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Amend tax return 2013 Publication 929 - Main Content Table of Contents Part 1. Amend tax return 2013 Rules for All Dependents Filing RequirementsEarned Income Only Unearned Income Only Both Earned and Unearned Income Other Filing Requirements Should a Return Be Filed Even If Not Required? Responsibility for Child's ReturnThird party designee. Amend tax return 2013 Designated as representative. Amend tax return 2013 IRS notice. Amend tax return 2013 Standard DeductionStandard Deduction of Zero Dependent's Own Exemption Withholding From WagesExceptions. Amend tax return 2013 Part 2. Amend tax return 2013 Tax on Unearned Income of Certain ChildrenWhich Parent's Return To Use Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and DividendsEffect of Making the Election Figuring Child's Income Figuring Additional Tax Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned IncomeProviding Parental Information (Form 8615, Lines A–C) Step 1. Amend tax return 2013 Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) Step 2. Amend tax return 2013 Figuring a Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) Step 3. Amend tax return 2013 Figuring the Child's Tax (Form 8615, Part III) Alternative Minimum Tax Illustrated Example Part 1. Amend tax return 2013 Rules for All Dependents This part of the publication discusses the filing requirements for dependents, who is responsible for a child's return, how to figure a dependent's standard deduction and exemption (if any), and whether a dependent can claim exemption from federal income tax withholding. Amend tax return 2013 Filing Requirements Whether a dependent has to file a return generally depends on the amount of the dependent's earned and unearned income and whether the dependent is married, is age 65 or older, or is blind. Amend tax return 2013 A dependent may have to file a return even if his or her income is less than the amount that would normally require a return. Amend tax return 2013 See Other Filing Requirements, later. Amend tax return 2013 The following sections apply to dependents with: Earned income only, Unearned income only, and Both earned and unearned income. Amend tax return 2013  To find out whether a dependent must file, read the section that applies, or use Table 1. Amend tax return 2013 Earned Income Only A dependent whose gross income is only earned income must file a return if the gross income is more than the amount listed in the following table. Amend tax return 2013 Marital Status Amount Single   Under 65 and not blind $6,100 Either 65 or older or blind $7,600 65 or older and blind $9,100 Married*   Under 65 and not blind $6,100 Either 65 or older or blind $7,300 65 or older and blind $8,500 *If a dependent's spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file a return if the dependent has $5 or more of gross income (earned and/or unearned). Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 William is 16. Amend tax return 2013 His mother claims an exemption for him on her income tax return. Amend tax return 2013 He worked part time on weekends during the school year and full time during the summer. Amend tax return 2013 He earned $7,000 in wages. Amend tax return 2013 He did not have any unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 He must file a tax return because he has earned income only and his gross income is more than $6,100. Amend tax return 2013 If he is blind, he does not have to file a return because his gross income is not more than $7,600. Amend tax return 2013 Unearned Income Only A dependent whose gross income is only unearned income must file a return if the gross income is more than the amount listed in the following table. Amend tax return 2013 Marital Status Amount Single   Under 65 and not blind $1,000 Either 65 or older or blind $2,500 65 or older and blind $4,000 Married*   Under 65 and not blind $1,000 Either 65 or older or blind $2,200 65 or older and blind $3,400 *If a dependent's spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file a return if the dependent has $5 or more of gross income (earned and/or unearned). Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 Sarah is 18 and single. Amend tax return 2013 Her parents can claim an exemption for her on their income tax return. Amend tax return 2013 She received $1,970 of taxable interest and dividend income. Amend tax return 2013 She did not work during the year. Amend tax return 2013 She must file a tax return because she has unearned income only and her gross income is more than $1,000. Amend tax return 2013 If she is blind, she does not have to file a return because she has unearned income only and her gross income is not more than $2,500. Amend tax return 2013 Election to report child's unearned income on parent's return. Amend tax return 2013   A parent of a child under age 19 (or under age 24 if a full-time student) may be able to elect to include the child's interest and dividend income on the parent's return. Amend tax return 2013 See Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends in Part 2. Amend tax return 2013 If the parent makes this election, the child does not have to file a return. Amend tax return 2013 Both Earned and Unearned Income A dependent who has both earned and unearned income generally must file a return if the dependent's gross income is more than line 5 of the following worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 Filing Requirement Worksheet for Most Dependents 1. Amend tax return 2013 Enter dependent's earned income plus $350     2. Amend tax return 2013 Minimum amount   $1,000 3. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 1 and 2. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the larger amount     4. Amend tax return 2013 Maximum amount   6,100 5. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 3 and 4. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the smaller amount     6. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the dependent's gross income. Amend tax return 2013 If line 6 is more than line 5, the dependent must file an income tax return. Amend tax return 2013 If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 6 is $5 or more. Amend tax return 2013       Table 1. Amend tax return 2013 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents If your parent (or someone else) can claim you as a dependent, use this table to see if you must file a return. Amend tax return 2013   See the definitions of “dependent,”“earned income,”“unearned income,” and “gross income” in the Glossary. Amend tax return 2013   Single dependents—Were you either age 65 or older or blind?     No. Amend tax return 2013 You must file a return if any of the following apply. Amend tax return 2013       Your unearned income was over $1,000. Amend tax return 2013 Your earned income was over $6,100. Amend tax return 2013 Your gross income was more than the larger of—       $1,000, or Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $350. Amend tax return 2013         Yes. Amend tax return 2013 You must file a return if any of the following apply. Amend tax return 2013     Your unearned income was over $2,500 ($4,000 if 65 or older and blind), Your earned income was over $7,600 ($9,100 if 65 or older and blind), Your gross income was more than the larger of—       $2,500 ($4,000 if 65 or older and blind), or Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $1,850 ($3,350 if 65 or older and blind). Amend tax return 2013       Married dependents—Were you either age 65 or older or blind?     No. Amend tax return 2013 You must file a return if any of the following apply. Amend tax return 2013       Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions. Amend tax return 2013 Your unearned income was over $1,000. Amend tax return 2013 Your earned income was over $6,100. Amend tax return 2013 Your gross income was more than the larger of—       $1,000, or Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $350. Amend tax return 2013       Yes. Amend tax return 2013 You must file a return if any of the following apply. Amend tax return 2013       Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions. Amend tax return 2013 Your unearned income was over $2,200 ($3,400 if 65 or older and blind), Your earned income was over $7,300 ($8,500 if 65 or older and blind), Your gross income was more than the larger of—       $2,200 ($3,400 if 65 or older and blind), or Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $1,550 ($2,750 if 65 or older and blind). Amend tax return 2013       Example 1. Amend tax return 2013 Joe is 20, single, not blind, and a full-time college student. Amend tax return 2013 He does not provide more than half of his own support, and his parents claim an exemption for him on their income tax return. Amend tax return 2013 He received $200 taxable interest income and earned $2,750 from a part-time job. Amend tax return 2013 He does not have to file a tax return because his gross income of $2,950 ($200 interest plus $2,750 in wages) is not more than $3,100, the amount on line 5 of his filled-in Filing Requirement Worksheet for Most Dependents (shown next). Amend tax return 2013 Filled-in Example 1 Filing Requirement Worksheet  for Most Dependents 1. Amend tax return 2013 Enter dependent's earned income plus $350   $ 3,100 2. Amend tax return 2013 Minimum amount   1,000 3. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 1 and 2. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the larger amount   3,100 4. Amend tax return 2013 Maximum amount   6,100 5. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 3 and 4. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the smaller amount   3,100 6. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the dependent's gross income. Amend tax return 2013 If line 6 is more than line 5, the dependent must file an income tax return. Amend tax return 2013 If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 6 is $5 or more. Amend tax return 2013   $ 2,950   Example 2. Amend tax return 2013 The facts are the same as in Example 1 except that Joe had $600 taxable interest income. Amend tax return 2013 He must file a tax return because his gross income of $3,350 ($600 interest plus $2,750 wages) is more than $3,100, the amount on line 5 of his filled-in worksheet (shown next). Amend tax return 2013 Filled-in Example 2 Filing Requirement Worksheet for Most Dependents 1. Amend tax return 2013 Enter dependent's earned income plus $350   $ 3,100 2. Amend tax return 2013 Minimum amount   1,000 3. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 1 and 2. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the larger amount   3,100 4. Amend tax return 2013 Maximum amount   6,100 5. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 3 and 4. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the smaller amount   3,100 6. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the dependent's gross income. Amend tax return 2013 If line 6 is more than line 5, the dependent must file an income tax return. Amend tax return 2013 If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 6 is $5 or more. Amend tax return 2013   $ 3,350   Age 65 or older or blind. Amend tax return 2013 A dependent who is age 65 or older or blind must file a return if his or her gross income is more than line 7 of the following worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 Filing Requirement Worksheet  for Dependents Who Are Age 65 or Older or Blind 1. Amend tax return 2013 Enter dependent's earned income plus $350     2. Amend tax return 2013 Minimum amount   $1,000 3. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 1 and 2. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the larger amount     4. Amend tax return 2013 Maximum amount   6,100 5. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 3 and 4. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the smaller amount     6. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the amount from the following table that applies to the dependent       Marital Status Amount     Single         Either 65 or older or blind $1,500       65 or older and blind $3,000     Married         Either 65 or older or blind $1,200       65 or older and blind $2,400   7. Amend tax return 2013 Add lines 5 and 6. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the total     8. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the dependent's gross income. Amend tax return 2013 If line 8 is more than line 7, the dependent must file an income tax return. Amend tax return 2013 If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 8 is $5 or more     Example 3. Amend tax return 2013 The facts are the same as in Example 2 except that Joe is also blind. Amend tax return 2013 He does not have to file a return because his gross income of $3,350 is not more than $4,600, the amount on line 7 of his filled-in Filing Requirement Worksheet for Dependents Who Are Age 65 or Older or Blind (shown next). Amend tax return 2013   Filled-in Example 3 Filing Requirement Worksheet  for Dependents Who Are Age 65 or Older or Blind 1. Amend tax return 2013 Enter dependent's earned income plus $350   $3,100 2. Amend tax return 2013 Minimum amount   1,000 3. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 1 and 2. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the larger amount   3,100 4. Amend tax return 2013 Maximum amount   6,100 5. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 3 and 4. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the smaller amount   3,100 6. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the amount from the following table that applies to the dependent   1,500   Marital Status Amount     Single         Either 65 or older or blind $1,500       65 or older and blind $3,000     Married         Either 65 or older or blind $1,200       65 or older and blind $2,400   7. Amend tax return 2013 Add lines 5 and 6. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the total   4,600 8. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the dependent's gross income. Amend tax return 2013 If line 8 is more than line 7, the dependent must file an income tax return. Amend tax return 2013 If the dependent is married and his or her spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return, the dependent must file an income tax return if line 8 is $5 or more   $3,350 Other Filing Requirements Some dependents may have to file a tax return even if their income is less than the amount that would normally require them to file a return. Amend tax return 2013 A dependent must file a tax return if he or she owes any other taxes, such as: Social security and Medicare taxes on tips not reported to his or her employer or on wages received from an employer who did not withhold these taxes, Uncollected social security and Medicare or railroad retirement taxes on tips reported to his or her employer or on group-term life insurance, Alternative minimum tax, Additional tax on a health savings account from Form 8889, Part III, Recapture taxes, such as the tax from recapture of an education credit, or Additional tax on a qualified plan, including an individual retirement arrangement (IRA), or other tax-favored account. Amend tax return 2013 But if the dependent is filing a return only because of this tax, the dependent can file Form 5329 by itself. Amend tax return 2013 A dependent must also file a tax return if he or she: Had wages of $108. Amend tax return 2013 28 or more from a church or qualified church-controlled organization that is exempt from employer social security and Medicare taxes, or Had net earnings from self-employment of at least $400. Amend tax return 2013 Spouse itemizes. Amend tax return 2013   A dependent must file a return if the dependent's spouse itemizes deductions on a separate return and the dependent has $5 or more of gross income (earned and/or unearned). Amend tax return 2013 Should a Return Be Filed Even If Not Required? Even if a dependent does not meet any of the filing requirements discussed earlier, he or she should file a tax return if either of the following applies. Amend tax return 2013 Income tax was withheld from his or her income. Amend tax return 2013 He or she qualifies for the earned income credit, additional child tax credit, health coverage tax credit, or refundable American opportunity education credit. Amend tax return 2013 See the tax return instructions to find out who qualifies for these credits. Amend tax return 2013  By filing a return, the dependent can get a refund. Amend tax return 2013 Responsibility for Child's Return Generally, a child is responsible for filing his or her own tax return and for paying any tax, penalties, or interest on that return. Amend tax return 2013 If a child cannot file his or her own return for any reason, such as age, the child's parent, guardian, or other legally responsible person must file it for the child. Amend tax return 2013 Signing the child's return. Amend tax return 2013   If the child cannot sign his or her return, a parent or guardian must sign the child's name followed by the words “By (signature), parent (or guardian) for minor child. Amend tax return 2013 ” Authority of parent or guardian. Amend tax return 2013   A parent or guardian who signs a return on a child's behalf can deal with the IRS on all matters connected with the return. Amend tax return 2013   In general, a parent or guardian who does not sign the child's return can only provide information concerning the child's return and pay the child's tax. Amend tax return 2013 That parent or guardian is not entitled to receive information from the IRS or legally bind the child to a tax liability arising from the return. Amend tax return 2013 Third party designee. Amend tax return 2013   A child's parent or guardian who does not sign the child's return may be authorized, as a third party designee, to discuss the processing of the return with the IRS as well as provide information concerning the return. Amend tax return 2013 The child or the person signing the return on the child's behalf must check the “Yes” box in the “Third Party Designee” area of the return and name the parent or guardian as the designee. Amend tax return 2013   If designated, a parent or guardian can respond to certain IRS notices and receive information about the processing of the return and the status of a refund or payment. Amend tax return 2013 This designation does not authorize the parent or guardian to receive any refund check, bind the child to any tax liability, or otherwise represent the child before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 See the return instructions for more information. Amend tax return 2013 Designated as representative. Amend tax return 2013   A parent or guardian who does not sign the child's return may be designated as the child's representative by the child or the person signing the return on the child's behalf. Amend tax return 2013 Form 2848, Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative, is used to designate a child's representative. Amend tax return 2013 See Publication 947, Practice Before the IRS and Power of Attorney, for more information. Amend tax return 2013   If designated, a parent or guardian can receive information about the child's return but cannot legally bind the child to a tax liability unless authorized to do so by the law of the state in which the child lives. Amend tax return 2013 IRS notice. Amend tax return 2013   If you or the child receives a notice from the IRS concerning the child's return or tax liability, you should immediately inform the IRS that the notice concerns a child. Amend tax return 2013 The notice will show who to contact. Amend tax return 2013 The IRS will try to resolve the matter with the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the child consistent with their authority. Amend tax return 2013 Child's earnings. Amend tax return 2013   For federal income tax purposes, amounts a child earns by performing services are included in the gross income of the child and not the gross income of the parent. Amend tax return 2013 This is true even if, under state law, the parent has the right to the earnings and may actually have received them. Amend tax return 2013 If the child does not pay the tax due on this income, the parent may be liable for the tax. Amend tax return 2013 Child's expenses. Amend tax return 2013   Deductions for payments that are made out of a child's earnings are the child's, even if the payments are made by the parent. Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 You made payments on your child's behalf that are deductible as a business expense and a charitable contribution. Amend tax return 2013 You made the payments out of your child's earnings. Amend tax return 2013 These items can be deducted only on the child's return. Amend tax return 2013 Standard Deduction The standard deduction for an individual who can be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return is generally limited to the larger of: $1,000, or The individual's earned income plus $350, but not more than the regular standard deduction (generally $6,100). Amend tax return 2013 However, the standard deduction may be higher for a dependent who: Is 65 or older, or Is blind. Amend tax return 2013 Certain dependents cannot claim any standard deduction. Amend tax return 2013 See Standard Deduction of Zero , later. Amend tax return 2013 Worksheet 1. Amend tax return 2013   Use Worksheet 1 to figure the dependent's standard deduction. Amend tax return 2013 Worksheet 1. Amend tax return 2013 Standard Deduction Worksheet for Dependents Use this worksheet only if someone else can claim you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) as a dependent. Amend tax return 2013 If you were 65 or older and/or blind, check the correct number of boxes below. Amend tax return 2013 Put the total number of boxes checked in box c and go to line 1. Amend tax return 2013 a. Amend tax return 2013 You 65 or older   Blind   b. Amend tax return 2013 Your spouse, if claiming  spouse's exemption 65 or older   Blind   c. Amend tax return 2013 Total boxes checked         1. Amend tax return 2013 Enter your earned income (defined below) plus $350. Amend tax return 2013 If none, enter -0-. Amend tax return 2013 1. Amend tax return 2013     2. Amend tax return 2013 Minimum amount. Amend tax return 2013   2. Amend tax return 2013 $1,000   3. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 1 and 2. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the larger of the two amounts here. Amend tax return 2013 3. Amend tax return 2013     4. Amend tax return 2013 Enter on line 4 the amount shown below for your filing status. Amend tax return 2013       Single or Married filing separately—$6,100 Married filing jointly—$12,200 Head of household—$8,950 4. Amend tax return 2013     5. Amend tax return 2013 Standard deduction. Amend tax return 2013         a. Amend tax return 2013 Compare lines 3 and 4. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the smaller amount here. Amend tax return 2013 If under 65 and not blind, stop here. Amend tax return 2013 This is your standard deduction. Amend tax return 2013 Otherwise, go on to line 5b. Amend tax return 2013 5a. Amend tax return 2013     b. Amend tax return 2013 If 65 or older or blind, multiply $1,500 ($1,200 if married) by the number in box c above. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the result here. Amend tax return 2013 5b. Amend tax return 2013     c. Amend tax return 2013 Add lines 5a and 5b. Amend tax return 2013 This is your standard deduction for 2013. Amend tax return 2013 5c. Amend tax return 2013     Earned income includes wages, salaries, tips, professional fees, and other compensation received for personal services you performed. Amend tax return 2013 It also includes any amount received as a scholarship that you must include in income. Amend tax return 2013   Example 1. Amend tax return 2013 Michael is single, age 15, and not blind. Amend tax return 2013 His parents can claim him as a dependent on their tax return. Amend tax return 2013 He has taxable interest income of $800 and wages of $150. Amend tax return 2013 He enters $500 (his earned income plus $350) on line 1 of Worksheet 1. Amend tax return 2013 On line 3, he enters $1,000, the larger of $500 or $1,000. Amend tax return 2013 Michael enters $6,100 on line 4. Amend tax return 2013 On line 5a, he enters $1,000, the smaller of $1,000 or $6,100. Amend tax return 2013 His standard deduction is $1,000. Amend tax return 2013 Example 2. Amend tax return 2013 Judy, a full-time student, is single, age 22, and not blind. Amend tax return 2013 Her parents can claim her as a dependent on their tax return. Amend tax return 2013 She has dividend income of $275 and wages of $2,500. Amend tax return 2013 She enters $2,850 (her earned income plus $350) on line 1 of Worksheet 1. Amend tax return 2013 On line 3, she enters $2,850, the larger of $2,850 or $1,000. Amend tax return 2013 She enters $6,100 on line 4. Amend tax return 2013 On line 5a, she enters $2,850 (the smaller of $2,850 or $6,100) as her standard deduction. Amend tax return 2013 Example 3. Amend tax return 2013 Amy, who is single, is claimed as a dependent on her parents' tax return. Amend tax return 2013 She is 18 years old and blind. Amend tax return 2013 She has taxable interest income of $1,000 and wages of $2,000. Amend tax return 2013 She enters $2,350 (her earned income plus $350) on line 1 of Worksheet 1. Amend tax return 2013 She enters $2,350 (the larger of $2,350 or $1,000) on line 3, $6,100 on line 4, and $2,350 (the smaller of $2,350 or $6,100) on line 5a. Amend tax return 2013 Because Amy is blind, she checks the box for blindness and enters “1” in box c at the top of Worksheet 1. Amend tax return 2013 She enters $1,500 (the number in box c times $1,500) on line 5b. Amend tax return 2013 Her standard deduction on line 5c is $3,850 ($2,350 + $1,500). Amend tax return 2013 Standard Deduction of Zero The standard deduction for the following dependents is zero. Amend tax return 2013 A married dependent filing a separate return whose spouse itemizes deductions. Amend tax return 2013 A dependent who files a return for a period of less than 12 months due to a change in his or her annual accounting period. Amend tax return 2013 A nonresident or dual-status alien dependent, unless the dependent is married to a U. Amend tax return 2013 S. Amend tax return 2013 citizen or resident alien at the end of the year and chooses to be treated as a U. Amend tax return 2013 S. Amend tax return 2013 resident for the year. Amend tax return 2013 See Publication 519, U. Amend tax return 2013 S. Amend tax return 2013 Tax Guide for Aliens, for information on making this choice. Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 Jennifer, who is a dependent of her parents, is entitled to file a joint return with her husband. Amend tax return 2013 However, her husband elects to file a separate return and itemize his deductions. Amend tax return 2013 Because he itemizes, Jennifer's standard deduction on her return is zero. Amend tax return 2013 She can, however, itemize any of her allowable deductions. Amend tax return 2013 Dependent's Own Exemption A person who can be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's return cannot claim his or her own exemption. Amend tax return 2013 This is true even if the other taxpayer does not actually claim the exemption. Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 James and Barbara can claim their child, Ben, as a dependent on their return. Amend tax return 2013 Ben is a college student who works during the summer and must file a tax return. Amend tax return 2013 Ben cannot claim his own exemption on his return. Amend tax return 2013 This is true even if James and Barbara do not claim him as a dependent on their return. Amend tax return 2013 Withholding From Wages Employers generally withhold federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax from an employee's wages. Amend tax return 2013 If the employee claims exemption from withholding on Form W-4, the employer will not withhold federal income tax. Amend tax return 2013 The exemption from withholding does not apply to social security and Medicare taxes. Amend tax return 2013 Conditions for exemption from withholding. Amend tax return 2013   An employee can claim exemption from withholding for 2014 only if he or she meets both of the following conditions. Amend tax return 2013 For 2013, the employee had a right to a refund of all federal income tax withheld because he or she had no tax liability. Amend tax return 2013 For 2014, the employee expects a refund of all federal income tax withheld because he or she expects to have no tax liability. Amend tax return 2013 Dependents. Amend tax return 2013   An employee who is a dependent ordinarily cannot claim exemption from withholding if both of the following are true. Amend tax return 2013 The employee's gross income will be more than $1,000, the minimum standard deduction for 2014. Amend tax return 2013 The employee's unearned income will be more than $350. Amend tax return 2013 Exceptions. Amend tax return 2013   An employee may be able to claim exemption from withholding even if the employee is a dependent, if the employee: Is age 65 or older, Is blind, or Will claim on his or her 2014 tax return: Adjustments to income, Tax credits, or Itemized deductions. Amend tax return 2013 The above exceptions do not apply to supplemental wages greater than $1,000,000. Amend tax return 2013 For more information, see Exemption From Withholding in chapter 1 of Publication 505. Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 Guy is 17 and a student. Amend tax return 2013 During the summer he works part time at a grocery store. Amend tax return 2013 He expects to earn about $1,200 this year. Amend tax return 2013 He also worked at the store last summer and received a refund of all his withheld income tax because he did not have a tax liability. Amend tax return 2013 The only other income he expects during the year is $375 interest on a savings account. Amend tax return 2013 He expects that his parents will be able to claim him as a dependent on their tax return. Amend tax return 2013 He is not blind and will not claim adjustments to income, itemized deductions, a higher standard deduction, or tax credits on his return. Amend tax return 2013 Guy cannot claim exemption from withholding when he fills out Form W-4 because his parents will be able to claim him as a dependent, his gross income will be more than $1,000 (the minimum standard deduction amount) and his unearned income will be more than $350. Amend tax return 2013 Claiming exemption from withholding. Amend tax return 2013    To claim exemption from withholding, an employee must enter “Exempt” in the space provided on Form W-4, line 7. Amend tax return 2013 The employee must complete the rest of the form, as explained in the form instructions, and give it to his or her employer. Amend tax return 2013 Renewing an exemption from withholding. Amend tax return 2013   An exemption from withholding is good for only one year. Amend tax return 2013 An employee must file a new Form W-4 by February 15 each year to continue the exemption. Amend tax return 2013 Part 2. Amend tax return 2013 Tax on Unearned Income of Certain Children The two rules that follow may affect the tax on the unearned income of certain children. Amend tax return 2013 If the child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) total less than $10,000, the child's parent may be able to choose to include that income on the parent's return rather than file a return for the child. Amend tax return 2013 (See Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends , later. Amend tax return 2013 ) If the child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. Amend tax return 2013 (See Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income , later. Amend tax return 2013 ) For these rules, the term “child” includes a legally adopted child and a stepchild. Amend tax return 2013 These rules apply whether or not the child is a dependent. Amend tax return 2013 These rules do not apply if neither of the child's parents were living at the end of the year. Amend tax return 2013 Which Parent's Return To Use If a child's parents are married to each other and file a joint return, use the joint return to figure the tax on the child's unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 The tax rate and other return information from that return are used to figure the child's tax as explained later under Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income . Amend tax return 2013 Parents Who Do Not File a Joint Return For parents who do not file a joint return, the following discussions explain which parent's tax return must be used to figure the tax. Amend tax return 2013 Only the parent whose tax return is used can make the election described under Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends . Amend tax return 2013 Parents are married. Amend tax return 2013   If the child's parents file separate returns, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Amend tax return 2013 Parents not living together. Amend tax return 2013   If the child's parents are married to each other but not living together, and the parent with whom the child lives (the custodial parent) is considered unmarried, use the return of the custodial parent. Amend tax return 2013 If the custodial parent is not considered unmarried, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Amend tax return 2013   For an explanation of when a married person living apart from his or her spouse is considered unmarried, see Head of Household in Publication 501. Amend tax return 2013 Parents are divorced. Amend tax return 2013   If the child's parents are divorced or legally separated, and the parent who had custody of the child for the greater part of the year (the custodial parent) has not remarried, use the return of the custodial parent. Amend tax return 2013 Custodial parent remarried. Amend tax return 2013   If the custodial parent has remarried, the stepparent (rather than the noncustodial parent) is treated as the child's other parent. Amend tax return 2013 Therefore, if the custodial parent and the stepparent file a joint return, use that joint return. Amend tax return 2013 Do not use the return of the noncustodial parent. Amend tax return 2013   If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married, but file separate returns, use the return of the one with the greater taxable income. Amend tax return 2013 If the custodial parent and the stepparent are married but not living together, the earlier discussion under Parents not living together applies. Amend tax return 2013 Parents never married. Amend tax return 2013   If a child's parents have never been married to each other, but lived together all year, use the return of the parent with the greater taxable income. Amend tax return 2013 If the parents did not live together all year, the rules explained earlier under Parents are divorced apply. Amend tax return 2013 Widowed parent remarried. Amend tax return 2013   If a widow or widower remarries, the new spouse is treated as the child's other parent. Amend tax return 2013 The rules explained earlier under Custodial parent remarried apply. Amend tax return 2013 Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends You may be able to elect to include your child's interest and dividend income (including capital gain distributions) on your tax return. Amend tax return 2013 If you do, your child will not have to file a return. Amend tax return 2013 You can make this election only if all the following conditions are met. Amend tax return 2013 Your child was under age 19 (or under age 24 if a full-time student) at the end of the year. Amend tax return 2013 Your child had income only from interest and dividends (including capital gain distributions and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends). Amend tax return 2013 The child's gross income was less than $10,000. Amend tax return 2013 The child is required to file a return unless you make this election. Amend tax return 2013 The child does not file a joint return for the year. Amend tax return 2013 No estimated tax payment was made for the year, and no overpayment from the previous year (or from any amended return) was applied to this year under your child's name and social security number. Amend tax return 2013 No federal income tax was withheld from your child's income under the backup withholding rules. Amend tax return 2013 You are the parent whose return must be used when applying the special tax rules for children. Amend tax return 2013 (See Which Parent's Return To Use , earlier. Amend tax return 2013 ) These conditions are also shown in Figure 1. Amend tax return 2013 Certain January 1 birthdays. Amend tax return 2013   A child born on January 1, 1995, is considered to be age 19 at the end of 2013. Amend tax return 2013 You cannot make this election for such a child unless the child was a full-time student. Amend tax return 2013   A child born on January 1, 1990, is considered to be age 24 at the end of 2013. Amend tax return 2013 You cannot make this election for such a child. Amend tax return 2013 How to make the election. Amend tax return 2013    Make the election by attaching Form 8814 to your Form 1040 or Form 1040NR. Amend tax return 2013 (If you make this election, you cannot file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Amend tax return 2013 ) Attach a separate Form 8814 for each child for whom you make the election. Amend tax return 2013 You can make the election for one or more children and not for others. Amend tax return 2013 Effect of Making the Election The federal income tax on your child's income may be more if you make the Form 8814 election. Amend tax return 2013 Rate may be higher. Amend tax return 2013   If your child received qualified dividends or capital gain distributions, you may pay up to $100 more tax if you make this election instead of filing a separate tax return for the child. Amend tax return 2013 This is because the tax rate on the child's income between $1,000 and $2,000 is 10% if you make this election. Amend tax return 2013 However, if you file a separate return for the child, the tax rate may be as low as 0% (zero percent) because of the preferential tax rates for qualified dividends and capital gain distributions. Amend tax return 2013 Deductions you cannot take. Amend tax return 2013   By making the Form 8814 election, you cannot take any of the following deductions that the child would be entitled to on his or her return. Amend tax return 2013 The additional standard deduction if the child is blind. Amend tax return 2013 The deduction for a penalty on an early withdrawal of your child's savings. Amend tax return 2013 Itemized deductions (such as your child's investment expenses or charitable contributions). Amend tax return 2013 Figure 1. Amend tax return 2013 Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Please click here for the text description of the image. Amend tax return 2013 Figure 1. Amend tax return 2013 Can You Include Your Child's Income On Your Tax Return? Deductible investment interest. Amend tax return 2013   If you use Form 8814, your child's unearned income is considered your unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 To figure the limit on your deductible investment interest, add the child's unearned income to yours. Amend tax return 2013 However, if your child received qualified dividends, capital gain distributions, or Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, see chapter 3 of Publication 550 for information about how to figure the limit. Amend tax return 2013 Alternative minimum tax. Amend tax return 2013    If your child received tax-exempt interest (or exempt-interest dividends paid by a regulated investment company) from certain private activity bonds, you must determine if that interest is a tax preference item for alternative minimum tax (AMT) purposes. Amend tax return 2013 If it is, you must include it with your own tax preference items when figuring your AMT. Amend tax return 2013 See Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals, and its instructions for details. Amend tax return 2013 Reduced deductions or credits. Amend tax return 2013   If you use Form 8814, your increased adjusted gross income may reduce certain deductions or credits on your return, including the following. Amend tax return 2013 Deduction for contributions to a traditional individual retirement arrangement (IRA). Amend tax return 2013 Deduction for student loan interest. Amend tax return 2013 Itemized deductions for medical expenses, casualty and theft losses, and certain miscellaneous expenses. Amend tax return 2013 Credit for child and dependent care expenses. Amend tax return 2013 Child tax credit. Amend tax return 2013 Education tax credits. Amend tax return 2013 Earned income credit. Amend tax return 2013 Penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Amend tax return 2013   If you make this election for 2013 and did not have enough tax withheld or pay enough estimated tax to cover the tax you owe, you may be subject to a penalty. Amend tax return 2013 If you plan to make this election for 2014, you may need to increase your federal income tax withholding or your estimated tax payments to avoid the penalty. Amend tax return 2013 Get Publication 505 for more information. Amend tax return 2013 Figuring Child's Income Use Form 8814, Part I, to figure your child's interest and dividend income to report on your return. Amend tax return 2013 Only the amount over $2,000 is added to your income. Amend tax return 2013 The amount over $2,000 is shown on Form 8814, line 6. Amend tax return 2013 Unless the child's income includes qualified dividends or capital gain distributions (discussed next), the same amount is shown on Form 8814, line 12. Amend tax return 2013 Include the amount from Form 8814, line 12, on Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 21. Amend tax return 2013 If you file more than one Form 8814, include the total amounts from line 12 of all your Forms 8814 on Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 21. Amend tax return 2013 On the dotted line next to line 21, enter “Form 8814” and the total of the Form 8814, line 12 amounts. Amend tax return 2013 Note. Amend tax return 2013 The tax on the first $2,000 is figured on Form 8814, Part II. Amend tax return 2013 See Figuring Additional Tax , later. Amend tax return 2013 Qualified dividends. Amend tax return 2013   Enter on Form 8814, line 2a, any ordinary dividends your child received. Amend tax return 2013 This amount may include qualified dividends. Amend tax return 2013 Qualified dividends are those dividends reported on Form 1040, line 9b, or Form 1040NR, line 10b, and are eligible for lower tax rates that apply to a net capital gain. Amend tax return 2013 For detailed information about qualified dividends, see Publication 550. Amend tax return 2013   If your child received qualified dividends, the amount of these dividends that is added to your income must be reported on Form 1040, lines 9a and 9b, or Form 1040NR, lines 10a and 10b. Amend tax return 2013 You do not include these dividends on Form 8814, line 12, or on line 21 of Form 1040 or Form 1040NR. Amend tax return 2013   Enter the child's qualified dividends on Form 8814, line 2b. Amend tax return 2013 But do not include this amount on Form 1040, lines 9a and 9b, or Form 1040NR, lines 10a and 10b. Amend tax return 2013 Instead, include the amount from Form 8814, line 9, on Form 1040, lines 9a and 9b, or Form 1040NR, lines 10a and 10b. Amend tax return 2013 (The amount on Form 8814, line 9, may be less than the amount on Form 8814, line 2b, because lines 7 through 12 of the form divide the $2,000 base amount on Form 8814, line 5, between the child's qualified dividends, capital gain distributions, and other interest and dividend income, reducing each of those amounts. Amend tax return 2013 ) Capital gain distributions. Amend tax return 2013   Enter on Form 8814, line 3, any capital gain distributions your child received. Amend tax return 2013 The amount of these distributions that is added to your income must be reported on Schedule D (Form 1040), line 13, or, if you are not required to file Schedule D, on Form 1040, line 13, or Form 1040NR, line 14. Amend tax return 2013 You do not include it on Form 8814, line 12, or on line 21 of Form 1040 or Form 1040NR. Amend tax return 2013   Include the amount from Form 8814, line 10, on Schedule D, line 13; Form 1040, line 13; or Form 1040NR, line 14, whichever applies. Amend tax return 2013 (The amount on Form 8814, line 10, may be less than the amount on Form 8814, line 3, because lines 7 through 12 of the form divide the $2,000 base amount on Form 8814, line 5, between the child's qualified dividends, capital gain distributions, and other interest and dividend income, reducing each of those amounts. Amend tax return 2013 ) Collectibles (28% rate) gain. Amend tax return 2013    If any of the child's capital gain distributions are reported on Form 1099-DIV as collectibles (28% rate) gain, you must determine how much to also include on line 4 of the 28% Rate Gain Worksheet, in the instructions for Schedule D, line 18. Amend tax return 2013 Multiply the child's capital gain distribution included on Schedule D, line 13, by a fraction. Amend tax return 2013 The numerator is the part of the child's total capital gain distribution that is collectibles (28% rate) gain. Amend tax return 2013 The denominator is the child's total capital gain distribution. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the result on line 4 of the 28% Rate Gain Worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 Unrecaptured section 1250 gain. Amend tax return 2013   If any of the child's capital gain distributions are reported on Form 1099-DIV as unrecaptured section 1250 gain, you must determine how much to include on line 11 of the Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain Worksheet in the instructions for Schedule D, line 19. Amend tax return 2013 Multiply the child's capital gain distribution included on Schedule D, line 13, by a fraction. Amend tax return 2013 The numerator is the part of the child's total capital gain distribution that is unrecaptured section 1250 gain. Amend tax return 2013 The denominator is the child's total capital gain distribution. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the result on the Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain Worksheet, line 11. Amend tax return 2013 Section 1202 gain. Amend tax return 2013   If any of the child's capital gain distributions are reported as section 1202 gain (gain on qualified small business stock) on Form 1099-DIV, part or all of that gain may be eligible for the section 1202 exclusion. Amend tax return 2013 (For information about the exclusion, see chapter 4 of Publication 550. Amend tax return 2013 ) To figure that part, multiply the child's capital gain distribution included on Schedule D, line 13, by a fraction. Amend tax return 2013 The numerator is the part of the child's total capital gain distribution that is section 1202 gain. Amend tax return 2013 The denominator is the child's total capital gain distribution. Amend tax return 2013 Your section 1202 exclusion is generally 50% of the result, but may be subject to a limit. Amend tax return 2013 In some cases, the exclusion is more than 50%. Amend tax return 2013 See the instructions for Schedule D for details and information on how to report the exclusion amount. Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 Fred is 6 years old. Amend tax return 2013 In 2013, he received dividend income of $2,100, which included $1,575 of ordinary dividends and a $525 capital gain distribution from a mutual fund. Amend tax return 2013 (None of the distributions were reported on Form 1099-DIV as unrecaptured section 1250 gain, section 1202 gain, or collectibles (28% rate) gain. Amend tax return 2013 ) All of the ordinary dividends are qualified dividends. Amend tax return 2013 He has no other income and is not subject to backup withholding. Amend tax return 2013 No estimated tax payments were made under his name and social security number. Amend tax return 2013 Fred's parents elect to include Fred's income on their tax return instead of filing a return for him. Amend tax return 2013 They figure the amount to report on Form 1040, lines 9a and 9b, the amount to report on their Schedule D, line 13, and the amount to report on Form 1040, line 21, as follows. Amend tax return 2013 They leave lines 1a and 1b of Form 8814 blank because Fred does not have any interest income. Amend tax return 2013 They enter his ordinary dividends of $1,575 on lines 2a and 2b because all of Fred's ordinary dividends are qualified dividends. Amend tax return 2013 They enter the amount of Fred's capital gain distributions, $525, on line 3. Amend tax return 2013 Next, they add the amounts on lines 1a, 2a, and 3 and enter the result, $2,100, on line 4. Amend tax return 2013 They subtract the base amount on line 5, $2,000, from the amount on line 4, $2,100, and enter the result, $100, on line 6. Amend tax return 2013 This is the total amount from Form 8814 to be reported on their return. Amend tax return 2013 Next, they figure how much of this amount is qualified dividends and how much is capital gain distributions. Amend tax return 2013 They divide the amount on line 2b, $1,575, by the amount on line 4, $2,100. Amend tax return 2013 They enter the result, . Amend tax return 2013 75, on line 7. Amend tax return 2013 They divide the amount on line 3, $525, by the amount on line 4, $2,100. Amend tax return 2013 They enter the result, . Amend tax return 2013 25, on line 8. Amend tax return 2013 They multiply the amount on line 6, $100, by the decimal on line 7, . Amend tax return 2013 75, and enter the result, $75, on line 9. Amend tax return 2013 They multiply the amount on line 6, $100, by the decimal on line 8, . Amend tax return 2013 25, and enter the result, $25, on line 10. Amend tax return 2013 They include the amount from line 9, $75, on lines 9a and 9b of their Form 1040 and enter “Form 8814 – $75” on the dotted lines next to lines 9a and 9b. Amend tax return 2013 They include the amount from line 10, $25, on line 13 of their Schedule D (Form 1040) and enter “Form 8814 – $25” on the dotted line next to Schedule D, line 13. Amend tax return 2013 They enter $100 ($75 + $25) on line 11 and -0- ($100 – $100) on line 12. Amend tax return 2013 Because the amount on line 12 is -0-, they do not include any amount from Form 8814 on their Form 1040, line 21. Amend tax return 2013 Figuring Additional Tax Use Form 8814, Part II, to figure the tax on the $2,000 of your child's interest and dividends that you do not include in your income. Amend tax return 2013 This tax is added to the tax figured on your income. Amend tax return 2013 This additional tax is the smaller of: 10% x (your child's gross income − $1,000), or $100. Amend tax return 2013 Include the amount from line 15 of all your Forms 8814 in the total on Form 1040, line 44, or Form 1040NR, line 42. Amend tax return 2013 Check box a on Form 1040, line 44, or Form 1040NR, line 42. Amend tax return 2013 Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income If a child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income total more than $2,000, part of that income may be taxed at the parent's tax rate instead of the child's tax rate. Amend tax return 2013 If the parent does not or cannot choose to include the child's income on the parent's return, use Form 8615 to figure the child's tax. Amend tax return 2013 Attach the completed form to the child's Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Amend tax return 2013 When Form 8615 must be filed. Amend tax return 2013   Form 8615 must be filed for a child if all of the following statements are true. Amend tax return 2013 The child's unearned income was more than $2,000. Amend tax return 2013 The child is required to file a return for 2013. Amend tax return 2013 The child either: Was under age 18 at the end of the year, Was age 18 at the end of the year and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support, or Was over age 18 and under age 24 at the end of the year, was a full-time student, and did not have earned income that was more than half of his or her support. Amend tax return 2013 At least one of the child's parents was alive at the end of 2013. Amend tax return 2013 The child does not file a joint return for 2013. Amend tax return 2013 These conditions are also shown in Figure 2. Amend tax return 2013 Certain January 1 birthdays. Amend tax return 2013   Use the following chart to determine whether certain children with January 1 birthdays meet condition 3 under When Form 8615 must be filed. Amend tax return 2013 IF a child was born on. Amend tax return 2013 . Amend tax return 2013 . Amend tax return 2013 THEN, at the end of 2013, the child is considered to be. Amend tax return 2013 . Amend tax return 2013 . Amend tax return 2013 January 1, 1996 18* January 1, 1995 19** January 1, 1990 24*** *This child is not under age 18. Amend tax return 2013 The child meets condition 3 only if the child did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. Amend tax return 2013  **This child meets condition 3 only if the child was a full-time student who did not have earned income that was more than half of the child's support. Amend tax return 2013  ***Do not use Form 8615 for this child. Amend tax return 2013 Figure 2. Amend tax return 2013 Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax? Please click here for the text description of the image. Amend tax return 2013 Figure 2. Amend tax return 2013 Do You Have To Use Form 8615 To Figure Your Child's Tax? Providing Parental Information (Form 8615, Lines A–C) On Form 8615, lines A and B, enter the parent's name and social security number. Amend tax return 2013 (If the parents filed a joint return, enter the name and social security number listed first on the joint return. Amend tax return 2013 ) On line C, check the box for the parent's filing status. Amend tax return 2013 See Which Parent's Return To Use, earlier, for information on which parent's return information must be used on Form 8615. Amend tax return 2013 Parent with different tax year. Amend tax return 2013   If the parent and the child do not have the same tax year, complete Form 8615 using the information on the parent's return for the tax year that ends in the child's tax year. Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 Kimberly must use her mother's tax and taxable income to complete her Form 8615 for calendar year 2013 (January 1 – December 31). Amend tax return 2013 Kimberly's mother files her tax return on a fiscal year basis (July 1 – June 30). Amend tax return 2013 Kimberly must use the information on her mother's return for the tax year ending June 30, 2013, to complete her 2013 Form 8615. Amend tax return 2013 Parent's return information not known timely. Amend tax return 2013   If the information needed from the parent's return is not known by the time the child's return is due (usually April 15), you can file the return using estimates. Amend tax return 2013   You can use any reasonable estimate. Amend tax return 2013 This includes using information from last year's return. Amend tax return 2013 If you use an estimated amount on Form 8615, enter “Estimated” on the line next to the amount. Amend tax return 2013   When you get the correct information, file an amended return on Form 1040X, Amended U. Amend tax return 2013 S. Amend tax return 2013 Individual Income Tax Return. Amend tax return 2013 Extension of time to file. Amend tax return 2013   Instead of using estimates, you can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file if, by the date your return is due, you file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Amend tax return 2013 S. Amend tax return 2013 Individual Income Tax Return. Amend tax return 2013 See the instructions for Form 4868 for details. Amend tax return 2013    An extension of time to file is not an extension of time to pay. Amend tax return 2013 You must make an accurate estimate of the tax for 2013. Amend tax return 2013 If you do not pay the full amount due by the regular due date, the child will owe interest and may also be charged penalties. Amend tax return 2013 See Form 4868 and its instructions. Amend tax return 2013 Parent's return information not available. Amend tax return 2013   If a child cannot get the required information about his or her parent's tax return, the child (or the child's legal representative) can request the necessary information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Amend tax return 2013 How to request. Amend tax return 2013   After the end of the tax year, send a signed, written request for the information to the Internal Revenue Service Center where the parent's return will be filed. Amend tax return 2013 (The IRS cannot process a request received before the end of the tax year. Amend tax return 2013 )    You should also consider getting an extension of time to file the child's return, because there may be a delay in getting the requested information. Amend tax return 2013   The request must contain all of the following. Amend tax return 2013 A statement that you are making the request to comply with section 1(g) of the Internal Revenue Code and that you have tried to get the information from the parent. Amend tax return 2013 Proof of the child's age (for example, a copy of the child's birth certificate). Amend tax return 2013 Evidence the child has more than $2,000 of unearned income (for example, a copy of the child's prior year tax return or copies of Forms 1099 for the current year). Amend tax return 2013 The name, address, social security number (if known), and filing status (if known) of the parent whose information is to be shown on Form 8615. Amend tax return 2013    A child's legal representative making the request should include a copy of his or her Power of Attorney, such as Form 2848, or proof of legal guardianship. Amend tax return 2013 Step 1. Amend tax return 2013 Figuring the Child's Net Unearned Income (Form 8615, Part I) The first step in figuring a child's tax using Form 8615 is to figure the child's net unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 To do that, use Form 8615, Part I. Amend tax return 2013 Line 1 (Unearned Income) If the child had no earned income, enter on this line the adjusted gross income shown on the child's return. Amend tax return 2013 Adjusted gross income is shown on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. Amend tax return 2013 Form 1040EZ and Form 1040NR-EZ cannot be used if Form 8615 must be filed. Amend tax return 2013 If the child had earned income, figure the amount to enter on Form 8615, line 1, by using the worksheet in the instructions for the form. Amend tax return 2013 However, use the following worksheet if: the child has excluded any foreign earned income, deducted a loss from self-employment, or has a net operating loss from another year. Amend tax return 2013 Alternate Worksheet for Form 8615, Line 1 A. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the amount from the child's Form 1040, line 22, or Form 1040NR, line 23   B. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the total of any net loss  from self-employment, any net operating loss deduction, any foreign earned income exclusion, and any foreign housing exclusion from the child's Form 1040 or Form 1040NR. Amend tax return 2013 Enter this total as a positive number (greater than zero)   C. Amend tax return 2013 Add line A and line B and  enter the total   D. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the child's earned income plus any amount from the child's Form 1040, line 30, or the child's Form 1040NR, line 30     Generally, the child's earned income is the total of the amounts reported on Form 1040, lines 7, 12, and 18 (if line 12 or 18 is a loss, use zero) or Form 1040NR, lines 8, 13, and 19 (if line 13 or 19 is a loss, use zero)   E. Amend tax return 2013 Subtract line D from line C. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the result here and on Form 8615, line 1   Unearned income defined. Amend tax return 2013   Unearned income is generally all income other than salaries, wages, and other amounts received as pay for work actually performed. Amend tax return 2013 It includes taxable interest, dividends, capital gains (including capital gain distributions), the taxable part of social security and pension payments, certain distributions from trusts, and unemployment compensation. Amend tax return 2013 Unearned income includes amounts produced by assets the child obtained with earned income (such as interest on a savings account into which the child deposited wages). Amend tax return 2013 Nontaxable income. Amend tax return 2013   For this purpose, unearned income includes only amounts the child must include in gross income. Amend tax return 2013 Nontaxable unearned income, such as tax-exempt interest and the nontaxable part of social security and pension payments, is not included. Amend tax return 2013 Capital loss. Amend tax return 2013   A child's capital losses are taken into account in figuring the child's unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 Capital losses are first applied against capital gains. Amend tax return 2013 If the capital losses are more than the capital gains, the difference (up to $3,000) is subtracted from the child's interest, dividends, and other unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 Any difference over $3,000 is carried to the next year. Amend tax return 2013 Income from property received as a gift. Amend tax return 2013   A child's unearned income includes all income produced by property belonging to the child. Amend tax return 2013 This is true even if the property was transferred to the child, regardless of when the property was transferred or purchased or who transferred it. Amend tax return 2013   A child's unearned income includes income produced by property given as a gift to the child. Amend tax return 2013 This includes gifts to the child from grandparents or any other person and gifts made under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act. Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 Amanda Black, age 13, received the following income. Amend tax return 2013 Dividends—$800 Wages—$2,100 Taxable interest—$1,200 Tax-exempt interest—$100 Capital gains—$300 Capital losses—($200) The dividends were qualified dividends on stock given to her by her grandparents. Amend tax return 2013 Amanda's unearned income is $2,100. Amend tax return 2013 This is the total of the dividends ($800), taxable interest ($1,200), and capital gains reduced by capital losses ($300 − $200 = $100). Amend tax return 2013 Her wages are earned (not unearned) income because they are received for work actually performed. Amend tax return 2013 Her tax-exempt interest is not included because it is nontaxable. Amend tax return 2013 Trust income. Amend tax return 2013   If a child is the beneficiary of a trust, distributions of taxable interest, dividends, capital gains, and other unearned income from the trust are unearned income to the child. Amend tax return 2013   However, taxable distributions from a qualified disability trust are considered earned income for the purposes of completing Form 8615. Amend tax return 2013 See the Form 8615 instructions for details. Amend tax return 2013 Adjustment to income. Amend tax return 2013   In figuring the amount to enter on line 1, the child's unearned income is reduced by any penalty on the early withdrawal of savings. Amend tax return 2013 Line 2 (Deductions) If the child does not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040 or Form 1040NR), enter $2,000 on line 2. Amend tax return 2013 If the child itemizes deductions, enter on line 2 the larger of: $1,000 plus the portion of the child's itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), line 29 (or Schedule A (Form 1040NR), line 15), that are directly connected with the production of the unearned income entered on line 1, or $2,000. Amend tax return 2013 Directly connected. Amend tax return 2013   Itemized deductions are directly connected with the production of unearned income if they are for expenses paid to produce or collect taxable income or to manage, conserve, or maintain property held for producing income. Amend tax return 2013 These expenses include custodian fees and service charges, service fees to collect taxable interest and dividends, and certain investment counsel fees. Amend tax return 2013    These expenses are added to certain other miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Amend tax return 2013 Only the amount greater than 2% of the child's adjusted gross income can be deducted. Amend tax return 2013 See Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions, for more information. Amend tax return 2013 Example 1. Amend tax return 2013 Roger, age 12, has unearned income of $8,000, no other income, no adjustments to income, and itemized deductions of $300 (net of the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit) that are directly connected with his unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 His adjusted gross income is $8,000, which is entered on Form 1040, line 38, and on Form 8615, line 1. Amend tax return 2013 Roger enters $2,000 on line 2 because that is more than the total of $1,000 plus his directly-connected itemized deductions of $300. Amend tax return 2013 Example 2. Amend tax return 2013 Eleanor, age 8, has unearned income of $16,000 and an early withdrawal penalty of $100. Amend tax return 2013 She has no other income. Amend tax return 2013 She has itemized deductions of $1,050 (net of the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit) that are directly connected with the production of her unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 Her adjusted gross income, entered on line 1, is $15,900 ($16,000 − $100). Amend tax return 2013 The amount on line 2 is $2,050. Amend tax return 2013 This is the larger of: $1,000 plus the $1,050 of directly connected itemized deductions, or $2,000. Amend tax return 2013 Line 3 Subtract line 2 from line 1 and enter the result on this line. Amend tax return 2013 If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. Amend tax return 2013 However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. Amend tax return 2013 Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. Amend tax return 2013 Line 4 (Child's Taxable Income) Enter on line 4 the child's taxable income from Form 1040, line 43; Form 1040A, line 27; or Form 1040NR, line 41. Amend tax return 2013 Child files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ. Amend tax return 2013   If the child files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ to claim the foreign earned income exclusion, housing exclusion, or housing deduction, the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet (in the Form 1040 instructions) is used to figure the child's tax. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the amount from line 3 of the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet as the child's taxable income on Form 8615, line 4. Amend tax return 2013 Line 5 (Net Unearned Income) A child's net unearned income cannot be more than his or her taxable income. Amend tax return 2013 Enter on Form 8615, line 5, the smaller of line 3 or line 4. Amend tax return 2013 This is the child's net unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 If zero or less, do not complete the rest of the form. Amend tax return 2013 However, you must still attach Form 8615 to the child's tax return. Amend tax return 2013 Figure the tax on the child's taxable income in the normal manner. Amend tax return 2013 Step 2. Amend tax return 2013 Figuring a Tentative Tax at the Parent's Tax Rate (Form 8615, Part II) The next step in completing Form 8615 is to figure a tentative tax on the child's net unearned income at the parent's tax rate. Amend tax return 2013 The tentative tax at the parent's tax rate is the difference between the tax on the parent's taxable income figured with the child's net unearned income (plus the net unearned income of any other child whose Form 8615 includes the tax return information of that parent) and the tax figured without it. Amend tax return 2013 When figuring the tentative tax at the parent's tax rate on Form 8615, do not refigure any of the exclusions, deductions, or credits on the parent's return because of the child's net unearned income. Amend tax return 2013 For example, do not refigure the medical expense deduction. Amend tax return 2013 Figure the tentative tax on Form 8615, lines 6 through 13. Amend tax return 2013 Line 6 (Parent's Taxable Income) Enter on line 6 the amount from the parent's Form 1040, line 43; Form 1040A, line 27; Form 1040EZ, line 6; Form 1040NR, line 41; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 14. Amend tax return 2013 If the parent's taxable income is zero or less, enter zero on line 6. Amend tax return 2013 Parent files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ. Amend tax return 2013   If the parent files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ to claim the foreign earned income exclusion, housing exclusion, or housing deduction, the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions is used to figure the parent's tax. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the amount from line 3 of the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet as the parent's taxable income, on line 6 of Form 8615. Amend tax return 2013 Line 7 (Net Unearned Income of Other Children) If the tax return information of the parent is also used on any other child's Form 8615, enter on line 7 the total of the amounts from line 5 of all the other children's Forms 8615. Amend tax return 2013 Do not include the amount from line 5 of the Form 8615 being completed. Amend tax return 2013 (The term “other child” means any other child whose Form 8615 uses the tax information of the parent identified on Lines A and B of Form 8615. Amend tax return 2013 ) Example. Amend tax return 2013 Paul and Jane Persimmon have three children, Sharon, Jerry, and Mike, who must attach Form 8615 to their tax returns. Amend tax return 2013 The children's net unearned income amounts on line 5 of their Forms 8615 are: Sharon—$800 Jerry—$600 Mike—$1,000 Line 7 of Sharon's Form 8615 will show $1,600, the total of the amounts on line 5 of Jerry's and Mike's Forms 8615. Amend tax return 2013 Line 7 of Jerry's Form 8615 will show $1,800 ($800 + $1,000). Amend tax return 2013 Line 7 of Mike's Form 8615 will show $1,400 ($800 + $600). Amend tax return 2013 Other children's information not available. Amend tax return 2013   If the net unearned income of the other children is not available when the return is due, either file the return using estimates or get an extension of time to file. Amend tax return 2013 Estimates and extensions are discussed earlier under Providing Parental Information (Form 8615, Lines A–C) . Amend tax return 2013 Line 8 (Parent's Taxable Income Plus Children's Net Unearned Income) Enter on this line the total of lines 5, 6, and 7. Amend tax return 2013 You must determine the amount of net capital gain and qualified dividends included on this line before completing Form 8615, line 9. Amend tax return 2013 Net capital gain. Amend tax return 2013   Net capital gain is the smaller of the gain, if any, on Schedule D (Form 1040), line 15, or the gain, if any, on Schedule D, line 16. Amend tax return 2013 If Schedule D is not required, it is the amount on Form 1040, line 13; Form 1040A, line 10; or Form 1040NR, line 14. Amend tax return 2013 Qualified dividends. Amend tax return 2013   Qualified dividends are those dividends reported on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A, or line 10b of Form 1040NR. Amend tax return 2013 Net capital gain and qualified dividends on line 8. Amend tax return 2013   If neither the child, nor the parent, nor any other child has net capital gain, the net capital gain on line 8 is zero. Amend tax return 2013   If neither the child, nor the parent, nor any other child has qualified dividends, the amount of qualified dividends on line 8 is zero. Amend tax return 2013   If the child, parent, or any other child has net capital gain, figure the amount of net capital gain included on line 8 by adding together the net capital gain amounts included on lines 5, 6, and 7 of Form 8615. Amend tax return 2013   If the child, parent, or any other child has qualified dividends, figure the amount of qualified dividends included on line 8 by adding together the qualified dividend amounts included on lines 5, 6, and 7. Amend tax return 2013   Use the instructions for Form 8615, line 8, including the appropriate Line 5 Worksheet, to find these amounts. Amend tax return 2013 See the instructions for Form 8615 for more details. Amend tax return 2013 Note. Amend tax return 2013 The amount of any net capital gain or qualified dividends is not separately reported on line 8. Amend tax return 2013 It is  needed, however, when figuring the tax on line 9. Amend tax return 2013 Line 9 (Tax on Parent's Taxable Income Plus Children's Net Unearned Income) Figure the tax on the amount on line 8 using the Tax Table, the Tax Computation Worksheet, the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet (in the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040NR instructions), the Schedule D Tax Worksheet (in the Schedule D instructions), or Schedule J (Form 1040), as follows. Amend tax return 2013 If line 8 does not include any net capital gain or qualified dividends, use the Tax Table or Tax Computation Worksheet to figure this tax. Amend tax return 2013 But if Schedule J, Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen, is used to figure the tax on the parent's return, use it to figure this tax. Amend tax return 2013 If line 8 includes any net capital gain or qualified dividends, use the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet to figure this tax. Amend tax return 2013 For details, see the instructions for Form 8615, line 9. Amend tax return 2013 However, if the child, parent, or any other child has 28% rate gain or unrecaptured section 1250 gain, use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 But if Schedule J is used to figure the tax on the parent's return, use it to figure this tax. Amend tax return 2013 Child files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ. Amend tax return 2013   If line 8 includes any net capital gain or qualified dividends and the child, or any other child filing Form 8615, also files Form 2555 or 2555-EZ, use Using the Schedule D Tax Worksheet for line 9 tax, next, to figure the line 9 tax. Amend tax return 2013 Using the Schedule D Tax Worksheet for line 9 tax. Amend tax return 2013    Use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet (in the Schedule D instructions) to figure the line 9 tax on Form 8615 if the child, parent, or any other child has unrecaptured section 1250 gain or 28% rate gain. Amend tax return 2013 If you must use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet, first complete any Schedule D and any actual Schedule D Tax Worksheet required for the child, parent, or any other child. Amend tax return 2013 Then figure the line 9 tax using another Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 (Do not attach this Schedule D Tax Worksheet to the child's return. Amend tax return 2013 )   Complete this Schedule D Tax Worksheet as follows. Amend tax return 2013 On line 1, enter the amount from Form 8615, line 8. Amend tax return 2013 On line 2, enter the qualified dividends included on Form 8615, line 8. Amend tax return 2013 (See the earlier discussion for line 8. Amend tax return 2013 ) On line 3, enter the total of the amounts, if any, on line 4g of all Forms 4952 filed by the child, parent, or any other child. Amend tax return 2013 On line 4, enter the total of the amounts, if any, on line 4e of all Forms 4952 filed by the child, parent, or any other child. Amend tax return 2013 If applicable, include instead the smaller amount entered on the dotted line next to line 4e. Amend tax return 2013 On lines 5 and 6, follow the worksheet instructions. Amend tax return 2013 On line 7, enter the net capital gain included on Form 8615, line 8. Amend tax return 2013 (See the earlier discussion for line 8. Amend tax return 2013 ) On lines 8 through 10, follow the worksheet instructions. Amend tax return 2013 On line 11, enter zero if neither the child, nor the parent, nor any other child has unrecaptured section 1250 gain (Schedule D, line 19) or 28% rate gain (Schedule D, line 18). Amend tax return 2013 Otherwise, enter the amount of unrecaptured section 1250 gain and 28% rate gain included in the net capital gain on line 8 of Form 8615. Amend tax return 2013 Figure these amounts as explained later under Figuring unrecaptured section 1250 gain (line 11) and Figuring 28% rate gain (line 11). Amend tax return 2013 If the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet was used to figure the parent's tax or the tax of any child, go to step 10 below. Amend tax return 2013 Otherwise, skip steps 10, 11, and 12 below, and go to step 13. Amend tax return 2013 Determine whether there is a line 8 capital gain excess as follows. Amend tax return 2013 Add the amounts on line 2 of all Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheets completed by the parent or any child for whom Form 8615 is filed. Amend tax return 2013 (But for each child do not add more than the excess, if any, of the amount on line 5 of the child's Form 8615 over the child's taxable income on Form 1040, line 43; Form 1040A, line 27; or Form 1040NR, line 41. Amend tax return 2013 ) Subtract (a) from the amount on line 1 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 Subtract (b) from the amount on line 10 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 If the result is more than zero, that amount is the line 8 capital gain excess. Amend tax return 2013 If the result is zero or less, there is no line 8 capital gain excess. Amend tax return 2013 If there is no line 8 capital gain excess, skip step 12 below and go to step 13. Amend tax return 2013 If there is a line 8 capital gain excess, complete a second Schedule D Tax Worksheet as instructed above and in step 13, but in its entirety and with the following additional modifications. Amend tax return 2013 (These modifications are to be made only for purposes of filling out this additional Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 ) Reduce the amount you would otherwise enter on line 9 (but not below zero) by the line 8 capital gain excess. Amend tax return 2013 Reduce the amount you would otherwise enter on line 6 (but not below zero) by any of the line 8 capital gain excess not used in (a) above. Amend tax return 2013 If the child, parent, or any other child has 28% rate gain, reduce the amount you would otherwise enter on line 8 of Worksheet 1 for Line 11 of the Schedule D Tax Worksheet – 28% Rate Gain (Line 9 Tax), shown later, (but not below zero) by the line 8 capital gain excess, and refigure the amount on line 11 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 If the child, parent, or any other child has unrecaptured section 1250 gain, reduce the amount you would otherwise enter on line 8 of Worksheet 2 for Line 11 of the Schedule D Tax Worksheet – Unrecaptured Section 1250 Gain (Line 9 Tax) (but not below zero) by the line 8 capital gain excess not used in 12(c), and refigure the amount on line 11 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Amend tax return 2013 Complete lines 12 through 45 following the worksheet instructions. Amend tax return 2013 Use the parent's filing status to complete lines 15, 42, and 44. Amend tax return 2013 Enter the amount from line 45 of this Schedule D Tax Worksheet on Form 8615, line 9, and check the box on that line
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Amend tax return 2013 Publication 947 - Main Content Table of Contents Practice Before the IRSWhat Is Practice Before the IRS? Who Can Practice Before the IRS? Who Cannot Practice Before the IRS? How Does an Individual Become Enrolled? What Are the Rules of Practice? Authorizing a RepresentativeWhat Is a Power of Attorney? When Is a Power of Attorney Required? When Is a Power of Attorney Not Required? How Do I Fill Out Form 2848? What Happens to the Power of Attorney When Filed? How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Amend tax return 2013 Practice Before the IRS The Office of Professional Responsibility and the Return Preparer Office generally are responsible for administering and enforcing the regulations governing practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 The Office of Professional Responsibility generally has responsibility for matters related to practitioner conduct and exclusive responsibility for discipline, including disciplinary proceedings and sanctions. Amend tax return 2013 The Return Preparer Office is responsible for matters related to the authority to practice, including acting on applications for enrollment and administering competency testing and continuing education. Amend tax return 2013 What Is Practice Before the IRS? Practice before the IRS covers all matters relating to any of the following. Amend tax return 2013 Communicating with the IRS for a taxpayer regarding the taxpayer's rights, privileges, or liabilities under laws and regulations administered by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Representing a taxpayer at conferences, hearings, or meetings with the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Preparing and filing documents, including tax returns, with the IRS for a taxpayer. Amend tax return 2013 Providing a client with written advice which has a potential for tax avoidance or evasion. Amend tax return 2013 Furnishing information at the request of the IRS or appearing as a witness for the taxpayer is not practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Who Can Practice Before the IRS? The following individuals can practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 However, any individual who is recognized to practice (a recognized representative) must be designated as the taxpayer's representative and file a written declaration with the IRS stating that he or she is authorized and qualified to represent a particular taxpayer. Amend tax return 2013 Form 2848 can be used for this purpose. Amend tax return 2013 Attorneys. Amend tax return 2013   Any attorney who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS and who is a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state, possession, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia may practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Certified public accountants (CPAs). Amend tax return 2013   Any CPA who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS and who is duly qualified to practice as a CPA in any state, possession, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia may practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Enrolled agents. Amend tax return 2013   Any enrolled agent in active status who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS may practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Enrolled retirement plan agents. Amend tax return 2013   Any enrolled retirement plan agent in active status who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS may practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 The practice of enrolled retirement plan agents is limited to certain Internal Revenue Code sections that relate to their area of expertise, principally those sections governing employee retirement plans. Amend tax return 2013 Enrolled actuaries. Amend tax return 2013   Any individual who is enrolled as an actuary by the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS may practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 The practice of enrolled actuaries is limited to certain Internal Revenue Code sections that relate to their area of expertise, principally those sections governing employee retirement plans. Amend tax return 2013 Student. Amend tax return 2013    Under certain circumstances, a student who is supervised by a practitioner may request permission to represent another person before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 For more information, see Authorization for special appearances, later. Amend tax return 2013 Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers. Amend tax return 2013   A registered tax return preparer is an individual who has passed an IRS competency test and is authorized to prepare and sign tax returns as the preparer. Amend tax return 2013 An unenrolled return preparer is an individual other than an attorney, CPA, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, or enrolled actuary who prepares and signs a taxpayer's return as the preparer, or who prepares a return but is not required (by the instructions to the return or regulations) to sign the return. Amend tax return 2013   Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers may only represent taxpayers before revenue agents, customer service representatives, or similar officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service (including the Taxpayer Advocate Service) during an examination of the taxable year or period covered by the tax return they prepared and signed. Amend tax return 2013 Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers cannot represent taxpayers, regardless of the circumstances requiring representation, before appeals officers, revenue officers, counsel or similar officers or employees of the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Treasury. Amend tax return 2013 Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers cannot execute closing agreements, extend the statutory period for tax assessments or collection of tax, execute waivers, execute claims for refund, or sign any document on behalf of a taxpayer. Amend tax return 2013   If the unenrolled return preparer does not meet the requirements for limited representation, you may file Form 8821 to allow the preparer to inspect your tax information and receive copies of notices sent to you by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 See Form 8821. Amend tax return 2013 Practice denied. Amend tax return 2013   Any individual engaged in limited practice before the IRS who is involved in disreputable conduct is subject to disciplinary action. Amend tax return 2013 Disreputable conduct includes, but is not limited to, the list of items under Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct shown later under What Are the Rules of Practice. Amend tax return 2013 Other individuals who may serve as representatives. Amend tax return 2013   Because of their special relationship with a taxpayer, the following individuals can represent the specified taxpayers before the IRS, provided they present satisfactory identification and, except in the case of an individual described in (1) below, proof of authority to represent the taxpayer. Amend tax return 2013 An individual. Amend tax return 2013 An individual can represent himself or herself before the IRS and does not have to file a written declaration of qualification and authority. Amend tax return 2013 A family member. Amend tax return 2013 An individual can represent members of his or her immediate family. Amend tax return 2013 Immediate family includes a spouse, child, parent, brother, or sister of the individual. Amend tax return 2013 An officer. Amend tax return 2013 A bona fide officer of a corporation (including a parent, subsidiary, or other affiliated corporation), association, or organized group can represent the corporation, association, or organized group. Amend tax return 2013 An officer of a governmental unit, agency, or authority, in the course of his or her official duties, can represent the organization before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 A partner. Amend tax return 2013 A general partner may represent the partnership before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 An employee. Amend tax return 2013 A regular full-time employee can represent his or her employer. Amend tax return 2013 An employer can be, but is not limited to, an individual, partnership, corporation (including a parent, subsidiary, or other affiliated corporation), association, trust, receivership, guardianship, estate, organized group, governmental unit, agency, or authority. Amend tax return 2013 A fiduciary. Amend tax return 2013 A fiduciary (trustee, executor, personal representative, administrator, receiver, or guardian) stands in the position of a taxpayer and acts as the taxpayer, not as a representative. Amend tax return 2013 See Fiduciary under When Is a Power of Attorney Not Required, later. Amend tax return 2013 Representation Outside the United States Any individual may represent an individual or entity, who is outside the United States, before personnel of the IRS when such representation occurs outside the United States. Amend tax return 2013 See section 10. Amend tax return 2013 7(c)(1)(vii) of Circular 230. Amend tax return 2013 Authorization for Special Appearances The Commissioner of Internal Revenue, or delegate, can authorize an individual who is not otherwise eligible to practice before the IRS to represent another person for a particular matter. Amend tax return 2013 The prospective representative must request this authorization in writing from the Office of Professional Responsibility. Amend tax return 2013 However, it is granted only when extremely compelling circumstances exist. Amend tax return 2013 If granted, the Commissioner, or delegate, will issue a letter that details the conditions related to the appearance and the particular tax matter for which the authorization is granted. Amend tax return 2013 The authorization letter should not be confused with a letter from an IRS center advising an individual that he or she has been assigned a Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number. Amend tax return 2013 The issuance of a CAF number does not indicate that an individual is either recognized or authorized to practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 It merely confirms that a centralized file for authorizations has been established for the individual under that number. Amend tax return 2013 Students in LITCs and the STCP. Amend tax return 2013   A student who works in a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) or Student Tax Clinic Program (STCP) who is supervised by a practitioner may request permission to represent another person before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Authorization requests must be made to the Office of Professional Responsibility. Amend tax return 2013 If granted, a letter authorizing the student's special appearance and detailing any conditions related to the appearance will be issued. Amend tax return 2013 Students receiving an authorization letter generally can represent taxpayers before any IRS function or office subject to any conditions in the authorization letter. Amend tax return 2013 If you intend to have a student represent you, review the authorization letter and ask your student, your student's supervisor, or the Office of Professional Responsibility if you have questions about the terms of the authorization. Amend tax return 2013 Who Cannot Practice Before the IRS? In general, individuals who are not eligible or who have lost the privilege as a result of certain actions cannot practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 If an individual loses eligibility to practice, the IRS will not recognize a power of attorney that names the individual as a representative. Amend tax return 2013 Corporations, associations, partnerships, and other persons that are not individuals. Amend tax return 2013   These organizations (or persons) are not eligible to practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Loss of Eligibility Generally, individuals lose their eligibility to practice before the IRS in the following ways. Amend tax return 2013 Not meeting the requirements for renewal of enrollment (such as continuing professional education). Amend tax return 2013 Requesting to be placed in inactive retirement status. Amend tax return 2013 Being suspended or disbarred by the Office of Professional Responsibility for violating the regulations governing practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Failure to meet requirements. Amend tax return 2013   Individuals who fail to comply with the requirements for eligibility for renewal of enrollment will be notified by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 The notice will explain the reason for noncompliance and provide the individual with an opportunity to furnish information for reconsideration. Amend tax return 2013 The individual has 60 days from the date of the notice to respond. Amend tax return 2013 Inactive roster. Amend tax return 2013   An individual will be placed on the roster of inactive individuals for a period of three years, if he or she: Fails to respond timely to the notice of noncompliance with the renewal requirements, Fails to file timely the application for renewal, or Does not satisfy the requirements of eligibility for renewal. Amend tax return 2013 The individual must file an application for renewal and satisfy all requirements for renewal after being placed in inactive status. Amend tax return 2013 Otherwise, at the conclusion of the next renewal cycle, he or she will be removed from the roster and the enrollment or registration terminated. Amend tax return 2013 Inactive retirement status. Amend tax return 2013   Individuals who request to be placed in an inactive retirement status will be ineligible to practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 They must continue to adhere to all renewal requirements. Amend tax return 2013 They can be reinstated to an active enrollment status by filing an application for renewal and providing evidence that they have completed the required continuing professional education hours for the enrollment cycle or registration year. Amend tax return 2013 Suspension and disbarment. Amend tax return 2013   Individuals authorized to practice before the IRS are subject to disciplinary proceedings and may be suspended or disbarred for violating any regulation governing practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 This includes engaging in acts of disreputable conduct. Amend tax return 2013 For more information, see Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct under What are the Rules of Practice, later. Amend tax return 2013   Practitioners who are suspended in a disciplinary proceeding are not allowed to practice before the IRS during the period of suspension. Amend tax return 2013 See What Is Practice Before the IRS, earlier. Amend tax return 2013   Practitioners who are disbarred in a disciplinary proceeding are not allowed to practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 However, a practitioner can seek reinstatement from the Office of Professional Responsibility five years after disbarment. Amend tax return 2013   If the practitioner seeks reinstatement, he or she may not practice before the IRS until the Office of Professional Responsibility authorizes reinstatement. Amend tax return 2013 The Office of Professional Responsibility may reinstate the practitioner if it is determined that: The practitioner's future conduct is not likely to be in violation of the regulations, and Granting the reinstatement would not be contrary to the public interest. Amend tax return 2013 How Does an Individual Become Enrolled? The Return Preparer Office can grant enrollment to practice before the IRS to an applicant who demonstrates special competence in tax matters by passing a written examination administered by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Enrollment also can be granted to an applicant who qualifies because of past service and technical experience in the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 In either case, certain application forms, discussed next, must be filed. Amend tax return 2013 Additionally, an applicant must not have engaged in any conduct that would justify suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 See Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct, later. Amend tax return 2013 Form 2587. Amend tax return 2013   Applicants can apply to take the special enrollment examination by filing Form 2587, Application for Special Enrollment Examination. Amend tax return 2013 Form 2587 can be filed online, by mail, or by fax. Amend tax return 2013 For more information, see instructions and fees listed on the form. Amend tax return 2013 To get Form 2587, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Amend tax return 2013 Form 23 and Form 23-EP. Amend tax return 2013   Individuals who have passed the examination or are applying on the basis of past service and technical experience with the IRS can apply for enrollment by filing Form 23, Application for Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service, or Form 23-EP, Application for Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent. Amend tax return 2013 The application must include a check or money order in the amount of the fee shown on Form 23 or Form 23-EP. Amend tax return 2013 Alternatively, payment may be made electronically pursuant to instructions on the forms. Amend tax return 2013 To get Form 23 or Form 23-EP, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Amend tax return 2013 Form 5434. Amend tax return 2013   An individual may apply as an enrolled actuary on the basis of past employment with the IRS and technical experience by filing Form 5434, Application for Enrollment, with the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Amend tax return 2013 The application must include a check or money order in the amount of the fee shown on Form 5434. Amend tax return 2013 To get Form 5434, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Amend tax return 2013 Period of enrollment. Amend tax return 2013   An enrollment card will be issued to each individual whose enrollment application is approved. Amend tax return 2013 The individual is enrolled until the expiration date shown on the enrollment card or certificate. Amend tax return 2013 To continue practicing beyond the expiration date, the individual must request renewal of the enrollment by filing Form 8554, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service, or Form 8554-EP, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA). Amend tax return 2013 What Are the Rules of Practice? The rules governing practice before the IRS are published in the Code of Federal Regulations at 31 C. Amend tax return 2013 F. Amend tax return 2013 R. Amend tax return 2013 part 10 and reprinted in Treasury Department Circular No. Amend tax return 2013 230 (Circular 230). Amend tax return 2013 An attorney, CPA, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, registered tax return preparer, or enrolled actuary authorized to practice before the IRS (referred to hereafter as a practitioner) has the duty to perform certain acts and is restricted from performing other acts. Amend tax return 2013 In addition, a practitioner cannot engage in disreputable conduct (discussed later). Amend tax return 2013 Any practitioner who does not comply with the rules of practice or engages in disreputable conduct is subject to disciplinary action. Amend tax return 2013 Also, unenrolled preparers must comply with the rules of practice and conduct to exercise the privilege of limited practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 See Publication 470 for a discussion of the special rules for limited practice by unenrolled preparers. Amend tax return 2013 Duties Practitioners must promptly submit records or information requested by officers or employees of the IRS, except when the practitioner believes on reasonable belief and good faith that the information is privileged. Amend tax return 2013 Communications with respect to tax advice between a federally authorized tax practitioner and a taxpayer generally are confidential to the same extent that communication would be privileged if it were between a taxpayer and an attorney if the advice relates to: Noncriminal tax matters before the IRS, or Noncriminal tax proceedings brought in federal court by or against the United States. Amend tax return 2013 Communications regarding corporate tax shelters. Amend tax return 2013   This protection of tax advice communications does not apply to any written communications between a federally authorized tax practitioner and any person, including a director, shareholder, officer, employee, agent, or representative of a corporation if the communication involves the promotion of the direct or indirect participation of the corporation in any tax shelter. Amend tax return 2013 Duty to advise. Amend tax return 2013   A practitioner who knows that his or her client has not complied with the revenue laws or has made an error or omission in any return, document, affidavit, or other required paper, has the responsibility to advise the client promptly of the noncompliance, error, or omission, and the consequences of the noncompliance, error, or omission. Amend tax return 2013 Due diligence. Amend tax return 2013   A practitioner must exercise due diligence when performing the following duties. Amend tax return 2013 Preparing or assisting in the preparing, approving, and filing of returns, documents, affidavits, and other papers relating to IRS matters. Amend tax return 2013 Determining the correctness of oral or written representations made by him or her to the Department of the Treasury. Amend tax return 2013 Determining the correctness of oral or written representations made by him or her to clients with reference to any matter administered by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Restrictions Practitioners are restricted from engaging in certain practices. Amend tax return 2013 The following paragraphs discuss some of these restricted practices. Amend tax return 2013 Delays. Amend tax return 2013   A practitioner must not unreasonably delay the prompt disposition of any matter before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Assistance from disbarred or suspended persons and former IRS employees. Amend tax return 2013   A practitioner must not knowingly, directly or indirectly, do the following. Amend tax return 2013 Accept assistance from, or assist, any person who is under disbarment or suspension from practice before the IRS if the assistance relates to matters considered practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Accept assistance from any former government employee where provisions of Circular 230 or any federal law would be violated. Amend tax return 2013 Performance as a notary. Amend tax return 2013   A practitioner who is a notary public and is employed as counsel, attorney, or agent in a matter before the IRS, or has a material interest in the matter, cannot engage in any notary activities related to that matter. Amend tax return 2013 Negotiations of taxpayer refund checks. Amend tax return 2013   Practitioners must not endorse or otherwise negotiate (cash) any refund check (including directing or accepting payment by any means, electronic or otherwise, in an account owned or controlled by the practitioner or any firm or other entity with whom the practitioner is associated) issued to the taxpayer. Amend tax return 2013 Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct Any practitioner or unenrolled return preparer may be disbarred or suspended from practice before the IRS, or censured, for incompetence or disreputable conduct. Amend tax return 2013 The following list contains examples of conduct that is considered disreputable. Amend tax return 2013 Being convicted of any criminal offense under the revenue laws or of any offense involving dishonesty or breach of trust. Amend tax return 2013 Knowingly giving false or misleading information in connection with federal tax matters, or participating in such activity. Amend tax return 2013 Soliciting employment by prohibited means as discussed in section 10. Amend tax return 2013 30 of Circular 230. Amend tax return 2013 Willfully failing to file a federal tax return, evading or attempting to evade any federal tax or payment, or participating in such actions. Amend tax return 2013 Misappropriating, or failing to properly and promptly remit, funds received from clients for payment of taxes or other obligations due the United States. Amend tax return 2013 Directly or indirectly attempting to influence the official action of IRS employees by the use of threats, false accusations, duress, or coercion, or by offering gifts, favors, or any special inducements. Amend tax return 2013 Being disbarred or suspended from practice as an attorney, CPA, public accountant, or actuary, by the District of Columbia or any state, possession, territory, commonwealth, or any federal court, or any federal agency, body, or board. Amend tax return 2013 Knowingly aiding and abetting another person to practice before the IRS during a period of suspension, disbarment, or ineligibility of that other person. Amend tax return 2013 Using abusive language, making false accusations and statements knowing them to be false, circulating or publishing malicious or libelous matter, or engaging in any contemptuous conduct in connection with practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Giving a false opinion knowingly, recklessly, or through gross incompetence; or following a pattern of providing incompetent opinions in questions arising under the federal tax laws. Amend tax return 2013 Censure, Disbarments, and Suspensions The Office of Professional Responsibility may censure or institute proceedings to censure, suspend or disbar any attorney, CPA, or enrolled agent who has violated Circular 230. Amend tax return 2013 A practitioner will be given the opportunity to demonstrate compliance with the rules before any disciplinary action is taken. Amend tax return 2013 Authorizing a Representative You may either represent yourself, or you may authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 If you chose to have someone represent you, your representative must be a person eligible to practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 See Who Can Practice Before the IRS, earlier. Amend tax return 2013 What Is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is your written authorization for an individual to act on your behalf. Amend tax return 2013 If the authorization is not limited, the individual generally can perform all acts that you can perform. Amend tax return 2013 The authority granted to a registered tax return preparer or an unenrolled preparer is limited. Amend tax return 2013 For information on the limits regarding registered tax return preparers, see Circular 230 §10. Amend tax return 2013 3(f). Amend tax return 2013 For information on the limits regarding unenrolled preparers, see Publication 470. Amend tax return 2013 Acts performed. Amend tax return 2013   Any representative, other than a registered tax return preparer or an unenrolled return preparer, can usually perform the following acts. Amend tax return 2013 Represent you before any office of the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Sign an offer or a waiver of restriction on assessment or collection of a tax deficiency, or a waiver of notice of disallowance of claim for credit or refund. Amend tax return 2013 Sign a consent to extend the statutory time period for assessment or collection of a tax. Amend tax return 2013 Sign a closing agreement. Amend tax return 2013 Signing your return. Amend tax return 2013   The representative named under a power of attorney is not permitted to sign your income tax return unless: The signature is permitted under the Internal Revenue Code and the related regulations (see Regulations section 1. Amend tax return 2013 6012-1(a)(5)). Amend tax return 2013 You specifically authorize this in your power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013 For example, the regulation permits a representative to sign your return if you are unable to sign the return due to: Disease or injury. Amend tax return 2013 Continuous absence from the United States (including Puerto Rico) for a period of at least 60 days prior to the date required by law for filing the return. Amend tax return 2013 Other good cause if specific permission is requested of and granted by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 When a return is signed by a representative, it must be accompanied by a power of attorney (or copy) authorizing the representative to sign the return. Amend tax return 2013 For more information, see the Form 2848 instructions. Amend tax return 2013 Limitation on substitution or delegation. Amend tax return 2013   A recognized representative can substitute or delegate authority under the power of attorney to another recognized representative only if the act is specifically authorized by you on the power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013   After a substitution has been made, only the newly recognized representative will be recognized as the taxpayer's representative. Amend tax return 2013 If a delegation of power has been made, both the original and the delegated representative will be recognized by the IRS to represent you. Amend tax return 2013 Disclosure of returns to a third party. Amend tax return 2013   Your representative cannot execute consents that will allow the IRS to disclose tax return or return information to a third party unless you specifically delegate this authority to your representative on line 5 of Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 Incapacity or incompetency. Amend tax return 2013   A power of attorney is generally terminated if you become incapacitated or incompetent. Amend tax return 2013   The power of attorney can continue, however, in the case of your incapacity or incompetency if you authorize this on line 5 “Other” of the Form 2848 and if your non-IRS durable power of attorney meets all the requirements for acceptance by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 See Non-IRS powers of attorney, later. Amend tax return 2013 When Is a Power of Attorney Required? Submit a power of attorney when you want to authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS, whether or not the representative performs any of the other acts cited earlier under What Is a Power of Attorney. Amend tax return 2013 A power of attorney is most often required when you want to authorize another individual to perform at least one of the following acts on your behalf. Amend tax return 2013 Represent you at a meeting with the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Prepare and file a written response to the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Form Required Use Form 2848 to appoint a recognized representative to act on your behalf before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Individuals recognized to practice before the IRS are listed under Part II, Declaration of Representative, of Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 Your representative must complete that part of the form. Amend tax return 2013 Non-IRS powers of attorney. Amend tax return 2013   The IRS will accept a non-IRS power of attorney, but a completed Form 2848 must be attached in order for the power of attorney to be entered on the Centralized Authorization File (CAF) system. Amend tax return 2013 For more information, see Processing a non-IRS power of attorney, later. Amend tax return 2013   If you want to use a power of attorney document other than Form 2848, it must contain the following information. Amend tax return 2013 Your name and mailing address. Amend tax return 2013 Your social security number and/or employer identification number. Amend tax return 2013 Your employee plan number, if applicable. Amend tax return 2013 The name and mailing address of your representative(s). Amend tax return 2013 The types of tax involved. Amend tax return 2013 The federal tax form number. Amend tax return 2013 The specific year(s) or period(s) involved. Amend tax return 2013 For estate tax matters, the decedent's date of death. Amend tax return 2013 A clear expression of your intention concerning the scope of authority granted to your representative(s). Amend tax return 2013 Your signature and date. Amend tax return 2013 You also must attach to the non-IRS power of attorney a signed and dated statement made by your representative. Amend tax return 2013 This statement, which is referred to as the Declaration of Representative, is contained in Part II of Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 The statement should read: I am not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the Internal Revenue Service or other practice of my profession by any other authority, I am aware of the regulations contained in Circular 230, I am authorized to represent the taxpayer(s) identified in the power of attorney, and I am an individual described in 26 CFR 601. Amend tax return 2013 502(b). Amend tax return 2013 Required information missing. Amend tax return 2013   The IRS will not accept your non-IRS power of attorney if it does not contain all the information listed above. Amend tax return 2013 You can sign and submit a completed Form 2848 or a new non-IRS power of attorney that contains all the information. Amend tax return 2013 If you cannot sign an acceptable replacement document, your attorney-in-fact may be able to perfect (make acceptable to the IRS) your non-IRS power of attorney by using the procedure described next. Amend tax return 2013 Procedure for perfecting a non-IRS power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013   Under the following conditions, the attorney-in-fact named in your non-IRS power of attorney can sign a Form 2848 on your behalf. Amend tax return 2013 The original non-IRS power of attorney grants authority to handle federal tax matters (for example, general authority to perform any acts). Amend tax return 2013 The attorney-in-fact attaches a statement (signed under penalty of perjury) to the Form 2848 stating that the original non-IRS power of attorney is valid under the laws of the governing jurisdiction. Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 John Elm, a taxpayer, signs a non-IRS durable power of attorney that names his neighbor and CPA, Ed Larch, as his attorney-in-fact. Amend tax return 2013 The power of attorney grants Ed the authority to perform any and all acts on John's behalf. Amend tax return 2013 However, it does not list specific tax-related information such as types of tax or tax form numbers. Amend tax return 2013 Shortly after John signs the power of attorney, he is declared incompetent. Amend tax return 2013 Later, a federal tax matter arises concerning a prior year return filed by John. Amend tax return 2013 Ed attempts to represent John before the IRS but is rejected because the durable power of attorney does not contain required information. Amend tax return 2013 If Ed attaches a statement (signed under the penalty of perjury) that the durable power of attorney is valid under the laws of the governing jurisdiction, he can sign a completed Form 2848 and submit it on John's behalf. Amend tax return 2013 If Ed can practice before the IRS (see Who Can Practice Before the IRS, earlier), he can name himself as representative on Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 Otherwise, he must name another individual who can practice before the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Processing a non-IRS power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013   The IRS has a centralized computer database system called the CAF system. Amend tax return 2013 This system contains information on the authority of taxpayer representatives. Amend tax return 2013 Generally, when you submit a power of attorney document to the IRS, it is processed for inclusion on the CAF system. Amend tax return 2013 Entry of your power of attorney on the CAF system enables IRS personnel, who do not have a copy of your power of attorney, to verify the authority of your representative by accessing the CAF. Amend tax return 2013 It also enables the IRS to automatically send copies of notices and other IRS communications to your representative if you specify that your representative should receive those communications. Amend tax return 2013   You can have your non-IRS power of attorney entered on the CAF system by attaching it to a completed Form 2848 and submitting it to the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Your signature is not required; however, your attorney-in-fact must sign the Declaration of Representative (see Part II of Form 2848). Amend tax return 2013 Preparation of Form — Helpful Hints The preparation of Form 2848 is illustrated by an example, later under How Do I Fill Out Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 However, the following will also assist you in preparing the form. Amend tax return 2013 Line-by-line hints. Amend tax return 2013   The following hints are summaries of some of the line-by-line instructions for Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 Line 1—Taxpayer information. Amend tax return 2013   If a joint return is involved, the husband and wife each file a separate Form 2848 if they both want to be represented. Amend tax return 2013 If only one spouse wants to be represented in the matter, that spouse files a Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 Line 2—Representative(s). Amend tax return 2013   Only individuals may be named as representatives. Amend tax return 2013 If your representative has not been assigned a CAF number, enter “None” on that line and the IRS will issue one to your representative. Amend tax return 2013 If the representative's address or phone number has changed since the CAF number was issued, you should check the appropriate box. Amend tax return 2013 Enter your representative's fax number if available. Amend tax return 2013   If you want to name more than three representatives, attach additional Form(s) 2848. Amend tax return 2013 The IRS can send copies of notices and communications to two of your representatives. Amend tax return 2013 You must, however, check the boxes on line 2 of the Form 2848 if you want the IRS to routinely send copies of notices and communications to your representatives. Amend tax return 2013 If you do not check the boxes, your representatives will not routinely receive copies of notices and communications. Amend tax return 2013 Line 3—Tax matters. Amend tax return 2013   You may list any tax years or periods that have already ended as of the date you sign the power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013 However, you may include on a power of attorney only future tax periods that end no later than 3 years after the date the power of attorney is received by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 The 3 future periods are determined starting after December 31 of the year the power of attorney is received by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 However, avoid general references such as “all years” or “all taxes. Amend tax return 2013 ” Any Form 2848 with general references will be returned. Amend tax return 2013 Line 4—Specific use not recorded on Centralized Authorization File (CAF). Amend tax return 2013   Certain matters cannot be recorded on the CAF system. Amend tax return 2013 Examples of such matters include, but are not limited to, the following. Amend tax return 2013 Requests for a private letter ruling or technical advice. Amend tax return 2013 Applications for an employer identification number (EIN). Amend tax return 2013 Claims filed on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Amend tax return 2013 Corporate dissolutions. Amend tax return 2013 Requests for change of accounting method. Amend tax return 2013 Requests for change of accounting period. Amend tax return 2013 Applications for recognition of exemption under sections 501(c)(3), 501(a), or 521 (Forms 1023, 1034, or 1028). Amend tax return 2013 Request for a determination of the qualified status of an employee benefit plan (Forms 5300, 5307, or 5310). Amend tax return 2013 Application for Award for Original Information under section 7623. Amend tax return 2013 Voluntary submissions under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). Amend tax return 2013 Freedom of Information Act requests. Amend tax return 2013 If the tax matter described on line 3 of Form 2848 concerns one of these matters specifically, check the box on line 4. Amend tax return 2013 If this box is checked, the representative should mail or fax the power of attorney to the IRS office handling the matter. Amend tax return 2013 Otherwise, the representative should bring a copy of the power of attorney to each meeting with the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Where To File a Power of Attorney Generally, you can mail or fax a paper Form 2848 directly to the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 To determine where you should file Form 2848, see Where To File in the instructions for Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 If Form 2848 is for a specific use, mail or fax it to the office handling that matter. Amend tax return 2013 For more information on specific use, see the Instructions for Form 2848, line 4. Amend tax return 2013 FAX copies. Amend tax return 2013   The IRS will accept a copy of a power of attorney that is submitted by facsimile transmission (fax). Amend tax return 2013 If you choose to file a power of attorney by fax, be sure the appropriate IRS office is equipped to accept this type of transmission. Amend tax return 2013 Your representative may be able to file Form 2848 electronically via the IRS website. Amend tax return 2013 For more information, your representative can go to www. Amend tax return 2013 irs. Amend tax return 2013 gov and under the Tax Professionals tab, click on e-services–Online Tools for Tax Professionals. Amend tax return 2013 If you complete Form 2848 for electronic signature authorization, do not file Form 2848 with the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Instead, give it to your representative, who will retain the document. Amend tax return 2013 Updating a power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013   Submit any update or modification to an existing power of attorney in writing. Amend tax return 2013 Your signature (or the signature of the individual(s) authorized to sign on your behalf) is required. Amend tax return 2013 Do this by sending the updated Form 2848 or non-IRS power of attorney to the IRS office(s) where you previously sent the original(s), including the center where the related return was, or will be filed. Amend tax return 2013   A recognized representative may substitute or delegate authority if you specifically authorize your representative to substitute or delegate representation in the original power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013 To make a substitution or delegation, the representative must file the following items with the IRS office(s) where the power of attorney was filed. Amend tax return 2013 A written notice of substitution or delegation signed by the recognized representative. Amend tax return 2013 A written declaration of representative made by the new representative. Amend tax return 2013 A copy of the power of attorney that specifically authorizes the substitution or delegation. Amend tax return 2013 Retention/Revocation of Prior Power(s) of Attorney A newly filed power of attorney concerning the same matter will revoke a previously filed power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013 However, the new power of attorney will not revoke the prior power of attorney if it specifically states it does not revoke such prior power of attorney and either of the following are attached to the new power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013 A copy of the unrevoked prior power of attorney, or A statement signed by the taxpayer listing the name and address of each representative authorized under the prior unrevoked power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013 Note. Amend tax return 2013 The filing of Form 2848 will not revoke any  Form 8821 that is in effect. Amend tax return 2013 Revocation of Power of Attorney/Withdrawal of Representative If you want to revoke an existing power of attorney and do not want to name a new representative, or if a representative wants to withdraw from representation, mail or fax a copy of the previously executed power of attorney to the IRS, or if the power of attorney is for a specific matter, to the IRS office handling the matter. Amend tax return 2013 If the taxpayer is revoking the power of attorney, the taxpayer must write “REVOKE” across the top of the first page with a current signature and date below this annotation. Amend tax return 2013 If the representative is withdrawing from the representation, the representative must write “WITHDRAW” across the top of the first page with a current signature and date below this annotation. Amend tax return 2013 If you do not have a copy of the power of attorney you want to revoke or withdraw, send a statement to the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 The statement of revocation or withdrawal must indicate that the authority of the power of attorney is revoked or withdrawn, list the matters and periods, and must be signed and dated by the taxpayer or representative as applicable. Amend tax return 2013 If the taxpayer is revoking, list the name and address of each recognized representative whose authority is revoked. Amend tax return 2013 When the taxpayer is completely revoking authority, the form should state “remove all years/periods” instead of listing the specific tax matter, years, or periods. Amend tax return 2013 If the representative is withdrawing, list the name, TIN, and address (if known) of the taxpayer. Amend tax return 2013 To revoke a specific use power of attorney, send the power of attorney or statement of revocation to the IRS office handling your case, using the above instructions. Amend tax return 2013 A power of attorney held by a student will be recorded on the CAF system for 130 days from the receipt date. Amend tax return 2013 If you are authorizing a student to represent you after that time, you will need to submit a current and valid Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 When Is a Power of Attorney Not Required? A power of attorney is not required when the third party is not dealing with the IRS as your representative. Amend tax return 2013 The following situations do not require a power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013 Providing information to the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Authorizing the disclosure of tax return information through Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, or other written or oral disclosure consent. Amend tax return 2013 Allowing the IRS to discuss return information with a third party via the checkbox provided on a tax return or other document. Amend tax return 2013 Allowing a tax matters partner or person (TMP) to perform acts for the partnership. Amend tax return 2013 Allowing the IRS to discuss return information with a fiduciary. Amend tax return 2013 How Do I Fill Out Form 2848? The following example illustrates how to complete Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 The two completed forms for this example are shown on the next pages. Amend tax return 2013 Example. Amend tax return 2013 Stan and Mary Doe have been notified that their joint tax returns (Forms 1040) for 2009, 2010, and 2011 are being examined. Amend tax return 2013 They have decided to appoint Jim Smith, an enrolled agent, to represent them in this matter and any future matters concerning these returns. Amend tax return 2013 Jim, who has prepared returns at the same location for years, already has a Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number assigned to him. Amend tax return 2013 Mary does not want Jim to sign any agreements on her behalf, but Stan is willing to have Jim do so. Amend tax return 2013 They want copies of all notices and written communications sent to Jim. Amend tax return 2013 This is the first time Stan and Mary have given power of attorney to anyone. Amend tax return 2013 They should each complete a Form 2848 as follows. Amend tax return 2013 Line 1—Taxpayer information. Amend tax return 2013   Stan and Mary must each file a separate Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 On his separate Form 2848, Stan enters his name, street address, and social security number in the spaces provided. Amend tax return 2013 Mary does likewise on her separate Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 Line 2—Representative(s). Amend tax return 2013   On their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary each enters the name and current address of their chosen representative, Jim Smith. Amend tax return 2013 Both Stan and Mary want Jim Smith to receive notices and communications concerning the matters identified in line 3, so on their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary each checks the box in the first column of line 2. Amend tax return 2013 They also enter Mr. Amend tax return 2013 Smith's CAF number, his telephone number, and his fax number. Amend tax return 2013 Mr. Amend tax return 2013 Smith's address, telephone number, and fax number have not changed since the IRS issued his CAF number, so Stan and Mary do not check the boxes in the second column. Amend tax return 2013 Line 3—Tax Matters. Amend tax return 2013   On their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary each enters “income” for the type of tax, “1040” for the form number, and “2009, 2010, and 2011” for the tax years. Amend tax return 2013 Line 4—Specific use not recorded on Centralized Authorization File (CAF). Amend tax return 2013   On their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary make no entry on this line because they do not want to restrict the use of their powers of attorney to a specific use that is not recorded on the CAF. Amend tax return 2013 See Preparation of Form — Helpful Hints, earlier. Amend tax return 2013 Line 5—Acts authorized. Amend tax return 2013   Mary wants to sign any agreement that reflects changes to her and Stan's joint 2009, 2010, and 2011 income tax liability, so she writes “Taxpayer must sign any agreement form” on line 5 of her Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 Stan does not wish to restrict the authority of Jim Smith in this regard, so he leaves line 5 of his Form 2848 blank. Amend tax return 2013 If either Mary or Stan had chosen, they could have listed other restrictions on line 5 of their separate Forms 2848. Amend tax return 2013 Line 6—Retention/revocation of prior power(s) of attorney. Amend tax return 2013   Stan and Mary are each filing their first powers of attorney, so they make no entry on this line. Amend tax return 2013 However, if they had filed prior powers of attorney, the filing of this current power would revoke any earlier ones for the same tax matter(s) unless they checked the box on line 6 and attached a copy of the prior power of attorney that they wanted to remain in effect. Amend tax return 2013   If Mary later decides that she can handle the examination on her own, she can revoke her power of attorney even though Stan does not revoke his power of attorney. Amend tax return 2013 (See Revocation of Power of Attorney/Withdrawal of Representative, earlier, for the special rules that apply. Amend tax return 2013 ) Line 7—Signature of taxpayer. Amend tax return 2013   Stan and Mary each signs and dates his or her Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 If a taxpayer does not sign, the IRS cannot accept the form. Amend tax return 2013 Part II—Declaration of Representative. Amend tax return 2013   Jim Smith must complete this part of Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 If he does not sign this part, the IRS cannot accept the form. Amend tax return 2013 What Happens to the Power of Attorney When Filed? A power of attorney will be recognized after it is received, reviewed, and determined by the IRS to contain the required information. Amend tax return 2013 However, until a power of attorney is entered on the CAF system, IRS personnel may be unaware of the authority of the person you have named to represent you. Amend tax return 2013 Therefore, during this interim period, IRS personnel may request that you or your representative bring a copy to any meeting with the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Amend tax return 2013 Filled-in Form 2848 - Page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Amend tax return 2013 Filled-in Form 2848 - Page 2 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Amend tax return 2013 Filled-in Form 2848 - Page 1 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amend tax return 2013 Please click the link to view the image. Amend tax return 2013 Filled-in Form 2848 - Page 2 Processing and Handling How the power of attorney is processed and handled depends on whether it is a complete or incomplete document. Amend tax return 2013 Incomplete document. Amend tax return 2013   If Form 2848 is incomplete, the IRS will attempt to secure the missing information either by writing or telephoning you or your representative. Amend tax return 2013 For example, if your signature or signature date is missing, the IRS will contact you. Amend tax return 2013 If information concerning your representative is missing and information sufficient to make a contact (such as an address and/or a telephone number) is on the document, the IRS will try to contact your representative. Amend tax return 2013   In either case, the power of attorney is not considered valid until all required information is entered on the document. Amend tax return 2013 The individual(s) named as representative(s) will not be recognized to practice before the IRS, on your behalf, until the document is complete and accepted by the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Complete document. Amend tax return 2013   If the power of attorney is complete and valid, the IRS will take action to recognize the representative. Amend tax return 2013 In most instances, this includes processing the document on the CAF system. Amend tax return 2013 Recording the data on the CAF system enables the IRS to direct copies of mailings to authorized representatives and to readily recognize the scope of authority granted. Amend tax return 2013 Documents not processed on CAF. Amend tax return 2013   Specific-use powers of attorney are not processed on the CAF system (see Preparation of Form – Helpful Hints, earlier). Amend tax return 2013 For example, a power of attorney that is a one-time or specific-issue grant of authority is not processed on the CAF system. Amend tax return 2013 These documents remain with the related case files. Amend tax return 2013 In this situation, you should check the box on line 4 of Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 In these situations, the representative should bring a copy of the power of attorney to each meeting with the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Dealing With the Representative After a valid power of attorney is filed, the IRS will recognize your representative. Amend tax return 2013 However, if it appears the representative is responsible for unreasonably delaying or hindering the prompt disposition of an IRS matter by failing to furnish, after repeated requests, nonprivileged information, the IRS can contact you directly. Amend tax return 2013 For example, in most instances in which a power of attorney is recognized, the IRS will contact the representative to set up appointments and to provide lists of required items. Amend tax return 2013 However, if the representative is unavailable, does not respond to repeated requests, and does not provide required items (other than items considered privileged), the IRS can bypass your representative and contact you directly. Amend tax return 2013 If a representative engages in conduct described above, the matter can be referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility for consideration of possible disciplinary action. Amend tax return 2013 Notices and other correspondence. Amend tax return 2013   If you have a recognized representative, you and the representative will routinely receive notices and other correspondence from the IRS (either the original or a copy) if you checked the box in the left column of line 2 of Form 2848. Amend tax return 2013 If the power of attorney is processed on the CAF system, the IRS will send your representative(s) a duplicate of all computer-generated correspondence that is sent to you. Amend tax return 2013 This includes notices and letters produced either at the Martinsburg Computing Center, or other IRS centers. Amend tax return 2013 The IRS employee handling the case is responsible for ensuring that the original and any requested copies of each manually-generated correspondence are sent to you and your representative(s) in accordance with your authorization. Amend tax return 2013 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. Amend tax return 2013 By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. Amend tax return 2013 Free help with your return. Amend tax return 2013   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Amend tax return 2013 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low and moderate income taxpayers and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Amend tax return 2013 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. Amend tax return 2013 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Amend tax return 2013 gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. Amend tax return 2013   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Amend tax return 2013 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669 or visit AARP's website at www. Amend tax return 2013 aarp. Amend tax return 2013 org/money/taxaide. Amend tax return 2013   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Amend tax return 2013 gov and enter keyword “VITA” in the upper right-hand corner. Amend tax return 2013 Internet. Amend tax return 2013 You can access the IRS website at IRS. Amend tax return 2013 gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. Amend tax return 2013 Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. Amend tax return 2013 Check the status of your refund. Amend tax return 2013 Go to IRS. Amend tax return 2013 gov and click on Where's My Refund. Amend tax return 2013 Wait at least 72 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or 3 to 4 weeks after mailing a paper return. Amend tax return 2013 If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Amend tax return 2013 Have your tax return available so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Amend tax return 2013 Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. Amend tax return 2013 Order IRS products online. Amend tax return 2013 Research your tax questions online. Amend tax return 2013 Search publications online by topic or keyword. Amend tax return 2013 Use the online Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Amend tax return 2013 View Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRBs) published in the last few years. Amend tax return 2013 Figure your withholding allowances using the withholding calculator online at www. Amend tax return 2013 irs. Amend tax return 2013 gov/individuals. Amend tax return 2013 Determine if Form 6251 must be filed by using our Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Assistant available online at www. Amend tax return 2013 irs. Amend tax return 2013 gov/individuals. Amend tax return 2013 Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. Amend tax return 2013 Get information on starting and operating a small business. Amend tax return 2013 Phone. Amend tax return 2013 Many services are available by phone. Amend tax return 2013   Ordering forms, instructions, and publications. Amend tax return 2013 Call 1-800-TAX -FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions. Amend tax return 2013 You should receive your order within 10 days. Amend tax return 2013 Asking tax questions. Amend tax return 2013 Call the IRS with your tax questions at 1-800-829-1040. Amend tax return 2013 Solving problems. Amend tax return 2013 You can get face-to-face help solving tax problems every business day in IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers. Amend tax return 2013 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your account, or help you set up a payment plan. Amend tax return 2013 Call your local Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. Amend tax return 2013 To find the number, go to www. Amend tax return 2013 irs. Amend tax return 2013 gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Amend tax return 2013 TTY/TDD equipment. Amend tax return 2013 If you have access to TTY/TDD equipment, call 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications. Amend tax return 2013 TeleTax topics. Amend tax return 2013 Call 1-800-829-4477 to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. Amend tax return 2013 Refund information. Amend tax return 2013 To check the status of your refund, call 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477 (automated refund information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Amend tax return 2013 Wait at least 72 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or 3 to 4 weeks after mailing a paper return. Amend tax return 2013 If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Amend tax return 2013 Have your tax return available so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Amend tax return 2013 If you check the status of your refund and are not given the date it will be issued, please wait until the next week before checking back. Amend tax return 2013 Other refund information. Amend tax return 2013 To check the status of a prior-year refund or amended return refund, call 1-800-829-1040. Amend tax return 2013 Evaluating the quality of our telephone services. Amend tax return 2013 To ensure IRS representatives give accurate, courteous, and professional answers, we use several methods to evaluate the quality of our telephone services. Amend tax return 2013 One method is for a second IRS representative to listen in on or record random telephone calls. Amend tax return 2013 Another is to ask some callers to complete a short survey at the end of the call. Amend tax return 2013 Walk-in. Amend tax return 2013 Many products and services are available on a walk-in basis. Amend tax return 2013   Products. Amend tax return 2013 You can walk in to many post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Amend tax return 2013 Some IRS offices, libraries, grocery stores, copy centers, city and county government offices, credit unions, and office supply stores have a collection of products available to print from a CD or photocopy from reproducible proofs. Amend tax return 2013 Also, some IRS offices and libraries have the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, Internal Revenue Bulletins, and Cumulative Bulletins available for research purposes. Amend tax return 2013 Services. Amend tax return 2013 You can walk in to your local Taxpayer Assistance Center every business day for personal, face-to-face tax help. Amend tax return 2013 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Amend tax return 2013 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 Taxpayer Assistance Center where you can spread out your records and talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Amend tax return 2013 No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Amend tax return 2013 If you prefer, you can call your local Center and leave a message requesting an appointment to resolve a tax account issue. Amend tax return 2013 A representative will call you back within 2 business days to schedule an in-person appointment at your convenience. Amend tax return 2013 If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested. Amend tax return 2013 All other issues will be handled without an appointment. Amend tax return 2013 To find the number of your local office, go to  www. Amend tax return 2013 irs. Amend tax return 2013 gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Amend tax return 2013 Mail. Amend tax return 2013 You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Amend tax return 2013 You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Amend tax return 2013  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Amend tax return 2013 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Taxpayer Advocate Service. Amend tax return 2013   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. Amend tax return 2013 We offer 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. Amend tax return 2013 Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. Amend tax return 2013   TAS can help if you can’t resolve your problem with the IRS and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Amend tax return 2013 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Amend tax return 2013 You have tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS has not responded to you by the date promised. Amend tax return 2013   If you qualify for our help, we’ll do everything we can to get your problem resolved. Amend tax return 2013 You will be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. Amend tax return 2013 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Amend tax return 2013 Although TAS is independent within the IRS, our advocates know how to work with the IRS to get your problems resolved. Amend tax return 2013 And our services are always free. Amend tax return 2013   As a taxpayer, you have rights that the IRS must abide by in its dealings with you. Amend tax return 2013 Our tax toolkit at www. Amend tax return 2013 TaxpayerAdvocate. Amend tax return 2013 irs. Amend tax return 2013 gov can help you understand these rights. Amend tax return 2013   If you think TAS might be able to help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your phone book and on our website at www. Amend tax return 2013 irs. Amend tax return 2013 gov/advocate. Amend tax return 2013 You can also call our toll-free number at 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059. Amend tax return 2013   TAS also handles large-scale or systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Amend tax return 2013 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Amend tax return 2013 irs. Amend tax return 2013 gov/advocate. Amend tax return 2013 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Amend tax return 2013   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS. Amend tax return 2013 Some clinics serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve a tax problem. Amend tax return 2013 These clinics provide professional representation before the IRS or in court on audits, appeals, tax collection disputes, and other issues for free or for a small fee. Amend tax return 2013 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in many different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Amend tax return 2013 For more information and to find a clinic near you, see the LITC page on www. Amend tax return 2013 irs. Amend tax return 2013 gov/advocate or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Amend tax return 2013 This publication is also available by calling 1-800-829-3676 or at your local IRS office. Amend tax return 2013 Free tax services. Amend tax return 2013   Publication 910, IRS Guide to Free Tax Services, is your guide to IRS services and resources. Amend tax return 2013 Learn about free tax information from the IRS, including publications, services, and education and assistance programs. Amend tax return 2013 The publication also has an index of over 100 TeleTax topics (recorded tax information) you can listen to on the telephone. Amend tax return 2013 The majority of the information and services listed in this publication are available to you free of charge. Amend tax return 2013 If there is a fee associated with a resource or service, it is listed in the publication. Amend tax return 2013   Accessible versions of IRS published products are available on request in a variety of alternative formats for people with disabilities. Amend tax return 2013 DVD for tax products. Amend tax return 2013 You can order Publication 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain: Current-year forms, instructions, and publications. Amend tax return 2013 Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications. Amend tax return 2013 Tax Map: an electronic research tool and finding aid. Amend tax return 2013 Tax law frequently asked questions. Amend tax return 2013 Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system. Amend tax return 2013 Internal Revenue Code—Title 26 of the U. Amend tax return 2013 S. Amend tax return 2013 Code. Amend tax return 2013 Links to other Internet based Tax Research Materials. Amend tax return 2013 Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms. Amend tax return 2013 Internal Revenue Bulletins. Amend tax return 2013 Toll-free and email technical support. Amend tax return 2013 Two releases during the year. Amend tax return 2013  – The first release will ship the beginning of January. Amend tax return 2013  – The final release will ship the beginning of March. Amend tax return 2013 Purchase the DVD from National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at www. Amend tax return 2013 irs. 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