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1040x form instructions Publication 4492-B - Introductory Material Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Introduction This publication explains the major provisions of the Heartland Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008 that apply only to the Midwestern disaster areas. 1040x form instructions Other benefits that may apply to taxpayers in Midwestern disaster areas are covered in Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. 1040x form instructions Be sure to read both publications. 1040x form instructions Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 526 Charitable Contributions 536 Net Operating Losses (NOLs) for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 946 How To Depreciate Property 4492-A Information for Taxpayers Affected by the May 4, 2007, Kansas Storms and Tornadoes Form (and Instructions) 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Return 4506-T Request for Transcript of Tax Return 4684 Casualties and Thefts 5884-A Credits for Affected Midwestern Disaster Area Employers 8863 Education Credits (American Opportunity, Hope, and Lifetime Learning Credits) 8914 Exemption Amount for Taxpayers Housing Midwestern Displaced Individuals 8930 Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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1040x form instructions Publication 901 - Additional Material Table of Contents How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). 1040x form instructions How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. 1040x form instructions By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. 1040x form instructions Free help with your tax return. 1040x form instructions   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 1040x form instructions The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-moderate income, elderly, disabled, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 1040x form instructions The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 1040x form instructions 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. 1040x form instructions Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. 1040x form instructions To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. 1040x form instructions gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. 1040x form instructions   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 1040x form instructions To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 1040x form instructions aarp. 1040x form instructions org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 1040x form instructions   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 1040x form instructions gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 1040x form instructions Internet. 1040x form instructions You can access the IRS website at IRS. 1040x form instructions gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. 1040x form instructions Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. 1040x form instructions Check the status of your 2012 refund. 1040x form instructions Go to IRS. 1040x form instructions gov and click on Where’s My Refund. 1040x form instructions Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return, or 4 weeks after you mail your paper return. 1040x form instructions If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). 1040x form instructions Have your 2012 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. 1040x form instructions Where's My Refund? has a new look this year! 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