Top Frequently Asked Questions

How do I notify the IRS my address has changed?

Is there an age limit on claiming my child as a dependent?
How much does an unmarried dependent student have to make before he or she has to file an income taxreturn?
If I claim my daughter as a dependent because she is a full-time college student, can she claim her own personal exemption when she files her return?
Can I receive a tax refund if I am currently making payments under an installment agreement or payment plan for a prior year's federal taxes?
For head of household filing status, do you have to claim a child as a dependent to qualify?
What should I do if I made a mistake on my federal return that I have already filed?
What is a split refund?
How do I know if I have to file quarterly individual estimated tax payments?
I retired last year, and started receiving social security payments. Do I have to pay taxes on my social security benefits?
What are the tax changes for this year?

Frequently Asked Question Categories

    IRS Procedures
    Filing Requirements, Status, Dependents, Exemptions
    Itemized Deductions, Standard Deduction
    Interest, Dividends, Other Types of Income
    Retirement Plans
    Social Security Income
    Child Care Credit, Other Credits
    Earned Income Tax Credit
    Estimated Tax
    Capital Gains, Losses and Sale of Home
    Sale or Trade of Business, Depreciation, Rentals
    Small Business, Self-Employed, Other Business
    U.S. Aliens and Citizens Living Abroad
    Electronic Filing (e-file)
    Electronic Filers
    Other (Alternative Minimum Tax, Estates, Trusts, Tax Shelters, State Tax Inquiries)
    Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)

Additional Information

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