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More Taxpayers Filing from Home Computers in 2014, Many Taxpayers Eligible to Use Free File

IR-2014-28, March 13, 2014

WASHINGTON — More than 27 million taxpayers have filed their tax returns from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to last year.

These 27 million taxpayers used a variety of software products to prepare and e-file their own returns. However, the IRS reminds people that they can prepare and e-file their federal tax returns online for free through Free File at IRS.gov. Free File has an option for almost everyone, either through brand-name software or online fillable forms.

The Free File program is a public-private partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC. The Alliance is a consortium of 14 leading tax software providers who make their products available exclusively at IRS.gov. All Free File members meet security requirements and use the latest in encryption technology to protect taxpayer information.

Seventy percent of taxpayers are eligible for easy-to-use Free File software because their income was $58,000 or less in 2013. People who made more than $58,000 and who are comfortable preparing their own returns can use Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms.

Each Free File software provider sets its own criteria for eligibility, generally based on income, age, state residency or military service. However, taxpayers can quickly find a match by using the “help me find Free File software” tool. Or, taxpayers can review all providers and their offers. Some software providers also offer state tax software and display on their landing pages whether it is free or if there is a fee.   

Free File Fillable Forms is more basic, similar to completing a paper Form 1040. The program performs some math calculations and provides links to some IRS publications. It also can be filed electronically for free. However, it does not support any state tax returns.

The total number of individual income tax returns e-filed so far this year is 62.2 million. E-file includes both returns filed from home computers and returns e-filed by professional tax return preparers.  [The filing season statistics table follows.]

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2014 FILING SEASON STATISTICS

Cumulative statistics comparing 3/08/13 and 3/07/14

Individual Income Tax Returns:

2013

2014

% Change

Total Receipts

67,143,000

67,183,000

0.1

Total Processed

60,944,000

65,662,000

 7.7

 

 

 

 

E-filing Receipts:

 

 

 

TOTAL           

61,488,000

62,213,000

1.2

Tax Professionals

35,585,000

34,816,000

-2.2

Self-prepared

25,903,000

27,397,000

5.8

 

 

 

 

Web Usage:

 

 

 

Visits to IRS.gov

197,651,780

181,196,235

-8.3

 

 

 

 

Total Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

53,447,000

55,434,000

3.7

Amount

$154.696

Billion

$164.586

Billion

6.4

Average refund

$2,894

$2,969

2.6

 

 

 

 

Direct Deposit Refunds:

 

 

 

Number

47,177,000

47,976,000

1.7

Amount

$142.861

Billion

$146.305

Billion

2.4

Average refund

$3,028

$3,050

0.7

 

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The How To File 1040x Amended Return

How to file 1040x amended return 4. How to file 1040x amended return   Retirement Savings Contributions Credit (Saver's Credit) Table of Contents What's New Introduction Full-time student. How to file 1040x amended return Adjusted gross income. How to file 1040x amended return Distributions received by spouse. How to file 1040x amended return Testing period. How to file 1040x amended return What's New Modified AGI limit for retirement savings contributions credit increased. How to file 1040x amended return  For 2013, you may be able to claim the retirement savings contributions credit if your modified AGI is not more than: $59,000 if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500 if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). How to file 1040x amended return Introduction You may be able to take a tax credit if you make eligible contributions (defined later) to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an individual retirement arrangement (IRA). How to file 1040x amended return You may be able to take a credit of up to $1,000 (up to $2,000 if filing jointly). How to file 1040x amended return This credit could reduce the federal income tax you pay dollar for dollar. How to file 1040x amended return    Can you claim the credit?   If you make eligible contributions to a qualified retirement plan, an eligible deferred compensation plan, or an IRA, you can claim the credit if all of the following apply. How to file 1040x amended return You were born before January 2, 1996. How to file 1040x amended return You are not a full-time student (explained next). How to file 1040x amended return No one else, such as your parent(s), claims an exemption for you on their tax return. How to file 1040x amended return Your adjusted gross income (defined below) is not more than: $59,000 if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250 if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500 if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). How to file 1040x amended return Full-time student. How to file 1040x amended return   You are a full-time student if, during some part of each of 5 calendar months (not necessarily consecutive) during the calendar year, you are either: A full-time student at a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or A student taking a full-time, on-farm training course given by either a school that has a regular teaching staff, course of study, and regularly enrolled body of students in attendance, or a state, county, or local government. How to file 1040x amended return You are a full-time student if you are enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full time. How to file 1040x amended return Adjusted gross income. How to file 1040x amended return   This is generally the amount on line 38 of your 2013 Form 1040; line 22 of your 2013 Form 1040A; or line 37 of your 2013 Form 1040NR. How to file 1040x amended return However, you must add to that amount any exclusion or deduction claimed for the year for: Foreign earned income, Foreign housing costs, Income for bona fide residents of American Samoa, and Income from Puerto Rico. How to file 1040x amended return Eligible contributions. How to file 1040x amended return   These include: Contributions to a traditional or Roth IRA, Salary reduction contributions (elective deferrals, including amounts designated as after-tax Roth contributions) to: A 401(k) plan (including a SIMPLE 401(k)), A section 403(b) annuity, An eligible deferred compensation plan of a state or local government (a governmental 457 plan), A SIMPLE IRA plan, or A salary reduction SEP, and Contributions to a section 501(c)(18) plan. How to file 1040x amended return They also include voluntary after-tax employee contributions to a tax-qualified retirement plan or section 403(b) annuity. How to file 1040x amended return For purposes of the credit, an employee contribution will be voluntary as long as it is not required as a condition of employment. How to file 1040x amended return Reducing eligible contributions. How to file 1040x amended return   Reduce your eligible contributions (but not below zero) by the total distributions you received during the testing period (defined later) from any IRA, plan, or annuity included above under Eligible contributions. How to file 1040x amended return Also reduce your eligible contributions by any distribution from a Roth IRA that is not rolled over, even if the distribution is not taxable. How to file 1040x amended return   Do not reduce your eligible contributions by any of the following. How to file 1040x amended return The portion of any distribution which is not includible in income because it is a trustee-to-trustee transfer or a rollover distribution. How to file 1040x amended return Distributions that are taxable as the result of an in-plan rollover to your designated Roth account. How to file 1040x amended return Any distribution that is a return of a contribution to an IRA (including a Roth IRA) made during the year for which you claim the credit if: The distribution is made before the due date (including extensions) of your tax return for that year, You do not take a deduction for the contribution, and The distribution includes any income attributable to the contribution. How to file 1040x amended return Loans from a qualified employer plan treated as a distribution. How to file 1040x amended return Distributions of excess contributions or deferrals (and income attributable to excess contributions and deferrals). How to file 1040x amended return Distributions of dividends paid on stock held by an employee stock ownership plan under section 404(k). How to file 1040x amended return Distributions from an eligible retirement plan that are converted or rolled over to a Roth IRA. How to file 1040x amended return Distributions from a military retirement plan. How to file 1040x amended return Distributions from an inherited IRA by a nonspousal beneficiary. How to file 1040x amended return Distributions received by spouse. How to file 1040x amended return   Any distributions your spouse receives are treated as received by you if you file a joint return with your spouse both for the year of the distribution and for the year for which you claim the credit. How to file 1040x amended return Testing period. How to file 1040x amended return   The testing period consists of the year for which you claim the credit, the period after the end of that year and before the due date (including extensions) for filing your return for that year, and the 2 tax years before that year. How to file 1040x amended return Example. How to file 1040x amended return You and your spouse filed joint returns in 2011 and 2012, and plan to do so in 2013 and 2014. How to file 1040x amended return You received a taxable distribution from a qualified plan in 2011 and a taxable distribution from an eligible deferred compensation plan in 2012. How to file 1040x amended return Your spouse received taxable distributions from a Roth IRA in 2013 and tax-free distributions from a Roth IRA in 2014 before April 15. How to file 1040x amended return You made eligible contributions to an IRA in 2013 and you otherwise qualify for this credit. How to file 1040x amended return You must reduce the amount of your qualifying contributions in 2013 by the total of the distributions you received in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. How to file 1040x amended return Maximum eligible contributions. How to file 1040x amended return   After your contributions are reduced, the maximum annual contribution on which you can base the credit is $2,000 per person. How to file 1040x amended return Effect on other credits. How to file 1040x amended return   The amount of this credit will not change the amount of your refundable tax credits. How to file 1040x amended return A refundable tax credit, such as the earned income credit or the refundable amount of your child tax credit, is an amount that you would receive as a refund even if you did not otherwise owe any taxes. How to file 1040x amended return Maximum credit. How to file 1040x amended return   This is a nonrefundable credit. How to file 1040x amended return The amount of the credit in any year cannot be more than the amount of tax that you would otherwise pay (not counting any refundable credits) in any year. How to file 1040x amended return If your tax liability is reduced to zero because of other nonrefundable credits, such as the credit for child and dependent care expenses, then you will not be entitled to this credit. How to file 1040x amended return How to figure and report the credit. How to file 1040x amended return   The amount of the credit you can get is based on the contributions you make and your credit rate. How to file 1040x amended return Your credit rate can be as low as 10% or as high as 50%. How to file 1040x amended return Your credit rate depends on your income and your filing status. How to file 1040x amended return See Form 8880 to determine your credit rate. How to file 1040x amended return   The maximum contribution taken into account is $2,000 per person. How to file 1040x amended return On a joint return, up to $2,000 is taken into account for each spouse. How to file 1040x amended return   Figure the credit on Form 8880. How to file 1040x amended return Report the credit on line 50 of your Form 1040; line 32 of your Form 1040A; or line 47 of your Form 1040NR and attach Form 8880 to your return. How to file 1040x amended return Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications