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How to do an amended return Publication 972 - Main Content Table of Contents Child Tax CreditQualifying Child Limits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Earned Income Additional Child Tax Credit How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Child Tax Credit This credit is for people who have a qualifying child as defined later. How to do an amended return It is in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses (on Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46) and the earned income credit (on Form 1040, line 64a; or Form 1040A, line 38a). How to do an amended return The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. How to do an amended return Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return citizen, a U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return national, or a U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return resident alien. How to do an amended return For more information, see Publication 519, U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return Tax Guide for Aliens. How to do an amended return If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. How to do an amended return For each qualifying child, you must either check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c, column (4); or Form 1040NR, line 7c, column (4). How to do an amended return Example. How to do an amended return Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. How to do an amended return Because he is not a U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return citizen, U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return national, or U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit. How to do an amended return Filers who have certain child dependents with an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). How to do an amended return   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child identified on your tax return with an ITIN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). How to do an amended return   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. How to do an amended return To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. How to do an amended return For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return Tax Guide for Aliens. How to do an amended return Adopted child. How to do an amended return   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. How to do an amended return An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. How to do an amended return   If you are a U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return citizen or U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. How to do an amended return Exceptions to time lived with you. How to do an amended return    A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. How to do an amended return Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. How to do an amended return   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. How to do an amended return For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. How to do an amended return Qualifying child of more than one person. How to do an amended return   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. How to do an amended return For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. How to do an amended return Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. How to do an amended return The amount on Form 1040, line 46; Form 1040A, line 28; or Form 1040NR, line 44, is less than the credit. How to do an amended return If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. How to do an amended return But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. How to do an amended return See Additional Child Tax Credit, later. How to do an amended return Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. How to do an amended return Married filing jointly – $110,000. How to do an amended return Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) – $75,000. How to do an amended return Married filing separately – $55,000. How to do an amended return Modified AGI. How to do an amended return   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. How to do an amended return Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. How to do an amended return On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. How to do an amended return ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. How to do an amended return Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. How to do an amended return Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. How to do an amended return Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. How to do an amended return   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. How to do an amended return AGI. How to do an amended return   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. How to do an amended return Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. How to do an amended return You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. How to do an amended return You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. How to do an amended return Earned Income You will need to figure your earned income using one of the worksheets that appear later in this publication if you are completing the Line 11 Worksheet , later, or Schedule 8812. How to do an amended return Form 1040 or Form 1040NR filers, use the 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet , later, to figure your earned income. How to do an amended return Form 1040A filers, use the 1040A Filers —- Earned Income Worksheet , later. How to do an amended return For this purpose, earned income includes only: Taxable earned income, and Nontaxable combat pay. How to do an amended return Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. How to do an amended return The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. How to do an amended return How to claim the additional child tax credit. How to do an amended return   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. How to do an amended return Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. How to do an amended return If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR instructions (or on line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in this publication), use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. How to do an amended return If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65; Form 1040A, line 39; or Form 1040NR, line 63. How to do an amended return Child Tax Credit Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. How to do an amended return Please click the link to view the image. How to do an amended return Child tax worksheet - page 1. How to do an amended return Child Tax Credit Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. How to do an amended return Please click the link to view the image. How to do an amended return Child tax worksheet - page 2. How to do an amended return Line 11 Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. How to do an amended return Please click the link to view the image. How to do an amended return Line 11 worksheet - page 1. How to do an amended return Line 11 Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. How to do an amended return Please click the link to view the image. How to do an amended return Line 11 worksheet - page 2. How to do an amended return 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit) Before you begin:    ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication or line  4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit. How to do an amended return  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. How to do an amended return  ✓If married filing jointly, include your spouse's amounts with yours when completing this worksheet. How to do an amended return     1. How to do an amended return a. How to do an amended return Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 7, or Form 1040NR, line 8 1a. How to do an amended return     b. How to do an amended return Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. How to do an amended return Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. How to do an amended return This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. How to do an amended return 1b. How to do an amended return       Next, if you are filing Schedule C, C-EZ, F, or SE, or you received a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065 or Form 1065-B), go to line 2a. How to do an amended return Otherwise, skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3. How to do an amended return     2. How to do an amended return a. How to do an amended return Enter any statutory employee income reported on line 1 of Schedule C or C-EZ 2a. How to do an amended return     b. How to do an amended return Enter any net profit or (loss) from Schedule C, line 31; Schedule C-EZ, line 3; Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (other than farming); and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), box 9, code J1. How to do an amended return * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. How to do an amended return Do not include on this line any statutory employee income or any other amounts exempt from self-employment tax. How to do an amended return Options and commodities dealers must add any gain or subtract any loss (in the normal course of dealing in or trading section 1256 contracts) from section 1256 contracts or related property 2b. How to do an amended return     c. How to do an amended return Enter any net farm profit or (loss) from Schedule F, line 34, and from farm partnerships, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A. How to do an amended return * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. How to do an amended return Do not include on this line any amounts exempt from self-employment tax 2c. How to do an amended return         d. How to do an amended return If you used the farm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment, enter the amount from Schedule SE, Section B, line 15. How to do an amended return Otherwise, skip this line and enter on line 2e the amount from line 2c 2d. How to do an amended return         e. How to do an amended return If line 2c is a profit, enter the smaller of line 2c or line 2d. How to do an amended return If line 2c is a (loss), enter the (loss) from line 2c. How to do an amended return 2e. How to do an amended return   3. How to do an amended return Combine lines 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 2e. How to do an amended return If zero or less, stop. How to do an amended return Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. How to do an amended return Instead, enter -0- on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, whichever applies 3. How to do an amended return   4. How to do an amended return Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:               a. How to do an amended return A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 4a. How to do an amended return         b. How to do an amended return For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR) 4b. How to do an amended return         c. How to do an amended return A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR). How to do an amended return This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. How to do an amended return If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity. How to do an amended return 4c. How to do an amended return       5. How to do an amended return a. How to do an amended return Enter any amount included on line 3 that is also included on Form 2555, line 43, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18. How to do an amended return Do not include any amount that is also included on line 4a, 4b, or 4c above 5a. How to do an amended return             b. How to do an amended return Enter the portion, if any, of the amount from Form 2555, line 44 that you also included on Schedule E in partnership net income or (loss) or deducted on Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27; Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ; or Schedule F. How to do an amended return 5b. How to do an amended return             c. How to do an amended return Subtract line 5b from line 5a 5c. How to do an amended return       6. How to do an amended return Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27 6. How to do an amended return       7. How to do an amended return Add lines 4a through 4c, 5c, and 6 7. How to do an amended return   8. How to do an amended return Subtract line 7 from line 3 8. How to do an amended return       If you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet, enter this amount on line 2 of that worksheet. How to do an amended return If you were sent here from Schedule 8812, enter this amount on line 4a of that form. How to do an amended return     *If you have any Schedule K-1 amounts and you are not required to file Schedule SE, complete the appropriate line(s) of Schedule SE, Section A. How to do an amended return Put your name and social security number on Schedule SE and attach it to your return. How to do an amended return                     1040A Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet) Before you begin:   ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication. How to do an amended return  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. How to do an amended return               1. How to do an amended return a. How to do an amended return Enter the amount from Form 1040A, line 7 1a. How to do an amended return         b. How to do an amended return Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. How to do an amended return Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. How to do an amended return This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. How to do an amended return 1b. How to do an amended return         c. How to do an amended return Add lines 1a and 1b. How to do an amended return     1c. How to do an amended return   2. How to do an amended return Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:           a. How to do an amended return A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 2a. How to do an amended return         b. How to do an amended return For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A) 2b. How to do an amended return         c. How to do an amended return A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A). How to do an amended return This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. How to do an amended return If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity 2c. How to do an amended return       3. How to do an amended return Add lines 2a through 2c 3. How to do an amended return   4. How to do an amended return Subtract line 3 from line 1c. How to do an amended return Enter the result here and on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet 4. How to do an amended return                 Additional Medicare Tax and RRTA Tax Worksheet (for line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet) If your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 1 RRTA taxes, use this worksheet to figure the amount to enter on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. How to do an amended return Social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax on wages. How to do an amended return 1. How to do an amended return Enter the social security tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 4) 1. How to do an amended return   2. How to do an amended return Enter the Medicare tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 6). How to do an amended return Box 6 includes any Additional Medicare Tax 2. How to do an amended return   3. How to do an amended return Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on wages (Form 8959, line 7) 3. How to do an amended return   4. How to do an amended return Add lines 1, 2, and 3 4. How to do an amended return   5. How to do an amended return Enter the Additional Medicare Tax withheld (Form 8959, line 22) 5. How to do an amended return   6. How to do an amended return Subtract line 5 from line 4 6. How to do an amended return   Additional Medicare Tax on Self-Employment Income. How to do an amended return 7. How to do an amended return Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on self-employment income (one-half of Form 8959, line 13) 7. How to do an amended return   Tier 1 RRTA taxes as an employee of a railroad (enter amounts on lines 8, 9, 10, and 11) or employee representative (enter amounts on lines 12, 13, 14, and 15). How to do an amended return Do not include amounts in Form W-2, box 14, that are identified as Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 2 tax. How to do an amended return Do not include amounts shown on Form CT-2 on line 3 for Additional Medicare Tax or line 4 for Tier 2 tax. How to do an amended return 8. How to do an amended return Enter the Tier 1 tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 8. How to do an amended return   9. How to do an amended return Enter the Medicare tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 9. How to do an amended return   10. How to do an amended return Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee (Form 8959, line 17). How to do an amended return Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 14 10. How to do an amended return   11. How to do an amended return Add lines 8, 9, and 10 11. How to do an amended return   12. How to do an amended return Enter one-half of Tier 1 tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 1, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 12. How to do an amended return   13. How to do an amended return Enter one-half of Tier 1 Medicare tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 2, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 13. How to do an amended return   14. How to do an amended return Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee representative (one-half of Form 8959, line 17). How to do an amended return Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 10 14. How to do an amended return   15. How to do an amended return Add lines 12, 13, and 14 15. How to do an amended return   Line 6 amount 16. How to do an amended return Add lines 6, 7, 11, and 15. How to do an amended return Enter here and on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. How to do an amended return 16. How to do an amended return   Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. How to do an amended return   We ask for the information on the worksheets in this publication to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. How to do an amended return You are required to give us the information if requested. How to do an amended return We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax. How to do an amended return   You are not required to provide the information requested on a form (or worksheet in this publication) that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form (or publication) displays a valid OMB control number. How to do an amended return Books or records relating to a form, its instructions, or this publication must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. How to do an amended return Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. How to do an amended return   The average time and expenses required to complete these worksheets will vary depending on individual circumstances. How to do an amended return For the estimated averages, see the instructions for your income tax return. 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How to do an amended return Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. How to do an amended return Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). How to do an amended return Go to IRS. How to do an amended return gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. How to do an amended return Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. How to do an amended return Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. How to do an amended return Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. How to do an amended return Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. How to do an amended return gov and choose from a variety of options. How to do an amended return    Phone. How to do an amended return You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. How to do an amended return Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. How to do an amended return Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. How to do an amended return gov, or download the IRS2Go app. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. How to do an amended return Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. How to do an amended return Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. How to do an amended return Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. How to do an amended return Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. How to do an amended return Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. How to do an amended return You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. How to do an amended return It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. How to do an amended return 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). How to do an amended return You should receive your order within 10 business days. How to do an amended return Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. How to do an amended return The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. How to do an amended return These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. How to do an amended return    Walk-in. How to do an amended return You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. How to do an amended return Products. How to do an amended return You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. How to do an amended return Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. How to do an amended return Services. How to do an amended return You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. How to do an amended return An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. How to do an amended return Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. How to do an amended return gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. How to do an amended return    Mail. How to do an amended return You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. How to do an amended return You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. How to do an amended return Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. How to do an amended return Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. How to do an amended return The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. How to do an amended return Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. How to do an amended return   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. How to do an amended return We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. How to do an amended return You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. How to do an amended return You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. How to do an amended return   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. How to do an amended return Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. How to do an amended return Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. How to do an amended return Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. How to do an amended return We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. How to do an amended return   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. How to do an amended return   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. How to do an amended return If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. How to do an amended return Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. How to do an amended return Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. How to do an amended return Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. 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How to do an amended return Publication 225 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. How to do an amended return Tax questions. How to do an amended return Future Developments What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Introduction You are in the business of farming if you cultivate, operate, or manage a farm for profit, either as owner or tenant. How to do an amended return A farm includes livestock, dairy, poultry, fish, fruit, and truck farms. How to do an amended return It also includes plantations, ranches, ranges, and orchards. How to do an amended return This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. How to do an amended return Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return. How to do an amended return If you need more information on a subject, get the specific IRS tax publication covering that subject. How to do an amended return We refer to many of these free publications throughout this publication. How to do an amended return See chapter 16 for information on ordering these publications. How to do an amended return The explanations and examples in this publication reflect the Internal Revenue Service's interpretation of tax laws enacted by Congress, Treasury regulations, and court decisions. How to do an amended return However, the information given does not cover every situation and is not intended to replace the law or change its meaning. How to do an amended return This publication covers subjects on which a court may have made a decision more favorable to taxpayers than the interpretation of the Service. How to do an amended return Until these differing interpretations are resolved by higher court decisions, or in some other way, this publication will continue to present the interpretation of the Service. How to do an amended return The IRS Mission. 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How to do an amended return   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. How to do an amended return gov or call 1-800-829-1040. How to do an amended return We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. How to do an amended return Comments on IRS enforcement actions. How to do an amended return   The Small Business and Agricultural Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness Boards were established to receive comments from small business about federal agency enforcement actions. How to do an amended return The Ombudsman will annually evaluate the enforcement activities of each agency and rate its responsiveness to small business. How to do an amended return If you wish to comment on the enforcement actions of the IRS, you can: Call 1-888-734-3247, Fax your comments to 202-481-5719, Write to Office of the National Ombudsman U. How to do an amended return S. How to do an amended return Small Business Administration 409 3rd Street, S. How to do an amended return W. How to do an amended return  Washington, DC 20416 Send an email to ombudsman@sba. How to do an amended return gov, or Download the appraisal form at  www. How to do an amended return sba. How to do an amended return gov/ombudsman. How to do an amended return Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. How to do an amended return   If you want to confidentially report misconduct, waste, fraud, or abuse by an IRS employee, you can call 1-800-366-4484 (1-800-877-8339 for TTY/TDD users). How to do an amended return You can remain anonymous. How to do an amended return Farm tax classes. How to do an amended return   Many state Cooperative Extension Services conduct farm tax workshops in conjunction with the IRS. How to do an amended return Contact your county extension office for more information. How to do an amended return Rural tax education website. How to do an amended return   The Rural Tax Education website is a source for information concerning agriculturally related income and deductions and self-employment tax. How to do an amended return The website is available for farmers and ranchers, other agricultural producers, Extension educators, and any one interested in learning about the tax side of the agricultural community. How to do an amended return Members of the National Farm Income Tax Extension Committee are contributors for the website and the website is hosted by Utah State University Cooperative Extension. How to do an amended return You can visit the website at www. How to do an amended return ruraltax. How to do an amended return org. How to do an amended return Future Developments The IRS has created a page on IRS. How to do an amended return gov for information about Publication 225, at  www. How to do an amended return irs. How to do an amended return gov/pub225. How to do an amended return Information about recent developments affecting Publication 225 will be posted on that page. How to do an amended return What's New for 2013 The following items highlight a number of administrative and tax law changes for 2013. How to do an amended return They are discussed in more detail throughout the publication. How to do an amended return Standard mileage rate. How to do an amended return  For 2013, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car, van, pickup, or panel truck for each mile of business use is 56. How to do an amended return 5 cents. How to do an amended return See chapter 4. How to do an amended return Simplified method for business use of home deduction. How to do an amended return  The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. How to do an amended return For more information, see Schedule C (Form 1040), Part II, and its instructions. How to do an amended return See chapter 4. How to do an amended return Increased section 179 expense deduction dollar limits. How to do an amended return  The maximum amount you can elect to deduct for most section 179 property you placed in service in 2013 is $500,000. How to do an amended return This limit is reduced by the amount by which the cost of the property placed in service during the tax year exceeds $2 million. How to do an amended return See chapter 7. How to do an amended return Extension of special depreciation allowance for certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007. How to do an amended return  You may be able to take a 50% special depreciation allowance for certain qualified property acquired after December 31, 2007, and placed in service before January 1, 2014. How to do an amended return See chapter 7. How to do an amended return Expiration of the 3-year recovery period for certain race horses. How to do an amended return . How to do an amended return  The 3-year recovery period for race horses two years old or younger will expire for such horses placed in service after December 31, 2013. How to do an amended return See chapter 7. How to do an amended return Tax rates. How to do an amended return  For tax years beginning in 2013, the social security part of the self-employment tax increases from 10. How to do an amended return 4% to 12. How to do an amended return 4%. How to do an amended return As a result, the self-employment tax is increased from 13. How to do an amended return 3% to 15. How to do an amended return 3%. How to do an amended return See chapter 12. How to do an amended return Maximum net earnings. How to do an amended return  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part (12. How to do an amended return 4%) of the self-employment tax increased to $113,700 for 2013. How to do an amended return There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part (2. How to do an amended return 9%). How to do an amended return See chapter 12. How to do an amended return Net investment income tax. How to do an amended return  For tax years beginning in 2013, individuals, estates, and trusts may be subject to the net investment income tax (NIIT). How to do an amended return If you are a trader in financial instruments and commodities and required to file Schedule C (Form 1040), your investment income (for purposes of the NIIT) may be reduced by your interest and other investment expenses to the extent those expenses are not used to reduce your self-employment income. How to do an amended return For information about NIIT and the special rule for traders in financial instruments and commodities, see the Instructions for Form 8960. How to do an amended return Social Security and Medicare Tax for 2013. How to do an amended return  The employee tax rate for social security is 6. How to do an amended return 2%. How to do an amended return The employer tax rate for social security remains unchanged at 6. How to do an amended return 2%. How to do an amended return The social security wage base limit is $113,700. How to do an amended return The Medicare tax rate is 1. How to do an amended return 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2012. How to do an amended return There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. How to do an amended return See chapter 13. How to do an amended return Additional Medicare Tax. How to do an amended return  For tax years beginning in 2013, a 0. How to do an amended return 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to your Medicare wages, Railroad Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income above a threshold amount. How to do an amended return Use Form 8959, Additional Medicare Tax, to figure this tax. How to do an amended return For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8959 and the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040). How to do an amended return In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. How to do an amended return 45%, you must withhold a 0. How to do an amended return 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. How to do an amended return There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. How to do an amended return gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. How to do an amended return See chapter 13. How to do an amended return Leave-Based donation programs to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. How to do an amended return  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. How to do an amended return The donated leave will not be included in the income or wages of the employee. How to do an amended return The employer may deduct the cash payments as business expenses or charitable contributions. How to do an amended return See chapter 13. How to do an amended return Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans extended. How to do an amended return  The work opportunity tax credit is now available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work before January 1, 2014. How to do an amended return 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. How to do an amended return For more information, visit IRS. How to do an amended return gov and enter “work opportunity credit” in the search box. How to do an amended return See chapter 13. How to do an amended return Estimated tax. How to do an amended return  For tax years beginning in 2013, the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) may need to be included when calculating your estimated tax. How to do an amended return Also, when figuring your estimated tax, you may need to include the 0. How to do an amended return 9% Additional Medicare Tax applicable to Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income above the threshold amount based on your filing status. How to do an amended return For more information, see Publication 505. How to do an amended return What's New for 2014 Maximum net earnings. How to do an amended return  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax for 2014 will be discussed in the 2013 Publication 334. How to do an amended return See chapter 12. How to do an amended return Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. How to do an amended return  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). How to do an amended return The Medicare tax rate for 2014 will also be discussed in Publication 51 (Circular A) (For use in 2014). How to do an amended return There is no limit on the amount of wages subject to Medicare tax. How to do an amended return See chapter 13. How to do an amended return Reminders The following reminders and other items may help you file your tax return. How to do an amended return   IRS e-file (Electronic Filing) You can file your tax returns electronically using an IRS e-file option. How to do an amended return The benefits of IRS e-file include faster refunds, increased accuracy, and acknowledgment of IRS receipt of your return. 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How to do an amended return See the list of Principal Agricultural Activity Codes on page 2 of Schedule F (Form 1040). How to do an amended return Publication on employer identification numbers (EIN). How to do an amended return  Publication 1635, Understanding Your Employer Identification Number, provides general information on employer identification numbers. How to do an amended return Topics include how to apply for an EIN and how to complete Form SS-4. How to do an amended return Change of address. How to do an amended return  If you change your home address, you should use Form 8822, Change of Addres, to notify the IRS. How to do an amended return If you change your business address, you should use Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party — Business, to notify the IRS. How to do an amended return Be sure to include your suite, room, or other unit number. How to do an amended return Reportable transactions. How to do an amended return  You must file Form 8886, Reportable Transaction Disclosure Statement, to report certain transactions. How to do an amended return You may have to pay a penalty if you are required to file Form 8886 but do not do so. How to do an amended return Reportable transactions include (1) transactions the same as or substantially similar to tax avoidance transactions identified by the IRS, (2) transactions offered to you under conditions of confidentiality and for which you paid an advisor a minimum fee, (3) transactions for which you have or a related party has a right to a full or partial refund of fees if all or part of the intended tax consequences from the transaction are not sustained, (4) transactions that result in losses of at least $2 million in any single year or $4 million in any combination of years, and (5) transactions with asset holding periods of 45 days or less and that result in a tax credit of more than $250,000. How to do an amended return For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8886. How to do an amended return Form W-4 for 2014. How to do an amended return  You should make new Forms W-4 available to your employees and encourage them to check their income tax withholding for 2014. How to do an amended return Those employees who owed a large amount of tax or received a large refund for 2013 may need to submit a new Form W-4. How to do an amended return See Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Tax Withholding. How to do an amended return Form 1099-MISC. How to do an amended return  Generally, file Form 1099-MISC if you pay at least $600 in rents, services, and other miscellaneous payments in your farming business to an individual (for example, an accountant, an attorney, or a veterinarian) who is not your employee. How to do an amended return Limited Liability Company (LLC). 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