Income Taxes

Self Help Legal Information

  • 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.) Content Detail

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  • 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.) Content Detail

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  • 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.) Content Detail

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  • 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.) Content Detail

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    Low Income Tax Payer Clinic (LITC) - Legal Services Alabama