With roughly 2 million Utahns expected to file tax returns this year and less than two weeks until the Tax Day deadline, The Tribune is providing down-the-stretch tips and reminders over the next 10 days to help you complete the right forms, apply for all the deductions and credits you can, and get your tax filings in on time by April 15.
Countdown Tip No. 10: Find free tax help.
First stop, the IRS • The agency's website, IRS.gov, has answers for pretty much everything, from which forms to use to new deductions available through the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (remember the fiscal cliff?). If you're intimidated by the volume of information on the website or just can't find what you need, call 1-800-829-1040 for personal tax questions and 1-800-829-4933 for business questions. Or you can actually walk into an area Internal Revenue Service office without an appointment, but be sure to check the schedule (see accompanying graphic or go to the website) to see if they offer the service you need.