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How to submit an amended tax return Publication 334 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. How to submit an amended tax return Tax questions. How to submit an amended tax return Future Developments What's New for 2013 What's New for 2014 Reminders Photographs of Missing Children Introduction The purpose of this publication is to provide general information about the federal tax laws that apply to small business owners who are sole proprietors and to statutory employees. How to submit an amended tax return This publication has information on business income, expenses, and tax credits that may help you file your income tax return. How to submit an amended tax return Are you self-employed?   You are self-employed if you carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor or an independent contractor. How to submit an amended tax return Sole proprietor. How to submit an amended tax return   A sole proprietor is someone who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself. How to submit an amended tax return However, if you are the sole member of a domestic limited liability company (LLC), you are not a sole proprietor if you elect to treat the LLC as a corporation. How to submit an amended tax return Trade or business. How to submit an amended tax return    A trade or business is generally an activity carried on to make a profit. How to submit an amended tax return The facts and circumstances of each case determine whether or not an activity is a trade or business. How to submit an amended tax return You do not need to actually make a profit to be in a trade or business as long as you have a profit motive. How to submit an amended tax return You do need to make ongoing efforts to further the interests of your business. How to submit an amended tax return   You do not have to carry on regular full-time business activities to be self-employed. How to submit an amended tax return Having a part-time business in addition to your regular job or business may be self-employment. How to submit an amended tax return Independent contractor. How to submit an amended tax return    People such as doctors, dentists, veterinarians, lawyers, accountants, contractors, subcontractors, public stenographers, or auctioneers who are in an independent trade, business, or profession in which they offer their services to the general public are generally independent contractors. How to submit an amended tax return However, whether they are independent contractors or employees depends on the facts in each case. How to submit an amended tax return The general rule is that an individual is an independent contractor if the payer has the right to control or to direct only the result of the work and not how it will be done. How to submit an amended tax return The earnings of a person who is working as an independent contractor are subject to self-employment tax. How to submit an amended tax return For more information on determining whether you are an employee or independent contractor, see Publication 15-A, Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide. How to submit an amended tax return Statutory employee. How to submit an amended tax return   A statutory employee has a checkmark in box 13 of his or her Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. How to submit an amended tax return Statutory employees use Schedule C or C-EZ to report their wages and expenses. How to submit an amended tax return Limited liability company (LLC). How to submit an amended tax return   A limited liability company (LLC) is an entity formed under state law by filing articles of organization. How to submit an amended tax return Generally, a single-member LLC is disregarded as an entity separate from its owner and reports its income and deductions on its owner's federal income tax return. How to submit an amended tax return An owner who is an individual may use Schedule C or C-EZ. How to submit an amended tax return Business owned and operated by spouses. How to submit an amended tax return   If you and your spouse jointly own and operate an unincorporated business and share in the profits and losses, you are partners in a partnership, whether or not you have a formal partnership agreement. How to submit an amended tax return Do not use Schedule C or C-EZ. How to submit an amended tax return Instead, file Form 1065, U. How to submit an amended tax return S. How to submit an amended tax return Return of Partnership Income. How to submit an amended tax return For more information, see Publication 541, Partnerships. How to submit an amended tax return    Exception—Community income. How to submit an amended tax return If you and your spouse wholly own an unincorporated business as community property under the community property laws of a state, foreign country, or U. How to submit an amended tax return S. How to submit an amended tax return possession, you can treat the business either as a sole proprietorship or a partnership. How to submit an amended tax return The only states with community property laws are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. How to submit an amended tax return A change in your reporting position will be treated as a conversion of the entity. How to submit an amended tax return    Exception—Qualified joint venture. How to submit an amended tax return If you and your spouse each materially participate as the only members of a jointly owned and operated business, and you file a joint return for the tax year, you can make a joint election to be treated as a qualified joint venture instead of a partnership for the tax year. How to submit an amended tax return Making this election will allow you to avoid the complexity of Form 1065 but still give each spouse credit for social security earnings on which retirement benefits are based. How to submit an amended tax return For an explanation of "material participation," see the Instructions for Schedule C, line G. How to submit an amended tax return   To make this election, you must divide all items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit attributable to the business between you and your spouse in accordance with your respective interests in the venture. How to submit an amended tax return Each of you must file a separate Schedule C or C-EZ and a separate Schedule SE. How to submit an amended tax return For more information, see Qualified Joint Ventures in the Instructions for Schedule SE. How to submit an amended tax return This publication does not cover the topics listed in the following table. How to submit an amended tax return    IF you need information about: THEN you should see: Corporations Publication 542 Farming Publication 225 Fishermen (Capital Construction Fund)  Publication 595 Partnerships Publication 541 Passive activities Publication 925 Recordkeeping Publication 583 Rental Publication 527 S corporations Instructions for Form 1120S What you need to know. How to submit an amended tax return   Table A provides a list of questions you need to answer to help you meet your federal tax obligations. How to submit an amended tax return After each question is the location in this publication where you will find the related discussion. How to submit an amended tax return Table A. How to submit an amended tax return What You Need To Know About Federal Taxes (Note. How to submit an amended tax return The following is a list of questions you may need to answer so you can fill out your federal income tax return. How to submit an amended tax return Chapters are given to help you find the related discussion in this publication. How to submit an amended tax return ) What must I know   Where to find the answer   What kinds of federal taxes do I have to pay? How do I pay them?   See chapter 1. How to submit an amended tax return What forms must I file?   See chapter 1. How to submit an amended tax return What must I do if I have employees?   See Employment Taxes in chapter 1. How to submit an amended tax return Do I have to start my tax year in January, or can I start it in any other month?   See Accounting Periods in chapter 2. How to submit an amended tax return What method can I use to account for my income and expenses?   See Accounting Methods in chapter 2. How to submit an amended tax return What kinds of business income do I have to report on my tax return?   See chapter 5. How to submit an amended tax return What kinds of business expenses can I deduct on my tax return?   See Business Expenses in chapter 8. How to submit an amended tax return What kinds of expenses are not deductible as business expenses?   See Expenses You Cannot Deduct in chapter 8. How to submit an amended tax return What happens if I have a business loss? Can I deduct it?   See chapter 9. How to submit an amended tax return What must I do if I disposed of business property during the year?   See chapter 3. How to submit an amended tax return What are my rights as a taxpayer?   See chapter 11. How to submit an amended tax return Where do I go if I need help with federal tax matters?   See chapter 12. How to submit an amended tax return IRS mission. How to submit an amended tax return   Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. How to submit an amended tax return Comments and suggestions. How to submit an amended tax return   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. How to submit an amended tax return   You can write to us at the following address:  Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. How to submit an amended tax return NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. How to submit an amended tax return Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. How to submit an amended tax return   You can send your comments from www. How to submit an amended tax return irs. How to submit an amended tax return gov/formspubs/. How to submit an amended tax return Click on “More Information” then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. How to submit an amended tax return ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. How to submit an amended tax return Ordering forms and publications. How to submit an amended tax return   Visit  www. How to submit an amended tax return irs. How to submit an amended tax return gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. How to submit an amended tax return  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. How to submit an amended tax return Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. How to submit an amended tax return   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. How to submit an amended tax return gov or call 1-800-829-1040. How to submit an amended tax return We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. How to submit an amended tax return Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 334, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. How to submit an amended tax return irs. How to submit an amended tax return gov/pub334. How to submit an amended tax return What's New for 2013 The following are some of the tax changes for 2013. How to submit an amended tax return For information on other changes, go to IRS. How to submit an amended tax return gov. How to submit an amended tax return Tax rates. How to submit an amended tax return . How to submit an amended tax return  For tax years beginning in 2013, the social security part of the self-employment tax increases to 12. How to submit an amended tax return 4%. How to submit an amended tax return The Medicare part of the tax remains at 2. How to submit an amended tax return 9%. How to submit an amended tax return As a result, the self-employment tax is 15. How to submit an amended tax return 3%. How to submit an amended tax return Maximum net earnings. How to submit an amended tax return  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax increases to $113,700 for 2013. How to submit an amended tax return There is no maximum limit on earnings subject to the Medicare part. How to submit an amended tax return Standard mileage rate. How to submit an amended tax 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 submit an amended tax return 5 cents per mile. How to submit an amended tax return For more information, see Car and Truck Expenses in chapter 8. How to submit an amended tax return Simplified method for business use of home deduction. How to submit an amended tax return . How to submit an amended tax return  The IRS now provides a simplified method to determine your expenses for business use of your home. How to submit an amended tax return For more information, see Business Use of Your Home in chapter 8. How to submit an amended tax return What's New for 2014 The following are some of the tax changes for 2014. How to submit an amended tax return For information on other changes, go to IRS. How to submit an amended tax return gov. How to submit an amended tax return Standard mileage rate. How to submit an amended tax return  For 2014, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car, van, pickup, or panel truck for each mile of business use is 56 cents per mile. How to submit an amended tax return Self-employment tax. How to submit an amended tax return  The maximum net self-employment earnings subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax is $117,000 for 2014. How to submit an amended tax return Reminders Accounting methods. How to submit an amended tax return  Certain small business taxpayers may be eligible to adopt or change to the cash method of accounting and may not be required to account for inventories. How to submit an amended tax return For more information, see Inventories in chapter 2. How to submit an amended tax return Reportable transactions. How to submit an amended tax return  You must file Form 8886, Reportable Transaction Disclosure Statement, to report certain transactions. How to submit an amended tax return You may have to pay a penalty if you are required to file Form 8886 but do not do so. How to submit an amended tax return You may also have to pay interest and penalties on any reportable transaction understatements. How to submit an amended tax return Reportable transactions include: Transactions the same as or substantially similar to tax avoidance transactions identified by the IRS, Transactions offered to you under conditions of confidentiality for which you paid an advisor a minimum fee, Transactions for which you have, or a related party has, contractual protection against disallowance of the tax benefits, Transactions that result in losses of at least $2 million in any single tax year ($50,000 if from certain foreign currency transactions) or $4 million in any combination of tax years, and Transactions the same or substantially similar to one of the types of transactions the IRS has identified as a transaction of interest. How to submit an amended tax return For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8886. How to submit an amended tax return Photographs of Missing Children The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 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We’re reviewing your tax return to verify the following:

  • Your income
  • The withholding you reported on your income and social security benefits
  • The tax credits you claimed
  • The household help you claimed
  • Your business income

We’re holding your refund pending the results of our review.


What you need to do

You don’t need to take any action at this time. We may contact third parties to verify the information you reported on your return. If you haven’t received your refund or been contacted by us within 45 days from the date of this notice, you can call us at the number provided on your notice.


You may want to

  • Review this notice with your tax preparer.
  • If you are experiencing economic harm, believe an IRS system or procedure isn’t working as it should, or are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels, you may be eligible for Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) assistance. You can reach them at 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TTD 1-800-829-4059.

Answers to Common Questions

Why was my return being reviewed?
While most returns are accepted as filed, some are selected for examination. The IRS examines some federal tax returns to determine if income, expenses, and credits are being reported accurately. The IRS selects returns for examination using various methods which include random sampling, computerized screening, and comparison of information received by the IRS such as Forms W-2 and 1099. Having your return selected for examination does not suggest that you made an error or were dishonest.

What if I did not file a tax return claiming the items you are questioning and someone else is using my name and social security number?
Send us a completed and signed Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit. You can download this form online at www.irs.gov. You can also refer to the IRS Identity Theft resource page for more information.


Tips for next year

Review all of your income and withholding documents for completeness and review your return to make sure you are eligible to claim all income, credits and business income that you reported.

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The How To Submit An Amended Tax Return

How to submit an amended tax return Part Four -   Adjustments to Income The three chapters in this part discuss some of the adjustments to income that you can deduct in figuring your adjusted gross income. How to submit an amended tax return These chapters cover: Contributions you make to traditional individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) — chapter 17, Alimony you pay — chapter 18, and Student loan interest you pay — chapter 19. How to submit an amended tax return Other adjustments to income are discussed elsewhere. How to submit an amended tax return See Table V below. How to submit an amended tax return Table V. How to submit an amended tax return Other Adjustments to Income  Use this table to find information about other adjustments to income not covered in this part of the publication. How to submit an amended tax return IF you are looking for more information about the deduction for. How to submit an amended tax return . How to submit an amended tax return . How to submit an amended tax return THEN see. How to submit an amended tax return . How to submit an amended tax return . How to submit an amended tax return Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-basis officials Chapter 26. How to submit an amended tax return Contributions to a health savings account Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans. How to submit an amended tax return Moving expenses Publication 521, Moving Expenses. How to submit an amended tax return Part of your self-employment tax Chapter 22. How to submit an amended tax return Self-employed health insurance Chapter 21. How to submit an amended tax return Payments to self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans). How to submit an amended tax return Penalty on the early withdrawal of savings Chapter 7. How to submit an amended tax return Contributions to an Archer MSA Publication 969. How to submit an amended tax return Reforestation amortization or expense Chapters 7 and 8 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. How to submit an amended tax return Contributions to Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. How to submit an amended tax return Expenses from the rental of personal property Chapter 12. How to submit an amended tax return Certain required repayments of supplemental unemployment benefits (sub-pay) Chapter 12. How to submit an amended tax return Foreign housing costs Chapter 4 of Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. How to submit an amended tax return S. How to submit an amended tax return Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. How to submit an amended tax return Jury duty pay given to your employer Chapter 12. How to submit an amended tax return Contributions by certain chaplains to Internal Revenue Code section 403(b) plans Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. How to submit an amended tax return Attorney fees and certain costs for actions involving certain unlawful discrimination claims or awards to whistleblowers Publication 525. How to submit an amended tax return Domestic production activities deduction Form 8903, Domestic Production Activities Deduction. How to submit an amended tax return Table of Contents 17. How to submit an amended tax return   Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)What's New Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Traditional IRAsWho Can Open a Traditional IRA? When and How Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened? How Much Can Be Contributed? When Can Contributions Be Made? How Much Can You Deduct? Nondeductible Contributions Inherited IRAs Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? When Can You Withdraw or Use IRA Assets? When Must You Withdraw IRA Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) Are Distributions Taxable? What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes? Roth IRAsWhat Is a Roth IRA? When Can a Roth IRA Be Opened? Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? Can You Move Amounts Into a Roth IRA? Are Distributions Taxable? 18. How to submit an amended tax return   AlimonyIntroductionSpouse or former spouse. How to submit an amended tax return Divorce or separation instrument. How to submit an amended tax return Useful Items - You may want to see: General RulesMortgage payments. How to submit an amended tax return Taxes and insurance. How to submit an amended tax return Other payments to a third party. How to submit an amended tax return Instruments Executed After 1984Payments to a third party. How to submit an amended tax return Exception. How to submit an amended tax return Substitute payments. How to submit an amended tax return Specifically designated as child support. How to submit an amended tax return Contingency relating to your child. How to submit an amended tax return Clearly associated with a contingency. How to submit an amended tax return How To Deduct Alimony Paid How To Report Alimony Received Recapture Rule 19. How to submit an amended tax return   Education- Related AdjustmentsIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Student Loan Interest DeductionStudent Loan Interest Defined Can You Claim the Deduction How Much Can You Deduct How Do You Figure the Deduction Tuition and Fees DeductionCan You Claim the Deduction What Expenses Qualify Who Is an Eligible Student Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses How Much Can You Deduct Educator Expenses Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications