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Federal tax forms 2012 Index A Affected taxpayer, Affected taxpayer. Federal tax forms 2012 B Book inventories, charitable deduction for, Charitable Deduction for Contributions of Book Inventories to Public Schools C Cancellation of indebtedness, Exclusion of Certain Cancellations of Indebtedness by Reason of Hurricane Katrina Casualty and theft losses, Casualty and Theft Losses Charitable contributions, Temporary Suspension of Limits on Charitable Contributions Charitable deduction: Book inventory, Charitable Deduction for Contributions of Book Inventories to Public Schools Food inventory, Charitable Deduction for Contributions of Food Inventory Child tax credit, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Clean-up costs, Demolition and Clean-up Costs Copy of tax return, request for, Request for copy of tax return. Federal tax forms 2012 Core disaster area, Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone (Core Disaster Area) Covered disaster area: Katrina, Katrina Covered Disaster Area Rita, Hurricane Rita Disaster Area (Rita Covered Disaster Area) Wilma, Wilma Covered Disaster Area Credits: Child tax, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Earned income, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Education, Education Credits Employee retention, Employee Retention Credit Hurricane Katrina housing, Hurricane Katrina Housing Credit Rehabilitation tax, Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit Work opportunity, Work Opportunity Credit D Deadlines, extended, Extended Tax Deadlines Demolition costs, Demolition and Clean-up Costs Depreciation: Qualified GO Zone property, Qualified GO Zone property. Federal tax forms 2012 Special allowance, Special Depreciation Allowance Disaster area: Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Katrina Disaster Area Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Rita Disaster Area (Rita Covered Disaster Area) Hurricane Wilma, Hurricane Wilma Disaster Area Distributions: Home purchase or construction, Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home Qualified hurricane, Qualified hurricane distribution. Federal tax forms 2012 Repayment of, Repayment of Qualified Hurricane Distributions Taxation of, Taxation of Qualified Hurricane Distributions E Earned income credit, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Education credits, Education Credits Eligible retirement plan, Eligible retirement plan. Federal tax forms 2012 Employee retention credit, Employee Retention Credit Exemption, additional for housing, Additional Exemption for Housing Individuals Displaced by Hurricane Katrina F Federal mortgage subsidy, recapture of, Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy Food inventory, charitable deduction for, Charitable Deduction for Contributions of Food Inventory G Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone, Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone (Core Disaster Area) H Help: How to get, How To Get Tax Help Phone number, How To Get Tax Help Special IRS assistance, How To Get Tax Help Website, How To Get Tax Help Hope credit (see Education credits) Hurricane Katrina disaster area, Hurricane Katrina Disaster Area Hurricane Katrina housing credit, Hurricane Katrina Housing Credit Hurricane Rita disaster area, Hurricane Rita Disaster Area (Rita Covered Disaster Area) Hurricane Wilma disaster area, Hurricane Wilma Disaster Area I Involuntary conversion (see Replacement period for nonrecognition of gain) IRAs and other retirement plans, IRAs and Other Retirement Plans L Lifetime learning credit (see Education credits) M Mileage reimbursements, charitable volunteers, Mileage Reimbursements to Charitable Volunteers N Net operating losses, Net Operating Losses Q Qualified GO Zone loss, Qualified GO Zone loss. Federal tax forms 2012 Qualified hurricane distribution, Qualified hurricane distribution. Federal tax forms 2012 R Reforestation costs, Reforestation Costs Rehabilitation tax credit, Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit Relocation, temporary, Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation Replacement period for nonrecognition of gain, Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain Retirement plan, eligible, Eligible retirement plan. Federal tax forms 2012 Retirement plans, IRAs and Other Retirement Plans Rita GO Zone, Rita GO Zone S Section 179 deduction, Increased Section 179 Deduction Standard mileage rate, charitable use, Standard Mileage Rate for Charitable Use of Vehicles T Tax return: Request for copy, Request for copy of tax return. Federal tax forms 2012 Request for transcript, Request for transcript of tax return. Federal tax forms 2012 Taxpayer Advocate, Contacting your Taxpayer Advocate. 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Federal tax forms 2012 Publication 524 - Main Content Table of Contents Are You Eligible for the Credit?Qualified Individual Income Limits Credit Figured for You Figuring the Credit YourselfStep 1. Federal tax forms 2012 Determine Initial Amount Step 2. Federal tax forms 2012 Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Step 3. Federal tax forms 2012 Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income Step 4. Federal tax forms 2012 Determine the Total of Steps 2 and 3 Step 5. Federal tax forms 2012 Determine Your Credit Examples How To Get Tax Help Are You Eligible for the Credit? You can take the credit for the elderly or the disabled if you meet both of the following requirements. Federal tax forms 2012 You are a qualified individual. Federal tax forms 2012 Your income is not more than certain limits. Federal tax forms 2012 You can use Figure A and Table 1 as guides to see if you are eligible for the credit. Federal tax forms 2012 Use Figure A first to see if you are a qualified individual. Federal tax forms 2012 If you are, go to Table 1 to make sure your income is not too high to take the credit. Federal tax forms 2012 You can take the credit only if you file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Federal tax forms 2012 You cannot take the credit if you file Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR. Federal tax forms 2012 Qualified Individual You are a qualified individual for this credit if you are a U. Federal tax forms 2012 S. Federal tax forms 2012 citizen or resident alien, and either of the following applies. Federal tax forms 2012 You were age 65 or older at the end of 2013. Federal tax forms 2012 You were under age 65 at the end of 2013 and all three of the following statements are true. Federal tax forms 2012 You retired on permanent and total disability (explained later). Federal tax forms 2012 You received taxable disability income for 2013. Federal tax forms 2012 On January 1, 2013, you had not reached mandatory retirement age (defined later under Disability income ). Federal tax forms 2012 Age 65. Federal tax forms 2012   You are considered to be age 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. Federal tax forms 2012 As a result, if you were born on January 1, 1949, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2013. Federal tax forms 2012 U. Federal tax forms 2012 S. Federal tax forms 2012 Citizen or Resident Alien You must be a U. Federal tax forms 2012 S. Federal tax forms 2012 citizen or resident alien (or be treated as a resident alien) to take the credit. Federal tax forms 2012 Generally, you cannot take the credit if you were a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Federal tax forms 2012 Exceptions. Federal tax forms 2012   You may be able to take the credit if you are a nonresident alien who is married to a U. Federal tax forms 2012 S. Federal tax forms 2012 citizen or resident alien at the end of the tax year and you and your spouse choose to treat you as a U. Federal tax forms 2012 S. Federal tax forms 2012 resident alien. Federal tax forms 2012 If you make that choice, both you and your spouse are taxed on your worldwide incomes. Federal tax forms 2012   If you were a nonresident alien at the beginning of the year and a resident alien at the end of the year, and you were married to a U. Federal tax forms 2012 S. Federal tax forms 2012 citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, you may be able to choose to be treated as a U. Federal tax forms 2012 S. Federal tax forms 2012 resident alien for the entire year. Federal tax forms 2012 In that case, you may be allowed to take the credit. Federal tax forms 2012   For information on these choices, see chapter 1 of Publication 519, U. Federal tax forms 2012 S. Federal tax forms 2012 Tax Guide for Aliens. Federal tax forms 2012 Married Persons Generally, if you are married at the end of the tax year, you and your spouse must file a joint return to take the credit. Federal tax forms 2012 However, if you and your spouse did not live in the same household at any time during the tax year, you can file either a joint return or separate returns and still take the credit. Federal tax forms 2012 Head of household. Federal tax forms 2012   You can file as head of household and qualify to take the credit, even if your spouse lived with you during the first 6 months of the year, if you meet all the following tests. Federal tax forms 2012 You file a separate return. Federal tax forms 2012 You paid more than half the cost of keeping up your home during the tax year. Federal tax forms 2012 Your spouse did not live in your home at any time during the last 6 months of the tax year and the absence was not temporary. Federal tax forms 2012 (See Temporary absences under Head of Household in Publication 501. Federal tax forms 2012 ) Your home was the main home of your child, stepchild, or an eligible foster child for more than half the year. Federal tax forms 2012 An eligible foster child is a child placed with you by an authorized placement agency or by judgment, decree, or other order of any court of competent jurisdiction. Federal tax forms 2012 You can claim an exemption for that child, or you cannot claim the exemption only because the noncustodial parent can claim the child using the rules for children of divorced or separated parents. Federal tax forms 2012 For more information, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Federal tax forms 2012 Figure A. Federal tax forms 2012 Are You a Qualified Individual? Please click here for the text description of the image. Federal tax forms 2012 figure a Under Age 65 If you are under age 65 at the end of 2013, you can qualify for the credit only if you are retired on permanent and total disability (discussed next) and have taxable disability income (discussed later under Disability income ). Federal tax forms 2012 You are retired on permanent and total disability if: You were permanently and totally disabled when you retired, and You retired on disability before the close of the tax year. Federal tax forms 2012 Even if you do not retire formally, you may be considered retired on disability when you have stopped working because of your disability. Federal tax forms 2012 If you retired on disability before 1977, and were not permanently and totally disabled at the time, you can qualify for the credit if you were permanently and totally disabled on January 1, 1976, or January 1, 1977. Federal tax forms 2012 You are considered to be under age 65 at the end of 2013 if you were born after January 1, 1949. Federal tax forms 2012 Permanent and total disability. Federal tax forms 2012    You are permanently and totally disabled if you cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of your physical or mental condition. Federal tax forms 2012 A qualified physician must certify that the condition has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for 12 months or more, or that the condition can be expected to result in death. Federal tax forms 2012 See Physician's statement , later. Federal tax forms 2012 Substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012   Substantial gainful activity is the performance of significant duties over a reasonable period of time while working for pay or profit, or in work generally done for pay or profit. Federal tax forms 2012 Full-time work (or part-time work done at your employer's convenience) in a competitive work situation for at least the minimum wage conclusively shows that you are able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012   Substantial gainful activity is not work you do to take care of yourself or your home. Federal tax forms 2012 It is not unpaid work on hobbies, institutional therapy or training, school attendance, clubs, social programs, and similar activities. Federal tax forms 2012 However, doing this kind of work may show that you are able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012    The fact that you have not worked for some time is not, of itself, conclusive evidence that you cannot engage in substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012   The following examples illustrate the tests of substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012 Example 1. Federal tax forms 2012 Trisha, a sales clerk, retired on disability. Federal tax forms 2012 She is 53 years old and now works as a full-time babysitter for the minimum wage. Federal tax forms 2012 Even though Trisha is doing different work, she is able to do the duties of her new job in a full-time competitive work situation for the minimum wage. Federal tax forms 2012 She cannot take the credit because she is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012 Example 2. Federal tax forms 2012 Tom, a bookkeeper, retired on disability. Federal tax forms 2012 He is 59 years old and now drives a truck for a charitable organization. Federal tax forms 2012 He sets his own hours and is not paid. Federal tax forms 2012 Duties of this nature generally are performed for pay or profit. Federal tax forms 2012 Some weeks he works 10 hours, and some weeks he works 40 hours. Federal tax forms 2012 Over the year he averages 20 hours a week. Federal tax forms 2012 The kind of work and his average hours a week conclusively show that Tom is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012 This is true even though Tom is not paid and he sets his own hours. Federal tax forms 2012 He cannot take the credit. Federal tax forms 2012 Example 3. Federal tax forms 2012 John, who retired on disability, took a job with a former employer on a trial basis. Federal tax forms 2012 The purpose of the job was to see if John could do the work. Federal tax forms 2012 The trial period lasted for 6 months during which John was paid the minimum wage. Federal tax forms 2012 Because of John's disability, he was assigned only light duties of a nonproductive “make-work” nature. Federal tax forms 2012 The activity was gainful because John was paid at least the minimum wage. Federal tax forms 2012 But the activity was not substantial because his duties were nonproductive. Federal tax forms 2012 These facts do not, by themselves, show that John is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012 Example 4. Federal tax forms 2012 Joan, who retired on disability from a job as a bookkeeper, lives with her sister who manages several motel units. Federal tax forms 2012 Joan helps her sister for 1 or 2 hours a day by performing duties such as washing dishes, answering phones, registering guests, and bookkeeping. Federal tax forms 2012 Joan can select the time of day when she feels most fit to work. Federal tax forms 2012 Work of this nature, performed off and on during the day at Joan's convenience, is not activity of a “substantial and gainful” nature even if she is paid for the work. Federal tax forms 2012 The performance of these duties does not, of itself, show that Joan is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012 Sheltered employment. Federal tax forms 2012   Certain work offered at qualified locations to physically or mentally impaired persons is considered sheltered employment. Federal tax forms 2012 These qualified locations are in sheltered workshops, hospitals and similar institutions, homebound programs, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sponsored homes. Federal tax forms 2012   Compared to commercial employment, pay is lower for sheltered employment. Federal tax forms 2012 Therefore, one usually does not look for sheltered employment if he or she can get other employment. Federal tax forms 2012 The fact that one has accepted sheltered employment is not proof of the person's ability to engage in substantial gainful activity. Federal tax forms 2012 Physician's statement. Federal tax forms 2012   If you are under age 65, you must have your physician complete a statement certifying that you were permanently and totally disabled on the date you retired. Federal tax forms 2012 You can use the statement in the Instructions for Schedule R. Federal tax forms 2012   You do not have to file this statement with your Form 1040 or Form 1040A, but you must keep it for your records. Federal tax forms 2012 Veterans. Federal tax forms 2012    If the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) certifies that you are permanently and totally disabled, you can substitute VA Form 21-0172, Certification of Permanent and Total Disability, for the physician's statement you are required to keep. Federal tax forms 2012 VA Form 21-0172 must be signed by a person authorized by the VA to do so. Federal tax forms 2012 You can get this form from your local VA regional office. Federal tax forms 2012 Physician's statement obtained in earlier year. Federal tax forms 2012   If you got a physician's statement in an earlier year and, due to your continued disabled condition, you were unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity during 2013, you may not need to get another physician's statement for 2013. Federal tax forms 2012 For a detailed explanation of the conditions you must meet, see the instructions for Schedule R, Part II. Federal tax forms 2012 If you meet the required conditions, check the box on your Schedule R, Part II, line 2. Federal tax forms 2012   If you checked box 4, 5, or 6 in Part I of Schedule R, enter in the space above the box on line 2 in Part II the first name(s) of the spouse(s) for whom the box is checked. Federal tax forms 2012 Disability income. Federal tax forms 2012   If you are under age 65, you must also have taxable disability income to qualify for the credit. Federal tax forms 2012 Disability income must meet both of the following requirements. Federal tax forms 2012 It must be paid under your employer's accident or health plan or pension plan. Federal tax forms 2012 It must be included in your income as wages (or payments instead of wages) for the time you are absent from work because of permanent and total disability. Federal tax forms 2012 Payments that are not disability income. Federal tax forms 2012    Any payment you receive from a plan that does not provide for disability retirement is not disability income. Federal tax forms 2012 Any lump-sum payment for accrued annual leave that you receive when you retire on disability is a salary payment and is not disability income. Federal tax forms 2012    For purposes of the credit for the elderly or the disabled, disability income does not include amounts you receive after you reach mandatory retirement age. Federal tax forms 2012 Mandatory retirement age is the age set by your employer at which you would have had to retire, had you not become disabled. Federal tax forms 2012 Income Limits To determine if you can claim the credit, you must consider two income limits. Federal tax forms 2012 The first limit is the amount of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Federal tax forms 2012 The second limit is the amount of nontaxable social security and other nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income you received. Federal tax forms 2012 The limits are shown in Table 1. Federal tax forms 2012 If your AGI and your nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income are less than the income limits, you may be able to claim the credit. Federal tax forms 2012 See Figuring the Credit Yourself , later. Federal tax forms 2012 Table 1. Federal tax forms 2012 Income Limits IF your filing status is THEN, even if you qualify (see Figure A), you CANNOT take the credit if   Your adjusted gross income (AGI)* is equal to or more than. Federal tax forms 2012 . Federal tax forms 2012 . Federal tax forms 2012     OR the total of your nontaxable social security and other nontaxable pension(s), annuities, or disability income is equal to or more than. Federal tax forms 2012 . Federal tax forms 2012 . Federal tax forms 2012   single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child   $17,500     $5,000   married filing jointly and only one spouse qualifies in Figure A   $20,000     $5,000   married filing jointly and both spouses qualify in Figure A   $25,000     $7,500   married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013   $12,500     $3,750   * AGI is the amount on Form 1040A, line 22, or Form 1040, line 38. Federal tax forms 2012 If your AGI or your nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income are equal to or more than the income limits, you cannot take the credit. Federal tax forms 2012 Credit Figured for You You can figure the credit yourself, or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will figure it for you. Federal tax forms 2012 See Figuring the Credit Yourself , next. Federal tax forms 2012 If you can take the credit and you want the IRS to figure the credit for you, attach Schedule R to your return. Federal tax forms 2012 Check the appropriate box in Part I of Schedule R and fill in Part II and lines 11, 13a, and 13b of Part III, if they apply to you. Federal tax forms 2012 If you file Form 1040A, enter “CFE” in the space to the left of Form 1040A, line 30. Federal tax forms 2012 If you file Form 1040, check box c on Form 1040, line 53, and enter “CFE” on the line next to that box. Federal tax forms 2012 Attach Schedule R to your return. Federal tax forms 2012 Table 2. Federal tax forms 2012 Initial Amounts IF your filing status is. Federal tax forms 2012 . Federal tax forms 2012 . Federal tax forms 2012   THEN enter on line 10 of Schedule R. Federal tax forms 2012 . Federal tax forms 2012 . Federal tax forms 2012 single,head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child and, by the end of 2013, you were       • 65 or older $5,000   • under 65 and retired on permanent and total disability1 $5,000 married filing a joint return and by the end of 2013       • both of you were 65 or older $7,500   • both of you were under 65 and one of you retired on permanent and total disability1 $5,000   • both of you were under 65 and both of you retired on permanent and total disability2 $7,500   • one of you was 65 or older, and the other was under 65 and retired on permanent  and total disability3 $7,500   • one of you was 65 or older, and the other was under 65 and not retired on permanent  and total disability $5,000 married filing a separate return and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year and, by the end of 2013, you were       • 65 or older $3,750   • under 65 and retired on permanent and total disability1 $3,750   1 Amount cannot be more than the taxable disability income. Federal tax forms 2012     2 Amount cannot be more than your combined taxable disability income. Federal tax forms 2012     3 Amount is $5,000 plus the taxable disability income of the spouse under age 65, but not more than $7,500. Federal tax forms 2012   Figuring the Credit Yourself If you figure the credit yourself, fill out the front of Schedule R. Federal tax forms 2012 Next, fill out Schedule R, Part III. Federal tax forms 2012 If you file Form 1040A, enter the amount from Schedule R, line 22 on line 30. Federal tax forms 2012 If you file Form 1040, include the amount from Schedule R, line 22 on line 53, check box c, and enter “Sch R” on the line next to that box. Federal tax forms 2012 There are five steps in Part III to determine the amount of your credit. Federal tax forms 2012 Determine your initial amount (lines 10–12). Federal tax forms 2012 Determine the total of any nontaxable social security and certain other nontaxable pensions, annuities, and disability benefits you received (lines 13a, 13b, and 13c). Federal tax forms 2012 Determine your excess adjusted gross income (lines 14–17). Federal tax forms 2012 Determine the total of steps 2 and 3 (line 18). Federal tax forms 2012 Determine your credit (lines 19–22). Federal tax forms 2012 These steps are discussed in more detail next. Federal tax forms 2012 Step 1. Federal tax forms 2012 Determine Initial Amount To figure the credit, you must first determine your initial amount using lines 10 through 12. Federal tax forms 2012 See Table 2. Federal tax forms 2012 Your initial amount is on line 12. Federal tax forms 2012 Initial amounts for persons under age 65. Federal tax forms 2012   If you are a qualified individual under age 65, your initial amount cannot be more than your taxable disability income. Federal tax forms 2012 Special rules for joint returns. Federal tax forms 2012   If you are a qualified individual under age 65, and your spouse is also a qualified individual, your initial amount is your taxable disability income plus $5,000. Federal tax forms 2012   If you are a qualified individual, and both you and your spouse are under age 65, your initial amount cannot be more than your combined taxable disability income. Federal tax forms 2012 Step 2. Federal tax forms 2012 Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Step 2 is to figure the total amount of nontaxable social security and certain other nontaxable payments you received during the year. Federal tax forms 2012 You must reduce your initial amount by these payments. Federal tax forms 2012 Enter these nontaxable payments on lines 13a or 13b and total them on line 13c. Federal tax forms 2012 If you are married filing jointly, you must enter the combined amount of nontaxable payments both you and your spouse received. Federal tax forms 2012 Worksheets are provided in the instructions for Forms 1040 and 1040A to help you determine if any of your social security benefits (or equivalent railroad retirement benefits) are taxable. Federal tax forms 2012 Include the following nontaxable payments in the amounts you enter on lines 13a and 13b. Federal tax forms 2012 Nontaxable social security payments. Federal tax forms 2012 This is the nontaxable part of the benefits shown in box 5 of Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, before deducting any amounts withheld to pay premiums on supplementary Medicare insurance, and before any reduction because of benefits received under workers' compensation. Federal tax forms 2012 (Do not include a lump-sum death benefit payment you may receive as a surviving spouse, or a surviving child's insurance benefit payments you may receive as a guardian. Federal tax forms 2012 ) Nontaxable railroad retirement pension payments treated as social security. Federal tax forms 2012 This is the nontaxable part of the benefits shown in box 5 of Form RRB-1099, Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board. Federal tax forms 2012 Nontaxable pension or annuity payments or disability benefits that are paid under a law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Federal tax forms 2012 (Do not include amounts received as a pension, annuity, or similar allowance for personal injuries or sickness resulting from active service in the armed forces of any country or in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Public Health Service, or as a disability annuity under section 808 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980. Federal tax forms 2012 ) Pension or annuity payments or disability benefits that are excluded from income under any provision of federal law other than the Internal Revenue Code. Federal tax forms 2012 (Do not include amounts that are a return of your cost of a pension or annuity. Federal tax forms 2012 These amounts do not reduce your initial amount. Federal tax forms 2012 ) You should be sure to take into account all of the nontaxable amounts you receive. Federal tax forms 2012 These amounts are verified by the IRS through information supplied by other government agencies. Federal tax forms 2012 Step 3. Federal tax forms 2012 Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income You also must reduce your initial amount by your excess adjusted gross income. Federal tax forms 2012 Figure your excess adjusted gross income on lines 14–17. Federal tax forms 2012 You figure your excess adjusted gross income as follows. Federal tax forms 2012 Subtract from your adjusted gross income (Form 1040A, line 22 or Form 1040, line 38) the amount shown for your filing status. Federal tax forms 2012 $7,500 if you are single, a head of household, or a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, $10,000 if you are married filing jointly, or $5,000 if you are married filing separately and you and your spouse did not live in the same household at any time during the tax year. Federal tax forms 2012 Divide the result of (1) by 2. Federal tax forms 2012 Step 4. Federal tax forms 2012 Determine the Total of Steps 2 and 3 To determine if you can take the credit, you must add (on line 18) the amounts you figured in Step 2 (line 13c) and Step 3 (line 17). Federal tax forms 2012 Step 5. Federal tax forms 2012 Determine Your Credit Subtract the amount determined in Step 4 (line 18) from the amount determined in Step 1 (line 12), and multiply the result by 15% (. Federal tax forms 2012 15). Federal tax forms 2012 In certain cases, the amount of your credit may be limited. Federal tax forms 2012 See Limit on credit , later. Federal tax forms 2012 Example. Federal tax forms 2012 You are 66 years old and your spouse is 64. Federal tax forms 2012 Your spouse is not disabled. Federal tax forms 2012 You file a joint return on Form 1040. Federal tax forms 2012 Your adjusted gross income is $14,630. Federal tax forms 2012 Together you received $3,200 from social security, which was nontaxable. Federal tax forms 2012 You figure the credit as follows: Example applying the 5 step process Amount (Line references (shown in parentheses) are to the Schedule R)      1. Federal tax forms 2012 Initial amount (line 12) $5,000 2. Federal tax forms 2012 Total nontaxable social security  and other nontaxable  pensions (line 13c) $3,200   3. Federal tax forms 2012 Excess adjusted gross income  ($14,630–$10,000) ÷ 2 (line 17) 2,315   4. Federal tax forms 2012 Add (2) and (3) (line 18) 5,515 5. Federal tax forms 2012 Subtract (4) from (1) (line 12 – line 18 = line 19) (Do not enter less than -0-) $ -0- You cannot take the credit because your nontaxable social security plus your excess adjusted gross income is more than your initial amount. Federal tax forms 2012 Limit on credit. Federal tax forms 2012   The amount of credit you can claim is generally limited to the amount of your tax. Federal tax forms 2012 Use the Credit Limit Worksheet in the Instructions for Schedule R to determine if your credit is limited. Federal tax forms 2012 Examples The following examples illustrate the credit for the elderly or the disabled. Federal tax forms 2012 The initial amounts are taken from Table 2, earlier. Federal tax forms 2012 Example 1. Federal tax forms 2012 James Davis is 58 years old, single, and files Form 1040A. Federal tax forms 2012 In 2011 he retired on permanent and total disability, and he is still permanently and totally disabled. Federal tax forms 2012 He got the required physician's statement in 2011 and kept it with his tax records. Federal tax forms 2012 His physician signed on line B of the statement. Federal tax forms 2012 This year James checks the box in Schedule R, Part II. Federal tax forms 2012 He does not need to get another statement for 2013. Federal tax forms 2012 He received the following income for the year: Nontaxable social security $1,500 Interest (taxable) 100 Taxable disability pension 11,400       James' adjusted gross income is $11,500 ($11,400 + $100). Federal tax forms 2012 He figures the credit on Schedule R as follows: 1. Federal tax forms 2012 Initial amount   $5,000 2. Federal tax forms 2012 Taxable disability pension   11,400 3. Federal tax forms 2012 Smaller of line 1 or line 2   5,000 4. Federal tax forms 2012 Nontaxable social security  benefits $1,500     5. Federal tax forms 2012 Excess adjusted gross income  ($11,500 − $7,500) ÷ 2 2,000     6. Federal tax forms 2012 Add lines 4 and 5   3,500 7. Federal tax forms 2012 Subtract line 6 from line 3  (Do not enter less than (-0-))   1,500 8. Federal tax forms 2012 Multiply line 7 by 15% (. Federal tax forms 2012 15)   225 9. Federal tax forms 2012 Enter the amount from the  Credit Limit Worksheet in the  Instructions for Schedule R, line 21   151 10. Federal tax forms 2012 Credit (Enter the smaller of  line 8 or line 9)   $ 151 He enters $151 on line 30 of Form 1040A. Federal tax forms 2012 The Schedule R for James Davis is not shown. Federal tax forms 2012 Example 2. Federal tax forms 2012 William White is 53. Federal tax forms 2012 His wife Helen is 49. Federal tax forms 2012 William had a stroke 3 years ago and retired on permanent and total disability. Federal tax forms 2012 He is still permanently and totally disabled because of the stroke. Federal tax forms 2012 In November, Helen was injured in an accident at work and retired on permanent and total disability. Federal tax forms 2012 William received nontaxable social security disability benefits of $2,000 during the year and a taxable disability pension of $6,200. Federal tax forms 2012 Helen earned $12,500 from her job and received a taxable disability pension of $1,700. Federal tax forms 2012 Their joint return on Form 1040 shows adjusted gross income of $20,400 ($6,200 + $12,500 + $1,700). Federal tax forms 2012 They do not itemize deductions. Federal tax forms 2012 They do not have any amounts that would increase their standard deduction. Federal tax forms 2012 Helen's doctor completed the physician's statement in the Instructions for Schedule R. Federal tax forms 2012 Helen is not required to include the statement with their return, but she must keep it for her records. Federal tax forms 2012 William got a physician's statement for the year he had the stroke. Federal tax forms 2012 His doctor had signed on line B of that physician's statement to certify that William was permanently and totally disabled. Federal tax forms 2012 William has kept the physician's statement with his records. Federal tax forms 2012 He checks the box on Schedule R, Part II and writes his first name in the space above the box on line 2. Federal tax forms 2012 William and Helen use Schedule R to figure their $41 credit for the elderly or the disabled. Federal tax forms 2012 They attach Schedule R to their Form 1040 and enter $41 on line 53. Federal tax forms 2012 They check box c on line 53 and enter “Sch R” on the line next to that box. Federal tax forms 2012 See their filled-in Schedule R and Helen's filled-in physician's statement, later. Federal tax forms 2012 Instructions for Physician's Statement     Taxpayer Physician If you retired after 1976, enter the date you retired in the space provided on the statement below. 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Federal tax forms 2012 AThe disability has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year     Physician's signatureDate BThere is no reasonable probability that the disabled condition will ever improve Ayden D. Federal tax forms 2012 Doctor 2/8/14   Physician's signatureDate Physician's name Physician's address Ayden D. Federal tax forms 2012 Doctor 1900 Green St. Federal tax forms 2012 , Hometown, MD 20000         This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Federal tax forms 2012 Please click the link to view the image. Federal tax forms 2012 Page 1 of Schedule R for the Whites This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Federal tax forms 2012 Please click the link to view the image. Federal tax forms 2012 Page 2 of Schedule R for the Whites How To Get Tax Help Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. 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