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Irs tax forms for 2011 3. Irs tax forms for 2011   Exclusions From Gross Income Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Resident AliensForeign Earned Income and Housing Amount Nonresident AliensInterest Income Dividend Income Services Performed for Foreign Employer Gambling Winnings From Dog or Horse Racing Gain From the Sale of Your Main Home Scholarships and Fellowship GrantsExpenses that do not qualify. Irs tax forms for 2011 Introduction Resident and nonresident aliens are allowed exclusions from gross income if they meet certain conditions. Irs tax forms for 2011 An exclusion from gross income is generally income you receive that is not included in your U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 income and is not subject to U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 tax. Irs tax forms for 2011 This chapter covers some of the more common exclusions allowed to resident and nonresident aliens. Irs tax forms for 2011 Topics - This chapter discusses: Nontaxable interest, Nontaxable dividends, Certain compensation paid by a foreign employer, Gain from sale of home, and Scholarships and fellowship grants. Irs tax forms for 2011 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 54 Tax Guide for U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 523 Selling Your Home See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications. Irs tax forms for 2011 Resident Aliens Resident aliens may be able to exclude the following items from their gross income. Irs tax forms for 2011 Foreign Earned Income and Housing Amount If you are physically present in a foreign country or countries for at least 330 full days during any period of 12 consecutive months, you may qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs tax forms for 2011 The exclusion is $97,600 in 2013. Irs tax forms for 2011 In addition, you may be able to exclude or deduct certain foreign housing amounts. Irs tax forms for 2011 You may also qualify if you are a bona fide resident of a foreign country and you are a citizen or national of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty. Irs tax forms for 2011 For more information, see Publication 54. Irs tax forms for 2011 Foreign country. Irs tax forms for 2011    A foreign country is any territory under the sovereignty of a government other than that of the United States. Irs tax forms for 2011   The term “foreign country” includes the country's territorial waters and airspace, but not international waters and the airspace above them. Irs tax forms for 2011 It also includes the seabed and subsoil of those submarine areas adjacent to the country's territorial waters over which it has exclusive rights under international law to explore and exploit the natural resources. Irs tax forms for 2011   The term “foreign country” does not include U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 possessions or territories. Irs tax forms for 2011 It does not include the Antarctic region. Irs tax forms for 2011 Nonresident Aliens Nonresident aliens can exclude the following items from their gross income. Irs tax forms for 2011 Interest Income Interest income that is not connected with a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 trade or business is excluded from income if it is from: Deposits (including certificates of deposit) with persons in the banking business, Deposits or withdrawable accounts with mutual savings banks, cooperative banks, credit unions, domestic building and loan associations, and other savings institutions chartered and supervised as savings and loan or similar associations under federal or state law (if the interest paid or credited can be deducted by the association), and Amounts held by an insurance company under an agreement to pay interest on them. Irs tax forms for 2011 State and local government obligations. Irs tax forms for 2011   Interest on obligations of a state or political subdivision, the District of Columbia, or a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 possession, generally is not included in income. Irs tax forms for 2011 However, interest on certain private activity bonds, arbitrage bonds, and certain bonds not in registered form is included in income. Irs tax forms for 2011 Portfolio interest. Irs tax forms for 2011   Interest and original issue discount that qualifies as portfolio interest is not subject to NRA withholding. Irs tax forms for 2011 To qualify as portfolio interest, the interest must be paid on obligations issued after July 18, 1984, and otherwise subject to NRA withholding. Irs tax forms for 2011 Note. Irs tax forms for 2011 For obligations issued after March 18, 2012, portfolio interest does not include interest paid on debt that is not in registered form. Irs tax forms for 2011 Before March 19, 2012, portfolio interest included interest on certain registered and nonregistered (bearer) bonds if the obligations meet the requirements described below. Irs tax forms for 2011 Obligations in registered form. Irs tax forms for 2011   Portfolio interest includes interest paid on an obligation that is in registered form, and for which you have received documentation that the beneficial owner of the obligation is not a United States person. Irs tax forms for 2011   Generally, an obligation is in registered form if: (i) the obligation is registered as to both principal and any stated interest with the issuer (or its agent) and any transfer of the obligation may be effected only by surrender of the old obligation and reissuance to the new holder; (ii) the right to principal and stated interest with respect to the obligation may be transferred only through a book entry system maintained by the issuer or its agent; or (iii) the obligation is registered as to both principal and stated interest with the issuer or its agent and can be transferred both by surrender and reissuance and through a book entry system. Irs tax forms for 2011   An obligation that would otherwise be considered to be in registered form is not considered to be in registered form as of a particular time if it can be converted at any time in the future into an obligation that is not in registered form. Irs tax forms for 2011 For more information on whether obligations are considered to be in registered form, see Portfolio interest in Publication 515. Irs tax forms for 2011 Obligations not in registered form. Irs tax forms for 2011    For obligations issued before March 19, 2012, interest on an obligation that is not in registered form (bearer obligation) is portfolio interest if the obligation is foreign-targeted. Irs tax forms for 2011 A bearer obligation is foreign-targeted if: There are arrangements to ensure that the obligation will be sold, or resold in connection with the original issue, only to a person who is not a United States person, Interest on the obligation is payable only outside the United States and its possessions, and The face of the obligation contains a statement that any United States person who holds the obligation will be subject to limits under the United States income tax laws. Irs tax forms for 2011   Documentation is not required for interest on bearer obligations to qualify as portfolio interest. Irs tax forms for 2011 In some cases, however, you may need documentation for purposes of Form 1099 reporting and backup withholding. Irs tax forms for 2011 Interest that does not qualify as portfolio interest. Irs tax forms for 2011   Payments to certain persons and payments of contingent interest do not qualify as portfolio interest. Irs tax forms for 2011 You must withhold at the statutory rate on such payments unless some other exception, such as a treaty provision, applies. Irs tax forms for 2011 Contingent interest. Irs tax forms for 2011   Portfolio interest does not include contingent interest. Irs tax forms for 2011 Contingent interest is either of the following: Interest that is determined by reference to: Any receipts, sales, or other cash flow of the debtor or related person, Income or profits of the debtor or related person, Any change in value of any property of the debtor or a related person, or Any dividend, partnership distributions, or similar payments made by the debtor or a related person. Irs tax forms for 2011 For exceptions, see Internal Revenue Code section 871(h)(4)(C). Irs tax forms for 2011 Any other type of contingent interest that is identified by the Secretary of the Treasury in regulations. Irs tax forms for 2011 Related persons. Irs tax forms for 2011   Related persons include the following. Irs tax forms for 2011 Members of a family, including only brothers, sisters, half-brothers, half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Irs tax forms for 2011 ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Irs tax forms for 2011 ). Irs tax forms for 2011 Any person who is a party to any arrangement undertaken for the purpose of avoiding the contingent interest rules. Irs tax forms for 2011 Certain corporations, partnerships, and other entities. Irs tax forms for 2011 For details, see Nondeductible Loss in chapter 2 of Publication 544. Irs tax forms for 2011 Exception for existing debt. Irs tax forms for 2011   Contingent interest does not include interest paid or accrued on any debt with a fixed term that was issued: On or before April 7, 1993, or After April 7, 1993, pursuant to a written binding contract in effect on that date and at all times thereafter before that debt was issued. Irs tax forms for 2011 Dividend Income The following dividend income is exempt from the 30% tax. Irs tax forms for 2011 Certain dividends paid by foreign corporations. Irs tax forms for 2011   There is no 30% tax on U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 source dividends you receive from a foreign corporation. Irs tax forms for 2011 See Second exception under Dividends in chapter 2 for how to figure the amount of U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 source dividends. Irs tax forms for 2011 Certain interest-related dividends. Irs tax forms for 2011   There is no 30% tax on interest-related dividends from sources within the United States that you receive from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company in 2013. Irs tax forms for 2011 The mutual fund will designate in writing which dividends are interest-related dividends. Irs tax forms for 2011 Certain short-term capital gain dividends. Irs tax forms for 2011   There may not be any 30% tax on certain short-term capital gain dividends from sources within the United States that you receive from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company. Irs tax forms for 2011 The mutual fund will designate in writing which dividends are short-term capital gain dividends. Irs tax forms for 2011 This tax relief will not apply to you if you are present in the United States for 183 days or more during your tax year. Irs tax forms for 2011 Services Performed for Foreign Employer If you were paid by a foreign employer, your U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 source income may be exempt from U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 tax, but only if you meet one of the situations discussed next. Irs tax forms for 2011 Employees of foreign persons, organizations, or offices. Irs tax forms for 2011   Income for personal services performed in the United States as a nonresident alien is not considered to be from U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 sources and is tax exempt if you meet all three of the following conditions. Irs tax forms for 2011 You perform personal services as an employee of or under a contract with a nonresident alien individual, foreign partnership, or foreign corporation, not engaged in a trade or business in the United States; or you work for an office or place of business maintained in a foreign country or possession of the United States by a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 corporation, a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 partnership, or a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 citizen or resident. Irs tax forms for 2011 You perform these services while you are a nonresident alien temporarily present in the United States for a period or periods of not more than a total of 90 days during the tax year. Irs tax forms for 2011 Your pay for these services is not more than $3,000. Irs tax forms for 2011 If you do not meet all three conditions, your income from personal services performed in the United States is U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 source income and is taxed according to the rules in chapter 4. Irs tax forms for 2011   If your pay for these services is more than $3,000, the entire amount is income from a trade or business within the United States. Irs tax forms for 2011 To find if your pay is more than $3,000, do not include any amounts you get from your employer for advances or reimbursements of business travel expenses, if you were required to and did account to your employer for those expenses. Irs tax forms for 2011 If the advances or reimbursements are more than your expenses, include the excess in your pay for these services. Irs tax forms for 2011   A day means a calendar day during any part of which you are physically present in the United States. Irs tax forms for 2011 Example 1. Irs tax forms for 2011 During 2013, Henry Smythe, a nonresident alien from a nontreaty country, worked for an overseas office of a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 partnership. Irs tax forms for 2011 Henry, who uses the calendar year as his tax year, was temporarily present in the United States for 60 days during 2013 performing personal services for the overseas office of the partnership. Irs tax forms for 2011 That office paid him a total gross salary of $2,800 for those services. Irs tax forms for 2011 During 2013, he was not engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Irs tax forms for 2011 The salary is not considered U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 source income and is exempt from U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 tax. Irs tax forms for 2011 Example 2. Irs tax forms for 2011 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that Henry's total gross salary for the services performed in the United States during 2013 was $4,500. Irs tax forms for 2011 He received $2,875 in 2013, and $1,625 in 2014. Irs tax forms for 2011 During 2013, he was engaged in a trade or business in the United States because the compensation for his personal services in the United States was more than $3,000. Irs tax forms for 2011 Henry's salary is U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 source income and is taxed under the rules in chapter 4. Irs tax forms for 2011 Crew members. Irs tax forms for 2011   Compensation for services performed by a nonresident alien in connection with the individual's temporary presence in the United States as a regular crew member of a foreign vessel (for example, a boat or ship) engaged in transportation between the United States and a foreign country or U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 possession is not U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 source income and is exempt from U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 tax. Irs tax forms for 2011 This exemption does not apply to compensation for services performed on foreign aircraft. Irs tax forms for 2011 Students and exchange visitors. Irs tax forms for 2011   Nonresident alien students and exchange visitors present in the United States under “F,” “J,” or “Q” visas can exclude from gross income pay received from a foreign employer. Irs tax forms for 2011   This group includes bona fide students, scholars, trainees, teachers, professors, research assistants, specialists, or leaders in a field of specialized knowledge or skill, or persons of similar description. Irs tax forms for 2011 It also includes the alien's spouse and minor children if they come with the alien or come later to join the alien. Irs tax forms for 2011   A nonresident alien temporarily present in the United States under a “J” visa includes an alien individual entering the United States as an exchange visitor under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. Irs tax forms for 2011 Foreign employer. Irs tax forms for 2011   A foreign employer is: A nonresident alien individual, foreign partnership, or foreign corporation, or An office or place of business maintained in a foreign country or in a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 possession by a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 corporation, a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 partnership, or an individual who is a U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 citizen or resident. Irs tax forms for 2011   The term “foreign employer” does not include a foreign government. Irs tax forms for 2011 Pay from a foreign government that is exempt from U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 income tax is discussed in chapter 10. Irs tax forms for 2011 Income from certain annuities. Irs tax forms for 2011   Do not include in income any annuity received under a qualified annuity plan or from a qualified trust exempt from U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 income tax if you meet both of the following conditions. Irs tax forms for 2011 You receive the annuity only because: You performed personal services outside the United States while you were a nonresident alien, or You performed personal services inside the United States while you were a nonresident alien and you met the three conditions, described earlier, under Employees of foreign persons, organizations, or offices . Irs tax forms for 2011 At the time the first amount is paid as an annuity under the plan (or by the trust), 90% or more of the employees for whom contributions or benefits are provided under the annuity plan (or under the plan of which the trust is a part) are U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 citizens or residents. Irs tax forms for 2011   If the annuity qualifies under condition (1) but not condition (2) above, you do not have to include the amount in income if: You are a resident of a country that gives a substantially equal exclusion to U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 citizens and residents, or You are a resident of a beneficiary developing country under Title V of the Trade Act of 1974. Irs tax forms for 2011   If you are not sure whether the annuity is from a qualified annuity plan or qualified trust, ask the person who made the payment. Irs tax forms for 2011 Income affected by treaties. Irs tax forms for 2011   Income of any kind that is exempt from U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 tax under a treaty to which the United States is a party is excluded from your gross income. Irs tax forms for 2011 Income on which the tax is only limited by treaty, however, is included in gross income. Irs tax forms for 2011 See chapter 9. Irs tax forms for 2011 Gambling Winnings From Dog or Horse Racing You can exclude from your gross income winnings from legal wagers initiated outside the United States in a parimutuel pool with respect to a live horse or dog race in the United States. Irs tax forms for 2011 Gain From the Sale of Your Main Home If you sold your main home, you may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of the gain on the sale of your home. Irs tax forms for 2011 If you are married and file a joint return, you may be able to exclude up to $500,000. Irs tax forms for 2011 For information on the requirements for this exclusion, see Publication 523. Irs tax forms for 2011 This exclusion does not apply to nonresident aliens who are subject to the expatriation tax rules discussed in chapter 4. Irs tax forms for 2011 Scholarships and Fellowship Grants If you are a candidate for a degree, you may be able to exclude from your income part or all of the amounts you receive as a qualified scholarship. Irs tax forms for 2011 The rules discussed here apply to both resident and nonresident aliens. Irs tax forms for 2011 If a nonresident alien receives a grant that is not from U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 sources, it is not subject to U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 tax. Irs tax forms for 2011 See Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards in chapter 2 to determine whether your grant is from U. Irs tax forms for 2011 S. Irs tax forms for 2011 sources. Irs tax forms for 2011 A scholarship or fellowship is excludable from income only if: You are a candidate for a degree at an eligible educational institution, and You use the scholarship or fellowship to pay qualified education expenses. Irs tax forms for 2011 Candidate for a degree. Irs tax forms for 2011   You are a candidate for a degree if you: Attend a primary or secondary school or are pursuing a degree at a college or university, or Attend an accredited educational institution that is authorized to provide: A program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's or higher degree, or A program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. Irs tax forms for 2011 Eligible educational institution. Irs tax forms for 2011   An eligible educational institution is one that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities. Irs tax forms for 2011 Qualified education expenses. Irs tax forms for 2011   These are expenses for: Tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution, and Course-related expenses, such as fees, books, supplies, and equipment that are required for the courses at the eligible educational institution. Irs tax forms for 2011 These items must be required of all students in your course of instruction. Irs tax forms for 2011 However, in order for these to be qualified education expenses, the terms of the scholarship or fellowship cannot require that it be used for other purposes, such as room and board, or specify that it cannot be used for tuition or course-related expenses. Irs tax forms for 2011 Expenses that do not qualify. Irs tax forms for 2011   Qualified education expenses do not include the cost of: Room and board, Travel, Research, Clerical help, or Equipment and other expenses that are not required for enrollment in or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Irs tax forms for 2011 This is true even if the fee must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Irs tax forms for 2011 Scholarship or fellowship amounts used to pay these costs are taxable. Irs tax forms for 2011 Amounts used to pay expenses that do not qualify. Irs tax forms for 2011   A scholarship amount used to pay any expense that does not qualify is taxable, even if the expense is a fee that must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Irs tax forms for 2011 Payment for services. Irs tax forms for 2011   You cannot exclude from income the portion of any scholarship, fellowship, or tuition reduction that represents payment for past, present, or future teaching, research, or other services. Irs tax forms for 2011 This is true even if all candidates for a degree are required to perform the services as a condition for receiving the degree. Irs tax forms for 2011 Example. Irs tax forms for 2011 On January 7, Maria Gomez is notified of a scholarship of $2,500 for the spring semester. Irs tax forms for 2011 As a condition for receiving the scholarship, Maria must serve as a part-time teaching assistant. Irs tax forms for 2011 Of the $2,500 scholarship, $1,000 represents payment for her services. Irs tax forms for 2011 Assuming that Maria meets all other conditions, she can exclude no more than $1,500 from income as a qualified scholarship. Irs tax forms for 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Irs tax forms for 2011 Publication 584 - Main Content Table of Contents LossesCost or other basis. Irs tax forms for 2011 Fair market value. Irs tax forms for 2011 Exception for personal-use real property. Irs tax forms for 2011 More information. Irs tax forms for 2011 Comments and SuggestionsOrdering forms and publications. Irs tax forms for 2011 Tax questions. Irs tax forms for 2011 How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Irs tax forms for 2011 Losses Generally, you may deduct losses to your home, household goods, and motor vehicles on your federal income tax return. Irs tax forms for 2011 However, you may not deduct a casualty or theft loss that is covered by insurance unless you filed a timely insurance claim for reimbursement. Irs tax forms for 2011 Any reimbursement you receive will reduce the loss. Irs tax forms for 2011 If you did not file an insurance claim, you may deduct only the part of the loss that was not covered by insurance. Irs tax forms for 2011 Amount of loss. Irs tax forms for 2011   You figure the amount of your loss using the following steps. Irs tax forms for 2011 Determine your cost or other basis in the property before the casualty or theft. Irs tax forms for 2011 Determine the decrease in fair market value (FMV) of the property as a result of the casualty or theft. Irs tax forms for 2011 (The decrease in FMV is the difference between the property's value immediately before and immediately after the casualty or theft. Irs tax forms for 2011 ) From the smaller of the amounts you determined in (1) and (2), subtract any insurance or other reimbursement you received or expect to receive. Irs tax forms for 2011 Apply the deduction limits, discussed later, to determine the amount of your deductible loss. Irs tax forms for 2011 Cost or other basis. Irs tax forms for 2011   Cost or other basis usually means original cost plus improvements. Irs tax forms for 2011 If you did not acquire the property by purchasing it, your basis is determined as discussed in Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Irs tax forms for 2011 If you inherited the property from someone who died in 2010, and the executor of the decedent's estate made the election to file Form 8939, refer to the information provided by the executor or see Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010. Irs tax forms for 2011 Fair market value. Irs tax forms for 2011   FMV is the price for which you could sell your property to a willing buyer, when neither of you has to sell or buy and both of you know all the relevant facts. Irs tax forms for 2011 When filling out Schedules 1 through 20, you need to know the FMV of the property immediately before and immediately after the disaster, casualty, or theft. Irs tax forms for 2011 Separate computations. Irs tax forms for 2011   Generally, if a single casualty or theft involves more than one item of property, you must figure the loss on each item separately. Irs tax forms for 2011 Then combine the losses to determine the total loss from that casualty or theft. Irs tax forms for 2011 Exception for personal-use real property. Irs tax forms for 2011   In figuring a casualty loss on personal-use real property, the entire property (including any improvements, such as buildings, trees, and shrubs) is treated as one item. Irs tax forms for 2011 Figure the loss using the smaller of the following. Irs tax forms for 2011 The decrease in FMV of the entire property. Irs tax forms for 2011 The adjusted basis of the entire property. Irs tax forms for 2011 Deduction limits. Irs tax forms for 2011   After you have figured the amount of your loss, as discussed earlier, you must figure how much of the loss you can deduct. Irs tax forms for 2011 You do this on Form 4684, section A. Irs tax forms for 2011 If the loss was to property for your personal use or your family's, there are two limits on the amount you can deduct for your casualty or theft loss. Irs tax forms for 2011 You must reduce each casualty or theft loss by $100 ($100 rule). Irs tax forms for 2011 You must further reduce the total of all your losses by 10% of your adjusted gross income (10% rule). Irs tax forms for 2011 More information. Irs tax forms for 2011   For more information about the deduction limits, see Publication 547. Irs tax forms for 2011 When your loss is deductible. Irs tax forms for 2011   You can generally deduct a casualty or disaster area loss only in the tax year in which the casualty or disaster occurred. Irs tax forms for 2011 You can generally deduct a theft loss only in the year you discovered your property was stolen. Irs tax forms for 2011 However, you can choose to deduct disaster area losses on your return for the year immediately before the year of the disaster if the President has declared your area a federal disaster area. Irs tax forms for 2011 For details, see Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Irs tax forms for 2011 Comments and Suggestions We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Irs tax forms for 2011 You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:I 1111 Constitution Ave. Irs tax forms for 2011 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224 We respond to many letters by telephone. Irs tax forms for 2011 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Irs tax forms for 2011 You can email us at taxforms@irs. Irs tax forms for 2011 gov. Irs tax forms for 2011 Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. Irs tax forms for 2011 You can also send us comments from www. Irs tax forms for 2011 irs. Irs tax forms for 2011 gov/formspubs. Irs tax forms for 2011 Select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information about. Irs tax forms for 2011 ” 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. Irs tax forms for 2011 Ordering forms and publications. Irs tax forms for 2011   Visit www. Irs tax forms for 2011 irs. Irs tax forms for 2011 gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Irs tax forms for 2011 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs tax forms for 2011 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Irs tax forms for 2011   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Irs tax forms for 2011 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Irs tax forms for 2011 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Irs tax forms for 2011 How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. Irs tax forms for 2011 By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. Irs tax forms for 2011 Free help with your return. Irs tax forms for 2011   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Irs tax forms for 2011 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-moderate income taxpayers and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs tax forms for 2011 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 tax forms for 2011 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Irs tax forms for 2011 gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. Irs tax forms for 2011   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Irs tax forms for 2011 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669 or visit AARP's website at www. Irs tax forms for 2011 aarp. Irs tax forms for 2011 org/money/taxaide. Irs tax forms for 2011   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Irs tax forms for 2011 gov and enter keyword “VITA” in the upper right-hand corner. Irs tax forms for 2011 Internet. Irs tax forms for 2011 You can access the IRS website at IRS. Irs tax forms for 2011 gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. Irs tax forms for 2011 Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. Irs tax forms for 2011 Check the status of your 2011 refund. Irs tax forms for 2011 Go to IRS. Irs tax forms for 2011 gov and click on Where's My Refund. Irs tax forms for 2011 Wait at least 72 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or 3 to 4 weeks after mailing a paper return. Irs tax forms for 2011 If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Irs tax forms for 2011 Have your 2011 tax return available so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Irs tax forms for 2011 Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. Irs tax forms for 2011 Order IRS products online. Irs tax forms for 2011 Research your tax questions online. 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Irs tax forms for 2011 If you check the status of your refund and are not given the date it will be issued, please wait until the next week before checking back. Irs tax forms for 2011 Other refund information. Irs tax forms for 2011 To check the status of a prior-year refund or amended return refund, call 1-800-829-1040. Irs tax forms for 2011 Evaluating the quality of our telephone services. Irs tax forms for 2011 To ensure IRS representatives give accurate, courteous, and professional answers, we use several methods to evaluate the quality of our telephone services. Irs tax forms for 2011 One method is for a second IRS representative to listen in on or record random telephone calls. Irs tax forms for 2011 Another is to ask some callers to complete a short survey at the end of the call. Irs tax forms for 2011 Walk-in. Irs tax forms for 2011 Many products and services are available on a walk-in basis. Irs tax forms for 2011   Products. Irs tax forms for 2011 You can walk in to many post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Irs tax forms for 2011 Some IRS offices, libraries, grocery stores, copy centers, city and county government offices, credit unions, and office supply stores have a collection of products available to print from a CD or photocopy from reproducible proofs. Irs tax forms for 2011 Also, some IRS offices and libraries have the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, Internal Revenue Bulletins, and Cumulative Bulletins available for research purposes. Irs tax forms for 2011 Services. Irs tax forms for 2011 You can walk in to your local Taxpayer Assistance Center every business day for personal, face-to-face tax help. Irs tax forms for 2011 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Irs tax forms for 2011 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 Taxpayer Assistance Center where you can spread out your records and talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Irs tax forms for 2011 No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Irs tax forms for 2011 If you prefer, you can call your local Center and leave a message requesting an appointment to resolve a tax account issue. Irs tax forms for 2011 A representative will call you back within 2 business days to schedule an in-person appointment at your convenience. Irs tax forms for 2011 If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested. Irs tax forms for 2011 All other issues will be handled without an appointment. Irs tax forms for 2011 To find the number of your local office, go to  www. 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Irs tax forms for 2011 Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. Irs tax forms for 2011   TAS can help if you can’t resolve your problem with the IRS and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Irs tax forms for 2011 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Irs tax forms for 2011 You have tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS has not responded to you by the date promised. Irs tax forms for 2011   If you qualify for our help, we’ll do everything we can to get your problem resolved. Irs tax forms for 2011 You will be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. Irs tax forms for 2011 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Irs tax forms for 2011 Although TAS is independent within the IRS, our advocates know how to work with the IRS to get your problems resolved. 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Irs tax forms for 2011 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Irs tax forms for 2011   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS. Irs tax forms for 2011 Some clinics serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve a tax problem. Irs tax forms for 2011 These clinics provide professional representation before the IRS or in court on audits, appeals, tax collection disputes, and other issues for free or for a small fee. Irs tax forms for 2011 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in many different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Irs tax forms for 2011 For more information and to find a clinic near you, see the LITC page on www. Irs tax forms for 2011 irs. Irs tax forms for 2011 gov/advocate or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Irs tax forms for 2011 This publication is also available by calling 1-800-829-3676 or at your local IRS office. 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