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Internal Revenue Service

(IRS), division of the U.S. Treasury Dept. that is responsible for the assessment and collection of most federal taxes, except those relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives. Established in 1862, the IRS derives most of its revenues from the collection of corporate and individual income taxincome tax,
assessment levied upon individual or corporate incomes. Although personal incomes were occasionally taxed in medieval Italian cities, the income tax is essentially a modern form of taxation.
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To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, taxpayers can use the VITA and TCE locator on IRS.gov, download the IRS2GO app or call 800-906-9887.
Details: More information about the VITA grant can be found at IRS.gov (search "VITA grant"), or by contacting the IRS at (404) 338-7894 or grant.program.office@ irs.gov.
Although overall unique visitor traffic to tax-related websites is growing at a rate of 20 percent, IRS.gov has been phenomenal increase in unique visitors, with an estimated growth of 182 percent this year compared to last.
The Internal Revenue Service reported that there were more than 585 million visits to IRS.gov by taxpayers finding answers to tax questions, e-filing tax returns and checking on their tax refunds in 2018.
The free online software program, accessible only through IRS.gov, is available for taxpayers to use in advance of the start of the filing season on Jan.
Demand on IRS phones during the early weeks of tax season is traditionally heavy, so taxpayers are encouraged to use IRS.gov to find answers before they call.
Already this year, visits to IRS.gov have jumped 24 percent over last year at this time.
Data tables from the Tax Year 2000 Corporation Source Book of Statistics of Income (Publication 1053), which was originally published in 2003, are now available in Excel spreadsheets for viewing or downloading from Tax Stats at the IRS.gov Web site.