1040 Ez Instructions 2015 Page 28


Section 6—How To Get Tax Help
Do you need help with a tax issue or preparing your
Where to file your tax return.
tax return, or do you need a free publication or form?
Remember, there are many ways to file your return electron-
ically. It’s safe, quick and easy. See
Preparing and filing
your tax
return, above, for more information.
Where Do You File?
at the end of these instructions to
Getting answers to your tax law questions.
determine where to mail your completed paper tax return.
and IRS2Go are ready when you are—24
hours a day, 7 days a week.
Getting a transcript or copy of a return.
Go to
Enter “ITA” in the search box on
for the Interactive
Download the free IRS2Go app to your smart phone and
Tax Assistant, a tool that will ask you questions on a number
use it to order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account.
of tax law topics and provide answers. You can print the en-
Call the transcript toll-free line: 1-800-908-9946.
tire interview and the final response.
Mail Form 4506-T or Form 4506T-EZ (both available on
Enter “Pub 17” in the search box to get Pub. 17, Your Feder-
al Income Tax for Individuals, which features details on
tax-saving opportunities, 2015 tax changes, and thousands
Using online tools to help prepare your return. Go to
of interactive links to help you find answers to your ques-
and click on the Tools bar to use these and other
self-service options.
Access tax law information in your electronic filing software.
Earned Income Tax Credit Assistant
determines if
Go to
for a variety of tools
you're eligible for the EIC.
that will help you with your taxes.
IRS Withholding Calculator
estimates the amount you
should have withheld from your paycheck for federal income
Preparing and filing your tax return. Find free options to pre-
tax purposes.
pare and file your return on IRS.gov or in your local community if
Electronic Filing PIN Request
helps to verify your identi-
you qualify.
ty when you do not have your prior year AGI or prior self-se-
Go to IRS.gov and click on the Filing tab to see your options.
lected PIN available.
Enter “Free File” in the search box to see whether you can
Understanding identity theft issues.
use brand name software to prepare and e-file your federal
Go to
for information and vid-
tax return for free.
Enter “VITA” in the search box, download the free IRS2Go
Secure your records from identity theft
under General
app, or call 1-800-906- 9887 to find the nearest Volunteer In-
Information, earlier.
come Tax Assistance or Tax Counseling for the Elderly
(TCE) location for free tax preparation.
Checking on the status of a refund.
Enter “TCE” in the search box, download the free IRS2Go
Go to IRS.gov/refunds.
app, or call 1-888-227- 7669 to find the nearest Tax Coun-
Download the free IRS2Go app to your smart phone and
seling for the Elderly location for free tax preparation.
use it to check your refund status.
In general, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) pro-
Call the automated refund hotline: 1-800-829-1954. See
gram offers free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less,
Information, later.
persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited- English-speak-
ing taxpayers who need help preparing their own tax returns.
Making a tax payment. The IRS uses the latest encryption
The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax
technology so electronic payments are safe and secure. You can
help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age
make electronic payments online, by phone, or from a mobile
and older. TCE volunteers specialize in answering questions
device. Paying electronically is quick, easy, and faster than mail-
about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors.
ing in a check or money order. Go to
make a payment using any of the following options.
Tax forms and publications. You can download or print all of
IRS Direct Pay
(for individual taxpayers who have a check-
the forms and publications you may need on
ing or savings account).
formspubs. Otherwise, you can:
Debit or credit card (approved payment processors online
Go to
to place an order and have forms
or by phone).
mailed to you, or
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (available during e-file).
Call 1-800-829-3676 to order current-year forms, instruc-
tions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions
Check or money order.
(limited to 5 years).
IRS2Go provides access to mobile-friendly payment options
You should receive your order within 10 business days.
like IRS Direct Pay, offering you a free, secure way to pay direct-
ly from your bank account. You can also make debit or credit
card payments through an approved payment processor. Simply
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