Tax Assistance (22)
American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) The American Opportunity Tax Credit is a tax credit to help pay for education expenses paid for the first four years of education completed after high school. You can get a maximum annual credit of $2,500 per eligible student. You can get a maximum a...
Capital Construction Fund Program The Capital Construction Fund (CCF) Program enables fishermen to construct, reconstruct, or under limited circumstances, acquire fishing vessels with before-tax, rather than after-tax dollars. The program allows fishermen to defer tax on income from ...
Child Tax Credit The Child Tax Credit program can reduce the Federal tax you owe by $1,000 for each qualifying child under the age of 17....
Child and Dependent Care Credit The Child and Dependent Care Credit program can reduce your tax by claiming the credit for child and dependent care expenses on your federal income tax return....
Direct Deposit Direct Deposit is a free service for electronically transferring your tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service into your financial account. More than eight out of ten taxpayers use Direct Deposit to get their tax refunds. Direct Deposit is easy, ...
Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief Program Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Both individuals and businesses in a federally...
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), sometimes called EIC, is a tax credit for workers with low to moderate income. Eligibility for the tax credit is based on various factors including family size, filing status and income. When EITC exceeds the amou...
Farmer's Tax Guide The Farmers Tax Guide program is designed to offer Federal income tax credit to farmers....
Flexible Spending Account Program for the Federal Government (FSAFEDS) The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) provides tax-advantaged flexible spending accounts that Federal employees can use to save on their eligible health care and dependent care expenses. By using pre-tax payroll contributions rather...
Free File Available exclusively at IRS.gov, Free File makes doing your Federal taxes less taxing, either through brand-name software or fillable forms that do the hard work for you. This online tax preparation service lets you prepare your own tax return and e...
Identity Protection Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, Social Security number (SSN) or other identifying information, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes....
Innocent Spouse Relief Many married taxpayers choose to file a joint tax return because of certain benefits this filing status allows. Both taxpayers are jointly and individually responsible for the tax and any interest or penalty due on the joint return even if they later...
Lifetime Learning Credit (LLC) The Lifetime Learning Credit (LLC) is a tax credit used to offset the cost of tuition and related expenses. It can help eligible students pay for undergraduate, graduate and professional degree courses and courses taken to get or improve job skills. ...
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic A Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) is an organization that receives a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to represent low income individuals who have a tax dispute with the IRS, and to provide education and outreach to individual...
Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Credit This program could reduce the Federal tax you owe by deducting medical and dental expenses from your taxable income. Medical expenses are the costs of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, and the costs for treatments affe...
Tax Benefits for Adoption The adoption credit could reduce your income tax by claiming your qualified adoption expenses on your federal income tax return. If you received employer-provided adoption assistance, you may be able to exclude some of your income from tax....
Tax Benefits for Education Certain tax benefits may be available to you if you are saving for or paying educations costs for yourself or another student who is a member of your immediate family. Most benefits apply only to higher education....
Tax Counseling for the Elderly The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program provides free tax assistance to people who are age 60 and older. IRS-certified volunteers provide free assistance and basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals...
Tax Help for People with Disabilities The program provides tax relief for disabled individual taxpayers....
Tax Relief for Divorced or Separated Individuals There are certain special Federal tax rules for divorced or separated individuals that can result in a lower tax liability than would otherwise apply....
Terrorist Attack-Disaster Relief Information for Individuals For eligible individuals and families who were victims of terrorist attacks, special tax relief provisions were enacted under the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001. Under this act, the following amounts are not included in income. Cer...
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns...