Tax Tip 2023-33: Some things taxpayers getting ready to file should know

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IRS Tax Tips March 14, 2023

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Issue Number: Tax Tip 2023-33

Some things taxpayers getting ready to file should know

With the 2023 tax filing season in full swing, taxpayers should be sure to visit for updated resources and tools to help with their 2022 tax return.

Things to know before filing

  • Taxpayers should wait to file until they receive all their proper tax documents, or they risk making a mistake that could cause delays.

  • They should also review their income documents carefully. If any of the information is inaccurate or missing, taxpayers should contact the payer right away for a correction or to ensure the issuer has their current mailing or email address.

  • Creating an IRS Online Account can help taxpayers securely access information about their federal tax account, including payments, tax records and more.

  • Organized tax records make preparing a complete and accurate tax return easier and may help taxpayers find overlooked deductions or credits.

  • Taxpayers with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number or ITIN may need to renew it if it’s expired and is needed on a U.S. federal tax return. If they don’t renew an expiring or expired ITIN, the IRS can still accept their return, but it may delay processing or credits owed.

Taxpayers should visit for information and answers to common tax questions

  • The IRS Interactive Tax Assistant helps taxpayers find answers tax questions based on their specific circumstances. Taxpayers can use it to determine if they must file a tax return, their filing status, if they can claim a dependent, if the type of income they have is taxable, if they’re eligible to claim a credit or if they can deduct expenses.

  • IRS Tax Topics contain general individual and business tax information. If taxpayers don’t find the answers to their question, they can check Frequently Asked Questions.

  • The Let Us Help You page lists many other online resources.

  • Taxpayers can find IRS forms, instructions and publications they need to file tax return at gov/forms-instructions.

  • Once a taxpayer has filed their return, they can track the status of their return with the Where’s My Refund? tool at gov/wheresmyrefund.

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