Tax season is upon us all, and there are already some people who are getting their returns in or at least they hope they’ll arrive soon. For others, it’s probably a good time to start filing so you can get them in by the April 15 deadline that is less than three months away now. You’re going to need your IRS tax forms, though, and here is how you can get them.
According to IRS.gov, there are actually four main ways that you are able to get your IRS tax forms. You can already get them, so don’t worry about the “when” anymore as they’re out there, and ready to prepare.
On The Internet
This is probably the easiest and most convenient way to get your IRS tax forms. IRS.gov has every single one you could possibly need and they’re available 24/7 so you will never have to worry at all.
Around Your City And In Your Community
Believe it or not, there are often many local places to go pick up the forms you need because they will have them sitting out. Post offices, libraries, and some government offices will have them sitting out in brackets and files for you to pick up.
Now, they may not be as readily available or out as fast as online, but you can usually ask for copies if they’re not presented already.
Yes, you can still receive your IRS tax forms via snail mail by calling 1-800-TAX-FORMS (800-829-3676) anytime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, local time. Not only can you ask for whatever forms you need, but also get some instructions for filling them out. Those in Hawaii or Alaska go by Pacific time for hours.
Upon ordering your forms over the phone, they will arrive in the mail within seven to 10 days.
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers
There are numerous assistance centers across the country and they can be found by selecting the “Help & Resources” page on IRS.gov and then “Contact Your Local IRS Office.” This will allow you to find an office to get your IRS tax forms and also see what services each office offers.
Getting help from an assistance center could help you avoid mistakes and also tax scams, such as those that MSN warns about. It’s easy to fall for such things or accidentally omit important information if you’re not quite sure what you’re doing when filing.
Acquiring your IRS tax forms, filling them out properly, and turning them in soon will help in avoiding any further delays than what are already being predicted. Knowing the locations, the time, and the ways to get your forms will help and allow you to get them out of the way and wait on your money.
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