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Taxact returning user Publication 516 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Taxact returning user Tax questions. Taxact returning user Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 516, such as treaties effective after it was published, go to www. Taxact returning user irs. Taxact returning user gov/pub516. Taxact returning user What's New U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user tax treaties and foreign tax laws. Taxact returning user  This publication has been expanded to cover U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user tax treaties and compliance with foreign tax laws. Taxact returning user Reminders Combat zone participants. Taxact returning user  If you were a civilian who served in a combat zone or qualified hazardous duty area in support of the U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user Armed Forces, you can get certain extensions of deadlines for filing tax returns, paying taxes, filing claims for refund, and doing certain other tax-related acts. Taxact returning user For details, see Publication 3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide. Taxact returning user Death due to terrorist or military action. Taxact returning user  U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user income taxes are forgiven for a U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user Government civilian employee who dies as a result of wounds or injuries incurred while employed by the U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user Government. Taxact returning user The wounds or injuries must have been caused by terrorist or military action directed against the United States or its allies. Taxact returning user The taxes are forgiven for the deceased employee's tax years beginning with the year immediately before the year in which the wounds or injury occurred and ending with the year of death. Taxact returning user If the deceased government employee and the employee's spouse filed a joint return, only the decedent's part of the joint tax liability is forgiven. Taxact returning user For additional details, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Taxact returning user Form 8938. Taxact returning user  If you had foreign financial assets in 2012, you may have to file Form 8938 with your return. Taxact returning user See Foreign Bank Accounts, later. Taxact returning user Introduction If you are a U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user citizen working for the U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user Government, including the foreign service, and you are stationed abroad, your income tax filing requirements are generally the same as those for citizens and residents living in the United States. Taxact returning user You are taxed on your worldwide income, even though you live and work abroad. Taxact returning user However, you may receive certain allowances and have certain expenses that you generally do not have while living in the United States. Taxact returning user This publication explains: Many of the allowances, reimbursements, and property sales you are likely to have, and whether you must report them as income on your tax return, and Many of the expenses you are likely to have, such as moving expenses and foreign taxes, and whether you can deduct them on your tax return. Taxact returning user U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user possessions. Taxact returning user   This publication does not cover the rules that apply if you are stationed in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico. Taxact returning user That information is in Publication 570, Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user Possessions. Taxact returning user Comments and suggestions. Taxact returning user   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Taxact returning user   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Business Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:B 1111 Constitution Ave. Taxact returning user NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Taxact returning user Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 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Taxact returning user Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Taxact returning user   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Taxact returning user gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Taxact returning user We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Taxact returning user Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 54 Tax Guide for U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 519 U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user Tax Guide for Aliens 521 Moving Expenses 523 Selling Your Home Form (and Instructions) Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions 1116 Foreign Tax Credit 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses 3903 Moving Expenses 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Taxact returning user S. 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Consumer Protection Offices

City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

Oklahoma Attorney General

Website: Oklahoma Attorney General

Address: Oklahoma Attorney General
Public Protection Unit
313 N.E. 21st St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone Number: 405-521-3921 (Oklahoma City) 918-581-2885 (Tulsa)

Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit

Website: Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit

Address: Oklahoma Department of Consumer Credit
3613 N.W. 56th St., Suite 240
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4512

Phone Number: 405-521-3653

Toll-free: 1-800-448-4904 (Consumer Hotline)

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

State Banking Department

Website: State Banking Department

Address: State Banking Department
2900 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone Number: 405-521-2782

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Insurance Department

Website: Insurance Department

Address: Insurance Department
Consumer Assistance Division
Five Corporate Plaza
3625 N.W. 56th St., Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Phone Number: 405-521-2991

Toll-free: 1-800-522-0071 (OK)

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Department of Securities

Website: Department of Securities

Address: Department of Securities
First National Center
120 N. Robinson Ave., Suite 860
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Phone Number: 405-280-7700

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Corporation Commission

Website: Corporation Commission

Address: Corporation Commission
Consumer Services Division
PO Box 52000
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2000

Phone Number: 405-522-0478

Toll-free: 1-800-522-8154 (OK)

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Taxact returning user Tax Changes for Individuals Table of Contents 2001 ChangesNew 5-Year Carryback Rule for Net Operating Losses (NOLs) Wash Sale Rules Do Not Apply to Section 1256 Contracts Other 2001 Changes 2002 ChangesDeduction for Educator Expenses Personal Credits Still Allowed Against Alternative Minimum Tax Later ChangeChild and Dependent Care Expenses 2001 Changes New 5-Year Carryback Rule for Net Operating Losses (NOLs) If you have an NOL from a tax year ending during 2001 or 2002, you must generally carry back the entire amount of the NOL to the 5 tax years before the NOL year (the carryback period). Taxact returning user However, you can still choose to use the previous carryback period. Taxact returning user You also can choose not to carry back an NOL and only carry it forward. Taxact returning user Individuals, estates, and trusts can file Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund. Taxact returning user The instructions for this form will be revised to reflect the new law. Taxact returning user Wash Sale Rules Do Not Apply to Section 1256 Contracts The wash sale rules that generally apply to losses from the sale of stock or securities, do not apply to any loss arising from a section 1256 contract. Taxact returning user A section 1256 contract is any: Regulated futures contract, Foreign currency contract, Nonequity option, Dealer equity option, or Dealer securities futures contract. Taxact returning user Wash sales and section 1256 contracts are explained in detail in Publication 550, Investment Income and Expenses. Taxact returning user Other 2001 Changes Other changes are discussed in the following chapters. Taxact returning user Chapter 4 Car Expenses Chapter 5 Depreciation 2002 Changes Deduction for Educator Expenses If you are an eligible educator, you can deduct as an adjustment to income up to $250 in qualified expenses. Taxact returning user You can deduct these expenses even if you do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Taxact returning user This adjustment to income is for expenses paid or incurred in tax years beginning during 2002 or 2003. Taxact returning user Previously, these expenses were deductible only as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to the 2% of adjusted gross income limit. Taxact returning user Eligible educator. Taxact returning user   You are an eligible educator if, for the tax year, you meet the following requirements. Taxact returning user You are a kindergarten through grade 12: Teacher, Instructor, Counselor, Principal, or Aide. Taxact returning user You work at least 900 hours during a school year in a school that provides elementary or secondary education, as determined under state law. Taxact returning user Qualified expenses. Taxact returning user   These are unreimbursed expenses you paid or incurred for books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment, and supplementary materials that you use in the classroom. Taxact returning user For courses in health and physical education, expenses for supplies are qualified expenses only if they are related to athletics. Taxact returning user   To be deductible as an adjustment to income, the qualified expenses must be more than the following amounts for the tax year. Taxact returning user The interest on qualified U. Taxact returning user S. Taxact returning user savings bonds that you excluded from income because you paid qualified higher education expenses, Any distribution from a qualified tuition program that you excluded from income, or Any tax-free withdrawals from your Coverdell education savings account. 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Taxact returning user Before 2003, the amounts were $200 and $400. Taxact returning user The same rule applies for the exclusion of employer-provided dependent care benefits. Taxact returning user For more information about the credit and exclusion, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Taxact returning user Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications