How to pay taxes in the USA

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Taxes are amounts of money people contribute to the costs of running a country or community. Piv txwv li, se them rau lub tsev kawm ntawv, cov tsev kho mob, thiab txoj kev. Thaum cov pej xeem thiab ntsuab card tuav tseg them se, they are paying their share of programs that benefit them.

Taxes are amounts of money people contribute to the costs of running a country or community. For example, taxes pay for schools, hospitals, and roads. When citizens and green card holders pay taxes, they are paying their share of programs that benefit them.

How to pay taxes in the US: understanding the forms and process

How to pay taxes in the US: understanding the forms and process

Yuav ua li cas yog ib tug se?

What is a tax?

A se yog ib qho nyiaj ntawm cov nyiaj peb them rau tsoom fwv. Governments muaj xws li tsoom fwv teb chaws tsoom fwv, lub xeev tsoom fwv, thiab cov me me, tsoom fwv hauv zos uas khiav cov cheeb nroog thiab lub zos. Yog hais tias koj khwv tau nyiaj, siv cov nyiaj, los yog tus kheej khoom nyob rau hauv America, koj yuav tau them se ntawm ib tug siab zoo los yog lwm. Nws yog ib qho tseem ceeb kom nkag siab txog yuav ua li cas them se nyob rau hauv txoj kev.

A tax is an amount of money we pay to governments. Governments include federal government, state governments, and the smaller, local governments that run counties and cities. If you earn money, spend money, or own property in America, you will pay taxes of one kind or another. It is important to understand how to pay taxes in the right way.

Yuav ua li cas yog cov nyiaj khwv tau them se?

What is income tax?

Income tax yog ib tug se rau koj cov nyiaj (dab tsi koj khwv tau los yog tau txais txhua txhua xyoo). Cov neeg them nyiaj khwv tau los them se rau tsoom fwv teb chaws tsoom fwv thiab rau feem ntau lub xeev tsoom fwv. (Qee lub xeev, xws li New Hampshire thiab Florida, tsis them se.) Tsoom fwv teb chaws cov nyiaj khwv tau them se yog sau los ntawm lub Internal Revenue Service (IRS) thiab mus txog rau lub US Treasury. State se mus rau lub xeev cov nyiaj tau los departments.

Income tax is a tax on your income (what you earn or receive every year). People pay income tax to the federal government and to most state governments. (Some states, such as New Hampshire and Florida, do not charge income tax.) Federal income tax is collected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and goes to the US Treasury. State income tax goes to state revenue departments.

Tus nqi, los yog tus nqi, ntawm cov nyiaj khwv tau them se koj them nyob ntawm ntau npaum li cas koj khwv tau thiab koj cov nuj nqis yog. Cov neeg uas khwv tau los yog tau txais nyiaj ntau them ntau dua nyob rau hauv se tshaj li cov neeg uas tau txais nyiaj tsawg.

The rate, or amount, of income tax you pay depends on how much you earn and what your expenses are. People who earn or receive more money pay more in taxes than people who get less money.

Lwm yam kev cuam tshuam rau ntau npaum li cas koj yuav tau them. Yog hais tias koj muaj cov me nyuam, koj tau txais ib tug loj se credit los pab koj nrog cov nqi ntawm cov nyiaj ib tsev neeg. A se credit txhais tau tias koj tau them se rau tsawg dua ntawm koj cov nyiaj khwv tau.

Other things affect how much you pay. If you have children, you get a large tax credit to help you with the costs of raising a family. A tax credit means you pay tax on less of your income.

Getting married can affect how much tax you pay, heev. Tib neeg tau txais ib tug tsawg dua cov nyiaj ua se credit tshaj ib tug txij nkawm, li ntawd, tej zaum lawv yuav tau them ntau se. Tab sis khub niam txiv uas ob leeg ua haujlwm tej zaum yuav them ntau dua cov nyiaj ua se ua ke tshaj thaum lawv ib.

Getting married can affect how much tax you pay, too. Single people get a lower tax credit than a married couple, so they may pay more tax. But married couples who both work may pay more tax together than when they were single.

Yuav ua li cas kuv ua ib daim ntawv ua se?

How do I file a tax return?

Txhua txhua xyoo, neeg ua hauj lwm thiab cov lag luam yuav tsum tau xam cov nyiaj tau rau lub xyoo ua ntej. Ces lawv xyuas seb yuav ntau npaum li cas nyiaj ua se tau lawv tshuav thiab xa lawv cov nuj nqis rau tsoom fwv. Qhov no yog hu ua “filing a tax return.” Muaj coob tus neeg tau twb them lawv cov se los ntawm lub sij hawm lawv ua lawv se. Qhov no yog vim hais tias tus nqi rau them se yog los ntawm lawv lub nyiaj hli ua ntej lawv tau them. Tej zaum, koj cov nyiaj ua se rov qab tej zaum yuav qhia koj twb them ntau heev se, thiab tsoom fwv tshuav koj ib tug cov nyiaj ua se!

Every year, workers and businesses have to calculate their income for the year before. Then they figure out how much tax they owe and send their figures to the government. This process is called “filing a tax return.” Many people have already paid their taxes by the time they file their tax return. This is because an amount for taxes is taken from their regular paychecks before they get paid. Sometimes, your tax return may show you’ve already paid too much tax, and the government owes you a refund!

Kuv puas yuav tau ua ib daim ntawv ua se?

Do I need to file a tax return?

Seb koj tshuav se los yog tsoom fwv tshuav koj, it is your responsibility to know when and how to pay taxes . You must send your tax return for the previous year to the government before April 15 every year. Koj yuav xa koj cov nyiaj ua se rov qab rau ib daim ntawv luam los ntawm cov tsoom fwv. Cov ntaub ntawv yog ntev heev thiab hais rau ntau ntau ntawm cov ntsiab lus txog koj qhov nyiaj tau thiab cov nuj nqis.

Whether you owe taxes or the government owes you, it is your responsibility to know when and how to pay taxes . You must send your tax return for the previous year to the government before April 15 every year. You will send in your tax return on a form printed by the government. The forms are very long and ask for lots of details about your income and expenses.

Yuav ua li cas kuv tau kev pab them se?

How do I get help paying taxes?

Yog hais tias koj muaj ib lub sij hawm to taub yuav ua li cas them se, tsis txhob txhawj. Koj yuav tau txais kev pab. Muaj ntau lub zej zog thiab resettlement cov koom haum muaj kev pab. Yog hais tias koj yog ib tug tsis ntev los no tuaj thoj nam tawg rog, thov kev pab nyob rau hauv koj resettlement chaw ua hauj lwm.

If you are having a hard time understanding how to pay taxes, do not worry. You can get help. Many community and resettlement organizations offer assistance. If you are a recently resettled refugee, ask for help at your resettlement office.

Txawm hais tias koj tsis yog ib tug neeg tawg rog, tsoom fwv muaj ib txoj kev pab los pab cov neeg uas xav tau nws. cov Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) kev pab cuam offers free tax help to people who earn $54,000 ib lub xyoo los yog tsawg dua, rau cov neeg muaj kev tsis taus, thiab rau cov neeg uas tsis tau lus Askiv. You can quickly find the nearest help by using the VITA locator. Muaj ntau qhov chaw muaj kev pab nyob rau hauv lus Mev, Arabic, Suav thiab lwm yam lus.

Even if you are not a refugee, the government has a program to help people who need it. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who earn $54,000 a year or less, to people with disabilities, and to people with limited English. You can quickly find the nearest help by using the VITA locator. Many places offer help in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and other languages.

Ua daim ntawv koj ua se online

Filing your tax return online

Yog hais tias koj xav ua ntaub ntawv rau koj tus kheej ua se, muaj ntau ntau cov kev pab cuam koj yuav siv, nrog rau cov feem ntau ib tug, Turbo Tax. Tab sis koj tsis tau them rau Turbo Tax.

If you prefer to file your own tax return, there are several programs you can use, including the most common one, Turbo Tax. But you do have to pay for Turbo Tax.

Koj yuav tau mus ncaj nraim mus rau lub IRS Freefile website thiab pib cov txheej txheem muaj.

You can also go straight to the IRS Freefile website and start the process there.

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