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Irs com 12. Irs com How To Get More Information Table of Contents Internal Revenue ServiceLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) Small Business Administration Other Federal Agencies This section describes the help the IRS and other federal agencies offer to taxpayers who operate their own businesses. Irs com Internal Revenue Service 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. Irs com Free help with your return. Irs com You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Irs com The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Irs com The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs com 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. Irs com In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Irs com To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs com gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Irs com As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Irs com To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Irs com aarp. Irs com org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Irs com For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Irs com gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Irs com Internet. Irs com IRS. Irs com gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Irs com Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Irs com 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. Irs com Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Irs com gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Irs com The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Irs com 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. Irs com You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Irs com The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Irs com Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Irs com No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Irs com The ITA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides you with a variety of tax information related to general filing topics, deductions, credits, and income. Irs com When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Irs com New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Irs com Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Irs com gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Irs com You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Irs com The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Irs com When the user searches the IRS Tax Map, they will be provided with links to related content in existing IRS publications, forms and instructions, questions and answers, and Tax Topics. Irs com Coming this filing season, you can immediately view and print for free all 5 types of individual federal tax transcripts (tax returns, tax account, record of account, wage and income statement, and certification of non-filing) using Get Transcript. Irs com You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. Irs com Only the mail option is available by choosing the Tax Records option on the IRS2Go app by selecting Mail Transcript on IRS. Irs com gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Irs com Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and the past three years. Irs com Determine if you are eligible for the EITC and estimate the amount of the credit with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Assistant. Irs com Visit Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter to get answers to questions about a notice or letter you received from the IRS. Irs com If you received the First Time Homebuyer Credit, you can use the First Time Homebuyer Credit Account Look-up tool for information on your repayments and account balance. Irs com Check the status of your amended return using Where's My Amended Return? Go to IRS. Irs com gov and enter Where's My Amended Return? in the search box. Irs com You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Irs com It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Irs com Make a payment using one of several safe and convenient electronic payment options available on IRS. Irs com gov. Irs com Select the Payment tab on the front page of IRS. Irs com gov for more information. Irs com Determine if you are eligible and apply for an online payment agreement, if you owe more tax than you can pay today. Irs com Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Irs com gov. Irs com 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. Irs com Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Irs com gov. Irs com Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Irs com gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Irs com Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Irs com Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs com gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Irs com An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs com Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Irs com gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Irs com If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Irs com Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Irs com Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Irs com Go to IRS. Irs com gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Irs com Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Irs com Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Irs com Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Irs com Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Irs com gov and choose from a variety of options. Irs com Phone. Irs com You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Irs com Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Irs com Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Irs com gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Irs com Low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Irs com The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Irs com Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Irs com Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Irs com Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Irs com 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. Irs com 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. Irs com The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Irs com Where's My Refund? will give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Irs com 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. Irs com The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Irs com Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Irs com 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. Irs com Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Irs com You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Irs com It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Irs com 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). Irs com You should receive your order within 10 business days. Irs com Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Irs com 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. Irs com Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Irs com The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Irs com These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Irs com Walk-in. Irs com You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Irs com Products. Irs com You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Irs com Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Irs com Services. Irs com You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Irs com An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Irs com Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Irs com gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices for days and hours of operation, and services provided. Irs com Mail. Irs com You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Irs com You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Irs com Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Irs com Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Irs com The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Irs com Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Irs com What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Irs com 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. Irs com You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Irs com You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Irs com 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. Irs com Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Irs com Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Irs com Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Irs com We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Irs com 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. Irs com How else does TAS help taxpayers? TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Irs com If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Irs com Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) 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. Irs com Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Irs com Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Irs com Small Business Administration The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers training and educational programs, counseling services, financial programs, and contract assistance for small business owners. Irs com The SBA also has publications and videos on a variety of business topics. Irs com The following briefly describes assistance provided by the SBA. Irs com Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs). Irs com SBDCs provide counseling, training, and technical services to current and prospective small business owners who cannot afford the services of a private consultant. Irs com Help is available when beginning, improving, or expanding a small business. Irs com Business Information Centers (BICs). Irs com BICs offer a small business reference library, management video tapes, and computer technology to help plan a business. Irs com BICs also offer one-on-one assistance. Irs com Individuals who are in business or are interested in starting a business can use BICs as often as they wish at no charge. Irs com Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). Irs com SCORE provides small business counseling and training to current and prospective small business owners. Irs com SCORE is made up of current and former business people who offer their expertise and knowledge to help people start, manage, and expand a small business. Irs com SCORE also offers a variety of small business workshops. Irs com Internet. Irs com You can visit the SBA website at www. Irs com sba. Irs com gov. Irs com While visiting the SBA website, you can find a variety of information of interest to small business owners. Irs com Phone. Irs com Call the SBA Answer Desk at 1-800-U-ASK-SBA (1-800-827-5722) for general information about programs available to assist small business owners. Irs com Walk-in. Irs com You can walk in to a Small Business Development Center or Business Information Center to request assistance with your small business. Irs com To find the location nearest you, visit the SBA website or call the SBA Answer Desk. Irs com Other Federal Agencies Other federal agencies also publish publications and pamphlets to assist small businesses. Irs com Most of these are available from the Superintendent of Documents at the Government Printing Office. Irs com You can get information and order these publications and pamphlets in several ways. Irs com Internet. Irs com You can visit the GPO website at www. Irs com access. Irs com gpo. Irs com gov. Irs com Mail. Irs com Write to the GPO at the following address. Irs com Superintendent of Documents U. Irs com S. Irs com Government Printing Office P. Irs com O. Irs com Box 979050 St. Irs com Louis, MO 63917-9000 Phone. Irs com Call the GPO toll-free at 1-866-512-1800 or at 202-512-1800 from the Washington, DC, area. 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Irs com 5. Irs com Ministers and Church Employees Table of Contents Alternative Limit for Church Employees Changes to Includible Compensation for Most Recent Year of ServiceChanges to Includible Compensation Changes to Years of Service Self-employed ministers and church employees who participate in 403(b) plans generally follow the same rules as other 403(b) plan participants. Irs com This means that if you are a self-employed minister or a church employee, your MAC generally is the lesser of: Your limit on annual additions, or Your limit on elective deferrals. Irs com For most ministers and church employees, the limit on annual additions is figured without any changes. Irs com This means that if you are a minister or church employee, your limit on annual additions generally is the lesser of: $51,000 for 2013 and $52,000 for 2014, or Your includible compensation for your most recent year of service. Irs com Although, in general, the same limit applies, church employees can choose an alternative limit and there are changes in how church employees, foreign missionaries, and self-employed ministers figure includible compensation for the most recent year of service. Irs com This chapter will explain the alternative limit and the changes. Irs com Who is a church employee? A church employee is anyone who is an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches, including an employee of a tax-exempt organization controlled by or associated with a church or a convention or association of churches. Irs com Alternative Limit for Church Employees If you are a church employee, you can choose to use $10,000 a year as your limit on annual additions, even if your annual additions computed under the general rule is less. Irs com Total contributions over your lifetime under this choice cannot be more than $40,000. Irs com Changes to Includible Compensation for Most Recent Year of Service There are two types of changes in determining includible compensation for the most recent year of service. Irs com They are: Changes in how the includible compensation of foreign missionaries and self-employed ministers is figured, and A change to the years that are counted when figuring the most recent year of service for church employees and self-employed ministers. Irs com Changes to Includible Compensation Includible compensation is figured differently for foreign missionaries and self-employed ministers. Irs com Foreign missionary. Irs com If you are a foreign missionary, your includible compensation includes foreign earned income that may otherwise be excludable from your gross income under section 911. Irs com If you are a foreign missionary, and your adjusted gross income is $17,000 or less, contributions to your 403(b) account will not be treated as exceeding the limit on annual additions if the contributions are not in excess of $3,000. Irs com You are a foreign missionary if you are either a layperson or a duly ordained, commissioned, or licensed minister of a church and you meet both of the following requirements. Irs com You are an employee of a church or convention or association of churches. Irs com You are performing services for the church outside the United States. Irs com Self-employed minister. Irs com If you are a self-employed minister, you are treated as an employee of a tax-exempt organization that is a qualified employer. Irs com Your includible compensation is your net earnings from your ministry minus the contributions made to the retirement plan on your behalf and the deductible portion of your self-employment tax. Irs com Changes to Years of Service Generally, only service with the employer who maintains your 403(b) account can be counted when figuring your limit on annual additions. Irs com Church employees. Irs com If you are a church employee, treat all of your years of service as an employee of a church or a convention or association of churches as years of service with one employer. Irs com Self-employed minister. Irs com If you are a self-employed minister, your years of service include full and part years during which you were self-employed. Irs com Prev Up Next Home More Online Publications