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Tips To Help Make Tax Filing Season Less Taxing — And Possibly Save Money

The IRS is offering daily tips on tax topics. Filing season begins Jan. 31.

Tips To Help Make Tax Filing Season Less Taxing — And Possibly Save Money
By Jane Lemons

The IRS is offering a series of daily tax tips on a wide range of topics to help people prepare their tax forms — and possibly save some money.

More than 60 IRS Tax Tips will be available through a free email subscription or by visiting  IRS.gov. The tips — one available each business day through the April 15 tax deadline — will offer advice on tax topics affecting millions of people, according to the IRS. 

The first tip, posted Tuesday, addresses a key question:  who should file a 2013 tax return?

The advice is designed to be easy to read and cover a wide range of issues to help people with the 2014 filing season, which begins Jan. 31. Many tips offer information on money-saving tax credits and deductions that can be easy to overlook and could affect your refund.

Topics for 2014 include:
  • How to avoid tax scams.
  • Help available through IRS.gov.
  • Who can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • Free File.
  • Free volunteer tax help.
  • Fastest and safest way to get your refund.
  • How to choose a tax preparer.
  • Tax help ‘en Español.’
  • Tax return errors that slow down your refund.
  • The home office deduction.
  • Education tax credits.
  • Helpful tips for paying your taxes.
You can receive the Tax Tips automatically each day via email by signing up for a free service on IRS.gov. From the “ Subscriptions” page choose “ Tax Tips."

In addition to the dozens of filing season tips, several special edition tax tips will be available on the IRS website. To see the Tax Tips, visit the  News Section of IRS.gov or type “Tax Tips” into the search box.

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