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1040ez form Index A Assistance (see Help) C Casualty and theft losses, Casualty and Theft Losses Clean-up costs, Demolition and Clean-up Costs Copy of tax return, request for, Request for copy of tax return. 1040ez form Credits: Employee retention, Employee Retention Credit D Demolition costs, Demolition and Clean-up Costs Depreciation: Qualified recovery assistance property, Qualified recovery assistance property. 1040ez form Special allowance, Special Depreciation Allowance Disaster area: May 4, 2007 storms and tornadoes, Kansas Disaster Area Distributions: Home purchase or construction, Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home Qualified recovery assistance, Qualified recovery assistance distribution. 1040ez form Repayment of, Repayment of Qualified Recovery Assistance Distributions Taxation of, Taxation of Qualified Recovery Assistance Distributions E Eligible retirement plan, Eligible retirement plan. 1040ez form Employee retention credit, Employee Retention Credit F Free tax services, How To Get Tax Help H Help: How to get, How To Get Tax Help Phone number, How To Get Tax Help Special IRS assistance, How To Get Tax Help Website, How To Get Tax Help I Involuntary conversion (see Replacement period for nonrecognition of gain) IRAs and other retirement plans, IRAs and Other Retirement Plans K Kansas disaster area, Kansas Disaster Area M More information (see Tax help) N Net operating losses, Net Operating Losses P Publications (see Tax help) Q Qualified recovery assistance distribution, Qualified recovery assistance distribution. 1040ez form Qualified recovery assistance loss, Qualified recovery assistance loss. 1040ez form R Replacement period for nonrecognition of gain, Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain Retirement plan, eligible, Eligible retirement plan. 1040ez form Retirement plans, IRAs and Other Retirement Plans S Section 179 deduction, Increased Section 179 Deduction Storms and tornadoes, Storms and Tornadoes T Tax help, How To Get Tax Help (see Help) Tax return: Request for copy, Request for copy of tax return. 1040ez form Request for transcript, Request for transcript of tax return. 1040ez form Taxpayer Advocate, Contacting your Taxpayer Advocate. 1040ez form Theft losses, Casualty and Theft Losses Transcript of tax return, request for, Request for transcript of tax return. 1040ez form TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications
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1040ez form Publication 584 - Main Content Table of Contents LossesCost or other basis. 1040ez form Fair market value. 1040ez form Exception for personal-use real property. 1040ez form More information. 1040ez form Comments and SuggestionsOrdering forms and publications. 1040ez form Tax questions. 1040ez form How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). 1040ez form Losses Generally, you may deduct losses to your home, household goods, and motor vehicles on your federal income tax return. 1040ez form However, you may not deduct a casualty or theft loss that is covered by insurance unless you filed a timely insurance claim for reimbursement. 1040ez form Any reimbursement you receive will reduce the loss. 1040ez form If you did not file an insurance claim, you may deduct only the part of the loss that was not covered by insurance. 1040ez form Amount of loss. 1040ez form   You figure the amount of your loss using the following steps. 1040ez form Determine your cost or other basis in the property before the casualty or theft. 1040ez form Determine the decrease in fair market value (FMV) of the property as a result of the casualty or theft. 1040ez form (The decrease in FMV is the difference between the property's value immediately before and immediately after the casualty or theft. 1040ez form ) From the smaller of the amounts you determined in (1) and (2), subtract any insurance or other reimbursement you received or expect to receive. 1040ez form Apply the deduction limits, discussed later, to determine the amount of your deductible loss. 1040ez form Cost or other basis. 1040ez form   Cost or other basis usually means original cost plus improvements. 1040ez form If you did not acquire the property by purchasing it, your basis is determined as discussed in Publication 551, Basis of Assets. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form Fair market value. 1040ez form   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. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form Separate computations. 1040ez form   Generally, if a single casualty or theft involves more than one item of property, you must figure the loss on each item separately. 1040ez form Then combine the losses to determine the total loss from that casualty or theft. 1040ez form Exception for personal-use real property. 1040ez form   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. 1040ez form Figure the loss using the smaller of the following. 1040ez form The decrease in FMV of the entire property. 1040ez form The adjusted basis of the entire property. 1040ez form Deduction limits. 1040ez form   After you have figured the amount of your loss, as discussed earlier, you must figure how much of the loss you can deduct. 1040ez form You do this on Form 4684, section A. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form You must reduce each casualty or theft loss by $100 ($100 rule). 1040ez form You must further reduce the total of all your losses by 10% of your adjusted gross income (10% rule). 1040ez form More information. 1040ez form   For more information about the deduction limits, see Publication 547. 1040ez form When your loss is deductible. 1040ez form   You can generally deduct a casualty or disaster area loss only in the tax year in which the casualty or disaster occurred. 1040ez form You can generally deduct a theft loss only in the year you discovered your property was stolen. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form For details, see Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. 1040ez form Comments and Suggestions We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224 We respond to many letters by telephone. 1040ez form Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 1040ez form You can email us at taxforms@irs. 1040ez form gov. 1040ez form Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. 1040ez form You can also send us comments from www. 1040ez form irs. 1040ez form gov/formspubs. 1040ez form Select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information about. 1040ez form ” 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. 1040ez form Ordering forms and publications. 1040ez form   Visit www. 1040ez form irs. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 1040ez form Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 1040ez form   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. 1040ez form gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 1040ez form We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. 1040ez form Free help with your return. 1040ez form   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. 1040ez form gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. 1040ez form   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 1040ez form To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669 or visit AARP's website at www. 1040ez form aarp. 1040ez form org/money/taxaide. 1040ez form   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 1040ez form gov and enter keyword “VITA” in the upper right-hand corner. 1040ez form Internet. 1040ez form You can access the IRS website at IRS. 1040ez form gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. 1040ez form Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. 1040ez form Check the status of your 2011 refund. 1040ez form Go to IRS. 1040ez form gov and click on Where's My Refund. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. 1040ez form Order IRS products online. 1040ez form Research your tax questions online. 1040ez form Search publications online by topic or keyword. 1040ez form Use the online Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 1040ez form View Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRBs) published in the last few years. 1040ez form Figure your withholding allowances using the withholding calculator online at www. 1040ez form irs. 1040ez form gov/individuals. 1040ez form Determine if Form 6251 must be filed by using our Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Assistant available online at www. 1040ez form irs. 1040ez form gov/individuals. 1040ez form Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. 1040ez form Get information on starting and 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TTY/TDD equipment. 1040ez form If you have access to TTY/TDD equipment, call 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications. 1040ez form TeleTax topics. 1040ez form Call 1-800-829-4477 to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. 1040ez form Refund information. 1040ez form To check the status of your 2011 refund, call 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477 (automated refund information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form Other refund information. 1040ez form To check the status of a prior-year refund or amended return refund, call 1-800-829-1040. 1040ez form Evaluating the quality of our telephone services. 1040ez form To ensure IRS representatives give accurate, courteous, and professional answers, we use several methods to evaluate the quality of our telephone services. 1040ez form One method is for a second IRS representative to listen in on or record random telephone calls. 1040ez form Another is to ask some callers to complete a short survey at the end of the call. 1040ez form Walk-in. 1040ez form Many products and services are available on a walk-in basis. 1040ez form   Products. 1040ez form You can walk in to many post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form Also, some IRS offices and libraries have the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, Internal Revenue Bulletins, and Cumulative Bulletins available for research purposes. 1040ez form Services. 1040ez form You can walk in to your local Taxpayer Assistance Center every business day for personal, face-to-face tax help. 1040ez form An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form No appointment is necessary—just walk in. 1040ez form If you prefer, you can call your local Center and leave a message requesting an appointment to resolve a tax account issue. 1040ez form A representative will call you back within 2 business days to schedule an in-person appointment at your convenience. 1040ez form If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested. 1040ez form All other issues will be handled without an appointment. 1040ez form To find the number of your local office, go to  www. 1040ez form irs. 1040ez form gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 1040ez form Mail. 1040ez form You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 1040ez form You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 1040ez form  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 1040ez form Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Taxpayer Advocate Service. 1040ez form   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 1040ez form Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. 1040ez form   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. 1040ez form You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form   If you qualify for our help, we’ll do everything we can to get your problem resolved. 1040ez form You will be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. 1040ez form We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 1040ez form Although TAS is independent within the IRS, our advocates know how to work with the IRS to get your problems resolved. 1040ez form And our services are always free. 1040ez form   As a taxpayer, you have rights that the IRS must abide by in its dealings with you. 1040ez form Our tax toolkit at www. 1040ez form TaxpayerAdvocate. 1040ez form irs. 1040ez form gov can help you understand these rights. 1040ez form   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. 1040ez form irs. 1040ez form gov/advocate. 1040ez form You can also call our toll-free number at 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059. 1040ez form   TAS also handles large-scale or systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. 1040ez form If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. 1040ez form irs. 1040ez form gov/advocate. 1040ez form Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). 1040ez form   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS. 1040ez form Some clinics serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve a tax problem. 1040ez form 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. 1040ez form Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in many different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. 1040ez form For more information and to find a clinic near you, see the LITC page on www. 1040ez form irs. 1040ez form gov/advocate or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. 1040ez form This publication is also available by calling 1-800-829-3676 or at your local IRS office. 1040ez form Free tax services. 1040ez form   Publication 910, IRS Guide to Free Tax Services, is your guide to IRS services and resources. 1040ez form Learn about free tax information from the IRS, including publications, services, and education and assistance programs. 1040ez form The publication also has an index of over 100 TeleTax topics (recorded tax information) you can listen to on the telephone. 1040ez form The majority of the information and services listed in this publication are available to you free of charge. 1040ez form If there is a fee associated with a resource or service, it is listed in the publication. 1040ez form   Accessible versions of IRS published products are available on request in a variety of alternative formats for people with disabilities. 1040ez form DVD for tax products. 1040ez form You can order Publication 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain: Current-year forms, instructions, and publications. 1040ez form Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications. 1040ez form Tax Map: an electronic research tool and finding aid. 1040ez form Tax law frequently asked questions. 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