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2014 1040ez form Publication 554 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionVolunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. 2014 1040ez form Ordering forms and publications. 2014 1040ez form Tax questions. 2014 1040ez form What's New Alternative minimum tax exemption increased. 2014 1040ez form  The AMT exemption amount has increased to $51,900 ($80,800 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er); $40,400 if married filing separately). 2014 1040ez form Earned income credit. 2014 1040ez form  The maximum amount of income you can earn and still get the credit has increased. 2014 1040ez form You may be able to take the credit if you earn less than: $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly), do not have a qualifying child, and are at least 25 years old and under 65, $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing jointly), and you have one qualifying child, $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing jointly), and you have two qualifying children, or $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly), and you have three or more qualifying children. 2014 1040ez form For more information, see Earned Income Credit , later. 2014 1040ez form Exemption phaseout. 2014 1040ez form  You lose at least part of the benefit of your exemptions if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. 2014 1040ez form For 2013, the phaseout begins at $150,000 for married individuals filing separate returns; $250,000 for single individuals; $275,000 for heads of household; and $300,000 for married individuals filing joint returns or qualifying widow(er)s. 2014 1040ez form For more information, see Phaseout of Exemptions in Publication 501. 2014 1040ez form Limit on itemized deductions. 2014 1040ez form   Beginning January 1, 2013, itemized deductions for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes above $150,000 may be reduced. 2014 1040ez form See Overall limitation , later. 2014 1040ez form Medical and dental expenses. 2014 1040ez form   Beginning January 1, 2013, taxpayers 65 and older can deduct only the part of their medical and dental expenses that exceed 7. 2014 1040ez form 5% of their adjusted gross income (10% for taxpayers under 65). 2014 1040ez form Same-sex marriages. 2014 1040ez form  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. 2014 1040ez form For more information, see Publication 501. 2014 1040ez form Reminders Future developments. 2014 1040ez form  For the latest information about developments related to Publication 554, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. 2014 1040ez form irs. 2014 1040ez form gov/pub554. 2014 1040ez form Tax return preparers. 2014 1040ez form  Choose your preparer carefully. 2014 1040ez form If you pay someone to prepare your return, the preparer is required, under the law, to sign the return and fill in the other blanks in the Paid Preparer's area of your return. 2014 1040ez form Remember, however, that you are still responsible for the accuracy of every item entered on your return. 2014 1040ez form If there is any underpayment, you are responsible for paying it, plus any interest and penalty that may be due. 2014 1040ez form Sale of home by surviving spouse. 2014 1040ez form  If you are an unmarried widow or widower, you may qualify to exclude up to $500,000 of any gain from the sale or exchange of your main home. 2014 1040ez form For more information, see Sale of Home , later. 2014 1040ez form Third party designee. 2014 1040ez form  You can check the “Yes” box in the Third Party Designee area of your return to authorize the IRS to discuss your return with your preparer, a friend, family member, or any other person you choose. 2014 1040ez form This allows the IRS to call the person you identified as your designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return. 2014 1040ez form It also allows your designee to perform certain actions. 2014 1040ez form See your income tax return instructions for details. 2014 1040ez form Employment tax withholding. 2014 1040ez form  Your wages are subject to withholding for income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax even if you are receiving social security benefits. 2014 1040ez form Photographs of missing children. 2014 1040ez form  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 2014 1040ez form Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 2014 1040ez form 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. 2014 1040ez form Introduction The purpose of this publication is to provide a general overview of selected topics that are of interest to older taxpayers. 2014 1040ez form The publication will help you determine if you need to file a return and, if so, what items to report on your return. 2014 1040ez form Each topic is discussed only briefly, so you will find references to other free IRS publications that provide more detail on these topics if you need it. 2014 1040ez form Table I has a list of questions you may have about filing your federal tax return. 2014 1040ez form To the right of each question is the location of the answer in this publication. 2014 1040ez form Also, at the back of this publication there is an index to help you search for the topic you need. 2014 1040ez form While most federal income tax laws apply equally to all taxpayers, regardless of age, there are some provisions that give special treatment to older taxpayers. 2014 1040ez form The following are some examples. 2014 1040ez form Higher gross income threshold for filing. 2014 1040ez form You must be age 65 or older at the end of the year to get this benefit. 2014 1040ez form You are considered age 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. 2014 1040ez form Therefore, you are considered age 65 at the end of the year if your 65th birthday is on or before January 1 of the following year. 2014 1040ez form Higher standard deduction. 2014 1040ez form If you do not itemize deductions, you are entitled to a higher standard deduction if you are age 65 or older at the end of the year. 2014 1040ez form You are considered age 65 at the end of the year if your 65th birthday is on or before January 1 of the following year. 2014 1040ez form Credit for the elderly or the disabled. 2014 1040ez form If you qualify, you may benefit from the credit for the elderly or the disabled. 2014 1040ez form To determine if you qualify and how to figure this credit, see Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled , later. 2014 1040ez form Return preparation assistance. 2014 1040ez form   The IRS wants to make it easier for you to file your federal tax return. 2014 1040ez form You may find it helpful to visit a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE), or American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax-Aide site near you. 2014 1040ez form Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. 2014 1040ez form   These programs provide free help for low-income taxpayers and taxpayers age 60 or older to fill in and file their returns. 2014 1040ez form For the VITA/TCE site nearest you, contact your local IRS office. 2014 1040ez form For more information, see Free help with your tax return under How To Get Tax Help. 2014 1040ez form   For the location of an AARP Tax-Aide site in your community, call 1-888-227-7669. 2014 1040ez form When asked, be ready to press in or speak your 5-digit ZIP code. 2014 1040ez form Or, you can visit their website on the Internet at www. 2014 1040ez form aarp. 2014 1040ez form org/money/taxaide. 2014 1040ez form Comments and suggestions. 2014 1040ez form   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 2014 1040ez form   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 2014 1040ez form NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 2014 1040ez form Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 2014 1040ez form   You can send your comments from www. 2014 1040ez form irs. 2014 1040ez form gov/formspubs/. 2014 1040ez form Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. 2014 1040ez form ”   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. 2014 1040ez form Ordering forms and publications. 2014 1040ez form   Visit www. 2014 1040ez form irs. 2014 1040ez form 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 business days after your request is received. 2014 1040ez form Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 2014 1040ez form Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 2014 1040ez form   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. 2014 1040ez form gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 2014 1040ez form We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 2014 1040ez form Table I. 2014 1040ez form What You Should Know About Federal Taxes Note. 2014 1040ez form The following is a list of questions you may have about filling out your federal income tax return. 2014 1040ez form  To the right of each question is the location of the answer in this publication. 2014 1040ez form What I Should Know Where To Find the Answer Do I need to file a return? See chapter 1. 2014 1040ez form Is my income taxable or nontaxable?  If it is nontaxable, must I still report it? See chapter 2. 2014 1040ez form How do I report benefits I received from the Social Security Administration or the Railroad Retirement Board?  Are these benefits taxable? See Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits in chapter 2. 2014 1040ez form Must I report the sale of my home?  If I had a gain, is any part of it taxable? See Sale of Home in chapter 2. 2014 1040ez form What are some of the items that I can deduct to reduce my income? See chapters 3 and 4. 2014 1040ez form How do I report the amounts I set aside for my IRA? See Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Contributions and Deductions in chapter 3. 2014 1040ez form Would it be better for me to claim the standard deduction or itemize my deductions? See chapter 4. 2014 1040ez form What are some of the credits I can claim to reduce my tax? 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