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1040a Instructions

1040a instructions Index A Absence, temporary, Temporary absences. 1040a instructions Address, change of, Reminders Aliens (see Nonresident aliens) Alimony, Alimony. 1040a instructions , Alimony, Instruments Executed Before 1985 Community income, Alimony (Community Income) Fees paid for getting, Fees for getting alimony. 1040a instructions No exemption for spouse, Alimony paid. 1040a instructions Annual exclusion, gift tax, Annual exclusion. 1040a instructions Annulment decrees Absolute decree, Ending the Marital Community Amended return required, Unmarried persons. 1040a instructions Considered unmarried, Unmarried persons. 1040a instructions Archer MSA, Archer medical savings account (MSA). 1040a instructions Assistance (see Tax help) B Basis Property received in settlement, Basis of property received. 1040a instructions Benefits paid under QDROs, Benefits paid to a child or other dependent. 1040a instructions , Benefits paid to a spouse or former spouse. 1040a instructions Birth of dependent, Death or birth. 1040a instructions C Change of address, Reminders Change of name, Reminders Change of withholding, Reminders Child custody, Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. 1040a instructions Child support Alimony, difference from, Child support. 1040a instructions Clearly associated with contingency, Clearly associated with a contingency. 1040a instructions Contingency relating to child, Contingency relating to your child. 1040a instructions Payment specifically designated as, Specifically designated as child support. 1040a instructions Child support under pre-1985 agreement, Child support under pre-1985 agreement. 1040a instructions Child tax credit, Exemptions for Dependents Children Birth of child Head of household, qualifying person to file as, Death or birth. 1040a instructions Claiming parent, when child is head of household, Special rule for parent. 1040a instructions Custody of, Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. 1040a instructions Death of child Head of household, qualifying person to file as, Death or birth. 1040a instructions Photographs of missing children, Reminders Community income, Community Income, Alimony (Community Income) Community property, Community Property, Alimony (Community Income) (see also Community income) Ending the marital community, Ending the Marital Community Laws disregarded, Certain community income not treated as community income by one spouse. 1040a instructions States, Community property states. 1040a instructions Costs of getting divorce, Costs of Getting a Divorce Fees for tax advice, Fees for tax advice. 1040a instructions Nondeductible expenses, Nondeductible expenses. 1040a instructions Custody of child, Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. 1040a instructions D Death of dependent, Death or birth. 1040a instructions Death of recipient spouse. 1040a instructions , Alimony Requirements Debts of spouse Refund applied to, Tax refund applied to spouse's debts. 1040a instructions Deductions Alimony paid, Deducting alimony paid. 1040a instructions Alimony recapture, Deducting the recapture. 1040a instructions Limits on IRAs, IRA contribution and deduction limits. 1040a instructions Marital, Marital deduction. 1040a instructions Dependents Exemption for, Exemptions for Dependents, Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person Qualifying child, Exemptions for Dependents Qualifying child (Table 3), Table 3. 1040a instructions Overview of the Rules for Claiming an Exemption for a Dependent Qualifying relative, Exemptions for Dependents Qualifying relative (Table 3), Table 3. 1040a instructions Overview of the Rules for Claiming an Exemption for a Dependent Social security numbers, Reminders Divorce decrees Absolute decree, Ending the Marital Community Amended, Amended instrument. 1040a instructions Costs of getting, Costs of Getting a Divorce Defined for purposes of alimony, Divorce or separation instrument. 1040a instructions Invalid, Invalid decree. 1040a instructions Unmarried persons, Unmarried persons. 1040a instructions Divorced parents, Children of Divorced or Separated Parents (or Parents Who Live Apart) Child custody, Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. 1040a instructions Domestic relations orders (see Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)) Domicile, Community Income E Earned income, Earned income. 1040a instructions Equitable relief (see Relief from joint liability) Estimated tax, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Joint payments, Joint estimated tax payments. 1040a instructions Exemptions, Exemptions, Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person Dependents, Exemptions for Dependents, Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person Personal, Personal Exemptions Spouse, Exemption for Your Spouse F Fees for tax advice, Fees for tax advice. 1040a instructions Filing status, Filing Status, More information. 1040a instructions Head of household, Requirements. 1040a instructions Form 1040 Deducting alimony paid, Deducting alimony paid. 1040a instructions Reporting alimony received, Reporting alimony received. 1040a instructions Form 1040X Annulment, decree of, Unmarried persons. 1040a instructions Form 8332 Release of exemption to noncustodial parent, Written declaration. 1040a instructions Form 8379 Injured spouse, Injured spouse. 1040a instructions Form 8857 Innocent spouse relief, Relief from joint liability. 1040a instructions Form W-4 Withholding, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Form W-7 Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), Reminders Former spouse Defined for purposes of alimony, Spouse or former spouse. 1040a instructions Free tax services, How To Get Tax Help G Gift tax, Gift Tax on Property Settlements, Annual exclusion. 1040a instructions , Gift Tax Return H Head of household, Head of Household Health savings accounts (HSAs), Health savings account (HSA). 1040a instructions Help (see Tax help) Home owned jointly Alimony payments for, Payments for jointly-owned home. 1040a instructions Expenses for, as alimony (Table 4), Table 4. 1040a instructions Expenses for a Jointly-Owned Home Sale of, Sale of home. 1040a instructions HSAs (Health savings accounts), Health savings account (HSA). 1040a instructions I Identification number, Reminders Income, Community Income (see also Community income) Alimony received, Reporting alimony received. 1040a instructions Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), Individual Retirement Arrangements, IRA contribution and deduction limits. 1040a instructions Individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs), Reminders Injured spouse, Injured spouse. 1040a instructions Innocent spouse relief, Relief from joint liability. 1040a instructions Insurance premiums, Life insurance premiums. 1040a instructions Invalid decree, Invalid decree. 1040a instructions IRAs (Individual retirement arrangements), Individual Retirement Arrangements, IRA contribution and deduction limits. 1040a instructions Itemized deductions on separate returns, Itemized deductions. 1040a instructions ITINs (Individual taxpayer identification numbers), Reminders J Joint liability Relief from, Reminders, Relief from joint liability. 1040a instructions Joint returns, Married Filing Jointly Change from separate return, Joint return after separate returns. 1040a instructions Change to separate return, Separate returns after joint return. 1040a instructions Divorced taxpayers, Divorced taxpayers. 1040a instructions Exemption for spouse, Joint return. 1040a instructions Joint and individual liability, Joint and individual liability. 1040a instructions Relief from joint liability, Relief from joint liability. 1040a instructions Signing, Signing a joint return. 1040a instructions Jointly-owned home Alimony payments for, Payments for jointly-owned home. 1040a instructions Expenses for, as alimony (Table 4), Table 4. 1040a instructions Expenses for a Jointly-Owned Home Sale of, Sale of Jointly-Owned Property, Sale of home. 1040a instructions K Kidnapped child Head of household status and, Kidnapped child. 1040a instructions L Liability for taxes (see Relief from joint liability) Life insurance premiums as alimony, Life insurance premiums. 1040a instructions M Marital community, ending, Ending the Marital Community Marital status, Marital status. 1040a instructions Married persons, Married persons. 1040a instructions Medical savings accounts (MSAs), Archer medical savings account (MSA). 1040a instructions Missing children, photographs of, Reminders More information (see Tax help) Mortgage payments as alimony, Payments for jointly-owned home. 1040a instructions MSAs (Medical savings accounts), Archer medical savings account (MSA). 1040a instructions N Name, change of, Reminders Nondeductible expenses, Nondeductible expenses. 1040a instructions Nonresident aliens Joint returns, Nonresident alien. 1040a instructions Withholding, Withholding on nonresident aliens. 1040a instructions P Parent Head of household, claim for, Special rule for parent. 1040a instructions Parents, divorced or separated, Children of Divorced or Separated Parents (or Parents Who Live Apart) Personal exemptions, Personal Exemptions Phaseout of Exemptions, Phaseout of Exemptions Property settlements, Property Settlements, Sale of home. 1040a instructions Publications (see Tax help) Q Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), Qualified Domestic Relations Order, Benefits paid to a child or other dependent. 1040a instructions , Benefits paid to a spouse or former spouse. 1040a instructions Qualifying child, exemption for, Exemptions for Dependents Qualifying child, exemption for (Table 3), Table 3. 1040a instructions Overview of the Rules for Claiming an Exemption for a Dependent Qualifying person, head of household, Qualifying person. 1040a instructions Table 2, Table 2. 1040a instructions Who Is a Qualifying Person Qualifying You To File as Head of Household?1 Qualifying relative, exemption for, Exemptions for Dependents Qualifying relative, exemption for (Table 3), Table 3. 1040a instructions Overview of the Rules for Claiming an Exemption for a Dependent R Recapture of alimony, Recapture of Alimony Refunds Injured spouse, community property, Injured spouse. 1040a instructions Spouse's debts, applied to, Tax refund applied to spouse's debts. 1040a instructions Release of exemption to noncustodial parent, Written declaration. 1040a instructions Revocation, Revocation of release of claim to an exemption. 1040a instructions Relief from joint liability, Reminders, Relief from joint liability. 1040a instructions Relief from separate return liability Community income, Relief from liability arising from community property law. 1040a instructions Reporting requirements Alimony received, Reporting alimony received. 1040a instructions Returns Amended return required, Unmarried persons. 1040a instructions Joint (see Joint returns) Separate (see Separate returns) Rollovers, Rollovers. 1040a instructions S Sales of jointly-owned property, Sale of Jointly-Owned Property Section 1041 election, Basis of property received. 1040a instructions Separate maintenance decrees, Unmarried persons. 1040a instructions , Divorce or separation instrument. 1040a instructions , Ending the Marital Community Separate returns, Married Filing Separately Change to or from joint return, Joint return after separate returns. 1040a instructions Community or separate income, Community or separate income. 1040a instructions Exemption for spouse, Separate return. 1040a instructions Itemized deductions, Itemized deductions. 1040a instructions Relief from liability, Relief from liability arising from community property law. 1040a instructions Separate liability, Separate liability. 1040a instructions Tax consequences, Separate returns may give you a higher tax. 1040a instructions Separated parents, Children of Divorced or Separated Parents (or Parents Who Live Apart) Separation agreements, Ending the Marital Community Defined for purposes of alimony, Divorce or separation instrument. 1040a instructions Separation of liability (see Relief from joint liability) Settlement of property (see Property settlements) Social security benefits, Social security benefits. 1040a instructions Social security numbers (SSNs) Alimony recipient's number required, Alimony Dependents, Reminders Spousal IRA, Spousal IRA. 1040a instructions Spouse Defined for purposes of alimony, Spouse or former spouse. 1040a instructions Refund applied to debts, Tax refund applied to spouse's debts. 1040a instructions Statute of limitations Amended return, Unmarried persons. 1040a instructions Injured spouse allocation, Injured spouse. 1040a instructions T Tables and figures Exemption for dependents (Table 3), Table 3. 1040a instructions Overview of the Rules for Claiming an Exemption for a Dependent Itemized deductions on separate returns (Table 1), Table 1. 1040a instructions Itemized Deductions on Separate Returns Jointly-owned home, expenses for, as alimony (Table 4), Table 4. 1040a instructions Expenses for a Jointly-Owned Home Property transferred pursuant to divorce (Table 5), Table 5. 1040a instructions Property Transferred Pursuant to Divorce Qualifying person for head of household (Table 2), Table 2. 1040a instructions Who Is a Qualifying Person Qualifying You To File as Head of Household?1 Tax advice fees, Fees for tax advice. 1040a instructions Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Tax withholding (see Withholding) Taxpayer Advocate, The Taxpayer Advocate Service is Here to Help You. 1040a instructions Taxpayer identification numbers, Reminders Third parties Alimony payments to, Payments to a third party. 1040a instructions , Payments to a third party. 1040a instructions Property settlements, transfers to, Transfers to third parties. 1040a instructions Tiebreaker rules, Tiebreaker rules. 1040a instructions TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help U Underpayment of alimony, Underpayment. 1040a instructions Unmarried persons, Unmarried persons. 1040a instructions W Withholding Change of, Reminders, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Nonresident aliens, Withholding on nonresident aliens. 1040a instructions Worksheets Recapture of alimony (Worksheet 1), How to figure and report the recapture. 1040a instructions Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications
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1040a instructions Index A Additional Medicare Tax, Reminders, Reporting sick pay on Form W-2. 1040a instructions Agents, reporting, Agents Agricultural workers, H-2A agricultural workers. 1040a instructions Alternative methods of withholding, 9. 1040a instructions Alternative Methods for Figuring Withholding Annuity payments, 8. 1040a instructions Pensions and Annuities Assistance (see Tax help) Awards, employee achievement, Employee Achievement Awards B Back pay, Back Pay Below-market rate loans, Interest-Free and Below-Market-Interest-Rate Loans C Comments on publication, Comments and suggestions. 1040a instructions Common paymaster, Common Paymaster Common-law employees, Common-Law Employees Common-law rules, Common-Law Rules Corporate officers, Common-Law Employees D Deferred compensation plans, nonqualified, Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans Direct sellers, Direct sellers. 1040a instructions Director of corporation, Common-Law Employees E Electronic Form W-2, Reminders Employee achievement awards, Employee Achievement Awards Employee or contractor Attorney, Attorney Automobile industry, Automobile Industry Building industry, Building and Construction Industry Computer industry, Computer Industry Salesperson, Salesperson Taxicab driver, Taxicab Driver Trucking industry, Trucking Industry Employee's taxes paid by employer, Employee's Portion of Taxes Paid by Employer Employees Common-law rules, Common-Law Rules Industry examples, Industry Examples Statutory, Statutory Employees Employees defined, 1. 1040a instructions Who Are Employees? Employees misclassification, Misclassification of Employees Excessive termination payments (golden parachute), Golden Parachute Payments Exempt organizations, 3. 1040a instructions Employees of Exempt Organizations F Fellowship payments, Scholarship and Fellowship Payments Form W-2, electronic filing, Reminders G Golden parachute, Golden Parachute Payments I Idle time, Withholding for Idle Time Independent contractors, Independent Contractors Indian gaming profits, 10. 1040a instructions Tables for Withholding on Distributions of Indian Gaming Profits to Tribal Members Interest-free loans, Interest-Free and Below-Market-Interest-Rate Loans International social security agreements, International Social Security Agreements L Leased employees, Leased employees. 1040a instructions Leave sharing plans, Leave Sharing Plans Loans, interest-free or below-market rate, Interest-Free and Below-Market-Interest-Rate Loans M Ministers, Ministers. 1040a instructions Misclassification of employees, Misclassification of Employees N Nonqualified plans, Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans O Officer of corporation, Common-Law Employees Outplacement services, Outplacement Services P Pension payments, 8. 1040a instructions Pensions and Annuities Publications (see Tax help) R Real estate agents, Licensed real estate agents. 1040a instructions Religious exemptions, 4. 1040a instructions Religious Exemptions and Special Rules for Ministers Reporting agents, Agents S Scholarship payments, Scholarship and Fellowship Payments Sick pay, 6. 1040a instructions Sick Pay Reporting SIMPLE retirement plans, SIMPLE Retirement Plans Simplified employee pension, Contributions to a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Statutory employees, Statutory Employees Statutory nonemployees, Statutory Nonemployees Suggestions for publication, Comments and suggestions. 1040a instructions Supplemental unemployment benefits, Supplemental Unemployment Benefits T Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Tax-exempt organizations, 3. 1040a instructions Employees of Exempt Organizations Tax-sheltered annuities, Tax-Sheltered Annuities Technical service specialists, Technical service specialists. 1040a instructions Third-party sick pay, Sick Pay Paid by Third Party , Third-party sick pay recap Forms W-2 and W-3. 1040a instructions TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help W Withholding Alternative methods, 9. 1040a instructions Alternative Methods for Figuring Withholding Idle time payments, Withholding for Idle Time Indian gaming profits, 10. 1040a instructions Tables for Withholding on Distributions of Indian Gaming Profits to Tribal Members Pensions and annuities, Federal Income Tax Withholding Sick pay, Income Tax Withholding on Sick Pay Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications