Are you looking for help with your taxes? Try calling 1-800-829-1040. This is the toll-free number for the IRS tax question line. With this number, you will be put in touch with someone right at the IRS who can assist you with your own personal tax situation if you have any questions.
This is particularly a useful resource if you do your own taxes and don't want to pay for additional services many of the tax software packages provide. With many of these programs, it can cost upwards of $49-$99 to interact with a human and go over your return. On the other hand, this toll-free number is free for you to use.
Granted, they won't be able to go over your return line by line and check for errors, but they can help assist you with many questions that can come up with even a simple return. Checking for clarification on an issue could save you money, or even more importantly, keep you from an audit.
Another helpful resource can be found by calling TeleTax at 1-800-829-4477. When calling this number, you will hear pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics, or you can even check on the status of your refund. TeleTax topics, which range from IRS assistance, to who must file, are listed on pages 8 and 9 of the Form 1040 instruction booklet. The topic list is extensive and could provide a quick answer to a question you may have.
In addition, the IRS Publication 910 provides a guide to all available free tax services. This will outline various phone numbers, newsletters, IRS service centers, and even workshops to help educate you further on taxes. Even though the deadline is quickly approaching these resources could help you avoid problems with your return or the need to file an extension.