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Efile state taxes for free 1. Efile state taxes for free   Filing Information Table of Contents What's New Reminders Introduction Do I Have To File a Return?Individuals—In General Dependents Certain Children Under Age 19 or Full-Time Students Self-Employed Persons Aliens Who Should File Which Form Should I Use?Form 1040EZ Form 1040A Form 1040 Does My Return Have To Be on Paper?IRS e-file When Do I Have To File?Private delivery services. Efile state taxes for free Extensions of Time To File How Do I Prepare My Return?When Do I Report My Income and Expenses? Social Security Number (SSN) Presidential Election Campaign Fund Computations Attachments Third Party Designee Signatures Paid Preparer Refunds Amount You Owe Gift To Reduce Debt Held by the Public Name and Address Where Do I File? What Happens After I File?What Records Should I Keep? Why Keep Records? Kinds of Records to Keep Basic Records How Long to Keep Records Refund Information Interest on Refunds Change of Address What If I Made a Mistake?Amended Returns and Claims for Refund Penalties Identity Theft What's New Filing status for same-sex married couple. Efile state taxes for free   If you have a same-sex spouse whom you legally married in a state (or foreign country) that recognizes same-sex marriage, you and your spouse generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status on your 2013 return, even if you and your spouse now live in a state (or foreign country) that does not recognize same-sex marriage. Efile state taxes for free See Publication 501 for more information. Efile state taxes for free Additional Medicare Tax. Efile state taxes for free  Beginning in 2013, a 0. Efile state taxes for free 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income over a threshold amount based on your filing status. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60, and Form 8959. Efile state taxes for free Net Investment Income Tax. Efile state taxes for free  Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Efile state taxes for free NIIT is a 3. Efile state taxes for free 8% tax on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of your modified adjusted gross income over a threshold amount. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60, and Form 8960. Efile state taxes for free Refundable credit for prior year minimum tax. Efile state taxes for free  The refundable portion of the credit for prior year minimum tax is no longer available. Efile state taxes for free Who must file. Efile state taxes for free  Generally, the amount of income you can receive before you must file a return has been increased. Efile state taxes for free See Table 1-1, Table 1-2, and Table 1-3 for the specific amounts. Efile state taxes for free Reminders File online. Efile state taxes for free  Rather than filing a return on paper, you may be able to file electronically using IRS e-file. Efile state taxes for free Create your own personal identification number (PIN) and file a completely paperless tax return. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see Does My Return Have To Be on Paper , later. Efile state taxes for free Change of address. Efile state taxes for free  If you change your address, you should notify the IRS. Efile state taxes for free You can use Form 8822 to notify the IRS of the change. Efile state taxes for free See Change of Address , later, under What Happens After I File. Efile state taxes for free Enter your social security number. Efile state taxes for free  You must enter your social security number (SSN) in the spaces provided on your tax return. Efile state taxes for free If you file a joint return, enter the SSNs in the same order as the names. Efile state taxes for free Direct deposit of refund. Efile state taxes for free  Instead of getting a paper check, you may be able to have your refund deposited directly into your account at a bank or other financial institution. Efile state taxes for free See Direct Deposit under Refunds, later. Efile state taxes for free If you choose direct deposit of your refund, you may be able to split the refund among two or three accounts. Efile state taxes for free Pay online or by phone. Efile state taxes for free  If you owe additional tax, you may be able to pay online or by phone. Efile state taxes for free See How To Pay , later. Efile state taxes for free Installment agreement. Efile state taxes for free  If you cannot pay the full amount due with your return, you may ask to make monthly installment payments. Efile state taxes for free See Installment Agreement , later, under Amount You Owe. Efile state taxes for free You may be able to apply online for a payment agreement if you owe federal tax, interest, and penalties. Efile state taxes for free Automatic 6-month extension. Efile state taxes for free  You can get an automatic 6-month extension to file your tax return if, no later than the date your return is due, you file Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free Individual Income Tax Return. Efile state taxes for free See Automatic Extension , later. Efile state taxes for free Service in combat zone. Efile state taxes for free  You are allowed extra time to take care of your tax matters if you are a member of the Armed Forces who served in a combat zone, or if you served in the combat zone in support of the Armed Forces. Efile state taxes for free See Individuals Serving in Combat Zone , later, under When Do I Have To File. Efile state taxes for free Adoption taxpayer identification number. Efile state taxes for free  If a child has been placed in your home for purposes of legal adoption and you will not be able to get a social security number for the child in time to file your return, you may be able to get an adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). Efile state taxes for free For more information, see Social Security Number (SSN) , later. Efile state taxes for free Taxpayer identification number for aliens. Efile state taxes for free  If you or your dependent is a nonresident or resident alien who does not have and is not eligible to get a social security number, file Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, with the IRS. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see Social Security Number (SSN) , later. Efile state taxes for free Frivolous tax submissions. Efile state taxes for free  The IRS has published a list of positions that are identified as frivolous. Efile state taxes for free The penalty for filing a frivolous tax return is $5,000. Efile state taxes for free Also, the $5,000 penalty will apply to other specified frivolous submissions. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see Civil Penalties , later. Efile state taxes for free Introduction This chapter discusses the following topics. Efile state taxes for free Whether you have to file a return. Efile state taxes for free Which form to use. Efile state taxes for free How to file electronically. Efile state taxes for free When, how, and where to file your return. Efile state taxes for free What happens if you pay too little or too much tax. Efile state taxes for free What records you should keep and how long you should keep them. Efile state taxes for free How you can change a return you have already filed. Efile state taxes for free Do I Have To File a Return? You must file a federal income tax return if you are a citizen or resident of the United States or a resident of Puerto Rico and you meet the filing requirements for any of the following categories that apply to you. Efile state taxes for free Individuals in general. Efile state taxes for free (There are special rules for surviving spouses, executors, administrators, legal representatives, U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizens and residents living outside the United States, residents of Puerto Rico, and individuals with income from U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free possessions. Efile state taxes for free ) Dependents. Efile state taxes for free Certain children under age 19 or full-time students. Efile state taxes for free Self-employed persons. Efile state taxes for free Aliens. Efile state taxes for free The filing requirements for each category are explained in this chapter. Efile state taxes for free The filing requirements apply even if you do not owe tax. Efile state taxes for free Even if you do not have to file a return, it may be to your advantage to do so. Efile state taxes for free See Who Should File, later. Efile state taxes for free File only one federal income tax return for the year regardless of how many jobs you had, how many Forms W-2 you received, or how many states you lived in during the year. Efile state taxes for free Do not file more than one original return for the same year, even if you have not gotten your refund or have not heard from the IRS since you filed. Efile state taxes for free Individuals—In General If you are a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizen or resident, whether you must file a return depends on three factors: Your gross income, Your filing status, and Your age. Efile state taxes for free To find out whether you must file, see Table 1-1, Table 1-2, and Table 1-3. Efile state taxes for free Even if no table shows that you must file, you may need to file to get money back. Efile state taxes for free (See Who Should File , later. Efile state taxes for free ) Gross income. Efile state taxes for free   This includes all income you receive in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax. Efile state taxes for free It also includes income from sources outside the United States or from the sale of your main home (even if you can exclude all or part of it). Efile state taxes for free Include part of your social security benefits if: You were married, filing a separate return, and you lived with your spouse at any time during 2013; or Half of your social security benefits plus your other gross income and any tax-exempt interest is more than $25,000 ($32,000 if married filing jointly). Efile state taxes for free If either (1) or (2) applies, see the instructions for Form 1040 or 1040A, or Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits, to figure the social security benefits you must include in gross income. Efile state taxes for free   Common types of income are discussed in Part Two of this publication. Efile state taxes for free Community income. Efile state taxes for free   If you are married and your permanent home is in a community property state, half of any income described by state law as community income may be considered yours. Efile state taxes for free This affects your federal taxes, including whether you must file if you do not file a joint return with your spouse. Efile state taxes for free See Publication 555, Community Property, for more information. Efile state taxes for free Nevada, Washington, and California domestic partners. Efile state taxes for free   A registered domestic partner in Nevada, Washington, or California generally must report half the combined community income of the individual and his or her domestic partner. Efile state taxes for free See Publication 555. Efile state taxes for free Self-employed individuals. Efile state taxes for free   If you are self-employed, your gross income includes the amount on line 7 of Schedule C (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business; line 1 of Schedule C-EZ (Form 1040), Net Profit From Business; and line 9 of Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming. Efile state taxes for free See Self-Employed Persons , later, for more information about your filing requirements. Efile state taxes for free    If you do not report all of your self-employment income, your social security benefits may be lower when you retire. Efile state taxes for free Filing status. Efile state taxes for free   Your filing status depends on whether you are single or married and on your family situation. Efile state taxes for free Your filing status is determined on the last day of your tax year, which is December 31 for most taxpayers. Efile state taxes for free See chapter 2 for an explanation of each filing status. Efile state taxes for free Age. Efile state taxes for free   If you are 65 or older at the end of the year, you generally can have a higher amount of gross income than other taxpayers before you must file. Efile state taxes for free See Table 1-1. Efile state taxes for free You are considered 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. Efile state taxes for free For example, if your 65th birthday is on January 1, 2014, you are considered 65 for 2013. Efile state taxes for free Table 1-1. Efile state taxes for free 2013 Filing Requirements for Most Taxpayers IF your filing status is. Efile state taxes for free . Efile state taxes for free . Efile state taxes for free AND at the end of 2013 you  were. Efile state taxes for free . Efile state taxes for free . Efile state taxes for free * THEN file a return if  your gross income  was at least. Efile state taxes for free . Efile state taxes for free . Efile state taxes for free ** single under 65 $10,000     65 or older $11,500   married filing jointly*** under 65 (both spouses) $20,000     65 or older (one spouse) $21,200     65 or older (both spouses) $22,400   married filing separately any age $3,900   head of household under 65 $12,850     65 or older $14,350   qualifying widow(er) with dependent child under 65 $16,100   65 or older $17,300   * If you were born on January 1, 1949, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2013. Efile state taxes for free ** Gross income means all income you received in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax, including any income from sources outside the United States or from the sale of your main home (even if you can exclude part or all of it). Efile state taxes for free Do not include any social security benefits unless (a) you are married filing a separate return and you lived with your spouse at any time during 2013 or (b) one-half of your social security benefits plus your other gross income and any tax-exempt interest is more than $25,000 ($32,000 if married filing jointly). Efile state taxes for free If (a) or (b) applies, see the Instructions for Form 1040 or 1040A or Publication 915 to figure the taxable part of social security benefits you must include in gross income. Efile state taxes for free Gross income includes gains, but not losses, reported on Form 8949 or Schedule D. Efile state taxes for free Gross income from a business means, for example, the amount on Schedule C, line 7, or Schedule F, line 9. Efile state taxes for free But, in figuring gross income, do not reduce your income by any losses, including any loss on Schedule C, line 7, or Schedule F, line 9. Efile state taxes for free *** If you did not live with your spouse at the end of 2013 (or on the date your spouse died) and your gross income was at least $3,900, you must file a return regardless of your age. Efile state taxes for free Surviving Spouses, Executors, Administrators, and Legal Representatives You must file a final return for a decedent (a person who died) if both of the following are true. Efile state taxes for free You are the surviving spouse, executor, administrator, or legal representative. Efile state taxes for free The decedent met the filing requirements at the date of death. Efile state taxes for free For more information on rules for filing a decedent's final return, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Efile state taxes for free U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free Citizens and Resident Aliens Living Abroad To determine whether you must file a return, include in your gross income any income you received abroad, including any income you can exclude under the foreign earned income exclusion. Efile state taxes for free For information on special tax rules that may apply to you, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. Efile state taxes for free It is available online and at most U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free embassies and consulates. Efile state taxes for free See How To Get Tax Help in the back of this publication. Efile state taxes for free Residents of Puerto Rico If you are a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizen and also a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico, you generally must file a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free income tax return for any year in which you meet the income requirements. Efile state taxes for free This is in addition to any legal requirement you may have to file an income tax return with Puerto Rico. Efile state taxes for free If you are a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico for the entire year, your U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free gross income does not include income from sources within Puerto Rico. Efile state taxes for free It does, however, include any income you received for your services as an employee of the United States or a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free agency. Efile state taxes for free If you receive income from Puerto Rican sources that is not subject to U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free tax, you must reduce your standard deduction. Efile state taxes for free As a result, the amount of income you must have before you are required to file a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free income tax return is lower than the applicable amount in Table 1-1 or Table 1-2. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see Publication 570, Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free Possessions. Efile state taxes for free Individuals With Income From U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free Possessions If you had income from Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, or the U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free Virgin Islands, special rules may apply when determining whether you must file a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free federal income tax return. Efile state taxes for free In addition, you may have to file a return with the individual island government. Efile state taxes for free See Publication 570 for more information. Efile state taxes for free Dependents If you are a dependent (one who meets the dependency tests in chapter 3), see Table 1-2 to find out whether you must file a return. Efile state taxes for free You also must file if your situation is described in Table 1-3. Efile state taxes for free Responsibility of parent. Efile state taxes for free   Generally, a child is responsible for filing his or her own tax return and for paying any tax on the return. Efile state taxes for free If a dependent child must file an income tax return but cannot file due to age or any other reason, then a parent, guardian, or other legally responsible person must file it for the child. Efile state taxes for free If the child cannot sign the return, the parent or guardian must sign the child's name followed by the words “By (your signature), parent for minor child. Efile state taxes for free ” Child's earnings. Efile state taxes for free   Amounts a child earns by performing services are included in his or her gross income and not the gross income of the parent. Efile state taxes for free This is true even if under local law the child's parent has the right to the earnings and may actually have received them. Efile state taxes for free But if the child does not pay the tax due on this income, the parent is liable for the tax. Efile state taxes for free Certain Children Under Age 19 or Full-Time Students If a child's only income is interest and dividends (including capital gain distributions and Alaska Permanent Fund dividends), the child was under age 19 at the end of 2013 or was a full-time student under age 24 at the end of 2013, and certain other conditions are met, a parent can elect to include the child's income on the parent's return. Efile state taxes for free If this election is made, the child does not have to file a return. Efile state taxes for free See Parent's Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends in chapter 31. Efile state taxes for free Self-Employed Persons You are self-employed if you: Carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor, Are an independent contractor, Are a member of a partnership, or Are in business for yourself in any other way. Efile state taxes for free Self-employment can include work in addition to your regular full-time business activities, such as certain part-time work you do at home or in addition to your regular job. Efile state taxes for free You must file a return if your gross income is at least as much as the filing requirement amount for your filing status and age (shown in Table 1-1). Efile state taxes for free Also, you must file Form 1040 and Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax, if: Your net earnings from self-employment (excluding church employee income) were $400 or more, or You had church employee income of $108. Efile state taxes for free 28 or more. Efile state taxes for free (See Table 1-3. Efile state taxes for free ) Use Schedule SE (Form 1040) to figure your self-employment tax. Efile state taxes for free Self-employment tax is comparable to the social security and Medicare tax withheld from an employee's wages. Efile state taxes for free For more information about this tax, see Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Efile state taxes for free Employees of foreign governments or international organizations. Efile state taxes for free   If you are a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizen who works in the United States for an international organization, a foreign government, or a wholly owned instrumentality of a foreign government, and your employer is not required to withhold social security and Medicare taxes from your wages, you must include your earnings from services performed in the United States when figuring your net earnings from self-employment. Efile state taxes for free Ministers. Efile state taxes for free   You must include income from services you performed as a minister when figuring your net earnings from self-employment, unless you have an exemption from self-employment tax. Efile state taxes for free This also applies to Christian Science practitioners and members of a religious order who have not taken a vow of poverty. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. Efile state taxes for free Table 1-2. Efile state taxes for free 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents See chapter 3 to find out if someone can claim you as a dependent. Efile state taxes for free If your parents (or someone else) can claim you as a dependent, use this table to see if you must file a return. Efile state taxes for free (See Table 1-3 for other situations when you must file. Efile state taxes for free ) In this table, earned income includes salaries, wages, tips, and professional fees. Efile state taxes for free It also includes taxable scholarship and fellowship grants. Efile state taxes for free (See Scholarships and fellowships in chapter 12. Efile state taxes for free ) Unearned income includes investment-type income such as taxable interest, ordinary dividends, and capital gain distributions. Efile state taxes for free It also includes unemployment compensation, taxable social security benefits, pensions, annuities, cancellation of debt, and distributions of unearned income from a trust. Efile state taxes for free Gross income is the total of your earned and unearned income. Efile state taxes for free   Single dependents—Were you either age 65 or older or blind? □ No. Efile state taxes for free You must file a return if any of the following apply. Efile state taxes for free     • Your unearned income was more than $1,000. Efile state taxes for free     • Your earned income was more than $6,100. Efile state taxes for free     • Your gross income was more than the larger of:       • $1,000, or       • Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $350. Efile state taxes for free □ Yes. Efile state taxes for free You must file a return if any of the following apply. Efile state taxes for free     • Your unearned income was more than $2,500 ($4,000 if 65 or older and blind). Efile state taxes for free     • Your earned income was more than $7,600 ($9,100 if 65 or older and blind). Efile state taxes for free     • Your gross income was more than the larger of:       • $2,500 ($4,000 if 65 or older and blind), or       • Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $1,850 ($3,350 if 65 or older and blind). Efile state taxes for free Married dependents—Were you either age 65 or older or blind? □ No. Efile state taxes for free You must file a return if any of the following apply. Efile state taxes for free     • Your unearned income was more than $1,000. Efile state taxes for free     • Your earned income was more than $6,100. Efile state taxes for free     • Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions. Efile state taxes for free     • Your gross income was more than the larger of:       • $1,000, or       • Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $350. Efile state taxes for free □ Yes. Efile state taxes for free You must file a return if any of the following apply. Efile state taxes for free     • Your unearned income was more than $2,200 ($3,400 if 65 or older and blind). Efile state taxes for free     • Your earned income was more than $7,300 ($8,500 if 65 or older and blind). Efile state taxes for free     • Your gross income was at least $5 and your spouse files a separate return and itemizes deductions. Efile state taxes for free     • Your gross income was more than the larger of:       • $2,200 ($3,400 if 65 or older and blind), or       • Your earned income (up to $5,750) plus $1,550 ($2,750 if 65 or older and blind). Efile state taxes for free Aliens Your status as an alien—resident, nonresident, or dual-status—determines whether and how you must file an income tax return. Efile state taxes for free The rules used to determine your alien status are discussed in Publication 519, U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free Tax Guide for Aliens. Efile state taxes for free Resident alien. Efile state taxes for free   If you are a resident alien for the entire year, you must file a tax return following the same rules that apply to U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizens. Efile state taxes for free Use the forms discussed in this publication. Efile state taxes for free Nonresident alien. Efile state taxes for free   If you are a nonresident alien, the rules and tax forms that apply to you are different from those that apply to U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizens and resident aliens. Efile state taxes for free See Publication 519 to find out if U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free income tax laws apply to you and which forms you should file. Efile state taxes for free Dual-status taxpayer. Efile state taxes for free   If you are a resident alien for part of the tax year and a nonresident alien for the rest of the year, you are a dual-status taxpayer. 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Efile state taxes for free   You had net earnings from self-employment of at least $400. Efile state taxes for free 4. Efile state taxes for free   You had wages of $108. Efile state taxes for free 28 or more from a church or qualified church-controlled organization that is exempt from employer social security and Medicare taxes. Efile state taxes for free Who Should File Even if you do not have to file, you should file a federal income tax return to get money back if any of the following conditions apply. Efile state taxes for free You had federal income tax withheld or made estimated tax payments. Efile state taxes for free You qualify for the earned income credit. Efile state taxes for free See chapter 36 for more information. Efile state taxes for free You qualify for the additional child tax credit. Efile state taxes for free See chapter 34 for more information. Efile state taxes for free You qualify for the health coverage tax credit. Efile state taxes for free See chapter 37 for more information. Efile state taxes for free You qualify for the American opportunity credit. Efile state taxes for free See chapter 35 for more information. Efile state taxes for free You qualify for the credit for federal tax on fuels. Efile state taxes for free See chapter 37 for more information. Efile state taxes for free Which Form Should I Use? You must use one of three forms to file your return: Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or Form 1040. Efile state taxes for free (But also see Does My Return Have To Be on Paper , later. Efile state taxes for free ) See the discussion under Form 1040 for when you must use that form. Efile state taxes for free Form 1040EZ Form 1040EZ is the simplest form to use. Efile state taxes for free You can use Form 1040EZ if all of the following apply. Efile state taxes for free    Your filing status is single or married filing jointly. Efile state taxes for free If you were a nonresident alien at any time in 2013, your filing status must be married filing jointly. Efile state taxes for free You (and your spouse if married filing a joint return) were under age 65 and not blind at the end of 2013. Efile state taxes for free If you were born on January 1, 1949, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2013. Efile state taxes for free You do not claim any dependents. Efile state taxes for free Your taxable income is less than $100,000. Efile state taxes for free Your income is only from wages, salaries, tips, unemployment compensation, Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, taxable scholarship and fellowship grants, and taxable interest of $1,500 or less. Efile state taxes for free You do not claim any adjustments to income, such as a deduction for IRA contributions or student loan interest. Efile state taxes for free You do not claim any credits other than the earned income credit. Efile state taxes for free You do not owe any household employment taxes on wages you paid to a household employee. Efile state taxes for free If you earned tips, they are included in boxes 5 and 7 of your Form W-2. Efile state taxes for free You are not a debtor in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed after October 16, 2005. Efile state taxes for free   You must meet all of these requirements to use Form 1040EZ. Efile state taxes for free If you do not, you must use Form 1040A or Form 1040. Efile state taxes for free Figuring tax. Efile state taxes for free   On Form 1040EZ, you can use only the tax table to figure your income tax. Efile state taxes for free You cannot use Form 1040EZ to report any other tax. Efile state taxes for free Form 1040A If you do not qualify to use Form 1040EZ, you may be able to use Form 1040A. Efile state taxes for free You can use Form 1040A if all of the following apply. Efile state taxes for free    Your income is only from: Wages, salaries, and tips, Interest, Ordinary dividends (including Alaska Permanent Fund dividends), Capital gain distributions, IRA distributions, Pensions and annuities, Unemployment compensation, Taxable social security and railroad retirement benefits, and Taxable scholarship and fellowship grants. Efile state taxes for free If you receive a capital gain distribution that includes unrecaptured section 1250 gain, section 1202 gain, or collectibles (28%) gain, you cannot use Form 1040A. Efile state taxes for free You must use Form 1040. Efile state taxes for free Your taxable income is less than $100,000. Efile state taxes for free Your adjustments to income are for only the following items. Efile state taxes for free Educator expenses. Efile state taxes for free IRA deduction. Efile state taxes for free Student loan interest deduction. Efile state taxes for free Tuition and fees. Efile state taxes for free You do not itemize your deductions. Efile state taxes for free You claim only the following tax credits. Efile state taxes for free The credit for child and dependent care expenses. Efile state taxes for free (See chapter 32. Efile state taxes for free ) The credit for the elderly or the disabled. Efile state taxes for free (See chapter 33. Efile state taxes for free ) The education credits. Efile state taxes for free (See chapter 35. Efile state taxes for free ) The retirement savings contribution credit. Efile state taxes for free (See chapter 37. Efile state taxes for free ) The child tax credit. Efile state taxes for free (See chapter 34. Efile state taxes for free ) The earned income credit. Efile state taxes for free (See chapter 36. Efile state taxes for free ) The additional child tax credit. Efile state taxes for free (See chapter 34. Efile state taxes for free ) You did not have an alternative minimum tax adjustment on stock you acquired from the exercise of an incentive stock option. Efile state taxes for free (See Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. Efile state taxes for free )   You can also use Form 1040A if you received employer-provided dependent care benefits or if you owe tax from the recapture of an education credit or the alternative minimum tax. Efile state taxes for free   You must meet all these requirements to use Form 1040A. Efile state taxes for free If you do not, you must use Form 1040. Efile state taxes for free Form 1040 If you cannot use Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A, you must use Form 1040. Efile state taxes for free You can use Form 1040 to report all types of income, deductions, and credits. Efile state taxes for free You may pay less tax by filing Form 1040 because you can take itemized deductions, some adjustments to income, and credits you cannot take on Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Efile state taxes for free You must use Form 1040 if any of the following apply. Efile state taxes for free    Your taxable income is $100,000 or more. Efile state taxes for free You itemize your deductions on Schedule A. Efile state taxes for free You had income that cannot be reported on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A, including tax-exempt interest from private activity bonds issued after August 7, 1986. Efile state taxes for free You claim any adjustments to gross income other than the adjustments listed earlier under Form 1040A. Efile state taxes for free Your Form W-2, box 12, shows uncollected employee tax (social security and Medicare tax) on tips (see chapter 6) or group-term life insurance (see chapter 5). Efile state taxes for free You received $20 or more in tips in any 1 month and did not report all of them to your employer. Efile state taxes for free (See chapter 6. Efile state taxes for free ) You were a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico and exclude income from sources in Puerto Rico. Efile state taxes for free You claim any credits other than the credits listed earlier under Form 1040A. Efile state taxes for free You owe the excise tax on insider stock compensation from an expatriated corporation. Efile state taxes for free Your Form W-2 shows an amount in box 12 with a code Z. Efile state taxes for free You had a qualified health savings account funding distribution from your IRA. Efile state taxes for free You are an employee and your employer did not withhold social security and Medicare tax. Efile state taxes for free You have to file other forms with your return to report certain exclusions, taxes, or transactions, such as Form 8959 or Form 8960. Efile state taxes for free You are a debtor in a bankruptcy case filed after October 16, 2005. Efile state taxes for free You must repay the first-time homebuyer credit. Efile state taxes for free You have adjusted gross income of more than $150,000 and must reduce the dollar amount of your exemptions. Efile state taxes for free Does My Return Have To Be on Paper? You may be able to file a paperless return using IRS e-file (electronic filing). Efile state taxes for free If your 2013 adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than a certain amount, you are eligible for Free File. Efile state taxes for free See your tax return instructions for details. Efile state taxes for free If you do not qualify for Free File, then you should check out IRS. Efile state taxes for free gov for low-cost e-file options or Free File Fillable Forms. Efile state taxes for free IRS e-file Table 1-4 lists the benefits of IRS e-file. Efile state taxes for free IRS e-file uses automation to replace most of the manual steps needed to process paper returns. Efile state taxes for free As a result, the processing of e-file returns is faster and more accurate than the processing of paper returns. Efile state taxes for free However, as with a paper return, you are responsible for making sure your return contains accurate information and is filed on time. Efile state taxes for free Using e-file does not affect your chances of an IRS examination of your return. Efile state taxes for free Free File Fillable Forms. Efile state taxes for free   If you do not need the help of a tax preparer, then Free File Fillable Forms may be for you. Efile state taxes for free These forms: Do not have an income requirement so everyone is eligible, Are easy to use, Perform basic math calculations, Are available only at IRS. Efile state taxes for free gov, and Apply only to a federal tax return. Efile state taxes for free Electronic return signatures. Efile state taxes for free   To file your return electronically, you must sign the return electronically using a personal identification number (PIN). Efile state taxes for free If you are filing online, you must use a Self-Select PIN. Efile state taxes for free If you are filing electronically using a tax practitioner, you can use a Self-Select PIN or a Practitioner PIN. Efile state taxes for free Self-Select PIN. Efile state taxes for free   The Self-Select PIN method allows you to create your own PIN. Efile state taxes for free If you are married filing jointly, you and your spouse will each need to create a PIN and enter these PINs as your electronic signatures. Efile state taxes for free   A PIN is any combination of five digits you choose except five zeros. Efile state taxes for free If you use a PIN, there is nothing to sign and nothing to mail—not even your Forms W-2. Efile state taxes for free   To verify your identity, you will be prompted to enter your adjusted gross income (AGI) from your originally filed 2012 federal income tax return, if applicable. Efile state taxes for free Do not use your AGI from an amended return (Form 1040X) or a math error correction made by the IRS. Efile state taxes for free AGI is the amount shown on your 2012 Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040EZ, line 4. Efile state taxes for free If you do not have your 2012 income tax return, you can quickly request a transcript by using our automated self-service tool. Efile state taxes for free Visit us at IRS. Efile state taxes for free gov and click on Order a Return or Account Transcript or call 1-800-908-9946 to get a free transcript of your return. Efile state taxes for free (If you filed electronically last year, you may use your prior year PIN to verify your identity instead of your prior year AGI. Efile state taxes for free The prior year PIN is the five digit PIN you used to electronically sign your 2012 return. Efile state taxes for free ) You will also be prompted to enter your date of birth. Efile state taxes for free Table 1-4. Efile state taxes for free Benefits of IRS e-file • Free File allows qualified taxpayers to prepare and e-file their own tax returns for free. Efile state taxes for free • Free File is available in English and Spanish. Efile state taxes for free • Free File is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Efile state taxes for free • Get your refund faster by e-filing using Direct Deposit. Efile state taxes for free • Sign electronically with a secure self-selected PIN and file a completely paperless return. Efile state taxes for free • Receive an acknowledgement that your return was received and accepted. Efile state taxes for free • If you owe, you can e-file and pay electronically either online or by phone, using your bank account or a credit or debit card. Efile state taxes for free You can also file a return early and pay the amount you owe by the due date of your return. Efile state taxes for free • Save time by preparing and e-filing federal and state returns together. Efile state taxes for free • IRS computers quickly and automatically check for errors or other missing information. Efile state taxes for free • Help the environment, use less paper, and save taxpayer money—it costs less to process an e-filed return than a paper return. Efile state taxes for free You cannot use the Self-Select PIN method if you are a first-time filer under age 16 at the end of 2013. Efile state taxes for free If you cannot locate your prior year AGI or prior year PIN, use the Electronic Filing PIN Request. Efile state taxes for free This can be found at IRS. Efile state taxes for free gov. Efile state taxes for free Click on Request an Electronic Filing PIN. Efile state taxes for free Or you can call 1-866-704-7388. Efile state taxes for free Practitioner PIN. Efile state taxes for free   The Practitioner PIN method allows you to authorize your tax practitioner to enter or generate your PIN. Efile state taxes for free The practitioner can provide you with details. Efile state taxes for free Form 8453. Efile state taxes for free   You must send in a paper Form 8453 if you have to attach certain forms or other documents that cannot be electronically filed. Efile state taxes for free For details, see Form 8453. Efile state taxes for free For more details, visit www. Efile state taxes for free irs. Efile state taxes for free gov/efile and click on “ Individuals. Efile state taxes for free ” Identity Protection PIN. Efile state taxes for free   If the IRS gave you an identity protection personal identification number (PIN) because you were a victim of identity theft, enter it in the spaces provided on your tax form. Efile state taxes for free If the IRS has not given you this type of number, leave these spaces blank. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040A or Form 1040. Efile state taxes for free Power of attorney. Efile state taxes for free   If an agent is signing your return for you, a power of attorney (POA) must be filed. Efile state taxes for free Attach the POA to Form 8453 and file it using that form's instructions. Efile state taxes for free See Signatures , later, for more information on POAs. Efile state taxes for free State returns. Efile state taxes for free   In most states, you can file an electronic state return simultaneously with your federal return. Efile state taxes for free For more information, check with your local IRS office, state tax agency, tax professional, or the IRS website at  www. Efile state taxes for free irs. Efile state taxes for free gov/efile. Efile state taxes for free Refunds. Efile state taxes for free   You can have a refund check mailed to you, or you can have your refund deposited directly to your checking or savings account or split among two or three accounts. Efile state taxes for free With e-file, your refund will be issued faster than if you filed on paper. Efile state taxes for free   As with a paper return, you may not get all of your refund if you owe certain past-due amounts, such as federal tax, state income tax, state unemployment compensation debts, child support, spousal support, or certain other federal nontax debts, such as student loans. Efile state taxes for free See Offset against debts under Refunds, later. Efile state taxes for free Refund inquiries. Efile state taxes for free   Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return. Efile state taxes for free See Refund Information , later. Efile state taxes for free Amount you owe. Efile state taxes for free   To avoid late-payment penalties and interest, pay your taxes in full by April 15, 2014. Efile state taxes for free See How To Pay , later, for information on how to pay the amount you owe. Efile state taxes for free Using Your Personal Computer You can file your tax return in a fast, easy, and convenient way using your personal computer. Efile state taxes for free A computer with Internet access and tax preparation software are all you need. Efile state taxes for free Best of all, you can e-file from the comfort of your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Efile state taxes for free IRS approved tax preparation software is available for online use on the Internet, for download from the Internet, and in retail stores. Efile state taxes for free For information, visit www. Efile state taxes for free irs. Efile state taxes for free gov/efile. Efile state taxes for free Through Employers and Financial Institutions Some businesses offer free e-file to their employees, members, or customers. Efile state taxes for free Others offer it for a fee. Efile state taxes for free Ask your employer or financial institution if they offer IRS e-file as an employee, member, or customer benefit. Efile state taxes for free Free Help With Your Return Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-trained volunteers. Efile state taxes for free The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low to moderate income taxpayers and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 or older with their tax returns. Efile state taxes for free Many VITA sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about the credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Efile state taxes for free To find a site near you, call 1-800-906-9887. Efile state taxes for free Or to find the nearest AARP TaxAide site, visit AARP's website at www. Efile state taxes for free aarp. Efile state taxes for free org/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Efile state taxes for free For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Efile state taxes for free gov and enter keyword “VITA” in the search box. Efile state taxes for free Using a Tax Professional Many tax professionals electronically file tax returns for their clients. Efile state taxes for free You may personally enter your PIN or complete Form 8879, IRS e-file Signature Authorization, to authorize the tax professional to enter your PIN on your return. Efile state taxes for free Note. Efile state taxes for free Tax professionals may charge a fee for IRS e-file. Efile state taxes for free Fees can vary depending on the professional and the specific services rendered. Efile state taxes for free When Do I Have To File? April 15, 2014, is the due date for filing your 2013 income tax return if you use the calendar year. Efile state taxes for free For a quick view of due dates for filing a return with or without an extension of time to file (discussed later), see Table 1-5. Efile state taxes for free Table 1-5. Efile state taxes for free When To File Your 2013 Return For U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizens and residents who file returns on a calendar year. Efile state taxes for free   For Most Taxpayers For Certain Taxpayers Outside the U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free No extension requested April 15, 2014 June 16, 2014 Automatic extension October 15, 2014 October 15, 2014 If you use a fiscal year (a year ending on the last day of any month except December, or a 52-53-week year), your income tax return is due by the 15th day of the 4th month after the close of your fiscal year. Efile state taxes for free When the due date for doing any act for tax purposes—filing a return, paying taxes, etc. Efile state taxes for free —falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is delayed until the next business day. Efile state taxes for free Filing paper returns on time. Efile state taxes for free   Your paper return is filed on time if it is mailed in an envelope that is properly addressed, has enough postage, and is postmarked by the due date. Efile state taxes for free If you send your return by registered mail, the date of the registration is the postmark date. Efile state taxes for free The registration is evidence that the return was delivered. Efile state taxes for free If you send a return by certified mail and have your receipt postmarked by a postal employee, the date on the receipt is the postmark date. Efile state taxes for free The postmarked certified mail receipt is evidence that the return was delivered. Efile state taxes for free Private delivery services. Efile state taxes for free   If you use a private delivery service designated by the IRS to send your return, the postmark date generally is the date the private delivery service records in its database or marks on the mailing label. Efile state taxes for free The private delivery service can tell you how to get written proof of this date. Efile state taxes for free   For the IRS mailing address to use if you are using a private delivery service, go to IRS. Efile state taxes for free gov and enter “private delivery service” in the search box. Efile state taxes for free   The following are designated private delivery services. Efile state taxes for free DHL Express (DHL): Same Day Service. Efile state taxes for free Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. Efile state taxes for free United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. Efile state taxes for free M. Efile state taxes for free , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. Efile state taxes for free Filing electronic returns on time. Efile state taxes for free   If you use IRS e-file, your return is considered filed on time if the authorized electronic return transmitter postmarks the transmission by the due date. Efile state taxes for free An authorized electronic return transmitter is a participant in the IRS e-file program that transmits electronic tax return information directly to the IRS. Efile state taxes for free   The electronic postmark is a record of when the authorized electronic return transmitter received the transmission of your electronically filed return on its host system. Efile state taxes for free The date and time in your time zone controls whether your electronically filed return is timely. Efile state taxes for free Filing late. Efile state taxes for free   If you do not file your return by the due date, you may have to pay a failure-to-file penalty and interest. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see Penalties , later. Efile state taxes for free Also see Interest under Amount You Owe. Efile state taxes for free   If you were due a refund but you did not file a return, you generally must file within 3 years from the date the return was due (including extensions) to get that refund. Efile state taxes for free Nonresident alien. Efile state taxes for free    If you are a nonresident alien and earn wages subject to U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free income tax withholding, your 2013 U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free income tax return (Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ) is due by: April 15, 2014, if you use a calendar year, or The 15th day of the 4th month after the end of your fiscal year if you use a fiscal year. Efile state taxes for free   If you do not earn wages subject to U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free income tax withholding, your return is due by: June 16, 2014, if you use a calendar year, or The 15th day of the 6th month after the end of your fiscal year, if you use a fiscal year. Efile state taxes for free See Publication 519 for more filing information. Efile state taxes for free Filing for a decedent. Efile state taxes for free   If you must file a final income tax return for a taxpayer who died during the year (a decedent), the return is due by the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of the decedent's normal tax year. Efile state taxes for free See Publication 559. Efile state taxes for free Extensions of Time To File You may be able to get an extension of time to file your return. Efile state taxes for free There are three types of situations where you may qualify for an extension: Automatic extensions, You are outside the United States, or You are serving in a combat zone. Efile state taxes for free Automatic Extension If you cannot file your 2013 return by the due date, you may be able to get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file. Efile state taxes for free Example. Efile state taxes for free If your return is due on April 15, 2014, you will have until October 15, 2014, to file. Efile state taxes for free If you do not pay the tax due by the regular due date (generally, April 15), you will owe interest. Efile state taxes for free You may also be charged penalties, discussed later. Efile state taxes for free How to get the automatic extension. Efile state taxes for free   You can get the automatic extension by: Using IRS e-file (electronic filing), or Filing a paper form. Efile state taxes for free E-file options. Efile state taxes for free   There are two ways you can use e-file to get an extension of time to file. Efile state taxes for free Complete Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free Individual Income Tax Return, to use as a worksheet. Efile state taxes for free If you think you may owe tax when you file your return, use Part II of the form to estimate your balance due. Efile state taxes for free If you e-file Form 4868 to the IRS, do not also send a paper Form 4868. Efile state taxes for free E-file using your personal computer or a tax professional. Efile state taxes for free    You can use a tax software package with your personal computer or a tax professional to file Form 4868 electronically. Efile state taxes for free You will need to provide certain information from your tax return for 2012. Efile state taxes for free If you wish to make a payment by direct transfer from your bank account, see Pay online , under How To Pay, later in this chapter. Efile state taxes for free E-file and pay by credit or debit card or by direct transfer from your bank account. Efile state taxes for free   You can get an extension by paying part or all of your estimate of tax due by using a credit or debit card or by direct transfer from your bank account. Efile state taxes for free You can do this by phone or over the Internet. Efile state taxes for free You do not file Form 4868. Efile state taxes for free See Pay online , under How To Pay, later in this chapter. Efile state taxes for free Filing a paper Form 4868. Efile state taxes for free   You can get an extension of time to file by filing a paper Form 4868. Efile state taxes for free Mail it to the address shown in the form instructions. Efile state taxes for free   If you want to make a payment with the form, make your check or money order payable to “United States Treasury. Efile state taxes for free ” Write your SSN, daytime phone number, and “2013 Form 4868” on your check or money order. Efile state taxes for free When to file. Efile state taxes for free   You must request the automatic extension by the due date for your return. Efile state taxes for free You can file your return any time before the 6-month extension period ends. Efile state taxes for free When you file your return. Efile state taxes for free   Enter any payment you made related to the extension of time to file on Form 1040, line 68. Efile state taxes for free If you file Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A, include that payment in your total payments on Form 1040EZ, line 9, or Form 1040A, line 41. Efile state taxes for free Also enter “Form 4868” and the amount paid in the space to the left of line 9 or line 41. Efile state taxes for free Individuals Outside the United States You are allowed an automatic 2-month extension, without filing Form 4868, (until June 16, 2014, if you use the calendar year) to file your 2013 return and pay any federal income tax due if: You are a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizen or resident, and On the due date of your return: You are living outside the United States and Puerto Rico, and your main place of business or post of duty is outside the United States and Puerto Rico, or You are in military or naval service on duty outside the United States and  Puerto Rico. Efile state taxes for free However, if you pay the tax due after the regular due date (generally, April 15), interest will be charged from that date until the date the tax is paid. Efile state taxes for free If you served in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area, you may be eligible for a longer extension of time to file. Efile state taxes for free See Individuals Serving in Combat Zone , later, for special rules that apply to you. Efile state taxes for free Married taxpayers. Efile state taxes for free   If you file a joint return, only one spouse has to qualify for this automatic extension. Efile state taxes for free If you and your spouse file separate returns, this automatic extension applies only to the spouse who qualifies. Efile state taxes for free How to get the extension. Efile state taxes for free   To use this automatic extension, you must attach a statement to your return explaining what situation qualified you for the extension. Efile state taxes for free (See the situations listed under (2), earlier. Efile state taxes for free ) Extensions beyond 2 months. Efile state taxes for free   If you cannot file your return within the automatic 2-month extension period, you may be able to get an additional 4-month extension, for a total of 6 months. Efile state taxes for free File Form 4868 and check the box on line 8. Efile state taxes for free No further extension. Efile state taxes for free   An extension of more than 6 months will generally not be granted. Efile state taxes for free However, if you are outside the United States and meet certain tests, you may be granted a longer extension. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see When To File and Pay in Publication 54. Efile state taxes for free Individuals Serving in Combat Zone The deadline for filing your tax return, paying any tax you may owe, and filing a claim for refund is automatically extended if you serve in a combat zone. Efile state taxes for free This applies to members of the Armed Forces, as well as merchant marines serving aboard vessels under the operational control of the Department of Defense, Red Cross personnel, accredited correspondents, and civilians under the direction of the Armed Forces in support of the Armed Forces. Efile state taxes for free Combat zone. Efile state taxes for free   For purposes of the automatic extension, the term “combat zone” includes the following areas. Efile state taxes for free The Arabian peninsula area, effective January 17, 1991. Efile state taxes for free The Kosovo area, effective March 24, 1999. Efile state taxes for free Afghanistan area, effective September 19, 2001. Efile state taxes for free   See Publication 3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide, for more detailed information on the locations comprising each combat zone. Efile state taxes for free The publication also has information about other tax benefits available to military personnel serving in a combat zone. Efile state taxes for free Extension period. Efile state taxes for free   The deadline for filing your return, paying any tax due, and filing a claim for refund is extended for at least 180 days after the later of: The last day you are in a combat zone or the last day the area qualifies as a combat zone, or The last day of any continuous qualified hospitalization for injury from service in the combat zone. Efile state taxes for free   In addition to the 180 days, your deadline is also extended by the number of days you had left to take action with the IRS when you entered the combat zone. Efile state taxes for free For example, you have 3½ months (January 1 – April 15) to file your tax return. Efile state taxes for free Any days left in this period when you entered the combat zone (or the entire 3½ months if you entered it before the beginning of the year) are added to the 180 days. Efile state taxes for free See Extension of Deadlines in Publication 3 for more information. Efile state taxes for free   The rules on the extension for filing your return also apply when you are deployed outside the United States (away from your permanent duty station) while participating in a designated contingency operation. Efile state taxes for free How Do I Prepare My Return? This section explains how to get ready to fill in your tax return and when to report your income and expenses. Efile state taxes for free It also explains how to complete certain sections of the form. Efile state taxes for free You may find Table 1-6 helpful when you prepare your paper return. Efile state taxes for free Table 1-6. Efile state taxes for free Six Steps for Preparing Your Paper Return 1 — Get your records together for income and expenses. Efile state taxes for free 2 — Get the forms, schedules, and publications you need. Efile state taxes for free 3 — Fill in your return. Efile state taxes for free 4 — Check your return to make sure it is correct. Efile state taxes for free 5 — Sign and date your return. Efile state taxes for free 6 — Attach all required forms and schedules. Efile state taxes for free Electronic returns. Efile state taxes for free   For information you may find useful in preparing a paperless return, see Does My Return Have To Be on Paper , earlier. Efile state taxes for free Substitute tax forms. Efile state taxes for free   You cannot use your own version of a tax form unless it meets the requirements explained in Publication 1167, General Rules and Specifications for Substitute Forms and Schedules. Efile state taxes for free Form W-2. Efile state taxes for free   If you were an employee, you should receive Form W-2 from your employer. Efile state taxes for free You will need the information from this form to prepare your return. Efile state taxes for free See Form W-2 under Credit for Withholding and Estimated Tax in chapter 4. Efile state taxes for free   Your employer is required to provide or send Form W-2 to you no later than January 31, 2014. Efile state taxes for free If it is mailed, you should allow adequate time to receive it before contacting your employer. Efile state taxes for free If you still do not get the form by February 15, the IRS can help you by requesting the form from your employer. Efile state taxes for free When you request IRS help, be prepared to provide the following information. Efile state taxes for free Your name, address (including ZIP code), and phone number. Efile state taxes for free Your SSN. Efile state taxes for free Your dates of employment. Efile state taxes for free Your employer's name, address (including ZIP code), and phone number. Efile state taxes for free Form 1099. Efile state taxes for free   If you received certain types of income, you may receive a Form 1099. Efile state taxes for free For example, if you received taxable interest of $10 or more, the payer is required to provide or send Form 1099 to you no later than January 31, 2014 (or by February 18, 2014, if furnished by a broker). Efile state taxes for free If it is mailed, you should allow adequate time to receive it before contacting the payer. Efile state taxes for free If you still do not get the form by February 18 (or by March 5, 2014, if furnished by a broker), call the IRS for help. Efile state taxes for free When Do I Report My Income and Expenses? You must figure your taxable income on the basis of a tax year. Efile state taxes for free A “tax year” is an annual accounting period used for keeping records and reporting income and expenses. Efile state taxes for free You must account for your income and expenses in a way that clearly shows your taxable income. Efile state taxes for free The way you do this is called an accounting method. Efile state taxes for free This section explains which accounting periods and methods you can use. Efile state taxes for free Accounting Periods Most individual tax returns cover a calendar year—the 12 months from January 1 through December 31. Efile state taxes for free If you do not use a calendar year, your accounting period is a fiscal year. Efile state taxes for free A regular fiscal year is a 12-month period that ends on the last day of any month except December. Efile state taxes for free A 52-53-week fiscal year varies from 52 to 53 weeks and always ends on the same day of the week. Efile state taxes for free You choose your accounting period (tax year) when you file your first income tax return. Efile state taxes for free It cannot be longer than 12 months. Efile state taxes for free More information. Efile state taxes for free   For more information on accounting periods, including how to change your accounting period, see Publication 538, Accounting Periods and Methods. Efile state taxes for free Accounting Methods Your accounting method is the way you account for your income and expenses. Efile state taxes for free Most taxpayers use either the cash method or an accrual method. Efile state taxes for free You choose a method when you file your first income tax return. Efile state taxes for free If you want to change your accounting method after that, you generally must get IRS approval. Efile state taxes for free Cash method. Efile state taxes for free   If you use this method, report all items of income in the year in which you actually or constructively receive them. Efile state taxes for free Generally, you deduct all expenses in the year you actually pay them. Efile state taxes for free This is the method most individual taxpayers use. Efile state taxes for free Constructive receipt. Efile state taxes for free   Generally, you constructively receive income when it is credited to your account or set apart in any way that makes it available to you. Efile state taxes for free You do not need to have physical possession of it. Efile state taxes for free For example, interest credited to your bank account on December 31, 2013, is taxable income to you in 2013 if you could have withdrawn it in 2013 (even if the amount is not entered in your records or withdrawn until 2014). Efile state taxes for free Garnisheed wages. Efile state taxes for free   If your employer uses your wages to pay your debts, or if your wages are attached or garnisheed, the full amount is constructively received by you. Efile state taxes for free You must include these wages in income for the year you would have received them. Efile state taxes for free Debts paid for you. Efile state taxes for free   If another person cancels or pays your debts (but not as a gift or loan), you have constructively received the amount and generally must include it in your gross income for the year. Efile state taxes for free See Canceled Debts in chapter 12 for more information. Efile state taxes for free Payment to third party. Efile state taxes for free   If a third party is paid income from property you own, you have constructively received the income. Efile state taxes for free It is the same as if you had actually received the income and paid it to the third party. Efile state taxes for free Payment to an agent. Efile state taxes for free   Income an agent receives for you is income you constructively received in the year the agent receives it. Efile state taxes for free If you indicate in a contract that your income is to be paid to another person, you must include the amount in your gross income when the other person receives it. Efile state taxes for free Check received or available. Efile state taxes for free   A valid check that was made available to you before the end of the tax year is constructively received by you in that year. Efile state taxes for free A check that was “made available to you” includes a check you have already received, but not cashed or deposited. Efile state taxes for free It also includes, for example, your last paycheck of the year that your employer made available for you to pick up at the office before the end of the year. Efile state taxes for free It is constructively received by you in that year whether or not you pick it up before the end of the year or wait to receive it by mail after the end of the year. Efile state taxes for free No constructive receipt. Efile state taxes for free   There may be facts to show that you did not constructively receive income. Efile state taxes for free Example. Efile state taxes for free Alice Johnson, a teacher, agreed to her school board's condition that, in her absence, she would receive only the difference between her regular salary and the salary of a substitute teacher hired by the school board. Efile state taxes for free Therefore, Alice did not constructively receive the amount by which her salary was reduced to pay the substitute teacher. Efile state taxes for free Accrual method. Efile state taxes for free   If you use an accrual method, you generally report income when you earn it, rather than when you receive it. Efile state taxes for free You generally deduct your expenses when you incur them, rather than when you pay them. Efile state taxes for free Income paid in advance. Efile state taxes for free   An advance payment of income is generally included in gross income in the year you receive it. Efile state taxes for free Your method of accounting does not matter as long as the income is available to you. Efile state taxes for free An advance payment may include rent or interest you receive in advance and pay for services you will perform later. Efile state taxes for free   A limited deferral until the next tax year may be allowed for certain advance payments. Efile state taxes for free See Publication 538 for specific information. Efile state taxes for free Additional information. Efile state taxes for free   For more information on accounting methods, including how to change your accounting method, see Publication 538. Efile state taxes for free Social Security Number (SSN) You must enter your SSN on your return. Efile state taxes for free If you are married, enter the SSNs for both you and your spouse, whether you file jointly or separately. Efile state taxes for free If you are filing a joint return, include the SSNs in the same order as the names. Efile state taxes for free Use this same order in submitting other forms and documents to the IRS. Efile state taxes for free Check that both the name and SSN on your Form 1040, W-2, and 1099 agree with your social security card. Efile state taxes for free If they do not, certain deductions and credits on your Form 1040 may be reduced or disallowed and you may not receive credit for your social security earnings. Efile state taxes for free If your Form W-2 shows an incorrect SSN or name, notify your employer or the form-issuing agent as soon as possible to make sure your earnings are credited to your social security record. Efile state taxes for free If the name or SSN on your social security card is incorrect, call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213. Efile state taxes for free Name change. Efile state taxes for free   If you changed your name because of marriage, divorce, etc. Efile state taxes for free , be sure to report the change to your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office before filing your return. Efile state taxes for free This prevents delays in processing your return and issuing refunds. Efile state taxes for free It also safeguards your future social security benefits. Efile state taxes for free Dependent's SSN. Efile state taxes for free   You must provide the SSN of each dependent you claim, regardless of the dependent's age. Efile state taxes for free This requirement applies to all dependents (not just your children) claimed on your tax return. Efile state taxes for free Exception. Efile state taxes for free    If your child was born and died in 2013 and did not have an SSN, enter “DIED” in column (2) of line 6c (Form 1040 or 1040A) and include a copy of the child's birth certificate, death certificate, or hospital records. Efile state taxes for free The document must show that the child was born alive. Efile state taxes for free No SSN. Efile state taxes for free   File Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, with your local SSA office to get an SSN for yourself or your dependent. Efile state taxes for free It usually takes about 2 weeks to get an SSN. Efile state taxes for free If you or your dependent is not eligible for an SSN, see Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) , later. Efile state taxes for free   If you are a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizen or resident alien, you must show proof of age, identity, and citizenship or alien status with your Form SS-5. Efile state taxes for free If you are 12 or older and have never been assigned an SSN, you must appear in person with this proof at an SSA office. Efile state taxes for free   Form SS-5 is available at any SSA office, on the Internet at www. Efile state taxes for free socialsecurity. Efile state taxes for free gov, or by calling 1-800-772-1213. Efile state taxes for free If you have any questions about which documents you can use as proof of age, identity, or citizenship, contact your SSA office. Efile state taxes for free   If your dependent does not have an SSN by the time your return is due, you may want to ask for an extension of time to file, as explained earlier under When Do I Have To File . Efile state taxes for free   If you do not provide a required SSN or if you provide an incorrect SSN, your tax may be increased and any refund may be reduced. Efile state taxes for free Adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). Efile state taxes for free   If you are in the process of adopting a child who is a U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free citizen or resident and cannot get an SSN for the child until the adoption is final, you can apply for an ATIN to use instead of an SSN. Efile state taxes for free    File Form W-7A, Application for Taxpayer Identification Number for Pending U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free Adoptions, with the IRS to get an ATIN if all of the following are true. Efile state taxes for free You have a child living with you who was placed in your home for legal adoption. Efile state taxes for free You cannot get the child's existing SSN even though you have made a reasonable attempt to get it from the birth parents, the placement agency, and other persons. Efile state taxes for free You cannot get an SSN for the child from the SSA because, for example, the adoption is not final. Efile state taxes for free You are eligible to claim the child as a dependent on your tax return. Efile state taxes for free After the adoption is final, you must apply for an SSN for the child. Efile state taxes for free You cannot continue using the ATIN. Efile state taxes for free   See Form W-7A for more information. Efile state taxes for free Nonresident alien spouse. Efile state taxes for free   If your spouse is a nonresident alien, your spouse must have either an SSN or an ITIN if: You file a joint return, You file a separate return and claim an exemption for your spouse, or Your spouse is filing a separate return. Efile state taxes for free If your spouse is not eligible for an SSN, see the following discussion on ITINs. Efile state taxes for free Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Efile state taxes for free   The IRS will issue you an ITIN if you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have and are not eligible to get an SSN. Efile state taxes for free This also applies to an alien spouse or dependent. Efile state taxes for free To apply for an ITIN, file Form W-7 with the IRS. Efile state taxes for free It usually takes about 6 to 10 weeks to get an ITIN. Efile state taxes for free Enter the ITIN on your tax return wherever an SSN is requested. Efile state taxes for free    If you are applying for an ITIN for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent in order to file your tax return, attach your completed tax return to your Form W-7. Efile state taxes for free See the Form W-7 instructions for how and where to file. Efile state taxes for free You cannot e-file a return using an ITIN in the calendar year the ITIN is issued; however, you can e-file returns in the following years. Efile state taxes for free ITIN for tax use only. Efile state taxes for free   An ITIN is for tax use only. Efile state taxes for free It does not entitle you or your dependent to social security benefits or change the employment or immigration status of either of you under U. Efile state taxes for free S. Efile state taxes for free law. Efile state taxes for free Penalty for not providing social security number. Efile state taxes for free   If you do not include your SSN or the SSN of your spouse or dependent as required, you may have to pay a penalty. Efile state taxes for free See the discussion on Penalties , later, for more information. Efile state taxes for free SSN on correspondence. Efile state taxes for free   If you write to the IRS about your tax account, be sure to include your SSN (and the name and SSN of your spouse, if you filed a joint return) in your correspondence. Efile state taxes for free Because your SSN is used to identify your account, this helps the IRS respond to your correspondence promptly. Efile state taxes for free Presidential Election Campaign Fund This fund helps pay for Presidential election campaigns. Efile state taxes for free If you want $3 to go to this fund, check the box. Efile state taxes for free If you are filing a joint return, your spouse can also have $3 go to the fund. Efile state taxes for free If you check a box, your tax or refund will not change. Efile state taxes for free Computations The following information may be useful in making the return easier to complete. Efile state taxes for free Rounding off dollars. Efile state taxes for free   You can round off cents to whole dollars on your return and schedules. Efile state taxes for free If you do round to whole dollars, you must round all amounts. Efile state taxes for free To round, drop amounts under 50 cents and increase amounts from 50 to 99 cents to the next dollar. Efile state taxes for free For example, $1. Efile state taxes for free 39 becomes $1 and $2. Efile state taxes for free 50 becomes $3. Efile state taxes for free   If you have to add two or more amounts to figure the amount to enter on a line, include cents when adding the amounts and round off only the total. Efile state taxes for free Example. Efile state taxes for free You receive two Forms W-2: one showing wages of $5,000. Efile state taxes for free 55 and one showing wages of $18,500. Efile state taxes for free 73. Efile state taxes for free On Form 1040, line 7, you would enter $23,501 ($5,000. Efile state taxes for free 55 + $18,500. Efile state taxes for free 73 = $23,501. Efile state taxes for free 28), not $23,502 ($5,001 + $18,501). Efile state taxes for free Equal amounts. Efile state taxes for free   If you are asked to enter the smaller or larger of two equal amounts, enter that amount. Efile state taxes for free Example. Efile state taxes for free Line 1 is $500. Efile state taxes for free Line 3 is $500. Efile state taxes for free Line 5 asks you to enter the smaller of line 1 or 3. Efile state taxes for free Enter $500 on line 5. Efile state taxes for free Negative amounts. Efile state taxes for free   If you file a paper return and you need to enter a negative amount, put the amount in parentheses rather than using a minus sign. Efile state taxes for free To combine positive and negative amounts, add all the positive amounts together and then subtract the negative amounts. Efile state taxes for free Attachments Depending on the form you file and the items reported on your return, you may have to complete additional schedules and forms and attach them to your paper return. Efile state taxes for free You may be able to file a paperless return using IRS e-file. Efile state taxes for free There's nothing to attach or mail, not even your Forms W-2. Efile state taxes for free See Does My Return Have To Be on Paper, earlier. Efile state taxes for free Form W-2. Efile state taxes for free   Form W-2 is a statement from your employer of wages and other compensation paid to you and taxes withheld from your pay. Efile state taxes for free You should have a Form W-2 from each employer. Efile state taxes for free If you file a paper return, be sure to attach a copy of Form W-2 in the place indicated on the front page of your return. Efile state taxes for free Attach it to the front page of your paper return, not to any attachments. Efile state taxes for free For more information, see Form W-2 in chapter 4. Efile state taxes for free   If you received a Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Efile state taxes for free , showing federal income tax withheld, and you file a paper return, attach a copy of that form in the place indicated on the front page of your return. Efile state taxes for free Form 1040EZ. Efile state taxes for free   There are no additional schedules to file with Form 1040EZ. Efile state taxes for free Form 1040A. Efile state taxes for free   If you file a paper return, attach any forms and schedules behind Form 1040A in order of the “Attachment Sequence Number” shown in the upper right corner of the form or schedule. Efile state taxes for free Then arrange all other statements or attachments in the same order as the forms and schedules they relate to and attach them last. Efile state taxes for free Do not attach items unless required to do so. Efile state taxes for free Form 1040. Efile state taxes for free   If you file a paper return, attach any forms and schedules behind Form 1040 in order of the “Attachment Sequence Number” shown in the upper right corner of the form or schedule. Efile state taxes for free Then arrange all other statements or attachments in the same order as the forms and schedules they relate to and attach them last. Efile state taxes for free Do not attach items unless required to do so. Efile state taxes for free Third Party Designee You can authorize the IRS to discuss your return with your preparer, a friend, family member, or any other person you choose. Efile state taxes for free If you check the “Yes” box in the Third party designee area of your 2013 tax return and provide the information required, you are authorizing: The IRS to call the designee to answer any questions that arise during the processing of your return, and The designee to: Give information that is missing from your return to the IRS, Call the IRS for information about th
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