to demand immediate payment, nor will we call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill..
- Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
- Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
- Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
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