Taxes

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Contact us now so we can help you learn about your tax filing responsibilities. Filing sooner, rather than later, can help you reduce future penalties and interest you may owe.

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An installment agreement (IA) allows you to make monthly payments when you are financially unable to pay your tax liability in full.

A lien is a legal claim against property to satisfy a debt.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Find a provider near you.

A final return must be filed for a decedent if a final return would normally be required.

This interview will help you determine if you're eligible for certain educational credits or deductions including the American Opportunity Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and the Tuition and Fees Deduction.

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Issues FTB can help you with and their publications.

This publication is not intended to cover bankruptcy law in general, or to provide detailed discussions of the tax rules for the more complex corporate bankruptcy reorganizations or other highly technical transactions.

These Where to File addresses are to be used ONLY by TAXPAYERS AND TAX PROFESSIONALS filing individual federal tax returns in California.

A guide from the state tax board on taxpayer protections.

Helps taxpayers who have been unable to resolve their tax problems through normal channels.

The IRS explains how to figure and claim the credit.

The IRS' guide to this tax credit.