Tax Tools & Quick Links

A collection of important tax resources curated exclusively to serve the needs of the average taxpayer.

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Child Tax Credit & Stimulus Payment Non-Filer Tool

Where's My Stimulus?

Use our flowchart to quickly determine if you're able to use the new IRS tool to claim any missed stimulus payments. 

Non-Filer Tool

Use this IRS tool to claim the Child Tax Credit advance payments and to claim any missed stimulus payments. 

CTC Update Portal

Use this IRS tool to view your eligibility for the advance Child Tax Credit payments or to decline the advance payments. 

Free File Program & Extension Requests

Free File Program

Use this IRS link to file your federal tax return for free through the IRS Free File program. You qualify if you earned $72,000 or less in 2020. 

Free File Lookup Tool

Use this IRS tool to easily find the Free File member offers that allow you to file for free based on your specific circumstances.

File an Extension

Do you need more time to file your taxes? You may file an extension request online through Free File, which extends the deadline to October 15th.


Tax Refund and Individual Account Tools

Where's My Refund?

Use this IRS tool to find out the status of your federal tax refund. You will need your SSN, filing status, and exact refund amount.

View Your
Tax Account

Use this IRS link to obtain your: (a) total tax debt payoff amount; (b) payment history; and (c) current return information. 

Obtain Your IRS Transcripts

Use this IRS link to obtain copies of your tax transcripts at no cost from the IRS, including data from your Forms W-2 or 1099.


Tax Assistance Services & Locations

TAS Locator

Need assistance dealing with the IRS? Use this IRS tool to locate your nearest Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS); a free service for taxpayers. 

VITA & TCE Locator

Use this IRS tool to locate your nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) center or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)


IRS Office Locator

Use this IRS link to locate and schedule an appointment at your nearest IRS office. Note, though, most issues can be fully resolved online or by phone.


Return Preparer Check & Tax-Exempt Directory 

Tax Return Preparer Credentials Check

Use this IRS tool to research tax return preparers near you or to determine the credentials held by a specific tax professional.

Tax Exempt Organization Search

Use this IRS tool to find information about an organization's federal tax-exempt status and its filings.


Beneficial Tax Calculators

Tax Withholding Estimator

Use this IRS tool to determine whether the proper amount of taxes are being withheld from your paycheck.

Sales Tax Deduction Calculator

If you opt to itemize deductions, use this IRS tool to determine the amount of your general sales tax deduction. 


Identity Theft Tools

Identity Theft PIN

Use to link to request an Identity Theft PIN from the IRS. The PIN is good for one year and may be used in lieu of a Social Security number when filing a tax return.