The IRS website www.irs.gov provides a wealth of information and assistance.  Be careful – many websites try to look like the IRS website and get you to buy information and services that IRS provides free.  You may choose to seek paid tax advice but don’t mistake a for-profit business for the free services and information provided by the IRS.  The IRS provides toll free telephone assistance Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 1-800-829-1040.  Lower income people are eligible for free tax preparation assistance, and there are more than 12,000 free tax preparation sites nationwide.  You can also order free IRS publications on a wide range of tax topics.