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Turbotax 2007 free 1. Turbotax 2007 free   2013 Filing Requirements Table of Contents General RequirementsSelf-employed persons. Turbotax 2007 free Decedents If income tax was withheld from your pay, or if you qualify for the earned income credit, the additional child tax credit, the health coverage tax credit, or the American opportunity credit, you should file a return to get a refund even if you are not otherwise required to file a return. Turbotax 2007 free Do not file a federal income tax return if you do not meet the filing requirements and are not due a refund. Turbotax 2007 free If you need assistance to determine if you need to file a federal income tax return for 2013, go to IRS. Turbotax 2007 free gov and use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA). Turbotax 2007 free You can find the ITA by going to IRS. Turbotax 2007 free gov and entering “interactive tax assistant” in the search box. Turbotax 2007 free Open the ITA and click on Do I Need to File a Tax Return under Topics by Category. Turbotax 2007 free General Requirements If you are a U. Turbotax 2007 free S. Turbotax 2007 free citizen or resident alien, you must file a return if your gross income for the year was at least the amount shown on the appropriate line in Table 1-1. Turbotax 2007 free For other filing requirements, see your tax return instructions or Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Turbotax 2007 free If you were a nonresident alien at any time during the year, the filing requirements that apply to you may be different from those that apply to U. Turbotax 2007 free S. Turbotax 2007 free citizens. Turbotax 2007 free See Publication 519, U. Turbotax 2007 free S. Turbotax 2007 free Tax Guide for Aliens. Turbotax 2007 free Table 1-1. Turbotax 2007 free 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers Note. Turbotax 2007 free You must file a return if your gross income was at least the amount shown in the last column. Turbotax 2007 free IF your filing status is. Turbotax 2007 free . Turbotax 2007 free . Turbotax 2007 free AND at the end of 2013 you were*. Turbotax 2007 free . Turbotax 2007 free . Turbotax 2007 free THEN file a return if your gross income** was at least. Turbotax 2007 free . Turbotax 2007 free . Turbotax 2007 free Single under 65 $10,000 65 or older $11,500 Head of household under 65 $12,850 65 or older $14,350 Married filing jointly*** under 65 (both spouses) $20,000 65 or older (one spouse) $21,200 65 or older (both spouses) $22,400 Married filing separately any age $3,900 Qualifying widow(er)  with dependent child under 65 $16,100 65 or older $17,300 * If you were born before January 2, 1949, you are considered to be 65 or older at the end of 2013. Turbotax 2007 free ** Gross income means all income you receive in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax, including any income from sources outside the United States or from the sale of your main home (even if you can exclude part or all of it). Turbotax 2007 free It also includes gains, but not losses, reported on Form 8949 or Schedule D. Turbotax 2007 free Gross income from a business means, for example, the amount on Schedule C, line 7, or Schedule F, line 9. Turbotax 2007 free But in figuring gross income, do not reduce your income by any losses, including any loss on Schedule C, line 7, or Schedule F, line 9. Turbotax 2007 free Do not include any social security benefits unless (a) you are married filing separately and you lived with your spouse at any time in 2013 or (b) one-half of your social security benefits plus your other gross income and any tax-exempt interest is more than $25,000 ($32,000 if married filing jointly). Turbotax 2007 free If (a) or (b) applies, see the Instructions for Form 1040 or Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits, to figure the taxable part of social security benefits you must include in gross income. Turbotax 2007 free *** If you did not live with your spouse at the end of 2013 (or on the date your spouse died) and your gross income was at least $3,900, you must file a return regardless of your age. Turbotax 2007 free Gross income. Turbotax 2007 free   Gross income is all income you receive in the form of money, goods, property, and services that is not exempt from tax. Turbotax 2007 free If you are married and live with your spouse in a community property state, half of any income defined by state law as community income may be considered yours. Turbotax 2007 free The community property states are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. Turbotax 2007 free A registered domestic partner in Nevada, Washington, or California generally must report half the combined community income of the individual and his or her domestic partner. Turbotax 2007 free For more information about community property, see Publication 555, Community Property. Turbotax 2007 free   For more information on what to include in gross income, see chapter 2. Turbotax 2007 free Self-employed persons. Turbotax 2007 free    If you are self-employed in a business that provides services (where the production, purchase, or sale of merchandise is not an income-producing factor), gross income from that business is the gross receipts. Turbotax 2007 free   If you are self-employed in a business involving manufacturing, merchandising, or mining, gross income from that business is the total sales minus the cost of goods sold. Turbotax 2007 free Then, to this figure, you add any income from investments and from incidental or outside operations or sources. Turbotax 2007 free See Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business, for more information. Turbotax 2007 free Dependents. Turbotax 2007 free   If you could be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer (that is, you meet the dependency tests in Publication 501), special filing requirements apply. Turbotax 2007 free See Publication 501. Turbotax 2007 free Decedents A personal representative of a decedent's estate can be an executor, administrator, or anyone who is in charge of the decedent's property. Turbotax 2007 free If you are acting as the personal representative of a person who died during the year, you may have to file a final return for that decedent. Turbotax 2007 free You also have other duties, such as notifying the IRS that you are acting as the personal representative. Turbotax 2007 free Form 56, Notice Concerning Fiduciary Relationship, is available for this purpose. 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Turbotax 2007 free For more information about each of these filing statuses, see Publication 501. Turbotax 2007 free   If you remarry before the end of the year in which your spouse died, a final joint return with the deceased spouse cannot be filed. Turbotax 2007 free You can, however, file a joint return with your new spouse. Turbotax 2007 free In that case, the filing status of your deceased spouse for his or her final return is married filing separately. Turbotax 2007 free The level of income that requires you to file an income tax return changes when your filing status changes (see Table 1-1). Turbotax 2007 free Even if you and your deceased spouse were not required to file a return for several years, you may have to file a return for tax years after the year of death. 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Turbotax 2007 free Publication 534 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Important Change for 1995 Introduction How To Use This Publication Important Change for 1995 Major changes to Publications 534 and 946. Turbotax 2007 free  This publication, as well as Publication 946,How To Depreciate Property, has been changed. Turbotax 2007 free Publication 534 has been shortened. Turbotax 2007 free It no longer contains general information on MACRS and the section 179 deduction. Turbotax 2007 free It contains a discussion of the accelerated cost recovery system (ACRS), the ACRS Percentage Tables, a discussion of other methods of depreciation, and a limited discussion of listed property. Turbotax 2007 free We expanded Publication 946 by adding material taken from Publication 534. Turbotax 2007 free We added more detail to the discussions of the section 179 deduction, the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS), and listed property. Turbotax 2007 free We replaced the partialMACRS Percentage Tables with the complete ones from Publication 534. Turbotax 2007 free We also added the Table of Class Lives and Recovery Periods from Publication 534. Turbotax 2007 free We made these changes to eliminate most of the duplication that existed in the two publications. Turbotax 2007 free This will save money and make it easier for you to decide which publication you need. Turbotax 2007 free Use this publication to figure depreciation on property you placed in service before 1987; use Publication 946 to figure depreciation on property you placed in service after 1986. Turbotax 2007 free Introduction The law allows you to recover your cost in business or income-producing property through yearly tax deductions. Turbotax 2007 free You do this by depreciating your property, that is, by deducting some of your cost on your tax return each year. Turbotax 2007 free You can depreciate both tangible property, such as a car, building, or machinery, and certain intangible property, such as a copyright or a patent. Turbotax 2007 free The amount you can deduct depends on: How much the property cost, When you began using it, How long it will take to recover your cost, and Which of several depreciation methods you use. Turbotax 2007 free Depreciation defined. Turbotax 2007 free   Depreciation is a loss in the value of property over the time the property is being used. Turbotax 2007 free Events that can cause property to depreciate include wear and tear, age, deterioration, and obsolescence. Turbotax 2007 free You can get back your cost of certain property, such as equipment you use in your business or property used for the production of income by taking deductions for depreciation. Turbotax 2007 free Black's Law Dictionary Amortization. Turbotax 2007 free   Amortization is similar to depreciation. Turbotax 2007 free Using amortization, you can recover your cost or basis in certain property proportionately over a specific number of years or months. Turbotax 2007 free Examples of costs you can amortize are the costs of starting a business, reforestation, and pollution control facilities. Turbotax 2007 free You can find information on amortization inchapter 12 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Turbotax 2007 free Alternative minimum tax. Turbotax 2007 free   If you use accelerated depreciation for real property, or personal property that is leased to others, you may be liable for the alternative minimum tax. Turbotax 2007 free Accelerated depreciation is any method, that allows recovery at a faster rate in the earlier years than the straight line method. Turbotax 2007 free For more information, you may wish to see the following: Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax-Individuals, and Publication 542, Tax Information on Corporations. Turbotax 2007 free Ordering publications and forms. Turbotax 2007 free   To order free publications and forms, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). Turbotax 2007 free You can also write to the IRS Forms Distribution Center nearest you. Turbotax 2007 free Check your income tax package for the address. Turbotax 2007 free   If you have access to a personal computer and a modem, you can also get many forms and publications electronically. Turbotax 2007 free See How To Get Forms and Publications in your income tax package for details. Turbotax 2007 free Telephone help. Turbotax 2007 free   You can call the IRS with your tax question Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Turbotax 2007 free Check your telephone book for the local number or you can call1-800-829-1040. Turbotax 2007 free Telephone help for hearing-impaired persons. Turbotax 2007 free   If you have access to TDD equipment, you can call 1-800-829-4059 with your tax question or to order forms and publications. Turbotax 2007 free See your tax package for the hours of operation. Turbotax 2007 free How To Use This Publication This publication describes the kinds of property that can be depreciated and the methods used to figure depreciation on property placed in service before 1987. Turbotax 2007 free It is divided into three chapters and contains an appendix. Turbotax 2007 free Chapter 1 explains the rules for depreciating property under the Accelerated Cost Recovery System (ACRS). Turbotax 2007 free Chapter 2 explains the rules for depreciating property first used before 1981. Turbotax 2007 free Chapter 3 explains the rules for listed property. Turbotax 2007 free Also this chapter defines listed property. Turbotax 2007 free The appendix contains the ACRS Percentage Tables. Turbotax 2007 free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications