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The People's Trusted Source for Tax Information

Welcome to, a free educational resource designed exclusively for the average person. We believe everyone (regardless of socioeconomic status or education level) should be able to easily understand their basic federal tax rights and responsibilities. That's why we work hard to publish important tax information, news, and insight in a straightforward manner, without any complicated tax or legal jargon. In simple terms, we make learning about taxes fun and rewarding!

Tax Topics: FAQs

Link to MTR's Free File Program FAQ page

Did you earn less than $79,000 in 2023? If so, you may qualify to file your taxes for free under the Free File Program.

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Link to MTR's College Students FAQ page

College Students

Can I file my own tax return? What is a "tax deduction"? Are there any special tax measures for students?

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Link to MTR's Personal Income Tax FAQ page

Find answers to common personal income tax questions while learning about its evolution in U.S. history.

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Link to MTR's Military Servicemembers FAQ page


What can I exclude from my gross income? Is disability pay taxable? Can I deduct money spent on military gear?

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Link to MTR's Small Business Owners FAQ page

Small Businesses

What are employment taxes? Am I required to make estimated tax payments? LLC vs. S-Corp. vs. Partnership?

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Link to MTR's Seniors FAQ page

Seniors & Retirees

Are my social security benefits taxable? What about my retirement pension? Can I deduct medical expenses?

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Taxpayer Bill of Rights

In 2015, Congress enacted the Taxpayer Bill of Rights to make clear that each taxpayer is entitled to certain fundamental rights when dealing with the IRS. It is important for taxpayers to understand each of these rights in order to hold the IRS accountable. #KnowledgeIsPower

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The Right To Be Informed

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The Right To Quality Service

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The Right To Pay No More Than The Correct Amount Of Tax

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The Right To Challenge The IRS's Position And Be Heard

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The Right To Appeal An IRS Decision In An Independent Forum

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The Right To Finality

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The Right To Privacy

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The Right To Confidentiality

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The Right To Retain Representation 

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The Right To A Fair And Just Tax System

Full text of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (PDF):

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Taxpayer Advocates

Need Assistance with the IRS?

If you are having tax problems and have not been able to resolve them with the IRS, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) may be able to help you. TAS is an independent unit within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whose mission is to help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and to recommend changes to prevent future problems. Its job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and understands his or her rights. is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with any government agency.

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