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Form 1040a

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Form 1040a

Form 1040a Publication 561 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Form 1040a Tax questions. Form 1040a Useful Items - You may want to see: Introduction This publication is designed to help donors and appraisers determine the value of property (other than cash) that is given to qualified organizations. Form 1040a It also explains what kind of information you must have to support the charitable contribution deduction you claim on your return. Form 1040a This publication does not discuss how to figure the amount of your deduction for charitable contributions or written records and substantiation required. Form 1040a See Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, for this information. Form 1040a Comments and suggestions. Form 1040a   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Form 1040a   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Individual Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:I 1111 Constitution Ave. Form 1040a NW, IR-6406 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Form 1040a Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Form 1040a   You can email us at *taxforms@irs. Form 1040a gov. Form 1040a (The asterisk must be included in the address. Form 1040a ) Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. Form 1040a Although we cannot respond individually to each email, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Form 1040a Ordering forms and publications. Form 1040a   Visit www. Form 1040a irs. Form 1040a gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Form 1040a National Distribution Center P. Form 1040a O. Form 1040a Box 8903 Bloomington, IL 61702-8903 Tax questions. Form 1040a   If you have a tax question, visit www. Form 1040a irs. Form 1040a gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Form 1040a We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Form 1040a Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 526 Charitable Contributions Form (and Instructions) 8282Donee Information Return 8283Noncash Charitable Contributions 8283-VPayment Voucher for Filing Fee Under Section 170(f)(13) See How To Get Tax Help, near the end of this publication, for information about getting these publications and forms. Form 1040a Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications

Mortgages for Home Buyers and Homeowners

Find mortgage programs and resources to get and manage a mortgage.

Finding a mortgage is one of the first steps involved in buying a home. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation's housing agency. They have a helpful list of 9 steps to buying a home, which includes figuring out how much you can afford, knowing your rights, shopping for a loan, making an offer, getting a home inspection, and much more.

Shop for a Loan

One of the first steps you'll take in buying a home is shopping for a loan. Learn about common types of home mortgages. There are many sites that can help you find a housing loan:

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Home Buying Programs

There are many home buying programs to help you:

  • Home Buying Programs in Your State – Find state or local government home buying programs in your state.
  • Good Neighbor Next Door – If you're a law enforcement officer, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade teacher, or a firefighter/emergency medical technician, this program allows you to become a homeowner. If approved, you'll receive a 50% discount off the list price of a home, on the condition that you commit to live in the property as a sole residence for 36 months.
  • Local Public Housing Agency – This program helps public housing residents own a home by converting rent into a mortgage payment.

Mortgage Calculator

Use these calculators to estimate your potential mortgage and costs. 

Check the tips that HUD provides to avoid loan fraud and predatory lenders. The Federal Reserve also has a great collection of featured publications and resources on homes and mortgages.

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Mortgage Refinancing

Consider refinancing your mortgage if you can get a rate that is at least one percentage point lower than your existing rate and if you plan to keep the new mortgage for several years. Learn more about refinancing your mortgage.

Mortgage Payment Assistance

  • Making Home Affordable – The Department of Treasury and HUD can help struggling homeowners get mortgage relief through a variety of programs.
  • Housing Counseling Agencies – HUD helps these agencies provide homeowners with free or low-cost advice on home related issues.
  • Reverse Mortgages – HUD provides answers to frequently asked questions about reverse mortgages.


You can find more information on foreclosures on our Foreclosure Resources page and HUD's Avoiding Foreclosure page.

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The Form 1040a

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