The Internal Revenue Service of the U.S. Department of the Treasury
- View new tax guides and laws.
- Download tax forms.
- Get small-business assistance.
More than any government Web site, IRS.gov harnesses the power of the Internet to make a difficult part of life much easier for U.S. citizens. What better way to make the Internal Revenue Service's labyrinthine tax requirements easier to fulfill than to make tax forms, publications, and instructions readily available for free download over the Web?
All you need is the Adobe Reader software to download all official IRS tax forms and publications in pdf format so you can print them and fill them out in the comfort of your own home or office. The IRS offers a number of services online, too (and more every year), which makes handling your taxes more convenient than ever.
Businesses can apply online for an employer ID number (EIN). For those who need to pay their taxes in installments, IRS.gov allows you to complete a payment agreement application online. Whether you're an individual, a corporation, a charity, or a tax professional, the IRS e-file service allows you to file your tax returns online, instantly - no more mailing bulky paper returns.
Take advantage of the online IRS Withholding Calculator to verify the amount your employer should withhold from your paychecks. Even better, find out the status of your tax refund by consulting IRS.gov's free Where's My Refund? link. There's even a tool to find out whether you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax. If you're flummoxed by questions on your tax forms, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page to help you enter the correct information.
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