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2012 irs forms Publication 584-B - Main Content Table of Contents How To Use This Workbook Comments and SuggestionsOrdering forms and publications. 2012 irs forms Tax questions. 2012 irs forms How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). 2012 irs forms How To Use This Workbook You can use this workbook by following these five steps. 2012 irs forms Read Publication 547 to learn about the tax rules for casualties, disasters, and thefts. 2012 irs forms Know the definitions of adjusted basis and fair market value, discussed below. 2012 irs forms Fill out Schedules 1 through 6. 2012 irs forms Read the Instructions for Form 4684. 2012 irs forms Fill out Form 4684 using the information you entered in Schedules 1 through 6. 2012 irs forms Use the chart below to find out how to use Schedules 1 through 6 to fill out Form 4684. 2012 irs forms Take what's in each row of. 2012 irs forms . 2012 irs forms . 2012 irs forms And enter it on Form 4684. 2012 irs forms . 2012 irs forms . 2012 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property to a willing buyer, when neither of you has to sell or buy and both of you know all the relevant facts. 2012 irs forms When filling out Schedules 1 through 6, you need to know the fair market value of the property immediately before and immediately after the disaster or casualty. 2012 irs forms Deduction limits. 2012 irs forms   If your casualty or theft loss involved a home you used for business or rented out, your deductible loss may be limited. 2012 irs forms See the Instructions for Form 4684, Section B. 2012 irs forms If the casualty or theft loss involved property used in a passive activity, see Form 8582, Passive Activity Loss Limitations, and its instructions. 2012 irs forms   The casualty and theft loss deduction for employee property, when added to your job expenses and most other miscellaneous itemized deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040), must be reduced by 2% of your adjusted gross income. 2012 irs forms Employee property is property used in performing services as an employee. 2012 irs forms Comments and Suggestions We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2012 irs forms You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:I 1111 Constitution Ave. 2012 irs forms NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224 We respond to many letters by telephone. 2012 irs forms Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 2012 irs forms You can email us at taxforms@irs. 2012 irs forms gov. 2012 irs forms Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. 2012 irs forms You can also send us comments from www. 2012 irs forms irs. 2012 irs forms gov/formspubs/. 2012 irs forms Select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information about. 2012 irs forms ” Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will 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keyword “VITA” in the upper right-hand corner. 2012 irs forms Internet. 2012 irs forms You can access the IRS website at IRS. 2012 irs forms gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: Check the status of your 2011 refund. 2012 irs forms Go to IRS. 2012 irs forms gov and click on Where's My Refund. 2012 irs forms Wait at least 72 hours after the IRS acknowledges receipt of your e-filed return, or 3 to 4 weeks after mailing a paper return. 2012 irs forms If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). 2012 irs forms Have your 2011 tax return available so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. 2012 irs forms E-file your return. 2012 irs forms Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. 2012 irs forms Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. 2012 irs forms Order IRS products online. 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