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Commercial Tax Software

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Station Overview

Taxpayers may use commercial tax preparation softwareSoftware used by taxpayers to prepare and file returns either by mail or electronically. to file and pay taxes electronically (for a fee). When you file your return, it will be securely transmitted through an IRS-approved secure electronic channel.  The software generally uses a question and answer format that provides answers to tax law questions.

If your Adjusted Gross Income is less than a certain amount ($79,000 for 2023) you may use the IRS Free File instead of a commercial tax software.

Digital assets, in the broadest sense, are an item that is created and stored digitally, has value, has established ownership, and is discoverable. The Treasury Department has added to the definition that a digital asset must be recorded on a cryptographically secured distributed ledger or any similar technology. Find out more on digital assets and how this may apply to you.

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Additional Information

For additional information about your rights, you can review Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, or review Taxpayer Bill of Rights information online and watch the video “An Overview of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights” located on the TAS website.

If you still need help

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers and protects taxpayers’ rights. We can offer you help if your tax problem is causing a financial difficulty, you’ve tried and been unable to resolve your issue with the IRS, or you believe an IRS system, process, or procedure just isn’t working as it should. If you qualify for our assistance, which is always free, we will do everything possible to help you.

Visit www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov or call 1-877-777-4778.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS and TAS. LITCs represent individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve tax problems with the IRS. LITCs can represent taxpayers in audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes before the IRS and in court. In addition, LITCs can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Services are offered for free or a small fee. For more information or to find an LITC near you, see the LITC page on the TAS website or Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List.