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How to file taxes online for free 2011 2. How to file taxes online for free 2011   Maximum Amount Contributable (MAC) Table of Contents Components of Your MAC How Do I Figure My MAC?Elective deferrals only. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Nonelective contributions only. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Elective deferrals and nonelective contributions. How to file taxes online for free 2011 When Should I Figure My MAC? Throughout this publication, the limit on the amount that can be contributed to your 403(b) account for any year is referred to as your maximum amount contributable (MAC). How to file taxes online for free 2011 This chapter: Introduces the components of your MAC, Tells you how to figure your MAC, and Tells you when to figure your MAC. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Components of Your MAC Generally, before you can determine your MAC, you must first figure the components of your MAC. How to file taxes online for free 2011 The components of your MAC are: The limit on annual additions (chapter 3), and The limit on elective deferrals (chapter 4). How to file taxes online for free 2011 How Do I Figure My MAC? Generally, contributions to your 403(b) account are limited to the lesser of: The limit on annual additions, or The limit on elective deferrals. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Depending upon the type of contributions made to your 403(b) account, only one of the limits may apply to you. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Which limit applies. How to file taxes online for free 2011   Whether you must apply one or both of the limits depends on the type of contributions made to your 403(b) account during the year. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Elective deferrals only. How to file taxes online for free 2011   If the only contributions made to your 403(b) account during the year were elective deferrals made under a salary reduction agreement, you will need to figure both of the limits. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Your MAC is the lesser of the two limits. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Nonelective contributions only. How to file taxes online for free 2011   If the only contributions made to your 403(b) account during the year were nonelective contributions (employer contributions not made under a salary reduction agreement), you will only need to figure the limit on annual additions. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Your MAC is the limit on annual additions. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Elective deferrals and nonelective contributions. How to file taxes online for free 2011   If the contributions made to your 403(b) account were a combination of both elective deferrals made under a salary reduction agreement and nonelective contributions (employer contributions not made under a salary reduction agreement), you will need to figure both limits. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Your MAC is the limit on the annual additions. How to file taxes online for free 2011   You need to figure the limit on elective deferrals to determine if you have excess elective deferrals, which are explained in chapter 7. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Worksheets. How to file taxes online for free 2011   Worksheets are available in chapter 9 to help you figure your MAC. How to file taxes online for free 2011 When Should I Figure My MAC? At the beginning of 2014, you should refigure your 2013 MAC based on your actual compensation for 2013. How to file taxes online for free 2011 This will allow you to determine if the amount that has been contributed to your 403(b) account for 2013 has exceeded the allowable limits. How to file taxes online for free 2011 In some cases, this will allow you to avoid penalties and additional taxes. How to file taxes online for free 2011 See chapter 7. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Generally, you should figure your MAC for the current year at the beginning of each tax year using a conservative estimate of your compensation. How to file taxes online for free 2011 If your compensation changes during the year, you should refigure your MAC based on a revised conservative estimate. How to file taxes online for free 2011 By doing this, you will be able to determine if contributions to your 403(b) account can be increased or should be decreased for the year. How to file taxes online for free 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Update your address in one of the following ways:

  • Online: Go to Where’s My Refund? to complete your change of address online, you’ll need your Social Security number, filing status, and the amount of your refund.
  • By phone: Call the number listed on your notice.
  • By mail: Complete and mail the Contact information section that came with your notice.

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When will I receive my refund check?
You should receive your refund 3-4 weeks after you submit your correct address. For information about your refund, go to Where’s My Refund? or call the IRS toll free at 1-800-829-1954. You’ll need to provide your Social Security Number (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number), your filing status and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund.

What do I need to do to get my refund through direct deposit next year?
When filing your tax return, complete the requested banking information in the "Refund" section of your tax form if you want to direct deposit the entire amount into one account. If you want to deposit into more than one account, you must file Form 8888, Direct Deposit of Refund to More Than One Account, with your return.

Since my refund check was returned, can I request that you mail it to my work address instead?
Refund checks are mailed only to the address of record, which is the address provided on the tax return or the result of a permanent address change request submitted after the return is filed.

I filed jointly, but my spouse and I are now divorced. Where will you send the refund? Can you send us two checks?
A refund check is mailed to the address of record, which is the address provided on the tax return or the result of a permanent address change request submitted after the return is filed.
 
The IRS issues one check per return.


Tips for next year

To receive your refund more quickly, consider requesting your refund through direct deposit. You can even request that your refund be distributed to separate accounts, such as checking, savings, or retirement accounts. To request this, use Form 8888, Direct Deposit of Refund to More Than One Account.

Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about e-file.

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