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Here you'll find PDFs of SOI's historical publications. Beginning in 1916, Congress mandated the annual publication of statistics related to “the operation of the internal revenue laws.”

In 2009, SOI began digitizing nearly 500 print publications (and more than 50,000 pages) from its library. As a result of this effort, a wealth of historical tax data is now easily accessible in electronic format. The archive includes publications from 1916 through 1999. Publications for 2000 to present are available from the Tax Stats landing page here.

The oldest report available here was published in 1863. The Report of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue for 1863 contains information on the collection of revenue by source and district of collection. From 1863 to today, the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, later called the IRS Data Book, presents an annual overview of IRS operations.

Early SOI publications, from 1916 to 1933, compiled all available tax information into one publication, the annual Statistics of Income Report. Beginning in 1934, SOI reported tax information for individuals and businesses separately, published as Parts 1 and 2 of the Statistics of Income Report, respectively. Beginning in the 1950s, these reports were replaced with annual and special reports, usually focused on single taxpayer groups.

In 1981, SOI introduced the SOI Bulletin, replacing many of its earlier reports with a quarterly publication that contains summary articles and tables on a wide range of tax topics.

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From 1916 to 1933, the Statistics of Income Report provided information on income taxes paid by individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts, as well as information on gift and estate taxes.

 

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This section contains archived reports on:

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1863–1999 IRS Data Books

The IRS Data Book provides annual data on collecting revenue, issuing refunds, enforcing tax law, assisting taxpayers, and the IRS budget and workforce.

 

1946–1999 Tax-Exempt Organization Reports

Here you'll find archived reports on the activities and finances of charities and private foundations.

 

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The 2012 Tax Amendment

2012 tax amendment Publication 907 - Main Content Table of Contents IncomeDependent Care Benefits Social Security and Railroad Retirement Benefits Disability Pensions Military and Government Disability Pensions Other Payments Itemized DeductionsMedical Expenses Impairment-Related Work Expenses Tax CreditsChild and Dependent Care Credit Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Earned Income Credit Household Employers Business Tax Incentives How To Get Tax Help Income All income is taxable unless it is specifically excluded by law. 2012 tax amendment The following discussions highlight some income items (both taxable and nontaxable) that are of particular interest to people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. 2012 tax amendment Dependent Care Benefits Dependent care benefits include: Amounts your employer paid directly to either you or your care provider for the care of your qualifying person(s) while you worked, The fair market value of care in a daycare facility provided or sponsored by your employer, and Pre-tax contributions you made under a dependent care flexible spending arrangement. 2012 tax amendment Exclusion or deduction. 2012 tax amendment   If your employer provides dependent care benefits under a qualified plan, you may be able to exclude these benefits from your income. 2012 tax amendment Your employer can tell you whether your benefit plan qualifies. 2012 tax amendment To claim the exclusion, you must complete Part III of Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. 2012 tax amendment You cannot use Form 1040EZ. 2012 tax amendment   If you are self-employed and receive benefits from a qualified dependent care benefit plan, you are treated as both employer and employee. 2012 tax amendment Therefore, you would not get an exclusion from wages. 2012 tax amendment Instead, you would get a deduction on Form 1040, Schedule C, line 14; Schedule E, line 19 or 28; or Schedule F, line 15. 2012 tax amendment To claim the deduction, you must use Form 2441. 2012 tax amendment   The amount you can exclude or deduct is limited to the smallest of: The total amount of dependent care benefits you received during the year, The total amount of qualified expenses you incurred during the year, Your earned income, Your spouse's earned income, or $5,000 ($2,500 if married filing separately). 2012 tax amendment Statement for employee. 2012 tax amendment   Your employer must give you a Form W-2 (or similar statement), showing in box 10 the total amount of dependent care benefits provided to you during the year under a qualified plan. 2012 tax amendment Your employer will also include any dependent care benefits over $5,000 in your wages shown on your Form W-2 in box 1. 2012 tax amendment Qualifying person(s). 2012 tax amendment   A qualifying person is: A qualifying child who is under age 13 whom you can claim as a dependent. 2012 tax amendment If the child turned 13 during the year, the child is a qualifying person for the part of the year he or she was under age 13. 2012 tax amendment Your disabled spouse who is not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself. 2012 tax amendment Any disabled person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself whom you can claim as a dependent (or could claim as a dependent except that the person had gross income of $3,900 or more or filed a joint return). 2012 tax amendment Any disabled person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself whom you could claim as a dependent except that you (or your spouse if filing jointly) could be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's 2013 return. 2012 tax amendment For information about excluding benefits on Form 1040, Form 1040NR, or Form 1040A, see Form 2441 and its instructions. 2012 tax amendment Social Security and Railroad Retirement Benefits If you received social security or equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) benefits during the year, part of the amount you received may be taxable. 2012 tax amendment Are any of your benefits taxable?   If the only income you received during the year was your social security or equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) benefits, your benefits generally are not taxable. 2012 tax amendment   If you received income during the year in addition to social security or equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) benefits, part of your benefits may be taxable if all of your other income, including tax-exempt interest, plus half of your benefits are more than: $25,000 if you are single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er), $25,000 if you are married filing separately and lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, $32,000 if you are married filing jointly, or $-0- if you are married filing separately and lived with your spouse at any time during 2013. 2012 tax amendment   For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, lines 20a and 20b, or Form 1040A, lines 14a and 14b. 2012 tax amendment Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits, contains more detailed information. 2012 tax amendment Supplemental security income (SSI) payments. 2012 tax amendment   Social security benefits do not include SSI payments, which are not taxable. 2012 tax amendment Do not include these payments in your income. 2012 tax amendment Disability Pensions If you retired on disability, you must include in income any disability pension you receive under a plan that is paid for by your employer. 2012 tax amendment You must report your taxable disability payments as wages on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A until you reach minimum retirement age. 2012 tax amendment Minimum retirement age generally is the age at which you can first receive a pension or annuity if you are not disabled. 2012 tax amendment You may be entitled to a tax credit if you were permanently and totally disabled when you retired. 2012 tax amendment For information on this credit, see Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. 2012 tax amendment Beginning on the day after you reach minimum retirement age, payments you receive are taxable as a pension or annuity. 2012 tax amendment Report the payments on lines 16a and 16b of Form 1040 or on lines 12a and 12b of Form 1040A. 2012 tax amendment For more information on pensions and annuities, see Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. 2012 tax amendment Retirement and profit-sharing plans. 2012 tax amendment   If you receive payments from a retirement or profit-sharing plan that does not provide for disability retirement, do not treat the payments as a disability pension. 2012 tax amendment The payments must be reported as a pension or annuity. 2012 tax amendment Accrued leave payment. 2012 tax amendment   If you retire on disability, any lump-sum payment you receive for accrued annual leave is a salary payment. 2012 tax amendment The payment is not a disability payment. 2012 tax amendment Include it in your income in the tax year you receive it. 2012 tax amendment See Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, for more information. 2012 tax amendment Military and Government Disability Pensions Generally, you must report disability pensions as income, but do not include certain military and government disability pensions. 2012 tax amendment For information about military and government disability pensions, see Publication 525. 2012 tax amendment VA disability benefits. 2012 tax amendment   Do not include disability benefits you receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in your gross income. 2012 tax amendment If you are a military retiree and do not receive your disability benefits from the VA, see Publication 525 for more information. 2012 tax amendment   Do not include in your income any veterans' benefits paid under any law, regulation, or administrative practice administered by the VA. 2012 tax amendment These include: Education, training, and subsistence allowances, Disability compensation and pension payments for disabilities paid either to veterans or their families, Grants for homes designed for wheelchair living, Grants for motor vehicles for veterans who lost their sight or the use of their limbs, Veterans' insurance proceeds and dividends paid either to veterans or their beneficiaries, including the proceeds of a veteran's endowment policy paid before death, Interest on insurance dividends left on deposit with the VA, Benefits under a dependent-care assistance program, The death gratuity paid to a survivor of a member of the Armed Forces who died after September 10, 2001, or Payments made under the VA's compensated work therapy program. 2012 tax amendment Other Payments You may receive other payments that are related to your disability. 2012 tax amendment The following payments are not taxable. 2012 tax amendment Benefit payments from a public welfare fund, such as payments due to blindness. 2012 tax amendment Workers' compensation for an occupational sickness or injury if paid under a workers' compensation act or similar law. 2012 tax amendment Compensatory (but not punitive) damages for physical injury or physical sickness. 2012 tax amendment Disability benefits under a “no-fault” car insurance policy for loss of income or earning capacity as a result of injuries. 2012 tax amendment Compensation for permanent loss or loss of use of a part or function of your body, or for your permanent disfigurement. 2012 tax amendment Long-Term Care Insurance Long-term care insurance contracts generally are treated as accident and health insurance contracts. 2012 tax amendment Amounts you receive from them (other than policyholder dividends or premium refunds) generally are excludable from income as amounts received for personal injury or sickness. 2012 tax amendment More detailed information can be found in Publication 525. 2012 tax amendment Accelerated Death Benefits You can exclude from income accelerated death benefits you receive on the life of an insured individual if certain requirements are met. 2012 tax amendment Accelerated death benefits are amounts received under a life insurance contract before the death of the insured. 2012 tax amendment These benefits also include amounts received on the sale or assignment of the contract to a viatical settlement provider. 2012 tax amendment This exclusion applies only if the insured was a terminally ill individual or a chronically ill individual. 2012 tax amendment For more information, see Publication 525. 2012 tax amendment Itemized Deductions If you file Form 1040, you generally can either claim the standard deduction or itemize your deductions. 2012 tax amendment You must use Schedule A (Form 1040) to itemize your deductions. 2012 tax amendment See your form instructions for information on the standard deduction and the deductions you can itemize. 2012 tax amendment The following discussions highlight some itemized deductions that are of particular interest to persons with disabilities. 2012 tax amendment Medical Expenses When figuring your deduction for medical expenses, you can generally include medical and dental expenses you pay for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents. 2012 tax amendment Medical expenses are the cost of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body. 2012 tax amendment They include the costs of equipment, supplies, diagnostic devices, and transportation for needed medical care and payments for medical insurance. 2012 tax amendment You can deduct only the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% (7. 2012 tax amendment 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949) of your adjusted gross income shown on Form 1040, line 38. 2012 tax amendment The following list highlights some of the medical expenses you can include in figuring your medical expense deduction. 2012 tax amendment For more detailed information, see Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit). 2012 tax amendment Artificial limbs, contact lenses, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. 2012 tax amendment The part of the cost of Braille books and magazines that is more than the price of regular printed editions. 2012 tax amendment Cost and repair of special telephone equipment for hearing-impaired persons. 2012 tax amendment Cost and maintenance of a wheelchair or a three-wheel motor vehicle commercially known as an “autoette. 2012 tax amendment ” Cost and care of a guide dog or other animal aiding a person with a physical disability. 2012 tax amendment Costs for a school that furnishes special education if a principal reason for using the school is its resources for relieving a mental or physical disability. 2012 tax amendment This includes the cost of teaching Braille and lip reading and the cost of remedial language training to correct a condition caused by a birth defect. 2012 tax amendment Premiums for qualified long-term care insurance, up to certain amounts. 2012 tax amendment Improvements to a home that do not increase its value if the main purpose is medical care. 2012 tax amendment An example is constructing entrance or exit ramps. 2012 tax amendment Improvements that increase a home's value, if the main purpose is medical care, may be partly included as a medical expense. 2012 tax amendment See Publication 502 for more information. 2012 tax amendment Impairment-Related Work Expenses If you are disabled, you can take a business deduction for expenses that are necessary for you to be able to work. 2012 tax amendment If you take a business deduction for these impairment-related work expenses, they are not subject to the 10% (7. 2012 tax amendment 5% if you or your spouse is age 65 or older) limit that applies to medical expenses. 2012 tax amendment You are disabled if you have: A physical or mental disability (for example, blindness or deafness) that functionally limits your being employed, or A physical or mental impairment (including, but not limited to, a sight or hearing impairment) that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities, such as performing manual tasks, walking, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. 2012 tax amendment Impairment-related expenses defined. 2012 tax amendment   Impairment-related expenses are those ordinary and necessary business expenses that are: Necessary for you to do your work satisfactorily, For goods and services not required or used, other than incidentally, in your personal activities, and Not specifically covered under other income tax laws. 2012 tax amendment Publication 502 contains more detailed information. 2012 tax amendment Tax Credits This discussion highlights three tax credits that may be of interest to people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. 2012 tax amendment Child and Dependent Care Credit If you pay someone to care for either your dependent under age 13 or your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself, you may be able to get a credit of up to 35% of your expenses. 2012 tax amendment To qualify, you must pay these expenses so you can work or look for work. 2012 tax amendment The care must be provided for: Your qualifying child who is your dependent and who was under age 13 when the care was provided, Your spouse who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself and lived with you for more than half the year, or A person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself, lived with you for more than half the year, and either: Was your dependent, or Would have been your dependent except that: He or she received gross income of $3,900 or more, He or she filed a joint return, or You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 return. 2012 tax amendment You can claim the credit on Form 1040 or 1040A. 2012 tax amendment You cannot claim the credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. 2012 tax amendment You figure the credit on Form 2441. 2012 tax amendment For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 48, or Form 1040A, line 29. 2012 tax amendment Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, contains more detailed information. 2012 tax amendment Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled You may be able to claim this credit if you are a U. 2012 tax amendment S. 2012 tax amendment citizen or a resident alien and either of the following apply. 2012 tax amendment You were 65 or older at the end of 2013, You were under 65 at the end of 2013, and retired on permanent or total disability. 2012 tax amendment You can claim the credit on Form 1040 or 1040A. 2012 tax amendment You figure the credit on Schedule R. 2012 tax amendment For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 53, or Form 1040A, line 30. 2012 tax amendment Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, contains more detailed information. 2012 tax amendment Earned Income Credit This credit is based on the amount of your earned income. 2012 tax amendment You can get the credit if your adjusted gross income for 2013 is less than: $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child, $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children, or $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children. 2012 tax amendment To figure the credit, use the worksheet in the instructions for Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. 2012 tax amendment If you have a qualifying child, also complete Schedule EIC, Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your Form 1040 or 1040A. 2012 tax amendment You cannot use Form 1040EZ if you have a qualifying child. 2012 tax amendment Qualifying child. 2012 tax amendment   To be a qualifying child, your child must be younger than you (or your spouse if married filing jointly) and under age 19 or a full-time student under age 24 at the end of 2013, or permanently and totally disabled at any time during 2013, regardless of age. 2012 tax amendment Earned income. 2012 tax amendment   If you are retired on disability, benefits you receive under your employer's disability retirement plan are considered earned income until you reach minimum retirement age. 2012 tax amendment However, payments you received from a disability insurance policy that you paid the premiums for are not earned income. 2012 tax amendment More information. 2012 tax amendment   For more information, including all the requirements to claim the earned income credit, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 64a; Form 1040A, line 38a; or Form 1040EZ, line 8a. 2012 tax amendment Publication 596, Earned Income Credit (EIC), contains more detailed information. 2012 tax amendment Household Employers If you pay someone to work in your home, such as a babysitter or housekeeper, you may be a household employer who has to pay employment taxes. 2012 tax amendment A person you hire through an agency is not your employee if the agency controls what work is done and how it is done. 2012 tax amendment This control could include setting the fee, requiring regular reports, and providing rules of conduct and appearance. 2012 tax amendment In this case you do not have to pay employment taxes on the amount you pay. 2012 tax amendment But if you control what work is done and how it is done, the worker is your employee. 2012 tax amendment If you possess the right to discharge a worker, that worker is generally considered to be your employee. 2012 tax amendment If a worker is your employee, it does not matter that you hired the worker through an agency or from a list provided by an agency. 2012 tax amendment To find out if you have to pay employment taxes, see Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide For Wages Paid in 2013. 2012 tax amendment Business Tax Incentives If you own or operate a business, or you are looking for work, you should be aware of the following tax incentives for businesses to help persons with disabilities. 2012 tax amendment Deduction for costs of removing barriers to the disabled and the elderly—This is a deduction a business can take for making a facility or public transportation vehicle more accessible to and usable by persons who are disabled or elderly. 2012 tax amendment For more information, see chapter 7 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. 2012 tax amendment Disabled access credit—This is a nonrefundable tax credit for an eligible small business that pays or incurs expenses to provide access to persons with disabilities. 2012 tax amendment The expenses must be to enable the eligible small business to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. 2012 tax amendment See Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit, for more information. 2012 tax amendment Work opportunity credit—This credit provides businesses with an incentive to hire individuals from targeted groups that have a particularly high unemployment rate or other special employment needs. 2012 tax amendment One targeted group consists of vocational rehabilitation referrals. 2012 tax amendment These are individuals who have a physical or mental disability that results in a substantial handicap to employment. 2012 tax amendment See Form 5884, Work Opportunity Credit. 2012 tax amendment How To Get Tax Help Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. 2012 tax amendment Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or picking up a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it. 2012 tax amendment Free help with your tax return. 2012 tax amendment   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 2012 tax amendment The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 2012 tax amendment The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 2012 tax amendment 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. 2012 tax amendment Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. 2012 tax amendment To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. 2012 tax amendment gov or call 1-800-906-9887. 2012 tax amendment   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 2012 tax amendment To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 2012 tax amendment aarp. 2012 tax amendment org/money/taxaide or call 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Go to IRS. 2012 tax amendment gov or the IRS2Go app, and click on Where's My Refund? You'll get a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2012 tax amendment If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. 2012 tax amendment Check the status of your amended return. 2012 tax amendment Go to IRS. 2012 tax amendment gov and enter Where's My Amended Return in the search box. 2012 tax amendment Download forms, instructions, and publications, including some accessible versions. 2012 tax amendment Order free transcripts of your tax returns or tax account using the Order a Transcript tool on IRS. 2012 tax amendment gov or IRS2Go. 2012 tax amendment Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and past three years. 2012 tax amendment Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. 2012 tax amendment gov. 2012 tax amendment 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. 2012 tax amendment Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. 2012 tax amendment gov. 2012 tax amendment Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center using the Office Locator tool on IRS. 2012 tax amendment gov or IRS2Go. 2012 tax amendment Stop by most business days for face-to-face tax help, no appointment necessary — just walk in. 2012 tax amendment An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 2012 tax amendment Before you visit, check the Office Locator for the address, phone number, hours of operation and the services provided. 2012 tax amendment If you have an ongoing tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. 2012 tax amendment Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 2012 tax amendment Locate the nearest volunteer help site with the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 2012 tax amendment gov. 2012 tax amendment Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. 2012 tax amendment The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. 2012 tax amendment Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and some provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. 2012 tax amendment AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program as part of the TCE program. 2012 tax amendment Visit AARP's website to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. 2012 tax amendment Research your tax questions. 2012 tax amendment Search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. 2012 tax amendment Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 2012 tax amendment Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. 2012 tax amendment Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. 2012 tax amendment Phone. 2012 tax amendment You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. 2012 tax amendment Download the free IRS2Go mobile app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 2012 tax amendment Use it to watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, check your refund status, 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. 2012 tax amendment Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887. 2012 tax amendment Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. 2012 tax amendment The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. 2012 tax amendment Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. 2012 tax amendment Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. 2012 tax amendment Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. 2012 tax amendment Call to check the status of your 2013 refund, 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477. 2012 tax amendment The automated Where's My Refund? information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2012 tax amendment If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. 2012 tax amendment Before you call, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. 2012 tax amendment Where's My Refund? can give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2012 tax amendment Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. 2012 tax amendment Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. 2012 tax amendment Call to order forms, instructions and publications, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). 2012 tax amendment You should receive your order within 10 business days. 2012 tax amendment Call to order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, 1-800-908-9946. 2012 tax amendment Follow the prompts to provide your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. 2012 tax amendment Call for TeleTax topics, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. 2012 tax amendment Call to ask tax questions, 1-800-829-1040. 2012 tax amendment Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. 2012 tax amendment The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 2012 tax amendment These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service available at www. 2012 tax amendment gsa. 2012 tax amendment gov/fedrelay. 2012 tax amendment Walk-in. 2012 tax amendment You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person, face-to-face. 2012 tax amendment Products. 2012 tax amendment You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 2012 tax amendment Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 2012 tax amendment Services. 2012 tax amendment You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. 2012 tax amendment An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. 2012 tax amendment 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 TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. 2012 tax amendment No appointment is necessary—just walk in. 2012 tax amendment Before visiting, check www. 2012 tax amendment irs. 2012 tax amendment gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. 2012 tax amendment Mail. 2012 tax amendment You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 2012 tax amendment You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. 2012 tax amendment  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 2012 tax amendment Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. 2012 tax amendment   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 2012 tax amendment Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. 2012 tax amendment What can TAS do for you?   We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. 2012 tax amendment 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. 2012 tax amendment You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. 2012 tax amendment You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. 2012 tax amendment   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. 2012 tax amendment Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. 2012 tax amendment Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. 2012 tax amendment Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. 2012 tax amendment We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 2012 tax amendment 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 www. 2012 tax amendment irs. 2012 tax amendment gov/advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. 2012 tax amendment How else does TAS help taxpayers?   TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. 2012 tax amendment If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. 2012 tax amendment irs. 2012 tax amendment gov/sams. 2012 tax amendment Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. 2012 tax amendment   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. 2012 tax amendment Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. 2012 tax amendment Visit www. 2012 tax amendment TaxpayerAdvocate. 2012 tax amendment irs. 2012 tax amendment gov or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. 2012 tax amendment Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications