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1040ez Instruction Booklet1040ez instruction booklet Publication 530 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 1040ez instruction booklet Tax questions. 1040ez instruction booklet Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Simplified method for business use of home deduction. 1040ez instruction booklet The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. 1040ez instruction booklet For more information, see the Instructions for Schedule C (Form 1040). 1040ez instruction booklet Reminders Future developments. 1040ez instruction booklet For the latest information about developments related to Publication 530, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 1040ez instruction booklet irs. 1040ez instruction booklet gov/pub530. 1040ez instruction booklet Residential energy credits. 1040ez instruction booklet You may be able to take a credit if you made energy saving improvements to your home located in the United States in 2013. 1040ez instruction booklet See Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits, for more information. 1040ez instruction booklet Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). 1040ez instruction booklet If you benefit from Pay-for-Performance Success Payments, the payments are not taxable under HAMP. 1040ez instruction booklet Hardest Hit Fund and Emergency Homeowners' Loan Programs. 1040ez instruction booklet If you are a homeowner who received assistance under a State Housing Finance Agency Hardest Hit Fund program or an Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program, you may be able to deduct all of the payments you made on your mortgage during the year. 1040ez instruction booklet For details, see Hardest Hit Fund and Emergency Homeowners' Loan Programs under What You Can and Cannot Deduct, later. 1040ez instruction booklet Mortgage debt forgiveness. 1040ez instruction booklet You can exclude from gross income any discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness made after 2006 and before 2014. 1040ez instruction booklet You must reduce the basis of your principal residence (but not below zero) by the amount you exclude. 1040ez instruction booklet See Discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness , later, and Form 982, Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness (and Section 1082 Basis Adjustment), for more information. 1040ez instruction booklet Repayment of first-time homebuyer credit. 1040ez instruction booklet Generally, you must repay any credit you claimed for a home you bought if you disposed of the home or it ceased to be your main home in 2013. 1040ez instruction booklet If you bought the home in 2008 and you owned and used it as your main home for all of 2013, you generally must continue repaying the credit with your 2013 tax return, but you do not have to attach Form 5405, Repayment of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit. 1040ez instruction booklet See Form 5405 and its instructions for details and for exceptions to the repayment rule. 1040ez instruction booklet Photographs of missing children. 1040ez instruction booklet The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 1040ez instruction booklet Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 1040ez instruction booklet 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. 1040ez instruction booklet Introduction This publication provides tax information for homeowners. 1040ez instruction booklet Your home may be a house, condominium, cooperative apartment, mobile home, houseboat, or house trailer that contains sleeping space and toilet and cooking facilities. 1040ez instruction booklet The following topics are explained. 1040ez instruction booklet How you treat items such as settlement and closing costs, real estate taxes, sales taxes, home mortgage interest, and repairs. 1040ez instruction booklet What you can and cannot deduct on your tax return. 1040ez instruction booklet The tax credit you can claim if you received a mortgage credit certificate when you bought your home. 1040ez instruction booklet Why you should keep track of adjustments to the basis of your home. 1040ez instruction booklet (Your home's basis generally is what it cost; 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Financing Your Education
Financing Your Education
The U.S. Department of Education provides information on preparing for and funding education beyond high school with details on the federal aid programs. Another source of information on financial assistance is www.finaid.org. Both sites offer calculators to help you determine how much school will cost, how much you need to save, and how much aid you will need.
Paying for College 101
Many state governments have created 529 plans that make it easier for families to save for their child’s education. These plans, which can be sponsored by states or institutions of higher learning, encourage saving for future college costs, and the earnings grow tax-free. There are two main types: “pre-paid tuition plans” and “college savings plans.” Pre-paid plans allow you to pay for your child’s college tuition based on today’s costs, and then pay out at the future (higher) cost once your child is in college. College savings plans allow you to invest money in several investment funds, ranging in risk level, to pay for your child’s college education. For more information about the different types of 529 plans and the plans available in each state, visit collegesavings.org.
Other helpful college planning tips:
- Pay close attention to state and federal financial aid deadlines. You'll want to file well before the deadline though, so you can receive aid before funds run out.
- Check the Department of Education's student budget calculator. You can plug in tuition costs, room and board and other expenses along with how much money you have in student loans or grants to get an idea of where you stand financially.
- Make sure your college bound child gets involved in the process. Point them to College.gov where they can learn to manage their money in college and avoid common scams that target students.
Student Financial Aid
Student Financial Aid is available from a wide variety of sources including the federal government, individual states, directly from colleges and universities, as well as from numerous other public and private agencies and organizations. Whatever the source, all forms of college aid fall into four basic categories:
- Grants. Gift aid from grants does not have to be repaid and is generally awarded based at least partially on financial need.
- Work Study. The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is a federally funded source of financial assistance used to offset financial education costs. Students earn money by working and attending school. The money does not have to be repaid.
- Loans. Funds that are borrowed and must be repaid with interest are loans. As a general rule, educational loans have far more favorable terms and interest rates than traditional consumer loans.
- Scholarships. Offered by schools, local/community organizations, private institutions and trusts, scholarships do not have to be repaid and are generally awarded based on some specific criteria.
Federal Student Aid Information Center
The Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) can answer your federal student financial aid questions and can give you all the help you need for free. You can also use the FSAIC automated response system to find out whether your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application has been processed and to request a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).
Federal Loan Program Repayment Information
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.Offers forgiveness for outstanding federal loans for individuals working full time in public service jobs.
- Income-Based Repayment Plan. Helps to make repaying education loans more affordable for low-income borrowers.
- Department of Education
- Federal Student Aid
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Comparing Student Loans
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has a Know Before You Owe Student Loan website, developed in partnership with the Department of Education. It provides financial aid shopping sheets that help schools communicate the financial aid options available to students.