Ads keep this website free for you. does not research or endorse any product or service appearing in ads on this site.  Before making a major financial decision you  should consult a qualified professional.

US Tax Tips - Filing Your US Income Tax Return
Canadian Tax and
Financial Information Home

What's New

Links & Resources

Site Map

Need an accounting, tax or financial advisor? Look in our Directory.  Use above search box to easily find your topic!   Stay Connected with!

US Tax Tips  ->  US Personal Income Tax  -> Filing Your Individual US Income Tax Return

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.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

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.

IRS Resources to help you with your tax return

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.

Publication 554, Tax Guide for Seniors

Online learning and educational products

Form 4868 - Application for Automatic Extension of time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return

IRS Educational Videos

IRS videos on YouTube

Revised: October 26, 2023


Copyright © 2002 Boat Harbour Investments Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  See Reproduction of information from

Facebook  | Twitter  |  See What’s New, stay connected with by RSS or Email
The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice.  Each person's situation differs, and a professional advisor can assist you in using the information on this web site to your best advantage. 
Please see our legal disclaimer regarding the use of information on our site, and our Privacy Policy regarding information that may be collected from visitors to our site.