The IRS provides free publications, forms and other material and information to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations. Free help is available...

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The IRS provides free publications, forms and other material and information to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations.

Free help is available on the IRS Web site, by phone, at local IRS offices and at many community locations.

You can access free tax information at www.irs.gov. At “1040 Central” on the Individuals page, you can get forms, instructions and publications, learn about IRS e-file, determine your eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit, read about the latest tax changes and find answers to “Frequently Asked Questions.”

Most taxpayers can use Free File, available only through the IRS Web site, to electronically prepare and file their federal tax return — for free.

You can also check the status of your refund at IRS.gov by clicking on “Where’s My Refund” — a service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call the IRS Tax Help Line for Individuals, 800-829-1040, to get answers to your federal tax questions.

To order free forms, instructions and publications, call 800-829-3676. To hear prerecorded messages covering various tax topics or check on the status of your refund, call 800-829-4477.

TTY/TDD users may call 800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications.

— Internal Revenue Service