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How To File School Taxes

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Treasury and IRS Announce That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes; Ruling Provides Certainty, Benefits and Protections Under Federal Tax Law for Same-Sex Married Couples

Note: On Sept. 23, 2013 IRS issued Notice 2013-61 providing guidance for employers and employees to claim refunds or adjust overpayments of FICA taxes and employment taxes with respect to certain benefits and remunerations provided to same-sex spouses.

IR-2013-72, Aug. 29, 2013

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage.

The ruling implements federal tax aspects of the June 26 Supreme Court decision invalidating a key provision of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

Under the ruling, same-sex couples will be treated as married for all federal tax purposes, including income and gift and estate taxes. The ruling applies to all federal tax provisions where marriage is a factor, including filing status, claiming personal and dependency exemptions, taking the standard deduction, employee benefits, contributing to an IRA and claiming the earned income tax credit or child tax credit.

Any same-sex marriage legally entered into in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, a U.S. territory or a foreign country will be covered by the ruling. However, the ruling does not apply to registered domestic partnerships, civil unions or similar formal relationships recognized under state law.

Legally-married same-sex couples generally must file their 2013 federal income tax return using either the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status.

Individuals who were in same-sex marriages may, but are not required to, file original or amended returns choosing to be treated as married for federal tax purposes for one or more prior tax years still open under the statute of limitations.

Generally, the statute of limitations for filing a refund claim is three years from the date the return was filed or two years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. As a result, refund claims can still be filed for tax years 2010, 2011 and 2012. Some taxpayers may have special circumstances, such as signing an agreement with the IRS to keep the statute of limitations open, that permit them to file refund claims for tax years 2009 and earlier.

Additionally, employees who purchased same-sex spouse health insurance coverage from their employers on an after-tax basis may treat the amounts paid for that coverage as pre-tax and excludable from income.

How to File a Claim for Refund

Taxpayers who wish to file a refund claim for income taxes should use Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

Taxpayers who wish to file a refund claim for gift or estate taxes should file Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. For information on filing an amended return, see Tax Topic 308, Amended Returns, available on IRS.gov, or the Instructions to Forms 1040X and 843. Information on where to file your amended returns is available in the instructions to the form.

Future Guidance

Treasury and the IRS intend to issue streamlined procedures for employers who wish to file refund claims for payroll taxes paid on previously-taxed health insurance and fringe benefits provided to same-sex spouses. Treasury and IRS also intend to issue further guidance on cafeteria plans and on how qualified retirement plans and other tax-favored arrangements should treat same-sex spouses for periods before the effective date of this Revenue Ruling.

Other agencies may provide guidance on other federal programs that they administer that are affected by the Code. 

Revenue Ruling 2013-17, along with updated Frequently Asked Questions for same-sex couples and updated FAQs for registered domestic partners and individuals in civil unions, are available today on IRS.gov. See also Publication 555, Community Property.

Treasury and the IRS will begin applying the terms of Revenue Ruling 2013-17 on Sept. 16, 2013, but taxpayers who wish to rely on the terms of the Revenue Ruling for earlier periods may choose to do so, as long as the statute of limitations for the earlier period has not expired.

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How to file school taxes 20. How to file school taxes   Standard Deduction Table of Contents What's New Introduction Standard Deduction Amount Standard Deduction for Dependents Who Should ItemizeWhen to itemize. How to file school taxes Married persons who filed separate returns. How to file school taxes What's New Standard deduction increased. How to file school taxes  The standard deduction for some taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) is higher for 2013 than it was for 2012. How to file school taxes The amount depends on your filing status. How to file school taxes You can use the 2013 Standard Deduction Tables in this chapter to figure your standard deduction. How to file school taxes Introduction This chapter discusses the following topics. How to file school taxes How to figure the amount of your standard deduction. How to file school taxes The standard deduction for dependents. How to file school taxes Who should itemize deductions. How to file school taxes Most taxpayers have a choice of either taking a standard deduction or itemizing their deductions. How to file school taxes If you have a choice, you can use the method that gives you the lower tax. How to file school taxes The standard deduction is a dollar amount that reduces your taxable income. How to file school taxes It is a benefit that eliminates the need for many taxpayers to itemize actual deductions, such as medical expenses, charitable contributions, and taxes, on Schedule A (Form 1040). How to file school taxes The standard deduction is higher for taxpayers who: Are 65 or older, or Are blind. How to file school taxes You benefit from the standard deduction if your standard deduction is more than the total of your allowable itemized deductions. How to file school taxes Persons not eligible for the standard deduction. How to file school taxes   Your standard deduction is zero and you should itemize any deductions you have if: Your filing status is married filing separately, and your spouse itemizes deductions on his or her return, You are filing a tax return for a short tax year because of a change in your annual accounting period, or You are a nonresident or dual-status alien during the year. How to file school taxes You are considered a dual-status alien if you were both a nonresident and resident alien during the year. How to file school taxes Note. How to file school taxes If you are a nonresident alien who is married to a U. How to file school taxes S. How to file school taxes citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, you can choose to be treated as a U. How to file school taxes S. How to file school taxes resident. How to file school taxes (See Publication 519, U. How to file school taxes S. How to file school taxes Tax Guide for Aliens. How to file school taxes ) If you make this choice, you can take the standard deduction. How to file school taxes If an exemption for you can be claimed on another person's return (such as your parents' return), your standard deduction may be limited. How to file school taxes See Standard Deduction for Dependents, later. How to file school taxes Standard Deduction Amount The standard deduction amount depends on your filing status, whether you are 65 or older or blind, and whether an exemption can be claimed for you by another taxpayer. How to file school taxes Generally, the standard deduction amounts are adjusted each year for inflation. How to file school taxes The standard deduction amounts for most people are shown in Table 20-1. How to file school taxes Decedent's final return. How to file school taxes   The standard deduction for a decedent's final tax return is the same as it would have been had the decedent continued to live. 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How to file school taxes   If you are not totally blind, you must get a certified statement from an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist) that: You cannot see better than 20/200 in the better eye with glasses or contact lenses, or Your field of vision is 20 degrees or less. How to file school taxes   If your eye condition is not likely to improve beyond these limits, the statement should include this fact. How to file school taxes You must keep the statement in your records. How to file school taxes   If your vision can be corrected beyond these limits only by contact lenses that you can wear only briefly because of pain, infection, or ulcers, you can take the higher standard deduction for blindness if you otherwise qualify. How to file school taxes Spouse 65 or Older or Blind You can take the higher standard deduction if your spouse is age 65 or older or blind and: You file a joint return, or You file a separate return and can claim an exemption for your spouse because your spouse had no gross income and cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer. How to file school taxes You cannot claim the higher standard deduction for an individual other than yourself and your spouse. How to file school taxes Examples The following examples illustrate how to determine your standard deduction using Tables 20-1 and 20-2. How to file school taxes Example 1. How to file school taxes Larry, 46, and Donna, 33, are filing a joint return for 2013. How to file school taxes Neither is blind, and neither can be claimed as a dependent. How to file school taxes They decide not to itemize their deductions. How to file school taxes They use Table 20-1. How to file school taxes Their standard deduction is $12,200. How to file school taxes Example 2. How to file school taxes The facts are the same as in Example 1 except that Larry is blind at the end of 2013. How to file school taxes Larry and Donna use Table 20-2. How to file school taxes Their standard deduction is $13,400. How to file school taxes Example 3. How to file school taxes Bill and Lisa are filing a joint return for 2013. How to file school taxes Both are over age 65. How to file school taxes Neither is blind, and neither can be claimed as a dependent. How to file school taxes If they do not itemize deductions, they use Table 20-2. How to file school taxes Their standard deduction is $14,600. How to file school taxes Standard Deduction for Dependents The standard deduction for an individual who can be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return is generally limited to the greater of: $1,000, or The individual's earned income for the year plus $350 (but not more than the regular standard deduction amount, generally $6,100). How to file school taxes However, if the individual is 65 or older or blind, the standard deduction may be higher. How to file school taxes If you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return, use Table 20-3 to determine your standard deduction. How to file school taxes Earned income defined. How to file school taxes   Earned income is salaries, wages, tips, professional fees, and other amounts received as pay for work you actually perform. How to file school taxes    For purposes of the standard deduction, earned income also includes any part of a scholarship or fellowship grant that you must include in your gross income. How to file school taxes See Scholarships and fellowships in chapter 12 for more information on what qualifies as a scholarship or fellowship grant. How to file school taxes Example 1. How to file school taxes Michael is single. How to file school taxes His parents can claim an exemption for him on their 2013 tax return. 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How to file school taxes She enters her wages of $2,900 on line 1. How to file school taxes She adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $3,250 on line 3. How to file school taxes On line 5, she enters $3,250, the larger of lines 3 and 4. How to file school taxes Because she is single, Amy enters $6,100 on line 6. How to file school taxes She enters $3,250 on line 7a. How to file school taxes This is the smaller of the amounts on lines 5 and 6. How to file school taxes Because she checked one box in the top part of the worksheet, she enters $1,500 on line 7b. How to file school taxes She then adds the amounts on lines 7a and 7b and enters her standard deduction of $4,750 on line 7c. How to file school taxes Example 4. How to file school taxes Ed is single. How to file school taxes His parents can claim an exemption for him on their 2013 tax return. How to file school taxes He has wages of $7,000, interest income of $500, and a business loss of $3,000. How to file school taxes He has no itemized deductions. How to file school taxes Ed uses Table 20-3 to figure his standard deduction. How to file school taxes He enters $4,000 ($7,000 - $3,000) on line 1. How to file school taxes He adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $4,350 on line 3. How to file school taxes On line 5 he enters $4,350, the larger of lines 3 and 4. How to file school taxes Because he is single, Ed enters $6,100 on line 6. How to file school taxes On line 7a he enters $4,350 as his standard deduction because it is smaller than $6,100, the amount on line 6. How to file school taxes Who Should Itemize You should itemize deductions if your total deductions are more than the standard deduction amount. How to file school taxes Also, you should itemize if you do not qualify for the standard deduction, as discussed earlier under Persons not eligible for the standard deduction . How to file school taxes You should first figure your itemized deductions and compare that amount to your standard deduction to make sure you are using the method that gives you the greater benefit. How to file school taxes You may be subject to a limit on some of your itemized deductions if your adjusted gross income is more than: $250,000 if single ($275,000 if head of household, $300,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); or $150,000 if married filing separately). How to file school taxes See chapter 29 or the instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040) for more information on figuring the correct amount of your itemized deductions. How to file school taxes When to itemize. 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How to file school taxes Standard Deduction Chart for People Born Before January 2, 1949, or Who are Blind Check the correct number of boxes below. How to file school taxes Then go to the chart. How to file school taxes You: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Your spouse, if claiming spouse's exemption: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Total number of boxes checked   IF  your filing status is. How to file school taxes . How to file school taxes . How to file school taxes AND the number in the box above is. How to file school taxes . How to file school taxes . How to file school taxes THEN your standard deduction is. How to file school taxes . How to file school taxes . How to file school taxes Single 1 $7,600   2 9,100 Married filing jointly 1 $13,400 or Qualifying 2 14,600 widow(er) with 3 15,800 dependent child 4 17,000 Married filing 1 $7,300 separately 2 8,500   3 9,700   4 10,900 Head of household 1 $10,450   2 11,950 *If someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent, use Table 20-3 instead. How to file school taxes Table 20-3. How to file school taxes Standard Deduction Worksheet for Dependents Use this worksheet only if someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent. How to file school taxes Check the correct number of boxes below. How to file school taxes Then go to the worksheet. How to file school taxes You:   Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Your spouse, if claiming spouse's exemption: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Total number of boxes checked 1. How to file school taxes Enter your earned income (defined below). How to file school taxes If none, enter -0-. How to file school taxes 1. How to file school taxes   2. How to file school taxes Additional amount. How to file school taxes 2. How to file school taxes $350 3. How to file school taxes Add lines 1 and 2. How to file school taxes 3. How to file school taxes   4. How to file school taxes Minimum standard deduction. How to file school taxes 4. How to file school taxes $1,000 5. How to file school taxes Enter the larger of line 3 or line 4. How to file school taxes 5. How to file school taxes   6. How to file school taxes Enter the amount shown below for your filing status. How to file school taxes Single or Married filing separately—$6,100 Married filing jointly—$12,200 Head of household—$8,950 6. How to file school taxes   7. How to file school taxes Standard deduction. How to file school taxes         a. How to file school taxes Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 6. How to file school taxes If born after January 1, 1949, and not blind, stop here. 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