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Filing 1040 online Publication 521 - Main Content Table of Contents Who Can Deduct Moving ExpensesMove Related to Start of Work Distance Test Time Test Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States Deductible Moving ExpensesMoves to Locations in the United States Moves to Locations Outside the United States Nondeductible Expenses ReimbursementsTypes of Reimbursement Plans Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax How and When To ReportForm 3903 When To Deduct Expenses Illustrated Example Members of the Armed Forces How To Get Tax Help Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses You can deduct your moving expenses if you meet all three of the following requirements. Filing 1040 online Your move is closely related to the start of work. Filing 1040 online You meet the distance test. Filing 1040 online You meet the time test. Filing 1040 online After you have read these rules, you may want to use Figure B to help you decide if you can deduct your moving expenses. Filing 1040 online Retirees, survivors, and Armed Forces members. Filing 1040 online   Different rules may apply if you are a member of the Armed Forces or a retiree or survivor moving to the United States. Filing 1040 online These rules are discussed later in this publication. Filing 1040 online Move Related to Start of Work Your move must be closely related, both in time and in place, to the start of work at your new job location. Filing 1040 online Closely related in time. Filing 1040 online   In most cases, you can consider moving expenses incurred within 1 year from the date you first reported to work at the new location as closely related in time to the start of work. Filing 1040 online It is not necessary that you arrange to work before moving to a new location, as long as you actually go to work in that location. Filing 1040 online    Figure A. Filing 1040 online Illustration of Distance Test Please click here for the text description of the image. Filing 1040 online Figure A   If you do not move within 1 year of the date you begin work, you ordinarily cannot deduct the expenses unless you can show that circumstances existed that prevented the move within that time. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online Your family moved more than a year after you started work at a new location. Filing 1040 online You delayed the move for 18 months to allow your child to complete high school. Filing 1040 online You can deduct your moving expenses. Filing 1040 online Closely related in place. Filing 1040 online   You can generally consider your move closely related in place to the start of work if the distance from your new home to the new job location is not more than the distance from your former home to the new job location. Filing 1040 online If your move does not meet this requirement, you may still be able to deduct moving expenses if you can show that: You are required to live at your new home as a condition of your employment, or You will spend less time or money commuting from your new home to your new job location. Filing 1040 online Home defined. Filing 1040 online   Your home means your main home (residence). Filing 1040 online It can be a house, apartment, condominium, houseboat, house trailer, or similar dwelling. Filing 1040 online It does not include other homes owned or kept up by you or members of your family. Filing 1040 online It also does not include a seasonal home, such as a summer beach cottage. Filing 1040 online Your former home means your home before you left for your new job location. Filing 1040 online Your new home means your home within the area of your new job location. Filing 1040 online Retirees or survivors. Filing 1040 online   You may be able to deduct the expenses of moving to the United States or its possessions even though the move is not related to the start of work at a new job location. Filing 1040 online You must have worked outside the United States or be a survivor of someone who did. Filing 1040 online See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. Filing 1040 online Distance Test Your move will meet the distance test if your new main job location is at least 50 miles farther from your former home than your old main job location was from your former home. Filing 1040 online For example, if your old main job location was 3 miles from your former home, your new main job location must be at least 53 miles from that former home. Filing 1040 online You can use Worksheet 1 to see if you meet this test. Filing 1040 online Worksheet 1. Filing 1040 online Distance Test   Note. Filing 1040 online Members of the Armed Forces may not have to meet this test. Filing 1040 online See Members of the Armed Forces. Filing 1040 online     1. Filing 1040 online Enter the number of miles from your old home to your new workplace 1. Filing 1040 online miles 2. Filing 1040 online Enter the number of miles from your old home to your old workplace 2. Filing 1040 online miles 3. Filing 1040 online Subtract line 2 from line 1. Filing 1040 online If zero or less, enter -0- 3. Filing 1040 online miles 4. Filing 1040 online Is line 3 at least 50 miles? □ Yes. Filing 1040 online You meet this test. Filing 1040 online  □ No. Filing 1040 online You do not meet this test. Filing 1040 online You cannot deduct your moving expenses. Filing 1040 online The distance between a job location and your home is the shortest of the more commonly traveled routes between them. Filing 1040 online The distance test considers only the location of your former home. Filing 1040 online It does not take into account the location of your new home. Filing 1040 online See Figure A, earlier. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online You moved to a new home less than 50 miles from your former home because you changed main job locations. Filing 1040 online Your old main job location was 3 miles from your former home. Filing 1040 online Your new main job location is 60 miles from that home. Filing 1040 online Because your new main job location is 57 miles farther from your former home than the distance from your former home to your old main job location, you meet the distance test. Filing 1040 online First job or return to full-time work. Filing 1040 online   If you go to work full time for the first time, your place of work must be at least 50 miles from your former home to meet the distance test. Filing 1040 online   If you go back to full-time work after a substantial period of part-time work or unemployment, your place of work also must be at least 50 miles from your former home. Filing 1040 online Armed Forces. Filing 1040 online   If you are in the Armed Forces and you moved because of a permanent change of station, you do not have to meet the distance test. Filing 1040 online See Members of the Armed Forces, later. Filing 1040 online Main job location. Filing 1040 online   Your main job location is usually the place where you spend most of your working time. Filing 1040 online This could be your office, plant, store, shop, or other location. Filing 1040 online If there is no one place where you spend most of your working time, your main job location is the place where your work is centered, such as where you report for work or are otherwise required to “base” your work. Filing 1040 online Union members. Filing 1040 online   If you work for several employers on a short-term basis and you get work under a union hall system (such as a construction or building trades worker), your main job location is the union hall. Filing 1040 online More than one job. Filing 1040 online   If you have more than one job at any time, your main job location depends on the facts in each case. Filing 1040 online The more important factors to be considered are: The total time you spend at each place, The amount of work you do at each place, and How much money you earn at each place. Filing 1040 online    Table 1. Filing 1040 online Satisfying the Time Test for Employees and Self-Employed Persons IF you are. Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online THEN you satisfy the time test by meeting the. Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online an employee 39-week test for employees. Filing 1040 online self-employed 78-week test for self-employed persons. Filing 1040 online both self-employed and an employee at the same time 78-week test for a self-employed person or the 39-week  test for an employee. Filing 1040 online Your principal place of work  determines which test applies. Filing 1040 online both self-employed and an employee, but unable to satisfy the 39-week test for employees 78-week test for self-employed persons. Filing 1040 online Time Test To deduct your moving expenses, you also must meet one of the following two time tests. Filing 1040 online The time test for employees. Filing 1040 online The time test for self-employed persons. Filing 1040 online Both of these tests are explained below. Filing 1040 online See Table 1, below, for a summary of these tests. Filing 1040 online You can deduct your moving expenses before you meet either of the time tests. Filing 1040 online See Time Test Not Yet Met, later. Filing 1040 online Time Test for Employees If you are an employee, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months after you arrive in the general area of your new job location (39-week test). Filing 1040 online Full-time employment depends on what is usual for your type of work in your area. Filing 1040 online For purposes of this test, the following four rules apply. Filing 1040 online You count only your full-time work as an employee, not any work you do as a self-employed person. Filing 1040 online You do not have to work for the same employer for all 39 weeks. Filing 1040 online You do not have to work 39 weeks in a row. Filing 1040 online You must work full time within the same general commuting area for all 39 weeks. Filing 1040 online Temporary absence from work. Filing 1040 online   You are considered to have worked full time during any week you are temporarily absent from work because of illness, strikes, lockouts, layoffs, natural disasters, or similar causes. Filing 1040 online You are also considered to have worked full time during any week you are absent from work for leave or vacation provided for in your work contract or agreement. Filing 1040 online Seasonal work. Filing 1040 online   If your work is seasonal, you are considered to be working full time during the off-season only if your work contract or agreement covers an off-season period of less than 6 months. Filing 1040 online For example, a school teacher on a 12-month contract who teaches on a full-time basis for more than 6 months is considered to have worked full time for the entire 12 months. Filing 1040 online    Figure B. Filing 1040 online Can You Deduct Expenses for a Non-Military Move Within the United States? Please click here for the text description of the image. Filing 1040 online Figure B Time Test for Self-Employed Persons If you are self-employed, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months and for a total of at least 78 weeks during the first 24 months after you arrive in the general area of your new job location (78-week test). Filing 1040 online For purposes of the time test for self-employed persons, the following three rules apply. Filing 1040 online You count any full-time work you do either as an employee or as a self-employed person. Filing 1040 online You do not have to work for the same employer or be self-employed in the same trade or business for the 78 weeks. Filing 1040 online You must work within the same general commuting area for all 78 weeks. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online You are a self-employed accountant who moves from Atlanta to New York City, and begin to work there on December 1, 2013. Filing 1040 online You pay moving expenses in 2013 and 2014 in connection with this move. Filing 1040 online On April 15, 2014, when you file your income tax return for the year 2013, you have been performing services as a self-employed individual on a full-time basis in New York City for approximately 20 weeks. Filing 1040 online Although you have not satisfied the 78-week employment condition at this time, you can deduct your 2013 moving expenses on your 2013 income tax return as there is still sufficient time remaining before December 1, 2015, to satisfy such condition. Filing 1040 online You can deduct any moving expenses you pay in 2014 on your 2014 income tax return even if you have not met the 78-week test. Filing 1040 online You have until December 1, 2015, to satisfy this requirement. Filing 1040 online Self-employment. Filing 1040 online   You are self-employed if you work as the sole owner of an unincorporated business or as a partner in a partnership carrying on a business. Filing 1040 online You are not considered self-employed if you are semi-retired, are a part-time student, or work only a few hours each week. Filing 1040 online Full-time work. Filing 1040 online   You can count only those weeks during which you work full time as a week of work. Filing 1040 online Whether you work full time during any week depends on what is usual for your type of work in your area. Filing 1040 online For example, you are a self-employed dentist and maintain office hours 4 days a week. Filing 1040 online You are considered to perform services full time if maintaining office hours 4 days a week is not unusual for other self-employed dentists in your area. Filing 1040 online Temporary absence from work. Filing 1040 online   You are considered to be self-employed on a full-time basis during any week you are temporarily absent from work because of illness, strikes, natural disasters, or similar causes. Filing 1040 online Seasonal trade or business. Filing 1040 online   If your trade or business is seasonal, the off-season weeks when no work is required or available may be counted as weeks during which you worked full time. Filing 1040 online The off-season must be less than 6 months and you must work full time before and after the off-season. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online You own and operate a motel at a beach resort. Filing 1040 online The motel is closed for 5 months during the off-season. Filing 1040 online You work full time as the operator of the motel before and after the off-season. Filing 1040 online You are considered self-employed on a full-time basis during the weeks of the off-season. Filing 1040 online   If you were both an employee and self-employed, see Table 1 earlier, for the requirements. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online Justin quit his job and moved from the east coast to the west coast to begin a full-time job as a cabinet-maker for C and L Cabinet Shop. Filing 1040 online He generally worked at the shop about 40 hours each week. Filing 1040 online Shortly after the move, Justin also began operating a cabinet-installation business from his home for several hours each afternoon and all day on weekends. Filing 1040 online Because Justin's principal place of business is the cabinet shop, he can satisfy the time test by meeting the 39-week test. Filing 1040 online    If Justin is unable to satisfy the requirements of the 39-week test during the 12-month period immediately following his arrival in the general location of his new principal place of work, he can satisfy the 78-week test. Filing 1040 online Joint Return If you are married, file a joint return, and both you and your spouse work full-time, either of you can satisfy the full-time work test. Filing 1040 online However, you cannot add the weeks your spouse worked to the weeks you worked to satisfy that test. Filing 1040 online Time Test Not Yet Met You can deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 tax return even though you have not met the time test by the date your 2013 return is due. Filing 1040 online You can do this if you expect to meet the 39-week test in 2014 or the 78-week test in 2014 or 2015. Filing 1040 online If you do not deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 return, and you later meet the time test, you can file an amended return for 2013 to take the deduction. Filing 1040 online See When To Deduct Expenses later, for more details. Filing 1040 online Failure to meet the time test. Filing 1040 online    If you deduct moving expenses but do not meet the time test in 2014 or 2015, you must either: Report your moving expense deduction as other income on your Form 1040 for the year you cannot meet the test, or Use Form 1040X to amend your 2013 return, figuring your tax without the moving expense deduction. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online You arrive in the general area of your new job location, as an employee, on September 15, 2013. Filing 1040 online You deduct your moving expenses on your 2013 return, the year of the move, even though you have not yet met the time test by the date your return is due. Filing 1040 online If you do not meet the 39-week test during the 12-month period following your arrival in the general area of your new job location, you must either: Report your moving expense deduction as other income on your Form 1040 for 2014, or Use Form 1040X to amend your 2013 return, figuring your tax without the moving expense deduction. Filing 1040 online Exceptions to the Time Test You do not have to meet the time test if one of the following applies. Filing 1040 online You are in the Armed Forces and you moved because of a permanent change of station. Filing 1040 online See Members of the Armed Forces , later. Filing 1040 online Your main job location was outside the United States and you moved to the United States because you retired. Filing 1040 online See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. Filing 1040 online You are the survivor of a person whose main job location at the time of death was outside the United States. Filing 1040 online See Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States, later. Filing 1040 online Your job at the new location ends because of death or disability. Filing 1040 online You are transferred for your employer's benefit or laid off for a reason other than willful misconduct. Filing 1040 online For this exception, you must have obtained full-time employment and you must have expected to meet the test at the time you started the job. Filing 1040 online Retirees or Survivors Who Move to the United States If you are a retiree who was working abroad or a survivor of a decedent who was working abroad and you move to the United States or one of its possessions, you do not have to meet the time test, discussed earlier. Filing 1040 online However, you must meet the requirements discussed below under Retirees who were working abroad or Survivors of decedents who were working abroad. Filing 1040 online If you are living in the United States, retire, and then move and remain retired, you cannot claim a moving expense deduction for that move. Filing 1040 online United States defined. Filing 1040 online   For this section of this publication, the term “United States” includes the possessions of the United States. Filing 1040 online Retirees who were working abroad. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct moving expenses for a move to a new home in the United States when you permanently retire. Filing 1040 online However, both your former main job location and your former home must have been outside the United States. Filing 1040 online Permanently retired. Filing 1040 online   You are considered permanently retired when you cease gainful full-time employment or self-employment. Filing 1040 online If, at the time you retire, you intend your retirement to be permanent, you will be considered retired even though you later return to work. Filing 1040 online Your intention to retire permanently may be determined by: Your age and health, The customary retirement age for people who do similar work, Whether you receive retirement payments from a pension or retirement fund, and The length of time before you return to full-time work. Filing 1040 online Decedents. Filing 1040 online   Qualified deductible moving expenses are allowed on a final return (Form 1040 or 1040NR) when a taxpayer has moved and dies within the same calendar year. Filing 1040 online The personal representative filing on behalf of that taxpayer should complete and attach Form 3903 to the final return. Filing 1040 online   A personal representative can be an executor, administrator, or anyone who is in charge of the deceased person's property. Filing 1040 online For more information, see Publication 559, Survivors, Executors, and Administrators. Filing 1040 online Survivors of decedents who were working abroad. Filing 1040 online   If you are the spouse or the dependent of a person whose main job location at the time of death was outside the United States, you can deduct moving expenses if the following five requirements are met. Filing 1040 online The move is to a home in the United States. Filing 1040 online The move begins within 6 months after the decedent's death. Filing 1040 online (When a move begins is described below. Filing 1040 online ) The move is from the decedent's former home. Filing 1040 online The decedent's former home was outside the United States. Filing 1040 online The decedent's former home was also your home. Filing 1040 online When a move begins. Filing 1040 online   A move begins when one of the following events occurs. Filing 1040 online You contract for your household goods and personal effects to be moved to your home in the United States, but only if the move is completed within a reasonable time. Filing 1040 online Your household goods and personal effects are packed and on the way to your home in the United States. Filing 1040 online You leave your former home to travel to your new home in the United States. Filing 1040 online Deductible Moving Expenses If you meet the requirements discussed earlier under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses, you can deduct the reasonable expenses of: Moving your household goods and personal effects (including in-transit or foreign-move storage expenses), and Traveling (including lodging but not meals) to your new home. Filing 1040 online You cannot deduct any expenses for meals. Filing 1040 online Reasonable expenses. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct only those expenses that are reasonable for the circumstances of your move. Filing 1040 online For example, the cost of traveling from your former home to your new one should be by the shortest, most direct route available by conventional transportation. Filing 1040 online If during your trip to your new home, you stop over, or make side trips for sightseeing, the additional expenses for your stopover or side trips are not deductible as moving expenses. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online Beth's employer transferred her from Boston, Massachusetts, to Buffalo, New York. Filing 1040 online On her way to Buffalo, Beth drove into Canada to visit the Toronto Zoo. Filing 1040 online Since Beth's excursion into Canada was away from the usual Boston-Buffalo route, the expenses paid or incurred for the excursion are not deductible. Filing 1040 online Beth can only deduct what it would have cost to drive directly from Boston to Buffalo. Filing 1040 online Likewise, Beth cannot deduct any expenses, such as the cost of a hotel room, caused by the delay for sightseeing. Filing 1040 online Travel by car. Filing 1040 online   If you use your car to take yourself, members of your household, or your personal effects to your new home, you can figure your expenses by deducting either: Your actual expenses, such as the amount you pay for gas and oil for your car, if you keep an accurate record of each expense, or The standard mileage rate of 24 cents per mile. Filing 1040 online Whether you use actual expenses or the standard mileage rate to figure your expenses, you can deduct the parking fees and tolls you pay to move. Filing 1040 online You cannot deduct any part of general repairs, general maintenance, insurance, or depreciation for your car. Filing 1040 online Member of your household. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct moving expenses you pay for yourself and members of your household. Filing 1040 online A member of your household is anyone who has both your former and new home as his or her home. Filing 1040 online It does not include a tenant or employee, unless that person is your dependent. Filing 1040 online Moves to Locations in the United States If you meet the requirements under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses, earlier, you can deduct expenses for a move to the area of a new main job location within the United States or its possessions. Filing 1040 online Your move may be from one U. Filing 1040 online S. Filing 1040 online location to another or from a foreign country to the United States. Filing 1040 online Household goods and personal effects. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct the cost of packing, crating, and transporting your household goods and personal effects and those of the members of your household from your former home to your new home. Filing 1040 online For purposes of moving expenses, the term “personal effects” includes, but is not limited to, movable personal property that the taxpayer owns and frequently uses. Filing 1040 online   If you use your own car to move your things, see Travel by car, earlier. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct any costs of connecting or disconnecting utilities required because you are moving your household goods, appliances, or personal effects. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct the cost of shipping your car and your household pets to your new home. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct the cost of moving your household goods and personal effects from a place other than your former home. Filing 1040 online Your deduction is limited to the amount it would have cost to move them from your former home. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online Paul Brown has been living and working in North Carolina for the last 4 years. Filing 1040 online Because he has been renting a small apartment, he stored some furniture at his parents' home in Georgia. Filing 1040 online Paul got a job in Washington, DC. Filing 1040 online It cost him $900 to move the furniture from his North Carolina apartment to Washington and $3,000 to move the stored furniture from Georgia to Washington. Filing 1040 online It would have cost $1,800 to ship the stored furniture from North Carolina to Washington. Filing 1040 online He can deduct only $1,800 of the $3,000 he paid. Filing 1040 online The amount he can deduct for moving his furniture is $2,700 ($900 + $1,800). Filing 1040 online You cannot deduct the cost of moving furniture you buy on the way to your new home. Filing 1040 online   Storage expenses. Filing 1040 online   You can include the cost of storing and insuring household goods and personal effects within any period of 30 consecutive days after the day your things are moved from your former home and before they are delivered to your new home. Filing 1040 online Travel expenses. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct the cost of transportation and lodging for yourself and members of your household while traveling from your former home to your new home. Filing 1040 online This includes expenses for the day you arrive. Filing 1040 online    The day of arrival is the day you secure lodging at the new place of residence, even if the lodging is on a temporary basis. Filing 1040 online   You can include any lodging expenses you had in the area of your former home within one day after you could no longer live in your former home because your furniture had been moved. Filing 1040 online   The members of your household do not have to travel together or at the same time. Filing 1040 online However, you can only deduct expenses for one trip per person. Filing 1040 online If you use your own car, see Travel by car, earlier. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online   In February 2013, Josh and Robyn Black moved from Minneapolis to Washington, DC, where Josh was starting a new job. Filing 1040 online Josh drove the family car to Washington, DC, a trip of 1,100 miles. Filing 1040 online His expenses were $264. Filing 1040 online 00 for mileage (1,100 miles x 24 cents per mile) plus $40 for tolls and $150 for lodging, for a total of $454. Filing 1040 online 00. Filing 1040 online One week later, Robyn flew from Minneapolis to Washington, DC. Filing 1040 online Her only expense was her $400 plane ticket. Filing 1040 online The Blacks' deduction is $854. Filing 1040 online 00 (Josh's $454. Filing 1040 online 00 + Robyn's $400). Filing 1040 online Moves to Locations Outside the United States To deduct expenses for a move outside the United States, you must move to the area of a new place of work outside the United States and its possessions. Filing 1040 online You must meet the requirements under Who Can Deduct Moving Expenses , earlier. Filing 1040 online Deductible expenses. Filing 1040 online   If your move is to a location outside the United States and its possessions, you can deduct the following expenses. Filing 1040 online The cost of moving household goods and personal effects from your former home to your new home. Filing 1040 online The cost of traveling (including lodging) from your former home to your new home. Filing 1040 online The cost of moving household goods and personal effects to and from storage. Filing 1040 online The cost of storing household goods and personal effects while you are at the new job location. Filing 1040 online The first two items were explained earlier under Moves to Locations in the United States . Filing 1040 online The last two items are discussed, later. Filing 1040 online Moving goods and effects to and from storage. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct the reasonable expenses of moving your personal effects to and from storage. Filing 1040 online Storage expenses. Filing 1040 online   You can deduct the reasonable expenses of storing your household goods and personal effects for all or part of the time the new job location remains your main job location. Filing 1040 online Moving expenses allocable to excluded foreign income. Filing 1040 online   If you live and work outside the United States, you may be able to exclude from income part or all of the income you earn in the foreign country. Filing 1040 online You may also be able to claim a foreign housing exclusion or deduction. Filing 1040 online If you claim the foreign earned income or foreign housing exclusion, you cannot deduct the part of your moving expenses that relates to the excluded income. Filing 1040 online    Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Filing 1040 online S. Filing 1040 online Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad, explains how to figure the part of your moving expenses that relates to excluded income. Filing 1040 online You can get the publication from most U. Filing 1040 online S. Filing 1040 online embassies and consulates, or see How To Get Tax Help at the end of this publication. Filing 1040 online Nondeductible Expenses You cannot deduct the following items as moving expenses. Filing 1040 online Any part of the purchase price of your new home. Filing 1040 online Car tags. Filing 1040 online Driver's license. Filing 1040 online Expenses of buying or selling a home (including closing costs, mortgage fees, and points). Filing 1040 online Expenses of entering into or breaking a lease. Filing 1040 online Home improvements to help sell your home. Filing 1040 online Loss on the sale of your home. Filing 1040 online Losses from disposing of memberships in clubs. Filing 1040 online Mortgage penalties. Filing 1040 online Pre-move househunting expenses. Filing 1040 online Real estate taxes. Filing 1040 online Refitting of carpet and draperies. Filing 1040 online Return trips to your former residence. Filing 1040 online Security deposits (including any given up due to the move). Filing 1040 online Storage charges except those incurred in transit and for foreign moves. Filing 1040 online No double deduction. Filing 1040 online   You cannot take a moving expense deduction and a business expense deduction for the same expenses. Filing 1040 online You must decide if your expenses are deductible as moving expenses or as business expenses. Filing 1040 online For example, expenses you have for travel, meals, and lodging while temporarily working at a place away from your regular place of work may be deductible as business expenses if you are considered away from home on business. Filing 1040 online In most cases, your work at a single location is considered temporary if it is realistically expected to last (and does in fact last) for one year or less. Filing 1040 online   See Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses, for information on deducting your business expenses. Filing 1040 online Reimbursements This section explains how to report a reimbursement (including advances and allowances) on your tax return. Filing 1040 online It covers reimbursements for any of your moving expenses discussed in this publication. Filing 1040 online It also explains the types of reimbursements on which your employer must withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes. Filing 1040 online Types of Reimbursement Plans If you receive a reimbursement for your moving expenses, how you report this amount and your expenses depends on whether the reimbursement is paid to you under an accountable plan or a nonaccountable plan. Filing 1040 online For a quick overview of how to report your reimbursement and moving expenses, see Table 2 in the section on How and When To Report, later. Filing 1040 online Your employer should tell you what method of reimbursement is used and what records are required. Filing 1040 online Accountable Plans To be an accountable plan, your employer's reimbursement arrangement must require you to meet all three of the following rules. Filing 1040 online Your expenses must have a business connection – that is, you must have paid or incurred deductible expenses while performing services as an employee of your employer. Filing 1040 online Two examples of this are the reasonable expenses of moving your possessions from your former home to your new home, and traveling from your former home to your new home. Filing 1040 online You must adequately account to your employer for these expenses within a reasonable period of time. Filing 1040 online You must return any excess reimbursement or allowance within a reasonable period of time. Filing 1040 online Adequate accounting. Filing 1040 online   You adequately account for your moving expenses by giving your employer documentation of those expenses, such as a statement of expense, an account book, a diary, or a similar record in which you entered each expense at or near the time you had it. Filing 1040 online Documentation includes receipts, canceled checks, and bills. Filing 1040 online Reasonable period of time. Filing 1040 online   What constitutes a “reasonable period of time” depends on the facts and circumstances of your situation. Filing 1040 online However, regardless of the facts and circumstances, actions that take place within the times specified in the following list will be treated as taking place within a reasonable period of time. Filing 1040 online You receive an advance within 30 days of the time you have an expense. Filing 1040 online You adequately account for your expenses within 60 days after they were paid or incurred. Filing 1040 online You return any excess reimbursement within 120 days after the expense was paid or incurred. Filing 1040 online You are given a periodic statement (at least quarterly) that asks you to either return or adequately account for outstanding advances and you comply within 120 days of the statement. Filing 1040 online Excess reimbursement. Filing 1040 online   This includes any amount you are paid (including advances and allowances) that is more than the moving expenses that you adequately accounted for to your employer within a reasonable period of time. Filing 1040 online Returning excess reimbursements. Filing 1040 online   You must be required to return any excess reimbursement for your moving expenses to the person paying the reimbursement. Filing 1040 online Excess reimbursement includes any amount for which you did not adequately account within a reasonable period of time. Filing 1040 online For example, if you received an advance and you did not spend all the money on deductible moving expenses, or you do not have proof of all your expenses, you have an excess reimbursement. Filing 1040 online You meet accountable plan rules. Filing 1040 online   If for all reimbursements you meet the three rules for an accountable plan (listed earlier), your employer should not include any reimbursements of expenses in your income in box 1 of your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Filing 1040 online Instead, your employer should include the reimbursements in box 12 of your Form W-2. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online You lived in Boston and accepted a job in Atlanta. Filing 1040 online Under an accountable plan, your employer reimbursed you for your actual traveling expenses from Boston to Atlanta and the cost of moving your furniture to Atlanta. Filing 1040 online Your employer will include the reimbursement on your Form W-2, box 12, with Code P. Filing 1040 online If your moving expenses are more than your reimbursement, you may be able to deduct your additional expenses (see How and When To Report, later). Filing 1040 online You do not meet accountable plan rules. Filing 1040 online   You may be reimbursed by your employer, but you may not meet all three rules for part of your expenses. Filing 1040 online   If your deductible expenses are reimbursed under an otherwise accountable plan but you do not return, within a reasonable period, any reimbursement of expenses for which you did not adequately account, then only the amount for which you did adequately account is considered as paid under an accountable plan. Filing 1040 online The remaining expenses are treated as having been reimbursed under a nonaccountable plan (discussed below). Filing 1040 online Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses. Filing 1040 online   You may be reimbursed by your employer for moving expenses, some of which are deductible expenses and some of which are not deductible. Filing 1040 online The reimbursements you receive for the nondeductible expenses and any allowances for miscellaneous or unspecified expenses are treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan (see below) and are included in your income. Filing 1040 online If you are reimbursed by your employer for the taxes you must pay (including social security and Medicare taxes) because you have received taxable moving expense reimbursements, you must pay tax on this reimbursement as well, and it is treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. Filing 1040 online Nonaccountable Plans A nonaccountable plan is a reimbursement arrangement that does not meet the three rules listed earlier under Accountable Plans. Filing 1040 online In addition, the following payments will be treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan. Filing 1040 online Excess reimbursements you fail to return to your employer. Filing 1040 online Reimbursements of nondeductible expenses. Filing 1040 online See Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses, earlier. Filing 1040 online If an arrangement pays for your moving expenses by reducing your wages, salary, or other pay, the amount of the reduction will be treated as a payment made under a nonaccountable plan. Filing 1040 online This is because you are entitled to receive the full amount of your pay regardless of whether you had any moving expenses. Filing 1040 online If you are not sure if the moving expense reimbursement arrangement is an accountable or nonaccountable plan, ask your employer. Filing 1040 online Your employer will add the amount of any reimbursement paid to you under a nonaccountable plan to your wages, salary, or other pay. Filing 1040 online Your employer will report the total in box 1 of your Form W-2. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online To get you to work in another city, your new employer reimburses you under an accountable plan for the $7,500 loss on the sale of your home. Filing 1040 online Because this is a reimbursement of a nondeductible expense, it is treated as paid under a nonaccountable plan and must be included as income in box 1 of your Form W-2. Filing 1040 online Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 Do not include in income any moving expense payment you received under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. Filing 1040 online These payments are made to persons displaced from their homes, businesses, or farms by federal projects. Filing 1040 online Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax Your employer must withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes from reimbursements and allowances paid to you that are included in your income. Filing 1040 online See Reimbursements included in income, later. Filing 1040 online Reimbursements excluded from income. Filing 1040 online   Your employer should not include in your wages reimbursements paid under an accountable plan (explained earlier) for moving expenses that you: Could deduct if you had paid or incurred them, and Did not deduct in an earlier year. Filing 1040 online These reimbursements are fringe benefits excludable from your income as qualified moving expense reimbursements. Filing 1040 online Your employer should report these reimbursements on your Form W-2, box 12, with Code P. Filing 1040 online    You cannot claim a moving expense deduction for expenses covered by reimbursements excluded from income (see Accountable Plans under Types of Reimbursement Plans, earlier). Filing 1040 online Expenses deducted in earlier year. Filing 1040 online   If you receive a reimbursement this year for moving expenses deducted in an earlier year, and the reimbursement is not included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2, you must include the reimbursement in income on Form 1040, line 21. Filing 1040 online Your employer should show the amount of your reimbursement in box 12 of your Form W-2. Filing 1040 online Reimbursements included in income. Filing 1040 online   Your employer must include in your income any reimbursements made (or treated as made) under a nonaccountable plan, even though they are for deductible moving expenses. Filing 1040 online See Nonaccountable Plans under Types of Reimbursement Plans, earlier. Filing 1040 online Your employer also must include in your gross income as wages any reimbursements of, or payments for, nondeductible moving expenses. Filing 1040 online This includes amounts your employer reimbursed you under an accountable plan (explained earlier) for meals, househunting trips, and real estate expenses. Filing 1040 online It also includes reimbursements that exceed your deductible expenses and that you do not return to your employer. Filing 1040 online Reimbursement for deductible and nondeductible expenses. Filing 1040 online    If your employer reimburses you for both deductible and nondeductible moving expenses, your employer must determine the amount of the reimbursement that is not taxable and not subject to withholding. Filing 1040 online Your employer must treat any remaining amount as taxable wages and withhold income, social security, and Medicare taxes. Filing 1040 online Amount of income tax withheld. Filing 1040 online   If the reimbursements or allowances you receive are taxable, the amount of income tax your employer will withhold depends on several factors. Filing 1040 online It depends in part on whether income tax is withheld from your regular wages, on whether the reimbursements and allowances are added to your regular wages, and on any information you have given to your employer on Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. Filing 1040 online   Your employer can treat your reimbursements as supplemental wages and not include the reimbursements and allowances in your regular wages. Filing 1040 online The employer can withhold income tax on supplemental wages at a flat rate which may be different from your regular tax rate. Filing 1040 online Estimated tax. Filing 1040 online    If you must make estimated tax payments, you need to take into account any taxable reimbursements and deductible moving expenses in figuring your estimated tax. Filing 1040 online For details about estimated taxes, see Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax. Filing 1040 online How and When To Report This section explains how and when to report your moving expenses and any reimbursements or allowances you received for your move. Filing 1040 online For a quick overview, see Table 2, later. Filing 1040 online Form 3903 Use Form 3903 to figure your moving expense deduction. Filing 1040 online Use a separate Form 3903 for each move for which you are deducting expenses. Filing 1040 online Do not file Form 3903 if all of the following apply. Filing 1040 online You moved to a location outside the United States in an earlier year. Filing 1040 online You are claiming only storage fees while you were away from the United States. Filing 1040 online Any amount your employer paid for the storage fees is included as wages in box 1 of your Form W-2. Filing 1040 online Instead, enter the storage fees (after the reduction for the part that is allocable to excluded income) on Form 1040, line 26, and enter “Storage” on the dotted line next to the amount. Filing 1040 online If you meet the special rules for members of the Armed Forces, see How to complete Form 3903 for members of the Armed Forces under Members of the Armed Forces, later. Filing 1040 online Completing Form 3903. Filing 1040 online   Complete Worksheet 1, earlier, or the Distance Test Worksheet in the instructions for Form 3903 to see whether you meet the distance test. Filing 1040 online If so, complete lines 1 through 3 of the form using your actual expenses (except, if you use your own car, you can figure expenses based on the standard mileage rate, instead of actual amounts for gas and oil). Filing 1040 online Enter on line 4 the total amount of your moving expense reimbursement that was excluded from your wages. Filing 1040 online This excluded amount should be identified on Form W-2, box 12, with code P. Filing 1040 online Expenses greater than reimbursement. Filing 1040 online   If line 3 is more than line 4, subtract line 4 from line 3 and enter the result on line 5 and on Form 1040, line 26. Filing 1040 online This is your moving expense deduction. Filing 1040 online Expenses equal to or less than reimbursement. Filing 1040 online    If line 3 is equal to or less than line 4, you have no moving expense deduction. Filing 1040 online Subtract line 3 from line 4 and, if the result is more than zero, include it as income on Form 1040, line 7. Filing 1040 online Table 2. Filing 1040 online Reporting Your Moving Expenses and Reimbursements IF your Form W-2 shows. Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online AND you have. Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online THEN. Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online . Filing 1040 online your reimbursement reported only  in box 12 with code P moving expenses greater than the  amount in box 12 file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses* and reimbursements. Filing 1040 online your reimbursement reported only  in box 12 with code P moving expenses equal to the amount  in box 12 do not file Form 3903. Filing 1040 online your reimbursement divided  between box 12 and box 1 moving expenses greater than the  amount in box 12 file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses,* but only the  reimbursements reported in box 12 of  Form W-2. Filing 1040 online your entire reimbursement reported  as wages in box 1 moving expenses file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses,* but do not show any  reimbursements. Filing 1040 online no reimbursement moving expenses file Form 3903 showing all allowable  expenses. Filing 1040 online * * See Deductible Moving Expenses, earlier, for allowable expenses. Filing 1040 online    Where to deduct. Filing 1040 online   Deduct your moving expenses on Form 1040, line 26. Filing 1040 online The amount of moving expenses you can deduct is shown on Form 3903, line 5. Filing 1040 online    You cannot deduct moving expenses on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040A. Filing 1040 online   When To Deduct Expenses You may have a choice of when to deduct your moving expenses. Filing 1040 online Expenses not reimbursed. Filing 1040 online   If you were not reimbursed, deduct your moving expenses in the year you paid or incurred the expenses. Filing 1040 online Example. Filing 1040 online In December 2012, your employer transferred you to another city in the United States, where you still work. Filing 1040 online You are single and were not reimbursed for your moving expenses. Filing 1040 online In 2012, you paid for moving your furniture and deducted these expenses on your 2012 tax return. Filing 1040 online In January 2013, you paid for travel to the new city. Filing 1040 online You can deduct these additional expenses on your 2013 tax return. Filing 1040 online Expenses reimbursed. Filing 1040 online   If you are reimbursed for your expenses and you use the cash method of accounting, you can deduct your expenses either in the year you paid them or in the year you received the reimbursement. Filing 1040 online If you use the cash method of accounting, you can choose to deduct the expenses in the year you are reimbursed even though you paid the expenses in a different year. Filing 1040 online See Choosing when to deduct, next. Filing 1040 online   If you deduct your expenses and you receive the reimbursement in a later year, you must include the reimbursement in your income on Form 1040, line 21. Filing 1040 online Choosing when to deduct. Filing 1040 online   If you use the cash method of accounting, which is used by most individuals, you can choose to deduct moving expenses in the year your employer reimburses you if: You paid the expenses in a year before the year of reimbursement, or You paid the expenses in the year immediately after the year of reimbursement but by the due date, including extensions, for filing your return for the reimbursement year. Filing 1040 online How to make the choice. Filing 1040 online   You choose to deduct moving expenses in the year you received reimbursement by taking the deduction on your return, or amended return, for that year. Filing 1040 online    You cannot deduct any moving expenses for which you received a reimbursement that was not included in your income. Filing 1040 online Illustrated Example Tom and Peggy Smith are married and have two children. Filing 1040 online They owned a home in Detroit where Tom worked. Filing 1040 online On February 8, 2013, Tom's employer told him that he would be transferred to San Diego as of April 10 that year. Filing 1040 online Peggy flew to San Diego on March 1 to look for a new home. Filing 1040 online She put a down payment of $25,000 on a house being built and returned to Detroit on March 4. Filing 1040 online The Smiths sold their Detroit home for $1,500 less than they paid for it. Filing 1040 online They contracted to have their personal effects moved to San Diego on April 3. Filing 1040 online The family drove to San Diego where they found that their new home was not finished. Filing 1040 online They stayed in a nearby motel until the house was ready on May 1. Filing 1040 online On April 10, Tom went to work in the San Diego plant where he still works. Filing 1040 online Their records for the move show: 1) Peggy's pre-move househunting  trip:       Travel and lodging   $ 449       Meals   75   $ 524 2) Down payment on San Diego  home 25,000 3) Real estate commission paid on  sale of Detroit home 3,500 4) Loss on sale of Detroit home (not  including real estate commission) 1,500 5) Amount paid for moving personal  effects (furniture, other household  goods, etc. Filing 1040 online ) 8,000 6) Expenses of driving to San Diego:       Mileage (Start 14,278;  End 16,478) 2,200 miles at 24 cents a mile   $ 528       Lodging   180       Meals   320   1,028 7) Cost of temporary living  expenses in San Diego:       Motel rooms   $1,450       Meals   2,280   3,730 Total $43,282   Tom was reimbursed $10,907 under an accountable plan. Filing 1040 online His employer gave him the following breakdown of the reimbursement that was allowed under the employer's plan. Filing 1040 online Moving personal effects   $6,800 Travel (and lodging) to San Diego   708 Travel (and lodging) for househunting trip   449 Lodging for temporary quarters   1,450 Loss on sale of home   1,500 Total reimbursement   $10,907 The employer included this reimbursement on Tom's Form W-2 for the year. Filing 1040 online The reimbursement of allowable expenses, $7,508 for moving household goods and travel to San Diego, was included in box 12 of Form W-2. Filing 1040 online His employer identified this amount with code P. Filing 1040 online The employer included the balance, $3,399 reimbursement of nonallowable expenses, in box 1 of Form W-2 with Tom's other wages. Filing 1040 online Tom must include this amount on Form 1040, line 7. Filing 1040 online The employer withholds taxes from the $3,399, as discussed under Reimbursement for deductible and nondeductible expenses under Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, earlier. Filing 1040 online Also, Tom's employer could have given him a separate Form W-2 for his moving expense reimbursement. Filing 1040 online To figure his tax deduction for moving expenses, Tom enters the following amounts on Form 3903. Filing 1040 online Item 5 — moving personal effects (line 1)   $8,000 Item 6 — driving to San Diego ($528 + $180)  (line 2)   708 Total tax deductible moving expenses (line 3)   $8,708 Minus: Reimbursement included in box 12  of Form W-2 (line 4)   7,508 Tax deduction for moving expenses (line 5)   $1,200   Tom's Form 3903 is shown, later. Filing 1040 online He also enters his deduction, $1,200, on Form 1040, line 26. Filing 1040 online Nondeductible expenses. Filing 1040 online   Of the $43,282 expenses that Tom and Peggy incurred, the following items totaling $34,574 ($43,282 – $8,708) cannot be deducted. Filing 1040 online Item 1 — pre-move househunting expenses of $524. Filing 1040 online Item 2 — the $25,000 down payment on the San Diego home. Filing 1040 online If any part of it were for payment of deductible taxes or interest on the mortgage on the house, that part would be deductible as an itemized deduction. Filing 1040 online Item 3 — the $3,500 real estate commission paid on the sale of the Detroit home. Filing 1040 online The commission is used to figure the gain or loss on the sale. Filing 1040 online Item 4 — the $1,500 loss on the sale of the Detroit home. Filing 1040 online Item 6 — the $320 expense for meals while driving to San Diego. Filing 1040 online (However, the lodging and car expenses are deductible. Filing 1040 online ) Item 7 — temporary living expenses of $3,730. Filing 1040 online    This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Filing 1040 online Please click the link to view the image. Filing 1040 online 2012 Form 3903 Moving Expenses Members of the Armed Forces If you are a member of the Armed Forces on active duty and you move because of a permanent change of station, you do not have to meet the distance and time tests, discussed earlier. Filing 1040 online You can deduct your unreimbursed moving expenses. Filing 1040 online A permanent change of station includes: A move from your home to your first post of active duty, A move from one permanent post of duty to another, and A move from your last post of duty to your home or to a nearer point in the United States. Filing 1040 online The move must occur within one year of ending your active duty or within the period allowed under the Joint Travel Regulations. Filing 1040 online Spouse and dependents. Filing 1040 online   If a member of the Armed Forces dies, is imprisoned, or deserts, a permanent change of station for the spouse or dependent includes a move to: The place of enlistment, The member's, spouse's, or dependent's home of record, or A nearer point in the United States. Filing 1040 online   If the military moves you, your spouse, and dependents, to or from separate locations, the moves are treated as a single move to your new main job location. Filing 1040 online Services or reimbursements provided by government. Filing 1040 online   Do not include in income the value of moving and storage services provided by the government because of a permanent change of station. Filing 1040 online In general, if the total reimbursements or allowances you receive from the government because of the move are more than your actual moving expenses, the government must include the excess in your wages on Form W-2. Filing 1040 online However, the excess portion of a dislocation allowance, a temporary lodging allowance, a temporary lodging expense, or a move-in housing allowance is not included in income and should not be included in box 1 of Form W-2. Filing 1040 online   If your reimbursements or allowances are less than your actual moving expenses, do not include the reimbursements or allowances in income. Filing 1040 online You can deduct the expenses that are more than your reimbursements. Filing 1040 online See Deductible Moving Expenses, earlier. Filing 1040 online How to complete Form 3903 for members of the Armed Forces. Filing 1040 online    Take the following steps. Filing 1040 online Complete lines 1 through 3 of the form, using your actual expenses. Filing 1040 online Do not include any expenses for moving services provided by the government. Filing 1040 online Also, do not include any expenses that were reimbursed by an allowance you do not have to include in your income. Filing 1040 online Enter on line 4 the total reimbursements and allowances you received from the government for the expenses claimed on lines 1 and 2. Filing 1040 online Do not include the value of moving or storage services provided by the government. Filing 1040 online Also, do not include any part of a dislocation allowance, a temporary lodging allowance, a temporary lodging expense, or a move-in housing allowance. Filing 1040 online Complete line 5. Filing 1040 online If line 3 is more than line 4, subtract line 4 from line 3 and enter the result on line 5 and on Form 1040, line 26. Filing 1040 online This is your moving expense deduction. Filing 1040 online If line 3 is equal to or less than line 4, you do not have a moving expense deduction. Filing 1040 online Subtract line 3 from line 4 and, if the result is more than zero, enter it on Form 1040, line 7. 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Filing 1040 online Call to order forms, instructions and publications, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Filing 1040 online You should receive your order within 10 business days. Filing 1040 online Call to order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, 1-800-908-9946. Filing 1040 online Follow the prompts to provide your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. Filing 1040 online Call for TeleTax topics, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. Filing 1040 online Call to ask tax questions, 1-800-829-1040. Filing 1040 online Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Filing 1040 online The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Filing 1040 online These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service available at www. Filing 1040 online gsa. Filing 1040 online gov/fedrelay. Filing 1040 online Walk-in. Filing 1040 online You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person, face-to-face. Filing 1040 online Products. Filing 1040 online You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Filing 1040 online Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Filing 1040 online Services. Filing 1040 online You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. Filing 1040 online An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Filing 1040 online If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Filing 1040 online No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Filing 1040 online Before visiting, check www. Filing 1040 online irs. Filing 1040 online gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. Filing 1040 online Mail. Filing 1040 online You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Filing 1040 online You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Filing 1040 online  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Filing 1040 online Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Filing 1040 online   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Filing 1040 online Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Filing 1040 online What can TAS do for you?   We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Filing 1040 online We know this process can be confusing, but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all! TAS can help if you can't resolve your tax problem and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Filing 1040 online You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Filing 1040 online You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Filing 1040 online   If you qualify for our help, you'll be assigned to one advocate who'll be with you at every turn and will do everything possible to resolve your problem. Filing 1040 online Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Filing 1040 online Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Filing 1040 online Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Filing 1040 online We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Filing 1040 online How can you reach us?   If you think TAS can help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your local directory and at www. Filing 1040 online irs. Filing 1040 online gov/advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Filing 1040 online How else does TAS help taxpayers?   TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Filing 1040 online If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Filing 1040 online irs. Filing 1040 online gov/sams. Filing 1040 online Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Filing 1040 online   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and need to resolve tax problems such as audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes. Filing 1040 online Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Filing 1040 online Visit www. Filing 1040 online TaxpayerAdvocate. Filing 1040 online irs. Filing 1040 online gov or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Filing 1040 online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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