How To Apply For Tax Relief By Myself
In these troubled economic times, not many people can spare the money to hire attorneys, accountants and other professionals, so they’re left asking themselves, “How do I apply for tax relief by myself?” And fortunately for them, the answer doesn’t have to involve any significant cash outlay.
Instead, it merely requires:
- Knowing where to find answers
- Knowing yourself
- Knowing the value of patience.
- Information is easy to find. Thanks to our friends at the Internal Revenue Service, information concerning most everything you want to know about applying for tax relief by yourself is available on the internet at http://www.irs.gov. Likewise, most state tax offices have presence at web addresses such as http://www.in.gov (for Indiana), http://ohio.gov (for Ohio), etc. Otherwise you can, more often times than not, secure the same information at your local Public Library, The U.S. Postal Service or via the good ol’ telephone.
- To thine own self be true. Unfortunately, applying for tax relief on your own is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, in that each individual must read each tax office’s rules and regulations to see exactly what type of relief they qualify for in relation to their own personal circumstances. But on the upside (believe it or not) most instructions and forms published by these agencies is written in plain English that most anyone can understand.
- Patience is a virtue. It’s important to realize going in that applying for tax relief by yourself can prove to be a time-consuming process requiring the collection of W-2’s, receipts and other necessary documents to complete the task…along with a series of readings and re-readings of forms and instructions (just to make sure you get everything right). But hang in there and realize that this can be done on your own.
So when you ask, “How do I apply for tax relief by myself?” Understand that the answer is simply, “Just use your common sense."