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Free e file 2011 Publication 972 - Main Content Table of Contents Child Tax CreditQualifying Child Limits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Earned Income Additional Child Tax Credit How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Child Tax Credit This credit is for people who have a qualifying child as defined later. Free e file 2011 It is in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses (on Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46) and the earned income credit (on Form 1040, line 64a; or Form 1040A, line 38a). Free e file 2011 The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Free e file 2011 Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 citizen, a U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 national, or a U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 resident alien. Free e file 2011 For more information, see Publication 519, U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 Tax Guide for Aliens. Free e file 2011 If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Free e file 2011 For each qualifying child, you must either check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c, column (4); or Form 1040NR, line 7c, column (4). Free e file 2011 Example. Free e file 2011 Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. Free e file 2011 Because he is not a U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 citizen, U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 national, or U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Free e file 2011 Filers who have certain child dependents with an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Free e file 2011   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child identified on your tax return with an ITIN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). Free e file 2011   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. Free e file 2011 To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Free e file 2011 For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 Tax Guide for Aliens. Free e file 2011 Adopted child. Free e file 2011   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Free e file 2011 An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Free e file 2011   If you are a U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 citizen or U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Free e file 2011 Exceptions to time lived with you. Free e file 2011    A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. Free e file 2011 Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. Free e file 2011   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Free e file 2011 For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Free e file 2011 Qualifying child of more than one person. Free e file 2011   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Free e file 2011 For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Free e file 2011 Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Free e file 2011 The amount on Form 1040, line 46; Form 1040A, line 28; or Form 1040NR, line 44, is less than the credit. Free e file 2011 If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Free e file 2011 But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Free e file 2011 See Additional Child Tax Credit, later. Free e file 2011 Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Free e file 2011 Married filing jointly – $110,000. Free e file 2011 Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) – $75,000. Free e file 2011 Married filing separately – $55,000. Free e file 2011 Modified AGI. Free e file 2011   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Free e file 2011 Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. Free e file 2011 On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Free e file 2011 ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Free e file 2011 Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Free e file 2011 Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Free e file 2011 Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Free e file 2011   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Free e file 2011 AGI. Free e file 2011   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. Free e file 2011 Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Free e file 2011 You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Free e file 2011 You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Free e file 2011 Earned Income You will need to figure your earned income using one of the worksheets that appear later in this publication if you are completing the Line 11 Worksheet , later, or Schedule 8812. Free e file 2011 Form 1040 or Form 1040NR filers, use the 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet , later, to figure your earned income. Free e file 2011 Form 1040A filers, use the 1040A Filers —- Earned Income Worksheet , later. Free e file 2011 For this purpose, earned income includes only: Taxable earned income, and Nontaxable combat pay. Free e file 2011 Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Free e file 2011 The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Free e file 2011 How to claim the additional child tax credit. Free e file 2011   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Free e file 2011 Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Free e file 2011 If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR instructions (or on line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in this publication), use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. Free e file 2011 If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65; Form 1040A, line 39; or Form 1040NR, line 63. Free e file 2011 Child Tax Credit Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free e file 2011 Please click the link to view the image. Free e file 2011 Child tax worksheet - page 1. Free e file 2011 Child Tax Credit Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free e file 2011 Please click the link to view the image. Free e file 2011 Child tax worksheet - page 2. Free e file 2011 Line 11 Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free e file 2011 Please click the link to view the image. Free e file 2011 Line 11 worksheet - page 1. Free e file 2011 Line 11 Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Free e file 2011 Please click the link to view the image. Free e file 2011 Line 11 worksheet - page 2. Free e file 2011 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit) Before you begin:    ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication or line  4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit. Free e file 2011  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Free e file 2011  ✓If married filing jointly, include your spouse's amounts with yours when completing this worksheet. Free e file 2011     1. Free e file 2011 a. Free e file 2011 Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 7, or Form 1040NR, line 8 1a. Free e file 2011     b. Free e file 2011 Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Free e file 2011 Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Free e file 2011 This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Free e file 2011 1b. Free e file 2011       Next, if you are filing Schedule C, C-EZ, F, or SE, or you received a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065 or Form 1065-B), go to line 2a. Free e file 2011 Otherwise, skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3. Free e file 2011     2. Free e file 2011 a. Free e file 2011 Enter any statutory employee income reported on line 1 of Schedule C or C-EZ 2a. Free e file 2011     b. Free e file 2011 Enter any net profit or (loss) from Schedule C, line 31; Schedule C-EZ, line 3; Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (other than farming); and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), box 9, code J1. Free e file 2011 * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Free e file 2011 Do not include on this line any statutory employee income or any other amounts exempt from self-employment tax. Free e file 2011 Options and commodities dealers must add any gain or subtract any loss (in the normal course of dealing in or trading section 1256 contracts) from section 1256 contracts or related property 2b. Free e file 2011     c. Free e file 2011 Enter any net farm profit or (loss) from Schedule F, line 34, and from farm partnerships, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A. Free e file 2011 * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Free e file 2011 Do not include on this line any amounts exempt from self-employment tax 2c. Free e file 2011         d. Free e file 2011 If you used the farm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment, enter the amount from Schedule SE, Section B, line 15. Free e file 2011 Otherwise, skip this line and enter on line 2e the amount from line 2c 2d. Free e file 2011         e. Free e file 2011 If line 2c is a profit, enter the smaller of line 2c or line 2d. Free e file 2011 If line 2c is a (loss), enter the (loss) from line 2c. Free e file 2011 2e. Free e file 2011   3. Free e file 2011 Combine lines 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 2e. Free e file 2011 If zero or less, stop. Free e file 2011 Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. Free e file 2011 Instead, enter -0- on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, whichever applies 3. Free e file 2011   4. Free e file 2011 Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:               a. Free e file 2011 A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 4a. Free e file 2011         b. Free e file 2011 For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR) 4b. Free e file 2011         c. Free e file 2011 A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR). Free e file 2011 This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Free e file 2011 If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity. Free e file 2011 4c. Free e file 2011       5. Free e file 2011 a. Free e file 2011 Enter any amount included on line 3 that is also included on Form 2555, line 43, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18. Free e file 2011 Do not include any amount that is also included on line 4a, 4b, or 4c above 5a. Free e file 2011             b. Free e file 2011 Enter the portion, if any, of the amount from Form 2555, line 44 that you also included on Schedule E in partnership net income or (loss) or deducted on Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27; Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ; or Schedule F. Free e file 2011 5b. Free e file 2011             c. Free e file 2011 Subtract line 5b from line 5a 5c. Free e file 2011       6. Free e file 2011 Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27 6. Free e file 2011       7. Free e file 2011 Add lines 4a through 4c, 5c, and 6 7. Free e file 2011   8. Free e file 2011 Subtract line 7 from line 3 8. Free e file 2011       If you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet, enter this amount on line 2 of that worksheet. Free e file 2011 If you were sent here from Schedule 8812, enter this amount on line 4a of that form. Free e file 2011     *If you have any Schedule K-1 amounts and you are not required to file Schedule SE, complete the appropriate line(s) of Schedule SE, Section A. Free e file 2011 Put your name and social security number on Schedule SE and attach it to your return. Free e file 2011                     1040A Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet) Before you begin:   ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication. Free e file 2011  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Free e file 2011               1. Free e file 2011 a. Free e file 2011 Enter the amount from Form 1040A, line 7 1a. Free e file 2011         b. Free e file 2011 Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Free e file 2011 Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Free e file 2011 This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Free e file 2011 1b. Free e file 2011         c. Free e file 2011 Add lines 1a and 1b. Free e file 2011     1c. Free e file 2011   2. Free e file 2011 Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:           a. Free e file 2011 A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 2a. Free e file 2011         b. Free e file 2011 For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A) 2b. Free e file 2011         c. Free e file 2011 A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A). Free e file 2011 This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Free e file 2011 If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity 2c. Free e file 2011       3. Free e file 2011 Add lines 2a through 2c 3. Free e file 2011   4. Free e file 2011 Subtract line 3 from line 1c. Free e file 2011 Enter the result here and on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet 4. Free e file 2011                 Additional Medicare Tax and RRTA Tax Worksheet (for line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet) If your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 1 RRTA taxes, use this worksheet to figure the amount to enter on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. Free e file 2011 Social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax on wages. Free e file 2011 1. Free e file 2011 Enter the social security tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 4) 1. Free e file 2011   2. Free e file 2011 Enter the Medicare tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 6). Free e file 2011 Box 6 includes any Additional Medicare Tax 2. Free e file 2011   3. Free e file 2011 Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on wages (Form 8959, line 7) 3. Free e file 2011   4. Free e file 2011 Add lines 1, 2, and 3 4. Free e file 2011   5. Free e file 2011 Enter the Additional Medicare Tax withheld (Form 8959, line 22) 5. Free e file 2011   6. Free e file 2011 Subtract line 5 from line 4 6. Free e file 2011   Additional Medicare Tax on Self-Employment Income. Free e file 2011 7. Free e file 2011 Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on self-employment income (one-half of Form 8959, line 13) 7. Free e file 2011   Tier 1 RRTA taxes as an employee of a railroad (enter amounts on lines 8, 9, 10, and 11) or employee representative (enter amounts on lines 12, 13, 14, and 15). Free e file 2011 Do not include amounts in Form W-2, box 14, that are identified as Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 2 tax. Free e file 2011 Do not include amounts shown on Form CT-2 on line 3 for Additional Medicare Tax or line 4 for Tier 2 tax. Free e file 2011 8. Free e file 2011 Enter the Tier 1 tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 8. Free e file 2011   9. Free e file 2011 Enter the Medicare tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 9. Free e file 2011   10. Free e file 2011 Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee (Form 8959, line 17). Free e file 2011 Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 14 10. Free e file 2011   11. Free e file 2011 Add lines 8, 9, and 10 11. Free e file 2011   12. Free e file 2011 Enter one-half of Tier 1 tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 1, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 12. Free e file 2011   13. Free e file 2011 Enter one-half of Tier 1 Medicare tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 2, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 13. Free e file 2011   14. Free e file 2011 Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee representative (one-half of Form 8959, line 17). Free e file 2011 Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 10 14. Free e file 2011   15. Free e file 2011 Add lines 12, 13, and 14 15. Free e file 2011   Line 6 amount 16. Free e file 2011 Add lines 6, 7, 11, and 15. Free e file 2011 Enter here and on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. Free e file 2011 16. Free e file 2011   Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. Free e file 2011   We ask for the information on the worksheets in this publication to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. Free e file 2011 You are required to give us the information if requested. Free e file 2011 We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax. Free e file 2011   You are not required to provide the information requested on a form (or worksheet in this publication) that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form (or publication) displays a valid OMB control number. Free e file 2011 Books or records relating to a form, its instructions, or this publication must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Free e file 2011 Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. Free e file 2011   The average time and expenses required to complete these worksheets will vary depending on individual circumstances. Free e file 2011 For the estimated averages, see the instructions for your income tax return. Free e file 2011   If you have suggestions for making these worksheets simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. Free e file 2011 See Comments and suggestions , earlier. Free e file 2011 How To Get Tax Help Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Free e file 2011 Free help with your tax return. Free e file 2011   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Free e file 2011 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Free e file 2011 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Free e file 2011 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Free e file 2011 In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Free e file 2011 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Free e file 2011 gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Free e file 2011   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Free e file 2011 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Free e file 2011 aarp. 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Free e file 2011 When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Free e file 2011 New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Free e file 2011  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Free e file 2011 gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Free e file 2011 You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Free e file 2011 The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Free e file 2011 When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. 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Free e file 2011 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Free e file 2011 Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Free e file 2011 gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Free e file 2011 If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Free e file 2011 Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Free e file 2011 Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Free e file 2011 Go to IRS. Free e file 2011 gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Free e file 2011 Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Free e file 2011 Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Free e file 2011 Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Free e file 2011 Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Free e file 2011 gov and choose from a variety of options. Free e file 2011    Phone. Free e file 2011 You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Free e file 2011 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Free e file 2011 Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Free e file 2011 gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Free e file 2011 Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Free e file 2011 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Free e file 2011 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Free e file 2011 Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Free e file 2011 Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Free e file 2011 Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. Free e file 2011 If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Free e file 2011 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Free e file 2011 Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Free e file 2011 Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Free e file 2011 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Free e file 2011 Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Free e file 2011 Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. Free e file 2011 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Free e file 2011 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Free e file 2011 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Free e file 2011 Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Free e file 2011 You should receive your order within 10 business days. Free e file 2011 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Free e file 2011 If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. Free e file 2011 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Free e file 2011 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Free e file 2011 These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Free e file 2011    Walk-in. Free e file 2011 You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Free e file 2011 Products. Free e file 2011 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Free e file 2011 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Free e file 2011 Services. Free e file 2011 You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Free e file 2011 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Free e file 2011 Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Free e file 2011 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Free e file 2011    Mail. Free e file 2011 You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Free e file 2011 You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Free e file 2011 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Free e file 2011 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Free e file 2011 The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Free e file 2011 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Free e file 2011   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Free e file 2011 We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Free e file 2011 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Free e file 2011 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Free e file 2011   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Free e file 2011 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Free e file 2011 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Free e file 2011 Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Free e file 2011 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Free e file 2011   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Free e file 2011   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Free e file 2011 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Free e file 2011 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. Free e file 2011 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Free e file 2011 Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Free e file 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Where to File Paper Tax Returns - With or Without a Payment

Taxpayers and Tax Professionals - Where to File Individual Tax Returns
Addresses by state for Forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040ES, 1040V, amended returns, and extensions (also addresses for taxpayers in foreign countries, U.S. possessions, or with other international filing characteristics)

Where to File - All Types of Tax Returns (By Form Number)
Mailing addresses for all types of returns: individual, corporation, partnership, and many others (search for address based on form number)

Where to File - Tax Exempt and Government Entities
Where to file addresses for tax exempt and government entities.

Where to Send Non-Return Forms (Applications and Payments)
Where to send certain payments and applications other than tax returns. This page provides a quick guide for where to send certain non-return forms, applications, and payments.

Where to File Certain Elections, Statements, Returns and Other Documents
This page provides up-to-date information on filing addresses for certain elections, statements, returns and other documents required by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 26

Private Delivery Services (PDS)
Use these addresses ONLY IF you are using a private delivery service to send your returns to IRS. If you are not using a private delivery service, use the links above to find the correct mailing address to mail your return.

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Free e file 2011 Publication 901 - Additional Material Table of Contents How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Free e file 2011 How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. Free e file 2011 By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. Free e file 2011 Free help with your tax return. Free e file 2011   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Free e file 2011 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-moderate income, elderly, disabled, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Free e file 2011 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Free e file 2011 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Free e file 2011 Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. Free e file 2011 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Free e file 2011 gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. Free e file 2011   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Free e file 2011 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Free e file 2011 aarp. Free e file 2011 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Free e file 2011   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Free e file 2011 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Free e file 2011 Internet. Free e file 2011 You can access the IRS website at IRS. Free e file 2011 gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. Free e file 2011 Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. Free e file 2011 Check the status of your 2012 refund. Free e file 2011 Go to IRS. Free e file 2011 gov and click on Where’s My Refund. Free e file 2011 Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return, or 4 weeks after you mail your paper return. Free e file 2011 If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Free e file 2011 Have your 2012 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Free e file 2011 Where's My Refund? has a new look this year! The tool will include a tracker that displays progress through three stages: (1) return received, (2) refund approved, and (3) refund sent. Free e file 2011 Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Free e file 2011 So in a change from previous filing seasons, you won't get an estimated refund date right away. Free e file 2011 Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. Free e file 2011 You can obtain a free transcript online at IRS. Free e file 2011 gov by clicking on Order a Return or Account Transcript under “Tools. Free e file 2011 ” For a transcript by phone, call 1-800-908-9946 and follow the prompts in the recorded message. Free e file 2011 You will be prompted to provide your SSN or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), date of birth, street address and ZIP code. Free e file 2011 Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. Free e file 2011 Order IRS products. Free e file 2011 Research your tax questions. Free e file 2011 Search publications by topic or keyword. Free e file 2011 Use the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Free e file 2011 View Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRBs) published in the last few years. Free e file 2011 Figure your withholding allowances using the IRS Withholding Calculator at www. Free e file 2011 irs. Free e file 2011 gov/individuals. Free e file 2011 Determine if Form 6251 (Alternative Minimum Tax— Individuals), must be filed by using our Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Assistant available at IRS. Free e file 2011 gov by typing Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant in the search box. Free e file 2011 Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. Free e file 2011 Get information on starting and operating a small business. Free e file 2011 Phone. Free e file 2011 Many services are available by phone. Free e file 2011   Ordering forms, instructions, and publications. Free e file 2011 Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Free e file 2011 You should receive your order within 10 days. Free e file 2011 Asking tax questions. Free e file 2011 Call the IRS with your tax questions at 1-800-829-1040. Free e file 2011 Solving problems. Free e file 2011 You can get face-to-face help solving tax problems most business days in IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC). Free e file 2011 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your account, or help you set up a payment plan. Free e file 2011 Call your local Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. Free e file 2011 To find the number, go to www. Free e file 2011 irs. Free e file 2011 gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Free e file 2011 TTY/TDD equipment. Free e file 2011 If you have access to TTY/TDD equipment, call 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications. Free e file 2011 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Free e file 2011 These individuals can also access the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service at www. Free e file 2011 gsa. Free e file 2011 gov/fedrelay. Free e file 2011 TeleTax topics. Free e file 2011 Call 1-800-829-4477 to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. Free e file 2011 Checking the status of your 2012 refund. Free e file 2011 To check the status of your 2012 refund, call 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477 (automated Where's My Refund? information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Free e file 2011 Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return, or 4 weeks after you mail your paper return. Free e file 2011 If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Free e file 2011 Have your 2012 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Free e file 2011 Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Free e file 2011 Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. Free e file 2011 Evaluating the quality of our telephone services. Free e file 2011 To ensure IRS representatives give accurate, courteous, and professional answers, we use several methods to evaluate the quality of our telephone services. Free e file 2011 One method is for a second IRS representative to listen in on or record random telephone calls. Free e file 2011 Another is to ask some callers to complete a short survey at the end of the call. Free e file 2011 Walk-in. Free e file 2011 Some products and services are available on a walk-in basis. Free e file 2011   Products. Free e file 2011 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Free e file 2011 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Free e file 2011 Also, some IRS offices and libraries have the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, Internal Revenue Bulletins, and Cumulative Bulletins available for research purposes. Free e file 2011 Services. Free e file 2011 You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. Free e file 2011 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Free e file 2011 If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Free e file 2011 No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Free e file 2011 Before visiting, check www. Free e file 2011 irs. Free e file 2011 gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. Free e file 2011 If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested by calling your local TAC. Free e file 2011 You can leave a message and a representative will call you back within 2 business days. Free e file 2011 All other issues will be handled without an appointment. Free e file 2011 To call your local TAC, go to  www. Free e file 2011 irs. Free e file 2011 gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Free e file 2011 Mail. Free e file 2011 You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Free e file 2011 You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Free e file 2011  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Free e file 2011 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Taxpayer Advocate Service. Free e file 2011   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Free e file 2011 Its job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. Free e file 2011 TAS offers free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. Free e file 2011 Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. Free e file 2011   TAS can help if you can’t resolve your problem with the IRS and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Free e file 2011 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Free e file 2011 You have tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS has not responded to you by the date promised. Free e file 2011   If you qualify for help, they will do everything they can to get your problem resolved. Free e file 2011 You will be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. Free e file 2011 TAS has offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Free e file 2011 Although TAS is independent within the IRS, their advocates know how to work with the IRS to get your problems resolved. Free e file 2011 And its services are always free. Free e file 2011   As a taxpayer, you have rights that the IRS must abide by in its dealings with you. Free e file 2011 The TAS tax toolkit at www. Free e file 2011 TaxpayerAdvocate. Free e file 2011 irs. Free e file 2011 gov can help you understand these rights. Free e file 2011   If you think TAS might be able to help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your phone book and on our website at www. Free e file 2011 irs. Free e file 2011 gov/advocate. Free e file 2011 You can also call the toll-free number at 1-877-777-4778. Free e file 2011 Deaf and hard of hearing individuals who have access to TTY/TDD equipment can call 1-800-829-4059. Free e file 2011 These individuals can also access the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service at www. Free e file 2011 gsa. Free e file 2011 gov/fedrelay. Free e file 2011   TAS also handles large-scale or systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Free e file 2011 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it through the Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Free e file 2011 irs. Free e file 2011 gov/advocate. Free e file 2011 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Free e file 2011   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS. Free e file 2011 Some clinics serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve a tax problem. Free e file 2011 These clinics provide professional representation before the IRS or in court on audits, appeals, tax collection disputes, and other issues for free or for a small fee. Free e file 2011 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in many different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Free e file 2011 For more information and to find a clinic near you, see the LITC page on www. Free e file 2011 irs. Free e file 2011 gov/advocate or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Free e file 2011 This publication is also available by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) or at your local IRS office. Free e file 2011 Free tax services. Free e file 2011   Publication 910, IRS Guide to Free Tax Services, is your guide to IRS services and resources. Free e file 2011 Learn about free tax information from the IRS, including publications, services, and education and assistance programs. Free e file 2011 The publication also has an index of over 100 TeleTax topics (recorded tax information) you can listen to on the telephone. Free e file 2011 The majority of the information and services listed in this publication are available to you free of charge. Free e file 2011 If there is a fee associated with a resource or service, it is listed in the publication. Free e file 2011   Accessible versions of IRS published products are available on request in a variety of alternative formats for people with disabilities. Free e file 2011 DVD for tax products. Free e file 2011 You can order Publication 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain: Current-year forms, instructions, and publications. Free e file 2011 Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications. Free e file 2011 Tax Map: an electronic research tool and finding aid. Free e file 2011 Tax law frequently asked questions. Free e file 2011 Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system. Free e file 2011 Internal Revenue Code—Title 26 of the U. Free e file 2011 S. Free e file 2011 Code. Free e file 2011 Links to other Internet-based tax research materials. Free e file 2011 Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms. Free e file 2011 Internal Revenue Bulletins. Free e file 2011 Toll-free and email technical support. Free e file 2011 Two releases during the year. Free e file 2011  – The first release will ship the beginning of January 2013. Free e file 2011  – The final release will ship the beginning of March 2013. Free e file 2011 Purchase the DVD from National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at www. Free e file 2011 irs. Free e file 2011 gov/cdorders for $30 (no handling fee) or call 1-877-233-6767 toll free to buy the DVD for $30 (plus a $6 handling fee). Free e file 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications