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Free tax usa 2011 13. Free tax usa 2011   Employment Taxes Table of Contents What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Important Dates for 2014 Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Farm Employment Family Employees Crew Leaders Social Security and Medicare TaxesReligious exemption. Free tax usa 2011 Wage limit. Free tax usa 2011 Federal Income Tax WithholdingNew Form W-4 for 2014. Free tax usa 2011 Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) Reporting and Paying Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Federal Income TaxesElectronic deposit requirement. Free tax usa 2011 Federal Unemployment (FUTA) TaxReporting and Paying FUTA Tax What's New for 2013 Social security and Medicare tax for 2013. Free tax usa 2011  The employee tax rate for social security is 6. Free tax usa 2011 2%. Free tax usa 2011 Previously, the employee tax rate for social security was 4. Free tax usa 2011 2%. Free tax usa 2011 The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6. Free tax usa 2011 2%. Free tax usa 2011 The social security wage base limit is $113,700. Free tax usa 2011 The Medicare tax rate is 1. Free tax usa 2011 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2012. Free tax usa 2011 There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Free tax usa 2011 Additional Medicare Tax. Free tax usa 2011  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Free tax usa 2011 45%, you must withhold a 0. Free tax usa 2011 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Free tax usa 2011 There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Free tax usa 2011 All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 threshold. Free tax usa 2011 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 of Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Free tax usa 2011 For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Free tax usa 2011 Leave-based donation programs to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Free tax usa 2011  Under these programs, employees may donate their vacation, sick, or personal leave in exchange for employer cash payments made before January 1, 2014, to qualified tax-exempt organizations providing relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Free tax usa 2011 The donated leave will not be included in the income or wages of the employee. Free tax usa 2011 The employer may deduct the cash payments as business expenses or charitable contributions. Free tax usa 2011 For more information, see Notice 2012-69, 2012-51 I. Free tax usa 2011 R. Free tax usa 2011 B. Free tax usa 2011 712, available at www. Free tax usa 2011 irs. Free tax usa 2011 gov/irb/2012-51_IRB/ar09. Free tax usa 2011 html. Free tax usa 2011 Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans extended. Free tax usa 2011  The work opportunity tax credit is now available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work before January 1, 2014. Free tax usa 2011 Previously, the credit was available for unemployed veterans who began work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2013. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 For more information, visit IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov and enter “work opportunity credit” in the search box. Free tax usa 2011 What's New for 2014 Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Free tax usa 2011  The employee and employer tax rates for social security and the maximum amount of wages subject to social security tax for 2014 will be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide (For use in 2014). Free tax usa 2011 The Medicare tax rate for 2014 will also be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A) (For use in 2014). Free tax usa 2011 There is no limit on the amount of wages subject to Medicare tax. Free tax usa 2011 Reminders Additional employment tax information for farmers. Free tax usa 2011  See Publication 51 (Circular A) for more detailed guidance on employment taxes. Free tax usa 2011 For the latest information about employment tax developments impacting farmers, go to www. Free tax usa 2011 irs. Free tax usa 2011 gov/pub51. Free tax usa 2011 Correcting a previously filed Form 943. Free tax usa 2011  If you discover an error on a previously filed Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, make the correction using Form 943-X, Adjusted Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees or Claim for Refund. Free tax usa 2011 Form 943-X is filed separately from Form 943. Free tax usa 2011 For more information on correcting Form 943, see the Instructions for Form 943-X. Free tax usa 2011 Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. Free tax usa 2011  You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Free tax usa 2011 Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Free tax usa 2011 EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Free tax usa 2011 Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Free tax usa 2011 For more information on making federal tax deposits, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Free tax usa 2011 To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Free tax usa 2011 eftps. Free tax usa 2011 gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Free tax usa 2011 Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. Free tax usa 2011 Important Dates for 2014 You should take the action indicated by the dates listed. Free tax usa 2011 See By February 15 and On February 16 for Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, information. Free tax usa 2011 Due dates for deposits of withheld federal income taxes, social security taxes, and Medicare taxes are not listed here. Free tax usa 2011 For these dates, see Publication 509, Tax Calendars (For use in 2014). Free tax usa 2011 Note. Free tax usa 2011  If any date shown below for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. Free tax usa 2011 A statewide legal holiday delays a filing or furnishing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file a return or furnish a form is located in that state. Free tax usa 2011 For any due date, you will meet the “file” or “furnish” date requirement if the envelope containing the tax return or form is properly addressed, contains sufficient postage, and is postmarked by the U. Free tax usa 2011 S. Free tax usa 2011 Postal Service by the due date, or sent by an IRS-designated delivery service by the due date. Free tax usa 2011 See Private delivery services in Publication 51 (Circular A). Free tax usa 2011 Federal tax deposits can only be made by electronic funds transfer and are governed by legal holidays in the District of Columbia. Free tax usa 2011 Statewide holidays no longer apply. Free tax usa 2011 For a list of legal holidays that delay the due date of a federal tax deposit, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Free tax usa 2011 Fiscal year taxpayers. Free tax usa 2011  The due dates listed below apply whether you use a calendar or a fiscal year. Free tax usa 2011 By January 31. Free tax usa 2011   File Form 943 with the IRS. Free tax usa 2011 If you deposited all Form 943 taxes when due, you have 10 additional days to file. Free tax usa 2011 Furnish each employee with a completed Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Free tax usa 2011 Furnish each recipient to whom you paid $600 or more in nonemployee compensation with a completed Form 1099 (for example, Form 1099-MISC). Free tax usa 2011 File Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, with the IRS. Free tax usa 2011 If you deposited all the FUTA tax when due, you have 10 additional days to file. Free tax usa 2011 File Form 945, Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax, with the IRS to report any nonpayroll income tax withheld during 2013. Free tax usa 2011 If you deposited all Form 945 taxes when due, you have 10 additional days to file. Free tax usa 2011 By February 15. Free tax usa 2011  Ask for a new Form W-4 or Formulario W-4(SP), Certificado de Exención de Retenciones del Empleado, from each employee who claimed exemption from federal income tax withholding last year. Free tax usa 2011 On February 16. Free tax usa 2011  Any Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding for the previous year has now expired. Free tax usa 2011 Begin withholding for any employee who previously claimed exemption from withholding but has not given you a new Form W-4 for the current year. Free tax usa 2011 If the employee does not give you a new Form W-4, withhold taxes based on the last valid Form W-4 you have for the employee that does not claim exemption from withholding or, if one does not exist, as if he or she is single with zero withholding allowances. Free tax usa 2011 If the employee furnishes a new Form W-4 claiming exemption from withholding after February 15, you may apply the exemption to future wages, but do not refund taxes withheld while the exempt status was not in place. Free tax usa 2011 By February 28. Free tax usa 2011   File paper Forms 1099 and 1096. Free tax usa 2011 File Copy A of all paper Forms 1099 with Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of U. Free tax usa 2011 S. Free tax usa 2011 Information Returns, with the IRS. Free tax usa 2011 For electronically filed returns, see By March 31 below. Free tax usa 2011 File paper Forms W-2 and W-3. Free tax usa 2011 File Copy A of all paper Forms W-2 with Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Free tax usa 2011 For electronically filed returns, see By March 31 below. Free tax usa 2011 By March 31. Free tax usa 2011   File electronic Forms W-2 and 1099. Free tax usa 2011 File electronic Forms W-2 with the SSA and Forms 1099 with the IRS. Free tax usa 2011 For more information on reporting Form W-2 information to the SSA electronically, visit the SSA's Employer W-2 Filing Instructions & Information webpage at www. Free tax usa 2011 socialsecurity. Free tax usa 2011 gov/employer. Free tax usa 2011 For information on filing information returns electronically with the IRS, see Publication 1220, Specifications for Filing Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, 5498, 8935, and W-2G Electronically. Free tax usa 2011 By April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31. Free tax usa 2011   Deposit FUTA taxes. Free tax usa 2011 Deposit FUTA tax due if it is more than $500. Free tax usa 2011 Before December 1. Free tax usa 2011  Remind employees to submit a new Form W-4 if their withholding allowances have changed or will change for the next year. Free tax usa 2011 Introduction You are generally required to withhold federal income tax from the wages of your employees. Free tax usa 2011 You may also be subject to social security and Medicare taxes under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and federal unemployment tax under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). Free tax usa 2011 You must also withhold Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Free tax usa 2011 This chapter includes information about these taxes. Free tax usa 2011 You must also pay self-employment tax on your net earnings from farming. Free tax usa 2011 See chapter 12 for information on self-employment tax. Free tax usa 2011 Topics - This chapter discusses: Farm employment, Family employees, Crew leaders, Social security and Medicare taxes, Additional Medicare Tax withholding, Federal income tax withholding, Reporting and paying social security, Medicare, and withheld federal income taxes, and FUTA tax. Free tax usa 2011 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide 15-A Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide 15-B Employer's Tax Guide to Fringe Benefits 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide 926 Household Employer's Tax Guide Form (and Instructions) W-2 Wage and Tax Statement W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification 940 Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return 943 Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees 943-X Adjusted Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees or Claim for Refund See chapter 16 for information about getting publications and forms. Free tax usa 2011 Farm Employment In general, you are an employer of farmworkers if your employees do any of the following types of work. Free tax usa 2011 Raising or harvesting agricultural or horticultural products on a farm, including raising and feeding of livestock. Free tax usa 2011 Operating, managing, conserving, improving, or maintaining your farm and its tools and equipment. Free tax usa 2011 Services performed in salvaging timber, or clearing land of brush and other debris, left by a hurricane (also known as hurricane labor). Free tax usa 2011 Handling, processing, or packaging any agricultural or horticultural commodity if you produced more than half of the commodity (for a group of up to 20 unincorporated operators, all of the commodity). Free tax usa 2011 Work related to cotton ginning, turpentine, gum resin products, or the operation and maintenance of irrigation facilities. Free tax usa 2011 For more information, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Free tax usa 2011 Generally, a worker who performs services for you is your employee if you have the right to control what will be done and how it will be done. Free tax usa 2011 This is so even when you give the employee freedom of action. Free tax usa 2011 What matters is that you have the right to control the details of how the services are performed. Free tax usa 2011 You are responsible for withholding and paying employment taxes for your employees. Free tax usa 2011 You are also required to file employment tax returns. Free tax usa 2011 These requirements do not apply to amounts that you pay to independent contractors. Free tax usa 2011 See Publication 15-A for more information on how to determine whether an individual providing services is an independent contractor or an employee. Free tax usa 2011 If you employ a family of workers, each worker subject to your control (not just the head of the family) is an employee. Free tax usa 2011 Special rules apply to crew leaders. Free tax usa 2011 See Crew Leaders , later. Free tax usa 2011 Employer identification number (EIN). Free tax usa 2011   If you have employees, you must have an EIN. Free tax usa 2011 If you do not have an EIN, you may apply for one online. Free tax usa 2011 Go to IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov and click on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Free tax usa 2011 You may also apply for an EIN by calling 1-800-829-4933 or 1-800-829-4059 (TDD/TTY for persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability). Free tax usa 2011 The hours of operation for both numbers are Monday–Friday form 7:00 a. Free tax usa 2011 m. Free tax usa 2011 –7:00 p. Free tax usa 2011 m. Free tax usa 2011 local time (Alaska and Hawaii follow Pacific time). Free tax usa 2011 You can also fax or mail Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, to the IRS. Free tax usa 2011 Employee's social security number (SSN). Free tax usa 2011   An employee who does not have an SSN should submit Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Free tax usa 2011 Form SS-5 is available from any SSA office or by calling 1-800-772-1213 (operates 24 hours per day). Free tax usa 2011 It is also available from the SSA's website at www. Free tax usa 2011 socialsecurity. Free tax usa 2011 gov. Free tax usa 2011   The employee must furnish evidence of age, identity, and U. Free tax usa 2011 S. Free tax usa 2011 citizenship or lawful immigration status permitting employment with the Form SS-5. Free tax usa 2011 An employee who is age 18 or older must appear in person with this evidence at an SSA office. Free tax usa 2011 Form I-9. Free tax usa 2011    You must verify that each new employee is legally eligible to work in the United States. Free tax usa 2011 This includes completing the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Free tax usa 2011 Form I-9 is available from the U. Free tax usa 2011 S. Free tax usa 2011 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offices or by calling the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Forms Request Line at 1-800-870-3676. Free tax usa 2011 Form I-9 is also available from the USCIS website at www. Free tax usa 2011 uscis. Free tax usa 2011 gov. Free tax usa 2011 You can also contact the USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 for more information. Free tax usa 2011 New hire reporting. Free tax usa 2011   You are required to report any new employee to a designated state new hire registry. Free tax usa 2011 Many states accept a copy of Form W-4 with employer information added. Free tax usa 2011 Visit the Office of Child Support Enforcement website at www. Free tax usa 2011 acf. Free tax usa 2011 hhs. Free tax usa 2011 gov/programs/cse/newhire for more information. Free tax usa 2011 Family Employees Generally, the wages you pay to family members who are your employees are subject to employment taxes. Free tax usa 2011 However, certain exemptions may apply to wages paid to your child, spouse, or parent. Free tax usa 2011 Exemptions for your child. Free tax usa 2011   Payments for the services of your child under age 18 who works for you in your trade or business (including a farm) are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Free tax usa 2011 However, see Nonexempt services of a child or spouse , later. Free tax usa 2011 Payments for the services of your child under age 21 employed by you in other than a trade or business, such as payments for household services in your home, are also not subject to social security or Medicare taxes. Free tax usa 2011 Payments for the services of your child under age 21 employed by you, whether or not in your trade or business, are not subject to FUTA tax. Free tax usa 2011 Although not subject to social security, Medicare, or FUTA tax, the child's wages still may be subject to federal income tax withholding. Free tax usa 2011 Exemptions for your spouse. Free tax usa 2011   Payments for the services of your spouse who works for you in your trade or business are subject to federal income tax withholding and social security and Medicare taxes, but not FUTA tax. Free tax usa 2011   Payments for the services of your spouse employed by you in other than a trade or business, such as payments for household services in your home, are not subject to social security, Medicare, or FUTA taxes. Free tax usa 2011 Nonexempt services of a child or spouse. Free tax usa 2011   Payments for the services of your child or spouse are subject to federal income tax withholding as well as social security, Medicare, and FUTA taxes if he or she works for any of the following entities. Free tax usa 2011 A corporation, even if it is controlled by you. Free tax usa 2011 A partnership, even if you are a partner. Free tax usa 2011 This does not apply to wages paid to your child if each partner is a parent of the child. Free tax usa 2011 An estate or trust, even if it is the estate of a deceased parent. Free tax usa 2011 In these situations, the child or spouse is considered to work for the corporation, partnership, or estate, not you. Free tax usa 2011 Exemptions for your parent. Free tax usa 2011   Payments for the services of your parent employed by you in your trade or business are subject to federal income tax withholding and social security and Medicare taxes. Free tax usa 2011 Social security and Medicare taxes do not apply to wages paid to your parent for services not in your trade or business, but they do apply to payments for household services in your home if both the following conditions are satisfied. Free tax usa 2011 You have a child living in your home who is under age 18 or has a physical or mental condition that requires care by an adult for at least 4 continuous weeks in a calendar quarter. Free tax usa 2011 You are a widow or widower; or divorced and not remarried; or have a spouse in the home who, because of a physical or mental condition, cannot care for your child for at least 4 continuous weeks in the quarter. Free tax usa 2011   Wages you pay to your parent are not subject to FUTA tax, regardless of the type of services provided. Free tax usa 2011 Qualified joint venture. Free tax usa 2011   If spouses elect to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership, either spouse may report and pay the employment taxes due on the wages paid to employees using the EIN of that spouse's sole proprietorship. Free tax usa 2011 For more information about qualified joint ventures, see chapter 12. Free tax usa 2011 Crew Leaders If farmworkers are provided by a crew leader, the crew leader may be the employer of the workers. Free tax usa 2011 Social security and Medicare taxes. Free tax usa 2011   For social security and Medicare tax purposes, the crew leader is the employer of the workers if both of the following requirements are met. Free tax usa 2011 The crew leader pays (either on his or her own behalf or on behalf of the farmer) the workers for their farm labor. Free tax usa 2011 The crew leader has not entered into a written agreement with the farmer under which the crew leader is designated as an employee of the farmer. Free tax usa 2011 Federal income tax withholding. Free tax usa 2011   If the crew leader is the employer for social security and Medicare tax purposes, the crew leader is the employer for federal income tax withholding purposes. Free tax usa 2011 Federal unemployment (FUTA) tax. Free tax usa 2011   For FUTA tax purposes, the crew leader is the employer of the workers if, in addition to the earlier requirements, either of the following requirements are met. Free tax usa 2011 The crew leader is registered under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Free tax usa 2011 Substantially all crew members operate or maintain mechanized equipment provided by the crew leader as part of the service to the farmer. Free tax usa 2011   The farmer is the employer of workers furnished by a crew leader in all other situations. Free tax usa 2011 In addition, the farmer is the employer of workers furnished by a registered crew leader if the workers are the employees of the farmer under the common-law test. Free tax usa 2011 For example, some farmers employ individuals to recruit farmworkers exclusively for them. Free tax usa 2011 Although these individuals may be required to register under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the workers are employed directly by the farmer. Free tax usa 2011 The farmer is the employer in these cases. Free tax usa 2011 For information about common-law employees, see section 1 of Publication 15-A. Free tax usa 2011 For information about crew leaders, see the Department of Labor website at www. Free tax usa 2011 dol. Free tax usa 2011 gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs49. Free tax usa 2011 htm. Free tax usa 2011 Social Security and Medicare Taxes All cash wages you pay to an employee during the year for farmwork are subject to social security and Medicare taxes if you meet either of the following tests. Free tax usa 2011 You pay the employee $150 or more in cash wages (count all wages paid on a time, piecework, or other basis) during the year for farmwork (the $150 test). Free tax usa 2011 The $150 test applies separately to each farmworker that you employ. Free tax usa 2011 If you employ a family of workers, each member is treated separately. Free tax usa 2011 Do not count wages paid by other employers. Free tax usa 2011 You pay cash and noncash wages of $2,500 or more during the year to all your employees for farmwork (the $2,500 test). Free tax usa 2011 If the $2,500 test for the group is not met, the $150 test for an employee still applies. Free tax usa 2011 Exceptions. Free tax usa 2011   Annual cash wages of less than $150 you pay to a seasonal farmworker are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, even if you pay $2,500 or more to all your farmworkers. Free tax usa 2011 However, these wages count toward the $2,500 test for determining whether other farmworkers' wages are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Free tax usa 2011   A seasonal farmworker is a worker who: Works as a hand-harvest laborer, Is paid piece rates in an operation usually paid on this basis in the region of employment, Commutes daily from his or her permanent home to the farm, and Worked in agriculture less than 13 weeks in the preceding calendar year. Free tax usa 2011   See Family Employees , earlier, for certain exemptions from social security and Medicare taxes that apply to your child, spouse, and parent. Free tax usa 2011 Religious exemption. Free tax usa 2011   An exemption from social security and Medicare taxes is available to members of a recognized religious group or division opposed to public insurance. Free tax usa 2011 This exemption is available only if both the employee and the employer are members of the group or division. Free tax usa 2011   For more information, see Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. Free tax usa 2011 Cash wages. Free tax usa 2011   Only cash wages paid to farmworkers are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Free tax usa 2011 Cash wages include checks, money orders, and any kind of money or cash. Free tax usa 2011   Only cash wages subject to social security and Medicare taxes are credited to your employees for social security benefit purposes. Free tax usa 2011 Payments not subject to these taxes, such as commodity wages, do not contribute to your employees' social security coverage. Free tax usa 2011 For information about social security benefits, contact the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 or online at www. Free tax usa 2011 socialsecurity. Free tax usa 2011 gov. Free tax usa 2011 Noncash wages. Free tax usa 2011    Noncash wages include food, lodging, clothing, transportation passes, and other goods and services. Free tax usa 2011 Noncash wages paid to farmworkers, including commodity wages, are not subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Free tax usa 2011 However, they are subject to these taxes if the substance of the transaction is a cash payment. Free tax usa 2011 For information on lodging provided as a condition of employment, see Publication 15-B. Free tax usa 2011   Report the value of noncash wages in box 1 of Form W-2 together with cash wages. Free tax usa 2011 Do not show noncash wages in box 3 or in box 5, (unless the substance of the transaction is a cash payment). Free tax usa 2011 Tax rates and social security wage limit. Free tax usa 2011   For 2013, the employer and the employee will pay the following taxes. Free tax usa 2011 The employer and employee each pay 6. Free tax usa 2011 2% of cash wages for social security tax (old-age, survivors, and disability insurance). Free tax usa 2011 The employer and employee each pay 1. Free tax usa 2011 45% of cash wages for Medicare tax (hospital insurance). Free tax usa 2011 The employee pays 0. Free tax usa 2011 9% of cash wages in excess of $200,000 for Additional Medicare Tax. Free tax usa 2011 Wage limit. Free tax usa 2011   The limit on wages subject to the social security tax for 2013 is $113,700. Free tax usa 2011 There is no limit on wages subject to the Medicare tax. Free tax usa 2011 All covered wages are subject to the Medicare tax. Free tax usa 2011 Additionally, all wages in excess of $200,000 are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Free tax usa 2011 Paying employee's share. Free tax usa 2011   If you would rather pay the employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes without deducting it from his or her wages, you may do so. Free tax usa 2011 It is additional income to the employee. Free tax usa 2011 You must include it in box 1 of the employee's Form W-2, but do not count it as social security and Medicare wages (boxes 3 and 5 on Form W-2) or as wages for federal unemployment (FUTA) tax purposes. Free tax usa 2011 Example. Free tax usa 2011 Jane operates a small family fruit farm. Free tax usa 2011 She employs day laborers in the picking season to enable her to timely get her crop to market. Free tax usa 2011 She does not deduct the employees' share of social security and Medicare taxes from their pay; instead, she pays it on their behalf. Free tax usa 2011 When her accountant, Susan, prepares the employees' Forms W-2, she adds each employee's share of social security and Medicare taxes paid by Jane to the employee's wage income (box 1 of Form W-2), but does not include it in box 3 (social security wages) or box 5 (Medicare wages and tips). Free tax usa 2011 For 2013, Jane paid Mary $1,000 during the year. Free tax usa 2011 Susan enters $1,076. Free tax usa 2011 50 in box 1 of Mary's Form W-2 ($1,000 wages plus $76. Free tax usa 2011 50 social security and Medicare taxes paid for Mary). Free tax usa 2011 She enters $1,000 in boxes 3 and 5 of Mary's Form W-2. Free tax usa 2011 Additional Medicare Tax. Free tax usa 2011   In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Free tax usa 2011 45%, you must withhold a 0. Free tax usa 2011 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Free tax usa 2011 There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Free tax usa 2011 All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 threshold. Free tax usa 2011   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 of Publication 15 (Circular E). Free tax usa 2011 For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Free tax usa 2011 Federal Income Tax Withholding If the cash wages you pay to farmworkers are subject to social security and Medicare taxes, they are also subject to federal income tax withholding. Free tax usa 2011 Although noncash wages are subject to federal income tax, withhold income tax only if you and the employee agree to do so. Free tax usa 2011 The amount to withhold is figured on gross wages without taking out social security and Medicare taxes, union dues, insurance, etc. Free tax usa 2011 Form W-4. Free tax usa 2011   Generally, the amount of federal income tax you withhold is based on the employee's marital status and withholding allowances claimed on the employee's Form W-4. Free tax usa 2011 In general, an employee can claim withholding allowances on Form W-4 equal to the number of exemptions the employee will be entitled to claim on his or her tax return. Free tax usa 2011 An employee may also be able to claim a special withholding allowance and allowances for estimated deductions and credits. Free tax usa 2011   Do not withhold federal income tax from the wages of an employee who, by filing Form W-4, certifies that he or she had no federal income tax liability last year and anticipates no liability for the current year. Free tax usa 2011   You should give each new employee a Form W-4 as soon as you hire the employee. Free tax usa 2011 For Spanish-speaking employees, you may use Formulario W-4(SP) which is the Spanish translation of Form W-4. Free tax usa 2011 Have the employee complete and return the form to you before the first payday. Free tax usa 2011 If the employee does not return the completed form, you must withhold federal income tax as if the employee is single and claims no withholding allowances. Free tax usa 2011 New Form W-4 for 2014. Free tax usa 2011   You should make the 2014 Form W-4 available to your employees and encourage them to check their income tax withholding for 2014. Free tax usa 2011 Those employees who owed a large amount of tax or received a large refund for 2013 may want to submit a new Form W-4. Free tax usa 2011 You cannot accept substitute Forms W-4 developed by employees. Free tax usa 2011 How to figure withholding. Free tax usa 2011   You can use one of several methods to determine the amount to withhold. Free tax usa 2011 The methods are described in Publication 51 (Circular A), which contains tables showing the correct amount of federal income tax you should withhold. Free tax usa 2011 Publication 51 (Circular A) also contains additional information about federal income tax withholding. Free tax usa 2011 Nonemployee compensation. Free tax usa 2011   Generally, you do not have to withhold federal income tax on payments for services to individuals who are not your employees. Free tax usa 2011 However, you may be required to report these payments on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and to withhold under the backup withholding rules. Free tax usa 2011 For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC. Free tax usa 2011 Required Notice to Employees About Earned Income Credit (EIC) You must provide notification about EIC to each employee who worked for you at any time during the year and from whom you did not withhold any federal income tax. Free tax usa 2011 However, you do not have to notify employees who claim exemption from federal income tax withholding on Form W-4. Free tax usa 2011 You meet the notification requirement by giving each employee any of the following. Free tax usa 2011 Form W-2, which contains EIC notification on the back of Copy B. Free tax usa 2011 A substitute Form W-2 with the exact EIC wording shown on the back of copy B of Form W-2. Free tax usa 2011 Notice 797, Possible Federal Tax Refund Due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC). Free tax usa 2011 Your own written statement with the exact wording of Notice 797. Free tax usa 2011 For more information, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Free tax usa 2011 Reporting and Paying Social Security, Medicare, and Withheld Federal Income Taxes You must withhold federal income, social security, and Medicare taxes required to be withheld from the salaries and wages of your employees. Free tax usa 2011 You are liable for the payment of these taxes to the federal government whether or not you collect them from your employees. Free tax usa 2011 If, for example, you withhold less than the correct tax from an employee's wages, you are still liable for the full amount. Free tax usa 2011 You must also pay the employer's share of social security and Medicare taxes. Free tax usa 2011 There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Free tax usa 2011 Form 943. Free tax usa 2011   Report withheld federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax on Form 943. Free tax usa 2011 Your 2013 Form 943 is due by January 31, 2014 (or February 10, 2014, if you made deposits on time in full payment of the taxes due for the year). Free tax usa 2011 Deposits. Free tax usa 2011   Generally, you must deposit both the employer and employee shares of social security and Medicare taxes and federal income tax withheld during the year. Free tax usa 2011 However, you may make payments with Form 943 instead of depositing them if you accumulate less than a $2,500 tax liability (“Total taxes after adjustments” line on Form 943) during the year and you pay in full with a timely filed return. Free tax usa 2011   For more information on deposit rules, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Free tax usa 2011 Electronic deposit requirement. Free tax usa 2011   You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Free tax usa 2011 Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using EFTPS. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Free tax usa 2011 EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Free tax usa 2011 Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Free tax usa 2011   For more information on making federal tax deposits, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Free tax usa 2011 To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Free tax usa 2011 eftps. Free tax usa 2011 gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Free tax usa 2011 Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966. Free tax usa 2011 Form W-2. Free tax usa 2011   By January 31, you must furnish each employee a Form W-2 showing total wages for the previous year and total federal income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax withheld. Free tax usa 2011 However, if an employee stops working for you and requests the form earlier, you must give it to the employee within 30 days of the later of the following dates. Free tax usa 2011 The date the employee requests the form. Free tax usa 2011 The date you make your final payment of wages to the employee. Free tax usa 2011 Compensation paid to H-2A visa holders. Free tax usa 2011   Report compensation of $600 or more paid to foreign agricultural workers who entered the country on H-2A visas in box 1 of Form W-2. Free tax usa 2011 Compensation paid to H-2A workers for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa is not subject to social security and Medicare taxes, and therefore should not be reported as wages subject to social security tax (line 2), Medicare tax (line 4), or Additional Medicare Tax (line 6) on Form 943, and should not be reported as social security wages (box 3) or Medicare wages (box 5) on Form W-2. Free tax usa 2011   An employer is not required to withhold federal income tax from compensation it pays to an H-2A worker for agricultural labor performed in connection with this visa unless the worker asks for withholding and the employer agrees. Free tax usa 2011 In this case, the worker must give the employer a completed Form W-4. Free tax usa 2011 Federal income tax withheld should be reported on Form 943, line 8, and in box 2 of Form W-2. Free tax usa 2011   These reporting rules apply when the H-2A worker provides his or her taxpayer identification number (TIN) to the employer. Free tax usa 2011 For the rules relating to backup withholding and reporting when the H-2A worker does not provide a TIN, see the Instructions for Form 1099-MISC and the Instructions for Form 945. Free tax usa 2011 Trust fund recovery penalty. Free tax usa 2011   If you are responsible for withholding, accounting for, depositing, or paying federal withholding taxes and willfully fail to do so, you can be held liable for a penalty equal to the withheld tax not paid. Free tax usa 2011 A responsible person can be an officer of a corporation, a partner, a sole proprietor, or an employee of any form of business. Free tax usa 2011 A trustee or agent with authority over the funds of the business can also be held responsible for the penalty. Free tax usa 2011   Willfully means voluntarily, consciously, and intentionally. Free tax usa 2011 Paying other expenses of the business instead of the taxes due is acting willfully. Free tax usa 2011 Consequences of treating an employee as an independent contractor. Free tax usa 2011   If you classify an employee as an independent contractor and you have no reasonable basis for doing so, you may be held liable for employment taxes for that worker. Free tax usa 2011 See Publication 15-A for more information. Free tax usa 2011 Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax You must pay FUTA tax if you meet either of the following tests. Free tax usa 2011 You paid cash wages of $20,000 or more to farmworkers in any calendar quarter during the current or preceding calendar year. Free tax usa 2011 You employed 10 or more farmworkers for some part of at least 1 day during any 20 or more different calendar weeks during the current or preceding calendar year. Free tax usa 2011 These rules do not apply to exempt services of your spouse, your parents, or your children under age 21. Free tax usa 2011 See Family Employees , earlier. Free tax usa 2011 Alien farmworkers. Free tax usa 2011   Wages paid to aliens admitted on a temporary basis to the United States to perform farmwork (also known as “H-2A visa workers”) are exempt from FUTA tax. Free tax usa 2011 However, include your employment of these workers and the wages you paid them to determine whether you meet either of the above tests. Free tax usa 2011 Commodity wages. Free tax usa 2011   Payments in kind for farm labor are not cash wages. Free tax usa 2011 Do not count them to figure whether you are subject to FUTA tax or to figure how much tax you owe. Free tax usa 2011 Tax rate and credit. Free tax usa 2011   The gross FUTA tax rate is 6. Free tax usa 2011 0% of the first $7,000 cash wages you pay to each employee during the year. Free tax usa 2011 However, you are given a credit of up to 5. Free tax usa 2011 4% of the first $7,000 cash wages you pay to each employee for the state unemployment tax you pay. Free tax usa 2011 If your state tax rate (experience rate) is less than 5. Free tax usa 2011 4%, you may still be allowed the full 5. Free tax usa 2011 4% credit. Free tax usa 2011   If you do not pay the state tax, you cannot take the credit. Free tax usa 2011 If you are exempt from state unemployment tax for any reason, the full 6. Free tax usa 2011 0% rate applies. Free tax usa 2011 See the Instructions for Form 940 for additional information. Free tax usa 2011 More information. Free tax usa 2011   For more information on FUTA tax, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Free tax usa 2011 Reporting and Paying FUTA Tax The FUTA tax is imposed on you as the employer. Free tax usa 2011 It must not be collected or deducted from the wages of your employees. Free tax usa 2011 Form 940. Free tax usa 2011   Report FUTA tax on Form 940. Free tax usa 2011 The 2013 Form 940 is due January 31, 2014 (or February 10, 2014, if you timely deposited the full amount of your 2013 FUTA tax). Free tax usa 2011 Deposits. Free tax usa 2011   If at the end of any calendar quarter you owe, but have not yet deposited, more than $500 in FUTA tax for the year, you must make a deposit by the end of the following month. Free tax usa 2011 If the undeposited tax is $500 or less at the end of a quarter, you do not have to deposit it. Free tax usa 2011 You can add it to the tax for the next quarter. Free tax usa 2011 If the total undeposited tax is more than $500 at the end of the next quarter, a deposit will be required. Free tax usa 2011 If the total undeposited tax at the end of the 4th quarter is $500 or less, you can either make a deposit or pay it with your return by the January 31, 2014, due date. Free tax usa 2011 Electronic deposit requirement. Free tax usa 2011   You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Free tax usa 2011 Generally, electronic funds transfers are made using EFTPS. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Free tax usa 2011 EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Free tax usa 2011 Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Free tax usa 2011   For more information on making federal tax deposits, see section 7 of Publication 51 (Circular A). Free tax usa 2011 To get more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit www. Free tax usa 2011 eftps. Free tax usa 2011 gov or call 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Free tax usa 2011 Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966. 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Free tax usa 2011 6. Free tax usa 2011   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents 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 tax usa 2011 Free help with your tax return. Free tax usa 2011   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Free tax usa 2011 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Free tax usa 2011 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Free tax usa 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 tax usa 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 tax usa 2011 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Free tax usa 2011   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Free tax usa 2011 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Free tax usa 2011 aarp. Free tax usa 2011 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Free tax usa 2011 For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Free tax usa 2011 Internet. Free tax usa 2011    IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free tax usa 2011 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Free tax usa 2011 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Free tax usa 2011 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Free tax usa 2011 Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Free tax usa 2011 No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Free tax usa 2011 New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Free tax usa 2011  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Free tax usa 2011 You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Free tax usa 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 tax usa 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. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Free tax usa 2011 Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Free tax usa 2011 Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Free tax usa 2011 Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Free tax usa 2011 Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Free tax usa 2011 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Free tax usa 2011 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Free tax usa 2011 Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov. Free tax usa 2011 Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov for more information. Free tax usa 2011 Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Free tax usa 2011 Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov. Free tax usa 2011 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 tax usa 2011 Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov. Free tax usa 2011 Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Free tax usa 2011 Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Free tax usa 2011 Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Free tax usa 2011 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Free tax usa 2011 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Free tax usa 2011 Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Free tax usa 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. 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Free tax usa 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 tax usa 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 tax usa 2011 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Free tax usa 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 tax usa 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 tax usa 2011 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Free tax usa 2011 Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Free tax usa 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 tax usa 2011 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Free tax usa 2011 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Free tax usa 2011 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Free tax usa 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 tax usa 2011 You should receive your order within 10 business days. Free tax usa 2011 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Free tax usa 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 tax usa 2011 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Free tax usa 2011 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Free tax usa 2011 These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Free tax usa 2011 Walk-in. Free tax usa 2011   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Free tax usa 2011 Products. Free tax usa 2011 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 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