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Vita tax 2014 Publication 17 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionIcons. Vita tax 2014 Ordering forms and publications. Vita tax 2014 Tax questions. Vita tax 2014 All material in this publication may be reprinted freely. Vita tax 2014 A citation to Your Federal Income Tax (2013) would be appropriate. Vita tax 2014 The explanations and examples in this publication reflect the interpretation by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of: Tax laws enacted by Congress, Treasury regulations, and Court decisions. Vita tax 2014 However, the information given does not cover every situation and is not intended to replace the law or change its meaning. Vita tax 2014 This publication covers some subjects on which a court may have made a decision more favorable to taxpayers than the interpretation by the IRS. Vita tax 2014 Until these differing interpretations are resolved by higher court decisions or in some other way, this publication will continue to present the interpretations by the IRS. Vita tax 2014 All taxpayers have important rights when working with the IRS. Vita tax 2014 These rights are described in Your Rights as a Taxpayer in the back of this publication. Vita tax 2014 What's New This section summarizes important tax changes that took effect in 2013. Vita tax 2014 Most of these changes are discussed in more detail throughout this publication. Vita tax 2014 Future developments. Vita tax 2014  For the latest information about the tax law topics covered in this publication, including information about any tax legislation, go to www. Vita tax 2014 irs. Vita tax 2014 gov/pub17. Vita tax 2014 Additional Medicare Tax. Vita tax 2014  Beginning in 2013, a 0. Vita tax 2014 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Vita tax 2014 See Form 8959 and its instructions. Vita tax 2014 Net Investment Income Tax. Vita tax 2014  Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Vita tax 2014 The NIIT is 3. Vita tax 2014 8% of the smaller of (a) your net investment income or (b) the excess of your modified adjusted gross income over: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), or $200,000 if any other filing status. Vita tax 2014 See Form 8960 and its instructions. Vita tax 2014 Change in tax rates. Vita tax 2014  The highest tax rate is 39. Vita tax 2014 6%. Vita tax 2014 For more information, see the 2013 Tax Computation Worksheet or the 2013 Tax Rate Schedules near the end of this publication. Vita tax 2014 Tax rate on net capital gain and qualified dividends. Vita tax 2014  The maximum tax rate of 15% on net capital gain and qualified dividends has increased to 20% for some taxpayers. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 16. Vita tax 2014 Medical and dental expenses. Vita tax 2014  You can deduct only the part of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% of your adjusted gross income (7. Vita tax 2014 5% if either you or your spouse is age 65 or older). Vita tax 2014 See chapter 21. Vita tax 2014 Personal exemption amount increased for certain taxpayers. Vita tax 2014  Your personal exemption is increased to $3,900. Vita tax 2014 But the amount is reduced if your adjusted gross income is more than: $150,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if single, $275,000 if head of household, or $300,000 if any other filing status. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 3. Vita tax 2014 Limit on itemized deductions. Vita tax 2014  You may not be able to deduct all of your itemized deductions if your adjusted gross income is more than: $150,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if single, $275,000 if head of household, or $300,000 if any other filing status. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 29. Vita tax 2014 Same-sex marriages. Vita tax 2014  If you have a same-sex spouse whom you legally married in a state (or foreign country) that recognizes same-sex marriage, you and your spouse generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status on your 2013 return, even if you and your spouse now live in a state (or foreign country) that does not recognize same-sex marriage. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 2. Vita tax 2014 If you meet certain requirements, you may be able to file amended returns to change your filing status for some earlier years. Vita tax 2014 For details on filing amended returns, see chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs). Vita tax 2014  You cannot have more than $2,500 in salary reduction contributions made to a health FSA for plan years beginning after 2012. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 5. Vita tax 2014 Expiring credits. Vita tax 2014  The plug-in electric vehicle credit and the refundable part of the credit for prior year minimum tax have expired. Vita tax 2014 You cannot claim either one on your 2013 return. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 37. Vita tax 2014 Ponzi-type investment schemes. Vita tax 2014  There are new rules for how to claim a theft loss deduction on Form 4684 due to a Ponzi-type investment scheme. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 25. Vita tax 2014 Home office deduction simplified method. Vita tax 2014  If you can take a home office deduction, you may be able to use a simplified method to figure it. Vita tax 2014 See Publication 587. Vita tax 2014 Standard mileage rates. Vita tax 2014  The 2013 rate for business use of your car is increased to 56½ cents a mile. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 26. Vita tax 2014 The 2013 rate for use of your car to get medical care is increased to 24 cents a mile. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 21. Vita tax 2014 The 2013 rate for use of your car to move is increased to 24 cents a mile. Vita tax 2014 See Publication 521, Moving Expenses. Vita tax 2014 Reminders Listed below are important reminders and other items that may help you file your 2013 tax return. Vita tax 2014 Many of these items are explained in more detail later in this publication. Vita tax 2014 Enter your social security number (SSN). Vita tax 2014  Enter your SSN in the space provided on your tax form. Vita tax 2014 If you filed a joint return for 2012 and are filing a joint return for 2013 with the same spouse, enter your names and SSNs in the same order as on your 2012 return. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Secure your tax records from identity theft. Vita tax 2014  Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your name, SSN, or other identifying information, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Vita tax 2014 An identity thief may use your SSN to get a job or may file a tax return using your SSN to receive a refund. Vita tax 2014 For more information about identity theft and how to reduce your risk from it, see chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Taxpayer identification numbers. Vita tax 2014  You must provide the taxpayer identification number for each person for whom you claim certain tax benefits. Vita tax 2014 This applies even if the person was born in 2013. Vita tax 2014 Generally, this number is the person's social security number (SSN). Vita tax 2014 See chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Foreign source income. Vita tax 2014  If you are a U. Vita tax 2014 S. Vita tax 2014 citizen with income from sources outside the United States (foreign income), you must report all such income on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. Vita tax 2014 S. Vita tax 2014 law. Vita tax 2014 This is true whether you live inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form W-2 or Form 1099 from the foreign payer. Vita tax 2014 This applies to earned income (such as wages and tips) as well as unearned income (such as interest, dividends, capital gains, pensions, rents and royalties). Vita tax 2014 If you live outside the United States, you may be able to exclude part or all of your foreign source earned income. Vita tax 2014 For details, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Vita tax 2014 S. Vita tax 2014 Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. Vita tax 2014 Foreign financial assets. Vita tax 2014  If you had foreign financial assets in 2013, you may have to file Form 8938 with your return. Vita tax 2014 Check www. Vita tax 2014 IRS. Vita tax 2014 gov/form8938 for details. Vita tax 2014 Automatic 6-month extension to file tax return. Vita tax 2014  You can use Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Vita tax 2014 S. Vita tax 2014 Individual Income Tax Return, to obtain an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your tax return. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Include your phone number on your return. Vita tax 2014  To promptly resolve any questions we have in processing your tax return, we would like to be able to call you. Vita tax 2014 Please enter your daytime telephone number on your tax form next to your signature and occupation. Vita tax 2014 If you are filing a joint return, you can enter either your or your spouse's daytime phone number. Vita tax 2014 Payment of taxes. Vita tax 2014   You can pay your taxes online, by phone, or by check or money order. Vita tax 2014 You can make a direct transfer from your bank account or use a credit or debit card. Vita tax 2014 If you e-file, you can schedule an electronic payment. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Faster ways to file your return. Vita tax 2014  The IRS offers fast, accurate ways to file your tax return information without filing a paper tax return. Vita tax 2014 You can use IRS e-file (electronic filing). Vita tax 2014 See chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Free electronic filing. Vita tax 2014  You may be able to file your 2013 taxes online for free. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Change of address. Vita tax 2014  If you change your address, you should notify the IRS. Vita tax 2014 See Change of Address in chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Refund on a late filed return. Vita tax 2014  If you were due a refund but you did not file a return, you generally must file your return within 3 years from the date the return was due (including extensions) to get that refund. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Frivolous tax returns. Vita tax 2014  The IRS has published a list of positions that are identified as frivolous. Vita tax 2014 The penalty for filing a frivolous tax return is $5,000. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Filing erroneous claim for refund or credit. Vita tax 2014  You may have to pay a penalty if you file an erroneous claim for refund or credit. Vita tax 2014 See chapter 1. Vita tax 2014 Privacy Act and paperwork reduction information. Vita tax 2014   The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, the Privacy Act of 1974, and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 require that when we ask you for information we must first tell you what our legal right is to ask for the information, why we are asking for it, how it will be used, what could happen if we do not receive it, and whether your response is voluntary, required to obtain a benefit, or mandatory under the law. Vita tax 2014 A complete statement on this subject can be found in your tax form instructions. Vita tax 2014 Customer service for taxpayers. Vita tax 2014  You can set up a personal appointment at the most convenient Taxpayer Assistance Center, on the most convenient business day. Vita tax 2014 See How To Get Tax Help in the back of this publication. Vita tax 2014 Preparer e-file mandate. Vita tax 2014  Most paid preparers must e-file returns they prepare and file. Vita tax 2014 Your preparer may make you aware of this requirement and the options available to you. Vita tax 2014 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Vita tax 2014   If you want to confidentially report misconduct, waste, fraud, or abuse by an IRS employee, you can call 1-800-366-4484 (call 1-800-877-8339 if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, and are using TTY/TDD equipment). Vita tax 2014 You can remain anonymous. Vita tax 2014 Photographs of missing children. Vita tax 2014  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Vita tax 2014 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Vita tax 2014 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. Vita tax 2014 Introduction This publication covers the general rules for filing a federal income tax return. Vita tax 2014 It supplements the information contained in your tax form instructions. Vita tax 2014 It explains the tax law to make sure you pay only the tax you owe and no more. Vita tax 2014 How this publication is arranged. Vita tax 2014   This publication closely follows Form 1040, U. Vita tax 2014 S. Vita tax 2014 Individual Income Tax Return. Vita tax 2014 It is divided into six parts which cover different sections of Form 1040. Vita tax 2014 Each part is further divided into chapters which generally discuss one line of the form. Vita tax 2014 Do not worry if you file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Vita tax 2014 Anything included on a line of either of these forms is also included on Form 1040. Vita tax 2014   The table of contents inside the front cover and the index in the back of the publication are useful tools to help you find the information you need. Vita tax 2014 What is in this publication. Vita tax 2014   The publication begins with the rules for filing a tax return. Vita tax 2014 It explains: Who must file a return, Which tax form to use, When the return is due, How to e-file your return, and Other general information. Vita tax 2014 It will help you identify which filing status you qualify for, whether you can claim any dependents, and whether the income you receive is taxable. Vita tax 2014 The publication goes on to explain the standard deduction, the kinds of expenses you may be able to deduct, and the various kinds of credits you may be able to take to reduce your tax. Vita tax 2014   Throughout the publication are examples showing how the tax law applies in typical situations. Vita tax 2014 Also throughout the publication are flowcharts and tables that present tax information in an easy-to-understand manner. Vita tax 2014   Many of the subjects discussed in this publication are discussed in greater detail in other IRS publications. Vita tax 2014 References to those other publications are provided for your information. Vita tax 2014 Icons. Vita tax 2014   Small graphic symbols, or icons, are used to draw your attention to special information. Vita tax 2014 See Table 1 later for an explanation of each icon used in this publication. Vita tax 2014 What is not covered in this publication. Vita tax 2014   Some material that you may find helpful is not included in this publication but can be found in your tax form instruction booklet. Vita tax 2014 This includes lists of: Where to report certain items shown on information documents, and Recorded tax information topics (TeleTax). Vita tax 2014   If you operate your own business or have other self-employment income, such as from babysitting or selling crafts, see the following publications for more information. Vita tax 2014 Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ). Vita tax 2014 Publication 535, Business Expenses. Vita tax 2014 Publication 587, Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Daycare Providers). Vita tax 2014 Help from the IRS. Vita tax 2014   There are many ways you can get help from the IRS. Vita tax 2014 These are explained under How To Get Tax Help in the back of this publication. Vita tax 2014 Comments and suggestions. Vita tax 2014   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Vita tax 2014   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Vita tax 2014 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Vita tax 2014 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Vita tax 2014   You can send your comments from www. Vita tax 2014 irs. Vita tax 2014 gov/formspubs/. Vita tax 2014 Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications”. Vita tax 2014   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Vita tax 2014 Ordering forms and publications. Vita tax 2014   Visit www. Vita tax 2014 irs. 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