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Frequently Asked Tax Questions

IRS Procedures - General Procedural Questions

  1. What are the tax changes for this year?
  2. Will IRS figure the amount of tax and credits for taxpayers?
  3. What should I do if I'm concerned because my check for payment to the IRS has not been cashed yet?

Rev. date: 09/21/2013

What are the tax changes for this year?

For highlights of any tax changes for the current tax year, refer to the "What's New" section of the following:

Rev. date: 12/14/2012

Will IRS figure the amount of tax and credits for taxpayers?

Yes, if you choose, the IRS will figure your tax on your Form 1040EZ (PDF), Form 1040A (PDF), or Form 1040 (PDF).

Rev. date: 12/14/2012

What should I do if I'm concerned because my check for payment to the IRS has not been cashed yet?

If it has been at least two weeks since the payment was sent to the IRS, you should check with your financial institution to verify that your check has not cleared your account before you contact the IRS.
If your financial institution verifies that the check has not cleared your account, you can call the IRS toll-free number at 800-829-1040 to ask if the payment has been credited to your account.
If the payment has not been credited and your check has not cleared, you may choose to place a stop payment order on the original check and send another payment.
Payment methods:
Make the check or money order payable to:
  • United States Treasury
Provide the following information with your check or money order:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Primary social security number
  • Tax year
  • Tax form filed
  • Daytime phone number