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1040ez electronic filing 10. 1040ez electronic filing   Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) Table of Contents Full-time student. 1040ez electronic filing Adjusted gross income. 1040ez electronic filing Distributions received by spouse. 1040ez electronic filing Testing period. 1040ez electronic filing If you or your employer make eligible contributions (defined later) to a retirement plan, you may be able to take a credit of up to $1,000 (up to $2,000 if filing jointly). 1040ez electronic filing This credit could reduce the federal income tax you pay dollar for dollar. 1040ez electronic filing Can you claim the credit?   If you or your employer make eligible contributions to a retirement plan, you can claim the credit if all of the following apply. 1040ez electronic filing You are not under age 18. 1040ez electronic filing You are not a full-time student (explained next). 1040ez electronic filing No one else, such as your parent(s), claims an exemption for you on their tax return. 1040ez electronic filing Your adjusted gross income (defined later) is not more than: $59,000 for 2013 ($60,000 for 2014) if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 for 2013 ($45,000 for 2014) if your filing status is head of household (with qualifying person), or $29,500 for 2013 ($30,000 for 2014) if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. 1040ez electronic filing Full-time student. 1040ez electronic filing   You are a full-time student if, during some part of each of 5 calendar months (not necessarily consecutive) during the calendar year, you are either: A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by either a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or a state, county, or local government. 1040ez electronic filing You are a full-time student if you are enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full-time. 1040ez electronic filing Adjusted gross income. 1040ez electronic filing   This is generally the amount on line 38 of your 2013 Form 1040 or line 22 of your 2013 Form 1040A. 1040ez electronic filing However, you must add to that amount any exclusion or deduction claimed for the year for: Foreign earned income, Foreign housing costs, Income for bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Income from Puerto Rico. 1040ez electronic filing Eligible contributions. 1040ez electronic filing   These include: Contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA, Elective deferrals, including amounts designated as after-tax Roth contributions, to: A 401(k) plan (including a SIMPLE 401(k)), A section 403(b) annuity, An eligible deferred compensation plan of a state or local government (a governmental 457 plan), A SIMPLE IRA plan, or A salary reduction SEP, and Contributions to a section 501(c)(18) plan. 1040ez electronic filing They also include voluntary after-tax employee contributions to a tax-qualified retirement plan or a section 403(b) annuity. 1040ez electronic filing For purposes of the credit, an employee contribution will be voluntary as long as it is not required as a condition of employment. 1040ez electronic filing Reducing eligible contributions. 1040ez electronic filing   Reduce your eligible contributions (but not below zero) by the total distributions you received during the testing period (defined later) from any IRA, plan, or annuity included earlier under Eligible contributions. 1040ez electronic filing Also reduce your eligible contributions by any distribution from a Roth IRA that is not rolled over, even if the distribution is not taxable. 1040ez electronic filing      Do not reduce your eligible contributions by any of the following: The portion of any distribution which is not includible in income because it is a trustee-to-trustee transfer or a rollover distribution. 1040ez electronic filing Any distribution that is a return of a contribution to an IRA (including a Roth IRA) made during the year for which you claim the credit if: The distribution is made before the due date (including extensions) of your tax return for that year, You do not take a deduction for the contribution, and The distribution includes any income attributable to the contribution. 1040ez electronic filing Loans from a qualified employer plan treated as a distribution. 1040ez electronic filing Distributions of excess contributions or deferrals (and income attributable to excess contributions and deferrals). 1040ez electronic filing Distributions of dividends paid on stock held by an employee stock ownership plan under section 404(k). 1040ez electronic filing Distributions from an eligible retirement plan that are converted or rolled over to a Roth IRA. 1040ez electronic filing Distributions from a military retirement plan. 1040ez electronic filing Distributions received by spouse. 1040ez electronic filing   Any distributions your spouse receives are treated as received by you if you file a joint return with your spouse both for the year of the distribution and for the year for which you claim the credit. 1040ez electronic filing Testing period. 1040ez electronic filing   The testing period consists of: The year in which you claim the credit, The 2 years before the year in which you claim the credit, and The period after the end of the year in which you claim the credit and before the due date of the return (including extensions) for filing your return for the year in which you claimed the credit. 1040ez electronic filing Example. 1040ez electronic filing You and your spouse filed joint returns in 2011 and 2012, and plan to do so in 2013 and 2014. 1040ez electronic filing You received a taxable distribution from a qualified plan in 2011 and a taxable distribution from an eligible section 457(b) deferred compensation plan in 2012. 1040ez electronic filing Your spouse received taxable distributions from a Roth IRA in 2013 and tax-free distributions from a Roth IRA in 2014 before April 15. 1040ez electronic filing You made eligible contributions to an IRA in 2013 and you otherwise qualify for this credit. 1040ez electronic filing You must reduce the amount of your qualifying contributions in 2013 by the total of the distributions you and your spouse received in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. 1040ez electronic filing Maximum eligible contributions. 1040ez electronic filing   After your contributions are reduced, the maximum annual contribution on which you can base the credit is $2,000 per person. 1040ez electronic filing Effect on other credits. 1040ez electronic filing   The amount of this credit will not change the amount of your refundable tax credits. 1040ez electronic filing A refundable tax credit, such as the earned income credit or the additional child tax 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1040ez electronic filing 5. 1040ez electronic filing   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. 1040ez electronic filing Free help with your tax return. 1040ez electronic filing   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 1040ez electronic filing The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 1040ez electronic filing The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 1040ez electronic filing Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. 1040ez electronic filing In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. 1040ez electronic filing To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. 1040ez electronic filing   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 1040ez electronic filing To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 1040ez electronic filing aarp. 1040ez electronic filing org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 1040ez electronic filing For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 1040ez electronic filing Internet. 1040ez electronic filing    IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1040ez electronic filing Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 1040ez electronic filing Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. 1040ez electronic filing Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. 1040ez electronic filing The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 1040ez electronic filing Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. 1040ez electronic filing You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 1040ez electronic filing The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 1040ez electronic filing Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. 1040ez electronic filing No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. 1040ez electronic filing The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. 1040ez electronic filing When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. 1040ez electronic filing New subject areas are added on a regular basis. 1040ez electronic filing  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. 1040ez electronic filing You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. 1040ez electronic filing The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. 1040ez electronic filing When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. 1040ez electronic filing Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. 1040ez electronic filing You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. 1040ez electronic filing Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. 1040ez electronic filing Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. 1040ez electronic filing Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. 1040ez electronic filing Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. 1040ez electronic filing If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. 1040ez electronic filing Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. 1040ez electronic filing You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 1040ez electronic filing It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 1040ez electronic filing Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov. 1040ez electronic filing Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov for more information. 1040ez electronic filing Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. 1040ez electronic filing Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov. 1040ez electronic filing Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. 1040ez electronic filing Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov. 1040ez electronic filing Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. 1040ez electronic filing Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. 1040ez electronic filing Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. 1040ez electronic filing An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 1040ez electronic filing Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. 1040ez electronic filing If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. 1040ez electronic filing Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 1040ez electronic filing Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). 1040ez electronic filing Go to IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. 1040ez electronic filing Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 1040ez electronic filing Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. 1040ez electronic filing Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. 1040ez electronic filing Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov and choose from a variety of options. 1040ez electronic filing Phone. 1040ez electronic filing   You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. 1040ez electronic filing Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 1040ez electronic filing Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov, or download the IRS2Go app. 1040ez electronic filing Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. 1040ez electronic filing The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 1040ez electronic filing Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. 1040ez electronic filing Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. 1040ez electronic filing Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. 1040ez electronic filing Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. 1040ez electronic filing If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. 1040ez electronic filing The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 1040ez electronic filing Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 1040ez electronic filing Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. 1040ez electronic filing The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 1040ez electronic filing Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. 1040ez electronic filing Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. 1040ez electronic filing Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. 1040ez electronic filing You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 1040ez electronic filing It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 1040ez electronic filing Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). 1040ez electronic filing You should receive your order within 10 business days. 1040ez electronic filing Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. 1040ez electronic filing If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. 1040ez electronic filing Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. 1040ez electronic filing The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 1040ez electronic filing These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. 1040ez electronic filing Walk-in. 1040ez electronic filing   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. 1040ez electronic filing Products. 1040ez electronic filing You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 1040ez electronic filing Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 1040ez electronic filing Services. 1040ez electronic filing You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. 1040ez electronic filing An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 1040ez electronic filing Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. 1040ez electronic filing gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. 1040ez electronic filing Mail. 1040ez electronic filing   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 1040ez electronic filing You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. 1040ez electronic filing Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 1040ez electronic filing Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613   The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. 1040ez electronic filing The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 1040ez electronic filing Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. 1040ez electronic filing   What can TAS do for you? 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