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Free state and federal tax preparation Publication 505 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionNonresident aliens. Free state and federal tax preparation Ordering forms and publications. Free state and federal tax preparation Tax questions. Free state and federal tax preparation What's New for 2014 Reminders Introduction The federal income tax is a pay-as-you-go tax. Free state and federal tax preparation You must pay the tax as you earn or receive income during the year. Free state and federal tax preparation There are two ways to pay as you go. Free state and federal tax preparation Withholding. Free state and federal tax preparation If you are an employee, your employer probably withholds income tax from your pay. Free state and federal tax preparation In addition, tax may be withheld from certain other income, such as pensions, bonuses, commissions, and gambling winnings. Free state and federal tax preparation The amount withheld is paid to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in your name. Free state and federal tax preparation Estimated tax. Free state and federal tax preparation If you do not pay your tax through withholding, or do not pay enough tax that way, you might have to pay estimated tax. Free state and federal tax preparation People who are in business for themselves generally will have to pay their tax this way. Free state and federal tax preparation You may have to pay estimated tax if you receive income such as dividends, interest, capital gains, rents, and royalties. Free state and federal tax preparation Estimated tax is used to pay not only income tax, but other taxes such as self-employment tax and alternative minimum tax. Free state and federal tax preparation This publication explains both of these methods. 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Free state and federal tax preparation S. Free state and federal tax preparation Tax Guide for Aliens, for important information on withholding. Free state and federal tax preparation What's new for 2013 and 2014. Free state and federal tax preparation   See What's New for 2014 in this Introduction, and What's New for 2013 in chapter 4. Free state and federal tax preparation Comments and suggestions. Free state and federal tax preparation   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Free state and federal tax preparation   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Free state and federal tax preparation NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Free state and federal tax preparation Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Free state and federal tax preparation   You can send your comments from www. Free state and federal tax preparation irs. Free state and federal tax preparation gov/formspubs/. Free state and federal tax preparation Click on “More Information” and then on Give us feedback on forms and publications. Free state and federal tax preparation   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Free state and federal tax preparation Ordering forms and publications. Free state and federal tax preparation   Visit www. Free state and federal tax preparation irs. Free state and federal tax preparation gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Free state and federal tax preparation Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Free state and federal tax preparation Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Free state and federal tax preparation   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Free state and federal tax preparation gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Free state and federal tax preparation We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Free state and federal tax preparation What's New for 2014 Use your 2013 tax return as a guide in figuring your 2014 estimated tax, but be sure to consider the following. Free state and federal tax preparation Standard mileage rates. Free state and federal tax preparation  The 2014 rate for business use of your vehicle is 56 cents per mile. Free state and federal tax preparation The rate for use of your vehicle to get medical care or move is 23½ cents per mile. Free state and federal tax preparation The rate of 14 cents per mile for charitable use is unchanged. 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Free state and federal tax preparation  When you file your 2014 tax return in 2015, you will need to either (1) indicate on your return that you and your family had health care coverage throughout 2014, (2) claim an exemption from the health care coverage requirement for some or all of 2014, or (3) make a payment if you do not have coverage or an exemption(s) for all 12 months of 2014. Free state and federal tax preparation For examples on how this payment works, go to www. Free state and federal tax preparation IRS. Free state and federal tax preparation gov/aca and click under the “Individuals & Families” section. Free state and federal tax preparation You may want to consider this when figuring your “Other taxes” on Line 12 of the 2014 Estimated Tax Worksheet (Worksheet 2-1). Free state and federal tax preparation For general information on these requirements, go to www. Free state and federal tax preparation IRS. Free state and federal tax preparation gov/aca. 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Free state and federal tax preparation gov/pub5120 Alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption amount increased. Free state and federal tax preparation  The AMT exemption amount is increased to $52,800 ($82,100 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); $41,050 if married filing separately). Free state and federal tax preparation Lifetime learning credit income limits. Free state and federal tax preparation  In order to claim a lifetime learning credit, your MAGI must be less than $54,000 ($108,000 if married filing jointly). Free state and federal tax preparation Retirement savings contribution credit income limits increased. Free state and federal tax preparation  In order to claim this credit for 2014, your MAGI must be less than $30,000 ($60,000 if married filing jointly; $45,000 if head of household). Free state and federal tax preparation Adoption credit or exclusion. Free state and federal tax preparation  The maximum adoption credit or exclusion for employer-provided adoption benefits has increased to $13,190. Free state and federal tax preparation In order to claim either the credit or exclusion, your MAGI must be less than $237,880. Free state and federal tax preparation Earned income credit (EIC). Free state and federal tax preparation  You may be able to take the EIC in 2014 if: Three or more children lived with you and you earned less than $46,997 ($52,427 if married filing jointly), Two children lived with you and you earned less than $43,756 ($49,186 if married filing jointly), One child lived with you and you earned less than $38,511 ($43,941 if married filing jointly), or A child did not live with you and you earned less than $14,590 ($20,020 if married filing jointly). Free state and federal tax preparation Also, the maximum MAGI you can have and still get the credit has increased. 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