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Are You a New U.S. Taxpayer? Should You File a Tax Return?

I am new to working and paying taxes in the U.S. - why should I file a tax return? Who can get a tax refund? What is my status? Am I a Resident or Nonresident Alien? Answers to these questions and much more are in this document. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.)

Don't Pay to Borrow Your Own Money

You should pick your tax filing options VERY carefully. Read this flyer to learn how "rapid refunds," "express money," "instant refunds," and similar schemes actually charge you for your own money. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.)

Have You Recently Moved? Be Sure You Get Your Tax Refunds, EITC Checks or Stimulus Payments

Have you recently moved? Make sure you keep getting your important mail! Read this document to learn the easy way to notify the IRS of your address change.

How to File a Tax Return Without a Social Security Number

Don't have a Social Security Number? Read this brochure to find out how to get an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) so you can file a tax return. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.)

Tax Help and Resources for Individuals and Families

Get Tax Help • Learn about special Tax Credits • Basic Tax Information • Frequently Asked Questions

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of Legal Services Alabama

Have you gotten a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) telling you that your tax return is being audited or examined? Have you received a letter from the IRS about your Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? Did you expect a refund that you did not get? For these tax issues and more, LSA's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic may be able to help you - read this document to find out how or call 1-866-456-4995.

What is the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)?

What is an ITIN? What is an ITIN used for? Who needs an ITIN? How do I know if I need one? Can I use an ITIN to get work? Read this document for answers to these questions and more. This information also available in more than 50 other languages.

What to Look for in a Tax Preparer

Do you get someone else to do your tax returns for you? Read this document to find out who to use, what to avoid, and more.

Don't Miss Out!!! Take Advantage of All the Benefits Available to You

Should you be getting child support? Do you qualify for food stamps? Can your children get free or low-cost health insurance? Can you get a lower telephone bill? Do you need help filing your income taxes? Read this for information about 10 often-overlooked benefits available to many low-income people.

Injured Spouse Claim

Has the IRS kept your federal tax refund because your husband or wife owes money? An Injured Spouse Claim may help you get part or all of the refund. Who can file? How and when do I file? Where do I send Form 8379? How long will it take the IRS to respond? View this for answers to these questions and how to get help. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.)

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