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Tax return amendment 12. Tax return amendment   How To Get More Information Table of Contents Internal Revenue ServiceLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) Small Business Administration Other Federal Agencies This section describes the help the IRS and other federal agencies offer to taxpayers who operate their own businesses. Tax return amendment Internal Revenue Service Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Tax return amendment Free help with your return. Tax return amendment   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Tax return amendment The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Tax return amendment The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Tax return amendment Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Tax return amendment In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Tax return amendment To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Tax return amendment gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Tax return amendment   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Tax return amendment To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Tax return amendment aarp. Tax return amendment org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Tax return amendment For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Tax return amendment gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Tax return amendment Internet. Tax return amendment    IRS. Tax return amendment gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tax return amendment Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Tax return amendment gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Tax return amendment The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Tax return amendment The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Tax return amendment Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Tax return amendment No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Tax return amendment New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Tax return amendment  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Tax return amendment gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Tax return amendment You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Tax return amendment The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Tax return amendment Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Tax return amendment gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Tax return amendment Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Tax return amendment Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Tax return amendment Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Tax return amendment gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Tax return amendment You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Tax return amendment It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Tax return amendment Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Tax return amendment gov. Tax return amendment Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Tax return amendment gov for more information. Tax return amendment Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Tax return amendment Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Tax return amendment gov. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Tax return amendment gov. Tax return amendment Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Tax return amendment gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Tax return amendment Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Tax return amendment Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Tax return amendment gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Tax return amendment An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Tax return amendment Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Tax return amendment gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Tax return amendment If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Tax return amendment Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Tax return amendment Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Tax return amendment Go to IRS. Tax return amendment gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Tax return amendment Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Tax return amendment Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Tax return amendment Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Tax return amendment Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Tax return amendment gov and choose from a variety of options. Tax return amendment    Phone. Tax return amendment You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Tax return amendment Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Tax return amendment Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Tax return amendment gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Tax return amendment Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Tax return amendment Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Tax return amendment Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Tax return amendment Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Tax return amendment Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Tax return amendment You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Tax return amendment It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Tax return amendment 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). Tax return amendment You should receive your order within 10 business days. Tax return amendment Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Tax return amendment The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Tax return amendment These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Tax return amendment    Walk-in. Tax return amendment You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Tax return amendment Products. Tax return amendment You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Tax return amendment Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Tax return amendment Services. Tax return amendment You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Tax return amendment An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Tax return amendment Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Tax return amendment gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Tax return amendment    Mail. Tax return amendment You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Tax return amendment You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Tax return amendment  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax return amendment Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Tax return amendment The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Tax return amendment Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Tax return amendment   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Tax return amendment 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. Tax return amendment You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Tax return amendment You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Tax return amendment   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. Tax return amendment Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Tax return amendment Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Tax return amendment Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Tax return amendment We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Tax return amendment   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. Tax return amendment   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Tax return amendment If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Tax return amendment Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) 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. Tax return amendment Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Tax return amendment Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Tax return amendment Small Business Administration The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers training and educational programs, counseling services, financial programs, and contract assistance for small business owners. Tax return amendment The SBA also has publications and videos on a variety of business topics. Tax return amendment The following briefly describes assistance provided by the SBA. Tax return amendment Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). Tax return amendment   SBDCs provide counseling, training, and technical services to current and prospective small business owners who cannot afford the services of a private consultant. Tax return amendment Help is available when beginning, improving, or expanding a small business. Tax return amendment Business Information Centers (BICs). Tax return amendment   BICs offer a small business reference library, management video tapes, and computer technology to help plan a business. Tax return amendment BICs also offer one-on-one assistance. Tax return amendment Individuals who are in business or are interested in starting a business can use BICs as often as they wish at no charge. Tax return amendment Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Tax return amendment   SCORE provides small business counseling and training to current and prospective small business owners. Tax return amendment SCORE is made up of current and former business people who offer their expertise and knowledge to help people start, manage, and expand a small business. Tax return amendment SCORE also offers a variety of small business workshops. Tax return amendment Internet. Tax return amendment    You can visit the SBA website at www. Tax return amendment sba. Tax return amendment gov. Tax return amendment While visiting the SBA website, you can find a variety of information of interest to small business owners. Tax return amendment Phone. Tax return amendment    Call the SBA Answer Desk at 1-800-U-ASK-SBA (1-800-827-5722) for general information about programs available to assist small business owners. Tax return amendment Walk-in. Tax return amendment   You can walk in to a Small Business Development Center or Business Information Center to request assistance with your small business. 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Tax return amendment Publication 584 - Main Content Table of Contents LossesCost or other basis. Tax return amendment Fair market value. Tax return amendment Exception for personal-use real property. Tax return amendment More information. Tax return amendment Comments and SuggestionsOrdering forms and publications. Tax return amendment Tax questions. Tax return amendment How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Tax return amendment Losses Generally, you may deduct losses to your home, household goods, and motor vehicles on your federal income tax return. Tax return amendment However, you may not deduct a casualty or theft loss that is covered by insurance unless you filed a timely insurance claim for reimbursement. Tax return amendment Any reimbursement you receive will reduce the loss. Tax return amendment If you did not file an insurance claim, you may deduct only the part of the loss that was not covered by insurance. Tax return amendment Amount of loss. Tax return amendment   You figure the amount of your loss using the following steps. Tax return amendment Determine your cost or other basis in the property before the casualty or theft. Tax return amendment Determine the decrease in fair market value (FMV) of the property as a result of the casualty or theft. Tax return amendment (The decrease in FMV is the difference between the property's value immediately before and immediately after the casualty or theft. Tax return amendment ) From the smaller of the amounts you determined in (1) and (2), subtract any insurance or other reimbursement you received or expect to receive. Tax return amendment Apply the deduction limits, discussed later, to determine the amount of your deductible loss. Tax return amendment Cost or other basis. Tax return amendment   Cost or other basis usually means original cost plus improvements. Tax return amendment If you did not acquire the property by purchasing it, your basis is determined as discussed in Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Tax return amendment If you inherited the property from someone who died in 2010, and the executor of the decedent's estate made the election to file Form 8939, refer to the information provided by the executor or see Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010. Tax return amendment Fair market value. Tax return amendment   FMV is the price for which you could sell your property to a willing buyer, when neither of you has to sell or buy and both of you know all the relevant facts. Tax return amendment When filling out Schedules 1 through 20, you need to know the FMV of the property immediately before and immediately after the disaster, casualty, or theft. Tax return amendment Separate computations. Tax return amendment   Generally, if a single casualty or theft involves more than one item of property, you must figure the loss on each item separately. Tax return amendment Then combine the losses to determine the total loss from that casualty or theft. Tax return amendment Exception for personal-use real property. Tax return amendment   In figuring a casualty loss on personal-use real property, the entire property (including any improvements, such as buildings, trees, and shrubs) is treated as one item. Tax return amendment Figure the loss using the smaller of the following. Tax return amendment The decrease in FMV of the entire property. Tax return amendment The adjusted basis of the entire property. Tax return amendment Deduction limits. Tax return amendment   After you have figured the amount of your loss, as discussed earlier, you must figure how much of the loss you can deduct. Tax return amendment You do this on Form 4684, section A. Tax return amendment If the loss was to property for your personal use or your family's, there are two limits on the amount you can deduct for your casualty or theft loss. Tax return amendment You must reduce each casualty or theft loss by $100 ($100 rule). Tax return amendment You must further reduce the total of all your losses by 10% of your adjusted gross income (10% rule). Tax return amendment More information. Tax return amendment   For more information about the deduction limits, see Publication 547. Tax return amendment When your loss is deductible. Tax return amendment   You can generally deduct a casualty or disaster area loss only in the tax year in which the casualty or disaster occurred. Tax return amendment You can generally deduct a theft loss only in the year you discovered your property was stolen. Tax return amendment However, you can choose to deduct disaster area losses on your return for the year immediately before the year of the disaster if the President has declared your area a federal disaster area. Tax return amendment For details, see Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Tax return amendment Comments and Suggestions We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Tax return amendment You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:I 1111 Constitution Ave. Tax return amendment NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224 We respond to many letters by telephone. Tax return amendment Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Tax return amendment You can email us at taxforms@irs. Tax return amendment gov. Tax return amendment Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. Tax return amendment You can also send us comments from www. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov/formspubs. Tax return amendment Select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information about. Tax return amendment ” Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Tax return amendment Ordering forms and publications. Tax return amendment   Visit www. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Tax return amendment Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax return amendment Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Tax return amendment   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Tax return amendment gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Tax return amendment We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Tax return amendment How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. Tax return amendment By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. Tax return amendment Free help with your return. Tax return amendment   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Tax return amendment The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-moderate income taxpayers and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Tax return amendment Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Tax return amendment To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Tax return amendment gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. Tax return amendment   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Tax return amendment To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669 or visit AARP's website at www. Tax return amendment aarp. Tax return amendment org/money/taxaide. Tax return amendment   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Tax return amendment gov and enter keyword “VITA” in the upper right-hand corner. Tax return amendment Internet. Tax return amendment You can access the IRS website at IRS. Tax return amendment gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. Tax return amendment Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. Tax return amendment Check the status of your 2011 refund. Tax return amendment Go to IRS. Tax return amendment gov and click on Where's My Refund. Tax return amendment Wait at least 72 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or 3 to 4 weeks after mailing a paper return. Tax return amendment If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Tax return amendment Have your 2011 tax return available so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Tax return amendment Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. Tax return amendment Order IRS products online. Tax return amendment Research your tax questions online. Tax return amendment Search publications online by topic or keyword. Tax return amendment Use the online Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Tax return amendment View Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRBs) published in the last few years. Tax return amendment Figure your withholding allowances using the withholding calculator online at www. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov/individuals. Tax return amendment Determine if Form 6251 must be filed by using our Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Assistant available online at www. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov/individuals. Tax return amendment Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. Tax return amendment Get information on starting and operating a small business. Tax return amendment Phone. Tax return amendment Many services are available by phone. Tax return amendment   Ordering forms, instructions, and publications. Tax return amendment Call 1-800-TAX -FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions. Tax return amendment You should receive your order within 10 days. Tax return amendment Asking tax questions. Tax return amendment Call the IRS with your tax questions at 1-800-829-1040. Tax return amendment Solving problems. Tax return amendment You can get face-to-face help solving tax problems every business day in IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers. Tax return amendment An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your account, or help you set up a payment plan. Tax return amendment Call your local Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. Tax return amendment To find the number, go to www. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Tax return amendment TTY/TDD equipment. Tax return amendment If you have access to TTY/TDD equipment, call 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications. Tax return amendment TeleTax topics. Tax return amendment Call 1-800-829-4477 to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. Tax return amendment Refund information. Tax return amendment To check the status of your 2011 refund, call 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477 (automated refund information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Tax return amendment Wait at least 72 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or 3 to 4 weeks after mailing a paper return. Tax return amendment If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Tax return amendment Have your 2011 tax return available so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Tax return amendment If you check the status of your refund and are not given the date it will be issued, please wait until the next week before checking back. Tax return amendment Other refund information. Tax return amendment To check the status of a prior-year refund or amended return refund, call 1-800-829-1040. Tax return amendment Evaluating the quality of our telephone services. Tax return amendment To ensure IRS representatives give accurate, courteous, and professional answers, we use several methods to evaluate the quality of our telephone services. Tax return amendment One method is for a second IRS representative to listen in on or record random telephone calls. Tax return amendment Another is to ask some callers to complete a short survey at the end of the call. Tax return amendment Walk-in. Tax return amendment Many products and services are available on a walk-in basis. Tax return amendment   Products. Tax return amendment You can walk in to many post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Tax return amendment Some IRS offices, libraries, grocery stores, copy centers, city and county government offices, credit unions, and office supply stores have a collection of products available to print from a CD or photocopy from reproducible proofs. Tax return amendment Also, some IRS offices and libraries have the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, Internal Revenue Bulletins, and Cumulative Bulletins available for research purposes. Tax return amendment Services. Tax return amendment You can walk in to your local Taxpayer Assistance Center every business day for personal, face-to-face tax help. Tax return amendment An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Tax return amendment If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local Taxpayer Assistance Center where you can spread out your records and talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Tax return amendment No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Tax return amendment If you prefer, you can call your local Center and leave a message requesting an appointment to resolve a tax account issue. Tax return amendment A representative will call you back within 2 business days to schedule an in-person appointment at your convenience. Tax return amendment If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested. Tax return amendment All other issues will be handled without an appointment. Tax return amendment To find the number of your local office, go to  www. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Tax return amendment Mail. Tax return amendment You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Tax return amendment You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Tax return amendment  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax return amendment Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Taxpayer Advocate Service. Tax return amendment   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Tax return amendment Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. Tax return amendment We offer free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. Tax return amendment Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. Tax return amendment   TAS can help if you can’t resolve your problem with the IRS and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Tax return amendment You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Tax return amendment You have tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS has not responded to you by the date promised. Tax return amendment   If you qualify for our help, we’ll do everything we can to get your problem resolved. Tax return amendment You will be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. Tax return amendment We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Tax return amendment Although TAS is independent within the IRS, our advocates know how to work with the IRS to get your problems resolved. Tax return amendment And our services are always free. Tax return amendment   As a taxpayer, you have rights that the IRS must abide by in its dealings with you. Tax return amendment Our tax toolkit at www. Tax return amendment TaxpayerAdvocate. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov can help you understand these rights. Tax return amendment   If you think TAS might be able to help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your phone book and on our website at www. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov/advocate. Tax return amendment You can also call our toll-free number at 1-877-777-4778 or TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059. Tax return amendment   TAS also handles large-scale or systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Tax return amendment If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov/advocate. Tax return amendment Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Tax return amendment   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS. Tax return amendment Some clinics serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve a tax problem. Tax return amendment These clinics provide professional representation before the IRS or in court on audits, appeals, tax collection disputes, and other issues for free or for a small fee. Tax return amendment Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in many different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Tax return amendment For more information and to find a clinic near you, see the LITC page on www. Tax return amendment irs. Tax return amendment gov/advocate or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Tax return amendment This publication is also available by calling 1-800-829-3676 or at your local IRS office. Tax return amendment Free tax services. Tax return amendment   Publication 910, IRS Guide to Free Tax Services, is your guide to IRS services and resources. Tax return amendment Learn about free tax information from the IRS, including publications, services, and education and assistance programs. Tax return amendment The publication also has an index of over 100 TeleTax topics (recorded tax information) you can listen to on the telephone. Tax return amendment The majority of the information and services listed in this publication are available to you free of charge. Tax return amendment If there is a fee associated with a resource or service, it is listed in the publication. Tax return amendment   Accessible versions of IRS published products are available on request in a variety of alternative formats for people with disabilities. Tax return amendment DVD for tax products. Tax return amendment You can order Publication 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain: Current-year forms, instructions, and publications. Tax return amendment Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications. Tax return amendment Tax Map: an electronic research tool and finding aid. Tax return amendment Tax law frequently asked questions. Tax return amendment Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system. Tax return amendment Internal Revenue Code—Title 26 of the U. Tax return amendment S. Tax return amendment Code. Tax return amendment Links to other Internet based Tax Research Materials. Tax return amendment Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms. Tax return amendment Internal Revenue Bulletins. Tax return amendment Toll-free and email technical support. Tax return amendment Two releases during the year. Tax return amendment  – The first release will ship the beginning of January 2012. Tax return amendment  – The final release will ship the beginning of March 2012. Tax return amendment Purchase the DVD from National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at www. Tax return amendment irs. 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