Tax Answers

Tax Answers The deadline to file federal income taxes was Monday, April 18. Visit the IRS website for tax information, including refund status, filing for an extension, and getting economic payment information.

Rappahannock United Way Prosper Tax Services: Free self-service online tax filing through October 2022 for households with annual income below $80,000.

Virginia Tax: The Virginia state tax deadline was Monday, May 2, 2022. Options for filing electronically can be found here.

Online Forms and Tax Help Resources

For federal tax resources during COVID-19, visit the IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief page.

IRS Forms and Publications
Download forms and instructions for the present year back to 1996. Adobe Acrobat Reader is freely available to download and use for viewing and printing documents. You may also read lengthy publications online if you desire. Files may be searched by keyword. Some of the more popular forms are available in a "fill-in" version. This page also links to states' tax sites and electronic filing options. Check the IRS Newsroom for more information.

IRS Interactive Tax Assistant
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.

Virginia Department of Taxation
Individuals are encouraged to file electronically using iFile. You can find Virginia tax forms from 2009-present online. Answers to frequently-asked questions and forms for businesses and estates can be found on the department's homepage. You may also request that forms be mailed to your home, or download them in Adobe portable document format (.pdf) from home or in the library. Otherwise, forms are not being mailed out.

Spotsylvania County Treasurer
Spotsylvania residents can pay their personal property taxes, real estate taxes, and other county bills online using their credit cards.

Stafford County, Office of the Treasurer
This site has information about other county regulations. Stafford residents can pay their personal property and real estate taxes online.

Westmoreland County Treasurer's Office
Information on how taxes are assessed. Taxes may be paid in person, by mail, or online.

City of Fredericksburg - The Commissioner of the Revenue
Personal property taxes and real estate taxes may be paid online.

Tax Policy Center
Provides timely, accessible analysis and facts about tax policy to policymakers, journalists, citizens, and researchers via tax fact sheets and analysis.

Where to get transcripts of past tax returns:

Order online: The fastest way to get a Tax Return or Account transcript is through the ‘Get Transcript’ tool available on

Order by phone:
 You can also order by phone at 800-908-9946 and follow the prompts.

Order by mail:  To order your tax return transcript by mail, complete and mail either Form 4506-T or Form 4506T-EZ. Form 4506-T can also be used to request other tax records: tax account transcript, record of account, wage and income and verification of non-filing.

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