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Information About Filing Tax Returns

While we know you’d all like to leave 2020 in your rear view mirror, there is one lingering shadow you may still need to address: your taxes!

Whether you worked a normal year, worked from home, were unemployed, took out business loans, or took on extra side jobs, most everyone has to file tax returns this year. And it may be a little different for you than in years past.

The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has a wealth of information on its website to answer all your questions.

A few things to keep in mind this year:

  • Tax Day is April 15. All tax forms must be submitted on or before that day unless you seek an extension.
  • If you received stimulus checks from the federal government in 2020, they do NOT count as taxable income.
  • If you received unemployment benefits in 2020, those DO count as taxable income and you must submit a tax return.

This year, the IRS has created videos in English, Spanish and American sign language to help you file your taxes easily, quickly, securely and for FREE. Find a video here.

You can find printable copies of all the tax forms — and explanations of each of the forms — HERE. Remember that you can visit your local library and print copies of the tax forms for free.

Learn more about protecting your personal and financial information online while filing your taxes here.


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