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Free taxact 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 taxact 2011 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Free taxact 2011 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Free taxact 2011 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Free taxact 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 taxact 2011 You should receive your order within 10 business days. Free taxact 2011 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. 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Free taxact 2011 Publication 501 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Free taxact 2011 Tax questions. Free taxact 2011 Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Who must file. Free taxact 2011   In some cases, the amount of income you can receive before you must file a tax return has increased. Free taxact 2011 Table 1 shows the filing requirements for most taxpayers. Free taxact 2011 Exemption amount. Free taxact 2011  The amount you can deduct for each exemption has increased. Free taxact 2011 It was $3,800 for 2012. Free taxact 2011 It is $3,900 for 2013. Free taxact 2011 Exemption phaseout. Free taxact 2011  You lose at least part of the benefit of your exemptions if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. Free taxact 2011 For 2013, the phaseout begins at $150,000 for married individuals filing separate returns; $250,000 for single individuals; $275,000 for heads of household; and $300,000 for married individuals filing joint returns or qualifying widow(er)s. Free taxact 2011 See Phaseout of Exemptions , later. Free taxact 2011 Standard deduction increased. Free taxact 2011   The standard deduction for some taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040 is higher for 2013 than it was for 2012. Free taxact 2011 The amount depends on your filing status. Free taxact 2011 You can use the 2013 Standard Deduction Tables near the end of this publication to figure your standard deduction. Free taxact 2011 Same-sex marriages. Free taxact 2011 . Free taxact 2011  If you have a same-sex spouse whom you legally married in a state (or foreign country) that recognizes same-sex marriage, you and your spouse generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status on your 2013 return, even if you and your spouse now live in a state (or foreign country) that does not recognize same-sex marriage. Free taxact 2011 See Same-sex marriage under Marital Status, later. Free taxact 2011 If you meet certain requirements, you may be able to file amended returns to change your filing status for some earlier years. Free taxact 2011 For details on filing amended returns, see Joint Return After Separate Returns . Free taxact 2011 Reminders Future developments. Free taxact 2011  Information about any future developments affecting Publication 501 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted at www. Free taxact 2011 irs. Free taxact 2011 gov/pub501. Free taxact 2011 Taxpayer identification number for aliens. Free taxact 2011   If you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have and are not eligible to get a social security number (SSN), you must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Free taxact 2011 Your spouse also may need an ITIN if he or she does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN. Free taxact 2011 See Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Free taxact 2011 Also, see Social Security Numbers for Dependents , later. Free taxact 2011 Photographs of missing children. Free taxact 2011   The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Free taxact 2011 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Free taxact 2011 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 taxact 2011 Introduction This publication discusses some tax rules that affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return. Free taxact 2011 It answers some basic questions: who must file; who should file; what filing status to use; how many exemptions to claim; and the amount of the standard deduction. Free taxact 2011 Who Must File explains who must file an income tax return. Free taxact 2011 If you have little or no gross income, reading this section will help you decide if you have to file a return. Free taxact 2011 Who Should File helps you decide if you should file a return, even if you are not required to do so. Free taxact 2011 Filing Status helps you determine which filing status to use. Free taxact 2011 Filing status is important in determining whether you must file a return and whether you may claim certain deductions and credits. Free taxact 2011 It also helps determine your standard deduction and tax rate. Free taxact 2011 Exemptions, which reduce your taxable income, are discussed in Exemptions . Free taxact 2011 Exemptions for Dependents explains the difference between a qualifying child and a qualifying relative. Free taxact 2011 Other topics include the social security number requirement for dependents, the rules for multiple support agreements, and the rules for divorced or separated parents. Free taxact 2011 Phaseout of Exemptions explains how to determine whether you must reduce the dollar amount of exemptions you claim and, if so, the amount of the reduction. Free taxact 2011 Standard Deduction gives the rules and dollar amounts for the standard deduction — a benefit for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions. Free taxact 2011 This section also discusses the standard deduction for taxpayers who are blind or age 65 or older, as well as special rules that limit the standard deduction available to dependents. Free taxact 2011 In addition, this section helps you decide whether you would be better off taking the standard deduction or itemizing your deductions. Free taxact 2011 How To Get Tax Help explains how to get tax help from the IRS. Free taxact 2011 This publication is for U. Free taxact 2011 S. Free taxact 2011 citizens and resident aliens only. Free taxact 2011 If you are a resident alien for the entire year, you must follow the same tax rules that apply to U. Free taxact 2011 S. Free taxact 2011 citizens. Free taxact 2011 The rules to determine if you are a resident or nonresident alien are discussed in chapter 1 of Publication 519, U. Free taxact 2011 S. Free taxact 2011 Tax Guide for Aliens. Free taxact 2011 Nonresident aliens. Free taxact 2011    If you were a nonresident alien at any time during the year, the rules and tax forms that apply to you may be different from those that apply to U. Free taxact 2011 S. Free taxact 2011 citizens. Free taxact 2011 See Publication 519. Free taxact 2011 Comments and suggestions. Free taxact 2011    We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Free taxact 2011   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Free taxact 2011 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Free taxact 2011 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Free taxact 2011   You can send your comments from www. Free taxact 2011 irs. Free taxact 2011 gov/formspubs. Free taxact 2011 Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. 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