In order to file your taxes, you'll need a few things. First you'll need to know how much money you made. Then you'll need to decide whether to take the standard deduction or itemize your return. Finally, you'll need to submit everything by July 15. The deadline for filing federal taxes in 2020 was extended to July 15 due to the coronavirus crisis.
Steps to File a Tax Return
Gather your paperwork, including:
A W-2 formXổ số miền bắc 2 from each employer
Receipts for charitable donations and medical and business expenses if you are itemizing your return.
. Filing status is based on whether you're married. The percentage you pay toward household expenses also affects your filing status.
Decide how you want to file your taxes. The IRS recommends using for the easiest and most accurate returns.
Determine if you are taking the standard deduction or itemizing your return. The new tax law increased the standard deduction but .
If you owe money, , including applying for a payment plan.
File your taxes by the deadline (typically April 15 each year).
Contact the IRS for Tax Help
For the fastest information, the IRS recommends finding answers to your questions online. You can also . This option works best for less complex questions. Keep in mind that wait times to speak with a representative may be long.