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H&r block tax returns 30. H&r block tax returns   How To Figure Your Tax Table of Contents Introduction Figuring Your Tax Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Tax Figured by IRSFiling the Return Introduction After you have figured your income and deductions as explained in Parts One through Five, your next step is to figure your tax. H&r block tax returns This chapter discusses: The general steps you take to figure your tax, An additional tax you may have to pay called the alternative minimum tax (AMT), and The conditions you must meet if you want the IRS to figure your tax. H&r block tax returns Figuring Your Tax Your income tax is based on your taxable income. H&r block tax returns After you figure your income tax and AMT, if any, subtract your tax credits and add any other taxes you may owe. H&r block tax returns The result is your total tax. H&r block tax returns Compare your total tax with your total payments to determine whether you are entitled to a refund or if you must make a payment. H&r block tax returns This section provides a general outline of how to figure your tax. H&r block tax returns You can find step-by-step directions in the Instructions for Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. H&r block tax returns If you are unsure of which tax form you should file, see Which Form Should I Use? in chapter 1. H&r block tax returns Tax. H&r block tax returns   Most taxpayers use either the Tax Table or the Tax Computation Worksheet to figure their income tax. H&r block tax returns However, there are special methods if your income includes any of the following items. H&r block tax returns A net capital gain. H&r block tax returns (See chapter 16. H&r block tax returns ) Qualified dividends taxed at the same rates as a net capital gain. H&r block tax returns (See chapters 8 and 16. H&r block tax returns ) Lump-sum distributions. H&r block tax returns (See chapter 10. H&r block tax returns ) Farming or fishing income. H&r block tax returns (See Schedule J (Form 1040), Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen. H&r block tax returns ) Unearned income over $2,000 for certain children. H&r block tax returns (See chapter 31. H&r block tax returns ) Parents' election to report child's interest and dividends. H&r block tax returns (See chapter 31. H&r block tax returns ) Foreign earned income exclusion or the housing exclusion. H&r block tax returns (See Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, and the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions. H&r block tax returns ) Credits. H&r block tax returns   After you figure your income tax and any AMT (discussed later), determine if you are eligible for any tax credits. H&r block tax returns Eligibility information for these tax credits is discussed in chapters 32 through 37 and your form instructions. H&r block tax returns The following table lists the credits you may be able to subtract from your tax and shows where you can find more information on each credit. H&r block tax returns CREDITS For information on: See  chapter: Adoption 37 Alternative motor vehicle 37 Alternative fuel vehicle refueling  property 37 Child and dependent care 32 Child tax 34 Credit to holders of tax credit  bonds 37 Education 35 Elderly or disabled 33 Electric vehicle 37 Foreign tax 37 Mortgage interest 37 Prior year minimum tax 37 Residential energy 37 Retirement savings contributions 37   Some credits (such as the earned income credit) are not listed because they are treated as payments. H&r block tax returns See Payments , later. H&r block tax returns   There are other credits that are not discussed in this publication. H&r block tax returns These include the following credits. H&r block tax returns General business credit, which is made up of several separate business-related credits. H&r block tax returns These generally are reported on Form 3800, General Business Credit, and are discussed in chapter 4 of Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. H&r block tax returns Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit for electricity and refined coal produced at facilities placed in service after October 22, 2004 (after October 2, 2008, for electricity produced from marine and hydrokinetic renewables), and Indian coal produced at facilities placed in service after August 8, 2005. H&r block tax returns See Form 8835, Part II. H&r block tax returns Work opportunity credit. H&r block tax returns See Form 5884. H&r block tax returns Credit for employer social security and Medicare taxes paid on certain employee tips. H&r block tax returns See Form 8846. H&r block tax returns Other taxes. H&r block tax returns   After you subtract your tax credits, determine whether there are any other taxes you must pay. H&r block tax returns This chapter does not explain these other taxes. H&r block tax returns You can find that information in other chapters of this publication and your form instructions. H&r block tax returns See the following table for other taxes you may need to add to your income tax. H&r block tax returns OTHER TAXES For information on: See  chapter: Additional taxes on qualified retirement plans and IRAs 10, 17 Household employment taxes 32 Recapture of an education credit 35 Social security and Medicare tax on wages 5 Social security and Medicare tax on tips 6 Uncollected social security and Medicare tax on tips 6   You also may have to pay AMT (discussed later in this chapter). H&r block tax returns   There are other taxes that are not discussed in this publication. H&r block tax returns These include the following items. H&r block tax returns Self-employment tax. H&r block tax returns You must figure this tax if either of the following applies to you (or your spouse if you file a joint return). H&r block tax returns Your net earnings from self-employment from other than church employee income were $400 or more. H&r block tax returns The term “net earnings from self-employment” may include certain nonemployee compensation and other amounts reported to you on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. H&r block tax returns If you received a Form 1099-MISC, see the Instructions for Recipient on the back. H&r block tax returns Also see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax; and Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. H&r block tax returns You had church employee income of $108. H&r block tax returns 28 or more. H&r block tax returns Additional Medicare Tax. H&r block tax returns Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to a 0. H&r block tax returns 9% Additional Medicare Tax that applies to Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Act compensation, and self-employment income over a threshold based on your filing status. H&r block tax returns For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60 and Form 8959. H&r block tax returns Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). H&r block tax returns Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). H&r block tax returns NIIT is a 3. H&r block tax returns 8% tax on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of your modified adjusted gross income over a threshold amount. H&r block tax returns For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60 and Form 8960. H&r block tax returns Recapture taxes. H&r block tax returns You may have to pay these taxes if you previously claimed an investment credit, a low-income housing credit, a new markets credit, a qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit, an alternative motor vehicle credit, a credit for employer-provided child care facilities, an Indian employment credit, or other credits listed in the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. H&r block tax returns For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. H&r block tax returns Section 72(m)(5) excess benefits tax. H&r block tax returns If you are (or were) a 5% owner of a business and you received a distribution that exceeds the benefits provided for you under the qualified pension or annuity plan formula, you may have to pay this additional tax. H&r block tax returns See Tax on Excess Benefits in chapter 4 of Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. H&r block tax returns Uncollected social security and Medicare tax on group-term life insurance. H&r block tax returns If your former employer provides you with more than $50,000 of group-term life insurance coverage, you must pay the employee part of social security and Medicare taxes on those premiums. H&r block tax returns The amount should be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 with codes M and N. H&r block tax returns Tax on golden parachute payments. H&r block tax returns This tax applies if you received an “excess parachute payment” (EPP) due to a change in a corporation's ownership or control. H&r block tax returns The amount should be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 with code K. H&r block tax returns See the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. H&r block tax returns Tax on accumulation distribution of trusts. H&r block tax returns This applies if you are the beneficiary of a trust that accumulated its income instead of distributing it currently. H&r block tax returns See Form 4970 and its instructions. H&r block tax returns Additional tax on HSAs or MSAs. H&r block tax returns If amounts contributed to, or distributed from, your health savings account or medical savings account do not meet the rules for these accounts, you may have to pay additional taxes. H&r block tax returns See Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans; Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts; Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs); and Form 5329, Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts. H&r block tax returns Additional tax on Coverdell ESAs. H&r block tax returns This applies if amounts contributed to, or distributed from, your Coverdell ESA do not meet the rules for these accounts. H&r block tax returns See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, and Form 5329. H&r block tax returns Additional tax on qualified tuition programs. H&r block tax returns This applies to amounts distributed from qualified tuition programs that do not meet the rules for these accounts. H&r block tax returns See Publication 970 and Form 5329. H&r block tax returns Excise tax on insider stock compensation from an expatriated corporation. H&r block tax returns You may owe a 15% excise tax on the value of nonstatutory stock options and certain other stock-based compensation held by you or a member of your family from an expatriated corporation or its expanded affiliated group in which you were an officer, director, or more-than-10% owner. H&r block tax returns For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. H&r block tax returns Additional tax on income you received from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan that fails to meet certain requirements. H&r block tax returns This income should be shown in Form W-2, box 12, with code Z, or in Form 1099-MISC, box 15b. H&r block tax returns For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. H&r block tax returns Interest on the tax due on installment income from the sale of certain residential lots and timeshares. H&r block tax returns For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. H&r block tax returns Interest on the deferred tax on gain from certain installment sales with a sales price over $150,000. H&r block tax returns For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. H&r block tax returns Repayment of first-time homebuyer credit. H&r block tax returns For more information, see Form 5405, Repayment of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit, and its instructions. H&r block tax returns Also see the instructions for Form 1040, line 59b. H&r block tax returns Payments. H&r block tax returns   After you determine your total tax, figure the total payments you have already made for the year. H&r block tax returns Include credits that are treated as payments. H&r block tax returns This chapter does not explain these payments and credits. H&r block tax returns You can find that information in other chapters of this publication and your form instructions. H&r block tax returns See the following table for amounts you can include in your total payments. H&r block tax returns PAYMENTS For information on: See  chapter: Child tax credit (additional) 34 Earned income credit 36 Estimated tax paid 4 Excess social security   and RRTA tax withheld 37 Federal income tax withheld 4 Health coverage tax credit 37 Credit for tax on   undistributed capital gain 37 Tax paid with extension 1   Another credit that is treated as a payment is the credit for federal excise tax paid on fuels. H&r block tax returns This credit is for persons who have a nontaxable use of certain fuels, such as diesel fuel and kerosene. H&r block tax returns It is claimed on Form 1040, line 70. H&r block tax returns See Form 4136, Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels. H&r block tax returns Refund or balance due. H&r block tax returns   To determine whether you are entitled to a refund or whether you must make a payment, compare your total payments with your total tax. H&r block tax returns If you are entitled to a refund, see your form instructions for information on having it directly deposited into one or more of your accounts, or to purchase U. H&r block tax returns S. H&r block tax returns savings bonds instead of receiving a paper check. H&r block tax returns Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) This section briefly discusses an additional tax you may have to pay. H&r block tax returns The tax law gives special treatment to some kinds of income and allows special deductions and credits for some kinds of expenses. H&r block tax returns Taxpayers who benefit from this special treatment may have to pay at least a minimum amount of tax through an additional tax called AMT. H&r block tax returns You may have to pay the AMT if your taxable income for regular tax purposes, combined with certain adjustments and tax preference items, is more than a certain amount. H&r block tax returns See Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax — Individuals. H&r block tax returns Adjustments and tax preference items. H&r block tax returns   The more common adjustments and tax preference items include: Addition of personal exemptions, Addition of the standard deduction (if claimed), Addition of itemized deductions claimed for state and local taxes, certain interest, most miscellaneous deductions, and part of medical expenses, Subtraction of any refund of state and local taxes included in gross income, Changes to accelerated depreciation of certain property, Difference between gain or loss on the sale of property reported for regular tax purposes and AMT purposes, Addition of certain income from incentive stock options, Change in certain passive activity loss deductions, Addition of certain depletion that is more than the adjusted basis of the property, Addition of part of the deduction for certain intangible drilling costs, and Addition of tax-exempt interest on certain private activity bonds. H&r block tax returns More information. H&r block tax returns   For more information about the AMT, see the instructions for Form 6251. H&r block tax returns Tax Figured by IRS If you file by April 15, 2014, you can have the IRS figure your tax for you on Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or Form 1040. H&r block tax returns If the IRS figures your tax and you paid too much, you will receive a refund. H&r block tax returns If you did not pay enough, you will receive a bill for the balance. H&r block tax returns To avoid interest or the penalty for late payment, you must pay the bill within 30 days of the date of the bill or by the due date for your return, whichever is later. H&r block tax returns The IRS can also figure the credit for the elderly or the disabled and the earned income credit for you. H&r block tax returns When the IRS cannot figure your tax. H&r block tax returns   The IRS cannot figure your tax for you if any of the following apply. H&r block tax returns You want your refund directly deposited into your accounts. H&r block tax returns You want any part of your refund applied to your 2014 estimated tax. H&r block tax returns You had income for the year from sources other than wages, salaries, tips, interest, dividends, taxable social security benefits, unemployment compensation, IRA distributions, pensions, and annuities. H&r block tax returns Your taxable income is $100,000 or more. H&r block tax returns You itemize deductions. H&r block tax returns You file any of the following forms. H&r block tax returns Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. H&r block tax returns Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. H&r block tax returns Form 4137, Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income. H&r block tax returns Form 4970, Tax on Accumulation Distribution of Trusts. H&r block tax returns Form 4972, Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions. H&r block tax returns Form 6198, At-Risk Limitations. H&r block tax returns Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals. H&r block tax returns Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs. H&r block tax returns Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income. H&r block tax returns Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends. H&r block tax returns Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses. H&r block tax returns Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts. H&r block tax returns Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). H&r block tax returns Form 8919, Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages. H&r block tax returns Filing the Return After you complete the line entries for the tax form you are filing, fill in your name and address. H&r block tax returns Enter your social security number in the space provided. H&r block tax returns If you are married, enter the social security numbers of you and your spouse even if you file separately. H&r block tax returns Sign and date your return and enter your occupation(s). H&r block tax returns If you are filing a joint return, both you and your spouse must sign it. H&r block tax returns Enter your daytime phone number in the space provided. H&r block tax returns This may help speed the processing of your return if we have a question that can be answered over the phone. H&r block tax returns If you are filing a joint return, you may enter either your or your spouse's daytime phone number. H&r block tax returns If you want to allow a friend, family member, or any other person you choose to discuss your 2013 tax return with the IRS, check the “Yes” box in the “Third party designee” area on your return. H&r block tax returns Also enter the designee's name, phone number, and any five digits the designee chooses as his or her personal identification number (PIN). H&r block tax returns If you check the “Yes” box, you, and your spouse if filing a joint return, are authorizing the IRS to call the designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return. H&r block tax returns Fill in and attach any schedules and forms asked for on the lines you completed to your paper return. H&r block tax returns Attach a copy of each of your Forms W-2 to your paper return. H&r block tax returns Also attach to your paper return any Form 1099-R you received that has withholding tax in box 4. H&r block tax returns Mail your return to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the area where you live. H&r block tax returns A list of Service Center addresses is in the instructions for your tax return. H&r block tax returns Form 1040EZ Line Entries Read lines 1 through 8b and fill in the lines that apply to you. H&r block tax returns Do not complete lines 9 through 12. H&r block tax returns If you are filing a joint return, use the space to the left of line 6 to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. H&r block tax returns Payments. H&r block tax returns   Enter any federal income tax withheld on line 7. H&r block tax returns Federal income tax withheld is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4. H&r block tax returns Earned income credit. H&r block tax returns   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. H&r block tax returns Enter “EIC” in the space to the left of line 8a. H&r block tax returns Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 8b. H&r block tax returns   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862, Information To Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance, with your return. H&r block tax returns For details, see the Form 1040EZ Instructions. H&r block tax returns Form 1040A Line Entries Read lines 1 through 27 and fill in the lines that apply to you. H&r block tax returns If you are filing a joint return, use the space to the left of the entry space for line 27 to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. H&r block tax returns Do not complete line 28. H&r block tax returns Complete lines 29 through 33 and 36 through 40 if they apply to you. H&r block tax returns However, do not fill in lines 30 and 38a if you want the IRS to figure the credits shown on those lines. H&r block tax returns Also, enter any write-in information that applies to you in the space to the left of line 41. H&r block tax returns Do not complete lines 34, 35, and 42 through 46. H&r block tax returns Payments. H&r block tax returns   Enter any federal income tax withheld that is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4, on line 36. H&r block tax returns Enter any estimated tax payments you made on line 37. H&r block tax returns Credit for child and dependent care expenses. H&r block tax returns   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 32, complete Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, and attach it to your return. H&r block tax returns Enter the amount of the credit on line 29. H&r block tax returns The IRS will not figure this credit. H&r block tax returns Credit for the elderly or the disabled. H&r block tax returns   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 33, the IRS can figure it for you. H&r block tax returns Enter “CFE” in the space to the left of line 30 and attach Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, to your paper return. H&r block tax returns On Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), check the box in Part I for your filing status and age. H&r block tax returns Complete Part II and Part III, lines 11 and 13, if they apply. H&r block tax returns Earned income credit. H&r block tax returns   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. H&r block tax returns Enter “EIC” to the left of the entry space for line 38a. H&r block tax returns Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 38b. H&r block tax returns    If you have a qualifying child, you must fill in Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your paper return. H&r block tax returns If you do not provide the child's social security number on Schedule EIC, line 2, the credit will be reduced or disallowed unless the child was born and died in 2013. H&r block tax returns   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862 with your return. H&r block tax returns For details, see the Form 1040A Instructions. H&r block tax returns Form 1040 Line Entries Read lines 1 through 43 and fill in the lines that apply to you. H&r block tax returns Do not complete line 44. H&r block tax returns If you are filing a joint return, use the space under the words “Adjusted Gross Income” on the front of your return to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. H&r block tax returns Read lines 45 through 71. H&r block tax returns Fill in the lines that apply to you, but do not fill in lines 54, 61, and 72. H&r block tax returns Also, do not complete line 55 and lines 73 through 77. H&r block tax returns Do not fill in line 53, box “c,” if you are completing Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), or line 64a if you want the IRS to figure the credits shown on those lines. H&r block tax returns Payments. H&r block tax returns   Enter any federal income tax withheld that is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4, on line 62. H&r block tax returns Enter any estimated tax payments you made on line 63. H&r block tax returns Credit for child and dependent care expenses. H&r block tax returns   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 32, complete Form 2441 and attach it to your paper return. H&r block tax returns Enter the amount of the credit on line 48. H&r block tax returns The IRS will not figure this credit. H&r block tax returns Credit for the elderly or the disabled. H&r block tax returns   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 33, the IRS can figure it for you. H&r block tax returns Enter “CFE” on the line next to line 53, check box “c,” and attach Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040) to your paper return. H&r block tax returns On Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), check the box in Part I for your filing status and age. H&r block tax returns Complete Part II and Part III, lines 11 and 13, if they apply. H&r block tax returns Earned income credit. H&r block tax returns   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. H&r block tax returns Enter “EIC” on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 64a. H&r block tax returns Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 64b. H&r block tax returns   If you have a qualifying child, you must fill in Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your paper return. H&r block tax returns If you do not provide the child's social security number on Schedule EIC, line 2, the credit will be reduced or disallowed unless the child was born and died in 2013. H&r block tax returns   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862 with your return. H&r block tax returns For details, see the Form 1040 Instructions. H&r block tax returns Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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H&r block tax returns 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 tax returns Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. H&r block tax returns You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. H&r block tax returns It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. H&r block tax returns 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 tax returns You should receive your order within 10 business days. H&r block tax returns Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. 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H&r block tax returns Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. H&r block tax returns The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. H&r block tax returns Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. H&r block tax returns   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 tax returns 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 tax returns You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. H&r block tax returns You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. 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