IRS Offers “Tax Tips” Service

January 21, 2009

The IRS has started a Tax Tips e-mail service, which anyone can join. From the IRS press release:

The Internal Revenue Service is offering a daily series of tax tips for the 2009 federal tax filing season that began this month.

Tax Tips offer concise, useful information on topics affecting millions of taxpayers. More than 70 tips on federal taxes will be available with a new one for each business day until the April 15 tax filing deadline.

Tips are available as easy-to-understand text as well as several audio files for podcast.

Sample text-based Tax Tip topics include:

  • Choosing a tax preparer
  • Where you can get free tax help
  • How e-file can make filing easier and getting you your refund faster
  • How to file for an extension or to amend your return
  • What tax records to keep
  • First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Taxpayers can receive new text-based Tax Tips via email when they are published by subscribing through the e-News Subscriptions page on

The federal income tax code is still far too complicated, and these tips will not solve that problem, but they may provide some helpful advice to taxpayers doing their own taxes this year.

More on income taxes.

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