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1040ez instructions 2010 1. 1040ez instructions 2010   Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions Table of Contents Reminder Introduction Scholarships and FellowshipsTax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships Taxable Scholarships and Fellowships Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships Other Types of Educational AssistanceFulbright Grants Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants Payment to Service Academy Cadets Veterans' Benefits Qualified Tuition Reduction Reminder Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). 1040ez instructions 2010  You can set up and make contributions to an IRA if you receive taxable compensation. 1040ez instructions 2010 Under this rule, a taxable scholarship or fellowship is compensation only if it is shown in box 1 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. 1040ez instructions 2010 For more information about IRAs, see Publication 590. 1040ez instructions 2010 Introduction This chapter discusses the income tax treatment of various types of educational assistance you may receive if you are studying, teaching, or researching in the United States. 1040ez instructions 2010 The educational assistance can be for a primary or secondary school, a college or university, or a vocational school. 1040ez instructions 2010 Included are discussions of: Scholarships, Fellowships, Need-based education grants, such as a Pell Grant, and Qualified tuition reductions. 1040ez instructions 2010 Many types of educational assistance are tax free if they meet the requirements discussed here. 1040ez instructions 2010 Special rules apply to U. 1040ez instructions 2010 S. 1040ez instructions 2010 citizens and resident aliens who have received scholarships or fellowships for studying, teaching, or researching abroad. 1040ez instructions 2010 For information about these rules, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. 1040ez instructions 2010 S. 1040ez instructions 2010 Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. 1040ez instructions 2010 Scholarships and Fellowships A scholarship is generally an amount paid or allowed to, or for the benefit of, a student (whether an undergraduate or a graduate) at an educational institution to aid in the pursuit of his or her studies. 1040ez instructions 2010 A fellowship is generally an amount paid for the benefit of an individual to aid in the pursuit of study or research. 1040ez instructions 2010 Amount of scholarship or fellowship. 1040ez instructions 2010   The amount of a scholarship or fellowship includes the following: The value of contributed services and accommodations. 1040ez instructions 2010 This includes such services and accommodations as room (lodging), board (meals), laundry service, and similar services or accommodations that are received by an individual as a part of a scholarship or fellowship. 1040ez instructions 2010 The amount of tuition, matriculation, and other fees that are paid or remitted to the student to aid the student in pursuing study or research. 1040ez instructions 2010 Any amount received in the nature of a family allowance as a part of a scholarship or fellowship. 1040ez instructions 2010 Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships A scholarship or fellowship is tax free (excludable from gross income) only if you are a candidate for a degree at an eligible educational institution. 1040ez instructions 2010 A scholarship or fellowship is tax free only to the extent: It does not exceed your expenses; It is not designated or earmarked for other purposes (such as room and board), and does not require (by its terms) that it cannot be used for qualified education expenses; and It does not represent payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship. 1040ez instructions 2010 (But for exceptions, see Payment for services,later. 1040ez instructions 2010 Use Worksheet 1–1 to figure the amount of a scholarship or fellowship you can exclude from gross income. 1040ez instructions 2010 Candidate for a degree. 1040ez instructions 2010   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 educational institution that: Provides a program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor's or higher degree, or offers a program of training to prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation; and Is authorized under federal or state law to provide such a program and is accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation agency. 1040ez instructions 2010 Eligible educational institution. 1040ez instructions 2010   An eligible educational institution is one whose primary function is the presentation of formal instruction and that normally 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. 1040ez instructions 2010 Qualified education expenses. 1040ez instructions 2010   For purposes of tax-free scholarships and fellowships, 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. 1040ez instructions 2010 These items must be required of all students in your course of instruction. 1040ez instructions 2010 Expenses that do not qualify. 1040ez instructions 2010   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. 1040ez instructions 2010 Payment for services. 1040ez instructions 2010   Generally, you cannot exclude from your gross income the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship. 1040ez instructions 2010 This applies even if all candidates for a degree must perform the services to receive the degree. 1040ez instructions 2010 (See exceptions next. 1040ez instructions 2010 ) Exceptions. 1040ez instructions 2010   You do not have to treat as payment for services the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services if you receive the amount under: The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, or The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. 1040ez instructions 2010 Example 1. 1040ez instructions 2010 You received a scholarship of $2,500. 1040ez instructions 2010 The scholarship was not received under either of the exceptions mentioned above. 1040ez instructions 2010 As a condition for receiving the scholarship, you must serve as a part-time teaching assistant. 1040ez instructions 2010 Of the $2,500 scholarship, $1,000 represents payment for teaching. 1040ez instructions 2010 The provider of your scholarship gives you a Form W-2 showing $1,000 as income. 1040ez instructions 2010 Your qualified education expenses were at least $1,500. 1040ez instructions 2010 Assuming that all other conditions are met, $1,500 of your scholarship is tax free. 1040ez instructions 2010 The $1,000 you received for teaching is taxable. 1040ez instructions 2010 Example 2. 1040ez instructions 2010 You are a candidate for a degree at a medical school. 1040ez instructions 2010 You receive a scholarship (not under either of the exceptions mentioned above) for your medical education and training. 1040ez instructions 2010 The terms of your scholarship require you to perform future services. 1040ez instructions 2010 A substantial penalty applies if you do not comply. 1040ez instructions 2010 The entire amount of your grant is taxable as payment for services in the year it is received. 1040ez instructions 2010 Athletic Scholarships An athletic scholarship is tax free only if and to the extent it meets the requirements discussed later. 1040ez instructions 2010 Worksheet 1-1. 1040ez instructions 2010    You can use Worksheet 1-1, Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship Income , later, to figure the tax-free and taxable parts of your athletic scholarship. 1040ez instructions 2010    Worksheet 1-1. 1040ez instructions 2010 Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship Income 1. 1040ez instructions 2010 Enter the total amount of any scholarship or fellowship for 2013. 1040ez instructions 2010 See Amount of scholarship or fellowship, earlier. 1040ez instructions 2010 1. 1040ez instructions 2010       If you are a degree candidate at an eligible educational institution, go to line 2. 1040ez instructions 2010 If you are not a degree candidate at an eligible educational institution, stop here. 1040ez instructions 2010 The entire amount is taxable. 1040ez instructions 2010 For information on how to report this amount on your tax return, see Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships , earlier, in this chapter. 1040ez instructions 2010       2. 1040ez instructions 2010 Enter the amount from line 1 that was for teaching, research, or any other services required as a condition for receiving the scholarship. 1040ez instructions 2010 (Do not include amounts received for these items under the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program or the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. 1040ez instructions 2010 ) 2. 1040ez instructions 2010     3. 1040ez instructions 2010 Subtract line 2 from line 1 3. 1040ez instructions 2010     4. 1040ez instructions 2010 Enter the amount from line 3 that your scholarship or fellowship required you to use for other than qualified education expenses 4. 1040ez instructions 2010     5. 1040ez instructions 2010 Subtract line 4 from line 3 5. 1040ez instructions 2010     6. 1040ez instructions 2010 Enter the amount of your qualified education expenses 6. 1040ez instructions 2010     7. 1040ez instructions 2010 Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 6. 1040ez instructions 2010 This amount is the most you can exclude from your gross income (the tax-free part of the scholarship or fellowship) 7. 1040ez instructions 2010     8. 1040ez instructions 2010 Subtract line 7 from line 5 8. 1040ez instructions 2010     9. 1040ez instructions 2010 Taxable part. 1040ez instructions 2010 Add lines 2, 4, and 8. 1040ez instructions 2010 See Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships , earlier, for how to report this amount on your tax return 9. 1040ez instructions 2010     Taxable Scholarships and Fellowships If and to the extent your scholarship or fellowship does not meet the requirements described earlier, it is taxable and must be included in gross income. 1040ez instructions 2010 You can use Worksheet 1–1, Taxable Scholarship and Fellowship Income, later, to figure the tax-free and taxable parts of your scholarship or fellowship. 1040ez instructions 2010 Reporting Scholarships and Fellowships Whether you must report your scholarship or fellowship depends on whether you must file a return and whether any part of your scholarship or fellowship is taxable. 1040ez instructions 2010 If your only income is a completely tax-free scholarship or fellowship, you do not have to file a tax return and no reporting is necessary. 1040ez instructions 2010 If all or part of your scholarship or fellowship is taxable and you are required to file a tax return, report the taxable amount as explained below. 1040ez instructions 2010 You must report the taxable amount whether or not you received a Form W-2. 1040ez instructions 2010 If you receive an incorrect Form W-2, ask the payer for a corrected one. 1040ez instructions 2010 For information on whether you must file a return, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information, or your income tax form instructions. 1040ez instructions 2010 How To Report How you report any taxable scholarship or fellowship income depends on which return you file. 1040ez instructions 2010 Form 1040EZ. 1040ez instructions 2010   If you file Form 1040EZ, include the taxable amount in the total on line 1. 1040ez instructions 2010 If the taxable amount was not reported on Form W-2, also enter “SCH” and the taxable amount in the space to the left of line 1. 1040ez instructions 2010 Form 1040A. 1040ez instructions 2010   If you file Form 1040A, include the taxable amount in the total on line 7. 1040ez instructions 2010 If the taxable amount was not reported on Form W-2, also enter “SCH” and the taxable amount in the space to the left of line 7. 1040ez instructions 2010 Form 1040. 1040ez instructions 2010   If you file Form 1040, include the taxable amount in the total on line 7. 1040ez instructions 2010 If the taxable amount was not reported on Form W-2, also enter “SCH” and the taxable amount on the dotted line next to line 7. 1040ez instructions 2010 Schedule SE (Form 1040). 1040ez instructions 2010   To determine your net earnings from self-employment, include amounts you receive under a scholarship as pay for your services that are reported to you on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. 1040ez instructions 2010 If your net earnings are $400 or more, you must pay self-employment tax. 1040ez instructions 2010 Use Schedule SE, Self-Employment Tax, to figure this tax. 1040ez instructions 2010 Form 1040NR. 1040ez instructions 2010   If you file Form 1040NR, report the taxable amount on line 12. 1040ez instructions 2010 Generally, you must report the amount shown in box 2 of Form(s) 1042-S, Foreign Person's U. 1040ez instructions 2010 S. 1040ez instructions 2010 Source Income Subject to Withholding. 1040ez instructions 2010 See the Instructions for Form 1040NR for more information. 1040ez instructions 2010 Form 1040NR-EZ. 1040ez instructions 2010   If you file Form 1040NR-EZ, report the taxable amount on line 5. 1040ez instructions 2010 Generally, you must report the amount shown in box 2 of Form(s) 1042-S. 1040ez instructions 2010 See the Instructions for Form 1040NR-EZ for more information. 1040ez instructions 2010 Other Types of Educational Assistance The following discussions deal with other common types of educational assistance. 1040ez instructions 2010 Fulbright Grants A Fulbright grant is generally treated as a scholarship or fellowship in figuring how much of the grant is tax free. 1040ez instructions 2010 Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants These need-based grants are treated as scholarships for purposes of determining their tax treatment. 1040ez instructions 2010 They are tax free to the extent used for qualified education expenses during the period for which a grant is awarded. 1040ez instructions 2010 Payment to Service Academy Cadets An appointment to a United States military academy is not a scholarship or fellowship. 1040ez instructions 2010 Payment you receive as a cadet or midshipman at an armed services academy is pay for personal services and will be reported to you in box 1 of Form W-2. 1040ez instructions 2010 Include this pay in your income in the year you receive it unless one of the exceptions, discussed earlier under Payment for services , applies. 1040ez instructions 2010 Veterans' Benefits Payments you receive for education, training, or subsistence under any law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are tax free. 1040ez instructions 2010 Do not include these payments as income on your federal tax return. 1040ez instructions 2010 If you qualify for one or more of the education benefits discussed in chapters 2 through 12, you may have to reduce the amount of education expenses qualifying for a specific benefit by part or all of your VA payments. 1040ez instructions 2010 This applies only to the part of your VA payments that is required to be used for education expenses. 1040ez instructions 2010 You may want to visit the Veteran's Administration website at www. 1040ez instructions 2010 gibill. 1040ez instructions 2010 va. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov for specific information about the various VA benefits for education. 1040ez instructions 2010 Example. 1040ez instructions 2010 You have returned to college and are receiving two education benefits under the latest GI Bill: (1) a $1,534 monthly basic housing allowance (BHA) that is directly deposited to your checking account, and (2) $3,840 paid directly to your college for tuition. 1040ez instructions 2010 Neither of these benefits is taxable and you do not report them on your tax return. 1040ez instructions 2010 You also want to claim an American opportunity credit on your return. 1040ez instructions 2010 You paid $5,000 in qualified education expenses (see chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit , later). 1040ez instructions 2010 To figure the amount of credit, you must first subtract the $3,840 from your qualified education expenses because this payment under the GI Bill was required to be used for education expenses. 1040ez instructions 2010 You do not subtract any amount of the BHA because it was paid to you and its use was not restricted. 1040ez instructions 2010 Qualified Tuition Reduction If you are allowed to study tuition free or for a reduced rate of tuition, you may not have to pay tax on this benefit. 1040ez instructions 2010 This is called a “tuition reduction. 1040ez instructions 2010 ” You do not have to include a qualified tuition reduction in your income. 1040ez instructions 2010 A tuition reduction is qualified only if you receive it from, and use it at, an eligible educational institution. 1040ez instructions 2010 You do not have to use the tuition reduction at the eligible educational institution from which you received it. 1040ez instructions 2010 In other words, if you work for an eligible educational institution and the institution arranges for you to take courses at another eligible educational institution without paying any tuition, you may not have to include the value of the free courses in your income. 1040ez instructions 2010 The rules for determining if a tuition reduction is qualified, and therefore tax free, are different if the education provided is below the graduate level or is graduate education. 1040ez instructions 2010 You must include in your income any tuition reduction you receive that is payment for your services. 1040ez instructions 2010 Eligible educational institution. 1040ez instructions 2010   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. 1040ez instructions 2010 Officers, owners, and highly compensated employees. 1040ez instructions 2010   Qualified tuition reductions apply to officers, owners, or highly compensated employees only if benefits are available to employees on a nondiscriminatory basis. 1040ez instructions 2010 This means that the tuition reduction benefits must be available on substantially the same basis to each member of a group of employees. 1040ez instructions 2010 The group must be defined under a reasonable classification set up by the employer. 1040ez instructions 2010 The classification must not discriminate in favor of owners, officers, or highly compensated employees. 1040ez instructions 2010 Payment for services. 1040ez instructions 2010   Generally, you must include in income the part of any qualified tuition reduction that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services by the student required as a condition of receiving the qualified tuition reduction. 1040ez instructions 2010 This applies even if all candidates for a degree must perform the services to receive the degree. 1040ez instructions 2010 (See below for exceptions. 1040ez instructions 2010 ) Exceptions. 1040ez instructions 2010   You do not have to include in income the part of any scholarship or fellowship that represents payment for teaching, research, or other services if you receive the amount under: The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, or The Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program. 1040ez instructions 2010 Education Below the Graduate Level If you receive a tuition reduction for education below the graduate level (including primary, secondary, or high school), it is a qualified tuition reduction, and therefore tax free, only if your relationship to the educational institution providing the benefit is described below. 1040ez instructions 2010 You are an employee of the eligible educational institution. 1040ez instructions 2010 You were an employee of the eligible educational institution, but you retired or left on disability. 1040ez instructions 2010 You are a widow or widower of an individual who died while an employee of the eligible educational institution or who retired or left on disability. 1040ez instructions 2010 You are the dependent child or spouse of an individual described in (1) through (3), above. 1040ez instructions 2010 Child of deceased parents. 1040ez instructions 2010   For purposes of the qualified tuition reduction, a child is a dependent child if the child is under age 25 and both parents have died. 1040ez instructions 2010 Child of divorced parents. 1040ez instructions 2010   For purposes of the qualified tuition reduction, a dependent child of divorced parents is treated as the dependent of both parents. 1040ez instructions 2010 Graduate Education A tuition reduction you receive for graduate education is qualified, and therefore tax free, if both of the following requirements are met. 1040ez instructions 2010 It is provided by an eligible educational institution. 1040ez instructions 2010 You are a graduate student who performs teaching or research activities for the educational institution. 1040ez instructions 2010 You must include in income any other tuition reductions for graduate education that you receive. 1040ez instructions 2010 How To Report Any tuition reduction that is taxable should be included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2. 1040ez instructions 2010 Report the amount from Form W-2, box 1, on line 7 (Form 1040 or Form 1040A) or line 1 (Form 1040EZ). 1040ez instructions 2010 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications

Topic 506 - Charitable Contributions

Charitable contributions are deductible only if you itemize deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A (PDF).

To be deductible, charitable contributions must be made to qualified organizations. Payments to individuals are never deductible. See Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. To determine if the organization that you have contributed to qualifies as a charitable organization for income tax deductions, review Exempt Organizations Select Check on the IRS.gov website.

If your contribution entitles you to merchandise, goods, or services, including admission to a charity ball, banquet, theatrical performance, or sporting event, you can deduct only the amount that exceeds the fair market value of the benefit received.

For a contribution of cash, check, or other monetary gift (regardless of amount), you must maintain as a record of the contribution a bank record or a written communication from the qualified organization containing the name of the organization, the date of the contribution, and the amount of the contribution. In addition to deducting your cash contributions, you generally can deduct the fair market value of any other property you donate to qualified organizations. See Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property. For any contribution of $250 or more (including contributions of cash or property), you must obtain and keep in your records a contemporaneous written acknowledgment from the qualified organization indicating the amount of the cash and a description of any property contributed. The acknowledgment must say whether the organization provided any goods or services in exchange for the gift and, if so, must provide a description and a good faith estimate of the value of those goods or services. One document from the qualified organization may satisfy both the written communication requirement for monetary gifts and the contemporaneous written acknowledgment requirement for all contributions of $250 or more.

You must fill out Form 8283 (PDF), and attach it to your return, if your deduction for a noncash contribution is more than $500. If you claim a deduction for a contribution of noncash property worth $5,000 or less, you must fill out Form 8283, Section A. If you claim a deduction for a contribution of noncash property worth more than $5,000, you will need a qualified appraisal of the noncash property and must fill out Form 8283, Section B. If you claim a deduction for a contribution of noncash property worth more than $500,000, you also will need to attach the qualified appraisal to your return.

Special rules apply to donations of certain types of property such as automobiles, inventory and investments that have appreciated in value. For more information, refer to Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. For information on determining the value of your noncash contributions, refer to Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property.

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1040ez instructions 2010 6. 1040ez instructions 2010   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. 1040ez instructions 2010 Free help with your return. 1040ez instructions 2010   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 1040ez instructions 2010 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 1040ez instructions 2010 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 1040ez instructions 2010 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 instructions 2010 In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. 1040ez instructions 2010 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. 1040ez instructions 2010   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 1040ez instructions 2010 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 1040ez instructions 2010 aarp. 1040ez instructions 2010 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 1040ez instructions 2010 For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 1040ez instructions 2010   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 1040ez instructions 2010 Internet. 1040ez instructions 2010    IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1040ez instructions 2010 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 1040ez instructions 2010 Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. 1040ez instructions 2010 Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. 1040ez instructions 2010 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 1040ez instructions 2010 Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. 1040ez instructions 2010 You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 1040ez instructions 2010 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 1040ez instructions 2010 Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. 1040ez instructions 2010 No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. 1040ez instructions 2010 The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. 1040ez instructions 2010 When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. 1040ez instructions 2010 New subject areas are added on a regular basis. 1040ez instructions 2010  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. 1040ez instructions 2010 You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. 1040ez instructions 2010 The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. 1040ez instructions 2010 When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. 1040ez instructions 2010 Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. 1040ez instructions 2010 You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. 1040ez instructions 2010 Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. 1040ez instructions 2010 Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. 1040ez instructions 2010 Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. 1040ez instructions 2010 Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. 1040ez instructions 2010 Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. 1040ez instructions 2010 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 1040ez instructions 2010 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 1040ez instructions 2010 Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov. 1040ez instructions 2010 Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov for more information. 1040ez instructions 2010 Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. 1040ez instructions 2010 Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov. 1040ez instructions 2010 Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. 1040ez instructions 2010 Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov. 1040ez instructions 2010 Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. 1040ez instructions 2010 Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. 1040ez instructions 2010 Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. 1040ez instructions 2010 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 1040ez instructions 2010 Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. 1040ez instructions 2010 If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. 1040ez instructions 2010 Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 1040ez instructions 2010 Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). 1040ez instructions 2010 Go to IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. 1040ez instructions 2010 Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 1040ez instructions 2010 Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. 1040ez instructions 2010 Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. 1040ez instructions 2010 Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov and choose from a variety of options. 1040ez instructions 2010 Phone. 1040ez instructions 2010    You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. 1040ez instructions 2010 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 1040ez instructions 2010 Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov, or download the IRS2Go app. 1040ez instructions 2010 Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. 1040ez instructions 2010 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 1040ez instructions 2010 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. 1040ez instructions 2010 Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. 1040ez instructions 2010 Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. 1040ez instructions 2010 Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. 1040ez instructions 2010 If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. 1040ez instructions 2010 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 1040ez instructions 2010 Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 1040ez instructions 2010 Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. 1040ez instructions 2010 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 1040ez instructions 2010 Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. 1040ez instructions 2010 Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. 1040ez instructions 2010 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. 1040ez instructions 2010 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 1040ez instructions 2010 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 1040ez instructions 2010 Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). 1040ez instructions 2010 You should receive your order within 10 business days. 1040ez instructions 2010 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. 1040ez instructions 2010 If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. 1040ez instructions 2010 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. 1040ez instructions 2010 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 1040ez instructions 2010 These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. 1040ez instructions 2010 Walk-in. 1040ez instructions 2010   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. 1040ez instructions 2010 Products. 1040ez instructions 2010 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 1040ez instructions 2010 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 1040ez instructions 2010 Services. 1040ez instructions 2010 You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. 1040ez instructions 2010 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 1040ez instructions 2010 Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. 1040ez instructions 2010 Mail. 1040ez instructions 2010   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 1040ez instructions 2010 You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. 1040ez instructions 2010 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 1040ez instructions 2010 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. 1040ez instructions 2010 The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. 1040ez instructions 2010   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. 1040ez instructions 2010 We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. 1040ez instructions 2010 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. 1040ez instructions 2010 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. 1040ez instructions 2010   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. 1040ez instructions 2010 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. 1040ez instructions 2010 Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. 1040ez instructions 2010 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 1040ez instructions 2010   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. 1040ez instructions 2010   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. 1040ez instructions 2010 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. 1040ez instructions 2010 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. 1040ez instructions 2010 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. 1040ez instructions 2010 Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. 1040ez instructions 2010 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications