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We refer to our users as "Taxletes" (Tax-leets), a term that signifies one's proficiency in self-preparing his or her taxes. #TaxleteStrong

Tax Topics: FAQs

My Tax Rights Free File Page

Free File Program

Did you earn less than $72,000 in 2020? If so, you may qualify to file your taxes for free under the Free File Program.

My Tax Rights Students Page

College Students

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

My Tax Rights Income Tax Page

Personal Income Tax

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

My Tax Rights Military Page

Servicemembers

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

My Tax Rights Small Business Page

Small Businesses

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

My Tax Rights Seniors Page

Seniors

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):

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.

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