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2011 taxes turbotax Publication 901 - Additional Material Table of Contents How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). 2011 taxes turbotax 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. 2011 taxes turbotax By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. 2011 taxes turbotax Free help with your tax return. 2011 taxes turbotax   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 2011 taxes turbotax The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-moderate income, elderly, disabled, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 2011 taxes turbotax The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 2011 taxes turbotax 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 taxes turbotax Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. 2011 taxes turbotax To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. 2011 taxes turbotax gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. 2011 taxes turbotax   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 2011 taxes turbotax To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 2011 taxes turbotax aarp. 2011 taxes turbotax org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 2011 taxes turbotax   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 2011 taxes turbotax gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 2011 taxes turbotax Internet. 2011 taxes turbotax You can access the IRS website at IRS. 2011 taxes turbotax gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. 2011 taxes turbotax Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. 2011 taxes turbotax Check the status of your 2012 refund. 2011 taxes turbotax Go to IRS. 2011 taxes turbotax gov and click on Where’s My Refund. 2011 taxes turbotax 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. 2011 taxes turbotax If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). 2011 taxes turbotax 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. 2011 taxes turbotax Where's My Refund? has a new look this year! The tool will include a tracker that displays progress through three stages: (1) return received, (2) refund approved, and (3) refund sent. 2011 taxes turbotax Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2011 taxes turbotax So in a change from previous filing seasons, you won't get an estimated refund date right away. 2011 taxes turbotax Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. 2011 taxes turbotax You can obtain a free transcript online at IRS. 2011 taxes turbotax gov by clicking on Order a Return or Account Transcript under “Tools. 2011 taxes turbotax ” For a transcript by phone, call 1-800-908-9946 and follow the prompts in the recorded message. 2011 taxes turbotax You will be prompted to provide your SSN or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), date of birth, street address and ZIP code. 2011 taxes turbotax Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. 2011 taxes turbotax Order IRS products. 2011 taxes turbotax Research your tax questions. 2011 taxes turbotax Search publications by topic or keyword. 2011 taxes turbotax Use the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 2011 taxes turbotax View Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRBs) published in the last few years. 2011 taxes turbotax Figure your withholding allowances using the IRS Withholding Calculator at www. 2011 taxes turbotax irs. 2011 taxes turbotax gov/individuals. 2011 taxes turbotax Determine if Form 6251 (Alternative Minimum Tax— Individuals), must be filed by using our Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Assistant available at IRS. 2011 taxes turbotax gov by typing Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant in the search box. 2011 taxes turbotax Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. 2011 taxes turbotax Get information on starting and operating a small business. 2011 taxes turbotax Phone. 2011 taxes turbotax Many services are available by phone. 2011 taxes turbotax   Ordering forms, instructions, and publications. 2011 taxes turbotax Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). 2011 taxes turbotax You should receive your order within 10 days. 2011 taxes turbotax Asking tax questions. 2011 taxes turbotax Call the IRS with your tax questions at 1-800-829-1040. 2011 taxes turbotax Solving problems. 2011 taxes turbotax You can get face-to-face help solving tax problems most business days in IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC). 2011 taxes turbotax An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your account, or help you set up a payment plan. 2011 taxes turbotax Call your local Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. 2011 taxes turbotax To find the number, go to www. 2011 taxes turbotax irs. 2011 taxes turbotax gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 2011 taxes turbotax TTY/TDD equipment. 2011 taxes turbotax If you have access to TTY/TDD equipment, call 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications. 2011 taxes turbotax The TTY/TDD telephone number is for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 2011 taxes turbotax These individuals can also access the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service at www. 2011 taxes turbotax gsa. 2011 taxes turbotax gov/fedrelay. 2011 taxes turbotax TeleTax topics. 2011 taxes turbotax Call 1-800-829-4477 to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. 2011 taxes turbotax Checking the status of your 2012 refund. 2011 taxes turbotax To check the status of your 2012 refund, call 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477 (automated Where's My Refund? information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). 2011 taxes turbotax 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. 2011 taxes turbotax If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). 2011 taxes turbotax 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. 2011 taxes turbotax Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2011 taxes turbotax Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. 2011 taxes turbotax Evaluating the quality of our telephone services. 2011 taxes turbotax To ensure IRS representatives give accurate, courteous, and professional answers, we use several methods to evaluate the quality of our telephone services. 2011 taxes turbotax One method is for a second IRS representative to listen in on or record random telephone calls. 2011 taxes turbotax Another is to ask some callers to complete a short survey at the end of the call. 2011 taxes turbotax Walk-in. 2011 taxes turbotax Some products and services are available on a walk-in basis. 2011 taxes turbotax   Products. 2011 taxes turbotax You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 2011 taxes turbotax Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 2011 taxes turbotax Also, some IRS offices and libraries have the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, Internal Revenue Bulletins, and Cumulative Bulletins available for research purposes. 2011 taxes turbotax Services. 2011 taxes turbotax You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. 2011 taxes turbotax An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. 2011 taxes turbotax If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. 2011 taxes turbotax No appointment is necessary—just walk in. 2011 taxes turbotax Before visiting, check www. 2011 taxes turbotax irs. 2011 taxes turbotax gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. 2011 taxes turbotax If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested by calling your local TAC. 2011 taxes turbotax You can leave a message and a representative will call you back within 2 business days. 2011 taxes turbotax All other issues will be handled without an appointment. 2011 taxes turbotax To call your local TAC, go to  www. 2011 taxes turbotax irs. 2011 taxes turbotax gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 2011 taxes turbotax Mail. 2011 taxes turbotax You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 2011 taxes turbotax You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 2011 taxes turbotax  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 2011 taxes turbotax Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Taxpayer Advocate Service. 2011 taxes turbotax   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 2011 taxes turbotax Its job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. 2011 taxes turbotax TAS offers free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. 2011 taxes turbotax 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Final Treasury Regulations on rules and consent requirements relating to the disclosure or use of tax return information by tax return preparers became effective Dec. 28, 2012. For additional information about how these apply to services and education related to the Affordable Care Act, please see our questions and answers.

 For further information, see Rev Proc 2013-14 and Rev Proc 2013-19

On December 30, 2009, the IRS issued proposed and temporary regulations (effective January 4, 2010) and related revenue rulings addressing the use or disclosure of tax return information by tax return preparers. The regulations and related revenue rulings under section 7216 enable tax return preparers to more effectively provide a range of services that taxpayers would ordinarily expect from tax return preparers.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking by Cross-Reference to Temporary Regulations Amendments to the Section 7216 Regulations—Disclosure or Use of Information by Preparers of Returns

Revision to Section 301.7216-2 Guidance

Description of the Guidance:
These final and temporary regulations provide updated guidance regarding the disclosure and use of tax return information by tax return preparers without taxpayer consent. These regulations expand the information tax return preparers may compile, maintain, and use in lists for solicitation of tax return business under section 301.7216-2(n) to include taxpayer entity classification or type and tax return form number. These regulations clarify that the section 301.7216-2(n) lists may not be used to solicit non-tax return preparation services.  These regulations also clarify the phrase “tax information” in section 301.7216-2(n) by replacing that phrase with “tax information and general business or economic analysis for educational purposes.  These regulations further clarify that due diligence performed in contemplation of a sale or other disposition of a tax return preparation business is “in connection with” the sale or other disposition of the section 301.7216-2(n) list compiler’s tax return business” and that tax return information made available for due diligence purposes is a disclosure of that information, not a transfer of that information.  These regulations adopt the guidance provided in Notice 2009-13 related to section 301.7216-2(p) allowing certain expanded disclosures and uses of statistical compilations, subject to specific prohibitions, provided that the statistical compilations are anonymous as to taxpayer identity and contain data from at least 10 tax returns. Finally, these regulations allow the disclosure of tax return information to the extent necessary to accomplish required legal or ethical conflict reviews to avoid client conflicts of interest.  These regulations also include specific restrictions and prohibitions applicable to the expanded uses and disclosures that are designed to appropriately balance taxpayer rights provided by section 7216 and its regulations without compromising those rights.

Revenue Ruling 2010-4

(Provides guidance on whether a tax return preparer is liable for criminal and civil penalties under Internal Revenue Code sections 7216 and 6713 when the tax return preparer uses tax return information to contact taxpayers to inform them of changes in tax law that could affect the taxpayers’ income tax liability reported in tax returns previously prepared or processed by the tax return preparer; uses tax return information to determine which taxpayers’ future income tax return filing obligations may be affected by a prospective change in tax rule or regulation and to contact such taxpayers to notify them of the changed rule or regulation, explain how the change may affect them, and advise them with regard to actions they may take in response to the change; or discloses tax return information contained in the list permitted to be maintained by the tax return preparer under section 301.7216-2(n) to a third-party service provider that creates, publishes, or distributes, by mail or e-mail, tax information and general business and economic information or analysis for educational purposes or for purposes of soliciting additional tax return preparation services for the tax return preparer, for the purpose of obtaining the ‘newsletter’ creation, publication, and or distribution services offered by the third-party service provider.)

Revenue Ruling 2010-5

(Provides guidance on whether a tax return preparer is liable for criminal and civil penalties under Internal Revenue Code sections 7216 and 6713 when the tax return preparer discloses (1) to a professional liability insurance carrier tax return information required by the insurance carrier to obtain or maintain professional liability insurance coverage; (2) to a professional liability insurance carrier tax return information required by the insurance carrier to promptly and accurately report a claim or a potential claim against the tax return preparer, or to aid in the investigation of a claim or potential claim against the tax return preparer; (3) to a professional liability insurance carrier tax return information to the preparer’s professional liability insurance carrier in order to obtain legal representation under the terms of the insurance policy; or (4) tax return information to an unrelated attorney for the purpose of evaluating a claim or potential claim against the tax return preparer.)

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2011 taxes turbotax 3. 2011 taxes turbotax   Adjustments to Income Table of Contents Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Contributions and DeductionsContributions to Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRAs. 2011 taxes turbotax Deductible contribution. 2011 taxes turbotax Nondeductible contribution. 2011 taxes turbotax You may be able to subtract amounts from your total income (Form 1040, line 22 or Form 1040A, line 15) or total effectively connected income (Form 1040NR, line 23) to get your adjusted gross income (Form 1040, line 37; Form 1040A, line 21; or Form 1040NR, line 36). 2011 taxes turbotax Some adjustments to income follow. 2011 taxes turbotax Contributions to your individual retirement arrangement (IRA) (Form 1040, line 32; Form 1040A, line 17; or Form 1040NR, line 32), explained later in this publication. 2011 taxes turbotax Certain moving expenses (Form 1040, line 26; or Form 1040NR, line 26) if you changed job locations or started a new job in 2013. 2011 taxes turbotax See Publication 521, Moving Expenses, or see Form 3903, Moving Expenses, and its instructions. 2011 taxes turbotax Some health insurance costs (Form 1040, line 29 or Form 1040NR, line 29) if you were self-employed and had a net profit for the year, or if you received wages in 2013 from an S corporation in which you were a more-than-2% shareholder. 2011 taxes turbotax For more details, see Publication 535, Business Expenses. 2011 taxes turbotax Payments to your self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified plan (Form 1040, line 28 or Form 1040NR, line 28). 2011 taxes turbotax For more information, including limits on how much you can deduct, see Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. 2011 taxes turbotax Penalties paid on early withdrawal of savings (Form 1040, line 30 or Form 1040NR, line 30). 2011 taxes turbotax Form 1099-INT, Interest Income, or Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount, will show the amount of any penalty you were charged. 2011 taxes turbotax Alimony payments (Form 1040, line 31a). 2011 taxes turbotax For more information, see Publication 504, Divorced or Separated Individuals. 2011 taxes turbotax There are other items you can claim as adjustments to income. 2011 taxes turbotax These adjustments are discussed in your tax return instructions. 2011 taxes turbotax Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Contributions and Deductions This section explains the tax treatment of amounts you pay into traditional IRAs. 2011 taxes turbotax A traditional IRA is any IRA that is not a Roth or SIMPLE IRA. 2011 taxes turbotax Roth and SIMPLE IRAs are defined earlier in the IRA discussion under Retirement Plan Distributions . 2011 taxes turbotax For more detailed information, see Publication 590. 2011 taxes turbotax Contributions. 2011 taxes turbotax   An IRA is a personal savings plan that offers you tax advantages to set aside money for your retirement. 2011 taxes turbotax Two advantages of a traditional IRA are: You may be able to deduct some or all of your contributions to it, depending on your circumstances, and Generally, amounts in your IRA, including earnings and gains, are not taxed until distributed. 2011 taxes turbotax    Although interest earned from your traditional IRA generally is not taxed in the year earned, it is not tax-exempt interest. 2011 taxes turbotax Do not report this interest on your tax return as tax-exempt interest. 2011 taxes turbotax General limit. 2011 taxes turbotax   The most that can be contributed for 2013 to your traditional IRA is the smaller of the following amounts. 2011 taxes turbotax Your taxable compensation for the year, or $5,500 ($6,500 if you were age 50 or older by the end of 2013). 2011 taxes turbotax Contributions to Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRAs. 2011 taxes turbotax   In the case of a married couple filing a joint return for 2013, up to $5,500 ($6,500 for each spouse age 50 or older by the end of 2013) can be contributed to IRAs on behalf of each spouse, even if one spouse has little or no compensation. 2011 taxes turbotax For more information on the general limit and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA limit, see How Much Can Be Contributed? 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