Posted On August 02, 2013
Taxpayers may benefit from visiting IRS website

Taxpayers may benefit from visiting IRS website

With tax season just recently over, many people may be breathing a sigh of relief knowing the tax man will not come knocking again for another year. However, as many Nevada residents are already aware, it is always good to plan for the year ahead. A visit to the IRS website may be beneficial in planning for next year’s tax season.

The IRS website offers a variety of tools and resources designed to help Americans prepare their tax returns in a timely and efficient manner. For example, the Interactive Tax Assistant is a tool that answers tax law questions in general terms to help provide a starting point for those with more in-depth queries. The site also allows individuals to check their withholdings and refund statuses online.

Of course, no tax site would be complete without the ability to pay taxes online, another service offered through the IRS site. The site also allows individuals with outstanding balances owing to apply for a payment agreement which may help deal with tax debt. The site offers downloadable forms for most tax purposes which can be printed out by individuals, and offers tax news, career opportunities, credit repayment tools and much more.

The Information Age has afforded the individual citizen many tools to keep up to date on their fiscal history and future planning. The IRS site is a particularly valuable tool for Nevada residents developing future plans and dealing with existing financial obligations before, during and after tax season. It may be beneficial to check out the site if individuals have unanswered questions about how to deal with a variety of tax-based issues.

Source: The Van Wert Independent, “IRS website great summer resource,” July 21, 2013