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Free tax filing military Rules for Withholding, Depositing, and Reporting Discounts for employees, Employee Discounts E Educational assistance, Educational Assistance Employee benefit programs Accident and health benefits, Accident and Health Benefits Cafeteria plans, Cafeteria Plans Dependent care assistance, Dependent Care Assistance Educational assistance, Educational Assistance Group-term life insurance, Group-Term Life Insurance Coverage Employee discounts, Employee Discounts Employee stock options, Employee Stock Options Employer-operated eating facility, Employer-operated eating facility for employees. Free tax filing military Employer-provided cell phones, Employer-Provided Cell Phones Exclusion rules, 2. Free tax filing military Fringe Benefit Exclusion Rules F Fair market value, Fair market value. Free tax filing military Fringe benefit overview, 1. Free tax filing military Fringe Benefit Overview Fringe benefits Special accounting rule, Special accounting rule. Free tax filing military Valuation rules, 3. Free tax filing military Fringe Benefit Valuation Rules G General valuation rule, General Valuation Rule Group-term life insurance, Group-Term Life Insurance Coverage H Health benefits, Accident and Health Benefits Health Savings Accounts, Health Savings Accounts Holiday gifts, De Minimis (Minimal) Benefits I Insurance Accident and health, Accident and Health Benefits Group-term life, Group-Term Life Insurance Coverage Long-term care, Exception for certain long-term care benefits. Free tax filing military L Lease value rule, Lease Value Rule Length of service awards, Achievement Awards Life insurance Group-term, Group-Term Life Insurance Coverage Spouse or dependent, De Minimis (Minimal) Benefits Lodging, Lodging on Your Business Premises Long-term care insurance, Exception for certain long-term care benefits. 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Free tax filing military Compare your total tax with your total payments to determine whether you are entitled to a refund or if you must make a payment. Free tax filing military This section provides a general outline of how to figure your tax. Free tax filing military You can find step-by-step directions in the Instructions for Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040. Free tax filing military If you are unsure of which tax form you should file, see Which Form Should I Use? in chapter 1. Free tax filing military Tax. Free tax filing military   Most taxpayers use either the Tax Table or the Tax Computation Worksheet to figure their income tax. Free tax filing military However, there are special methods if your income includes any of the following items. Free tax filing military A net capital gain. Free tax filing military (See chapter 16. Free tax filing military ) Qualified dividends taxed at the same rates as a net capital gain. Free tax filing military (See chapters 8 and 16. 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Free tax filing military Eligibility information for these tax credits is discussed in chapters 32 through 37 and your form instructions. Free tax filing military The following table lists the credits you may be able to subtract from your tax and shows where you can find more information on each credit. Free tax filing military CREDITS For information on: See  chapter: Adoption 37 Alternative motor vehicle 37 Alternative fuel vehicle refueling  property 37 Child and dependent care 32 Child tax 34 Credit to holders of tax credit  bonds 37 Education 35 Elderly or disabled 33 Electric vehicle 37 Foreign tax 37 Mortgage interest 37 Prior year minimum tax 37 Residential energy 37 Retirement savings contributions 37   Some credits (such as the earned income credit) are not listed because they are treated as payments. Free tax filing military See Payments , later. Free tax filing military   There are other credits that are not discussed in this publication. Free tax filing military These include the following credits. Free tax filing military General business credit, which is made up of several separate business-related credits. Free tax filing military These generally are reported on Form 3800, General Business Credit, and are discussed in chapter 4 of Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Free tax filing military Renewable electricity, refined coal, and Indian coal production credit for electricity and refined coal produced at facilities placed in service after October 22, 2004 (after October 2, 2008, for electricity produced from marine and hydrokinetic renewables), and Indian coal produced at facilities placed in service after August 8, 2005. Free tax filing military See Form 8835, Part II. Free tax filing military Work opportunity credit. Free tax filing military See Form 5884. Free tax filing military Credit for employer social security and Medicare taxes paid on certain employee tips. Free tax filing military See Form 8846. Free tax filing military Other taxes. Free tax filing military   After you subtract your tax credits, determine whether there are any other taxes you must pay. Free tax filing military This chapter does not explain these other taxes. Free tax filing military You can find that information in other chapters of this publication and your form instructions. Free tax filing military See the following table for other taxes you may need to add to your income tax. Free tax filing military OTHER TAXES For information on: See  chapter: Additional taxes on qualified retirement plans and IRAs 10, 17 Household employment taxes 32 Recapture of an education credit 35 Social security and Medicare tax on wages 5 Social security and Medicare tax on tips 6 Uncollected social security and Medicare tax on tips 6   You also may have to pay AMT (discussed later in this chapter). Free tax filing military   There are other taxes that are not discussed in this publication. Free tax filing military These include the following items. Free tax filing military Self-employment tax. Free tax filing military You must figure this tax if either of the following applies to you (or your spouse if you file a joint return). Free tax filing military Your net earnings from self-employment from other than church employee income were $400 or more. Free tax filing military The term “net earnings from self-employment” may include certain nonemployee compensation and other amounts reported to you on Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income. Free tax filing military If you received a Form 1099-MISC, see the Instructions for Recipient on the back. Free tax filing military Also see the Instructions for Schedule SE (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax; and Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business. Free tax filing military You had church employee income of $108. Free tax filing military 28 or more. Free tax filing military Additional Medicare Tax. Free tax filing military Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to a 0. Free tax filing military 9% Additional Medicare Tax that applies to Medicare wages, Railroad Retirement Act compensation, and self-employment income over a threshold based on your filing status. Free tax filing military For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60 and Form 8959. Free tax filing military Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Free tax filing military Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Free tax filing military NIIT is a 3. Free tax filing military 8% tax on the lesser of net investment income or the excess of your modified adjusted gross income over a threshold amount. Free tax filing military For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1040, line 60 and Form 8960. Free tax filing military Recapture taxes. Free tax filing military You may have to pay these taxes if you previously claimed an investment credit, a low-income housing credit, a new markets credit, a qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit, an alternative motor vehicle credit, a credit for employer-provided child care facilities, an Indian employment credit, or other credits listed in the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Free tax filing military For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Free tax filing military Section 72(m)(5) excess benefits tax. Free tax filing military If you are (or were) a 5% owner of a business and you received a distribution that exceeds the benefits provided for you under the qualified pension or annuity plan formula, you may have to pay this additional tax. Free tax filing military See Tax on Excess Benefits in chapter 4 of Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business. Free tax filing military Uncollected social security and Medicare tax on group-term life insurance. Free tax filing military If your former employer provides you with more than $50,000 of group-term life insurance coverage, you must pay the employee part of social security and Medicare taxes on those premiums. Free tax filing military The amount should be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 with codes M and N. Free tax filing military Tax on golden parachute payments. Free tax filing military This tax applies if you received an “excess parachute payment” (EPP) due to a change in a corporation's ownership or control. Free tax filing military The amount should be shown in box 12 of your Form W-2 with code K. Free tax filing military See the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Free tax filing military Tax on accumulation distribution of trusts. Free tax filing military This applies if you are the beneficiary of a trust that accumulated its income instead of distributing it currently. Free tax filing military See Form 4970 and its instructions. Free tax filing military Additional tax on HSAs or MSAs. Free tax filing military If amounts contributed to, or distributed from, your health savings account or medical savings account do not meet the rules for these accounts, you may have to pay additional taxes. Free tax filing military See Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans; Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts; Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs); and Form 5329, Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts. Free tax filing military Additional tax on Coverdell ESAs. Free tax filing military This applies if amounts contributed to, or distributed from, your Coverdell ESA do not meet the rules for these accounts. Free tax filing military See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, and Form 5329. Free tax filing military Additional tax on qualified tuition programs. Free tax filing military This applies to amounts distributed from qualified tuition programs that do not meet the rules for these accounts. Free tax filing military See Publication 970 and Form 5329. Free tax filing military Excise tax on insider stock compensation from an expatriated corporation. Free tax filing military You may owe a 15% excise tax on the value of nonstatutory stock options and certain other stock-based compensation held by you or a member of your family from an expatriated corporation or its expanded affiliated group in which you were an officer, director, or more-than-10% owner. Free tax filing military For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Free tax filing military Additional tax on income you received from a nonqualified deferred compensation plan that fails to meet certain requirements. Free tax filing military This income should be shown in Form W-2, box 12, with code Z, or in Form 1099-MISC, box 15b. Free tax filing military For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Free tax filing military Interest on the tax due on installment income from the sale of certain residential lots and timeshares. Free tax filing military For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Free tax filing military Interest on the deferred tax on gain from certain installment sales with a sales price over $150,000. Free tax filing military For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 60. Free tax filing military Repayment of first-time homebuyer credit. Free tax filing military For more information, see Form 5405, Repayment of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit, and its instructions. Free tax filing military Also see the instructions for Form 1040, line 59b. Free tax filing military Payments. Free tax filing military   After you determine your total tax, figure the total payments you have already made for the year. Free tax filing military Include credits that are treated as payments. Free tax filing military This chapter does not explain these payments and credits. Free tax filing military You can find that information in other chapters of this publication and your form instructions. Free tax filing military See the following table for amounts you can include in your total payments. Free tax filing military PAYMENTS For information on: See  chapter: Child tax credit (additional) 34 Earned income credit 36 Estimated tax paid 4 Excess social security   and RRTA tax withheld 37 Federal income tax withheld 4 Health coverage tax credit 37 Credit for tax on   undistributed capital gain 37 Tax paid with extension 1   Another credit that is treated as a payment is the credit for federal excise tax paid on fuels. Free tax filing military This credit is for persons who have a nontaxable use of certain fuels, such as diesel fuel and kerosene. Free tax filing military It is claimed on Form 1040, line 70. Free tax filing military See Form 4136, Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels. Free tax filing military Refund or balance due. Free tax filing military   To determine whether you are entitled to a refund or whether you must make a payment, compare your total payments with your total tax. Free tax filing military If you are entitled to a refund, see your form instructions for information on having it directly deposited into one or more of your accounts, or to purchase U. Free tax filing military S. Free tax filing military savings bonds instead of receiving a paper check. Free tax filing military Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) This section briefly discusses an additional tax you may have to pay. Free tax filing military The tax law gives special treatment to some kinds of income and allows special deductions and credits for some kinds of expenses. Free tax filing military Taxpayers who benefit from this special treatment may have to pay at least a minimum amount of tax through an additional tax called AMT. Free tax filing military You may have to pay the AMT if your taxable income for regular tax purposes, combined with certain adjustments and tax preference items, is more than a certain amount. Free tax filing military See Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax — Individuals. Free tax filing military Adjustments and tax preference items. Free tax filing military   The more common adjustments and tax preference items include: Addition of personal exemptions, Addition of the standard deduction (if claimed), Addition of itemized deductions claimed for state and local taxes, certain interest, most miscellaneous deductions, and part of medical expenses, Subtraction of any refund of state and local taxes included in gross income, Changes to accelerated depreciation of certain property, Difference between gain or loss on the sale of property reported for regular tax purposes and AMT purposes, Addition of certain income from incentive stock options, Change in certain passive activity loss deductions, Addition of certain depletion that is more than the adjusted basis of the property, Addition of part of the deduction for certain intangible drilling costs, and Addition of tax-exempt interest on certain private activity bonds. Free tax filing military More information. Free tax filing military   For more information about the AMT, see the instructions for Form 6251. Free tax filing military Tax Figured by IRS If you file by April 15, 2014, you can have the IRS figure your tax for you on Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or Form 1040. Free tax filing military If the IRS figures your tax and you paid too much, you will receive a refund. Free tax filing military If you did not pay enough, you will receive a bill for the balance. Free tax filing military To avoid interest or the penalty for late payment, you must pay the bill within 30 days of the date of the bill or by the due date for your return, whichever is later. Free tax filing military The IRS can also figure the credit for the elderly or the disabled and the earned income credit for you. Free tax filing military When the IRS cannot figure your tax. Free tax filing military   The IRS cannot figure your tax for you if any of the following apply. Free tax filing military You want your refund directly deposited into your accounts. Free tax filing military You want any part of your refund applied to your 2014 estimated tax. Free tax filing military You had income for the year from sources other than wages, salaries, tips, interest, dividends, taxable social security benefits, unemployment compensation, IRA distributions, pensions, and annuities. Free tax filing military Your taxable income is $100,000 or more. Free tax filing military You itemize deductions. Free tax filing military You file any of the following forms. Free tax filing military Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Free tax filing military Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Free tax filing military Form 4137, Social Security and Medicare Tax on Unreported Tip Income. Free tax filing military Form 4970, Tax on Accumulation Distribution of Trusts. Free tax filing military Form 4972, Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions. Free tax filing military Form 6198, At-Risk Limitations. Free tax filing military Form 6251, Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals. Free tax filing military Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs. Free tax filing military Form 8615, Tax for Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income. Free tax filing military Form 8814, Parents' Election To Report Child's Interest and Dividends. Free tax filing military Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses. Free tax filing military Form 8853, Archer MSAs and Long-Term Care Insurance Contracts. Free tax filing military Form 8889, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Free tax filing military Form 8919, Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages. Free tax filing military Filing the Return After you complete the line entries for the tax form you are filing, fill in your name and address. Free tax filing military Enter your social security number in the space provided. Free tax filing military If you are married, enter the social security numbers of you and your spouse even if you file separately. Free tax filing military Sign and date your return and enter your occupation(s). Free tax filing military If you are filing a joint return, both you and your spouse must sign it. Free tax filing military Enter your daytime phone number in the space provided. Free tax filing military This may help speed the processing of your return if we have a question that can be answered over the phone. Free tax filing military If you are filing a joint return, you may enter either your or your spouse's daytime phone number. Free tax filing military If you want to allow a friend, family member, or any other person you choose to discuss your 2013 tax return with the IRS, check the “Yes” box in the “Third party designee” area on your return. Free tax filing military Also enter the designee's name, phone number, and any five digits the designee chooses as his or her personal identification number (PIN). Free tax filing military If you check the “Yes” box, you, and your spouse if filing a joint return, are authorizing the IRS to call the designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return. Free tax filing military Fill in and attach any schedules and forms asked for on the lines you completed to your paper return. Free tax filing military Attach a copy of each of your Forms W-2 to your paper return. Free tax filing military Also attach to your paper return any Form 1099-R you received that has withholding tax in box 4. Free tax filing military Mail your return to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the area where you live. Free tax filing military A list of Service Center addresses is in the instructions for your tax return. Free tax filing military Form 1040EZ Line Entries Read lines 1 through 8b and fill in the lines that apply to you. Free tax filing military Do not complete lines 9 through 12. Free tax filing military If you are filing a joint return, use the space to the left of line 6 to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. Free tax filing military Payments. Free tax filing military   Enter any federal income tax withheld on line 7. Free tax filing military Federal income tax withheld is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4. Free tax filing military Earned income credit. Free tax filing military   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. Free tax filing military Enter “EIC” in the space to the left of line 8a. Free tax filing military Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 8b. Free tax filing military   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862, Information To Claim Earned Income Credit After Disallowance, with your return. Free tax filing military For details, see the Form 1040EZ Instructions. Free tax filing military Form 1040A Line Entries Read lines 1 through 27 and fill in the lines that apply to you. Free tax filing military If you are filing a joint return, use the space to the left of the entry space for line 27 to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. Free tax filing military Do not complete line 28. Free tax filing military Complete lines 29 through 33 and 36 through 40 if they apply to you. Free tax filing military However, do not fill in lines 30 and 38a if you want the IRS to figure the credits shown on those lines. Free tax filing military Also, enter any write-in information that applies to you in the space to the left of line 41. Free tax filing military Do not complete lines 34, 35, and 42 through 46. Free tax filing military Payments. Free tax filing military   Enter any federal income tax withheld that is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4, on line 36. Free tax filing military Enter any estimated tax payments you made on line 37. Free tax filing military Credit for child and dependent care expenses. Free tax filing military   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 32, complete Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, and attach it to your return. Free tax filing military Enter the amount of the credit on line 29. Free tax filing military The IRS will not figure this credit. Free tax filing military Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Free tax filing military   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 33, the IRS can figure it for you. Free tax filing military Enter “CFE” in the space to the left of line 30 and attach Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, to your paper return. Free tax filing military On Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), check the box in Part I for your filing status and age. Free tax filing military Complete Part II and Part III, lines 11 and 13, if they apply. Free tax filing military Earned income credit. Free tax filing military   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. Free tax filing military Enter “EIC” to the left of the entry space for line 38a. Free tax filing military Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 38b. Free tax filing military    If you have a qualifying child, you must fill in Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your paper return. Free tax filing military If you do not provide the child's social security number on Schedule EIC, line 2, the credit will be reduced or disallowed unless the child was born and died in 2013. Free tax filing military   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862 with your return. Free tax filing military For details, see the Form 1040A Instructions. Free tax filing military Form 1040 Line Entries Read lines 1 through 43 and fill in the lines that apply to you. Free tax filing military Do not complete line 44. Free tax filing military If you are filing a joint return, use the space under the words “Adjusted Gross Income” on the front of your return to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. Free tax filing military Read lines 45 through 71. Free tax filing military Fill in the lines that apply to you, but do not fill in lines 54, 61, and 72. Free tax filing military Also, do not complete line 55 and lines 73 through 77. Free tax filing military Do not fill in line 53, box “c,” if you are completing Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), or line 64a if you want the IRS to figure the credits shown on those lines. Free tax filing military Payments. Free tax filing military   Enter any federal income tax withheld that is shown on Form W-2, box 2, or Form 1099, box 4, on line 62. Free tax filing military Enter any estimated tax payments you made on line 63. Free tax filing military Credit for child and dependent care expenses. Free tax filing military   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 32, complete Form 2441 and attach it to your paper return. Free tax filing military Enter the amount of the credit on line 48. Free tax filing military The IRS will not figure this credit. Free tax filing military Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Free tax filing military   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 33, the IRS can figure it for you. Free tax filing military Enter “CFE” on the line next to line 53, check box “c,” and attach Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040) to your paper return. Free tax filing military On Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040), check the box in Part I for your filing status and age. Free tax filing military Complete Part II and Part III, lines 11 and 13, if they apply. Free tax filing military Earned income credit. Free tax filing military   If you can take this credit, as discussed in chapter 36, the IRS can figure it for you. Free tax filing military Enter “EIC” on the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 64a. Free tax filing military Enter the nontaxable combat pay you elect to include in earned income on line 64b. Free tax filing military   If you have a qualifying child, you must fill in Schedule EIC (Form 1040A or 1040), Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your paper return. Free tax filing military If you do not provide the child's social security number on Schedule EIC, line 2, the credit will be reduced or disallowed unless the child was born and died in 2013. Free tax filing military   If your credit for any year after 1996 was reduced or disallowed by the IRS, you may also have to file Form 8862 with your return. Free tax filing military For details, see the Form 1040 Instructions. Free tax filing military Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications