The 2023 filing season is in full swing. Taxpayers can add IRS.gov to their favorite bookmarks to stay on top of the latest tax information. On IRS.gov, the IRS offers helpful online tools and resources for taxpayers getting ready to file their 2022 tax returns.
In addition to finding tax forms and instructions, taxpayers can also get help, according to a news release:
- Choosing a preparer. The IRS has several options for finding a tax preparer. One resource is Choosing a Tax Professional, which offers a wealth of information for selecting a tax professional. The Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications can help taxpayers find preparers in their area who currently hold professional credentials recognized by the IRS or who have an Annual Filing Season Program Record of Completion.
- Setting up direct deposit. A direct deposit gives taxpayers access to their refund faster than a paper check. Those without a bank account can learn how to open an account at an FDIC-insured bank or through the National Credit Union Locator tool. Veterans should see the Veterans Benefits Banking Program for access to financial services at participating banks.
- Creating or reviewing IRS Online Account. The IRS encourages taxpayers who have not created their Online Account yet to do so soon. People who already have an Online Account should make sure they can still sign in successfully. Taxpayers can use Online Accounts to securely access the latest available information about their federal tax account.
- Paying a tax bill. The IRS offers several ways for taxpayers to pay their taxes including online or by phone. IRS Online Account and Direct Pay are free and safe ways to pay taxes or estimated tax directly from a checking or savings account. Pay by Card or Digital Wallet options are also available for a fee.