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Irs 1040ez form 6. Irs 1040ez form   Tuition and Fees Deduction Table of Contents IntroductionWhat is the tax benefit of the tuition and fees deduction. Irs 1040ez form Can You Claim the DeductionWho Can Claim the Deduction Who Cannot Claim the Deduction What Expenses QualifyQualified Education Expenses No Double Benefit Allowed Expenses That Do Not Qualify Who Is an Eligible Student Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses Figuring the DeductionEffect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Deduction Claiming the Deduction Illustrated Example Introduction You may be able to deduct qualified education expenses paid during the year for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent(s). Irs 1040ez form You cannot claim this deduction if your filing status is married filing separately or if another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. Irs 1040ez form The qualified expenses must be for higher education, as explained later under Qualified Education Expenses . Irs 1040ez form What is the tax benefit of the tuition and fees deduction. Irs 1040ez form   The tuition and fees deduction can reduce the amount of your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Irs 1040ez form   This deduction is taken as an adjustment to income. Irs 1040ez form This means you can claim this deduction even if you do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Irs 1040ez form This deduction may be beneficial to you if you do not qualify for the American opportunity or lifetime learning credits. Irs 1040ez form You can choose the education benefit that will give you the lowest tax. Irs 1040ez form You may want to compare the tuition and fees deduction to the education credits. Irs 1040ez form See chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit and chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit for more information on the education credits. Irs 1040ez form Table 6-1. Irs 1040ez form Tuition and Fees Deduction at a Glance summarizes the features of the tuition and fees deduction. Irs 1040ez form Can You Claim the Deduction The following rules will help you determine if you can claim the tuition and fees deduction. Irs 1040ez form Who Can Claim the Deduction Generally, you can claim the tuition and fees deduction if all three of the following requirements are met. Irs 1040ez form You pay qualified education expenses of higher education. Irs 1040ez form You pay the education expenses for an eligible student. Irs 1040ez form The eligible student is yourself, your spouse, or your dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Irs 1040ez form The term “qualified education expenses” is defined later under Qualified Education Expenses . Irs 1040ez form “Eligible student” is defined later under Who Is an Eligible Student . Irs 1040ez form For more information on claiming the deduction for a dependent, see Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses , later. Irs 1040ez form Table 6-1. Irs 1040ez form Tuition and Fees Deduction at a Glance Do not rely on this table alone. Irs 1040ez form Refer to the text for complete details. Irs 1040ez form Question Answer What is the maximum benefit? You can reduce your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Irs 1040ez form What is the limit on modified adjusted gross income (MAGI)? $160,000 if married filing a joint return; $80,000 if single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er). Irs 1040ez form Where is the deduction taken? As an adjustment to income on  Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Irs 1040ez form For whom must the expenses be paid? A student enrolled in an eligible educational institution who is either: •you,  •your spouse, or  •your dependent for whom you claim an exemption. Irs 1040ez form What tuition and fees are deductible? Tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible postsecondary educational institution, but not including personal, living, or family expenses, such as room and board. Irs 1040ez form Who Cannot Claim the Deduction You cannot claim the tuition and fees deduction if any of the following apply. Irs 1040ez form Your filing status is married filing separately. Irs 1040ez form Another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. Irs 1040ez form You cannot take the deduction even if the other person does not actually claim that exemption. Irs 1040ez form Your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is more than $80,000 ($160,000 if filing a joint return). Irs 1040ez form You (or your spouse) were a nonresident alien for any part of 2013 and the nonresident alien did not elect to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. Irs 1040ez form More information on nonresident aliens can be found in Publication 519. Irs 1040ez form What Expenses Qualify The tuition and fees deduction is based on qualified education expenses you pay for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Irs 1040ez form Generally, the deduction is allowed for qualified education expenses paid in 2013 in connection with enrollment at an institution of higher education during 2013 or for an academic period beginning in 2013 or in the first 3 months of 2014. Irs 1040ez form For example, if you paid $1,500 in December 2013 for qualified tuition for the spring 2014 semester beginning in January 2014, you may be able to use that $1,500 in figuring your 2013 deduction. Irs 1040ez form Academic period. Irs 1040ez form   An academic period includes a semester, trimester, quarter, or other period of study (such as a summer school session) as reasonably determined by an educational institution. Irs 1040ez form In the case of an educational institution that uses credit hours or clock hours and does not have academic terms, each payment period can be treated as an academic period. Irs 1040ez form Paid with borrowed funds. Irs 1040ez form   You can claim a tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses paid with the proceeds of a loan. Irs 1040ez form Use the expenses to figure the deduction for the year in which the expenses are paid, not the year in which the loan is repaid. Irs 1040ez form Treat loan disbursements sent directly to the educational institution as paid on the date the institution credits the student's account. Irs 1040ez form Student withdraws from class(es). Irs 1040ez form   You can claim a tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses not refunded when a student withdraws. Irs 1040ez form Qualified Education Expenses For purposes of the tuition and fees deduction, qualified education expenses are tuition and certain related expenses required for enrollment or attendance at an eligible educational institution. Irs 1040ez form Eligible educational institution. Irs 1040ez form   An eligible educational institution is any college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution eligible to participate in a student aid program administered by the U. Irs 1040ez form S. Irs 1040ez form Department of Education. Irs 1040ez form It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Irs 1040ez form The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Irs 1040ez form   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Irs 1040ez form S. Irs 1040ez form Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Irs 1040ez form Related expenses. Irs 1040ez form   Student-activity fees and expenses for course-related books, supplies, and equipment are included in qualified education expenses only if the fees and expenses must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Irs 1040ez form Prepaid expenses. Irs 1040ez form   Qualified education expenses paid in 2013 for an academic period that begins in the first three months of 2014 can be used in figuring an education credit for 2013 only. Irs 1040ez form See Academic period , earlier. Irs 1040ez form For example, you pay $2,000 in December 2013 for qualified tuition for the 2014 winter quarter that begins in January 2014, you can use that $2,000 in figuring an education credit for 2013 only (if you meet all the other requirements). Irs 1040ez form You cannot use any amount you paid in 2012 or 2014 to figure the qualified education expenses you use to figure your 2013 education credit(s). Irs 1040ez form In the following examples, assume that each student is an eligible student and each college or university an eligible educational institution. Irs 1040ez form Example 1. Irs 1040ez form Jackson is a sophomore in University V's degree program in dentistry. Irs 1040ez form This year, in addition to tuition, he is required to pay a fee to the university for the rental of the dental equipment he will use in this program. Irs 1040ez form Because the equipment rental fee must be paid to University V for enrollment and attendance, Jackson's equipment rental fee is a qualified education expense. Irs 1040ez form Example 2. Irs 1040ez form Donna and Charles, both first-year students at College W, are required to have certain books and other reading materials to use in their mandatory first-year classes. Irs 1040ez form The college has no policy about how students should obtain these materials, but any student who purchases them from College W's bookstore will receive a bill directly from the college. Irs 1040ez form Charles bought his books from a friend, so what he paid for them is not a qualified education expense. Irs 1040ez form Donna bought hers at College W's bookstore. Irs 1040ez form Although Donna paid College W directly for her first-year books and materials, her payment is not a qualified education expense because the books and materials are not required to be purchased from College W for enrollment or attendance at the institution. Irs 1040ez form Example 3. Irs 1040ez form When Marci enrolled at College X for her freshman year, she had to pay a separate student activity fee in addition to her tuition. Irs 1040ez form This activity fee is required of all students, and is used solely to fund on-campus organizations and activities run by students, such as the student newspaper and the student government. Irs 1040ez form No portion of the fee covers personal expenses. Irs 1040ez form Although labeled as a student activity fee, the fee is required for Marci's enrollment and attendance at College X. Irs 1040ez form Therefore, it is a qualified expense. Irs 1040ez form No Double Benefit Allowed You cannot do any of the following. Irs 1040ez form Deduct qualified education expenses you deduct under any other provision of the law, for example, as a business expense. Irs 1040ez form Deduct qualified education expenses for a student on your income tax return if you or anyone else claims an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit for that same student in the same year. Irs 1040ez form Deduct qualified education expenses that have been used to figure the tax-free portion of a distribution from a Coverdell education savings account (ESA) or a qualified tuition program (QTP). Irs 1040ez form For a QTP, this applies only to the amount of tax-free earnings that were distributed, not to the recovery of contributions to the program. Irs 1040ez form See Coordination With Tuition and Fees Deduction in chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program, later. Irs 1040ez form Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free interest on U. Irs 1040ez form S. Irs 1040ez form savings bonds (Form 8815). Irs 1040ez form See Figuring the Tax-Free Amount in chapter 10, Education Savings Bond Program, later. Irs 1040ez form Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free educational assistance, such as a scholarship, grant, or assistance provided by an employer. Irs 1040ez form See the following section on Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses. Irs 1040ez form Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses For each student, reduce the qualified education expenses paid by or on behalf of that student under the following rules. Irs 1040ez form The result is the amount of adjusted qualified education expenses for each student. Irs 1040ez form You must also reduce qualified education expenses by the other amounts referred to in No Double Benefit Allowed , earlier. Irs 1040ez form Tax-free educational assistance. Irs 1040ez form   For tax-free educational assistance received in 2013, reduce the qualified educational expenses for each academic period by the amount of tax-free educational assistance allocable to that academic period. Irs 1040ez form See Academic period , earlier. Irs 1040ez form   Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund of qualified education expenses paid in 2013. Irs 1040ez form This tax-free educational assistance is any tax-free educational assistance received by you or anyone else after 2013 for qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 (or attributable to enrollment at an eligible educational institution during 2013). Irs 1040ez form   If this tax-free educational assistance is received after 2013 but before you file your 2013 income tax return, see Refunds received after 2013 but before your income tax return is filed , later. Irs 1040ez form If this tax-free educational assistance is received after 2013 and after you file your 2013 income tax return, see Refunds received after 2013 and after your income tax return is filed , later. Irs 1040ez form   This tax-free education assistance includes: The tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Pell grants (see Pell Grants and Other Title IV Need-Based Education Grants in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ), Veterans' educational assistance (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), and Any other nontaxable (tax-free) payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance. Irs 1040ez form Generally, any scholarship or fellowship is treated as tax free. Irs 1040ez form However, a scholarship or fellowship is not treated as tax free to the extent the student includes it in gross income (if the student is required to file a tax return for the year the scholarship or fellowship is received) and either of the following is true. Irs 1040ez form The scholarship or fellowship (or any part of it) must be applied (by its terms) to expenses (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Irs 1040ez form The scholarship or fellowship (or any part of it) may be applied (by its terms) to expenses (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Irs 1040ez form You may be able to increase the combined value of an education credit and certain educational assistance if the student includes some or all of the educational assistance in income in the year it is received. Irs 1040ez form For details, see Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses in chapters 2 and 3. Irs 1040ez form Refunds. Irs 1040ez form   A refund of qualified education expenses may reduce adjusted qualified education expenses for the tax year or require repayment (recapture) of a credit claimed in an earlier year. Irs 1040ez form Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund. Irs 1040ez form See Tax-free educational assistance , earlier. Irs 1040ez form Refunds received in 2013. Irs 1040ez form   For each student, figure the adjusted qualified education expenses for 2013 by adding all the qualified education expenses for 2013 and subtracting any refunds of those expenses received from the eligible educational institution during 2013. Irs 1040ez form Refunds received after 2013 but before your income tax return is filed. Irs 1040ez form   If anyone receives a refund after 2013 of qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 and the refund is paid before you file an income tax return for 2013, the amount of qualified education expenses for 2013 is reduced by the amount of the refund. Irs 1040ez form Refunds received after 2013 and after your income tax return is filed. Irs 1040ez form   If anyone receives a refund after 2013 of qualified education expenses paid on behalf of a student in 2013 and the refund is paid after you file an income tax return for 2013, you may need to repay some or all of the credit. Irs 1040ez form See Credit recapture , later. Irs 1040ez form Coordination with Coverdell education savings accounts and qualified tuition programs. Irs 1040ez form   Reduce your qualified education expenses by any qualified education expenses used to figure the exclusion from gross income of (a) interest received under an education savings bond program, or (b) any distribution from a Coverdell education savings account or qualified tuition program (QTP). Irs 1040ez form For a QTP, this applies only to the amount of tax-free earnings that were distributed, not to the recovery of contributions to the program. Irs 1040ez form Credit recapture. Irs 1040ez form    If any tax-free educational assistance for the qualified education expenses paid in 2013 or any refund of your qualified education expenses paid in 2013 is received after you file your 2013 income tax return, you must recapture (repay) any excess credit. Irs 1040ez form You do this by refiguring the amount of your adjusted qualified education expenses for 2013 by reducing that amount by the amount of the refund or tax-free educational assistance. Irs 1040ez form You then refigure your education credit(s) for 2013 and figure the amount by which your 2013 tax liability would have increased if you had claimed the refigured credit(s). Irs 1040ez form Include that amount as an additional tax for the year the refund or tax-free assistance was received. Irs 1040ez form Example. Irs 1040ez form   You paid $3,500 of qualified education expenses in December 2013, and your child began college in January 2014. Irs 1040ez form You claimed $3,500 as the tuition and fees deduction on your 2013 income tax return. Irs 1040ez form The reduction reduced your taxable income by $3,500. Irs 1040ez form Also, you claimed no tax credits in 2013. Irs 1040ez form Your child withdrew from two classes and you received a refund of $2,000 in 2014 after you filed your 2013 tax return. Irs 1040ez form Refigure your 2013 tuition and fees deduction using $1,500 of qualified education expense instead of the $3,500. Irs 1040ez form The refigured tuition and fees deduction is $1,500. Irs 1040ez form Do not file an amended 2013 tax return to account for this adjustment. Irs 1040ez form Instead, include the difference of $2,000 (but only to the extent this difference would have increased your 2013 tax) on the “Other income” line of your 2014 Form 1040. Irs 1040ez form You cannot file Form 1040A for 2014. Irs 1040ez form Amounts that do not reduce qualified education expenses. Irs 1040ez form   Do not reduce qualified education expenses by amounts paid with funds the student receives as: Payment for services, such as wages, A loan, A gift, An inheritance, or A withdrawal from the student's personal savings. Irs 1040ez form   Do not reduce the qualified education expenses by any scholarship or fellowship reported as income on the student's tax return in the following situations. Irs 1040ez form The use of the money is restricted, by the terms of the scholarship or fellowship, to costs of attendance (such as room and board) other than qualified education expenses as defined in Qualified education expenses in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Restrictions. Irs 1040ez form The use of the money is not restricted. Irs 1040ez form Example 1. Irs 1040ez form In 2013, Jackie paid $3,000 for tuition and $5,000 for room and board at University X. Irs 1040ez form The university did not require her to pay any fees in addition to her tuition in order to enroll in or attend classes. Irs 1040ez form To help pay these costs, she was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and a $4,000 student loan. Irs 1040ez form The terms of the scholarship state that it can be used to pay any of Jackie's college expenses. Irs 1040ez form University X applies the $2,000 scholarship against Jackie's $8,000 total bill, and Jackie pays the $6,000 balance of her bill from University X with a combination of her student loan and her savings. Irs 1040ez form Jackie does not report any portion of the scholarship as income on her tax return. Irs 1040ez form In figuring the tuition and fees deduction, Jackie must reduce her qualified education expenses by the amount of the scholarship ($2,000) because she excluded the entire scholarship from her income. Irs 1040ez form The student loan is not tax-free educational assistance, so she does not need to reduce her qualified expenses by any part of the loan proceeds. Irs 1040ez form Jackie is treated as having paid $1,000 in qualified education expenses ($3,000 tuition – $2,000 scholarship) in 2013. Irs 1040ez form Example 2. Irs 1040ez form The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that Jackie reports her entire scholarship as income on her tax return. Irs 1040ez form Because Jackie reported the entire $2,000 scholarship in her income, she does not need to reduce her qualified education expenses. Irs 1040ez form Jackie is treated as having paid $3,000 in qualified education expenses. Irs 1040ez form Expenses That Do Not Qualify Qualified education expenses do not include amounts paid for: Insurance, Medical expenses (including student health fees), Room and board, Transportation, or Similar personal, living, or family expenses. Irs 1040ez form This is true even if the amount must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Irs 1040ez form Sports, games, hobbies, and noncredit courses. Irs 1040ez form   Qualified education expenses generally do not include expenses that relate to any course of instruction or other education that involves sports, games or hobbies, or any noncredit course. Irs 1040ez form However, if the course of instruction or other education is part of the student's degree program, these expenses can qualify. Irs 1040ez form Comprehensive or bundled fees. Irs 1040ez form   Some eligible educational institutions combine all of their fees for an academic period into one amount. Irs 1040ez form If you do not receive, or do not have access to, an allocation showing how much you paid for qualified education expenses and how much you paid for personal expenses, such as those listed above, contact the institution. Irs 1040ez form The institution is required to make this allocation and provide you with the amount you paid (or were billed) for qualified education expenses on Form 1098-T. Irs 1040ez form See Figuring the Deduction , later, for more information about Form 1098-T. Irs 1040ez form Who Is an Eligible Student For purposes of the tuition and fees deduction, an eligible student is a student who is enrolled in one or more courses at an eligible educational institution (as defined under Qualified Education Expenses , earlier). Irs 1040ez form Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses Generally, in order to claim the tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses for a dependent, you must: Have paid the expenses, and Claim an exemption for the student as a dependent. Irs 1040ez form For you to be able to deduct qualified education expenses for your dependent, you must claim an exemption for that individual. Irs 1040ez form You do this by listing your dependent's name and other required information on Form 1040 (or Form 1040A), line 6c. Irs 1040ez form IF your dependent is an eligible student and you. Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form AND. Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form THEN. Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form claim an exemption for your dependent you paid all qualified education expenses for your dependent only you can deduct the qualified education expenses that you paid. Irs 1040ez form Your dependent cannot take a deduction. Irs 1040ez form claim an exemption for your dependent your dependent paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Irs 1040ez form do not claim an exemption for your dependent you paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Irs 1040ez form do not claim an exemption for your dependent your dependent paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Irs 1040ez form Expenses paid by dependent. Irs 1040ez form   If your dependent pays qualified education expenses, no one can take a tuition and fees deduction for those expenses. Irs 1040ez form Neither you nor your dependent can deduct the expenses. Irs 1040ez form For purposes of the tuition and fees deduction, you are not treated as paying any expenses actually paid by a dependent for whom you or anyone other than the dependent can claim an exemption. Irs 1040ez form This rule applies even if you do not claim an exemption for your dependent on your tax return. Irs 1040ez form Expenses paid by you. Irs 1040ez form   If you claim an exemption for a dependent who is an eligible student, only you can include any expenses you paid when figuring your tuition and fees deduction. Irs 1040ez form Expenses paid under divorce decree. Irs 1040ez form   Qualified education expenses paid directly to an eligible educational institution for a student under a court-approved divorce decree are treated as paid by the student. Irs 1040ez form Only the student would be eligible to take a tuition and fees deduction for that payment, and then only if no one else could claim an exemption for the student. Irs 1040ez form Expenses paid by others. Irs 1040ez form   Someone other than you, your spouse, or your dependent (such as a relative or former spouse) may make a payment directly to an eligible educational institution to pay for an eligible student's qualified education expenses. Irs 1040ez form In this case, the student is treated as receiving the payment from the other person and, in turn, paying the institution. Irs 1040ez form If you claim, or can claim, an exemption on your tax return for the student, you are not considered to have paid the expenses and you cannot deduct them. Irs 1040ez form If the student is not a dependent, only the student can deduct payments made directly to the institution for his or her expenses. Irs 1040ez form If the student is your dependent, no one can deduct the payments. Irs 1040ez form Example. Irs 1040ez form In 2013, Ms. Irs 1040ez form Baker makes a payment directly to an eligible educational institution for her grandson Dan's qualified education expenses. Irs 1040ez form For purposes of deducting tuition and fees, Dan is treated as receiving the money from his grandmother and, in turn, paying his own qualified education expenses. Irs 1040ez form If an exemption cannot be claimed for Dan on anyone else's tax return, only Dan can claim a tuition and fees deduction for his grandmother's payment. Irs 1040ez form If someone else can claim an exemption for Dan, no one will be allowed a deduction for Ms. Irs 1040ez form Baker's payment. Irs 1040ez form Tuition reduction. Irs 1040ez form   When an eligible educational institution provides a reduction in tuition to an employee of the institution (or spouse or dependent child of an employee), the amount of the reduction may or may not be taxable. Irs 1040ez form If it is taxable, the employee is treated as receiving a payment of that amount and, in turn, paying it to the educational institution on behalf of the student. Irs 1040ez form For more information on tuition reductions, see Qualified Tuition Reduction , in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Irs 1040ez form Figuring the Deduction The maximum tuition and fees deduction in 2013 is $4,000, $2,000, or $0, depending on the amount of your MAGI. Irs 1040ez form See Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Deduction , later. Irs 1040ez form Form 1098-T. Irs 1040ez form   To help you figure your tuition and fees deduction, the student should receive Form 1098-T (see Appendix A for a completed example of Form 1098-T). Irs 1040ez form Generally, an eligible educational institution (such as a college or university) must send Form 1098-T (or acceptable substitute) to each enrolled student by January 31, 2014. Irs 1040ez form An institution may choose to report either payments received (box 1), or amounts billed (box 2), for qualified education expenses. Irs 1040ez form However, the amount in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1098-T might be different than what you paid. Irs 1040ez form When figuring the deduction, use only the amounts you paid in 2013 for qualified education expenses. Irs 1040ez form   In addition, Form 1098-T should give other information for that institution, such as adjustments made for prior years, the amount of scholarships or grants, reimbursements or refunds, and whether the student was enrolled at least half-time or was a graduate student. Irs 1040ez form    The eligible educational institution may ask for a completed Form W-9S or similar statement to obtain the student's name, address, and taxpayer identification number. Irs 1040ez form Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Deduction If your MAGI is not more than $65,000 ($130,000 if you are married filing jointly), your maximum tuition and fees deduction is $4,000. Irs 1040ez form If your MAGI is larger than $65,000 ($130,000 if you are married filing jointly), but is not more than $80,000 ($160,000 if you are married filing jointly), your maximum deduction is $2,000. Irs 1040ez form No tuition and fees deduction is allowed if your MAGI is larger than $80,000 ($160,000 if you are married filing jointly). Irs 1040ez form Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). Irs 1040ez form   For most taxpayers, MAGI is adjusted gross income (AGI) as figured on their federal income tax return before subtracting any deduction for tuition and fees. Irs 1040ez form However, as discussed below, there may be other modifications. Irs 1040ez form MAGI when using Form 1040A. Irs 1040ez form   If you file Form 1040A, your MAGI is the AGI on line 22 of that form, figured without taking into account any amount on line 19 (tuition and fees deduction). Irs 1040ez form MAGI when using Form 1040. Irs 1040ez form   If you file Form 1040, your MAGI is the AGI on line 38 of that form, figured without taking into account any amount on line 34 (tuition and fees deduction) or line 35 (domestic production activities deduction), and modified by adding back any: Foreign earned income exclusion, Foreign housing exclusion, Foreign housing deduction, Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of Puerto Rico. Irs 1040ez form   Table 6-2 shows how the amount of your MAGI can affect your tuition and fees deduction. Irs 1040ez form   You can use Worksheet 6-1. Irs 1040ez form MAGI for the Tuition and Fees Deduction , later, to figure your MAGI. Irs 1040ez form Table 6-2. Irs 1040ez form Effect of MAGI on Maximum Tuition and Fees Deduction IF your filing status is. Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form AND your MAGI is. Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form THEN your maximum tuition and fees deduction is. Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form . Irs 1040ez form single,  head of household, or qualifying widow(er) not more than $65,000 $4,000. Irs 1040ez form more than $65,000  but not more than $80,000 $2,000. Irs 1040ez form more than $80,000 $0. Irs 1040ez form married filing joint return not more than $130,000 $4,000. Irs 1040ez form more than $130,000 but not more than $160,000 $2,000. Irs 1040ez form more than $160,000 $0. Irs 1040ez form Claiming the Deduction You claim a tuition and fees deduction by completing Form 8917 and submitting it with your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Irs 1040ez form Enter the deduction on Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19. Irs 1040ez form A filled-in Form 8917 is shown at the end of this chapter. Irs 1040ez form Illustrated Example Tim Pfister, a single taxpayer, enrolled full-time at a local college to earn a degree in engineering. Irs 1040ez form This is the first year of his postsecondary education. Irs 1040ez form During 2013, he paid $3,600 for his qualified 2013 tuition expense. Irs 1040ez form Both he and the college meet all of the requirements for the tuition and fees deduction. Irs 1040ez form Tim's total income (Form 1040, line 22) and MAGI are $26,000. Irs 1040ez form He figures his deduction of $3,600 as shown on Form 8917, later. Irs 1040ez form Worksheet 6-1. Irs 1040ez form MAGI for the Tuition and Fees Deduction Use this worksheet if you are filing Form 2555, 2555-EZ, or 4563, or you are excluding income from sources within Puerto Rico. Irs 1040ez form Before using this worksheet, you must complete Form 1040, lines 7 through 33, and figure any amount to be entered on the dotted line next to line 36. Irs 1040ez form 1. Irs 1040ez form Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 22   1. Irs 1040ez form         2. Irs 1040ez form Enter the total from Form 1040, lines 23 through 33   2. Irs 1040ez form               3. Irs 1040ez form Enter the total of any amounts entered on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 36   3. Irs 1040ez form               4. Irs 1040ez form Add lines 2 and 3   4. Irs 1040ez form         5. Irs 1040ez form Subtract line 4 from line 1   5. Irs 1040ez form         6. Irs 1040ez form Enter your foreign earned income exclusion and/or housing  exclusion (Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18)   6. Irs 1040ez form         7. Irs 1040ez form Enter your foreign housing deduction (Form 2555, line 50)   7. Irs 1040ez form         8. Irs 1040ez form Enter the amount of income from Puerto Rico you are excluding   8. Irs 1040ez form         9. Irs 1040ez form Enter the amount of income from American Samoa you are  excluding (Form 4563, line 15)   9. Irs 1040ez form         10. Irs 1040ez form Add lines 5 through 9. Irs 1040ez form This is your modified adjusted gross income   10. Irs 1040ez form     Note. Irs 1040ez form If the amount on line 10 is more than $80,000 ($160,000 if married filing jointly),  you cannot take the deduction for tuition and fees. Irs 1040ez form       This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Irs 1040ez form Please click the link to view the image. Irs 1040ez form Form 8917 for Tim Pfister Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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IRS Civil Penalties Virtual Mailbox

"Shaping the Future of Civil Penalties"

The Internal Revenue Service is committed to ensuring civil penalties are imposed in a fair, consistent and efficient manner. This includes application of penalties that are comprehensible and effective in promoting voluntary compliance.

We invite you to share your comments regarding ways to improve the Civil Penalties Program. Specifically, we are requesting your assistance in determining barriers and soliciting recommendations for an enhanced penalty strategy that achieves the following desired states:

  • Penalty Consistency –IRS applies appropriate penalties to taxpayer actions and circumstances in a fair and uniform manner
  • Penalty Comprehensibility –IRS and taxpayers demonstrate an understanding of taxpayer reporting, filing, and payment obligations as it relates to civil penalties
  • Penalty Effectiveness - IRS applies and abates penalties in a manner that positively affects future reporting, filing, and payment compliance
  • Penalty Efficiency –IRS administers penalties promptly and accurately, so not to impede timely processing of case resolution

Your recommendations will be used to address weaknesses in the current program and design a uniform approach to penalty administration.

Please provide your comments to the following questions.  Do not include any information regarding specific taxpayer cases. 

Question #1:    What are the factors that influence an effective Penalty Program?  (i.e., "What are we already doing well?")

Question #2:    What are the barriers to an effective Penalty Program?

Please submit your comments to:  sbse.civil.penalties@irs.gov .

 

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Irs 1040ez form 13. Irs 1040ez form   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Irs 1040ez form Free help with your tax return. Irs 1040ez form   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Irs 1040ez form The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Irs 1040ez form The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs 1040ez form Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Irs 1040ez form In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Irs 1040ez form To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Irs 1040ez form   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Irs 1040ez form To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Irs 1040ez form aarp. Irs 1040ez form org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Irs 1040ez form For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Irs 1040ez form Internet. Irs 1040ez form    IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Irs 1040ez form Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Irs 1040ez form Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. Irs 1040ez form Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Irs 1040ez form The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Irs 1040ez form Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. Irs 1040ez form You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 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Irs 1040ez form You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Irs 1040ez form The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Irs 1040ez form When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. Irs 1040ez form Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. Irs 1040ez form You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Irs 1040ez form Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Irs 1040ez form Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Irs 1040ez form Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Irs 1040ez form Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Irs 1040ez form If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. Irs 1040ez form Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Irs 1040ez form You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. 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Irs 1040ez form Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Irs 1040ez form Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Irs 1040ez form Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Irs 1040ez form An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs 1040ez form Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Irs 1040ez form If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Irs 1040ez form Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Irs 1040ez form Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Irs 1040ez form Go to IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Irs 1040ez form Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Irs 1040ez form Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Irs 1040ez form Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Irs 1040ez form Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov and choose from a variety of options. Irs 1040ez form    Phone. Irs 1040ez form You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Irs 1040ez form Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Irs 1040ez form Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Irs 1040ez form Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Irs 1040ez form The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs 1040ez form Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Irs 1040ez form Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Irs 1040ez form Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Irs 1040ez form Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. Irs 1040ez form If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Irs 1040ez form The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Irs 1040ez form Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Irs 1040ez form Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Irs 1040ez form The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Irs 1040ez form Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Irs 1040ez form Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. Irs 1040ez form Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Irs 1040ez form You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Irs 1040ez form It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Irs 1040ez form Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Irs 1040ez form You should receive your order within 10 business days. Irs 1040ez form Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Irs 1040ez form If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. Irs 1040ez form Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Irs 1040ez form The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Irs 1040ez form These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Irs 1040ez form    Walk-in. Irs 1040ez form You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Irs 1040ez form Products. Irs 1040ez form You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Irs 1040ez form Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Irs 1040ez form Services. Irs 1040ez form You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Irs 1040ez form An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs 1040ez form Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs 1040ez form gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Irs 1040ez form    Mail. Irs 1040ez form You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Irs 1040ez form You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Irs 1040ez form Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs 1040ez form Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Irs 1040ez form The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Irs 1040ez form Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Irs 1040ez form   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Irs 1040ez form We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Irs 1040ez form You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Irs 1040ez form You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Irs 1040ez form   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Irs 1040ez form Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Irs 1040ez form Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Irs 1040ez form Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Irs 1040ez form We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Irs 1040ez form   How can you reach us? If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Irs 1040ez form   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Irs 1040ez form If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Irs 1040ez form Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Irs 1040ez form   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes. Irs 1040ez form Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Irs 1040ez form Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Irs 1040ez form Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications