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Tax act 2012 returning user Publication 972 - Main Content Table of Contents Child Tax CreditQualifying Child Limits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Earned Income Additional Child Tax Credit How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Child Tax Credit This credit is for people who have a qualifying child as defined later. Tax act 2012 returning user It is in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses (on Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46) and the earned income credit (on Form 1040, line 64a; or Form 1040A, line 38a). Tax act 2012 returning user The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Tax act 2012 returning user Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user citizen, a U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user national, or a U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user resident alien. Tax act 2012 returning user For more information, see Publication 519, U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user Tax Guide for Aliens. Tax act 2012 returning user If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Tax act 2012 returning user For each qualifying child, you must either check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c, column (4); or Form 1040NR, line 7c, column (4). Tax act 2012 returning user Example. Tax act 2012 returning user Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. Tax act 2012 returning user Because he is not a U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user citizen, U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user national, or U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Tax act 2012 returning user Filers who have certain child dependents with an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Tax act 2012 returning user   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child identified on your tax return with an ITIN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). Tax act 2012 returning user   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. Tax act 2012 returning user To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Tax act 2012 returning user For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user Tax Guide for Aliens. Tax act 2012 returning user Adopted child. Tax act 2012 returning user   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Tax act 2012 returning user An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Tax act 2012 returning user   If you are a U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user citizen or U. Tax act 2012 returning user S. Tax act 2012 returning user national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Tax act 2012 returning user Exceptions to time lived with you. Tax act 2012 returning user    A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. Tax act 2012 returning user Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. Tax act 2012 returning user   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Tax act 2012 returning user For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Tax act 2012 returning user Qualifying child of more than one person. Tax act 2012 returning user   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Tax act 2012 returning user For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Tax act 2012 returning user Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Tax act 2012 returning user The amount on Form 1040, line 46; Form 1040A, line 28; or Form 1040NR, line 44, is less than the credit. Tax act 2012 returning user If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Tax act 2012 returning user But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Tax act 2012 returning user See Additional Child Tax Credit, later. Tax act 2012 returning user Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Tax act 2012 returning user Married filing jointly – $110,000. Tax act 2012 returning user Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) – $75,000. Tax act 2012 returning user Married filing separately – $55,000. Tax act 2012 returning user Modified AGI. Tax act 2012 returning user   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Tax act 2012 returning user Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. Tax act 2012 returning user On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Tax act 2012 returning user ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Tax act 2012 returning user Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Tax act 2012 returning user Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Tax act 2012 returning user Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Tax act 2012 returning user   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Tax act 2012 returning user AGI. Tax act 2012 returning user   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. Tax act 2012 returning user Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Tax act 2012 returning user You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Tax act 2012 returning user You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Tax act 2012 returning user Earned Income You will need to figure your earned income using one of the worksheets that appear later in this publication if you are completing the Line 11 Worksheet , later, or Schedule 8812. Tax act 2012 returning user Form 1040 or Form 1040NR filers, use the 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet , later, to figure your earned income. Tax act 2012 returning user Form 1040A filers, use the 1040A Filers —- Earned Income Worksheet , later. Tax act 2012 returning user For this purpose, earned income includes only: Taxable earned income, and Nontaxable combat pay. Tax act 2012 returning user Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Tax act 2012 returning user The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Tax act 2012 returning user How to claim the additional child tax credit. Tax act 2012 returning user   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Tax act 2012 returning user Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Tax act 2012 returning user If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR instructions (or on line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in this publication), use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. Tax act 2012 returning user If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65; Form 1040A, line 39; or Form 1040NR, line 63. Tax act 2012 returning user Child Tax Credit Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax act 2012 returning user Please click the link to view the image. Tax act 2012 returning user Child tax worksheet - page 1. Tax act 2012 returning user Child Tax Credit Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax act 2012 returning user Please click the link to view the image. Tax act 2012 returning user Child tax worksheet - page 2. Tax act 2012 returning user Line 11 Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax act 2012 returning user Please click the link to view the image. Tax act 2012 returning user Line 11 worksheet - page 1. Tax act 2012 returning user Line 11 Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax act 2012 returning user Please click the link to view the image. Tax act 2012 returning user Line 11 worksheet - page 2. Tax act 2012 returning user 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit) Before you begin:    ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication or line  4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit. Tax act 2012 returning user  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Tax act 2012 returning user  ✓If married filing jointly, include your spouse's amounts with yours when completing this worksheet. Tax act 2012 returning user     1. Tax act 2012 returning user a. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 7, or Form 1040NR, line 8 1a. Tax act 2012 returning user     b. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Tax act 2012 returning user Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Tax act 2012 returning user This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Tax act 2012 returning user 1b. Tax act 2012 returning user       Next, if you are filing Schedule C, C-EZ, F, or SE, or you received a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065 or Form 1065-B), go to line 2a. Tax act 2012 returning user Otherwise, skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3. Tax act 2012 returning user     2. Tax act 2012 returning user a. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter any statutory employee income reported on line 1 of Schedule C or C-EZ 2a. Tax act 2012 returning user     b. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter any net profit or (loss) from Schedule C, line 31; Schedule C-EZ, line 3; Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (other than farming); and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), box 9, code J1. Tax act 2012 returning user * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Tax act 2012 returning user Do not include on this line any statutory employee income or any other amounts exempt from self-employment tax. Tax act 2012 returning user Options and commodities dealers must add any gain or subtract any loss (in the normal course of dealing in or trading section 1256 contracts) from section 1256 contracts or related property 2b. Tax act 2012 returning user     c. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter any net farm profit or (loss) from Schedule F, line 34, and from farm partnerships, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A. Tax act 2012 returning user * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Tax act 2012 returning user Do not include on this line any amounts exempt from self-employment tax 2c. Tax act 2012 returning user         d. Tax act 2012 returning user If you used the farm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment, enter the amount from Schedule SE, Section B, line 15. Tax act 2012 returning user Otherwise, skip this line and enter on line 2e the amount from line 2c 2d. Tax act 2012 returning user         e. Tax act 2012 returning user If line 2c is a profit, enter the smaller of line 2c or line 2d. Tax act 2012 returning user If line 2c is a (loss), enter the (loss) from line 2c. Tax act 2012 returning user 2e. Tax act 2012 returning user   3. Tax act 2012 returning user Combine lines 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 2e. Tax act 2012 returning user If zero or less, stop. Tax act 2012 returning user Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. Tax act 2012 returning user Instead, enter -0- on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, whichever applies 3. Tax act 2012 returning user   4. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:               a. Tax act 2012 returning user A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 4a. Tax act 2012 returning user         b. Tax act 2012 returning user For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR) 4b. Tax act 2012 returning user         c. Tax act 2012 returning user A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR). Tax act 2012 returning user This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Tax act 2012 returning user If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity. Tax act 2012 returning user 4c. Tax act 2012 returning user       5. Tax act 2012 returning user a. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter any amount included on line 3 that is also included on Form 2555, line 43, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18. Tax act 2012 returning user Do not include any amount that is also included on line 4a, 4b, or 4c above 5a. Tax act 2012 returning user             b. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the portion, if any, of the amount from Form 2555, line 44 that you also included on Schedule E in partnership net income or (loss) or deducted on Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27; Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ; or Schedule F. Tax act 2012 returning user 5b. Tax act 2012 returning user             c. Tax act 2012 returning user Subtract line 5b from line 5a 5c. Tax act 2012 returning user       6. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27 6. Tax act 2012 returning user       7. Tax act 2012 returning user Add lines 4a through 4c, 5c, and 6 7. Tax act 2012 returning user   8. Tax act 2012 returning user Subtract line 7 from line 3 8. Tax act 2012 returning user       If you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet, enter this amount on line 2 of that worksheet. Tax act 2012 returning user If you were sent here from Schedule 8812, enter this amount on line 4a of that form. Tax act 2012 returning user     *If you have any Schedule K-1 amounts and you are not required to file Schedule SE, complete the appropriate line(s) of Schedule SE, Section A. Tax act 2012 returning user Put your name and social security number on Schedule SE and attach it to your return. Tax act 2012 returning user                     1040A Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet) Before you begin:   ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication. Tax act 2012 returning user  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Tax act 2012 returning user               1. Tax act 2012 returning user a. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the amount from Form 1040A, line 7 1a. Tax act 2012 returning user         b. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Tax act 2012 returning user Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Tax act 2012 returning user This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Tax act 2012 returning user 1b. Tax act 2012 returning user         c. Tax act 2012 returning user Add lines 1a and 1b. Tax act 2012 returning user     1c. Tax act 2012 returning user   2. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:           a. Tax act 2012 returning user A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 2a. Tax act 2012 returning user         b. Tax act 2012 returning user For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A) 2b. Tax act 2012 returning user         c. Tax act 2012 returning user A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A). Tax act 2012 returning user This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Tax act 2012 returning user If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity 2c. Tax act 2012 returning user       3. Tax act 2012 returning user Add lines 2a through 2c 3. Tax act 2012 returning user   4. Tax act 2012 returning user Subtract line 3 from line 1c. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the result here and on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet 4. Tax act 2012 returning user                 Additional Medicare Tax and RRTA Tax Worksheet (for line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet) If your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 1 RRTA taxes, use this worksheet to figure the amount to enter on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. Tax act 2012 returning user Social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax on wages. Tax act 2012 returning user 1. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the social security tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 4) 1. Tax act 2012 returning user   2. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the Medicare tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 6). Tax act 2012 returning user Box 6 includes any Additional Medicare Tax 2. Tax act 2012 returning user   3. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on wages (Form 8959, line 7) 3. Tax act 2012 returning user   4. Tax act 2012 returning user Add lines 1, 2, and 3 4. Tax act 2012 returning user   5. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the Additional Medicare Tax withheld (Form 8959, line 22) 5. Tax act 2012 returning user   6. Tax act 2012 returning user Subtract line 5 from line 4 6. Tax act 2012 returning user   Additional Medicare Tax on Self-Employment Income. Tax act 2012 returning user 7. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on self-employment income (one-half of Form 8959, line 13) 7. Tax act 2012 returning user   Tier 1 RRTA taxes as an employee of a railroad (enter amounts on lines 8, 9, 10, and 11) or employee representative (enter amounts on lines 12, 13, 14, and 15). Tax act 2012 returning user Do not include amounts in Form W-2, box 14, that are identified as Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 2 tax. Tax act 2012 returning user Do not include amounts shown on Form CT-2 on line 3 for Additional Medicare Tax or line 4 for Tier 2 tax. Tax act 2012 returning user 8. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the Tier 1 tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 8. Tax act 2012 returning user   9. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the Medicare tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 9. Tax act 2012 returning user   10. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee (Form 8959, line 17). Tax act 2012 returning user Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 14 10. Tax act 2012 returning user   11. Tax act 2012 returning user Add lines 8, 9, and 10 11. Tax act 2012 returning user   12. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter one-half of Tier 1 tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 1, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 12. Tax act 2012 returning user   13. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter one-half of Tier 1 Medicare tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 2, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 13. Tax act 2012 returning user   14. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee representative (one-half of Form 8959, line 17). Tax act 2012 returning user Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 10 14. Tax act 2012 returning user   15. Tax act 2012 returning user Add lines 12, 13, and 14 15. Tax act 2012 returning user   Line 6 amount 16. Tax act 2012 returning user Add lines 6, 7, 11, and 15. Tax act 2012 returning user Enter here and on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. Tax act 2012 returning user 16. Tax act 2012 returning user   Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. Tax act 2012 returning user   We ask for the information on the worksheets in this publication to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. Tax act 2012 returning user You are required to give us the information if requested. Tax act 2012 returning user We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax. Tax act 2012 returning user   You are not required to provide the information requested on a form (or worksheet in this publication) that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form (or publication) displays a valid OMB control number. Tax act 2012 returning user Books or records relating to a form, its instructions, or this publication must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Tax act 2012 returning user Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. Tax act 2012 returning user   The average time and expenses required to complete these worksheets will vary depending on individual circumstances. Tax act 2012 returning user For the estimated averages, see the instructions for your income tax return. Tax act 2012 returning user   If you have suggestions for making these worksheets simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. Tax act 2012 returning user See Comments and suggestions , earlier. Tax act 2012 returning user How To Get Tax Help 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. Tax act 2012 returning user Free help with your tax return. Tax act 2012 returning user   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Tax act 2012 returning user The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Tax act 2012 returning user The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Tax act 2012 returning user To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Tax act 2012 returning user   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Tax act 2012 returning user To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Tax act 2012 returning user aarp. Tax act 2012 returning user org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Tax act 2012 returning user For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Tax act 2012 returning user Internet. Tax act 2012 returning user    IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tax act 2012 returning user Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Tax act 2012 returning user The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Tax act 2012 returning user The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Tax act 2012 returning user Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Tax act 2012 returning user No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Tax act 2012 returning user The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. Tax act 2012 returning user When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Tax act 2012 returning user New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Tax act 2012 returning user  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Tax act 2012 returning user You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Tax act 2012 returning user The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Tax act 2012 returning user Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Tax act 2012 returning user Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Tax act 2012 returning user Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Tax act 2012 returning user Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Tax act 2012 returning user You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Tax act 2012 returning user It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Tax act 2012 returning user Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov. Tax act 2012 returning user Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov for more information. Tax act 2012 returning user Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Tax act 2012 returning user Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov. Tax act 2012 returning user Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Tax act 2012 returning user Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov. Tax act 2012 returning user Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Tax act 2012 returning user Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Tax act 2012 returning user Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Tax act 2012 returning user An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Tax act 2012 returning user Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Tax act 2012 returning user If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Tax act 2012 returning user Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Tax act 2012 returning user Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Tax act 2012 returning user Go to IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Tax act 2012 returning user Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Tax act 2012 returning user Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Tax act 2012 returning user Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Tax act 2012 returning user Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov and choose from a variety of options. Tax act 2012 returning user    Phone. Tax act 2012 returning user You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Tax act 2012 returning user Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Tax act 2012 returning user Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Tax act 2012 returning user Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Tax act 2012 returning user Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Tax act 2012 returning user Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Tax act 2012 returning user Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Tax act 2012 returning user Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Tax act 2012 returning user You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Tax act 2012 returning user It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Tax act 2012 returning user 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). Tax act 2012 returning user You should receive your order within 10 business days. Tax act 2012 returning user Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Tax act 2012 returning user The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Tax act 2012 returning user These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Tax act 2012 returning user    Walk-in. Tax act 2012 returning user You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Tax act 2012 returning user Products. Tax act 2012 returning user You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Tax act 2012 returning user Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Tax act 2012 returning user Services. Tax act 2012 returning user You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Tax act 2012 returning user An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Tax act 2012 returning user Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Tax act 2012 returning user    Mail. Tax act 2012 returning user You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Tax act 2012 returning user You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Tax act 2012 returning user Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax act 2012 returning user Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Tax act 2012 returning user The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Tax act 2012 returning user   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Tax act 2012 returning user 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. Tax act 2012 returning user You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Tax act 2012 returning user You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Tax act 2012 returning user   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. Tax act 2012 returning user Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Tax act 2012 returning user Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Tax act 2012 returning user We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Tax act 2012 returning user   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. Tax act 2012 returning user   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Tax act 2012 returning user If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Tax act 2012 returning user Low Income Taxpayer Clinics 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. Tax act 2012 returning user Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Tax act 2012 returning user Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. 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Tax act 2012 returning user Publication 850 (EN/SP) - Introductory Material Table of Contents Introduction Introduction This glossary is developed by the Tax Forms and Publications Division of the Internal Revenue Service, in consultation with the Translation Commission of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (Comisión de Traducciones de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española) and with the Graduate Program in Translation of the University of Puerto Rico (Programa Graduado en Traducción de la Universidad de Puerto Rico). Tax act 2012 returning user Its purpose is to establish high standards for the quality of language usage, to promote uniformity in language usage, and to minimize the risk of misinterpretation of Spanish-language materials issued by the Service. Tax act 2012 returning user To meet the needs of the largest segment of taxpayers whose primary language is Spanish, the Service has issued certain Spanish-language materials. Tax act 2012 returning user Problems arise, however, because there is some variation in tax terminology used in Spanish-speaking countries. Tax act 2012 returning user Also, invention and compromise are involved in selecting words and phrases to describe certain tax concepts that have no precise equivalent in the Spanish language or legal tradition. Tax act 2012 returning user To help resolve these problems, a group of United States, Spanish, and Spanish-American academicians, professors, lawyers, accountants, translators, and tax law specialists developed this glossary. Tax act 2012 returning user Their long and varied experience with the tax systems in their own, and other countries, gives assurance of reliability. Tax act 2012 returning user The criteria used for words in this glossary are: consistency of usage with other governmental agencies, Spanish writing style for the tax forms and publications, and words relating to Accounting, Economics, Finance, Law, Technology and its related fields. Tax act 2012 returning user Any issuance containing language consistent with this glossary should be reasonably satisfactory for purposes of general guidance regarding the rights and obligations of taxpayers. Tax act 2012 returning user It is not intended, however, that any term in this glossary should be understood to change the meaning of any provisions of law, regulations, or any other authoritative precedent. Tax act 2012 returning user A periodic review is made to determine whether any additions, deletions, or revisions are needed. Tax act 2012 returning user Some of the terms listed are identified by the abbreviation “P. Tax act 2012 returning user R. Tax act 2012 returning user ” These terms are for use in tax forms and publications intended for circulation exclusively in Puerto Rico. Tax act 2012 returning user Users are invited to send their comments to: Internal Revenue Service Virtual Translation Office SE:W:CAR:MP:T:LS:VTO 1111 Constitution Ave. Tax act 2012 returning user , N. Tax act 2012 returning user W. Tax act 2012 returning user , IR-6102 Washington, DC 20224 or electronically to: vto@irs. Tax act 2012 returning user gov Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications