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File back taxes 30. File back taxes   How To Figure Your Tax Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Your Tax Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Tax Figured by IRSFiling the Return Introduction After you have figured your income and deductions as explained in Parts One through Five, your next step is to figure your tax. File back taxes This chapter discusses: The general steps you take to figure your tax, An additional tax you may have to pay called the alternative minimum tax (AMT), and The conditions you must meet if you want the IRS to figure your tax. File back taxes Figuring Your Tax Your income tax is based on your taxable income. File back taxes After you figure your income tax and AMT, if any, subtract your tax credits and add any other taxes you may owe. File back taxes The result is your total tax. File back taxes Compare your total tax with your total payments to determine whether you are entitled to a refund or if you must make a payment. File back taxes This section provides a general outline of how to figure your tax. File back taxes You can find step-by-step directions in the Instructions for Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. File back taxes If you are unsure of which tax form you should file, see Which Form Should I Use? in chapter 1. File back taxes Tax. File back taxes   Most taxpayers use either the Tax Table or the Tax Computation Worksheet to figure their income tax. File back taxes However, there are special methods if your income includes any of the following items. File back taxes A net capital gain. File back taxes (See chapter 16. File back taxes ) Qualified dividends taxed at the same rates as a net capital gain. File back taxes (See chapters 8 and 16. File back taxes ) Lump-sum distributions. File back taxes (See chapter 10. File back taxes ) Farming or fishing income. File back taxes (See Schedule J (Form 1040), Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen. File back taxes ) Unearned income over $2,000 for certain children. File back taxes (See chapter 31. File back taxes ) Parents' election to report child's interest and dividends. File back taxes (See chapter 31. File back taxes ) Foreign earned income exclusion or the housing exclusion. File back taxes (See Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, and the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions. File back taxes ) Credits. File back taxes   After you figure your income tax and any AMT (discussed later), determine if you are eligible for any tax credits. File back taxes Eligibility information for these tax credits is discussed in chapters 32 through 37 and your form instructions. File back taxes The following table lists the credits you may be able to subtract from your tax and shows where you can find more information on each credit. File back taxes CREDITS For information on: See  chapter: Adoption 37 Alternative motor vehicle 37 Alternative fuel vehicle refueling  property 37 Child and dependent care 32 Child tax 34 Credit to holders of tax credit  bonds 37 Education 35 Elderly or disabled 33 Electric vehicle 37 Foreign tax 37 Mortgage interest 37 Prior year minimum tax 37 Residential energy 37 Retirement savings contributions 37   Some credits (such as the earned income credit) are not listed because they are treated as payments. File back taxes See Payments , later. File back taxes   There are other credits that are not discussed in this publication. File back taxes These include the following credits. File back taxes General business credit, which is made up of several separate business-related credits. File back taxes These generally are reported on Form 3800, General Business Credit, and are discussed in chapter 4 of Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. File back taxes Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit for electricity and refined coal produced at facilities placed in service after October 22, 2004 (after October 2, 2008, for electricity produced from marine and hydrokinetic renewables), and Indian coal produced at facilities placed in service after August 8, 2005. File back taxes See Form 8835, Part II. File back taxes Work opportunity credit. File back taxes See Form 5884. File back taxes Credit for employer social security and Medicare taxes paid on certain employee tips. File back taxes See Form 8846. File back taxes Other taxes. File back taxes   After you subtract your tax credits, determine whether there are any other taxes you must pay. File back taxes This chapter does not explain these other taxes. File back taxes You can find that information in other chapters of this publication and your form instructions. File back taxes See the following table for other taxes you may need to add to your income tax. File back taxes OTHER TAXES For information on: See  chapter: Additional taxes on qualified retirement plans and IRAs 10, 17 Household employment taxes 32 Recapture of an education credit 35 Social security and Medicare tax on wages 5 Social security and Medicare tax on tips 6 Uncollected social security and Medicare tax on tips 6   You also may have to pay AMT (discussed later in this chapter). File back taxes   There are other taxes that are not discussed in this publication. File back taxes These include the following items. File back taxes Self-employment tax. File back taxes You must figure this tax if either of the following applies to you (or your spouse if you file a joint return). File back taxes Your net earnings from self-employment from other than church employee income were $400 or more. File back taxes The term “net earnings from self-employment” may include certain nonemployee compensation and other amounts reported to you on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. File back taxes If you received a Form 1099-MISC, see the Instructions for Recipient on the back. File back taxes Also see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax; and Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. File back taxes You had church employee income of $108. File back taxes 28 or more. File back taxes Additional Medicare Tax. File back taxes Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to a 0. File back taxes 9% Additional Medicare Tax that applies to Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Act compensation, and self-employment income over a threshold based on your filing status. File back taxes For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60 and Form 8959. File back taxes Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). File back taxes Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). File back taxes NIIT is a 3. File back taxes 8% tax on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of your modified adjusted gross income over a threshold amount. File back taxes For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60 and Form 8960. File back taxes Recapture taxes. File back taxes You may have to pay these taxes if you previously claimed an investment credit, a low-income housing credit, a new markets credit, a qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit, an alternative motor vehicle credit, a credit for employer-provided child care facilities, an Indian employment credit, or other credits listed in the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. File back taxes For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. File back taxes Section 72(m)(5) excess benefits tax. File back taxes If you are (or were) a 5% owner of a business and you received a distribution that exceeds the benefits provided for you under the qualified pension or annuity plan formula, you may have to pay this additional tax. File back taxes See Tax on Excess Benefits in chapter 4 of Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. File back taxes Uncollected social security and Medicare tax on group-term life insurance. File back taxes If your former employer provides you with more than $50,000 of group-term life insurance coverage, you must pay the employee part of social security and Medicare taxes on those premiums. File back taxes The amount should be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 with codes M and N. File back taxes Tax on golden parachute payments. File back taxes This tax applies if you received an “excess parachute payment” (EPP) due to a change in a corporation's ownership or control. File back taxes The amount should be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 with code K. File back taxes See the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. File back taxes Tax on accumulation distribution of trusts. File back taxes This applies if you are the beneficiary of a trust that accumulated its income instead of distributing it currently. File back taxes See Form 4970 and its instructions. File back taxes Additional tax on HSAs or MSAs. File back taxes If amounts contributed to, or distributed from, your health savings account or medical savings account do not meet the rules for these accounts, you may have to pay additional taxes. File back taxes See Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans; Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts; Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs); and Form 5329, Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts. File back taxes Additional tax on Coverdell ESAs. File back taxes This applies if amounts contributed to, or distributed from, your Coverdell ESA do not meet the rules for these accounts. File back taxes See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, and Form 5329. File back taxes Additional tax on qualified tuition programs. File back taxes This applies to amounts distributed from qualified tuition programs that do not meet the rules for these accounts. File back taxes See Publication 970 and Form 5329. File back taxes Excise tax on insider stock compensation from an expatriated corporation. File back taxes You may owe a 15% excise tax on the value of nonstatutory stock options and certain other stock-based compensation held by you or a member of your family from an expatriated corporation or its expanded affiliated group in which you were an officer, director, or more-than-10% owner. File back taxes For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. File back taxes Additional tax on income you received from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan that fails to meet certain requirements. File back taxes This income should be shown in Form W-2, box 12, with code Z, or in Form 1099-MISC, box 15b. File back taxes For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. File back taxes Interest on the tax due on installment income from the sale of certain residential lots and timeshares. File back taxes For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. File back taxes Interest on the deferred tax on gain from certain installment sales with a sales price over $150,000. File back taxes For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. File back taxes Repayment of first-time homebuyer credit. File back taxes For more information, see Form 5405, Repayment of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit, and its instructions. File back taxes Also see the instructions for Form 1040, line 59b. File back taxes Payments. File back taxes   After you determine your total tax, figure the total payments you have already made for the year. File back taxes Include credits that are treated as payments. File back taxes This chapter does not explain these payments and credits. File back taxes You can find that information in other chapters of this publication and your form instructions. File back taxes See the following table for amounts you can include in your total payments. File back taxes PAYMENTS For information on: See  chapter: Child tax credit (additional) 34 Earned income credit 36 Estimated tax paid 4 Excess social security   and RRTA tax withheld 37 Federal income tax withheld 4 Health coverage tax credit 37 Credit for tax on   undistributed capital gain 37 Tax paid with extension 1   Another credit that is treated as a payment is the credit for federal excise tax paid on fuels. File back taxes This credit is for persons who have a nontaxable use of certain fuels, such as diesel fuel and kerosene. File back taxes It is claimed on Form 1040, line 70. File back taxes See Form 4136, Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels. File back taxes Refund or balance due. File back taxes   To determine whether you are entitled to a refund or whether you must make a payment, compare your total payments with your total tax. File back taxes If you are entitled to a refund, see your form instructions for information on having it directly deposited into one or more of your accounts, or to purchase U. File back taxes S. File back taxes savings bonds instead of receiving a paper check. File back taxes Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) This section briefly discusses an additional tax you may have to pay. File back taxes The tax law gives special treatment to some kinds of income and allows special deductions and credits for some kinds of expenses. File back taxes Taxpayers who benefit from this special treatment may have to pay at least a minimum amount of tax through an additional tax called AMT. File back taxes You may have to pay the AMT if your taxable income for regular tax purposes, combined with certain adjustments and tax preference items, is more than a certain amount. File back taxes See Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax — Individuals. File back taxes Adjustments and tax preference items. File back taxes   The more common adjustments and tax preference items include: Addition of personal exemptions, Addition of the standard deduction (if claimed), Addition of itemized deductions claimed for state and local taxes, certain interest, most miscellaneous deductions, and part of medical expenses, Subtraction of any refund of state and local taxes included in gross income, Changes to accelerated depreciation of certain property, Difference between gain or loss on the sale of property reported for regular tax purposes and AMT purposes, Addition of certain income from incentive stock options, Change in certain passive activity loss deductions, Addition of certain depletion that is more than the adjusted basis of the property, Addition of part of the deduction for certain intangible drilling costs, and Addition of tax-exempt interest on certain private activity bonds. File back taxes More information. File back taxes   For more information about the AMT, see the instructions for Form 6251. File back taxes Tax Figured by IRS If you file by April 15, 2014, you can have the IRS figure your tax for you on Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or Form 1040. File back taxes If the IRS figures your tax and you paid too much, you will receive a refund. File back taxes If you did not pay enough, you will receive a bill for the balance. File back taxes To avoid interest or the penalty for late payment, you must pay the bill within 30 days of the date of the bill or by the due date for your return, whichever is later. File back taxes The IRS can also figure the credit for the elderly or the disabled and the earned income credit for you. File back taxes When the IRS cannot figure your tax. File back taxes   The IRS cannot figure your tax for you if any of the following apply. File back taxes You want your refund directly deposited into your accounts. File back taxes You want any part of your refund applied to your 2014 estimated tax. File back taxes You had income for the year from sources other than wages, salaries, tips, interest, dividends, taxable social security benefits, unemployment compensation, IRA distributions, pensions, and annuities. File back taxes Your taxable income is $100,000 or more. File back taxes You itemize deductions. File back taxes You file any of the following forms. File back taxes Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. File back taxes Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. File back taxes Form 4137, Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income. File back taxes Form 4970, Tax on Accumulation Distribution of Trusts. File back taxes Form 4972, Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions. File back taxes Form 6198, At-Risk Limitations. File back taxes Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals. File back taxes Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs. File back taxes Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income. File back taxes Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends. File back taxes Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses. File back taxes Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts. File back taxes Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). File back taxes Form 8919, Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages. File back taxes Filing the Return After you complete the line entries for the tax form you are filing, fill in your name and address. File back taxes Enter your social security number in the space provided. File back taxes If you are married, enter the social security numbers of you and your spouse even if you file separately. File back taxes Sign and date your return and enter your occupation(s). File back taxes If you are filing a joint return, both you and your spouse must sign it. File back taxes Enter your daytime phone number in the space provided. File back taxes This may help speed the processing of your return if we have a question that can be answered over the phone. File back taxes If you are filing a joint return, you may enter either your or your spouse's daytime phone number. File back taxes If you want to allow a friend, family member, or any other person you choose to discuss your 2013 tax return with the IRS, check the “Yes” box in the “Third party designee” area on your return. File back taxes Also enter the designee's name, phone number, and any five digits the designee chooses as his or her personal identification number (PIN). File back taxes If you check the “Yes” box, you, and your spouse if filing a joint return, are authorizing the IRS to call the designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return. File back taxes Fill in and attach any schedules and forms asked for on the lines you completed to your paper return. File back taxes Attach a copy of each of your Forms W-2 to your paper return. File back taxes Also attach to your paper return any Form 1099-R you received that has withholding tax in box 4. File back taxes Mail your return to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the area where you live. File back taxes A list of Service Center addresses is in the instructions for your tax return. File back taxes Form 1040EZ Line Entries Read lines 1 through 8b and fill in the lines that apply to you. File back taxes Do not complete lines 9 through 12. File back taxes If you are filing a joint return, use the space to the left of line 6 to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. File back taxes Payments. File back taxes   Enter any federal income tax withheld on line 7. File back taxes Federal income tax withheld is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4. File back taxes Earned income credit. File back taxes   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. File back taxes Enter “EIC” in the space to the left of line 8a. File back taxes Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 8b. File back taxes   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862, Information To Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance, with your return. File back taxes For details, see the Form 1040EZ Instructions. File back taxes Form 1040A Line Entries Read lines 1 through 27 and fill in the lines that apply to you. File back taxes If you are filing a joint return, use the space to the left of the entry space for line 27 to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. File back taxes Do not complete line 28. File back taxes Complete lines 29 through 33 and 36 through 40 if they apply to you. File back taxes However, do not fill in lines 30 and 38a if you want the IRS to figure the credits shown on those lines. File back taxes Also, enter any write-in information that applies to you in the space to the left of line 41. File back taxes Do not complete lines 34, 35, and 42 through 46. File back taxes Payments. File back taxes   Enter any federal income tax withheld that is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4, on line 36. File back taxes Enter any estimated tax payments you made on line 37. File back taxes Credit for child and dependent care expenses. File back taxes   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 32, complete Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, and attach it to your return. File back taxes Enter the amount of the credit on line 29. File back taxes The IRS will not figure this credit. File back taxes Credit for the elderly or the disabled. File back taxes   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 33, the IRS can figure it for you. File back taxes Enter “CFE” in the space to the left of line 30 and attach Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, to your paper return. File back taxes On Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), check the box in Part I for your filing status and age. File back taxes Complete Part II and Part III, lines 11 and 13, if they apply. File back taxes Earned income credit. File back taxes   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. File back taxes Enter “EIC” to the left of the entry space for line 38a. File back taxes Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 38b. File back taxes    If you have a qualifying child, you must fill in Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your paper return. File back taxes If you do not provide the child's social security number on Schedule EIC, line 2, the credit will be reduced or disallowed unless the child was born and died in 2013. File back taxes   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862 with your return. File back taxes For details, see the Form 1040A Instructions. File back taxes Form 1040 Line Entries Read lines 1 through 43 and fill in the lines that apply to you. File back taxes Do not complete line 44. File back taxes If you are filing a joint return, use the space under the words “Adjusted Gross Income” on the front of your return to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. File back taxes Read lines 45 through 71. File back taxes Fill in the lines that apply to you, but do not fill in lines 54, 61, and 72. File back taxes Also, do not complete line 55 and lines 73 through 77. File back taxes Do not fill in line 53, box “c,” if you are completing Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), or line 64a if you want the IRS to figure the credits shown on those lines. File back taxes Payments. File back taxes   Enter any federal income tax withheld that is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4, on line 62. File back taxes Enter any estimated tax payments you made on line 63. File back taxes Credit for child and dependent care expenses. File back taxes   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 32, complete Form 2441 and attach it to your paper return. File back taxes Enter the amount of the credit on line 48. File back taxes The IRS will not figure this credit. File back taxes Credit for the elderly or the disabled. File back taxes   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 33, the IRS can figure it for you. File back taxes Enter “CFE” on the line next to line 53, check box “c,” and attach Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040) to your paper return. File back taxes On Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), check the box in Part I for your filing status and age. File back taxes Complete Part II and Part III, lines 11 and 13, if they apply. File back taxes Earned income credit. File back taxes   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. File back taxes Enter “EIC” on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 64a. File back taxes Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 64b. File back taxes   If you have a qualifying child, you must fill in Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your paper return. File back taxes If you do not provide the child's social security number on Schedule EIC, line 2, the credit will be reduced or disallowed unless the child was born and died in 2013. 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There are many types of credit cards with various features, but there is no one best credit card. The card you use depends entirely on how you plan to use it. Are you going to use it for everyday purchases or larger purchases? Do you plan to pay your balance off each month?When you apply for a credit card, consider:

  • The Annual Percentage Rate (APR). If the interest rate is variable, how is it determined and when can it change?
  • Periodic rate. This is the interest rate used to determine the finance charge on your balance each billing period.
  • Annual fee. While some cards have no annual fee, others expect you to pay an amount each year for being a cardholder.
  • Rewards programs. Can you earn points for flights, hotel stays, and gift certificates to your favorite retailers? Use online tools to find the card that offers the best rewards for you.
  • Grace period. This is the number of days you have to pay your bill before finance charges start. Without this period, you may have to pay interest from the date you use your card or when the purchase is posted to your account.
  • Finance charges. Most lenders calculate finance charges using an average daily account balance, which is the average of what you owed each day in the billing cycle. Look for offers that use an adjusted balance, which subtracts your monthly payment from your beginning balance. This method usually has the lowest finance charges. Stay away from offers that use the previous balance in calculating what you owe; this method has the highest finance charge. Also don't forget to check if there is a minimum finance charge.
  • Swipe fees. Some credit card companies may allow individual retailers to set and charge a fee when you swipe your credit card.
  • Other fees. Ask about fees when you get a cash advance, make a late payment, or go over your credit limit. Some credit card companies also charge a monthly fee. Be careful: sometimes companies may also try to upsell by offering other services such as credit protection, insurance, or debt coverage. The Federal Reserve has more information about credit card fees.

The Fair Credit and Charge Card Disclosure Act require credit and charge card issuers to include this information on credit applications. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers a wide range of free publications on credit and consumer rights. The Federal Reserve Board provides a free brochure on choosing a credit card and a guide to credit protection laws.

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Immediately call the card issuer when you suspect a credit or charge card has been lost or stolen. Once you report the loss or theft of a card, you have no further responsibility for unauthorized charges. In any event, your maximum liability under federal law is $50 per card.

By federal law, once you report the loss or theft of a card, you have no further responsibility for unauthorized charges. In any event, your maximum liability under federal law is $50 per card.

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File back taxes In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. File back taxes To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. File back taxes gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. File back taxes   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. File back taxes To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. File back taxes aarp. File back taxes org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. File back taxes For more information on these programs, go to IRS. File back taxes gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. File back taxes Internet. File back taxes    IRS. File back taxes gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. File back taxes Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. File back taxes 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. File back taxes Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. File back taxes gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. File back taxes The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. File back taxes 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. File back taxes You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. File back taxes The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. File back taxes Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. File back taxes No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. File back taxes 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. File back taxes When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. File back taxes New subject areas are added on a regular basis. File back taxes  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. File back taxes gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. 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