The Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA)
Check if you need to file a tax return. The Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) is a tool that guides you to determine if you are required to file a federal tax return or if you should file to receive a refund.
Based on your input, the tool can determine if you have to file a tax return, your filing status, if you can claim a dependent, if the type of income you have is taxable, if you are eligible to claim a credit, or if you can deduct expenses.
Before you begin, here is the information you will need to have:
- Filing status (e.g. single, married, married-filing single etc.)
- Federal income tax withheld.
- Basic information to help you determine your gross income.
To start go to: https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/do-i-need-to-file-a-tax-return
Free Tax Filing Resource Sites
Free File Tax Software
Trained Volunteer Tax Assistance
Additional information on the tax filing resources can be found on the IRS and FTB webpages.