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					 IRS Tax Tips                                                                      March 11, 2013

Useful Links:                Issue Number: IRS Tax Tip 2013-30
IRS.gov Home                 Inside This Issue
1040 Central

Help For Hurricane Victims
                                  IRS: Four Ways to Get Free Tax Help
                             Many of us need information when preparing our federal income tax
News Essentials              returns, like which form to use or how to claim a credit. The IRS offers
                             free information and services to help taxpayers online, by phone and in
What's Hot                   person. Here are four ways to get the help you need.
News Releases
                             1. On the Web. The IRS.gov website is your one-stop federal tax
IRS - The Basics
                             shop. Start here to find tips and information at “1040 Central.” You’ll
                             find information about filing options, the latest news, special topics
IRS Guidance                 like identity theft, frequently asked questions and tax forms. You’ll
                             also find a sample of online tools like the Interactive Tax Assistant and
Media Contacts               Where’s My Refund?

Facts & Figures              2. On the Phone. You can get free personal tax help by calling 800-
                             829-1040. To order free tax forms and publications call 800-TAX
Problem Alerts               FORM (829-3676). Check the status of your refund 24/7 by calling
                             800-829-4477. Call the same number to hear taped messages on more
Around The Nation
                             than 150 tax topics. These phone services are available Monday
                             through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time. Hours of service in
e-News Subscriptions
                             Alaska and Hawaii follow Pacific Time.

                             3. In Your Community. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
The Newsroom Topics          program helps people who make $51,000 or less prepare and file their
                             tax returns. The Tax Counseling for the Elderly program is a similar
Tax Tips 2013                service for seniors. Both are free and offered in many local areas.
                             Between January and April visit IRS.gov or call 800-906-9887 for a
Radio PSAs                   list of VITA sites near you. To find a TCE or AARP Tax-Aide site
                             during this same period, go to AARP.org or call 888-227-7669 (888-
Fact Sheets                  AARPNOW).

Armed Forces                 4. In IRS Offices. IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers are located in
                             many major cities. IRS employees offer personal assistance with a
Disaster Relief              variety of tax issues. Before you visit, check the IRS website for a list
                             of office locations, and the location-specific business hours and
Scams / Consumer Alerts         services offered. Visit IRS.gov, click on the “Help & Resources” tab
                                and then click “Contact Your Local IRS Office.”
Tax Shelters
                                Publication 910, IRS Guide to Free Tax Services, offers more
                                information about free tax help. It is available at IRS.gov or by calling
                                800-TAX-FORM
IRS Resources                   (800-829-3676).
Compliance & Enforcement News

Contact My Local Office
                                Additional IRS Resources:
Filing Options
                                      1040 Central
Forms & Pubs                          Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers
                                      Find a VITA Site Near You
Frequently Asked Questions            Contact Your Local IRS Office
                                      Publication 910, IRS Guide to Free Tax Services
News
                                IRS YouTube Videos:
Taxpayer Advocate
                                      Free Help Preparing Your Tax Return - English | ASL
Where to File
                                      Do-It-Yourself Free Tax Preparation - English | ASL

                                IRS Podcasts:

                                      Free Help Preparing Your Tax Return - English
                                      Do-It-Yourself Free Tax Preparation - English

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