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Income tax forms 2012 13. Income tax forms 2012   How To Get Tax Help Table of Contents Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or a need for a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it: online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an IRS office or volunteer site near you. Income tax forms 2012 Free help with your tax return. Income tax forms 2012   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Income tax forms 2012 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Income tax forms 2012 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Income tax forms 2012 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. Income tax forms 2012 In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Income tax forms 2012 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Income tax forms 2012 gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Income tax forms 2012   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Income tax forms 2012 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Income tax forms 2012 aarp. Income tax forms 2012 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Income tax forms 2012 For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Income tax forms 2012 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Income tax forms 2012 Internet. Income tax forms 2012    IRS. Income tax forms 2012 gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Income tax forms 2012 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Income tax forms 2012 Use it to check your refund status, order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, watch the IRS YouTube channel, get IRS news as soon as it's released to the public, 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. Income tax forms 2012 Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Income tax forms 2012 gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Income tax forms 2012 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Income tax forms 2012 Using these applications, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after we receive your e-filed return or 4 weeks after you mail a paper return. 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Income tax forms 2012 Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Income tax forms 2012 Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Income tax forms 2012 Call the automated Where's My Refund? information hotline to check the status of your 2013 refund 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-829-1954. Income tax forms 2012 If you e-file, you can start checking on the status of your return within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Income tax forms 2012 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Income tax forms 2012 Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Income tax forms 2012 Before you call this automated hotline, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can enter your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Income tax forms 2012 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Income tax forms 2012 Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Income tax forms 2012 Our live phone and walk-in assistors can research the status of your refund only if it's been 21 days or more since you filed electronically or more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return. Income tax forms 2012 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Income tax forms 2012 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Income tax forms 2012 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Income tax forms 2012 Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Income tax forms 2012 You should receive your order within 10 business days. Income tax forms 2012 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Income tax forms 2012 If, between January and April 15, you still have questions about the Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (like filing requirements, dependents, credits, Schedule D, pensions and IRAs or self-employment taxes), call 1-800-829-1040. Income tax forms 2012 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Income tax forms 2012 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Income tax forms 2012 These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Income tax forms 2012    Walk-in. Income tax forms 2012 You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Income tax forms 2012 Products. Income tax forms 2012 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Income tax forms 2012 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Income tax forms 2012 Services. Income tax forms 2012 You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Income tax forms 2012 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Income tax forms 2012 Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Income tax forms 2012 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Income tax forms 2012    Mail. Income tax forms 2012 You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Income tax forms 2012 You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Income tax forms 2012 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Income tax forms 2012 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Income tax forms 2012 The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Income tax forms 2012 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Income tax forms 2012   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Income tax forms 2012 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. Income tax forms 2012 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Income tax forms 2012 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Income tax forms 2012   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. Income tax forms 2012 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Income tax forms 2012 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Income tax forms 2012 Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Income tax forms 2012 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Income tax forms 2012   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 Taxpayer Advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Income tax forms 2012   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Income tax forms 2012 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Income tax forms 2012 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Income tax forms 2012   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. Income tax forms 2012 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Income tax forms 2012 Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Income tax forms 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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City, county, regional, and state consumer offices offer a variety of important services. They might mediate complaints, conduct investigations, prosecute offenders of consumer laws, license and regulate professional service providers, provide educational materials and advocate for consumer rights. To save time, call before sending a written complaint. Ask if the office handles the type of complaint you have and if complaint forms are provided.

State Consumer Protection Offices

Washington Office of the Attorney General

Website: Washington Office of the Attorney General

Address: Washington Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
PO Box 40100
1125 Washington St., SE
Olympia, WA 98504-0100

Phone Number: 206-464-6684

Toll-free: 1-800-551-4636 (WA)

TTY: 1-800-833-6388

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Regional Consumer Protection Offices

Tacoma Office of the Attorney General

Website: Tacoma Office of the Attorney General

Address: Tacoma Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
1250 Pacific Ave., Suite 105
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone Number: 253-593-5243

Toll-free: 1-800-551-4636 (WA)

TTY: 1-800-833-6388

Vancouver Office of the Attorney General

Website: Vancouver Office of the Attorney General

Address: Vancouver Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
1220 Main St., Suite 510
Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone Number: 360-759-2100

Toll-free: 1-800-551-4636 (WA)

TTY: 1-800-833-6388

Bellingham Office of the Attorney General

Website: Bellingham Office of the Attorney General

Address: Bellingham Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
103 E. Holly St., Suite 310
Bellingham, WA 98225

Phone Number: 360-676-2037

Toll-free: 1-800-551-4636 (WA)

TTY: 1-800-833-6388

Seattle Office of the Attorney General

Website: Seattle Office of the Attorney General

Address: Seattle Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
800 5th Ave., Suite 2000
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone Number: 206-464-7744

Toll-free: 1-800-551-4636 (WA)

TTY: 1-800-833-6388

Spokane Office of the Attorney General

Website: Spokane Office of the Attorney General

Address: Spokane Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division (Eastern Washington)
1116 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201-1194

Phone Number: 509-456-3123

Toll-free: 1-800-551-4636 (WA)

TTY: 1-800-833-6388

Kennewick Office of the Attorney General

Website: Kennewick Office of the Attorney General

Address: Kennewick Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
8127 W. Klamath Ct.
Kennewick, WA 99336-2607

Phone Number: 509-734-7285

Toll-free: 1-800-551-4636 (WA)

TTY: 1-800-833-6388

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Banking Authorities

The officials listed in this section regulate and supervise state-chartered banks. Many of them handle or refer problems and complaints about other types of financial institutions as well. Some also answer general questions about banking and consumer credit. If you are dealing with a federally chartered bank, check Federal Agencies.

Department of Financial Institutions

Website: Department of Financial Institutions

Address: Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Banks
PO Box 41200
Olympia, WA 98504-1200

Phone Number: 360-902-8704

Toll-free: 1-877-746-4334
1-888-976-4422 (in Spanish) 1-888-976-4422 (in Spanish)

TTY: 360-664-8126

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Insurance Regulators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for each type of insurance. The officials listed in this section enforce these laws. Many of these offices can also provide you with information to help you make informed insurance buying decisions.

Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Website: Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Address: Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Consumer Protection
PO Box 40256
Olympia, WA 98504-0256

Phone Number: 360-725-7080

Toll-free: 1-800-562-6900 (WA)

TTY: 360-586-0241

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Securities Administrators

Each state has its own laws and regulations for securities brokers and securities - including stocks, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, etc. The officials and agencies listed in this section enforce these laws and regulations. Many of these offices can also provide information to help you make informed investment decisions.

Department of Financial Institutions

Website: Department of Financial Institutions

Address: Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Securities
PO Box 9033
Olympia, WA 98507-9033

Phone Number: 360-902-8760

Toll-free: 1-877-746-4334

TTY: 360-664-8126

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Utility Commissions

State Utility Commissions regulate services and rates for gas, electricity and telephones within your state. In some states, the utility commissions regulate other services such as water, transportation, and the moving of household goods. Many utility commissions handle consumer complaints. Sometimes, if a number of complaints are received about the same utility matter, they will conduct investigations.

Utilities and Transportation Commission

Website: Utilities and Transportation Commission

Address: Utilities and Transportation Commission
Consumer Protection
PO Box 47250
Olympia, WA 98504

Phone Number: 360-664-1160

Toll-free: 1-888-333-9882

TTY: 1-800-416-5289

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The Income Tax Forms 2012

Income tax forms 2012 34. Income tax forms 2012   Child Tax Credit Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Qualifying Child Amount of CreditLimits on the Credit Claiming the Credit Additional Child Tax Credit Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040)Part I Parts II–IV Introduction The child tax credit is a credit that may reduce your tax by as much as $1,000 for each of your qualifying children. Income tax forms 2012 The additional child tax credit is a credit you may be able to take if you are not able to claim the full amount of the child tax credit. Income tax forms 2012 This chapter explains the following. Income tax forms 2012 Who is a qualifying child. Income tax forms 2012 The amount of the credit. Income tax forms 2012 How to claim the credit. Income tax forms 2012 The child tax credit and the additional child tax credit should not be confused with the child and dependent care credit discussed in chapter 32. Income tax forms 2012 If you have no tax. Income tax forms 2012   Credits, such as the child tax credit or the credit for child and dependent care expenses, are used to reduce tax. Income tax forms 2012 If your tax on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is zero, do not figure the child tax credit because there is no tax to reduce. Income tax forms 2012 However, you may qualify for the additional child tax credit on line 65 (Form 1040) or line 39 (Form 1040A). Income tax forms 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 972 Child Tax Credit Form (and Instructions) Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Child Tax Credit W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2013, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013, Lived with you for more than half of 2013 (see Exceptions to time lived with you , later), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and Was a U. Income tax forms 2012 S. Income tax forms 2012 citizen, a U. Income tax forms 2012 S. Income tax forms 2012 national, or a resident of the United States. Income tax forms 2012 If the child was adopted, see Adopted child , later. Income tax forms 2012 For each qualifying child you must check the box on Form 1040 or Form 1040A, line 6c. Income tax forms 2012 Example 1. Income tax forms 2012 Your son turned 17 on December 30, 2013. Income tax forms 2012 He is a citizen of the United States and you claimed him as a dependent on your return. Income tax forms 2012 He is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because he was not under age 17 at the end of 2013. Income tax forms 2012 Example 2. Income tax forms 2012 Your daughter turned 8 years old in 2013. Income tax forms 2012 She is not a citizen of the United States, has an ITIN, and lived in Mexico all of 2013. Income tax forms 2012 She is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit because she was not a resident of the United States for 2013. Income tax forms 2012 Filers who have certain child dependents with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Income tax forms 2012   If you are claiming a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a child you identified on your tax return with an ITIN instead of an SSN, you must complete Part I of Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040). Income tax forms 2012   Although a child may be your dependent, you may only claim a child tax credit or additional child tax credit for a dependent who is a citizen, national, or resident of the United States. Income tax forms 2012 To be treated as a resident of the United States, a child generally will need to meet the requirements of the substantial presence test. Income tax forms 2012 For more information about the substantial presence test, see Publication 519, U. Income tax forms 2012 S. Income tax forms 2012 Tax Guide for Aliens. Income tax forms 2012 Adopted child. Income tax forms 2012   An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Income tax forms 2012 An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Income tax forms 2012   If you are a U. Income tax forms 2012 S. Income tax forms 2012 citizen or U. Income tax forms 2012 S. Income tax forms 2012 national and your adopted child lived with you all year as a member of your household in 2013, that child meets condition (7) above to be a qualifying child for the child tax credit. Income tax forms 2012 Exceptions to time lived with you. Income tax forms 2012   A child is considered to have lived with you for more than half of 2013 if the child was born or died in 2013 and your home was this child's home for more than half the time he or she was alive. Income tax forms 2012 Temporary absences by you or the child for special circumstances, such as for school, vacation, business, medical care, military service, or detention in a juvenile facility, count as time the child lived with you. Income tax forms 2012   There are also exceptions for kidnapped children and children of divorced or separated parents. Income tax forms 2012 For details, see Residency Test in chapter 3. Income tax forms 2012 Qualifying child of more than one person. Income tax forms 2012   A special rule applies if your qualifying child is the qualifying child of more than one person. Income tax forms 2012 For details, see Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person in chapter 3. Income tax forms 2012 Amount of Credit The maximum amount you can claim for the credit is $1,000 for each qualifying child. Income tax forms 2012 Limits on the Credit You must reduce your child tax credit if either (1) or (2) applies. Income tax forms 2012 The amount on Form 1040, line 46, or Form 1040A, line 28, is less than the credit. Income tax forms 2012 If this amount is zero, you cannot take this credit because there is no tax to reduce. Income tax forms 2012 But you may be able to take the additional child tax credit. Income tax forms 2012 See Additional Child Tax Credit , later. Income tax forms 2012 Your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is more than the amount shown below for your filing status. Income tax forms 2012 Married filing jointly - $110,000. Income tax forms 2012 Single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) - $75,000. Income tax forms 2012 Married filing separately - $55,000. Income tax forms 2012 Modified AGI. Income tax forms 2012   For purposes of the child tax credit, your modified AGI is your AGI plus the following amounts that may apply to you. Income tax forms 2012 Any amount excluded from income because of the exclusion of income from  Puerto Rico. Income tax forms 2012 On the dotted line next to Form 1040, line 38, enter the amount excluded and identify it as “EPRI. Income tax forms 2012 ” Also attach a copy of any Form(s) 499R-2/W-2PR to your return. Income tax forms 2012 Any amount on line 45 or line 50 of Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income. Income tax forms 2012 Any amount on line 18 of Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Income tax forms 2012 Any amount on line 15 of Form 4563, Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa. Income tax forms 2012   If you do not have any of the above, your modified AGI is the same as your AGI. Income tax forms 2012 AGI. Income tax forms 2012   Your AGI is the amount on Form 1040, line 38, or Form 1040A, line 22. Income tax forms 2012 Claiming the Credit To claim the child tax credit, you must file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Income tax forms 2012 You cannot claim the child tax credit on Form 1040EZ. Income tax forms 2012 You must provide the name and identification number (usually a social security number) on your tax return for each qualifying child. Income tax forms 2012 If you claim the child tax credit with a child identified by an ITIN, you must also file Schedule 8812. Income tax forms 2012 To figure your credit, first review the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions. Income tax forms 2012 If you are instructed to use Publication 972, you may not use the worksheet in your tax return instructions; instead, you must use Publication 972 to figure the credit. Income tax forms 2012 If you are not instructed to use Publication 972, you may use the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your Form 1040 or 1040A instructions or Publication 972 to figure the credit. Income tax forms 2012 Additional Child Tax Credit This credit is for certain individuals who get less than the full amount of the child tax credit. Income tax forms 2012 The additional child tax credit may give you a refund even if you do not owe any tax. Income tax forms 2012 How to claim the additional child tax credit. Income tax forms 2012   To claim the additional child tax credit, follow the steps below. Income tax forms 2012 Make sure you figured the amount, if any, of your child tax credit. Income tax forms 2012 See Claiming the Credit , earlier. Income tax forms 2012 If you answered “Yes” on line 9 or line 10 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in the Form 1040 or Form 1040A instructions, or line 13 of the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in Publication 972, use Parts II through IV of Schedule 8812 to see if you can take the additional child tax credit. Income tax forms 2012 If you have an additional child tax credit on line 13 of Schedule 8812, carry it to Form 1040, line 65, or Form 1040A, line 39. Income tax forms 2012 Completing Schedule 8812 (Form 1040A or 1040) Schedule 8812 contains four parts, but can really be thought of as two sections. Income tax forms 2012 Part I is distinct and separate from Parts II–IV. Income tax forms 2012 If all your children are identified by social security numbers or IRS adoption taxpayer identification numbers and you are not claiming the additional child tax credit, you do not need to complete or attach Schedule 8812 to your tax return. Income tax forms 2012 Part I You only need to complete Part I if you are claiming the child tax credit for a child identified by an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Income tax forms 2012 When completing Part I, only answer the questions with regard to children identified by an ITIN; you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812 for any child that is identified by a social security number (SSN) or an IRS adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). Income tax forms 2012 If all the children for whom you checked the box in column 4 of line 6c on your Form 1040 or Form 1040A are identified by an SSN or an ATIN, you do not need to complete Part I of Schedule 8812. Income tax forms 2012 Parts II–IV Parts II–IV help you figure your additional child tax credit. Income tax forms 2012 Generally, you should only complete Parts II–IV if you are instructed to do so after completing the Child Tax Credit Worksheet in your tax return instructions or Publication 972. Income tax forms 2012 See How to claim the additional child tax credit , earlier. Income tax forms 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications