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2010 tax forms Publication 551 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminder IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 2010 tax forms Tax questions. 2010 tax forms Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Property acquired from a decedent who died in 2010. 2010 tax forms  Property acquired from a decedent dying in 2010 will no longer have an automatic increase in basis. 2010 tax forms See Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010, for details. 2010 tax forms Reminder Photographs of missing children. 2010 tax forms  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 2010 tax forms Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 2010 tax forms You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 2010 tax forms Introduction Basis is the amount of your investment in property for tax purposes. 2010 tax forms Use the basis of property to figure depreciation, amortization, depletion, and casualty losses. 2010 tax forms Also use it to figure gain or loss on the sale or other disposition of property. 2010 tax forms You must keep accurate records of all items that affect the basis of property so you can make these computations. 2010 tax forms This publication is divided into the following sections. 2010 tax forms Cost Basis Adjusted Basis Basis Other Than Cost The basis of property you buy is usually its cost. 2010 tax forms You may also have to capitalize (add to basis) certain other costs related to buying or producing the property. 2010 tax forms Your original basis in property is adjusted (increased or decreased) by certain events. 2010 tax forms If you make improvements to the property, increase your basis. 2010 tax forms If you take deductions for depreciation or casualty losses, reduce your basis. 2010 tax forms You cannot determine your basis in some assets by cost. 2010 tax forms This includes property you receive as a gift or inheritance. 2010 tax forms It also applies to property received in an involuntary conversion and certain other circumstances. 2010 tax forms Comments and suggestions. 2010 tax forms   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2010 tax forms   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. 2010 tax forms NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 2010 tax forms Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 2010 tax forms   You can email us at taxforms@irs. 2010 tax forms gov. 2010 tax forms Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. 2010 tax forms You can also send us comments from www. 2010 tax forms irs. 2010 tax forms gov/formspubs/, select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information about. 2010 tax forms ”   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. 2010 tax forms Ordering forms and publications. 2010 tax forms   Visit www. 2010 tax forms irs. 2010 tax forms gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. 2010 tax forms  Internal Revenue Service  1201 N. 2010 tax forms Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 2010 tax forms   If you have a tax question, visit IRS. 2010 tax forms gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 2010 tax forms We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 2010 tax forms Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 523 Selling Your Home 525 Taxable and Nontaxable Income 527 Residential Rental Property 530 Tax Information for First-Time Homeowners 535 Business Expenses 537 Installment Sales 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 550 Investment Income and Expenses 559 Survivors, Executors, and Administrators 587 Business Use of Your Home 946 How To Depreciate Property Form (and Instructions) 706 United States Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return 706-A United States Additional Estate Tax Return 8594 Asset Acquisition Statement See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting publications and forms. 2010 tax forms Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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2010 tax forms Publication 596 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What is the EIC? Can I Claim the EIC? Do I Need This Publication? Do I Have To Have A Child To Qualify For The EIC? How Do I Figure the Amount of EIC? How Can I Quickly Locate Specific information? Is There Help Online? What's New for 2013 Reminders Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 596, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 2010 tax forms irs. 2010 tax forms gov/pub596. 2010 tax forms What is the EIC? The earned income credit (EIC) is a tax credit for certain people who work and have earned income under $51,567. 2010 tax forms A tax credit usually means more money in your pocket. 2010 tax forms It reduces the amount of tax you owe. 2010 tax forms The EIC may also give you a refund. 2010 tax forms Can I Claim the EIC? To claim the EIC, you must meet certain rules. 2010 tax forms These rules are summarized in Table 1. 2010 tax forms Table 1. 2010 tax forms Earned Income Credit in a Nutshell First, you must meet all the rules in this column. 2010 tax forms Second, you must meet all the rules in one of these columns, whichever applies. 2010 tax forms Third, you must meet the rule in this column. 2010 tax forms Chapter 1. 2010 tax forms  Rules for Everyone Chapter 2. 2010 tax forms  Rules If You Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 3. 2010 tax forms  Rules If You Do Not Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 4. 2010 tax forms  Figuring and Claiming the EIC 1. 2010 tax forms Your adjusted gross income (AGI) must be less than:  • $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children,  • $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children,  • $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, or   • $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child. 2010 tax forms 2. 2010 tax forms You must have a valid social security number. 2010 tax forms   3. 2010 tax forms Your filing status cannot be Married filing separately. 2010 tax forms   4. 2010 tax forms You must be a U. 2010 tax forms S. 2010 tax forms citizen or resident alien all year. 2010 tax forms   5. 2010 tax forms You cannot file Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ (relating to foreign earned income). 2010 tax forms   6. 2010 tax forms Your investment income must be $3,300 or less. 2010 tax forms    7. 2010 tax forms You must have earned income. 2010 tax forms 8. 2010 tax forms Your child must meet the relationship, age, residency, and joint return tests. 2010 tax forms   9. 2010 tax forms Your qualifying child cannot be used by more than one person to claim the EIC. 2010 tax forms   10. 2010 tax forms You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. 2010 tax forms 11. 2010 tax forms You must be at least age 25 but under age 65. 2010 tax forms    12. 2010 tax forms You cannot be the dependent of another person. 2010 tax forms   13. 2010 tax forms You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. 2010 tax forms   14. 2010 tax forms You must have lived in the United States more than half of the year. 2010 tax forms 15. 2010 tax forms Your earned income must be less than:  • $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children,  • $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children,  • $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, or  • $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child. 2010 tax forms Do I Need This Publication? Certain people who file Form 1040 must use Worksheet 1 in this publication, instead of Step 2 in their Form 1040 instructions, when they are checking whether they can take the EIC. 2010 tax forms You are one of those people if any of the following statements are true for 2013. 2010 tax forms You are filing Schedule E (Form 1040). 2010 tax forms You are reporting income from the rental of personal property not used in a trade or business. 2010 tax forms You are reporting income on Form 1040, line 21, from Form 8814 (relating to election to report child's interest and dividends). 2010 tax forms You are reporting an amount on Form 1040, line 13, that includes an amount from Form 4797. 2010 tax forms If none of the statements above apply to you, your tax form instructions have all the information you need to find out if you can claim the EIC and to figure the amount of your EIC. 2010 tax forms You do not need this publication. 2010 tax forms But you can read it to find out whether you can take the EIC and to learn more about the EIC. 2010 tax forms Do I Have To Have A Child To Qualify For The EIC? No, you can qualify for the EIC without a qualifying child if you are at least age 25 but under age 65 and your earned income is less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly). 2010 tax forms See chapter 3. 2010 tax forms How Do I Figure the Amount of EIC? If you can claim the EIC, you can either have the IRS figure the amount of your credit, or you can figure it yourself. 2010 tax forms To figure it yourself, you can complete a worksheet in the instructions for the form you file. 2010 tax forms To find out how to have the IRS figure it for you, see chapter 4. 2010 tax forms How Can I Quickly Locate Specific information? You can use the index to look up specific information. 2010 tax forms In most cases, index entries will point you to headings, tables, or a worksheet. 2010 tax forms Is There Help Online? Yes. 2010 tax forms You can use the EITC Assistant at www. 2010 tax forms irs. 2010 tax forms gov/eitc to find out if you may be eligible for the credit. 2010 tax forms The EITC Assistant is available in English and Spanish. 2010 tax forms What's New for 2013 Earned income amount is more. 2010 tax forms The maximum amount of income you can earn and still get the credit has increased. 2010 tax forms You may be able to take the credit if: You have three or more qualifying children and you earned less than $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly), You have two qualifying children and you earned less than $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing jointly), You have one qualifying child and you earned less than $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing jointly), or You do not have a qualifying child and you earned less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly). 2010 tax forms Your adjusted gross income also must be less than the amount in the above list that applies to you. 2010 tax forms For details, see Rules 1 and 15. 2010 tax forms Investment income amount is more. 2010 tax forms The maximum amount of investment income you can have and still get the credit has increased to $3,300. 2010 tax forms See Rule 6—Your Investment Income Must Be $3,300 or Less . 2010 tax forms Reminders Increased EIC on certain joint returns. 2010 tax forms . 2010 tax forms  A married person filing a joint return may get more EIC than someone with the same income but a different filing status. 2010 tax forms As a result, the EIC table has different columns for married persons filing jointly than for everyone else. 2010 tax forms When you look up your EIC in the EIC Table, be sure to use the correct column for your filing status and the number of children you have. 2010 tax forms Earned income credit has no effect on certain welfare benefits. 2010 tax forms  Any refund you receive because of the EIC cannot be counted as income when determining whether you or anyone else is eligible for benefits or assistance, or how much you or anyone else can receive, under any federal program or under any state or local program financed in whole or in part with federal funds. 2010 tax forms These programs include the following. 2010 tax forms Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). 2010 tax forms Medicaid. 2010 tax forms Supplemental security income (SSI). 2010 tax forms Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). 2010 tax forms Low-income housing. 2010 tax forms In addition, when determining eligibility, the refund cannot be counted as a resource for at least 12 months after you receive it. 2010 tax forms Check with your local benefit coordinator to find out if your refund will affect your benefits. 2010 tax forms Do not overlook your state credit. 2010 tax forms  If you can claim the EIC on your federal income tax return, you may be able to take a similar credit on your state or local income tax return. 2010 tax forms For a list of states that offer a state EIC, go to www. 2010 tax forms irs. 2010 tax forms gov/eitc. 2010 tax forms EIC questioned by IRS. 2010 tax forms  The IRS may ask you to provide documents to prove you are entitled to claim the EIC. 2010 tax forms We will tell you what documents to send us. 2010 tax forms These may include: birth certificates, school records, etc. 2010 tax forms The process of establishing your eligibility will delay your refund. 2010 tax forms Spanish version of Publication 596. 2010 tax forms  You can order Publicación 596SP, Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo, from the IRS. 2010 tax forms It is a Spanish translation of Publication 596. 2010 tax forms See How To Get Tax Help to find out how to order this and other IRS forms and publications. 2010 tax forms Photographs of missing children. 2010 tax forms  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 2010 tax forms Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 2010 tax forms You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 2010 tax forms Comments and suggestions. 2010 tax forms  We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2010 tax forms You can write to us at the following address:  Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch 1111 Constitution Ave. 2010 tax forms NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224 We respond to many letters by telephone. 2010 tax forms Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 2010 tax forms You can send your comments from www. 2010 tax forms irs. 2010 tax forms gov/formspubs/. 2010 tax forms Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. 2010 tax forms ” Although we cannot respond individually to each comment 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