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The 2011 Irs Form 1040

2011 irs form 1040 Publication 901 - Additional Material Table of Contents How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). 2011 irs form 1040 How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. 2011 irs form 1040 By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. 2011 irs form 1040 Free help with your tax return. 2011 irs form 1040   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 2011 irs form 1040 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-moderate income, elderly, disabled, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 2011 irs form 1040 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 2011 irs form 1040 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. 2011 irs form 1040 Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. 2011 irs form 1040 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. 2011 irs form 1040 gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. 2011 irs form 1040   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 2011 irs form 1040 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 2011 irs form 1040 aarp. 2011 irs form 1040 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 2011 irs form 1040   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 2011 irs form 1040 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 2011 irs form 1040 Internet. 2011 irs form 1040 You can access the IRS website at IRS. 2011 irs form 1040 gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. 2011 irs form 1040 Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. 2011 irs form 1040 Check the status of your 2012 refund. 2011 irs form 1040 Go to IRS. 2011 irs form 1040 gov and click on Where’s My Refund. 2011 irs form 1040 Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return, or 4 weeks after you mail your paper return. 2011 irs form 1040 If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). 2011 irs form 1040 Have your 2012 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. 2011 irs form 1040 Where's My Refund? has a new look this year! The tool will include a tracker that displays progress through three stages: (1) return received, (2) refund approved, and (3) refund sent. 2011 irs form 1040 Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2011 irs form 1040 So in a change from previous filing seasons, you won't get an estimated refund date right away. 2011 irs form 1040 Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. 2011 irs form 1040 You can obtain a free transcript online at IRS. 2011 irs form 1040 gov by clicking on Order a Return or Account Transcript under “Tools. 2011 irs form 1040 ” For a transcript by phone, call 1-800-908-9946 and follow the prompts in the recorded message. 2011 irs form 1040 You will be prompted to provide your SSN or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), date of birth, street address and ZIP code. 2011 irs form 1040 Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. 2011 irs form 1040 Order IRS products. 2011 irs form 1040 Research your tax questions. 2011 irs form 1040 Search publications by topic or keyword. 2011 irs form 1040 Use the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 2011 irs form 1040 View Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRBs) published in the last few years. 2011 irs form 1040 Figure your withholding allowances using the IRS Withholding Calculator at www. 2011 irs form 1040 irs. 2011 irs form 1040 gov/individuals. 2011 irs form 1040 Determine if Form 6251 (Alternative Minimum Tax— Individuals), must be filed by using our Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Assistant available at IRS. 2011 irs form 1040 gov by typing Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant in the search box. 2011 irs form 1040 Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. 2011 irs form 1040 Get information on starting and operating a small business. 2011 irs form 1040 Phone. 2011 irs form 1040 Many services are available by phone. 2011 irs form 1040   Ordering forms, instructions, and publications. 2011 irs form 1040 Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). 2011 irs form 1040 You should receive your order within 10 days. 2011 irs form 1040 Asking tax questions. 2011 irs form 1040 Call the IRS with your tax questions at 1-800-829-1040. 2011 irs form 1040 Solving problems. 2011 irs form 1040 You can get face-to-face help solving tax problems most business days in IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC). 2011 irs form 1040 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your account, or help you set up a payment plan. 2011 irs form 1040 Call your local Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. 2011 irs form 1040 To find the number, go to www. 2011 irs form 1040 irs. 2011 irs form 1040 gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 2011 irs form 1040 TTY/TDD equipment. 2011 irs form 1040 If you have access to TTY/TDD equipment, call 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications. 2011 irs form 1040 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 2011 irs form 1040 These individuals can also access the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service at www. 2011 irs form 1040 gsa. 2011 irs form 1040 gov/fedrelay. 2011 irs form 1040 TeleTax topics. 2011 irs form 1040 Call 1-800-829-4477 to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. 2011 irs form 1040 Checking the status of your 2012 refund. 2011 irs form 1040 To check the status of your 2012 refund, call 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477 (automated Where's My Refund? information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). 2011 irs form 1040 Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return, or 4 weeks after you mail your paper return. 2011 irs form 1040 If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). 2011 irs form 1040 Have your 2012 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. 2011 irs form 1040 Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2011 irs form 1040 Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. 2011 irs form 1040 Evaluating the quality of our telephone services. 2011 irs form 1040 To ensure IRS representatives give accurate, courteous, and professional answers, we use several methods to evaluate the quality of our telephone services. 2011 irs form 1040 One method is for a second IRS representative to listen in on or record random telephone calls. 2011 irs form 1040 Another is to ask some callers to complete a short survey at the end of the call. 2011 irs form 1040 Walk-in. 2011 irs form 1040 Some products and services are available on a walk-in basis. 2011 irs form 1040   Products. 2011 irs form 1040 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 2011 irs form 1040 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 2011 irs form 1040 Also, some IRS offices and libraries have the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, Internal Revenue Bulletins, and Cumulative Bulletins available for research purposes. 2011 irs form 1040 Services. 2011 irs form 1040 You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. 2011 irs form 1040 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. 2011 irs form 1040 If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. 2011 irs form 1040 No appointment is necessary—just walk in. 2011 irs form 1040 Before visiting, check www. 2011 irs form 1040 irs. 2011 irs form 1040 gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. 2011 irs form 1040 If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment can be requested by calling your local TAC. 2011 irs form 1040 You can leave a message and a representative will call you back within 2 business days. 2011 irs form 1040 All other issues will be handled without an appointment. 2011 irs form 1040 To call your local TAC, go to  www. 2011 irs form 1040 irs. 2011 irs form 1040 gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 2011 irs form 1040 Mail. 2011 irs form 1040 You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 2011 irs form 1040 You should receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 2011 irs form 1040  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 2011 irs form 1040 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Taxpayer Advocate Service. 2011 irs form 1040   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 2011 irs form 1040 Its job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. 2011 irs form 1040 TAS offers free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. 2011 irs form 1040 Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. 2011 irs form 1040   TAS can help if you can’t resolve your problem with the IRS and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. 2011 irs form 1040 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. 2011 irs form 1040 You have tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS has not responded to you by the date promised. 2011 irs form 1040   If you qualify for help, they will do everything they can to get your problem resolved. 2011 irs form 1040 You will be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. 2011 irs form 1040 TAS has offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 2011 irs form 1040 Although TAS is independent within the IRS, their advocates know how to work with the IRS to get your problems resolved. 2011 irs form 1040 And its services are always free. 2011 irs form 1040   As a taxpayer, you have rights that the IRS must abide by in its dealings with you. 2011 irs form 1040 The TAS tax toolkit at www. 2011 irs form 1040 TaxpayerAdvocate. 2011 irs form 1040 irs. 2011 irs form 1040 gov can help you understand these rights. 2011 irs form 1040   If you think TAS might be able to help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your phone book and on our website at www. 2011 irs form 1040 irs. 2011 irs form 1040 gov/advocate. 2011 irs form 1040 You can also call the toll-free number at 1-877-777-4778. 2011 irs form 1040 Deaf and hard of hearing individuals who have access to TTY/TDD equipment can call 1-800-829-4059. 2011 irs form 1040 These individuals can also access the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service at www. 2011 irs form 1040 gsa. 2011 irs form 1040 gov/fedrelay. 2011 irs form 1040   TAS also handles large-scale or systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. 2011 irs form 1040 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it through the Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. 2011 irs form 1040 irs. 2011 irs form 1040 gov/advocate. 2011 irs form 1040 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). 2011 irs form 1040   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS. 2011 irs form 1040 Some clinics serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve a tax problem. 2011 irs form 1040 These clinics provide professional representation before the IRS or in court on audits, appeals, tax collection disputes, and other issues for free or for a small fee. 2011 irs form 1040 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in many different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. 2011 irs form 1040 For more information and to find a clinic near you, see the LITC page on www. 2011 irs form 1040 irs. 2011 irs form 1040 gov/advocate or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. 2011 irs form 1040 This publication is also available by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) or at your local IRS office. 2011 irs form 1040 Free tax services. 2011 irs form 1040   Publication 910, IRS Guide to Free Tax Services, is your guide to IRS services and resources. 2011 irs form 1040 Learn about free tax information from the IRS, including publications, services, and education and assistance programs. 2011 irs form 1040 The publication also has an index of over 100 TeleTax topics (recorded tax information) you can listen to on the telephone. 2011 irs form 1040 The majority of the information and services listed in this publication are available to you free of charge. 2011 irs form 1040 If there is a fee associated with a resource or service, it is listed in the publication. 2011 irs form 1040   Accessible versions of IRS published products are available on request in a variety of alternative formats for people with disabilities. 2011 irs form 1040 DVD for tax products. 2011 irs form 1040 You can order Publication 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain: Current-year forms, instructions, and publications. 2011 irs form 1040 Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications. 2011 irs form 1040 Tax Map: an electronic research tool and finding aid. 2011 irs form 1040 Tax law frequently asked questions. 2011 irs form 1040 Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system. 2011 irs form 1040 Internal Revenue Code—Title 26 of the U. 2011 irs form 1040 S. 2011 irs form 1040 Code. 2011 irs form 1040 Links to other Internet-based tax research materials. 2011 irs form 1040 Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms. 2011 irs form 1040 Internal Revenue Bulletins. 2011 irs form 1040 Toll-free and email technical support. 2011 irs form 1040 Two releases during the year. 2011 irs form 1040  – The first release will ship the beginning of January 2013. 2011 irs form 1040  – The final release will ship the beginning of March 2013. 2011 irs form 1040 Purchase the DVD from National Technical Information Service (NTIS) at www. 2011 irs form 1040 irs. 2011 irs form 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