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Irs free file 2011 20. Irs free file 2011   Standard Deduction Table of Contents What's New Introduction Standard Deduction Amount Standard Deduction for Dependents Who Should ItemizeWhen to itemize. Irs free file 2011 Married persons who filed separate returns. Irs free file 2011 What's New Standard deduction increased. Irs free file 2011  The standard deduction for some taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) is higher for 2013 than it was for 2012. Irs free file 2011 The amount depends on your filing status. Irs free file 2011 You can use the 2013 Standard Deduction Tables in this chapter to figure your standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 Introduction This chapter discusses the following topics. Irs free file 2011 How to figure the amount of your standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 The standard deduction for dependents. Irs free file 2011 Who should itemize deductions. Irs free file 2011 Most taxpayers have a choice of either taking a standard deduction or itemizing their deductions. Irs free file 2011 If you have a choice, you can use the method that gives you the lower tax. Irs free file 2011 The standard deduction is a dollar amount that reduces your taxable income. Irs free file 2011 It is a benefit that eliminates the need for many taxpayers to itemize actual deductions, such as medical expenses, charitable contributions, and taxes, on Schedule A (Form 1040). Irs free file 2011 The standard deduction is higher for taxpayers who: Are 65 or older, or Are blind. Irs free file 2011 You benefit from the standard deduction if your standard deduction is more than the total of your allowable itemized deductions. Irs free file 2011 Persons not eligible for the standard deduction. Irs free file 2011   Your standard deduction is zero and you should itemize any deductions you have if: Your filing status is married filing separately, and your spouse itemizes deductions on his or her return, You are filing a tax return for a short tax year because of a change in your annual accounting period, or You are a nonresident or dual-status alien during the year. Irs free file 2011 You are considered a dual-status alien if you were both a nonresident and resident alien during the year. Irs free file 2011 Note. Irs free file 2011 If you are a nonresident alien who is married to a U. Irs free file 2011 S. Irs free file 2011 citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, you can choose to be treated as a U. Irs free file 2011 S. Irs free file 2011 resident. Irs free file 2011 (See Publication 519, U. Irs free file 2011 S. Irs free file 2011 Tax Guide for Aliens. Irs free file 2011 ) If you make this choice, you can take the standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 If an exemption for you can be claimed on another person's return (such as your parents' return), your standard deduction may be limited. Irs free file 2011 See Standard Deduction for Dependents, later. Irs free file 2011 Standard Deduction Amount The standard deduction amount depends on your filing status, whether you are 65 or older or blind, and whether an exemption can be claimed for you by another taxpayer. Irs free file 2011 Generally, the standard deduction amounts are adjusted each year for inflation. Irs free file 2011 The standard deduction amounts for most people are shown in Table 20-1. Irs free file 2011 Decedent's final return. Irs free file 2011   The standard deduction for a decedent's final tax return is the same as it would have been had the decedent continued to live. Irs free file 2011 However, if the decedent was not 65 or older at the time of death, the higher standard deduction for age cannot be claimed. Irs free file 2011 Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older) If you are age 65 or older on the last day of the year and do not itemize deductions, you are entitled to a higher standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 You are considered 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. Irs free file 2011 Therefore, you can take a higher standard deduction for 2013 if you were born before January 2, 1949. Irs free file 2011 Use Table 20-2 to figure the standard deduction amount. Irs free file 2011 Higher Standard Deduction for Blindness If you are blind on the last day of the year and you do not itemize deductions, you are entitled to a higher standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 Not totally blind. Irs free file 2011   If you are not totally blind, you must get a certified statement from an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist) that: You cannot see better than 20/200 in the better eye with glasses or contact lenses, or Your field of vision is 20 degrees or less. Irs free file 2011   If your eye condition is not likely to improve beyond these limits, the statement should include this fact. Irs free file 2011 You must keep the statement in your records. Irs free file 2011   If your vision can be corrected beyond these limits only by contact lenses that you can wear only briefly because of pain, infection, or ulcers, you can take the higher standard deduction for blindness if you otherwise qualify. Irs free file 2011 Spouse 65 or Older or Blind You can take the higher standard deduction if your spouse is age 65 or older or blind and: You file a joint return, or You file a separate return and can claim an exemption for your spouse because your spouse had no gross income and cannot be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer. Irs free file 2011 You cannot claim the higher standard deduction for an individual other than yourself and your spouse. Irs free file 2011 Examples The following examples illustrate how to determine your standard deduction using Tables 20-1 and 20-2. Irs free file 2011 Example 1. Irs free file 2011 Larry, 46, and Donna, 33, are filing a joint return for 2013. Irs free file 2011 Neither is blind, and neither can be claimed as a dependent. Irs free file 2011 They decide not to itemize their deductions. Irs free file 2011 They use Table 20-1. Irs free file 2011 Their standard deduction is $12,200. Irs free file 2011 Example 2. Irs free file 2011 The facts are the same as in Example 1 except that Larry is blind at the end of 2013. Irs free file 2011 Larry and Donna use Table 20-2. Irs free file 2011 Their standard deduction is $13,400. Irs free file 2011 Example 3. Irs free file 2011 Bill and Lisa are filing a joint return for 2013. Irs free file 2011 Both are over age 65. Irs free file 2011 Neither is blind, and neither can be claimed as a dependent. Irs free file 2011 If they do not itemize deductions, they use Table 20-2. Irs free file 2011 Their standard deduction is $14,600. Irs free file 2011 Standard Deduction for Dependents The standard deduction for an individual who can be claimed as a dependent on another person's tax return is generally limited to the greater of: $1,000, or The individual's earned income for the year plus $350 (but not more than the regular standard deduction amount, generally $6,100). Irs free file 2011 However, if the individual is 65 or older or blind, the standard deduction may be higher. Irs free file 2011 If you (or your spouse, if filing jointly) can be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return, use Table 20-3 to determine your standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 Earned income defined. Irs free file 2011   Earned income is salaries, wages, tips, professional fees, and other amounts received as pay for work you actually perform. Irs free file 2011    For purposes of the standard deduction, earned income also includes any part of a scholarship or fellowship grant that you must include in your gross income. Irs free file 2011 See Scholarships and fellowships in chapter 12 for more information on what qualifies as a scholarship or fellowship grant. Irs free file 2011 Example 1. Irs free file 2011 Michael is single. Irs free file 2011 His parents can claim an exemption for him on their 2013 tax return. Irs free file 2011 He has interest income of $780 and wages of $150. Irs free file 2011 He has no itemized deductions. Irs free file 2011 Michael uses Table 20-3 to find his standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 He enters $150 (his earned income) on line 1, $500 ($150 + $350) on line 3, $1,000 (the larger of $500 and $1,000) on line 5, and $6,100 on line 6. Irs free file 2011 His standard deduction, on line 7a, is $1,000 (the smaller of $1,000 and $6,100). Irs free file 2011 Example 2. Irs free file 2011 Joe, a 22-year-old full-time college student, can be claimed as a dependent on his parents' 2013 tax return. Irs free file 2011 Joe is married and files a separate return. Irs free file 2011 His wife does not itemize deductions on her separate return. Irs free file 2011 Joe has $1,500 in interest income and wages of $3,800. Irs free file 2011 He has no itemized deductions. Irs free file 2011 Joe finds his standard deduction by using Table 20-3. Irs free file 2011 He enters his earned income, $3,800 on line 1. Irs free file 2011 He adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $4,150 on line 3. Irs free file 2011 On line 5, he enters $4,150, the larger of lines 3 and 4. Irs free file 2011 Because Joe is married filing a separate return, he enters $6,100 on line 6. Irs free file 2011 On line 7a he enters $4,150 as his standard deduction because it is smaller than $6,100, the amount on line 6. Irs free file 2011 Example 3. Irs free file 2011 Amy, who is single, can be claimed as a dependent on her parents' 2013 tax return. Irs free file 2011 She is 18 years old and blind. Irs free file 2011 She has interest income of $1,300 and wages of $2,900. Irs free file 2011 She has no itemized deductions. Irs free file 2011 Amy uses Table 20-3 to find her standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 She enters her wages of $2,900 on line 1. Irs free file 2011 She adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $3,250 on line 3. Irs free file 2011 On line 5, she enters $3,250, the larger of lines 3 and 4. Irs free file 2011 Because she is single, Amy enters $6,100 on line 6. Irs free file 2011 She enters $3,250 on line 7a. Irs free file 2011 This is the smaller of the amounts on lines 5 and 6. Irs free file 2011 Because she checked one box in the top part of the worksheet, she enters $1,500 on line 7b. Irs free file 2011 She then adds the amounts on lines 7a and 7b and enters her standard deduction of $4,750 on line 7c. Irs free file 2011 Example 4. Irs free file 2011 Ed is single. Irs free file 2011 His parents can claim an exemption for him on their 2013 tax return. Irs free file 2011 He has wages of $7,000, interest income of $500, and a business loss of $3,000. Irs free file 2011 He has no itemized deductions. Irs free file 2011 Ed uses Table 20-3 to figure his standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 He enters $4,000 ($7,000 - $3,000) on line 1. Irs free file 2011 He adds lines 1 and 2 and enters $4,350 on line 3. Irs free file 2011 On line 5 he enters $4,350, the larger of lines 3 and 4. Irs free file 2011 Because he is single, Ed enters $6,100 on line 6. Irs free file 2011 On line 7a he enters $4,350 as his standard deduction because it is smaller than $6,100, the amount on line 6. Irs free file 2011 Who Should Itemize You should itemize deductions if your total deductions are more than the standard deduction amount. Irs free file 2011 Also, you should itemize if you do not qualify for the standard deduction, as discussed earlier under Persons not eligible for the standard deduction . Irs free file 2011 You should first figure your itemized deductions and compare that amount to your standard deduction to make sure you are using the method that gives you the greater benefit. Irs free file 2011 You may be subject to a limit on some of your itemized deductions if your adjusted gross income is more than: $250,000 if single ($275,000 if head of household, $300,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); or $150,000 if married filing separately). Irs free file 2011 See chapter 29 or the instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040) for more information on figuring the correct amount of your itemized deductions. Irs free file 2011 When to itemize. Irs free file 2011   You may benefit from itemizing your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) if you: Do not qualify for the standard deduction, or the amount you can claim is limited, Had large uninsured medical and dental expenses during the year, Paid interest and taxes on your home, Had large unreimbursed employee business expenses or other miscellaneous deductions, Had large uninsured casualty or theft losses, Made large contributions to qualified charities, or Have total itemized deductions that are more than the standard deduction to which you otherwise are entitled. Irs free file 2011 These deductions are explained in chapters 21–28. Irs free file 2011    If you decide to itemize your deductions, complete Schedule A and attach it to your Form 1040. Irs free file 2011 Enter the amount from Schedule A, line 29, on Form 1040, line 40. Irs free file 2011 Electing to itemize for state tax or other purposes. Irs free file 2011   Even if your itemized deductions are less than your standard deduction, you can elect to itemize deductions on your federal return rather than take the standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 You may want to do this if, for example, the tax benefit of itemizing your deductions on your state tax return is greater than the tax benefit you lose on your federal return by not taking the standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 To make this election, you must check the box on line 30 of Schedule A. Irs free file 2011 Changing your mind. Irs free file 2011   If you do not itemize your deductions and later find that you should have itemized — or if you itemize your deductions and later find you should not have — you can change your return by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. Irs free file 2011 S. Irs free file 2011 Individual Income Tax Return. Irs free file 2011 See Amended Returns and Claims for Refund in chapter 1 for more information on amended returns. Irs free file 2011 Married persons who filed separate returns. Irs free file 2011   You can change methods of taking deductions only if you and your spouse both make the same changes. Irs free file 2011 Both of you must file a consent to assessment for any additional tax either one may owe as a result of the change. Irs free file 2011    You and your spouse can use the method that gives you the lower total tax, even though one of you may pay more tax than you would have paid by using the other method. Irs free file 2011 You both must use the same method of claiming deductions. Irs free file 2011 If one itemizes deductions, the other should itemize because he or she will not qualify for the standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 See Persons not eligible for the standard deduction , earlier. Irs free file 2011 2013 Standard Deduction Tables If you are married filing a separate return and your spouse itemizes deductions, or if you are a dual-status alien, you cannot take the standard deduction even if you were born before January 2, 1949, or are blind. Irs free file 2011 Table 20-1. Irs free file 2011 Standard Deduction Chart for Most People* If your filing status is. Irs free file 2011 . Irs free file 2011 . Irs free file 2011 Your standard deduction is: Single or Married filing separately $6,100 Married filing jointly or Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child 12,200 Head of household 8,950 *Do not use this chart if you were born before January 2, 1949, are blind, or if someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent. Irs free file 2011 Use Table 20-2 or 20-3 instead. Irs free file 2011 Table 20-2. Irs free file 2011 Standard Deduction Chart for People Born Before January 2, 1949, or Who are Blind Check the correct number of boxes below. Irs free file 2011 Then go to the chart. Irs free file 2011 You: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Your spouse, if claiming spouse's exemption: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Total number of boxes checked   IF  your filing status is. Irs free file 2011 . Irs free file 2011 . Irs free file 2011 AND the number in the box above is. Irs free file 2011 . Irs free file 2011 . Irs free file 2011 THEN your standard deduction is. Irs free file 2011 . Irs free file 2011 . Irs free file 2011 Single 1 $7,600   2 9,100 Married filing jointly 1 $13,400 or Qualifying 2 14,600 widow(er) with 3 15,800 dependent child 4 17,000 Married filing 1 $7,300 separately 2 8,500   3 9,700   4 10,900 Head of household 1 $10,450   2 11,950 *If someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent, use Table 20-3 instead. Irs free file 2011 Table 20-3. Irs free file 2011 Standard Deduction Worksheet for Dependents Use this worksheet only if someone else can claim you (or your spouse if filing jointly) as a dependent. Irs free file 2011 Check the correct number of boxes below. Irs free file 2011 Then go to the worksheet. Irs free file 2011 You:   Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Your spouse, if claiming spouse's exemption: Born before January 2, 1949 □ Blind □ Total number of boxes checked 1. Irs free file 2011 Enter your earned income (defined below). Irs free file 2011 If none, enter -0-. Irs free file 2011 1. Irs free file 2011   2. Irs free file 2011 Additional amount. Irs free file 2011 2. Irs free file 2011 $350 3. Irs free file 2011 Add lines 1 and 2. Irs free file 2011 3. Irs free file 2011   4. Irs free file 2011 Minimum standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 4. Irs free file 2011 $1,000 5. Irs free file 2011 Enter the larger of line 3 or line 4. Irs free file 2011 5. Irs free file 2011   6. Irs free file 2011 Enter the amount shown below for your filing status. Irs free file 2011 Single or Married filing separately—$6,100 Married filing jointly—$12,200 Head of household—$8,950 6. Irs free file 2011   7. Irs free file 2011 Standard deduction. Irs free file 2011         a. Irs free file 2011 Enter the smaller of line 5 or line 6. Irs free file 2011 If born after January 1, 1949, and not blind, stop here. Irs free file 2011 This is your standard deduction. Irs free file 2011 Otherwise, go on to line 7b. Irs free file 2011 7a. Irs free file 2011     b. Irs free file 2011 If born before January 2, 1949, or blind, multiply $1,500 ($1,200 if married) by the number in the box above. Irs free file 2011 7b. Irs free file 2011     c. Irs free file 2011 Add lines 7a and 7b. Irs free file 2011 This is your standard deduction for 2013. Irs free file 2011 7c. 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Topic 515 - Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Losses (Including Federally Declared Disaster Areas)

Generally, you may deduct casualty and theft losses relating to your home, household items and vehicles on your federal income tax return. You may not deduct casualty and theft losses covered by insurance unless you file a timely claim for reimbursement, and you reduce the loss by the amount of any reimbursement or expected reimbursement.

A casualty loss can result from the damage, destruction or loss of your property from any sudden, unexpected, or unusual event such as a flood, hurricane, tornado, fire, earthquake or even volcanic eruption. A casualty does not include normal wear and tear or progressive deterioration.

A theft is the taking and removing of money or property with the intent to deprive the owner of it. The taking must be illegal under the law of the state where it occurred and it must have been done with criminal intent.

If your property is personal-use property or is not completely destroyed, the amount of your casualty loss is the lesser of:

  • The adjusted basis of your property, or
  • The decrease in fair market value of your property as a result of the casualty

The amount of your theft loss is generally the adjusted basis of your property because the fair market value of your property immediately after the theft is considered to be zero.

If your property is business or income-producing property, such as rental property, and is completely destroyed, then the amount of your loss is your adjusted basis.

The loss, regardless of whether it is a casualty or theft loss, must be reduced by any salvage value and by any insurance or other reimbursement you receive or expect to receive. The adjusted basis of your property is usually your cost, increased or decreased by certain events such as improvements or depreciation. For more information about the basis of property, refer to Topic 703, Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts, and Publication 551, Basis of Assets. You may determine the decrease in fair market value by appraisal, or if certain conditions are met, by the cost of repairing the property. For more information, refer to Publication 547.

Individuals are required to claim their casualty and theft losses as an itemized deduction on Form 1040, Schedule A (PDF) (or Form 1040NR, Schedule A (PDF), if you are a nonresident alien). For property held by you for personal use, once you have subtracted any salvage value and any insurance or other reimbursement, you must subtract $100 from each casualty or theft event that occurred during the year. Then add up all those amounts and subtract 10% of your adjusted gross income from that total to calculate your allowable casualty and theft losses for the year.

Casualty and theft losses are reported on Form 4684 (PDF), Casualties and Thefts. Section A is used for personal-use property, and Section B is used for business or income-producing property. If personal-use property was damaged, destroyed or stolen, you may wish to refer to Publication 584, Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook (Personal-Use Property). For losses involving business-use property, refer to Publication 584-B (PDF), Business Casualty, Disaster, and Theft Loss Workbook.

Casualty losses are generally deductible in the year the casualty occurred. However, if you have a casualty loss from a federally declared disaster that occurred in an area warranting public or individual assistance (or both), you can choose to treat the loss as having occurred in the year immediately preceding the tax year in which the disaster happened, and you can deduct the loss on your return or amended return for that preceding tax year. Review Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses on IRS.gov, for information regarding timeframes and additional information to your specific qualifying event.

Theft losses are generally deductible in the year you discover the property was stolen unless you have a reasonable prospect of recovery through a claim for reimbursement. In that case, no deduction is available until the taxable year in which it can be determined with reasonable certainty whether or not such reimbursement will be received.

Special rules may apply to theft losses from Ponzi-type investment schemes. For more information, see the Form 4684 (PDF) and the Form 4684 Instructions (PDF), Casualties and Thefts. Additionally, review Help for Victims of Ponzi Investment Schemes on IRS.gov.

If your loss deduction is more than your income, you may have a net operating loss. You do not have to be in business to have a net operating loss from a casualty. For more information, refer to Publication 536, Net Operating Losses for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts.

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Irs free file 2011 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Irs free file 2011 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Irs free file 2011 Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov. Irs free file 2011 Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov for more information. Irs free file 2011 Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Irs free file 2011 Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov. Irs free file 2011 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. Irs free file 2011 Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov. Irs free file 2011 Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Irs free file 2011 Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Irs free file 2011 Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Irs free file 2011 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs free file 2011 Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Irs free file 2011 If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Irs free file 2011 Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Irs free file 2011 Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Irs free file 2011 Go to IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Irs free file 2011 Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Irs free file 2011 Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Irs free file 2011 Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Irs free file 2011 Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov and choose from a variety of options. Irs free file 2011    Phone. Irs free file 2011 You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Irs free file 2011 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Irs free file 2011 Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Irs free file 2011 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. Irs free file 2011 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs free file 2011 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Irs free file 2011 Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Irs free file 2011 Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Irs free file 2011 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. Irs free file 2011 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. Irs free file 2011 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Irs free file 2011 Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Irs free file 2011 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. Irs free file 2011 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Irs free file 2011 Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Irs free file 2011 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. Irs free file 2011 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Irs free file 2011 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Irs free file 2011 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Irs free file 2011 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). Irs free file 2011 You should receive your order within 10 business days. Irs free file 2011 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Irs free file 2011 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. Irs free file 2011 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Irs free file 2011 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Irs free file 2011 These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Irs free file 2011    Walk-in. Irs free file 2011 You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Irs free file 2011 Products. Irs free file 2011 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Irs free file 2011 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Irs free file 2011 Services. Irs free file 2011 You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Irs free file 2011 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs free file 2011 Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs free file 2011 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Irs free file 2011    Mail. Irs free file 2011 You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Irs free file 2011 You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Irs free file 2011 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs free file 2011 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Irs free file 2011 The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Irs free file 2011 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Irs free file 2011   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Irs free file 2011 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. Irs free file 2011 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Irs free file 2011 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Irs free file 2011   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. Irs free file 2011 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Irs free file 2011 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Irs free file 2011 Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Irs free file 2011 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Irs free file 2011   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. Irs free file 2011   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Irs free file 2011 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Irs free file 2011 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Irs free file 2011   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. Irs free file 2011 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Irs free file 2011 Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Irs free file 2011 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications