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Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Publication 972 - Main Content Table of Contents Child Tax CreditQualifying Child Limits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Earned Income Additional Child Tax Credit How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Child Tax Credit This credit is for people who have a qualifying child as defined later. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation It is in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses (on Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46) and the earned income credit (on Form 1040, line 64a; or Form 1040A, line 38a). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation citizen, a U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation national, or a U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation resident alien. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation For more information, see Publication 519, U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Tax Guide for Aliens. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation For each qualifying child, you must either check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c, column (4); or Form 1040NR, line 7c, column (4). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Example. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Because he is not a U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation citizen, U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation national, or U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Filers who have certain child dependents with an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child identified on your tax return with an ITIN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Tax Guide for Aliens. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Adopted child. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   If you are a U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation citizen or U. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation S. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Exceptions to time lived with you. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation    A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Qualifying child of more than one person. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation The amount on Form 1040, line 46; Form 1040A, line 28; or Form 1040NR, line 44, is less than the credit. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation See Additional Child Tax Credit, later. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Married filing jointly – $110,000. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) – $75,000. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Married filing separately – $55,000. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Modified AGI. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation AGI. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Earned Income You will need to figure your earned income using one of the worksheets that appear later in this publication if you are completing the Line 11 Worksheet , later, or Schedule 8812. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Form 1040 or Form 1040NR filers, use the 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet , later, to figure your earned income. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Form 1040A filers, use the 1040A Filers —- Earned Income Worksheet , later. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation For this purpose, earned income includes only: Taxable earned income, and Nontaxable combat pay. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation How to claim the additional child tax credit. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR instructions (or on line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in this publication), use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65; Form 1040A, line 39; or Form 1040NR, line 63. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Child Tax Credit Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Please click the link to view the image. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Child tax worksheet - page 1. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Child Tax Credit Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Please click the link to view the image. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Child tax worksheet - page 2. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Line 11 Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Please click the link to view the image. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Line 11 worksheet - page 1. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Line 11 Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Please click the link to view the image. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Line 11 worksheet - page 2. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit) Before you begin:    ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication or line  4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation  ✓If married filing jointly, include your spouse's amounts with yours when completing this worksheet. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation     1. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 7, or Form 1040NR, line 8 1a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation     b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 1b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation       Next, if you are filing Schedule C, C-EZ, F, or SE, or you received a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065 or Form 1065-B), go to line 2a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Otherwise, skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation     2. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter any statutory employee income reported on line 1 of Schedule C or C-EZ 2a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation     b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter any net profit or (loss) from Schedule C, line 31; Schedule C-EZ, line 3; Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (other than farming); and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), box 9, code J1. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Do not include on this line any statutory employee income or any other amounts exempt from self-employment tax. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Options and commodities dealers must add any gain or subtract any loss (in the normal course of dealing in or trading section 1256 contracts) from section 1256 contracts or related property 2b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation     c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter any net farm profit or (loss) from Schedule F, line 34, and from farm partnerships, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Do not include on this line any amounts exempt from self-employment tax 2c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation         d. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If you used the farm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment, enter the amount from Schedule SE, Section B, line 15. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Otherwise, skip this line and enter on line 2e the amount from line 2c 2d. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation         e. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If line 2c is a profit, enter the smaller of line 2c or line 2d. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If line 2c is a (loss), enter the (loss) from line 2c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 2e. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   3. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Combine lines 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 2e. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If zero or less, stop. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Instead, enter -0- on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, whichever applies 3. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   4. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:               a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 4a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation         b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR) 4b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation         c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 4c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation       5. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter any amount included on line 3 that is also included on Form 2555, line 43, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Do not include any amount that is also included on line 4a, 4b, or 4c above 5a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation             b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the portion, if any, of the amount from Form 2555, line 44 that you also included on Schedule E in partnership net income or (loss) or deducted on Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27; Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ; or Schedule F. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 5b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation             c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Subtract line 5b from line 5a 5c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation       6. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27 6. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation       7. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Add lines 4a through 4c, 5c, and 6 7. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   8. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Subtract line 7 from line 3 8. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation       If you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet, enter this amount on line 2 of that worksheet. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If you were sent here from Schedule 8812, enter this amount on line 4a of that form. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation     *If you have any Schedule K-1 amounts and you are not required to file Schedule SE, complete the appropriate line(s) of Schedule SE, Section A. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Put your name and social security number on Schedule SE and attach it to your return. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation                     1040A Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet) Before you begin:   ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation               1. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the amount from Form 1040A, line 7 1a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation         b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 1b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation         c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Add lines 1a and 1b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation     1c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   2. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:           a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 2a. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation         b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A) 2b. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation         c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity 2c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation       3. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Add lines 2a through 2c 3. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   4. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Subtract line 3 from line 1c. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the result here and on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet 4. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation                 Additional Medicare Tax and RRTA Tax Worksheet (for line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet) If your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 1 RRTA taxes, use this worksheet to figure the amount to enter on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax on wages. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 1. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the social security tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 4) 1. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   2. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the Medicare tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 6). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Box 6 includes any Additional Medicare Tax 2. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   3. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on wages (Form 8959, line 7) 3. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   4. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Add lines 1, 2, and 3 4. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   5. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the Additional Medicare Tax withheld (Form 8959, line 22) 5. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   6. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Subtract line 5 from line 4 6. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Additional Medicare Tax on Self-Employment Income. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 7. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on self-employment income (one-half of Form 8959, line 13) 7. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Tier 1 RRTA taxes as an employee of a railroad (enter amounts on lines 8, 9, 10, and 11) or employee representative (enter amounts on lines 12, 13, 14, and 15). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Do not include amounts in Form W-2, box 14, that are identified as Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 2 tax. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Do not include amounts shown on Form CT-2 on line 3 for Additional Medicare Tax or line 4 for Tier 2 tax. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 8. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the Tier 1 tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 8. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   9. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the Medicare tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 9. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   10. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee (Form 8959, line 17). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 14 10. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   11. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Add lines 8, 9, and 10 11. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   12. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter one-half of Tier 1 tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 1, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 12. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   13. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter one-half of Tier 1 Medicare tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 2, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 13. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   14. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee representative (one-half of Form 8959, line 17). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 10 14. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   15. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Add lines 12, 13, and 14 15. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Line 6 amount 16. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Add lines 6, 7, 11, and 15. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Enter here and on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 16. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   We ask for the information on the worksheets in this publication to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You are required to give us the information if requested. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   You are not required to provide the information requested on a form (or worksheet in this publication) that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form (or publication) displays a valid OMB control number. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Books or records relating to a form, its instructions, or this publication must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   The average time and expenses required to complete these worksheets will vary depending on individual circumstances. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation For the estimated averages, see the instructions for your income tax return. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   If you have suggestions for making these worksheets simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation See Comments and suggestions , earlier. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation How To Get Tax Help 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. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Free help with your tax return. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 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Turbotax 2011 tax preparation gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Go to IRS. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation gov and choose from a variety of options. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation    Phone. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 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. 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Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 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. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 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. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 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). Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You should receive your order within 10 business days. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 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. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation    Walk-in. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Products. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Services. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation    Mail. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 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. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   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. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   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. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Consumer Protection Offices

City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs

Website: South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs

Address: South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
PO Box 5757
Columbia, SC 29250

Phone Number: 803-734-4200

Toll-free: 1-800-922-1594 (SC)

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

Office of the Commissioner of Banking

Website: Office of the Commissioner of Banking

Address: Office of the Commissioner of Banking
State Board of Financial Institutions
1205 Pendleton St., Suite 305
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone Number: 803-734-2001

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Department of Insurance

Website: Department of Insurance

Address: Department of Insurance
Consumer Services
PO Box 100105
Columbia, SC 29202-3105

Phone Number: 803-737-6180

Toll-free: 1-800-768-3467 (SC)

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Office of the Attorney General

Website: Office of the Attorney General

Address: Office of the Attorney General
Securities Division
PO Box 11549
Columbia, SC 29211-1549

Phone Number: 803-734-9916

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Office of Regulatory Staff

Website: Office of Regulatory Staff

Address: Office of Regulatory Staff
Consumer Services Division
1401 Main St., Suite 900
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone Number: 803-737-5230

Toll-free: 1-800-922-1531 (SC)

TTY: 1-800-334-2217 (SC)

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Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Part Two -   Excise Taxes Other Than Fuel Taxes Table of Contents 3. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Environmental TaxesOil Spill Liability Tax ODCs Imported Taxable Products Floor Stocks Tax 4. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Communications and Air Transportation TaxesUncollected Tax Report Communications TaxLocal-only service. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Private communication service. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Exemptions Credits or Refunds Air Transportation TaxesTransportation of Persons by Air International Air Travel Facilities Transportation of Property by Air Special Rules on Transportation Taxes 5. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Manufacturers TaxesImporter. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Use considered sale. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Lease considered sale. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Bonus goods. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Taxable Event ExemptionsRequirements for Exempt Sales Credits or Refunds Sport Fishing EquipmentRelated person. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Bows, Quivers, Broadheads, and Points Arrow ShaftsExemption for certain wooden arrows. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation CoalExported. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Taxable TiresQualifying intercity or local bus. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Qualifying school bus. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Gas Guzzler TaxVehicles not subject to tax. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Imported automobiles. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation VaccinesConditions to allowance. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Taxable Medical Devices 6. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Retail Tax on Heavy Trucks, Trailers, and TractorsHighway vehicle. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Vehicles not considered highway vehicles. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Idling reduction device. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Separate purchase. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Leases. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Exported vehicle. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Tax on resale of tax-paid trailers and semitrailers. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Use treated as sale. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Sale. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Long-term lease. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Short-term lease. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Related person. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Exclusions from tax base. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Sales not at arm's length. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Installment sales. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Repairs and modifications. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Further manufacture. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Rail trailers and rail vans. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Parts and accessories. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Trash containers. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation House trailers. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Camper coaches or bodies for self-propelled mobile homes. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Farm feed, seed, and fertilizer equipment. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Ambulances and hearses. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Truck-tractors. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Concrete mixers. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Registration requirement. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation Further manufacture. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 7. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Ship Passenger Tax 8. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Foreign Insurance TaxesPremium. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation 9. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Obligations Not in Registered Form 10. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Indoor Tanning Services Tax 11. Turbotax 2011 tax preparation   Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Fee Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications