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Federal 1040ez online   Figure your adjusted filing requirement by adding the amount of your allowable standard deduction to the amount of your personal exemption. Federal 1040ez online You must file a U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online income tax return if your gross income is at least the amount shown on line 3 of the following worksheet. Federal 1040ez online    1. Federal 1040ez online Enter the allowable standard deduction you figured earlier under Allowable standard deduction . Federal 1040ez online If your filing status is married filing separately, enter -0-   2. Federal 1040ez online Personal exemption. Federal 1040ez online If your filing status is married filing jointly, enter $7,800; if someone can claim you as a dependent, enter -0-; otherwise, enter $3,900   3. Federal 1040ez online Add lines 1 and 2. Federal 1040ez online You must file a U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online income tax return if your gross income from sources outside the relevant possession is at least this amount   Table 4-1. Federal 1040ez online 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers IF your filing status is. Federal 1040ez online . Federal 1040ez online . Federal 1040ez online AND at the end of 2013 you were*. Federal 1040ez online . Federal 1040ez online . Federal 1040ez online THEN file a return if your gross income** was at least. Federal 1040ez online . Federal 1040ez online . Federal 1040ez online 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. 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Federal 1040ez online You determine the amount of each deduction that you can claim on your Schedule A (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions, by multiplying the deduction by the fraction shown under Figuring the deduction , earlier under Deductions if Possession Income is Excluded. Federal 1040ez online   Medical Expenses   $60,000$80,000 × $4,000 = $3,000  (enter on line 1  of Schedule A)     Real Estate Taxes   $60,000$80,000 × $5,000 = $3,750  (enter on line 6  of Schedule A)     Home Mortgage Interest   $60,000$80,000 × $6,000 = $4,500  (enter on line 10 or 11 of  Schedule A)     Charitable Contributions (cash contributions)   $60,000$80,000 × $1,000 = $750  (enter on line 16 of Schedule A)   Enter on Schedule A (Form 1040) only the allowable portion of each deduction. Federal 1040ez online Overall limitation on itemized deductions. 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Federal 1040ez online tax return, you can claim a foreign tax credit for income taxes paid to the possession on that income. Federal 1040ez online However, you cannot claim a foreign tax credit for taxes paid on possession income that is excluded on your U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online tax return. Federal 1040ez online The foreign tax credit is generally figured on Form 1116. Federal 1040ez online If you have income, such as U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online Government wages, that is not excludable, and you also have possession source income that is excludable, you must figure the credit by reducing your foreign taxes paid or accrued by the taxes based on the excluded income. Federal 1040ez online You make this reduction for each separate income category. Federal 1040ez online To find the amount of this reduction, use the following formula for each income category. 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Federal 1040ez online income tax return must otherwise be filed). Federal 1040ez online Bona fide residents of the possessions discussed in this publication are considered U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online residents for this purpose and are subject to the self-employment tax. Federal 1040ez online Forms to file. Federal 1040ez online   If you have net self-employment income and are subject to self-employment tax, file one of the following with the United States. Federal 1040ez online If you are required to file Form 1040 with the United States, complete Schedule SE (Form 1040) and attach it to your Form 1040. Federal 1040ez online If you are not required to file Form 1040 with the United States and you are a bona fide resident of American Samoa, the CNMI, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the USVI, file Form 1040-SS. Federal 1040ez online If you are a resident of Puerto Rico, you can file the Spanish-language Form 1040-PR instead. Federal 1040ez online Do not file forms 1040-SS or 1040-PR with Form 1040. Federal 1040ez online If you are required to pay Additional Medicare Tax (discussed later) on your self-employment income, attach Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax to Form 1040, Form 1040-SS, or Form 1040-PR, as applicable. Federal 1040ez online Chapter 11 Bankruptcy cases. Federal 1040ez online   While you are a debtor in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case, your net profit or loss from self-employment will be included on the income tax return (Form 1041, U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts) of the bankruptcy estate. Federal 1040ez online However, you—not the bankruptcy estate—are responsible for paying self-employment tax on your net earnings from self-employment. Federal 1040ez online   Use Schedule SE (Form 1040), Form 1040-SS, or Form 1040-PR, as determined above, to figure your correct amount of self-employment tax. Federal 1040ez online   For other reporting requirements, see Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases in the Instructions for Form 1040. Federal 1040ez online Additional Medicare Tax Beginning in 2013, a 0. Federal 1040ez online 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 if single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er). Federal 1040ez online Medicare wages and self-employment income are combined to determine if income exceeds the threshold. Federal 1040ez online A self-employment loss should not be considered for purposes of this tax. Federal 1040ez online RRTA compensation should be separately compared to the threshold. Federal 1040ez online Your employer is responsible for withholding the 0. Federal 1040ez online 9% Additional Medicare Tax on Medicare wages or RRTA compensation it pays to you in excess of $200,000. Federal 1040ez online You should consider this withholding, if applicable, in determining whether you need to make estimated tax payments. Federal 1040ez online There are no special rules for U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online citizens and nonresident aliens living abroad for purposes of this provision. Federal 1040ez online Wages, RRTA compensation, and self-employment income that are subject to Medicare tax will also be subject to Additional Medicare Tax if in excess of the applicable threshold. Federal 1040ez online For more information, see Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, and its instructions or visit www. Federal 1040ez online irs. Federal 1040ez online gov and enter the following words in the search box: Additional Medicare Tax. Federal 1040ez online You cannot include the Additional Medicare Tax as a deductible part of your self-employment tax. Federal 1040ez online Net Investment Income Tax Beginning in 2013, the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) imposes a 3. Federal 1040ez online 8% tax on the lesser of an individual’s net investment income or the excess of the individual’s modified adjusted gross income over a specified threshold amount. Federal 1040ez online Bona fide residents of Puerto Rico and American Samoa who may have a federal income tax return filing obligation may be liable for the NIIT if the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income from non-territory sources exceeds a specified threshold amount. Federal 1040ez online The NIIT does not apply to any individual who is a nonresident alien with respect to the United States. Federal 1040ez online Bona fide residents must take into account any additional tax liability associated with the NIIT when calculating your estimated tax payments. Federal 1040ez online Forms to file. Federal 1040ez online   If you are a bona fide resident of American Samoa and Puerto Rico and you are required to pay the NIIT, you must file Form 1040 with the United States and attach Form 8960, Net Investment Income Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts. Federal 1040ez online For more information, see Form 8960 and its instructions. Federal 1040ez online Paying Your Taxes You may find that not all of your income tax has been paid through withholding by either the United States or the possession. Federal 1040ez online This is often true if you have income that is not subject to withholding, such as self-employment, interest, or rental income. Federal 1040ez online In this situation, you may need to make estimated tax payments. Federal 1040ez online Estimated Tax If your estimated income tax obligation is to the United States, use the worksheet in the Form 1040-ES package to figure your estimated tax, including self-employment tax. Federal 1040ez online Include the Additional Medicare Tax and Net Investment Income Tax if applicable. Federal 1040ez online If you are paying by check or money order, use the payment vouchers in the Form 1040-ES package. Federal 1040ez online Or, you can make your payments electronically and not have to file any paper forms. Federal 1040ez online See the Form 1040-ES instructions for information on making payments. Federal 1040ez online Double Taxation Mutual agreement procedures exist to settle issues where there is inconsistent tax treatment between the IRS and the taxing authorities of the following possessions. Federal 1040ez online American Samoa. Federal 1040ez online The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Federal 1040ez online The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Federal 1040ez online Guam. Federal 1040ez online The U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online Virgin Islands. Federal 1040ez online These issues usually involve allocations of income, deductions, credits, or allowances between related persons; determinations of residency; and determinations of the source of income and related expenses. Federal 1040ez online Competent Authority Assistance The tax coordination agreements between the United States and the possession tax departments contain provisions allowing the competent authorities of the United States and the relevant possession to resolve, by mutual agreement, inconsistent tax treatment by the two jurisdictions. Federal 1040ez online How to make your request. Federal 1040ez online   Your request for competent authority assistance must include all the information listed in Revenue Procedure 2006-23, 2006-20 I. Federal 1040ez online R. Federal 1040ez online B. Federal 1040ez online 900 available at www. Federal 1040ez online irs. Federal 1040ez online gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb06-49. Federal 1040ez online pdf. Federal 1040ez online    Also, see Notice 2013-78, which provides proposed updates to the procedures for requesting U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online competent authority assistance under tax treaties. Federal 1040ez online As noted, an update to Revenue Procedure 2006-23 will be published in the future. Federal 1040ez online   Your request must be in the form of a letter addressed to the Deputy Commissioner (International) LB&I. Federal 1040ez online It must contain a statement that competent authority assistance is requested under the mutual agreement procedure with the possession. Federal 1040ez online You (or a person having authority to sign your federal return) must sign and date the request. Federal 1040ez online    Send your written request for U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online assistance under this procedure to:   Deputy Commissioner (International) Large Business and International Division Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue, N. Federal 1040ez online W. Federal 1040ez online  Routing: M4-365 Washington, DC 20224 (Attention: TAIT) Nonresident aliens generally must present their initial request for assistance to the relevant possession tax agency. Federal 1040ez online Credit or Refund In addition to the tax assistance request, if you seek a credit or refund of any overpayment of U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online tax paid on the income in question, you should file a claim on Form 1040X, Amended U. Federal 1040ez online S. Federal 1040ez online Individual Income Tax Return. Federal 1040ez online Indicate on the form that a request for assistance under the mutual agreement procedure with the possession has been filed. Federal 1040ez online Attach a copy of the request to the form. Federal 1040ez online Also, you should take whatever steps must be taken under the possession tax code to prevent the expiration of the statutory period for filing a claim for credit or refund of a possession tax. 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Learn more about filing your federal and state taxes.


Federal Taxes

The government collects taxes to pay its bills and provide public goods and services. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the nation's tax collection agency.

The taxes you owe to the government are generally paid through withholding (money taken out of your paycheck), estimated tax payments, and payments made with tax forms that you file with the government. April 15 of each year is usually the due date for filing your federal individual income tax return for the previous calendar year.

Many people file a return even though their income is below the filing requirement. Check if you need to file an income tax return with the IRS.

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Over 100 million people filed their taxes electronically last year. Electronic filing (e-file) makes filing your taxes easier, reduces the risk of error, and you’ll receive your refund faster. The IRS can help you find an authorized e-file provider in your area.

You can also file your federal tax return by mail. You can print forms and publications from the IRS website or find them at your local library. Before mailing them in, make sure to double check your math for errors. Visit the IRS for a list of the most common tax forms and instruction booklets for each form. The IRS has information about which form to use: the 1040-EZ, 1040A, or 1040.

Deadline to File and Requesting an Extension

April 15, 2014 is the due date for filing your federal individual income tax return for the 2013 calendar year. For other deadlines, review Publication 509 Tax Calendar (PDF).

If you cannot file by the deadline, you need to request an extension. There are electronic and paper options available to file an extension. Download the form and learn more about your options.

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If you pay more money than you owe, the government will issue you a tax refund. If you expect a refund, visit Where's My Refund? to track it.

You can check on the status of your refund 24 hours after you e-file. If you filed a paper return, please allow 4 weeks before checking on the status.

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For detailed information on tax help, download the IRS Guide to Free Tax Services (PDF).

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State and local taxes come from transaction taxes, such as sales tax; income taxes, the money withheld from your paycheck; and property taxes from homeowners. The type and amount of tax varies from state to state and between local communities.

Visit your state's website to learn more about filing requirements, options, forms, and deadlines. Some states allow you to e-file both your federal and state taxes at once. Learn more about federal and state e-file options.

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