Check IRS You Tube Videos as Tax Season Commencement Nears

IRS has announced they will start accepting 2013 returns on January 31, and is doing what they can to help folks get in line for their refunds as early as possible.  Among others, consider these specific videos which taxpayers may access (http://www.youtube.com/user/irsvideos) to help them get their returns in order:

  • Assistance in finding free help from certified volunteers conversant with the electronic tax return filing process
  • Information regarding the requirements for filing tax returns, including income limits and age, and reasons why taxpayers may want to file even if they don’t have to
  • Tips on how to protect personal information and avoid becoming a tax scam victim
  • Information regarding which financial and tax files to keep and for how long