Taxpayers who received an extension but haven’t filed or those otherwise unable to file their return by the April deadline should visit IRS.gov if they need help completing and filing their return. These taxpayers must file by October 15.
Interactive Tax Assistant
Taxpayers can find answers to their tax questions with this tool. The ITA is a tax law resource that asks users a series of questions and immediately provides answers on a variety of tax law topics. It can help taxpayers determine if:
- Their income is taxable
- They’re eligible to claim certain credits
- They can deduct expenses on your tax return
Taxpayers can prepare and e-file their taxes for free with IRS Free File. Taxpayers who made $66,000 or less qualify to use this free tax software. Those with income above $66,000 can use Free File Fillable Forms.
Find a tax preparer
Taxpayers can use the Directory of Tax Return Preparers to find a list of preparers near them.
Check refund status
Taxpayers can track their federal tax refund using “Where’s My Refund?” on IRS.gov or through the IRS2Go app. They can begin checking its status within 24 hours after the IRS receives their e-filed return or four weeks after they mailed their paper return. Where’s My Refund? is only updated every 24 hours. However, some tax returns may take longer to process.
Make payments electronically
Taxpayers who worked and earned less than $54,884 in 2018 may be eligible for the earned income tax credit of up to $6,431.To help determine their eligibility, taxpayers can use the EITC Assistant, available in English and Spanish.
View Account Information
- The amount they owe
- Payment history
- Key information for their most recent tax return