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Identity Protection Tips

Top tips every taxpayer should know about identity theft

Identity theft often starts outside of the tax administration system when someone's personal information is stolen or lost. Identity thieves may then use a taxpayer's identity to fraudulently file a tax return and claim a refund. In other cases, the identity thief uses the taxpayer's personal information in order to get a job. The legitimate taxpayer may be unaware that anything has happened until they file their return later in the filing season and discover two returns have been filed using the same Social Security number.

These are the IRS' top tips to help you avoid becoming the victim of an identity thief.

  1. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or social media tools to request personal or financial information. The IRS does not send emails stating you are being electronically audited or that you are getting a refund. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.

  2. If you receive a scam email claiming to be from the IRS, forward it to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.

  3. Identity thieves access your personal information by many different means, including:
    • Stealing your wallet or purse
    • Posing as someone who needs information about you through a phone call or email
    • Looking through your trash for personal information
    • Accessing information you provide to an unsecured Internet site.

  4. If you discover a website that claims to be the IRS but does not begin with 'www.irs.gov', forward that link to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.

  5. To learn how to identify a secure website, visit the Federal Trade Commission's website.

  6. If your SSN is stolen, another individual may use it to get a job. That person's employer may report income earned by them to the IRS using your SSN, thus making it appear you did not report all of your income on your tax return.

    When this occurs, you should contact the IRS to show the income is not yours. After the IRS authenticates who you are, your tax record will be updated to reflect only your information. The IRS will use this information to minimize future occurrences.

  7. Your identity may have been stolen if a letter from the IRS indicates more than one tax return was filed for you or the letter states you received wages from an employer you don't know. If you receive such a letter from the IRS, leading you to believe your identity has been stolen, respond immediately to the name, address or phone number on the IRS notice. If you believe the notice is not from the IRS, contact the IRS to determine if the letter is a legitimate IRS notice.

  8. If your tax records are not currently affected by identity theft, but you believe you may be at risk due to a lost wallet, questionable credit card activity, or credit report, you need to provide the IRS with proof of your identity. You should submit a copy of your valid government-issued identification, such as a Social Security card, driver's license or passport, along with a copy of a police report and/or a completed IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit, which should be faxed to the IRS at 1-855-807-5720. Please be sure to write clearly.

    As an option, you can also contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit, toll-free at 1-800-908-4490. IPSU hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. your local time (Alaska & Hawaii follow Pacific Time).

    You should also follow FTC's guidance for reporting identity theft

  9. Show your Social Security card to your employer when you start a job or to your financial institution for tax reporting purposes. Do not routinely carry your card or other documents that display your SSN.

  10. For more information about identity theft, including information about how to report identity theft, phishing and related fraudulent activity, visit the IRS Identity Theft Protection page, which you can find by searching identity theft on the IRS.gov home page.

  11. IRS impersonation schemes flourish during tax season and can take the form of email, websites, even tweets. Scammers may also use a phone or fax to reach their victims. If you receive a paper letter or notice via mail claiming to be the IRS but you suspect it is a scam, check the IRS phishing page at IRS.gov/phishing to determine if it is a legitimate IRS notice or letter. If it is a legitimate IRS notice or letter, reply if needed. If the caller or party that sent the paper letter is not legitimate, contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484. You may also fax the notice/letter you received plus any related or supporting information to TIGTA. Note: This is not a toll-free FAX number 1-202-927-7018.

  12. While preparing your tax return for electronic filing, make sure to use a strong password to protect the data file. Once your return has been e-filed, save the file to a CD or flash drive and then delete the personal return information from your hard drive. Store the CD or flash drive in a safe place, such as a lock box or safe. If working with an accountant, you should query them on what measures they take to protect your information.

  13. If you have information about the identity thief that impacted your personal information negatively, file an online complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center. The IC3 gives victims of cyber crime a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of suspected criminal or civil violations. IC3 sends every complaint to one or more law enforcement or regulatory agencies that have jurisdiction over the matter.

 


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The 2011 Tax Form 1040

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form 1040 Motor Vehicles Schedule 20. 2011 tax form 1040 Home (Excluding Contents) Note. 2011 tax form 1040 If you used the entire property as your home, fill out only column (a). 2011 tax form 1040 If you used part of the property as your home and part of it for business or to produce rental income, you must allocate the entries on lines 2-9 between the personal part (column (a)) and the business/rental part (column (b)). 2011 tax form 1040 1. 2011 tax form 1040 Description of property (Show location and date acquired. 2011 tax form 1040 )     (a)  Personal Part (b)  Business/Rental Part 2. 2011 tax form 1040 Cost or other (adjusted) basis of property (from Worksheet A)     3. 2011 tax form 1040 Insurance or other reimbursement Note. 2011 tax form 1040 If line 2 is more than line 3, skip line 4. 2011 tax form 1040 If line 3 is more than line 2, you exclude gain, and the gain is more than you can exclude, see the instructions for line 3 in the Instructions for Form 4684 for the amount to enter. 2011 tax form 1040     4. 2011 tax form 1040 Gain from casualty. 2011 tax form 1040 If line 3 is more than line 2, enter the difference here and skip lines 5 through 9. 2011 tax form 1040 But see Next below line 9. 2011 tax form 1040     5. 2011 tax form 1040 Fair market value before casualty     6. 2011 tax form 1040 Fair market value after casualty     7. 2011 tax form 1040 Decrease in fair market value. 2011 tax form 1040 Subtract line 6 from line 5. 2011 tax form 1040     8. 2011 tax form 1040 Enter the smaller of line 2 or line 7 Note for business/rental part. 2011 tax form 1040 If the property was totally destroyed by casualty, enter on line 8, column (b) the amount from line 2, column (b). 2011 tax form 1040     9. 2011 tax form 1040 Subtract line 3 from line 8. 2011 tax form 1040 If zero or less, enter -0-. 2011 tax form 1040     Next: Transfer the entries from line 1 and lines 2-9, column (a), above to the corresponding lines on Form 4684, Section A. 2011 tax form 1040 Transfer the entries from line 1 and lines 2-9, column (b), to the corresponding lines on Form 4684, Section B. 2011 tax form 1040 Worksheet A. 2011 tax form 1040 Cost or Other (Adjusted) Basis Caution. 2011 tax form 1040 See the Worksheet A Instructions before you use this worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040         (a) Personal Part (b) Business/Rental Part 1. 2011 tax form 1040   Enter the purchase price of the home damaged or destroyed. 2011 tax form 1040 (If you filed Form 2119 when you originally acquired that home to postpone gain on the sale of a previous home before May 7, 1997, enter the adjusted basis of the new home from that Form 2119. 2011 tax form 1040 ) 1. 2011 tax form 1040     2. 2011 tax form 1040   Seller paid points for home bought after 1990. 2011 tax form 1040 Do not include any seller-paid points you already subtracted to arrive at the amount entered on line 1 2. 2011 tax form 1040     3. 2011 tax form 1040   Subtract line 2 from line 1 3. 2011 tax form 1040     4. 2011 tax form 1040   Settlement fees or closing costs. 2011 tax form 1040 (See Settlement costs in Publication 551. 2011 tax form 1040 ) If line 1 includes the adjusted basis of the new home from Form 2119, skip lines 4a-4g and 5; go to line 6. 2011 tax form 1040         a. 2011 tax form 1040 Abstract and recording fees 4a. 2011 tax form 1040       b. 2011 tax form 1040 Legal fees (including fees for title search and preparing documents) 4b. 2011 tax form 1040       c. 2011 tax form 1040 Survey fees 4c. 2011 tax form 1040       d. 2011 tax form 1040 Title insurance 4d. 2011 tax form 1040       e. 2011 tax form 1040 Transfer or stamp taxes 4e. 2011 tax form 1040       f. 2011 tax form 1040 Amounts that the seller owed that you agreed to pay (back taxes or interest, recording or mortgage fees, and sales commissions) 4f. 2011 tax form 1040       g. 2011 tax form 1040 Other 4g. 2011 tax form 1040     5. 2011 tax form 1040   Add lines 4a through 4g 5. 2011 tax form 1040     6. 2011 tax form 1040   Cost of additions and improvements. 2011 tax form 1040 (See Increases to Basis in Publication 551. 2011 tax form 1040 ) Do not include any additions and improvements included on line 1 6. 2011 tax form 1040     7. 2011 tax form 1040   Special tax assessments paid for local improvements, such as streets and sidewalks 7. 2011 tax form 1040     8. 2011 tax form 1040   Other increases to basis 8. 2011 tax form 1040     9. 2011 tax form 1040   Add lines 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 9. 2011 tax form 1040     10. 2011 tax form 1040   Depreciation allowed or allowable, related to the business use or rental of the home 10. 2011 tax form 1040 0   11. 2011 tax form 1040   Other decreases to basis (See Decreases to Basis in Publication 551. 2011 tax form 1040 ) 11. 2011 tax form 1040     12. 2011 tax form 1040   Add lines 10 and 11 12. 2011 tax form 1040     13. 2011 tax form 1040   Cost or other (adjusted) basis of home damaged or destroyed. 2011 tax form 1040 Subtract line 12 from line 9. 2011 tax form 1040 Enter here and on Schedule 20, line 2 13. 2011 tax form 1040     Worksheet A Instructions. 2011 tax form 1040 If you use Worksheet A to figure the cost or other (adjusted) basis of your home, follow these instructions. 2011 tax form 1040 DO NOT use this worksheet to determine your basis if you acquired an interest in your home from a decedent who died in 2010 and whose executor filed Form 8939. 2011 tax form 1040 IF. 2011 tax form 1040 . 2011 tax form 1040 . 2011 tax form 1040   THEN. 2011 tax form 1040 . 2011 tax form 1040 . 2011 tax form 1040 you inherited your home from a decedent who died either before or after 2010 or from a decedent who died in 2010 and whose executor did not file Form 8939. 2011 tax form 1040 1 skip lines 1–4 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 2 find your basis using the rules under Inherited Property in Publication 551. 2011 tax form 1040 Enter this amount on line 5 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 3 fill out lines 6–13 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 you received your home as a gift 1 read Property Received as a Gift in Publication 551 and enter on lines 1 and 3 of the worksheet either the donor's adjusted basis or the home's fair market value at the time of the gift, whichever is appropriate. 2011 tax form 1040 2 if you can add any federal gift tax to your basis, enter that amount on line 5 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 3 fill out the rest of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 you received your home as a trade for other property 1 enter on line 1 of the worksheet the fair market value of the other property at the time of the trade. 2011 tax form 1040 (But if you received your home as a trade for your previous home before May 7, 1997, and had a gain on the trade that you postponed using Form 2119, enter on line 1 of the worksheet the adjusted basis of the new home from that Form 2119. 2011 tax form 1040 ) 2 fill out the rest of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 you built your home 1 add the purchase price of the land and the cost of building the home. 2011 tax form 1040 Enter that total on line 1 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 (However, if you filed a Form 2119 to postpone gain on the sale of a previous home before May 7, 1997, enter on line 1 of the worksheet the adjusted basis of the new home from that Form 2119. 2011 tax form 1040 ) 2 fill out the rest of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 you received your home from your spouse after July 18, 1984 1 skip lines 1–4 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 2 enter on line 5 of the worksheet your spouse's cost or other (adjusted) basis in the home just before you received it. 2011 tax form 1040 3 fill out lines 6–13 of the worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after the transfer. 2011 tax form 1040 you owned a home jointly with your spouse, who transferred his or her interest in the home to you after July 18, 1984     fill out one worksheet, making adjustments to basis for events both before and after the transfer. 2011 tax form 1040   you received your home from your spouse before July 19, 1984 1 skip lines 1–4 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 2 enter on line 5 of the worksheet the home's fair market value at the time you received it. 2011 tax form 1040 3 fill out lines 6–13 of the worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after the transfer. 2011 tax form 1040 you owned a home jointly with your spouse, and your spouse transferred his or her interest in the home to you before July 19, 1984 1 fill out a worksheet, lines 1–13, making adjustments to basis only for events before the transfer. 2011 tax form 1040 2 multiply the amount on line 13 of that worksheet by 50% (0. 2011 tax form 1040 50) to get the adjusted basis of your half-interest at the time of the transfer. 2011 tax form 1040 3 multiply the fair market value of the home at the time of the transfer by 50% (0. 2011 tax form 1040 50). 2011 tax form 1040 Generally, this is the basis of the half-interest that your spouse owned. 2011 tax form 1040 4 add the amounts from steps 2 and 3 and enter the total on line 5 of a second worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 5 complete lines 6–13 of the second worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after the transfer. 2011 tax form 1040 you owned your home jointly with a nonspouse 1 fill out lines 1–13 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 2 multiply the amount on line 13 by your percentage of ownership to get the adjusted basis of your part-interest. 2011 tax form 1040 Worksheet A Instructions. 2011 tax form 1040 (Continued) IF. 2011 tax form 1040 . 2011 tax form 1040 . 2011 tax form 1040   THEN. 2011 tax form 1040 . 2011 tax form 1040 . 2011 tax form 1040 you owned your home jointly with your spouse who died before 2010 and before the casualty 1 fill out a worksheet, lines 1–13, including adjustments to basis only for events before your spouse's death. 2011 tax form 1040 2 multiply the amount on line 13 of that worksheet by 50% (0. 2011 tax form 1040 50) to get the adjusted basis of your half-interest on the date of death. 2011 tax form 1040 3 figure the basis for the half-interest owned by your spouse. 2011 tax form 1040 This is one-half of the fair market value on the date of death (or later alternate valuation used for estate or inheritance tax). 2011 tax form 1040 (The basis in your half will remain one-half of the adjusted basis determined in step 2. 2011 tax form 1040 ) 4 add the amounts from steps 2 and 3 and enter the total on line 5 of a second worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 5 complete lines 6–13 of the second worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after your spouse's death. 2011 tax form 1040 you owned your home jointly with your spouse who died before 2010 and before the casualty, and your permanent legal home is in a community property state 1 skip lines 1–4 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 2 enter the amount of your basis on line 5 of the worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 Generally, this is the fair market value of the home at the time of death. 2011 tax form 1040 (But see Community Property in Publication 551 for special rules. 2011 tax form 1040 ) 3 fill out lines 6–13 of the worksheet, making adjustments to basis only for events after your spouse's death. 2011 tax form 1040 you owned your home jointly with a nonspouse who died before 2010 and before the casualty 1 fill out lines 1–13 of the worksheet, including adjustments to basis only for events before the co-owner's death. 2011 tax form 1040 2 multiply the amount on line 13 by your percentage of ownership to get the adjusted basis of your part-interest on the date of death. 2011 tax form 1040 3 multiply the fair market value on the date of death (or later alternate valuation used for estate or inheritance tax) by the co-owner's percentage of ownership. 2011 tax form 1040 This is the basis for the co-owner's part-interest. 2011 tax form 1040 4 add the amounts from steps 2 and 3 and enter the total on line 5 of a second worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 5 complete lines 6–13 of the second worksheet, including adjustments to basis only for events after the co-owner's death. 2011 tax form 1040 your home was ever damaged as a result of a prior casualty 1 on line 8 of the worksheet, enter any amounts you spent to restore the home to its condition before the prior casualty. 2011 tax form 1040 2 on line 11 enter: any insurance reimbursements you received (or expect to receive) for the prior loss,  and any deductible casualty losses from prior years not covered by insurance. 2011 tax form 1040 the person who sold you your home paid points on your loan and you bought your home after 1990 but before April 4, 1994. 2011 tax form 1040   on line 2 enter the seller-paid points only if you deducted them as home mortgage interest in the year paid (unless you used the seller-paid points to reduce the amount on line 1). 2011 tax form 1040 the person who sold you your home paid points on your loan and you bought your home after April 3, 1994   on line 2 enter the seller-paid points even if you did not deduct them (unless you used the seller-paid points to reduce the amount on line 1). 2011 tax form 1040 you used part of the property as your home and part of it for business or to produce rental income   you must allocate the entries on Worksheet A between the personal part (column (a)) and the business/rental part (column (b)). 2011 tax form 1040 none of these items apply   fill out the entire worksheet. 2011 tax form 1040 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications