Resource Category: Guides

Tax Terminology

An A-Z guide of commonly-used terms that may be helpful to reference when filing your taxes.
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A Step-by-step Guide to Online Self-filing

Learn how to file on your own through MyFreeTaxes.org using free, safe, accurate tax-filing software TaxSlayer.
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Reconstructing Tax Records

Learn how you can request copies of previously filed tax returns.

How to Apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

Learn how to submit an application for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

How to Create an Online IRS Account

Learn how to create an online account with the IRS.

Tax Season Readiness Toolkit

Equip yourself with the tools you need to file your taxes and claim tax credits.

Guide for Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Holders

Get your questions about Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) answered.
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How to Fix Your Return and Claim Past Credits

Watch video tutorials to learn how to fix a mistake on your California or federal tax return.
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How to Use Your Refund

Some tips for helping you achieve financial success.
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Understanding Tax Credits

Explore the thousands of dollars in state and federal tax credits you may be eligible for by filing your taxes.
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Writing Off Child Care Expenses

Learn how you can maximize your tax refund by writing off child care expenses.
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Writing Off College Expenses

Learn how college students can maximize their tax refund by writing off education-related expenses.
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