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Irs 1040ez Publication 907 - Main Content Table of Contents IncomeDependent Care Benefits Social Security and Railroad Retirement Benefits Disability Pensions Military and Government Disability Pensions Other Payments Itemized DeductionsMedical Expenses Impairment-Related Work Expenses Tax CreditsChild and Dependent Care Credit Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Earned Income Credit Household Employers Business Tax Incentives How To Get Tax Help Income All income is taxable unless it is specifically excluded by law. Irs 1040ez The following discussions highlight some income items (both taxable and nontaxable) that are of particular interest to people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. Irs 1040ez Dependent Care Benefits Dependent care benefits include: Amounts your employer paid directly to either you or your care provider for the care of your qualifying person(s) while you worked, The fair market value of care in a daycare facility provided or sponsored by your employer, and Pre-tax contributions you made under a dependent care flexible spending arrangement. Irs 1040ez Exclusion or deduction. Irs 1040ez   If your employer provides dependent care benefits under a qualified plan, you may be able to exclude these benefits from your income. Irs 1040ez Your employer can tell you whether your benefit plan qualifies. Irs 1040ez To claim the exclusion, you must complete Part III of Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Irs 1040ez You cannot use Form 1040EZ. Irs 1040ez   If you are self-employed and receive benefits from a qualified dependent care benefit plan, you are treated as both employer and employee. Irs 1040ez Therefore, you would not get an exclusion from wages. Irs 1040ez Instead, you would get a deduction on Form 1040, Schedule C, line 14; Schedule E, line 19 or 28; or Schedule F, line 15. Irs 1040ez To claim the deduction, you must use Form 2441. Irs 1040ez   The amount you can exclude or deduct is limited to the smallest of: The total amount of dependent care benefits you received during the year, The total amount of qualified expenses you incurred during the year, Your earned income, Your spouse's earned income, or $5,000 ($2,500 if married filing separately). Irs 1040ez Statement for employee. Irs 1040ez   Your employer must give you a Form W-2 (or similar statement), showing in box 10 the total amount of dependent care benefits provided to you during the year under a qualified plan. Irs 1040ez Your employer will also include any dependent care benefits over $5,000 in your wages shown on your Form W-2 in box 1. Irs 1040ez Qualifying person(s). Irs 1040ez   A qualifying person is: A qualifying child who is under age 13 whom you can claim as a dependent. Irs 1040ez If the child turned 13 during the year, the child is a qualifying person for the part of the year he or she was under age 13. Irs 1040ez Your disabled spouse who is not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself. Irs 1040ez Any disabled person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself whom you can claim as a dependent (or could claim as a dependent except that the person had gross income of $3,900 or more or filed a joint return). Irs 1040ez Any disabled person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself whom you could claim as a dependent except that you (or your spouse if filing jointly) could be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's 2013 return. Irs 1040ez For information about excluding benefits on Form 1040, Form 1040NR, or Form 1040A, see Form 2441 and its instructions. Irs 1040ez Social Security and Railroad Retirement Benefits If you received social security or equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) benefits during the year, part of the amount you received may be taxable. Irs 1040ez Are any of your benefits taxable?   If the only income you received during the year was your social security or equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) benefits, your benefits generally are not taxable. Irs 1040ez   If you received income during the year in addition to social security or equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) benefits, part of your benefits may be taxable if all of your other income, including tax-exempt interest, plus half of your benefits are more than: $25,000 if you are single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er), $25,000 if you are married filing separately and lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, $32,000 if you are married filing jointly, or $-0- if you are married filing separately and lived with your spouse at any time during 2013. Irs 1040ez   For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, lines 20a and 20b, or Form 1040A, lines 14a and 14b. Irs 1040ez Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits, contains more detailed information. Irs 1040ez Supplemental security income (SSI) payments. Irs 1040ez   Social security benefits do not include SSI payments, which are not taxable. Irs 1040ez Do not include these payments in your income. Irs 1040ez Disability Pensions If you retired on disability, you must include in income any disability pension you receive under a plan that is paid for by your employer. Irs 1040ez You must report your taxable disability payments as wages on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A until you reach minimum retirement age. Irs 1040ez Minimum retirement age generally is the age at which you can first receive a pension or annuity if you are not disabled. Irs 1040ez You may be entitled to a tax credit if you were permanently and totally disabled when you retired. Irs 1040ez For information on this credit, see Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Irs 1040ez Beginning on the day after you reach minimum retirement age, payments you receive are taxable as a pension or annuity. Irs 1040ez Report the payments on lines 16a and 16b of Form 1040 or on lines 12a and 12b of Form 1040A. Irs 1040ez For more information on pensions and annuities, see Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Irs 1040ez Retirement and profit-sharing plans. Irs 1040ez   If you receive payments from a retirement or profit-sharing plan that does not provide for disability retirement, do not treat the payments as a disability pension. Irs 1040ez The payments must be reported as a pension or annuity. Irs 1040ez Accrued leave payment. Irs 1040ez   If you retire on disability, any lump-sum payment you receive for accrued annual leave is a salary payment. Irs 1040ez The payment is not a disability payment. Irs 1040ez Include it in your income in the tax year you receive it. Irs 1040ez See Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, for more information. Irs 1040ez Military and Government Disability Pensions Generally, you must report disability pensions as income, but do not include certain military and government disability pensions. Irs 1040ez For information about military and government disability pensions, see Publication 525. Irs 1040ez VA disability benefits. Irs 1040ez   Do not include disability benefits you receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in your gross income. Irs 1040ez If you are a military retiree and do not receive your disability benefits from the VA, see Publication 525 for more information. Irs 1040ez   Do not include in your income any veterans' benefits paid under any law, regulation, or administrative practice administered by the VA. Irs 1040ez These include: Education, training, and subsistence allowances, Disability compensation and pension payments for disabilities paid either to veterans or their families, Grants for homes designed for wheelchair living, Grants for motor vehicles for veterans who lost their sight or the use of their limbs, Veterans' insurance proceeds and dividends paid either to veterans or their beneficiaries, including the proceeds of a veteran's endowment policy paid before death, Interest on insurance dividends left on deposit with the VA, Benefits under a dependent-care assistance program, The death gratuity paid to a survivor of a member of the Armed Forces who died after September 10, 2001, or Payments made under the VA's compensated work therapy program. Irs 1040ez Other Payments You may receive other payments that are related to your disability. Irs 1040ez The following payments are not taxable. Irs 1040ez Benefit payments from a public welfare fund, such as payments due to blindness. Irs 1040ez Workers' compensation for an occupational sickness or injury if paid under a workers' compensation act or similar law. Irs 1040ez Compensatory (but not punitive) damages for physical injury or physical sickness. Irs 1040ez Disability benefits under a “no-fault” car insurance policy for loss of income or earning capacity as a result of injuries. Irs 1040ez Compensation for permanent loss or loss of use of a part or function of your body, or for your permanent disfigurement. Irs 1040ez Long-Term Care Insurance Long-term care insurance contracts generally are treated as accident and health insurance contracts. Irs 1040ez Amounts you receive from them (other than policyholder dividends or premium refunds) generally are excludable from income as amounts received for personal injury or sickness. Irs 1040ez More detailed information can be found in Publication 525. Irs 1040ez Accelerated Death Benefits You can exclude from income accelerated death benefits you receive on the life of an insured individual if certain requirements are met. Irs 1040ez Accelerated death benefits are amounts received under a life insurance contract before the death of the insured. Irs 1040ez These benefits also include amounts received on the sale or assignment of the contract to a viatical settlement provider. Irs 1040ez This exclusion applies only if the insured was a terminally ill individual or a chronically ill individual. Irs 1040ez For more information, see Publication 525. Irs 1040ez Itemized Deductions If you file Form 1040, you generally can either claim the standard deduction or itemize your deductions. Irs 1040ez You must use Schedule A (Form 1040) to itemize your deductions. Irs 1040ez See your form instructions for information on the standard deduction and the deductions you can itemize. Irs 1040ez The following discussions highlight some itemized deductions that are of particular interest to persons with disabilities. Irs 1040ez Medical Expenses When figuring your deduction for medical expenses, you can generally include medical and dental expenses you pay for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents. Irs 1040ez Medical expenses are the cost of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body. Irs 1040ez They include the costs of equipment, supplies, diagnostic devices, and transportation for needed medical care and payments for medical insurance. Irs 1040ez You can deduct only the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% (7. Irs 1040ez 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949) of your adjusted gross income shown on Form 1040, line 38. Irs 1040ez The following list highlights some of the medical expenses you can include in figuring your medical expense deduction. Irs 1040ez For more detailed information, see Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit). Irs 1040ez Artificial limbs, contact lenses, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Irs 1040ez The part of the cost of Braille books and magazines that is more than the price of regular printed editions. Irs 1040ez Cost and repair of special telephone equipment for hearing-impaired persons. Irs 1040ez Cost and maintenance of a wheelchair or a three-wheel motor vehicle commercially known as an “autoette. Irs 1040ez ” Cost and care of a guide dog or other animal aiding a person with a physical disability. Irs 1040ez Costs for a school that furnishes special education if a principal reason for using the school is its resources for relieving a mental or physical disability. Irs 1040ez This includes the cost of teaching Braille and lip reading and the cost of remedial language training to correct a condition caused by a birth defect. Irs 1040ez Premiums for qualified long-term care insurance, up to certain amounts. Irs 1040ez Improvements to a home that do not increase its value if the main purpose is medical care. Irs 1040ez An example is constructing entrance or exit ramps. Irs 1040ez Improvements that increase a home's value, if the main purpose is medical care, may be partly included as a medical expense. Irs 1040ez See Publication 502 for more information. Irs 1040ez Impairment-Related Work Expenses If you are disabled, you can take a business deduction for expenses that are necessary for you to be able to work. Irs 1040ez If you take a business deduction for these impairment-related work expenses, they are not subject to the 10% (7. Irs 1040ez 5% if you or your spouse is age 65 or older) limit that applies to medical expenses. Irs 1040ez You are disabled if you have: A physical or mental disability (for example, blindness or deafness) that functionally limits your being employed, or A physical or mental impairment (including, but not limited to, a sight or hearing impairment) that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities, such as performing manual tasks, walking, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. Irs 1040ez Impairment-related expenses defined. Irs 1040ez   Impairment-related expenses are those ordinary and necessary business expenses that are: Necessary for you to do your work satisfactorily, For goods and services not required or used, other than incidentally, in your personal activities, and Not specifically covered under other income tax laws. Irs 1040ez Publication 502 contains more detailed information. Irs 1040ez Tax Credits This discussion highlights three tax credits that may be of interest to people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. Irs 1040ez Child and Dependent Care Credit If you pay someone to care for either your dependent under age 13 or your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself, you may be able to get a credit of up to 35% of your expenses. Irs 1040ez To qualify, you must pay these expenses so you can work or look for work. Irs 1040ez The care must be provided for: Your qualifying child who is your dependent and who was under age 13 when the care was provided, Your spouse who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself and lived with you for more than half the year, or A person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself, lived with you for more than half the year, and either: Was your dependent, or Would have been your dependent except that: He or she received gross income of $3,900 or more, He or she filed a joint return, or You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 return. Irs 1040ez You can claim the credit on Form 1040 or 1040A. Irs 1040ez You cannot claim the credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Irs 1040ez You figure the credit on Form 2441. Irs 1040ez For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 48, or Form 1040A, line 29. Irs 1040ez Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, contains more detailed information. Irs 1040ez Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled You may be able to claim this credit if you are a U. Irs 1040ez S. Irs 1040ez citizen or a resident alien and either of the following apply. Irs 1040ez You were 65 or older at the end of 2013, You were under 65 at the end of 2013, and retired on permanent or total disability. Irs 1040ez You can claim the credit on Form 1040 or 1040A. Irs 1040ez You figure the credit on Schedule R. Irs 1040ez For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 53, or Form 1040A, line 30. Irs 1040ez Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, contains more detailed information. Irs 1040ez Earned Income Credit This credit is based on the amount of your earned income. Irs 1040ez You can get the credit if your adjusted gross income for 2013 is less than: $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child, $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children, or $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children. Irs 1040ez To figure the credit, use the worksheet in the instructions for Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. Irs 1040ez If you have a qualifying child, also complete Schedule EIC, Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your Form 1040 or 1040A. Irs 1040ez You cannot use Form 1040EZ if you have a qualifying child. Irs 1040ez Qualifying child. Irs 1040ez   To be a qualifying child, your child must be younger than you (or your spouse if married filing jointly) and under age 19 or a full-time student under age 24 at the end of 2013, or permanently and totally disabled at any time during 2013, regardless of age. Irs 1040ez Earned income. Irs 1040ez   If you are retired on disability, benefits you receive under your employer's disability retirement plan are considered earned income until you reach minimum retirement age. Irs 1040ez However, payments you received from a disability insurance policy that you paid the premiums for are not earned income. Irs 1040ez More information. Irs 1040ez   For more information, including all the requirements to claim the earned income credit, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 64a; Form 1040A, line 38a; or Form 1040EZ, line 8a. Irs 1040ez Publication 596, Earned Income Credit (EIC), contains more detailed information. Irs 1040ez Household Employers If you pay someone to work in your home, such as a babysitter or housekeeper, you may be a household employer who has to pay employment taxes. Irs 1040ez A person you hire through an agency is not your employee if the agency controls what work is done and how it is done. Irs 1040ez This control could include setting the fee, requiring regular reports, and providing rules of conduct and appearance. Irs 1040ez In this case you do not have to pay employment taxes on the amount you pay. Irs 1040ez But if you control what work is done and how it is done, the worker is your employee. Irs 1040ez If you possess the right to discharge a worker, that worker is generally considered to be your employee. Irs 1040ez If a worker is your employee, it does not matter that you hired the worker through an agency or from a list provided by an agency. Irs 1040ez To find out if you have to pay employment taxes, see Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide For Wages Paid in 2013. Irs 1040ez Business Tax Incentives If you own or operate a business, or you are looking for work, you should be aware of the following tax incentives for businesses to help persons with disabilities. Irs 1040ez Deduction for costs of removing barriers to the disabled and the elderly—This is a deduction a business can take for making a facility or public transportation vehicle more accessible to and usable by persons who are disabled or elderly. Irs 1040ez For more information, see chapter 7 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Irs 1040ez Disabled access credit—This is a nonrefundable tax credit for an eligible small business that pays or incurs expenses to provide access to persons with disabilities. Irs 1040ez The expenses must be to enable the eligible small business to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Irs 1040ez See Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit, for more information. Irs 1040ez Work opportunity credit—This credit provides businesses with an incentive to hire individuals from targeted groups that have a particularly high unemployment rate or other special employment needs. Irs 1040ez One targeted group consists of vocational rehabilitation referrals. Irs 1040ez These are individuals who have a physical or mental disability that results in a substantial handicap to employment. Irs 1040ez See Form 5884, Work Opportunity Credit. Irs 1040ez How To Get Tax Help Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. Irs 1040ez Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or picking up a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it. Irs 1040ez Free help with your tax return. Irs 1040ez   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Irs 1040ez The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Irs 1040ez The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs 1040ez Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Irs 1040ez Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. Irs 1040ez To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Irs 1040ez gov or call 1-800-906-9887. Irs 1040ez   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Irs 1040ez To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Irs 1040ez aarp. Irs 1040ez org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Irs 1040ez   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Irs 1040ez gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Irs 1040ez Internet. Irs 1040ez IRS. Irs 1040ez gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are — every day, every night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Irs 1040ez Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Irs 1040ez Go to IRS. Irs 1040ez gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Irs 1040ez Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Irs 1040ez gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Irs 1040ez Check the status of your 2013 refund with Where's My Refund? Go to IRS. Irs 1040ez gov or the IRS2Go app, and click on Where's My Refund? You'll get a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Irs 1040ez If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Irs 1040ez Check the status of your amended return. Irs 1040ez Go to IRS. Irs 1040ez gov and enter Where's My Amended Return in the search box. Irs 1040ez Download forms, instructions, and publications, including some accessible versions. Irs 1040ez Order free transcripts of your tax returns or tax account using the Order a Transcript tool on IRS. Irs 1040ez gov or IRS2Go. Irs 1040ez Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and past three years. Irs 1040ez Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Irs 1040ez gov. Irs 1040ez Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Irs 1040ez Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Irs 1040ez gov. Irs 1040ez Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs 1040ez gov or IRS2Go. Irs 1040ez Stop by most business days for face-to-face tax help, no appointment necessary — just walk in. Irs 1040ez An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs 1040ez Before you visit, check the Office Locator for the address, phone number, hours of operation and the services provided. Irs 1040ez If you have an ongoing tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Irs 1040ez Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Irs 1040ez Locate the nearest volunteer help site with the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs 1040ez gov. Irs 1040ez Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Irs 1040ez The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs 1040ez Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and some provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Irs 1040ez AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program as part of the TCE program. Irs 1040ez Visit AARP's website to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Irs 1040ez Research your tax questions. Irs 1040ez Search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Irs 1040ez Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Irs 1040ez Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Irs 1040ez Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. Irs 1040ez Phone. Irs 1040ez You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Irs 1040ez Download the free IRS2Go mobile app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Irs 1040ez Use it to watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, check your refund status, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. Irs 1040ez Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887. Irs 1040ez Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Irs 1040ez The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs 1040ez Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Irs 1040ez Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Irs 1040ez Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Irs 1040ez Call to check the status of your 2013 refund, 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477. Irs 1040ez The automated Where's My Refund? information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Irs 1040ez If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Irs 1040ez Before you call, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Irs 1040ez Where's My Refund? can give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Irs 1040ez Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. Irs 1040ez Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Irs 1040ez Call to order forms, instructions and publications, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Irs 1040ez You should receive your order within 10 business days. Irs 1040ez Call to order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, 1-800-908-9946. Irs 1040ez Follow the prompts to provide your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. Irs 1040ez Call for TeleTax topics, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. Irs 1040ez Call to ask tax questions, 1-800-829-1040. Irs 1040ez Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Irs 1040ez The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Irs 1040ez These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service available at www. Irs 1040ez gsa. Irs 1040ez gov/fedrelay. Irs 1040ez Walk-in. Irs 1040ez You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person, face-to-face. Irs 1040ez Products. Irs 1040ez You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Irs 1040ez Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Irs 1040ez Services. Irs 1040ez You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. Irs 1040ez An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Irs 1040ez If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Irs 1040ez No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Irs 1040ez Before visiting, check www. Irs 1040ez irs. Irs 1040ez gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. Irs 1040ez Mail. Irs 1040ez You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Irs 1040ez You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Irs 1040ez  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs 1040ez Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Irs 1040ez   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Irs 1040ez Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Irs 1040ez What can TAS do for you?   We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Irs 1040ez 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. Irs 1040ez You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Irs 1040ez You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Irs 1040ez   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. Irs 1040ez Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Irs 1040ez Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Irs 1040ez Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Irs 1040ez We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Irs 1040ez 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 www. Irs 1040ez irs. Irs 1040ez gov/advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Irs 1040ez How else does TAS help taxpayers?   TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Irs 1040ez If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Irs 1040ez irs. Irs 1040ez gov/sams. Irs 1040ez Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Irs 1040ez   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. Irs 1040ez Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Irs 1040ez Visit www. Irs 1040ez TaxpayerAdvocate. Irs 1040ez irs. Irs 1040ez gov or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Irs 1040ez Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Irs 1040ez Publication 550 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Irs 1040ez Tax questions. Irs 1040ez Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 550, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Irs 1040ez irs. Irs 1040ez gov/pub550. Irs 1040ez What's New Net investment income tax (NIIT). Irs 1040ez  Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to the NIIT. Irs 1040ez The NIIT applies at a rate of 3. Irs 1040ez 8% to certain net investment income of individuals, estates, and trusts that have income above statutory threshold amounts. Irs 1040ez See Net investment income tax (NIIT) , later. Irs 1040ez Maximum capital gain rates. Irs 1040ez  For 2013, the maximum capital gain rates are 0%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 28%. Irs 1040ez See Capital Gain Tax Rates , later, for more information. Irs 1040ez Gift tax exclusion amount increased. Irs 1040ez  For calendar year 2013, the first $14,000 of gifts to any person (other than gifts of future interests in property) are not included in the total amount of taxable gifts. Irs 1040ez See Property Received as a Gift , later. Irs 1040ez Reminders Mutual fund distributions. Irs 1040ez  Publication 564, Mutual Fund Distributions, has been incorporated into this publication. Irs 1040ez Foreign source income. Irs 1040ez  If you are a U. Irs 1040ez S. Irs 1040ez citizen with investment income from sources outside the United States (foreign income), you must report that income on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. Irs 1040ez S. Irs 1040ez law. Irs 1040ez This is true whether you reside inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form 1099 from the foreign payer. Irs 1040ez Employee stock options. Irs 1040ez  If you received an option to buy or sell stock or other property as payment for your services, see Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, for the special tax rules that apply. Irs 1040ez Photographs of missing children. Irs 1040ez  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Irs 1040ez Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Irs 1040ez You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Irs 1040ez Introduction This publication provides information on the tax treatment of investment income and expenses. Irs 1040ez It includes information on the tax treatment of investment income and expenses for individual shareholders of mutual funds or other regulated investment companies, such as money market funds. Irs 1040ez It explains what investment income is taxable and what investment expenses are deductible. Irs 1040ez It explains when and how to show these items on your tax return. Irs 1040ez It also explains how to determine and report gains and losses on the disposition of investment property and provides information on property trades and tax shelters. Irs 1040ez The glossary at the end of this publication defines many of the terms used. Irs 1040ez Investment income. Irs 1040ez   This generally includes interest, dividends, capital gains, and other types of distributions including mutual fund distributions. Irs 1040ez Investment expenses. Irs 1040ez   These include interest paid or incurred to acquire investment property and expenses to manage or collect income from investment property. Irs 1040ez Qualified retirement plans and IRAs. Irs 1040ez   The rules in this publication do not apply to mutual fund shares held in individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), section 401(k) plans, and other qualified retirement plans. Irs 1040ez The value of the mutual fund shares and earnings allocated to you are included in your retirement plan assets and stay tax free generally until the plan distributes them to you. Irs 1040ez The tax rules that apply to retirement plan distributions are explained in the following publications. Irs 1040ez Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. Irs 1040ez Publication 571, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans. Irs 1040ez Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Irs 1040ez Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Irs 1040ez Publication 721, Tax Guide to U. Irs 1040ez S. Irs 1040ez Civil Service Retirement Benefits. Irs 1040ez    Comments and suggestions. Irs 1040ez   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 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