February marks the 100th anniversary of the income tax. The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, authorizing a graduated income tax, was ratified on February 25, 1913.
The deadline for filing your taxes is April 15, 2013. See Tutt Library's Tax Guide for links to forms and publications for both federal and state.
Not sure you need to file? Watch this IRS Youtube video and see.
Top Ways to Get Help from IRS.gov
1. Get 24/7 Access. Whether you do your taxes during the day or burn the midnight oil, IRS.gov and 1040 Central you can view and download tax forms and use the Tax Assistant tool to answer many of your tax law questions.
2. Use IRS Free File.
3. Try IRS E-file - the safest, easiest and most popular way to file a complete and accurate tax return.
4. Check Your Refund Status with the Where's My Refund? tool. You can start checking on the status of your refund within 24 hours after the IRS has received your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return.
5. Make Payments Electronically. they are convenient, safe and secure.
6. Use the EITC Assistant. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a tax credit for working people who earned less than $50,270 in 2012. Check your eligibility.
7. Figure the Right Withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator.
8. Request a Payment Agreement.
9. Get the Latest Tax Law Changes.
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