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Helpful tax preparation tips and resources from the IRS

As tax preparation season begins, the IRS has developed a list of helpful resources that we’ve collected here for you.

Important topics this tax season:

Filing season: The IRS urgently reminded taxpayers to take extra precautions this year to file an accurate tax return electronically to help speed refunds.

Earned Income Tax Credit awareness day: More people without children now qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the federal government’s largest refundable tax credit for low- to moderate-income families.

2021 Recovery Rebate Credit: The IRS announced that all third-round Economic Impact Payments have been issued and reminded people how to claim any remaining stimulus payment they’re entitled to on their 2021 income tax return as part of the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit.

Advance Child Tax Credit: People who received advance Child Tax Credit payments should file a 2021 tax return to get the remainder of the credit for which they are eligible.

Direct deposit: The IRS encouraged taxpayers to file electronically when they are ready and choose direct deposit to get their refund. 

  • Why taxpayers should have their tax refund direct deposited  English | Spanish

Phone scams during tax season: The IRS reminded taxpayers to be aware that criminals continue to make aggressive calls posing as IRS agents in hopes of stealing taxpayer money or personal information.

  • Taxpayers beware: Tax season is prime time for phone scams  English | Spanish

You can visit the IRS’s website, to see more Current Tax Tips or Subscribe to Tax Tips to get brief, concise tips in plain language covering a wide-range of topics.

You can also Subscribe to Outreach Connection to keep connected to tax-related useful information and materials for tax topics and issues that affect you and your family. The Outreach Connection page provides information for groups inside and outside the tax community.

IRS Annoucements that may help as you prepare taxes:

  • IRS begins 2022 tax season; urges extra caution for taxpayers to file accurate tax returns electronically to speed refunds, avoid delays  English | Spanish │ Chinese-Simplified
  • EITC Awareness Day: Important changes mean more people qualify for credit that helps millions of Americans  English | Spanish │ Chinese-Simplified
  • All third Economic Impact Payments issued; parents of children born in 2021, guardians and other eligible people who did not receive all of their third-round EIPs can claim up to $1,400 per person through the 2021 Recovery Rebate Credit  English | Spanish │ Chinese-Simplified

IRS statements that you may need as you gather your tax information:

  • IRS Statement — Child Tax Credit Letters  English | Spanish
  • IRS Statement — Providing meaningful assistance to taxpayers in the current environment  English | Spanish

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Did you know? Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is currently hiring a Financial Stability Program Specialist to walk walking hand-in-hand with clients to work through financial hardships, creating budgets, assisting with predatory lending loans, providing wrap-around services throughout the agency when we encounter clients with additional financial needs.