IRS TAX TIP
Free tax help from the IRS
is just a phone call away. The IRS provides various services
through its toll-free telephone numbers. You can order forms and
publications, listen to prerecorded tax information, check on the
status of your refund, ask questions about your tax return or
inquire about a letter or notice you may have received. Many of
these services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Copies of forms,
publications and other helpful information are also available
around-the-clock at the IRS Web site at www.irs.gov.
You can call the IRS customer
service line, 1-800-829-1040, to get answers to your federal tax
questions from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. weekdays, and from 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the filing season.
Tax forms and instructions
for current and prior years, as well as a variety of free
publications, are available by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM
You can listen to recorded
messages covering more than 100 tax topics, by calling the IRS
TeleTax number, 1-800-829-4477. Topics include items such as:
"Who Must File?," "Highlights of Tax Changes,"
"Education Credits," "Individual Retirement
Accounts," "Earned Income Tax Credit," "Should
I Itemize?," "What to Do if You Can't Pay Your Tax"
TeleTax will also let you
check the status of your 2001 income tax refund. All you will need
to provide is your Social Security number (the first one listed on
the return if you filed a joint return), the filing status you
used on the return and the dollar amount of the expected refund.
Automated refund information is generally available four to five
weeks after you have filed your tax return.
with access to TTY/TDD equipment may call 1-800-829-4059 to ask
questions or to order forms and publications.
For more information about
services provided by the IRS, review Publication 910, "Guide
to Free Tax Services." Call the number listed above for
ordering forms and publications, or download a copy from the IRS
Web site at www.irs.gov.
The IRS Web site also provides a wealth of useful information for
both individual and business taxpayers. Check it out-it's worth a
** Reference: IRS
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