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Free Tax Preparation and Tax Problem Resolution Services
A variety of non-profits, universities and even the Internal Revenue Service provides tax preparation assistance and tax problem resolution services to the public for free. A list of programs providing free tax preparation and free tax problem resolution services.
Expatriate Tax Help: Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Form 2555
Americans working abroad can exclude up to $80,000 per year from their US taxable income. Find out about the foreign earned income exclusion (IRS Form 2555), along with helpful tips for preparing an expatriate tax return.
Foreign Tax Credit: Claiming a US Tax Credit or Deduction for Foreign Taxes Paid
Americans working abroad may claim a foreign tax credit on their US federal income tax return. Investors in foreign securities and international mutual funds can also claim a foreign tax credit for taxes withheld from their foreign investments. Find out how to claim the foreign tax credit on IRS Tax Form 1116.
Rental Income & Expenses - Tax Tips for Schedule E
Rental income and its related expenses are reported on Schedule E for Form 1040. Net losses from rental activities can be limited.
Amended Tax Returns: How to File IRS Form 1040X
You should file an amended tax return if you need to correct your filing status, total income, tax deductions, or tax credits. You should not file an amended return if you are only correcting math errors. Tips for preparing an amendment.
Tax Planning 101: 3 Basic Strategies for Reducing Your Taxes
The goal of tax planning is to arrange your financial affairs so as to minimize your taxes. There are three basic ways to reduce your taxes. You can reduce your income, increase your deductions, and take advantage of tax credits.
Freelance Tax Guide for Independent Contractors
Tax tips and strategies for freelance professionals and self-employed people. There are special circumstances that apply to freelance writers and other creative professions, so I will highlight what you need to know to prepare your taxes and to avoid IRS investigations.
Tax Code, Regulations and Official Guidance - IRS.gov
Search, browse, and access essential tax law documents. Provides access to the Internal Revenue Code, Treasury Regulations, and IRS Guidance. Search by document number or full text.
Electronic Reading Room - IRS.gov
Find Internal Revenue Service tax law guidance, administrative manuals, training materials, and rulings. These documents are provided by the IRS under the Freedom of Information Act.
Tax Tips for 2005 - IRS.gov
Find IRS tax tips for 2005, including information on extensions, tax debts, IRS notices, and appealing IRS decisions.
Understanding IRS Guidance - IRS.gov
A brief overview of the IRS tax law guidance process. Discusses Treasury regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, private letter rulings, technical advice, IRS notices, and announcements. An essential guide to the role the IRS plays in interpreting tax laws.
Understanding the Tax Reform Debate - GAO
Brief overview from the Government Accountability Office of the tax reform debate, including background issues and critical problems. Report available in both PDF and text formats.
2004 Tax Law Changes - IRS.gov
Among the new tax laws for 2004: teachers can still claim classroom expenses up to $250, the maximum clean fuel vehicle deduction is $2,000, and higher allowances for any excess child tax credit.
Uniform Definition of a Qualifying Child
To qualify as a child for various tax benefits, a child must meet four criteria: relationship, residence, age, and support.