IRS Tax Information The experienced professionals at Liberty Tax are your resource for the latest tax information. We stay abreast of all tax issues and can answer your questions about the tax code and your specific tax situation. Dependents Filing Status Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Life Changes and Your Taxes Rental Income & Expenses Taxable vs. Nontaxable Income Earned Income Tax Credit Avoiding Tax Problems Mileage Deductions Tax Interview Checklist Deductions & Credits Natural Disasters Military Tax Changes DependentsAre you unsure about who can be claimed as a dependent on your taxes? A dependent must either be a “qualifying child” or “qualifying relative”, with different rules for each. Properly identifying your dependents can significantly impactyour return. See more information on who can qualify as an eligible dependent on your taxes. Filing StatusDetermining which filing status applies to you can be confusing, especially when it comes to choosing the one that will least impact your taxes. Visit our ‘Income Tax Filing Status’ page to see which filing status best suits your situation. Individual Retirement Account (IRA)Retirement plans, such as an IRA, can complicate your taxes. Saving for your future is important but so is knowing how your taxes will be affected. See our IRA Tax Guide for all the information that you need to know. Life Changes and Your TaxesDid you get married this year or welcome a new addition to your family? During your lifetime, you could experience this and so much more – going to school, buying or selling a home, changing jobs, sending the kids to college. Some of these will lead to deductions or credits, while others are actually taxable themselves. If you’ve had any of these life experiences, see how life’s big events may impact your taxes. Rental Income & ExpensesOwning a rental property is often a good way to increase your net worth but it does have tax implications. If you have invested or are looking to invest in a rental property, view the tax rules that will apply to you. Taxable vs. Nontaxable IncomeWere you gifted money during the year, or did you win a prize from a contest? See what items classify as taxable income and nontaxable income. Earned Income Tax CreditThe Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) may be available to you if you made below a certain amount during the year. To see if you qualify for this tax credit, refer to our EIC Tax Guide. Avoiding Tax ProblemsErrors are quite common for Americans who prepare their own taxes. With tax rules becoming more strict and IRS penalties on the rise, check out our tips on how you can stay away from IRS trouble by visiting our ‘Avoiding Tax Problems’ page. Mileage DeductionsDid you know that you could be eligible for a deduction if you use your vehicle for business purposes? Keeping accurate records, such as receipts and mileage [here’s a free Mileage Log printable], will allow you to claim this deduction. See what other ways you can save on your return by viewing the IRS standard mileage rates. Tax Interview ChecklistOur Tax Interview Checklist lists everything you need in order to accurately prepare your tax return. Deductions & Credits There are several deductions and credits that you may be eligible to claim. Bring all important tax information about yourself and your family with you to your tax interview. That way, our knowledgeable tax preparers can find the best way to boost your refund or lower your tax liability. Be sure to bring any IRS correspondence or forms that you have received during the tax year. Search for your nearest Liberty Tax office using our office locator. Natural DisastersHave you been impacted by a natural disaster? See if you live in a disaster area and are able to claim casualty losses on your property by visiting the IRS website. Our Disaster Preparedness Handbook, found in the Resource Center on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, outlines steps to take before and after you’ve faced a natural disaster. MilitaryYour taxes are the last thing you need to worry about while serving your country. Get the answers to all of your questions concerning your tax return in our Military Tax Guide. Tax ChangesThere's nothing as certain as an ever-changing tax code. We keep you up-to-date on the latest tax rules and details of the newest tax information. See how some of the latest tax law changes may impact your taxes. Leave the work to us. Visit your local Liberty Tax office for free tax advice and accurate tax preparation. Refer to our Tax Glossary for a complete list of definitions and explanations of commonly used tax terms.