The IRS provides a number of resources on its website, including an Interactive Tax Assistant that addresses tax law questions, according to the agency. The IRS also publishes answers to frequently asked questions on its website along with information on general issues as a part of its Tax Topics section.
The IRS also uses its Tax Trails program to guide individuals to answers regarding their personal tax situation, including for tax credit and taxable income issues as well as international tax matters, as the agency explains. Specific topics range from procedural information to eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Individuals can also search the website by keyword for topics not addressed by the IRS's online help programs and can subscribe to the agency's newsletters, which provide information that includes tax tips and tax reporting guidance.
Other resources available on the IRS website include a withholding calculator, which helps determine how much of a paycheck should be withheld by the employer for federal tax purposes, and an Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant, which helps determine whether taxpayers are subject to the AMT. The agency also provides an Exempt Organizations Select Check tool that provides information on charities and not-for-profit organizations' tax-exempt status as well as the deductibility of taxpayer contributions.