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E file 1040ez 1. E file 1040ez   Canceled Debts Table of Contents General RulesForm 1099-C Discounts and loan modifications Sales or other dispositions (such as foreclosures and repossessions) Abandonments Stockholder debt This chapter discusses the tax treatment of canceled debts. E file 1040ez General Rules Generally, if a debt for which you are personally liable is forgiven or discharged for less than the full amount owed, the debt is considered canceled in whatever amount it remained unpaid. E file 1040ez There are exceptions to this rule, discussed under Exceptions , later. E file 1040ez Generally, you must include the canceled debt in your income. E file 1040ez However, you may be able to exclude the canceled debt. E file 1040ez See Exclusions , later. E file 1040ez Example. E file 1040ez John owed $1,000 to Mary. E file 1040ez Mary agreed to accept and John paid $400 in satisfaction of the entire debt. E file 1040ez John has canceled debt of $600. E file 1040ez Example. E file 1040ez Margaret owed $1,000 to Henry. E file 1040ez Henry and Margaret agreed that Margaret would provide Henry with services (instead of money) in full satisfaction of the debt. E file 1040ez Margaret does not have canceled debt. E file 1040ez Instead, she has income from services. E file 1040ez A debt includes any indebtedness: For which you are liable, or Subject to which you hold property. E file 1040ez Debt for which you are personally liable is recourse debt. E file 1040ez All other debt is nonrecourse debt. E file 1040ez If you are not personally liable for the debt, you do not have ordinary income from the cancellation of debt unless you retain the collateral and either: The lender offers a discount for the early payment of the debt, or The lender agrees to a loan modification that results in the reduction of the principal balance of the debt. E file 1040ez See Discounts and loan modifications , later. E file 1040ez However, upon the disposition of the property securing a nonrecourse debt, the amount realized includes the entire unpaid amount of the debt, not just the FMV of the property. E file 1040ez As a result, you may realize a gain or loss if the outstanding debt immediately before the disposition is more or less than your adjusted basis in the property. E file 1040ez For more details on figuring your gain or loss, see chapter 2 of this publication or see Publication 544. E file 1040ez There are several exceptions and exclusions that may result in part or all of a canceled debt being nontaxable. E file 1040ez See Exceptions and Exclusions, later. E file 1040ez You must report any taxable canceled debt as ordinary income on: Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, line 21, if the debt is a nonbusiness debt; Schedule C (Form 1040), line 6 (or Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), line 1), if the debt is related to a nonfarm sole proprietorship; Schedule E (Form 1040), line 3, if the debt is related to nonfarm rental of real property; Form 4835, line 6, if the debt is related to a farm rental activity for which you use Form 4835 to report farm rental income based on crops or livestock produced by a tenant; or Schedule F (Form 1040), line 8, if the debt is farm debt and you are a farmer. E file 1040ez Form 1099-C If you receive a Form 1099-C, that means an applicable entity has reported an identifiable event to the IRS regarding a debt you owe. E file 1040ez The identifiable event may be an actual cancellation of the debt or it may be an event the applicable entity is required, solely for purposes of reporting to the IRS, to treat as a cancellation of debt. E file 1040ez For information on the reasons an applicable entity files Form 1099-C, see Identifiable event codes, later. E file 1040ez Unless you meet one of the exceptions or exclusions discussed later, this canceled debt is ordinary income and must be reported on the appropriate form discussed above. E file 1040ez An applicable entity includes: A federal government agency, A financial institution, A credit union, and Any organization a significant trade or business of which is lending money. E file 1040ez Identifiable event codes. E file 1040ez    Box 6 of Form 1099-C should indicate the reason the creditor filed this form. E file 1040ez The codes shown in box 6 are explained below. E file 1040ez Also see the chart after the explanation for a quick reference guide for the codes used in Box 6. E file 1040ez Note. E file 1040ez Codes A through G and I identify specific occurrences resulting from an actual discharge of indebtedness. E file 1040ez However, Code H, Expiration of nonpayment testing period, does not necessarily identify an actual discharge of indebtedness. E file 1040ez Code A — Bankruptcy. E file 1040ez Code A is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of a title 11 bankruptcy case. E file 1040ez See Bankruptcy , later. E file 1040ez Code B — Other judicial debt relief. E file 1040ez Code B is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of a receivership, foreclosure, or similar federal or state court proceeding other than bankruptcy. E file 1040ez Code C — Statute of limitations or expiration of deficiency period. E file 1040ez Code C is used to identify cancellation of debt either when the statute of limitations for collecting the debt expires or when the statutory period for filing a claim or beginning a deficiency judgment proceeding expires. E file 1040ez In the case of the expiration of a statute of limitations, an identifiable event occurs only if and when your affirmative defense of the statute of limitations is upheld in a final judgment or decision in a judicial proceeding, and the period for appealing the judgment or decision has expired. E file 1040ez Code D — Foreclosure election. E file 1040ez Code D is used to identify cancellation of debt when the creditor elects foreclosure remedies that statutorily end or bar the creditor's right to pursue collection of the debt. E file 1040ez This event applies to a mortgage lender or holder who is barred from pursuing debt collection after a power of sale in the mortgage or deed of trust is exercised. E file 1040ez Code E — Debt relief from probate or similar proceeding. E file 1040ez Code E is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of a probate court or similar legal proceeding. E file 1040ez Code F — By agreement. E file 1040ez Code F is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of an agreement between the creditor and the debtor to cancel the debt at less than full consideration. E file 1040ez Code G — Decision or policy to discontinue collection. E file 1040ez Code G is used to identify cancellation of debt as a result of a decision or a defined policy of the creditor to discontinue collection activity and cancel the debt. E file 1040ez For purposes of this identifiable event, a defined policy includes both a written policy and the creditor's established business practice. E file 1040ez Code H — Expiration of nonpayment testing period. E file 1040ez Code H is used to indicate that the creditor has not received a payment on the debt during a testing period ending on December 31, 2013. E file 1040ez The testing period is a 36-month period increased by the number of months the creditor was prevented from engaging in collection activity by a stay in bankruptcy or similar bar under state or local law. E file 1040ez This identifiable event applies only for a creditor that is a financial institution or credit union (and certain of their subsidiaries), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC), National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and other Federal executive agencies. E file 1040ez Expiration of the nonpayment testing period does not necessarily result from an actual discharge of indebtedness. E file 1040ez Code I — Other actual discharge before identifiable event. E file 1040ez Code I is used to identify an actual cancellation of debt that occurs before any of the identifiable events described in codes A through H. E file 1040ez Form 1099-C Reference Guide for Box 6 Identifiable Event Codes A Bankruptcy B Other judicial debt relief C Statute of limitations or expiration of deficiency period D Foreclosure election E Debt relief from probate or similar proceeding F By agreement G Decision or policy to discontinue collection H Expiration of nonpayment testing period I Other actual discharge before identifiable event Even if you did not receive a Form 1099-C, you must report canceled debt as gross income on your tax return unless one of the exceptions or exclusions described later applies. E file 1040ez Amount of canceled debt. E file 1040ez    The amount in box 2 of Form 1099-C may represent some or all of the debt that has been canceled or treated as canceled. E file 1040ez The amount in box 2 will include principal and may include interest and other nonprincipal amounts (such as fees or penalties). E file 1040ez Unless you meet one of the exceptions or exclusions discussed later, the amount of the debt that has been canceled is ordinary income and must be reported on the appropriate form as discussed earlier. E file 1040ez Interest included in canceled debt. E file 1040ez    If any interest is included in the amount of canceled debt in box 2, it will be shown in box 3. E file 1040ez Whether the interest portion of the canceled debt must be included in your income depends on whether the interest would be deductible if you paid it. E file 1040ez See Deductible Debt under Exceptions, later. E file 1040ez Persons who each receive a Form 1099-C showing the full amount of debt. E file 1040ez    If you and another person were jointly and severally liable for a canceled debt, each of you may get a Form 1099-C showing the entire amount of the canceled debt. E file 1040ez However, you may not have to report that entire amount as income. E file 1040ez The amount, if any, you must report depends on all the facts and circumstances, including: State law, The amount of debt proceeds each person received, How much of any interest deduction from the debt was claimed by each person, How much of the basis of any co-owned property bought with the debt proceeds was allocated to each co-owner, and Whether the canceled debt qualifies for any of the exceptions or exclusions described in this publication. E file 1040ez See Example 3 under Insolvency, later. E file 1040ez Discounts and loan modifications If a lender discounts (reduces) the principal balance of a loan because you pay it off early, or agrees to a loan modification (a “workout”) that includes a reduction in the principal balance of a loan, the amount of the discount or the amount of principal reduction is canceled debt. E file 1040ez However, if the debt is nonrecourse and you did not retain the collateral, you do not have cancellation of the debt income. E file 1040ez The amount of the canceled debt must be included in income unless one of the exceptions or exclusions described later applies. E file 1040ez For more details, see Exceptions and Exclusions, later. E file 1040ez Sales or other dispositions (such as foreclosures and repossessions) Recourse debt. E file 1040ez   If you owned property that was subject to a recourse debt in excess of the FMV of the property, the lender's foreclosure or repossession of the property is treated as a sale or disposition of the property by you and may result in your realization of gain or loss. E file 1040ez The gain or loss on the disposition of the property is measured by the difference between the FMV of the property at the time of the disposition and your adjusted basis (usually your cost) in the property. E file 1040ez The character of the gain or loss (such as ordinary or capital) is determined by the character of the property. E file 1040ez If the lender forgives all or part of the amount of the debt in excess of the FMV of the property, the cancellation of the excess debt may result in ordinary income. E file 1040ez The ordinary income from the cancellation of debt (the excess of the canceled debt over the FMV of the property) must be included in your gross income reported on your tax return unless one of the exceptions or exclusions described later applies. E file 1040ez For more details, see Exceptions and Exclusions, later. E file 1040ez Nonrecourse debt. E file 1040ez   If you owned property that was subject to a nonrecourse debt in excess of the FMV of the property, the lender's foreclosure on the property does not result in ordinary income from the cancellation of debt. E file 1040ez The entire amount of the nonrecourse debt is treated as an amount realized on the disposition of the property. E file 1040ez The gain or loss on the disposition of the property is measured by the difference between the total amount realized (the entire amount of the nonrecourse debt plus the amount of cash and the FMV of any property received) and your adjusted basis in the property. E file 1040ez The character of the gain or loss is determined by the character of the property. E file 1040ez More information. E file 1040ez    See Publications 523, 544, and 551, and chapter 2 of this publication for more details. E file 1040ez Abandonments Recourse debt. E file 1040ez   If you abandon property that secures a debt for which you are personally liable (recourse debt) and the debt is canceled, you will realize ordinary income equal to the canceled debt. E file 1040ez You must report this income on your tax return unless one of the exceptions or exclusions described later applies. E file 1040ez For more details, see Exceptions and Exclusions, later. E file 1040ez This income is separate from any amount realized from the abandonment of the property. E file 1040ez For more details, see chapter 3. E file 1040ez Nonrecourse debt. E file 1040ez   If you abandon property that secures a debt for which you are not personally liable (nonrecourse debt), you may realize gain or loss but will not have cancellation of indebtedness income. E file 1040ez Stockholder debt If you are a stockholder in a corporation and the corporation cancels or forgives your debt to it, the canceled debt is a constructive distribution. E file 1040ez For more information, see Publication 542, Corporations. E file 1040ez Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Learn about your health insurance options. Get information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs to help you pay for your medical expenses.

Health Insurance Overview

Health care is expensive and few individuals can afford to pay the full costs. Having health insurance allows you to get the treatment you need without incurring huge medical bills. 

Most Americans have private health insurance or participate in public programs, such as Medicare or Medicaid, but many Americans are uninsured due to finances and/or pre-existing conditions.

Under the Affordable Care Act, all Americans will be able to get health insurance regardless of income or health history.

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act allows all Americans to get comprehensive health insurance and offers new rights and protections. Some provisions of the law have already taken effect while others will be implemented in the coming years.

You can now enroll in health insurance through your state's Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace can help you compare plans and find one that fits your needs and budget.

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Medicaid

States decide on the benefits provided under Medicaid, but Medicaid usually provides health care for low-income children and families, and people with disabilities. Covered services usually include doctor visits, hospital care, vaccinations, prescription drugs, vision, hearing, long-term care, and preventive care for children.

  • State Medicaid Programs – Learn about the Medicaid program in your state, and how to apply. Note that if you're not eligible for Medicaid now, you may qualify in 2014, when new rules take effect in most states. 
  • Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace – If you are eligible for Medicaid, you don't need to buy coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Medicare

Medicare is a government health insurance plan for people 65 or older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease. Medicare helps to pay for care in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, and some home health care. Coverage can also include doctors’ services and prescription drugs.

Under the health care law, Medicare benefits have been expanded for preventive care and drug coverage. Medicare is not part of the Health Insurance Marketplace, so—if you have Medicare—you will not need to take any action as a result of the new Marketplace. 

  • Medicare – Learn about the Medicare program; enroll online; and find a Medicare-enrolled doctor or health care facility.
  • Replace Your Medicare Card – If your Medicare card is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can ask for a new one online.

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COBRA: Keep Your Insurance If You Leave Your Job

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) can help you temporarily keep your health insurance even though you left your job. Eligibility for the program is based on the reason you left your job, and even if you get to keep your insurance, you may be required to pay the entire premium for coverage.

  • COBRA – Learn more about the costs and benefits of the COBRA program.
  • An Employee's Guide to Health Benefits Under COBRA – This booklet explains your rights under COBRA to a temporary extension of employer-provided group health coverage, called COBRA continuation coverage.

Starting in 2014, you may change from COBRA coverage to Marketplace health insurance coverage. Losing your COBRA coverage qualifies you to buy health insurance in the Marketplace, even if it's not during open enrollment. This is true whether your coverage runs out, or you choose to end it.

Health Insurance for Children: CHIP

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides free or low-cost health coverage for low-income children. Each state decides on the benefits provided under CHIP, but all states cover routine check-ups, immunizations, hospital care, dental care, and lab and x-ray services.

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How to Appeal a Health Insurance Claim

If your health insurer has denied coverage for medical care you received, you have the right to appeal the claim, and ask that the company reverse that decision. You can be your own health care advocate. Follow these five steps:

  1. Review your policy and explanation of benefits.
  2. Contact your insurer and keep detailed records of your contacts (copies of letters, time and date of conversations).
  3. Request documentation from your doctor or employer to support your case.
  4. Write a formal complaint letter explaining what care was denied and why you are appealing through use of the company's internal review process.
  5. If the internal appeal is not granted through step four, file a claim with your state's insurance department.

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E file 1040ez 13. E file 1040ez   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. E file 1040ez Free help with your tax return. E file 1040ez   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. E file 1040ez The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. E file 1040ez The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. E file 1040ez Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. E file 1040ez In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. E file 1040ez To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. E file 1040ez gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. E file 1040ez   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. E file 1040ez To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. E file 1040ez aarp. E file 1040ez org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. E file 1040ez For more information on these programs, go to IRS. E file 1040ez gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. E file 1040ez Internet. E file 1040ez    IRS. E file 1040ez gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. E file 1040ez Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. E file 1040ez Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. E file 1040ez Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. E file 1040ez gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. E file 1040ez The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. E file 1040ez Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. E file 1040ez You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. E file 1040ez The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. E file 1040ez Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. E file 1040ez No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. E file 1040ez The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. E file 1040ez When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. E file 1040ez New subject areas are added on a regular basis. E file 1040ez  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. E file 1040ez gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. E file 1040ez You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. E file 1040ez The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. E file 1040ez When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. E file 1040ez Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. E file 1040ez You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. E file 1040ez Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. E file 1040ez gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. E file 1040ez Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. E file 1040ez Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. E file 1040ez Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. E file 1040ez If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. E file 1040ez Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. E file 1040ez gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. E file 1040ez You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. E file 1040ez It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. E file 1040ez Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. E file 1040ez gov. E file 1040ez Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. E file 1040ez gov for more information. E file 1040ez Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. E file 1040ez Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. E file 1040ez gov. E file 1040ez Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. E file 1040ez Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. E file 1040ez gov. E file 1040ez Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. E file 1040ez gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. E file 1040ez Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. E file 1040ez Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. E file 1040ez gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. E file 1040ez An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. E file 1040ez Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. E file 1040ez gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. E file 1040ez If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. E file 1040ez Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. E file 1040ez Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). E file 1040ez Go to IRS. E file 1040ez gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. E file 1040ez Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. E file 1040ez Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. E file 1040ez Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. E file 1040ez Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. E file 1040ez gov and choose from a variety of options. E file 1040ez    Phone. E file 1040ez You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. E file 1040ez Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. E file 1040ez Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. E file 1040ez gov, or download the IRS2Go app. E file 1040ez Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. E file 1040ez The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. E file 1040ez Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. E file 1040ez Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. E file 1040ez Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. E file 1040ez Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. E file 1040ez If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. E file 1040ez The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. E file 1040ez Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. E file 1040ez Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. E file 1040ez The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. E file 1040ez Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. E file 1040ez Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. E file 1040ez Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. E file 1040ez You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. E file 1040ez It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. E file 1040ez Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). E file 1040ez You should receive your order within 10 business days. E file 1040ez Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. E file 1040ez If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. E file 1040ez Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. E file 1040ez The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. E file 1040ez These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. E file 1040ez    Walk-in. E file 1040ez You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. E file 1040ez Products. E file 1040ez You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. E file 1040ez Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. E file 1040ez Services. E file 1040ez You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. E file 1040ez An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. E file 1040ez Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. E file 1040ez gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. E file 1040ez    Mail. E file 1040ez You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. E file 1040ez You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. E file 1040ez Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. E file 1040ez Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. E file 1040ez The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. E file 1040ez Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. E file 1040ez   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. E file 1040ez We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. E file 1040ez You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. E file 1040ez You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. E file 1040ez   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. E file 1040ez Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. E file 1040ez Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. E file 1040ez Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. E file 1040ez We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. E file 1040ez   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. E file 1040ez   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. E file 1040ez If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. E file 1040ez Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. E file 1040ez   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes. E file 1040ez Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. E file 1040ez Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. E file 1040ez Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications