1997 Tax Help Archives  


This is archived information that pertains only to the 1997 Tax Year. If you
are looking for information for the current tax year, go to the Tax Prep Help Area.

TeleFile is an interactive computer system that automatically calculates your taxes and begins the electronic filing process over the phone. It is quick, easy, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week using a toll-free number. This year approximately 24 million single and married taxpayers who filed form 1040EZ last year will receive a special TeleFile Tax booklet allowing them to file their taxes by phone. Only those receiving a tax booklet who have access to a touch tone phone can use TeleFile. The tax booklet cannot be ordered from IRS. There are no forms to mail in because TeleFile is completely paper-less.

To ensure trouble free filing, be sure to read all of the instructions, gather all of the tax information, and complete lines "A-G" on the TeleFile Tax Record included in the special tax booklet before dialing into the TeleFile system. Also, make sure that you have all of your forms, W-2 and that your social security number is correct.

Once this information is in hand, call the TeleFile toll-free number. The TeleFile system automatically does the math and will compute the Earned Income Credit for eligible filers. Before hanging up, please wait for your confirmation number and enter the 6 digit number on line "M" of the TeleFile Tax Record. TeleFilers will receive their refunds within three weeks. And, if you owe tax, you can still file early using TeleFile and pay by April 15, 1998.

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