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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 2. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   American Opportunity Credit Table of Contents Introduction Can You Claim the CreditWho Can Claim the Credit Who Cannot Claim the Credit What Expenses QualifyQualified Education Expenses No Double Benefit Allowed Expenses That Do Not Qualify Who Is an Eligible StudentException. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses Figuring the CreditEffect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Credit Refundable Part of Credit Claiming the Credit Introduction For 2013, there are two tax credits available to help you offset the costs of higher education by reducing the amount of your income tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 They are the American opportunity credit (this chapter) and the lifetime learning credit ( chapter 3 ). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This chapter explains: Who can claim the American opportunity credit, What expenses qualify for the credit, Who is an eligible student, Who can claim a dependent's expenses, How to figure the credit, How to claim the credit, and When the credit must be repaid. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What is the tax benefit of the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   For the tax year, you may be able to claim an American opportunity credit of up to $2,500 for qualified education expenses paid for each eligible student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   A tax credit reduces the amount of income tax you may have to pay. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Unlike a deduction, which reduces the amount of income subject to tax, a credit directly reduces the tax itself. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Forty percent of the American opportunity credit may be refundable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This means that if the refundable portion of your credit is more than your tax, the excess will be refunded to you. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Your allowable American opportunity credit may be limited by the amount of your income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Also, the nonrefundable part of the credit may be limited by the amount of your tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Overview of the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   See Table 2-1, Overview of the American Opportunity Credit , for the basics of this credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The details are discussed in this chapter. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Can you claim more than one education credit this year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   For each student, you can elect for any year only one of the credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For example, if you elect to take the American opportunity credit for a child on your 2013 tax return, you cannot use that same child's qualified education expenses to figure the lifetime learning credit for 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If you pay qualified education expenses for more than one student in the same year, you can choose to take the American opportunity credit on a per-student, per-year basis. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you pay qualified education expenses for a student (or students) for whom you do not claim the American opportunity credit, you can use the adjusted qualified education expenses of that student (or those students) in figuring your lifetime learning credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This means that, for example, you can claim the American opportunity credit for one student and the lifetime learning credit for another student in the same year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Differences between the American opportunity and lifetime learning credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   There are several differences between these two credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For example, you can claim the American opportunity credit based on the same student's expenses for no more than 4 tax years, which includes any tax years you claimed the Hope Scholarship Credit for that student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, there is no limit on the number of years for which you can claim a lifetime learning credit based on the same student's expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The differences between these credits are shown in Appendix B, Highlights of Education Tax Benefits for Tax Year 2013 near the end of this publication. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you claim the American opportunity credit for any student, you can choose between using that student's adjusted qualified education expenses for the American opportunity credit or the lifetime learning credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you have the choice, the American opportunity credit will always be greater than the lifetime learning credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Table 2-1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Overview of the American Opportunity Credit Maximum credit Up to $2,500 credit per eligible student Limit on modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) $180,000 if married filing jointly; $90,000 if single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) Refundable or nonrefundable 40% of credit may be refundable; the rest is nonrefundable Number of years of postsecondary education Available ONLY if the student had not completed the first 4 years of postsecondary education before 2013 Number of tax years credit available Available ONLY for 4 tax years per eligible student (including any year(s) Hope Scholarship Credit was claimed) Type of program required Student must be pursuing a program leading to a degree or other recognized education credential Number of courses Student must be enrolled at least half time for at least one academic period that begins during the tax year Felony drug conviction As of the end of 2013, the student had not been convicted of a felony for possessing or distributing a controlled substance Qualified expenses Tuition, required enrollment fees, and course materials that the student needs for a course of study whether or not the materials are bought at the educational institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance Payments for academic periods Payments made in 2013 for academic periods beginning in 2013 or beginning in the first 3 months of 2014 Can You Claim the Credit The following rules will help you determine if you are eligible to claim the American opportunity credit on your tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Who Can Claim the Credit Generally, you can claim the American opportunity credit if all three of the following requirements are met. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You pay qualified education expenses of higher education. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You pay the education expenses for an eligible student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The eligible student is either yourself, your spouse, or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Student qualifications. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Generally, you can take the American opportunity credit for a student only if all of the following four requirements are met. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As of the beginning of 2013, the student had not completed the first four years of postsecondary education (generally, the freshman through senior years of college), as determined by the eligible educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For this purpose, do not include academic credit awarded solely because of the student's performance on proficiency examinations. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Neither the American opportunity credit nor the Hope Scholarship Credit has been claimed (by you or anyone else) for this student for any four tax years before 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If the American opportunity credit (and Hope Scholarship Credit) has been claimed for this student for any three or fewer tax years before 2013, this requirement is met. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For at least one academic period beginning (or treated as beginning) in 2013, the student both: Was enrolled in a program that leads to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; and Carried at least one-half the normal full-time workload for his or her course of study. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The standard for what is half of the normal full-time work load is determined by each eligible educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the standard may not be lower than any of those established by the U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Department of Education under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For purposes of whether the student satisfies this third requirement for 2013, treat an academic period beginning in the first three months of 2014 as if it began in 2013 if qualified education expenses for the student were paid in 2013 for that academic period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Prepaid expenses, later. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As of the end of 2013, the student had not been convicted of a federal or state felony for possessing or distributing a controlled substance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Sharon was eligible for the Hope Scholarship Credit for 2007 and 2008 and for the American opportunity credit for 2010 and 2012. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Her parents claimed the Hope Scholarship Credit for Sharon on their tax returns for 2007 and 2008 and claimed the American opportunity credit for Sharon on their 2010 tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Sharon claimed the American opportunity credit on her 2012 tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The American opportunity credit and Hope Scholarship Credit have been claimed for Sharon for four tax years before 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Therefore, the American opportunity credit cannot be claimed by Sharon for 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If Sharon were to file Form 8863 for 2013, she would check “Yes” for Part III, line 23, and would be eligible to claim only the lifetime learning credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 2. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Wilbert was eligible for the American opportunity credit for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 His parents claimed the American opportunity credit for Wilbert on their tax returns for 2009, 2010, and 2011. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No one claimed an American opportunity credit or Hope Scholarship Credit for Wilbert for any other tax year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The American opportunity credit and Hope Scholarship Credit have been claimed for Wilbert for only three tax years before 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Therefore, Wilbert meets the second requirement to be eligible for the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If Wilbert were to file Form 8863 for 2013, he would check “No” for Part III, line 23. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If Wilbert meets all of the other requirements, he is eligible for the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 3. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Glenda enrolls on a full-time basis in a degree program for the 2014 Spring semester, which begins in January 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Glenda pays her tuition for the 2014 Spring semester in December 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Because the tuition Glenda paid in 2013 relates to an academic period that begins in the first 3 months of 2014, her eligibility to claim an American opportunity credit in 2013 is determined as if the 2014 Spring semester began in 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If the requirements above are not met for any student, you cannot take the American opportunity credit for that student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You may be able to take the lifetime learning credit for part or all of that student's qualified education expenses instead. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Note. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Qualified education expenses paid by a dependent for whom you claim an exemption, or by a third party for that dependent, are considered paid by you. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 “Qualified education expenses” are defined later under Qualified Education Expenses . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 “Eligible students” are defined later under Who Is an Eligible Student . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A dependent for whom you claim an exemption is defined later under Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You may find Figure 2-1, Can You Claim the American Opportunity Credit for 2013 , later, helpful in determining if you can claim an American opportunity credit on your tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Please click the link to view the image. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Figure 2-1 Can you claim the American opportunity credit for 2012? Who Cannot Claim the Credit You cannot claim the American opportunity credit for 2013 if any of the following apply. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your filing status is married filing separately. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are listed as a dependent on another person's tax return (such as your parents'). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses , later. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is $90,000 or more ($180,000 or more in the case of a joint return). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 MAGI is explained later under Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Credit . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You (or your spouse) were a nonresident alien for any part of 2013 and the nonresident alien did not elect to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 More information on nonresident aliens can be found in Publication 519, U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Tax Guide for Aliens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What Expenses Qualify The American opportunity credit is based on adjusted qualified education expenses you pay for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, the credit is allowed for adjusted qualified education expenses paid in 2013 for an academic period beginning in 2013 or beginning in the first three months of 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For example, if you paid $1,500 in December 2013 for qualified tuition for the spring 2014 semester beginning January 2014, you can use that $1,500 in figuring your 2013 credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Academic period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   An academic period includes a semester, trimester, quarter, or other period of study (such as a summer school session) as reasonably determined by an educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 In the case of an educational institution that uses credit hours or clock hours and does not have academic terms, each payment period can be treated as an academic period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Paid with borrowed funds. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   You can claim an American opportunity credit for qualified education expenses paid with the proceeds of a loan. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Use the expenses to figure the American opportunity credit for the year in which the expenses are paid, not the year in which the loan is repaid. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Treat loan payments sent directly to the educational institution as paid on the date the institution credits the student's account. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Student withdraws from class(es). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   You can claim an American opportunity credit for qualified education expenses not refunded when a student withdraws. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Qualified Education Expenses For purposes of the American opportunity credit, qualified education expenses are tuition and certain related expenses required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Eligible educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   An eligible educational institution is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Department of Education. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Related expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Student-activity fees are included in qualified education expenses only if the fees must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   However, expenses for books, supplies, and equipment needed for a course of study are included in qualified education expenses whether or not the materials are purchased from the educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Prepaid expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Qualified education expenses paid in 2013 for an academic period that begins in the first three months of 2014 can be used in figuring an education credit for 2013 only. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Academic period, earlier. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For example, if you pay $2,000 in December 2013, for qualified tuition for the 2014 winter quarter that begins in January 2014, you can use that $2,000 in figuring an education credit for 2013 only (if you meet all the other requirements). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014    You cannot use any amount you paid in 2012 or 2014 to figure the qualified education expenses you use to figure your 2013 education credit(s). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   In the following examples, assume that each student is an eligible student at an eligible educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Jefferson is a sophomore in University V's degree program in dentistry. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This year, in addition to tuition, he is required to pay a fee to the university for the rental of the dental equipment he will use in this program. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Because the equipment rental is needed for his course of study, Jefferson's equipment rental fee is a qualified expense. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 2. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Grace and William, both first-year students at College W, are required to have certain books and other reading materials to use in their mandatory first-year classes. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The college has no policy about how students should obtain these materials, but any student who purchases them from College W's bookstore will receive a bill directly from the college. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 William bought his books from a friend; Grace bought hers at College W's bookstore. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Both are qualified education expenses for the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 3. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 When Kelly enrolled at College X for her freshman year, she had to pay a separate student activity fee in addition to her tuition. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This activity fee is required of all students, and is used solely to fund on-campus organizations and activities run by students, such as the student newspaper and the student government. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No portion of the fee covers personal expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Although labeled as a student activity fee, the fee is required for Kelly's enrollment and attendance at College X and is a qualified expense. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No Double Benefit Allowed You cannot do any of the following. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Deduct higher education expenses on your income tax return (as, for example, a business expense) and also claim an American opportunity credit based on those same expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Claim an American opportunity credit in the same year that you are claiming a tuition and fees deduction for the same student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Claim an American opportunity credit for any student and use any of that student's expenses in figuring your lifetime learning credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Figure the tax-free portion of a distribution from a Coverdell education savings account (ESA) or qualified tuition program (QTP) using the same expenses you used to figure the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Coordination With American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits in chapter 7, Coverdell Education Savings Account, and Coordination With American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits in chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Claim a credit based on qualified education expenses paid with tax-free educational assistance, such as a scholarship, grant, or assistance provided by an employer. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses, next. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses For each student, reduce the qualified education expenses paid by or on behalf of that student under the following rules. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The result is the amount of adjusted qualified education expenses for each student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Tax-free educational assistance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   For tax-free educational assistance received in 2013, reduce the qualified educational expenses for each academic period by the amount of tax-free educational assistance allocable to that academic period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Academic period, earlier. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund of qualified education expenses paid in 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This tax-free educational assistance is any tax-free educational assistance received by you or anyone else after 2013 for qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 (or attributable to enrollment at an eligible educational institution during 2013). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If this tax-free educational assistance is received after 2013 but before you file your 2013 income tax return, see Refunds received after 2013 but before your income tax return is filed, later. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If this tax-free educational assistance is received after 2013 and after you file your 2013 income tax return, see Refunds received after 2013 and after your income tax return is filed, later. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Tax-free educational assistance includes: The tax-free parts of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Pell grants (see Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, any scholarship or fellowship is treated as tax free. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, a scholarship or fellowship is not treated as tax free to the extent the student includes it in gross income (if the student is required to file a tax return for the year the scholarship or fellowship is received) and either of the following is true. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The scholarship or fellowship (or any part of it) must be applied (by its terms) to expenses (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The scholarship or fellowship (or any part of it) may be applied (by its terms) to expenses (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You may be able to increase the combined value of an education credit and certain educational assistance if the student includes some or all of the educational assistance in income in the year it is received. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For examples, see Coordination with Pell grants and other scholarships, later. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Refunds. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   A refund of qualified education expenses may reduce adjusted qualified education expenses for the tax year or require repayment (recapture) of a credit claimed in an earlier year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Tax-free educational assistance, earlier. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Refunds received in 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   For each student, figure the adjusted qualified education expenses for 2013 by adding all the qualified education expenses for 2013 and subtracting any refunds of those expenses received from the eligible educational institution during 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Refunds received after 2013 but before your income tax return is filed. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If anyone receives a refund after 2013 of qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 and the refund is paid before you file an income tax return for 2013, the amount of qualified education expenses for 2013 is reduced by the amount of the refund. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Refunds received after 2013 and after your income tax return is filed. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If anyone receives a refund after 2013 of qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 and the refund is paid after you file an income tax return for 2013, you may need to repay some or all of the credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Credit recapture, next. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Credit recapture. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014    If any tax-free educational assistance for the qualified education expenses paid in 2013, or any refund of your qualified education expenses paid in 2013, is received after you file your 2013 income tax return, you must recapture (repay) any excess credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You do this by refiguring the amount of your adjusted qualified education expenses for 2013 by reducing the expenses by the amount of the refund or tax-free educational assistance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You then refigure your education credit(s) for 2013 and figure the amount by which your 2013 tax liability would have increased if you claimed the refigured credit(s). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Include that amount as an additional tax for the year the refund or tax-free assistance was received. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   You paid $7,000 tuition and fees in August 2013, and your child began college in September 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You filed your 2013 tax return on February 17, 2014, and claimed an American opportunity credit of $2,500. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 After you filed your return, you received a refund of $4,000. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You must refigure your 2013 American opportunity credit using $3,000 of qualified education expenses instead of $7,000. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The refigured credit is $2,250. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The increase to your tax liability is also $250. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Include the difference of $250 as additional tax on your 2014 tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See the instructions for your 2014 income tax return to determine where to include this tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you pay qualified education expenses in 2014 for an academic period that begins in the first 3 months of 2014 and you receive tax-free educational assistance, or a refund, as described above, you may choose to reduce your qualified education expenses for 2014 instead of reducing your expenses for 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Amounts that do not reduce qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Do not reduce qualified education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance, or A withdrawal from the student's personal savings. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Do not reduce the qualified education expenses by any scholarship or fellowship reported as income on the student's tax return in the following situations. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The use of the money is restricted, by the terms of the scholarship or fellowship, to costs of attendance (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The use of the money is not restricted. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Joan paid $3,000 for tuition and $5,000 for room and board at University X. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The university did not require her to pay any fees in addition to her tuition in order to enroll in or attend classes. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 To help pay these costs, she was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and a $4,000 student loan. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The terms of the scholarship state that it can be used to pay any of Joan's college expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 University X applies the $2,000 scholarship against Joan's $8,000 total bill, and Joan pays the $6,000 balance of her bill from University X with a combination of her student loan and her savings. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Joan does not report any portion of the scholarship as income on her tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 In figuring the amount of either education credit (American opportunity or lifetime learning), Joan must reduce her qualified education expenses by the amount of the scholarship ($2,000) because she excluded the entire scholarship from her income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The student loan is not tax-free educational assistance, so she does not need to reduce her qualified expenses by any part of the loan proceeds. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Joan is treated as having paid $1,000 in qualified education expenses ($3,000 tuition – $2,000 scholarship). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 2. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that Joan reports her entire scholarship as income on her tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Because Joan reported the entire $2,000 scholarship in her income, she does not need to reduce her qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Joan is treated as having paid $3,000 in qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Coordination with Pell grants and other scholarships. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   In some cases, you may be able to reduce your tax liability by including scholarships in income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are claiming an education credit for a claimed dependent who received a scholarship, you may be able to reduce your tax liability if the student includes the scholarship in income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The scholarship must be one that may (by its terms) be applied to expenses (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 1—No scholarship. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Bill Pass, age 28 and unmarried, enrolled full-time in 2013 as a first-year student at a local college to earn a degree in law enforcement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This was his first year of postsecondary education. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 During 2013, he paid $5,600 for his qualified education expenses and $4,400 for his room and board for the fall 2013 semester. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 He and the college meet all the requirements for the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Bill's AGI and his MAGI, for purposes of figuring his credit, are $30,000. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Bill takes the standard deduction of $5,950 and personal exemption of $3,800, reducing his AGI to taxable income of $20,250. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 His income tax liability, before credits, is $2,599 and Bill claims no credits other than the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 He figures his American opportunity credit based on qualified education expenses of $4,000, which results in a credit of $2,500 and tax after credits of $99. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 2—Scholarship excluded from income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The facts are the same as in Example 1—No scholarship, except that Bill was awarded a $5,600 scholarship. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Under the terms of his scholarship, it may be used to pay any educational expenses, including room and board. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If Bill excludes the scholarship from income, he will be deemed (for purposes of computing his education credit) to have used the scholarship to pay for tuition, required fees, and course materials. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 His adjusted qualified education expenses will be zero and he will not have an education credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Therefore, Bill's tax after credits would be $2,599. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 3—Scholarship partially included in income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The facts are the same as in Example 2—Scholarship excluded from income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If, unlike Example 2, Bill includes $4,000 of the scholarship in income, he will be deemed to have used that amount to pay for room and board. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The remaining $1,600 of the $5,600 scholarship will reduce his qualified education expenses and his adjusted qualified education expenses will be $4,000. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Bill's AGI will increase to $34,000, his taxable income will increase to $24,250, and his tax before credits will increase to $3,199. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Based on his adjusted qualified education expenses of $4,000, Bill would be able to claim an American opportunity tax credit of $2,500 and his tax after credits would be $699. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Expenses That Do Not Qualify Qualified education expenses do not include amounts paid for: Insurance, Medical expenses (including student health fees), Room and board, Transportation, or Similar personal, living, or family expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This is true even if the amount must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Sports, games, hobbies, and noncredit courses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Qualified education expenses generally do not include expenses that relate to any course of instruction or other education that involves sports, games or hobbies, or any noncredit course. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, if the course of instruction or other education is part of the student's degree program, these expenses can qualify. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Comprehensive or bundled fees. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Some eligible educational institutions combine all of their fees for an academic period into one amount. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you do not receive or do not have access to an allocation showing how much you paid for qualified education expenses and how much you paid for personal expenses, such as those listed earlier, contact the institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The institution is required to make this allocation and provide you with the amount you paid (or were billed) for qualified education expenses on Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Figuring the Credit , later, for more information about Form 1098-T. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Who Is an Eligible Student To claim the American opportunity credit, the student for whom you pay qualified education expenses must be an eligible student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This is a student who meets all of the following requirements. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The student did not have expenses that were used to figure an American opportunity credit in any 4 earlier tax years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This includes any tax year(s) in which you claimed the Hope Scholarship Credit for the same student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The student had not completed the first 4 years of postsecondary education (generally, the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years of college) before 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For at least one academic period beginning in 2013, the student was enrolled at least half-time in a program leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The student has not been convicted of any federal or state felony for possessing or distributing a controlled substance as of the end of 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 These requirements are also shown in Figure 2-2, Who is an Eligible Student for the American Opportunity Credit , later. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Completion of first 4 years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   A student has completed the first 4 years of postsecondary education if the institution at which the student is enrolled awards the student 4 years of academic credit at that institution for coursework completed by the student before 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This student generally would not be an eligible student for purposes of the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Exception. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Any academic credit awarded solely on the basis of the student's performance on proficiency examinations is disregarded in determining whether the student has completed 4 years of postsecondary education. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Enrolled at least half-time. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   A student was enrolled at least half-time if the student was taking at least half the normal full-time work load for his or her course of study. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   The standard for what is half of the normal full-time work load is determined by each eligible educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the standard may not be lower than any of those established by the U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Department of Education under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Please click here for the text description of the image. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Figure 2-2 Example 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Mack graduated from high school in June 2012. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 In September, he enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at College U, and attended full-time for both the 2012 fall and 2013 spring semesters. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For the 2013 fall semester, Mack was enrolled less than half-time. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Because Mack was enrolled in an undergraduate degree program on at least a half-time basis for at least one academic period that began during 2012 and at least one academic period that began during 2013, he is an eligible student for tax years 2012 and 2013 (including the 2013 fall semester when he enrolled at College U on less than a half-time basis). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 2. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 After taking classes at College V on a part-time basis for a few years, Shelly became a full-time student for the 2013 spring semester. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 College V classified Shelly as a second-semester senior (fourth year) for the 2013 spring semester and as a first-semester graduate student (fifth year) for the 2013 fall semester. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Because College V did not classify Shelly as having completed the first 4 years of postsecondary education as of the beginning of 2013, Shelly is an eligible student for tax year 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Therefore, the qualified education expenses paid for the 2013 spring semester and the 2013 fall semester are taken into account in calculating the American opportunity credit for 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 3. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 During the 2012 fall semester, Larry was a high school student who took classes on a half-time basis at College X. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Larry was not enrolled as part of a degree program at College X because College X only admits students to a degree program if they have a high school diploma or equivalent. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Because Larry was not enrolled in a degree program at College X during 2012, Larry was not an eligible student for tax year 2012. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 4. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The facts are the same as in Example 3. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 During the 2013 spring semester, Larry again attended College X but not as part of a degree program. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Larry graduated from high school in June 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For the 2013 fall semester, Larry enrolled as a full-time student in College X as part of a degree program, and College X awarded Larry credit for his prior coursework at College X. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Because Larry was enrolled in a degree program at College X for the 2013 fall term on at least a half-time basis, Larry is an eligible student for all of tax year 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Therefore, the qualified education expenses paid for classes taken at College X during both the 2013 spring semester (during which Larry was not enrolled in a degree program) and the 2013 fall semester are taken into account in computing any American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dee graduated from high school in June 2012. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 In January 2013, Dee enrolled in a 1-year postsecondary certificate program on a full-time basis to obtain a certificate as a travel agent. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dee completed the program in December 2013, and was awarded a certificate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 In January 2014, she enrolled in a 1-year postsecondary certificate program on a full-time basis to obtain a certificate as a computer programmer. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dee is an eligible student for both tax years 2013 and 2014 because she meets the degree requirement, the work load requirement, and the year of study requirement for those years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses If there are qualified education expenses for your dependent during a tax year, either you or your dependent, but not both of you, can claim an American opportunity credit for your dependent's expenses for that year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For you to claim an American opportunity credit for your dependent's expenses, you must also claim an exemption for your dependent. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You do this by listing your dependent's name and other required information on Form 1040 (or Form 1040A), line 6c. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 IF you. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 THEN only. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 claim an exemption on  your tax return for a  dependent who is an  eligible student you can claim the American opportunity credit based on that dependent's expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The dependent cannot claim the credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 do not claim an exemption on your tax return for a dependent who is an eligible student (even if entitled to the exemption) the dependent can claim the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot claim the credit based on this dependent's expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Expenses paid by dependent. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If you claim an exemption on your tax return for an eligible student who is your dependent, treat any expenses paid (or deemed paid) by your dependent as if you had paid them. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Include these expenses when figuring the amount of your American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014    Qualified education expenses paid directly to an eligible educational institution for your dependent under a court-approved divorce decree are treated as paid by your dependent. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Expenses paid by you. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If you claim an exemption for a dependent who is an eligible student, only you can include any expenses you paid when figuring the amount of the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If neither you nor anyone else claims an exemption for the dependent, only the dependent can include any expenses you paid when figuring the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Expenses paid by others. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Someone other than you, your spouse, or your dependent (such as a relative or former spouse) may make a payment directly to an eligible educational institution to pay for an eligible student's qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 In this case, the student is treated as receiving the payment from the other person and, in turn, paying the institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you claim an exemption on your tax return for the student, you are considered to have paid the expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 In 2013, Ms. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Allen makes a payment directly to an eligible educational institution for her grandson Todd's qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For purposes of claiming an American opportunity credit, Todd is treated as receiving the money from his grandmother and, in turn, paying his qualified education expenses himself. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Unless an exemption for Todd is claimed on someone else's 2013 tax return, only Todd can use the payment to claim an American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If anyone, such as Todd's parents, claims an exemption for Todd on his or her 2013 tax return, whoever claims the exemption may be able to use the expenses to claim an American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If anyone else claims an exemption for Todd, Todd cannot claim an American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Tuition reduction. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014    When an eligible educational institution provides a reduction in tuition to an employee of the institution (or spouse or dependent child of an employee), the amount of the reduction may or may not be taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If it is taxable, the employee is treated as receiving a payment of that amount and, in turn, paying it to the educational institution on behalf of the student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on tuition reductions, see Qualified Tuition Reduction in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Figuring the Credit The amount of the American opportunity credit (per eligible student) is the sum of: 100% of the first $2,000 of qualified education expenses you paid for the eligible student, and 25% of the next $2,000 of qualified education expenses you paid for that student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The maximum amount of American opportunity credit you can claim in 2013 is $2,500 multiplied by the number of eligible students. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You can claim the full $2,500 for each eligible student for whom you paid at least $4,000 of adjusted qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the credit may be reduced based on your MAGI. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Credit , later. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Jack and Kay Ford are married and file a joint tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For 2013, they claim an exemption for their dependent daughter on their tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Their MAGI is $70,000. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Their daughter is in her junior (third) year of studies at the local university. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Jack and Kay paid qualified education expenses of $4,300 in 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Jack and Kay, their daughter, and the local university meet all of the requirements for the American opportunity credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Jack and Kay can claim a $2,500 American opportunity credit in 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This is 100% of the first $2,000 of qualified education expenses, plus 25% of the next $2,000. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Form 1098-T. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   To help you figure your American opportunity credit, the student should receive Form 1098-T, Tuition Statement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, an eligible educational institution (such as a college or university) must send Form 1098-T (or acceptable substitute) to each enrolled student by January 31, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 An institution may choose to report either payments received (box 1), or amounts billed (box 2), for qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the amounts in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1098-T might be different than what you paid. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 When figuring the credit, use only the amounts you paid or are deemed to have paid in 2013 for qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   In addition, Form 1098-T should give other information for that institution, such as adjustments made for prior years, the amount of scholarships or grants, reimbursements or refunds, and whether the student was enrolled at least half-time or was a graduate student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014    The eligible educational institution may ask for a completed Form W-9S, Request for Student's or Borrower's Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, or similar statement to obtain the student's name, address, and taxpayer identification number. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Credit The amount of your American opportunity credit is phased out (gradually reduced) if your MAGI is between $80,000 and $90,000 ($160,000 and $180,000 if you file a joint return). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot claim an American opportunity credit if your MAGI is $90,000 or more ($180,000 or more if you file a joint return). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   For most taxpayers, MAGI is adjusted gross income (AGI) as figured on their federal income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 MAGI when using Form 1040A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If you file Form 1040A, your MAGI is the AGI on line 22 of that form. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 MAGI when using Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If you file Form 1040, your MAGI is the AGI on line 38 of that form, modified by adding back any: Foreign earned income exclusion, Foreign housing exclusion, Foreign housing deduction, Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of Puerto Rico. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You can use Worksheet 2-1, next, to figure your MAGI. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014    Worksheet 2-1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 MAGI for the American Opportunity Credit 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Enter your adjusted gross income  (Form 1040, line 38)   1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   2. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Enter your foreign earned income exclusion and/or housing exclusion (Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18)   2. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014       3. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Enter your foreign housing deduction (Form 2555, line 50)   3. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014       4. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Enter the amount of income from Puerto Rico you are excluding   4. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014       5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Enter the amount of income from American Samoa you are excluding (Form 4563, line 15)   5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014       6. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Add the amounts on lines 2, 3, 4, and 5   6. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   7. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Add the amounts on lines 1 and 6. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014  This is your modified adjusted  gross income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Enter here and  on Form 8863, line 3   7. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Phaseout. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If your MAGI is within the range of incomes where the credit must be reduced, you will figure your reduced credit using lines 2-7, of Form 8863, Part I. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The same method is shown in the following example. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Example. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are filing a joint return and your MAGI is $165,000. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 In 2013, you paid $5,000 of qualified education expenses. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You figure a tentative American opportunity credit of $2,500 (100% of the first $2,000 of qualified education expenses, plus 25% of the next $2,000 of qualified education expenses). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Because your MAGI is within the range of incomes where the credit must be reduced, you must multiply your tentative credit ($2,500) by a fraction. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The numerator of the fraction is $180,000 (the upper limit for those filing a joint return) minus your MAGI. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The denominator is $20,000, the range of incomes for the phaseout ($160,000 to $180,000). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The result is the amount of your phased out (reduced) American opportunity credit ($1,875). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014      $2,500 × $180,000 − $165,000  $20,000 = $1,875   Refundable Part of Credit Forty percent of the American opportunity credit is refundable for most taxpayers. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, if you were under age 24 at the end of 2013 and the conditions listed below apply to you, you cannot claim any part of the American opportunity credit as a refundable credit on your tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Instead, your allowed credit (figured on Form 8863, Part II) will be used to reduce your tax as a nonrefundable credit only. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You do not qualify for a refund if items 1 (a, b, or c), 2, and 3 below apply to you. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You were: Under age 18 at the end of 2013, or Age 18 at the end of 2013 and your earned income (defined below) was less than one-half of your support (defined below), or Over age 18 and under age 24 at the end of 2013 and a full-time student (defined below) and your earned income (defined below) was less than one-half of your support (defined below). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 At least one of your parents was alive at the end of 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are filing a return as single, head of household, qualifying widow(er), or married filing separately for 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Earned income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Earned income includes wages, salaries, professional fees, and other payments received for personal services actually performed. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Earned income includes the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services performed by the student that are required as a condition for receiving the scholarship or fellowship. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Earned income does not include that part of the compensation for personal services rendered to a corporation which represents a distribution of earnings or profits rather than a reasonable allowance as compensation for the personal services actually rendered. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   If you are a sole proprietor or a partner in a trade or business in which both personal services and capital are material income-producing factors, earned income also includes a reasonable allowance for compensation for personal services, but not more than 30% of your share of the net profits from that trade or business (after subtracting the deduction for one-half of self-employment tax). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, if capital is not an income-producing factor and your personal services produced the business income, the 30% limit does not apply. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Support. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   Your support includes food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, education, and the like. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, the amount of the item of support will be the amount of expenses incurred by the one furnishing such item. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If the item of support is in the form of property or lodging, measure the amount of such item of support by its fair market value. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, a scholarship received by you is not considered support if you are a full-time student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Publication 501 for details. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Full-time student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014   You are a full-time student for 2013 if during any part of any 5 calendar months during the year you were enrolled as a full-time student at an eligible educational institution (defined earlier), or took a full-time, on-farm training course given by such an institution or by a state, county, or local government agency. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Claiming the Credit You claim the American opportunity credit by completing Form 8863 and submitting it with your Form 1040 or 1040A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Enter the nonrefundable part of the credit on Form 1040, line 49, or on Form 1040A, line 31. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Enter the refundable part of the credit on Form 1040, line 66, or on Form 1040A, line 40. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A filled-in Form 8863 is shown at the end of this publication. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Note. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 In Appendix A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 at the end of this publication, there is an example illustrating the use of Form 8863 when both the American opportunity credit and the lifetime learning credit are claimed on the same tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Publication 519 - Additional Material Table of Contents Appendix A—Tax Treaty Exemption Procedure for StudentsBelgium Bulgaria China, People's Republic of Cyprus Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovak Republic Egypt France Germany Iceland Indonesia Israel, Philippines and Thailand Korea, Norway, Poland, and Romania Morocco Netherlands Pakistan Portugal and Spain Slovenia and Venezuela Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Appendix B—Tax Treaty Exemption Procedure for Teachers and ResearchersBelgium Bulgaria China, People's Republic of Commonwealth of Independent States Czech Republic and Slovak Republic Egypt, Hungary, Korea, Philippines, Poland, and Romania France Germany Greece India Indonesia Israel Italy Jamaica Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Pakistan Portugal Slovenia and Venezuela Thailand Trinidad and Tobago United Kingdom Frequently Asked Questions This section answers tax-related questions commonly asked by aliens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What is the difference between a resident alien and a nonresident alien for tax purposes? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What is the difference between the taxation of income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States and income that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a student with an F-1 Visa. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I was told that I was an exempt individual. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Does this mean I am exempt from paying U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Can I claim any treaty benefits? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a nonresident alien with no dependents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am working temporarily for a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 company. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What return do I file? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I came to the United States on June 30th of last year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I have an H-1B Visa. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What is my tax status, resident alien or nonresident alien? What tax return do I file? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 When is my Form 1040NR due? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 My spouse is a nonresident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Does he need a social security number? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a nonresident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Can I file a joint return with my spouse? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I have an H-1B Visa and my husband has an F-1 Visa. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 We both lived in the United States all of last year and had income. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What kind of form should we file? Do we file separate returns or a joint return? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Is a dual-resident taxpayer the same as a dual-status taxpayer? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a nonresident alien and invested money in the U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 stock market through a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 brokerage company. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Are the dividends and the capital gains taxable? If yes, how are they taxed? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a nonresident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I receive U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 social security benefits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Are my benefits taxable? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Do I have to pay taxes on my scholarship? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a nonresident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Can I claim the standard deduction? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a dual-status taxpayer. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Can I claim the standard deduction? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am filing Form 1040NR. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Can I claim itemized deductions? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am not a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What exemptions can I claim? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What exemptions can I claim as a dual-status taxpayer? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am single with a dependent child. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I was a dual-status alien in 2013. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Can I claim the earned income credit on my 2013 tax return? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a nonresident alien student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Can I claim an education credit on my Form 1040NR? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a nonresident alien, temporarily working in the U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 under a J visa. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Am I subject to social security and Medicare taxes? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a nonresident alien student. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Social security taxes were withheld from my pay in error. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 How do I get a refund of these taxes? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am an alien who will be leaving the United States. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What forms do I have to file before I leave? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I filed a Form 1040-C when I left the United States. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Do I still have to file an annual U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax return? . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What is the difference between a resident alien and a nonresident alien for tax purposes? For tax purposes, an alien is an individual who is not a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Aliens are classified as resident aliens and nonresident aliens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Resident aliens are taxed on their worldwide income, the same as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens are taxed only on their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 source income and certain foreign source income that is effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The difference between these two categories is that effectively connected income, after allowable deductions, is taxed at graduated rates. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 These are the same rates that apply to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens and residents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Income that is not effectively connected is taxed at a flat 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The term “exempt individual” does not refer to someone exempt from U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You were referred to as an exempt individual because as a student temporarily in the United States on an F Visa, you do not have to count the days you were present in the United States as a student during the first 5 years in determining if you are a resident alien under the substantial presence test. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 1 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot claim tax treaty benefits as a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, there are exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See also Resident Aliens under Some Typical Tax Treaty Benefits in chapter 9. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You must file Form 1040NR if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States, or have any other U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 source income on which tax was not fully paid by the amount withheld. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You can use Form 1040NR-EZ instead of Form 1040NR if you meet all 11 conditions listed under Form 1040NR-EZ in chapter 7. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You were a dual-status alien last year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a general rule, because you were in the United States for 183 days or more, you have met the substantial presence test and you are taxed as a resident. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, for the part of the year that you were not present in the United States, you are a nonresident. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 File Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Print “Dual-Status Return” across the top. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Attach a statement showing your U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 source income for the part of the year you were a nonresident. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You may use Form 1040NR as the statement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Print “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See First Year of Residency in chapter 1 for rules on determining your residency starting date. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are an employee and you receive wages subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax withholding, you must generally file by the 15th day of the 4th month after your tax year ends. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you file for the 2013 calendar year, your return is due April 15, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not an employee who receives wages subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax withholding, you must file by the 15th day of the 6th month after your tax year ends. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For the 2013 calendar year, file your return by June 16, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on when and where to file, see chapter 7 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A social security number (SSN) must be furnished on returns, statements, and other tax-related documents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your spouse does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN, he must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident and you choose to treat your nonresident spouse as a resident and file a joint tax return, your nonresident spouse needs an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Alien spouses who are claimed as exemptions or dependents are also required to furnish an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Identification Number in chapter 5 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot file as married filing jointly if either spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens married to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens or residents can choose to be treated as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 residents and file joint returns. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on this choice, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Assuming both of you had these visas for all of last year, you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband is a nonresident alien if he has not been in the United States as a student for more than 5 years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You and your husband can file a joint tax return on Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ if he makes the choice to be treated as a resident for the entire year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your husband does not make this choice, you must file a separate return on Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband must file Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A dual-resident taxpayer is one who is a resident of both the United States and another country under each country's tax laws. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are a dual-status taxpayer when you are both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The following rules apply if the dividends and capital gains are not effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Capital gains are generally not taxable if you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets in chapter 4 for more information and exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dividends are generally taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The brokerage company or payor of the dividends should withhold this tax at source. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If tax is not withheld at the correct rate, you must file Form 1040NR to receive a refund or pay any additional tax due. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If the capital gains and dividends are effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business, they are taxed according to the same rules and at the same rates that apply to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens and residents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien, 85% of any U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 social security benefits (and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits) you receive is subject to the flat 30% tax, unless exempt, or subject to a lower treaty rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See The 30% Tax in chapter 4. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien and the scholarship is not from U. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the part of the scholarship you use to pay for other expenses, such as room and board, is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Scholarships and Fellowship Grants in chapter 3 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not a candidate for a degree, your scholarship is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens cannot claim the standard deduction. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, see Students and business apprentices from India , under Itemized Deductions in chapter 5 for an exception. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot claim the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens can claim some of the same itemized deductions that resident aliens can claim. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens can claim itemized deductions only if they have income effectively connected with their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Resident aliens can claim personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents in the same way as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens generally can claim only a personal exemption for themselves on their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 There are special rules for residents of Mexico, Canada, and South Korea; for U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 nationals; and for students and business apprentices from India. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Exemptions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 for more information on dual-status aliens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you generally cannot claim the education credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, if you are married and choose to file a joint return with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident spouse, you may be eligible for these credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, services you perform as a nonresident alien temporarily in the United States as a nonimmigrant under subparagraph (F), (J), (M), or (Q) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act are not covered under the social security program if you perform the services to carry out the purpose for which you were admitted to the United States. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Social Security and Medicare Taxes in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If social security or Medicare taxes were withheld in error from pay that is not subject to these taxes, contact the employer who withheld the taxes for a refund. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are unable to get a full refund of the amount from your employer, file a claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Do not use Form 843 to request a refund of Additional Medicare Tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Refund of Taxes Withheld in Error in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Before leaving the United States, aliens generally must obtain a certificate of compliance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This document, also popularly known as the sailing permit or departure permit, is part of the income tax form you must file before leaving. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You will receive a sailing or departure permit after filing a Form 1040-C or Form 2063. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 These forms are discussed in chapter 11. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Form 1040-C is not an annual U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If an income tax return is required by law, you must file that return even though you already filed a Form 1040-C. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Chapters 5 and 7 discuss filing an annual U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What is the difference between the taxation of income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States and income that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States? The difference between these two categories is that effectively connected income, after allowable deductions, is taxed at graduated rates. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 These are the same rates that apply to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens and residents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Income that is not effectively connected is taxed at a flat 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The term “exempt individual” does not refer to someone exempt from U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You were referred to as an exempt individual because as a student temporarily in the United States on an F Visa, you do not have to count the days you were present in the United States as a student during the first 5 years in determining if you are a resident alien under the substantial presence test. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 1 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot claim tax treaty benefits as a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, there are exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See also Resident Aliens under Some Typical Tax Treaty Benefits in chapter 9. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You must file Form 1040NR if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States, or have any other U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 source income on which tax was not fully paid by the amount withheld. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You can use Form 1040NR-EZ instead of Form 1040NR if you meet all 11 conditions listed under Form 1040NR-EZ in chapter 7. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You were a dual-status alien last year. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax withholding, you must generally file by the 15th day of the 4th month after your tax year ends. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you file for the 2013 calendar year, your return is due April 15, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not an employee who receives wages subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax withholding, you must file by the 15th day of the 6th month after your tax year ends. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For the 2013 calendar year, file your return by June 16, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on when and where to file, see chapter 7 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A social security number (SSN) must be furnished on returns, statements, and other tax-related documents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your spouse does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN, he must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident and you choose to treat your nonresident spouse as a resident and file a joint tax return, your nonresident spouse needs an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Alien spouses who are claimed as exemptions or dependents are also required to furnish an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Identification Number in chapter 5 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot file as married filing jointly if either spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens married to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens or residents can choose to be treated as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 residents and file joint returns. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on this choice, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Assuming both of you had these visas for all of last year, you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband is a nonresident alien if he has not been in the United States as a student for more than 5 years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You and your husband can file a joint tax return on Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ if he makes the choice to be treated as a resident for the entire year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your husband does not make this choice, you must file a separate return on Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband must file Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A dual-resident taxpayer is one who is a resident of both the United States and another country under each country's tax laws. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are a dual-status taxpayer when you are both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The following rules apply if the dividends and capital gains are not effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Capital gains are generally not taxable if you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets in chapter 4 for more information and exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dividends are generally taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The brokerage company or payor of the dividends should withhold this tax at source. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If tax is not withheld at the correct rate, you must file Form 1040NR to receive a refund or pay any additional tax due. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If the capital gains and dividends are effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business, they are taxed according to the same rules and at the same rates that apply to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens and residents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien, 85% of any U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 social security benefits (and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits) you receive is subject to the flat 30% tax, unless exempt, or subject to a lower treaty rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See The 30% Tax in chapter 4. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien and the scholarship is not from U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 sources, it is not subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards in chapter 2 to determine whether your scholarship is from U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 sources. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your scholarship is from U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 sources or you are a resident alien, your scholarship is subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax according to the following rules. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a candidate for a degree, you may be able to exclude from your income the part of the scholarship you use to pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required by the educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the part of the scholarship you use to pay for other expenses, such as room and board, is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Scholarships and Fellowship Grants in chapter 3 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not a candidate for a degree, your scholarship is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens cannot claim the standard deduction. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, see Students and business apprentices from India , under Itemized Deductions in chapter 5 for an exception. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot claim the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens can claim some of the same itemized deductions that resident aliens can claim. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens can claim itemized deductions only if they have income effectively connected with their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Resident aliens can claim personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents in the same way as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens generally can claim only a personal exemption for themselves on their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 There are special rules for residents of Mexico, Canada, and South Korea; for U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 nationals; and for students and business apprentices from India. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Exemptions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 for more information on dual-status aliens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you generally cannot claim the education credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, if you are married and choose to file a joint return with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident spouse, you may be eligible for these credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, services you perform as a nonresident alien temporarily in the United States as a nonimmigrant under subparagraph (F), (J), (M), or (Q) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act are not covered under the social security program if you perform the services to carry out the purpose for which you were admitted to the United States. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Social Security and Medicare Taxes in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If social security or Medicare taxes were withheld in error from pay that is not subject to these taxes, contact the employer who withheld the taxes for a refund. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are unable to get a full refund of the amount from your employer, file a claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Do not use Form 843 to request a refund of Additional Medicare Tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Refund of Taxes Withheld in Error in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Before leaving the United States, aliens generally must obtain a certificate of compliance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This document, also popularly known as the sailing permit or departure permit, is part of the income tax form you must file before leaving. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You will receive a sailing or departure permit after filing a Form 1040-C or Form 2063. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 These forms are discussed in chapter 11. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Form 1040-C is not an annual U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If an income tax return is required by law, you must file that return even though you already filed a Form 1040-C. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Chapters 5 and 7 discuss filing an annual U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a student with an F-1 Visa. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I was told that I was an exempt individual. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Does this mean I am exempt from paying U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax? The term “exempt individual” does not refer to someone exempt from U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You were referred to as an exempt individual because as a student temporarily in the United States on an F Visa, you do not have to count the days you were present in the United States as a student during the first 5 years in determining if you are a resident alien under the substantial presence test. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 1 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot claim tax treaty benefits as a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, there are exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See also Resident Aliens under Some Typical Tax Treaty Benefits in chapter 9. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You must file Form 1040NR if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States, or have any other U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 source income on which tax was not fully paid by the amount withheld. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You can use Form 1040NR-EZ instead of Form 1040NR if you meet all 11 conditions listed under Form 1040NR-EZ in chapter 7. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You were a dual-status alien last year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a general rule, because you were in the United States for 183 days or more, you have met the substantial presence test and you are taxed as a resident. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident and you choose to treat your nonresident spouse as a resident and file a joint tax return, your nonresident spouse needs an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Alien spouses who are claimed as exemptions or dependents are also required to furnish an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Identification Number in chapter 5 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot file as married filing jointly if either spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens married to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens or residents can choose to be treated as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 residents and file joint returns. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on this choice, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Assuming both of you had these visas for all of last year, you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband is a nonresident alien if he has not been in the United States as a student for more than 5 years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You and your husband can file a joint tax return on Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ if he makes the choice to be treated as a resident for the entire year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your husband does not make this choice, you must file a separate return on Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband must file Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A dual-resident taxpayer is one who is a resident of both the United States and another country under each country's tax laws. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are a dual-status taxpayer when you are both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The following rules apply if the dividends and capital gains are not effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Capital gains are generally not taxable if you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets in chapter 4 for more information and exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dividends are generally taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The brokerage company or payor of the dividends should withhold this tax at source. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the part of the scholarship you use to pay for other expenses, such as room and board, is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Scholarships and Fellowship Grants in chapter 3 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not a candidate for a degree, your scholarship is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens cannot claim the standard deduction. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, see Students and business apprentices from India , under Itemized Deductions in chapter 5 for an exception. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot claim the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens can claim some of the same itemized deductions that resident aliens can claim. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens can claim itemized deductions only if they have income effectively connected with their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Resident aliens can claim personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents in the same way as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens generally can claim only a personal exemption for themselves on their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 There are special rules for residents of Mexico, Canada, and South Korea; for U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 nationals; and for students and business apprentices from India. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Exemptions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 for more information on dual-status aliens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you generally cannot claim the education credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, if you are married and choose to file a joint return with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident spouse, you may be eligible for these credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, services you perform as a nonresident alien temporarily in the United States as a nonimmigrant under subparagraph (F), (J), (M), or (Q) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act are not covered under the social security program if you perform the services to carry out the purpose for which you were admitted to the United States. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Social Security and Medicare Taxes in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If social security or Medicare taxes were withheld in error from pay that is not subject to these taxes, contact the employer who withheld the taxes for a refund. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are unable to get a full refund of the amount from your employer, file a claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Do not use Form 843 to request a refund of Additional Medicare Tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Refund of Taxes Withheld in Error in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Before leaving the United States, aliens generally must obtain a certificate of compliance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This document, also popularly known as the sailing permit or departure permit, is part of the income tax form you must file before leaving. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You will receive a sailing or departure permit after filing a Form 1040-C or Form 2063. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 These forms are discussed in chapter 11. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Form 1040-C is not an annual U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If an income tax return is required by law, you must file that return even though you already filed a Form 1040-C. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Chapters 5 and 7 discuss filing an annual U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Can I claim any treaty benefits? Generally, you cannot claim tax treaty benefits as a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, there are exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See also Resident Aliens under Some Typical Tax Treaty Benefits in chapter 9. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You must file Form 1040NR if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States, or have any other U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 source income on which tax was not fully paid by the amount withheld. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You can use Form 1040NR-EZ instead of Form 1040NR if you meet all 11 conditions listed under Form 1040NR-EZ in chapter 7. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You were a dual-status alien last year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a general rule, because you were in the United States for 183 days or more, you have met the substantial presence test and you are taxed as a resident. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, for the part of the year that you were not present in the United States, you are a nonresident. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 File Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Print “Dual-Status Return” across the top. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Attach a statement showing your U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 source income for the part of the year you were a nonresident. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You may use Form 1040NR as the statement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Print “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See First Year of Residency in chapter 1 for rules on determining your residency starting date. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are an employee and you receive wages subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax withholding, you must generally file by the 15th day of the 4th month after your tax year ends. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you file for the 2013 calendar year, your return is due April 15, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not an employee who receives wages subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax withholding, you must file by the 15th day of the 6th month after your tax year ends. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For the 2013 calendar year, file your return by June 16, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on when and where to file, see chapter 7 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A social security number (SSN) must be furnished on returns, statements, and other tax-related documents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your spouse does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN, he must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident and you choose to treat your nonresident spouse as a resident and file a joint tax return, your nonresident spouse needs an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Alien spouses who are claimed as exemptions or dependents are also required to furnish an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Identification Number in chapter 5 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot file as married filing jointly if either spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens married to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens or residents can choose to be treated as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 residents and file joint returns. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on this choice, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Assuming both of you had these visas for all of last year, you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband is a nonresident alien if he has not been in the United States as a student for more than 5 years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You and your husband can file a joint tax return on Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ if he makes the choice to be treated as a resident for the entire year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your husband does not make this choice, you must file a separate return on Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband must file Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A dual-resident taxpayer is one who is a resident of both the United States and another country under each country's tax laws. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are a dual-status taxpayer when you are both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The following rules apply if the dividends and capital gains are not effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Capital gains are generally not taxable if you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets in chapter 4 for more information and exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dividends are generally taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The brokerage company or payor of the dividends should withhold this tax at source. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the part of the scholarship you use to pay for other expenses, such as room and board, is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Scholarships and Fellowship Grants in chapter 3 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not a candidate for a degree, your scholarship is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens cannot claim the standard deduction. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, see Students and business apprentices from India , under Itemized Deductions in chapter 5 for an exception. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot claim the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens can claim some of the same itemized deductions that resident aliens can claim. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens can claim itemized deductions only if they have income effectively connected with their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Resident aliens can claim personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents in the same way as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens generally can claim only a personal exemption for themselves on their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 There are special rules for residents of Mexico, Canada, and South Korea; for U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 nationals; and for students and business apprentices from India. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Exemptions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 for more information on dual-status aliens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you generally cannot claim the education credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, if you are married and choose to file a joint return with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident spouse, you may be eligible for these credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, services you perform as a nonresident alien temporarily in the United States as a nonimmigrant under subparagraph (F), (J), (M), or (Q) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act are not covered under the social security program if you perform the services to carry out the purpose for which you were admitted to the United States. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Social Security and Medicare Taxes in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If social security or Medicare taxes were withheld in error from pay that is not subject to these taxes, contact the employer who withheld the taxes for a refund. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are unable to get a full refund of the amount from your employer, file a claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Do not use Form 843 to request a refund of Additional Medicare Tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Refund of Taxes Withheld in Error in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Before leaving the United States, aliens generally must obtain a certificate of compliance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This document, also popularly known as the sailing permit or departure permit, is part of the income tax form you must file before leaving. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You will receive a sailing or departure permit after filing a Form 1040-C or Form 2063. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 These forms are discussed in chapter 11. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Form 1040-C is not an annual U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If an income tax return is required by law, you must file that return even though you already filed a Form 1040-C. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Chapters 5 and 7 discuss filing an annual U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am a nonresident alien with no dependents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 I am working temporarily for a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 company. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 What return do I file? You must file Form 1040NR if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States, or have any other U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 source income on which tax was not fully paid by the amount withheld. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You can use Form 1040NR-EZ instead of Form 1040NR if you meet all 11 conditions listed under Form 1040NR-EZ in chapter 7. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You were a dual-status alien last year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a general rule, because you were in the United States for 183 days or more, you have met the substantial presence test and you are taxed as a resident. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, for the part of the year that you were not present in the United States, you are a nonresident. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 File Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Print “Dual-Status Return” across the top. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Attach a statement showing your U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 source income for the part of the year you were a nonresident. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You may use Form 1040NR as the statement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Print “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See First Year of Residency in chapter 1 for rules on determining your residency starting date. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are an employee and you receive wages subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax withholding, you must generally file by the 15th day of the 4th month after your tax year ends. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you file for the 2013 calendar year, your return is due April 15, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not an employee who receives wages subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Alien spouses who are claimed as exemptions or dependents are also required to furnish an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Identification Number in chapter 5 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot file as married filing jointly if either spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens married to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens or residents can choose to be treated as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 residents and file joint returns. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on this choice, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Assuming both of you had these visas for all of last year, you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband is a nonresident alien if he has not been in the United States as a student for more than 5 years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You and your husband can file a joint tax return on Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ if he makes the choice to be treated as a resident for the entire year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your husband does not make this choice, you must file a separate return on Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband must file Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A dual-resident taxpayer is one who is a resident of both the United States and another country under each country's tax laws. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are a dual-status taxpayer when you are both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The following rules apply if the dividends and capital gains are not effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Capital gains are generally not taxable if you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets in chapter 4 for more information and exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dividends are generally taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The brokerage company or payor of the dividends should withhold this tax at source. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the part of the scholarship you use to pay for other expenses, such as room and board, is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Scholarships and Fellowship Grants in chapter 3 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not a candidate for a degree, your scholarship is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens cannot claim the standard deduction. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, see Students and business apprentices from India , under Itemized Deductions in chapter 5 for an exception. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot claim the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens can claim some of the same itemized deductions that resident aliens can claim. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens can claim itemized deductions only if they have income effectively connected with their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Resident aliens can claim personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents in the same way as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens generally can claim only a personal exemption for themselves on their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 There are special rules for residents of Mexico, Canada, and South Korea; for U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 nationals; and for students and business apprentices from India. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Exemptions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 for more information on dual-status aliens. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If social security or Medicare taxes were withheld in error from pay that is not subject to these taxes, contact the employer who withheld the taxes for a refund. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are unable to get a full refund of the amount from your employer, file a claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Do not use Form 843 to request a refund of Additional Medicare Tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Refund of Taxes Withheld in Error in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Before leaving the United States, aliens generally must obtain a certificate of compliance. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 This document, also popularly known as the sailing permit or departure permit, is part of the income tax form you must file before leaving. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your spouse does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN, he must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident and you choose to treat your nonresident spouse as a resident and file a joint tax return, your nonresident spouse needs an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Alien spouses who are claimed as exemptions or dependents are also required to furnish an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Identification Number in chapter 5 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot file as married filing jointly if either spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens married to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens or residents can choose to be treated as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 residents and file joint returns. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on this choice, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Assuming both of you had these visas for all of last year, you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband is a nonresident alien if he has not been in the United States as a student for more than 5 years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You and your husband can file a joint tax return on Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ if he makes the choice to be treated as a resident for the entire year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your husband does not make this choice, you must file a separate return on Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband must file Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A dual-resident taxpayer is one who is a resident of both the United States and another country under each country's tax laws. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are a dual-status taxpayer when you are both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The following rules apply if the dividends and capital gains are not effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Capital gains are generally not taxable if you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets in chapter 4 for more information and exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dividends are generally taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The brokerage company or payor of the dividends should withhold this tax at source. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If tax is not withheld at the correct rate, you must file Form 1040NR to receive a refund or pay any additional tax due. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If the capital gains and dividends are effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business, they are taxed according to the same rules and at the same rates that apply to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens and residents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien, 85% of any U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 social security benefits (and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits) you receive is subject to the flat 30% tax, unless exempt, or subject to a lower treaty rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See The 30% Tax in chapter 4. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien and the scholarship is not from U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 sources, it is not subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards in chapter 2 to determine whether your scholarship is from U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 sources. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your scholarship is from U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 sources or you are a resident alien, your scholarship is subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 There are special rules for residents of Mexico, Canada, and South Korea; for U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 nationals; and for students and business apprentices from India. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Exemptions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 for more information on dual-status aliens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you generally cannot claim the education credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, if you are married and choose to file a joint return with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident spouse, you may be eligible for these credits. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, services you perform as a nonresident alien temporarily in the United States as a nonimmigrant under subparagraph (F), (J), (M), or (Q) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act are not covered under the social security program if you perform the services to carry out the purpose for which you were admitted to the United States. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Social Security and Medicare Taxes in chapter 8. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If social security or Medicare taxes were withheld in error from pay that is not subject to these taxes, contact the employer who withheld the taxes for a refund. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are unable to get a full refund of the amount from your employer, file a claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Do not use Form 843 to request a refund of Additional Medicare Tax. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 When is my Form 1040NR due? If you are an employee and you receive wages subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax withholding, you must generally file by the 15th day of the 4th month after your tax year ends. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you file for the 2013 calendar year, your return is due April 15, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not an employee who receives wages subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 income tax withholding, you must file by the 15th day of the 6th month after your tax year ends. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For the 2013 calendar year, file your return by June 16, 2014. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on when and where to file, see chapter 7 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A social security number (SSN) must be furnished on returns, statements, and other tax-related documents. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your spouse does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN, he must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizen or resident and you choose to treat your nonresident spouse as a resident and file a joint tax return, your nonresident spouse needs an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Alien spouses who are claimed as exemptions or dependents are also required to furnish an SSN or an ITIN. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Identification Number in chapter 5 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, you cannot file as married filing jointly if either spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens married to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens or residents can choose to be treated as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 residents and file joint returns. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 For more information on this choice, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Assuming both of you had these visas for all of last year, you are a resident alien. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband is a nonresident alien if he has not been in the United States as a student for more than 5 years. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You and your husband can file a joint tax return on Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ if he makes the choice to be treated as a resident for the entire year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If your husband does not make this choice, you must file a separate return on Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Your husband must file Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 No. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 A dual-resident taxpayer is one who is a resident of both the United States and another country under each country's tax laws. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You are a dual-status taxpayer when you are both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See chapter 6 . Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The following rules apply if the dividends and capital gains are not effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Capital gains are generally not taxable if you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the year. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets in chapter 4 for more information and exceptions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Dividends are generally taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 The brokerage company or payor of the dividends should withhold this tax at source. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If tax is not withheld at the correct rate, you must file Form 1040NR to receive a refund or pay any additional tax due. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If the capital gains and dividends are effectively connected with a U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business, they are taxed according to the same rules and at the same rates that apply to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens and residents. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 sources or you are a resident alien, your scholarship is subject to U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax according to the following rules. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are a candidate for a degree, you may be able to exclude from your income the part of the scholarship you use to pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required by the educational institution. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, the part of the scholarship you use to pay for other expenses, such as room and board, is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Scholarships and Fellowship Grants in chapter 3 for more information. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 If you are not a candidate for a degree, your scholarship is taxable. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens cannot claim the standard deduction. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, see Students and business apprentices from India , under Itemized Deductions in chapter 5 for an exception. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 You cannot claim the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Nonresident aliens can claim some of the same itemized deductions that resident aliens can claim. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens can claim itemized deductions only if they have income effectively connected with their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 trade or business. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Resident aliens can claim personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents in the same way as U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 citizens. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 However, nonresident aliens generally can claim only a personal exemption for themselves on their U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 tax return. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 There are special rules for residents of Mexico, Canada, and South Korea; for U. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 S. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 nationals; and for students and business apprentices from India. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Exemptions in chapter 5. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. 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Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Can i file 2012 taxes in 2014 Generally, services you perform as a nonresident alien temporarily in the United States as a nonimmigrant under subparagraph (F), (J), (M), or (Q) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act are not covered under the social security program if you perform the services to carry out the purpose