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Making Work Pay Credit: This credit is available for tax years 2009 and 2010 only.

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The Amended Return Instructions

Amended return instructions 11. Amended return instructions   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Amended return instructions Free help with your tax return. Amended return instructions   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Amended return instructions The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Amended return instructions The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Amended return instructions Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Amended return instructions In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Amended return instructions To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Amended return instructions gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Amended return instructions   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Amended return instructions To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Amended return instructions aarp. Amended return instructions org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Amended return instructions For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Amended return instructions gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Amended return instructions Internet. Amended return instructions    IRS. Amended return instructions gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Amended return instructions Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Amended return instructions Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. Amended return instructions Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Amended return instructions gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Amended return instructions The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Amended return instructions Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. Amended return instructions You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Amended return instructions The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Amended return instructions Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Amended return instructions No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Amended return instructions The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. Amended return instructions When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Amended return instructions New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Amended return instructions  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Amended return instructions gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Amended return instructions You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Amended return instructions The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Amended return instructions When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. Amended return instructions Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. Amended return instructions You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Amended return instructions Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Amended return instructions gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Amended return instructions Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Amended return instructions Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Amended return instructions Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Amended return instructions If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. Amended return instructions Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Amended return instructions gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Amended return instructions You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Amended return instructions It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Amended return instructions Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Amended return instructions gov. Amended return instructions Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Amended return instructions gov for more information. Amended return instructions Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Amended return instructions Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Amended return instructions gov. Amended return instructions Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Amended return instructions Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Amended return instructions gov. Amended return instructions Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Amended return instructions gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Amended return instructions Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Amended return instructions Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Amended return instructions gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Amended return instructions An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Amended return instructions Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Amended return instructions gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Amended return instructions If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Amended return instructions Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Amended return instructions Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Amended return instructions Go to IRS. Amended return instructions gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Amended return instructions Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Amended return instructions Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Amended return instructions Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Amended return instructions Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Amended return instructions gov and choose from a variety of options. Amended return instructions Phone. Amended return instructions    You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Amended return instructions Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Amended return instructions Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Amended return instructions gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Amended return instructions Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Amended return instructions The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Amended return instructions Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Amended return instructions Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Amended return instructions Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Amended return instructions Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. Amended return instructions If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Amended return instructions The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Amended return instructions Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Amended return instructions Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Amended return instructions The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Amended return instructions Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Amended return instructions Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. Amended return instructions Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Amended return instructions You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Amended return instructions It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Amended return instructions Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Amended return instructions You should receive your order within 10 business days. Amended return instructions Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Amended return instructions If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. Amended return instructions Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Amended return instructions The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Amended return instructions These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Amended return instructions Walk-in. Amended return instructions   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Amended return instructions Products. Amended return instructions You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Amended return instructions Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Amended return instructions Services. Amended return instructions You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Amended return instructions An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Amended return instructions Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Amended return instructions gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Amended return instructions Mail. Amended return instructions   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Amended return instructions You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Amended return instructions Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Amended return instructions Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Amended return instructions The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Amended return instructions Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Amended return instructions   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Amended return instructions We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Amended return instructions You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Amended return instructions You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Amended return instructions   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Amended return instructions Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Amended return instructions Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Amended return instructions Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Amended return instructions We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Amended return instructions   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Amended return instructions   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Amended return instructions If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Amended return instructions Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Amended return instructions   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. Amended return instructions Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. 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