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Free state tax on line 1. Free state tax on line   Nonresident Alien or Resident Alien? Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Nonresident Aliens Resident AliensGreen Card Test Substantial Presence Test Effect of Tax Treaties Dual-Status AliensFirst Year of Residency Choosing Resident Alien Status Last Year of Residency Nonresident Spouse Treated as a ResidentHow To Make the Choice Aliens From American Samoa or Puerto Rico Introduction You should first determine whether, for income tax purposes, you are a nonresident alien or a resident alien. Free state tax on line If you are both a nonresident and resident in the same year, you have a dual status. Free state tax on line Dual status is explained later. Free state tax on line Also explained later are a choice to treat your nonresident spouse as a resident and some other special situations. Free state tax on line Topics - This chapter discusses: How to determine if you are a nonresident, resident, or dual-status alien, and How to treat a nonresident spouse as a resident alien. Free state tax on line Useful Items - You may want to see: Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line Individual Income Tax Return 1040A U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line Individual Income Tax Return 1040NR U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 8833 Treaty-Based Return Position Disclosure Under Section 6114 or 7701(b) 8840 Closer Connection Exception Statement for Aliens 8843 Statement for Exempt Individuals and Individuals With a Medical Condition See chapter 12 for information about getting these forms. Free state tax on line Nonresident Aliens If you are an alien (not a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line citizen), you are considered a nonresident alien unless you meet one of the two tests described next under Resident Aliens. Free state tax on line Resident Aliens You are a resident alien of the United States for tax purposes if you meet either the green card test or the substantial presence test for calendar year 2013 (January 1–December 31). Free state tax on line Even if you do not meet either of these tests, you may be able to choose to be treated as a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for part of the year. Free state tax on line See First-Year Choice under Dual-Status Aliens, later. Free state tax on line Green Card Test You are a resident for tax purposes if you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States at any time during calendar year 2013. Free state tax on line (However, see Dual-Status Aliens , later. Free state tax on line ) This is known as the “green card” test. Free state tax on line You are a lawful permanent resident of the United States at any time if you have been given the privilege, according to the immigration laws, of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant. Free state tax on line You generally have this status if the U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (or its predecessor organization) has issued you an alien registration card, also known as a “green card. Free state tax on line ” You continue to have resident status under this test unless the status is taken away from you or is administratively or judicially determined to have been abandoned. Free state tax on line Resident status taken away. Free state tax on line   Resident status is considered to have been taken away from you if the U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line government issues you a final administrative or judicial order of exclusion or deportation. Free state tax on line A final judicial order is an order that you may no longer appeal to a higher court of competent jurisdiction. Free state tax on line Resident status abandoned. Free state tax on line   An administrative or judicial determination of abandonment of resident status may be initiated by you, the USCIS, or a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line consular officer. Free state tax on line    If you initiate the determination, your resident status is considered to be abandoned when you file either of the following with the USCIS or U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line consular officer. Free state tax on line Your application for abandonment. Free state tax on line Your Alien Registration Receipt Card attached to a letter stating your intent to abandon your resident status. Free state tax on line You must file the letter by certified mail, return receipt requested. Free state tax on line You must keep a copy of the letter and proof that it was mailed and received. Free state tax on line    Until you have proof your letter was received, you remain a resident alien for tax purposes even if the USCIS would not recognize the validity of your green card because it is more than ten years old or because you have been absent from the United States for a period of time. Free state tax on line   If the USCIS or U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line consular officer initiates this determination, your resident status will be considered to be abandoned when the final administrative order of abandonment is issued. Free state tax on line If you are granted an appeal to a federal court of competent jurisdiction, a final judicial order is required. Free state tax on line   Under U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line immigration law, a lawful permanent resident who is required to file a tax return as a resident and fails to do so may be regarded as having abandoned status and may lose permanent resident status. Free state tax on line    A long-term resident who ceases to be a lawful permanent resident may be subject to special reporting requirements and tax provisions. Free state tax on line See Expatriation Tax in chapter 4. Free state tax on line Termination of residency after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008. Free state tax on line   If you terminated your residency after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008, you will still be considered a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for tax purposes until you notify the Secretary of Homeland Security and file Form 8854, Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement. Free state tax on line Termination of residency after June 16, 2008. Free state tax on line   For information on your residency termination date, see Former long-term resident under Expatriation After June 16, 2008, in chapter 4. Free state tax on line Substantial Presence Test You will be considered a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for tax purposes if you meet the substantial presence test for calendar year 2013. Free state tax on line To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States on at least: 31 days during 2013, and 183 days during the 3-year period that includes 2013, 2012, and 2011, counting: All the days you were present in 2013, and 1/3 of the days you were present in 2012, and 1/6 of the days you were present in 2011. Free state tax on line Example. Free state tax on line You were physically present in the United States on 120 days in each of the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. Free state tax on line To determine if you meet the substantial presence test for 2013, count the full 120 days of presence in 2013, 40 days in 2012 (1/3 of 120), and 20 days in 2011 (1/6 of 120). Free state tax on line Because the total for the 3-year period is 180 days, you are not considered a resident under the substantial presence test for 2013. Free state tax on line The term United States includes the following areas. Free state tax on line All 50 states and the District of Columbia. Free state tax on line The territorial waters of the United States. Free state tax on line The seabed and subsoil of those submarine areas that are adjacent to U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line territorial waters and over which the United States has exclusive rights under international law to explore and exploit natural resources. Free state tax on line The term does not include U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line possessions and territories or U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line airspace. Free state tax on line Days of Presence in the United States You are treated as present in the United States on any day you are physically present in the country at any time during the day. Free state tax on line However, there are exceptions to this rule. Free state tax on line Do not count the following as days of presence in the United States for the substantial presence test. Free state tax on line Days you commute to work in the United States from a residence in Canada or Mexico if you regularly commute from Canada or Mexico. Free state tax on line Days you are in the United States for less than 24 hours when you are in transit between two places outside the United States. Free state tax on line Days you are in the United States as a crew member of a foreign vessel. Free state tax on line Days you are unable to leave the United States because of a medical condition that arose while you are in the United States. Free state tax on line Days you are an exempt individual. Free state tax on line The specific rules that apply to each of these categories are discussed next. Free state tax on line Regular commuters from Canada or Mexico. Free state tax on line   Do not count the days on which you commute to work in the United States from your residence in Canada or Mexico if you regularly commute from Canada or Mexico. Free state tax on line You are considered to commute regularly if you commute to work in the United States on more than 75% of the workdays during your working period. Free state tax on line   For this purpose, “commute” means to travel to work and return to your residence within a 24-hour period. Free state tax on line “Workdays” are the days on which you work in the United States or Canada or Mexico. Free state tax on line “Working period” means the period beginning with the first day in the current year on which you are physically present in the United States to work and ending on the last day in the current year on which you are physically present in the United States to work. Free state tax on line If your work requires you to be present in the United States only on a seasonal or cyclical basis, your working period begins on the first day of the season or cycle on which you are present in the United States to work and ends on the last day of the season or cycle on which you are present in the United States to work. Free state tax on line You can have more than one working period in a calendar year, and your working period can begin in one calendar year and end in the following calendar year. Free state tax on line Example. Free state tax on line Maria Perez lives in Mexico and works for Compañía ABC in its office in Mexico. Free state tax on line She was assigned to her firm's office in the United States from February 1 through June 1. Free state tax on line On June 2, she resumed her employment in Mexico. Free state tax on line On 69 days, Maria commuted each morning from her home in Mexico to work in Compañía ABC's U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line office. Free state tax on line She returned to her home in Mexico on each of those evenings. Free state tax on line On 7 days, she worked in her firm's Mexico office. Free state tax on line For purposes of the substantial presence test, Maria does not count the days she commuted to work in the United States because those days equal more than 75% of the workdays during the working period (69 workdays in the United States divided by 76 workdays in the working period equals 90. Free state tax on line 8%). Free state tax on line Days in transit. Free state tax on line   Do not count the days you are in the United States for less than 24 hours and you are in transit between two places outside the United States. Free state tax on line You are considered to be in transit if you engage in activities that are substantially related to completing travel to your foreign destination. Free state tax on line For example, if you travel between airports in the United States to change planes en route to your foreign destination, you are considered to be in transit. Free state tax on line However, you are not considered to be in transit if you attend a business meeting while in the United States. Free state tax on line This is true even if the meeting is held at the airport. Free state tax on line Crew members. Free state tax on line   Do not count the days you are temporarily present in the United States as a regular crew member of a foreign vessel (boat or ship) engaged in transportation between the United States and a foreign country or a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line possession. Free state tax on line However, this exception does not apply if you otherwise engage in any trade or business in the United States on those days. Free state tax on line Medical condition. Free state tax on line   Do not count the days you intended to leave, but could not leave the United States because of a medical condition or problem that arose while you were in the United States. Free state tax on line Whether you intended to leave the United States on a particular day is determined based on all the facts and circumstances. Free state tax on line For example, you may be able to establish that you intended to leave if your purpose for visiting the United States could be accomplished during a period that is not long enough to qualify you for the substantial presence test. Free state tax on line However, if you need an extended period of time to accomplish the purpose of your visit and that period would qualify you for the substantial presence test, you would not be able to establish an intent to leave the United States before the end of that extended period. Free state tax on line   In the case of an individual who is judged mentally incompetent, proof of intent to leave the United States can be determined by analyzing the individual's pattern of behavior before he or she was judged mentally incompetent. Free state tax on line   If you qualify to exclude days of presence because of a medical condition, you must file a fully completed Form 8843 with the IRS. Free state tax on line See Form 8843 , later. Free state tax on line   You cannot exclude any days of presence in the United States under the following circumstances. Free state tax on line You were initially prevented from leaving, were then able to leave, but remained in the United States beyond a reasonable period for making arrangements to leave. Free state tax on line You returned to the United States for treatment of a medical condition that arose during a prior stay. Free state tax on line The condition existed before your arrival in the United States and you were aware of the condition. Free state tax on line It does not matter whether you needed treatment for the condition when you entered the United States. Free state tax on line Exempt individual. Free state tax on line   Do not count days for which you are an exempt individual. Free state tax on line The term “exempt individual” does not refer to someone exempt from U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line tax, but to anyone in the following categories. Free state tax on line An individual temporarily present in the United States as a foreign government-related individual under an “A” or “G” visa. Free state tax on line A teacher or trainee temporarily present in the United States under a “J” or “Q” visa, who substantially complies with the requirements of the visa. Free state tax on line A student temporarily present in the United States under an “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visa, who substantially complies with the requirements of the visa. Free state tax on line A professional athlete temporarily in the United States to compete in a charitable sports event. Free state tax on line   The specific rules for each of these four categories (including any rules on the length of time you will be an exempt individual) are discussed next. Free state tax on line Foreign government-related individuals. Free state tax on line   A foreign government-related individual is an individual (or a member of the individual's immediate family) who is temporarily present in the United States: As a full-time employee of an international organization, By reason of diplomatic status, or By reason of a visa (other than a visa that grants lawful permanent residence) that the Secretary of the Treasury determines represents full-time diplomatic or consular status. Free state tax on line Note. Free state tax on line You are considered temporarily present in the United States regardless of the actual amount of time you are present in the United States. Free state tax on line    An international organization is any public international organization that the President of the United States has designated by Executive Order as being entitled to the privileges, exemptions, and immunities provided for in the International Organizations Act. Free state tax on line An individual is a full-time employee if his or her work schedule meets the organization's standard full-time work schedule. Free state tax on line   An individual is considered to have full-time diplomatic or consular status if he or she: Has been accredited by a foreign government that is recognized by the United States, Intends to engage primarily in official activities for that foreign government while in the United States, and Has been recognized by the President, Secretary of State, or a consular officer as being entitled to that status. Free state tax on line Note. Free state tax on line If you are present in the United States under an “A” or “G” visa you are considered a foreign government-related individual (with full-time diplomatic or consular status). Free state tax on line None of your days count for purposes of the substantial presence test. Free state tax on line   Members of the immediate family include the individual's spouse and unmarried children (whether by blood or adoption) but only if the spouse's or unmarried children's visa statuses are derived from and dependent on the exempt individual's visa classification. Free state tax on line Unmarried children are included only if they: Are under 21 years of age, Reside regularly in the exempt individual's household, and Are not members of another household. Free state tax on line Teachers and trainees. Free state tax on line   A teacher or trainee is an individual, other than a student, who is temporarily in the United States under a “J” or “Q” visa and substantially complies with the requirements of that visa. Free state tax on line You are considered to have substantially complied with the visa requirements if you have not engaged in activities that are prohibited by U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line immigration laws and could result in the loss of your visa status. Free state tax on line   Also included are immediate family members of exempt teachers and trainees. Free state tax on line See the definition of immediate family, earlier, under Foreign government-related individuals . Free state tax on line   You will not be an exempt individual as a teacher or trainee in 2013 if you were exempt as a teacher, trainee, or student for any part of 2 of the 6 preceding calendar years. Free state tax on line However, you will be an exempt individual if all of the following conditions are met. Free state tax on line You were exempt as a teacher, trainee, or student for any part of 3 (or fewer) of the 6 preceding calendar years, A foreign employer paid all of your compensation during 2013, and A foreign employer paid all of your compensation during each of the preceding 6 years you were present in the United States as a teacher or trainee. Free state tax on line A foreign employer includes an office or place of business of an American entity in a foreign country or a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line possession. Free state tax on line   If you qualify to exclude days of presence as a teacher or trainee, you must file a fully completed Form 8843 with the IRS. Free state tax on line See Form 8843 , later. Free state tax on line Example. Free state tax on line Carla was temporarily in the United States during the year as a teacher on a “J” visa. Free state tax on line Her compensation for the year was paid by a foreign employer. Free state tax on line Carla was treated as an exempt teacher for the previous 2 years but her compensation was not paid by a foreign employer. Free state tax on line She will not be considered an exempt individual for the current year because she was exempt as a teacher for at least 2 of the past 6 years. Free state tax on line If her compensation for the past 2 years had been paid by a foreign employer, she would be an exempt individual for the current year. Free state tax on line Students. Free state tax on line   A student is any individual who is temporarily in the United States on an “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visa and who substantially complies with the requirements of that visa. Free state tax on line You are considered to have substantially complied with the visa requirements if you have not engaged in activities that are prohibited by U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line immigration laws and could result in the loss of your visa status. Free state tax on line   Also included are immediate family members of exempt students. Free state tax on line See the definition of immediate family, earlier, under Foreign government-related individuals . Free state tax on line   You will not be an exempt individual as a student in 2013 if you have been exempt as a teacher, trainee, or student for any part of more than 5 calendar years unless you meet both of the following requirements. Free state tax on line You establish that you do not intend to reside permanently in the United States. Free state tax on line You have substantially complied with the requirements of your visa. Free state tax on line The facts and circumstances to be considered in determining if you have demonstrated an intent to reside permanently in the United States include, but are not limited to, the following. Free state tax on line Whether you have maintained a closer connection to a foreign country (discussed later). Free state tax on line Whether you have taken affirmative steps to change your status from nonimmigrant to lawful permanent resident as discussed later under Closer Connection to a Foreign Country . Free state tax on line   If you qualify to exclude days of presence as a student, you must file a fully completed Form 8843 with the IRS. Free state tax on line See Form 8843 , later. Free state tax on line Professional athletes. Free state tax on line   A professional athlete who is temporarily in the United States to compete in a charitable sports event is an exempt individual. Free state tax on line A charitable sports event is one that meets the following conditions. Free state tax on line The main purpose is to benefit a qualified charitable organization. Free state tax on line The entire net proceeds go to charity. Free state tax on line Volunteers perform substantially all the work. Free state tax on line   In figuring the days of presence in the United States, you can exclude only the days on which you actually competed in a sports event. Free state tax on line You cannot exclude the days on which you were in the United States to practice for the event, to perform promotional or other activities related to the event, or to travel between events. Free state tax on line   If you qualify to exclude days of presence as a professional athlete, you must file a fully completed Form 8843 with the IRS. Free state tax on line See Form 8843 , next. Free state tax on line Form 8843. Free state tax on line   If you exclude days of presence in the United States because you fall into any of the following categories, you must file a fully completed Form 8843. Free state tax on line You were unable to leave the United States as planned because of a medical condition or problem. Free state tax on line You were temporarily in the United States as a teacher or trainee on a “J” or “Q” visa. Free state tax on line You were temporarily in the United States as a student on an “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visa. Free state tax on line You were a professional athlete competing in a charitable sports event. Free state tax on line Attach Form 8843 to your 2013 income tax return. Free state tax on line If you do not have to file a return, send Form 8843 to the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Austin, TX 73301-0215, by the due date for filing Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ. Free state tax on line The due date for filing is discussed in chapter 7. Free state tax on line If you do not timely file Form 8843, you cannot exclude the days you were present in the United States as a professional athlete or because of a medical condition that arose while you were in the United States. Free state tax on line This does not apply if you can show by clear and convincing evidence that you took reasonable actions to become aware of the filing requirements and significant steps to comply with those requirements. Free state tax on line Closer Connection to a Foreign Country Even if you meet the substantial presence test, you can be treated as a nonresident alien if you: Are present in the United States for less than 183 days during the year, Maintain a tax home in a foreign country during the year, and Have a closer connection during the year to one foreign country in which you have a tax home than to the United States (unless you have a closer connection to two foreign countries, discussed next). Free state tax on line Closer connection to two foreign countries. Free state tax on line   You can demonstrate that you have a closer connection to two foreign countries (but not more than two) if you meet all of the following conditions. Free state tax on line You maintained a tax home beginning on the first day of the year in one foreign country. Free state tax on line You changed your tax home during the year to a second foreign country. Free state tax on line You continued to maintain your tax home in the second foreign country for the rest of the year. Free state tax on line You had a closer connection to each foreign country than to the United States for the period during which you maintained a tax home in that foreign country. Free state tax on line You are subject to tax as a resident under the tax laws of either foreign country for the entire year or subject to tax as a resident in both foreign countries for the period during which you maintained a tax home in each foreign country. Free state tax on line Tax home. Free state tax on line   Your tax home is the general area of your main place of business, employment, or post of duty, regardless of where you maintain your family home. Free state tax on line Your tax home is the place where you permanently or indefinitely work as an employee or a self-employed individual. Free state tax on line If you do not have a regular or main place of business because of the nature of your work, then your tax home is the place where you regularly live. Free state tax on line If you do not fit either of these categories, you are considered an itinerant and your tax home is wherever you work. Free state tax on line   For determining whether you have a closer connection to a foreign country, your tax home must also be in existence for the entire current year, and must be located in the same foreign country to which you are claiming to have a closer connection. Free state tax on line Foreign country. Free state tax on line   In determining whether you have a closer connection to a foreign country, the term “foreign country” means: Any territory under the sovereignty of the United Nations or a government other than that of the United States, The territorial waters of the foreign country (determined under U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line law), The seabed and subsoil of those submarine areas which are adjacent to the territorial waters of the foreign country and over which the foreign country has exclusive rights under international law to explore and exploit natural resources, and Possessions and territories of the United States. Free state tax on line Establishing a closer connection. Free state tax on line   You will be considered to have a closer connection to a foreign country than the United States if you or the IRS establishes that you have maintained more significant contacts with the foreign country than with the United States. Free state tax on line In determining whether you have maintained more significant contacts with the foreign country than with the United States, the facts and circumstances to be considered include, but are not limited to, the following. Free state tax on line The country of residence you designate on forms and documents. Free state tax on line The types of official forms and documents you file, such as Form W-9, Form W-8BEN, or Form W-8ECI. Free state tax on line The location of: Your permanent home, Your family, Your personal belongings, such as cars, furniture, clothing, and jewelry, Your current social, political, cultural, professional, or religious affiliations, Your business activities (other than those that constitute your tax home), The jurisdiction in which you hold a driver's license, The jurisdiction in which you vote, and Charitable organizations to which you contribute. Free state tax on line It does not matter whether your permanent home is a house, an apartment, or a furnished room. Free state tax on line It also does not matter whether you rent or own it. Free state tax on line It is important, however, that your home be available at all times, continuously, and not solely for short stays. Free state tax on line When you cannot have a closer connection. Free state tax on line   You cannot claim you have a closer connection to a foreign country if either of the following applies: You personally applied, or took other steps during the year, to change your status to that of a permanent resident, or You had an application pending for adjustment of status during the current year. Free state tax on line Steps to change your status to that of a permanent resident include, but are not limited to, the filing of the following forms. Free state tax on line Form I-508, Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, on your behalf Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, on your behalf Form ETA-750, Application for Alien Employment Certification, on your behalf Form DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Form 8840. Free state tax on line   You must attach a fully completed Form 8840 to your income tax return to claim you have a closer connection to a foreign country or countries. Free state tax on line   If you do not have to file a return, send the form to the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Austin, TX 73301-0215, by the due date for filing Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ. Free state tax on line The due date for filing is discussed later in chapter 7. Free state tax on line   If you do not timely file Form 8840, you cannot claim a closer connection to a foreign country or countries. Free state tax on line This does not apply if you can show by clear and convincing evidence that you took reasonable actions to become aware of the filing requirements and significant steps to comply with those requirements. Free state tax on line Effect of Tax Treaties The rules given here to determine if you are a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident do not override tax treaty definitions of residency. Free state tax on line If you are a dual-resident taxpayer, you can still claim the benefits under an income tax treaty. Free state tax on line A dual-resident taxpayer is one who is a resident of both the United States and another country under each country's tax laws. Free state tax on line The income tax treaty between the two countries must contain a provision that provides for resolution of conflicting claims of residence (tie-breaker rule). Free state tax on line If you are treated as a resident of a foreign country under a tax treaty, you are treated as a nonresident alien in figuring your U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line income tax. Free state tax on line For purposes other than figuring your tax, you will be treated as a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident. Free state tax on line For example, the rules discussed here do not affect your residency time periods as discussed later under Dual-Status Aliens . Free state tax on line Information to be reported. Free state tax on line   If you are a dual-resident taxpayer and you claim treaty benefits, you must file a return by the due date (including extensions) using Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, and compute your tax as a nonresident alien. Free state tax on line You must also attach a fully completed Form 8833 if you determine your residency under a tax treaty and receive payments or income items totaling more than $100,000. Free state tax on line You may also have to attach Form 8938 (discussed in chapter 7). Free state tax on line See Reporting Treaty Benefits Claimed in chapter 9 for more information on reporting treaty benefits. Free state tax on line Dual-Status Aliens You can be both a nonresident alien and a resident alien during the same tax year. Free state tax on line This usually occurs in the year you arrive in or depart from the United States. Free state tax on line Aliens who have dual status should see chapter 6 for information on filing a return for a dual-status tax year. Free state tax on line First Year of Residency If you are a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for the calendar year, but you were not a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident at any time during the preceding calendar year, you are a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident only for the part of the calendar year that begins on the residency starting date. Free state tax on line You are a nonresident alien for the part of the year before that date. Free state tax on line Residency starting date under substantial presence test. Free state tax on line   If you meet the substantial presence test for a calendar year, your residency starting date is generally the first day you are present in the United States during that calendar year. Free state tax on line However, you do not have to count up to 10 days of actual presence in the United States if on those days you establish that: You had a closer connection to a foreign country than to the United States, and Your tax home was in that foreign country. Free state tax on line See Closer Connection to a Foreign Country , earlier. Free state tax on line   In determining whether you can exclude up to 10 days, the following rules apply. Free state tax on line You can exclude days from more than one period of presence as long as the total days in all periods are not more than 10. Free state tax on line You cannot exclude any days in a period of consecutive days of presence if all the days in that period cannot be excluded. Free state tax on line Although you can exclude up to 10 days of presence in determining your residency starting date, you must include those days when determining whether you meet the substantial presence test. Free state tax on line Example. Free state tax on line Ivan Ivanovich is a citizen of Russia. Free state tax on line He came to the United States for the first time on January 6, 2013, to attend a business meeting and returned to Russia on January 10, 2013. Free state tax on line His tax home remained in Russia. Free state tax on line On March 1, 2013, he moved to the United States and resided here for the rest of the year. Free state tax on line Ivan is able to establish a closer connection to Russia for the period January 6–10. Free state tax on line Thus, his residency starting date is March 1. Free state tax on line Statement required to exclude up to 10 days of presence. Free state tax on line   You must file a statement with the IRS if you are excluding up to 10 days of presence in the United States for purposes of your residency starting date. Free state tax on line You must sign and date this statement and include a declaration that it is made under penalties of perjury. Free state tax on line The statement must contain the following information (as applicable). Free state tax on line Your name, address, U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line taxpayer identification number (if any), and U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line visa number (if any). Free state tax on line Your passport number and the name of the country that issued your passport. Free state tax on line The tax year for which the statement applies. Free state tax on line The first day that you were present in the United States during the year. Free state tax on line The dates of the days you are excluding in figuring your first day of residency. Free state tax on line Sufficient facts to establish that you have maintained your tax home in and a closer connection to a foreign country during the period you are excluding. Free state tax on line   Attach the required statement to your income tax return. Free state tax on line If you are not required to file a return, send the statement to the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Austin, TX 73301-0215, on or before the due date for filing Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ. Free state tax on line The due date for filing is discussed in chapter 7. Free state tax on line   If you do not file the required statement as explained above, you cannot claim that you have a closer connection to a foreign country or countries. Free state tax on line Therefore, your first day of residency will be the first day you are present in the United States. Free state tax on line This does not apply if you can show by clear and convincing evidence that you took reasonable actions to become aware of the requirements for filing the statement and significant steps to comply with those requirements. Free state tax on line Residency starting date under green card test. Free state tax on line   If you meet the green card test at any time during a calendar year, but do not meet the substantial presence test for that year, your residency starting date is the first day in the calendar year on which you are present in the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Free state tax on line   If you meet both the substantial presence test and the green card test, your residency starting date is the earlier of the first day during the year you are present in the United States under the substantial presence test or as a lawful permanent resident. Free state tax on line Residency during the preceding year. Free state tax on line   If you were a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident during any part of the preceding calendar year and you are a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for any part of the current year, you will be considered a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident at the beginning of the current year. Free state tax on line This applies whether you are a resident under the substantial presence test or green card test. Free state tax on line Example. Free state tax on line Robert Bach is a citizen of Switzerland. Free state tax on line He came to the United States as a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for the first time on May 1, 2012, and remained until November 5, 2012, when he returned to Switzerland. Free state tax on line Robert came back to the United States on March 5, 2013, as a lawful permanent resident and still resides here. Free state tax on line In calendar year 2013, Robert's U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line residency is deemed to begin on January 1, 2013, because he qualified as a resident in calendar year 2012. Free state tax on line First-Year Choice If you do not meet either the green card test or the substantial presence test for 2012 or 2013 and you did not choose to be treated as a resident for part of 2012, but you meet the substantial presence test for 2014, you can choose to be treated as a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for part of 2013. Free state tax on line To make this choice, you must: Be present in the United States for at least 31 days in a row in 2013, and Be present in the United States for at least 75% of the number of days beginning with the first day of the 31-day period and ending with the last day of 2013. Free state tax on line For purposes of this 75% requirement, you can treat up to 5 days of absence from the United States as days of presence in the United States. Free state tax on line When counting the days of presence in (1) and (2) above, do not count the days you were in the United States under any of the exceptions discussed earlier under Days of Presence in the United States. Free state tax on line If you make the first-year choice, your residency starting date for 2013 is the first day of the earliest 31-day period (described in (1) above) that you use to qualify for the choice. Free state tax on line You are treated as a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for the rest of the year. Free state tax on line If you are present for more than one 31-day period and you satisfy condition (2) above for each of those periods, your residency starting date is the first day of the first 31-day period. Free state tax on line If you are present for more than one 31-day period but you satisfy condition (2) above only for a later 31-day period, your residency starting date is the first day of the later 31-day period. Free state tax on line Note. Free state tax on line You do not have to be married to make this choice. Free state tax on line Example 1. Free state tax on line Juan DaSilva is a citizen of the Philippines. Free state tax on line He came to the United States for the first time on November 1, 2013, and was here on 31 consecutive days (from November 1 through December 1, 2013). Free state tax on line Juan returned to the Philippines on December 1 and came back to the United States on December 17, 2013. Free state tax on line He stayed in the United States for the rest of the year. Free state tax on line During 2014, Juan was a resident of the United States under the substantial presence test. Free state tax on line Juan can make the first-year choice for 2013 because he was in the United States in 2013 for a period of 31 days in a row (November 1 through December 1) and for at least 75% of the days following (and including) the first day of his 31-day period (46 total days of presence in the United States divided by 61 days in the period from November 1 through December 31 equals 75. Free state tax on line 4%). Free state tax on line If Juan makes the first-year choice, his residency starting date will be November 1, 2013. Free state tax on line Example 2. Free state tax on line The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that Juan was also absent from the United States on December 24, 25, 29, 30, and 31. Free state tax on line He can make the first-year choice for 2013 because up to 5 days of absence are considered days of presence for purposes of the 75% requirement. Free state tax on line Statement required to make the first-year choice for 2013. Free state tax on line   You must attach a statement to Form 1040 to make the first-year choice for 2013. Free state tax on line The statement must contain your name and address and specify the following. Free state tax on line That you are making the first-year choice for 2013. Free state tax on line That you were not a resident in 2012. Free state tax on line That you are a resident under the substantial presence test in 2014. Free state tax on line The number of days of presence in the United States during 2014. Free state tax on line The date or dates of your 31-day period of presence and the period of continuous presence in the United States during 2013. Free state tax on line The date or dates of absence from the United States during 2013 that you are treating as days of presence. Free state tax on line You cannot file Form 1040 or the statement until you meet the substantial presence test for 2014. Free state tax on line If you have not met the test for 2014 as of April 15, 2014, you can request an extension of time for filing your 2013 Form 1040 until a reasonable period after you have met that test. Free state tax on line To request an extension to file until October 15, 2014, use Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line Individual Income Tax Return. Free state tax on line You can file the paper form or use one of the electronic filing options explained in the Form 4868 instructions. Free state tax on line You should pay with this extension the amount of tax you expect to owe for 2013 figured as if you were a nonresident alien the entire year. Free state tax on line You can use Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ to figure the tax. Free state tax on line Enter the tax on Form 4868. Free state tax on line If you do not pay the tax due, you will be charged interest on any tax not paid by the regular due date of your return, and you may be charged a penalty on the late payment. Free state tax on line   Once you make the first-year choice, you may not revoke it without the approval of the Internal Revenue Service. Free state tax on line   If you do not follow the procedures discussed here for making the first-year choice, you will be treated as a nonresident alien for all of 2013. Free state tax on line However, this does not apply if you can show by clear and convincing evidence that you took reasonable actions to become aware of the filing procedures and significant steps to comply with the procedures. Free state tax on line Choosing Resident Alien Status If you are a dual-status alien, you can choose to be treated as a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for the entire year if all of the following apply. Free state tax on line You were a nonresident alien at the beginning of the year. Free state tax on line You are a resident alien or U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line citizen at the end of the year. Free state tax on line You are married to a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line citizen or resident alien at the end of the year. Free state tax on line Your spouse joins you in making the choice. Free state tax on line This includes situations in which both you and your spouse were nonresident aliens at the beginning of the tax year and both of you are resident aliens at the end of the tax year. Free state tax on line Note. Free state tax on line If you are single at the end of the year, you cannot make this choice. Free state tax on line If you make this choice, the following rules apply. Free state tax on line You and your spouse are treated as U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line residents for the entire year for income tax purposes. Free state tax on line You and your spouse are taxed on worldwide income. Free state tax on line You and your spouse must file a joint return for the year of the choice. Free state tax on line Neither you nor your spouse can make this choice for any later tax year, even if you are separated, divorced, or remarried. Free state tax on line The special instructions and restrictions for dual-status taxpayers in chapter 6 do not apply to you. Free state tax on line Note. Free state tax on line A similar choice is available if, at the end of the tax year, one spouse is a nonresident alien and the other spouse is a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line citizen or resident. Free state tax on line See Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident , later. Free state tax on line If you previously made that choice and it is still in effect, you do not need to make the choice explained here. Free state tax on line Making the choice. Free state tax on line   You should attach a statement signed by both spouses to your joint return for the year of the choice. Free state tax on line The statement must contain the following information. Free state tax on line A declaration that you both qualify to make the choice and that you choose to be treated as U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line residents for the entire tax year. Free state tax on line The name, address, and taxpayer identification number (SSN or ITIN) of each spouse. Free state tax on line (If one spouse died, include the name and address of the person who makes the choice for the deceased spouse. Free state tax on line )   You generally make this choice when you file your joint return. Free state tax on line However, you also can make the choice by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line Individual Income Tax Return. Free state tax on line Attach Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040EZ and print “Amended” across the top of the corrected return. Free state tax on line If you make the choice with an amended return, you and your spouse must also amend any returns that you may have filed after the year for which you made the choice. Free state tax on line   You generally must file the amended joint return within 3 years from the date you filed your original U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line income tax return or 2 years from the date you paid your income tax for that year, whichever is later. Free state tax on line Last Year of Residency If you were a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident in 2013 but are not a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident during any part of 2014, you cease to be a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident on your residency termination date. Free state tax on line Your residency termination date is December 31, 2013, unless you qualify for an earlier date as discussed next. Free state tax on line Earlier residency termination date. Free state tax on line   You may qualify for a residency termination date that is earlier than December 31. Free state tax on line This date is: The last day in 2013 that you are physically present in the United States, if you met the substantial presence test, The first day in 2013 that you are no longer a lawful permanent resident of the United States, if you met the green card test, or The later of (1) or (2), if you met both tests. Free state tax on line You can use this date only if, for the remainder of 2013, your tax home was in a foreign country and you had a closer connection to that foreign country. Free state tax on line See Closer Connection to a Foreign Country , earlier. Free state tax on line    A long-term resident who ceases to be a lawful permanent resident may be subject to special reporting requirements and tax provisions. Free state tax on line See Expatriation Tax in chapter 4. Free state tax on line Termination of residency. Free state tax on line   For information on your residency termination date, see Former long-term resident under Expatriation After June 16, 2008, in chapter 4. Free state tax on line De minimis presence. Free state tax on line   If you are a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident because of the substantial presence test and you qualify to use the earlier residency termination date, you can exclude up to 10 days of actual presence in the United States in determining your residency termination date. Free state tax on line In determining whether you can exclude up to 10 days, the following rules apply. Free state tax on line You can exclude days from more than one period of presence as long as the total days in all periods are not more than 10. Free state tax on line You cannot exclude any days in a period of consecutive days of presence if all the days in that period cannot be excluded. Free state tax on line Although you can exclude up to 10 days of presence in determining your residency termination date, you must include those days when determining whether you meet the substantial presence test. Free state tax on line Example. Free state tax on line Lola Bovary is a citizen of Malta. Free state tax on line She came to the United States for the first time on March 1, 2013, and resided here until August 25, 2013. Free state tax on line On December 12, 2013, Lola came to the United States for vacation and stayed here until December 16, 2013, when she returned to Malta. Free state tax on line She is able to establish a closer connection to Malta for the period December 12–16. Free state tax on line Lola is not a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident for tax purposes during 2014 and can establish a closer connection to Malta for the rest of calendar year 2013. Free state tax on line Lola is a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident under the substantial presence test for 2013 because she was present in the United States for 183 days (178 days for the period March 1 to August 25 plus 5 days in December). Free state tax on line Lola's residency termination date is August 25, 2013. Free state tax on line Residency during the next year. Free state tax on line   If you are a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident during any part of 2014 and you are a resident during any part of 2013, you will be treated as a resident through the end of 2013. Free state tax on line This applies whether you have a closer connection to a foreign country than the United States during 2013, and whether you are a resident under the substantial presence test or green card test. Free state tax on line Statement required to establish your residency termination date. Free state tax on line   You must file a statement with the IRS to establish your residency termination date. Free state tax on line You must sign and date this statement and include a declaration that it is made under penalties of perjury. Free state tax on line The statement must contain the following information (as applicable). Free state tax on line Your name, address, U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line taxpayer identification number (if any), and U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line visa number (if any). Free state tax on line Your passport number and the name of the country that issued your passport. Free state tax on line The tax year for which the statement applies. Free state tax on line The last day that you were present in the United States during the year. Free state tax on line Sufficient facts to establish that you have maintained your tax home in, and that you have a closer connection to, a foreign country following your last day of presence in the United States during the year or following the abandonment or rescission of your status as a lawful permanent resident during the year. Free state tax on line The date that your status as a lawful permanent resident was abandoned or rescinded. Free state tax on line Sufficient facts (including copies of relevant documents) to establish that your status as a lawful permanent resident has been abandoned or rescinded. Free state tax on line If you can exclude days under the de minimis presence rule, discussed earlier, include the dates of the days you are excluding and sufficient facts to establish that you have maintained your tax home in and that you have a closer connection to a foreign country during the period you are excluding. Free state tax on line   Attach the required statement to your income tax return. Free state tax on line If you are not required to file a return, send the statement to the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Austin, TX 73301-0215, on or before the due date for filing Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ. Free state tax on line The due date for filing is discussed in chapter 7. Free state tax on line   If you do not file the required statement as explained above, you cannot claim that you have a closer connection to a foreign country or countries. Free state tax on line This does not apply if you can show by clear and convincing evidence that you took reasonable actions to become aware of the requirements for filing the statement and significant steps to comply with those requirements. Free state tax on line Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident If, at the end of your tax year, you are married and one spouse is a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line citizen or a resident alien and the other spouse is a nonresident alien, you can choose to treat the nonresident spouse as a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident. Free state tax on line This includes situations in which one spouse is a nonresident alien at the beginning of the tax year, but a resident alien at the end of the year, and the other spouse is a nonresident alien at the end of the year. Free state tax on line If you make this choice, you and your spouse are treated for income tax purposes as residents for your entire tax year. Free state tax on line Neither you nor your spouse can claim under any tax treaty not to be a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line resident. Free state tax on line You are both taxed on worldwide income. Free state tax on line You must file a joint income tax return for the year you make the choice, but you and your spouse can file joint or separate returns in later years. Free state tax on line If you file a joint return under this provision, the special instructions and restrictions for dual-status taxpayers in chapter 6 do not apply to you. Free state tax on line Example. Free state tax on line Bob and Sharon Williams are married and both are nonresident aliens at the beginning of the year. Free state tax on line In June, Bob became a resident alien and remained a resident for the rest of the year. Free state tax on line Bob and Sharon both choose to be treated as resident aliens by attaching a statement to their joint return. Free state tax on line Bob and Sharon must file a joint return for the year they make the choice, but they can file either joint or separate returns for later years. Free state tax on line How To Make the Choice Attach a statement, signed by both spouses, to your joint return for the first tax year for which the choice applies. Free state tax on line It should contain the following information. Free state tax on line A declaration that one spouse was a nonresident alien and the other spouse a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line citizen or resident alien on the last day of your tax year, and that you choose to be treated as U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line residents for the entire tax year. Free state tax on line The name, address, and identification number of each spouse. Free state tax on line (If one spouse died, include the name and address of the person making the choice for the deceased spouse. Free state tax on line ) Amended return. Free state tax on line   You generally make this choice when you file your joint return. Free state tax on line However, you can also make the choice by filing a joint amended return on Form 1040X. Free state tax on line Attach Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040EZ and print “Amended” across the top of the corrected return. Free state tax on line If you make the choice with an amended return, you and your spouse must also amend any returns that you may have filed after the year for which you made the choice. Free state tax on line   You generally must file the amended joint return within 3 years from the date you filed your original U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line income tax return or 2 years from the date you paid your income tax for that year, whichever is later. Free state tax on line Suspending the Choice The choice to be treated as a resident alien is suspended for any tax year (after the tax year you made the choice) if neither spouse is a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line citizen or resident alien at any time during the tax year. Free state tax on line This means each spouse must file a separate return as a nonresident alien for that year if either meets the filing requirements for nonresident aliens discussed in chapter 7. Free state tax on line Example. Free state tax on line Dick Brown was a resident alien on December 31, 2010, and married to Judy, a nonresident alien. Free state tax on line They chose to treat Judy as a resident alien and filed joint 2010 and 2011 income tax returns. Free state tax on line On January 10, 2012, Dick became a nonresident alien. Free state tax on line Judy had remained a nonresident alien throughout the period. Free state tax on line Dick and Judy could have filed joint or separate returns for 2012 because Dick was a resident alien for part of that year. Free state tax on line However, because neither Dick nor Judy is a resident alien at any time during 2013, their choice is suspended for that year. Free state tax on line If either meets the filing requirements for nonresident aliens discussed in chapter 7, they must file separate returns as nonresident aliens for 2013. Free state tax on line If Dick becomes a resident alien again in 2014, their choice is no longer suspended. Free state tax on line Ending the Choice Once made, the choice to be treated as a resident applies to all later years unless suspended (as explained earlier under Suspending the Choice ) or ended in one of the following ways. Free state tax on line If the choice is ended in one of the following ways, neither spouse can make this choice in any later tax year. Free state tax on line Revocation. Free state tax on line Either spouse can revoke the choice for any tax year, provided he or she makes the revocation by the due date for filing the tax return for that tax year. Free state tax on line The spouse who revokes the choice must attach a signed statement declaring that the choice is being revoked. Free state tax on line The statement must include the name, address, and identification number of each spouse. Free state tax on line (If one spouse dies, include the name and address of the person who is revoking the choice for the deceased spouse. Free state tax on line ) The statement also must include a list of any states, foreign countries, and possessions that have community property laws in which either spouse is domiciled or where real property is located from which either spouse receives income. Free state tax on line File the statement as follows. Free state tax on line If the spouse revoking the choice must file a return, attach the statement to the return for the first year the revocation applies. Free state tax on line If the spouse revoking the choice does not have to file a return, but does file a return (for example, to obtain a refund), attach the statement to the return. Free state tax on line If the spouse revoking the choice does not have to file a return and does not file a claim for refund, send the statement to the Internal Revenue Service Center where you filed the last joint return. Free state tax on line Death. Free state tax on line The death of either spouse ends the choice, beginning with the first tax year following the year the spouse died. Free state tax on line However, if the surviving spouse is a U. Free state tax on line S. Free state tax on line citizen or resident and is entitled to the joint tax rates as a surviving spouse, the choice will not end until the close of the last year for which these joint rates may be used. Free state tax on line If both spouses die in the same tax year, the choice ends on the first day after the close of the tax year in which the spouses died. Free state tax on line Legal separation. Free state tax on line A legal separation under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance ends the choice as of the beginning of the tax year in which the legal separation occurs. Free state tax on line Inadequate records. Free state tax on line The Internal Revenue Service can end the choice for any tax year that either spouse has failed to keep adequate books, records, and other information necessary to determine the correct income tax liability, or to provide adequate access to those records. Free state tax on line Aliens From American Samoa or Puerto Rico If you are a nonresident alien in the United States and a bona fide resident of American Samoa or Puerto Rico during the entire tax year, you are taxed, with certain exceptions, according to the rules for resident aliens of the United States. Free state tax on line For more information, see Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa or Puerto Rico in chapter 5. Free state tax on line If you are a nonresident alien from American Samoa or Puerto Rico who does not qualify as a bona fide resident of American Samoa or Puerto Rico for the entire tax year, you are taxed as a nonresident alien. Free state tax on line Resident aliens who formerly were bona fide residents of American Samoa or Puerto Rico are taxed according to the rules for resident aliens. Free state tax on line Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Appeals is the place for you if ALL of the following apply:  

  • You received a letter from the IRS explaining your right to appeal the IRS’s decision.
  • You do not agree with the IRS’s decision.
  • You are not signing an agreement form sent to you.

If all of the above are true, then you may be ready to request an Appeals conference or hearing.

Appeals is not for you if ANY of the following apply:

  • The correspondence you received from the IRS was a bill and there was no mention of Appeals.
  • You did not provide all information to support your position to the examiner during the audit.
  • Your only concern is that you cannot afford to pay the amount you owe.

If you cannot identify the requirements or if you do not meet the conditions for having your case enter the Appeals process as explained above, contact the IRS employee you have been working with or call Taxpayer Service for assistance at 1-800-829-1040.

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Free state tax on line 12. Free state tax on line   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. Free state tax on line Free help with your tax return. Free state tax on line   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Free state tax on line The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Free state tax on line The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Free state tax on line 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. Free state tax on line In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Free state tax on line To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Free state tax on line gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Free state tax on line   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Free state tax on line To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Free state tax on line aarp. Free state tax on line org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Free state tax on line For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Free state tax on line gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Free state tax on line Internet. Free state tax on line    IRS. Free state tax on line gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Free state tax on line Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Free state tax on line 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. Free state tax on line Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Free state tax on line gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Free state tax on line The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 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