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Can i do my 2012 taxes now Publication 531 - Main Content Table of Contents Keeping a Daily Tip RecordElectronic tip record. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Reporting Tips to Your EmployerElectronic tip statement. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Final report. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Tip Rate Determination and Education Program Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return Allocated Tips How To Get Tax Help Keeping a Daily Tip Record Why keep a daily tip record. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   You must keep a daily tip record so you can: Report your tips accurately to your employer, Report your tips accurately on your tax return, and Prove your tip income if your return is ever questioned. Can i do my 2012 taxes now How to keep a daily tip record. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   There are two ways to keep a daily tip record. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You can either: Write information about your tips in a tip diary, or Keep copies of documents that show your tips, such as restaurant bills and credit or debit card charge slips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You should keep your daily tip record with your tax or other personal records. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You must keep your records for as long as they are important for administration of the federal tax law. Can i do my 2012 taxes now For information on how long to keep records, see How Long to Keep Records in chapter 1 of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    If you keep a tip diary, you can use Form 4070A, Employee's Daily Record of Tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now To get Form 4070A, ask the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or your employer for Publication 1244, Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report to Employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Publication 1244 is also available at www. Can i do my 2012 taxes now irs. Can i do my 2012 taxes now gov/pub1244. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Publication 1244 includes a 1-year supply of Form 4070A. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Each day, write in the information asked for on the form. Can i do my 2012 taxes now A filled-in Form 4070A is shown on the following page. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   In addition to the information asked for on Form 4070A, you also need to keep a record of the date and value of any noncash tips you get, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Although you do not report these tips to your employer, you must report them on your tax return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you do not use Form 4070A, start your records by writing your name, your employer's name, and the name of the business (if it is different from your employer's name). Can i do my 2012 taxes now Then, each workday, write the date and the following information. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Cash tips you get directly from customers or from other employees. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Tips from credit and debit card charge customers that your employer pays you. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The value of any noncash tips you get, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The amount of tips you paid out to other employees through tip pools or tip splitting, or other arrangements, and the names of the employees to whom you paid the tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Please click here for the text description of the image. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Sample Filled-in Form 4070A from Publication 1244 Electronic tip record. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   You can use an electronic system provided by your employer to record your daily tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you do, you must receive and keep a paper copy of this record. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Service charges. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    Do not write in your tip diary the amount of any service charge that your employer adds to a customer's bill and then pays to you and treats as wages. Can i do my 2012 taxes now This is part of your wages, not a tip. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The following factors determine if you have a tip or service charge: The payment is made free from compulsion; The customer has the right to determine the amount of payment; The payment is not subject to negotiation or dictated by employer policy; and The customer generally has the right to determine who receives the payment. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See examples below. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example 1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Good Food Restaurant adds an 18% charge to the bill for parties of 6 or more customers. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Jane's bill for food and beverages for her party of 8 includes an amount on the tip line equal to 18% of the charges for food and beverages, and the total includes this amount. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Because Jane did not have an unrestricted right to determine the amount on the “tip line,” the 18% charge is considered a service charge. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Do not include the 18% charge in your tip diary. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Service charges that are paid to you are considered wages, not tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Good Food Restaurant includes sample calculations of tip amounts at the bottom of its bills for food and beverages provided to customers. Can i do my 2012 taxes now David's bill includes a blank “tip line,” with sample tip calculations of 15%, 18%, and 20% of the charges for food and beverages at the bottom of the bill beneath the signature line. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Because David is free to enter any amount on the “tip line” or leave it blank, any amount he includes is considered a tip. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Be sure to include this amount in your tip diary. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Sample Filled-in Form 4070 from Publication 1244 Please click here for the text description of the image. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Filled-in Form 4070 Reporting Tips to Your Employer Why report tips to your employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   You must report tips to your employer so that: Your employer can withhold federal income tax and social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes, Your employer can report the correct amount of your earnings to the Social Security Administration or Railroad Retirement Board (which affects your benefits when you retire or if you become disabled, or your family's benefits if you die), and You can avoid the penalty for not reporting tips to your employer (explained later). Can i do my 2012 taxes now What tips to report. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Report to your employer only cash, check, and debit and credit card tips you receive. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If your total tips for any 1 month from any one job are less than $20, do not report the tips for that month to that employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you participate in a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement, report only the tips you receive and retain. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Do not report to your employer any portion of the tips you receive that you pass on to other employees. Can i do my 2012 taxes now However, you must report tips you receive from other employees. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Do not report the value of any noncash tips, such as tickets or passes, to your employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You do not pay social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on these tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now How to report. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If your employer does not give you any other way to report your tips, you can use Form 4070, Employee's Report of Tips to Employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Fill in the information asked for on the form, sign and date the form, and give it to your employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now A sample filled-in Form 4070 is shown above. Can i do my 2012 taxes now To get a 1-year supply of the form, ask the IRS or your employer for Publication 1244. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you do not use Form 4070, give your employer a statement with the following information. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your name, address, and social security number. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your employer's name, address, and business name (if it is different from your employer's name). Can i do my 2012 taxes now The month (or the dates of any shorter period) in which you received tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The total tips required to be reported for that period. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You must sign and date the statement. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Be sure to keep a copy with your tax or other personal records. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Your employer may require you to report your tips more than once a month. Can i do my 2012 taxes now However, the statement cannot cover a period of more than 1 calendar month. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Electronic tip statement. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Your employer can have you furnish your tip statements electronically. Can i do my 2012 taxes now When to report. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Give your report for each month to your employer by the 10th of the next month. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, give your employer the report by the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You must report your tips received in September 2014 by October 10, 2014. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Final report. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If your employment ends during the month, you can report your tips when your employment ends. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Penalty for not reporting tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you do not report tips to your employer as required, you may be subject to a penalty equal to 50% of the social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes you owe on the unreported tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now (For information about these taxes, see Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, later. Can i do my 2012 taxes now ) The penalty amount is in addition to the taxes you owe. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   You can avoid this penalty if you can show reasonable cause for not reporting the tips to your employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now To do so, attach a statement to your return explaining why you did not report them. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Giving your employer money for taxes. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Your regular pay may not be enough for your employer to withhold all the taxes you owe on your regular pay plus your reported tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If this happens, you can give your employer money until the close of the calendar year to pay the rest of the taxes. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you do not give your employer enough money, your employer will apply your regular pay and any money you give to the taxes, in the following order. Can i do my 2012 taxes now All taxes on your regular pay. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on your reported tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Federal, state, and local income taxes on your reported tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    Any taxes that remain unpaid can be collected by your employer from your next paycheck. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If withholding taxes remain uncollected at the end of the year, you may be subject to a penalty for underpayment of estimated taxes. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for more information. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    Uncollected taxes. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You must report on your tax return any social security and Medicare taxes, or railroad retirement taxes that remained uncollected at the end of 2013. Can i do my 2012 taxes now These uncollected taxes will be shown on your 2013 Form W-2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Reporting uncollected social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, later. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Tip Rate Determination and Education Program Your employer may participate in the Tip Rate Determination and Education Program. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The program was developed to help employees and employers understand and meet their tip reporting responsibilities. Can i do my 2012 taxes now There are two agreements under the program: the Tip Rate Determination Agreement (TRDA) and the Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment (TRAC). Can i do my 2012 taxes now A variation of the TRAC program, the Employer Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment, (EmTRAC) was designed to allow employers in the food and beverage industry to design and receive approval for their own TRAC programs. Can i do my 2012 taxes now For information on the EmTRAC program, see Notice 2001-1, which is on page 261 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2001-2 at www. Can i do my 2012 taxes now irs. Can i do my 2012 taxes now gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb01-02. Can i do my 2012 taxes now pdf. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you are employed in the gaming industry, your employer may participate in the Gaming Industry Tip Compliance Agreement Program. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Revenue Procedure 2007-32, 2007-22 I. Can i do my 2012 taxes now R. Can i do my 2012 taxes now B. Can i do my 2012 taxes now 1322, available at www. Can i do my 2012 taxes now irs. Can i do my 2012 taxes now gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb07_22. Can i do my 2012 taxes now pdf. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your employer can provide you with a copy of any applicable agreement. Can i do my 2012 taxes now To find out more about these agreements, visit IRS. Can i do my 2012 taxes now gov and enter “restaurant tip reporting” in the search box. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You may also call 1-800-829-4933, visit www. Can i do my 2012 taxes now irs. Can i do my 2012 taxes now gov/localcontacts for the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in your area, or send an email to Tip. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Program@irs. Can i do my 2012 taxes now gov and request information on this program. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return How to report tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Report your tips with your wages on Form 1040, line 7; Form 1040A, line 7; Form 1040EZ, line 1; Form 1040NR, line 8; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 3. Can i do my 2012 taxes now What tips to report. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Generally, you must report all tips you received in 2013 on your tax return, including both cash tips and noncash tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Any tips you reported to your employer as required in 2013 are included in the wages shown in box 1 of your Form W-2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Add to the amount in box 1 only the tips you did not report to your employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   However, any tips you received in 2013 that you reported to your employer as required after 2013 but before January 11, 2014, are not included in the wages shown in box 1 of your 2013 Form W-2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Do not include the amount of these tips on your 2013 tax return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Instead, include them on your 2014 tax return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Tips you received in 2012 that you reported to your employer as required after 2012 but before January 11, 2013, are included in the wages shown in box 1 of your 2013 Form W-2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Although these tips were received in 2012, you must report them on your 2013 tax return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you participate in a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement, report only the tips you receive and retain. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Do not report on your income tax return any portion of the tips you receive that you pass on to other employees. Can i do my 2012 taxes now However, you must report tips you receive from other employees. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    If you received $20 or more in cash and charge tips in a month and did not report all of those tips to your employer, see Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer, later. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    If you did not keep a daily tip record as required and an amount is shown in box 8 of your Form W-2, see Allocated Tips, later. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you kept a daily tip record and reported tips to your employer as required under the rules explained earlier, add the following tips to the amount in box 1 of your Form W-2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Cash and charge tips you received that totaled less than $20 for any month. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The value of noncash tips, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Ben Smith began working at the Blue Ocean Restaurant (his only employer in 2013) on June 30 and received $10,000 in wages during the year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Ben kept a daily tip record showing that his tips for June were $18 and his tips for the rest of the year totaled $7,000. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He was not required to report his June tips to his employer, but he reported all of the rest of his tips to his employer as required. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Ben's Form W-2 from Blue Ocean Restaurant shows $17,000 ($10,000 wages + $7,000 reported tips) in box 1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He adds the $18 unreported tips to that amount and reports $17,018 as wages on his tax return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    If you received $20 or more in cash and charge tips in a month from any one job and did not report all of those tips to your employer, you must report the social security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare taxes on the unreported tips as additional tax on your return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now To report these taxes, you must file a return even if you would not otherwise have to file. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You must use Form 1040, Form 1040NR, Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-SS, or 1040-PR (as appropriate) for this purpose. Can i do my 2012 taxes now (You cannot file Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A. Can i do my 2012 taxes now )    Use Form 4137, Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income, to figure social security and Medicare taxes. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Enter the tax on your return as instructed, and attach the completed Form 4137 to your return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Use Form 8959 to figure Additional Medicare Tax. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you are subject to the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, you cannot use Form 4137 to pay railroad retirement tax on unreported tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now To get railroad retirement credit, you must report tips to your employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Reporting uncollected social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips reported to your employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    You may have uncollected taxes if your regular pay was not enough for your employer to withhold all the taxes you owe and you did not give your employer enough money to pay the rest of the taxes. Can i do my 2012 taxes now For more information, see Giving your employer money for taxes , under Reporting Tips to Your Employer, earlier. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If your employer could not collect all the social security and Medicare taxes, or railroad retirement taxes you owe on tips reported for 2013, the uncollected taxes will be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 (codes A and B). Can i do my 2012 taxes now You must report these amounts as additional tax on your return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you worked in the U. Can i do my 2012 taxes now S. Can i do my 2012 taxes now possessions and received Form W-2AS, Form W-2CM, Form W-2GU, or Form W-2VI, any uncollected taxes on tips will be shown in box 12 with codes A and B. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you received Form 499R-2/W-2PR, any uncollected taxes will be shown in boxes 22 and 23. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Unlike the uncollected portion of the regular (1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now 45%) Medicare tax, the uncollected Additional Medicare Tax is not reported on Form W-2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   To report these uncollected taxes, you must file a return even if you would not otherwise have to file. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You can report these taxes on Form 1040, in the space next to line 60; Form 1040NR, line 59; Form 1040-SS, Part I, line 6; or Form 1040-PR, Part I, line 6. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See the instructions for the appropriate form and line number indicated, and Form 8959. Can i do my 2012 taxes now (You cannot file Form 1040A, Form 1040EZ, or Form 1040NR-EZ. Can i do my 2012 taxes now ) Self-employed persons. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    If you receive tips as a self-employed person, you should report these tips as income on Schedule C or C-EZ. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, for more information on reporting business income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Allocated Tips If your employer allocated tips to you, they are shown separately in box 8 of your Form W-2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now They are not included in box 1 with your wages and reported tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If box 8 is blank, this discussion does not apply to you. Can i do my 2012 taxes now What are allocated tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   These are tips that your employer assigned to you in addition to the tips you reported to your employer for the year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your employer will have done this only if: You worked in an establishment (restaurant, cocktail lounge, or similar business) that must allocate tips to employees, and The tips you reported to your employer were less than your share of 8% of food and drink sales. Can i do my 2012 taxes now No income, social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes are withheld on allocated tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now How were your allocated tips figured. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   The tips allocated to you are your share of an amount figured by subtracting the reported tips of all employees from 8% (or an approved lower rate) of food and drink sales (other than carryout sales and sales with a service charge of 10% or more). Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your share of that amount was figured using either a method provided by an employer-employee agreement or a method provided by IRS regulations based on employees' sales or hours worked. Can i do my 2012 taxes now For information about the exact allocation method used, ask your employer. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Must you report your allocated tips on your tax return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   You must report tips you received in 2013 (including both cash and noncash tips) on your tax return as explained in What tips to report , earlier. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Any tips you reported to your employer in 2013 as required (explained under Reporting Tips to Your Employer , earlier) are included in the wages shown in box 1 of your Form W-2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Add to the amount in box 1 only the tips you did not report to your employer as required. Can i do my 2012 taxes now This should include any allocated tips shown in box 8 on your Form(s) W-2, unless you have adequate records to show that you received less tips in the year than the allocated amount. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   See What tips to report under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, and Keeping a Daily Tip Record , earlier. Can i do my 2012 taxes now How to report allocated tips. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you received any tips in 2013 that you did not report to your employer as required (including allocated tips that you are required to report on your tax return), add these tips to the amount in box 1 of your Form(s) W-2 and report this amount as wages on Form 1040, line 7; Form 1040NR, line 8; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 3. Can i do my 2012 taxes now (You cannot file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ). Can i do my 2012 taxes now    Because social security, Medicare, or Additional Medicare taxes were not withheld from the allocated tips, you must report those taxes as additional tax on your return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Complete Form 4137 and include the allocated tips on line 1 of the form as provided in its instructions. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, earlier. Can i do my 2012 taxes now How to request an approved lower rate. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Your employer can use a tip rate lower than 8% (but not lower than 2%) to figure allocated tips only if the IRS approves the lower rate. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Either the employer or the employees can request approval of a lower rate by filing a petition with the IRS. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The petition must include specific information about the establishment that will justify the lower rate. Can i do my 2012 taxes now A user fee must be paid with the petition. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    An employee petition can be filed only with the consent of a majority of the directly tipped employees (waiters, bartenders, and others who receive tips directly from customers). Can i do my 2012 taxes now The petition must state the total number of directly tipped employees and the number of employees consenting to the petition. 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Can i do my 2012 taxes now Publication 524 - Main Content Table of Contents Are You Eligible for the Credit?Qualified Individual Income Limits Credit Figured for You Figuring the Credit YourselfStep 1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine Initial Amount Step 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Step 3. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income Step 4. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine the Total of Steps 2 and 3 Step 5. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine Your Credit Examples How To Get Tax Help Are You Eligible for the Credit? You can take the credit for the elderly or the disabled if you meet both of the following requirements. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You are a qualified individual. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your income is not more than certain limits. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You can use Figure A and Table 1 as guides to see if you are eligible for the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Use Figure A first to see if you are a qualified individual. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you are, go to Table 1 to make sure your income is not too high to take the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You can take the credit only if you file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You cannot take the credit if you file Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Qualified Individual You are a qualified individual for this credit if you are a U. Can i do my 2012 taxes now S. Can i do my 2012 taxes now citizen or resident alien, and either of the following applies. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You were age 65 or older at the end of 2013. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You were under age 65 at the end of 2013 and all three of the following statements are true. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You retired on permanent and total disability (explained later). Can i do my 2012 taxes now You received taxable disability income for 2013. Can i do my 2012 taxes now On January 1, 2013, you had not reached mandatory retirement age (defined later under Disability income ). Can i do my 2012 taxes now Age 65. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   You are considered to be age 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. Can i do my 2012 taxes now As a result, if you were born on January 1, 1949, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2013. Can i do my 2012 taxes now U. Can i do my 2012 taxes now S. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Citizen or Resident Alien You must be a U. Can i do my 2012 taxes now S. Can i do my 2012 taxes now citizen or resident alien (or be treated as a resident alien) to take the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Generally, you cannot take the credit if you were a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Exceptions. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   You may be able to take the credit if you are a nonresident alien who is married to a U. Can i do my 2012 taxes now S. Can i do my 2012 taxes now citizen or resident alien at the end of the tax year and you and your spouse choose to treat you as a U. Can i do my 2012 taxes now S. Can i do my 2012 taxes now resident alien. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you make that choice, both you and your spouse are taxed on your worldwide incomes. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you were a nonresident alien at the beginning of the year and a resident alien at the end of the year, and you were married to a U. Can i do my 2012 taxes now S. Can i do my 2012 taxes now citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, you may be able to choose to be treated as a U. Can i do my 2012 taxes now S. Can i do my 2012 taxes now resident alien for the entire year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now In that case, you may be allowed to take the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   For information on these choices, see chapter 1 of Publication 519, U. Can i do my 2012 taxes now S. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Tax Guide for Aliens. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Married Persons Generally, if you are married at the end of the tax year, you and your spouse must file a joint return to take the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now However, if you and your spouse did not live in the same household at any time during the tax year, you can file either a joint return or separate returns and still take the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Head of household. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   You can file as head of household and qualify to take the credit, even if your spouse lived with you during the first 6 months of the year, if you meet all the following tests. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You file a separate return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You paid more than half the cost of keeping up your home during the tax year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your spouse did not live in your home at any time during the last 6 months of the tax year and the absence was not temporary. Can i do my 2012 taxes now (See Temporary absences under Head of Household in Publication 501. Can i do my 2012 taxes now ) Your home was the main home of your child, stepchild, or an eligible foster child for more than half the year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now An eligible foster child is a child placed with you by an authorized placement agency or by judgment, decree, or other order of any court of competent jurisdiction. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You can claim an exemption for that child, or you cannot claim the exemption only because the noncustodial parent can claim the child using the rules for children of divorced or separated parents. Can i do my 2012 taxes now For more information, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Figure A. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Are You a Qualified Individual? Please click here for the text description of the image. Can i do my 2012 taxes now figure a Under Age 65 If you are under age 65 at the end of 2013, you can qualify for the credit only if you are retired on permanent and total disability (discussed next) and have taxable disability income (discussed later under Disability income ). Can i do my 2012 taxes now You are retired on permanent and total disability if: You were permanently and totally disabled when you retired, and You retired on disability before the close of the tax year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Even if you do not retire formally, you may be considered retired on disability when you have stopped working because of your disability. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you retired on disability before 1977, and were not permanently and totally disabled at the time, you can qualify for the credit if you were permanently and totally disabled on January 1, 1976, or January 1, 1977. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You are considered to be under age 65 at the end of 2013 if you were born after January 1, 1949. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Permanent and total disability. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    You are permanently and totally disabled if you cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of your physical or mental condition. Can i do my 2012 taxes now A qualified physician must certify that the condition has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for 12 months or more, or that the condition can be expected to result in death. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Physician's statement , later. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Substantial gainful activity is the performance of significant duties over a reasonable period of time while working for pay or profit, or in work generally done for pay or profit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Full-time work (or part-time work done at your employer's convenience) in a competitive work situation for at least the minimum wage conclusively shows that you are able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Substantial gainful activity is not work you do to take care of yourself or your home. Can i do my 2012 taxes now It is not unpaid work on hobbies, institutional therapy or training, school attendance, clubs, social programs, and similar activities. Can i do my 2012 taxes now However, doing this kind of work may show that you are able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    The fact that you have not worked for some time is not, of itself, conclusive evidence that you cannot engage in substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   The following examples illustrate the tests of substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example 1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Trisha, a sales clerk, retired on disability. Can i do my 2012 taxes now She is 53 years old and now works as a full-time babysitter for the minimum wage. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Even though Trisha is doing different work, she is able to do the duties of her new job in a full-time competitive work situation for the minimum wage. Can i do my 2012 taxes now She cannot take the credit because she is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Tom, a bookkeeper, retired on disability. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He is 59 years old and now drives a truck for a charitable organization. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He sets his own hours and is not paid. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Duties of this nature generally are performed for pay or profit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Some weeks he works 10 hours, and some weeks he works 40 hours. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Over the year he averages 20 hours a week. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The kind of work and his average hours a week conclusively show that Tom is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now This is true even though Tom is not paid and he sets his own hours. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He cannot take the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example 3. Can i do my 2012 taxes now John, who retired on disability, took a job with a former employer on a trial basis. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The purpose of the job was to see if John could do the work. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The trial period lasted for 6 months during which John was paid the minimum wage. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Because of John's disability, he was assigned only light duties of a nonproductive “make-work” nature. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The activity was gainful because John was paid at least the minimum wage. Can i do my 2012 taxes now But the activity was not substantial because his duties were nonproductive. Can i do my 2012 taxes now These facts do not, by themselves, show that John is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example 4. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Joan, who retired on disability from a job as a bookkeeper, lives with her sister who manages several motel units. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Joan helps her sister for 1 or 2 hours a day by performing duties such as washing dishes, answering phones, registering guests, and bookkeeping. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Joan can select the time of day when she feels most fit to work. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Work of this nature, performed off and on during the day at Joan's convenience, is not activity of a “substantial and gainful” nature even if she is paid for the work. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The performance of these duties does not, of itself, show that Joan is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Sheltered employment. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Certain work offered at qualified locations to physically or mentally impaired persons is considered sheltered employment. Can i do my 2012 taxes now These qualified locations are in sheltered workshops, hospitals and similar institutions, homebound programs, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sponsored homes. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Compared to commercial employment, pay is lower for sheltered employment. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Therefore, one usually does not look for sheltered employment if he or she can get other employment. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The fact that one has accepted sheltered employment is not proof of the person's ability to engage in substantial gainful activity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Physician's statement. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you are under age 65, you must have your physician complete a statement certifying that you were permanently and totally disabled on the date you retired. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You can use the statement in the Instructions for Schedule R. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   You do not have to file this statement with your Form 1040 or Form 1040A, but you must keep it for your records. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Veterans. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    If the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) certifies that you are permanently and totally disabled, you can substitute VA Form 21-0172, Certification of Permanent and Total Disability, for the physician's statement you are required to keep. Can i do my 2012 taxes now VA Form 21-0172 must be signed by a person authorized by the VA to do so. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You can get this form from your local VA regional office. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Physician's statement obtained in earlier year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you got a physician's statement in an earlier year and, due to your continued disabled condition, you were unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity during 2013, you may not need to get another physician's statement for 2013. Can i do my 2012 taxes now For a detailed explanation of the conditions you must meet, see the instructions for Schedule R, Part II. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you meet the required conditions, check the box on your Schedule R, Part II, line 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you checked box 4, 5, or 6 in Part I of Schedule R, enter in the space above the box on line 2 in Part II the first name(s) of the spouse(s) for whom the box is checked. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Disability income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you are under age 65, you must also have taxable disability income to qualify for the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Disability income must meet both of the following requirements. Can i do my 2012 taxes now It must be paid under your employer's accident or health plan or pension plan. Can i do my 2012 taxes now It must be included in your income as wages (or payments instead of wages) for the time you are absent from work because of permanent and total disability. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Payments that are not disability income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    Any payment you receive from a plan that does not provide for disability retirement is not disability income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Any lump-sum payment for accrued annual leave that you receive when you retire on disability is a salary payment and is not disability income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now    For purposes of the credit for the elderly or the disabled, disability income does not include amounts you receive after you reach mandatory retirement age. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Mandatory retirement age is the age set by your employer at which you would have had to retire, had you not become disabled. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Income Limits To determine if you can claim the credit, you must consider two income limits. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The first limit is the amount of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Can i do my 2012 taxes now The second limit is the amount of nontaxable social security and other nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income you received. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The limits are shown in Table 1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If your AGI and your nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income are less than the income limits, you may be able to claim the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Figuring the Credit Yourself , later. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Table 1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Income Limits IF your filing status is THEN, even if you qualify (see Figure A), you CANNOT take the credit if   Your adjusted gross income (AGI)* is equal to or more than. Can i do my 2012 taxes now . Can i do my 2012 taxes now . Can i do my 2012 taxes now     OR the total of your nontaxable social security and other nontaxable pension(s), annuities, or disability income is equal to or more than. Can i do my 2012 taxes now . Can i do my 2012 taxes now . Can i do my 2012 taxes now   single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child   $17,500     $5,000   married filing jointly and only one spouse qualifies in Figure A   $20,000     $5,000   married filing jointly and both spouses qualify in Figure A   $25,000     $7,500   married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013   $12,500     $3,750   * AGI is the amount on Form 1040A, line 22, or Form 1040, line 38. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If your AGI or your nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income are equal to or more than the income limits, you cannot take the credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Credit Figured for You You can figure the credit yourself, or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will figure it for you. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Figuring the Credit Yourself , next. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you can take the credit and you want the IRS to figure the credit for you, attach Schedule R to your return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Check the appropriate box in Part I of Schedule R and fill in Part II and lines 11, 13a, and 13b of Part III, if they apply to you. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you file Form 1040A, enter “CFE” in the space to the left of Form 1040A, line 30. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you file Form 1040, check box c on Form 1040, line 53, and enter “CFE” on the line next to that box. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Attach Schedule R to your return. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Table 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Initial Amounts IF your filing status is. Can i do my 2012 taxes now . Can i do my 2012 taxes now . Can i do my 2012 taxes now   THEN enter on line 10 of Schedule R. Can i do my 2012 taxes now . Can i do my 2012 taxes now . Can i do my 2012 taxes now single,head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child and, by the end of 2013, you were       • 65 or older $5,000   • under 65 and retired on permanent and total disability1 $5,000 married filing a joint return and by the end of 2013       • both of you were 65 or older $7,500   • both of you were under 65 and one of you retired on permanent and total disability1 $5,000   • both of you were under 65 and both of you retired on permanent and total disability2 $7,500   • one of you was 65 or older, and the other was under 65 and retired on permanent  and total disability3 $7,500   • one of you was 65 or older, and the other was under 65 and not retired on permanent  and total disability $5,000 married filing a separate return and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year and, by the end of 2013, you were       • 65 or older $3,750   • under 65 and retired on permanent and total disability1 $3,750   1 Amount cannot be more than the taxable disability income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now     2 Amount cannot be more than your combined taxable disability income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now     3 Amount is $5,000 plus the taxable disability income of the spouse under age 65, but not more than $7,500. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   Figuring the Credit Yourself If you figure the credit yourself, fill out the front of Schedule R. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Next, fill out Schedule R, Part III. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you file Form 1040A, enter the amount from Schedule R, line 22 on line 30. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you file Form 1040, include the amount from Schedule R, line 22 on line 53, check box c, and enter “Sch R” on the line next to that box. Can i do my 2012 taxes now There are five steps in Part III to determine the amount of your credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine your initial amount (lines 10–12). Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine the total of any nontaxable social security and certain other nontaxable pensions, annuities, and disability benefits you received (lines 13a, 13b, and 13c). Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine your excess adjusted gross income (lines 14–17). Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine the total of steps 2 and 3 (line 18). Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine your credit (lines 19–22). Can i do my 2012 taxes now These steps are discussed in more detail next. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Step 1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine Initial Amount To figure the credit, you must first determine your initial amount using lines 10 through 12. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Table 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your initial amount is on line 12. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Initial amounts for persons under age 65. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you are a qualified individual under age 65, your initial amount cannot be more than your taxable disability income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Special rules for joint returns. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you are a qualified individual under age 65, and your spouse is also a qualified individual, your initial amount is your taxable disability income plus $5,000. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   If you are a qualified individual, and both you and your spouse are under age 65, your initial amount cannot be more than your combined taxable disability income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Step 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Step 2 is to figure the total amount of nontaxable social security and certain other nontaxable payments you received during the year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You must reduce your initial amount by these payments. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Enter these nontaxable payments on lines 13a or 13b and total them on line 13c. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If you are married filing jointly, you must enter the combined amount of nontaxable payments both you and your spouse received. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Worksheets are provided in the instructions for Forms 1040 and 1040A to help you determine if any of your social security benefits (or equivalent railroad retirement benefits) are taxable. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Include the following nontaxable payments in the amounts you enter on lines 13a and 13b. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Nontaxable social security payments. Can i do my 2012 taxes now This is the nontaxable part of the benefits shown in box 5 of Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, before deducting any amounts withheld to pay premiums on supplementary Medicare insurance, and before any reduction because of benefits received under workers' compensation. Can i do my 2012 taxes now (Do not include a lump-sum death benefit payment you may receive as a surviving spouse, or a surviving child's insurance benefit payments you may receive as a guardian. Can i do my 2012 taxes now ) Nontaxable railroad retirement pension payments treated as social security. Can i do my 2012 taxes now This is the nontaxable part of the benefits shown in box 5 of Form RRB-1099, Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Nontaxable pension or annuity payments or disability benefits that are paid under a law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Can i do my 2012 taxes now (Do not include amounts received as a pension, annuity, or similar allowance for personal injuries or sickness resulting from active service in the armed forces of any country or in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Public Health Service, or as a disability annuity under section 808 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980. Can i do my 2012 taxes now ) Pension or annuity payments or disability benefits that are excluded from income under any provision of federal law other than the Internal Revenue Code. Can i do my 2012 taxes now (Do not include amounts that are a return of your cost of a pension or annuity. Can i do my 2012 taxes now These amounts do not reduce your initial amount. Can i do my 2012 taxes now ) You should be sure to take into account all of the nontaxable amounts you receive. Can i do my 2012 taxes now These amounts are verified by the IRS through information supplied by other government agencies. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Step 3. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income You also must reduce your initial amount by your excess adjusted gross income. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Figure your excess adjusted gross income on lines 14–17. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You figure your excess adjusted gross income as follows. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Subtract from your adjusted gross income (Form 1040A, line 22 or Form 1040, line 38) the amount shown for your filing status. Can i do my 2012 taxes now $7,500 if you are single, a head of household, or a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, $10,000 if you are married filing jointly, or $5,000 if you are married filing separately and you and your spouse did not live in the same household at any time during the tax year. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Divide the result of (1) by 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Step 4. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine the Total of Steps 2 and 3 To determine if you can take the credit, you must add (on line 18) the amounts you figured in Step 2 (line 13c) and Step 3 (line 17). Can i do my 2012 taxes now Step 5. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Determine Your Credit Subtract the amount determined in Step 4 (line 18) from the amount determined in Step 1 (line 12), and multiply the result by 15% (. Can i do my 2012 taxes now 15). Can i do my 2012 taxes now In certain cases, the amount of your credit may be limited. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See Limit on credit , later. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You are 66 years old and your spouse is 64. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your spouse is not disabled. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You file a joint return on Form 1040. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Your adjusted gross income is $14,630. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Together you received $3,200 from social security, which was nontaxable. Can i do my 2012 taxes now You figure the credit as follows: Example applying the 5 step process Amount (Line references (shown in parentheses) are to the Schedule R)      1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Initial amount (line 12) $5,000 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Total nontaxable social security  and other nontaxable  pensions (line 13c) $3,200   3. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Excess adjusted gross income  ($14,630–$10,000) ÷ 2 (line 17) 2,315   4. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Add (2) and (3) (line 18) 5,515 5. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Subtract (4) from (1) (line 12 – line 18 = line 19) (Do not enter less than -0-) $ -0- You cannot take the credit because your nontaxable social security plus your excess adjusted gross income is more than your initial amount. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Limit on credit. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   The amount of credit you can claim is generally limited to the amount of your tax. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Use the Credit Limit Worksheet in the Instructions for Schedule R to determine if your credit is limited. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Examples The following examples illustrate the credit for the elderly or the disabled. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The initial amounts are taken from Table 2, earlier. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example 1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now James Davis is 58 years old, single, and files Form 1040A. Can i do my 2012 taxes now In 2011 he retired on permanent and total disability, and he is still permanently and totally disabled. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He got the required physician's statement in 2011 and kept it with his tax records. Can i do my 2012 taxes now His physician signed on line B of the statement. Can i do my 2012 taxes now This year James checks the box in Schedule R, Part II. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He does not need to get another statement for 2013. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He received the following income for the year: Nontaxable social security $1,500 Interest (taxable) 100 Taxable disability pension 11,400       James' adjusted gross income is $11,500 ($11,400 + $100). Can i do my 2012 taxes now He figures the credit on Schedule R as follows: 1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Initial amount   $5,000 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Taxable disability pension   11,400 3. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Smaller of line 1 or line 2   5,000 4. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Nontaxable social security  benefits $1,500     5. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Excess adjusted gross income  ($11,500 − $7,500) ÷ 2 2,000     6. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Add lines 4 and 5   3,500 7. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Subtract line 6 from line 3  (Do not enter less than (-0-))   1,500 8. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Multiply line 7 by 15% (. Can i do my 2012 taxes now 15)   225 9. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Enter the amount from the  Credit Limit Worksheet in the  Instructions for Schedule R, line 21   151 10. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Credit (Enter the smaller of  line 8 or line 9)   $ 151 He enters $151 on line 30 of Form 1040A. Can i do my 2012 taxes now The Schedule R for James Davis is not shown. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Example 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now William White is 53. Can i do my 2012 taxes now His wife Helen is 49. Can i do my 2012 taxes now William had a stroke 3 years ago and retired on permanent and total disability. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He is still permanently and totally disabled because of the stroke. Can i do my 2012 taxes now In November, Helen was injured in an accident at work and retired on permanent and total disability. Can i do my 2012 taxes now William received nontaxable social security disability benefits of $2,000 during the year and a taxable disability pension of $6,200. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Helen earned $12,500 from her job and received a taxable disability pension of $1,700. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Their joint return on Form 1040 shows adjusted gross income of $20,400 ($6,200 + $12,500 + $1,700). Can i do my 2012 taxes now They do not itemize deductions. Can i do my 2012 taxes now They do not have any amounts that would increase their standard deduction. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Helen's doctor completed the physician's statement in the Instructions for Schedule R. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Helen is not required to include the statement with their return, but she must keep it for her records. Can i do my 2012 taxes now William got a physician's statement for the year he had the stroke. Can i do my 2012 taxes now His doctor had signed on line B of that physician's statement to certify that William was permanently and totally disabled. Can i do my 2012 taxes now William has kept the physician's statement with his records. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He checks the box on Schedule R, Part II and writes his first name in the space above the box on line 2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now William and Helen use Schedule R to figure their $41 credit for the elderly or the disabled. Can i do my 2012 taxes now They attach Schedule R to their Form 1040 and enter $41 on line 53. Can i do my 2012 taxes now They check box c on line 53 and enter “Sch R” on the line next to that box. Can i do my 2012 taxes now See their filled-in Schedule R and Helen's filled-in physician's statement, later. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Instructions for Physician's Statement     Taxpayer Physician If you retired after 1976, enter the date you retired in the space provided on the statement below. Can i do my 2012 taxes now A person is permanently and totally disabled if both of the following apply:   1. Can i do my 2012 taxes now He or she cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental condition. Can i do my 2012 taxes now   2. Can i do my 2012 taxes now A physician determines that the disability has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year or can lead to death. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Physician's Statement     I certify that Helen A. Can i do my 2012 taxes now White Name of disabled person was permanently and totally disabled on January 1, 1976, or January 1, 1977, or was permanently and totally disabled on the date he or she retired. Can i do my 2012 taxes now If retired after 1976, enter the date retired ▶ November 1, 2013   Physician: Sign your name on either A or B below. Can i do my 2012 taxes now AThe disability has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year     Physician's signatureDate BThere is no reasonable probability that the disabled condition will ever improve Ayden D. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Doctor 2/8/14   Physician's signatureDate Physician's name Physician's address Ayden D. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Doctor 1900 Green St. Can i do my 2012 taxes now , Hometown, MD 20000         This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Can i do my 2012 taxes now Please click the link to view the image. 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