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Amended Tax Form 2011

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Amended Tax Form 2011

Amended tax form 2011 Publication 972 - Main Content Table of Contents Child Tax CreditQualifying Child Limits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Earned Income Additional Child Tax Credit How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Child Tax Credit This credit is for people who have a qualifying child as defined later. Amended tax form 2011 It is in addition to the credit for child and dependent care expenses (on Form 1040, line 48; Form 1040A, line 29; or Form 1040NR, line 46) and the earned income credit (on Form 1040, line 64a; or Form 1040A, line 38a). Amended tax form 2011 The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Amended tax form 2011 Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 citizen, a U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 national, or a U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 resident alien. Amended tax form 2011 For more information, see Publication 519, U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 Tax Guide for Aliens. Amended tax form 2011 If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Amended tax form 2011 For each qualifying child, you must either check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c, column (4); or Form 1040NR, line 7c, column (4). Amended tax form 2011 Example. Amended tax form 2011 Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. Amended tax form 2011 Because he is not a U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 citizen, U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 national, or U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Amended tax form 2011 Filers who have certain child dependents with an IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Amended tax form 2011   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child identified on your tax return with an ITIN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). Amended tax form 2011   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. Amended tax form 2011 To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Amended tax form 2011 For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 Tax Guide for Aliens. Amended tax form 2011 Adopted child. Amended tax form 2011   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Amended tax form 2011 An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Amended tax form 2011   If you are a U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 citizen or U. Amended tax form 2011 S. Amended tax form 2011 national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Amended tax form 2011 Exceptions to time lived with you. Amended tax form 2011    A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. Amended tax form 2011 Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. Amended tax form 2011   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Amended tax form 2011 For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Amended tax form 2011 Qualifying child of more than one person. Amended tax form 2011   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Amended tax form 2011 For details, see the instructions for line 6c in either the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions. Amended tax form 2011 Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Amended tax form 2011 The amount on Form 1040, line 46; Form 1040A, line 28; or Form 1040NR, line 44, is less than the credit. Amended tax form 2011 If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Amended tax form 2011 But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Amended tax form 2011 See Additional Child Tax Credit, later. Amended tax form 2011 Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Amended tax form 2011 Married filing jointly – $110,000. Amended tax form 2011 Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) – $75,000. Amended tax form 2011 Married filing separately – $55,000. Amended tax form 2011 Modified AGI. Amended tax form 2011   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Amended tax form 2011 Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from Puerto Rico. Amended tax form 2011 On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Amended tax form 2011 ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Amended tax form 2011 Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Amended tax form 2011 Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Amended tax form 2011 Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Amended tax form 2011   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Amended tax form 2011 AGI. Amended tax form 2011   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38; Form 1040A, line 22; or Form 1040NR, line 37. Amended tax form 2011 Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR. Amended tax form 2011 You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Amended tax form 2011 You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Amended tax form 2011 Earned Income You will need to figure your earned income using one of the worksheets that appear later in this publication if you are completing the Line 11 Worksheet , later, or Schedule 8812. Amended tax form 2011 Form 1040 or Form 1040NR filers, use the 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet , later, to figure your earned income. Amended tax form 2011 Form 1040A filers, use the 1040A Filers —- Earned Income Worksheet , later. Amended tax form 2011 For this purpose, earned income includes only: Taxable earned income, and Nontaxable combat pay. Amended tax form 2011 Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Amended tax form 2011 The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Amended tax form 2011 How to claim the additional child tax credit. Amended tax form 2011   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Amended tax form 2011 Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Amended tax form 2011 If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040NR instructions (or on line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in this publication), use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. Amended tax form 2011 If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65; Form 1040A, line 39; or Form 1040NR, line 63. Amended tax form 2011 Child Tax Credit Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amended tax form 2011 Please click the link to view the image. Amended tax form 2011 Child tax worksheet - page 1. Amended tax form 2011 Child Tax Credit Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amended tax form 2011 Please click the link to view the image. Amended tax form 2011 Child tax worksheet - page 2. Amended tax form 2011 Line 11 Worksheet This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amended tax form 2011 Please click the link to view the image. Amended tax form 2011 Line 11 worksheet - page 1. Amended tax form 2011 Line 11 Worksheet—Continued This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Amended tax form 2011 Please click the link to view the image. Amended tax form 2011 Line 11 worksheet - page 2. Amended tax form 2011 1040 and 1040NR Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit) Before you begin:    ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication or line  4a of Schedule 8812, Child Tax Credit. Amended tax form 2011  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Amended tax form 2011  ✓If married filing jointly, include your spouse's amounts with yours when completing this worksheet. Amended tax form 2011     1. Amended tax form 2011 a. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 7, or Form 1040NR, line 8 1a. Amended tax form 2011     b. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Amended tax form 2011 Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Amended tax form 2011 This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Amended tax form 2011 1b. Amended tax form 2011       Next, if you are filing Schedule C, C-EZ, F, or SE, or you received a Schedule K-1 (Form 1065 or Form 1065-B), go to line 2a. Amended tax form 2011 Otherwise, skip lines 2a through 2e and go to line 3. Amended tax form 2011     2. Amended tax form 2011 a. Amended tax form 2011 Enter any statutory employee income reported on line 1 of Schedule C or C-EZ 2a. Amended tax form 2011     b. Amended tax form 2011 Enter any net profit or (loss) from Schedule C, line 31; Schedule C-EZ, line 3; Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A (other than farming); and Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B), box 9, code J1. Amended tax form 2011 * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Amended tax form 2011 Do not include on this line any statutory employee income or any other amounts exempt from self-employment tax. Amended tax form 2011 Options and commodities dealers must add any gain or subtract any loss (in the normal course of dealing in or trading section 1256 contracts) from section 1256 contracts or related property 2b. Amended tax form 2011     c. Amended tax form 2011 Enter any net farm profit or (loss) from Schedule F, line 34, and from farm partnerships, Schedule K-1 (Form 1065), box 14, code A. Amended tax form 2011 * Reduce any Schedule K-1 amounts as described in the instructions for completing Schedule SE in the Partner's Instructions for Schedule K-1. Amended tax form 2011 Do not include on this line any amounts exempt from self-employment tax 2c. Amended tax form 2011         d. Amended tax form 2011 If you used the farm optional method to figure net earnings from self-employment, enter the amount from Schedule SE, Section B, line 15. Amended tax form 2011 Otherwise, skip this line and enter on line 2e the amount from line 2c 2d. Amended tax form 2011         e. Amended tax form 2011 If line 2c is a profit, enter the smaller of line 2c or line 2d. Amended tax form 2011 If line 2c is a (loss), enter the (loss) from line 2c. Amended tax form 2011 2e. Amended tax form 2011   3. Amended tax form 2011 Combine lines 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, and 2e. Amended tax form 2011 If zero or less, stop. Amended tax form 2011 Do not complete the rest of this worksheet. Amended tax form 2011 Instead, enter -0- on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet or line 4a of Schedule 8812, whichever applies 3. Amended tax form 2011   4. Amended tax form 2011 Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:               a. Amended tax form 2011 A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 4a. Amended tax form 2011         b. Amended tax form 2011 For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR) 4b. Amended tax form 2011         c. Amended tax form 2011 A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount on the dotted line next to line 7 of Form 1040 or line 8 of Form 1040NR). Amended tax form 2011 This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Amended tax form 2011 If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity. Amended tax form 2011 4c. Amended tax form 2011       5. Amended tax form 2011 a. Amended tax form 2011 Enter any amount included on line 3 that is also included on Form 2555, line 43, or Form 2555-EZ, line 18. Amended tax form 2011 Do not include any amount that is also included on line 4a, 4b, or 4c above 5a. Amended tax form 2011             b. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the portion, if any, of the amount from Form 2555, line 44 that you also included on Schedule E in partnership net income or (loss) or deducted on Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27; Schedule C; Schedule C-EZ; or Schedule F. Amended tax form 2011 5b. Amended tax form 2011             c. Amended tax form 2011 Subtract line 5b from line 5a 5c. Amended tax form 2011       6. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the amount from Form 1040, line 27, or Form 1040NR, line 27 6. Amended tax form 2011       7. Amended tax form 2011 Add lines 4a through 4c, 5c, and 6 7. Amended tax form 2011   8. Amended tax form 2011 Subtract line 7 from line 3 8. Amended tax form 2011       If you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet, enter this amount on line 2 of that worksheet. Amended tax form 2011 If you were sent here from Schedule 8812, enter this amount on line 4a of that form. Amended tax form 2011     *If you have any Schedule K-1 amounts and you are not required to file Schedule SE, complete the appropriate line(s) of Schedule SE, Section A. Amended tax form 2011 Put your name and social security number on Schedule SE and attach it to your return. Amended tax form 2011                     1040A Filers — Earned Income Worksheet (for line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet) Before you begin:   ✓Use this worksheet only if you were sent here from the Line 11 Worksheet earlier in this publication. Amended tax form 2011  ✓Disregard community property laws when figuring the amounts to enter on this worksheet. Amended tax form 2011               1. Amended tax form 2011 a. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the amount from Form 1040A, line 7 1a. Amended tax form 2011         b. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the amount of any nontaxable combat pay received. Amended tax form 2011 Also enter this amount on Schedule 8812, line 4b. Amended tax form 2011 This amount should be shown in Form(s) W-2, box 12, with code Q. Amended tax form 2011 1b. Amended tax form 2011         c. Amended tax form 2011 Add lines 1a and 1b. Amended tax form 2011     1c. Amended tax form 2011   2. Amended tax form 2011 Enter any amount included on line 1a that is:           a. Amended tax form 2011 A scholarship or fellowship grant not reported on Form W-2 2a. Amended tax form 2011         b. Amended tax form 2011 For work done while an inmate in a penal institution (enter “PRI” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A) 2b. Amended tax form 2011         c. Amended tax form 2011 A pension or annuity from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan or a nongovernmental section 457 plan (enter “DFC” and this amount next to line 7 of Form 1040A). Amended tax form 2011 This amount may be shown in box 11 of your Form W-2. Amended tax form 2011 If you received such an amount but box 11 is blank, contact your employer for the amount received as a pension or annuity 2c. Amended tax form 2011       3. Amended tax form 2011 Add lines 2a through 2c 3. Amended tax form 2011   4. Amended tax form 2011 Subtract line 3 from line 1c. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the result here and on line 2 of the Line 11 Worksheet 4. Amended tax form 2011                 Additional Medicare Tax and RRTA Tax Worksheet (for line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet) If your employer withheld or you paid Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 1 RRTA taxes, use this worksheet to figure the amount to enter on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. Amended tax form 2011 Social security tax, Medicare tax, and Additional Medicare Tax on wages. Amended tax form 2011 1. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the social security tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 4) 1. Amended tax form 2011   2. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the Medicare tax withheld (Form(s) W-2, box 6). Amended tax form 2011 Box 6 includes any Additional Medicare Tax 2. Amended tax form 2011   3. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on wages (Form 8959, line 7) 3. Amended tax form 2011   4. Amended tax form 2011 Add lines 1, 2, and 3 4. Amended tax form 2011   5. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the Additional Medicare Tax withheld (Form 8959, line 22) 5. Amended tax form 2011   6. Amended tax form 2011 Subtract line 5 from line 4 6. Amended tax form 2011   Additional Medicare Tax on Self-Employment Income. Amended tax form 2011 7. Amended tax form 2011 Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on self-employment income (one-half of Form 8959, line 13) 7. Amended tax form 2011   Tier 1 RRTA taxes as an employee of a railroad (enter amounts on lines 8, 9, 10, and 11) or employee representative (enter amounts on lines 12, 13, 14, and 15). Amended tax form 2011 Do not include amounts in Form W-2, box 14, that are identified as Additional Medicare Tax or Tier 2 tax. Amended tax form 2011 Do not include amounts shown on Form CT-2 on line 3 for Additional Medicare Tax or line 4 for Tier 2 tax. Amended tax form 2011 8. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the Tier 1 tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 8. Amended tax form 2011   9. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the Medicare tax (Form(s) W-2, box 14) 9. Amended tax form 2011   10. Amended tax form 2011 Enter the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee (Form 8959, line 17). Amended tax form 2011 Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 14 10. Amended tax form 2011   11. Amended tax form 2011 Add lines 8, 9, and 10 11. Amended tax form 2011   12. Amended tax form 2011 Enter one-half of Tier 1 tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 1, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 12. Amended tax form 2011   13. Amended tax form 2011 Enter one-half of Tier 1 Medicare tax (one-half of Form(s) CT-2, line 2, for all 4 quarters of 2013) 13. Amended tax form 2011   14. Amended tax form 2011 Enter one-half of the Additional Medicare Tax, if any, on RRTA compensation as an employee representative (one-half of Form 8959, line 17). Amended tax form 2011 Do not use the same amount from Form 8959, line 17, for both this line and line 10 14. Amended tax form 2011   15. Amended tax form 2011 Add lines 12, 13, and 14 15. Amended tax form 2011   Line 6 amount 16. Amended tax form 2011 Add lines 6, 7, 11, and 15. Amended tax form 2011 Enter here and on line 6 of the Line 11 Worksheet. Amended tax form 2011 16. Amended tax form 2011   Paperwork Reduction Act Notice. Amended tax form 2011   We ask for the information on the worksheets in this publication to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. Amended tax form 2011 You are required to give us the information if requested. Amended tax form 2011 We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax. Amended tax form 2011   You are not required to provide the information requested on a form (or worksheet in this publication) that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form (or publication) displays a valid OMB control number. Amended tax form 2011 Books or records relating to a form, its instructions, or this publication must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Amended tax form 2011 Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. Amended tax form 2011   The average time and expenses required to complete these worksheets will vary depending on individual circumstances. Amended tax form 2011 For the estimated averages, see the instructions for your income tax return. Amended tax form 2011   If you have suggestions for making these worksheets simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. Amended tax form 2011 See Comments and suggestions , earlier. Amended tax form 2011 How To Get Tax Help Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Amended tax form 2011 Free help with your tax return. Amended tax form 2011   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Amended tax form 2011 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Amended tax form 2011 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Amended tax form 2011 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. Amended tax form 2011 In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Amended tax form 2011 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Amended tax form 2011   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Amended tax form 2011 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Amended tax form 2011 aarp. Amended tax form 2011 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Amended tax form 2011 For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Amended tax form 2011 Internet. Amended tax form 2011    IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Amended tax form 2011 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Amended tax form 2011 Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, 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. Amended tax form 2011 Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Amended tax form 2011 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Amended tax form 2011 Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. Amended tax form 2011 You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Amended tax form 2011 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Amended tax form 2011 Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Amended tax form 2011 No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Amended tax form 2011 The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. Amended tax form 2011 When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Amended tax form 2011 New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Amended tax form 2011  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Amended tax form 2011 You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Amended tax form 2011 The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Amended tax form 2011 When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. Amended tax form 2011 Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. Amended tax form 2011 You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Amended tax form 2011 Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Amended tax form 2011 Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Amended tax form 2011 Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Amended tax form 2011 Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Amended tax form 2011 If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. Amended tax form 2011 Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Amended tax form 2011 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Amended tax form 2011 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Amended tax form 2011 Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov. Amended tax form 2011 Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov for more information. Amended tax form 2011 Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Amended tax form 2011 Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov. Amended tax form 2011 Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Amended tax form 2011 Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov. Amended tax form 2011 Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Amended tax form 2011 Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Amended tax form 2011 Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Amended tax form 2011 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Amended tax form 2011 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. 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Trusts

It is a common misconception that trusts, or trust funds as they are commonly called, are only useful for wealthy people. When set up properly, trusts can be appropriate for people with minor children or those who want to avoid having their estate go through probate upon death. These are basic facts about trusts – but, be sure to consult a licensed attorney experienced with estate planning and trust matters before making any final decisions about if one is right for you.

How Trusts Work

Creating a trust (or trust fund) establishes a legal entity that holds property or assets for the person who created it. The person who creates the trust can be called a grantor, donor, or settlor. When the grantor creates the trust he or she appoints a person or entity (like the trust department of a bank) to manage the trust. This person or entity is called a trustee. The grantor also chooses someone who will ultimately benefit from the trust, this person is the beneficiary. In some situations the grantor, trustee, and beneficiary are all the same person. In this case, the grantor should also appoint a successor trustee and beneficiary in case he or she dies or becomes incapacitated. A trust is a helpful estate planning tool because after death a trust doesn’t go through the probate process like a will does.

Reasons To Set Up A Trust

Some common reasons for setting up a trust include:

  • Providing for minor children or family members who are inexperienced or unable to handle financial matters
  • Providing for management of personal assets should one become unable to handle them oneself
  • Avoiding probate and immediately transferring assets to beneficiaries upon death
  • Reducing estate taxes and providing liquid assets to help pay for them
  • The terms of a will are public while the terms of a trust are not so privacy makes a trust an attractive option

Types of Trusts

Trusts can be living (inter vivos) or after-death (testamentary). A living trust is one that a grantor sets up while still alive and an after-death trust is usually established by a will after one’s death. Living trusts can be irrevocable (can’t be changed) or revocable (can be changed) although revocable trusts don’t receive the same tax shelter benefits as irrevocable ones do. The most popular type is the revocable living trust. If there’s a specific purpose in mind for the trust, dozens of different options exist. Some examples include charitable trusts, bypass trusts, spendthrift trusts, and life insurance trusts. New laws have even established a trust that will care for a pet after one’s death.

Setting Up A Trust

Once you’ve decided to set up a trust it is important to remember that a trust, by design, can be very flexible and a grantor has the right – and should take advantage of this right - within the law, to tailor it to meet the anticipated the needs of the beneficiary. Working with an experienced attorney that specializes in estate and trust issues and knows the specific state regulations can help get the maximum benefit from the trust.
Some things to consider when setting up the trust include:

  • The grantor has the right to specify exactly how the money in the trust is invested. The grantor and the trustee might have very different ideas about investment strategies, so make sure this gets clearly defined.
  • The grantor has the right to specify exactly how the assets should be divvied up down to details like including an annual cost of living adjustment for the beneficiary or paying for travel expenses for others to visit the beneficiary in the case of illness.
  • Always be sure to include a “trustee removal clause” – trusts that don’t have this clause take away the beneficiary’s right to fire the trustee if unsatisfied with the service being provided. Remember that the grantor can always add a provision that requires the beneficiary to select a new trustee from legitimate bank trust departments. Contact your state Department of Financial Institutions to get a list of licensed trust departments.
  • If the grantor wants to ensure that upon death any assets that remain outside of the trust are transferred to it, he or she should consider having a “pour-over” will to accomplish this.

Upon establishment of the trust the grantor must complete the process of setting up the trust by transferring his or her assets into the trust. Failure to do this properly makes the trust null and void. This means that upon the grantor’s death the state will decide who gets the assets and cares for minor children.

Protect Yourself From Trust Scams and Fraud

If someone approaches you to set up a trust be very cautious. Before signing any papers to create a living trust, will or other kind of trust make sure to explore all options and shop around for this service just as you would for any other. Also:

  • Avoid high-pressure sales tactics and high speed sales pitches.
  • Avoid salespeople who give the impression that AARP is backing or selling the product – AARP does not endorse living trust products.
  • Do your homework and get information about local probate laws from the Clerk or Register of Wills.
  • If someone tries to sell a living trust to you ask if they are an attorney. Some states restrict sales of living trusts by licensed attorneys.
  • If you buy a trust in your home or another location that is not the seller’s permanent place of business remember you are entitled to take advantage of the Cooling Off Rule and cancel the transaction within 3 business days.

The Amended Tax Form 2011

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