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Tax Preparation Tool Box


Having all your receipts and records in place is a good start on preparation, but its not enough.  Our Tax Preparation Tool Box links below will help you get a better picture of the "real numbers".   

  • Valuation Tables - Determine what would be a reasonable value of that donation.

  • Tax Preparation Checklist - Use this checklist as your personal guide to compiling your tax documents.  It may save you time and remind you which tax documents you've accrued throughout the year.

  • 2011 Federal Income Tax Estimator - Use this calculator to help determine your estimated tax liability along with your average and marginal tax rates.


IRS Provided Tool Box

Filing and paying your taxes should be as convenient as possible. That's why the IRS provides you with many helpful tools, including the following featured interactive forms, calculators and tools:


Free File
Prepare and file your federal income taxes online—it's easy and it's free!

IRS Withholding Calculator
Estimate the amount that should be withheld from your paycheck for federal income tax purposes.
Order A Transcript
Order your tax return or tax account transcript online.

Electronic Filing PIN Request
Get your Electronic Filing PIN, a one-time code used to verify your identity when you submit your tax return electronically.

Where's My Refund?
Check the status of your refund online after 72 hours if you e-filed or 3-4 weeks if you mailed your return.
Online Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Get your EIN within minutes without picking up the phone or mailing/faxing a paper Form SS-4.
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
Pay your federal taxes on-line or by phone through EFTPS, a free tax payment system.
e-Services for Tax Professionals
Register as an approved IRS business partner (e.g., e-filing tax professionals) and conduct business electronically with the IRS.
Online Payment Agreement
Determine if you're eligible and apply for an online payment agreement if you have a tax liability you can't completely pay today.
First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up
Did you receive the First Time Homebuyer Credit?  You can now check the status of your FTHBC online 24/7  for information on your repayments and account balance.

Other Helpful Tools

In addition to the tools featured above, IRS provides you with the following:

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