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Free fed and state efile Publication 15 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Electronic Filing and Payment Forms in Spanish Hiring New Employees Paying Wages, Pensions, or Annuities Information Returns Nonpayroll Income Tax Withholding Recordkeeping Change of Business Address or Responsible Party Private Delivery Services Telephone Help Ordering Employer Tax Forms and Publications Filing Addresses Dishonored Payments Photographs of Missing Children Calendar Introduction Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 15 (Circular E), such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/pub15. Free fed and state efile What's New Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Free fed and state efile  The social security tax rate is 6. Free fed and state efile 2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Free fed and state efile The social security wage base limit is $117,000. Free fed and state efile The Medicare tax rate is 1. Free fed and state efile 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Free fed and state efile There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Free fed and state efile Social security and Medicare taxes apply to the wages of household workers you pay $1,900 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Free fed and state efile Social security and Medicare taxes apply to election workers who are paid $1,600 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Free fed and state efile 2014 withholdng tables. Free fed and state efile  This publication includes the 2014 Percentage Method Tables and Wage Bracket Tables for Income Tax Withholding. Free fed and state efile Withholding allowance. Free fed and state efile  The 2014 amount for one withholding allowance on an annual basis is $3,950. Free fed and state efile Voluntary withholding on dividends and other distributions by an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC). Free fed and state efile  A shareholder of an ANC may now request voluntary income tax withholding on dividends and other distributions paid by an ANC. Free fed and state efile A shareholder may request voluntary withholding by giving the ANC a completed Form W-4V, Voluntary Withholding Request. Free fed and state efile For more information see Notice 2013-77, 2013-50 I. Free fed and state efile R. Free fed and state efile B. Free fed and state efile 632, available at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/irb/2013-50_IRB/ar10. Free fed and state efile html. Free fed and state efile Change of responsible party. Free fed and state efile  Beginning January 1, 2014, any entity with an employer identification number (EIN) must file Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party — Business, to report the latest change to its responsible party. Free fed and state efile Form 8822-B must be filed within 60 days of the change. Free fed and state efile If the change in the identity of your responsible party occurred before 2014, and you have not previously notified the IRS of the change, file Form 8822-B before March 1, 2014, reporting only the most recent change. Free fed and state efile For a definition of “responsible party,” see the Form 8822-B instructions. Free fed and state efile Same-sex marriage. Free fed and state efile  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. Free fed and state efile For more information, see Revenue Ruling 2013-17, 2013-38 I. Free fed and state efile R. Free fed and state efile B. Free fed and state efile 201, available at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/irb/2013-38_IRB/ar07. Free fed and state efile html. Free fed and state efile Notice 2013-61 provides special administrative procedures for employers to make claims for refunds or adjustments of overpayments of social security and Medicare taxes with respect to certain same-sex spouse benefits before expiration of the period of limitations. Free fed and state efile Notice 2013-61, 2013-44 I. Free fed and state efile R. Free fed and state efile B. Free fed and state efile 432, is available at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/irb/2013-44_IRB/ar10. Free fed and state efile html. Free fed and state efile Reminders Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Free fed and state efile  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Free fed and state efile 45%, you must withhold a 0. Free fed and state efile 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Free fed and state efile You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Free fed and state efile Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Free fed and state efile There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Free fed and state efile All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Free fed and state efile For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Services and Payments , in section 15. Free fed and state efile For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Free fed and state efile Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans. Free fed and state efile  The work opportunity tax credit is available for eligible unemployed veterans who began work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2014. Free fed and state efile Qualified tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans can claim the work opportunity tax credit against their payroll tax liability using Form 5884-C, Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Tax-Exempt Organizations Hiring Qualified Veterans. Free fed and state efile For more information, visit IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter “work opportunity tax credit” in the search box. Free fed and state efile Outsourcing payroll duties. Free fed and state efile  Employers are responsible to ensure that tax returns are filed and deposits and payments are made, even if the employer contracts with a third party to perform these acts. Free fed and state efile The employer remains responsible if the third party fails to perform any required action. Free fed and state efile If you choose to outsource any of your payroll and related tax duties (that is, withholding, reporting, and paying over social security, Medicare, FUTA, and income taxes) to a third-party payer such as a payroll service provider or reporting agent, visit IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter “outsourcing payroll duties” in the search box for helpful information on this topic. Free fed and state efile COBRA premium assistance credit. Free fed and state efile  The credit for COBRA premium assistance payments applies to premiums paid for employees involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008, and May 31, 2010, and to premiums paid for up to 15 months. Free fed and state efile See COBRA premium assistance credit under Introduction. Free fed and state efile Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. Free fed and state efile  You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Free fed and state efile Generally, electronic fund transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Free fed and state efile If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Free fed and state efile Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Free fed and state efile EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Free fed and state efile Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Free fed and state efile For more information on making federal tax deposits, see How To Deposit in section 11. Free fed and state efile To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Free fed and state efile eftps. Free fed and state efile gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Free fed and state efile Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. Free fed and state efile You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944. Free fed and state efile  If you have been filing Forms 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return (or Forms 941-SS, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return—American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile Virgin Islands, or Formularios 941-PR, Planilla para la Declaración Federal TRIMESTRAL del Patrono), and believe your employment taxes for the calendar year will be $1,000 or less, and you would like to file Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, instead of Forms 941, you must contact the IRS to request to file Form 944. Free fed and state efile You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944 instead of Forms 941 before you may file this form. Free fed and state efile For more information on requesting to file Form 944, visit IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter “file employment taxes annually” in the search box. Free fed and state efile Employers can request to file Forms 941 instead of Form 944. Free fed and state efile  If you received notice from the IRS and have been filing Form 944 but would like to file Forms 941 instead, you must contact the IRS to request to file Forms 941. Free fed and state efile You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Forms 941 instead of Form 944 before you may file these forms. Free fed and state efile For more information on requesting to file Form 944, visit IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter “file employment taxes annually” in the search box. Free fed and state efile Aggregate Form 941 filers. Free fed and state efile  Agents must complete Schedule R (Form 941), Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 941 Filers, when filing an aggregate Form 941. Free fed and state efile Aggregate Forms 941 may only be filed by agents approved by the IRS under section 3504 of the Internal Revenue Code. Free fed and state efile To request approval to act as an agent for an employer, the agent files Form 2678, Employer/Payer Appointment of Agent, with the IRS. Free fed and state efile Aggregate Form 940 filers. Free fed and state efile  Agents must complete Schedule R (Form 940), Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 940 Filers, when filing an aggregate Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. Free fed and state efile Aggregate Forms 940 can be filed by agents acting on behalf of home care service recipients who receive home care services through a program administered by a federal, state, or local government. Free fed and state efile To request approval to act as an agent on behalf of home care service recipients, the agent files Form 2678 with the IRS. Free fed and state efile Electronic Filing and Payment  Now, more than ever before, businesses can enjoy the benefits of filing and paying their federal taxes electronically. Free fed and state efile Whether you rely on a tax professional or handle your own taxes, the IRS offers you convenient programs to make filing and payment easier. Free fed and state efile Spend less time and worry about taxes and more time running your business. Free fed and state efile Use e-file and the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to your benefit. Free fed and state efile For e-file, visit www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/efile for additional information. Free fed and state efile For EFTPS, visit www. Free fed and state efile eftps. Free fed and state efile gov or call EFTPS Customer Service at 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Free fed and state efile For electronic filing of Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, visit www. Free fed and state efile socialsecurity. Free fed and state efile gov/employer. Free fed and state efile If you are filing your tax return or paying your federal taxes electronically, a valid EIN is required. Free fed and state efile If a valid EIN is not provided, the return or payment will not be processed. Free fed and state efile This may result in penalties and delays in processing your return or payment. Free fed and state efile Electronic funds withdrawal (EFW). Free fed and state efile  If you file Form 940, Form 941, Form 944, or Form 945 electronically, you can e-file and e-pay (electronic funds withdrawal) the balance due in a single step using tax preparation software or through a tax professional. Free fed and state efile However, do not use EFW to make federal tax deposits. Free fed and state efile For more information on paying your taxes using EFW, visit the IRS website at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/e-pay. Free fed and state efile A fee may be charged to file electronically. Free fed and state efile Credit or debit card payments. Free fed and state efile  For information on paying your taxes with a credit or debit card, visit the IRS website at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/e-pay. Free fed and state efile However, do not use credit or debit cards to make federal tax deposits. Free fed and state efile Forms in Spanish You can provide Formulario W-4(SP), Certificado de Exención de Retenciones del Empleado, in place of Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, to your Spanish-speaking employees. Free fed and state efile For more information, see Publicación 17(SP), El Impuesto Federal sobre los Ingresos (Para Personas Físicas). Free fed and state efile For nonemployees, Formulario W-9(SP), Solicitud y Certificación del Número de Identificación del Contribuyente, may be used in place of Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. Free fed and state efile Hiring New Employees Eligibility for employment. Free fed and state efile  You must verify that each new employee is legally eligible to work in the United States. Free fed and state efile This includes completing the U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Free fed and state efile You can get the form from USCIS offices or by calling 1-800-870-3676. Free fed and state efile Contact the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283, or visit the USCIS website at www. Free fed and state efile uscis. Free fed and state efile gov for more information. Free fed and state efile New hire reporting. Free fed and state efile  You are required to report any new employee to a designated state new hire registry. Free fed and state efile A new employee is an employee who has not previously been employed by you or was previously employed by you but has been separated from such prior employment for at least 60 consecutive days. Free fed and state efile Many states accept a copy of Form W-4 with employer information added. Free fed and state efile Visit the Office of Child Support Enforcement website at www. Free fed and state efile acf. Free fed and state efile hhs. Free fed and state efile gov/programs/cse/newhire for more information. Free fed and state efile W-4 request. Free fed and state efile  Ask each new employee to complete the 2014 Form W-4. Free fed and state efile See section 9. Free fed and state efile Name and social security number. Free fed and state efile  Record each new employee's name and number from his or her social security card. Free fed and state efile Any employee without a social security card should apply for one. Free fed and state efile See section 4. Free fed and state efile Paying Wages, Pensions, or Annuities Correcting Form 941 or Form 944. Free fed and state efile  If you discover an error on a previously filed Form 941 or Form 944, make the correction using Form 941-X, Adjusted Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund, or Form 944-X, Adjusted Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund. Free fed and state efile Forms 941-X and 944-X are stand-alone forms, meaning taxpayers can file them when an error is discovered. Free fed and state efile Forms 941-X and 944-X are used by employers to claim refunds or abatements of employment taxes, rather than Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Free fed and state efile See section 13 for more information. Free fed and state efile Income tax withholding. Free fed and state efile  Withhold federal income tax from each wage payment or supplemental unemployment compensation plan benefit payment according to the employee's Form W-4 and the correct withholding table. Free fed and state efile If you have nonresident alien employees, see Withholding income taxes on the wages of nonresident alien employees in section 9. Free fed and state efile Withhold from periodic pension and annuity payments as if the recipient is married claiming three withholding allowances, unless he or she has provided Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments, either electing no withholding or giving a different number of allowances, marital status, or an additional amount to be withheld. Free fed and state efile Do not withhold on direct rollovers from qualified plans or governmental section 457(b) plans. Free fed and state efile See section 9 and Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. Free fed and state efile Publication 15-A includes information about withholding on pensions and annuities. Free fed and state efile Zero wage return. Free fed and state efile  If you have not filed a “final” Form 941 or Form 944, or are not a “seasonal” employer, you must continue to file a Form 941 or Form 944 even for periods during which you paid no wages. Free fed and state efile The IRS encourages you to file your “Zero Wage” Forms 941 or 944 electronically using IRS e-file at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/efile. Free fed and state efile Employer Responsibilities Employer Responsibilities: The following list provides a brief summary of your basic responsibilities. Free fed and state efile Because the individual circumstances for each employer can vary greatly, responsibilities for withholding, depositing, and reporting employment taxes can differ. Free fed and state efile Each item in this list has a page reference to a more detailed discussion in this publication. Free fed and state efile   New Employees: Page     Annually (By January 31 of the current year, Page □ Verify work eligibility of new employees 3     for the prior year):   □ Record employees' names and SSNs from     □ File Form 944 if required (pay tax with return if     social security cards 4     not required to deposit) 29 □ Ask employees for Form W-4 3     Annually (see Calendar for due dates):     Each Payday:     □ Remind employees to submit a new Form W-4   □ Withhold federal income tax based on each       if they need to change their withholding 20   employee's Form W-4 20   □ Ask for a new Form W-4 from employees   □ Withhold employee's share of social security       claiming exemption from income tax     and Medicare taxes 23     withholding 20 □ Deposit:     □ Reconcile Forms 941 (or Form 944) with Forms     • Withheld income tax       W-2 and W-3 31   • Withheld and employer social security taxes     □ Furnish each employee a Form W-2 7   • Withheld and employer Medicare taxes 24   □ File Copy A of Forms W-2 and the transmittal     Note:Due date of deposit generally depends       Form W-3 with the SSA 8   on your deposit schedule (monthly or semiweekly)     □ Furnish each other payee a Form 1099 (for example, Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income) 7   Quarterly (By April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31):     □ File Forms 1099 and the transmittal Form   □ Deposit FUTA tax if undeposited amount       1096 8   is over $500 35   □ File Form 940 7 □ File Form 941 (pay tax with return if not     □ File Form 945 for any nonpayroll income tax     required to deposit) 29     withholding 8 Information Returns You may be required to file information returns to report certain types of payments made during the year. Free fed and state efile For example, you must file Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, to report payments of $600 or more to persons not treated as employees (for example, independent contractors) for services performed for your trade or business. Free fed and state efile For details about filing Forms 1099 and for information about required electronic filing, see the General Instructions for Certain Information Returns for general information and the separate, specific instructions for each information return you file (for example, Instructions for Form 1099-MISC). Free fed and state efile Generally, do not use Forms 1099 to report wages and other compensation you paid to employees; report these on Form W-2. Free fed and state efile See the General Instructions for Forms W-2 and W-3 for details about filing Form W-2 and for information about required electronic filing. Free fed and state efile If you file 250 or more Forms 1099, you must file them electronically. Free fed and state efile If you file 250 or more Forms W-2, you must file them electronically. Free fed and state efile SSA will not accept Forms W-2 and W-3 filed on magnetic media. Free fed and state efile Information reporting customer service site. Free fed and state efile  The IRS operates the Enterprise Computing Center—Martinsburg, a centralized customer service site, to answer questions about reporting on Forms W-2, W-3, 1099, and other information returns. Free fed and state efile If you have questions related to reporting on information returns, call 1-866-455-7438 (toll free), 304-263-8700 (toll call), or 304-267-3367 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability). Free fed and state efile The center can also be reached by email at mccirp@irs. Free fed and state efile gov. Free fed and state efile Do not include tax identification numbers (TINs) or attachments in email correspondence because electronic mail is not secure. Free fed and state efile Nonpayroll Income Tax Withholding Nonpayroll federal income tax withholding (reported on Forms 1099 and Form W-2G) must be reported on Form 945, Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax. Free fed and state efile Separate deposits are required for payroll (Form 941 or Form 944) and nonpayroll (Form 945) withholding. Free fed and state efile Nonpayroll items include: Pensions (including distributions from tax-favored retirement plans, for example, section 401(k), section 403(b), and governmental section 457(b) plans) and annuities. Free fed and state efile Military retirement. Free fed and state efile Gambling winnings. Free fed and state efile Indian gaming profits. Free fed and state efile Certain government payments, such as unemployment compensation, social security, and Tier 1 railroad retirement benefits, subject to voluntary withholding. Free fed and state efile Payments subject to backup withholding. Free fed and state efile For details on depositing and reporting nonpayroll income tax withholding, see the Instructions for Form 945. Free fed and state efile All income tax withholding reported on Form W-2 must be reported on Form 941, Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, Form 944, or Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes. Free fed and state efile Distributions from nonqualified pension plans and deferred compensation plans. Free fed and state efile  Because distributions to participants from some nonqualified pension plans and deferred compensation plans (including section 457(b) plans of tax-exempt organizations) are treated as wages and are reported on Form W-2, income tax withheld must be reported on Form 941 or Form 944, not on Form 945. Free fed and state efile However, distributions from such plans to a beneficiary or estate of a deceased employee are not wages and are reported on Forms 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. Free fed and state efile ; income tax withheld must be reported on Form 945. Free fed and state efile Backup withholding. Free fed and state efile  You generally must withhold 28% of certain taxable payments if the payee fails to furnish you with his or her correct taxpayer identification number (TIN). Free fed and state efile This withholding is referred to as “backup withholding. Free fed and state efile ” Payments subject to backup withholding include interest, dividends, patronage dividends, rents, royalties, commissions, nonemployee compensation, and certain other payments you make in the course of your trade or business. Free fed and state efile In addition, transactions by brokers and barter exchanges and certain payments made by fishing boat operators are subject to backup withholding. Free fed and state efile Backup withholding does not apply to wages, pensions, annuities, IRAs (including simplified employee pension (SEP) and SIMPLE retirement plans), section 404(k) distributions from an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), medical savings accounts, health savings accounts, long-term-care benefits, or real estate transactions. Free fed and state efile You can use Form W-9 or Formulario W-9(SP) to request payees to furnish a TIN and to certify the number furnished is correct. Free fed and state efile You can also use Form W-9 or Formulario W-9(SP) to get certifications from payees that they are not subject to backup withholding or that they are exempt from backup withholding. Free fed and state efile The Instructions for the Requester of Form W-9 or Formulario W-9(SP) includes a list of types of payees who are exempt from backup withholding. Free fed and state efile For more information, see Publication 1281, Backup Withholding for Missing and Incorrect Name/TIN(s). Free fed and state efile Recordkeeping Keep all records of employment taxes for at least 4 years. Free fed and state efile These should be available for IRS review. Free fed and state efile Your records should include the following information. Free fed and state efile Your EIN. Free fed and state efile Amounts and dates of all wage, annuity, and pension payments. Free fed and state efile Amounts of tips reported to you by your employees. Free fed and state efile Records of allocated tips. Free fed and state efile The fair market value of in-kind wages paid. Free fed and state efile Names, addresses, social security numbers, and occupations of employees and recipients. Free fed and state efile Any employee copies of Forms W-2 and W-2c returned to you as undeliverable. Free fed and state efile Dates of employment for each employee. Free fed and state efile Periods for which employees and recipients were paid while absent due to sickness or injury and the amount and weekly rate of payments you or third party payors made to them. Free fed and state efile Copies of employees' and recipients' income tax withholding allowance certificates (Forms W-4, W-4P, W-4(SP), W-4S, and W-4V). Free fed and state efile Copies of employees' Earned Income Credit Advance Payment Certificates (Forms W-5 and W-5(SP)). Free fed and state efile Dates and amounts of tax deposits you made and acknowledgment numbers for deposits made by EFTPS. Free fed and state efile Copies of returns filed and confirmation numbers. Free fed and state efile Records of fringe benefits and expense reimbursements provided to your employees, including substantiation. Free fed and state efile Change of Business Address or Responsible Party To notify the IRS of a change in business address or responsible party, file Form 8822-B. Free fed and state efile Do not mail Form 8822-B with your employment tax return. Free fed and state efile Private Delivery Services You can use certain private delivery services designated by the IRS to mail tax returns and payments. Free fed and state efile The list includes only the following: DHL Express (DHL): DHL Same Day Service. Free fed and state efile Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. Free fed and state efile United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. Free fed and state efile M. Free fed and state efile , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. Free fed and state efile For the IRS mailing address to use if you are using a private delivery service, go to IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter “private delivery service” in the search box. Free fed and state efile Your private delivery service can tell you how to get written proof of the mailing date. Free fed and state efile   Private delivery services cannot deliver items to P. Free fed and state efile O. Free fed and state efile boxes. Free fed and state efile You must use the U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile Postal Service to mail any item to an IRS P. Free fed and state efile O. Free fed and state efile box address. Free fed and state efile Telephone Help Tax questions. Free fed and state efile   You can call the IRS Business and Specialty Tax Line with your employment tax questions at 1-800-829-4933. Free fed and state efile Help for people with disabilities. Free fed and state efile  You may call 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability) with any tax question or to order forms and publications. Free fed and state efile You may also use this number for assistance with unresolved tax problems. Free fed and state efile Recorded tax information (TeleTax). Free fed and state efile  The IRS TeleTax service provides recorded tax information on topics that answer many individual and business federal tax questions. Free fed and state efile You can listen to up to three topics on each call you make. Free fed and state efile Touch-Tone service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free fed and state efile TeleTax topics are also available on the IRS website at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/taxtopics. Free fed and state efile Most tax topics listed below are also available in Spanish. Free fed and state efile For a complete list of TeleTax topics in Spanish, visit the IRS website at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/Spanish/Índice-de-Temas-Tributarios-Año-2013. Free fed and state efile A list of employment tax topics is provided next. Free fed and state efile Select, by number, the topic you want to hear and call 1-800-829-4477. Free fed and state efile For the directory of all topics, select Topic 123. Free fed and state efile Teletax Topics Topic No. Free fed and state efile Subject 751 Social Security and Medicare Withholding Rates 752 Form W-2—Where, When, and How to File 753 Form W-4—Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate 755 Employer Identification Number (EIN)—How to Apply 756 Employment Taxes for Household Employees 757 Form 941 and Form 944—Deposit Requirements 758 Form 941—Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return and Form 944—Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return 759 Form 940—Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return—Filing and Deposit Requirements 760 Reporting and Deposit Requirements for Agricultural Employers 761 Tips—Withholding and Reporting 762 Independent Contractor vs. Free fed and state efile Employee 763 The “Affordable Care Act” of 2010 Offers Employers New Tax Deductions and Credits Additional employment tax information. Free fed and state efile  Visit the IRS website at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/businesses and click on the Employment Taxes link under Businesses Topics. Free fed and state efile Ordering Employer Tax Forms and Publications You can order employer tax forms and publications and information returns online at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/businesses. Free fed and state efile To order 2013 and 2014 forms, click on the Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns link. Free fed and state efile You may also order employer tax forms and publications and information returns by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). Free fed and state efile Instead of ordering paper Forms W-2 and W-3, consider filing them electronically using the Social Security Administration's (SSA) free e-file service. Free fed and state efile Visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information website at www. Free fed and state efile socialsecurity. Free fed and state efile gov/employer to register for Business Services Online. Free fed and state efile You will be able to create Forms W-2 online and submit them to the SSA by typing your wage information into easy-to-use fill-in fields. Free fed and state efile In addition, you can print out completed copies of Forms W-2 to file with state or local governments, distribute to your employees, and keep for your records. Free fed and state efile Form W-3 will be created for you based on your Forms W-2. Free fed and state efile Filing Addresses Generally, your filing address for Forms 940, 941, 943, 944, 945, and CT-1 depends on the location of your residence or principal place of business and whether or not you are including a payment with your return. Free fed and state efile There are separate filing addresses for these returns if you are a tax-exempt organization or government entity. Free fed and state efile See the separate instructions for Forms 940, 941, 943, 944, 945, or CT-1 for the filing addresses. Free fed and state efile Dishonored Payments Any form of payment that is dishonored and returned from a financial institution is subject to a penalty. Free fed and state efile The penalty is $25 or 2% of the payment, whichever is more. Free fed and state efile However, the penalty on dishonored payments of $24. Free fed and state efile 99 or less is an amount equal to the payment. Free fed and state efile For example, a dishonored payment of $18 is charged a penalty of $18. Free fed and state efile Photographs of Missing Children The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Free fed and state efile Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Free fed and state efile You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Free fed and state efile Calendar The following is a list of important dates. Free fed and state efile Also see Publication 509, Tax Calendars. Free fed and state efile   If any date shown below for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, use the next business day. Free fed and state efile A statewide legal holiday delays a filing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file is located in that state. Free fed and state efile However, a statewide legal holiday does not delay the due date of federal tax deposits. Free fed and state efile See Deposits on Business Days Only in section 11. Free fed and state efile For any filing due date, you will meet the “file” or “furnish” requirement if the envelope containing the return or form is properly addressed, contains sufficient postage, and is postmarked by the U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile Postal Service on or before the due date, or sent by an IRS-designated private delivery service on or before the due date. Free fed and state efile See Private Delivery Services under Reminders for more information. Free fed and state efile Introduction This publication explains your tax responsibilities as an employer. Free fed and state efile It explains the requirements for withholding, depositing, reporting, paying, and correcting employment taxes. Free fed and state efile It explains the forms you must give to your employees, those your employees must give to you, and those you must send to the IRS and SSA. Free fed and state efile This guide also has tax tables you need to figure the taxes to withhold from each employee for 2014. Free fed and state efile References to “income tax” in this guide apply only to “federal” income tax. Free fed and state efile Contact your state or local tax department to determine if their rules are different. Free fed and state efile Additional employment tax information is available in Publication 15-A. Free fed and state efile Publication 15-A includes specialized information supplementing the basic employment tax information provided in this publication. Free fed and state efile Publication 15-B, Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits, contains information about the employment tax treatment and valuation of various types of noncash compensation. Free fed and state efile Most employers must withhold (except FUTA), deposit, report, and pay the following employment taxes. Free fed and state efile Income tax. Free fed and state efile Social security tax. Free fed and state efile Medicare tax. Free fed and state efile FUTA tax. Free fed and state efile There are exceptions to these requirements. Free fed and state efile See section 15 for guidance. Free fed and state efile Railroad retirement taxes are explained in the Instructions for Form CT-1. Free fed and state efile Comments and suggestions. Free fed and state efile   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Free fed and state efile   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms & Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Free fed and state efile NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Free fed and state efile Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Free fed and state efile   You can also send us comments from www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/formspubs. Free fed and state efile Click on More Information and then click on Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Free fed and state efile   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax forms, instructions, and publications. Free fed and state efile Federal Government employers. Free fed and state efile   The information in this publication, including the rules for making federal tax deposits, applies to federal agencies. Free fed and state efile State and local government employers. Free fed and state efile   Payments to employees for services in the employ of state and local government employers are generally subject to federal income tax withholding but not FUTA tax. Free fed and state efile Most elected and appointed public officials of state or local governments are employees under common law rules. Free fed and state efile See chapter 3 of Publication 963, Federal-State Reference Guide. Free fed and state efile In addition, wages, with certain exceptions, are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Free fed and state efile See section 15 for more information on the exceptions. Free fed and state efile   If an election worker is employed in another capacity with the same government entity, see Revenue Ruling 2000-6 on page 512 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2000-6 at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb00-06. Free fed and state efile pdf. Free fed and state efile   You can get information on reporting and social security coverage from your local IRS office. Free fed and state efile If you have any questions about coverage under a section 218 (Social Security Act) agreement, contact the appropriate state official. Free fed and state efile To find your State Social Security Administrator, visit the National Conference of State Social Security Administrators website at www. Free fed and state efile ncsssa. Free fed and state efile org. Free fed and state efile Disregarded entities and qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs). Free fed and state efile   Eligible single-owner disregarded entities and QSubs are treated as separate entities for employment tax purposes. Free fed and state efile Eligible single-member entities that have not elected to be taxed as corporations must report and pay employment taxes on wages paid to their employees using the entities' own names and EINs. Free fed and state efile See Regulations sections 1. Free fed and state efile 1361-4(a)(7) and 301. Free fed and state efile 7701-2(c)(2)(iv). Free fed and state efile COBRA premium assistance credit. Free fed and state efile   The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) provides certain former employees, retirees, spouses, former spouses, and dependent children the right to temporary continuation of health coverage at group rates. Free fed and state efile COBRA generally covers multiemployer health plans and health plans maintained by private-sector employers (other than churches) with 20 or more full and part-time employees. Free fed and state efile Parallel requirements apply to these plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Free fed and state efile Under the Public Health Service Act, COBRA requirements apply also to health plans covering state or local government employees. Free fed and state efile Similar requirements apply under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and under some state laws. Free fed and state efile For the premium assistance (or subsidy) discussed below, these requirements are all referred to as COBRA requirements. Free fed and state efile   Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), employers are allowed a credit against “payroll taxes” (referred to in this publication as “employment taxes”) for providing COBRA premium assistance to assistance eligible individuals. Free fed and state efile For periods of COBRA continuation coverage beginning after February 16, 2009, a group health plan must treat an assistance eligible individual as having paid the required COBRA continuation coverage premium if the individual elects COBRA coverage and pays 35% of the amount of the premium. Free fed and state efile   An assistance eligible individual is a qualified beneficiary of an employer's group health plan who is eligible for COBRA continuation coverage during the period beginning September 1, 2008, and ending May 31, 2010, due to the involuntarily termination from employment of a covered employee during the period and elects continuation COBRA coverage. Free fed and state efile The assistance for the coverage can last up to 15 months. Free fed and state efile   Employees terminated during the period beginning September 1, 2008, and ending May 31, 2010, who received a severance package that delayed the start of the COBRA continuation coverage, may still be eligible for premium assistance for COBRA continuation coverage. Free fed and state efile For more information see Notice 2009-27, 2009-16 I. Free fed and state efile R. Free fed and state efile B. Free fed and state efile 838, available at www. Free fed and state efile irs. Free fed and state efile gov/irb/2009-16_irb/ar09. Free fed and state efile html. Free fed and state efile   Administrators of the group health plans (or other entities) that provide or administer COBRA continuation coverage must provide notice to assistance eligible individuals of the COBRA premium assistance. Free fed and state efile   The 65% of the premium not paid by the assistance eligible individuals is reimbursed to the employer maintaining the group health plan. Free fed and state efile The reimbursement is made through a credit against the employer's employment tax liabilities. Free fed and state efile For information on how to claim the credit, see the Instructions for Form 941 or the Instructions for Form 944. Free fed and state efile The credit is treated as a deposit made on the first day of the return period (quarter or year). Free fed and state efile In the case of a multiemployer plan, the credit is claimed by the plan, rather than the employer. Free fed and state efile In the case of an insured plan subject to state law continuation coverage requirements, the credit is claimed by the insurance company, rather than the employer. Free fed and state efile   Anyone claiming the credit for COBRA premium assistance payments must maintain the following information to support their claim, including the following. Free fed and state efile Information on the receipt of the assistance eligible individuals' 35% share of the premium, including dates and amounts. Free fed and state efile In the case of an insurance plan, a copy of invoice or other supporting statement from the insurance carrier and proof of timely payment of the full premium to the insurance carrier required under COBRA. Free fed and state efile In the case of a self-insured plan, proof of the premium amount and proof of the coverage provided to the assistance eligible individuals. Free fed and state efile Attestation of involuntary termination, including the date of the involuntary termination for each covered employee whose involuntary termination is the basis for eligibility for the subsidy. Free fed and state efile Proof of each assistance eligible individual's eligibility for COBRA coverage and the election of COBRA coverage. Free fed and state efile A record of the SSNs of all covered employees, the amount of the subsidy reimbursed with respect to each covered employee, and whether the subsidy was for one individual or two or more individuals. Free fed and state efile   For more information, visit IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter “COBRA” in the search box. Free fed and state efile Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Consumer Protection Offices

City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce

Website: Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce

Address: Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
Bureau of Regulatory Services Consumer Protection
PO Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39215

Phone Number: 601-359-1148

Mississippi Office of the Attorney General

Website: Mississippi Office of the Attorney General

Address: Mississippi Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 22947
Jackson, MS 39225-2947

Phone Number: 601-359-4230

Toll-free: 1-800-281-4418 (MS)

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

Department of Banking and Consumer Finance

Website: Department of Banking and Consumer Finance

Address: Department of Banking and Consumer Finance
901 Woolfolk Building, Suite A
501 N. West St.
Jackson, MS 39201

Phone Number: 601-359-1031

Toll-free: 1-800-844-2499 (MS)

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Department of Insurance

Website: Department of Insurance

Address: Department of Insurance
PO Box 79
Jackson, MS 39205-0079

Phone Number: 601-359-3569

Toll-free: 1-800-562-2957 (MS)

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Secretary of State

Website: Secretary of State

Address: Secretary of State
Securities Division
PO Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136

Phone Number: 601-359-1334

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Public Service Commission

Website: Public Service Commission

Address: Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 1174
Jackson, MS 39215

Phone Number: 601-961-5430 (Central District) 601-961-5440 (Southern District) 601-961-5450 (Northern District)

Toll-free: 1-800-356-6429 (Southern District) 1-800-356-6430 (Central District) 1-800-356-6428 (Northern District)

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Free fed and state efile 7. Free fed and state efile   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Outside the U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile Low Income Taxpayer Clinics 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 fed and state efile Free help with your tax return. Free fed and state efile   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Free fed and state efile The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Free fed and state efile The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Free fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Free fed and state efile To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Free fed and state efile   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Free fed and state efile To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Free fed and state efile aarp. Free fed and state efile org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Free fed and state efile For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Free fed and state efile Internet. Free fed and state efile    IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free fed and state efile Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Free fed and state efile Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. Free fed and state efile Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Free fed and state efile The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Free fed and state efile Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. Free fed and state efile You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Free fed and state efile The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Free fed and state efile Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Free fed and state efile No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Free fed and state efile The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. Free fed and state efile When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Free fed and state efile New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Free fed and state efile  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Free fed and state efile You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Free fed and state efile The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Free fed and state efile 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. Free fed and state efile Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. Free fed and state efile You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Free fed and state efile Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Free fed and state efile Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Free fed and state efile Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Free fed and state efile Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Free fed and state efile If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. Free fed and state efile Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Free fed and state efile You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Free fed and state efile It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Free fed and state efile Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov. Free fed and state efile Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Free fed and state efile gov for more information. Free fed and state efile Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Free fed and state efile Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov. Free fed and state efile Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Free fed and state efile Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov. Free fed and state efile Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Free fed and state efile Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Free fed and state efile Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Free fed and state efile An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Free fed and state efile Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Free fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Free fed and state efile Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Free fed and state efile Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Free fed and state efile Go to IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Free fed and state efile Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Free fed and state efile Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Free fed and state efile Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Free fed and state efile Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov and choose from a variety of options. Free fed and state efile Phone. Free fed and state efile    You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Free fed and state efile Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Free fed and state efile Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Free fed and state efile gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Free fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Free fed and state efile Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Free fed and state efile Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Free fed and state efile Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Free fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Free fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Free fed and state efile Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Free fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Free fed and state efile You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Free fed and state efile It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Free fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile You should receive your order within 10 business days. Free fed and state efile Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Free fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Free fed and state efile The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Free fed and state efile These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Free fed and state efile    Outside the U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile If you are outside the United States, taxpayer assistance is available by calling the following U. Free fed and state efile S Embassies or consulates. Free fed and state efile    Beijing, China (86) (10) 8531-3983 Frankfurt, Germany (49) (69) 7535-3823 London, England (44) (20) 7894-0477 Paris, France (33) (1) 4312-2555   If you cannot contact one of these offices, taxpayer assistance is also available at (267) 941-1000 (not a toll free call). Free fed and state efile   If you are in a U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile territory (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile Virgin Islands) and have a tax question, you can call 1-800-829-1040. Free fed and state efile Walk-in. Free fed and state efile   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Free fed and state efile Products. Free fed and state efile You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Free fed and state efile Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Free fed and state efile Services. Free fed and state efile You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Free fed and state efile An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Free fed and state efile Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Free fed and state efile 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 fed and state efile    Outside the U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile If you are outside the United States during the filing period (January to mid-June), you can get the necessary federal tax forms and publications from most U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile Embassies and consulates. Free fed and state efile   Walk-in taxpayer assistance is available at the following U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile Embassies or consulates. Free fed and state efile    Beijing, China (86) (10) 8531-3983 Frankfurt, Germany (49) (69) 7535-3811 London, England (44) (20) 7894-0477 Paris, France (33) (1) 4312-2555   Please contact the office for times when assistance will be available. Free fed and state efile Mail. Free fed and state efile   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Free fed and state efile You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Free fed and state efile Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Free fed and state efile Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613      Outside the U. Free fed and state efile S. Free fed and state efile If you are outside the United States, you can get tax assistance by writing to the address below. 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