Interactive Tax Assistant

  1. Interactive Tax Assistant
  2. Topics by Category
  3. Affordable Care Act
  4. General Filing Questions
  5. Deductions
  6. Credits
  7. Income
  8. Additional Topics


Interactive Tax Assistant


The IRS’ Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) is a tax law resource that provides you with responses to tax law questions.


  • Simply answer the questions and click the “Continue/Submit” button to progress to the next screen.
  • When you reach the response screen, you will have the option to print the entire session and the response.
Interactive Tax Assistant

To search the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA), enter your search terms or question in the box below.

The tool is designed for use by taxpayers that were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they are inquiring about. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information regarding nonresidents or dual status aliens, please see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.

The ITA tool covers a limited number of topics listed below. If you use the search feature and the requested topic is not covered by the tool, then you may be sent to the Tax Trails application. See our new topic lookup tool, the IRS Tax Map. To use the IRS Tax Map you’ll need to click a button that says “Leave IRS Site” Please continue! The IRS Tax Map contains official information; it’s just delivered from a different government website.

Topics by Category
Affordable Care Act
General Filing Questions


Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Additional Topics

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