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2012 1040 tax return 5. 2012 1040 tax return   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. 2012 1040 tax return Free help with your tax return. 2012 1040 tax return   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. 2012 1040 tax return The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. 2012 1040 tax return The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. 2012 1040 tax return To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. 2012 1040 tax return   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. 2012 1040 tax return To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. 2012 1040 tax return aarp. 2012 1040 tax return org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. 2012 1040 tax return For more information on these programs, go to IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. 2012 1040 tax return Internet. 2012 1040 tax return    IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2012 1040 tax return Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. 2012 1040 tax return The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2012 1040 tax return The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 2012 1040 tax return Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. 2012 1040 tax return No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. 2012 1040 tax return New subject areas are added on a regular basis. 2012 1040 tax return  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. 2012 1040 tax return You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. 2012 1040 tax return The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. 2012 1040 tax return Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. 2012 1040 tax return Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. 2012 1040 tax return Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. 2012 1040 tax return Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. 2012 1040 tax return You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 2012 1040 tax return It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 2012 1040 tax return Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov. 2012 1040 tax return Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov for more information. 2012 1040 tax return Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. 2012 1040 tax return Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov. 2012 1040 tax return Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. 2012 1040 tax return Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. 2012 1040 tax return Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. 2012 1040 tax return An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 2012 1040 tax return Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. 2012 1040 tax return If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. 2012 1040 tax return Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. 2012 1040 tax return Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). 2012 1040 tax return Go to IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. 2012 1040 tax return Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. 2012 1040 tax return Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. 2012 1040 tax return Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. 2012 1040 tax return Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov and choose from a variety of options. 2012 1040 tax return Phone. 2012 1040 tax return   You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. 2012 1040 tax return Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. 2012 1040 tax return Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov, or download the IRS2Go app. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. 2012 1040 tax return Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. 2012 1040 tax return Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. 2012 1040 tax return Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. 2012 1040 tax return Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. 2012 1040 tax return Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. 2012 1040 tax return You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 2012 1040 tax return It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. 2012 1040 tax return 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). 2012 1040 tax return You should receive your order within 10 business days. 2012 1040 tax return Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. 2012 1040 tax return The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. 2012 1040 tax return These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. 2012 1040 tax return Walk-in. 2012 1040 tax return   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. 2012 1040 tax return Products. 2012 1040 tax return You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 2012 1040 tax return Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. 2012 1040 tax return Services. 2012 1040 tax return You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. 2012 1040 tax return An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 2012 1040 tax return Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. 2012 1040 tax return gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. 2012 1040 tax return Mail. 2012 1040 tax return   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. 2012 1040 tax return You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. 2012 1040 tax return Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 2012 1040 tax return Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613   The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. 2012 1040 tax return The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. 2012 1040 tax return Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. 2012 1040 tax return   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. 2012 1040 tax return 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. 2012 1040 tax return You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. 2012 1040 tax return You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. 2012 1040 tax return   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. 2012 1040 tax return Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. 2012 1040 tax return Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. 2012 1040 tax return Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. 2012 1040 tax return We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 2012 1040 tax return   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. 2012 1040 tax return   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. 2012 1040 tax return If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. 2012 1040 tax return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Consumer Protection Offices

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

State Consumer Protection Offices

Department of Consumer Protection

Website: Department of Consumer Protection

Address: Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106-1630

Phone Number: 860-713-6300

Toll-free: 1-800-842-2649

TTY: 860-713-7240

Connecticut Attorney General's Office

Website: Connecticut Attorney General's Office

Address: Connecticut Attorney General's Office
Consumer Assistance Unit
55 Elm St.
Hartford, CT 06106

Phone Number: 860-808-5420

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Banking Authorities

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

Department of Banking

Website: Department of Banking

Address: Department of Banking
Government Relations and Consumer Affairs
260 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-1800

Phone Number: 860-240-8299

Toll-free: 1-800-831-7225
1-877-472-8313 (Foreclosure Assistance) 1-877-472-8313 (Foreclosure Assistance)

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Insurance Regulators

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

Insurance Department

Website: Insurance Department

Address: Insurance Department
Consumer Affairs Division
PO Box 816
Hartford, CT 06142-0816

Phone Number: 860-297-3900

Toll-free: 1-800-203-3447 (CT)

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Securities Administrators

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

Department of Banking

Website: Department of Banking

Address: Department of Banking
Securities and Business Investments Division
260 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-1800

Phone Number: 860-240-8230

Toll-free: 1-800-831-7225

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Utility Commissions

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

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Website: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Address: Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
Consumer Services Unit

10 Franklin Square
New Britain, CT 06051

Phone Number: 860-827-1553

Toll-free: 1-800-382-4586 (CT)

TTY: 860-827-2837

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The 2012 1040 Tax Return

2012 1040 tax return 11. 2012 1040 tax return   Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Fee Table of Contents The patient-centered outcomes research fee is imposed on issuers of specified health insurance policies (section 4375) and plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans (section 4376) for policy and plan years ending on or after October 1, 2012. 2012 1040 tax return Generally, references to taxes on Form 720 include this fee. 2012 1040 tax return Specified health insurance policies. 2012 1040 tax return   For issuers of specified health insurance policies, the fee for a policy year ending before October 1, 2013, is $1. 2012 1040 tax return 00, multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the policy for that policy year. 2012 1040 tax return Generally, issuers of specified health insurance polices must use one of the following four alternative methods to determine the average number of lives covered under a policy for the policy year. 2012 1040 tax return The actual count method. 2012 1040 tax return For policy years that end on or after October 1, 2012, issuers using the actual count method may begin counting lives covered under a policy as of May 14, 2012, rather than the first day of the policy year, and divide by the appropriate number of days remaining in the policy year. 2012 1040 tax return The snapshot method. 2012 1040 tax return For policy years that end on or after October 1, 2012, but that began before May 14, 2012, issuers using the snapshot method may use counts from quarters beginning on or after May 14, 2012, to determine the average number of lives covered under the policy. 2012 1040 tax return The member months method. 2012 1040 tax return And, 4. 2012 1040 tax return The state form method. 2012 1040 tax return The member months data and the data reported on state forms are based on the calendar year. 2012 1040 tax return To adjust for 2012, issuers will use a pro rata approach for calculating the average number of lives covered using the member months method or the state form method for 2012. 2012 1040 tax return For example, issuers using the member months number for 2012 will divide the member months number by 12 and multiply the resulting number by one quarter to arrive at the average number of lives covered for October through December 2012. 2012 1040 tax return Applicable self-insured health plans. 2012 1040 tax return   For plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans, the fee for a plan year ending on or after October 1, 2012, and ending before October 1, 2013 is $1. 2012 1040 tax return 00, multiplied by the average number of lives covered under the plan for that plan year. 2012 1040 tax return Generally, plan sponsors of applicable self-insured health plans must use one of the following three alternative methods to determine the average number of lives covered under a plan for the plan year. 2012 1040 tax return Actual count method. 2012 1040 tax return Snapshot method. 2012 1040 tax return Form 5500 method. 2012 1040 tax return However, for plan years beginning before July 11, 2012, and ending on or after October 1, 2012, plan sponsors may determine the average number of lives covered under the plan for the plan year using any reasonable method. 2012 1040 tax return Reporting and paying the fee. 2012 1040 tax return   File Form 720 annually to report and pay the fee on the second quarter Form 720, no later than July 31 of the calendar year immediately following the last day of the policy year or plan year to which the fee applies. 2012 1040 tax return If you file Form 720 only to report the fee, do not file Form 720 for the 1st, 3rd, or 4th quarters of the year. 2012 1040 tax return If you file Form 720 to report quarterly excise tax liability for the 1st, 3rd, or 4th quarter of the year (for example, filers reporting the foreign insurance tax (IRS No. 2012 1040 tax return 30)), do not make an entry on the line for IRS No. 2012 1040 tax return 133 on those filings. 2012 1040 tax return   Deposits are not required for this fee, so issuers and plan sponsors are not required to pay the fee using Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). 2012 1040 tax return   However, if the fee is paid using EFTPS, the payment should be applied to the second quarter. 2012 1040 tax return See Electronic deposit requirement under How To Make Deposits in chapter 13, later. 2012 1040 tax return More information. 2012 1040 tax return   For more information, including methods for calculating the average number of lives covered, see sections 4375, 4376, and 4377; also see T. 2012 1040 tax return D. 2012 1040 tax return 9602, which is on page 746 of I. 2012 1040 tax return R. 2012 1040 tax return B. 2012 1040 tax return 2012-52 at www. 2012 1040 tax return irs. 2012 1040 tax return gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb12-52. 2012 1040 tax return pdf. 2012 1040 tax return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications