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Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 6. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   Tuition and Fees Deduction Table of Contents IntroductionWhat is the tax benefit of the tuition and fees deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The qualified expenses must be for higher education, as explained later under Qualified Education Expenses . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 What is the tax benefit of the tuition and fees deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   The tuition and fees deduction can reduce the amount of your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   This deduction is taken as an adjustment to income. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 This means you can claim this deduction even if you do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 This deduction may be beneficial to you if you do not qualify for the American opportunity or lifetime learning credits. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You can choose the education benefit that will give you the lowest tax. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You may want to compare the tuition and fees deduction to the education credits. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit and chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit for more information on the education credits. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Table 6-1. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Tuition and Fees Deduction at a Glance summarizes the features of the tuition and fees deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Can You Claim the Deduction The following rules will help you determine if you can claim the tuition and fees deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Who Can Claim the Deduction Generally, you can claim the tuition and fees deduction if all three of the following requirements are met. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You pay qualified education expenses of higher education. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You pay the education expenses for an eligible student. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The eligible student is yourself, your spouse, or your dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The term “qualified education expenses” is defined later under Qualified Education Expenses . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 “Eligible student” is defined later under Who Is an Eligible Student . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 For more information on claiming the deduction for a dependent, see Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses , later. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Table 6-1. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Tuition and Fees Deduction at a Glance Do not rely on this table alone. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Refer to the text for complete details. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Question Answer What is the maximum benefit? You can reduce your income subject to tax by up to $4,000. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Where is the deduction taken? As an adjustment to income on  Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Who Cannot Claim the Deduction You cannot claim the tuition and fees deduction if any of the following apply. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Your filing status is married filing separately. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Another person can claim an exemption for you as a dependent on his or her tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You cannot take the deduction even if the other person does not actually claim that exemption. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is more than $80,000 ($160,000 if filing a joint return). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 More information on nonresident aliens can be found in Publication 519. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Academic period. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Paid with borrowed funds. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   You can claim a tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses paid with the proceeds of a loan. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Treat loan disbursements sent directly to the educational institution as paid on the date the institution credits the student's account. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Student withdraws from class(es). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   You can claim a tuition and fees deduction for qualified education expenses not refunded when a student withdraws. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Eligible educational institution. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 S. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Department of Education. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 S. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Related expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Prepaid expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See Academic period , earlier. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 In the following examples, assume that each student is an eligible student and each college or university an eligible educational institution. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Example 1. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Jackson is a sophomore in University V's degree program in dentistry. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Example 2. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Charles bought his books from a friend, so what he paid for them is not a qualified education expense. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Donna bought hers at College W's bookstore. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Example 3. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 When Marci enrolled at College X for her freshman year, she had to pay a separate student activity fee in addition to her tuition. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 No portion of the fee covers personal expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Although labeled as a student activity fee, the fee is required for Marci's enrollment and attendance at College X. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Therefore, it is a qualified expense. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 No Double Benefit Allowed You cannot do any of the following. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Deduct qualified education expenses you deduct under any other provision of the law, for example, as a business expense. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See Coordination With Tuition and Fees Deduction in chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program, later. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free interest on U. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 S. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 savings bonds (Form 8815). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See Figuring the Tax-Free Amount in chapter 10, Education Savings Bond Program, later. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Deduct qualified education expenses that have been paid with tax-free educational assistance, such as a scholarship, grant, or assistance provided by an employer. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See the following section on Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The result is the amount of adjusted qualified education expenses for each student. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You must also reduce qualified education expenses by the other amounts referred to in No Double Benefit Allowed , earlier. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Tax-free educational assistance. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See Academic period , earlier. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund of qualified education expenses paid in 2013. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Generally, any scholarship or fellowship is treated as tax free. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 For details, see Adjustments to Qualified Education Expenses in chapters 2 and 3. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Refunds. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Some tax-free educational assistance received after 2013 may be treated as a refund. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See Tax-free educational assistance , earlier. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Refunds received in 2013. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Refunds received after 2013 but before your income tax return is filed. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Refunds received after 2013 and after your income tax return is filed. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See Credit recapture , later. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Coordination with Coverdell education savings accounts and qualified tuition programs. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Credit recapture. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012    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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Include that amount as an additional tax for the year the refund or tax-free assistance was received. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Example. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   You paid $3,500 of qualified education expenses in December 2013, and your child began college in January 2014. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You claimed $3,500 as the tuition and fees deduction on your 2013 income tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The reduction reduced your taxable income by $3,500. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Also, you claimed no tax credits in 2013. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Your child withdrew from two classes and you received a refund of $2,000 in 2014 after you filed your 2013 tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Refigure your 2013 tuition and fees deduction using $1,500 of qualified education expense instead of the $3,500. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The refigured tuition and fees deduction is $1,500. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Do not file an amended 2013 tax return to account for this adjustment. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You cannot file Form 1040A for 2014. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Amounts that do not reduce qualified education expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The use of the money is not restricted. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Example 1. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 In 2013, Jackie paid $3,000 for tuition and $5,000 for room and board at University X. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The university did not require her to pay any fees in addition to her tuition in order to enroll in or attend classes. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 To help pay these costs, she was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and a $4,000 student loan. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The terms of the scholarship state that it can be used to pay any of Jackie's college expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Jackie does not report any portion of the scholarship as income on her tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Jackie is treated as having paid $1,000 in qualified education expenses ($3,000 tuition – $2,000 scholarship) in 2013. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Example 2. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that Jackie reports her entire scholarship as income on her tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Because Jackie reported the entire $2,000 scholarship in her income, she does not need to reduce her qualified education expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Jackie is treated as having paid $3,000 in qualified education expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 This is true even if the amount must be paid to the institution as a condition of enrollment or attendance. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Sports, games, hobbies, and noncredit courses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 However, if the course of instruction or other education is part of the student's degree program, these expenses can qualify. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Comprehensive or bundled fees. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   Some eligible educational institutions combine all of their fees for an academic period into one amount. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See Figuring the Deduction , later, for more information about Form 1098-T. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 For you to be able to deduct qualified education expenses for your dependent, you must claim an exemption for that individual. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You do this by listing your dependent's name and other required information on Form 1040 (or Form 1040A), line 6c. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 IF your dependent is an eligible student and you. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 AND. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 THEN. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Your dependent cannot take a deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 claim an exemption for your dependent your dependent paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 do not claim an exemption for your dependent you paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 do not claim an exemption for your dependent your dependent paid all qualified education expenses no one is allowed to take a deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Expenses paid by dependent. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   If your dependent pays qualified education expenses, no one can take a tuition and fees deduction for those expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Neither you nor your dependent can deduct the expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 This rule applies even if you do not claim an exemption for your dependent on your tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Expenses paid by you. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Expenses paid under divorce decree. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Expenses paid by others. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 In this case, the student is treated as receiving the payment from the other person and, in turn, paying the institution. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 If the student is not a dependent, only the student can deduct payments made directly to the institution for his or her expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 If the student is your dependent, no one can deduct the payments. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Example. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 In 2013, Ms. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Baker makes a payment directly to an eligible educational institution for her grandson Dan's qualified education expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 If someone else can claim an exemption for Dan, no one will be allowed a deduction for Ms. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Baker's payment. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Tuition reduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 For more information on tuition reductions, see Qualified Tuition Reduction , in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 See Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Deduction , later. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Form 1098-T. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 An institution may choose to report either payments received (box 1), or amounts billed (box 2), for qualified education expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 However, the amount in boxes 1 and 2 of Form 1098-T might be different than what you paid. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 When figuring the deduction, use only the amounts you paid in 2013 for qualified education expenses. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012    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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 No tuition and fees deduction is allowed if your MAGI is larger than $80,000 ($160,000 if you are married filing jointly). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 However, as discussed below, there may be other modifications. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 MAGI when using Form 1040A. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 MAGI when using Form 1040. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   Table 6-2 shows how the amount of your MAGI can affect your tuition and fees deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   You can use Worksheet 6-1. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 MAGI for the Tuition and Fees Deduction , later, to figure your MAGI. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Table 6-2. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Effect of MAGI on Maximum Tuition and Fees Deduction IF your filing status is. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 AND your MAGI is. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 THEN your maximum tuition and fees deduction is. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 . Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 single,  head of household, or qualifying widow(er) not more than $65,000 $4,000. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 more than $65,000  but not more than $80,000 $2,000. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 more than $80,000 $0. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 married filing joint return not more than $130,000 $4,000. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 more than $130,000 but not more than $160,000 $2,000. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 more than $160,000 $0. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Claiming the Deduction You claim a tuition and fees deduction by completing Form 8917 and submitting it with your Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Enter the deduction on Form 1040, line 34, or Form 1040A, line 19. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 A filled-in Form 8917 is shown at the end of this chapter. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Illustrated Example Tim Pfister, a single taxpayer, enrolled full-time at a local college to earn a degree in engineering. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 This is the first year of his postsecondary education. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 During 2013, he paid $3,600 for his qualified 2013 tuition expense. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Both he and the college meet all of the requirements for the tuition and fees deduction. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Tim's total income (Form 1040, line 22) and MAGI are $26,000. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 He figures his deduction of $3,600 as shown on Form 8917, later. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Worksheet 6-1. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 1. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 22   1. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012         2. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Enter the total from Form 1040, lines 23 through 33   2. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012               3. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Enter the total of any amounts entered on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 36   3. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012               4. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Add lines 2 and 3   4. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012         5. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Subtract line 4 from line 1   5. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012         6. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Enter your foreign earned income exclusion and/or housing  exclusion (Form 2555, line 45, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18)   6. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012         7. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Enter your foreign housing deduction (Form 2555, line 50)   7. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012         8. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Enter the amount of income from Puerto Rico you are excluding   8. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012         9. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Enter the amount of income from American Samoa you are  excluding (Form 4563, line 15)   9. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012         10. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Add lines 5 through 9. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 This is your modified adjusted gross income   10. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012     Note. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012       This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Please click the link to view the image. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Form 8917 for Tim Pfister Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Buy Safe Toys

If you plan to buy toys for the kids in your life, choose age-appropriate toys and look for labels with safety advice. For young children, avoid toys with small parts, sharp edges, and electric toys that can heat up. Always purchase safety gear in addition to sports-related gifts or ride-on toys, such as bicycles or skateboards. Get additional toy safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (PDF).

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Celebrate on a Budget

The holidays can be expensive, but you don't have to break the bank to celebrate. Take a few minutes to decide how much you can afford to spend on gifts, travel, parties, decorations, and other holiday expenses. Once you've created a spending plan, keep track of your purchases. 

Shopping online can help you stick to a budget as you'll avoid the temptation of store displays and may be able to use coupons and promotion codes. Before you buy, look for free shipping offers; check ordering deadlines to ensure that your gifts will arrive on time; and read the return policy.

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Give the Gift of Service

Sometimes the greatest gift you can give to others is service. Studies show that reading to a child just three hours a week significantly improves his or her reading skills. If you help out at a local soup kitchen or food bank, you are directly providing meals to hungry individuals.

Find volunteer opportunities in your area, or create your own and recruit others.

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Find Seasonal Employment

Even in a tough economy, businesses need extra help around the holidays. Seasonal employment can help supplement your income and potentially lead to a permanent position. If you need to update your resume, check out resume and interview tips to help you stand out in the job market. Get online tools and resources to help with your job search.

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Get Through the Holiday Blues

The holidays aren't joyous for everyone. This time of year can bring stress and feelings of loneliness. Exercise, focusing on positive relationships, and doing things that you find rewarding can help with depression. Get tips on what to do if you feel depressed. Keep in mind that winter depression could be a sign of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which may be caused by the lack of sunlight. Treatment for SAD is much like other forms of depression, but also involves light therapy.

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Be Safe and Save Money with LED Lights

Electricity bills can grow during the holidays if you decorate with strings of lights. Consider switching to LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights to save energy and money. In addition to the energy and cost savings, LED lights are much cooler than incandescent bulbs, reducing the risk of fires.

Every holiday season, fires claim lives and cost millions in damage. To prevent holiday fires in your home, use nonflammable decorations; do not overload electrical sockets; regularly water Christmas trees; and avoid the use of lit candles. As you should do year-round, ensure that your smoke alarms are working.

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Pay Attention to Food Portions and Exercise

The holidays are a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends, but celebrations sometimes involve over-indulging in sweet treats and heavy foods. Even if you only gain one or two pounds during the holidays, these gains can add up over the years. The holidays are probably not the ideal time to try to lose weight, but you can take steps to maintain your weight.

Read 10 tips on how to enjoy your food, but eat less of it (PDF) and learn how to make exercise and physical activity a regular part of your day.

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Pack for Hassle-Free Air Travel

You can get through the airport security line faster by traveling with unwrapped gifts and following the "3-1-1 rule" when carrying on liquids. You may have favorite liquid food items (like cranberry sauce or special dips) that you want to share during the holidays, but it's best to put such items in your checked bag or ship them ahead of time. If you need last-minute information about what you can and can't bring through security, use the My TSA app or mobile website. Get more helpful hints for holiday travelers.

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Reduce Holiday Waste

The holiday season includes many opportunities to reduce waste, recycle, and reuse items. Did you know that about 40 percent of all battery sales occur during the holiday season? Consider buying rechargeable batteries (and a charger) for electronic gifts to help reduce the amount of harmful materials thrown away. After the holidays, look for ways to recycle your tree instead of sending it to a landfill. If you plan to send greeting cards, consider purchasing ones that are made of recycled paper or sending electronic greetings.

Get more ideas on how to reduce waste, save money, and help the environment.

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Keep Food Safe

Holiday buffets are convenient ways to entertain a crowd, but leaving food out for long periods of time can invite bacteria that cause foodborne illness. To keep your holiday foods safe, cook them thoroughly; use shallow containers; never leave them sitting out for more than two hours; and keep them at the appropriate temperature. Get more food safety tips to help keep your guests healthy.

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The Turbotax Deluxe Federal E File State 2012

Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 5. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or picking up a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Free help with your tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012    Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov or call 1-800-906-9887. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 aarp. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Internet. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are — every day, every night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Go to IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Check the status of your 2013 refund with Where's My Refund? Go to IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov or the IRS2Go app, and click on Where's My Refund? You'll get a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Check the status of your amended return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Go to IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov and enter Where's My Amended Return in the search box. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Download forms, instructions, and publications, including some accessible versions. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Order free transcripts of your tax returns or tax account using the Order a Transcript tool on IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov or IRS2Go. 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Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Stop by most business days for face-to-face tax help, no appointment necessary — just walk in. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Before you visit, check the Office Locator for the address, phone number, hours of operation and the services provided. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 If you have an ongoing tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Locate the nearest volunteer help site with the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and some provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program as part of the TCE program. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Visit AARP's website to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Research your tax questions. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. 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Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Use it to watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, check your refund status, 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Call to check the status of your 2013 refund, 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 The automated Where's My Refund? information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. 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Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Before visiting, check www. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 irs. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Mail. 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Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012   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. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Turbotax deluxe federal e file state 2012 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. 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