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Free turbo tax filing 2013 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 521 Moving Expenses 526 Charitable Contributions 535 Business Expenses 597 Information on the United States–Canada Income Tax Treaty Form (and Instructions) W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number 1040 U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Individual Income Tax Return 1040NR U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1040NR-EZ U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Income Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens With No Dependents 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses 3903 Moving Expenses 4563 Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa 8959 Additional Medicare Tax See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Tax Year You must figure your income and file a tax return on the basis of an annual accounting period called a tax year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you have not previously established a fiscal tax year, your tax year is the calendar year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 A calendar year is 12 consecutive months ending on December 31. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you have previously established a regular fiscal year (12 consecutive months ending on the last day of a month other than December or a 52–53 week year) and are considered to be a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. 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Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 trade or business at any time during the year, An alien who has a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 office or place of business at any time during the year, A nonresident alien spouse treated as a resident, as discussed in chapter 1, or Any other alien who files a tax return, an amended return, or a refund claim (but not information returns). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Social security number (SSN). Free turbo tax filing 2013   Generally, you can get an SSN if you have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence or under other immigration categories that authorize U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 employment. Free turbo tax filing 2013   To apply for this number, get Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, from your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office or call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213. 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Free turbo tax filing 2013 Foreign organizations. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Contributions made directly to a foreign organization are not deductible. Free turbo tax filing 2013 However, you can deduct contributions to a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 organization that transfers funds to a charitable foreign organization if the U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 organization controls the use of the funds or if the foreign organization is only an administrative arm of the U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 organization. Free turbo tax filing 2013   For more information about organizations that qualify to receive charitable contributions, see Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Worksheet 5-1. Free turbo tax filing 2013 2013 Standard Deduction Worksheet for Students and Business Apprentices From India Caution. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you are married filing a separate return and your spouse itemizes deductions, do not complete this worksheet. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot take the standard deduction even if you were born before January 2, 1949, or are blind. Free turbo tax filing 2013 1 Enter the amount shown below for your filing status. Free turbo tax filing 2013           Single or married filing separately—$6,100 Qualifying widow(er)—$12,200 1. Free turbo tax filing 2013           2 Can you be claimed as a dependent on someone else's U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 income tax return?  No. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Enter the amount from line 1 on line 4. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Skip line 3 and go to line 5. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Yes. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Go to line 3. Free turbo tax filing 2013         3 Is your earned income* more than $650?           Yes. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Add $350 to your earned income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Enter the total. Free turbo tax filing 2013           No. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Enter $1,000 3. Free turbo tax filing 2013       4 Enter the smaller of line 1 or line 3 4. Free turbo tax filing 2013   5 If born before January 2, 1949, OR blind, enter $1,200 ($1,500 if single). Free turbo tax filing 2013 If born before January 2, 1949, AND blind, enter $2,400 ($3,000 if single). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Otherwise, enter -0- 5. Free turbo tax filing 2013   6 Add lines 4 and 5. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Enter the total here and on Form 1040NR, line 38 (or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 11). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Print “Standard Deduction Allowed Under U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 –India Income Tax Treaty” in the space to the left of these lines. Free turbo tax filing 2013 This is your standard deduction for 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 6. Free turbo tax filing 2013   *Earned income includes wages, salaries, tips, professional fees, and other compensation received for personal services you performed. Free turbo tax filing 2013 It also includes any amount received as a scholarship that you must include in your income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Generally, your earned income is the total of the amount(s) you reported on Form 1040NR, lines 8,12,13, and 19, minus amounts on lines 27 and 31 (or Form 1040NR-EZ, lines 3 and 5, minus any amount on line 8). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Contributions from which you benefit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you receive a benefit as a result of making a contribution to a qualified organization, you can deduct only the amount of your contribution that is more than the value of the benefit you receive. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you pay more than the fair market value to a qualified organization for merchandise, goods, or services, the amount you pay that is more than the value of the item can be a charitable contribution. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For the excess amount to qualify, you must pay it with the intent to make a charitable contribution. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Cash contributions. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You cannot deduct a cash contribution, regardless of the amount, unless you keep as a record of the contribution a bank record (such as a canceled check, a bank copy of a canceled check, or a bank statement containing the name of the charity, the date, and the amount) or a written record from the charity. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The written record must include the name of the charity, date of the contribution, and the amount of the contribution. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may deduct a cash contribution of $250 or more only if you have a written statement from the charitable organization showing: The amount of any money contributed, Whether the organization gave you any goods or services in return for your contribution, and A description and estimate of the value of any goods or services described in (2). Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you received only intangible religious benefits, the organization must state this, but it does not have to describe or value the benefit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Noncash contributions. Free turbo tax filing 2013   For contributions not made in cash, the records you must keep depend on the amount of your deduction. Free turbo tax filing 2013 See Publication 526 for details. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For example, if you make a noncash contribution and the amount of your deduction is more than $500, you must complete and attach to your tax return Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you deduct more than $500 for a contribution of a motor vehicle, boat, or airplane, you must also attach a statement from the charitable organization to your return. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If your total deduction is over $5,000, you also may have to get appraisals of the values of the property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If the donated property is valued at more than $5,000, you must obtain a qualified appraisal. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You generally must attach to your tax return an appraisal of any property if your deduction for the property is more than $500,000. Free turbo tax filing 2013 See Form 8283 and its instructions for details. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Contributions of appreciated property. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you contribute property to a qualified organization, the amount of your charitable contribution is generally the fair market value of the property at the time of the contribution. Free turbo tax filing 2013 However, if you contribute property with a fair market value that is more than your basis in it, you may have to reduce the fair market value by the amount of appreciation (increase in value) when you figure your deduction. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Your basis in the property is generally what you paid for it. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you need more information about basis, get Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Different rules apply to figuring your deduction, depending on whether the property is: Ordinary income property, or Capital gain property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For information about these rules, see Publication 526. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Limit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   The amount you can deduct in a tax year is limited in the same way it is for a citizen or resident of the United States. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For a discussion of limits on charitable contributions and other information, get Publication 526. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Casualty and theft losses. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You can deduct your loss from fire, storm, shipwreck, or other casualty, or theft of property even though your property is not connected with a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 trade or business. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The property can be personal use property or income-producing property not connected with a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 trade or business. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The property must be located in the United States at the time of the casualty or theft. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You can deduct theft losses only in the year in which you discover the loss. Free turbo tax filing 2013   The amount of the loss is the fair market value of the property immediately before the casualty or theft less its fair market value immediately after the casualty or theft (but not more than its cost or adjusted basis) less any insurance or other reimbursement. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The fair market value of property immediately after a theft is considered zero, because you no longer have the property. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If your property is covered by insurance, you should file a timely insurance claim for reimbursement. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you do not, you cannot deduct this loss as a casualty or theft loss. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Figure your deductible casualty and theft losses on Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Losses from personal use property. Free turbo tax filing 2013    You cannot deduct the first $100 of each casualty or theft loss to property held for personal use. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You can deduct only the total of these losses for the year (reduced by the $100 limit) that is more than 10% of your adjusted gross income (line 37, Form 1040NR) for the year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Losses from income-producing property. Free turbo tax filing 2013   These losses are not subject to the limitations that apply to personal use property. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Use Section B of Form 4684 to figure your deduction for these losses. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Job expenses and other miscellaneous deductions. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You can deduct job expenses, such as allowable unreimbursed travel expenses (discussed next), and other miscellaneous deductions. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Generally, the allowable deductions must be related to effectively connected income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Deductible expenses include: Union dues, Safety equipment and small tools needed for your job, Dues to professional organizations, Subscriptions to professional journals, Tax return preparation fees, and Casualty and theft losses of property used in performing services as an employee (employee property). Free turbo tax filing 2013   Most miscellaneous itemized deductions are deductible only if they are more than 2% of your adjusted gross income (line 37, Form 1040NR). Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information on miscellaneous deductions, see the instructions for Form 1040NR. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Travel expenses. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may be able to deduct your ordinary and necessary travel expenses while you are temporarily performing personal services in the United States. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Generally, a temporary assignment in a single location is one that is realistically expected to last (and does in fact last) for one year or less. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You must be able to show you were present in the United States on an activity that required your temporary absence from your regular place of work. Free turbo tax filing 2013   For example, if you have established a “tax home” through regular employment in a foreign country, and intend to return to similar employment in the same country at the end of your temporary stay in the United States, you can deduct reasonable travel expenses you paid. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot deduct travel expenses for other members of your family or party. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Deductible travel expenses. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you qualify, you can deduct your expenses for: Transportation—airfare, local transportation, including train, bus, etc. Free turbo tax filing 2013 , Lodging—rent paid, utilities (do not include telephone), hotel or motel room expenses, and Meal expenses—actual expenses allowed if you keep records of the amounts, or, if you do not wish to keep detailed records, you are generally allowed a standard meal allowance amount depending on the date and area of your travel. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You generally can deduct only 50% of unreimbursed meal expenses. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The standard meal allowance rates for high-cost areas are available at www. Free turbo tax filing 2013 gsa. Free turbo tax filing 2013 gov/perdiem. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The rates for other areas are in Publication 463. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Use Form 2106 or 2106-EZ to figure your allowable expenses that you claim on line 7 of Schedule A (Form 1040NR). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Expenses allocable to U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 tax-exempt income. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You cannot deduct an expense, or part of an expense, that is allocable to U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 tax-exempt income, including income exempt by tax treaty. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Example. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Irina Oak, a citizen of Poland, resided in the United States for part of the year to acquire business experience from a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 company. Free turbo tax filing 2013 During her stay in the United States, she received a salary of $8,000 from her Polish employer. Free turbo tax filing 2013 She received no other U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 source income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 She spent $3,000 on travel expenses, of which $1,000 were for meals. Free turbo tax filing 2013 None of these expenses were reimbursed. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Under the tax treaty with Poland, $5,000 of her salary is exempt from U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 income tax. Free turbo tax filing 2013 In filling out Form 2106-EZ, she must reduce her deductible meal expenses by half ($500). Free turbo tax filing 2013 She must reduce the remaining $2,500 of travel expenses by 62. Free turbo tax filing 2013 5% ($1,563) because 62. Free turbo tax filing 2013 5% ($5,000 ÷ $8,000) of her salary is exempt from tax. Free turbo tax filing 2013 She enters the remaining total of $937 on line 7 of Schedule A (Form 1040NR). Free turbo tax filing 2013 She completes the remaining lines according to the instructions for Schedule A. Free turbo tax filing 2013 More information. Free turbo tax filing 2013   For more information about deductible expenses, reimbursements, and recordkeeping, get Publication 463. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Tax Credits and Payments This discussion covers tax credits and payments for resident aliens, followed by a discussion of the credits and payments for nonresident aliens. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Resident Aliens Resident aliens generally claim tax credits and report tax payments, including withholding, using the same rules that apply to U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizens. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The following items are some of the credits you may be able to claim. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Foreign tax credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You can claim a credit, subject to certain limits, for income tax you paid or accrued to a foreign country on foreign source income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot claim a credit for taxes paid or accrued on excluded foreign earned income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 To claim a credit for income taxes paid or accrued to a foreign country, you generally will file Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit (Individual, Estate, or Trust), with your Form 1040. Free turbo tax filing 2013   For more information, get Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Child and dependent care credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may be able to take this credit if you pay someone to care for your qualifying child who is under age 13, or your disabled dependent or disabled spouse, so that you can work or look for work. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Generally, you must be able to claim an exemption for your dependent. Free turbo tax filing 2013   For more information, get Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, and Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may qualify for this credit if you are 65 or older or if you retired on permanent and total disability. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information on this credit, get Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, and Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Education credits. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may qualify for these credits if you paid qualified education expenses for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent. Free turbo tax filing 2013 There are two education credits: the American Opportunity Credit and the lifetime learning credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot claim these credits if you are married filing separately. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Use Form 8863, Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits), to figure the credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information, see Publication 970. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Retirement savings contributions credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may qualify for this credit (also known as the saver's credit) if you made eligible contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or to an individual retirement arrangement (IRA) in 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot claim this credit if: You were born after January 1, 1996, You were a full-time student, Your exemption is claimed by someone else on his or her 2013 tax return, or Your adjusted gross income is more than: $59,000, if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250, if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500, if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Use Form 8880, Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions, to figure the credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information, see Publication 590. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Child tax credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may be able to take this credit if you have a qualifying child. Free turbo tax filing 2013   A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Was under age 17 at the end of 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Is a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizen, a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 national, or a resident alien. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Lived with you more than half of 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Temporary absences, such as for school, vacation, or medical care, count as time lived in the home. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Is claimed as a dependent on your return. Free turbo tax filing 2013 An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Free turbo tax filing 2013 An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Free turbo tax filing 2013   See your form instructions for additional details. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Adoption credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may qualify to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Free turbo tax filing 2013 This amount may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs regardless of whether you have qualifying expenses. Free turbo tax filing 2013 To claim the adoption credit, file Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses, with your Form 1040. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Earned income credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may qualify for an earned income credit of up to $3,250 if a child lived with you in the United States and your earned income and adjusted gross income were each less than $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing jointly). Free turbo tax filing 2013 If two children lived with you in the United States and your earned income and adjusted gross income were each less than $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing jointly), your credit could be as much as $5,372. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If three or more children lived with you in the United States and your earned income and adjusted gross income were each less than $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly), your credit could be as much as $6,044. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you do not have a qualifying child and your earned income and adjusted gross income were each less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly), your credit could be as much as $487. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot claim the earned income credit if your filing status is married filing separately. Free turbo tax filing 2013    You and your spouse (if filing a joint return) and any qualifying child must have valid SSNs to claim this credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot claim the credit using an ITIN. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If a social security card has a legend that says Not Valid for Employment and the number was issued so that you (or your spouse or your qualifying child) could receive a federally funded benefit, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 An example of a federally funded benefit is Medicaid. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If a card has this legend and the individual's immigration status has changed so that the individual is now a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizen or lawful permanent resident, ask the SSA to issue a new social security card without the legend. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Other information. Free turbo tax filing 2013   There are other eligibility rules that are not discussed here. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information, get Publication 596, Earned Income Credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Nonresident Aliens You can claim some of the same credits that resident aliens can claim. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You can also report certain taxes you paid, are considered to have paid, or that were withheld from your income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Credits Credits are allowed only if you receive effectively connected income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You may be able to claim some of the following credits. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Foreign tax credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you receive foreign source income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States, you can claim a credit for any income taxes paid or accrued to any foreign country or U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 possession on that income. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you do not have foreign source income effectively connected with a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 trade or business, you cannot claim credits against your U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 tax for taxes paid or accrued to a foreign country or U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 possession. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You cannot take any credit for taxes imposed by a foreign country or U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 possession on your U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 source income if those taxes were imposed only because you are a citizen or resident of the foreign country or possession. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you claim a foreign tax credit, you generally will have to attach to your return a Form 1116. Free turbo tax filing 2013 See Publication 514 for more information. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Child and dependent care credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may qualify for this credit if you pay someone to care for your qualifying child who is under age 13, or your disabled dependent or disabled spouse, so that you can work or look for work. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Generally, you must be able to claim an exemption for your dependent. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Married nonresident aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return with a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart (see Joint Return Test in Publication 503). Free turbo tax filing 2013   The amount of your child and dependent care expense that qualifies for the credit in any tax year cannot be more than your earned income from the United States for that tax year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Earned income generally means wages, salaries, and professional fees for personal services performed. Free turbo tax filing 2013   For more information, get Publication 503. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Education credits. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you generally cannot claim the education credits. Free turbo tax filing 2013 However, if you are married and choose to file a joint return with a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, you may be eligible for these credits. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Retirement savings contributions credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may qualify for this credit (also known as the saver's credit) if you made eligible contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or to an individual retirement arrangement (IRA) in 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot claim this credit if: You were born after January 1, 1996, You were a full-time student, Your exemption is claimed by someone else on his or her 2013 tax return, or Your adjusted gross income is more than $29,500. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Use Form 8880 to figure the credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information, see Publication 590. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Child tax credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may be able to take this credit if you have a qualifying child. Free turbo tax filing 2013   A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Was under age 17 at the end of 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Is a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizen, a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 national, or a resident alien. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Lived with you more than half of 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Temporary absences, such as for school, vacation, or medical care, count as time lived in the home. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Is claimed as a dependent on your return. Free turbo tax filing 2013 An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Free turbo tax filing 2013 An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Free turbo tax filing 2013   See your form instructions for additional details. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Adoption credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You may qualify to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Free turbo tax filing 2013 This amount may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs regardless of whether you have qualifying expenses. Free turbo tax filing 2013 To claim the adoption credit, file Form 8839 with your Form 1040NR. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Married nonresident aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return with a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart (see Married Persons Not Filing Jointly in the Form 8839 instructions). Free turbo tax filing 2013 Credit for prior year minimum tax. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you paid alternative minimum tax in a prior year, get Form 8801, Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, to see if you qualify for this credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Earned income credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the tax year, you generally cannot get the earned income credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 However, if you are married and choose to file a joint return with a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, you may be eligible for the credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013    You, your spouse, and any qualifying child must have valid SSNs to claim this credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot claim the credit using an ITIN. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If a social security card has a legend that says Not Valid for Employment and the number was issued so that you (or your spouse or your qualifying child) could receive a federally funded benefit, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 An example of a federally funded benefit is Medicaid. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If a card has this legend and the individual's immigration status has changed so that the individual is now a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizen or lawful permanent resident, ask the SSA to issue a new social security card without the legend. Free turbo tax filing 2013   See Publication 596 for more information on the credit. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Tax Withheld You can claim the tax withheld during the year as a payment against your U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 tax. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You claim it on line 61 of Form 1040NR or on line 18 of Form 1040NR-EZ. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The tax withheld reduces any tax you owe with Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Withholding from wages. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Any federal income tax withheld from your wages during the tax year while you were a nonresident alien is allowed as a payment against your U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 income tax liability for the same year. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You can claim the income tax withheld whether or not you were engaged in a trade or business in the United States during the year, and whether or not the wages (or any other income) were connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Excess social security tax withheld. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you have two or more employers, you may be able to claim a credit against your U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 income tax liability for social security tax withheld in excess of the maximum required. Free turbo tax filing 2013 See Social Security and Medicare Taxes in chapter 8 for more information. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Additional Medicare Tax. Free turbo tax filing 2013   Your employer is responsible for withholding the 0. Free turbo tax filing 2013 9% Additional Medicare Tax on Medicare wages or RRTA compensation it pays to you in excess of $200,000 in 2013. Free turbo tax filing 2013 If you do not owe Additional Medicare Tax, you can claim a credit for any withheld Additional Medicare Tax against the total tax liability shown on your tax return by filing Form 8959. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Tax paid on undistributed long-term capital gains. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you are a shareholder in a mutual fund (or other regulated investment company) or real estate investment trust, you can claim a credit for your share of any taxes paid by the company on its undistributed long-term capital gains. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You will receive information on Form 2439, Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains, which you must attach to your return. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Tax withheld at the source. Free turbo tax filing 2013   You can claim as a payment any tax withheld at the source on investment and other fixed or determinable annual or periodic income paid to you. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Fixed or determinable income includes interest, dividend, rental, and royalty income that you do not claim to be effectively connected income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Wage or salary payments can be fixed or determinable income to you, but usually are subject to withholding as discussed above. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Taxes on fixed or determinable income are withheld at a 30% rate or at a lower treaty rate. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Tax withheld on partnership income. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you are a foreign partner in a partnership, the partnership will withhold tax on your share of effectively connected taxable income from the partnership. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The partnership will give you a statement on Form 8805, Foreign Partner's Information Statement of Section 1446 Withholding Tax, showing the tax withheld. Free turbo tax filing 2013 A partnership that is publicly traded may withhold on your actual distributions of effectively connected income. Free turbo tax filing 2013 In this case, the partnership will give you a statement on Form 1042-S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Claim the tax withheld as a payment on line 61b or 61d of Form 1040NR, as appropriate. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Claiming tax withheld on your return. Free turbo tax filing 2013   When you fill out your tax return, take extra care to enter the correct amount of any tax withheld shown on your information documents. Free turbo tax filing 2013 The following table lists some of the more common information documents and shows where to find the amount of tax withheld. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Form number Location  of tax  withheld RRB-1042S Box 12 SSA-1042S Box 9 W-2 Box 2 W-2c Box 2 1042-S Box 9 8805 Line 10 8288-A Box 2 Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa or Puerto Rico If you are a nonresident alien who is a bona fide resident of American Samoa or Puerto Rico for the entire tax year, you generally are taxed the same as resident aliens. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You should file Form 1040 and report all income from sources both in and outside the United States. Free turbo tax filing 2013 However, you can exclude the income discussed in the following paragraphs. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For tax purposes other than reporting income, however, you will be treated as a nonresident alien. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For example, you are not allowed the standard deduction, you cannot file a joint return, and you are not allowed a deduction for a dependent unless that person is a citizen or national of the United States. Free turbo tax filing 2013 There are also limits on what deductions and credits are allowed. Free turbo tax filing 2013 See Nonresident Aliens under Deductions , Itemized Deductions , and Tax Credits and Payments in this chapter. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Residents of Puerto Rico. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you are a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico for the entire year, you can exclude from gross income all income from sources in Puerto Rico (other than amounts for services performed as an employee of the United States or any of its agencies). Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you report income on a calendar year basis and you do not have wages subject to withholding, file your return and pay your tax by June 15. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You must also make your first payment of estimated tax by June 15. Free turbo tax filing 2013 You cannot file a joint income tax return or make joint payments of estimated tax. Free turbo tax filing 2013 However, if you are married to a U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 citizen or resident, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you earn wages subject to withholding, your U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 income tax return is due by April 15. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Your first payment of estimated tax is also due by April 15. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For information on withholding and estimated tax, see chapter 8 . Free turbo tax filing 2013 Residents of American Samoa. Free turbo tax filing 2013   If you are a bona fide resident of American Samoa for the entire year, you can exclude from gross income all income from sources in American Samoa (other than amounts for services performed as an employee of the U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 government or any of its agencies). Free turbo tax filing 2013 An employee of the American Samoan government is not considered an employee of the U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 government or any of its agencies for purposes of the exclusion. Free turbo tax filing 2013 For more information about this exclusion, get Form 4563 and Publication 570, Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U. Free turbo tax filing 2013 S. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Possessions. Free turbo tax filing 2013 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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