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Irs1040ez Part One -   The Income Tax Return The four chapters in this part provide basic information on the tax system. Irs1040ez They take you through the first steps of filling out a tax return—such as deciding what your filing status is, how many exemptions you can take, and what form to file. Irs1040ez They also discuss recordkeeping requirements, IRS e-file (electronic filing), certain penalties, and the two methods used to pay tax during the year: withholding and estimated tax. Irs1040ez Table of Contents 1. Irs1040ez   Filing InformationWhat's New Reminders Introduction Do I Have To File a Return?Individuals—In General Dependents Certain Children Under Age 19 or Full-Time Students Self-Employed Persons Aliens Who Should File Which Form Should I Use?Form 1040EZ Form 1040A Form 1040 Does My Return Have To Be on Paper?IRS e-file When Do I Have To File?Private delivery services. Irs1040ez Extensions of Time To File How Do I Prepare My Return?When Do I Report My Income and Expenses? Social Security Number (SSN) Presidential Election Campaign Fund Computations Attachments Third Party Designee Signatures Paid Preparer Refunds Amount You Owe Gift To Reduce Debt Held by the Public Name and Address Where Do I File? What Happens After I File?What Records Should I Keep? Why Keep Records? Kinds of Records to Keep Basic Records How Long to Keep Records Refund Information Interest on Refunds Change of Address What If I Made a Mistake?Amended Returns and Claims for Refund Penalties Identity Theft 2. Irs1040ez   Filing StatusWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Marital StatusDivorced persons. Irs1040ez Divorce and remarriage. Irs1040ez Annulled marriages. Irs1040ez Head of household or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. Irs1040ez Considered married. Irs1040ez Same-sex marriage. Irs1040ez Spouse died during the year. Irs1040ez Married persons living apart. Irs1040ez Single Married Filing JointlyFiling a Joint Return Married Filing SeparatelySpecial Rules Head of HouseholdConsidered Unmarried Keeping Up a Home Qualifying Person Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child 3. Irs1040ez   Personal Exemptions and DependentsWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: ExemptionsPersonal Exemptions Exemptions for Dependents Qualifying Child Qualifying Relative Phaseout of Exemptions Social Security Numbers for DependentsBorn and died in 2013. Irs1040ez Taxpayer identification numbers for aliens. Irs1040ez Taxpayer identification numbers for adoptees. Irs1040ez 4. Irs1040ez   Tax Withholding and Estimated TaxWhat's New for 2014 Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Tax Withholding for 2014Salaries and Wages Tips Taxable Fringe Benefits Sick Pay Pensions and Annuities Gambling Winnings Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup Withholding Estimated Tax for 2014Who Does Not Have To Pay Estimated Tax Who Must Pay Estimated Tax How To Figure Estimated Tax When To Pay Estimated Tax How To Figure Each Payment How To Pay Estimated Tax Credit for Withholding and Estimated Tax for 2013Withholding Estimated Tax Underpayment Penalty for 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Irs1040ez Publication 1544 - Main Content Table of Contents Why Report These Payments? Who Must File Form 8300?What Payments Must Be Reported? What Is Cash? Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) What Is a Related Transaction? What About Suspicious Transactions? When, Where, and What To File Examples Penalties How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Irs1040ez Why Report These Payments? Drug dealers and smugglers often use large cash payments to “launder” money from illegal activities. Irs1040ez Laundering means converting “dirty” or illegally-gained money to “clean” money. Irs1040ez The government can often trace this laundered money through the payments you report. Irs1040ez Laws passed by Congress require you to report these payments. Irs1040ez Your compliance with these laws provides valuable information that can stop those who evade taxes and those who profit from the drug trade and other criminal activities. Irs1040ez The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 increased the scope of these laws to help trace funds used for terrorism. Irs1040ez Who Must File Form 8300? Generally, any person in a trade or business who receives more than $10,000 in cash in a single transaction or in related transactions must file Form 8300. Irs1040ez For example, you may have to file Form 8300 if you are a dealer in jewelry, furniture, boats, aircraft, or automobiles; a pawnbroker; an attorney; a real estate broker; an insurance company; or a travel agency. Irs1040ez Special rules for clerks of federal or state courts are discussed later under Bail received by court clerks. Irs1040ez However, you do not have to file Form 8300 if the transaction is not related to your trade or business. Irs1040ez For example, if you own a jewelry store and sell your personal automobile for more than $10,000 in cash, you would not submit a Form 8300 for that transaction. Irs1040ez Transaction defined. Irs1040ez    A “transaction” occurs when: Goods, services, or property are sold; Property is rented; Cash is exchanged for other cash; A contribution is made to a trust or escrow account; A loan is made or repaid; or Cash is converted to a negotiable instrument, such as a check or a bond. Irs1040ez Person defined. Irs1040ez   A “person” includes an individual, a company, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a trust, or an estate. Irs1040ez   Exempt organizations, including employee plans, are also “persons. Irs1040ez ” However, exempt organizations do not have to file Form 8300 for a more-than-$10,000 charitable cash contribution they receive since it is not received in the course of a trade or business. Irs1040ez Foreign transactions. Irs1040ez   You do not have to file Form 8300 if the entire transaction (including the receipt of cash) takes place outside of: The 50 states, The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or A possession or territory of the United States. Irs1040ez However, you must file Form 8300 if any part of the transaction (including the receipt of cash) occurs in Puerto Rico or a possession or territory of the United States and you are subject to the Internal Revenue Code. Irs1040ez Bail received by court clerks. Irs1040ez   Any clerk of a federal or state court who receives more than $10,000 in cash as bail for an individual charged with any of the following criminal offenses must file Form 8300: Any federal offense involving a controlled substance, Racketeering, Money laundering, and Any state offense substantially similar to (1), (2), or (3) above. Irs1040ez For more information about the rules that apply to court clerks, see Section 1. Irs1040ez 6050I-2 of the Income Tax Regulations. Irs1040ez What Payments Must Be Reported? You must file Form 8300 to report cash paid to you if it is: Over $10,000, Received as: One lump sum of over $10,000, Installment payments that cause the total cash received within 1 year of the initial payment to total more than $10,000, or Other previously unreportable payments that cause the total cash received within a 12-month period to total more than $10,000, Received in the course of your trade or business, Received from the same buyer (or agent), and Received in a single transaction or in related transactions (defined later). Irs1040ez What Is Cash? Cash is: The coins and currency of the United States (and any other country), and A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order you receive, if it has a face amount of $10,000 or less and you receive it in: A designated reporting transaction (defined later), or Any transaction in which you know the payer is trying to avoid the reporting of the transaction on Form 8300. Irs1040ez Cash may include a cashier's check even if it is called a “treasurer's check” or “bank check. Irs1040ez ” Cash does not include a check drawn on an individual's personal account. Irs1040ez A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order with a face amount of more than $10,000 is not treated as cash. Irs1040ez These items are not defined as cash and you do not have to file Form 8300 when you receive them because, if they were bought with currency, the bank or other financial institution that issued them must file a report on FinCEN Form 104. Irs1040ez Example 1. Irs1040ez You are a coin dealer. Irs1040ez Bob Green buys gold coins from you for $13,200. Irs1040ez He pays for them with $6,200 in U. Irs1040ez S. Irs1040ez currency and a cashier's check having a face amount of $7,000. Irs1040ez The cashier's check is treated as cash. Irs1040ez You have received more than $10,000 cash and must file Form 8300 for this transaction. Irs1040ez Example 2. Irs1040ez You are a retail jeweler. Irs1040ez Mary North buys an item of jewelry from you for $12,000. Irs1040ez She pays for it with a personal check payable to you in the amount of $9,600 and traveler's checks totaling $2,400. Irs1040ez Because the personal check is not treated as cash, you have not received more than $10,000 cash in the transaction. Irs1040ez You do not have to file Form 8300. Irs1040ez Example 3. Irs1040ez You are a boat dealer. Irs1040ez Emily Jones buys a boat from you for $16,500. Irs1040ez She pays for it with a cashier's check payable to you in the amount of $16,500. Irs1040ez The cashier's check is not treated as cash because its face amount is more than $10,000. Irs1040ez You do not have to file Form 8300 for this transaction. Irs1040ez Designated Reporting Transaction A designated reporting transaction is the retail sale of any of the following: A consumer durable, such as an automobile or boat. Irs1040ez A consumer durable is property, other than land or buildings, that: Is suitable for personal use, Can reasonably be expected to last at least 1 year under ordinary use, Has a sales price of more than $10,000, and Can be seen or touched (tangible property). Irs1040ez For example, a $20,000 car is a consumer durable, but a $20,000 dump truck or factory machine is not. Irs1040ez The car is a consumer durable even if you sell it to a buyer who will use it in a business. Irs1040ez A collectible (for example, a work of art, rug, antique, metal, gem, stamp, or coin). Irs1040ez Travel or entertainment, if the total sales price of all items sold for the same trip or entertainment event in one transaction (or related transactions) is more than $10,000. Irs1040ez To figure the total sales price of all items sold for a trip or entertainment event, you include the sales price of items such as airfare, hotel rooms, and admission tickets. Irs1040ez Example. Irs1040ez You are a travel agent. Irs1040ez Ed Johnson asks you to charter a passenger airplane to take a group to a sports event in another city. Irs1040ez He also asks you to book hotel rooms and admission tickets for the group. Irs1040ez In payment, he gives you two money orders, each for $6,000. Irs1040ez You have received more than $10,000 cash in this designated reporting transaction. Irs1040ez You must file Form 8300. Irs1040ez Retail sale. Irs1040ez   The term “retail sale” means any sale made in the course of a trade or business that consists mainly of making sales to ultimate consumers. Irs1040ez   Thus, if your business consists mainly of making sales to ultimate consumers, all sales you make in the course of that business are retail sales. Irs1040ez This includes any sales of items that will be resold. Irs1040ez Broker or intermediary. Irs1040ez   A designated reporting transaction includes the retail sale of items (1), (2), or (3) of the preceding list, even if the funds are received by a broker or other intermediary, rather than directly by the seller. Irs1040ez Exceptions to Definition of Cash A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order you received in a designated reporting transaction is not treated as cash if one of the following exceptions applies. Irs1040ez Exception for certain bank loans. Irs1040ez   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if it is the proceeds from a bank loan. Irs1040ez As proof that it is from a bank loan, you may rely on a copy of the loan document, a written statement or lien instruction from the bank, or similar proof. Irs1040ez Example. Irs1040ez You are a car dealer. Irs1040ez Mandy White buys a new car from you for $11,500. Irs1040ez She pays you with $2,000 of U. Irs1040ez S. Irs1040ez currency and a cashier's check for $9,500 payable to you and her. Irs1040ez You can tell that the cashier's check is the proceeds of a bank loan because it includes instructions to you to have a lien put on the car as security for the loan. Irs1040ez For this reason, the cashier's check is not treated as cash. Irs1040ez You do not have to file Form 8300 for the transaction. Irs1040ez Exception for certain installment sales. Irs1040ez   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if it is received in payment on a promissory note or an installment sales contract (including a lease that is considered a sale for federal tax purposes). Irs1040ez However, this exception applies only if: You use similar notes or contracts in other sales to ultimate consumers in the ordinary course of your trade or business, and The total payments for the sale that you receive on or before the 60th day after the sale are 50% or less of the purchase price. Irs1040ez Exception for certain down payment plans. Irs1040ez   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order is not treated as cash if you received it in payment for a consumer durable or collectible, and all three of the following statements are true. Irs1040ez You receive it under a payment plan requiring: One or more down payments, and Payment of the rest of the purchase price by the date of sale. Irs1040ez You receive it more than 60 days before the date of sale. Irs1040ez You use payment plans with the same or substantially similar terms when selling to ultimate consumers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. Irs1040ez Exception for travel and entertainment. Irs1040ez   A cashier's check, bank draft, traveler's check, or money order received for travel or entertainment is not treated as cash if all three of the following statements are true. Irs1040ez You receive it under a payment plan requiring: One or more down payments, and Payment of the rest of the purchase price by the earliest date that any travel or entertainment item (such as airfare) is furnished for the trip or entertainment event. Irs1040ez You receive it more than 60 days before the date on which the final payment is due. Irs1040ez You use payment plans with the same or substantially similar terms when selling to ultimate consumers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. Irs1040ez Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) You must furnish the correct TIN of the person or persons from whom you receive the cash. Irs1040ez If the transaction is conducted on the behalf of another person or persons, you must furnish the TIN of that person or persons. Irs1040ez If you do not know a person's TIN, you have to ask for it. Irs1040ez You may be subject to penalties for an incorrect or missing TIN. Irs1040ez There are three types of TINs. Irs1040ez The TIN for an individual, including a sole proprietor, is the individual's social security number (SSN). Irs1040ez The TIN for a nonresident alien individual who needs a TIN but is not eligible to get an SSN is an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Irs1040ez An ITIN has nine digits, similar to an SSN. Irs1040ez The TIN for other persons, including corporations, partnerships, and estates, is the employer identification number (EIN). Irs1040ez Exception. Irs1040ez   You are not required to provide the TIN of a person who is a nonresident alien individual or a foreign organization if that person or foreign organization: Does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a U. Irs1040ez S. Irs1040ez trade or business; Does not have an office or place of business, or a fiscal or paying agent in the United States; Does not file a federal tax return; Does not furnish a withholding certificate described in §1. Irs1040ez 1441-1(e)(2) or (3) or 1. Irs1040ez 1441-5(c)(2)(iv) or (3)(iii) to the extent required under 1. Irs1040ez 1441-1(e)(4)(vii); Does not have to furnish a TIN on any return, statement, or other document as required by the income tax regulations under section 897 or 1445; or In the case of a nonresident alien individual, the individual has not chosen to file a joint federal income tax return with a spouse who is a U. Irs1040ez S. Irs1040ez citizen or resident. Irs1040ez What Is a Related Transaction? Any transactions between a buyer (or an agent of the buyer) and a seller that occur within a 24-hour period are related transactions. Irs1040ez If you receive over $10,000 in cash during two or more transactions with one buyer in a 24-hour period, you must treat the transactions as one transaction and report the payments on Form 8300. Irs1040ez For example, if you sell two products for $6,000 each to the same customer in 1 day and the customer pays you in cash, these are related transactions. Irs1040ez Because they total $12,000 (more than $10,000), you must file Form 8300. Irs1040ez More than 24 hours between transactions. Irs1040ez   Transactions are related even if they are more than 24 hours apart if you know, or have reason to know, that each is one of a series of connected transactions. Irs1040ez   For example, you are a travel agent. Irs1040ez A client pays you $8,000 in cash for a trip. Irs1040ez Two days later, the same client pays you $3,000 more in cash to include another person on the trip. Irs1040ez These are related transactions, and you must file Form 8300 to report them. Irs1040ez What About Suspicious Transactions? If you receive $10,000 or less in cash, you may voluntarily file Form 8300 if the transaction appears to be suspicious. Irs1040ez A transaction is suspicious if it appears that a person is trying to cause you not to file Form 8300 or is trying to cause you to file a false or incomplete Form 8300, or if there is a sign of possible illegal activity. Irs1040ez If you are suspicious, you are encouraged to call the local IRS Criminal Investigation Division as soon as possible. Irs1040ez Or, you can call the FinCEN Financial Institution Hotline toll free at 1-866-556-3974. Irs1040ez When, Where, and What To File The amount you receive and when you receive it determine when you must file. Irs1040ez Generally, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days after receiving a payment. Irs1040ez If the Form 8300 due date (the 15th or last day you can timely file the form) falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it is delayed until the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Irs1040ez More than one payment. Irs1040ez   In some transactions, the buyer may arrange to pay you in cash installment payments. Irs1040ez If the first payment is more than $10,000, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days. Irs1040ez If the first payment is not more than $10,000, you must add the first payment and any later payments made within 1 year of the first payment. Irs1040ez When the total cash payments are more than $10,000, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days. Irs1040ez   After you file Form 8300, you must start a new count of cash payments received from that buyer. Irs1040ez If you receive more than $10,000 in additional cash payments from that buyer within a 12-month period, you must file another Form 8300. Irs1040ez You must file the form within 15 days of the payment that causes the additional payments to total more than $10,000. Irs1040ez   If you are already required to file Form 8300 and you receive additional payments within the 15 days before you must file, you can report all the payments on one form. Irs1040ez Example. Irs1040ez On January 10, you receive a cash payment of $11,000. Irs1040ez You receive additional cash payments on the same transaction of $4,000 on February 15, $5,000 on March 20, and $6,000 on May 12. Irs1040ez By January 25, you must file a Form 8300 for the $11,000 payment. Irs1040ez By May 27, you must file an additional Form 8300 for the additional payments that total $15,000. Irs1040ez Amending a Report?   If you are amending a report, check box 1a at the top of Form 8300. Irs1040ez Complete the form in its entirety (Parts I-IV) and include the amended information. Irs1040ez Do not attach a copy of the original report. Irs1040ez Where to file. Irs1040ez   Mail the form to the address given in the Form 8300 instructions. Irs1040ez Required statement to buyer. Irs1040ez   You must give a written or electronic statement to each person named on any Form 8300 you must file. Irs1040ez You can give the statement electronically only if the recipient agrees to receive it in that format. Irs1040ez The statement must show the name and address of your business, the name and phone number of a contact person, and the total amount of reportable cash you received from the person during the year. Irs1040ez It must state that you are also reporting this information to the IRS. Irs1040ez   You must send this statement to the buyer by January 31 of the year after the year in which you received the cash that caused you to file the form. Irs1040ez    You must keep a copy of every Form 8300 you file for 5 years. Irs1040ez Examples Example 1. Irs1040ez Pat Brown is the sales manager for Small Town Cars. Irs1040ez On January 6, 2009, Jane Smith buys a new car from Pat and pays $18,000 in cash. Irs1040ez Pat asks for identification from Jane to get the necessary information to complete Form 8300. Irs1040ez A filled-in form is shown in this publication. Irs1040ez Pat must mail the form to the address shown in the form's instructions by January 21, 2009. Irs1040ez He must also send a statement to Jane by January 31, 2010. Irs1040ez Example 2. Irs1040ez Using the same facts given in Example 1, suppose Jane had arranged to make cash payments of $6,000 each on January 6, February 6, and March 6. Irs1040ez Pat would have to file a Form 8300 by February 26 (17 days after receiving total cash payments within 1 year over $10,000 because February 21, 2009, is a Saturday). Irs1040ez Pat would not have to report the remaining $6,000 cash payment because it is not more than $10,000. Irs1040ez However, he could report it if he felt it was a suspicious transaction. Irs1040ez Penalties There are civil penalties for failure to: File a correct Form 8300 by the date it is due, and Provide the required statement to those named in the Form 8300. Irs1040ez If you intentionally disregard the requirement to file a correct Form 8300 by the date it is due, the penalty is the greater of: $25,000, or The amount of cash you received and were required to report (up to $100,000). Irs1040ez There are criminal penalties for: Willful failure to file Form 8300, Willfully filing a false or fraudulent Form 8300, Stopping or trying to stop Form 8300 from being filed, and Setting up, helping to set up, or trying to set up a transaction in a way that would make it seem unnecessary to file Form 8300. Irs1040ez If you willfully fail to file Form 8300, you can be fined up to $250,000 for individuals ($500,000 for corporations) or sentenced to up to 5 years in prison, or both. Irs1040ez These dollar amounts are based on Section 3571 of Title 18 of the U. Irs1040ez S. Irs1040ez Code. Irs1040ez The penalties for failure to file may also apply to any person (including a payer) who attempts to interfere with or prevent the seller (or business) from filing a correct Form 8300. Irs1040ez This includes any attempt to structure the transaction in a way that would make it seem unnecessary to file Form 8300. Irs1040ez Structuring means breaking up a large cash transaction into small cash transactions. Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. Irs1040ez Free help with your return. Irs1040ez   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Irs1040ez gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. Irs1040ez   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Irs1040ez To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669 or visit AARP's website at www. Irs1040ez aarp. Irs1040ez org/money/taxaide. Irs1040ez   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Irs1040ez gov and enter keyword “VITA” in the upper right-hand corner. Irs1040ez Internet. Irs1040ez You can access the IRS website at IRS. Irs1040ez gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: Check the status of your 2011 refund. Irs1040ez Go to IRS. Irs1040ez gov and click on Where's My Refund. Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez E-file your return. Irs1040ez Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. Irs1040ez Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. Irs1040ez Order IRS products online. Irs1040ez Research your tax questions online. Irs1040ez Search publications online by topic or keyword. Irs1040ez Use the online Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Irs1040ez View Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRBs) published in the last few years. Irs1040ez Figure your withholding allowances using the withholding calculator online at  www. Irs1040ez irs. Irs1040ez gov/individuals. Irs1040ez Determine if Form 6251 must be filed by using our Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Assistant available online at  www. Irs1040ez irs. Irs1040ez gov/individuals. Irs1040ez Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. Irs1040ez Get information on starting and operating a small business. Irs1040ez Phone. Irs1040ez Many services are available by phone. Irs1040ez   Ordering forms, instructions, and publications. Irs1040ez Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions. Irs1040ez You should receive your order within 10 days. Irs1040ez Asking tax questions. Irs1040ez Call the IRS with your tax questions at 1-800-829-1040. Irs1040ez Solving problems. Irs1040ez You can get face-to-face help solving tax problems every business day in IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers. Irs1040ez An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your account, or help you set up a payment plan. Irs1040ez Call your local Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. Irs1040ez To find the number, go to www. Irs1040ez irs. Irs1040ez gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Irs1040ez TTY/TDD equipment. Irs1040ez If you have access to TTY/TDD equipment, call 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications. Irs1040ez TeleTax topics. Irs1040ez Call 1-800-829-4477 to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. Irs1040ez Refund information. Irs1040ez You can check the status of your refund on the new IRS phone app. Irs1040ez Download the free IRS2Go app by visiting the iTunes app store or the Android Marketplace. Irs1040ez IRS2Go is a new way to provide you with information and tools. Irs1040ez To check the status of your refund by phone, call 1-800-829-4477 (automated refund information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez Other refund information. Irs1040ez To check the status of a prior-year refund or amended return refund, call 1-800-829-1040. Irs1040ez Evaluating the quality of our telephone services. Irs1040ez To ensure IRS representatives give accurate, courteous, and professional answers, we use several methods to evaluate the quality of our telephone services. Irs1040ez One method is for a second IRS representative to listen in on or record random telephone calls. Irs1040ez Another is to ask some callers to complete a short survey at the end of the call. Irs1040ez Walk-in. Irs1040ez Many products and services are available on a walk-in basis. Irs1040ez   Products. Irs1040ez You can walk in to many post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez Also, some IRS offices and libraries have the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, Internal Revenue Bulletins, and Cumulative Bulletins available for research purposes. Irs1040ez Services. Irs1040ez You can walk in to your local Taxpayer Assistance Center every business day for personal, face-to-face tax help. Irs1040ez An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Irs1040ez If you prefer, you can call your local Center and leave a message requesting an appointment to resolve a tax account issue. Irs1040ez A representative will call you back within 2 business days to schedule an in-person appointment at your convenience. Irs1040ez If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested. Irs1040ez All other issues will be handled without an appointment. Irs1040ez To find the number of your local office, go to www. Irs1040ez irs. Irs1040ez gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Irs1040ez Mail. Irs1040ez You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Irs1040ez You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Irs1040ez  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs1040ez Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Taxpayer Advocate Service. Irs1040ez   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Irs1040ez Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. Irs1040ez We offer free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. Irs1040ez Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. Irs1040ez   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. Irs1040ez You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez   If you qualify for our help, we’ll do everything we can to get your problem resolved. Irs1040ez You will be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. Irs1040ez We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Irs1040ez Although TAS is independent within the IRS, our advocates know how to work with the IRS to get your problems resolved. Irs1040ez And our services are always free. Irs1040ez   As a taxpayer, you have rights that the IRS must abide by in its dealings with you. Irs1040ez Our tax toolkit at www. Irs1040ez TaxpayerAdvocate. Irs1040ez irs. Irs1040ez gov can help you understand these rights. Irs1040ez   If you think TAS might be able to help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your phone book and on our website at www. Irs1040ez irs. Irs1040ez gov/advocate. Irs1040ez You can also call our toll-free number at 1-877-777-4778. Irs1040ez   TAS also handles large-scale or systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Irs1040ez If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Irs1040ez irs. Irs1040ez gov/advocate. Irs1040ez Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Irs1040ez   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS. Irs1040ez Some clinics serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve a tax problem. Irs1040ez 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. Irs1040ez Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in many different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Irs1040ez For more information and to find a clinic near you, see the LITC page on www. Irs1040ez irs. Irs1040ez gov/advocate or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Irs1040ez This publication is also available by calling 1-800-829-3676 or at your local IRS office. Irs1040ez Free tax services. Irs1040ez   Publication 910, IRS Guide to Free Tax Services, is your guide to IRS services and resources. Irs1040ez Learn about free tax information from the IRS, including publications, services, and education and assistance programs. Irs1040ez The publication also has an index of over 100 TeleTax topics (recorded tax information) you can listen to on the telephone. Irs1040ez The majority of the information and services listed in this publication are available to you free of charge. Irs1040ez If there is a fee associated with a resource or service, it is listed in the publication. Irs1040ez   Accessible versions of IRS published products are available on request in a variety of alternative formats for people with disabilities. Irs1040ez DVD for tax products. Irs1040ez You can order Publication 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain: Current-year forms, instructions, and publications. Irs1040ez Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications. Irs1040ez Tax Map: an electronic research tool and finding aid. Irs1040ez Tax law frequently asked questions. Irs1040ez Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system. Irs1040ez Internal Revenue Code—Title 26 of the U. Irs1040ez S. Irs1040ez Code. Irs1040ez Links to other Internet based Tax Research Materials. Irs1040ez Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms. Irs1040ez Internal Revenue Bulletins. Irs1040ez Toll-free and email technical support. Irs1040ez Two releases during the year. Irs1040ez  – The first release will ship the beginning of January. Irs1040ez  – The final release will ship the beginning of March. Irs1040ez Purchase the DVD from National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at www. Irs1040ez irs. Irs1040ez gov/cdorders for $30 (no handling fee) or call 1-877-233-6767 toll free to buy the DVD for $30 (plus a $6 handling fee). Irs1040ez This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs1040ez Please click the link to view the image. Irs1040ez Fill-in Form 8300 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications