Online Tools Offered by IRS for Year-round Tax Assistance

Tax filing assistance can be found year-round on  Whether it’s virtually filing your taxes for free, checking the status of a tax refund, or simply seeking the answer to a tax related question, help is just a click away.  Make filing taxes easier with the following tools:

IRS Free File (available through October 15th for the filing of 2013 tax returns)

Refund Status Check
 (can also be accessed using the IRS2go Mobile App)

Direct Pay
(pay taxes directly from your Checking or Savings account)

Online Payment Agreement (make monthly payments using the Direct Debit payment plan option, among others)

Withholding Calculator
(adjusts your tax payments and allows access to a new Form W-4/Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate)

See IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2014-17 for even more tools and interactive videos.

Posted by Caroline Lisankie, Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal