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Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 3. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   Abandonments Table of Contents You abandon property when you voluntarily and permanently give up possession and use of the property with the intention of ending your ownership but without passing it on to anyone else. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Whether an abandonment has occurred is determined in light of all the facts and circumstances. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You must both show an intention to abandon the property and affirmatively act to abandon the property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 A voluntary conveyance of the property in lieu of foreclosure is not an abandonment and is treated as the exchange of property to satisfy a debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For more information, see Sales and Exchanges in Publication 544. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The tax consequences of abandonment of property that secures a debt depend on whether you were personally liable for the debt (recourse debt) or were not personally liable for the debt (nonrecourse debt). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See Publication 544 if you abandoned property that did not secure debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 This publication only discusses the tax consequences of abandoning property that secured a debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Abandonment of property securing recourse debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    In most cases, if you abandon property that secures debt for which you are personally liable (recourse debt), you do not have gain or loss until the later foreclosure is completed. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For details on figuring gain or loss on the foreclosure, see chapter 2. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example 1—abandonment of personal-use property securing recourse debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In 2009, Anne purchased a home for $200,000. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 She borrowed the entire purchase price, for which she was personally liable, and gave the bank a mortgage on the home. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In 2013, Anne lost her job and was unable to continue making her mortgage loan payments. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because her mortgage loan balance was $185,000 and the FMV of her home was only $150,000, Anne decided to abandon her home by permanently moving out on August 1, 2013. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because Anne was personally liable for the debt and the bank did not complete a foreclosure of the property in 2013, Anne has neither gain nor loss in tax year 2013 from abandoning the home. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If the bank sells the house at a foreclosure sale in 2014, Anne will have to figure her gain or nondeductible loss for tax year 2014 as discussed earlier in chapter 2. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example 2—abandonment of business or investment property securing recourse debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In 2009, Sue purchased business property for $200,000. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 She borrowed the entire purchase price, for which she was personally liable, and gave the lender a security interest in the property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In 2013, Sue was unable to continue making her loan payments. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because her loan balance was $185,000 and the FMV of the property was only $150,000, Sue abandoned the property on August 1, 2013. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because Sue was personally liable for the debt and the lender did not complete a foreclosure of the property in 2013, Sue has neither gain nor loss in tax year 2013 from abandoning the property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If the lender sells the property at a foreclosure sale in 2014, Sue will have to figure her gain or deductible loss for tax year 2014 as discussed earlier in chapter 2. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Abandonment of property securing nonrecourse debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If you abandon property that secures debt for which you are not personally liable (nonrecourse debt), the abandonment is treated as a sale or exchange. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   The amount you realize on the abandonment of property that secured nonrecourse debt is the amount of the nonrecourse debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If the amount you realize is more than your adjusted basis, then you have a gain. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If your adjusted basis is more than the amount you realize, then you have a loss. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For more information on how to figure gain and loss, see Gain or Loss from Sales or Exchanges in Publication 544. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   Loss from abandonment of business or investment property is deductible as a loss. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The character of the loss depends on the character of the property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The amount of deductible capital loss may be limited. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For more information, see Treatment of Capital Losses in Publication 544. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You cannot deduct any loss from abandonment of your home or other property held for personal use. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example 1—abandonment of personal-use property securing nonrecourse debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In 2009, Timothy purchased a home for $200,000. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 He borrowed the entire purchase price, for which he was not personally liable, and gave the bank a mortgage on the home. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In 2013, Timothy lost his job and was unable to continue making his mortgage loan payments. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because his mortgage loan balance was $185,000 and the FMV of his home was only $150,000, Timothy decided to abandon his home by permanently moving out on August 1, 2013. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because Timothy was not personally liable for the debt, the abandonment is treated as a sale or exchange of the home in tax year 2013. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Timothy's amount realized is $185,000 and his adjusted basis in the home is $200,000. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Timothy has a $15,000 nondeductible loss in tax year 2013. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 (Had Timothy’s adjusted basis been less than the amount realized, Timothy would have had a gain that he would have to include in gross income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 ) The bank sells the house at a foreclosure sale in 2014. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Timothy has neither gain nor loss from the foreclosure sale. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because he was not personally liable for the debt, he also has no cancellation of debt income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example 2—abandonment of business or investment property securing nonrecourse debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In 2009, Robert purchased business property for $200,000. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 He borrowed the entire purchase price, for which he was not personally liable, and gave the lender a security interest in the property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In 2013, Robert was unable to continue making his loan payments. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because his loan balance was $185,000 and the FMV of the property was only $150,000, Robert decided to abandon the property on August 1, 2013. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because Robert was not personally liable for the debt, the abandonment is treated as a sale or exchange of the property in tax year 2013. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Robert's amount realized is $185,000 and his adjusted basis in the property is $180,000 (as a result of $20,000 of depreciation deductions on the property). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Robert has a $5,000 gain in tax year 2013. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 (Had Robert’s adjusted basis been greater than the amount realized, he would have had a deductible loss. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 ) The lender sells the property at a foreclosure sale in 2014. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Robert has neither gain nor loss from the foreclosure sale. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Because he was not personally liable for the debt, he also has no cancellation of debt income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Canceled debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If the abandoned property secures a debt for which you are personally liable and the debt is canceled, you will realize ordinary income equal to the canceled debt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 This income is separate from any amount realized from abandonment of the property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You must report this income on your return unless one of the exceptions or exclusions described in chapter 1 applies. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See chapter 1 for more details. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Forms 1099-A and 1099-C. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    In most cases, if you abandon real property (such as a home), intangible property, or tangible personal property held (wholly or partly) for use in a trade or business or for investment, that secures a loan and the lender knows the property has been abandoned, the lender should send you Form 1099-A showing information you need to figure your gain or loss from the abandonment. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Also, if your debt is canceled and the lender must file Form 1099-C, the lender can include the information about the abandonment on that form instead of on Form 1099-A. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The lender must file Form 1099-C and send you a copy if the amount of debt canceled is $600 or more and the lender is a financial institution, credit union, federal government agency, or any organization that has a significant trade or business of lending money. 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Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Publication 555 - Main Content Table of Contents Domicile Community or Separate Property and Income Identifying Income, Deductions, and CreditsIncome Exemptions Deductions Credits, Taxes, and Payments Community Property Laws DisregardedRequesting relief. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Equitable relief. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Earned income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Trade or business income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Partnership income or loss. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Separate property income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Social security benefits. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Other income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 End of the Community Preparing a Federal Income Tax ReturnJoint Return Versus Separate Returns Separate Return Preparation How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Domicile Whether you have community property and community income depends on the state where you are domiciled. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) have different domiciles, check the laws of each to see whether you have community property or community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You have only one domicile even if you have more than one home. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Your domicile is a permanent legal home that you intend to use for an indefinite or unlimited period, and to which, when absent, you intend to return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The question of your domicile is mainly a matter of your intention as indicated by your actions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You must be able to show that you intend a given place or state to be your permanent home. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If you move into or out of a community property state during the year, you may or may not have community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Factors considered in determining domicile include: Where you pay state income tax, Where you vote, Location of property you own, Your citizenship, Length of residence, and Business and social ties to the community. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Amount of time spent. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    The amount of time spent in one place does not always explain the difference between home and domicile. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 A temporary home or residence may continue for months or years while a domicile may be established the first moment you occupy the property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Your intent is the determining factor in proving where you have your domicile. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Note. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 When this publication refers to where you live, it means your domicile. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Community or Separate Property and Income If you file a federal tax return separately from your spouse, you must report half of all community income and all of your separate income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Likewise, a registered domestic partner must report half of all community income and all of his or her separate income on his or her federal tax return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You each must attach your Form 8958 to your Form 1040 showing how you figured the amount you are reporting on your return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Generally, the laws of the state in which you are domiciled govern whether you have community property and community income or separate property and separate income for federal tax purposes. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The following is a summary of the general rules. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 These rules are also shown in Table 1. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Generally, community property is property: That you, your spouse (or your registered domestic partner), or both acquire during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership) while you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) are domiciled in a community property state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 That you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) agreed to convert from separate to community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 That cannot be identified as separate property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Generally, community income is income from: Community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Salaries, wages, and other pay received for the services performed by you, your spouse (or your registered domestic partner), or both during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership) while domiciled in a community property state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Real estate that is treated as community property under the laws of the state where the property is located. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Note Separate property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Generally, separate property is: Property that you or your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) owned separately before your marriage (or registered domestic partnership). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Money earned while domiciled in a noncommunity property state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Property that you or your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) received separately as a gift or inheritance during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Property that you or your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) bought with separate funds, or acquired in exchange for separate property, during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Property that you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) converted from community property to separate property through an agreement valid under state law. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The part of property bought with separate funds, if part was bought with community funds and part with separate funds. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Separate income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Generally, income from separate property is the separate income of the spouse (or the registered domestic partner) who owns the property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    In Idaho, Louisiana, Texas, and Wisconsin, income from most separate property is community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Table 1. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 General Rules — Property and Income: Community or Separate? Community property is property: That you, your spouse (or your registered domestic partner), or both acquire during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership) while you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) are domiciled in a community property state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 (Includes the part of property bought with community property funds if part was bought with community funds and part with separate funds. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 ) That you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) agreed to convert from separate to community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 That cannot be identified as separate property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Separate property is: Property that you or your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) owned separately before your marriage (or registered domestic partnership). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Money earned while domiciled in a noncommunity property state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Property either of you received as a gift or inherited separately during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Property bought with separate funds, or exchanged for separate property, during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Property that you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) agreed to convert from community to separate property through an agreement valid under state law. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The part of property bought with separate funds, if part was bought with community funds and part with separate funds. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Community income 1,2,3 is income from: Community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Salaries, wages, or pay for services of you, your spouse (or your registered domestic partner), or both during your marriage (or registered domestic partnership) while domiciled in a community property state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Real estate that is treated as community property under the laws of the state where the property is located. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Separate income 1,2 is income from: Separate property which belongs to the spouse (or registered domestic partner) who owns the property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 1In Idaho, Louisiana, Texas, and Wisconsin, income from most separate property is community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 2Check your state law if you are separated but do not meet the conditions discussed in Spouses living apart all year , later. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In some states, the income you earn after you are separated and before a divorce decree is issued continues to be community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In other states, it is separate income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 3Under special rules, income that can otherwise be characterized as community income may not be treated as community income for federal income tax purposes in certain situations. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See Community Property Laws Disregarded , later. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Identifying Income, Deductions, and Credits If you file separate returns, you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) each must attach your Form 8958 to your Form 1040 to identify your community and separate income, deductions, credits, and other return amounts according to the laws of your state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Under special rules, income that can otherwise be characterized as community income may not be treated as community income for federal income tax purposes in certain situations. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See Community Property Laws Disregarded, later. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Check your state law if you are separated but do not meet the conditions discussed in Spouses living apart all year, later. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In some states, the income you earn after you are separated and before a divorce decree is issued continues to be community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In other states, it is separate income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Income The following is a discussion of the general effect of community property laws on the federal income tax treatment of certain items of income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Wages, earnings, and profits. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    A spouse's (or your registered domestic partner's) wages, earnings, and net profits from a sole proprietorship are community income and must be evenly split. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Dividends, interest, and rents. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Dividends, interest, and rents from community property are community income and must be evenly split. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Dividends, interest, and rents from separate property are characterized in accordance with the discussion under Income from separate property , later. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) buy a bond that is considered community property under your state laws, half the bond interest belongs to you and half belongs to your spouse. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You each must show the bond interest and the split of that interest on your Form 8958, and report half the interest on your Form 1040. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Attach your Form 8958 to your Form 1040. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Alimony received. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Alimony or separate maintenance payments made prior to divorce are taxable to the payee spouse only to the extent they exceed 50% (his or her share) of the reportable community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 This is so because the payee spouse is already required to report half of the community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See also Alimony paid , later. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Gains and losses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Gains and losses are classified as separate or community depending on how the property is held. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For example, a loss on separate property, such as stock held separately, is a separate loss. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 On the other hand, a loss on community property, such as a casualty loss to your home held as community property, is a community loss. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See Publication 544, Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets, for information on gains and losses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See Publication 547, Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts, for information on losses due to a casualty or theft. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Withdrawals from individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    There are several kinds of individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 They are traditional IRAs (including SEP-IRAs), SIMPLE IRAs, and Roth IRAs. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 IRAs and ESAs by law are deemed to be separate property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Therefore, taxable IRA and ESA distributions are separate property, even if the funds in the account would otherwise be community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 These distributions are wholly taxable to the spouse (or registered domestic partner) whose name is on the account. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 That spouse (or registered domestic partner) is also liable for any penalties and additional taxes on the distributions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Pensions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Generally, distributions from pensions will be characterized as community or separate income depending on the respective periods of participation in the pension while married (or during the registered domestic partnership) and domiciled in a community property state or in a noncommunity property state during the total period of participation in the pension. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See the example under Civil service retirement , later. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 These rules may vary between states. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Check your state law. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Lump-sum distributions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If you were born before January 2, 1936, and receive a lump-sum distribution from a qualified retirement plan, you may be able to choose an optional method of figuring the tax on the distribution. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For the 10-year tax option, you must disregard community property laws. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For more information, see Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income, and Form 4972, Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Civil service retirement. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    For income tax purposes, community property laws apply to annuities payable under the Civil Service Retirement Act (CSRS) or Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   Whether a civil service annuity is separate or community income depends on your marital status (or your status as a registered domestic partner) and domicile of the employee when the services were performed for which the annuity is paid. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Even if you now live in a noncommunity property state and you receive a civil service annuity, it may be community income if it is based on services you performed while married (or during the registered domestic partnership) and domiciled in a community property state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   If a civil service annuity is a mixture of community income and separate income, it must be divided between the two kinds of income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The division is based on the employee's domicile and marital status (or registered domestic partnership) in community and noncommunity property states during his or her periods of service. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Henry Wright retired this year after 30 years of civil service. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 He and his wife were domiciled in a community property state during the past 15 years. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Since half the service was performed while the Wrights were married and domiciled in a community property state, half the civil service retirement pay is considered to be community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If Mr. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Wright receives $1,000 a month in retirement pay, $500 is considered community income—half ($250) is his income and half ($250) is his wife's. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Military retirement pay. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    State community property laws apply to military retirement pay. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Generally, the pay is either separate or community income based on the marital status and domicile of the couple while the member of the Armed Forces was in active military service. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For example, military retirement pay for services performed during marriage and domicile in a community property state is community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   Active military pay earned while married and domiciled in a community property state is also community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 This income is considered to be received half by the member of the Armed Forces and half by the spouse. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Partnership income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If an interest is held in a partnership, and income from the partnership is attributable to the efforts of either spouse (or registered domestic partner), the partnership income is community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If it is merely a passive investment in a separate property partnership, the partnership income will be characterized in accordance with the discussion under Income from separate property , later. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Tax-exempt income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    For spouses, community income exempt from federal tax generally keeps its exempt status for both spouses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For example, under certain circumstances, income earned outside the United States is tax exempt. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If you earned income and met the conditions that made it exempt, the income is also exempt for your spouse even though he or she may not have met the conditions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Registered domestic partners should consult the particular exclusion provision to see if the exempt status applies to both. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Income from separate property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    In some states, income from separate property is separate income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 These states include Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Washington. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Other states characterize income from separate property as community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 These states include Idaho, Louisiana, Texas, and Wisconsin. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Exemptions When you file separate returns, you must claim your own exemption amount for that year. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 (See your tax return instructions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 ) You cannot divide the amount allowed as an exemption for a dependent between you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 When community funds provide support for more than one person, each of whom otherwise qualifies as a dependent, you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner) may divide the number of dependency exemptions as explained in the following example. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Ron and Diane White have three dependent children and live in Nevada. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If Ron and Diane file separately, only Ron can claim his own exemption, and only Diane can claim her own exemption. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Ron and Diane can agree that one of them will claim the exemption for one, two, or all of their children and the other will claim any remaining exemptions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 They cannot each claim half of the total exemption amount for their three children. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Deductions If you file separate returns, your deductions generally depend on whether the expenses involve community or separate income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Business and investment expenses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If you file separate returns, expenses incurred to earn or produce community business or investment income are generally divided equally between you and your spouse (or your registered domestic partner). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Each of you is entitled to deduct one-half of the expenses on your separate returns. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Expenses incurred by a spouse (or registered domestic partner) to produce separate business or investment income is deductible by the spouse (or the registered domestic partner) who earns the corresponding separate business or investment income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Other limits may also apply to business and investment expenses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For more information, see Publication 535, Business Expenses, and Publication 550, Investment Income and Expenses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Alimony paid. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Payments that may otherwise qualify as alimony are not deductible by the payer if they are the recipient spouse's part of community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 They are deductible as alimony only to the extent they are more than that spouse's part of community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You live in a community property state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You are separated but the special rules explained later under Spouses living apart all year do not apply. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Under a written agreement, you pay your spouse $12,000 of your $20,000 total yearly community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Your spouse receives no other community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Under your state law, earnings of a spouse living separately and apart from the other spouse continue as community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 On your separate returns, each of you must report $10,000 of the total community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In addition, your spouse must report $2,000 as alimony received. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You can deduct $2,000 as alimony paid. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 IRA deduction. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Deductions for IRA contributions cannot be split between spouses (or registered domestic partners). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The deduction for each spouse (or each registered domestic partner) is figured separately and without regard to community property laws. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Personal expenses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   Expenses that are paid out of separate funds, such as medical expenses, are deductible by the spouse who pays them. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If these expenses are paid from community funds, divide the deduction equally between you and your spouse. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Credits, Taxes, and Payments The following is a discussion of the general effect of community property laws on the treatment of certain credits, taxes, and payments on your separate return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Child tax credit. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    You may be entitled to a child tax credit for each of your qualifying children. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You must provide the name and identification number (usually the social security number) of each qualifying child on your return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See your tax return instructions for the maximum amount of the credit you can claim for each qualifying child. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Limit on credit. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    The credit is limited if your modified adjusted gross income (modified AGI) is above a certain amount. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The amount at which the limitation (phaseout) begins depends on your filing status. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Generally, your credit is limited to your tax liability unless you have three or more qualifying children. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See your tax return instructions for more information. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Self-employment tax. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    For the effect of community property laws on the income tax treatment of income from a sole proprietorship and partnerships, see Wages, earnings, and profits and Partnership income , earlier. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The following rules only apply to persons married for federal tax purposes. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Registered domestic partners report community income for self-employment tax purposes the same way they do for income tax purposes. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Sole proprietorship. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    With regard to net income from a trade or business (other than a partnership) that is community income, self-employment tax is imposed on the spouse carrying on the trade or business. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Partnerships. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    All of the distributive share of a married partner's income or loss from a partnership trade or business is attributable to the partner for computing any self-employment tax, even if a portion of the partner's distributive share of income or loss is community income or loss that is otherwise attributable to the partner's spouse for income tax purposes. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If both spouses are partners, any self-employment tax is allocated based on their distributive shares. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Federal income tax withheld. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Report the credit for federal income tax withheld on community wages in the same manner as your wages. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If you and your spouse file separate returns on which each of you reports half the community wages, each of you is entitled to credit for half the income tax withheld on those wages. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Likewise, each registered domestic partner is entitled to credit for half the income tax withheld on those wages. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Estimated tax payments. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    In determining whether you must pay estimated tax, apply the estimated tax rules to your estimated income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 These rules are explained in Publication 505. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   If you think you may owe estimated tax and want to pay the tax separately (registered domestic partners must pay the tax separately), determine whether you must pay it by taking into account: Half the community income and deductions, All of your separate income and deductions, and Your own exemption and any exemptions for dependents that you may claim. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   Whether you and your spouse pay estimated tax jointly or separately will not affect your choice of filing joint or separate income tax returns. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   If you and your spouse paid estimated tax jointly but file separate income tax returns, either of you can claim all of the estimated tax paid, or you may divide it between you in any way that you agree upon. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   If you cannot agree on how to divide it, the estimated tax you can claim equals the total estimated tax paid times the tax shown on your separate return, divided by the total of the tax shown on your return and your spouse's return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   If you paid your estimated taxes separately, you get credit for only the estimated taxes you paid. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Earned income credit. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    You may be entitled to an earned income credit (EIC). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You cannot claim this credit if your filing status is married filing separately. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   If you are married, but qualify to file as head of household under rules for married taxpayers living apart (see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information), and live in a state that has community property laws, your earned income for the EIC does not include any amount earned by your spouse that is treated as belonging to you under community property laws. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 That amount is not earned income for the EIC, even though you must include it in your gross income on your income tax return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Your earned income includes the entire amount you earned, even if part of it is treated as belonging to your spouse under your state's community property laws. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The same rule applies to registered domestic partners. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    This rule does not apply when determining your adjusted gross income (AGI) for the EIC. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Your AGI includes that part of both your and your spouse's (or your registered domestic partner's) wages that you are required to include in gross income shown on your tax return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   For more information about the EIC, see Publication 596, Earned Income Credit (EIC). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Overpayments. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    The amount of an overpayment on a joint return is allocated under the community property laws of the state in which you are domiciled. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If, under the laws of your state, community property is subject to premarital or other separate debts of either spouse, the full joint overpayment may be used to offset the obligation. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If, under the laws of your state, community property is not subject to premarital or other separate debts of either spouse, only the portion of the joint overpayment allocated to the spouse liable for the obligation can be used to offset that liability. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The portion allocated to the other spouse can be refunded. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Community Property Laws Disregarded The following discussions are situations where special rules apply to community property and community income for spouses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 These rules do not apply to registered domestic partners. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Certain community income not treated as community income by one spouse. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Community property laws may not apply to an item of community income that you received but did not treat as community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You are responsible for reporting all of that income item if: You treat the item as if only you are entitled to the income, and You do not notify your spouse of the nature and amount of the income by the due date for filing the return (including extensions). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Relief from liability arising from community property law. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    You are not responsible for the tax relating to an item of community income if all the following conditions are met. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You did not file a joint return for the tax year. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You did not include an item of community income in gross income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The item of community income you did not include is one of the following: Wages, salaries, and other compensation your spouse (or former spouse) received for services he or she performed as an employee. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Income your spouse (or former spouse) derived from a trade or business he or she operated as a sole proprietor. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Your spouse's (or former spouse's) distributive share of partnership income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Income from your spouse's (or former spouse's) separate property (other than income described in (a), (b), or (c)). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Use the appropriate community property law to determine what is separate property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Any other income that belongs to your spouse (or former spouse) under community property law. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You establish that you did not know of, and had no reason to know of, that community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Under all facts and circumstances, it would not be fair to include the item of community income in your gross income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Requesting relief. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    For information on how and when to request relief from liabilities arising from community property laws, see Community Property Laws in Publication 971, Innocent Spouse Relief. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Equitable relief. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If you do not qualify for the relief discussed earlier under Relief from liability arising from community property law and are now liable for an underpaid or understated tax you believe should be paid only by your spouse (or former spouse), you may request equitable relief. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 To request equitable relief, you must file Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Also see Publication 971. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Spousal agreements. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    In some states a married couple may enter into an agreement that affects the status of property or income as community or separate property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Check your state law to determine how it affects you. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Nonresident alien spouse. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If you are a U. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 S. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 citizen or resident alien and you choose to treat your nonresident alien spouse as a U. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 S. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 resident for tax purposes and you are domiciled in a community property state or country, use the community property rules. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You must file a joint return for the year you make the choice. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You can file separate returns in later years. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For details on making this choice, see Publication 519, U. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 S. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Tax Guide for Aliens. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   If you are a U. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 S. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 citizen or resident alien and do not choose to treat your nonresident alien spouse as a U. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 S. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 resident for tax purposes, treat your community income as explained next under Spouses living apart all year. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 However, you do not have to meet the four conditions discussed there. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Spouses living apart all year. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If you are married at any time during the calendar year, special rules apply for reporting certain community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You must meet all the following conditions for these special rules to apply. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You and your spouse lived apart all year. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You and your spouse did not file a joint return for a tax year beginning or ending in the calendar year. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You and/or your spouse had earned income for the calendar year that is community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You and your spouse have not transferred, directly or indirectly, any of the earned income in condition (3) above between yourselves before the end of the year. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Do not take into account transfers satisfying child support obligations or transfers of very small amounts or value. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If all these conditions are met, you and your spouse must report your community income as discussed next. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See also Certain community income not treated as community income by one spouse , earlier. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Earned income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Treat earned income that is not trade or business or partnership income as the income of the spouse who performed the services to earn the income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Earned income is wages, salaries, professional fees, and other pay for personal services. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   Earned income does not include amounts paid by a corporation that are a distribution of earnings and profits rather than a reasonable allowance for personal services rendered. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Trade or business income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Treat income and related deductions from a trade or business that is not a partnership as those of the spouse carrying on the trade or business. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Partnership income or loss. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Treat income or loss from a trade or business carried on by a partnership as the income or loss of the spouse who is the partner. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Separate property income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Treat income from the separate property of one spouse as the income of that spouse. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Social security benefits. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Treat social security and equivalent railroad retirement benefits as the income of the spouse who receives the benefits. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Other income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Treat all other community income, such as dividends, interest, rents, royalties, or gains, as provided under your state's community property law. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 George and Sharon were married throughout the year but did not live together at any time during the year. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Both domiciles were in a community property state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 They did not file a joint return or transfer any of their earned income between themselves. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 During the year their incomes were as follows:   George Sharon Wages $20,000 $22,000 Consulting business 5,000   Partnership   10,000 Dividends from separate property 1,000 2,000 Interest from community property 500 500 Total $26,500 $34,500 Under the community property law of their state, all the income is considered community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 (Some states treat income from separate property as separate income—check your state law. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 ) Sharon did not take part in George's consulting business. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Ordinarily, on their separate returns they would each report $30,500, half the total community income of $61,000 ($26,500 + $34,500). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 But because they meet the four conditions listed earlier under Spouses living apart all year , they must disregard community property law in reporting all their income (except the interest income) from community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 They each report on their returns only their own earnings and other income, and their share of the interest income from community property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 George reports $26,500 and Sharon reports $34,500. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Other separated spouses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If you and your spouse are separated but do not meet the four conditions discussed earlier under Spouses living apart all year , you must treat your income according to the laws of your state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In some states, income earned after separation but before a decree of divorce continues to be community income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 In other states, it is separate income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 End of the Community The marital community may end in several ways. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 When the marital community ends, the community assets (money and property) are divided between the spouses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Similarly, a registered domestic partnership may end in several ways and the community assets must be divided between the registered domestic partners. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Death of spouse. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If you own community property and your spouse dies, the total fair market value (FMV) of the community property, including the part that belongs to you, generally becomes the basis of the entire property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For this rule to apply, at least half the value of the community property interest must be includible in your spouse's gross estate, whether or not the estate must file a return (this rule does not apply to registered domestic partners). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Example. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Bob and Ann owned community property that had a basis of $80,000. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 When Bob died, his and Ann's community property had an FMV of $100,000. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 One-half of the FMV of their community interest was includible in Bob's estate. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The basis of Ann's half of the property is $50,000 after Bob died (half of the $100,000 FMV). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The basis of the other half to Bob's heirs is also $50,000. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   For more information about the basis of assets, see Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    The above basis rule does not apply if your spouse died in 2010 and the spouse's executor elected out of the estate tax, in which case section 1022 will apply. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 See Publication 4895, Tax Treatment of Property Acquired From a Decedent Dying in 2010, for additional information. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Divorce or separation. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    If spouses divorce or separate, the (equal or unequal) division of community property in connection with the divorce or property settlement does not result in a gain or loss. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For registered domestic partners, an unequal division of community property in a property settlement may result in a gain or loss. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For information on the tax consequences of the division of property under a property settlement or divorce decree, see Publication 504. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   Each spouse (or each registered domestic partner) is taxed on half the community income for the part of the year before the community ends. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 However, see Spouses living apart all year , earlier. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Any income received after the community ends is separate income. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 This separate income is taxable only to the spouse (or the registered domestic partner) to whom it belongs. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   An absolute decree of divorce or annulment ends the marital community in all community property states. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 A decree of annulment, even though it holds that no valid marriage ever existed, usually does not nullify community property rights arising during the “marriage. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 ” However, you should check your state law for exceptions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   A decree of legal separation or of separate maintenance may or may not end the marital community. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The court issuing the decree may terminate the marital community and divide the property between the spouses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   A separation agreement may divide the community property between you and your spouse. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 It may provide that this property, along with future earnings and property acquired, will be separate property. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 This agreement may end the community. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   In some states, the marital community ends when the spouses permanently separate, even if there is no formal agreement. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Check your state law. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   If you are a registered domestic partner, you should check your state law to determine when the community ends. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Preparing a Federal Income Tax Return The following discussion does not apply to spouses who meet the conditions under Spouses living apart all year , discussed earlier. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Those spouses must report their community income as explained in that discussion. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Joint Return Versus Separate Returns Ordinarily, filing a joint return will give you a greater tax advantage than filing a separate return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 But in some cases, your combined income tax on separate returns may be less than it would be on a joint return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 This discussion concerning joint versus separate returns does not apply to registered domestic partners. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The following rules apply if your filing status is married filing separately. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You should itemize deductions if your spouse itemizes deductions, because you cannot claim the standard deduction. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You cannot take the credit for child and dependent care expenses in most instances. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You cannot take the earned income credit. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You cannot exclude any interest income from qualified U. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 S. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 savings bonds that you used for higher education expenses. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You cannot take the credit for the elderly or the disabled unless you lived apart from your spouse all year. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You may have to include in income more of any social security benefits (including any equivalent railroad retirement benefits) you received during the year than you would on a joint return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You cannot deduct interest paid on a qualified student loan. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You cannot take the education credits. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You may have a smaller child tax credit than you would on a joint return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You cannot take the exclusion or credit for adoption expenses in most instances. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Figure your tax both on a joint return and on separate returns under the community property laws of your state. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You can then compare the tax figured under both methods and use the one that results in less tax. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Separate Return Preparation If you file separate returns, you and your spouse must each report half of your combined community income and deductions in addition to your separate income and deductions. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Each of you must complete and attach Form 8958 to your Form 1040 showing how you figured the amount you are reporting on your return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 On the appropriate lines of your separate Form 1040, list only your share of the income and deductions on the appropriate lines of your separate tax returns (wages, interest, dividends, etc. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 ). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The same reporting rule applies to registered domestic partners. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 For a discussion of the effect of community property laws on certain items of income, deductions, credits, and other return amounts, see Identifying Income, Deductions, and Credits , earlier. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Attach your Form 8958 to your separate return showing how you figured the income, deductions, and federal income tax withheld that each of you reported. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Form 8958 is used for married spouses in community property states who choose to file married filing separately. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Form 8958 is also used for registered domestic partners who are domiciled in Nevada, Washington, or California. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 A registered domestic partner in Nevada, Washington, or California must follow state community property laws and report half the combined community income of the individual and his or her registered domestic partner. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Extension of time to file. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    An extension of time for filing your separate return does not extend the time for filing your spouse's (or your registered domestic partner's) separate return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If you and your spouse file a joint return, you cannot file separate returns after the due date for filing either separate return has passed. 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Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You should receive your order within 10 business days. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Walk-in. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Products. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Services. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013    Mail. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613   The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at www. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 irs. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 gov/advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 irs. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 gov/sams. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals and tax collection disputes. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Visit www. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 irs. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 gov/litc or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Can i file my 2012 taxes in 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications