3 tips to help you understand the tax code

On Behalf of | May 6, 2022 | Tax Issues

Whether you love it or hate it, January through April is that unavoidable period when many adults in Pennsylvania are thinking about their taxes. Before you can successfully file your taxes, it’s a good idea to have a clear understanding of the Internal Revenue Code. Since this document is about 2,600 pages long, it’s not the kind of publication most people read front-to-back. Here are a few helpful ways to save time and energy understanding it.

Contact the IRS

One of the best to do when you’re having tax issues is to reach out to the IRS. Just check out a document officially known as “IRS Publication 910.” This publication lists phone numbers you can contact with questions about your taxes.

Check out IRS publications

If you don’t want to speak with someone from the IRS, there are also many print and web-based publications from the IRS. These publications are more condensed sources of information. Instead of having to sift through a 2,600-page booklet, most people find it easier to get the help they need by visiting the IRS website.

Have a professional prepare your taxes

Another option if you don’t want anything to do with tax codes is to have someone else prepare your taxes. Of course, you’ll want to make sure this person is a certified tax professional. You’ll pay more than if you filed your tax return by yourself. However, this option also provides more peace of mind that people don’t mind spending a little extra money to have.

To summarize, there are a few great ways to gain an easier understanding of the complexity of the Internal Revenue Code. Regardless of which method you choose, never feel like you can’t get the help you need with your taxes.