To find out if you are required to file taxes, or to find more information on what forms to use, please visit the website of the Internal Revenue Service.
Once you file, you can track your refunds through “Where’s My Refund?” – another free service offered by the agency. People without computer access can still use “Where’s My Refund?” by calling 1-800-829-1954.
Quick Facts About Your Taxes
- Approximately 75 percent of taxpayers receive a refund.
- Taxpayers who electronically file their tax returns and who use direct deposit can receive their refunds in as few as 10 days.
- The IRS offers free services for tax preparation including the Free File program.
- Where's My Refund?
- IRS telephone assistance numbers
- Find your local IRS office location and hours of operation
- Electronic Filing PIN Request
- Forms and Publications
Some forms and publications are available for download, while others should be ordered by phone or on-line. Allow 7 to 15 days for delivery of paper forms.
- The IRS has an app: IRS2go
Free Tax Return Preparation:
- Find free volunteer tax preparation and e-filing at a VITA or AARP TCE site or call Vermont 2-1-1 for a referral to a site near you.
- Free E-filing software is available for many taxpayers.
- Military OneSource offers free tax preparation and filing for active duty, National Guard, and reserve members, and their families.
Do You Have a Problem with the IRS?
- Free Legal Help for Low-Income Taxpayers who have disputes with the IRS is available through Vermont Legal Aid’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.
- IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service - Your voice at the IRS - can step in if you are unable to resolve a dispute with the IRS or you have a particular hardship. Or call 802-859-1052.
Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions & Resources
- Health and Human Services Fact Sheet on ACA and Taxes
- Vermont Health Connect
- Vermont Heath Connect Premium Tax Credit Calculator
- Need help resolving issues involving the Affordable Care Act and your taxes? Contact Vermont Legal Aid.
Information for Same-Sex Couples
- Frequently Asked Questions for Same-Sex Married Couples
- IRS/Treasury Announcement Regarding Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages
- Frequently Asked Questions for Registered Domestic Partners and Individuals in Civil Unions
State of Vermont Taxes:
- State of Vermont tax forms.
- For disputes involving your State of Vermont taxes, contact the State of Vermont Taxpayer Advocate.
Internal Revenue Service Web Tax Centers
The IRS now has federal tax information on their website tailored for specific individual or business needs ranging from information for the self-employed, to how special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster. Links to these sites are provided below.
- Self Employed Individuals
- Small Business and Self Employed
- Tax Relief in Disaster Situations
- Industry/Professions Tax Center
- On-line Auction Sellers
- Charities and Nonprofits
- Tax Benefits for Education
- Seniors and Retirees
- Identity Theft
Taxpayer Advocacy – Share Your Ideas for Improving the IRS
The Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) is a federal advisory committee established by the U.S. Department of Treasury and made up of citizen volunteers who listen to taxpayers, identify taxpayers' issues, and make suggestions for improving IRS service and customer satisfaction.
You can also report systemic issues or ideas for improving the IRS or for tax reform to the Taxpayer Advocate Service.