Free Federal Tax
To get free help and information about federal taxes all you need to do is a search for it on Google or one of the many other internet search engines available to everyone with a Web connect. Once you find an article that seems to fit your circumstances read and you're almost sure to learn something about taxes and the federal tax systems that you didn't already know.
One of the first things you might notice when you search are the paid ads scattered at the top and sides of what are called the "natural returns," which are the most important pages regarding your search term. Or, at least they're the most important pages in the search engine's opinion, though, of course the search engine is a machine, does not pay taxes and therefore can be presumed to know nothing or less than nothing about the subject.
Anyway, since this article is about "free" services, forget the paid ads on the search return page. The sites they're linking to may or may not be useful, but one thing they absolutely won't do is give you something valuable for nothing.
Actually, the best source for free info is probably Uncle Sam himself. Logging on to IRS. com and rooting around awhile will almost certainly provide you quite a bit of knowledge and every bit of it will be true, whereas 50 to 80 percent of anything you get elsewhere may be false.
One thing that's particularly good about the information on the Internal Revenue Service site is that the IRS knows, really knows, what the law is. So if you read something there you can take it to the bank. Assuming, of course, that you still have a bank account after the Internal Revenue Service is done taling you to the cleaners.
Seriously, you'll find a lot of things on IRS.gov that may save you both time and money ... information on such subjects as electronic filing, speeding up tax refunds and obtaining free help in preparing your return. Look at it this way, you're paying for the IRS website, so you might as well make use of it.
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