Tax Preparation Resources

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Need the status of your refund?
You will need: your Social Security Number, Filing Status, and expected refund.

     Internal Revenue Service, or 1-800-829-1954

    District of Columbia
    or 202-727-4829


    Virginia, or (804) 367-2486

Information on Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs)

Information on Taxability of Settlement Payments

See IRS Publicaiton 4345:

Links to state tax forms and instructions:

Information on filing tax returns for same sex married couples:

Finding Amount of Unemployment Received

To find out if an Education institute is accredited:

Finding information needed for Schedule A and Schedule D

Maryland Homeowner's Tax Credit and Renter's Tax Credit:

DC Property tax database to find out:

  • Amount of Property Tax Paid by client
  • If property is paying tax (if not, may be tax exempt and client may not be eligible for renter's credit)
  • Find out registered name and address of property owner

Steps to take:
1. Go to:
2. Fill in address and click on "Search Now"
3. Click on the Square/Suffix/Lot number
4. Scroll down and click on "View Tax Information"
5. Click in the Real Property Tax tab

Find out what ward you live in, in DC:

Marital Status Issues (for determining which states have common law marriage)

Resources for clients needing help to determine if they are still married to a long-time separated spouse, or who are interested in divorce.