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1040 irs Publication 970 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionComparison table. 1040 irs Ordering forms and publications. 1040 irs Tax questions. 1040 irs Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 970, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 1040 irs irs. 1040 irs gov/pub970. 1040 irs What's New Lifetime learning credit. 1040 irs  For 2013, the amount of your lifetime learning credit is gradually reduced (phased out) if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is between $53,000 and $63,000 ($107,000 and $127,000 if you file a joint return). 1040 irs You cannot claim a credit if your MAGI is $63,000 or more ($127,000 or more if you file a joint return). 1040 irs This is an increase from the 2012 limits of $52,000 and $62,000 ($104,000 and $124,000 if filing a joint return). 1040 irs For more information, see chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit . 1040 irs Business deduction for work-related education. 1040 irs  For 2013, if you drive your car to and from school and qualify to deduct transportation expenses, the amount you can deduct for miles driven from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 is 56. 1040 irs 5 cents per mile. 1040 irs See chapter 12, Business Deduction for Work-Related Education , for more information. 1040 irs Reminders Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement. 1040 irs  When figuring an education credit or the tuition and fees deduction, use only the amounts you paid and are deemed to have paid during the tax year for qualified education expenses. 1040 irs In most cases, the student should receive Form 1098-T from the eligible educational institution by January 31, 2014. 1040 irs An institution my choose to report either payments received during calendar year 2013 (box 1), or amounts billed during the calendar year 2013 (box 2), for qualified education expenses. 1040 irs However, the amounts in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1098-T might be different than the amount you actually paid and are deemed to have paid. 1040 irs In addition, the Form 1098-T should give you other information for that institution, such as adjustments made for prior years, the amount of scholarships or grants, reimbursements, or refunds, and whether the student was enrolled at least half-time or was a graduate student. 1040 irs The eligible educational institution may ask for a completed Form W-9S, Request for Student's or Borrower's Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, or similar statement to obtain the student's name, address, and taxpayer identification number. 1040 irs Hope Scholarship Credit. 1040 irs  For 2013, the Hope Scholarship Credit is not available. 1040 irs However, you may be able to claim an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit. 1040 irs See chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit , and chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit , for more information. 1040 irs Estimated tax payments. 1040 irs  If you have taxable income from any of your education benefits and the payer does not withhold enough income tax, you may need to make estimated tax payments. 1040 irs For more information, see Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. 1040 irs Photographs of missing children. 1040 irs  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040 irs Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040 irs You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 1040 irs Introduction This publication explains tax benefits that may be available to you if you are saving for or paying education costs for yourself or, in many cases, another student who is a member of your immediate family. 1040 irs Most benefits apply only to higher education. 1040 irs What is in this publication. 1040 irs    Chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions , explains the tax treatment of various types of educational assistance, including scholarships, fellowships, and tuition reductions. 1040 irs   Two tax credits for which you may be eligible are explained in chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit , and chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit . 1040 irs These benefits, which reduce the amount of income tax you may have to pay, are: The American opportunity credit, and The lifetime learning credit. 1040 irs    Ten other types of benefits are explained in chapters 4 through 12. 1040 irs These benefits, which reduce the amount of income tax you may have to pay, are: Deduct student loan interest; Receive tax-free treatment of a canceled student loan; Receive tax-free student loan repayment assistance; Deduct tuition and fees for education; Establish and contribute to a Coverdell education savings account (ESA), which features tax-free earnings; Participate in a qualified tuition program (QTP), which features tax-free earnings; Take early distributions from any type of individual retirement arrangement (IRA) for education costs without paying the 10% additional tax on early distributions; Cash in savings bonds for education costs without having to pay tax on the interest; Receive tax-free educational benefits from your employer; and Take a business deduction for work-related education. 1040 irs Note. 1040 irs You generally cannot claim more than one of the benefits described in the list above for the same qualifying education expense. 1040 irs Comparison table. 1040 irs   Some of the features of these benefits are highlighted in Appendix B, Highlights of Education Tax Benefits for Tax Year 2013 , later, in this publication. 1040 irs This general comparison table may guide you in determining which benefits you may be eligible for and which chapters you may want to read. 1040 irs When you figure your taxes, you may want to compare these tax benefits so you can choose the method(s) that gives you the lowest tax liability. 1040 irs If you qualify, you may find that a combination of credit(s) and deduction(s) gives you the lowest tax. 1040 irs Analyzing your tax withholding. 1040 irs   After you estimate your education tax benefits for the year, you may be able to reduce the amount of your federal income tax withholding. 1040 irs Also, you may want to recheck your withholding during the year if your personal or financial situation changes. 1040 irs See Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding, for more information. 1040 irs Glossary. 1040 irs   In this publication, wherever appropriate, we have tried to use the same or similar terminology when referring to the basic components of each education benefit. 1040 irs Some of the terms used are: Qualified education expenses, Eligible educational institution, and Modified adjusted gross income. 1040 irs   Even though the same term, such as qualified education expenses, is used to label a basic component of many of the education benefits, the same expenses are not necessarily allowed for each benefit. 1040 irs For example, the cost of room and board is a qualified education expense for the qualified tuition program, but not for the education savings bond program. 1040 irs   Many of the terms used in the publication are defined in the glossary near the end of the publication. 1040 irs The glossary is not intended to be a substitute for reading the chapter on a particular education benefit, but it will give you an overview of how certain terms are used in discussing the different benefits. 1040 irs Comments and suggestions. 1040 irs   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 1040 irs   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 1040 irs NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We 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gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 1040 irs We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 1040 irs Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 550 Investment Income and Expenses 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs Individual Income Tax Return 1040A U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs Individual Income Tax Return 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents 1040NR U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1040NR-EZ U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs Income Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens With No Dependents 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans and Other Tax-Favored Accounts 8815 Exclusion of Interest From Series EE and I U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs Savings Bonds Issued After 1989 8863 Education Credits 8917 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1040 irs Publication 501 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 1040 irs Tax questions. 1040 irs Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Who must file. 1040 irs   In some cases, the amount of income you can receive before you must file a tax return has increased. 1040 irs Table 1 shows the filing requirements for most taxpayers. 1040 irs Exemption amount. 1040 irs  The amount you can deduct for each exemption has increased. 1040 irs It was $3,800 for 2012. 1040 irs It is $3,900 for 2013. 1040 irs Exemption phaseout. 1040 irs  You lose at least part of the benefit of your exemptions if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. 1040 irs For 2013, the phaseout begins at $150,000 for married individuals filing separate returns; $250,000 for single individuals; $275,000 for heads of household; and $300,000 for married individuals filing joint returns or qualifying widow(er)s. 1040 irs See Phaseout of Exemptions , later. 1040 irs Standard deduction increased. 1040 irs   The standard deduction for some taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040 is higher for 2013 than it was for 2012. 1040 irs The amount depends on your filing status. 1040 irs You can use the 2013 Standard Deduction Tables near the end of this publication to figure your standard deduction. 1040 irs Same-sex marriages. 1040 irs . 1040 irs  If you have a same-sex spouse whom you legally married in a state (or foreign country) that recognizes same-sex marriage, you and your spouse generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status on your 2013 return, even if you and your spouse now live in a state (or foreign country) that does not recognize same-sex marriage. 1040 irs See Same-sex marriage under Marital Status, later. 1040 irs If you meet certain requirements, you may be able to file amended returns to change your filing status for some earlier years. 1040 irs For details on filing amended returns, see Joint Return After Separate Returns . 1040 irs Reminders Future developments. 1040 irs  Information about any future developments affecting Publication 501 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted at www. 1040 irs irs. 1040 irs gov/pub501. 1040 irs Taxpayer identification number for aliens. 1040 irs   If you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have and are not eligible to get a social security number (SSN), you must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). 1040 irs Your spouse also may need an ITIN if he or she does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN. 1040 irs See Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. 1040 irs Also, see Social Security Numbers for Dependents , later. 1040 irs Photographs of missing children. 1040 irs   The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040 irs Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040 irs You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 1040 irs Introduction This publication discusses some tax rules that affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return. 1040 irs It answers some basic questions: who must file; who should file; what filing status to use; how many exemptions to claim; and the amount of the standard deduction. 1040 irs Who Must File explains who must file an income tax return. 1040 irs If you have little or no gross income, reading this section will help you decide if you have to file a return. 1040 irs Who Should File helps you decide if you should file a return, even if you are not required to do so. 1040 irs Filing Status helps you determine which filing status to use. 1040 irs Filing status is important in determining whether you must file a return and whether you may claim certain deductions and credits. 1040 irs It also helps determine your standard deduction and tax rate. 1040 irs Exemptions, which reduce your taxable income, are discussed in Exemptions . 1040 irs Exemptions for Dependents explains the difference between a qualifying child and a qualifying relative. 1040 irs Other topics include the social security number requirement for dependents, the rules for multiple support agreements, and the rules for divorced or separated parents. 1040 irs Phaseout of Exemptions explains how to determine whether you must reduce the dollar amount of exemptions you claim and, if so, the amount of the reduction. 1040 irs Standard Deduction gives the rules and dollar amounts for the standard deduction — a benefit for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions. 1040 irs This section also discusses the standard deduction for taxpayers who are blind or age 65 or older, as well as special rules that limit the standard deduction available to dependents. 1040 irs In addition, this section helps you decide whether you would be better off taking the standard deduction or itemizing your deductions. 1040 irs How To Get Tax Help explains how to get tax help from the IRS. 1040 irs This publication is for U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs citizens and resident aliens only. 1040 irs If you are a resident alien for the entire year, you must follow the same tax rules that apply to U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs citizens. 1040 irs The rules to determine if you are a resident or nonresident alien are discussed in chapter 1 of Publication 519, U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs Tax Guide for Aliens. 1040 irs Nonresident aliens. 1040 irs    If you were a nonresident alien at any time during the year, the rules and tax forms that apply to you may be different from those that apply to U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs citizens. 1040 irs See Publication 519. 1040 irs Comments and suggestions. 1040 irs    We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 1040 irs   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 1040 irs NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 1040 irs Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 1040 irs   You can send your comments from www. 1040 irs irs. 1040 irs gov/formspubs. 1040 irs Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. 1040 irs ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. 1040 irs Ordering forms and publications. 1040 irs    Visit www. 1040 irs irs. 1040 irs gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 1040 irs Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 1040 irs Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 1040 irs    If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. 1040 irs gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 1040 irs We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 1040 irs Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 559 Survivors, Executors, and Administrators 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents Form (and Instructions) 1040X Amended U. 1040 irs S. 1040 irs Individual Income Tax Return 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative 8332 Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent 8814 Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications