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2012income tax 6. 2012income tax   Tip Income Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Keeping a Daily Tip RecordElectronic tip record. 2012income tax Reporting Tips to Your EmployerElectronic tip statement. 2012income tax Final report. 2012income tax Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return Allocated Tips Introduction This chapter is for employees who receive tips. 2012income tax All tips you receive are income and are subject to federal income tax. 2012income tax You must include in gross income all tips you receive directly, charged tips paid to you by your employer, and your share of any tips you receive under a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement. 2012income tax The value of noncash tips, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value, is also income and subject to tax. 2012income tax Reporting your tip income correctly is not difficult. 2012income tax You must do three things. 2012income tax Keep a daily tip record. 2012income tax Report tips to your employer. 2012income tax Report all your tips on your income tax return. 2012income tax  This chapter will explain these three things and show you what to do on your tax return if you have not done the first two. 2012income tax This chapter will also show you how to treat allocated tips. 2012income tax For information on special tip programs and agreements, see Publication 531. 2012income tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 531 Reporting Tip Income 1244 Employee's Daily Record of Tips and Report to Employer Form (and Instructions) 4137 Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income 4070 Employee's Report of Tips to Employer Keeping a Daily Tip Record Why keep a daily tip record. 2012income tax   You must keep a daily tip record so you can: Report your tips accurately to your employer, Report your tips accurately on your tax return, and Prove your tip income if your return is ever questioned. 2012income tax How to keep a daily tip record. 2012income tax   There are two ways to keep a daily tip record. 2012income tax You can either: Write information about your tips in a tip diary, or Keep copies of documents that show your tips, such as restaurant bills and credit or debit card charge slips. 2012income tax You should keep your daily tip record with your tax or other personal records. 2012income tax You must keep your records for as long as they are important for administration of the federal tax law. 2012income tax For information on how long to keep records, see How long to keep records in chapter 1. 2012income tax    If you keep a tip diary, you can use Form 4070A, Employee's Daily Record of Tips. 2012income tax To get Form 4070A, ask the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or your employer for Publication 1244. 2012income tax Also, Publication 1244 is available online at www. 2012income tax irs. 2012income tax gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1244. 2012income tax pdf. 2012income tax Publication 1244 includes a 1-year supply of Form 4070A. 2012income tax Each day, write in the information asked for on the form. 2012income tax   In addition to the information asked for on Form 4070A, you also need to keep a record of the date and value of any noncash tips you get, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. 2012income tax Although you do not report these tips to your employer, you must report them on your tax return. 2012income tax   If you do not use Form 4070A, start your records by writing your name, your employer's name, and the name of the business (if it is different from your employer's name). 2012income tax Then, each workday, write the date and the following information. 2012income tax Cash tips you get directly from customers or from other employees. 2012income tax Tips from credit and debit card charge customers that your employer pays you. 2012income tax The value of any noncash tips you get, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. 2012income tax The amount of tips you paid out to other employees through tip pools or tip splitting, or other arrangements, and the names of the employees to whom you paid the tips. 2012income tax Electronic tip record. 2012income tax   You can use an electronic system provided by your employer to record your daily tips. 2012income tax If you do, you must receive and keep a paper copy of this record. 2012income tax Service charges. 2012income tax    Do not write in your tip diary the amount of any service charge that your employer adds to a customer's bill and then pays to you and treats as wages. 2012income tax This is part of your wages, not a tip. 2012income tax See examples below. 2012income tax Example 1. 2012income tax Good Food Restaurant adds an 18% charge to the bill for parties of 6 or more customers. 2012income tax Jane’s bill for food and beverages for her party of 8 includes an amount on the tip line equal to 18% of the charges for food and beverages, and the total includes this amount. 2012income tax Because Jane did not have an unrestricted right to determine the amount on the “tip line,” the 18% charge is considered a service charge. 2012income tax Do not include the 18% charge in your tip diary. 2012income tax Service charges that are paid to you are considered wages, not tips. 2012income tax Example 2. 2012income tax Good Food Restaurant also includes sample calculations of tip amounts at the bottom of its bills for food and beverages provided to customers. 2012income tax David’s bill includes a blank “tip line,” with sample tip calculations of 15%, 18%, and 20% of his charges for food and beverages at the bottom of the bill beneath the signature line. 2012income tax Because David is free to enter any amount on the “tip line” or leave it blank, any amount he includes is considered a tip. 2012income tax Be sure to include this amount in your tip diary. 2012income tax Reporting Tips to Your Employer Why report tips to your employer. 2012income tax   You must report tips to your employer so that: Your employer can withhold federal income tax and social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes, Your employer can report the correct amount of your earnings to the Social Security Administration or Railroad Retirement Board (which affects your benefits when you retire or if you become disabled, or your family's benefits if you die), and You can avoid the penalty for not reporting tips to your employer (explained later). 2012income tax What tips to report. 2012income tax   Report to your employer only cash, check, and debit and credit card tips you receive. 2012income tax   If your total tips for any 1 month from any one job are less than $20, do not report the tips for that month to that employer. 2012income tax   If you participate in a tip-splitting or tip-pooling arrangement, report only the tips you receive and retain. 2012income tax Do not report to your employer any portion of the tips you receive that you pass on to other employees. 2012income tax However, you must report tips you receive from other employees. 2012income tax    Do not report the value of any noncash tips, such as tickets or passes, to your employer. 2012income tax You do not pay social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare or railroad retirement taxes on these tips. 2012income tax How to report. 2012income tax    If your employer does not give you any other way to report tips, you can use Form 4070. 2012income tax Fill in the information asked for on the form, sign and date the form, and give it to your employer. 2012income tax To get a 1-year supply of the form, ask the IRS or your employer for Publication 1244. 2012income tax   If you do not use Form 4070, give your employer a statement with the following information. 2012income tax Your name, address, and social security number. 2012income tax Your employer's name, address, and business name (if it is different from your employer's name). 2012income tax The month (or the dates of any shorter period) in which you received tips. 2012income tax The total tips required to be reported for that period. 2012income tax You must sign and date the statement. 2012income tax Be sure to keep a copy with your tax or other personal records. 2012income tax   Your employer may require you to report your tips more than once a month. 2012income tax However, the statement cannot cover a period of more than 1 calendar month. 2012income tax Electronic tip statement. 2012income tax   Your employer can have you furnish your tip statements electronically. 2012income tax When to report. 2012income tax   Give your report for each month to your employer by the 10th of the next month. 2012income tax If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, give your employer the report by the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. 2012income tax Example. 2012income tax You must report your tips received in September 2014 by October 10, 2014. 2012income tax Final report. 2012income tax   If your employment ends during the month, you can report your tips when your employment ends. 2012income tax Penalty for not reporting tips. 2012income tax   If you do not report tips to your employer as required, you may be subject to a penalty equal to 50% of the social security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare taxes or railroad retirement tax you owe on the unreported tips. 2012income tax (For information about these taxes, see Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, later. 2012income tax ) The penalty amount is in addition to the taxes you owe. 2012income tax   You can avoid this penalty if you can show reasonable cause for not reporting the tips to your employer. 2012income tax To do so, attach a statement to your return explaining why you did not report them. 2012income tax Giving your employer money for taxes. 2012income tax   Your regular pay may not be enough for your employer to withhold all the taxes you owe on your regular pay plus your reported tips. 2012income tax If this happens, you can give your employer money until the close of the calendar year to pay the rest of the taxes. 2012income tax   If you do not give your employer enough money, your employer will apply your regular pay and any money you give in the following order. 2012income tax All taxes on your regular pay. 2012income tax Social security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare taxes or railroad retirement taxes on your reported tips. 2012income tax Federal, state, and local income taxes on your reported tips. 2012income tax    Any taxes that remain unpaid can be collected by your employer from your next paycheck. 2012income tax If withholding taxes remain uncollected at the end of the year, you may be subject to a penalty for underpayment of estimated taxes. 2012income tax See Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, for more information. 2012income tax    Uncollected taxes. 2012income tax You must report on your tax return any social security and Medicare taxes or railroad retirement tax that remained uncollected at the end of 2013. 2012income tax These uncollected taxes will be shown on your 2013 Form W-2. 2012income tax See Reporting uncollected social security, Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, later. 2012income tax Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return How to report tips. 2012income tax    Report your tips with your wages on Form 1040, line 7; Form 1040A, line 7; or Form 1040EZ, line 1. 2012income tax What tips to report. 2012income tax   You must report all tips you received in 2013 on your tax return, including both cash tips and noncash tips. 2012income tax Any tips you reported to your employer for 2013 are included in the wages shown in box 1 of your Form W-2. 2012income tax Add to the amount in box 1 only the tips you did not report to your employer. 2012income tax    If you received $20 or more in cash and charge tips in a month and did not report all of those tips to your employer, see Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer, later. 2012income tax    If you did not keep a daily tip record as required and an amount is shown in box 8 of your Form W-2, see Allocated Tips, later. 2012income tax   If you kept a daily tip record and reported tips to your employer as required under the rules explained earlier, add the following tips to the amount in box 1 of your Form W-2. 2012income tax Cash and charge tips you received that totaled less than $20 for any month. 2012income tax The value of noncash tips, such as tickets, passes, or other items of value. 2012income tax Example. 2012income tax Ben Smith began working at the Blue Ocean Restaurant (his only employer in 2013) on June 30 and received $10,000 in wages during the year. 2012income tax Ben kept a daily tip record showing that his tips for June were $18 and his tips for the rest of the year totaled $7,000. 2012income tax He was not required to report his June tips to his employer, but he reported all of the rest of his tips to his employer as required. 2012income tax Ben's Form W-2 from Blue Ocean Restaurant shows $17,000 ($10,000 wages plus $7,000 reported tips) in box 1. 2012income tax He adds the $18 unreported tips to that amount and reports $17,018 as wages on his tax return. 2012income tax Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer. 2012income tax    If you received $20 or more in cash and charge tips in a month from any one job and did not report all of those tips to your employer, you must report the social security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare taxes on the unreported tips as additional tax on your return. 2012income tax To report these taxes, you must file a return even if you would not otherwise have to file. 2012income tax You must use Form 1040. 2012income tax (You cannot file Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A. 2012income tax )    Use Form 4137 to figure social security and Medicare taxes. 2012income tax Enter the tax on your return as instructed, and attach the completed Form 4137 to your return. 2012income tax Use Form 8959 to figure Additional Medicare Tax. 2012income tax    If you are subject to the Railroad Retirement Tax Act, you cannot use Form 4137 to pay railroad retirement tax on unreported tips. 2012income tax To get railroad retirement credit, you must report tips to your employer. 2012income tax Reporting uncollected social security, Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips reported to your employer. 2012income tax   You may have uncollected taxes if your regular pay was not enough for your employer to withhold all the taxes you owe and you did not give your employer enough money to pay the rest of the taxes. 2012income tax For more information, see Giving your employer money for taxes , under Reporting Tips to Your Employer, earlier. 2012income tax   If your employer could not collect all the social security and Medicare taxes or railroad retirement tax you owe on tips reported for 2013, the uncollected taxes will be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 (codes A and B). 2012income tax You must report these amounts as additional tax on your return. 2012income tax Unlike the uncollected portion of the regular (1. 2012income tax 45%) Medicare tax, the uncollected Additional Medicare Tax is not reported in box 12 of Form W-2 with code B. 2012income tax    To report these uncollected taxes, you must file a return even if you would not otherwise have to file. 2012income tax You must report these taxes on Form 1040, line 60. 2012income tax See the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. 2012income tax (You cannot file Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A. 2012income tax ) Allocated Tips If your employer allocated tips to you, they are shown separately in box 8 of your Form W-2. 2012income tax They are not included in box 1 with your wages and reported tips. 2012income tax If box 8 is blank, this discussion does not apply to you. 2012income tax What are allocated tips. 2012income tax   These are tips that your employer assigned to you in addition to the tips you reported to your employer for the year. 2012income tax Your employer will have done this only if: You worked in an establishment (restaurant, cocktail lounge, or similar business) that must allocate tips to employees, and The tips you reported to your employer were less than your share of 8% of food and drink sales. 2012income tax No income, social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare or railroad retirement taxes are withheld on allocated tips. 2012income tax How were your allocated tips figured. 2012income tax   The tips allocated to you are your share of an amount figured by subtracting the reported tips of all employees from 8% (or an approved lower rate) of food and drink sales (other than carryout sales and sales with a service charge of 10% or more). 2012income tax Your share of that amount was figured using either a method provided by an employer-employee agreement or a method provided by IRS regulations based on employees' sales or hours worked. 2012income tax For information about the exact allocation method used, ask your employer. 2012income tax Must you report your allocated tips on your tax return. 2012income tax   You must report all tips you received in 2013 on your tax return, including both cash tips and noncash tips. 2012income tax Any tips you reported to your employer for 2013 are included in the wages shown in box 1 of your Form W-2. 2012income tax Add to the amount in box 1 only the tips you did not report to your employer. 2012income tax This should include any allocated tips shown in box 8 on your Form(s) W-2, unless you have adequate records to show that you received less tips in the year than the allocated figures. 2012income tax   See What tips to report under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, and Keeping a Daily Tip Record , earlier. 2012income tax How to report allocated tips. 2012income tax   Report the amount in box 1 and the allocated tips in box 8 of your Form(s) W-2 as wages on Form 1040, line 7; Form 1040NR, line 8; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 3. 2012income tax (You cannot file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ when you have allocated tips. 2012income tax )    Because social security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare taxes were not withheld from the allocated tips, you must report those taxes as additional tax on your return. 2012income tax Complete Form 4137, and include the allocated tips on line 1 of the form. 2012income tax See Reporting social security, Medicare, Additional Medicare, or railroad retirement taxes on tips not reported to your employer under Reporting Tips on Your Tax Return, earlier. 2012income tax Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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2012income tax 6. 2012income tax   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. 2012income tax Free help with your tax return. 2012income tax   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 2012income tax The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 2012income tax The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. 2012income tax To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 2012income tax gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. 2012income tax   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 2012income tax To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 2012income tax aarp. 2012income tax org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 2012income tax For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 2012income tax gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 2012income tax Internet. 2012income tax    IRS. 2012income tax gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2012income tax Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. 2012income tax gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. 2012income tax The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2012income tax The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 2012income tax Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. 2012income tax No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. 2012income tax New subject areas are added on a regular basis. 2012income tax  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. 2012income tax gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. 2012income tax You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. 2012income tax The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. 2012income tax Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. 2012income tax gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. 2012income tax Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. 2012income tax Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. 2012income tax Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. 2012income tax gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. 2012income tax You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 2012income tax It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 2012income tax Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. 2012income tax gov. 2012income tax Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. 2012income tax gov for more information. 2012income tax Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. 2012income tax Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. 2012income tax gov. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. 2012income tax gov. 2012income tax Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. 2012income tax gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. 2012income tax Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. 2012income tax Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. 2012income tax gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. 2012income tax An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 2012income tax Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. 2012income tax gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. 2012income tax If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. 2012income tax Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 2012income tax Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). 2012income tax Go to IRS. 2012income tax gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. 2012income tax Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 2012income tax Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. 2012income tax Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. 2012income tax Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. 2012income tax gov and choose from a variety of options. 2012income tax Phone. 2012income tax    You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. 2012income tax Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 2012income tax Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 2012income tax gov, or download the IRS2Go app. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 2012income tax Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. 2012income tax Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. 2012income tax Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 2012income tax Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 2012income tax Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. 2012income tax You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 2012income tax It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 2012income tax 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). 2012income tax You should receive your order within 10 business days. 2012income tax Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. 2012income tax The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 2012income tax These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. 2012income tax Walk-in. 2012income tax   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. 2012income tax Products. 2012income tax You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 2012income tax Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 2012income tax Services. 2012income tax You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. 2012income tax An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 2012income tax Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. 2012income tax gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. 2012income tax Mail. 2012income tax   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 2012income tax You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. 2012income tax Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 2012income tax Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. 2012income tax The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 2012income tax Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. 2012income tax   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. 2012income tax 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. 2012income tax You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. 2012income tax You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. 2012income tax   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. 2012income tax Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. 2012income tax Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. 2012income tax Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. 2012income tax We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 2012income tax   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. 2012income tax   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. 2012income tax If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. 2012income tax Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). 2012income tax   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. 2012income tax Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. 2012income tax Visit www. 2012income tax TaxpayerAdvocate. 2012income tax irs. 2012income tax gov or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. 2012income tax Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications