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Extention Publication 554 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionVolunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. Extention Ordering forms and publications. Extention Tax questions. Extention What's New Alternative minimum tax exemption increased. Extention  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). Extention Earned income credit. Extention  The maximum amount of income you can earn and still get the credit has increased. Extention 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. Extention For more information, see Earned Income Credit , later. Extention Exemption phaseout. Extention  You lose at least part of the benefit of your exemptions if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. Extention 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. Extention For more information, see Phaseout of Exemptions in Publication 501. Extention Limit on itemized deductions. Extention   Beginning January 1, 2013, itemized deductions for taxpayers with adjusted gross incomes above $150,000 may be reduced. Extention See Overall limitation , later. Extention Medical and dental expenses. Extention   Beginning January 1, 2013, taxpayers 65 and older can deduct only the part of their medical and dental expenses that exceed 7. Extention 5% of their adjusted gross income (10% for taxpayers under 65). Extention Same-sex marriages. Extention  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. Extention For more information, see Publication 501. Extention Reminders Future developments. Extention  For the latest information about developments related to Publication 554, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Extention irs. Extention gov/pub554. Extention Tax return preparers. Extention  Choose your preparer carefully. Extention 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. Extention Remember, however, that you are still responsible for the accuracy of every item entered on your return. Extention If there is any underpayment, you are responsible for paying it, plus any interest and penalty that may be due. Extention Sale of home by surviving spouse. Extention  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. Extention For more information, see Sale of Home , later. Extention Third party designee. Extention  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. Extention 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. Extention It also allows your designee to perform certain actions. Extention See your income tax return instructions for details. Extention Employment tax withholding. Extention  Your wages are subject to withholding for income tax, social security tax, and Medicare tax even if you are receiving social security benefits. Extention Photographs of missing children. Extention  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Extention Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Extention 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. Extention Introduction The purpose of this publication is to provide a general overview of selected topics that are of interest to older taxpayers. Extention The publication will help you determine if you need to file a return and, if so, what items to report on your return. Extention 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. Extention Table I has a list of questions you may have about filing your federal tax return. Extention To the right of each question is the location of the answer in this publication. Extention Also, at the back of this publication there is an index to help you search for the topic you need. Extention 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. Extention The following are some examples. Extention Higher gross income threshold for filing. Extention You must be age 65 or older at the end of the year to get this benefit. Extention You are considered age 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. Extention 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. Extention Higher standard deduction. Extention 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. Extention 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. Extention Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Extention If you qualify, you may benefit from the credit for the elderly or the disabled. Extention To determine if you qualify and how to figure this credit, see Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled , later. Extention Return preparation assistance. Extention   The IRS wants to make it easier for you to file your federal tax return. Extention 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. Extention Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. Extention   These programs provide free help for low-income taxpayers and taxpayers age 60 or older to fill in and file their returns. Extention For the VITA/TCE site nearest you, contact your local IRS office. Extention For more information, see Free help with your tax return under How To Get Tax Help. Extention   For the location of an AARP Tax-Aide site in your community, call 1-888-227-7669. Extention When asked, be ready to press in or speak your 5-digit ZIP code. Extention Or, you can visit their website on the Internet at www. Extention aarp. Extention org/money/taxaide. Extention Comments and suggestions. Extention   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Extention   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Extention NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Extention Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Extention   You can send your comments from www. Extention irs. Extention gov/formspubs/. Extention Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Extention ”   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. Extention Ordering forms and publications. Extention   Visit www. Extention irs. Extention 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. Extention Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Extention Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Extention   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Extention gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Extention We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Extention Table I. Extention What You Should Know About Federal Taxes Note. Extention The following is a list of questions you may have about filling out your federal income tax return. Extention  To the right of each question is the location of the answer in this publication. Extention What I Should Know Where To Find the Answer Do I need to file a return? See chapter 1. Extention Is my income taxable or nontaxable?  If it is nontaxable, must I still report it? See chapter 2. Extention 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. Extention 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. Extention What are some of the items that I can deduct to reduce my income? See chapters 3 and 4. Extention How do I report the amounts I set aside for my IRA? See Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) Contributions and Deductions in chapter 3. Extention Would it be better for me to claim the standard deduction or itemize my deductions? See chapter 4. 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Face-to-face Tax Help

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are your source for personal tax help when you believe your tax issue can only be handled face-to-face. No appointment is necessary.

Keep in mind, many questions can be resolved online without waiting in line. Through IRS.gov you can:
• Set up a payment plan.
• Get a transcript of your tax return.
• Make a payment.
• Check on your refund.
• Find answers to many of your tax questions.

We are now referring all requests for tax return preparation services to other available resources. You can take advantage of free tax preparation through Free File, Free File Fillable Forms or through a volunteer site in your community. To find the nearest volunteer site location or to get more information about Free File, go to the top of the page and enter “Free Tax Help” in the Search box.

If you have a tax account issues and feel that it requires talking with someone face-to-face, visit your local TAC.

Caution:  Many of our offices are located in Federal Office Buildings. These buildings may not allow visitors to bring in cell phones with camera capabilities.

Multilingual assistance is available in every office. Hours of operation are subject to change.

Before visiting your local office click on "Services Provided" in the chart below to see what services are available. Services are limited and not all services are available at every TAC office and may vary from site to site. You can get these services on a walk-in basis.

City Street Address Days/Hours of Service Telephone*
Bloomington 301 S. Prospect Rd.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(309) 661-0032
Champaign 310 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(217) 398-5210
Chicago 230 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**


Services Provided

(312) 292-4912
Decatur 306 W. Eldorado
Decatur, IL 62522

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
 

Services Provided

(217) 862-6015
Downers Grove 2001 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

Services Provided

(630) 493-5291
Fairview Heights 380 Fountain Office Court
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

Services Provided

(618) 632-2567
Galesburg 2066 Windish Dr.
Galesburg, IL 61401 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(309) 345-4158 
Mt. Vernon  105 S. Sixth St.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) 

 

**This office will be closed on 3/31**

 

Services Provided

(618) 632-2567 
Orland Park  14479 John Humphrey Drive,
Orland Park, IL 60462 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

Services Provided

(708) 873-8310 
Peoria  2415 West Cornerstone Ct.
Peoria, IL 61614 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

Services Provided

(309) 671-7264 
Quincy  3701 East Lake Centre Drive,
Quincy, IL 62305 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) 

 

Services Provided

(217) 224-8208 
Rockford  211 S. Court St.
Rockford, IL 61101 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.) 

 

Services Provided

(815) 334-7026 
Schiller Park  5100 River Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**
 

Services Provided

(847) 671-7541 
Springfield  3101 Constitution Drive
Springfield, IL 62704 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
 

Services Provided

(217) 862-6015 

* Note: The phone numbers in the chart above are not toll-free for all locations. When you call, you will reach a recorded business message with information about office hours, locations and services provided in that office. If face-to-face assistance is not a priority for you, you may also get help with IRS letters or resolve tax account issues by phone, toll free at 1-800-829-1040 (individuals) or 1-800-829-4933 (businesses).

For information on where to file your tax return please see Where to File Addresses.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service: Call 312-292-3800 in Chicago or (217) 862-6382 in Springfield, or 1-877-777-4778 elsewhere, or see Publication 1546, The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS. For further information, see  Tax Topic 104.

Partnerships

IRS and organizations all over the country are partnering to assist taxpayers. Through these partnerships, organizations are also achieving their own goals. These mutually beneficial partnerships are strengthening outreach efforts and bringing education and assistance to millions.

For more information about these programs for individuals and families, contact the Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication Office at:

Internal Revenue Service
230 S. Dearborn St.
Room 2400, Stop 6604-CHI
Chicago, IL 60604

For more information about these programs for businesses, your local Stakeholder Liaison office establishes relationships with organizations representing small business and self-employed taxpayers. They provide information about the policies, practices and procedures the IRS uses to ensure compliance with the tax laws. To establish a relationship with us, use this list to find a contact in your state:

Stakeholder Liaison (SL) Phone Numbers for Organizations Representing Small Businesses and Self-employed Taxpayers.

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