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2011 Income Tax Forms

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2011 income tax forms 10. 2011 income tax forms   Education Savings Bond Program Table of Contents Introduction Who Can Cash In Bonds Tax FreeAdjusted qualified education expenses. 2011 income tax forms Eligible educational institution. 2011 income tax forms Dependent for whom you claim an exemption. 2011 income tax forms MAGI when using Form 1040A. 2011 income tax forms MAGI when using Form 1040. 2011 income tax forms Figuring the Tax-Free AmountEffect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Exclusion Claiming the Exclusion Introduction Generally, you must pay tax on the interest earned on U. 2011 income tax forms S. 2011 income tax forms savings bonds. 2011 income tax forms If you do not include the interest in income in the years it is earned, you must include it in your income in the year in which you cash in the bonds. 2011 income tax forms However, when you cash in certain savings bonds under an education savings bond program, you may be able to exclude the interest from income. 2011 income tax forms Who Can Cash In Bonds Tax Free You may be able to cash in qualified U. 2011 income tax forms S. 2011 income tax forms savings bonds without having to include in your income some or all of the interest earned on the bonds if you meet the following conditions. 2011 income tax forms You pay qualified education expenses for yourself, your spouse, or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption on your return. 2011 income tax forms Your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) is less than the amount specified for your filing status. 2011 income tax forms Your filing status is not married filing separately. 2011 income tax forms Qualified U. 2011 income tax forms S. 2011 income tax forms savings bonds. 2011 income tax forms   A qualified U. 2011 income tax forms S. 2011 income tax forms savings bond is a series EE bond issued after 1989 or a series I bond. 2011 income tax forms The bond must be issued either in your name (as the sole owner) or in the name of both you and your spouse (as co-owners). 2011 income tax forms   The owner must be at least 24 years old before the bond's issue date. 2011 income tax forms The issue date is printed on the front of the savings bond. 2011 income tax forms    The issue date is not necessarily the date of purchase—it will be the first day of the month in which the bond is purchased (or posted, if bought electronically). 2011 income tax forms Qualified education expenses. 2011 income tax forms   These include the following items you pay for either yourself, your spouse, or a dependent for whom you claim an exemption. 2011 income tax forms Tuition and fees required to enroll at or attend an eligible educational institution. 2011 income tax forms Qualified education expenses do not include expenses for room and board or for courses involving sports, games, or hobbies that are not part of a degree or certificate granting program. 2011 income tax forms Contributions to a qualified tuition program (QTP) (see How Much Can You Contribute in chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program). 2011 income tax forms Contributions to a Coverdell education savings account (ESA) (see Contributions in chapter 7, Coverdell Education Savings Account). 2011 income tax forms Adjusted qualified education expenses. 2011 income tax forms   You must reduce your qualified education expenses by all of the following tax-free benefits. 2011 income tax forms Tax-free part of scholarships and fellowships (see Tax-Free Scholarships and Fellowships in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions). 2011 income tax forms Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a Coverdell ESA (see Qualified Education Expenses in chapter 7, Coverdell Education Savings Account). 2011 income tax forms Expenses used to figure the tax-free portion of distributions from a QTP (see Qualified education expenses in chapter 8, Qualified Tuition Program). 2011 income tax forms Any tax-free payments (other than gifts or inheritances) received as educational assistance, such as: Veterans' educational assistance benefits (see Veterans' Benefits in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), Qualified tuition reductions (see Qualified Tuition Reduction in chapter 1, Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, and Tuition Reductions), or Employer-provided educational assistance (see chapter 11, Employer-Provided Educational Assistance ). 2011 income tax forms Any expenses used in figuring the American opportunity and lifetime learning credits. 2011 income tax forms See What Expenses Qualify in chapter 2, American Opportunity Credit, and What Expenses Qualify in chapter 3, Lifetime Learning Credit, for more information. 2011 income tax forms Eligible educational institution. 2011 income tax forms   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. 2011 income tax forms S. 2011 income tax forms Department of Education. 2011 income tax forms It includes virtually all accredited public, nonprofit, and proprietary (privately owned profit-making) postsecondary institutions. 2011 income tax forms The educational institution should be able to tell you if it is an eligible educational institution. 2011 income tax forms   Certain educational institutions located outside the United States also participate in the U. 2011 income tax forms S. 2011 income tax forms Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs. 2011 income tax forms Dependent for whom you claim an exemption. 2011 income tax forms   You claim an exemption for a person if you list his or her name and other required information on Form 1040 (or Form 1040A), line 6c. 2011 income tax forms Modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). 2011 income tax forms   For most taxpayers, MAGI is adjusted gross income (AGI) as figured on their federal income tax return without taking into account this interest exclusion. 2011 income tax forms However, as discussed below, there may be other modifications. 2011 income tax forms MAGI when using Form 1040A. 2011 income tax forms   If you file Form 1040A, your MAGI is the AGI on line 22 of that form figured without taking into account any savings bond interest exclusion and modified by adding back any amount on line 18 (student loan interest deduction) and line 19 (tuition and fees deduction). 2011 income tax forms MAGI when using Form 1040. 2011 income tax forms   If you file Form 1040, your MAGI is the AGI on line 38 of that form figured without taking into account any savings bond interest exclusion 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, Exclusion of income by bona fide residents of Puerto Rico, Exclusion for adoption benefits received under an employer's adoption assistance program, Deduction for student loan interest, Deduction for tuition and fees, and Deduction for domestic production activities. 2011 income tax forms    Use the worksheet in the instructions for line 9 of Form 8815 to figure your MAGI. 2011 income tax forms If you claim any of the exclusion or deduction items (1)–(6) listed above, add the amount of the exclusion or deduction to the amount on line 5 of the worksheet. 2011 income tax forms Do not add in the deduction for (7) student loan interest, and (8) tuition and fees, or (9) domestic production activities because line 4 of the worksheet already includes these amounts. 2011 income tax forms Enter the total on Form 8815, line 9, as your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). 2011 income tax forms    Because the deduction for interest expenses attributable to royalties and other investments is limited to your net investment income, you cannot figure the deduction until you have figured this interest exclusion. 2011 income tax forms Therefore, if you had interest expenses attributable to royalties and deductible on Schedule E (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss, you must make a special computation of your deductible interest without regard to this exclusion to figure the net royalty income included in your MAGI. 2011 income tax forms See Royalties included in MAGI under Education Savings Bond Program in Publication 550, chapter 1. 2011 income tax forms Figuring the Tax-Free Amount If the total you receive when you cash in the bonds is not more than the adjusted qualified education expenses for the year, all of the interest on the bonds may be tax free. 2011 income tax forms However, if the total you receive when you cash in the bonds is more than the adjusted expenses, only part of the interest may be tax free. 2011 income tax forms To determine the tax-free amount, multiply the interest part of the proceeds by a fraction. 2011 income tax forms The numerator (top part) of the fraction is the adjusted qualified education expenses (AQEE) you paid during the year. 2011 income tax forms The denominator (bottom part) of the fraction is the total proceeds you received during the year. 2011 income tax forms Example. 2011 income tax forms In February 2013, Mark and Joan Washington, a married couple, cashed a qualified series EE U. 2011 income tax forms S. 2011 income tax forms savings bond. 2011 income tax forms They received proceeds of $9,000, representing principal of $6,000 and interest of $3,000. 2011 income tax forms In 2013, they paid $7,650 of their daughter's college tuition. 2011 income tax forms They are not claiming an American opportunity or lifetime learning credit for those expenses, and their daughter does not have any tax-free educational assistance. 2011 income tax forms Their MAGI for 2013 was $80,000. 2011 income tax forms   $3,000 interest × $7,650 AQEE  $9,000 proceeds = $2,550 tax-free interest   They can exclude $2,550 of interest in 2013. 2011 income tax forms They must pay tax on the remaining $450 ($3,000 − $2,550) interest. 2011 income tax forms Effect of the Amount of Your Income on the Amount of Your Exclusion The amount of your interest exclusion is gradually reduced (phased out) based on your MAGI and filing status. 2011 income tax forms Claiming the Exclusion Use Form 8815 to figure your education savings bond interest exclusion. 2011 income tax forms Enter your exclusion on line 3 of Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Interest and Ordinary Dividends. 2011 income tax forms Attach Form 8815 to your tax return. 2011 income tax forms Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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What you need to do

  • If you’re required to file this tax return, file immediately. We’ll apply the credit amount shown on this notice to the tax you owe and refund any overpayment to you, if you don’t owe other taxes or obligations.
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    How long do I have to file a tax return to claim a refund?
    Generally, you must file a tax return within 3 years from the due date of the return (including extensions) to receive a refund of any overpayment on your account. After this statute of limitations expires, we can’t refund any overpayments.

    Where do I send my return?
    Send it to the address listed on the notice.

    What should I do if I’ve just filed my tax return?
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    File all required returns by the appropriate due date.

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The 2011 Income Tax Forms

2011 income tax forms Publication 556 - Introductory Material Table of Contents The IRS Mission Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 2011 income tax forms Tax questions. 2011 income tax forms Useful Items - You may want to see: The IRS Mission Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. 2011 income tax forms Reminders Penalty for filing erroneous claim for refund or credit. 2011 income tax forms  You may have to pay a penalty if you file an erroneous claim for refund or credit. 2011 income tax forms See Penalty for erroneous claim for refund, later under Claims for Refund. 2011 income tax forms Interest and penalties suspended if notice not mailed within 36 months. 2011 income tax forms  If you file your return timely (including extensions), interest and certain penalties will be suspended if the IRS does not mail a notice to you within 36 months. 2011 income tax forms See Suspension of interest and penalties, later under Examination of Returns. 2011 income tax forms Fast track mediation. 2011 income tax forms  The IRS offers fast track mediation services to help taxpayers resolve many disputes resulting from: Examinations (audits), Offers in compromise, Trust fund recovery penalties, and Other collection actions. 2011 income tax forms See Fast track mediation under If You Do Not Agree. 2011 income tax forms Introduction The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accepts most federal tax returns as filed. 2011 income tax forms However, the IRS examines (or audits) some returns to determine if income, expenses, and credits are being reported accurately. 2011 income tax forms If your return is selected for examination, it does not suggest that you made an error or are dishonest. 2011 income tax forms Returns are chosen by computerized screening, by random sample, or by an income document matching program. 2011 income tax forms See Examination selection criteria, later. 2011 income tax forms You should also know that many examinations result in a refund or acceptance of the tax return without change. 2011 income tax forms This publication discusses general rules and procedures that the IRS follows in examinations. 2011 income tax forms It explains what happens during an examination and your appeal rights, both within the IRS and in the federal court system. 2011 income tax forms It also explains how to file a claim for refund of tax you already paid. 2011 income tax forms As a taxpayer, you have the right to be treated fairly, professionally, promptly, and courteously by IRS employees. 2011 income tax forms Publication 1, Your Rights as a Taxpayer, explains your rights when dealing with the IRS. 2011 income tax forms Comments and suggestions. 2011 income tax forms   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2011 income tax forms   You can write to us at the following address:  Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 2011 income tax forms NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 2011 income tax forms Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 2011 income tax forms   You can send your comments from www. 2011 income tax forms irs. 2011 income tax forms gov/formspubs/. 2011 income tax forms Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. 2011 income tax forms ”   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. 2011 income tax forms Ordering forms and publications. 2011 income tax forms   Visit www. 2011 income tax forms irs. 2011 income tax forms gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 2011 income tax forms  Internal Revenue Service  1201 N. 2011 income tax forms Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61704-6613 Tax questions. 2011 income tax forms   If you have a tax question, check the information available on www. 2011 income tax forms irs. 2011 income tax forms gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 2011 income tax forms We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 2011 income tax forms Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 1 Your Rights as a Taxpayer 5 Your Appeal Rights and How To Prepare a Protest If You Don't Agree 547 Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts 594 The IRS Collection Process 910 Guide to Free Tax Services 971 Innocent Spouse Relief 1546 Taxpayer Advocate Service–Your Voice at the IRS 1660 Collection Appeal Rights 3605 Fast Track Mediation 3920 Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks 4134 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List Form (and Instructions) 843 Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement 911 Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance (and Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order) 1040X Amended U. 2011 income tax forms S. 2011 income tax forms Individual Income Tax Return 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Return 4506-T Request for Transcript of Tax Return 8379 Injured Spouse Allocation 8857 Request for Innocent Spouse Relief See How To Get Tax Help , near the end of this publication, for information about getting these publications and forms. 2011 income tax forms Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications