Tax Relief and Tax Assistance Programs

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The Capital Construction Fund (CCF) Program enables fishermen to construct, reconstruct, or under limited circumstances, acquire fishing vessels with before-tax, rather than after-tax dollars. The program allows fishermen to defer tax on income from ...
The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS) provides tax-advantaged flexible spending accounts that Federal employees can use to save on their eligible health care and dependent care expenses. By using pre-tax payroll contributions rather...
The Child Tax Credit program can reduce the Federal tax you owe by $1,000 for each qualifying child under the age of 17....
The Child and Dependent Care Credit program can reduce your tax by claiming the credit for child and dependent care expenses on your Federal income tax return....
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), sometimes called EIC, is a tax credit to help you keep more of what you earned. It is a refundable Federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families. Congress originally approve...
The Farmers Tax Guide program is designed to offer Federal income tax credit to farmers....
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Free File makes doing your Federal taxes less taxing, either through brand-name software or fillable forms that do the hard work for you. Do your taxes yourself and e-file - all for free. The IRS offers Free File, a fas...
Many married taxpayers choose to file a joint tax return because of certain benefits this filing status allows. Both taxpayers are jointly and individually responsible for the tax and any interest or penalty due on the joint return even if they later...
If you are a low-income taxpayer who cannot afford professional tax assistance or if you speak English as a second language (ESL) and need help understanding your taxpayer rights and responsibilities, you may qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpay...
The adoption credit and employer-provided adoption benefits can reduce your income tax by claiming your qualified adoption expenses on your federal income tax return....
The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program provides free tax assistance to individuals who are age 60 and older. Trained with IRS materials and certified by an IRS examination, a network of volunteers provides free tax counseling and assistance...
There are certain special Federal tax rules for divorced or separated individuals that can result in a lower tax liability than would otherwise apply....
For eligible individuals and families who were victims of terrorist attacks, special provisions were enacted under the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief Act of 2001. Under this act, the federal income tax liability of those killed in the following atta...
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who cannot afford professional assistance. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, many sites also offer free electronic filing (e-filing). Volunteers he...