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IR-2009-04 January 13, 2009

Daily IRS Tax Tips Available For 2009 Filing Season

WASHINGTON - The Internal Revenue Service is offering a daily series of Tax Tips for the 2009 federal tax filing season that began this month.

Tax Tips offer concise, useful information on topics affecting millions of taxpayers. More than 70 tips on federal taxes will be available with a new one for each business day until the April 15 tax filing deadline.

Tips are available as easy-to-understand text as well as several audio files for podcast.

Sample text-based Tax Tip topics include:

  • Choosing a tax preparer
  • Where you can get free tax help
  • How e-file can make filing easier and getting you your refund faster
  • How to file for an extension or to amend your return
  • What tax records to keep
  • First-Time Homebuyer Credit

Taxpayers can receive new text-based Tax Tips via email when they are published by subscribing through the e-News Subscriptions page on When subscribing, the taxpayer will receive a confirmation message by e-mail that he or she must respond to in order to confirm the subscription. Other list serves available on include Guidewire, which distributes IRS guidance, and Newswire, which distributes IRS press releases.

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