Are you puzzled by the tax law and which credits and deductions you can take? If so, then why not look into the free, IRS-sponsored, volunteer tax return preparation services?
Note: Many low-income workers and individuals receiving Social Security, Railroad Retirement, certain veterans benefits, or a small amount of earned income who usually do not file a tax return may want to utilize IRS free services this year. Individuals who might not otherwise be required to file a 2007 tax return will need to file a return this year to receive an economic stimulus payment. For more information see IRS Fact Sheet FS 2008-16 Stimulus Payments: Instructions for Low-Income Workers and Recipients of Social Security and Certain Veterans'' Benefits. IRS Fact Sheet 2008-16
For quick refunds, most sites also offer free electronic filing of your tax return. The IRS offers:
Filing your taxes can be easy and free. Take advantage of a volunteer assistance program in your area to receive free income tax preparation assistance. Locations and hours of operation are often available through city information hotlines and local community organizations. Local volunteer tax preparation site information is also available by calling the IRS toll-free number 1-800-829-1040.
Remember that for the genuine IRS Web site be sure to use .gov. Don't be confused by internet sites that end in .com, .net, .org or other designations instead of .gov. The address of the official IRS governmental Web site is www .irs.gov.
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