Understanding your 4883C Letter

If you received Letter 4883C, it is not fraud. It is a legitimate request, from the IRS, asking you to verify your identity. The letter will contain instructions to call the toll-free IRS Identity Verification telephone number at 800-830-5084. Before you call, gather the following items:

Checking the Status of Your Tax Refund

The “Where’s My Refund?” tool is available on irs.gov and through the IRS mobile app, IRS2GO. Updated daily, “Where’s My Refund?” has the most up-to-date information about the status of your refund. The tool displays when your return is received, approved and sent. After the IRS approves the refund, an actual refund date is provided.

Four Tax Credits That Can Mean a Refund for Eligible Taxpayers

Taxpayers might be eligible for a tax refund and don’t even know it. The IRS reminds taxpayers that they might qualify for a tax credit that can result in money in their pocket. Taxpayers need to file a 2017 tax return to claim these credits. Below are four tax credits that can mean a refund for eligible taxpayers:

Tax Tips for Deducting Gifts to Charity

The holiday season often prompts people to give money or property to charity. If you plan to give and want to claim a tax deduction, there are a few tips you should know before you give. For instance, you must itemize your deductions. Here are six more tips that you should keep in mind:

Tips for Individuals Who Need to Reconstruct Records After a Disaster

Taxpayers who are victims of a disaster might need to reconstruct records to prove their loss. Doing this may be essential for tax purposes, getting federal assistance, or insurance reimbursement.

According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are 12 things taxpayers can do to help reconstruct their records after a disaster: