**NEW FOR TAX YEAR 2021: Please provide full details on the amount of funds you and/or your family received for the final Economic Stimulus Payment received in 2021. The IRS should have issued a confirmation, Letter 6475, in late January 2022 to confirm the amount.
Also required is the amount of any Advance Child Tax Credit funds you may have received. The IRS should have provided Letter 6419 to all relevant taxpayers, with correspondence issued in late December 2021 through January 2022.
Please include copies of any such letters from the IRS in your tax materials submission.
Requirement as of Tax Year 2016: In order to ensure that each individual's identity and personal information is as secure as possible, the IRS and state revenue agencies now request an additional identification confirmation step. To fulfill this requirement, please provide copies of all taxpayers' unexpired Driver's Licenses. Other methods of acceptable verification include a Real ID, a State-Issued Identification Card, a passport, a utility bill, a credit card statement, or an account statement from a financial institution. The paperwork or ID should confirm the name and address of the taxpayer. If you’ve previously provided ID, but renewed it since last spring, a copy of the now-current ID should be provided.
In addition, if you claim children under age 17 for the Child Tax Credit or the Earned Income Credit, documentation must be provided that proves the child resides with you. This may include a doctor's bill or a school record, etc. - anything that states both the dependent's name and address. If your children are older and you intend to claim an Education Credit, similar documentation must be provided to verify the child's home address. This can include a 1098T, which details tuition costs. This verification step is in place to document that the taxpayer meets the requirements to claim the credit.
What to bring to your tax appointment:
If it's your first year with us, please bring all of the above, plus: