Three of the most common types of taxes in the U.S. are income tax, property tax and sales tax. Income tax is assessed based on how much money you make, and includes tax on earnings from work, interest and dividends from investments and capital gains tax on selling things that have gone up in value.
First, make certain that you have all the necessary forms and schedules. In the United States, you can request the forms and schedules you need from the Internal Revenue Service ( IRS) by phone or online. You may want to consider using tax preparation software to prepare your taxes on your home computer.