IRS TAX TIP 2002-12
TAX MATERIALS AND ASSISTANCE
Ayuda en Español
If you need federal tax information in
Spanish, you can find it in the form of recorded tax topics, free
tax publications and toll-free telephone assistance from the
Internal Revenue Service.
TeleTax is a toll-free automated service, in
English and Spanish, providing helpful tax topics and refund
information. You can find a list of the 151 TeleTax topics in the
instructions for Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ. TeleTax can also help
you if it's been at least four weeks since you filed your return
and you want to check on the status of your federal refund. Having
a copy of the tax return handy will help you respond to the
prompts on the automated system. TeleTax is available 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-4477.
Free Spanish publications are available by
calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). Some of the more popular
- Publication 1SP, "Derechos del
Contribuyente (Your Rights as a Taxpayer)"
- Publication 579SP, "Como
Preparar la Declaración de Impuesto," explains who
has to file a federal tax return and other important
topics, such as which form to file, who are dependents,
what income is taxable and nontaxable, and what some of
the more common tax credits are
- Publication 596SP, "Crédito por
Ingreso del Trabajo," provides details on the Earned
Income Tax Credit.
You can also talk with a Spanish-speaking
IRS representative by calling
toll free 1-800-829-1040 between the hours of
7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
on Saturdays through April 13.
** Reference: IRS
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