Find Answers to Your Tax Questions with the Interactive Tax Assistant

February 14, 2017

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Find reliable answers to your tax questions when you need them with the Interactive Tax Assistant on The ITA is a tax law resource that asks you a series of questions and immediately provides you answers on a variety of tax law topics.


There are various tax law categories within the ITA, including, general filing questions, as well as specialized topics, all updated to reflect 2016 tax law. Five new topics were added recently:

  • Am I Eligible to Apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

  • Do I Have Income Subject to Self-Employment Tax?

  • Do I Need to Report the Transfer or Rollover of an IRA or Retirement Plan on My Tax Return?

  • Can I Exclude Income Earned in a Foreign Country?

  • Can I or My Spouse Claim Part of a Refund Being Applied Toward a Debt Owed by the Other Spouse?

Once you answer the questions, you'll get an immediate response to your specific tax issue. ITA is accurate, and you can print the answers for your records. Simply type “Interactive Tax Assistant” in the search box on for easy access to the answers you need. If you use ITA’s search feature and the requested topic isn't covered by the tool, then you may be sent to the Tax Trails application. You can also use our topic lookup tool, the IRS Tax Map.


The IRS also provides help for taxpayers with hearing disabilities or limitations (ASL). Learn more in this video!

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