Sen. Carper Highlights Resources for Filing Taxes in 2012

This year's filing deadline is April 17

WASHINGTON – A new year means a new tax season, and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) wants to provide Delawareans with the information and resources they need to file their taxes in an easy and timely manner. This year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made filing taxes easier than ever. This year’s filing deadline is April 17 instead of April 15, and taxpayers who are granted a six month extension will have until October 15 to file. If you need assistance at any time, please visit or call toll-free 1-800-829-1040.

“The IRS resources below help give taxpayers the information they need to ensure their taxes are filed on time and with as little hassle as possible,” said Sen. Carper. “I encourage all eligible Delawareans to take advantage of these useful tools that will save them time and money on the tax preparation process and ensure that their federal income tax returns are filed without a hitch.”


Below you’ll find links to useful resources and updated information provided by the IRS:

  • 1040 Central – This clearinghouse provides all the information you need to know to file your 1040 quickly and easily.
  • Tax Tips for 2012 – Find tips to make your filing process as easy as possible.
  • Tax Information for Individuals – If you’re filing as an individual, this page helps you find relevant forms and information.
  • Free File – This feature shows you how to do your federal taxes for free.
  • El IRS en Español – Full list of Spanish-language tax resources

For face-to-face tax help in Delaware, please contact the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers below:

  • Dover: 611 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901, (302) 678-2784
  • Georgetown: 21309 Berlin Rd. Unit 13, Georgetown, DE 19947, (301) 695-7615
  • Wilmington: 844 King St., Wilmington, DE 19801, (302) 573-6343

Additionally, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program (TCE) offer free, in-person tax help for those who qualify. The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. The military also has a strong VITA program, administered by the Armed Forces Tax Council. In addition, airmen, soldiers, sailors, marines, guardsmen, and their families worldwide receive free tax preparation assistance at offices within their installations. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887. The TCE Program provides free tax help to people aged 60 and older. For more information on TCE, call 1-800-906-9887.

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