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1040ez 2010 5. 1040ez 2010   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents 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. 1040ez 2010 Free help with your tax return. 1040ez 2010   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 1040ez 2010 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 1040ez 2010 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. 1040ez 2010 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. 1040ez 2010   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 1040ez 2010 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 1040ez 2010 aarp. 1040ez 2010 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 1040ez 2010 For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 1040ez 2010 Internet. 1040ez 2010    IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1040ez 2010 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. 1040ez 2010 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 1040ez 2010 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 1040ez 2010 Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. 1040ez 2010 No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. 1040ez 2010 New subject areas are added on a regular basis. 1040ez 2010  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. 1040ez 2010 You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. 1040ez 2010 The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. 1040ez 2010 Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. 1040ez 2010 Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. 1040ez 2010 Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. 1040ez 2010 Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. 1040ez 2010 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 1040ez 2010 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 1040ez 2010 Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov. 1040ez 2010 Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov for more information. 1040ez 2010 Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. 1040ez 2010 Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov. 1040ez 2010 Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. 1040ez 2010 Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. 1040ez 2010 Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. 1040ez 2010 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 1040ez 2010 Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. 1040ez 2010 If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. 1040ez 2010 Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 1040ez 2010 Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). 1040ez 2010 Go to IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. 1040ez 2010 Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 1040ez 2010 Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. 1040ez 2010 Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. 1040ez 2010 Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov and choose from a variety of options. 1040ez 2010 Phone. 1040ez 2010   You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. 1040ez 2010 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 1040ez 2010 Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov, or download the IRS2Go app. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 1040ez 2010 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. 1040ez 2010 Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. 1040ez 2010 Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 1040ez 2010 Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 1040ez 2010 Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. 1040ez 2010 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 1040ez 2010 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 1040ez 2010 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). 1040ez 2010 You should receive your order within 10 business days. 1040ez 2010 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. 1040ez 2010 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 1040ez 2010 These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. 1040ez 2010 Walk-in. 1040ez 2010   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. 1040ez 2010 Products. 1040ez 2010 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 1040ez 2010 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 1040ez 2010 Services. 1040ez 2010 You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. 1040ez 2010 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 1040ez 2010 Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. 1040ez 2010 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. 1040ez 2010 Mail. 1040ez 2010   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 1040ez 2010 You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. 1040ez 2010 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 1040ez 2010 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613   The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. 1040ez 2010 The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 1040ez 2010 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. 1040ez 2010   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. 1040ez 2010 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. 1040ez 2010 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. 1040ez 2010 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. 1040ez 2010   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. 1040ez 2010 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. 1040ez 2010 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. 1040ez 2010 Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. 1040ez 2010 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 1040ez 2010   How can you reach us? 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1040ez 2010 Publication 3920 - Main Contents Table of Contents Tax ForgivenessYears Eligible for Tax Forgiveness Amount of Tax Forgiven Refund of Taxes Paid How To Claim Tax Forgiveness Payments to SurvivorsSeptember 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 Qualified Disaster Relief Payments Disability Payments Death Benefits Canceled Debt Payments to Survivors of Public Safety Officers Postponed Tax DeadlinesCovered area. 1040ez 2010 Disaster Area Losses Estate Tax Reduction Structured Settlement Factoring Transactions Illustrated Worksheets B and C Additional Worksheets How To Get Tax Help Tax Forgiveness The IRS will forgive the federal income tax liabilities of decedents who died as a result of the Oklahoma City attack, September 11 attacks, and anthrax attacks. 1040ez 2010 Income tax is forgiven for these decedents whether they were killed in an attack or in rescue or recovery operations. 1040ez 2010 Any forgiven tax liability owed to the IRS will not have to be paid. 1040ez 2010 Any forgiven tax liability that has already been paid will be refunded. 1040ez 2010 (See Refund of Taxes Paid, later. 1040ez 2010 ) To determine the amount of tax to be forgiven, read Years Eligible for Tax Forgiveness first. 1040ez 2010 Then read Amount of Tax Forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Decedents whose total forgiven tax liability for all eligible years is less than $10,000 are entitled to $10,000 minimum relief. 1040ez 2010 Even decedents who were not required to file tax returns for the eligible tax years are entitled to $10,000 minimum relief. 1040ez 2010 See Minimum Amount of Relief later under Amount of Tax Forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Years Eligible for Tax Forgiveness The following paragraphs explain which years are eligible for tax forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 Oklahoma City attack. 1040ez 2010   For those who died from this attack, income tax is forgiven for 1994 and all later years up to and including the year of death. 1040ez 2010 Example 1. 1040ez 2010 A man was killed in the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. 1040ez 2010 His income tax is forgiven for 1994 and 1995. 1040ez 2010 Example 2. 1040ez 2010 A woman was wounded while walking outside the federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. 1040ez 2010 She subsequently died of her wounds in 1996. 1040ez 2010 Her income tax is forgiven for 1994, 1995, and 1996. 1040ez 2010 September 11 attacks and anthrax attacks. 1040ez 2010   For those who die from these attacks, income tax is forgiven for 2000 and all later years up to and including the year of death. 1040ez 2010 Example 1. 1040ez 2010 A Pentagon employee died in the September 11 attack. 1040ez 2010 Her income tax is forgiven for 2000 and 2001. 1040ez 2010 Example 2. 1040ez 2010 A visitor to the World Trade Center died in 2002 of wounds he sustained in the September 11 attack. 1040ez 2010 His income tax liability is forgiven for 2000, 2001, and 2002. 1040ez 2010 Amount of Tax Forgiven The IRS will forgive the decedent's income tax liability for all years eligible for tax forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 On a joint return, only the decedent's part of the joint income tax liability is eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 To figure the tax to be forgiven, use the following worksheets. 1040ez 2010 Use Worksheet A for any eligible year the decedent filed a return as single, married filing separately, head of household, or qualifying widow(er). 1040ez 2010 Use Worksheet B for any eligible year the decedent filed a joint return. 1040ez 2010 See the illustrated Worksheet B near the end of this publication. 1040ez 2010 Do not complete Worksheet A or B if the decedent was not required to file tax returns for the eligible tax years. 1040ez 2010 Instead, complete Worksheet C and file a return for the decedent's last tax year. 1040ez 2010 See Minimum Amount of Relief, later. 1040ez 2010 If you need assistance, call the IRS at 1–866–562–5227 Monday through Friday during the following times. 1040ez 2010 In English–7 a. 1040ez 2010 m. 1040ez 2010 to 10 p. 1040ez 2010 m. 1040ez 2010 local time. 1040ez 2010 In Spanish–8 a. 1040ez 2010 m. 1040ez 2010 to 9:30 p. 1040ez 2010 m. 1040ez 2010 local time. 1040ez 2010 Both spouses died. 1040ez 2010   If both spouses died as a result of a terrorist attack and they filed a joint return for an eligible tax year, fill out Worksheet B for each spouse for that year. 1040ez 2010 Do this to determine if each spouse qualifies for the minimum relief of $10,000 (discussed later under Minimum Amount of Relief). 1040ez 2010 If you are certain that neither spouse's total forgiven tax liability for all eligible years is less than $10,000, skip Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 However, attach a computation of the forgiven tax liability to the final income tax return or amended tax return for each eligible year. 1040ez 2010 The forgiven tax liability is the total tax shown on the joint return minus the taxes listed in the instructions for line 4 of Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 Residents of community property states. 1040ez 2010   If the decedent was domiciled in a community property state and the spouse reported half the community income on a separate return, the surviving spouse can get a refund of taxes paid on his or her share of the decedent's income for the eligible years. 1040ez 2010 Also, all of the decedent's income taxes paid for the eligible years will be refunded to either the executor or administrator of the estate, or to the surviving spouse if there is no legal representative. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Joint Return)       (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 1       2 Enter the decedent's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 2       3 Enter the decedent's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 3       4 Enter the total, if any, of the decedent's taxes not eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Subtract line 4 from line 3. 1040ez 2010 5       6 Enter the surviving spouse's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 6       7 Enter the surviving spouse's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 7       8 Enter the total, if any, of the surviving spouse's taxes listed in the instructions for line 4. 1040ez 2010 8       9 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9       10 Add lines 5 and 9. 1040ez 2010 10       11 Enter the total tax from the joint return. 1040ez 2010 See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. 1040ez 2010 11       12 Add lines 4 and 8. 1040ez 2010 12       13 Subtract line 12 from line 11. 1040ez 2010 13       14 Divide line 5 by line 10. 1040ez 2010 Enter the result as a decimal. 1040ez 2010 14       15 Tax to be forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Multiply line 13 by line 14 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 15       Note. 1040ez 2010 If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 15 (including any amounts shown on line 5 of Worksheet A) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 15 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Joint Return)       (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 1       2 Enter the decedent's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 2       3 Enter the decedent's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 3       4 Enter the total, if any, of the decedent's taxes not eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Subtract line 4 from line 3. 1040ez 2010 5       6 Enter the surviving spouse's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 6       7 Enter the surviving spouse's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 7       8 Enter the total, if any, of the surviving spouse's taxes listed in the instructions for line 4. 1040ez 2010 8       9 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9       10 Add lines 5 and 9. 1040ez 2010 10       11 Enter the total tax from the joint return. 1040ez 2010 See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. 1040ez 2010 11       12 Add lines 4 and 8. 1040ez 2010 12       13 Subtract line 12 from line 11. 1040ez 2010 13       14 Divide line 5 by line 10. 1040ez 2010 Enter the result as a decimal. 1040ez 2010 14       15 Tax to be forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Multiply line 13 by line 14 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 15       Note. 1040ez 2010 If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 15 (including any amounts shown on line 5 of Worksheet A) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 15 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. 1040ez 2010 Instructions for Worksheet B Table 1. 1040ez 2010 Total Tax Line on Decedent's Return Note: Use this table to find the total tax line on the decedent's income tax return. 1040ez 2010 * Form 1994 1995 1996 2000 2001 1040 Line 53 Line 54 Line 51 Line 57 Line 58 1040A Line 27 Line 28 Line 28 Line 35 File Form 1040 1040EZ Line 9 Line 10 Line 10 Line 10 TeleFile Tax Record ** Line E Line J Line K 1040NR Line 51 Line 52 Line 49 Line 54 Line 54 1040NR–EZ N/A Line 17 Line 17 Line 18 File Form 1040NR * Line numbers for the 2002 forms were not available when this publication went to print. 1040ez 2010 ** File Form 4506 to get a transcript of the decedent's account. 1040ez 2010 Table 1. 1040ez 2010 Total Tax Line on Decedent's Return Note: Use this table to find the total tax line on the decedent's income tax return. 1040ez 2010 * Form 1994 1995 1996 2000 2001 1040 Line 53 Line 54 Line 51 Line 57 Line 58 1040A Line 27 Line 28 Line 28 Line 35 File Form 1040 1040EZ Line 9 Line 10 Line 10 Line 10 TeleFile Tax Record ** Line E Line J Line K 1040NR Line 51 Line 52 Line 49 Line 54 Line 54 1040NR–EZ N/A Line 17 Line 17 Line 18 File Form 1040NR * Line numbers for the 2002 forms were not available when this publication went to print. 1040ez 2010 ** File Form 4506 to get a transcript of the decedent's account. 1040ez 2010 Lines 2 and 6. 1040ez 2010   Allocate income and deductions in the same manner they would have been allocated if the spouses had filed separate returns. 1040ez 2010   Allocate wages and salaries to the spouse who performed the services and received the Form W-2. 1040ez 2010 Business and investment income (including capital gains) are generally allocated to the spouse who owned the business or investment that produced the income. 1040ez 2010 Income from a jointly owned business or investment should be allocated equally between the spouses unless there is evidence that shows a different allocation is appropriate. 1040ez 2010   Allocate business deductions to the owner of the business. 1040ez 2010 Allocate personal deductions (such as itemized deductions for mortgage interest and taxes) equally between the spouses unless there is evidence that shows a different allocation is appropriate. 1040ez 2010 Lines 3 and 7. 1040ez 2010   Figure the total tax as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 The total tax is the tax that would have been entered on the tax return line shown in Table 1 if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 When figuring the tax using the Tax Table or Tax Rate Schedule, use the “Married filing separately” column in the Tax Table or Tax Rate Schedule Y-2. 1040ez 2010   When figuring the total tax, allocate credits and other taxes, if any, in the same manner as they would have been allocated if the spouses had filed separate returns. 1040ez 2010 If a credit would not have been allowed on a separate return, allocate the credit shown on the joint return between the spouses. 1040ez 2010 Examples of credits generally not allowed on a separate return are the child and dependent care credit, credit for the elderly, adoption credit, education credits, and earned income credit. 1040ez 2010 Line 4. 1040ez 2010   Enter the total, if any, of the following taxes. 1040ez 2010 Self-employment tax. 1040ez 2010 Social security and Medicare tax on tip income not reported to employer. 1040ez 2010 Tax on excess contributions to IRAs, Coverdell education savings accounts (formerly Ed IRAs), or Archer MSAs (formerly medical savings accounts). 1040ez 2010 Tax on excess accumulation in qualified retirement plans. 1040ez 2010 Household employment taxes. 1040ez 2010 Uncollected social security and Medicare or RRTA tax on tips or group-term life insurance. 1040ez 2010 Tax on golden parachute payments. 1040ez 2010 Minimum Amount of Relief The minimum amount of relief is $10,000. 1040ez 2010 If the decedent's total forgiven tax liability for all eligible years is less than $10,000, the difference between $10,000 and the total forgiven tax liability for those years will be treated as a tax payment for the decedent's last tax year. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will refund the difference as explained under Refund of Taxes Paid. 1040ez 2010 Use Worksheet C to figure the additional tax payment. 1040ez 2010 But first complete Worksheet A or B, unless the decedent was not required to file tax returns for the eligible tax years. 1040ez 2010 Example 1. 1040ez 2010 An individual who died in the September 11 attacks had an income tax liability of $-0- for 2000 and $6,400 for 2001. 1040ez 2010 The $6,400 is eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will forgive $6,400 and treat the difference between $10,000 and $6,400 ($3,600) as a tax payment for 2001. 1040ez 2010 Example 2. 1040ez 2010 A child who died in the September 11 attacks had no (-0-) income tax liability for 2000 or 2001. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will treat $10,000 as a tax payment for 2001. 1040ez 2010 Income received after date of death. 1040ez 2010   Generally, income of the decedent received after the date of death must be reported on Form 1041 if the estate has gross income for the tax year of $600 or more. 1040ez 2010 Examples are the final paycheck or dividends on stock owned by the decedent. 1040ez 2010 However, this income is exempt from income tax and is not included on Form 1041 if it is received: After the date of the decedent's death, and Before the end of the decedent's tax year (determined without regard to death). 1040ez 2010 Nonqualifying income. 1040ez 2010   The following income is not exempt from tax. 1040ez 2010 The tax on it is not eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 Deferred compensation that would have been payable if the death had occurred because of an event other than these attacks. 1040ez 2010 Amounts that would not have been payable but for an action taken after September 11, 2001. 1040ez 2010 The following are examples of nonqualifying income. 1040ez 2010 Amounts payable from a qualified retirement plan or IRA to the beneficiary or estate of the decedent. 1040ez 2010 Amounts payable only as death or survivor's benefits from pre-existing arrangements that would have been paid if the death had occurred for another reason. 1040ez 2010 Income received as a result of adjustments made by the decedent's employer to a plan or arrangement to accelerate the vesting of restricted property or the payment of nonqualified deferred compensation after the date of the attack. 1040ez 2010 Interest on savings bonds cashed by the beneficiary of the decedent. 1040ez 2010 If you are responsible for the estate of a decedent, see Publication 559. 1040ez 2010 Publication 559 discusses how to complete and file federal income tax returns and explains your responsibility to pay any taxes due. 1040ez 2010 Instructions for lines 2–9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010   The tax that would have been payable on the exempt income (discussed earlier) must be considered when determining whether a decedent is entitled to the $10,000 minimum relief. 1040ez 2010 To figure the tax that would have been payable, you can use lines 2 through 9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Or, if special requirements are met, you can use the alternative computation instead. 1040ez 2010 See Alternative computation, later. 1040ez 2010   You have to use lines 2–9 (or the alternative computation) to figure the tax that would have been payable even if Form 1041 was not required to be filed. 1040ez 2010 Use Form 1041 to figure what the taxable income would be without including the exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Then enter that taxable income (even if a negative number) on line 2 of Worksheet C (or line 1 of Worksheet D, Alternative Computation of Tax on Exempt Income (Line 9 of Worksheet C)). 1040ez 2010 Alternative computation. 1040ez 2010   Instead of using lines 2–8 of Worksheet C to figure the tax on exempt income (line 9 of Worksheet C), you may be able to use Worksheet D. 1040ez 2010 You can use Worksheet D to figure the tax on the exempt income payable by the estate and its beneficiaries only if both of the following requirements are met. 1040ez 2010 The estate claimed an income distribution deduction on line 18 (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 Each beneficiary submits the information necessary to refigure the income tax payable on the exempt income received from the decedent's estate. 1040ez 2010 If requirement (2) is met but requirement (1) is not, you can still use Worksheet D if: Form 1041 was not required because exempt income was received, and The estate would have claimed an income distribution deduction if the exempt income were taxable. 1040ez 2010 If you use this alternative computation, skip lines 2–8 of Worksheet C and enter the amount from line 8 of Worksheet D on line 9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Complete the rest of Worksheet C to determine the additional payment allowed. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Amount Treated as Tax Payment for Decedent's Last Tax Year Caution: The decedent is entitled to minimum relief of $10,000. 1040ez 2010 Complete this worksheet only if the total tax forgiven for all eligible years is less than $10,000. 1040ez 2010 1 Minimum relief amount. 1040ez 2010 Note: Before completing lines 2–9, see Instructions for lines 2–9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 1 $10,000 2 Enter the taxable income from line 22 (Form 1041) 2       3 Enter the distribution deduction from line 18 (Form 1041) . 1040ez 2010 3       4 Add lines 2 and 3. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Enter exempt income received after death minus expenses allocable to exempt income. 1040ez 2010 (See Income received after date of death on page 5. 1040ez 2010 ) 5       6 Add lines 4 and 5. 1040ez 2010 6       7 Figure the tax on line 6 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 7       8 Figure the tax on line 4 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 8       9 Tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9       10 Enter the total of columns (A)–(C) from line 5 of Worksheet A or line 15 of Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 If the decedent was not required to file tax returns for the eligible tax years, enter -0-. 1040ez 2010 10       11 Add lines 9 and 10. 1040ez 2010 11   12 Additional payment allowed. 1040ez 2010 If line 11 is $10,000 or more, enter -0- and stop here. 1040ez 2010 No additional amount is allowed as a tax payment. 1040ez 2010 Otherwise, subtract line 11 from line 1 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 12   Note. 1040ez 2010 The amount on line 12 is allowed as a tax payment for the decedent's last tax year (usually 1995 or 2001). 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the additional payment allowed or a copy of this worksheet to the original or amended income tax return for the decedent's last tax year. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040, include the amount from line 12 above on the “Other payments” line of the form. 1040ez 2010 Write "Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment" and the amount to the right of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Also indicate whether a Form 1041 is being filed for the decedent's estate. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X, include the amount from line 12 above on Form 1040X on line 15, columns (B) and (C). 1040ez 2010 Write “Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Amount Treated as Tax Payment for Decedent's Last Tax Year Caution: The decedent is entitled to minimum relief of $10,000. 1040ez 2010 Complete this worksheet only if the total tax forgiven for all eligible years is less than $10,000. 1040ez 2010 1 Minimum relief amount. 1040ez 2010 Note: Before completing lines 2–9, see Instructions for lines 2–9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 1 $10,000 2 Enter the taxable income from line 22 (Form 1041) 2       3 Enter the distribution deduction from line 18 (Form 1041) . 1040ez 2010 3       4 Add lines 2 and 3. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Enter exempt income received after death minus expenses allocable to exempt income. 1040ez 2010 (See Income received after date of death on page 5. 1040ez 2010 ) 5       6 Add lines 4 and 5. 1040ez 2010 6       7 Figure the tax on line 6 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 7       8 Figure the tax on line 4 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 8       9 Tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9       10 Enter the total of columns (A)–(C) from line 5 of Worksheet A or line 15 of Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 If the decedent was not required to file tax returns for the eligible tax years, enter -0-. 1040ez 2010 10       11 Add lines 9 and 10. 1040ez 2010 11   12 Additional payment allowed. 1040ez 2010 If line 11 is $10,000 or more, enter -0- and stop here. 1040ez 2010 No additional amount is allowed as a tax payment. 1040ez 2010 Otherwise, subtract line 11 from line 1 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 12   Note. 1040ez 2010 The amount on line 12 is allowed as a tax payment for the decedent's last tax year (usually 1995 or 2001). 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the additional payment allowed or a copy of this worksheet to the original or amended income tax return for the decedent's last tax year. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040, include the amount from line 12 above on the “Other payments” line of the form. 1040ez 2010 Write "Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment" and the amount to the right of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Also indicate whether a Form 1041 is being filed for the decedent's estate. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X, include the amount from line 12 above on Form 1040X on line 15, columns (B) and (C). 1040ez 2010 Write “Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet D. 1040ez 2010 Alternative Computation of Tax on Exempt Income (Line 9 of Worksheet C) 1 Enter the taxable income from line 22 (Form 1041) 1   2 Enter exempt income received after death minus expenses allocable to exempt income. 1040ez 2010 (See Income received after date of death on page 5. 1040ez 2010 ) 2   3 Add lines 1 and 2 3   4 Figure the tax on line 3 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 4   5 Figure the tax on line 1 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 5   6 Estate's tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 5 from line 4 6   7 Beneficiaries' tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Figure the total tax that would have been payable by all beneficiaries. 1040ez 2010 Do this by including in each beneficiary's gross income the exempt income received from the decedent's estate and refiguring the income tax. 1040ez 2010 Add the amounts by which each beneficiary's income tax is increased. 1040ez 2010 7   8 Add lines 6 and 7. 1040ez 2010 Enter this amount on line 9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 8   Worksheet D. 1040ez 2010 Alternative Computation of Tax on Exempt Income (Line 9 of Worksheet C) 1 Enter the taxable income from line 22 (Form 1041) 1   2 Enter exempt income received after death minus expenses allocable to exempt income. 1040ez 2010 (See Income received after date of death on page 5. 1040ez 2010 ) 2   3 Add lines 1 and 2 3   4 Figure the tax on line 3 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 4   5 Figure the tax on line 1 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 5   6 Estate's tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 5 from line 4 6   7 Beneficiaries' tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Figure the total tax that would have been payable by all beneficiaries. 1040ez 2010 Do this by including in each beneficiary's gross income the exempt income received from the decedent's estate and refiguring the income tax. 1040ez 2010 Add the amounts by which each beneficiary's income tax is increased. 1040ez 2010 7   8 Add lines 6 and 7. 1040ez 2010 Enter this amount on line 9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 8   Refund of Taxes Paid The IRS will refund the following forgiven income tax liabilities. 1040ez 2010 Income tax liabilities that have been paid. 1040ez 2010 Income tax liabilities treated as paid because the total tax liability for all years eligible for tax forgiveness is less than $10,000. 1040ez 2010 See Minimum Amount of Relief, earlier. 1040ez 2010 Example 1. 1040ez 2010 A man who died in the September 11 attacks had an income tax liability of $7,500 for 2000 and $6,500 for 2001. 1040ez 2010 The total, $14,000, is eligible for tax forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 However, he paid only $13,000 of that amount. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will refund the $13,000 paid. 1040ez 2010 Example 2. 1040ez 2010 A child who died in the September 11 attacks had no income tax liability for 2000 or 2001. 1040ez 2010 The child qualifies for the minimum relief of $10,000. 1040ez 2010 The $10,000 is treated as a tax payment for 2001 and will be refunded. 1040ez 2010 Period for filing a claim for credit or refund. 1040ez 2010   To obtain a tax refund on a previously filed income tax return, file an amended return (Form 1040X or an amended Form 1041) within 3 years from the time the return was filed or 2 years from the time the tax was paid, whichever is later. 1040ez 2010 For example, you have until April 15, 2004, to file an amended return on a 2000 Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ that was filed by April 16, 2001, and for which the tax was paid when due. 1040ez 2010 To obtain a refund on a return that has not been filed, file the return within 3 years of the original due date of the return. 1040ez 2010 Extension of time for victims of Oklahoma City attack. 1040ez 2010   The period described above has been extended for victims of the Oklahoma City attack. 1040ez 2010 Survivors and personal representatives of these victims have until January 22, 2003, to file an original or amended return. 1040ez 2010 How To Claim Tax Forgiveness Use the following procedures to claim income tax forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 Which Form To Use The form you use depends on whether an income tax return for the eligible year was already filed for the decedent. 1040ez 2010 Return required but not yet filed. 1040ez 2010   File Form 1040 if the decedent was a U. 1040ez 2010 S. 1040ez 2010 citizen or resident. 1040ez 2010 File Form 1040NR if the decedent was a nonresident alien. 1040ez 2010 A nonresident alien is someone who is not a U. 1040ez 2010 S. 1040ez 2010 citizen or resident. 1040ez 2010 Return required and already filed. 1040ez 2010   File a separate Form 1040X for each year you are claiming tax relief. 1040ez 2010 Return not required and not filed. 1040ez 2010   File Form 1040 only for the year of death if the decedent was a U. 1040ez 2010 S. 1040ez 2010 citizen or resident. 1040ez 2010 File Form 1040NR if the decedent was a nonresident alien. 1040ez 2010 Return not required but already filed. 1040ez 2010   File Form 1040X only for the year of death. 1040ez 2010 How to complete the returns. 1040ez 2010   Fill out Form 1040 or 1040NR according to its instructions but do not reduce the decedent's tax liability by any taxes that will be forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Attach to each return a computation of the income tax to be forgiven or a copy of Worksheet A or B. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040 or Form 1040NR, also attach any Forms W–2. 1040ez 2010 If the total forgiven tax liability for all eligible years is less than $10,000, attach to the decedent's final return a computation of the additional tax payment allowed or a copy of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Also, please write one of the following across the top of page 1 of each return. 1040ez 2010 KITA—Oklahoma City KITA—9/11 KITA—Anthrax “KITA” means “killed in terrorist attack. 1040ez 2010 ” Need a copy of a previously filed return?   You will find it easier to prepare Form 1040X if you have a copy of the decedent's previously filed tax return. 1040ez 2010 If you need a copy, use Form 4506. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will provide a free copy of the tax return if you write “DISASTER” in the top margin of Form 4506. 1040ez 2010 Attach Letters Testamentary or other evidence to establish that you are authorized to act for the decedent's estate. 1040ez 2010 Send Form 4506 to the address shown in the form instructions. 1040ez 2010 Taxpayer identification number. 1040ez 2010   A taxpayer identification number must be furnished on the decedent's returns. 1040ez 2010 This is usually the decedent's social security number (SSN). 1040ez 2010 However, a nonresident alien who is not eligible to get an SSN should have an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). 1040ez 2010 If the decedent was a nonresident alien, had neither an SSN nor an ITIN, and was not required to file a U. 1040ez 2010 S. 1040ez 2010 income tax return for any tax year, do not apply for an ITIN. 1040ez 2010 You may claim a refund by filing Form 1040NR without an SSN or ITIN. 1040ez 2010 Necessary Documents Please attach the following documents to the return or amended return. 1040ez 2010 Proof of death. 1040ez 2010   Attach a copy of the death certificate. 1040ez 2010 If the Department of Defense issued DD Form 1300, Report of Casualty, you can attach that form instead of the death certificate. 1040ez 2010 Form 1310. 1040ez 2010   You must send Form 1310 with all returns and claims for refund, unless either of the following applies. 1040ez 2010 You are a surviving spouse filing an original or amended joint return with the decedent. 1040ez 2010 You are a personal representative filing an original Form 1040 or Form 1040NR for the decedent and a court certificate showing your appointment is attached to the return. 1040ez 2010 A personal representative is an executor or administrator of a decedent's estate, as certified or appointed by the court. 1040ez 2010 A copy of the decedent's will cannot be accepted as evidence that you are the personal representative. 1040ez 2010      If you have proof of death but do not have enough tax information to file a timely claim for a refund, file Form 1040X with Form 1310. 1040ez 2010 Include a statement saying an amended return will be filed as soon as the necessary tax information is available. 1040ez 2010 Where To File The IRS has set up a special office for processing returns and claims for tax forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 Use one of the addresses shown below. 1040ez 2010 Where you file the returns or claims depends on whether you use the U. 1040ez 2010 S. 1040ez 2010 Postal Service or a private delivery service. 1040ez 2010 Please do not send these returns or claims to any of the addresses shown in the tax form instructions. 1040ez 2010 U. 1040ez 2010 S. 1040ez 2010 Postal Service. 1040ez 2010   If you use the U. 1040ez 2010 S. 1040ez 2010 Postal Service, file these returns and claims at the following address. 1040ez 2010 Internal Revenue Service P. 1040ez 2010 O. 1040ez 2010 Box 4053 Woburn, MA 01888 Private delivery service. 1040ez 2010   Private delivery services cannot deliver items to P. 1040ez 2010 O. 1040ez 2010 boxes. 1040ez 2010 If you use a private delivery service, file these returns and claims at the following address. 1040ez 2010 Internal Revenue Service Stop 661 310 Lowell St. 1040ez 2010 Andover, MA 01810 Designated private delivery services. 1040ez 2010   You can use the following private delivery services to file these returns and claims. 1040ez 2010 Airborne Express (Airborne): Overnight Air Express Service, Next Afternoon Service, and Second Day Service. 1040ez 2010 DHL Worldwide Express (DHL): DHL “Same Day” Service, and DHL USA Overnight. 1040ez 2010 Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, and FedEx 2Day. 1040ez 2010 United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. 1040ez 2010 M. 1040ez 2010 , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. 1040ez 2010 The private delivery service can tell you how to get written proof of the mailing date. 1040ez 2010 Payments to Survivors The following section discusses the tax treatment of certain amounts received by survivors. 1040ez 2010 September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 Payments from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 are not included in income. 1040ez 2010 Qualified Disaster Relief Payments Qualified disaster relief payments are not included in income. 1040ez 2010 These payments are not subject to income tax, self-employment tax, or employment taxes (social security, Medicare, and federal unemployment taxes). 1040ez 2010 No withholding applies to these payments. 1040ez 2010 Qualified disaster relief payments include payments you receive (regardless of the source) after September 10, 2001, for the following expenses. 1040ez 2010 Reasonable and necessary personal, family, living, or funeral expenses incurred as a result of a terrorist attack. 1040ez 2010 Reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for the repair or rehabilitation of a personal residence due to a terrorist attack. 1040ez 2010 (A personal residence can be a rented residence or one you own. 1040ez 2010 ) Reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for the repair or replacement of the contents of a personal residence due to a terrorist attack. 1040ez 2010 Qualified disaster relief payments also include the following. 1040ez 2010 Payments made by common carriers (for example, American Airlines and United Airlines regarding the September 11 attacks) because of death or physical injury incurred as a result of a terrorist attack. 1040ez 2010 Amounts paid by a federal, state, or local government in connection with a terrorist attack to those affected by the attack. 1040ez 2010 Qualified disaster relief payments do not include: Insurance or other reimbursements for expenses, or Income replacement payments, such as payments of lost wages, lost business income, or unemployment compensation. 1040ez 2010 Disability Payments For tax years ending after September 10, 2001, disability payments for injuries incurred as a direct result of a terrorist attack directed against the United States (or its allies), whether outside or within the United States, are not included in income. 1040ez 2010 Death Benefits Payments received by an individual or the estate of a decedent from the employer of an employee who died as a result of the Oklahoma City or September 11 terrorist attacks, or as a result of the anthrax attacks, are not included in income. 1040ez 2010 Only the amount that exceeds the benefits that would have been payable if the death had occurred for a reason other than a terrorist or anthrax attack is excludable. 1040ez 2010 However, the exclusion does apply to incidental death benefits paid under a qualified retirement plan even if these amounts would have been payable if the death had occurred for a reason other than a terrorist or anthrax attack. 1040ez 2010 If you included death benefits in income on a previously filed return and they are now excludable under the above rule, file Form 1040X to amend that return. 1040ez 2010 For information on the period for filing Form 1040X, see Period for filing claim for credit or refund earlier under Refund of Taxes Paid. 1040ez 2010 If that period has expired, you are granted an extension. 1040ez 2010 You have until January 22, 2003, to file Form 1040X to exclude the death benefits. 1040ez 2010 On top of page 1 of Form 1040X, write “Extension of Limitations Under PL 107–134, sec. 1040ez 2010 102(b)(2). 1040ez 2010 ” Canceled Debt Canceled debt is not included in your income (or the income of the estate) if: You (or the estate) were liable, or became liable, for the debt of a decedent, and The debt was canceled after September 10, 2001, and before January 1, 2002, because the decedent died as a result of the September 11 attacks or anthrax attacks. 1040ez 2010 The lender is not required to report the canceled debt on Form 1099–C, Cancellation of Debt. 1040ez 2010 Payments to Survivors of Public Safety Officers If you are a survivor of a public safety officer who died in the line of duty, certain amounts you receive are not included in income. 1040ez 2010 Bureau of Justice Assistance payments. 1040ez 2010   If you are a surviving dependent of a public safety officer (law enforcement officer or firefighter) who died in the line of duty, do not include in your income the death benefit paid to you by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. 1040ez 2010 Government plan annuity. 1040ez 2010   If you receive a survivor annuity as the child or spouse (or former spouse) of a public safety officer who was killed in the line of duty, you generally do not have to include it in income. 1040ez 2010 This exclusion applies to the amount of the annuity based on the officer's service as a public safety officer. 1040ez 2010 For this purpose, the term public safety officer includes police and law enforcement officers, firefighters, and rescue squad and ambulance crews. 1040ez 2010 More information. 1040ez 2010   For more information, see Publication 559. 1040ez 2010 Postponed Tax Deadlines The IRS may postpone for up to 1 year certain tax deadlines of taxpayers who are affected by a terrorist attack. 1040ez 2010 The tax deadlines the IRS may postpone include those for filing income and employment tax returns, paying income and employment taxes, and making contributions to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA. 1040ez 2010 If any tax deadline is postponed, the IRS will publicize the postponement in the affected area and publish a news release, revenue ruling, revenue procedure, notice, announcement, or other guidance in the Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB). 1040ez 2010 Affected taxpayers. 1040ez 2010   If the IRS postpones a tax deadline, the following taxpayers are eligible for the postponement. 1040ez 2010 Any individual whose main home is located in a covered area (defined later). 1040ez 2010 Any business entity or sole proprietor whose principal place of business is located in a covered area. 1040ez 2010 Any individual, business entity, or sole proprietor whose records needed to meet a postponed deadline are maintained in a covered area. 1040ez 2010 The main home or principal place of business does not have to be located in the covered area. 1040ez 2010 Any estate or trust whose tax records necessary to meet a postponed tax deadline are maintained in a covered area. 1040ez 2010 Any individual who is a relief worker affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization and who is assisting in a covered area. 1040ez 2010 The spouse on a joint return with a taxpayer who is eligible for postponements. 1040ez 2010 Any other person determined by the IRS to be affected by a terrorist attack. 1040ez 2010 Covered area. 1040ez 2010   This is an area in which a terrorist attack took place and in which the IRS has decided to postpone tax deadlines for up to 1 year. 1040ez 2010 Abatement of interest. 1040ez 2010   The IRS may abate (forgive) the interest on any underpaid income tax for the length of any postponement. 1040ez 2010 Disaster Area Losses If your property was damaged or destroyed as a result of the September 11 attacks, you can choose to deduct your disaster loss on your 2000 return (or amended return) rather than on your 2001 return. 1040ez 2010 You must make this choice to deduct your loss on your 2000 return by the later of the following dates. 1040ez 2010 The due date (without extensions) for filing your 2001 income tax return (April 15, 2002, if you are a calendar year taxpayer). 1040ez 2010 The due date (with extensions) for the 2000 return. 1040ez 2010 For more information about disaster area losses, see Publication 547. 1040ez 2010 Estate Tax Reduction The federal estate tax is reduced for taxable estates of individuals who died as a result of the Oklahoma City attack, the September 11 attacks, and the anthrax attacks. 1040ez 2010 The estate tax is computed using a new rate schedule on page 25 of the November 2001 revision of the instructions for Form 706. 1040ez 2010 The estate tax is reduced by credits against the estate tax, including the unified credit and the state death tax credit. 1040ez 2010 These credits may reduce or eliminate the estate tax due. 1040ez 2010 A special rule extends until January 22, 2003, the period of time allowed to file a claim for a refund of estate taxes that have been paid. 1040ez 2010 Recovery from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. 1040ez 2010   The value of claims for a decedent's pain and suffering is normally included in the gross estate. 1040ez 2010 However, if the estate chooses to seek recovery from this fund, the IRS has determined that, in view of the unique circumstances of this situation and the high likelihood that such claims will be valued at a nominal or zero amount, the claims will be valued at zero for estate tax purposes. 1040ez 2010 Thus, there are no federal estate tax consequences if an estate or beneficiary receives a recovery from this fund. 1040ez 2010 Which estates must file a return. 1040ez 2010   For decedents dying in 2001, Form 706 must be filed by the executor for the estate of every U. 1040ez 2010 S. 1040ez 2010 citizen or resident whose gross estate, plus adjusted taxable gifts and specific exemption, is more than $675,000. 1040ez 2010 Form 706 must be filed within 9 months after the date of decedent's death unless you receive an extension of time to file. 1040ez 2010 Use Form 4768, Application for Extension of Time To File a Return and/or Pay U. 1040ez 2010 S. 1040ez 2010 Estate (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Taxes, to apply for an extension. 1040ez 2010 Where to file. 1040ez 2010   Returns on which the new rate schedule is used should be sent to the following address, which was not available when Form 706 went to print. 1040ez 2010 Internal Revenue Service E & G Department/Stop 824T 201 W. 1040ez 2010 Rivercenter Blvd. 1040ez 2010 Covington, KY 41011 More information. 1040ez 2010   For more information on the federal estate tax, see the instructions for Form 706. 1040ez 2010 Structured Settlement Factoring Transactions A person who acquires payment rights in a structured settlement arrangement after February 21, 2002, may be subject to a 40% excise tax unless the transfer of the payment rights was approved in advance in a qualified order. 1040ez 2010 The excise tax is figured on the excess of the undiscounted amount of the payments being acquired over the total amount actually paid to acquire them. 1040ez 2010 However, this tax will not apply to transactions entered into from February 22, 2002, to July 1, 2002, if certain requirements are met. 1040ez 2010 For information about these requirements, see Internal Revenue Code section 5891. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet B Illustrated. 1040ez 2010 Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Joint Return)       (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 1 2000 2001   2 Enter the decedent's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 2 $17,259 $14,295   3 Enter the decedent's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 3 6,123 5,250   4 Enter the total, if any, of the decedent's taxes not eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 4 3,532 3,109   5 Subtract line 4 from line 3. 1040ez 2010 5 2,591 2,141   6 Enter the surviving spouse's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions for line 2. 1040ez 2010 6 29,025 29,850   7 Enter the surviving spouse's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 7 5,277 5,391   8 Enter the total, if any, of the surviving spouse's taxes listed in the instructions for line 4. 1040ez 2010 8 0 0   9 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9 5,277 5,391   10 Add lines 5 and 9. 1040ez 2010 10 7,868 7,532   11 Enter the total tax from the joint return. 1040ez 2010 See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. 1040ez 2010 11 10,789 9,728   12 Add lines 4 and 8. 1040ez 2010 12 3,532 3,109   13 Subtract line 12 from line 11. 1040ez 2010 13 7,257 6,619   14 Divide line 5 by line 10. 1040ez 2010 Enter the result as a decimal. 1040ez 2010 14 . 1040ez 2010 329 . 1040ez 2010 284   15 Tax to be forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Multiply line 13 by line 14 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 15 $2,388 $1,880   Note. 1040ez 2010 If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 15 (including any amounts shown on line 5 of Worksheet A) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 15 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet B Illustrated. 1040ez 2010 Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Joint Return)       (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 1 2000 2001   2 Enter the decedent's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 2 $17,259 $14,295   3 Enter the decedent's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 3 6,123 5,250   4 Enter the total, if any, of the decedent's taxes not eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 4 3,532 3,109   5 Subtract line 4 from line 3. 1040ez 2010 5 2,591 2,141   6 Enter the surviving spouse's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions for line 2. 1040ez 2010 6 29,025 29,850   7 Enter the surviving spouse's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 7 5,277 5,391   8 Enter the total, if any, of the surviving spouse's taxes listed in the instructions for line 4. 1040ez 2010 8 0 0   9 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9 5,277 5,391   10 Add lines 5 and 9. 1040ez 2010 10 7,868 7,532   11 Enter the total tax from the joint return. 1040ez 2010 See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. 1040ez 2010 11 10,789 9,728   12 Add lines 4 and 8. 1040ez 2010 12 3,532 3,109   13 Subtract line 12 from line 11. 1040ez 2010 13 7,257 6,619   14 Divide line 5 by line 10. 1040ez 2010 Enter the result as a decimal. 1040ez 2010 14 . 1040ez 2010 329 . 1040ez 2010 284   15 Tax to be forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Multiply line 13 by line 14 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 15 $2,388 $1,880   Note. 1040ez 2010 If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 15 (including any amounts shown on line 5 of Worksheet A) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 15 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. 1040ez 2010 Illustrated Worksheets B and C A wife lost her husband in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. 1040ez 2010 They filed a joint return for 2000 and the wife chose to file a joint return as a surviving spouse for 2001. 1040ez 2010 The returns for 2000 and 2001 showed the following income, deductions, and tax liabilities. 1040ez 2010 After the husband died, his estate received income of $4,000. 1040ez 2010 Of that amount, $1,000 is net profit from Schedule C received before the end of 2001. 1040ez 2010 This net profit is exempt from income tax as explained earlier under Income received after date of death. 1040ez 2010 The wife files Form 1041 because the gross income of the estate for the tax year ($3,000) is $600 or more. 1040ez 2010 To determine how much of the husband's tax liability for 2000 and 2001 is to be forgiven, the wife completes Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 She also completes Worksheet C because the forgiven tax liabilities for 2000 and 2001 (line 15 of Worksheet B) total less than $10,000. 1040ez 2010 To claim tax relief for 2000, the wife files Form 1040X and attaches a copy of Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 To claim tax relief for 2001, she files Form 1040 and attaches copies of Worksheets B and C. 1040ez 2010   2000 2001 Wages (wife) $35,000 $36,000 Net profit from Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business (husband) 25,000 22,000 Interest income (joint account) 1,000 1,100 Deduction for ½ of self-employment tax (husband) (1,766) (1,555) Standard deduction (7,350) (7,600) Personal exemptions (2) (5,600) (5,800) Taxable income $46,284 $44,145 Joint income tax liability $7,257 $6,619 Plus: Self-employment tax (husband) 3,532 3,109 Total tax liability $10,789 $9,728   2000 2001 Wages (wife) $35,000 $36,000 Net profit from Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business (husband) 25,000 22,000 Interest income (joint account) 1,000 1,100 Deduction for ½ of self-employment tax (husband) (1,766) (1,555) Standard deduction (7,350) (7,600) Personal exemptions (2) (5,600) (5,800) Taxable income $46,284 $44,145 Joint income tax liability $7,257 $6,619 Plus: Self-employment tax (husband) 3,532 3,109 Total tax liability $10,789 $9,728 Worksheet C Illustrated. 1040ez 2010 Amount Treated as Tax Payment for Decedent's Last Tax Year Caution: The decedent is entitled to minimum relief of $10,000. 1040ez 2010 Complete this worksheet only if the total tax forgiven for all eligible years is less than $10,000. 1040ez 2010 1 Minimum relief amount. 1040ez 2010 Note: Before completing lines 2–9, see Instructions for lines 2–9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 1 $10,000 2 Enter the taxable income from line 22 (Form 1041) 2 2,400     3 Enter the distribution deduction from line 18 (Form 1041) . 1040ez 2010 3 0     4 Add lines 2 and 3. 1040ez 2010 4 2,400     5 Enter exempt income received after death minus expenses allocable to exempt income. 1040ez 2010 (See Income received after date of death on page 5. 1040ez 2010 ) 5 1,000     6 Add lines 4 and 5. 1040ez 2010 6 3,400     7 Figure the tax on line 6 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 7 710     8 Figure the tax on line 4 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 8 435     9 Tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9 275     10 Enter the total of columns (A)–(C) from line 5 of Worksheet A or line 15 of Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 If the decedent was not required to file tax returns for the eligible tax years, enter -0-. 1040ez 2010 10 4,268     11 Add lines 9 and 10. 1040ez 2010 11 $4,543 12 Additional payment allowed. 1040ez 2010 If line 11 is $10,000 or more, enter -0- and stop here. 1040ez 2010 No additional amount is allowed as a tax payment. 1040ez 2010 Otherwise, subtract line 11 from line 1 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 12 $5,457 Note. 1040ez 2010 The amount on line 12 is allowed as a tax payment for the decedent's last tax year (usually 1995 or 2001). 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the additional payment allowed or a copy of this worksheet to the original or amended income tax return for the decedent's last tax year. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040, include the amount from line 12 above on the “Other payments” line of the form. 1040ez 2010 Write "Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment" and the amount to the right of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Also indicate whether a Form 1041 is being filed for the decedent's estate. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X, include the amount from line 12 above on Form 1040X on line 15, columns (B) and (C). 1040ez 2010 Write “Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet C Illustrated. 1040ez 2010 Amount Treated as Tax Payment for Decedent's Last Tax Year Caution: The decedent is entitled to minimum relief of $10,000. 1040ez 2010 Complete this worksheet only if the total tax forgiven for all eligible years is less than $10,000. 1040ez 2010 1 Minimum relief amount. 1040ez 2010 Note: Before completing lines 2–9, see Instructions for lines 2–9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 1 $10,000 2 Enter the taxable income from line 22 (Form 1041) 2 2,400     3 Enter the distribution deduction from line 18 (Form 1041) . 1040ez 2010 3 0     4 Add lines 2 and 3. 1040ez 2010 4 2,400     5 Enter exempt income received after death minus expenses allocable to exempt income. 1040ez 2010 (See Income received after date of death on page 5. 1040ez 2010 ) 5 1,000     6 Add lines 4 and 5. 1040ez 2010 6 3,400     7 Figure the tax on line 6 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 7 710     8 Figure the tax on line 4 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 8 435     9 Tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9 275     10 Enter the total of columns (A)–(C) from line 5 of Worksheet A or line 15 of Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 If the decedent was not required to file tax returns for the eligible tax years, enter -0-. 1040ez 2010 10 4,268     11 Add lines 9 and 10. 1040ez 2010 11 $4,543 12 Additional payment allowed. 1040ez 2010 If line 11 is $10,000 or more, enter -0- and stop here. 1040ez 2010 No additional amount is allowed as a tax payment. 1040ez 2010 Otherwise, subtract line 11 from line 1 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 12 $5,457 Note. 1040ez 2010 The amount on line 12 is allowed as a tax payment for the decedent's last tax year (usually 1995 or 2001). 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the additional payment allowed or a copy of this worksheet to the original or amended income tax return for the decedent's last tax year. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040, include the amount from line 12 above on the “Other payments” line of the form. 1040ez 2010 Write "Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment" and the amount to the right of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Also indicate whether a Form 1041 is being filed for the decedent's estate. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X, include the amount from line 12 above on Form 1040X on line 15, columns (B) and (C). 1040ez 2010 Write “Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Additional Worksheets The following additional worksheets are provided for your convenience. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet A. 1040ez 2010 Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Return as Single, Married Filing Separately, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er))         (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for tax forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 1       2 Enter the total tax from the decedent's income tax return. 1040ez 2010 See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. 1040ez 2010 2       3 Enter the following taxes, if any, shown on the decedent's income tax return. 1040ez 2010 (These taxes are not eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 )           a Self-employment tax. 1040ez 2010 3a         b Social security and Medicare tax on tip income not reported to employer. 1040ez 2010 3b         c Tax on excess contributions to IRAs, Coverdell education savings accounts (formerly Ed IRAs), or Archer MSAs (formerly medical savings accounts). 1040ez 2010 3c         d Tax on excess accumulation in qualified retirement plans. 1040ez 2010 3d         e Household employment taxes. 1040ez 2010 3e         f Uncollected social security and Medicare or RRTA tax on tips or group-term life insurance. 1040ez 2010 3f         g Tax on golden parachute payments. 1040ez 2010 3g       4 Add lines 3a through 3g. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Tax to be forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 4 from line 2. 1040ez 2010 5       Note. 1040ez 2010 If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 5 (including any amounts shown on line 15 of Worksheet B) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 5 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet A. 1040ez 2010 Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Return as Single, Married Filing Separately, Head of Household, or Qualifying Widow(er))         (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for tax forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 1       2 Enter the total tax from the decedent's income tax return. 1040ez 2010 See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. 1040ez 2010 2       3 Enter the following taxes, if any, shown on the decedent's income tax return. 1040ez 2010 (These taxes are not eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 )           a Self-employment tax. 1040ez 2010 3a         b Social security and Medicare tax on tip income not reported to employer. 1040ez 2010 3b         c Tax on excess contributions to IRAs, Coverdell education savings accounts (formerly Ed IRAs), or Archer MSAs (formerly medical savings accounts). 1040ez 2010 3c         d Tax on excess accumulation in qualified retirement plans. 1040ez 2010 3d         e Household employment taxes. 1040ez 2010 3e         f Uncollected social security and Medicare or RRTA tax on tips or group-term life insurance. 1040ez 2010 3f         g Tax on golden parachute payments. 1040ez 2010 3g       4 Add lines 3a through 3g. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Tax to be forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 4 from line 2. 1040ez 2010 5       Note. 1040ez 2010 If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 5 (including any amounts shown on line 15 of Worksheet B) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 5 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Joint Return)       (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 1       2 Enter the decedent's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 2       3 Enter the decedent's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 3       4 Enter the total, if any, of the decedent's taxes not eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Subtract line 4 from line 3. 1040ez 2010 5       6 Enter the surviving spouse's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 6       7 Enter the surviving spouse's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 7       8 Enter the total, if any, of the surviving spouse's taxes listed in the instructions for line 4. 1040ez 2010 8       9 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9       10 Add lines 5 and 9. 1040ez 2010 10       11 Enter the total tax from the joint return. 1040ez 2010 See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. 1040ez 2010 11       12 Add lines 4 and 8. 1040ez 2010 12       13 Subtract line 12 from line 11. 1040ez 2010 13       14 Divide line 5 by line 10. 1040ez 2010 Enter the result as a decimal. 1040ez 2010 14       15 Tax to be forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Multiply line 13 by line 14 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 15       Note. 1040ez 2010 If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 15 (including any amounts shown on line 5 of Worksheet A) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 15 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 Figuring the Tax To Be Forgiven (For Decedents Who Filed a Joint Return)       (A) First Eligible Year (1994 or 2000) (B) Second Eligible Year (1995 or 2001) (C) Third Eligible Year (1996 or 2002) 1 Enter the years eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 1       2 Enter the decedent's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 2       3 Enter the decedent's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 3       4 Enter the total, if any, of the decedent's taxes not eligible for forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Subtract line 4 from line 3. 1040ez 2010 5       6 Enter the surviving spouse's taxable income. 1040ez 2010 Figure taxable income as if a separate return had been filed. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 6       7 Enter the surviving spouse's total tax. 1040ez 2010 See the instructions. 1040ez 2010 7       8 Enter the total, if any, of the surviving spouse's taxes listed in the instructions for line 4. 1040ez 2010 8       9 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9       10 Add lines 5 and 9. 1040ez 2010 10       11 Enter the total tax from the joint return. 1040ez 2010 See Table 1 on page 5 for the line number for years before 2002. 1040ez 2010 11       12 Add lines 4 and 8. 1040ez 2010 12       13 Subtract line 12 from line 11. 1040ez 2010 13       14 Divide line 5 by line 10. 1040ez 2010 Enter the result as a decimal. 1040ez 2010 14       15 Tax to be forgiven. 1040ez 2010 Multiply line 13 by line 14 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 15       Note. 1040ez 2010 If the total of columns (A), (B), and (C) of line 15 (including any amounts shown on line 5 of Worksheet A) is less than $10,000, also complete Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the tax to be forgiven or a copy of this worksheet to the decedent's final income tax return or amended tax return (Form 1040X) for each year listed on line 1. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X for an eligible year, enter the amount from line 15 above on Form 1040X in column B of line 10 as a decrease in tax. 1040ez 2010 The IRS will determine the amount to be refunded. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Amount Treated as Tax Payment for Decedent's Last Tax Year Caution: The decedent is entitled to minimum tax forgiveness of $10,000. 1040ez 2010 Complete this worksheet only if the total tax forgiven for all eligible years is less than $10,000. 1040ez 2010 1 Minimum tax forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 Note. 1040ez 2010 Before completing lines 2–9, see Instructions for lines 2–9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 1 $10,000 2 Enter the taxable income from line 22 (Form 1041) 2       3 Enter the distribution deduction from line 18 (Form 1041) . 1040ez 2010 3       4 Add lines 2 and 3. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Enter exempt income received after death minus expenses allocable to exempt income. 1040ez 2010 (See Income received after date of death on page 5. 1040ez 2010 ) 5       6 Add lines 4 and 5. 1040ez 2010 6       7 Figure the tax on line 6 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 7       8 Figure the tax on line 4 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 8       9 Tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9       10 Enter the total of columns (A)–(C) from line 5 of Worksheet A or line 15 of Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 If the decedent was not required to file tax returns for the eligible tax years, enter -0-. 1040ez 2010 10       11 Add lines 9 and 10. 1040ez 2010 11   12 Additional payment allowed. 1040ez 2010 If line 11 is $10,000 or more, enter -0- and stop here. 1040ez 2010 No additional amount is allowed as a tax payment. 1040ez 2010 Otherwise, subtract line 11 from line 1 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 12   Note. 1040ez 2010 The amount on line 12 is allowed as a tax payment for the decedent's last tax year (usually 1995 or 2001). 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the additional payment allowed or a copy of this worksheet to the original or amended income tax return for the decedent's last tax year. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040, include the amount from line 12 above on the “Other payments” line of the form. 1040ez 2010 Write "Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment" and the amount to the right of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Also indicate whether a Form 1041 is being filed for the decedent's estate. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X, include the amount from line 12 above on Form 1040X on line 15, columns (B) and (C). 1040ez 2010 Write “Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 Amount Treated as Tax Payment for Decedent's Last Tax Year Caution: The decedent is entitled to minimum tax forgiveness of $10,000. 1040ez 2010 Complete this worksheet only if the total tax forgiven for all eligible years is less than $10,000. 1040ez 2010 1 Minimum tax forgiveness. 1040ez 2010 Note. 1040ez 2010 Before completing lines 2–9, see Instructions for lines 2–9 of Worksheet C. 1040ez 2010 1 $10,000 2 Enter the taxable income from line 22 (Form 1041) 2       3 Enter the distribution deduction from line 18 (Form 1041) . 1040ez 2010 3       4 Add lines 2 and 3. 1040ez 2010 4       5 Enter exempt income received after death minus expenses allocable to exempt income. 1040ez 2010 (See Income received after date of death on page 5. 1040ez 2010 ) 5       6 Add lines 4 and 5. 1040ez 2010 6       7 Figure the tax on line 6 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 7       8 Figure the tax on line 4 using Schedule G (Form 1041). 1040ez 2010 8       9 Tax on exempt income. 1040ez 2010 Subtract line 8 from line 7. 1040ez 2010 9       10 Enter the total of columns (A)–(C) from line 5 of Worksheet A or line 15 of Worksheet B. 1040ez 2010 If the decedent was not required to file tax returns for the eligible tax years, enter -0-. 1040ez 2010 10       11 Add lines 9 and 10. 1040ez 2010 11   12 Additional payment allowed. 1040ez 2010 If line 11 is $10,000 or more, enter -0- and stop here. 1040ez 2010 No additional amount is allowed as a tax payment. 1040ez 2010 Otherwise, subtract line 11 from line 1 and enter the result. 1040ez 2010 12   Note. 1040ez 2010 The amount on line 12 is allowed as a tax payment for the decedent's last tax year (usually 1995 or 2001). 1040ez 2010 Attach the computation of the additional payment allowed or a copy of this worksheet to the original or amended income tax return for the decedent's last tax year. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040, include the amount from line 12 above on the “Other payments” line of the form. 1040ez 2010 Write "Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment" and the amount to the right of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 Also indicate whether a Form 1041 is being filed for the decedent's estate. 1040ez 2010 If filing Form 1040X, include the amount from line 12 above on Form 1040X on line 15, columns (B) and (C). 1040ez 2010 Write “Sec. 1040ez 2010 692(d)(2) Payment” on the dotted line to the left of the entry space. 1040ez 2010 How To Get Tax Help Special IRS assistance. 1040ez 2010   The IRS is providing special help for those affected by the terrorist attacks, as well as survivors and personal representatives of the victims. 1040ez 2010 We have set up a special toll-free number for people who may have trouble filing or paying their taxes because they were affected by the terrorist attacks, or who have other tax issues related to the attacks. 1040ez 2010 Call 1–866–562–5227 Monday through Friday In English–7 a. 1040ez 2010 m. 1040ez 2010 to 10 p. 1040ez 2010 m. 1040ez 2010 local time In Spanish–8 a. 1040ez 2010 m. 1040ez 2010 to 9:30 p. 1040ez 2010 m. 1040ez 2010 local time   The IRS web site at www. 1040ez 2010 irs. 1040ez 2010 gov has notices and other tax relief information. 1040ez 2010 Check it periodically for any new guidance or to see if Congress has enacted new legislation. 1040ez 2010   Business taxpayers affected by the attacks can e-mail their questions to corp. 1040ez 2010 disaster. 1040ez 2010 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