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H&r block free Publication 557 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders Introduction What's New Proposed regulations on “good faith determinations”. H&r block free  Proposed regulations modify standards for making a good faith determination that a foreign organization is a charitable organization, grants to which may be qualifying distributions and not taxable expenditures. H&r block free The proposed regulations identify a broader class of tax practitioners upon whose written advice a private foundation may base a “good faith determination. H&r block free ” See, Proposed Regulations: Reliance Standards for Making Good Faith Determinations, REG-134974-12, 2012-47 I. H&r block free R. H&r block free B. H&r block free 553. H&r block free Prop. H&r block free Regs. H&r block free on Good Faith Determinations. H&r block free New Requirements for section 501(c)(3) Hospitals Under the Affordable Care Act. H&r block free  The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted March 23, 2010, added new requirements that hospital organizations must satisfy in order to be described in section 501(c)(3), as well as new reporting requirements and excise taxes. H&r block free On June 22, 2012, the Service issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that addresses the new requirements enacted by the ACA applicable to section 501(c)(3) hospital organizations. H&r block free See, Proposed Regulations: Additional Requirements for Charitable Hospitals, REG-13026-11, 77 Fed. H&r block free Reg. H&r block free 38148. H&r block free On April 3, 2013, the Service issued proposed regulations on the ACA's community health needs assessment (CHNA) requirements. H&r block free The proposed regulations also discuss the related reporting and excise tax requirements for charitable hospitals and the consequences for failure to satisfy the section 501(r) requirements. H&r block free See, Proposed Regulations: Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals, REG-106499-12, 78 Fed. H&r block free Reg. H&r block free 20,523. H&r block free Timing of when an Organization is exempt for Federal Tax Purposes. H&r block free  As noted in section 2. H&r block free 03(4) of Revenue Procedure 2013-9, 2013-2 I. H&r block free R. H&r block free B. H&r block free 267, the provisions in section 11. H&r block free 01 regarding the effect of determination letters or rulings recognizing exempt status of organizations described in section 501(c), other than sections 501(c)(3), (9), (17), and (29), have been revised. H&r block free Prior to this year, and back to 1962, when such organizations applied for recognition, the IRS would usually recognize the organizations as tax exempt from the date of formation, no matter how long the interval between the date of formation and the date of application. H&r block free In addition to the practical difficulties of ascertaining an organization's purposes and activities for this period, such recognition is now potentially inconsistent with the provisions of section 6033(j), which automatically revokes the exempt status of an organization that fails to file required Form 990 series returns or notices for three consecutive years. H&r block free The new procedure adopts a practice similar to the rule for section 501(c)(3) organizations for these organizations, generally permitting recognition from the date of formation if the organization has: always met the requirements for exemption, has applied within 27 months from the end of the month in which it was organized, and has not failed to file required Form 990 series returns or notices for three consecutive years. H&r block free Section 11. H&r block free 01(3) notes: an organization that otherwise meets the requirements for tax-exempt status and the issuance of a determination letter or ruling that does not meet the requirements for recognition from date of formation will generally be recognized from the postmark date of its application. H&r block free Exempt Organizations Select Check. H&r block free  The IRS has developed an on-line search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. H&r block free It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that: Are eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions (Publication 78 data). H&r block free Users may rely on this list in determining deductibility of contributions, just as they did when Publication 78 was a separate electronic publication rather than part of Select Check. H&r block free Have had their tax-exempt status automatically revoked under the law because they have not filed Form 990 series returns or notices annually as required for three consecutive years (Auto-Revocation List). H&r block free Have filed a Form 990-N (e-Postcard) annual electronic notice. H&r block free  In addition to searching for a particular organization, users may download a complete list of each of the three types of organizations through Exempt Organizations Select Check. H&r block free See also Revenue Procedure 2011-33, 2011-25 I. H&r block free R. H&r block free B. H&r block free 887. H&r block free Future developments. H&r block free . H&r block free  The IRS has created a page on IRS. H&r block free gov for information about Publication 557, at www. H&r block free irs. H&r block free gov/pub557. H&r block free Information about any future developments affecting Publication 557 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. H&r block free Reminders The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). H&r block free   The ACA added several new laws. H&r block free This includes a new excise tax on indoor tanning services, a small business health care tax credit, additional requirements for tax-exempt hospitals, and the section 501(c)(29) CO-OP program. H&r block free For more information, go to IRS. H&r block free gov and select Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions. H&r block free Electronic filing requirement for large organizations. H&r block free  For tax years ending on or after December 31, 2006, only organizations that file 250 returns during the calendar year and that have total assets of $10 million or more are required to file Form 990 electronically. H&r block free For more information, go to e-file for Charities and Non-Profits. H&r block free Section 501(c)(15) gross receipts. H&r block free   The definition of gross receipts for purposes of determining whether small insurance companies qualify as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(15) has changed. H&r block free See Notice 2006-42, 2006-19 I. H&r block free R. H&r block free B. H&r block free 878, Notice 2006-42. H&r block free Prohibited tax shelter transactions. H&r block free  New excise taxes are imposed under section 4965 on certain tax-exempt organizations entering into prohibited tax shelter transactions. H&r block free See T. H&r block free D. H&r block free 9492, Excise Taxes on Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions and Related Disclosure Requirements, 2010-33 I. H&r block free R. H&r block free B. H&r block free 242. H&r block free See IRS Issues Final Regulations Regarding Excise Taxes on Prohibited Tax Shelter Transactions and Related Disclosure Requirement. H&r block free Pension Protection Act of 2006 tax changes. H&r block free  The Pension Protection Act of 2006 made numerous changes to the tax law provisions affecting tax-exempt organizations. H&r block free Unless otherwise noted, most of the changes became effective on August 17, 2006. H&r block free For key provisions, go to The Pension Protection Act of 2006. H&r block free Section 501(c)(3) organizations must make their Form 990-T, Exempt Organization Business Tax Return (and proxy tax under section 6033(e)), open for public inspection for a period of 3 years from the date the Form 990-T is required to be filed (determined with regard to any extension of time for filing) or is actually filed, whichever is later. H&r block free There is an increase in excise taxes relating to public charities, social welfare organizations, and private foundations. H&r block free There are additional standards for credit counseling organizations. H&r block free The definition of convention or association of churches has been modified. H&r block free Entities that are not required to file Form 990 or 990-EZ must file new Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to File Form 990 or 990-EZ. H&r block free The requirements of disclosure to state officials relating to exempt organizations has been modified. H&r block free There are excise taxes imposed on excess benefit transactions involving donor advised funds and sponsoring organizations. H&r block free There are new excise taxes on prohibited tax shelter transactions. H&r block free There is a modification of recordkeeping requirements for certain charitable contributions. H&r block free Introduction This publication discusses the rules and procedures for organizations that seek recognition of exemption from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code). H&r block free It explains the procedures you must follow to obtain an appropriate ruling or determination letter recognizing your organization's exemption, as well as certain other information that applies generally to all exempt organizations. H&r block free To qualify for exemption under the Code, your organization must be organized for one or more of the purposes specifically designated in the Code. H&r block free Organizations that are exempt under section 501(a) include those organizations described in section 501(c). H&r block free Section 501(c) organizations are covered in this publication. H&r block free Chapter 1, Application, Approval, and Appeal Procedures, provides general information about the procedures for obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status. H&r block free Chapter 2, Filing Requirements and Required Disclosures, contains information about annual filing requirements and other matters that may affect your organization's tax-exempt status. H&r block free Chapter 3, Section 501(c)(3) Organizations, contains detailed information on various matters affecting section 501(c)(3) organizations, including a section on the determination of private foundation status. H&r block free Chapter 4, Other Section 501(c) Organizations, includes separate sections for specific types of organizations described in section 501(c). H&r block free Chapter 5, Excise Taxes, provides information on when excise taxes may be imposed. H&r block free Organizations not discussed in this publication. H&r block free   Certain organizations that may qualify for exemption are not discussed in this publication, although they are included in the Organization Reference Chart. H&r block free These organizations (and the Code sections that apply to them) are as follows. H&r block free Corporations organized under Acts of Congress 501(c)(1) Teachers' retirement fund associations 501(c)(11) Mutual insurance companies 501(c)(15) Corporations organized to finance crop operations 501(c)(16) Employee funded pension trusts (created before June 25, 1959) 501(c)(18) Withdrawal liability payment fund 501(c)(22) Veterans' organizations (created before 1880) 501(c)(23) National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust 501(c)(28) Religious and apostolic associations 501(d) Cooperative hospital service organizations 501(e) Cooperative service organizations of operating educational organizations 501(f)   Section 501(c)(24) organizations (section 4049 ERISA trusts) are neither discussed in the text nor listed in the Organization Reference Chart. H&r block free   Similarly, farmers' cooperative associations that qualify for exemption under section 521, qualified state tuition programs described in section 529, and pension, profit-sharing, and stock bonus plans described in section 401(a) are not discussed in this publication. H&r block free If you think your organization falls within one of these categories, contact the IRS for any additional information you need. H&r block free For telephone assistance, call 1-877-829-5500. H&r block free   Check the Table of Contents at the beginning of this publication to determine whether your organization is described in this publication. H&r block free If it is, read the chapter (or section) that applies to your type of organization for the specific information you must give when applying for recognition of exemption. H&r block free Organization Reference Chart. H&r block free   The Organization Reference Chart enables you to locate at a glance the section of the Code under which your organization might qualify for exemption. H&r block free It also shows the required application form and, if your organization meets the exemption requirements, the annual return to be filed (if any), and whether or not a contribution to your organization will be deductible by a donor. H&r block free It also describes each type of qualifying organization and the general nature of its activities. H&r block free   You may use the Organization Reference Chart to determine the Code section that you think applies to your organization. H&r block free Any correspondence with the IRS (in requesting forms or otherwise) will be expedited if you indicate in your correspondence the appropriate Code section. H&r block free Check the IRS website, IRS. H&r block free gov, for the latest updates, Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits, www. H&r block free irs. H&r block free gov/charities/index. H&r block free html. H&r block free Comments and suggestions. H&r block free   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. H&r block free   You can e-mail us while visiting our website at IRS. H&r block free gov. H&r block free   You can send your comments to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. H&r block free NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. H&r block free Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. H&r block free   If you wish telephone assistance, please call 1-877-829-5500. H&r block free This toll-free telephone service is available Monday through Friday. H&r block free Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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H&r block free Publication 509 - Main Content Table of Contents General Tax CalendarFirst Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Fiscal-Year Taxpayers Employer's Tax CalendarFirst Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Excise Tax CalendarFirst Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter How To Get Tax Help General Tax Calendar This tax calendar has the due dates for 2014 that most taxpayers will need. H&r block free Employers and persons who pay excise taxes also should use the Employer's Tax Calendar and the Excise Tax Calendar . H&r block free Fiscal-year taxpayers. H&r block free   If you file your income tax return for a fiscal year rather than the calendar year, you must change some of the dates in this calendar. H&r block free These changes are described under Fiscal-Year Taxpayers at the end of this calendar. H&r block free First Quarter The first quarter of a calendar year is made up of January, February, and March. H&r block free Second Quarter The second quarter of a calendar year is made up of April, May, and June. H&r block free Third Quarter The third quarter of a calendar year is made up of July, August, and September. H&r block free Fourth Quarter The fourth quarter of a calendar year is made up of October, November, and December. H&r block free Fiscal-Year Taxpayers If you use a fiscal year (rather than the calendar year) as your tax year, you should change some of the dates in this calendar. H&r block free Use the following general guidelines to make these changes. H&r block free The 3 months that make up each quarter of a fiscal year may be different from those of each calendar quarter, depending on when the fiscal year begins. H&r block free Also see Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, earlier. H&r block free Individuals Form 1040. H&r block free    This form is due on the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of your tax year. H&r block free Form 4868 is used to request an extension of time to file Form 1040. H&r block free Estimated tax payments (Form 1040-ES). H&r block free   Payments are due on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, and 9th months of your tax year and on the 15th day of the 1st month after your tax year ends. H&r block free Partnerships Form 1065. H&r block free   This form is due on the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of the partnership's tax year. H&r block free Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065) or a substitute Schedule K-1. H&r block free Form 1065-B (electing large partnerships). H&r block free   This form is due on the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of the partnership's tax year. H&r block free Provide each partner with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1065-B) or a substitute Schedule K-1 by the first March 15 following the close of the partnership's tax year. H&r block free Corporations and S Corporations Form 1120 and Form 1120S (or Form 7004). H&r block free   These forms are due on the 15th day of the 3rd month after the end of the corporation's tax year. H&r block free S corporations must provide each shareholder with a copy of Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) or a substitute Schedule K-1. H&r block free Form 7004 is used to request an extension of time to file Form 1120 or Form 1120S. H&r block free Estimated tax payments. H&r block free   Payments are due on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, 9th, and 12th months of the corporation's tax year. H&r block free Form 2553. H&r block free   This form is used to choose S corporation treatment. H&r block free It is due no more than two months and 15 days after the beginning of the tax year the election is to take effect or at any time during the preceding tax year. H&r block free Employer's Tax Calendar This tax calendar covers various due dates of interest to employers. H&r block free Principally, it covers the following federal taxes. H&r block free Income tax you withhold from your employees' wages or from nonpayroll amounts you pay out. H&r block free Social security and Medicare taxes (FICA taxes) you withhold from your employees' wages and the social security and Medicare taxes you must pay as an employer. H&r block free Federal unemployment (FUTA) tax you must pay as an employer. H&r block free The calendar lists due dates for filing returns and for making deposits of these three taxes throughout the year. H&r block free Use this calendar with Publication 15 (Circular E), which gives the deposit rules. H&r block free Forms you may need. H&r block free   The following is a list and description of the primary employment tax forms you may need. H&r block free Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return. H&r block free This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar year ends. H&r block free Use it to report the FUTA tax on wages you paid. H&r block free Form 941, Employer's QUARTERLY Federal Tax Return. H&r block free This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar quarter ends. H&r block free Use it to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income taxes on wages if your employees are not farm workers or household employees. H&r block free Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees. H&r block free This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar year ends. H&r block free Use it to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income taxes on wages if your employees are farm workers. H&r block free Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return. H&r block free This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar year ends. H&r block free Certain small employers use it instead of Form 941 to report social security and Medicare taxes and withheld income tax. H&r block free Form 945, Annual Return of Withheld Federal Income Tax. H&r block free This form is due the last day of the first calendar month after the calendar year ends. H&r block free Use it to report income tax withheld on all nonpayroll items. H&r block free Nonpayroll items include the following. H&r block free Backup withholding. H&r block free Withholding on pensions, annuities, IRAs, and gambling winnings. H&r block free Payments of Indian gaming profits to tribal members. H&r block free Fiscal-year taxpayers. H&r block free   The dates in this calendar apply whether you use a fiscal year or the calendar year as your tax year. H&r block free The only exception is the date for filing Forms 5500, Annual Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan, and 5500-EZ, Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan. H&r block free These employee benefit plan forms are due by the last day of the seventh month after the plan year ends. H&r block free See July 31 , later. H&r block free Extended due dates. H&r block free   If you timely deposit in full the tax you are required to report on Form 940, 941, 943, 944, or 945, you have an additional 10 calendar days to file that form. H&r block free If you are subject to the semiweekly deposit rule, use Table 2 near the end of this publication for your deposit due dates. H&r block free However, if you accumulate $100,000 or more of taxes on any day during a deposit period, you must deposit the tax by the next business day instead of the date shown in Table 2. H&r block free First Quarter The first quarter of a calendar year is made up of January, February, and March. H&r block free Second Quarter The second quarter of a calendar year is made up of April, May, and June. H&r block free Third Quarter The third quarter of a calendar year is made up of July, August, and September. H&r block free Fourth Quarter The fourth quarter of a calendar year is made up of October, November, and December. H&r block free Excise Tax Calendar This tax calendar gives the due dates for filing returns and making deposits of excise taxes. H&r block free Use this calendar with Publication 510. H&r block free Also see the instructions for Forms 11-C, 720, 730, and 2290 for more information. H&r block free References to Form 2290 also apply to Form 2290(SP). H&r block free Forms you may need. H&r block free   The following is a list and description of the excise tax forms you may need. H&r block free Form 11-C, Occupational Tax and Registration Return for Wagering. H&r block free Use this form to register any wagering activity and to pay an occupational tax on wagering. H&r block free File Form 11-C if you are in the business of accepting wagers, including conducting a wagering pool or lottery, or are an agent of someone who accepts wagers. H&r block free You must file the form before you begin accepting wagers. H&r block free After that, file the form by July 1 of each year. H&r block free Also, see Form 730, later. H&r block free Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. H&r block free File this form by the last day of the month following the calendar quarter. H&r block free Use this form to report a wide variety of excise taxes, including: Communications and air transportation taxes, Fuel taxes, Retail tax, Ship passenger tax, and Manufacturers taxes. H&r block free Form 730, Monthly Tax Return for Wagers. H&r block free Use this form to pay an excise tax on wagers you accept. H&r block free File this form for each month by the last day of the following month. H&r block free Also, see Form 11-C, earlier. H&r block free Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. H&r block free Use this form to pay the federal use tax on heavy highway vehicles registered in your name. H&r block free File this form by the last day of the month following the month of the vehicle's first taxable use in the tax period. H&r block free The tax period begins on July 1 and ends the following June 30. H&r block free You must pay the full year's tax on all vehicles you have in use during the month of July. H&r block free You must also pay a partial-year tax on taxable vehicles that you put into use in a month after July. H&r block free For more information, see the Instructions for Form 2290. H&r block free Fiscal-year taxpayers. H&r block free   The dates in this calendar apply whether you use a fiscal year or the calendar year as your tax year. H&r block free Adjustments for Saturday, Sunday, or legal holidays. H&r block free   Generally, if a due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is delayed until the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. H&r block free For excise taxes, there are two exceptions to this rule. H&r block free For deposits of regular method taxes, if the due date is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the immediately preceding day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. H&r block free Under the special September deposit rules, if the due date falls on a Saturday, the deposit is due on the preceding Friday. H&r block free If the due date falls on a Sunday, the deposit is due on the following Monday. H&r block free For more information, see the Instructions for Form 720. H&r block free The Excise Tax Calendar has been adjusted for all of these provisions. H&r block free Regular method taxes. H&r block free   These are taxes, other than alternative method taxes used for communication and air transportation taxes, reported on Form 720 for which deposits are required. H&r block free First Quarter The first quarter of a calendar year is made up of January, February, and March. H&r block free Second Quarter The second quarter of a calendar year is made up of April, May, and June. H&r block free Third Quarter The third quarter of a calendar year is made up of July, August, and September. H&r block free Fourth Quarter The fourth quarter of a calendar year is made up of October, November, and December. H&r block free How To Get Tax Help Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. H&r block free Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or picking up a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it. H&r block free Free help with your tax return. H&r block free   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. H&r block free The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. H&r block free The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. H&r block free Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. H&r block free Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. H&r block free To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. H&r block free gov or call 1-800-906-9887. H&r block free   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. H&r block free To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. H&r block free aarp. H&r block free org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. H&r block free   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. H&r block free gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. H&r block free Internet. H&r block free IRS. H&r block free gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are — every day, every night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. H&r block free Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). H&r block free Go to IRS. H&r block free gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. H&r block free Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. H&r block free gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. H&r block free Check the status of your 2013 refund with Where's My Refund? Go to IRS. H&r block free gov or the IRS2Go app, and click on Where's My Refund? You'll get a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. H&r block free If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. H&r block free Checking the status of your amended return. H&r block free Go to IRS. H&r block free gov and enter Where's My Amended Return in the search box. H&r block free Download forms, instructions, and publications, including some accessible versions. H&r block free Order free transcripts of your tax returns or tax account using the Order a Transcript tool on IRS. H&r block free gov or IRS2Go. H&r block free Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and past three years. H&r block free Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. H&r block free gov. H&r block free Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. H&r block free Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. H&r block free gov. H&r block free Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center using the Office Locator tool on IRS. H&r block free gov or IRS2Go. H&r block free Stop by most business days for face-to-face tax help, no appointment necessary — just walk in. H&r block free An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. H&r block free Before you visit, check the Office Locator for the address, phone number, hours of operation and the services provided. H&r block free If you have an ongoing tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. H&r block free Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. H&r block free Locate the nearest volunteer help site with the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. H&r block free gov. H&r block free Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. H&r block free The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. H&r block free Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and some provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. H&r block free AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program as part of the TCE program. H&r block free Visit AARP's website to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. H&r block free Research your tax questions. H&r block free Search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. H&r block free Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. H&r block free Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. H&r block free Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. H&r block free Phone. H&r block free You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. H&r block free Download the free IRS2Go mobile app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. H&r block free Use it to watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, check your refund status, subscribe to filing season updates or daily tax tips, and follow the IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, to get the latest federal tax news, including information about tax law changes and important IRS programs. H&r block free Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887. H&r block free Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. H&r block free The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. H&r block free Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. H&r block free Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. H&r block free Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. H&r block free Call to check the status of your 2013 refund, 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477. H&r block free The automated Where's My Refund? information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. H&r block free If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. H&r block free Before you call, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. H&r block free Where's My Refund? can give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. H&r block free Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. H&r block free Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. H&r block free 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). H&r block free You should receive your order within 10 business days. H&r block free Call to order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, 1-800-908-9946. H&r block free Follow the prompts to provide your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. H&r block free Call for TeleTax topics, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. H&r block free Call to ask tax questions, 1-800-829-1040. H&r block free Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. H&r block free The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. H&r block free These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service available at www. H&r block free gsa. H&r block free gov/fedrelay. H&r block free Walk-in. H&r block free You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person, face-to-face. H&r block free Products. H&r block free You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. 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H&r block free You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. H&r block free You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. H&r block free  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. H&r block free Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. H&r block free   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. H&r block free Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. H&r block free What can TAS do for you?   We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. H&r block free 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. 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