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Free 1040ez instructions 37. Free 1040ez instructions   Other Credits Table of Contents What's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Nonrefundable CreditsAdoption Credit Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds Foreign Tax Credit Mortgage Interest Credit Nonrefundable Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit Residential Energy Credits Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) Refundable CreditsCredit for Tax on Undistributed Capital Gain Health Coverage Tax Credit Credit for Excess Social Security Tax or Railroad Retirement Tax Withheld What's New Adoption credit. Free 1040ez instructions  The maximum adoption credit is $12,970 for 2013. Free 1040ez instructions See Adoption Credit . Free 1040ez instructions Plug-in electric vehicle credit. Free 1040ez instructions  This credit has expired. Free 1040ez instructions Credit for prior year minimum tax. Free 1040ez instructions  The refundable portion of the credit for prior year minimum tax has expired. Free 1040ez instructions Excess withholding of social security and railroad retirement tax. Free 1040ez instructions  Social security tax and tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) tax were both withheld during 2013 at a rate of 6. Free 1040ez instructions 2% of wages up to $113,700. Free 1040ez instructions If you worked for more than one employer and had too much social security or RRTA tax withheld during 2013, you may be entitled to a credit for the excess withholding. Free 1040ez instructions See Credit for Excess Social Security Tax or Railroad Retirement Tax Withheld . Free 1040ez instructions Introduction This chapter discusses the following nonrefundable credits. Free 1040ez instructions Adoption credit. Free 1040ez instructions Alternative motor vehicle credit. Free 1040ez instructions Alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit. Free 1040ez instructions Credit to holders of tax credit bonds. Free 1040ez instructions Foreign tax credit. Free 1040ez instructions Mortgage interest credit. Free 1040ez instructions Nonrefundable credit for prior year minimum tax. Free 1040ez instructions Plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit. Free 1040ez instructions Residential energy credits. Free 1040ez instructions Retirement savings contributions credit. Free 1040ez instructions This chapter also discusses the following refundable credits. Free 1040ez instructions Credit for tax on undistributed capital gain. Free 1040ez instructions Health coverage tax credit. Free 1040ez instructions Credit for excess social security tax or railroad retirement tax withheld. Free 1040ez instructions Several other credits are discussed in other chapters in this publication. Free 1040ez instructions Child and dependent care credit (chapter 32). Free 1040ez instructions Credit for the elderly or the disabled (chapter 33). Free 1040ez instructions Child tax credit (chapter 34). Free 1040ez instructions Education credits (chapter 35). Free 1040ez instructions Earned income credit (chapter 36). Free 1040ez instructions Nonrefundable credits. Free 1040ez instructions   The first part of this chapter, Nonrefundable Credits , covers ten credits that you subtract from your tax. Free 1040ez instructions These credits may reduce your tax to zero. Free 1040ez instructions If these credits are more than your tax, the excess is not refunded to you. Free 1040ez instructions Refundable credits. Free 1040ez instructions   The second part of this chapter, Refundable Credits , covers three credits that are treated as payments and are refundable to you. Free 1040ez instructions These credits are added to the federal income tax withheld and any estimated tax payments you made. Free 1040ez instructions If this total is more than your total tax, the excess will be refunded to you. Free 1040ez instructions Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 502 Medical and Dental Expenses 514 Foreign Tax Credit for  Individuals 530 Tax Information for Homeowners 590 Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs) Form (and Instructions) 1116 Foreign Tax Credit 2439 Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains 5695 Residential Energy Credits 8396 Mortgage Interest Credit 8801 Credit For Prior Year Minimum Tax — Individuals, Estates, and Trusts 8828 Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy 8839 Qualified Adoption Expenses 8880 Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions 8885 Health Coverage Tax Credit 8910 Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit 8911 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit 8912 Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds 8936 Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit Nonrefundable Credits The credits discussed in this part of the chapter can reduce your tax. Free 1040ez instructions However, if the total of these credits is more than your tax, the excess is not refunded to you. Free 1040ez instructions Adoption Credit You may be able to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualified expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Free 1040ez instructions The credit may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs even if you do not have any qualified expenses. Free 1040ez instructions If your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than $194,580, your credit is reduced. Free 1040ez instructions If your modified AGI is $234,580 or more, you cannot take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified adoption expenses. Free 1040ez instructions   Qualified adoption expenses are reasonable and necessary expenses directly related to, and whose principal purpose is for, the legal adoption of an eligible child. Free 1040ez instructions These expenses include: Adoption fees, Court costs, Attorney fees, Travel expenses (including amounts spent for meals and lodging) while away from home, and Re-adoption expenses to adopt a foreign child. Free 1040ez instructions Nonqualified expenses. Free 1040ez instructions   Qualified adoption expenses do not include expenses: That violate state or federal law, For carrying out any surrogate parenting arrangement, For the adoption of your spouse's child, For which you received funds under any federal, state, or local program, Allowed as a credit or deduction under any other federal income tax rule, or Paid or reimbursed by your employer or any other person or organization. Free 1040ez instructions Eligible child. Free 1040ez instructions   The term “eligible child” means any individual: Under 18 years old, or Physically or mentally incapable of caring for himself or herself. Free 1040ez instructions Child with special needs. Free 1040ez instructions   An eligible child is a child with special needs if all three of the following apply. Free 1040ez instructions The child was a citizen or resident of the United States (including U. Free 1040ez instructions S. Free 1040ez instructions possessions) at the time the adoption process began. Free 1040ez instructions A state (including the District of Columbia) has determined that the child cannot or should not be returned to his or her parents' home. Free 1040ez instructions The state has determined that the child will not be adopted unless assistance is provided to the adoptive parents. Free 1040ez instructions Factors used by states to make this determination include: The child's ethnic background, The child's age, Whether the child is a member of a minority or sibling group, and Whether the child has a medical condition or a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. Free 1040ez instructions When to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   Generally, until the adoption becomes final, you take the credit in the year after your qualified expenses were paid or incurred. Free 1040ez instructions If the adoption becomes final, you take the credit in the year your expenses were paid or incurred. Free 1040ez instructions See the Instructions for Form 8839 for more specific information on when to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions Foreign child. Free 1040ez instructions   If the child is not a U. Free 1040ez instructions S. Free 1040ez instructions citizen or resident at the time the adoption process began, you cannot take the credit unless the adoption becomes final. Free 1040ez instructions You treat all adoption expenses paid or incurred in years before the adoption becomes final as paid or incurred in the year it becomes final. Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   Figure your 2013 nonrefundable credit and any carryforward to 2014 on Form 8839 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free 1040ez instructions Include the credit in your total for Form 1040, line 53. Free 1040ez instructions Check box c and enter “8839” on the line next to that box. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   For more information, see the Instructions for Form 8839. Free 1040ez instructions Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit You may be able to take this credit if you place a qualified fuel cell vehicle in service in 2013. Free 1040ez instructions Amount of credit. Free 1040ez instructions   Generally, you can rely on the manufacturer's certification to the IRS that a specific make, model, and model year vehicle qualifies for the credit and the amount of the credit for which it qualifies. Free 1040ez instructions In the case of a foreign manufacturer, you generally can rely on its domestic distributor's certification to the IRS. Free 1040ez instructions   Ordinarily the amount of the credit is 100% of the manufacturer's (or domestic distributor's) certification to the IRS of the maximum credit allowable. Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   To take the credit, you must complete Form 8910 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free 1040ez instructions Include the credit in your total for Form 1040, line 53. Free 1040ez instructions Check box c and enter “8910” on the line next to that box. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   For more information on the credit, see the Instructions for Form 8910. Free 1040ez instructions Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit You may be able to take a credit if you place qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling property in service in 2013. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling property. Free 1040ez instructions   Qualified alternative fuel vehicle refueling property is any property (other than a building or its structural components) used for either of the following. Free 1040ez instructions To store or dispense alternative fuel into the fuel tank of a motor vehicle propelled by the fuel, but only if the storage or dispensing is at the point where the fuel is delivered into that tank. Free 1040ez instructions To recharge an electric vehicle, but only if the recharging property is located at the point where the vehicle is recharged. Free 1040ez instructions   The following are alternative fuels. Free 1040ez instructions Any fuel at least 85% of the volume of which consists of one or more of the following: ethanol, natural gas, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, or hydrogen. Free 1040ez instructions Any mixture which consists of two or more of the following: biodiesel, diesel fuel, or kerosene, and at least 20% of the volume of which consists of biodiesel determined without regard to any kerosene. Free 1040ez instructions Electricity. Free 1040ez instructions Amount of the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   For personal use property, the credit is generally the smaller of 30% of the property's cost or $1,000. Free 1040ez instructions For business use property, the credit is generally the smaller of 30% of the property's cost or $30,000. Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   To take the credit, you must complete Form 8911 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free 1040ez instructions Include the credit in your total for Form 1040, line 53. Free 1040ez instructions Check box c and enter “8911” on the line next to that box. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   For more information on the credit, see the Form 8911 instructions. Free 1040ez instructions Credit to Holders of Tax Credit Bonds Tax credit bonds are bonds in which the holder receives a tax credit in lieu of some or all of the interest on the bond. Free 1040ez instructions You may be able to take a credit if you are a holder of one of the following bonds. Free 1040ez instructions Clean renewable energy bonds (issued before 2010). Free 1040ez instructions New clean renewable energy bonds. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified energy conservation bonds. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified school construction bonds. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified zone academy bonds. Free 1040ez instructions Build America bonds. Free 1040ez instructions In some instances, an issuer may elect to receive a credit for interest paid on the bond. Free 1040ez instructions If the issuer makes this election, you cannot also claim a credit. Free 1040ez instructions Interest income. 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Free 1040ez instructions You cannot take a credit (or deduction) for foreign income taxes paid on income that you exclude from U. Free 1040ez instructions S. Free 1040ez instructions tax under any of the following. Free 1040ez instructions Foreign earned income exclusion. Free 1040ez instructions Foreign housing exclusion. Free 1040ez instructions Income from Puerto Rico exempt from U. Free 1040ez instructions S. Free 1040ez instructions tax. Free 1040ez instructions Possession exclusion. Free 1040ez instructions Limit on the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   Unless you can elect not to file Form 1116 (see Exception , later), your foreign tax credit cannot be more than your U. Free 1040ez instructions S. Free 1040ez instructions tax liability (Form 1040, line 44), multiplied by a fraction. Free 1040ez instructions The numerator of the fraction is your taxable income from sources outside the United States. Free 1040ez instructions The denominator is your total taxable income from U. Free 1040ez instructions S. Free 1040ez instructions and foreign sources. Free 1040ez instructions See Publication 514 for more information. Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   Complete Form 1116 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the credit on Form 1040, line 47. Free 1040ez instructions Exception. Free 1040ez instructions   You do not have to complete Form 1116 to take the credit if all of the following apply. Free 1040ez instructions All of your gross foreign source income was from interest and dividends and all of that income and the foreign tax paid on it were reported to you on Form 1099-INT, Form 1099-DIV, or Schedule K-1 (or substitute statement). Free 1040ez instructions If you had dividend income from shares of stock, you held those shares for at least 16 days. Free 1040ez instructions You are not filing Form 4563 or excluding income from sources within Puerto Rico. Free 1040ez instructions The total of your foreign taxes was not more than $300 (not more than $600 if married filing jointly). Free 1040ez instructions All of your foreign taxes were: Legally owed and not eligible for a refund, and Paid to countries that are recognized by the United States and do not support terrorism. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   For more information on the credit and these requirements, see the Instructions for Form 1116. Free 1040ez instructions Mortgage Interest Credit The mortgage interest credit is intended to help lower-income individuals own a home. Free 1040ez instructions If you qualify, you can take the credit each year for part of the home mortgage interest you pay. Free 1040ez instructions Who qualifies. Free 1040ez instructions   You may be eligible for the credit if you were issued a qualified mortgage credit certificate (MCC) from your state or local government. Free 1040ez instructions Generally, an MCC is issued only in connection with a new mortgage for the purchase of your main home. Free 1040ez instructions Amount of credit. Free 1040ez instructions   Figure your credit on Form 8396. Free 1040ez instructions If your mortgage loan amount is equal to (or smaller than) the certified indebtedness (loan) amount shown on your MCC, enter on Form 8396, line 1, all the interest you paid on your mortgage during the year. Free 1040ez instructions   If your mortgage loan amount is larger than the certified indebtedness amount shown on your MCC, you can figure the credit on only part of the interest you paid. Free 1040ez instructions To find the amount to enter on line 1, multiply the total interest you paid during the year on your mortgage by the following fraction. Free 1040ez instructions      Certified indebtedness amount on your MCC     Original amount of your mortgage   Limit based on credit rate. Free 1040ez instructions   If the certificate credit rate is more than 20%, the credit you are allowed cannot be more than $2,000. Free 1040ez instructions If two or more persons (other than a married couple filing a joint return) hold an interest in the home to which the MCC relates, this $2,000 limit must be divided based on the interest held by each person. Free 1040ez instructions See Publication 530 for more information. Free 1040ez instructions Carryforward. Free 1040ez instructions   Your credit (after applying the limit based on the credit rate) is also subject to a limit based on your tax that is figured using Form 8396. Free 1040ez instructions If your allowable credit is reduced because of this tax liability limit, you can carry forward the unused portion of the credit to the next 3 years or until used, whichever comes first. Free 1040ez instructions   If you are subject to the $2,000 limit because your certificate credit rate is more than 20%, you cannot carry forward any amount more than $2,000 (or your share of the $2,000 if you must divide the credit). Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions    Figure your 2013 credit and any carryforward to 2014 on Form 8396, and attach it to your Form 1040. Free 1040ez instructions Be sure to include any credit carryforward from 2010, 2011, and 2012. Free 1040ez instructions   Include the credit in your total for Form 1040, line 53. Free 1040ez instructions Check box c and enter “8396” on the line next to that box. Free 1040ez instructions Reduced home mortgage interest deduction. Free 1040ez instructions   If you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), you must reduce your home mortgage interest deduction by the amount of the mortgage interest credit shown on Form 8396, line 3. Free 1040ez instructions You must do this even if part of that amount is to be carried forward to 2014. Free 1040ez instructions For more information about the home mortgage interest deduction, see chapter 23. Free 1040ez instructions Recapture of federal mortgage subsidy. Free 1040ez instructions   If you received an MCC with your mortgage loan, you may have to recapture (pay back) all or part of the benefit you received from that program. Free 1040ez instructions The recapture may be required if you sell or dispose of your home at a gain during the first 9 years after the date you closed your mortgage loan. Free 1040ez instructions See the Instructions for Form 8828 and chapter 15 for more information. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   For more information on the credit, see the Form 8396 instructions. Free 1040ez instructions Nonrefundable Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax The tax laws give special treatment to some kinds of income and allow special deductions and credits for some kinds of expenses. Free 1040ez instructions If you benefit from these laws, you may have to pay at least a minimum amount of tax in addition to any other tax on these items. Free 1040ez instructions This is called the alternative minimum tax. Free 1040ez instructions The special treatment of some items of income and expenses only allows you to postpone paying tax until a later year. Free 1040ez instructions If in prior years you paid alternative minimum tax because of these tax postponement items, you may be able to take a credit for prior year minimum tax against your current year's regular tax. Free 1040ez instructions You may be able to take a credit against your regular tax if for 2012 you had: An alternative minimum tax liability and adjustments or preferences other than exclusion items, A minimum tax credit that you are carrying forward to 2013, or An unallowed qualified electric vehicle credit. Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions    Figure your 2013 nonrefundable credit (if any), and any carryforward to 2014 on Form 8801, and attach it to your Form 1040. Free 1040ez instructions Include the credit in your total for Form 1040, line 53, and check box b. Free 1040ez instructions You can carry forward any unused credit for prior year minimum tax to later years until it is completely used. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   For more information on the credit, see the Instructions for Form 8801. Free 1040ez instructions Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit You may be able to take this credit if you placed in service for business or personal use a qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle or a qualified two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric vehicle in 2013 and you meet some other requirements. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle. Free 1040ez instructions   This is a new vehicle with at least four wheels that: Is propelled to a significant extent by an electric motor that draws electricity from a battery that has a capacity of not less than 4 kilowatt hours and is capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity, and Has a gross vehicle weight of less than 14,000 pounds. Free 1040ez instructions Qualified two- or three-wheeled plug-in electric vehicle. Free 1040ez instructions   This is a new vehicle with two or three wheels that: Is capable of achieving a speed of 45 miles per hour or greater, Is propelled to a significant extent by an electric motor that draws electricity from a battery that has a capacity of not less than 2. Free 1040ez instructions 5 kilowatt hours and is capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity, and Has a gross vehicle weight of less than 14,000 pounds. Free 1040ez instructions Certification and other requirements. Free 1040ez instructions   Generally, you can rely on the manufacturer's (or, in the case of a foreign manufacturer, its domestic distributor's) certification to the IRS that a specific make, model, and model year vehicle qualifies for the credit and, if applicable, the amount of the credit for which it qualifies. Free 1040ez instructions However, if the IRS publishes an announcement that the certification for any specific make, model, and model year vehicle has been withdrawn, you cannot rely on the certification for such a vehicle purchased after the date of publication of the withdrawal announcement. Free 1040ez instructions   The following requirements must also be met to qualify for the credit. Free 1040ez instructions You are the owner of the vehicle. Free 1040ez instructions If the vehicle is leased, only the lessor, and not the lessee, is entitled to the credit. Free 1040ez instructions You placed the vehicle in service during 2013. Free 1040ez instructions The vehicle is manufactured primarily for use on public streets, roads, and highways. Free 1040ez instructions The original use of the vehicle began with you. Free 1040ez instructions You acquired the vehicle for your use or to lease to others, and not for resale. 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Free 1040ez instructions Residential energy efficient property credit. Free 1040ez instructions If you are a member of a condominium management association for a condominium you own or a tenant-stockholder in a cooperative housing corporation, you are treated as having paid your proportionate share of any costs of the association or corporation for purposes of these credits. Free 1040ez instructions Nonbusiness energy property credit. Free 1040ez instructions   You may be able to take a credit equal to the sum of: 10% of the amount paid or incurred for qualified energy efficiency improvements installed during 2013, and Any residential energy property costs paid or incurred in 2013. Free 1040ez instructions   There is a lifetime limit of $500 for all years after 2005, of which only $200 can be for windows; $50 for any advanced main air circulating fan; $150 for any qualified natural gas, propane, or oil furnace or hot water boiler; and $300 for any item of energy efficient building property. Free 1040ez instructions    If the total of nonbusiness energy property credits you have taken in previous years (after 2005) is more than $500, you cannot take this credit in 2013. Free 1040ez instructions   Qualified energy efficiency improvements are the following improvements that are new, can be expected to remain in use at least 5 years, and meet certain requirements for energy efficiency. Free 1040ez instructions Any insulation material or system that is specifically and primarily designed to reduce heat loss or gain of a home. Free 1040ez instructions Exterior window (including skylights). Free 1040ez instructions Exterior doors. 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Free 1040ez instructions   You may be able to take a credit of 30% of your costs of qualified solar electric property, solar water heating property, fuel cell property, small wind energy property, and geothermal heat pump property. Free 1040ez instructions The credit amount for costs paid for qualified fuel cell property is limited to $500 for each one-half kilowatt of capacity of the property. Free 1040ez instructions Basis reduction. Free 1040ez instructions   You must reduce the basis of your home by the amount of any credit allowed. Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   Complete Form 5695 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the credit on Form 1040, line 52. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   For more information on these credits, see the Form 5695 instructions. 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Free 1040ez instructions The person(s) who made the qualified contribution or elective deferral (a) was born after January 1, 1996, (b) is claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 tax return, or (c) was a student (defined next). Free 1040ez instructions Student. Free 1040ez instructions   You were a student if during any part of 5 calendar months of 2013 you: Were enrolled as a full-time student at a school, or Took a full-time, on-farm training course given by a school or a state, county, or local government agency. Free 1040ez instructions School. Free 1040ez instructions   A school includes a technical, trade, or mechanical school. Free 1040ez instructions It does not include an on-the-job training course, correspondence school, or school offering courses only through the Internet. Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   Figure the credit on Form 8880. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the credit on your Form 1040, line 50, or your Form 1040A, line 32, and attach Form 8880 to your return. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   For more information on the credit, see the Form 8880 instructions. Free 1040ez instructions Refundable Credits The credits discussed in this part of the chapter are treated as payments of tax. Free 1040ez instructions If the total of these credits, withheld federal income tax, and estimated tax payments is more than your total tax, the excess can be refunded to you. Free 1040ez instructions Credit for Tax on Undistributed Capital Gain You must include in your income any amounts that regulated investment companies (commonly called mutual funds) or real estate investment trusts (REITs) allocated to you as capital gain distributions, even if you did not actually receive them. Free 1040ez instructions If the mutual fund or REIT paid a tax on the capital gain, you are allowed a credit for the tax since it is considered paid by you. Free 1040ez instructions The mutual fund or REIT will send you Form 2439 showing your share of the undistributed capital gains and the tax paid, if any. Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   To take the credit, attach Copy B of Form 2439 to your Form 1040. Free 1040ez instructions Include the amount from box 2 of your Form 2439 in the total for Form 1040, line 71, and check box a. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   See Capital Gain Distributions in chapter 8 for more information on undistributed capital gains. Free 1040ez instructions Health Coverage Tax Credit You may be able to take this credit for any month in which all the following statements were true on the first day of the month. Free 1040ez instructions You were an eligible trade adjustment assistance (TAA) recipient, alternative TAA (ATAA) recipient, reemployment TAA (RTAA) recipient, or Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) pension recipient (defined later); or you were a qualified family member of one of these individuals when the individual died or you finalized a divorce with one of these individuals. Free 1040ez instructions You and/or your family members were covered by a qualified health insurance plan for which you paid the entire premiums, or your portion of the premiums, directly to your health plan or to “U. Free 1040ez instructions S. Free 1040ez instructions Treasury–HCTC. Free 1040ez instructions ” You were not enrolled in Medicare Part A, B, or C, or you were enrolled in Medicare but your family member(s) qualified for the HCTC. Free 1040ez instructions You were not enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Free 1040ez instructions You were not enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHBP) or eligible to receive benefits under the U. Free 1040ez instructions S. Free 1040ez instructions military health system (TRICARE). Free 1040ez instructions You were not imprisoned under federal, state, or local authority. Free 1040ez instructions Your employer did not pay 50% or more of the cost of coverage. Free 1040ez instructions You did not receive a 65% COBRA premium reduction from your former employer or COBRA administrator. Free 1040ez instructions But, you cannot take the credit if you can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 tax return. Free 1040ez instructions If you meet all of these conditions, you may be able to take a credit of up to 72. Free 1040ez instructions 5% of the amount you paid directly to a qualified health plan for you and any qualifying family members. Free 1040ez instructions You cannot take the credit for insurance premiums on coverage that was actually paid for with a National Emergency Grant. Free 1040ez instructions The amount you paid for qualified health insurance coverage must be reduced by any Archer MSA and health savings account distributions used to pay for the coverage. Free 1040ez instructions You can take this credit on your tax return or have it paid on your behalf in advance to your insurance company. Free 1040ez instructions If the credit is paid on your behalf in advance, that amount will reduce the amount of the credit you can take on your tax return. Free 1040ez instructions TAA recipient. Free 1040ez instructions   You were an eligible TAA recipient on the first day of the month if, for any day in that month or the prior month, you: Received a trade readjustment allowance, or Would have been entitled to receive such an allowance except that you had not exhausted all rights to any unemployment insurance (except additional compensation that is funded by a state and is not reimbursed from any federal funds) to which you were entitled (or would be entitled if you applied). Free 1040ez instructions Example. Free 1040ez instructions You received a trade adjustment allowance for January 2013. Free 1040ez instructions You were an eligible TAA recipient on the first day of January and February. Free 1040ez instructions Alternative TAA recipient. Free 1040ez instructions   You were an eligible alternative TAA recipient on the first day of the month if, for that month or the prior month, you received benefits under an alternative trade adjustment assistance program for older workers established by the Department of Labor. Free 1040ez instructions Example. Free 1040ez instructions You received benefits under an alternative trade adjustment assistance program for older workers for October 2013. Free 1040ez instructions The program was established by the Department of Labor. Free 1040ez instructions You were an eligible alternative TAA recipient on the first day of October and November. Free 1040ez instructions RTAA recipient. Free 1040ez instructions   You were an eligible RTAA recipient on the first day of the month if, for that month or the prior month, you received benefits under a reemployment trade adjustment assistance program for older workers established by the Department of Labor. Free 1040ez instructions PBGC pension recipient. Free 1040ez instructions   You were an eligible PBGC pension recipient on the first day of the month, if both of the following apply. Free 1040ez instructions You were age 55 or older on the first day of the month. Free 1040ez instructions You received a benefit for that month paid by the PBGC under title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Free 1040ez instructions If you received a lump-sum payment from the PBGC after August 5, 2002, you meet item (2) above for any month that you would have received a PBGC benefit if you had not received the lump-sum payment. Free 1040ez instructions How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   To take the credit, complete Form 8885 and attach it to your Form 1040. Free 1040ez instructions Include your credit in the total for Form 1040, line 71, and check box c. Free 1040ez instructions   You must attach health insurance bills (or COBRA payment coupons) and proof of payment for any amounts you include on Form 8885, line 2. Free 1040ez instructions For details, see Publication 502 or Form 8885. Free 1040ez instructions More information. Free 1040ez instructions   For definitions and special rules, including those relating to qualified health insurance plans, qualifying family members, the effect of certain life events, and employer-sponsored health insurance plans, see Publication 502 and the Form 8885 instructions. Free 1040ez instructions Credit for Excess Social Security Tax or Railroad Retirement Tax Withheld Most employers must withhold social security tax from your wages. Free 1040ez instructions If you work for a railroad employer, that employer must withhold tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) tax and tier 2 RRTA tax. Free 1040ez instructions If you worked for two or more employers in 2013, you may have had too much social security tax withheld from your pay. Free 1040ez instructions If one or more of those employers was a railroad employer, too much tier 1 RRTA tax may also have been withheld at the 6. Free 1040ez instructions 2% rate. Free 1040ez instructions You can claim the excess social security or tier 1 RRTA tax as a credit against your income tax when you file your return. Free 1040ez instructions For the tier 1 RRTA tax, only use the portion of the tier 1 RRTA tax that was taxed at the 6. Free 1040ez instructions 2% rate when figuring if excess tier 1 RRTA tax was withheld; do not include any portion of the tier 1 RRTA tax that was withheld at the Medicare tax rate (1. Free 1040ez instructions 45%) or the Additional Medicare Tax rate (. Free 1040ez instructions 9%). Free 1040ez instructions The following table shows the maximum amount of wages subject to tax and the maximum amount of tax that should have been withheld for 2013. Free 1040ez instructions Type of tax Maximum  wages subject to tax Maximum tax that should have been withheld Social security or RRTA tier 1 $113,700 $7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 RRTA tier 2 $84,300 $3,709. Free 1040ez instructions 20 All wages are subject to Medicare tax withholding. Free 1040ez instructions   Use Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement, to claim a refund of excess tier 2 RRTA tax. Free 1040ez instructions Be sure to attach a copy of all of your W-2 forms. Free 1040ez instructions Use Worksheet 3-3 in Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, to help you figure the excess amount. Free 1040ez instructions Employer's error. Free 1040ez instructions   If any one employer withheld too much social security or tier 1 RRTA tax, you cannot take the excess as a credit against your income tax. Free 1040ez instructions The employer should adjust the tax for you. Free 1040ez instructions If the employer does not adjust the overcollection, you can file a claim for refund using Form 843. Free 1040ez instructions Joint return. Free 1040ez instructions   If you are filing a joint return, you cannot add the social security or tier 1 RRTA tax withheld from your spouse's wages to the amount withheld from your wages. Free 1040ez instructions Figure the withholding separately for you and your spouse to determine if either of you has excess withholding. Free 1040ez instructions How to figure the credit if you did not work for a railroad. Free 1040ez instructions   If you did not work for a railroad during 2013, figure the credit as follows: 1. Free 1040ez instructions Add all social security tax withheld (but not more than $7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 for each employer). Free 1040ez instructions Enter the total here   2. Free 1040ez instructions Enter any uncollected social security tax on tips or group-term life insurance included in the total on Form 1040, line 60, identified by “UT”   3. Free 1040ez instructions Add lines 1 and 2. Free 1040ez instructions If $7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 or less, stop here. Free 1040ez instructions You cannot take  the credit   4. Free 1040ez instructions Social security tax limit 7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 5. Free 1040ez instructions Credit. Free 1040ez instructions Subtract line 4 from line 3. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the result here and on Form 1040, line 69 (or Form 1040A, line 41) $ Example. Free 1040ez instructions You are married and file a joint return with your spouse who had no gross income in 2013. Free 1040ez instructions During 2013, you worked for the Brown Technology Company and earned $60,000 in wages. Free 1040ez instructions Social security tax of $3,720 was withheld. Free 1040ez instructions You also worked for another employer in 2013 and earned $55,000 in wages. Free 1040ez instructions $3,410 of social security tax was withheld from these wages. Free 1040ez instructions Because you worked for more than one employer and your total wages were more than $113,700, you can take a credit of $80. Free 1040ez instructions 60 for the excess social security tax withheld. Free 1040ez instructions 1. Free 1040ez instructions Add all social security tax withheld (but not more than $7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 for each employer). Free 1040ez instructions Enter the total here $7,130. Free 1040ez instructions 00 2. Free 1040ez instructions Enter any uncollected social security tax on tips or group-term life insurance included in the total on Form 1040, line 60, identified by “UT” -0- 3. Free 1040ez instructions Add lines 1 and 2. Free 1040ez instructions If $7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 or less, stop here. Free 1040ez instructions You cannot take the credit 7,130. Free 1040ez instructions 00 4. Free 1040ez instructions Social security tax limit 7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 5. Free 1040ez instructions Credit. Free 1040ez instructions Subtract line 4 from line 3. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the result here and on Form 1040, line 69 (or Form 1040A, line 41) $80. Free 1040ez instructions 60 How to figure the credit if you worked for a railroad. Free 1040ez instructions   If you were a railroad employee at any time during 2013, figure the credit as follows: 1. Free 1040ez instructions Add all social security and tier 1 RRTA tax withheld at the 6. Free 1040ez instructions 2% rate (but not more than $7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 for each employer). Free 1040ez instructions Enter the total here   2. Free 1040ez instructions Enter any uncollected social security and tier 1 RRTA tax on tips or group-term life insurance included in the total on Form 1040, line 60, identified by “UT”   3. Free 1040ez instructions Add lines 1 and 2. Free 1040ez instructions If $7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 or less, stop here. Free 1040ez instructions You cannot take  the credit   4. Free 1040ez instructions Social security and tier 1 RRTA  tax limit 7,049. Free 1040ez instructions 40 5. Free 1040ez instructions Credit. Free 1040ez instructions Subtract line 4 from line 3. Free 1040ez instructions Enter the result here and on Form 1040, line 69 (or Form 1040A, line 41) $ How to take the credit. Free 1040ez instructions   Enter the credit on Form 1040, line 69, or include it in the total for Form 1040A, line 41. 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Free 1040ez instructions Publication 947 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Practitioners' Hotline IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Free 1040ez instructions Tax questions. Free 1040ez instructions Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Registered tax return preparers. Free 1040ez instructions  Registered tax return preparers may prepare and sign as the preparer tax returns and claims for refund and other documents for submission to the IRS. Free 1040ez instructions They may also represent taxpayers before revenue agents, customer service representatives, and similar IRS employees during an examination if they signed the return or claim for refund for the tax year or period under examination. Free 1040ez instructions Future developments. Free 1040ez instructions  The IRS has created a page on IRS. Free 1040ez instructions gov for information about Publication 947 at www. Free 1040ez instructions irs. Free 1040ez instructions gov/pub947. Free 1040ez instructions Information about any future developments (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. Free 1040ez instructions Practitioners' Hotline The Practitioner Priority Service® is a nationwide, toll-free hotline that provides professional support to practitioners with account-related questions. Free 1040ez instructions The toll-free number for this service is 1-866-860-4259. Free 1040ez instructions Introduction This publication discusses who can represent a taxpayer before the IRS and what forms or documents are used to authorize a person to represent a taxpayer. Free 1040ez instructions Usually, attorneys, certified public accountants (CPAs), enrolled agents, enrolled retirement plan agents, and enrolled actuaries can represent taxpayers before the IRS. Free 1040ez instructions Under special circumstances, other individuals, including registered tax return preparers, unenrolled return preparers, and students can represent taxpayers before the IRS. Free 1040ez instructions For details regarding taxpayer representation, see Who Can Practice Before the IRS, later. Free 1040ez instructions Definitions. Free 1040ez instructions   Many of the terms used in this publication, such as “enrolled agent” and “practitioner” are defined in the Glossary at the back of this publication. Free 1040ez instructions Comments and suggestions. Free 1040ez instructions   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Free 1040ez instructions   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:I 1111 Constitution Ave. Free 1040ez instructions NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Free 1040ez instructions Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Free 1040ez instructions   You can email us at taxforms@irs. Free 1040ez instructions gov . Free 1040ez instructions Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. Free 1040ez instructions You can also send us comments from www. Free 1040ez instructions irs. Free 1040ez instructions gov/formspubs/, select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information About. Free 1040ez instructions ” Ordering forms and publications. Free 1040ez instructions   Visit www. Free 1040ez instructions irs. Free 1040ez instructions gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Free 1040ez instructions Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Free 1040ez instructions Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Free 1040ez instructions   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Free 1040ez instructions gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Free 1040ez instructions We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Free 1040ez instructions Useful Items - You may want to see: Publications 1 Your Rights as a Taxpayer 470 Limited Practice Without Enrollment Circular No. Free 1040ez instructions 230 Regulations Governing Practice before the Internal Revenue Service Forms and Instructions 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative 8821 Tax Information Authorization Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications