Filing a tax extension? The IRS advises taking these steps quickly


WASHINGTON — While millions of people are still waiting to file their taxes, the IRS reminds them to file as soon as possible and to take advantage of the special tools available on that can help them file.

Summer can be a busy time for many, but it’s the perfect time to start tax planning – whether you still need to file a tax return for 2021 or are just starting to plan for tax season. next year. The IRS website is the fastest and most convenient way to get tax information and help. The online tools are available at all times, so taxpayers can use them at their convenience.

Here are some important reasons for taxpayers to visit this summer.

Get tax information 24/7

Taxpayers can use to:

  1. To see the deposit page for information on most federal income tax topics.
  2. Access Interactive Tax Assistant tool to get answers to many tax law questions.
  3. Login to their account IRS online account to view their balance and tax records, manage communication preferences, make payments and more.
  4. Find the most up-to-date information on their tax refunds using the Where is my refund? tool. Taxpayers can check the status of their refund 24 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of an electronically filed return.

Taxpayers can also download the official IRS mobile app, IRS2Goto check their refund status, make payments, get free tax preparation assistance, sign up for helpful tax tips, and more.

Adjust withholding now to avoid tax surprises next year

Summer is the perfect time for taxpayers to check their withholding to avoid a tax surprise in the upcoming production season. Life events such as marriage, divorce, the birth of a child or a change in income can affect taxes.

Theirs Withholding Tax Estimator
on helps employees assess their income tax, credits, adjustments, and deductions, and determine if they need to change their withholding tax. If a change is recommended, the appraiser will provide instructions for updating their withholding with their employer, either online or by submitting a new Form W-4, Employee Withholding Certificate.

File electronically

Taxpayers who requested an extension to October 17 or who missed the April 18 deadline can still prepare and electronically transmit returns free of charge with IRS Free File, if eligible. The IRS accepts declarations submitted electronically
24/7. There’s no reason to wait until October 17 if filers have all the information and documentation they need to file an accurate return today. They can get their refund faster by choosing direct deposit.

Taxpayers who missed the April 18 deadline and should file and pay electronically as soon as possible to reduce penalties and interest. Taxpayers can make payments or set up online payment plans.

Find a Taxpayer Help Center

The Taxpayer Assistance Center Locator Tool
has a new look and feel, with a dynamic map, route button and two tabs for entering search criteria. It is important to remember that Taxpayer Assistance Centers operate by appointment only. Taxpayers can make an appointment by calling the number of the office they wish to visit.

Read information in other languages

Many IRS web pages are now available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean, Haitian Creole, and Chinese. Some multilingual resources include the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, electronic record resources and many taxes forms and publications.

Access the Alternative Media Center

On line Alternative Media Center (AMC), taxpayers will find a variety of accessible products
to assist with the use of assistive technologies such as screen-reading software, refreshable braille displays, and screen-magnifying software. These products include tax forms, instructions, and publications that can be downloaded or viewed online as Section 508-compliant PDFs, HTML, eBraille, text, and large print.

Please note that not all products are available in all sizes. For example, tax forms are not available in HTML format. To request paper copies of tax forms or instructions or publications in braille or large print, taxpayers can call the tax form telephone number at 800-829-3676. Taxpayers can complete Form 9000, Alternative Media PreferencePDF, to choose to receive their IRS tax notices in braille, large print, audio or electronic format. This includes notices of additional taxes or penalties due. Taxpayers can attach the completed form to their tax return, mail it as a standalone form to the IRS, or call 800-829-1040.

Keep up to date with tax tips from the IRS

Taxpayers can subscribe at IRS Tax Tips
to get easy-to-read articles sent directly to their email address by the IRS. The tax tips are short, straight to the point and cover a variety of tax topics, such as
year-round tax planning and understand taxpayer rights.

More useful links:

  1. Gig Economy Tax Center
  2. Credit for child care and dependent care
  3. About Form W-2