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Important & Educational Tax Tools

Important: Starting with Tax Year 2018 (Jan. - Dec. 2018), tax return filing requirements are changing due to Tax Reform. Our tax tools are currently for Tax Year 2017, but you can use them now to get an idea of your 2018 Taxes. We will update the tools and this page as the IRS finalizes the 2018 Tax Return filing requirements. Tax Reform and you? Let efile.com help you and become eligible to Tax Win. Find out now.

We offer an assortment of free web apps and tax tools to help make tax return preparation easier for you. All of these easy-to-use tax estimator and tax educator tools are FREE of charge.


Tax Calculator, Refund Tools

Do I get a Refund or Owe?

Estimate--or Just Play Around with--Your Taxes! Use the 2017 TaxStimator!

The TaxStimator (or efile.com Tax Calculator) will estimate your 2017 tax return refund, or how much you will owe the IRS. Also use our Tax Refund Date Estimator tool to find out when you may receive your refund!

Estimate and calculate now with the 2017 TaxStimator!

Estimate your 2018 Federal Tax Refund Date

What is my IRS Tax Penalty?

Filed Late and/or Paid Taxes Late? Use The PENAlator and Estimate Your IRS Tax Penalty!

Did you know that the penalties for not filing a tax return on time are more expensive than not paying taxes owed on time? Find out if you owe late filing and/or late payment penalties by using our Tax Penalty Calculator or PENAlator!

Start the PENAlator and estimate your Tax Penalty


Tax Educator, Savings Tools

Do I need to file a tax return?

To File or Not to File? That Is The Question!

Do I have to file a return? It’s a question that many of us have. The new and easy to FILEucator tool will help you find the answer to your personal question:  Do I have to - or should I - file a tax return? Yes, filing a tax return can be beneficial for you.

Get your answer now with the FILEucator!


What is my filing status?

Tax Life Can Be Complicated. What Is Your Tax Filing Status? The STATucator Will Tell You!

There are a number of factors that go into selecting your tax filing status and it can be confusing. The STATucator tool will guide you through the process of determining the right filing status for you. Simply answer "Yes" and "No" to the questions until the STATucator provides you with your recommended filing status.

Start the STATucator now!


Am I a HoH?

Do You Qualify as a Head of Household? Work It Out with the HOHucator!

It's the Head of Household (HOH) Qualifying Person Educator Tool. It will assist you in determining if you have a Qualifying Person to use for the Head of Household (or HOH) filing status. Find out with a few simple "Yes" or "No" answers.

Fire up the "HOHucator”!


Who is my dependent?

Not Sure If Someone Can Be Claimed As A Dependent On Your Tax Return? Start The DEPENDucator!

The Qualifying Child Dependent Educator Tool will help you to determine if a qualifying child can be a dependent on your tax return or not.

Start the DEPENDucator now!


Who is my relative?

Can You Claim A Relative As A Dependent? You'll Get Along with the RELucator!

What exactly is a Qualifying Relative?

Start the RELucator now!


Can I claim the Child Credit?

Do You Qualify for the Child Tax Credit? Discover the Amazing KIDucator!

Do you have dependent children? If so, you may be able to get a nice tax credit! Find out if you qualify for the Child Tax Credit by using the KIDucator.

Go to the KIDucator!


Can I claim the Care Credit?

“Care” to Know if you Qualify for the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit? Try our “CAREucator”!

Child and dependent care costs a lot! See if you qualify for the valuable Child and Dependent Care tax credit and you might get a nice credit for your child care or dependent care expenses.

Count on the "CAREucator" now!


Can I claim the EIC?

Do You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit? You Can Count on the "EICucator"!

Do you work for a living but only earn a modest income (i.e. not enough)? You might qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC). The free and easy-to-use "EICucator" tool will let you know whether or not you qualify.

Find out with the "EICucator"!

Once you find out if you qualify for the EIC, you can also find out how much credit you may qualify for!

See how much EIC you might get!


What to do with my W-4?

Not Sure Whether or Not You Should Update Your W-4? Use Our Tax Withholding Assessment Tool!

Did you know that the tax refund you receive when you file your return is your money? You can have that money now by updating your W-4 (if you don't receive a refund, you can update your W-4 so you owe less tax next year). Our Tax Withholding Assessment will help you determine whether or not you need to update allowances on your Form W-4 in order to meet your tax goals!

Go to the "Tax Withholding Assessment Tool Now!


What to do with my W-4?

Not Sure Which Form 1040 To Use? Try Our New "Formucator"!

Answer a few simple questions and you'll find out which 1040 form is right for your situation. No need to choose or select forms on your own!

Go to the "Formucator" Now!