When filing your income taxes in the United States there are several things that you need to know about just the rules of income taxes in the United States in general.
If you live in the United States then you have most likely files income taxes before. If you have not yet filed them you should make sure to consult a friend or family member before you send in your taxes just to insure that you have filled them in correctly.
The first thing that you need to know is what income taxes are. Income taxes are taxes that you pay to the Untied Sates Internal Revenue Service on any money, or income, that you made during that tax year. INcome can be interest that you made on money you hold in bank accounts, any money you gained from the sale of investments, and most commonly money you earned from working. Money you earned from working is called earned income. Unearned income is money you get in interest on bank accounts and investments.
To file taxes in the United Sates you must find the right form. There are many different tax forms, all of which are available online, that you need to look thorough. The most common for of taxes that is filled out is the 1040 series. The 1040 series is based on individual tax returns. If you are filing for a business or corporation you cannot use a 1040. There are separate forms and rules if you are filing for a business or corporation.
If you need help figuring out which form that you need to fill out you have several options. First you can contact the IRS and ask them which one you should use, you can contact a tax professional, or you could also ask a more experienced friend what you need to do.
Income taxes are actually very easy to fill out and to do correctly. Taxes may seem like a very daunting thing but overall they are very easy. When you get ready to file your income taxes just make sure that you gather all of your financial information, such as W-2 forms and your social security card.
If you still feel like you need help contact a local tax company or the Internal Revenue Service.