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Honoring Victims

On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners to strike targets in the United States. Nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the attacks.

By presidential proclamation, Americans are called on to participate in a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 AM Eastern Daylight Time on September 11. They may also observe the day with ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services. Flags should be displayed at half-staff in honor of the individuals who lost their lives.

Many Americans will serve in their communities in honor of 9/11 as part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Service projects range from food drives and home repairs to neighborhood cleanups and disaster preparation activities. In many areas, volunteers will honor veterans, soldiers, or first responders by collecting donations, assembling care packages, and writing thank you letters.

Learn how you can participate in public service on the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

Other activities you may take related to 9/11:

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Keeping America Safe

Emergency responders continue to train and prepare for the possibility of future attacks. Learn how you can prepare for a disaster or emergency, or learn more about the National Terrorism Advisory System. You may also review the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's progress report of the 9/11 Commission recommendations.

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Taxes 2012 Publication 538 - Introductory Material Table of Contents IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Taxes 2012 Tax Questions. Taxes 2012 Reminders Useful Items - You may want to see: Introduction Every taxpayer (individuals, business entities, etc. Taxes 2012 ) must figure taxable income on the basis of an annual accounting period called a tax year. Taxes 2012 The calendar year is the most common tax year. Taxes 2012 Other tax years include a fiscal year and a short tax year. Taxes 2012 Each taxpayer must use a consistent accounting method, which is a set of rules for determining when to report income and expenses. Taxes 2012 The most commonly used accounting methods are the cash method and the accrual method. Taxes 2012 Under the cash method, you generally report income in the tax year you receive it, and deduct expenses in the tax year in which you pay them. Taxes 2012 Under the accrual method, you generally report income in the tax year you earn it, regardless of when payment is received. Taxes 2012 You deduct expenses in the tax year you incur them, regardless of when payment is made. Taxes 2012 This publication explains some of the rules for accounting periods and accounting methods. Taxes 2012 In some cases, you may have to refer to other sources for a more in-depth explanation of the topic. Taxes 2012 Comments and suggestions. Taxes 2012   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Taxes 2012   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Business, Exempt Organization and International Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:B 1111 Constitution Ave. Taxes 2012 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Taxes 2012 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Taxes 2012   You can email us at taxforms@irs. Taxes 2012 gov. Taxes 2012 Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. Taxes 2012 You can also send us comments from www. Taxes 2012 irs. Taxes 2012 gov/formspubs. Taxes 2012 Select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “More information. Taxes 2012 ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each email, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Taxes 2012 Ordering forms and publications. Taxes 2012   Visit www. Taxes 2012 irs. Taxes 2012 gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800–829–3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Taxes 2012 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Taxes 2012 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax Questions. Taxes 2012   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Taxes 2012 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Taxes 2012 We cannot answer tax questions sent to the above address. Taxes 2012 Reminders Photographs of missing children. Taxes 2012  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Taxes 2012 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Taxes 2012 You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Taxes 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 537 Installment Sales 541 Partnerships 542 Corporations Form (and Instructions) 1128 Application To Adopt, Change, or Retain a Tax Year 2553 Election by a Small Business Corporation 3115 Application for Change in Accounting Method 8716 Election To Have a Tax Year Other Than a Required Tax Year See Ordering forms and publications, earlier for information about getting these publications and forms. Taxes 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications