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Filling out 1040ez Listed Property Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Listed Property DefinedPassenger Automobile Defined Dwelling Unit Other Property Used for Transportation Computers and Related Peripheral Equipment Predominant Use TestMeeting the Predominant Use Test Qualified Business Use Method of Allocating Use Applying the Predominant Use Test Deductions After Recovery Period Leased PropertyLessor Lessee What Records Must Be KeptAdequate Records Reporting Information on Form 4562 Deductions in Later Years Appendix Topics - This chapter discusses: Listed property defined The predominant use test What records must be kept Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, and Gift Expenses 587 Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Day-Care Providers) 917 Business Use of a Car 946 How To Depreciate Property Form (and Instructions) 2106–EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses 2106 Employee Business Expenses 4255 Recapture of Investment Credit 4562 Depreciation and Amortization This chapter discusses some special rules and recordkeeping requirements for listed property. Filling out 1040ez For complete coverage of the rules, including the rules concerning passenger automobiles, see Publication 946. Filling out 1040ez If listed property is not used predominantly (more than 50%) in a qualified business use as discussed inPredominant Use Test, later, the section 179 deduction is not allowable and the property must be depreciated using the straight line method. Filling out 1040ez Listed Property Defined Listed property is any of the following: Any passenger automobile (defined later), Any other property used for transportation, Any property of a type generally used for entertainment, recreation, or amusement (including photographic, phonographic, communication, and video recording equipment), Any computer and related peripheral equipment, defined later, unless it is used only at a regular business establishment and owned or leased by the person operating the establishment. Filling out 1040ez A regular business establishment includes a portion of a dwelling unit (defined later), if, and only if, that portion is used both regularly and exclusively for business as discussed in Publication 587. Filling out 1040ez Any cellular telephone (or similar telecommunication equipment) placed in service or leased in a tax year beginning after 1989. Filling out 1040ez Passenger Automobile Defined A passenger automobile is any four-wheeled vehicle made primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways and rated at 6,000 pounds or less of unloaded gross vehicle weight (at 6,000 pounds or less of gross vehicle weight for trucks and vans). Filling out 1040ez It includes any part, component, or other item physically attached to the automobile or usually included in the purchase price of an automobile. Filling out 1040ez A passenger automobile does not include: An ambulance, hearse, or combination ambulance-hearse used directly in a trade or business, and A vehicle used directly in the trade or business of transporting persons or property for compensation or hire. Filling out 1040ez Dwelling Unit A dwelling unit is a house or apartment used to provide living accommodations in a building or structure. Filling out 1040ez It does not include a unit in a hotel, motel, inn, or other establishment where more than half the units are used on a transient basis. Filling out 1040ez Other Property Used for Transportation Other property used for transportation includes trucks, buses, boats, airplanes, motorcycles, and any other vehicles for transporting persons or goods. Filling out 1040ez Listed property does not include: Any vehicle which, by reason of its design, is not likely to be used more than a minimal amount for personal purposes, such as clearly marked police and fire vehicles, ambulances, or hearses used for those purposes, Any vehicle that is designed to carry cargo and that has a loaded gross vehicle weight over 14,000 pounds, bucket trucks (cherry pickers), cement mixers, combines, cranes and derricks, delivery trucks with seating only for the driver (or only for the driver plus a folding jump seat), dump trucks (including garbage trucks), flatbed trucks, forklifts, qualified moving vans, qualified specialized utility repair trucks, and refrigerated trucks, Any passenger bus used for that purpose with a capacity of at least 20 passengers and school buses, Any tractor or other special purpose farm vehicle, and unmarked vehicles used by law enforcement officers if the use is officially authorized, and Any vehicle, such as a taxicab, if substantially all its use is in the trade or business of providing services to transport persons or property for compensation or hire by unrelated persons. Filling out 1040ez Computers and Related Peripheral Equipment A computer is a programmable electronically activated device that: Is capable of accepting information, applying prescribed processes to the information, and supplying the results of those processes with or without human intervention, and Consists of a central processing unit with extensive storage, logic, arithmetic, and control capabilities. Filling out 1040ez Related peripheral equipment is any auxiliary machine which is designed to be controlled by the central processing unit of a computer. Filling out 1040ez Computer or peripheral equipment does not include: Any equipment which is an integral part of property which is not a computer, Typewriters, calculators, adding and accounting machines, copiers, duplicating equipment, and similar equipment, and Equipment of a kind, used primarily for the user's amusement or entertainment, such as video games. Filling out 1040ez Predominant Use Test If “listed property,” defined earlier, placed in service after June 18, 1984, is not used predominantly (more than 50%) in a qualified business use during any tax year: The section 179 deduction on the property is not allowable, and You must depreciate the property using the straight line method. Filling out 1040ez Listed property placed in service before 1987. Filling out 1040ez   For listed property placed in service before 1987, depreciate the property over the following period: Class of Property Listed Property Recovery Period 3-year property 5 years 5-year property 12 years 10-year property 25 years 18-year real property 40 years 19-year real property 40 years If you must use the above recovery periods for listed property not used predominantly in a trade or business, use the percentages from Table 16 titled Listed Property Not Used Predominantly (Other Than 18- or 19-year Real Property), and Table 17 for 18- or 19-year real property, near the end of this publication in the Appendix. Filling out 1040ez Listed property placed in service after 1986. Filling out 1040ez   For information on listed property placed in service after 1986, see Publication 946. Filling out 1040ez Meeting the Predominant Use Test Listed property meets the predominant use test for any tax year if its business use is more than 50% of its total use. Filling out 1040ez You must allocate the use of any item of listed property used for more than one purpose during the tax year among its various uses. Filling out 1040ez The percentage of investment use of listed property cannot be used as part of the percentage of qualified business use to meet the predominant use test. Filling out 1040ez However, the combined total of business and investment use is taken into account to figure your depreciation deduction for the property. Filling out 1040ez Note: Property does not stop being predominantly used in a qualified business use because of a transfer at death. Filling out 1040ez Example. Filling out 1040ez Sarah Bradley uses a home computer 50% of the time to manage her investments. Filling out 1040ez She also uses the computer 40% of the time in her part-time consumer research business. Filling out 1040ez Sarah's home computer is listed property because it is not used at a regular business establishment. Filling out 1040ez Because her business use of the computer does not exceed 50%, the computer is not predominantly used in a qualified business use for the tax year. Filling out 1040ez Because she does not meet the predominant use test, she cannot elect a section 179 deduction for this property. Filling out 1040ez Her combined rate of business/investment use for determining her depreciation deduction is 90%. Filling out 1040ez Qualified Business Use A qualified business use is any use in your trade or business. Filling out 1040ez However, it does not include: The use of property held merely to produce income (investment use), The leasing of property to any 5% owner or related person (to the point that the property is used by a 5% owner or person related to the owner or lessee of the property), The use of property as compensation for the performance of services by a 5% owner or related person, or The use of property as compensation for the performance of services by any person (other than a5% owner or related person) unless the value of the use is included in that person's gross income for the use of the property and income tax is withheld on that amount where required. Filling out 1040ez See Employees, later. Filling out 1040ez 5% owner. Filling out 1040ez   A 5% owner of a business, other than a corporation, is any person who owns more than 5% of the capital or profits interest in the business. Filling out 1040ez   A 5% owner of a corporation is any person who owns, or is considered to own: More than 5% of the outstanding stock of the corporation, or Stock possessing more than 5% of the total combined voting power of all stock in the corporation. Filling out 1040ez Related person. Filling out 1040ez   A related person is anyone related to a taxpayer as discussed under Related persons, in chapter 2 under Nonqualifying Property in Publication 946. Filling out 1040ez Entertainment Use The use of listed property for entertainment, recreation, or amusement purposes is treated as a qualified business use only to the extent that expenses (other than interest and property tax expenses) for its use are deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Filling out 1040ez See Publication 463. Filling out 1040ez Leasing or Compensatory Use of Aircraft If at least 25% of the total use of any aircraft during the tax year is for a qualified business use, the leasing or compensatory use of the aircraft by a 5% owner or related person is treated as a qualified business use. Filling out 1040ez Commuting The use of a vehicle for commuting is not business use, regardless of whether work is performed during the trip. Filling out 1040ez Use of Your Passenger Automobile by Another Person If someone else uses your automobile, that use is not business use unless: That use is directly connected with your business, The value of the use is property reported by you as income to the other person and tax is withheld on the income where required, or The value of the use results in a payment of fair market rent. Filling out 1040ez Any payment to you for the use of the automobile is treated as a rent payment for 3). Filling out 1040ez Employees Any use by an employee of his or her own listed property (or listed property rented by an employee) in performing services as an employee is not business use unless: The use is for the employer's convenience, and The use is required as a condition of employment. Filling out 1040ez Use for the employer's convenience. Filling out 1040ez   Whether the use of listed property is for the employer's convenience must be determined from all the facts. Filling out 1040ez The use is for the employer's convenience if it is for a substantial business reason of the employer. Filling out 1040ez The use of listed property during the employee's regular working hours to carry on the employer's business is generally for the employer's convenience. Filling out 1040ez Use required as a condition of employment. Filling out 1040ez   Whether the use of listed property is a condition of employment depends on all the facts and circumstances. Filling out 1040ez The use of property must be required for the employee to perform duties properly. Filling out 1040ez The employer need not explicitly require the employee to use the property. Filling out 1040ez A mere statement by the employer that the use of the property is a condition of employment is not sufficient. Filling out 1040ez Example 1. Filling out 1040ez Virginia Sycamore is employed as a courier with We Deliver which provides local courier services. Filling out 1040ez She owns and uses a motorcycle to deliver packages to downtown offices. Filling out 1040ez We Deliver explicitly requires all delivery persons to own a small car or motorcycle for use in their employment. Filling out 1040ez The company reimburses delivery persons for their costs. Filling out 1040ez Virginia's use of the motorcycle is for the convenience of We Deliver and is required as a condition of employment. Filling out 1040ez Example 2. Filling out 1040ez Bill Nelson is an inspector for Uplift, a construction company with many sites in the local area. Filling out 1040ez He must travel to these sites on a regular basis. Filling out 1040ez Uplift does not furnish an automobile or explicitly require him to use his own automobile. Filling out 1040ez However, it reimburses him for any costs he incurs in traveling to the various sites. Filling out 1040ez The use of his own automobile or a rental automobile is for the convenience of Uplift and is required as a condition of employment. Filling out 1040ez Method of Allocating Use For passenger automobiles and other means of transportation, allocate the property's use on the basis of mileage. Filling out 1040ez You determine the percentage of qualified business use by dividing the number of miles the vehicle is driven for business purposes during the year by the total number of miles the vehicle is driven for all purposes (including business miles) during the year. Filling out 1040ez For other items of listed property, allocate the property's use on the basis of the most appropriate unit of time. Filling out 1040ez For example, you can determine the percentage of business use of a computer by dividing the number of hours the computer is used for business purposes during the year by the total number of hours the computer is used for all purposes (including business hours) during the year. Filling out 1040ez Applying the Predominant Use Test You must apply the predominant use test for an item of listed property each year of the recovery period. Filling out 1040ez First Recovery Year If any item of listed property is not used predominantly in a qualified business use in the year it is placed in service: The property is not eligible for a section 179 deduction, and The depreciation deduction must be figured using the straight line method. Filling out 1040ez Note: The required use of the straight line method for an item of listed property that does not meet the predominant use test is not the same as electing the straight line method. Filling out 1040ez It does not mean that you have to use the straight line method for other property in the same class as the item of listed property. Filling out 1040ez Years After the First Recovery Year If you use listed property predominantly (more than 50%) in a qualified business use in the tax year you place it in service, but not in a subsequent tax year during the recovery period, the following rules apply: Figure depreciation using the straight line method. Filling out 1040ez Do this for each year, beginning with the year you no longer use the property predominantly in a qualified business use, and Figure any excess depreciation on the property and add it to: Your gross income, and The adjusted basis of your property. Filling out 1040ez See Recapture of excess depreciation, next. Filling out 1040ez Recapture of excess depreciation. Filling out 1040ez   You must include any excess depreciation in your gross income for the first tax year the property is not predominantly used in a qualified business use. Filling out 1040ez Any excess depreciation must also be added to the adjusted basis of your property. Filling out 1040ez Excess depreciation is the excess (if any) of: The amount of depreciation allowable for the property (including any section 179 deduction claimed) for tax years before the first tax year the property was not predominantly used in a qualified business use, over The amount of depreciation that would have been allowable for those years if the property were not used predominantly in a qualified business use for the year it was placed in service. Filling out 1040ez This means you figure your depreciation using the percentages fromTable 16 or 17. Filling out 1040ez For information on investment credit recapture, see the instructions for Form 4255. Filling out 1040ez Deductions After Recovery Period When listed property (other than passenger automobiles) is used for business, investment, and personal purposes, no deduction is ever allowable for the personal use. Filling out 1040ez In tax years after the recovery period, you must determine if there is any unrecovered basis remaining before you compute the depreciation deduction for that tax year. Filling out 1040ez To make this determination, figure the depreciation for earlier tax years as if your property were used 100% for business or investment purposes, beginning with the first tax year in which some or all use is for business or investment. Filling out 1040ez See Car Used 50% or Less for Business in Publication 917. Filling out 1040ez Leased Property The limitations on cost recovery deductions apply to the rental of listed property. Filling out 1040ez The following discussion covers the rules that apply to the lessor (the owner of the property) and the lessee (the person who rents the property from the owner). Filling out 1040ez SeeLeasing a Car in Publication 917 for a discussion of leased passenger automobiles. Filling out 1040ez Lessor The limitations on cost recovery generally do not apply to any listed property leased or held for leasing by anyone regularly engaged in the business of leasing listed property. Filling out 1040ez A person is considered regularly engaged in the business of leasing listed property only if contracts for leasing of listed property are entered into with some frequency over a continuous period of time. Filling out 1040ez This determination is made on the basis of the facts and circumstances in each case and takes into account the nature of the person's business in its entirety. Filling out 1040ez Occasional or incidental leasing activity is insufficient. Filling out 1040ez For example, a person leasing only one passenger automobile during a tax year is not regularly engaged in the business of leasing automobiles. Filling out 1040ez An employer who allows an employee to use the employer's property for personal purposes and charges the employee for the use is not regularly engaged in the business of leasing the property used by the employee. Filling out 1040ez Lessee A lessee of listed property (other than passenger automobiles), must include an amount in gross income called the inclusion amount for the first tax year the property is not used predominantly in a qualified business use. Filling out 1040ez Inclusion amount for property leased before 1987. Filling out 1040ez   You determine the inclusion amount for property leased after June 18, 1984 and before 1987 by multiplying the fair market value of the property by both the average business/investment use percentage and the applicable percentage. Filling out 1040ez You can find the applicable percentages for listed property that is 5- or 10-year recovery property in Tables 19 or 20 in Appendix A of Publication 946. Filling out 1040ez   The lease term for listed property other than 18- or 19-year real property, and residential rental or nonresidential real property, includes options to renew. Filling out 1040ez For 18- or 19-year real property and residential rental or nonresidential real property that is listed property, the period of the lease does not include any option to renew at fair market value, determined at the time of renewal. Filling out 1040ez You treat two or more successive leases that are part of the same transaction (or a series of related transactions) for the same or substantially similar property as one lease. Filling out 1040ez Special rules. Filling out 1040ez   The lessee adds the inclusion amount to gross income in the next tax year if: The lease term begins within 9 months before the close of the lessee's tax year, The lessee does not use the property predominantly in a qualified business use during that portion of the tax year, and The lease term continues into the lessee's next tax year. Filling out 1040ez The lessee determines the inclusion amount by taking into account the average of the business/investment use for both tax years and the applicable percentage for the tax year the lease term begins. Filling out 1040ez   If the lease term is less than one year, the amount included in gross income is the amount that bears the same ratio to the additional inclusion amount as the number of days in the lease term bears to 365. Filling out 1040ez Maximum inclusion amount. Filling out 1040ez   The inclusion amount cannot be more than the sum of the deductible amounts of rent allocable to the lessee's tax year in which the amount must be included in gross income. Filling out 1040ez What Records Must Be Kept You cannot take any depreciation or section 179 deduction for the use of listed property (including passenger automobiles) unless you can prove business/investment use with adequate records or sufficient evidence to support your own statements. Filling out 1040ez How long to keep records. Filling out 1040ez   For listed property, records must be kept for as long as any excess depreciation can be recaptured (included in income). Filling out 1040ez Adequate Records To meet the adequate records requirement, you must maintain an account book, diary, log, statement of expense, trip sheet, or similar record or other documentary evidence that, together with the receipt, is sufficient to establish each element of an expenditure or use. Filling out 1040ez It is not necessary to record information in an account book, diary, or similar record if the information is already shown on the receipt. Filling out 1040ez However, your records should back up your receipts in an orderly manner. Filling out 1040ez Elements of Expenditure or Use The records or other documentary evidence must support: The amount of each separate expenditure, such as the cost of acquiring the item, maintenance and repair costs, capital improvement costs, lease payments, and any other expenses, The amount of each business and investment use (based on an appropriate measure, such as mileage for vehicles and time for other listed property), and the total use of the property for the tax year, The date of the expenditure or use, and The business or investment purpose for the expenditure or use. Filling out 1040ez Written documents of your expenditure or use are generally better evidence than oral statements alone. Filling out 1040ez A written record prepared at or near the time of the expenditure or use has greater value as proof of the expenditure or use. Filling out 1040ez A daily log is not required. Filling out 1040ez However, some type of record containing the elements of an expenditure or the business or investment use of listed property made at or near the time and backed up by other documents is preferable to a statement prepared later. Filling out 1040ez Timeliness The elements of an expenditure or use must be recorded at the time you have full knowledge of the elements. Filling out 1040ez An expense account statement made from an account book, diary, or similar record prepared or maintained at or near the time of the expenditure or use is generally considered a timely record if in the regular course of business: The statement is submitted by an employee to the employer, or The statement is submitted by an independent contractor to the client or customer. Filling out 1040ez For example, a log maintained on a weekly basis, which accounts for use during the week, will be considered a record made at or near the time of use. Filling out 1040ez Business Purpose Supported An adequate record of business purpose must generally be in the form of a written statement. Filling out 1040ez However, the amount of backup necessary to establish a business purpose depends on the facts and circumstances of each case. Filling out 1040ez A written explanation of the business purpose will not be required if the purpose can be determined from the surrounding facts and circumstances. Filling out 1040ez For example, a salesperson visiting customers on an established sales route will not normally need a written explanation of the business purpose of his or her travel. Filling out 1040ez Business Use Supported An adequate record contains enough information on each element of every business or investment use. Filling out 1040ez The amount of detail required to support the use depends on the facts and circumstances. Filling out 1040ez For example, a taxpayer whose only business use of a truck is to make customer deliveries on an established route can satisfy the requirement by recording the length of the route, including the total number of miles driven during the tax year and the date of each trip at or near the time of the trips. Filling out 1040ez Although an adequate record generally must be written, a record of the business use of listed property, such as a computer or automobile, can be prepared in a computer memory device using a logging program. Filling out 1040ez Separate or Combined Expenditures or Uses Each use by you is normally considered a separate use. Filling out 1040ez However, repeated uses can be combined as a single item. Filling out 1040ez Each expenditure is recorded as a separate item and not combined with other expenditures. Filling out 1040ez If you choose, however, amounts spent for the use of listed property during a tax year, such as for gasoline or automobile repairs, can be combined. Filling out 1040ez If these expenses are combined, you do not need to support the business purpose of each expense. Filling out 1040ez Instead, you can divide the expenses based on the total business use of the listed property. Filling out 1040ez Uses which can be considered part of a single use, such as a round trip or uninterrupted business use, can be accounted for by a single record. Filling out 1040ez For example, use of a truck to make deliveries at several locations which begin and end at the business premises and can include a stop at the business in between deliveries can be accounted for by a single record of miles driven. Filling out 1040ez Use of a passenger automobile by a salesperson for a business trip away from home over a period of time can be accounted for by a single record of miles traveled. Filling out 1040ez Minimal personal use (such as a stop for lunch between two business stops) is not an interruption of business use. Filling out 1040ez Confidential Information If any of the information on the elements of an expenditure or use is confidential, it does not need to be in the account book or similar record if it is recorded at or near the time of the expenditure or use. Filling out 1040ez It must be kept elsewhere and made available as support to the district director on request. Filling out 1040ez Substantial Compliance If you have not fully supported a particular element of an expenditure or use, but have complied with the adequate records requirement for the expenditure or use to the district director's satisfaction, you can establish this element by any evidence the district director deems adequate. Filling out 1040ez If you fail to establish that you have substantially complied with the adequate records requirement for an element of an expenditure or use to the district director's satisfaction, you must establish the element: By your own oral or written statement containing detailed information as to the element, and By other evidence sufficient to establish the element. Filling out 1040ez If the element is the cost or amount, time, place, or date of an expenditure or use, its supporting evidence must be direct, such as oral testimony by witnesses or a written statement setting forth detailed information about the element or the documentary evidence. Filling out 1040ez If the element is the business purpose of an expenditure, its supporting evidence can be circumstantial evidence. Filling out 1040ez Sampling You can maintain an adequate record for portions of a tax year and use that record to support your business and investment use for the entire tax year if it can be shown by other evidence that the periods for which an adequate record is maintained are representative of use throughout the year. Filling out 1040ez Loss of Records When you establish that failure to produce adequate records is due to loss of the records through circumstances beyond your control, such as through fire, flood, earthquake, or other casualty, you have the right to support a deduction by reasonable reconstruction of your expenditures and use. Filling out 1040ez Reporting Information on Form 4562 If you claim a deduction for any listed property, you must provide the requested information on page 2, Section B of Form 4562. Filling out 1040ez If you claim a deduction for any vehicle, you must answer certain questions onpage 2 of Form 4562 to provide information about the vehicle use. Filling out 1040ez Employees. Filling out 1040ez   Employees claiming the standard mileage rate or actual expenses (including depreciation) must use Form 2106 instead of Part V of Form 4562. Filling out 1040ez Employees claiming the standard mileage rate may be able to use Form 2106–EZ. Filling out 1040ez Employer who provides vehicles to employees. Filling out 1040ez   An employer who provides vehicles to employees must obtain enough information from those employees to provide the requested information onForm 4562. Filling out 1040ez   An employer who provides more than five vehicles to employees need not include any information on his or her tax return. Filling out 1040ez Instead, the employer must obtain the information from his or her employees and indicate on his or her return that the information was obtained and is being retained. Filling out 1040ez   You do not need to provide the information requested on page 2 of Form 4562 if, as an employer: You can satisfy the requirements of a written policy statement for vehicles either not used for personal purposes, or not used for personal purposes other than commuting, or You treat all vehicle use by employees as personal use. Filling out 1040ez See the instructions for Form 4562. Filling out 1040ez Deductions in Later Years When listed property is used for business, investment, and personal purposes, no deduction is allowable for its personal use either in the current year or any later tax year. Filling out 1040ez In later years, you must determine if there is any remaining unadjusted or unrecovered basis before you compute the depreciation deduction for that tax year. Filling out 1040ez In making this determination, figure the depreciation deductions for earlier tax years as if the listed property were used 100% for business or investment purposes in those years, beginning with the first tax year in which some or all of the property use is for business or investment. Filling out 1040ez For more information about deductions after the recovery period for automobiles, see Publication 917. Filling out 1040ez Appendix The following tables are for use in figuring depreciation deductions under the ACRS system. Filling out 1040ez Table 1. Filling out 1040ez 15-Year Real Property* (Other Than Low-Inclome Housing) Table 3. Filling out 1040ez Low-Income Housing* Table 6 - Table 9 Table 6 - Table 9 Table 10 - Table 13 Table 14 - Table 17 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Filling out 1040ez 5. Filling out 1040ez   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Low Income Taxpayer Clinics 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. Filling out 1040ez Free help with your tax return. Filling out 1040ez   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Filling out 1040ez The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Filling out 1040ez The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Filling out 1040ez To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Filling out 1040ez   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Filling out 1040ez To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Filling out 1040ez aarp. Filling out 1040ez org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Filling out 1040ez For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Filling out 1040ez Internet. Filling out 1040ez    IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Filling out 1040ez Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Filling out 1040ez The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Filling out 1040ez The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Filling out 1040ez Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Filling out 1040ez No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Filling out 1040ez New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Filling out 1040ez  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Filling out 1040ez You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Filling out 1040ez The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Filling out 1040ez Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Filling out 1040ez Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Filling out 1040ez Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Filling out 1040ez Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Filling out 1040ez You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Filling out 1040ez It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Filling out 1040ez Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov. Filling out 1040ez Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov for more information. Filling out 1040ez Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Filling out 1040ez Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov. Filling out 1040ez Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Filling out 1040ez Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Filling out 1040ez Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Filling out 1040ez An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Filling out 1040ez Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Filling out 1040ez If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Filling out 1040ez Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Filling out 1040ez Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Filling out 1040ez Go to IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Filling out 1040ez Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Filling out 1040ez Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Filling out 1040ez Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Filling out 1040ez Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov and choose from a variety of options. Filling out 1040ez Phone. Filling out 1040ez    You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Filling out 1040ez Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Filling out 1040ez Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Filling out 1040ez Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Filling out 1040ez Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Filling out 1040ez Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Filling out 1040ez Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Filling out 1040ez Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Filling out 1040ez You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Filling out 1040ez It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Filling out 1040ez 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). Filling out 1040ez You should receive your order within 10 business days. Filling out 1040ez Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Filling out 1040ez The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Filling out 1040ez These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Filling out 1040ez Walk-in. Filling out 1040ez   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Filling out 1040ez Products. Filling out 1040ez You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Filling out 1040ez Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Filling out 1040ez Services. Filling out 1040ez You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Filling out 1040ez An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Filling out 1040ez Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Filling out 1040ez gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Filling out 1040ez Mail. Filling out 1040ez   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Filling out 1040ez You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Filling out 1040ez Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Filling out 1040ez Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Filling out 1040ez The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Filling out 1040ez Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Filling out 1040ez   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Filling out 1040ez 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. Filling out 1040ez You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Filling out 1040ez You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Filling out 1040ez   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. Filling out 1040ez Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Filling out 1040ez Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Filling out 1040ez Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Filling out 1040ez We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Filling out 1040ez   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. Filling out 1040ez   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Filling out 1040ez If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Filling out 1040ez Low Income Taxpayer Clinics 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. Filling out 1040ez Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Filling out 1040ez Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Filling out 1040ez Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications