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Hand r block com El crédito tributario por hijos y el crédito tributario adicional por hijos no deben confundirse con el crédito por gastos del cuidado de menores y dependientes, el cual se explica en el capítulo 32. Hand r block com Si no está sujeto al pago de impuestos. Hand r block com   Algunos créditos, tales como el crédito tributario por hijos o el crédito por gastos del cuidado de menores y dependientes, se usan para reducir el impuesto. Hand r block com Si la cantidad del impuesto en la línea 46 del Formulario 1040 o en la línea 28 del Formulario 1040A es cero, no calcule el crédito tributario por hijos ya que no hay impuesto que se pueda reducir. Hand r block com Sin embargo, podría reunir los requisitos para el crédito tributario adicional por hijos en la línea 65 (Formulario 1040) o en la línea 39 (Formulario 1040A). Hand r block com Useful Items - You may want to see: Publicación 972 Child Tax Credit (Crédito tributario por hijos), en inglés Formulario (e Instrucciones) Anexo 8812   (Formulario 1040A o 1040) Child Tax Credit (Crédito tributario por hijos), en inglés W-4(SP) Certificado de Exención de Retenciones del Empleado W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate (Certificado de exención de retenciones del empleado), en inglés Hijo Calificado Un hijo calificado, para propósitos del crédito tributario por hijos, es aquél que: Es su hijo o hija, hijastro o hijastra, hijo de crianza, hermano o hermana, hermanastro o hermanastra o descendiente de cualquiera de ellos (por ejemplo, su nieto, nieta, sobrina o sobrino), Tenía menos de 17 años de edad al finalizar el año 2013, No proveyó más de la mitad de su propia manutención durante el año 2013, Vivió con usted durante más de la mitad del año 2013 (vea Excepciones al tiempo vivido con usted , más adelante), Fue reclamado como dependiente en la declaración de usted, No presenta una declaración conjunta para el año (o la presenta solamente para reclamar un reembolso), y Era ciudadano, nacional o residente de los Estados Unidos. Hand r block com Si el hijo fue adoptado, vea Hijo adoptivo , más adelante. Hand r block com Para cada hijo calificado, tiene que marcar el recuadro que aparece en la línea 6c del Formulario 1040 o del Formulario 1040A. Hand r block com Ejemplo 1. Hand r block com Su hijo cumplió 17 años de edad el día 30 de diciembre del año 2013. Hand r block com Él es ciudadano de los Estados Unidos y usted lo declara como dependiente en la declaración de impuestos. Hand r block com Su hijo no es hijo calificado para el crédito tributario por hijos porque no tenía menos de 17 años de edad al finalizar el año 2013. Hand r block com Ejemplo 2. Hand r block com Su hija cumplió 8 años en el año 2013. Hand r block com Ella no es ciudadana de los Estados Unidos, tiene un ITIN y vivió en México durante todo el año 2013. Hand r block com Ella no es un hijo calificado para el crédito tributario por hijos debido a que no fue residente de los Estados Unidos en 2013. Hand r block com Contribuyentes que tienen determinados hijos dependientes con un número de identificación personal del contribuyente (ITIN, por sus siglas en inglés). Hand r block com   Si está reclamando un crédito tributario por hijos o un crédito tributario adicional por hijos basándose en un hijo que identificó en su declaración de impuestos con un número de identificación personal del contribuyente (ITIN, por sus siglas en inglés), en lugar de un número de Seguro Social (SSN, por sus siglas en inglés), tiene que completar la Parte I del Anexo 8812 (Formulario 1040A o 1040). Hand r block com   Aun si su hijo es dependiente suyo, sólo puede reclamar un crédito tributario por hijos o un crédito tributario adicional por hijos basándose en un dependiente que sea ciudadano, nacional o residente de los Estados Unidos. Hand r block com Para ser tratado como residente de los Estados Unidos, un hijo normalmente tiene que cumplir el requisito de presencia sustancial. Hand r block com Para más información sobre el requisito de presencia sustancial, vea la Publicación 519, U. Hand r block com S. Hand r block com Tax Guide for Aliens (Guía sobre los impuestos federales estadounidenses para extranjeros), en inglés. Hand r block com Hijo adoptivo. Hand r block com   A un hijo adoptivo siempre se le trata como si fuera su hijo. Hand r block com Un hijo adoptivo incluye un niño colocado en su hogar por una agencia autorizada, con la intención de que sea legalmente adoptado. Hand r block com   Si usted es ciudadano o nacional de los EE. Hand r block com UU. Hand r block com y su hijo adoptivo vivió con usted como integrante de su unidad familiar durante todo el año en 2013, dicho hijo cumple el requisito (7), anteriormente, para ser un hijo calificado para propósitos del crédito tributario por hijos. Hand r block com Excepciones al tiempo vivido con usted. Hand r block com   Se considera que un hijo vivió con usted más de la mitad del año 2013 si nació o murió en el año 2013, y su hogar (el de usted) fue el hogar del hijo más de la mitad del tiempo en el cual estuvo vivo. Hand r block com Las ausencias temporales por usted o su hijo debidas a circunstancias especiales, tales como las ausencias por educación, vacaciones, negocios, atención médica, servicio militar o estancia en un centro de detención para delincuentes juveniles cuentan como tiempo que el hijo vivió con usted. Hand r block com   También hay excepciones para hijos secuestrados e hijos de padres divorciados o separados. Hand r block com Para detalles, vea Requisito de Residencia , en el capítulo 3. Hand r block com Hijo calificado de más de una persona. Hand r block com   Se aplica una regla especial si su hijo calificado es el hijo calificado de más de una persona. Hand r block com Para detalles, vea Requisito Especial para el Hijo Calificado de Más de una Persona , en el capítulo 3. Hand r block com Cantidad de Crédito La cantidad máxima de crédito que puede reclamar es $1,000 por cada hijo calificado. Hand r block com Límites del Crédito Usted tiene que reducir su crédito tributario por hijos si la condición (1) o la condición (2) le corresponde: La cantidad de la línea 46 (Formulario 1040) o de la línea 28 (Formulario 1040A) es menor que el crédito. Hand r block com Si esta cantidad es cero, no puede reclamar este crédito porque no hay impuesto que se pueda reducir. Hand r block com Sin embargo, es posible que pueda tomar el crédito tributario adicional por hijos. Hand r block com Vea Crédito Tributario Adicional por Hijos , más adelante. Hand r block com Su ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI, por sus siglas en inglés) modificado es mayor que la cantidad que se indica a continuación para su estado civil para efectos de la declaración. Hand r block com Casados que presentan una declaración conjunta: $110,000. Hand r block com Soltero, cabeza de familia o viudo que reúne los requisitos: $75,000. Hand r block com Casados que presentan la declaración por separado: $55,000. Hand r block com Ingresos brutos ajustados modificados. Hand r block com   Para propósitos del crédito tributario por hijos, su ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI, por sus siglas en inglés) modificado es su ingreso bruto ajustado más las cantidades siguientes que puedan ser aplicables en su caso: Toda cantidad excluida del ingreso debido a la exclusión de ingresos de fuentes de  Puerto Rico. Hand r block com En la línea de puntos directamente al lado de la línea 38 del Formulario 1040, anote la cantidad excluida e indentifíquela como “ EPRI. Hand r block com ” Además, adjunte una copia de todo Formulario 499R-2/W-2PR a su declaración. Hand r block com Toda cantidad de las líneas 45 ó 50 del Formulario 2555, Foreign Earned Income (Ingreso devengado en el extranjero), en inglés. Hand r block com Toda cantidad de la línea 18 del Formulario 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (Exclusión de ingreso devengado en el extranjero), en inglés. Hand r block com Toda cantidad de la línea 15 del Formulario 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa (Exclusión del ingreso para residentes bona fide de la Samoa Estadounidense), en inglés. Hand r block com   Si no tiene ninguna de las cantidades mencionadas anteriormente, su ingreso bruto ajustado modificado es igual a su ingreso bruto ajustado. Hand r block com Ingreso bruto ajustado. Hand r block com   El ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI, por sus siglas en inglés) es la cantidad de la línea 38 del Formulario 1040 o de la línea 22 del Formulario 1040A. 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Hand r block com Si se le indica que consulte la Publicación 972, Child Tax Credit (Crédito tributario por hijos), en inglés, no puede utilizar la Hoja de trabajo de las instrucciones en la declaración de impuestos; en su lugar, usted tiene que utilizar la Publicación 972, en inglés, para calcular el crédito. Hand r block com Si no se le indica que utilice la Publicación 972, puede usar la Hoja de trabajo del crédito tributario por hijos, que se encuentra en las Instrucciones para el Formulario 1040 o las Instrucciones para el Formulario 1040A o la Publicación 972, todas en inglés, para calcular el crédito. Hand r block com Crédito Tributario Adicional por Hijos Este crédito es para determinadas personas que reciban menos de la cantidad total del crédito tributario por hijos. Hand r block com El crédito tributario adicional por hijos puede darle un reembolso aunque no adeude ningún impuesto. Hand r block com Cómo se reclama el crédito tributario adicional por hijos. Hand r block com   Para reclamar el crédito tributario adicional por hijos, siga los pasos que aparecen a continuación: Asegúrese de haber calculado la cantidad, si existe, de su crédito tributario por hijos. Hand r block com Vea anteriormente el tema titulado Cómo Reclamar el Crédito . Hand r block com Use las Partes II a la IV del Anexo 8812 para determinar si puede reclamar el crédito tributario adicional por hijos si usted contestó “Yes” (Sí) en la línea 9 ó 10 de la Child Tax Credit Worksheet (Hoja de trabajo del crédito tributario por hijos) en las Instrucciones para el Formulario 1040 o en las Instrucciones para el Formulario 1040A, o en la línea 13 de la Child Tax Credit Worksheet (Hoja de trabajo del crédito tributario por hijos) en la Publicación 972, todas en inglés. Hand r block com Si tiene un crédito tributario adicional por hijos en la línea 13 del Anexo 8812, anótelo en la línea 65 del Formulario 1040 o en la línea 39 del Formulario 1040A. Hand r block com Cómo Completar el Anexo 8812 (Formulario 1040A o Formulario 1040) El Anexo 8812 tiene cuatro partes, pero se puede considerar como que consta de dos secciones. Hand r block com La Parte I es independiente de las Partes II a la IV. Hand r block com Si todos sus hijos tienen números de Seguro Social o números de identificación del contribuyente para adopción del IRS(ATIN, por sus siglas en inglés),y usted no reclama el crédito tributario adicional por hijos, no necesita completar ni adjuntar el Anexo 8812 a su declaración de impuestos. Hand r block com Parte I Usted sólo necesitará completar la Parte I si está reclamando el crédito tributario por hijos para un hijo que aparece identificado con un número de identificación personal del contribuyente del IRS (ITIN, por sus siglas en inglés). Hand r block com Si todos los hijos por los cuales usted marcó la casilla en la columna 4 de la línea 6c de su Formulario 1040 o Formulario 1040A tienen números de Seguro Social (SSN, por sus siglas en inglés) o números de identificación del contribuyente para adopción del IRS (ATIN, por sus siglas en inglés), no tiene que completar la Parte I del Anexo 8812. Hand r block com Partes II a IV Las Partes II a la IV le ayudan a calcular el crédito adicional por hijos que le corresponde a usted. Hand r block com Por lo general, deberá completar las Partes II a la IV únicamente si se le indica luego de que completa la Hoja de trabajo del crédito tributario por hijos que aparece en las instrucciones de su declaración de impuestos o en la Publicación 972. Hand r block com Vea Cómo se reclama el crédito tributario adicional por hijos , anteriormente. Hand r block com Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Hand r block com You generally have 30 days from the date of the 30-day letter to tell the IRS whether you will accept or appeal the proposed changes. Hand r block com The letter will explain what steps you should take, depending on which action you choose. Hand r block com Be sure to follow the instructions carefully. Hand r block com Appeal Rights are explained later. Hand r block com 90-day letter. Hand r block com   If you do not respond to the 30-day letter, or if you later do not reach an agreement with an Appeals Officer, the IRS will send you a 90-day letter, which is also known as a notice of deficiency. Hand r block com You will have 90 days (150 days if it is addressed to you outside the United States) from the date of this notice to file a petition with the Tax Court. Hand r block com Filing a petition with the Tax Court is discussed later under Appeals to the Courts and Tax Court . Hand r block com The notice will show the 90th (or 150th) day by which you must file your petition with the Tax Court. Hand r block com Suspension of interest and penalties. Hand r block com   Generally, the IRS has 3 years from the date you filed your return (or the date the return was due, if later) to assess any additional tax. Hand r block com However, if you file your return timely (including extensions), interest and certain penalties will be suspended if the IRS does not mail a notice to you, stating your liability and the basis for that liability, within a 36-month period beginning on the later of: The date on which you filed your tax return, or The due date (without extensions) of your tax return. Hand r block com If the IRS mails a notice after the 36-month period, interest and certain penalties applicable to the suspension period will be suspended. Hand r block com   The suspension period begins the day after the close of the 36-month period and ends 21 days after the IRS mails a notice to you stating your liability and the basis for that liability. Hand r block com Also, the suspension period applies separately to each notice stating your liability and the basis for that liability received by you. Hand r block com    The suspension does not apply to a: Failure-to-pay penalty, Fraudulent tax return, Penalty, interest, addition to tax, or additional amount with respect to any tax liability shown on your return or with respect to any gross misstatement, Penalty, interest, addition to tax, or additional amount with respect to any reportable transaction that is not adequately disclosed or any listed transaction, or Criminal penalty. Hand r block com Seeking relief from improperly assessed interest. Hand r block com   You can seek relief if interest is assessed for periods during which interest should have been suspended because the IRS did not mail a notice to you in a timely manner. Hand r block com   If you believe that interest was assessed with respect to a period during which interest should have been suspended, submit Form 843, writing “Section 6404(g) Notification” at the top of the form, with the IRS Service Center where you filed your return. Hand r block com The IRS will review the Form 843 and notify you whether interest will be abated. Hand r block com If the IRS does not abate interest, you can pay the disputed interest assessment and file a claim for refund. Hand r block com If your claim is denied or not acted upon within 6 months from the date you filed it, you can file suit for a refund in your United States District Court or in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Hand r block com   If you believe that an IRS officer or employee has made an unreasonable error or delay in performing a ministerial or managerial act (discussed later under Abatement of Interest Due to Error or Delay by the IRS ), file Form 843 with the IRS Service Center where you filed the tax return. Hand r block com If the IRS denies your claim, the Tax Court may be able to review that determination. Hand r block com See Tax Court can review failure to abate interest later under Abatement of Interest Due to Error or Delay by the IRS . Hand r block com If you later agree. Hand r block com    If you agree with the examiner's changes after receiving the examination report or the 30-day letter, sign and return either the examination report or the waiver form. Hand r block com Keep a copy for your records. Hand r block com You can pay any additional amount you owe without waiting for a bill. Hand r block com Include interest on the additional tax at the applicable rate. Hand r block com This interest rate is usually for the period from the due date of the return (excluding any extension of time to file) to the date of payment. Hand r block com The examiner can tell you the interest rate(s) or help you figure the amount. Hand r block com   You must pay interest on penalties and additions to tax for failing to file returns, for overstating valuations, for understating valuations on estate and gift tax returns, and for substantially understating tax liability. Hand r block com Interest is generally figured from the date (including extensions) the tax return is required to be filed to the date you pay the penalty and/or additions to tax. Hand r block com   If you pay the amount due within 10 business days after the date of notice and demand for immediate payment, you will not have to pay any additional penalties and interest. Hand r block com This period is extended to 21 calendar days if the amount due is less than $100,000. Hand r block com How To Stop Interest From Accruing If you think that you will owe additional tax at the end of the examination, you can stop the further accrual of interest by sending money to the IRS to cover all or part of the amount you think you will owe. Hand r block com Interest on part or all of any amount you owe will stop accruing on the date the IRS receives your money. Hand r block com You can send an amount either in the form of a deposit in the nature of a cash bond or as a payment of tax. Hand r block com Both a deposit and a payment stop any further accrual of interest. Hand r block com However, making a deposit or payment will stop the accrual of interest on only the amount you sent. Hand r block com Because of compounding rules, interest will continue to accrue on accrued interest, even though you have paid the underlying tax. Hand r block com To stop the accrual of interest on both tax and interest, you must make a deposit or payment for both the tax and interest that has accrued as of the date of deposit or payment. Hand r block com Payment or Deposit Deposits differ from payments in two ways: You can have all or part of your deposit returned to you without filing for a refund. Hand r block com However, if you request and receive your deposit and the IRS later assesses a deficiency for that period and type of tax, interest will be figured as if the funds were never on deposit. Hand r block com Also, your deposit will not be returned if one of the following situations applies: The IRS assesses a tax liability. Hand r block com The IRS determines that, by returning the deposit, it may not be able to collect a future deficiency. Hand r block com The IRS determines that the deposit should be applied against another tax liability. Hand r block com Deposits returned to you will include interest based on the Federal short-term rate determined under section 6621(b). Hand r block com The deposit returned will be treated as a tax payment to the extent of the disputed tax. Hand r block com A disputed tax means the amount of tax specified at the time of deposit as a reasonable estimate of the maximum amount of any tax owed by you, such as the deficiency proposed in the 30-day letter. Hand r block com Notice not mailed. Hand r block com    If you send money before the IRS mails you a notice of deficiency, you can ask the IRS to treat it as a deposit. Hand r block com You must make your request in writing. Hand r block com   If, after being notified of a proposed liability but before the IRS mails you a notice of deficiency, you send an amount large enough to cover the proposed liability, it will be considered a payment unless you request in writing that it be treated as a deposit. Hand r block com Keep copies of all correspondence you send to the IRS. Hand r block com   If the amount you send is at least as much as the proposed liability and you do not request that it be treated as a deposit, the IRS will not send you a notice of deficiency. Hand r block com If you do not receive a notice of deficiency, you cannot take your case to the Tax Court. Hand r block com See Tax Court , later under Appeal Rights . Hand r block com Notice mailed. Hand r block com    If, after the IRS mails the notice of deficiency, you send money without written instructions, it will be treated as a payment. Hand r block com You will still be able to petition the Tax Court. Hand r block com   If you send money after receiving a notice of deficiency and you have specified in writing that it is a “deposit in the nature of a cash bond,” the IRS will treat it as a deposit if you send it before either: The close of the 90-day or 150-day period for filing a petition with the Tax Court to appeal the deficiency, or The date the Tax Court decision is final, if you have filed a petition. Hand r block com Using a Deposit To Pay the Tax If you agree with the examiner's proposed changes after the examination, your deposit will be applied against any amount you may owe. Hand r block com The IRS will not mail you a notice of deficiency and you will not have the right to take your case to the Tax Court. Hand r block com If you do not agree to the full amount of the deficiency after the examination, the IRS will mail you a notice of deficiency. Hand r block com Your deposit will be applied against the proposed deficiency unless you write to the IRS before the end of the 90-day or 150-day period stating that you still want the money to be treated as a deposit. Hand r block com You will still have the right to take your case to the Tax Court. Hand r block com Installment Agreement Request You can request a monthly installment plan if you cannot pay the full amount you owe. Hand r block com To be valid, your request must be approved by the IRS. Hand r block com However, if you owe $10,000 or less in tax and you meet certain other criteria, the IRS must accept your request. Hand r block com Before you request an installment agreement, you should consider other less costly alternatives, such as a bank loan. Hand r block com You will continue to be charged interest and penalties on the amount you owe until it is paid in full. Hand r block com Unless your income is below a certain level, the fee for an approved installment agreement has increased to $105 ($52 if you make your payments by electronic funds withdrawal). Hand r block com If your income is below a certain level, you may qualify to pay a reduced fee of $43. Hand r block com For more information about installment agreements, see Form 9465, Installment Agreement Request. Hand r block com Interest Netting If you owe interest to the IRS on an underpayment for the same period the IRS owes you interest on an overpayment, the IRS will figure interest on the underpayment and overpayment at the same interest rate (up to the amount of the overpayment). Hand r block com As a result, the net rate is zero for that period. Hand r block com Abatement of Interest Due to Error or Delay by the IRS The IRS may abate (reduce) the amount of interest you owe if the interest is due to an unreasonable error or delay by an IRS officer or employee in performing a ministerial or managerial act (discussed later). Hand r block com Only the amount of interest on income, estate, gift, generation-skipping, and certain excise taxes can be reduced. Hand r block com The amount of interest will not be reduced if you or anyone related to you contributed significantly to the error or delay. Hand r block com Also, the interest will be reduced only if the error or delay happened after the IRS contacted you in writing about the deficiency or payment on which the interest is based. Hand r block com An audit notification letter is such a contact. Hand r block com The IRS cannot reduce the amount of interest due to a general administrative decision, such as a decision on how to organize the processing of tax returns. Hand r block com Ministerial act. Hand r block com    This is a procedural or mechanical act, not involving the exercise of judgment or discretion, during the processing of a case after all prerequisites (for example, conferences and review by supervisors) have taken place. Hand r block com A decision concerning the proper application of federal tax law (or other federal or state law) is not a ministerial act. Hand r block com Example 1. Hand r block com You move from one state to another before the IRS selects your tax return for examination. Hand r block com A letter stating that your return has been selected is sent to your old address and then forwarded to your new address. Hand r block com When you get the letter, you respond with a request that the examination be transferred to the area office closest to your new address. Hand r block com The examination group manager approves your request. Hand r block com After your request has been approved, the transfer is a ministerial act. Hand r block com The IRS can reduce the interest because of any unreasonable delay in transferring the case. Hand r block com Example 2. Hand r block com An examination of your return reveals tax due for which a notice of deficiency (90-day letter) will be issued. Hand r block com After you and the IRS discuss the issues, the notice is prepared and reviewed. Hand r block com After the review process, issuing the notice of deficiency is a ministerial act. Hand r block com If there is an unreasonable delay in sending the notice of deficiency to you, the IRS can reduce the interest resulting from the delay. Hand r block com Managerial act. Hand r block com    This is an administrative act during the processing of a case that involves the loss of records or the exercise of judgment or discretion concerning the management of personnel. Hand r block com A decision concerning the proper application of federal tax law (or other federal or state law) is not a managerial act. Hand r block com Example. Hand r block com A revenue agent is examining your tax return. Hand r block com During the middle of the examination, the agent is sent to an extended training course. Hand r block com The agent's supervisor decides not to reassign your case, so the work is unreasonably delayed until the agent returns. Hand r block com Interest from the unreasonable delay can be abated since both the decision to send the agent to the training class and not to reassign the case are managerial acts. Hand r block com How to request abatement of interest. Hand r block com    You request an abatement (reduction) of interest on Form 843. Hand r block com You should file the claim with the IRS Service Center where you filed the tax return that was affected by the error or delay. Hand r block com   If you have already paid the interest and you would like a credit or refund of interest paid, you must file Form 843 within 3 years from the date you filed your original return or 2 years from the date you paid the interest, whichever is later. Hand r block com If you have not paid any of the interest, these time limitations for filing Form 843 do not apply. Hand r block com   Generally, you should file a separate Form 843 for each tax period and each type of tax. Hand r block com However, complete only one Form 843 if the interest is from an IRS error or delay that affected your tax for more than one tax period or for more than one type of tax (for example, where 2 or more tax years were being examined). Hand r block com   If your request for abatement of interest is denied, you can appeal the decision to the IRS Appeals Office. Hand r block com Tax Court can review failure to abate interest. Hand r block com    The Tax Court can review the IRS's refusal to abate (reduce) interest if all of the following requirements are met: You filed a request for abatement of interest (Form 843) with the IRS after July 30,1996. Hand r block com The IRS has mailed you a notice of final determination or a notice of disallowance. Hand r block com You file a petition with the Tax Court within 180 days of the mailing of the notice of final determination or the notice of disallowance. Hand r block com   The following requirements must also be met: For individual and estate taxpayers — your net worth must not exceed $2 million as of the filing date of your petition for review. Hand r block com For this purpose, individuals filing a joint return shall be treated as separate individuals. Hand r block com For charities and certain cooperatives — you must not have more than 500 employees as of the filing date of your petition for review. Hand r block com For all other taxpayers — your net worth must not exceed $7 million, and you must not have more than 500 employees as of the filing date of your petition for review. Hand r block com Abatement of Interest for Individuals Affected by Presidentially Declared Disasters or Military or Terrorist Actions If you are (or were) affected by a Presidentially declared disaster occurring after 1996 or a terrorist or military action occurring after September 10, 2001, the IRS may abate (reduce) the amount of interest you owe on certain taxes. Hand r block com The IRS may abate interest for the period of any additional time to file or pay that the IRS provides on account of the disaster or the terrorist or military action. Hand r block com The IRS will issue a notice or news release indicating who are affected taxpayers and stating the period of relief. Hand r block com If you are eligible for relief from interest, but were charged interest for the period of relief, the IRS may retroactively abate your interest. Hand r block com To the extent possible, the IRS can take the following actions: Make appropriate adjustments to your account. Hand r block com Notify you when the adjustments are made. Hand r block com Refund any interest paid by you where appropriate. Hand r block com For more information on disaster area losses, see Disaster Area Losses in Publication 547. Hand r block com For more information on other tax relief for victims of terrorist attacks, see Publication 3920. Hand r block com Offer in Compromise In certain circumstances, the IRS will allow you to pay less than the full amount you owe. Hand r block com If you think you may qualify, you should submit your offer by filing Form 656, Offer in Compromise. Hand r block com The IRS may accept your offer for any of the following reasons: There is doubt about the amount you owe (or whether you owe it). Hand r block com There is doubt as to whether you can pay the amount you owe based on your financial situation. Hand r block com An economic hardship would result if you had to pay the full amount owed. Hand r block com Your case presents compelling reasons that the IRS determines are a sufficient basis for compromise. Hand r block com If your offer is rejected, you have 30 days to ask the Appeals Office of the IRS to reconsider your offer. Hand r block com The IRS offers fast track mediation services to help taxpayers resolve many issues including a dispute regarding an offer in compromise. Hand r block com For more information, see Publication 3605. Hand r block com Generally, if you submit an offer in compromise, the IRS will delay certain collection activities. Hand r block com The IRS usually will not levy (take) your property to settle your tax bill during the following periods: While the IRS is evaluating your offer in compromise. Hand r block com The 30 days immediately after the offer is rejected. Hand r block com While your timely-filed appeal is being considered by Appeals. Hand r block com Also, if the IRS rejects your original offer and you submit a revised offer within 30 days of the rejection, the IRS generally will not levy your property while it considers your revised offer. Hand r block com For more information about submitting an offer in compromise, see Form 656. Hand r block com Appeal Rights Because people sometimes disagree on tax matters, the IRS has an appeals system. Hand r block com Most differences can be settled within this system without expensive and time-consuming court trials. Hand r block com However, your reasons for disagreeing must come within the scope of the tax laws. Hand r block com For example, you cannot appeal your case based only on moral, religious, political, constitutional, conscientious, or similar grounds. Hand r block com In most instances, you may be eligible to take your case to court if you do not reach an agreement at your appeals conference, or if you do not want to appeal your case to the IRS Office of Appeals. Hand r block com See Appeals to the Courts , later, for more information. Hand r block com Appeal Within the IRS You can appeal an IRS tax decision to a local Appeals Office, which is separate from and independent of the IRS office taking the action you disagree with. Hand r block com The Appeals Office is the only level of appeal within the IRS. Hand r block com Conferences with Appeals Office personnel are held in an informal manner by correspondence, by telephone, or at a personal conference. Hand r block com If you want an appeals conference, follow the instructions in the letter you received. Hand r block com Your request will be sent to the Appeals Office to arrange a conference at a convenient time and place. Hand r block com You or your representative should be prepared to discuss all disputed issues at the conference. Hand r block com Most differences are settled at this level. Hand r block com If agreement is not reached at your appeals conference, you may be eligible to take your case to court. Hand r block com See Appeals to the Courts , later. Hand r block com Protests and Small Case Requests When you request an Appeals conference, you may also need to file either a formal written protest or a small case request with the office named in the letter you received. Hand r block com Also, see the special appeal request procedures in Publication 1660. Hand r block com Written protest. Hand r block com   You need to file a written protest in the following cases: All employee plan and exempt organization cases without regard to the dollar amount at issue. Hand r block com All partnership and S corporation cases without regard to the dollar amount at issue. Hand r block com All other cases, unless you qualify for the small case request procedure, or other special appeal procedures such as requesting Appeals consideration of liens, levies, seizures, or installment agreements. Hand r block com   If you must submit a written protest, see the instructions in Publication 5 about the information you need to provide. Hand r block com The IRS urges you to provide as much information as you can, as it will help speed up your appeal. Hand r block com That will save you both time and money. Hand r block com    Be sure to send the protest within the time limit specified in the letter you received. Hand r block com Small case request. Hand r block com   If the total amount for any tax period is not more than $25,000, you may make a small case request instead of filing a formal written protest. Hand r block com In figuring the total amount, include a proposed increase or decrease in tax (including penalties), or claimed refund. Hand r block com If you are making an offer in compromise, include total unpaid tax, penalty, and interest due. Hand r block com For a small case request, follow the instructions in our letter to you by sending a letter: Requesting Appeals consideration, Indicating the changes you do not agree with, and Indicating the reasons why you do not agree. Hand r block com Representation You can represent yourself at your appeals conference, or you can be represented by any federally authorized practitioner, including an attorney, a certified public accountant, an enrolled actuary, or an enrolled agent. Hand r block com If your representative attends a conference without you, he or she can receive or inspect confidential information only if you have filed a power of attorney or a tax information authorization. Hand r block com You can use a Form 2848 or any other properly written power of attorney or authorization. Hand r block com You can also bring witnesses to support your position. Hand r block com Confidentiality privilege. Hand r block com   Generally, the same confidentiality protection that you have with an attorney also applies to certain communications that you have with federally authorized practitioners. Hand r block com See Confidentiality privilege under If Your Return Is Examined , earlier. Hand r block com Appeals to the Courts If you and the IRS still disagree after the appeals conference, you may be entitled to take your case to the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, or a United States District Court. Hand r block com These courts are independent of the IRS. Hand r block com If you elect to bypass the IRS's appeals system, you may be able to take your case to one of the courts listed above. Hand r block com However, a case petitioned to the United States Tax Court will normally be considered for settlement by an Appeals Officer before the Tax Court hears the case. Hand r block com If you unreasonably fail to pursue the IRS's appeals system, or if your case is intended primarily to cause a delay, or your position is frivolous or groundless, the Tax Court may impose a penalty of up to $25,000. Hand r block com See Appeal Within the IRS, earlier. Hand r block com Prohibition on requests to taxpayers to give up rights to bring civil action. Hand r block com   The Government cannot ask you to waive your right to sue the United States or a Government officer or employee for any action taken in connection with the tax laws. Hand r block com However, your right to sue can be waived if: You knowingly and voluntarily waive that right, The request to waive that right is made in writing to your attorney or other federally authorized practitioner, or The request is made in person and your attorney or other representative is present. Hand r block com Burden of proof. Hand r block com   For court proceedings resulting from examinations started after July 22, 1998, the IRS generally has the burden of proof for any factual issue if you have met the following requirements: You introduced credible evidence relating to the issue. Hand r block com You complied with all substantiation requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. Hand r block com You maintained all records required by the Internal Revenue Code. Hand r block com You cooperated with all reasonable requests by the IRS for information regarding the preparation and related tax treatment of any item reported on your tax return. Hand r block com You had a net worth of $7 million or less and not more than 500 employees at the time your tax liability is contested in any court proceeding if your tax return is for a corporation, partnership, or trust. Hand r block com    The burden of proof does not change on an issue when another provision of the tax laws requires a specific burden of proof with respect to that issue. Hand r block com Use of statistical information. Hand r block com   In the case of an individual, the IRS has the burden of proof in court proceedings based on any IRS reconstruction of income solely through the use of statistical information on unrelated taxpayers. Hand r block com Penalties. Hand r block com   The IRS has the burden of initially producing evidence in court proceedings with respect to the liability of any individual taxpayer for any penalty, addition to tax, or additional amount imposed by the tax laws. Hand r block com Recovering litigation or administrative costs. Hand r block com   These are the expenses that you pay to defend your position to the IRS or the courts. Hand r block com You may be able to recover reasonable litigation or administrative costs if all of the following conditions apply: You are the prevailing party. Hand r block com You exhaust all administrative remedies within the IRS. Hand r block com Your net worth is below a certain limit (see Net worth requirements , later). Hand r block com You do not unreasonably delay the proceeding. Hand r block com You apply for administrative costs within 90 days of the date on which the final decision of the IRS Office of Appeals as to the determination of the tax, interest, or penalty was mailed to you. Hand r block com You apply for litigation costs within the time frames provided by Tax Court Rule 231, found at http://www. Hand r block com ustaxcourt. Hand r block com gov  www. Hand r block com ustaxcourt. Hand r block com gov . Hand r block com   Prevailing party, reasonable litigation costs, and reasonable administrative costs are explained later. Hand r block com Note. Hand r block com If the IRS denies your award of administrative costs, and you want to appeal, you must petition the Tax Court within 90 days of the date on which the IRS mails the denial notice. Hand r block com Prevailing party. Hand r block com   Generally, you are the prevailing party if: You substantially prevail with respect to the amount in controversy or on the most significant tax issue or set of issues in question, and You meet the net worth requirements, discussed later. Hand r block com   You will not be treated as the prevailing party if the United States establishes that its position was substantially justified. Hand r block com The position of the United States is presumed not to be substantially justified if the IRS: Did not follow its applicable published guidance (such as regulations, revenue rulings, notices, announcements, private letter rulings, technical advice memoranda, and determination letters issued to the taxpayer) in the proceeding (This presumption can be overcome by evidence. Hand r block com ), or Has lost in courts of appeal for other circuits on substantially similar issues. Hand r block com   The court will generally decide who is the prevailing party. Hand r block com Reasonable litigation costs. Hand r block com   These include the following costs: Reasonable court costs. Hand r block com The reasonable costs of studies, analyses, engineering reports, tests, or projects found by the court to be necessary for the preparation of your case. Hand r block com The reasonable costs of expert witnesses. Hand r block com Attorney fees that generally may not exceed $125 maximum hourly rate as set by statute and indexed for inflation. Hand r block com See Attorney fees , later. Hand r block com Reasonable administrative costs. Hand r block com   These include the following costs: Any administrative fees or similar charges imposed by the IRS. Hand r block com The reasonable costs of studies, analyses, engineering reports, tests, or projects. Hand r block com The reasonable costs of expert witnesses. Hand r block com Attorney fees that generally may not exceed $125 per hour. Hand r block com See Attorney fees , later. Hand r block com Timing of costs. Hand r block com    Administrative costs can be awarded for costs incurred after the earliest of: The date the first letter of proposed deficiency is sent that allows you an opportunity to request administrative review in the IRS Office of Appeals, The date you receive notice of the IRS Office of Appeals' decision, or The date of the notice of deficiency. Hand r block com Net worth requirements. Hand r block com   An individual taxpayer may be able to recover litigation or administrative costs if the following requirements are met: For individuals — your net worth does not exceed $2 million as of the filing date of your petition for review. Hand r block com For this purpose, individuals filing a joint return are treated as separate individuals. Hand r block com For estates — your net worth does not exceed $2 million as of the date of the decedent's death. Hand r block com For charities and certain cooperatives — you do not have more than 500 employees as of the filing date of your petition for review. Hand r block com For all other taxpayers — as of the filing date of your petition for review, your net worth does not exceed $7 million, and you must not have more than 500 employees. Hand r block com Qualified offer rule. Hand r block com    You can also receive reasonable costs and fees and be treated as a prevailing party in a civil action or proceeding if: You make a qualified offer to the IRS to settle your case, The IRS does not accept that offer, and The tax liability (not including interest, unless interest is at issue) later determined by the court is equal to or less than the amount of your qualified offer. Hand r block com You must also meet the remaining requirements, including the exhaustion of administrative remedies and the net worth requirement, discussed earlier, to get the benefit of the qualified offer rule. Hand r block com Qualified offer. Hand r block com    This is a written offer made by you during the qualified offer period. Hand r block com It must specify both the offered amount of your liability (not including interest) and that it is a qualified offer. Hand r block com   To be a qualified offer, it must remain open from the date it is made until the earliest of: The date it is rejected, The date the trial begins, or 90 days from the date it is made. Hand r block com Qualified offer period. Hand r block com    This period begins on the day the IRS mails you the first letter of proposed deficiency that allows you to request review by the IRS Office of Appeals. Hand r block com It ends 30 days before your case is first set for trial. Hand r block com Attorney fees. Hand r block com   Attorney fees generally may not exceed $125 maximum hourly rate as set by statute and indexed for inflation. Hand r block com However, this amount can be higher in certain limited circumstances depending on the level of difficulty of the issues in the case and the local availability of tax expertise. Hand r block com See IRS. Hand r block com gov for more information. Hand r block com    Attorney fees include the fees paid by a taxpayer for the services of anyone who is authorized to practice before the Tax Court or before the IRS. Hand r block com In addition, attorney fees can be awarded in civil actions for unauthorized inspection or disclosure of a taxpayer's return or return information. Hand r block com   Fees can be awarded in excess of the actual amount charged if: You are represented for no fee, or for a nominal fee, as a pro bono service, and The award is paid to your representative or to your representative's employer. Hand r block com Jurisdiction for determination of employment status. Hand r block com    The Tax Court can review IRS employment status determinations (for example, whether individuals hired by you are in fact your employees or independent contractors) and the amount of employment tax under such determinations. Hand r block com Tax Court review can take place only if, in connection with an audit of any person, there is a controversy involving a determination by the IRS that either: One or more individuals performing services for that person are employees of that person, or That person is not entitled to relief under Section 530(a) of the Revenue Act of 1978 (discussed later). Hand r block com   The following rules also apply to a Tax Court review of employment status: A Tax Court petition to review these determinations can be filed only by the person for whom the services are performed, If you receive a Notice of Determination by certified or registered mail, you must file a petition for Tax Court review within 90 days of the date of mailing that notice (150 days if the notice is addressed to you outside the United States), If during the Tax Court proceeding, you begin to treat as an employee an individual whose employment status is at issue, the Tax Court will not consider that change in its decision, Assessment and collection of tax is suspended while the Tax Court review is taking place, Payment of the asserted employment tax deficiency is not required to petition the U. Hand r block com S. Hand r block com Tax Court for a determination of employment status. Hand r block com There can be a de novo review by the Tax Court (a review which does not consider IRS administrative findings), and At your request and with the Tax Court's agreement, small tax case procedures (discussed later) are available to simplify the case resolution process when the amount at issue (including additions to tax and penalties) is $50,000 or less for each tax period involved. Hand r block com   For further information, see Publication 3953, Questions and Answers About Tax Court Proceedings for Determination of Employment Status Under IRC Section 7436. Hand r block com Section 530(a) of the Revenue Act of 1978. Hand r block com   This section relieves an employer of certain employment tax responsibilities for individuals not treated as employees. Hand r block com It also provides relief to taxpayers under audit or involved in administrative or judicial proceedings. Hand r block com Tax Court review of request for relief from joint and several liability on a joint return. Hand r block com    As discussed later, at Relief from joint and several liability on a joint return under Claims for Refund, you can request relief from liability for tax you owe, plus related penalties and interest, that you believe should be paid by your spouse (or former spouse). Hand r block com You also can petition (ask) the Tax Court to review your request for innocent spouse relief or separation of liability if either: The IRS sends you a determination notice denying, in whole or in part, your request, or You do not receive a determination notice from the IRS within 6 months from the date you file Form 8857. Hand r block com   If you receive a determination notice, you must petition the Tax Court to review your request during the 90-day period that begins on the date the IRS mails the notice. Hand r block com See Publication 971 for more information. Hand r block com Note. Hand r block com Your spouse or former spouse may file a written protest and request an Appeals conference to protest your claim of innocent spouse relief or separation of liability. Hand r block com See Rev. Hand r block com Proc. Hand r block com 2003-19, which is on page 371 of the Internal Revenue Bulletin 2003-5 at  www. Hand r block com irs. Hand r block com gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb03-05. Hand r block com pdf. Hand r block com Tax Court You can take your case to the United States Tax Court if you disagree with the IRS over: Income tax, Estate tax, Gift tax, Employment tax involving IRS employment status determinations, or Certain excise taxes of private foundations, public charities, qualified pension and other retirement plans, or real estate investment trusts. Hand r block com For information on Tax Court review of a determination of employment status, see Jurisdiction for determination of employment status, earlier. Hand r block com For information on Tax Court review of an IRS refusal to abate interest, see Tax Court can review failure to abate interest, earlier under Examination of Returns. Hand r block com For information on Tax Court review of Appeals determinations with respect to lien notices and proposed levies, see Publication 1660. Hand r block com You cannot take your case to the Tax Court before the IRS sends you a notice of deficiency. Hand r block com You can only appeal your case if you file a petition within 90 days from the date the notice is mailed to you (150 days if it is addressed to you outside the United States). Hand r block com The notice will show the 90th (or 150th) day by which you must file your petition with the Tax Court. Hand r block com Withdrawal of notice of deficiency. Hand r block com If you consent, the IRS can withdraw a notice of deficiency. Hand r block com A notice of deficiency may be rescinded if the notice was issued as a result of an administrative error; the taxpayer submits information establishing the actual tax due is less than the amount shown in the notice; the taxpayer specifically requests a conference with the appropriate Appeals office for the purpose of entering into settlement negotiations. Hand r block com However, the notice may be rescinded only if the appropriate Appeals office first decides that the case is susceptible to agreement. Hand r block com See Revenue Procedure 98-54 for a more detailed explanation of the requirements. Hand r block com Once withdrawn, the limits on credits, refunds, and assessments concerning the notice are void, and you and the IRS have the rights and obligations that you had before the notice was issued. Hand r block com The suspension of any time limitation while the notice of deficiency was issued will not change when the notice is withdrawn. Hand r block com After the notice is withdrawn, you cannot file a petition with the Tax Court based on the notice. Hand r block com Also, the IRS can later issue a notice of deficiency in a greater or lesser amount than the amount in the withdrawn deficiency. Hand r block com Generally, the Tax Court hears cases before any tax has been assessed and paid; however, you can pay the tax after the notice of deficiency has been issued and still petition the Tax Court for review. Hand r block com If you do not file your petition on time, the proposed tax will be assessed, a bill will be sent, and you will not be able to take your case to the Tax Court. Hand r block com Under the law, you must pay the tax within 21 days (10 business days if the amount is $100,000 or more). Hand r block com Collection can proceed even if you think that the amount is excessive. Hand r block com Publication 594 explains IRS collection procedures. Hand r block com If you filed your petition on time, the court will schedule your case for trial at a location convenient to you. Hand r block com You can represent yourself before the Tax Court or you can be represented by anyone admitted to practice before that court. Hand r block com Small tax case procedure. Hand r block com   If the amount in your case is $50,000 or less for any 1 tax year or period, you can request that your case be handled under the small tax case procedure. Hand r block com If the Tax Court approves, you can present your case to the Tax Court for a decision that is final and that you cannot appeal. Hand r block com You can get more information regarding the small tax case procedure and other Tax Court matters from the United States Tax Court, 400 Second Street, N. Hand r block com W. Hand r block com , Washington, DC 20217. Hand r block com More information can be found on the Tax Court's website at www. Hand r block com ustaxcourt. Hand r block com gov. Hand r block com Motion to request redetermination of interest. Hand r block com   In certain cases, you can file a motion asking the Tax Court to redetermine the amount of interest on either an underpayment or an overpayment. Hand r block com You can do this only in a situation that meets all of the following requirements: The IRS has assessed a deficiency that was determined by the Tax Court. Hand r block com The assessment included interest. Hand r block com You have paid the entire amount of the deficiency plus the interest claimed by the IRS. Hand r block com The Tax Court has found that you made an overpayment. Hand r block com You must file the motion within one year after the decision of the Tax Court becomes final. Hand r block com District Court and Court of Federal Claims Generally, the District Courts and the Court of Federal Claims hear tax cases only after you have paid the entire tax and penalties, and filed a claim for a credit or refund. Hand r block com The taxpayer may litigate certain types of employment tax cases in either the United States District Court or the United States Court of Federal Claims. Hand r block com Before taxpayers can initiate suit in either of these courts with respect to certain employment taxes, they will have to pay, at a minimum, the employment tax assessment attributable to one employee for any one quarter and file a claim for refund of the tax. Hand r block com Once the claim for refund is denied or 6 months elapse without any action by the IRS, the taxpayer may initiate suit. Hand r block com As explained later under Claims for Refund, you can file a claim with the IRS for a credit or refund if you think that the tax you paid is incorrect or excessive. Hand r block com If your claim is totally or partially disallowed by the IRS, you should receive a notice of claim disallowance. Hand r block com If the IRS does not act on your claim within 6 months from the date you filed it, you can then file suit for a refund. Hand r block com You generally must file suit for a credit or refund no later than 2 years after the IRS informs you that your claim has been rejected. Hand r block com However, you can file suit if it has been 6 months since you filed your claim and the IRS has not yet delivered a decision. Hand r block com You can file suit for a credit or refund in your United States District Court or in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Hand r block com However, you cannot appeal to the United States Court of Federal Claims if your claim is for credit or refund of a penalty that relates to promoting an abusive tax shelter or to aiding and abetting the understatement of tax liability on someone else's return. Hand r block com For information about procedures for filing suit in either court, contact the Clerk of your District Court or of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Hand r block com Refund or Credit of Overpayments Before Final Determination Any court with proper jurisdiction, including the Tax Court, can order the IRS to refund any part of a tax deficiency that the IRS collects from you during a period when the IRS is not permitted to assess that deficiency, or to levy or engage in any court proceeding to collect that deficiency. Hand r block com In addition, the court can order a refund of any part of an overpayment determined by the Tax Court that is not at issue on appeal to a higher court. Hand r block com The court can order these refunds before its decision on the case is final. Hand r block com Taxpayers should thoroughly review IRS settlement offers before signing a Tax Court Decision document to ensure that all adjustments are correct, including the inclusion of any tax credits that the taxpayer is allowed to claim. Hand r block com Note. Hand r block com The court may no longer order a refund of an overpayment after the case is final. Hand r block com Generally, the IRS is not permitted to take action on a tax deficiency during: The 90-day (or 150-day if outside the United States) period that you have to petition a notice of deficiency to the Tax Court, or The period that the case is under appeal if a bond is provided. Hand r block com Claims for Refund If you believe you have overpaid your tax, you have a limited amount of time in which to file a claim for a credit or refund. Hand r block com You can claim a credit or refund by filing Form 1040X. Hand r block com See Time for Filing a Claim for Refund , later. Hand r block com File your claim by mailing it to the IRS Service Center where you filed your original return. Hand r block com File a separate form for each year or period involved. Hand r block com Include an explanation of each item of income, deduction, or credit on which you are basing your claim. Hand r block com Corporations should file Form 1120X, Amended U. Hand r block com S. Hand r block com Corporation Income Tax Return, or other form appropriate to the type of credit or refund claimed. Hand r block com See Publication 3920 for information on filing claims for tax forgiveness for individuals affected by terrorist attacks. Hand r block com Requesting a copy of your tax return. Hand r block com   You can obtain a copy of the actual return and all attachments you filed with the IRS for an earlier year. Hand r block com This includes a copy of the Form W-2 or Form 1099 filed with your return. Hand r block com Use Form 4506 to make your request. Hand r block com You will be charged a fee, which you must pay when you submit Form 4506. Hand r block com Requesting a copy of your tax account information. Hand r block com   Use Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, to request free copies of your tax return transcript, tax account transcript, record of account, verification of nonfiling, or Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, or Form 5498 series transcript. Hand r block com The tax return transcript contains most of the line items of a tax return. Hand r block com A tax account transcript contains information on the financial status of the account, such as payments, penalty assessments, and adjustments. Hand r block com A record of account is a combination of line item information and later adjustments to the account. Hand r block com Form W-2, Form 1099 series, Form 1098 series, or Form 5498 series transcript contains data from these information returns. Hand r block com Penalty for erroneous claim for refund. Hand r block com   If you claim an excessive amount of tax refund or credit relating to income tax (other than a claim relating to the earned income credit), you may be liable for a penalty of 20% of the amount that is determined to be excessive. Hand r block com An excessive amount is the amount of the claim for refund or credit that is more than the amount of claim allowable for the tax year. Hand r block com The penalty may be waived if you can show that you had a reasonable basis for making the claim. Hand r block com Time for Filing a Claim for Refund Generally, you must file a claim for a credit or refund within 3 years from the date you filed your original return or 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. Hand r block com If you do not file a claim within this period, you may no longer be entitled to a credit or a refund. Hand r block com If the due date to file a return or a claim for a credit or refund is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it is filed on time if it is filed on the next business day. Hand r block com Returns you filed before the due date are considered filed on the due date. Hand r block com This is true even when the due date is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Hand r block com Disaster area claims for refund. Hand r block com   If you live in a Presidentially declared disaster area or are affected by terroristic or military action, the deadline to file a claim for a refund may be postponed. Hand r block com This section discusses the special rules that apply to Presidentially declared disaster area refunds. Hand r block com    A Presidentially declared disaster is a disaster that occurred in an area declared by the President to be eligible for federal assistance under the Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. Hand r block com Postponed refund deadlines. Hand r block com   The IRS may postpone for up to 1 year the deadlines for filing a claim for refund. Hand r block com The postponement can be used by taxpayers who are affected by a Presidentially declared disaster. Hand r block com The IRS may also postpone deadlines for filing income and employment tax returns, paying income and employment taxes, and making contributions to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA. Hand r block com For more information, see Publication 547. Hand r block com   If any deadline is postponed, the IRS will publicize the postponement in your area and publish a news release, revenue ruling, revenue procedure, notice, announcement, or other guidance in the Internal Revenue Bulletin. Hand r block com A list of the areas eligible for assistance under the Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act is available at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website at www. Hand r block com fema. Hand r block com gov and at the IRS website at www. Hand r block com irs. Hand r block com gov. Hand r block com Nonfilers can get refund of overpayments paid within 3-year period. Hand r block com   The Tax Court can consider taxes paid during the 3-year period preceding the date of a notice of deficiency for determining any refund due to a nonfiler. Hand r block com This means that if you do not file your return, and you receive a notice of deficiency in the third year after the due date (with extensions) of your return and file suit with the Tax Court to contest the notice of deficiency, you may be able to receive a refund of excessive amounts paid within the 3-year period preceding the date of the notice of deficiency. Hand r block com The IRS may postpone for up to 1 year certain tax deadlines, including the time for filing claims for refund, for taxpayers who are affected by a terrorist attack occurring after September 10, 2001. Hand r block com For more information, see Publication 3920. Hand r block com Claim for refund by estates electing the installment method of payment. Hand r block com   In certain cases where an estate has elected to make tax payments through the installment method, the executor can file a suit for refund with a U. Hand r block com S. Hand r block com District Court or the U. Hand r block com S. Hand r block com Court of Federal Claims before all the installment payments have been made. Hand r block com However, all the following must be true before a suit can be filed: The estate consists largely of an interest in a closely-held business. Hand r block com All installment payments due on or before the date the suit is filed have been made. Hand r block com No accelerated installment payments have been made. Hand r block com No Tax Court case is pending with respect to any estate tax liability. Hand r block com If a notice of deficiency was issued to the estate regarding its liability for estate tax, the time for petitioning the Tax Court has passed. Hand r block com No proceeding is pending for a declaratory judgment by the Tax Court on whether the estate is eligible to pay tax in installments. Hand r block com The executor has not included any previously litigated issues in the current suit for refund. Hand r block com The executor does not discontinue making installment payments timely, while the court considers the suit for refund. Hand r block com    If in its final decision on the suit for refund the court redetermines the estate's tax liability, the IRS must refund any part of the estate tax amount that is disallowed. Hand r block com This includes any part of the disallowed amount previously collected by the IRS. Hand r block com Protective claim for refund. Hand r block com   If your right to a refund is contingent on future events and may not be determinable until after the time period for filing a claim for refund expires, you can file a protective claim for refund. Hand r block com A protective claim can be either a formal claim or an amended return for credit or refund. Hand r block com Protective claims are often based on current litigation or expected changes in the tax law, other legislation, or regulations. Hand r block com A protective claim preserves your right to claim a refund when the contingency is resolved. Hand r block com A protective claim does not have to state a particular dollar amount or demand an immediate refund. Hand r block com However, to be valid, a protective claim must: Be in writing and be signed, Include your name, address, social security number or individual taxpayer identification number, and other contact information, Identify and describe the contingencies affecting the claim, Clearly alert the IRS to the essential nature of the claim, and Identify the specific year(s) for which a refund is sought. Hand r block com   Generally, the IRS will delay action on the protective claim until the contingency is resolved. Hand r block com Once the contingency is resolved, the IRS may obtain additional information necessary to process the claim and then either allow or disallow the claim. Hand r block com   Mail your protective claim for refund to the address listed in the instructions for Form 1040X, under Where To File. Hand r block com Exceptions The limits on your claim for refund can be affected by the type of item that forms the basis of your claim. Hand r block com Special refunds. Hand r block com   If you file a claim for refund based on one of the items listed below, the limits discussed earlier under Time for Filing a Claim for Refund may not apply. Hand r block com These special items are: A bad debt, A worthless security, A payment or accrual of foreign tax, A net operating loss carryback, and A carryback of certain tax credits. Hand r block com   The limits discussed earlier also may not apply if you have signed an agreement to extend the period of assessment of tax. Hand r block com For information on special rules on filing claims for an individual affected by a terrorist attack, see Publication 3920. Hand r block com Periods of financial disability. Hand r block com   If you are an individual (not a corporation or other taxpaying entity), the period of limitations on credits and refunds can be suspended during periods when you cannot manage your financial affairs because of physical or mental impairment that is medically determinable and either: Has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least 12 months, or Can be expected to result in death. Hand r block com    The period for filing a claim for refund will not be suspended for any time that someone else, such as your spouse or guardian, was authorized to act for you in financial matters. Hand r block com   To claim financial disability, you generally must submit the following statements with your claim for credit or refund: A written statement signed by a physician, qualified to make the determination, that sets forth: The name and a description of your physical or mental impairment, The physician's medical opinion that your physical or mental impairment prevented you from managing your financial affairs, The physician's medical opinion that your physical or mental impairment was or can be expected to result in death, or that it has lasted (or can be expected to last) for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, and To the best of the physician's knowledge, the specific time period during which you were prevented by such physical or mental impairment from managing your financial affairs, and A written statement by the person signing the claim for credit or refund that no person, including your spouse, was authorized to act on your behalf in financial matters during the period described in paragraph (1)(d) of the physician's statement. Hand r block com Alternatively, if a person was authorized to act on your behalf in financial matters during any part of the period described in that paragraph, the beginning and ending dates of the period of time the person was so authorized. Hand r block com    The period of limitations will not be suspended on any claim for refund that (without regard to this provision) was barred as of July 22, 1998. Hand r block com Limit on Amount of Refund If you file your claim within 3 years after filing your return, the credit or refund cannot be more than the part of the tax paid wi