Useful IRS Links
The homepage of the Internal Revenue Service.
Updates from the IRS on new legislation, credits and deductions, and other news.
A guide to what may be due each day in the coming year.
If you receive an email claiming to be from the IRS, and requesting money or personal information, it is likely a phishing scam. Forward it to the above email address.Report phone scams to 1-800-366-4484.
Pay Taxes Online
We recommend that you create accounts on these sites now, to make future payments fast and easy. It takes about a week to complete IRS enrollment, and some states may also have waiting periods.
Pay any federal taxes here. Put in your bank account information when you sign up for an account. You will then receive a PIN by US Mail.
Make credit card payments here. DC uses this site for all online payments. Note that fees are applied for payments.
Virginia's online tax-payment service. Have the amount you paid to the state last year on hand when you register.
Register on this page for MD online services, including tax payment. Know your FAGI from last year when you register.
I recommend Yearli for reporting payments to household employees on W-2 forms, or to contractors on 1099 forms. Call me if you are unsure whether you need to file, or want me to complete these forms for you.
Other Sites and Documents
My colleague Karen H. Johnson has put together an excellent list of important documents to keep in a safe location.
The shred list included with our organizer instructions, including a collection of documents to save forever.
A helpful guide to the approximate value of non-cash donations like clothing, furniture and electronics.
A website with a number of resources designed to encourage sound financial decisions.