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Filing past year tax returns Tax Changes for Individuals Table of Contents 2001 ChangesNew 5-Year Carryback Rule for Net Operating Losses (NOLs) Wash Sale Rules Do Not Apply to Section 1256 Contracts Other 2001 Changes 2002 ChangesDeduction for Educator Expenses Personal Credits Still Allowed Against Alternative Minimum Tax Later ChangeChild and Dependent Care Expenses 2001 Changes New 5-Year Carryback Rule for Net Operating Losses (NOLs) If you have an NOL from a tax year ending during 2001 or 2002, you must generally carry back the entire amount of the NOL to the 5 tax years before the NOL year (the carryback period). Filing past year tax returns However, you can still choose to use the previous carryback period. Filing past year tax returns You also can choose not to carry back an NOL and only carry it forward. Filing past year tax returns Individuals, estates, and trusts can file Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund. Filing past year tax returns The instructions for this form will be revised to reflect the new law. Filing past year tax returns Wash Sale Rules Do Not Apply to Section 1256 Contracts The wash sale rules that generally apply to losses from the sale of stock or securities, do not apply to any loss arising from a section 1256 contract. Filing past year tax returns A section 1256 contract is any: Regulated futures contract, Foreign currency contract, Nonequity option, Dealer equity option, or Dealer securities futures contract. Filing past year tax returns Wash sales and section 1256 contracts are explained in detail in Publication 550, Investment Income and Expenses. Filing past year tax returns Other 2001 Changes Other changes are discussed in the following chapters. Filing past year tax returns Chapter 4 Car Expenses Chapter 5 Depreciation 2002 Changes Deduction for Educator Expenses If you are an eligible educator, you can deduct as an adjustment to income up to $250 in qualified expenses. Filing past year tax returns You can deduct these expenses even if you do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Filing past year tax returns This adjustment to income is for expenses paid or incurred in tax years beginning during 2002 or 2003. Filing past year tax returns Previously, these expenses were deductible only as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to the 2% of adjusted gross income limit. Filing past year tax returns Eligible educator. Filing past year tax returns   You are an eligible educator if, for the tax year, you meet the following requirements. Filing past year tax returns You are a kindergarten through grade 12: Teacher, Instructor, Counselor, Principal, or Aide. Filing past year tax returns You work at least 900 hours during a school year in a school that provides elementary or secondary education, as determined under state law. Filing past year tax returns Qualified expenses. Filing past year tax returns   These are unreimbursed expenses you paid or incurred for books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment, and supplementary materials that you use in the classroom. Filing past year tax returns For courses in health and physical education, expenses for supplies are qualified expenses only if they are related to athletics. Filing past year tax returns   To be deductible as an adjustment to income, the qualified expenses must be more than the following amounts for the tax year. Filing past year tax returns The interest on qualified U. Filing past year tax returns S. Filing past year tax returns savings bonds that you excluded from income because you paid qualified higher education expenses, Any distribution from a qualified tuition program that you excluded from income, or Any tax-free withdrawals from your Coverdell education savings account. Filing past year tax returns Personal Credits Still Allowed Against Alternative Minimum Tax The provision that allowed certain nonrefundable personal credits to reduce both your regular tax and any alternative minimum tax (AMT) has been extended and will be in effect for 2002 and 2003. Filing past year tax returns This provision, as it applies to the AMT, was originally scheduled to expire after 2001. Filing past year tax returns Without the extension, these credits could not have been used to reduce any AMT in 2002 or 2003. 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Filing past year tax returns Publication 501 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Filing past year tax returns Tax questions. Filing past year tax returns Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Who must file. Filing past year tax returns   In some cases, the amount of income you can receive before you must file a tax return has increased. Filing past year tax returns Table 1 shows the filing requirements for most taxpayers. Filing past year tax returns Exemption amount. Filing past year tax returns  The amount you can deduct for each exemption has increased. Filing past year tax returns It was $3,800 for 2012. Filing past year tax returns It is $3,900 for 2013. Filing past year tax returns Exemption phaseout. Filing past year tax returns  You lose at least part of the benefit of your exemptions if your adjusted gross income is above a certain amount. Filing past year tax returns 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. Filing past year tax returns See Phaseout of Exemptions , later. Filing past year tax returns Standard deduction increased. Filing past year tax returns   The standard deduction for some taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions on Schedule A of Form 1040 is higher for 2013 than it was for 2012. Filing past year tax returns The amount depends on your filing status. Filing past year tax returns You can use the 2013 Standard Deduction Tables near the end of this publication to figure your standard deduction. Filing past year tax returns Same-sex marriages. Filing past year tax returns . Filing past year tax returns  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. Filing past year tax returns See Same-sex marriage under Marital Status, later. Filing past year tax returns If you meet certain requirements, you may be able to file amended returns to change your filing status for some earlier years. Filing past year tax returns For details on filing amended returns, see Joint Return After Separate Returns . Filing past year tax returns Reminders Future developments. Filing past year tax returns  Information about any future developments affecting Publication 501 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted at www. Filing past year tax returns irs. Filing past year tax returns gov/pub501. Filing past year tax returns Taxpayer identification number for aliens. Filing past year tax returns   If you are a nonresident or resident alien and you do not have and are not eligible to get a social security number (SSN), you must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Filing past year tax returns Your spouse also may need an ITIN if he or she does not have and is not eligible to get an SSN. Filing past year tax returns See Form W-7, Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. Filing past year tax returns Also, see Social Security Numbers for Dependents , later. Filing past year tax returns Photographs of missing children. Filing past year tax returns   The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Filing past year tax returns Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Filing past year tax returns 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. Filing past year tax returns Introduction This publication discusses some tax rules that affect every person who may have to file a federal income tax return. Filing past year tax returns It answers some basic questions: who must file; who should file; what filing status to use; how many exemptions to claim; and the amount of the standard deduction. Filing past year tax returns Who Must File explains who must file an income tax return. Filing past year tax returns If you have little or no gross income, reading this section will help you decide if you have to file a return. Filing past year tax returns Who Should File helps you decide if you should file a return, even if you are not required to do so. Filing past year tax returns Filing Status helps you determine which filing status to use. Filing past year tax returns Filing status is important in determining whether you must file a return and whether you may claim certain deductions and credits. Filing past year tax returns It also helps determine your standard deduction and tax rate. Filing past year tax returns Exemptions, which reduce your taxable income, are discussed in Exemptions . Filing past year tax returns Exemptions for Dependents explains the difference between a qualifying child and a qualifying relative. Filing past year tax returns Other topics include the social security number requirement for dependents, the rules for multiple support agreements, and the rules for divorced or separated parents. Filing past year tax returns Phaseout of Exemptions explains how to determine whether you must reduce the dollar amount of exemptions you claim and, if so, the amount of the reduction. Filing past year tax returns Standard Deduction gives the rules and dollar amounts for the standard deduction — a benefit for taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions. Filing past year tax returns This section also discusses the standard deduction for taxpayers who are blind or age 65 or older, as well as special rules that limit the standard deduction available to dependents. Filing past year tax returns In addition, this section helps you decide whether you would be better off taking the standard deduction or itemizing your deductions. Filing past year tax returns How To Get Tax Help explains how to get tax help from the IRS. Filing past year tax returns This publication is for U. Filing past year tax returns S. Filing past year tax returns citizens and resident aliens only. Filing past year tax returns If you are a resident alien for the entire year, you must follow the same tax rules that apply to U. Filing past year tax returns S. Filing past year tax returns citizens. Filing past year tax returns The rules to determine if you are a resident or nonresident alien are discussed in chapter 1 of Publication 519, U. Filing past year tax returns S. Filing past year tax returns Tax Guide for Aliens. Filing past year tax returns Nonresident aliens. Filing past year tax returns    If you were a nonresident alien at any time during the year, the rules and tax forms that apply to you may be different from those that apply to U. Filing past year tax returns S. Filing past year tax returns citizens. Filing past year tax returns See Publication 519. Filing past year tax returns Comments and suggestions. Filing past year tax returns    We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Filing past year tax returns   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Filing past year tax returns NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Filing past year tax returns Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Filing past year tax returns   You can send your comments from www. Filing past year tax returns irs. Filing past year tax returns gov/formspubs. Filing past year tax returns Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. Filing past year tax returns ”   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. Filing past year tax returns Ordering forms and publications. Filing past year tax returns    Visit www. Filing past year tax returns irs. Filing past year tax returns gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Filing past year tax returns Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Filing past year tax returns Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Filing past year tax returns    If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Filing past year tax returns gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Filing past year tax returns We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Filing past year tax returns Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 559 Survivors, Executors, and Administrators 929 Tax Rules for Children and Dependents Form (and Instructions) 1040X Amended U. Filing past year tax returns S. Filing past year tax returns Individual Income Tax Return 2848 Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative 8332 Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent 8814 Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications