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2012 1040ez Part One -   The Income Tax Return The four chapters in this part provide basic information on the tax system. 2012 1040ez They take you through the first steps of filling out a tax return—such as deciding what your filing status is, how many exemptions you can take, and what form to file. 2012 1040ez They also discuss recordkeeping requirements, IRS e-file (electronic filing), certain penalties, and the two methods used to pay tax during the year: withholding and estimated tax. 2012 1040ez Table of Contents 1. 2012 1040ez   Filing InformationWhat's New Reminders Introduction Do I Have To File a Return?Individuals—In General Dependents Certain Children Under Age 19 or Full-Time Students Self-Employed Persons Aliens Who Should File Which Form Should I Use?Form 1040EZ Form 1040A Form 1040 Does My Return Have To Be on Paper?IRS e-file When Do I Have To File?Private delivery services. 2012 1040ez Extensions of Time To File How Do I Prepare My Return?When Do I Report My Income and Expenses? Social Security Number (SSN) Presidential Election Campaign Fund Computations Attachments Third Party Designee Signatures Paid Preparer Refunds Amount You Owe Gift To Reduce Debt Held by the Public Name and Address Where Do I File? What Happens After I File?What Records Should I Keep? Why Keep Records? Kinds of Records to Keep Basic Records How Long to Keep Records Refund Information Interest on Refunds Change of Address What If I Made a Mistake?Amended Returns and Claims for Refund Penalties Identity Theft 2. 2012 1040ez   Filing StatusWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Marital StatusDivorced persons. 2012 1040ez Divorce and remarriage. 2012 1040ez Annulled marriages. 2012 1040ez Head of household or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. 2012 1040ez Considered married. 2012 1040ez Same-sex marriage. 2012 1040ez Spouse died during the year. 2012 1040ez Married persons living apart. 2012 1040ez Single Married Filing JointlyFiling a Joint Return Married Filing SeparatelySpecial Rules Head of HouseholdConsidered Unmarried Keeping Up a Home Qualifying Person Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child 3. 2012 1040ez   Personal Exemptions and DependentsWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: ExemptionsPersonal Exemptions Exemptions for Dependents Qualifying Child Qualifying Relative Phaseout of Exemptions Social Security Numbers for DependentsBorn and died in 2013. 2012 1040ez Taxpayer identification numbers for aliens. 2012 1040ez Taxpayer identification numbers for adoptees. 2012 1040ez 4. 2012 1040ez   Tax Withholding and Estimated TaxWhat's New for 2014 Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Tax Withholding for 2014Salaries and Wages Tips Taxable Fringe Benefits Sick Pay Pensions and Annuities Gambling Winnings Unemployment Compensation Federal Payments Backup Withholding Estimated Tax for 2014Who Does Not Have To Pay Estimated Tax Who Must Pay Estimated Tax How To Figure Estimated Tax When To Pay Estimated Tax How To Figure Each Payment How To Pay Estimated Tax Credit for Withholding and Estimated Tax for 2013Withholding Estimated Tax Underpayment Penalty for 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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2012 1040ez Publication 901 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 2012 1040ez Tax questions. 2012 1040ez Obtaining copies of treaties. 2012 1040ez Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 901, such as treaties effective after it was published, go to www. 2012 1040ez irs. 2012 1040ez gov/pub901. 2012 1040ez Reminders Disclosure of a treaty-based position that reduces your tax. 2012 1040ez  If you take the position that any U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez tax is overruled or otherwise reduced by a U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez treaty (a treaty-based position), you generally must disclose that position on your affected return. 2012 1040ez See Application of Treaties, later. 2012 1040ez U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez –U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez R. 2012 1040ez income tax treaty. 2012 1040ez  The U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez –U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez R. 2012 1040ez income tax treaty remains in effect for the following members of the Commonwealth of Independent States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. 2012 1040ez That treaty will remain in effect until new treaties with these individual countries are negotiated and ratified. 2012 1040ez Provisions of the U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez –U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez R. 2012 1040ez income tax treaty are discussed in this publication under Commonwealth of Independent States. 2012 1040ez U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez –China income tax treaty. 2012 1040ez  The U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez –China income tax treaty does not apply to Hong Kong. 2012 1040ez Introduction This publication will tell you whether a tax treaty between the United States and a particular country offers a reduced rate of, or possibly a complete exemption from, U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez income tax for residents of that particular country. 2012 1040ez Tables in the back of this publication show the countries that have income tax treaties with the United States, the tax rates on different kinds of income, and the kinds of income that are exempt from tax. 2012 1040ez You should use this publication only for quick reference. 2012 1040ez It is not a complete guide to all provisions of every income tax treaty. 2012 1040ez Comments and suggestions. 2012 1040ez   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2012 1040ez   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Business Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:B 1111 Constitution Ave. 2012 1040ez NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 2012 1040ez Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 2012 1040ez   You can email us at taxforms@irs. 2012 1040ez gov. 2012 1040ez Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. 2012 1040ez You can also send us comments from www. 2012 1040ez irs. 2012 1040ez gov/formspubs. 2012 1040ez Select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information About. 2012 1040ez ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. 2012 1040ez Ordering forms and publications. 2012 1040ez   Visit www. 2012 1040ez irs. 2012 1040ez gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 2012 1040ez Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 2012 1040ez Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 2012 1040ez   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. 2012 1040ez gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 2012 1040ez We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 2012 1040ez Obtaining copies of treaties. 2012 1040ez   You can get complete information about treaty provisions from the taxing authority in the country from which you receive income or from the treaty itself. 2012 1040ez   You can obtain the text of most of the treaties at www. 2012 1040ez irs. 2012 1040ez gov/businesses/international. 2012 1040ez You can also obtain the text of most of the treaties at the following address: Department of the Treasury Office of Public Correspondence 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. 2012 1040ez NW — Rm. 2012 1040ez 3419 Washington, D. 2012 1040ez C. 2012 1040ez 20220 If you have specific questions about a treaty, you can get this information from most Internal Revenue Service offices or from: Internal Revenue Service International Section Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 519 U. 2012 1040ez S. 2012 1040ez Tax Guide for Aliens 597 Information on the United States–Canada Income Tax Treaty Form (and Instructions) 8833 Treaty-Based Return Position Disclosure Under Section 6114 or 7701(b) See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. 2012 1040ez Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications