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Filing Your US Personal Income Tax Return
Federal tax returns are normally due on April 15th for the preceding taxation year if your tax year ends on December 31st, as per the IRS information When do I have to file?. If you use a fiscal year (which is a year ending on the last day of any month other than December), your return is due on or before the 15th day of the fourth month after the close of your fiscal year. If the 15th falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the tax return is due on the next business day.
Free Tax Filing
Free File - Income below $73,000 for 2022? You can file online for free through the Free File program. Income over $73,000 - free fillable forms are available for download. An extended or late return can be filed with IRS through October 16, 2023 at midnight.
IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation thru mid-April for those who generally make $60,000 or less for 2022, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance. Find a location near you.
Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) - the TCE program offers FREE tax help to individuals age 60 or older, from January 1 to April 15 each year.
The Earned Income Tax Credit gives a tax break to workers with low and moderate incomes. IRS says that 1 out of 5 workers fails to claim this credit! If you worked and earned under $59,197 (married filing jointly, 3 children) for 2022, you may qualify for the EITC.
See Earned Income Tax Credit on the IRS website for more information.Topic 301 - When, where and how to file
IRS e-file: Filing your taxes online was never easier!
Publication 17 - Your Federal Income Tax (For Individuals) This is a tax guide provided by the IRS, which provides basic tax-filing information and tips.
IRS Educational VideosIRSVideos.gov
Revised: October 26, 2023
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