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Step-by-Step Guide to Filing Your Federal Taxes

Welcome to FindLaw's "Step-by-Step Guide to Filing Your Federal Taxes." Below you will find information and resources to help you at each step of the federal tax filing process. Choose a link to get started. (For detailed information on federal tax filing, see In-Depth Information on Filing Your Federal Taxes)

 To File or Not To File? (IRS)

What is My Filing Status?  

 Which Form Should I Use? (IRS)

 Does My Return Have to Be on Paper? (IRS)

 When Do I Have to File? (IRS)

How Do I Prepare My Return?

Where Do I File?

 What Happens After I File? (IRS)

Next Steps
Contact a qualified tax attorney to help you navigate
your federal and/or state tax issues.
(e.g., Chicago, IL or 60611)

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