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E file Publication 972 - Main Content Table of Contents Child Tax CreditQualifying Child Limits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Earned Income Additional Child Tax Credit How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Child Tax Credit This credit is for people who have a qualifying child as defined later. E file It is in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses (on Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46) and the earned income credit (on Form 1040, line 64a; or Form 1040A, line 38a). E file The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. E file Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. E file S. E file citizen, a U. E file S. E file national, or a U. E file S. E file resident alien. E file For more information, see Publication 519, U. E file S. E file Tax Guide for Aliens. E file If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. E file For each qualifying child, you must either check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c, column (4); or Form 1040NR, line 7c, column (4). E file Example. E file Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. E file Because he is not a U. E file S. E file citizen, U. E file S. E file national, or U. E file S. E file resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit. E file Filers who have certain child dependents with an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). E file   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child identified on your tax return with an ITIN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). E file   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. E file To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. E file For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. E file S. E file Tax Guide for Aliens. E file Adopted child. E file   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. E file An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. E file   If you are a U. E file S. E file citizen or U. E file S. E file national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. E file Exceptions to time lived with you. E file    A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. E file Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. E file   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. E file For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. E file Qualifying child of more than one person. E file   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. E file For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. E file Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. E file The amount on Form 1040, line 46; Form 1040A, line 28; or Form 1040NR, line 44, is less than the credit. E file If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. E file But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. E file See Additional Child Tax Credit, later. E file Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. E file Married filing jointly – $110,000. E file Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) – $75,000. E file Married filing separately – $55,000. E file Modified AGI. E file   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. E file Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. E file On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. E file ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. E file Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. E file Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. E file Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. E file   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. E file AGI. E file   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. E file Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. E file You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. E file You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. E file Earned Income You will need to figure your earned income using one of the worksheets that appear later in this publication if you are completing the Line 11 Worksheet , later, or Schedule 8812. E file Form 1040 or Form 1040NR filers, use the 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet , later, to figure your earned income. E file Form 1040A filers, use the 1040A Filers —- Earned Income Worksheet , later. E file For this purpose, earned income includes only: Taxable earned income, and Nontaxable combat pay. E file Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. E file The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. E file How to claim the additional child tax credit. E file   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. E file Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. E file If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR instructions (or on line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in this publication), use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. E file If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65; Form 1040A, line 39; or Form 1040NR, line 63. E file Child Tax Credit Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. E file Please click the link to view the image. E file Child tax worksheet - page 1. E file Child Tax Credit Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. E file Please click the link to view the image. E file Child tax worksheet - page 2. E file Line 11 Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. E file Please click the link to view the image. E file Line 11 worksheet - page 1. E file Line 11 Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. E file Please click the link to view the image. E file Line 11 worksheet - page 2. E file 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit) Before you begin:    ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication or line  4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit. E file  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. E file  ✓If married filing jointly, include your spouse's amounts with yours when completing this worksheet. E file     1. E file a. E file Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 7, or Form 1040NR, line 8 1a. E file     b. E file Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. E file Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. E file This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. E file 1b. E file       Next, if you are filing Schedule C, C-EZ, F, or SE, or you received a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065 or Form 1065-B), go to line 2a. E file Otherwise, skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3. E file     2. E file a. E file Enter any statutory employee income reported on line 1 of Schedule C or C-EZ 2a. E file     b. E file Enter any net profit or (loss) from Schedule C, line 31; Schedule C-EZ, line 3; Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (other than farming); and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), box 9, code J1. E file * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. E file Do not include on this line any statutory employee income or any other amounts exempt from self-employment tax. E file Options and commodities dealers must add any gain or subtract any loss (in the normal course of dealing in or trading section 1256 contracts) from section 1256 contracts or related property 2b. E file     c. E file Enter any net farm profit or (loss) from Schedule F, line 34, and from farm partnerships, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A. E file * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. E file Do not include on this line any amounts exempt from self-employment tax 2c. E file         d. E file If you used the farm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment, enter the amount from Schedule SE, Section B, line 15. E file Otherwise, skip this line and enter on line 2e the amount from line 2c 2d. E file         e. E file If line 2c is a profit, enter the smaller of line 2c or line 2d. E file If line 2c is a (loss), enter the (loss) from line 2c. E file 2e. E file   3. E file Combine lines 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 2e. E file If zero or less, stop. E file Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. E file Instead, enter -0- on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, whichever applies 3. E file   4. E file Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:               a. E file A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 4a. E file         b. E file For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR) 4b. E file         c. E file A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR). E file This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. E file If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity. E file 4c. E file       5. E file a. E file Enter any amount included on line 3 that is also included on Form 2555, line 43, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18. E file Do not include any amount that is also included on line 4a, 4b, or 4c above 5a. E file             b. E file Enter the portion, if any, of the amount from Form 2555, line 44 that you also included on Schedule E in partnership net income or (loss) or deducted on Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27; Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ; or Schedule F. E file 5b. E file             c. E file Subtract line 5b from line 5a 5c. E file       6. E file Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27 6. E file       7. E file Add lines 4a through 4c, 5c, and 6 7. E file   8. E file Subtract line 7 from line 3 8. E file       If you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet, enter this amount on line 2 of that worksheet. E file If you were sent here from Schedule 8812, enter this amount on line 4a of that form. E file     *If you have any Schedule K-1 amounts and you are not required to file Schedule SE, complete the appropriate line(s) of Schedule SE, Section A. E file Put your name and social security number on Schedule SE and attach it to your return. E file                     1040A Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet) Before you begin:   ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication. E file  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. E file               1. E file a. E file Enter the amount from Form 1040A, line 7 1a. E file         b. E file Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. E file Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. E file This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. E file 1b. E file         c. E file Add lines 1a and 1b. E file     1c. E file   2. E file Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:           a. E file A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 2a. E file         b. E file For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A) 2b. E file         c. E file A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A). E file This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. E file If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity 2c. E file       3. E file Add lines 2a through 2c 3. E file   4. E file Subtract line 3 from line 1c. E file Enter the result here and on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet 4. E file                 Additional Medicare Tax and RRTA Tax Worksheet (for line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet) If your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 1 RRTA taxes, use this worksheet to figure the amount to enter on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. E file Social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax on wages. E file 1. E file Enter the social security tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 4) 1. E file   2. E file Enter the Medicare tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 6). E file Box 6 includes any Additional Medicare Tax 2. E file   3. E file Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on wages (Form 8959, line 7) 3. E file   4. E file Add lines 1, 2, and 3 4. E file   5. E file Enter the Additional Medicare Tax withheld (Form 8959, line 22) 5. E file   6. E file Subtract line 5 from line 4 6. E file   Additional Medicare Tax on Self-Employment Income. E file 7. E file Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on self-employment income (one-half of Form 8959, line 13) 7. E file   Tier 1 RRTA taxes as an employee of a railroad (enter amounts on lines 8, 9, 10, and 11) or employee representative (enter amounts on lines 12, 13, 14, and 15). E file Do not include amounts in Form W-2, box 14, that are identified as Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 2 tax. E file Do not include amounts shown on Form CT-2 on line 3 for Additional Medicare Tax or line 4 for Tier 2 tax. E file 8. E file Enter the Tier 1 tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 8. E file   9. E file Enter the Medicare tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 9. E file   10. E file Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee (Form 8959, line 17). E file Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 14 10. E file   11. E file Add lines 8, 9, and 10 11. E file   12. E file Enter one-half of Tier 1 tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 1, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 12. E file   13. E file Enter one-half of Tier 1 Medicare tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 2, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 13. E file   14. E file Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee representative (one-half of Form 8959, line 17). E file Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 10 14. E file   15. E file Add lines 12, 13, and 14 15. E file   Line 6 amount 16. E file Add lines 6, 7, 11, and 15. E file Enter here and on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. E file 16. E file   Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. E file   We ask for the information on the worksheets in this publication to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. E file You are required to give us the information if requested. E file We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax. E file   You are not required to provide the information requested on a form (or worksheet in this publication) that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form (or publication) displays a valid OMB control number. E file Books or records relating to a form, its instructions, or this publication must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. E file Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. E file   The average time and expenses required to complete these worksheets will vary depending on individual circumstances. E file For the estimated averages, see the instructions for your income tax return. E file   If you have suggestions for making these worksheets simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. E file See Comments and suggestions , earlier. E file How To Get Tax Help 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 Free help with your tax return. E file   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. E file The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. E file The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. E file 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 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 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. E file gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. E file   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. E file To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. E file aarp. E file org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. E file For more information on these programs, go to IRS. E file gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. E file Internet. E file    IRS. E file gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. E file Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. E file 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 Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. E file gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. E file The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. E file 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 You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. E file The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. E file Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. E file No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. E file 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 When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. E file New subject areas are added on a regular basis. E file  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. E file gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. E file You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. E file 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 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 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 You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. E file Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. E file gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. E file Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. E file 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 Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. E file 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 Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. E file gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. E file You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. E file It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. E file Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. E file gov. E file Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. E file gov for more information. E file Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. E file Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. E file gov. E file 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 Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. E file gov. E file Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. E file gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. E file Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. E file Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. E file gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. E file An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. E file Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. E file 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 If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. E file Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. E file Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). E file Go to IRS. E file gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. E file Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. E file Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. E file Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. E file Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. E file gov and choose from a variety of options. E file    Phone. E file 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 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. E file Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. E file gov, or download the IRS2Go app. E file 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 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. E file Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. E file Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. E file 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 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 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 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. E file 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 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 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. E file Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. E file 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 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. E file You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. E file It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. E file 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 You should receive your order within 10 business days. E file Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. E file 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 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. E file The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. E file These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. E file    Walk-in. E file You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. E file Products. E file You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. E file Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. E file Services. E file You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. E file An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. E file Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. E file 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    Mail. E file You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. E file You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. E file Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. E file Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. E file The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. E file Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. E file   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 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 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. E file 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   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 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. E file Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. E file Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. E file We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. E file   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   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. E file If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. E file Low Income Taxpayer Clinics 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 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. E file Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. E file Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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E file Index A Additional Medicare Tax, Reminders, Reporting sick pay on Form W-2. E file Agents, reporting, Agents Agricultural workers, H-2A agricultural workers. E file Alternative methods of withholding, 9. E file Alternative Methods for Figuring Withholding Annuity payments, 8. E file Pensions and Annuities Assistance (see Tax help) Awards, employee achievement, Employee Achievement Awards B Back pay, Back Pay Below-market rate loans, Interest-Free and Below-Market-Interest-Rate Loans C Comments on publication, Comments and suggestions. E file Common paymaster, Common Paymaster Common-law employees, Common-Law Employees Common-law rules, Common-Law Rules Corporate officers, Common-Law Employees D Deferred compensation plans, nonqualified, Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans Direct sellers, Direct sellers. E file Director of corporation, Common-Law Employees E Electronic Form W-2, Reminders Employee achievement awards, Employee Achievement Awards Employee or contractor Attorney, Attorney Automobile industry, Automobile Industry Building industry, Building and Construction Industry Computer industry, Computer Industry Salesperson, Salesperson Taxicab driver, Taxicab Driver Trucking industry, Trucking Industry Employee's taxes paid by employer, Employee's Portion of Taxes Paid by Employer Employees Common-law rules, Common-Law Rules Industry examples, Industry Examples Statutory, Statutory Employees Employees defined, 1. E file Who Are Employees? Employees misclassification, Misclassification of Employees Excessive termination payments (golden parachute), Golden Parachute Payments Exempt organizations, 3. E file Employees of Exempt Organizations F Fellowship payments, Scholarship and Fellowship Payments Form W-2, electronic filing, Reminders G Golden parachute, Golden Parachute Payments I Idle time, Withholding for Idle Time Independent contractors, Independent Contractors Indian gaming profits, 10. E file Tables for Withholding on Distributions of Indian Gaming Profits to Tribal Members Interest-free loans, Interest-Free and Below-Market-Interest-Rate Loans International social security agreements, International Social Security Agreements L Leased employees, Leased employees. E file Leave sharing plans, Leave Sharing Plans Loans, interest-free or below-market rate, Interest-Free and Below-Market-Interest-Rate Loans M Ministers, Ministers. E file Misclassification of employees, Misclassification of Employees N Nonqualified plans, Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans O Officer of corporation, Common-Law Employees Outplacement services, Outplacement Services P Pension payments, 8. E file Pensions and Annuities Publications (see Tax help) R Real estate agents, Licensed real estate agents. E file Religious exemptions, 4. E file Religious Exemptions and Special Rules for Ministers Reporting agents, Agents S Scholarship payments, Scholarship and Fellowship Payments Sick pay, 6. E file Sick Pay Reporting SIMPLE retirement plans, SIMPLE Retirement Plans Simplified employee pension, Contributions to a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Statutory employees, Statutory Employees Statutory nonemployees, Statutory Nonemployees Suggestions for publication, Comments and suggestions. E file Supplemental unemployment benefits, Supplemental Unemployment Benefits T Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Tax-exempt organizations, 3. E file Employees of Exempt Organizations Tax-sheltered annuities, Tax-Sheltered Annuities Technical service specialists, Technical service specialists. E file Third-party sick pay, Sick Pay Paid by Third Party , Third-party sick pay recap Forms W-2 and W-3. E file TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help W Withholding Alternative methods, 9. E file Alternative Methods for Figuring Withholding Idle time payments, Withholding for Idle Time Indian gaming profits, 10. E file Tables for Withholding on Distributions of Indian Gaming Profits to Tribal Members Pensions and annuities, Federal Income Tax Withholding Sick pay, Income Tax Withholding on Sick Pay Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications