The Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) is a tool that provides answers to a number of tax law questions. It can determine if a type of income is taxable, if you're eligible to claim certain credits, and if you can deduct expenses on your tax return. It also provides answers for general questions, such as determining your filing status, if you can claim dependents, if you have to file a tax return, etc.

You can find topics using the search feature or by viewing the categories listed below.

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Affordable Care Act (Health Care)

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Filing Status, Dependents and Exemptions

Retirement: Pensions, IRAs, Social Security

Other Income


      Itemized Deductions


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