Millions Make IRS.gov Their First Stop for Tax Help

Whether on home computers or mobile devices, the number of taxpayer visits to IRS.gov continues to grow year after year. Millions of taxpayers take advantage of the easy-to-use tools available 24 hours a day on the official website − IRS.gov.

IRS.gov is home to IRS Free File, “Where’s My Refund?”, the Tax Withholding Estimator and a host of other convenient applications.
Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, features an in-depth look at tax changes for 2019. It supplements the information contained in the tax form instruction booklet. The 277-page Tax Guide is available online as a PDF, HTML or eBook and provides thousands of interactive links to help taxpayers quickly get answers to their questions.

Filing Taxes 101: Common Errors You Should Avoid

Filing a tax return electronically reduces errors because the tax software does the math, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information. Using a reputable tax preparer – including certified public accountants, enrolled agents or other knowledgeable tax professionals – can also help avoid errors. Mistakes can result in a processing delay, which can mean it takes more time to get a refund.

Taxpayers Should Remember These Tips When Searching for a Tax Preparer

The tax filing season is upon us and many people will be looking for someone to help them file a tax return. These taxpayers should choose their tax return preparer wisely.

This is because it’s ultimately the taxpayer who is responsible for all the information on their income tax return. It’s important for people to remember that this is true no matter who prepares the return. Here are some tips for folks to remember when selecting a preparer. Taxpayers should: