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2011 income tax returns 13. 2011 income tax returns   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. 2011 income tax returns Free help with your tax return. 2011 income tax returns   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 2011 income tax returns The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 2011 income tax returns The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. 2011 income tax returns To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. 2011 income tax returns   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 2011 income tax returns To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 2011 income tax returns aarp. 2011 income tax returns org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 2011 income tax returns For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 2011 income tax returns Internet. 2011 income tax returns    IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2011 income tax returns Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. 2011 income tax returns The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2011 income tax returns The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 2011 income tax returns Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. 2011 income tax returns No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. 2011 income tax returns New subject areas are added on a regular basis. 2011 income tax returns  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. 2011 income tax returns You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. 2011 income tax returns The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. 2011 income tax returns Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. 2011 income tax returns Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. 2011 income tax returns Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. 2011 income tax returns Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. 2011 income tax returns You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 2011 income tax returns It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 2011 income tax returns Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov. 2011 income tax returns Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov for more information. 2011 income tax returns Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. 2011 income tax returns Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov. 2011 income tax returns Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. 2011 income tax returns Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. 2011 income tax returns Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. 2011 income tax returns An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 2011 income tax returns Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. 2011 income tax returns If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. 2011 income tax returns Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 2011 income tax returns Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). 2011 income tax returns Go to IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. 2011 income tax returns Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 2011 income tax returns Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. 2011 income tax returns Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. 2011 income tax returns Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov and choose from a variety of options. 2011 income tax returns    Phone. 2011 income tax returns You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. 2011 income tax returns Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 2011 income tax returns Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov, or download the IRS2Go app. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 2011 income tax returns Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. 2011 income tax returns Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. 2011 income tax returns Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 2011 income tax returns Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 2011 income tax returns Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. 2011 income tax returns You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 2011 income tax returns It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 2011 income tax returns 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). 2011 income tax returns You should receive your order within 10 business days. 2011 income tax returns Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. 2011 income tax returns 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. 2011 income tax returns Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. 2011 income tax returns The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 2011 income tax returns These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. 2011 income tax returns    Walk-in. 2011 income tax returns You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. 2011 income tax returns Products. 2011 income tax returns You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 2011 income tax returns Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 2011 income tax returns Services. 2011 income tax returns You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. 2011 income tax returns An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 2011 income tax returns Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. 2011 income tax returns gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. 2011 income tax returns    Mail. 2011 income tax returns You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 2011 income tax returns You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. 2011 income tax returns Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 2011 income tax returns Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. 2011 income tax returns The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 2011 income tax returns Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. 2011 income tax returns   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. 2011 income tax returns We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. 2011 income tax returns You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. 2011 income tax returns You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. 2011 income tax returns   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. 2011 income tax returns Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. 2011 income tax returns Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. 2011 income tax returns Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. 2011 income tax returns We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 2011 income tax returns   How can you reach us? 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Federal, State and Local Governments facilitates cooperation through partnerships with federal, state, and local government agencies for the purpose of meeting their federal tax responsibilities, with a focus on customer service and fairness to all.

Tax Information for Indian Tribal Governments
Indian Tribal Governments (ITG) uses partnership opportunities with Indian tribal governments, tribal associations and other federal agencies to respectfully and cooperatively meet the needs of both governments.

Information for the Tax Exempt Bond Community
Tax Exempt Bonds (TEB) provides specialized information and services to the municipal finance community, including tailored educational programs which focus on bond industry segments; pro-active education and outreach products which address non-compliance trends; and compliance programs devised to foster voluntary resolution of tax law infractions.

Partnering Opportunities for Federal, State & Local Governments
The Office of Governmental Liaison (GL) is responsible for developing and implementing cooperative tax administration initiatives between the IRS and federal, state, and local governments. Each state has an assigned GL to serve as the primary liaison for the GL program.

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2011 income tax returns 3. 2011 income tax returns   Self-Employment Tax Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax?Employed by a U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns Church Effect of Exclusion Members of the Clergy Income From U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns Possessions Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes Topics - This chapter discusses: Who must pay self-employment tax, and Who is exempt from self-employment tax. 2011 income tax returns Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 334 Tax Guide for Small Business 517 Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers Form (and Instructions) Form 1040-PR Planilla para la Declaración de la Contribución Federal sobre el Trabajo por Cuenta Propia Form 1040-SS U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns Self-Employment Tax Return Form 4361 Application for Exemption From Self-Employment Tax for Use by Ministers, Members of Religious Orders and Christian Science Practitioners Schedule SE (Form 1040) Self-Employment Tax See chapter 7 for information about getting these publications and forms. 2011 income tax returns Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax? If you are a self-employed U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns citizen or resident, the rules for paying self-employment tax are generally the same whether you are living in the United States or abroad. 2011 income tax returns The self-employment tax is a social security and Medicare tax on net earnings from self- employment. 2011 income tax returns You must pay self-employment tax if your net earnings from self-employment are at least $400. 2011 income tax returns For 2013, the maximum amount of net earnings from self-employment that is subject to the social security portion of the tax is $113,700. 2011 income tax returns All net earnings are subject to the Medicare portion of the tax. 2011 income tax returns Employed by a U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns Church If you were employed by a U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns church or a qualified church-controlled organization that chose exemption from social security and Medicare taxes and you received wages of $108. 2011 income tax returns 28 or more from the organization, the amounts paid to you are subject to self-employment tax. 2011 income tax returns However, you can choose to be exempt from social security and Medicare taxes if you are a member of a recognized religious sect. 2011 income tax returns See Publication 517 for more information about church employees and self-employment tax. 2011 income tax returns Effect of Exclusion You must take all of your self-employment income into account in figuring your net earnings from self-employment, even income that is exempt from income tax because of the foreign earned income exclusion. 2011 income tax returns Example. 2011 income tax returns You are in business abroad as a consultant and qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. 2011 income tax returns Your foreign earned income is $95,000, your business deductions total $27,000, and your net profit is $68,000. 2011 income tax returns You must pay self-employment tax on all of your net profit, including the amount you can exclude from income. 2011 income tax returns Members of the Clergy If you are a member of the clergy, you are treated as self-employed for self-employment tax purposes. 2011 income tax returns Your U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns self-employment tax is based upon net earnings from self-employment figured without regard to the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion. 2011 income tax returns You can receive exemption from coverage for your ministerial duties if you conscientiously oppose public insurance due to religious reasons or if you oppose it due to the religious principles of your denomination. 2011 income tax returns You must file Form 4361 to apply for this exemption. 2011 income tax returns This subject is discussed in further detail in Publication 517. 2011 income tax returns Income From U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns Possessions If you are a U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns citizen or resident alien and you own and operate a business in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, or the U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns Virgin Islands, you must pay tax on your net earnings from self-employment (if they are $400 or more) from those sources. 2011 income tax returns You must pay the self-employment tax whether or not the income is exempt from U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns income taxes (or whether or not you otherwise must file a U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns income tax return). 2011 income tax returns Unless your situation is described below, attach Schedule SE (Form 1040) to your U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns income tax return. 2011 income tax returns If you do not have to file Form 1040 with the United States and you are a resident of any of the U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns possessions listed in the preceding paragraph, figure your self-employment tax on Form 1040-SS. 2011 income tax returns Residents of Puerto Rico may file the Spanish-language Formulario 1040-PR. 2011 income tax returns If you are not enclosing a check or money order, file your return with the: Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Austin, TX 73301-0215 If you are enclosing a check or money order, file your return with the: Department of the Treasury P. 2011 income tax returns O. 2011 income tax returns Box 1303 Charlotte, NC 28201-1303 Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes The United States may reach agreements with foreign countries to eliminate dual coverage and dual contributions (taxes) to social security systems for the same work. 2011 income tax returns See Bilateral Social Security (Totalization) Agreements in chapter 2 under Social Security and Medicare Taxes. 2011 income tax returns As a general rule, self-employed persons who are subject to dual taxation will only be covered by the social security system of the country where they reside. 2011 income tax returns For more information on how any specific agreement affects self-employed persons, contact the United States Social Security Administration, as discussed under Bilateral Social Security (Totalization) Agreements in chapter 2. 2011 income tax returns If your self-employment earnings should be exempt from foreign social security tax and subject only to U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns self-employment tax, you should request a certificate of coverage from the U. 2011 income tax returns S. 2011 income tax returns Social Security Administration, Office of International Programs. 2011 income tax returns The certificate will establish your exemption from the foreign social security tax. 2011 income tax returns Send the request to the: Social Security Administration Office of International Programs P. 2011 income 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