The 2022 tax season is almost upon us: Filing opens this Monday, January 24, and the deadline to file your taxes isMonday, April 18.
The IRS has a number of resources available to taxpayers that can make this process easier and less stressful. I want to share a few helpful tools as you begin to prepare your federal tax return:
IRS Free File is an online tool that helps you prepare and file your federal income tax return for free. This guided tax preparation is available for people making $73,000 or less. It is safe, easy, and at no cost to you! You can browse IRS Free File online options through the IRS’s website here.
Free, basic tax preparation help with IRS-certifiedvolunteers is also available to qualifying taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs across our communities. See if you qualify and find a participating VITA or TCE program near you here.
During this tax season, families who qualified for monthly Child Tax Credit payments last year can claim the other half of this expanded benefit or any missing payments through their 2021 tax return. The IRS will be sending letters out to these families, and it is important that if you receive one, you save it for your tax records. More information on this here.
For more helpful resources and advice, visit IRS Tax Tipshere.
If you need assistance navigating the IRS or are having trouble with your federal tax return, visit my website or call my Kirkland office at (425) 485-0085.
As always, I am here to help you. If you need assistance during this difficult time, please don’t hesitate to leave a message at my Kirkland office at (425) 485-0085. For more updates on what I’m doing for WA-01, you can follow me on social media at the links above.