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H&r block online 3. H&r block online   Credit for Withholding and Estimated Tax for 2013 Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: WithholdingForm W-2 Form W-2G The 1099 Series Form Not Correct Form Received After Filing Separate Returns Fiscal Years (FY) Estimated TaxSeparate Returns Divorced Taxpayers Excess Social Security or Railroad Retirement Tax WithholdingJoint returns. H&r block online Worksheet for Nonrailroad Employees Worksheets for Railroad Employees Introduction When you file your 2013 income tax return, take credit for all the income tax and excess social security or railroad retirement tax withheld from your salary, wages, pensions, etc. H&r block online Also take credit for the estimated tax you paid for 2013. H&r block online These credits are subtracted from your total tax. H&r block online Because these credits are refundable, you should file a return and claim these credits, even if you do not owe tax. H&r block online If the total of your withholding and your estimated tax payments for any payment period is less than the amount you needed to pay by the due date for that period, you may be charged a penalty, even if the total of these credits is more than your tax for the year. H&r block online Topics - This chapter discusses: How to take credit for withholding, How to take credit for estimated taxes you paid, and How to take credit for excess social security, Medicare, or railroad retirement tax withholding. H&r block online Withholding If you had income tax withheld during 2013, you generally should be sent a statement by January 31, 2014, showing your income and the tax withheld. H&r block online Depending on the source of your income, you will receive: Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, Form W-2G, Certain Gambling Winnings, or A form in the 1099 series. H&r block online Form W-2 Your employer is required to provide or send Form W-2 to you no later than January 31, 2014. H&r block online You should receive a separate Form W-2 from each employer you worked for. H&r block online If you stopped working before the end of 2013, your employer could have given you your Form W-2 at any time after you stopped working. H&r block online However, your employer must provide or send it to you by January 31, 2014. H&r block online If you ask for the form, your employer must send it to you within 30 days after receiving your written request or within 30 days after your final wage payment, whichever is later. H&r block online If you have not received your Form W-2 by January 31, contact your employer or payer to request a copy. H&r block online If you still do not get the form by February 15, the IRS can help you by requesting the form from your employer. H&r block online The phone number for the IRS is listed in chapter 5. H&r block online You will be asked for the following information. H&r block online Your name, address, city and state, zip code, and social security number. H&r block online Your employer's name, address, city, state, zip code, and the employer's identification number (if known). H&r block online An estimate of the wages you earned, the federal income tax withheld, and the period you worked for that employer. H&r block online The estimate should be based on year-to-date information from your final pay stub or leave-and-earnings statement, if possible. H&r block online Form W-2 shows your total pay and other compensation and the income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax that was withheld during the year. H&r block online Total the federal income tax withheld (shown in box 2 of all Forms W-2 received) and enter that amount on the appropriate line of your tax return. H&r block online In addition, Form W-2 is used to report any taxable sick pay you received and any income tax withheld from your sick pay. H&r block online Your sick pay may be combined with other wages in one Form W-2 or you may receive a separate Form W-2 for sick pay. H&r block online If you file a paper tax return, attach Copy B of Form W-2 to your return. H&r block online Form W-2G If you had gambling winnings in 2013, the payer may have withheld income tax. H&r block online If tax was withheld, the payer will give you a Form W-2G showing the amount you won and the amount of tax withheld. H&r block online Report the amounts you won on line 21 of Form 1040. H&r block online Take credit for the tax withheld on line 62 of Form 1040. H&r block online If you had gambling winnings, you must use Form 1040; you cannot use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. H&r block online Gambling losses can be deducted on Schedule A (Form 1040) as a miscellaneous itemized deduction. H&r block online However, you cannot deduct more than the gambling winnings you report on Form 1040. H&r block online File Form W-2G with your income tax return only if it shows any federal income tax withheld in box 2. H&r block online The 1099 Series Most forms in the 1099 series are not filed with your return. H&r block online In general, these forms should be furnished to you by January 31, 2014. H&r block online Unless instructed to file any of these forms with your return, keep them for your records. H&r block online There are several different forms in this series, including: Form 1099-B, Proceeds From Broker and Barter Exchange Transactions; Form 1099-C, Cancellation of Debt; Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions; Form 1099-G, Certain Government Payments; Form 1099-INT, Interest Income; Form 1099-K, Payment Card and Third-Party Network Transactions; Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income; Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount; Form 1099-PATR, Taxable Distributions Received From Cooperatives; Form 1099-Q, Payments From Qualified Education Programs (Under Sections 529 and 530); Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. H&r block online ; Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement; and Form RRB-1099, Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board. H&r block online If you received the types of income reported on some forms in the 1099 series, you may not be able to use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. H&r block online See the instructions to these forms for details. H&r block online Reporting your withholding. H&r block online   Report on your tax return all federal income tax withholding shown on your Form 1099, Form SSA-1099, and/or Form RRB-1099. H&r block online Include the amount withheld in the total on line 62 of Form 1040, line 36 of Form 1040A, or line 7 of Form 1040EZ. H&r block online Form 1099-R. H&r block online   Attach Form 1099-R to your paper return if federal income tax withholding is shown in box 4. H&r block online Do not attach any other Form 1099. H&r block online Form Not Correct If you receive a form with incorrect information, you should ask the payer for a corrected form. H&r block online Call the telephone number or write to the address given for the payer on the form. H&r block online The corrected Form W-2G or Form 1099 you receive will have an “X” in the “CORRECTED” box at the top of the form. H&r block online A special form, Form W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, is used to correct a Form W-2. H&r block online In certain situations, you will receive two forms in place of the original incorrect form. H&r block online This will happen when your taxpayer identification number is wrong or missing, your name and address are wrong, or you received the wrong type of form (for example, a Form 1099-DIV instead of a Form 1099-INT). H&r block online One new form you receive will be the same incorrect form or have the same incorrect information, but all money amounts will be zero. H&r block online This form will have an “X” in the “CORRECTED” box at the top of the form. H&r block online The second new form should have all the correct information, prepared as though it is the original (the “CORRECTED” box will not be checked). H&r block online Form Received After Filing If you file your return and you later receive a form for income that you did not include on your return, report the income and take credit for any income tax withheld by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. H&r block online S. H&r block online Individual Income Tax Return. H&r block online Separate Returns If you are married but file a separate return, you can take credit only for the tax withheld from your own income. H&r block online Do not include any amount withheld from your spouse's income. H&r block online However, different rules may apply if you live in a community property state. H&r block online Community property states. H&r block online   The following are community property states. H&r block online Arizona. H&r block online California. H&r block online Idaho. H&r block online Louisiana. H&r block online Nevada. H&r block online New Mexico. H&r block online Texas. H&r block online Washington. H&r block online Wisconsin. H&r block online Generally, if you live in a community property state and file a separate return, you and your spouse each must report half of all community income in addition to your own separate income. H&r block online If you are required to report half of all community income, you are entitled to take credit for half of all taxes withheld on the community income. H&r block online If you were divorced during the year, each of you generally must report half the community income and can take credit for half the withholding on that community income for the period before the divorce. H&r block online   For more information on these rules, and some exceptions, see Publication 555, Community Property. H&r block online Fiscal Years (FY) If you file your tax return on the basis of a fiscal year (a 12-month period ending on the last day of any month except December), you must follow special rules, described below, to determine your credit for federal income tax withholding. H&r block online Fiscal year withholding. H&r block online    You can claim credit on your tax return only for the tax withheld during the calendar year (CY) ending within your fiscal year. H&r block online You cannot claim credit for any of the tax withheld during the calendar year beginning in your fiscal year. H&r block online You will be able to claim credit for that withholding on your return for your next fiscal year. H&r block online   The Form W-2 or 1099 you receive for the calendar year that ends during your fiscal year will show the tax withheld and the income you received during that calendar year. H&r block online   Although you take credit for all the withheld tax shown on the form, report only the part of the income shown on the form that you received during your fiscal year. H&r block online Add to that the income you received during the rest of your fiscal year. H&r block online Example. H&r block online Miles Hanson files his return for a fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. H&r block online In January 2013, he received a Form W-2 that showed that his wages for 2012 were $31,200 and that his income tax withheld was $3,380. H&r block online His records show that he had received $15,000 of the wages by June 30, 2012, and $16,200 from July 1 through December 31, 2012. H&r block online See Table 3-1 . H&r block online On his return for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, Miles will report the $16,200 he was paid in July through December of 2012, plus the $18,850 he was paid during the rest of the fiscal year, January 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013. H&r block online However, he takes credit for all $3,380 that was withheld during 2012. H&r block online On his return for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, he reported the $15,000 he was paid in January through June 2012, but took no credit for the tax withheld during that time. H&r block online On his return for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, he will take the credit for any tax withheld during 2013 but not for any tax withheld during 2014. H&r block online Table 3-1. H&r block online Example for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2013—Miles Hanson Date Form W-2 Miles' records Tax return for FY ending 6/30/20121 Tax return for FY ending 6/30/2013 Wages With- holding Wages With- holding Wages With- holding Wages With- holding CY 20122 $31,200 $3,380             1/1/2012 –  6/30/2012     $15,000 $1,600 $15,000       7/1/2012 –  12/31/2012     $16,200 $1,780     $16,200 $3,380 CY 2013 $37,700 $4,316 3             1/1/2013 –  6/30/2013     $18,850 $2,158     $18,850   7/1/2013 –  12/31/2013     $18,850 4 $2,158         1Miles' tax return for FY ending 6/30/2012 also included his wages for 7/1–12/31/2011 and the withholding shown on his 2011 Form W-2. H&r block online  2Calendar year (January 1 – December 31). H&r block online   3Withholding shown on 2013 Form W-2 ($4,316) will be included in Miles' tax return for FY ending 6/30/2014, the fiscal year in which calendar year 2013 ends. H&r block online   4Wages for 7/1–12/31/2013 ($18,850) will be included in Miles' tax return for FY ending 6/30/2014, the fiscal year in which the wages were received. H&r block online Backup withholding. H&r block online   If income tax has been withheld under the backup withholding rule, take credit for it on your tax return for the fiscal year in which you received the income. H&r block online Example. H&r block online Emily Smith's records show that she received income in November 2013 and February 2014 from which there was backup withholding ($100 and $50, respectively). H&r block online Emily takes credit for the entire $150 of backup withholding on her tax return for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. H&r block online Estimated Tax Take credit for all your estimated tax payments for 2013 on line 63 of Form 1040 or line 37 of Form 1040A. H&r block online Include any overpayment from 2012 that you had credited to your 2013 estimated tax. H&r block online You must use Form 1040 or Form 1040A if you paid estimated tax. H&r block online You cannot file Form 1040EZ. H&r block online If you were a beneficiary of an estate or trust, you should receive a Schedule K-1 (Form 1041), Beneficiary's Share of Income, Deductions, Credits, etc. H&r block online , from the fiduciary. H&r block online If you have estimated taxes credited to you from the estate or trust (from Schedule K-1 (Form 1041)), you must report the estimated taxes on Schedule E (Form 1040). H&r block online On the dotted line next to the entry space for line 37 of Schedule E (Form 1040), enter “ES payment claimed” and the amount. H&r block online However, do not include this amount in the total on line 37. H&r block online Instead, enter the amount on Form 1040, line 63. H&r block online This estimated tax payment for 2013 is treated as being made by you on January 15, 2014. H&r block online Name changed. H&r block online   If you changed your name, and you made estimated tax payments using your former name, attach a statement to the front of your paper tax return indicating: When you made the payments, The amount of each payment, Your name when you made the payments, and The social security number under which you made the payments. H&r block online  The statement should cover payments you made jointly with your spouse as well as any you made separately. H&r block online   Be sure to report the change to your local Social Security Administration office before filing your 2014 tax return. H&r block online This prevents delays in processing your return and issuing refunds. H&r block online It also safeguards your future social security benefits. H&r block online For more information, call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. H&r block online Separate Returns If you and your spouse made separate estimated tax payments for 2013 and you file separate returns, you can take credit only for your own payments. H&r block online If you made joint estimated tax payments, you must decide how to divide the payments between your returns. H&r block online One of you can claim all of the estimated tax paid and the other none, or you can divide it in any other way you agree on. H&r block online If you cannot agree, you must divide the payments in proportion to each spouse's individual tax as shown on your separate returns for 2013. H&r block online Example. H&r block online James and Evelyn Brown made joint estimated tax payments for 2013 totaling $3,000. H&r block online They file separate 2013 Forms 1040. H&r block online James' tax is $4,000 and Evelyn's is $1,000. H&r block online If they do not agree on how to divide the $3,000, they must divide it proportionately between their returns. H&r block online Because James' tax ($4,000) is 80% of the total tax ($5,000), his share of the estimated tax is $2,400 (80% of $3,000). H&r block online The balance, $600 (20% of $3,000), is Evelyn's share. H&r block online Divorced Taxpayers If you made joint estimated tax payments for 2013 and you were divorced during the year, either you or your former spouse can claim all of the joint payments, or you each can claim part of them. H&r block online If you cannot agree on how to divide the payments, you must divide them in proportion to each spouse's individual tax as shown on your separate returns for 2013. H&r block online See Example earlier under Separate Returns. H&r block online If you claim any of the joint payments on your tax return, enter your former spouse's social security number (SSN) in the space provided at the top of page 1 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. H&r block online If you divorced and remarried in 2013, enter your present spouse's SSN in that space. H&r block online Enter your former spouse's SSN, followed by “DIV,” under Payments to the left of Form 1040, line 63, or in the blank space to the left of Form 1040A, line 37. H&r block online Excess Social Security or Railroad Retirement Tax Withholding Most employers must withhold social security tax from your wages. H&r block online In some cases, however, the federal government and state and local governments do not have to withhold social security tax from their employees' wages. H&r block online If you work for a railroad employer, that employer must withhold tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) tax and tier 2 RRTA tax. H&r block online Two or more employers. H&r block online   If you worked for two or more employers in 2013, too much social security tax or tier 1 RRTA tax may have been withheld from your pay. H&r block online You may be able to claim the excess as a credit against your income tax when you file your return. H&r block online Table 3-2 shows the maximum amount that should have been withheld for any of these taxes for 2013. H&r block online Figure the excess withholding on the appropriate worksheet. H&r block online    Table 3-2. H&r block online Maximum Social Security and RRTA Withholding for 2013 Type of tax Maximum wages subject to tax Tax rate Maximum tax to be withheld Social security $113,700 6. H&r block online 2% $7,049. H&r block online 40 Tier 1 RRTA $113,700 6. H&r block online 2% $7,049. H&r block online 40 Tier 2 RRTA $84,300 4. H&r block online 4% $3,709. H&r block online 20 Joint returns. H&r block online   If you are filing a joint return, you and your spouse must figure any excess social security or tier 1 RRTA separately. H&r block online Note. H&r block online All wages are subject to Medicare tax withholding. H&r block online Employer's error. H&r block online   If you had only one employer and he or she withheld too much social security, Medicare, or tier 1 RRTA tax, ask the employer to refund the excess amount to you. H&r block online If the employer refuses to refund the overcollection, ask for a statement indicating the amount of the overcollection to support your claim. H&r block online File a claim for refund using Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. H&r block online Worksheet for Nonrailroad Employees If you did not work for a railroad during 2013, figure the excess social security withholding on Worksheet 3-1. H&r block online Note. H&r block online If you worked for both a railroad employer and a nonrailroad employer, use Worksheet 3-2, to figure excess social security and tier 1 RRTA tax. H&r block online Where to claim credit for excess social security withholding. H&r block online   If you file Form 1040, enter the excess on line 69. H&r block online   If you file Form 1040A, include the excess in the total on line 41. H&r block online Write “Excess SST” and show the amount of the credit in the space to the left of the line. H&r block online   You cannot claim excess social security tax withholding on Form 1040EZ. H&r block online Worksheets for Railroad Employees If you worked for a railroad during 2013, figure your excess withholding on Worksheet 3-2 and 3-3, as appropriate. H&r block online Where to claim credit for excess tier 1 RRTA withholding. H&r block online   If you file Form 1040, enter the excess on line 69. H&r block online   If you file Form 1040A, include the excess in the total on line 41. H&r block online Write “Excess SST” and show the amount of the credit in the space to the left of the line. H&r block online   You cannot claim excess tier 1 RRTA withholding on Form 1040EZ. H&r block online How to claim refund of excess tier 2 RRTA. H&r block online   To claim a refund of tier 2 tax, use Form 843. H&r block online Be sure to attach a copy of all of your Forms W-2. H&r block online   See Worksheet 3-3 and the Instructions for Form 843, for more details. H&r block online Worksheet 3-1. H&r block online Excess Social Security—Nonrailroad Employees 1. H&r block online Add all social security tax withheld (but not more than  $7,049. H&r block online 40 for each employer). H&r block online This tax should be shown  in box 4 of your Forms W-2. H&r block online Enter the total here 1. H&r block online   2. H&r block online Enter any uncollected social security tax on tips or group-term life insurance on Form 1040, line 60, identified by “UT” 2. H&r block online   3. H&r block online Add lines 1 and 2. H&r block online If $7,049. H&r block online 40 or less, stop here. H&r block online You cannot claim the credit 3. H&r block online   4. H&r block online Social security limit 4. H&r block online $7,049. H&r block online 40 5. H&r block online Excess. H&r block online Subtract line 4 from line 3 5. H&r block online   Worksheet 3-2. H&r block online Excess Social Security and Tier 1 RRTA—Railroad Employees 1. H&r block online Add all social security and tier 1 RRTA tax withheld (but not more than $7,049. H&r block online 40 for each employer). H&r block online Social security tax should be shown in box 4 and tier 1 RRTA should be shown  in box 14 of your Forms W-2. H&r block online Enter the total here 1. H&r block online   2. H&r block online Enter any uncollected social security and tier 1 RRTA tax on tips or group-term life insurance on Form 1040, line 60, identified by “UT” 2. H&r block online   3. H&r block online Add lines 1 and 2. H&r block online If $7,049. H&r block online 40 or less, stop here. H&r block online You cannot claim the credit 3. H&r block online   4. H&r block online Social security and tier 1 RRTA tax limit 4. H&r block online $7,049. H&r block online 40 5. H&r block online Excess. H&r block online Subtract line 4 from line 3 5. H&r block online   Worksheet 3-3. H&r block online Excess Tier 2 RRTA—Railroad Employees 1. H&r block online Add all tier 2 RRTA tax withheld (but not more than $3,709. H&r block online 20 for each employer). H&r block online Box 14 of your Forms W-2 should show tier 2 RRTA tax. H&r block online Enter the total here 1. H&r block online   2. H&r block online Enter any uncollected tier 2 RRTA tax on tips or group-term life insurance on Form 1040, line 60, identified by “UT” 2. H&r block online   3. H&r block online Add lines 1 and 2. H&r block online If $3,709. H&r block online 20 or less, stop here. H&r block online You cannot claim the credit. H&r block online 3. 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H&r block online 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. H&r block online Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. H&r block online gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. H&r block online The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. H&r block online Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. H&r block online You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. H&r block online The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. H&r block online Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. H&r block online No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. H&r block online The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. H&r block online When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. H&r block online New subject areas are added on a regular basis. H&r block online  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. H&r block online gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. H&r block online You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. H&r block online The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. H&r block online When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. H&r block online Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. H&r block online You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. H&r block online Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. H&r block online gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. H&r block online Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. H&r block online Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. H&r block online Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. H&r block online If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. H&r block online Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. H&r block online gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. H&r block online You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. H&r block online It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. H&r block online Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. H&r block online gov. H&r block online Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. H&r block online gov for more information. H&r block online Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. H&r block online Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. H&r block online gov. H&r block online Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. H&r block online Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. H&r block online gov. H&r block online Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. H&r block online gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. H&r block online Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. H&r block online Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. H&r block online gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. H&r block online An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. H&r block online Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. H&r block online gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. H&r block online If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. H&r block online Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. H&r block online Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). H&r block online Go to IRS. H&r block online gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. H&r block online Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. H&r block online Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. H&r block online Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. H&r block online Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. H&r block online gov and choose from a variety of options. H&r block online    Phone. H&r block online You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. H&r block online Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. H&r block online Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. H&r block online gov, or download the IRS2Go app. H&r block online Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. H&r block online The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. H&r block online Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. H&r block online Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. H&r block online Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. H&r block online Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. H&r block online If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. H&r block online The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. H&r block online Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. H&r block online Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. H&r block online The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. H&r block online Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. H&r block online Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. H&r block online Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. H&r block online You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. H&r block online It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. H&r block online Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). H&r block online You should receive your order within 10 business days. H&r block online Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. H&r block online If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. H&r block online Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. H&r block online The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. H&r block online These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. H&r block online    Walk-in. H&r block online You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. H&r block online Products. H&r block online You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. H&r block online Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. H&r block online Services. H&r block online You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. H&r block online An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. H&r block online Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. H&r block online gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. H&r block online    Mail. H&r block online You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. H&r block online You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. H&r block online Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. H&r block online Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. H&r block online The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. H&r block online Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. H&r block online   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. H&r block online We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. H&r block online You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. H&r block online You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. H&r block online   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. H&r block online Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. H&r block online Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. H&r block online Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. H&r block online We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. H&r block online   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. H&r block online   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. H&r block online If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. H&r block online Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. H&r block online Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. H&r block online Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. H&r block online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications