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Helpful Tools

There are a variety of resources to help you during tax season.

Tax Credit Information and Eligibility
There are many specialized tax credits designed to provide much-needed extra funds for hardworking residents in need. Click on the links below to learn more and to see if you qualify.

IRS Withholding Calculator
Some individuals may benefit from having less money withheld from their paychecks, giving them more money now to help pay bills or build savings. For others, they may not have enough withheld from their paychecks and end up having to pay back the government at tax time. For help determining the best option for you, click here to access the IRS withholding calculator.

The Affordable Care Act and Your Taxes
If you are confused about how the Affordable Care Act affects your taxes, the Taxpayer Advocate Service can help. There are several tools that can assist in calculating health care-related tax credits and/or payments. While these estimators cannot be guaranteed, they can guide you in making decisions about your tax situation.

  • If you get insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and not another source like your employer or a government sponsored plan, you may be eligible for a Premium Tax Credit to help you pay for that coverage. Click here to learn more.
  • Starting in January 2014, the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision requires that you and each member of your family have health care coverage (called minimum essential coverage) in each month of the year, qualify for an exemption from coverage, or make a shared responsibility payment when you file your federal income tax return. Click here to learn more.
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