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Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Publication 947 - Main Content Table of Contents Practice Before the IRSWhat Is Practice Before the IRS? Who Can Practice Before the IRS? Who Cannot Practice Before the IRS? How Does an Individual Become Enrolled? What Are the Rules of Practice? Authorizing a RepresentativeWhat Is a Power of Attorney? When Is a Power of Attorney Required? When Is a Power of Attorney Not Required? How Do I Fill Out Form 2848? What Happens to the Power of Attorney When Filed? How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Practice Before the IRS The Office of Professional Responsibility and the Return Preparer Office generally are responsible for administering and enforcing the regulations governing practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The Office of Professional Responsibility generally has responsibility for matters related to practitioner conduct and exclusive responsibility for discipline, including disciplinary proceedings and sanctions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The Return Preparer Office is responsible for matters related to the authority to practice, including acting on applications for enrollment and administering competency testing and continuing education. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax What Is Practice Before the IRS? Practice before the IRS covers all matters relating to any of the following. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Communicating with the IRS for a taxpayer regarding the taxpayer's rights, privileges, or liabilities under laws and regulations administered by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Representing a taxpayer at conferences, hearings, or meetings with the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Preparing and filing documents, including tax returns, with the IRS for a taxpayer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Providing a client with written advice which has a potential for tax avoidance or evasion. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Furnishing information at the request of the IRS or appearing as a witness for the taxpayer is not practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Who Can Practice Before the IRS? The following individuals can practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, any individual who is recognized to practice (a recognized representative) must be designated as the taxpayer's representative and file a written declaration with the IRS stating that he or she is authorized and qualified to represent a particular taxpayer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Form 2848 can be used for this purpose. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Attorneys. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Any attorney who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS and who is a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of any state, possession, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia may practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Certified public accountants (CPAs). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Any CPA who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS and who is duly qualified to practice as a CPA in any state, possession, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia may practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Enrolled agents. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Any enrolled agent in active status who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS may practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Enrolled retirement plan agents. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Any enrolled retirement plan agent in active status who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS may practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The practice of enrolled retirement plan agents is limited to certain Internal Revenue Code sections that relate to their area of expertise, principally those sections governing employee retirement plans. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Enrolled actuaries. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Any individual who is enrolled as an actuary by the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries who is not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS may practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The practice of enrolled actuaries is limited to certain Internal Revenue Code sections that relate to their area of expertise, principally those sections governing employee retirement plans. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Student. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax    Under certain circumstances, a student who is supervised by a practitioner may request permission to represent another person before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Authorization for special appearances, later. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A registered tax return preparer is an individual who has passed an IRS competency test and is authorized to prepare and sign tax returns as the preparer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An unenrolled return preparer is an individual other than an attorney, CPA, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, or enrolled actuary who prepares and signs a taxpayer's return as the preparer, or who prepares a return but is not required (by the instructions to the return or regulations) to sign the return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers may only represent taxpayers before revenue agents, customer service representatives, or similar officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service (including the Taxpayer Advocate Service) during an examination of the taxable year or period covered by the tax return they prepared and signed. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers cannot represent taxpayers, regardless of the circumstances requiring representation, before appeals officers, revenue officers, counsel or similar officers or employees of the Internal Revenue Service or the Department of Treasury. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Registered tax return preparers and unenrolled return preparers cannot execute closing agreements, extend the statutory period for tax assessments or collection of tax, execute waivers, execute claims for refund, or sign any document on behalf of a taxpayer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If the unenrolled return preparer does not meet the requirements for limited representation, you may file Form 8821 to allow the preparer to inspect your tax information and receive copies of notices sent to you by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Form 8821. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Practice denied. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Any individual engaged in limited practice before the IRS who is involved in disreputable conduct is subject to disciplinary action. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Disreputable conduct includes, but is not limited to, the list of items under Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct shown later under What Are the Rules of Practice. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Other individuals who may serve as representatives. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Because of their special relationship with a taxpayer, the following individuals can represent the specified taxpayers before the IRS, provided they present satisfactory identification and, except in the case of an individual described in (1) below, proof of authority to represent the taxpayer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An individual can represent himself or herself before the IRS and does not have to file a written declaration of qualification and authority. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A family member. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An individual can represent members of his or her immediate family. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Immediate family includes a spouse, child, parent, brother, or sister of the individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An officer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A bona fide officer of a corporation (including a parent, subsidiary, or other affiliated corporation), association, or organized group can represent the corporation, association, or organized group. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An officer of a governmental unit, agency, or authority, in the course of his or her official duties, can represent the organization before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A partner. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A general partner may represent the partnership before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An employee. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A regular full-time employee can represent his or her employer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An employer can be, but is not limited to, an individual, partnership, corporation (including a parent, subsidiary, or other affiliated corporation), association, trust, receivership, guardianship, estate, organized group, governmental unit, agency, or authority. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A fiduciary. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A fiduciary (trustee, executor, personal representative, administrator, receiver, or guardian) stands in the position of a taxpayer and acts as the taxpayer, not as a representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Fiduciary under When Is a Power of Attorney Not Required, later. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Representation Outside the United States Any individual may represent an individual or entity, who is outside the United States, before personnel of the IRS when such representation occurs outside the United States. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See section 10. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 7(c)(1)(vii) of Circular 230. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Authorization for Special Appearances The Commissioner of Internal Revenue, or delegate, can authorize an individual who is not otherwise eligible to practice before the IRS to represent another person for a particular matter. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The prospective representative must request this authorization in writing from the Office of Professional Responsibility. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, it is granted only when extremely compelling circumstances exist. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If granted, the Commissioner, or delegate, will issue a letter that details the conditions related to the appearance and the particular tax matter for which the authorization is granted. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The authorization letter should not be confused with a letter from an IRS center advising an individual that he or she has been assigned a Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The issuance of a CAF number does not indicate that an individual is either recognized or authorized to practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax It merely confirms that a centralized file for authorizations has been established for the individual under that number. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Students in LITCs and the STCP. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A student who works in a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) or Student Tax Clinic Program (STCP) who is supervised by a practitioner may request permission to represent another person before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Authorization requests must be made to the Office of Professional Responsibility. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If granted, a letter authorizing the student's special appearance and detailing any conditions related to the appearance will be issued. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Students receiving an authorization letter generally can represent taxpayers before any IRS function or office subject to any conditions in the authorization letter. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you intend to have a student represent you, review the authorization letter and ask your student, your student's supervisor, or the Office of Professional Responsibility if you have questions about the terms of the authorization. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Who Cannot Practice Before the IRS? In general, individuals who are not eligible or who have lost the privilege as a result of certain actions cannot practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If an individual loses eligibility to practice, the IRS will not recognize a power of attorney that names the individual as a representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Corporations, associations, partnerships, and other persons that are not individuals. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   These organizations (or persons) are not eligible to practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Loss of Eligibility Generally, individuals lose their eligibility to practice before the IRS in the following ways. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Not meeting the requirements for renewal of enrollment (such as continuing professional education). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Requesting to be placed in inactive retirement status. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Being suspended or disbarred by the Office of Professional Responsibility for violating the regulations governing practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Failure to meet requirements. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Individuals who fail to comply with the requirements for eligibility for renewal of enrollment will be notified by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The notice will explain the reason for noncompliance and provide the individual with an opportunity to furnish information for reconsideration. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The individual has 60 days from the date of the notice to respond. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Inactive roster. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   An individual will be placed on the roster of inactive individuals for a period of three years, if he or she: Fails to respond timely to the notice of noncompliance with the renewal requirements, Fails to file timely the application for renewal, or Does not satisfy the requirements of eligibility for renewal. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The individual must file an application for renewal and satisfy all requirements for renewal after being placed in inactive status. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Otherwise, at the conclusion of the next renewal cycle, he or she will be removed from the roster and the enrollment or registration terminated. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Inactive retirement status. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Individuals who request to be placed in an inactive retirement status will be ineligible to practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax They must continue to adhere to all renewal requirements. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax They can be reinstated to an active enrollment status by filing an application for renewal and providing evidence that they have completed the required continuing professional education hours for the enrollment cycle or registration year. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Suspension and disbarment. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Individuals authorized to practice before the IRS are subject to disciplinary proceedings and may be suspended or disbarred for violating any regulation governing practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax This includes engaging in acts of disreputable conduct. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct under What are the Rules of Practice, later. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Practitioners who are suspended in a disciplinary proceeding are not allowed to practice before the IRS during the period of suspension. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See What Is Practice Before the IRS, earlier. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Practitioners who are disbarred in a disciplinary proceeding are not allowed to practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, a practitioner can seek reinstatement from the Office of Professional Responsibility five years after disbarment. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If the practitioner seeks reinstatement, he or she may not practice before the IRS until the Office of Professional Responsibility authorizes reinstatement. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The Office of Professional Responsibility may reinstate the practitioner if it is determined that: The practitioner's future conduct is not likely to be in violation of the regulations, and Granting the reinstatement would not be contrary to the public interest. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax How Does an Individual Become Enrolled? The Return Preparer Office can grant enrollment to practice before the IRS to an applicant who demonstrates special competence in tax matters by passing a written examination administered by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Enrollment also can be granted to an applicant who qualifies because of past service and technical experience in the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In either case, certain application forms, discussed next, must be filed. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Additionally, an applicant must not have engaged in any conduct that would justify suspension or disbarment from practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct, later. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Form 2587. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Applicants can apply to take the special enrollment examination by filing Form 2587, Application for Special Enrollment Examination. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Form 2587 can be filed online, by mail, or by fax. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see instructions and fees listed on the form. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To get Form 2587, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Form 23 and Form 23-EP. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Individuals who have passed the examination or are applying on the basis of past service and technical experience with the IRS can apply for enrollment by filing Form 23, Application for Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service, or Form 23-EP, Application for Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The application must include a check or money order in the amount of the fee shown on Form 23 or Form 23-EP. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Alternatively, payment may be made electronically pursuant to instructions on the forms. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To get Form 23 or Form 23-EP, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Form 5434. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   An individual may apply as an enrolled actuary on the basis of past employment with the IRS and technical experience by filing Form 5434, Application for Enrollment, with the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The application must include a check or money order in the amount of the fee shown on Form 5434. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To get Form 5434, see How To Get Tax Help, later. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Period of enrollment. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   An enrollment card will be issued to each individual whose enrollment application is approved. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The individual is enrolled until the expiration date shown on the enrollment card or certificate. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To continue practicing beyond the expiration date, the individual must request renewal of the enrollment by filing Form 8554, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service, or Form 8554-EP, Application for Renewal of Enrollment to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax What Are the Rules of Practice? The rules governing practice before the IRS are published in the Code of Federal Regulations at 31 C. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax F. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax R. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax part 10 and reprinted in Treasury Department Circular No. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 230 (Circular 230). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An attorney, CPA, enrolled agent, enrolled retirement plan agent, registered tax return preparer, or enrolled actuary authorized to practice before the IRS (referred to hereafter as a practitioner) has the duty to perform certain acts and is restricted from performing other acts. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In addition, a practitioner cannot engage in disreputable conduct (discussed later). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Any practitioner who does not comply with the rules of practice or engages in disreputable conduct is subject to disciplinary action. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Also, unenrolled preparers must comply with the rules of practice and conduct to exercise the privilege of limited practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Publication 470 for a discussion of the special rules for limited practice by unenrolled preparers. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Duties Practitioners must promptly submit records or information requested by officers or employees of the IRS, except when the practitioner believes on reasonable belief and good faith that the information is privileged. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Communications with respect to tax advice between a federally authorized tax practitioner and a taxpayer generally are confidential to the same extent that communication would be privileged if it were between a taxpayer and an attorney if the advice relates to: Noncriminal tax matters before the IRS, or Noncriminal tax proceedings brought in federal court by or against the United States. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Communications regarding corporate tax shelters. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   This protection of tax advice communications does not apply to any written communications between a federally authorized tax practitioner and any person, including a director, shareholder, officer, employee, agent, or representative of a corporation if the communication involves the promotion of the direct or indirect participation of the corporation in any tax shelter. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Duty to advise. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A practitioner who knows that his or her client has not complied with the revenue laws or has made an error or omission in any return, document, affidavit, or other required paper, has the responsibility to advise the client promptly of the noncompliance, error, or omission, and the consequences of the noncompliance, error, or omission. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Due diligence. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A practitioner must exercise due diligence when performing the following duties. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Preparing or assisting in the preparing, approving, and filing of returns, documents, affidavits, and other papers relating to IRS matters. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Determining the correctness of oral or written representations made by him or her to the Department of the Treasury. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Determining the correctness of oral or written representations made by him or her to clients with reference to any matter administered by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Restrictions Practitioners are restricted from engaging in certain practices. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The following paragraphs discuss some of these restricted practices. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Delays. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A practitioner must not unreasonably delay the prompt disposition of any matter before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Assistance from disbarred or suspended persons and former IRS employees. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A practitioner must not knowingly, directly or indirectly, do the following. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Accept assistance from, or assist, any person who is under disbarment or suspension from practice before the IRS if the assistance relates to matters considered practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Accept assistance from any former government employee where provisions of Circular 230 or any federal law would be violated. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Performance as a notary. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A practitioner who is a notary public and is employed as counsel, attorney, or agent in a matter before the IRS, or has a material interest in the matter, cannot engage in any notary activities related to that matter. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Negotiations of taxpayer refund checks. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Practitioners must not endorse or otherwise negotiate (cash) any refund check (including directing or accepting payment by any means, electronic or otherwise, in an account owned or controlled by the practitioner or any firm or other entity with whom the practitioner is associated) issued to the taxpayer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Incompetence and Disreputable Conduct Any practitioner or unenrolled return preparer may be disbarred or suspended from practice before the IRS, or censured, for incompetence or disreputable conduct. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The following list contains examples of conduct that is considered disreputable. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Being convicted of any criminal offense under the revenue laws or of any offense involving dishonesty or breach of trust. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Knowingly giving false or misleading information in connection with federal tax matters, or participating in such activity. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Soliciting employment by prohibited means as discussed in section 10. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 30 of Circular 230. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Willfully failing to file a federal tax return, evading or attempting to evade any federal tax or payment, or participating in such actions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Misappropriating, or failing to properly and promptly remit, funds received from clients for payment of taxes or other obligations due the United States. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Directly or indirectly attempting to influence the official action of IRS employees by the use of threats, false accusations, duress, or coercion, or by offering gifts, favors, or any special inducements. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Being disbarred or suspended from practice as an attorney, CPA, public accountant, or actuary, by the District of Columbia or any state, possession, territory, commonwealth, or any federal court, or any federal agency, body, or board. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Knowingly aiding and abetting another person to practice before the IRS during a period of suspension, disbarment, or ineligibility of that other person. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Using abusive language, making false accusations and statements knowing them to be false, circulating or publishing malicious or libelous matter, or engaging in any contemptuous conduct in connection with practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Giving a false opinion knowingly, recklessly, or through gross incompetence; or following a pattern of providing incompetent opinions in questions arising under the federal tax laws. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Censure, Disbarments, and Suspensions The Office of Professional Responsibility may censure or institute proceedings to censure, suspend or disbar any attorney, CPA, or enrolled agent who has violated Circular 230. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A practitioner will be given the opportunity to demonstrate compliance with the rules before any disciplinary action is taken. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Authorizing a Representative You may either represent yourself, or you may authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you chose to have someone represent you, your representative must be a person eligible to practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Who Can Practice Before the IRS, earlier. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax What Is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is your written authorization for an individual to act on your behalf. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If the authorization is not limited, the individual generally can perform all acts that you can perform. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The authority granted to a registered tax return preparer or an unenrolled preparer is limited. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For information on the limits regarding registered tax return preparers, see Circular 230 §10. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 3(f). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For information on the limits regarding unenrolled preparers, see Publication 470. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Acts performed. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Any representative, other than a registered tax return preparer or an unenrolled return preparer, can usually perform the following acts. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Represent you before any office of the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Sign an offer or a waiver of restriction on assessment or collection of a tax deficiency, or a waiver of notice of disallowance of claim for credit or refund. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Sign a consent to extend the statutory time period for assessment or collection of a tax. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Sign a closing agreement. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Signing your return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The representative named under a power of attorney is not permitted to sign your income tax return unless: The signature is permitted under the Internal Revenue Code and the related regulations (see Regulations section 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 6012-1(a)(5)). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You specifically authorize this in your power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For example, the regulation permits a representative to sign your return if you are unable to sign the return due to: Disease or injury. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Continuous absence from the United States (including Puerto Rico) for a period of at least 60 days prior to the date required by law for filing the return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Other good cause if specific permission is requested of and granted by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax When a return is signed by a representative, it must be accompanied by a power of attorney (or copy) authorizing the representative to sign the return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see the Form 2848 instructions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Limitation on substitution or delegation. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A recognized representative can substitute or delegate authority under the power of attorney to another recognized representative only if the act is specifically authorized by you on the power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   After a substitution has been made, only the newly recognized representative will be recognized as the taxpayer's representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If a delegation of power has been made, both the original and the delegated representative will be recognized by the IRS to represent you. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Disclosure of returns to a third party. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Your representative cannot execute consents that will allow the IRS to disclose tax return or return information to a third party unless you specifically delegate this authority to your representative on line 5 of Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Incapacity or incompetency. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A power of attorney is generally terminated if you become incapacitated or incompetent. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The power of attorney can continue, however, in the case of your incapacity or incompetency if you authorize this on line 5 “Other” of the Form 2848 and if your non-IRS durable power of attorney meets all the requirements for acceptance by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Non-IRS powers of attorney, later. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax When Is a Power of Attorney Required? Submit a power of attorney when you want to authorize an individual to represent you before the IRS, whether or not the representative performs any of the other acts cited earlier under What Is a Power of Attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A power of attorney is most often required when you want to authorize another individual to perform at least one of the following acts on your behalf. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Represent you at a meeting with the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Prepare and file a written response to the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Form Required Use Form 2848 to appoint a recognized representative to act on your behalf before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Individuals recognized to practice before the IRS are listed under Part II, Declaration of Representative, of Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your representative must complete that part of the form. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Non-IRS powers of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The IRS will accept a non-IRS power of attorney, but a completed Form 2848 must be attached in order for the power of attorney to be entered on the Centralized Authorization File (CAF) system. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Processing a non-IRS power of attorney, later. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If you want to use a power of attorney document other than Form 2848, it must contain the following information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your name and mailing address. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your social security number and/or employer identification number. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your employee plan number, if applicable. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The name and mailing address of your representative(s). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The types of tax involved. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The federal tax form number. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The specific year(s) or period(s) involved. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For estate tax matters, the decedent's date of death. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A clear expression of your intention concerning the scope of authority granted to your representative(s). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your signature and date. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You also must attach to the non-IRS power of attorney a signed and dated statement made by your representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax This statement, which is referred to as the Declaration of Representative, is contained in Part II of Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The statement should read: I am not currently under suspension or disbarment from practice before the Internal Revenue Service or other practice of my profession by any other authority, I am aware of the regulations contained in Circular 230, I am authorized to represent the taxpayer(s) identified in the power of attorney, and I am an individual described in 26 CFR 601. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 502(b). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Required information missing. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The IRS will not accept your non-IRS power of attorney if it does not contain all the information listed above. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can sign and submit a completed Form 2848 or a new non-IRS power of attorney that contains all the information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you cannot sign an acceptable replacement document, your attorney-in-fact may be able to perfect (make acceptable to the IRS) your non-IRS power of attorney by using the procedure described next. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Procedure for perfecting a non-IRS power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Under the following conditions, the attorney-in-fact named in your non-IRS power of attorney can sign a Form 2848 on your behalf. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The original non-IRS power of attorney grants authority to handle federal tax matters (for example, general authority to perform any acts). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The attorney-in-fact attaches a statement (signed under penalty of perjury) to the Form 2848 stating that the original non-IRS power of attorney is valid under the laws of the governing jurisdiction. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Example. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax John Elm, a taxpayer, signs a non-IRS durable power of attorney that names his neighbor and CPA, Ed Larch, as his attorney-in-fact. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The power of attorney grants Ed the authority to perform any and all acts on John's behalf. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, it does not list specific tax-related information such as types of tax or tax form numbers. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Shortly after John signs the power of attorney, he is declared incompetent. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Later, a federal tax matter arises concerning a prior year return filed by John. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Ed attempts to represent John before the IRS but is rejected because the durable power of attorney does not contain required information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If Ed attaches a statement (signed under the penalty of perjury) that the durable power of attorney is valid under the laws of the governing jurisdiction, he can sign a completed Form 2848 and submit it on John's behalf. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If Ed can practice before the IRS (see Who Can Practice Before the IRS, earlier), he can name himself as representative on Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Otherwise, he must name another individual who can practice before the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Processing a non-IRS power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The IRS has a centralized computer database system called the CAF system. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax This system contains information on the authority of taxpayer representatives. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Generally, when you submit a power of attorney document to the IRS, it is processed for inclusion on the CAF system. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Entry of your power of attorney on the CAF system enables IRS personnel, who do not have a copy of your power of attorney, to verify the authority of your representative by accessing the CAF. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax It also enables the IRS to automatically send copies of notices and other IRS communications to your representative if you specify that your representative should receive those communications. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   You can have your non-IRS power of attorney entered on the CAF system by attaching it to a completed Form 2848 and submitting it to the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your signature is not required; however, your attorney-in-fact must sign the Declaration of Representative (see Part II of Form 2848). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Preparation of Form — Helpful Hints The preparation of Form 2848 is illustrated by an example, later under How Do I Fill Out Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, the following will also assist you in preparing the form. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line-by-line hints. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The following hints are summaries of some of the line-by-line instructions for Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 1—Taxpayer information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If a joint return is involved, the husband and wife each file a separate Form 2848 if they both want to be represented. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If only one spouse wants to be represented in the matter, that spouse files a Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 2—Representative(s). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Only individuals may be named as representatives. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If your representative has not been assigned a CAF number, enter “None” on that line and the IRS will issue one to your representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If the representative's address or phone number has changed since the CAF number was issued, you should check the appropriate box. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Enter your representative's fax number if available. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If you want to name more than three representatives, attach additional Form(s) 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The IRS can send copies of notices and communications to two of your representatives. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You must, however, check the boxes on line 2 of the Form 2848 if you want the IRS to routinely send copies of notices and communications to your representatives. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you do not check the boxes, your representatives will not routinely receive copies of notices and communications. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 3—Tax matters. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   You may list any tax years or periods that have already ended as of the date you sign the power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, you may include on a power of attorney only future tax periods that end no later than 3 years after the date the power of attorney is received by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The 3 future periods are determined starting after December 31 of the year the power of attorney is received by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, avoid general references such as “all years” or “all taxes. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax ” Any Form 2848 with general references will be returned. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 4—Specific use not recorded on Centralized Authorization File (CAF). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Certain matters cannot be recorded on the CAF system. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Examples of such matters include, but are not limited to, the following. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Requests for a private letter ruling or technical advice. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Applications for an employer identification number (EIN). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Claims filed on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Corporate dissolutions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Requests for change of accounting method. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Requests for change of accounting period. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Applications for recognition of exemption under sections 501(c)(3), 501(a), or 521 (Forms 1023, 1034, or 1028). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Request for a determination of the qualified status of an employee benefit plan (Forms 5300, 5307, or 5310). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Application for Award for Original Information under section 7623. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Voluntary submissions under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Freedom of Information Act requests. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If the tax matter described on line 3 of Form 2848 concerns one of these matters specifically, check the box on line 4. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If this box is checked, the representative should mail or fax the power of attorney to the IRS office handling the matter. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Otherwise, the representative should bring a copy of the power of attorney to each meeting with the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Where To File a Power of Attorney Generally, you can mail or fax a paper Form 2848 directly to the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To determine where you should file Form 2848, see Where To File in the instructions for Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If Form 2848 is for a specific use, mail or fax it to the office handling that matter. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information on specific use, see the Instructions for Form 2848, line 4. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax FAX copies. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The IRS will accept a copy of a power of attorney that is submitted by facsimile transmission (fax). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you choose to file a power of attorney by fax, be sure the appropriate IRS office is equipped to accept this type of transmission. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your representative may be able to file Form 2848 electronically via the IRS website. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, your representative can go to www. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax irs. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax gov and under the Tax Professionals tab, click on e-services–Online Tools for Tax Professionals. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you complete Form 2848 for electronic signature authorization, do not file Form 2848 with the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Instead, give it to your representative, who will retain the document. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Updating a power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Submit any update or modification to an existing power of attorney in writing. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your signature (or the signature of the individual(s) authorized to sign on your behalf) is required. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Do this by sending the updated Form 2848 or non-IRS power of attorney to the IRS office(s) where you previously sent the original(s), including the center where the related return was, or will be filed. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A recognized representative may substitute or delegate authority if you specifically authorize your representative to substitute or delegate representation in the original power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To make a substitution or delegation, the representative must file the following items with the IRS office(s) where the power of attorney was filed. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A written notice of substitution or delegation signed by the recognized representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A written declaration of representative made by the new representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A copy of the power of attorney that specifically authorizes the substitution or delegation. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Retention/Revocation of Prior Power(s) of Attorney A newly filed power of attorney concerning the same matter will revoke a previously filed power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, the new power of attorney will not revoke the prior power of attorney if it specifically states it does not revoke such prior power of attorney and either of the following are attached to the new power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A copy of the unrevoked prior power of attorney, or A statement signed by the taxpayer listing the name and address of each representative authorized under the prior unrevoked power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Note. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The filing of Form 2848 will not revoke any  Form 8821 that is in effect. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Revocation of Power of Attorney/Withdrawal of Representative If you want to revoke an existing power of attorney and do not want to name a new representative, or if a representative wants to withdraw from representation, mail or fax a copy of the previously executed power of attorney to the IRS, or if the power of attorney is for a specific matter, to the IRS office handling the matter. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If the taxpayer is revoking the power of attorney, the taxpayer must write “REVOKE” across the top of the first page with a current signature and date below this annotation. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If the representative is withdrawing from the representation, the representative must write “WITHDRAW” across the top of the first page with a current signature and date below this annotation. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you do not have a copy of the power of attorney you want to revoke or withdraw, send a statement to the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The statement of revocation or withdrawal must indicate that the authority of the power of attorney is revoked or withdrawn, list the matters and periods, and must be signed and dated by the taxpayer or representative as applicable. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If the taxpayer is revoking, list the name and address of each recognized representative whose authority is revoked. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax When the taxpayer is completely revoking authority, the form should state “remove all years/periods” instead of listing the specific tax matter, years, or periods. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If the representative is withdrawing, list the name, TIN, and address (if known) of the taxpayer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To revoke a specific use power of attorney, send the power of attorney or statement of revocation to the IRS office handling your case, using the above instructions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A power of attorney held by a student will be recorded on the CAF system for 130 days from the receipt date. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you are authorizing a student to represent you after that time, you will need to submit a current and valid Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax When Is a Power of Attorney Not Required? A power of attorney is not required when the third party is not dealing with the IRS as your representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The following situations do not require a power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Providing information to the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Authorizing the disclosure of tax return information through Form 8821, Tax Information Authorization, or other written or oral disclosure consent. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Allowing the IRS to discuss return information with a third party via the checkbox provided on a tax return or other document. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Allowing a tax matters partner or person (TMP) to perform acts for the partnership. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Allowing the IRS to discuss return information with a fiduciary. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax How Do I Fill Out Form 2848? The following example illustrates how to complete Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The two completed forms for this example are shown on the next pages. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Example. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Stan and Mary Doe have been notified that their joint tax returns (Forms 1040) for 2009, 2010, and 2011 are being examined. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax They have decided to appoint Jim Smith, an enrolled agent, to represent them in this matter and any future matters concerning these returns. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Jim, who has prepared returns at the same location for years, already has a Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number assigned to him. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Mary does not want Jim to sign any agreements on her behalf, but Stan is willing to have Jim do so. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax They want copies of all notices and written communications sent to Jim. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax This is the first time Stan and Mary have given power of attorney to anyone. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax They should each complete a Form 2848 as follows. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 1—Taxpayer information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Stan and Mary must each file a separate Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax On his separate Form 2848, Stan enters his name, street address, and social security number in the spaces provided. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Mary does likewise on her separate Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 2—Representative(s). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   On their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary each enters the name and current address of their chosen representative, Jim Smith. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Both Stan and Mary want Jim Smith to receive notices and communications concerning the matters identified in line 3, so on their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary each checks the box in the first column of line 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax They also enter Mr. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Smith's CAF number, his telephone number, and his fax number. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Mr. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Smith's address, telephone number, and fax number have not changed since the IRS issued his CAF number, so Stan and Mary do not check the boxes in the second column. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 3—Tax Matters. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   On their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary each enters “income” for the type of tax, “1040” for the form number, and “2009, 2010, and 2011” for the tax years. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 4—Specific use not recorded on Centralized Authorization File (CAF). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   On their separate Forms 2848, Stan and Mary make no entry on this line because they do not want to restrict the use of their powers of attorney to a specific use that is not recorded on the CAF. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Preparation of Form — Helpful Hints, earlier. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 5—Acts authorized. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Mary wants to sign any agreement that reflects changes to her and Stan's joint 2009, 2010, and 2011 income tax liability, so she writes “Taxpayer must sign any agreement form” on line 5 of her Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Stan does not wish to restrict the authority of Jim Smith in this regard, so he leaves line 5 of his Form 2848 blank. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If either Mary or Stan had chosen, they could have listed other restrictions on line 5 of their separate Forms 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Line 6—Retention/revocation of prior power(s) of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Stan and Mary are each filing their first powers of attorney, so they make no entry on this line. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, if they had filed prior powers of attorney, the filing of this current power would revoke any earlier ones for the same tax matter(s) unless they checked the box on line 6 and attached a copy of the prior power of attorney that they wanted to remain in effect. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If Mary later decides that she can handle the examination on her own, she can revoke her power of attorney even though Stan does not revoke his power of attorney. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax (See Revocation of Power of Attorney/Withdrawal of Representative, earlier, for the special rules that apply. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax ) Line 7—Signature of taxpayer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Stan and Mary each signs and dates his or her Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If a taxpayer does not sign, the IRS cannot accept the form. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Part II—Declaration of Representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Jim Smith must complete this part of Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If he does not sign this part, the IRS cannot accept the form. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax What Happens to the Power of Attorney When Filed? A power of attorney will be recognized after it is received, reviewed, and determined by the IRS to contain the required information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, until a power of attorney is entered on the CAF system, IRS personnel may be unaware of the authority of the person you have named to represent you. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Therefore, during this interim period, IRS personnel may request that you or your representative bring a copy to any meeting with the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Please click the link to view the image. 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Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If Form 2848 is incomplete, the IRS will attempt to secure the missing information either by writing or telephoning you or your representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For example, if your signature or signature date is missing, the IRS will contact you. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If information concerning your representative is missing and information sufficient to make a contact (such as an address and/or a telephone number) is on the document, the IRS will try to contact your representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   In either case, the power of attorney is not considered valid until all required information is entered on the document. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The individual(s) named as representative(s) will not be recognized to practice before the IRS, on your behalf, until the document is complete and accepted by the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Complete document. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If the power of attorney is complete and valid, the IRS will take action to recognize the representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In most instances, this includes processing the document on the CAF system. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Recording the data on the CAF system enables the IRS to direct copies of mailings to authorized representatives and to readily recognize the scope of authority granted. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Documents not processed on CAF. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Specific-use powers of attorney are not processed on the CAF system (see Preparation of Form – Helpful Hints, earlier). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For example, a power of attorney that is a one-time or specific-issue grant of authority is not processed on the CAF system. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax These documents remain with the related case files. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In this situation, you should check the box on line 4 of Form 2848. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In these situations, the representative should bring a copy of the power of attorney to each meeting with the IRS. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Dealing With the Representative After a valid power of attorney is filed, the IRS will recognize your representative. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, if it appears the representative is responsible for unreasonably delaying or hindering the prompt disposition of an IRS matter by failing to furnish, after repeated requests, nonprivileged information, the IRS can contact you directly. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For example, in most instances in which a power of attorney is recognized, the IRS will contact the representative to set up appointments and to provide lists of required items. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, if the representative is unavailable, does not respond to repeated requests, and does not provide required items (other than items considered privileged), the IRS can bypass your representative and contact you directly. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If a representative engages in conduct described above, the matter can be referred to the Office of Professional Responsibility for consideration of possible disciplinary action. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Notices and other correspondence. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If you have a recognized representative, you and the representative will routinely receive notices and other correspondence from the IRS (either the original or a copy) if you checked the box in the left column of line 2 of Form 2848. 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Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Publication 4492-B - Main Content Table of Contents DefinitionsMidwestern Disaster Areas Applicable Disaster Date Charitable Giving IncentivesTemporary Suspension of Limits on Charitable Contributions Standard Mileage Rate for Charitable Use of Vehicles Mileage Reimbursements to Charitable Volunteers Casualty and Theft LossesTime limit for making election. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain Net Operating Losses IRAs and Other Retirement PlansDefinitions Taxation of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions Repayment of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home Loans From Qualified Plans Additional Tax Relief for IndividualsEarned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Additional Exemption for Housing Individuals Displaced by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding Education Credits Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy Exclusion of Certain Cancellations of Indebtedness by Reason of the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation Additional Tax Relief for BusinessesEmployee Retention Credit Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion Demolition and Clean-up Costs Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Return How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Definitions The following definitions are used throughout this publication. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Midwestern Disaster Areas A Midwestern disaster area is an area for which a major disaster was declared by the President during the period beginning on May 20, 2008, and ending on July 31, 2008, in the state of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, or Wisconsin, as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding that occurred on the applicable disaster date. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Tables 1 and 2 for a list of the counties included in the Midwestern disaster areas. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Applicable Disaster Date The term “applicable disaster date” as used in this publication, refers to the date on which the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding occurred in the Midwestern disaster areas. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You will need to know this date when using this publication for the various tax provisions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Table 1 The counties listed in Table 1 below are eligible for all tax provisions shown in this publication. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Applicable Disaster Dates* State Affected Counties—Midwestern Disaster Areas 05/02/2008through05/12/2008 Arkansas Arkansas, Benton, Cleburne, Conway, Crittenden, Grant, Lonoke, Mississippi, Phillips, Pulaski, Saline, and Van Buren. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 06/01/2008through07/22/2008 Illinois Adams, Calhoun, Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Hancock, Henderson, Jasper, Jersey, Lake, Lawrence, Mercer, Rock Island, Whiteside, and Winnebago. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 05/30/2008through06/27/2008 Indiana Adams, Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Gibson, Grant, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Huntington, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo, Washington, and Wayne. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 05/25/2008through08/13/2008 Iowa Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Scott, Story, Tama, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, and Wright. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 05/10/2008through05/11/2008 Missouri Barry, Jasper, and Newton. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 06/01/2008through08/13/2008 Missouri Adair, Andrew, Callaway, Cass, Chariton, Clark, Gentry, Greene, Harrison, Holt, Johnson, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Nodaway, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, St. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Charles, Stone, Taney, Vernon, and Webster. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 05/22/2008through06/24/2008 Nebraska Buffalo, Butler, Colfax, Custer, Dawson, Douglas, Gage, Hamilton, Holt, Jefferson, Kearney, Lancaster, Platte, Richardson, Sarpy, and Saunders. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 06/05/2008through07/25/2008 Wisconsin Adams, Calumet, Crawford, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Marquette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Ozaukee, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, and Winnebago. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax *For more details, go to www. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax fema. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax gov Table 2 The counties listed in Table 2 below are eligible for all of the special tax provisions shown in this publication except the following. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Charitable Giving Incentives. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Net Operating Losses. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Education Credits. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Employee Retention Credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Demolition and Clean-up Costs. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Increase in Rehabilitation Credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Applicable Disaster Dates* State Affected Counties—Midwestern Disaster Areas 06/01/2008through07/22/2008 Illinois Greene, Madison, Monroe, Pike, Randolph, St. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Clair, and Scott. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 05/30/2008through06/27/2008 Indiana Benton, Boone, Fountain, Franklin, Jay, Montgomery, Ohio, Switzerland, Union, and Wabash. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 05/25/2008through08/13/2008 Iowa Carroll, Cherokee, Lyon, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Taylor, and Wayne. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 05/22/2008through06/16/2008 Kansas Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Franklin, Gove, Graham, Harper, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jewell, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Linn, Logan, Mitchell, Montgomery, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Reno, Republic, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Saline, Seward, Sheridan, Smith, Stafford, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wilson. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 06/06/2008through06/13/2008 Michigan Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Osceola, Ottawa, Saginaw, and Wexford. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 06/06/2008through06/12/2008 Minnesota Cook, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, and Nobles. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 06/01/2008through08/13/2008 Missouri Atchison, Audrain, Bates, Buchanan, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Christian, Daviess, Grundy, Howard, Jefferson, Knox, Mercer, Miller, Mississippi, Morgan, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Pettis, Platte, Polk, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Genevieve, St. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Louis, the Independent City of St. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Louis, Scott, Sullivan, and Worth. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 04/23/2008through04/26/2008 Nebraska Gage, Johnson, Morrill, Nemaha, and Pawnee. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 05/22/2008through06/24/2008 Nebraska Adams, Blaine, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Burt, Cass, Chase, Cherry, Cuming, Dundy, Fillmore, Frontier, Furnas, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Hayes, Howard, Johnson, Keya Paha, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Merrick, McPherson, Morrill, Nance, Nemaha, Otoe, Phelps, Polk, Red Willow, Rock, Saline, Seward, Sherman, Stanton, Thayer, Thomas, Thurston, Valley, Webster, Wheeler, and York. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 06/27/2008 Nebraska Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Saunders. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 06/05/2008through07/25/2008 Wisconsin Lafayette. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax * For more details, go to www. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax fema. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax gov Charitable Giving Incentives Temporary Suspension of Limits on Charitable Contributions This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Individuals. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Qualified contributions are not subject to the overall limit on itemized deductions or the 50% of adjusted gross income (AGI) limit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A qualified contribution is a charitable contribution paid in cash or by check to a 50% limit organization if you make an election to have the 50% limit not apply to these contributions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A qualified contribution must also meet all of the following requirements. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Be paid after May 1, 2008, and before January 1, 2009. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The contribution must be for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Documentation must be provided by the donee organization that the contribution was used (or will be used) for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Your deduction for qualified contributions is limited to your AGI minus your deduction for all other charitable contributions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can carry over any contributions you are not able to deduct for 2008 because of this limit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In 2009, the carryover of your unused qualified contributions is subject to the 50% of AGI limit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Exception. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Qualified contributions do not include contributions to certain private foundations described in section 509(a)(3) or contributions for the establishment of a new, or maintenance of an existing, donor advised fund. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Corporations. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A corporation can elect to deduct qualified cash contributions without regard to the 10% of taxable income limit if the contributions were paid after May 1, 2008, and before January 1, 2009, to a qualified charitable organization (other than certain private foundations described in section 509(a)(3) or contributions for the establishment of a new, or maintenance of an existing, donor advised fund), for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Documentation must be provided by the donee organization that the contribution was used (or will be used) for relief efforts in one or more Midwestern disaster areas. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The corporation's deduction for these qualified contributions is limited to 100% of taxable income (as modified for the 10% limit) minus the corporation's deduction for all other charitable contributions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Any qualified contributions over this limit can be carried over to the next 5 years, subject to the 10% of taxable income limit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Partners and shareholders. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Each partner in a partnership and each shareholder in an S corporation must make a separate election to have the appropriate limit not apply. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax More information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   For more information, see Publication 526 or Publication 542, Corporations. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Publication 526 includes a worksheet you can use to figure your deduction if any limits apply to your charitable contributions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Standard Mileage Rate for Charitable Use of Vehicles This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The following are special standard mileage rates in effect for 2008 for the cost of operating your vehicle for providing charitable services related only to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 36 cents per mile for the period beginning on the applicable disaster date through June 30, 2008. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 41 cents per mile for the period July 1 through December 31, 2008. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Mileage Reimbursements to Charitable Volunteers This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can exclude from income amounts you receive as mileage reimbursements for the use of a private passenger vehicle for the benefit of a qualified charitable organization in providing relief related to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding during the period beginning on the applicable disaster date, and ending on December 31, 2008. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You cannot claim a deduction or credit for amounts you exclude. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You must keep records of miles driven, time, place (or use), and purpose of the mileage. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The amount you can exclude cannot exceed the standard business mileage rate (shown below) for expenses incurred during the following periods. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 50. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 5 cents per mile for the period beginning on the applicable disaster date through June 30, 2008. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 58. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 5 cents per mile for the period July 1 through December 31, 2008. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Casualty and Theft Losses This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The following paragraphs explain changes to casualty and theft losses that were caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding in the Midwestern disaster areas. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Publication 547. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Limits on personal casualty or theft losses. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Losses of personal use property that arose in a Midwestern disaster area on or after the applicable disaster date are not subject to the $100 or 10% of AGI limits. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualifying losses include losses from casualties and thefts that arose in a Midwestern disaster area that were attributable to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax When completing Form 4684, do not include on line 17 any losses that arose in a Midwestern disaster area. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A loss arising in a Midwestern disaster area is not considered a loss attributable to a federally declared disaster for purposes of that line and cannot be added to your standard deduction. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax When to deduct the loss. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Casualty and theft losses are generally deductible only in the year the casualty occurred or the theft was discovered. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, you can elect to deduct losses caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding on your return for the prior year. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Special instructions for individuals who elect to claim a Midwestern disaster area casualty or theft loss for 2007. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Individuals filing or amending their 2007 tax return for casualty or theft losses that were attributable to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding should: Enter “Midwestern Disaster Area” at the top of Form 1040 or Form 1040X, and Complete the 2008 version of Form 4684. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Cross out “2008” and enter “2007” at the top of Form 4684. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Time limit for making election. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   You must make this election to claim your casualty or theft loss in 2007 by the later of the following dates. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The due date (without extensions) for filing your 2008 income tax return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The due date (with extensions) for filing your 2007 income tax return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Example. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you are a calendar year individual taxpayer, you have until April 15, 2009, to amend your 2007 tax return to claim a casualty or theft loss that occurred during 2008. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Generally, an involuntary conversion occurs when property is damaged, destroyed, stolen, seized, requisitioned, or condemned, and you receive other property or money in payment, such as insurance or a condemnation award. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Generally, you do not have to report a gain (if any) if you replace the property within 2 years (4 years for a main home in a federally declared disaster area). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, for property that was involuntarily converted on or after the applicable disaster date, as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, a 5-year replacement period applies if substantially all of the use of the replacement property is in a Midwestern disaster area. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see the Instructions for Form 4684. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Net Operating Losses This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified disaster recovery assistance loss. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Generally, you can carry a net operating loss (NOL) back to the 2 tax years before the NOL year. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, the portion of an NOL that is a qualified disaster recovery assistance loss can be carried back to the 5 tax years before the NOL year. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In addition, the 90% limit on the alternative tax NOL deduction (ATNOLD) does not apply to such portion of the ATNOLD. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A qualified disaster recovery assistance loss is the smaller of: The excess of the NOL for the year over the specified liability loss for the year to which a 10-year carryback applies, or The total of the following deductions (to the extent they are taken into account in computing the NOL for the tax year): Qualified disaster recovery assistance casualty loss (as defined below), Moving expenses paid or incurred on or after the applicable disaster date, and before January 1, 2011, for the employment of an individual whose main home was in a Midwestern disaster area before the applicable disaster date, who was unable to remain in that home because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, and whose main job location (after the move) is in a Midwestern disaster area, Temporary housing expenses paid or incurred on or after the applicable disaster date, and before January 1, 2011, to house employees of the taxpayer whose main job location is in a Midwestern disaster area, Depreciation or amortization allowable for any qualified disaster recovery assistance property (even if you elected not to claim the special disaster recovery assistance depreciation allowance for such property) for the year placed in service, and Repair expenses (including expenses for the removal of debris) paid or incurred on or after the applicable disaster date, and before January 1, 2011, for any damage from the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding to property located in a Midwestern disaster area. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified disaster recovery assistance casualty loss. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A qualified disaster recovery assistance casualty loss is any deductible section 1231 loss of property located in a Midwestern disaster area if the loss was caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For this purpose, the amount of the loss is reduced by any recognized gain from an involuntary conversion caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding of property located in a Midwestern disaster area. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Any such loss taken into account in figuring your qualified disaster recovery assistance loss is not eligible for the election to be treated as having occurred in the previous tax year. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax More information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   For more information on NOLs, see Publication 536 or Publication 542, Corporations. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax IRAs and Other Retirement Plans New rules provide for tax-favored withdrawals, repayments, and loans from certain retirement plans for taxpayers who suffered economic losses as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Definitions Qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution is any distribution you received from an eligible retirement plan if all of the following apply. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The distribution was made on or after the applicable disaster date and before January 1, 2010. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You sustained an economic loss because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding and your main home was in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Examples of an economic loss include, but are not limited to: Loss, damage to, or destruction of real or personal property from fire, flooding, looting, vandalism, theft, wind, or other cause; Loss related to displacement from your home; or Loss of livelihood due to temporary or permanent layoffs. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If (1) through (3) above apply, you can generally designate any distribution (including periodic payments and required minimum distributions) from an eligible retirement plan as a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution, regardless of whether the distribution was made on account of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions are permitted without regard to your need or the actual amount of your economic loss. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The total of your qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions from all plans is limited to $100,000. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you have distributions in excess of $100,000 from more than one type of plan, such as a 401(k) plan and an IRA, you can allocate the $100,000 limit among the plans any way you choose. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   A reduction or offset (on or after the applicable disaster date) of your account balance in an eligible retirement plan in order to repay a loan can also be designated as a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Eligible retirement plan. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   An eligible retirement plan can be any of the following. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A qualified pension, profit-sharing, or stock bonus plan (including a 401(k) plan). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A qualified annuity plan. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A tax-sheltered annuity contract. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A governmental section 457 deferred compensation plan. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A traditional, SEP, SIMPLE, or Roth IRA. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Main home. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Generally, your main home is the home where you live most of the time. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A temporary absence due to special circumstances, such as illness, education, business, military service, evacuation, or vacation, will not change your main home. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Taxation of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions are included in income in equal amounts over three years. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, if you elect, you can include the entire distribution in your income in the year it was received. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions are not subject to the additional 10% tax (or the additional 25% tax for certain distributions from SIMPLE IRAs) on early distributions from qualified retirement plans (including IRAs). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, any distributions you receive in excess of the $100,000 qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution limit may be subject to the additional tax on early distributions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Form 8930. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Repayment of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you choose, you generally can repay any portion of a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution that is eligible for tax-free rollover treatment to an eligible retirement plan. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Also, you can repay a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution made on account of a hardship from a retirement plan. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, see Exceptions later for qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions you cannot repay. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You have three years from the day after the date you received the distribution to make a repayment. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Amounts that are repaid are treated as a qualified rollover and are not included in income. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Also, a repayment of a qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution to an IRA is not counted when figuring the one-rollover-per-year limitation. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Form 8930 for more information on how to report repayments. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Exceptions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   You cannot repay the following types of distributions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified disaster recovery assistance distributions received as a beneficiary (other than a surviving spouse). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Required minimum distributions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Periodic payments (other than from an IRA) that are for: A period of 10 years or more, Your life or life expectancy, or The joint lives or joint life expectancies of you and your beneficiary. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you received a qualified distribution to purchase or construct a main home in a Midwestern disaster area, you can repay part or all of that distribution on or after the applicable disaster date, but no later than March 3, 2009, to an eligible retirement plan. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For this purpose, an eligible retirement plan is any plan, annuity, or IRA to which a qualified rollover can be made. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To be a qualified distribution, the distribution must meet all of the following requirements. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The distribution is a hardship distribution from a 401(k) plan, a hardship distribution from a tax-sheltered annuity contract, or a qualified first-time homebuyer distribution from an IRA. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The distribution was received after the date that was 6 months before the day after the applicable disaster date. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The distribution was to be used to purchase or construct a main home in a Midwestern disaster area that was not purchased or constructed because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Amounts that are repaid before March 4, 2009, are treated as a qualified rollover and are not included in income. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Also, a repayment of a qualified distribution to an IRA is not counted when figuring the one-rollover-per-year limitation. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A qualified distribution not repaid before March 4, 2009, may be taxable for 2007 or 2008 and subject to the additional 10% tax (or the additional 25% tax for certain SIMPLE IRAs) on early distributions. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You must file Form 8930 if you received a qualified distribution that you repaid, in whole or in part, before March 4, 2009. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Loans From Qualified Plans This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The following benefits are available to qualified individuals. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Increases to the limits for distributions treated as loans from employer plans. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A 1-year suspension for payments due on plan loans. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   You are a qualified individual if your main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date and you had an economic loss because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Examples of an economic loss include, but are not limited to: Loss, damage to, or destruction of real or personal property from fire, flooding, looting, vandalism, theft, wind, or other cause; Loss related to displacement from your home; or Loss of livelihood due to temporary or permanent layoffs. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Limits on plan loans. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The $50,000 limit for distributions treated as plan loans is increased to $100,000. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In addition, the limit based on 50% of your vested accrued benefit is increased to 100% of that benefit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If your main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area, the higher limits apply only to loans received during the period beginning on October 3, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2009. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax One-year suspension of loan payments. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Payments on plan loans outstanding on or after the applicable disaster date, may be suspended for 1 year by the plan administrator. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To qualify for the suspension, the due date for any loan payment must occur during the period beginning on the applicable disaster date and ending on December 31, 2009. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Additional Tax Relief for Individuals Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can elect to use your 2007 earned income to figure your earned income credit (EIC) and additional child tax credit for 2008 if: Your 2008 earned income is less than your 2007 earned income, and At least one of the following statements is true. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your main home on the applicable disaster date was in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Your main home on the applicable disaster date was in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 2, and you were displaced from that home because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Earned income. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax    For the purpose of this election, your earned income for both the EIC and the additional child tax credit is the amount of earned income used to figure your EIC, even if you did not take the EIC and even if that amount is different than your earned income for the additional child tax credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you are claiming only the additional child tax credit, you must figure the amount of your earned income for EIC purposes to determine your eligibility to make the election and the amount of the credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Joint returns. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If you file a joint return, you qualify to make this election even if only one spouse meets the requirements. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you make the election, your 2007 earned income is the sum of your 2007 earned income and your spouse's 2007 earned income. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Making the election. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If you make the election to use your 2007 earned income, the election applies for figuring both the EIC and the additional child tax credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, you can make the election for the additional child tax credit even if you do not take the EIC. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Electing to use your 2007 earned income can increase or decrease your EIC. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Take the following steps to decide whether to make the election. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Figure your 2008 EIC using your 2007 earned income. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Figure your 2008 additional child tax credit using your 2007 earned income for EIC purposes. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Add the results of (1) and (2). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Figure your 2008 EIC using your 2008 earned income. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Figure your 2008 additional child tax credit using your 2008 earned income for additional child tax credit purposes. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Add the results of (4) and (5). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Compare the results of (3) and (6). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If (3) is larger than (6), it is to your benefit to make the election. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If (3) is equal to or smaller than (6), making the election will not help you. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If you elect to use your 2007 earned income and you are claiming the EIC, enter “PYEI” and the amount of your 2007 earned income on the dotted line next to line 64a of Form 1040, on the line next to line 40a of Form 1040A, or in the space to the left of line 8a of Form 1040EZ. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If you elect to use your 2007 earned income and you are claiming the additional child tax credit, enter your 2007 earned income for EIC purposes (even if you did not claim the EIC) on Form 8812, Additional Child Tax Credit, line 4a, and check the box on that line. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Getting your 2007 tax return information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If you do not have your 2007 tax records, you can get the amount of earned income used to figure your 2007 EIC by calling 1-866-562-5227. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can also get this information by visiting the IRS website at www. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax irs. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax gov. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   If you prefer to figure your 2007 earned income yourself, copies or transcripts of your filed and processed tax returns can help you reconstruct your tax records. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Return on page 11. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Additional Exemption for Housing Individuals Displaced by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can claim an additional exemption amount of $500 for providing housing in your main home for each individual displaced by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The additional exemption amount is claimed on Form 8914. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can claim an additional exemption amount only one time for a specific individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If you claimed an additional exemption amount for an individual in 2008, you cannot claim that amount again for the same individual in 2009. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The maximum additional exemption amount you can claim for all displaced individuals is $2,000. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Any additional exemption amount you claimed for displaced individuals in 2008 will reduce the $2,000 maximum for 2009. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The $2,000 limit applies to a husband and wife, whether the husband and wife file joint returns or separate returns. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If married filing separately, the $2,000 can be divided in $500 increments between the spouses. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For example, if one spouse claims an additional exemption amount for one displaced individual, the other spouse, if otherwise eligible, can claim additional exemption amounts for three different displaced individuals. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If two or more taxpayers share the same main home, only one taxpayer in that main home can claim the additional exemption amount for a specific displaced individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In order for you to be considered to have provided housing, you must have a legal interest in the main home (that is, own or rent the home). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax To qualify as a displaced individual, the individual: Must have had his or her main home in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date, and he or she must have been displaced from that home. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If the individual's main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 2, that home must have been damaged by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding or the individual must have been evacuated from that home because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, Must have been provided housing in your main home for a period of at least 60 consecutive days ending in the tax year in which the exemption is claimed, and Cannot be your spouse or dependent. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You cannot claim the additional exemption amount if you received rent (or any other amount) from any source for providing the housing. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You are permitted to receive payments or reimbursements that do not relate to normal housing costs, including the following. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Food, clothing, or personal items consumed or used by the displaced individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Reimbursement for the cost of any long distance telephone calls made by the displaced individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Reimbursement for the cost of gasoline for the displaced individual's use of your vehicle. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, you cannot claim the additional exemption amount if you received any reimbursement for the extra costs of heat, electricity, or water used by the displaced individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Also, you must report on Form 8914 the displaced individual's social security number or individual taxpayer identification number to claim an additional exemption amount. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Form 8914. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Education Credits This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The education credits have been expanded for students attending an eligible educational institution located in a Midwestern disaster area (Midwestern disaster area students) for any tax year beginning in 2008 or 2009. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The Hope credit for a Midwestern disaster area student is increased to 100% of the first $2,400 in qualified education expenses and 50% of the next $2,400 of qualified education expenses for a maximum credit of $3,600 per student. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The lifetime learning credit rate for a Midwestern disaster area student is increased from 20% to 40%. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The definition of qualified education expenses for a Midwestern disaster area student also has been expanded. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax This expanded definition also applies to the tuition and fees deduction claimed on Form 8917. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In addition to tuition and fees required for the student's enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution, qualified education expenses for a Midwestern disaster area student include the following. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For a special needs student, expenses that are necessary for that person's enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For a student who is at least a half-time student, the reasonable costs of room and board, but only to the extent that the costs are not more than the greater of the following two amounts. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The allowance for room and board, as determined by the eligible educational institution, that was included in the cost of attendance (for federal financial aid purposes) for a particular academic period and living arrangement of the student. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The actual amount charged if the student is residing in housing owned or operated by the eligible educational institution. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You will need to contact the eligible educational institution for qualified room and board costs. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Form 8863. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See Form 8917 for the tuition and fees deduction. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Generally, if you financed your home under a federally subsidized program (loans from tax-exempt qualified mortgage bonds or loans with mortgage credit certificates), you may have to recapture all or part of the benefit you received from that program when you sell or otherwise dispose of your home. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, you do not have to recapture any benefit if your mortgage loan was a qualified home improvement loan of not more than $15,000. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax This amount is increased to $150,000 if the loan was provided before 2011 and was used to alter, repair, or improve an existing owner-occupied residence in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Exclusion of Certain Cancellations of Indebtedness by Reason of the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding This benefit applies to the counties in both Tables 1 and 2. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Generally, discharges of nonbusiness debts (such as mortgages) made on or after the applicable disaster date and before January 1, 2010, are excluded from income for individuals whose main home was in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If the individual's main home was located in a Midwestern disaster area as shown in Table 2, the individual also must have had an economic loss because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Examples of an economic loss include, but are not limited to: Loss, damage to, or destruction of real or personal property from fire, flooding, looting, vandalism, theft, wind, or other cause; Loss related to displacement from your home; or Loss of livelihood due to temporary or permanent layoffs. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax This relief does not apply to any debt secured by real property located outside a Midwestern disaster area. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You may also have to reduce certain tax attributes by the amount excluded. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Form 982, Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness (and Section 1082 Basis Adjustment). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The IRS can adjust the internal revenue laws to ensure that taxpayers do not lose a deduction or credit or experience a change of filing status in 2008 or 2009 as a result of a temporary relocation caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax However, any such adjustment must ensure that an individual is not taken into account by more than one taxpayer for the same tax benefit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The IRS has exercised this authority as follows. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In determining whether you furnished over one-half of the cost of maintaining a household, you can exclude from total household costs any assistance received from the government or charitable organizations because you were temporarily relocated as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In determining whether you provided more than one-half of an individual's support, you can disregard any assistance received from the government or charitable organizations because you were temporarily relocated as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can treat as a student an individual who enrolled in school before the applicable disaster date, and who is unable to attend classes because of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, for each month of the enrollment period that individual is prevented by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding from attending school as planned. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Additional Tax Relief for Businesses Employee Retention Credit This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An eligible employer who conducted an active trade or business in a Midwestern disaster area can claim the employee retention credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The credit is 40% of qualified wages for each eligible employee (up to a maximum of $6,000 in qualified wages per employee). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Generally, you must reduce your deduction for salaries and wages by the amount of this credit (before the tax liability limit). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Use Form 5884-A to claim the credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Employers affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The following definitions apply to employers affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Eligible employer. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   For this purpose, an eligible employer is any employer who meets all of the following. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Employed an average of not more than 200 employees on business days during the tax year before the applicable disaster date. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Conducted an active trade or business on the applicable disaster date in a Midwestern disaster area. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Whose trade or business was inoperable on any day after the applicable disaster date and before January 1, 2009, because of the damage caused by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Eligible employee. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   For this purpose, an eligible employee is an employee whose principal place of employment on the applicable disaster date with such eligible employer was in a Midwestern disaster area. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An employee is not an eligible employee for purposes of the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding if the employee is treated as an eligible employee for the work opportunity credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified wages. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Qualified wages are wages (up to $6,000 per employee) you paid or incurred before January 1, 2009, for an eligible employee beginning on the date your trade or business first became inoperable at the employee's principal place of employment immediately before the applicable disaster, and ending on the date your trade or business resumed significant operations at that place. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax In addition, the wages must have been paid or incurred after the applicable disaster date. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax    This includes wages paid even if the employee performed no services, performed services at a place of employment other than the principal place of employment, or performed services at the principal place of employment before significant operations resumed. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax    Wages qualifying for the credit generally have the same meaning as wages subject to the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified wages also include amounts you paid for medical or hospitalization expenses in connection with sickness or accident disability. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified wages for any employee must be reduced by the amount of any work supplementation payment you received under the Social Security Act. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   For agricultural employees, if the work performed by any employee during more than half of any pay period qualified under FUTA as agricultural labor, that employee's wages subject to social security and Medicare taxes are qualified wages. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For a special rule that applies to railroad employees, see section 51(h)(1)(B). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   Qualified wages do not include the following. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Wages paid to your dependent or a related individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See section 51(i)(1). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Wages paid to any employee during the period for which you received payment for the employee from a federally funded on-the-job training program. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Wages for services of replacement workers during a strike or lockout. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   For more information, see Form 5884-A. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax An employer who conducted an active trade or business in a Midwestern disaster area can claim the employer housing credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The credit is equal to 30% of the value (up to $600 per month per employee) of in-kind lodging furnished to a qualified employee (and the employee's spouse or dependents) from November 1, 2008, through May 1, 2009. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The value of the lodging is excluded from the income of the qualified employee but is treated as wages for purposes of taxes imposed under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) and the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Generally, you must reduce your deduction for salaries and wages by the amount of this credit (before the tax liability limit). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The employer must use Form 5884-A to claim the credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A qualified employee is an individual who had a main home in a Midwestern disaster area on the applicable disaster date, and who performs substantially all employment services in a Midwestern disaster area for the employer furnishing the lodging. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The employee cannot be your dependent or a related individual. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax See section 51(i)(1). Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Form 5884-A. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Demolition and Clean-up Costs This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can elect to deduct 50% of any qualified disaster recovery assistance clean-up costs for the tax year in which the costs are paid or incurred, instead of capitalizing them. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified disaster recovery assistance clean-up costs are any amounts paid or incurred on or after the applicable disaster date, and before January 1, 2011, for the removal of debris from, or the demolition of structures on, real property located in a Midwestern disaster area that is: Held by you for use in a trade or business or for the production of income, or Inventory or other property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Qualified disaster recovery assistance clean-up costs are limited to amounts necessary due to damage attributable to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding in the Midwestern disaster areas. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit This benefit applies only to the counties in Table 1. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax The rehabilitation credit is increased for qualified rehabilitation expenditures paid or incurred on or after the applicable disaster date, and before January 1, 2012, on buildings located in a Midwestern disaster area as follows. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For pre-1936 buildings (other than certified historic structures), the credit percentage is increased from 10% to 13%. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For certified historic structures, the credit percentage is increased from 20% to 26%. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax For more information, see Form 3468, Investment Credit. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Request for Copy or Transcript of Tax Return Request for copy of tax return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   You can use Form 4506 to order a copy of your tax return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Generally, there is a $57 fee for requesting each copy of a tax return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax If your main home, principal place of business, or tax records are located in a Midwestern disaster area, the fee will be waived if “Midwestern Disaster Area” is written in red across the top of the form when filed. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Request for transcript of tax return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   You can use Form 4506-T to order a free transcript of your tax return. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax A transcript provides most of the line entries from a tax return and usually contains the information that a third party requires. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax You can also call 1-800-829-1040 to order a transcript. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax How To Get Tax Help Special IRS assistance. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax   The IRS is providing special help for those affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding, as well as survivors and personal representatives of the victims. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax 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 recent federally declared disasters, or who have other tax issues related to the severe storms, tornadoes, or flooding. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Call 1-866-562-5227 Monday through FridayIn English–7 a. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax m. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax to 10 p. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax m. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax local timeIn Spanish–8 a. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax m. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax to 9:30 p. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax m. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax local time   The IRS website at www. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax irs. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax gov has notices and other tax relief information. Can i file 2011 taxes with turbotax Check it periodically for any new guidance. 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