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Student tax filing Index A Abroad, citizens living, filing requirements, U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing Citizens or Resident Aliens Living Abroad Absence, temporary, Temporary absences. Student tax filing , Temporary absences. Student tax filing , Temporary absences. Student tax filing Accounting periods, joint returns, Accounting period. Student tax filing Adopted child, Exception for adopted child. Student tax filing , Adopted child. Student tax filing , Adopted child. Student tax filing Taxpayer identification number, Taxpayer identification numbers for adoptees. Student tax filing Age Filing status determination, Age. Student tax filing Gross income and filing requirements (Table 1), Table 1. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers Standard deduction for age 65 or older, Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older) Test, Age Test Aliens Dual-status (see Dual-status taxpayers) Nonresident (see Nonresident aliens) Alimony, Alimony. Student tax filing Alternative minimum tax (AMT), effect on filing requirements (Table 3), Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return Amended returns, Joint Return After Separate Returns, Changing your mind. Student tax filing (see also Form 1040X) Change from itemized to standard deduction (or vice versa), Electing to itemize for state tax or other purposes. Student tax filing American citizens abroad, U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing Citizens or Resident Aliens Living Abroad Annulled marriages, filing status, Annulled marriages. Student tax filing Armed forces Combat zone, signing return for spouse, Spouse in combat zone. Student tax filing Dependency allotments, Armed Forces dependency allotments. Student tax filing GI Bill benefits, Tuition payments and allowances under the GI Bill. Student tax filing Military quarters allotments, Tax-exempt military quarters allowances. Student tax filing Assistance (see Tax help) ATINs (Adoption taxpayer identification numbers), Taxpayer identification numbers for adoptees. Student tax filing B Birth of child, Death or birth. Student tax filing Blind persons, standard deduction, Higher Standard Deduction for Blindness C Canada, resident of, U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing citizen or resident alien. Student tax filing , Citizen or Resident Test, Child in Canada or Mexico. Student tax filing Capital expenses, Capital expenses. Student tax filing Child born alive, Child born alive. Student tax filing Child care expenses, Child care expenses. Student tax filing Child custody, Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. Student tax filing Child support under pre-1985 agreement, Child support under pre-1985 agreement. Student tax filing Child tax credit, Child tax credit. Student tax filing Child, qualifying, Qualifying Child Children Adopted child (see Adoption) Adoption (see Adopted child) Birth of child, Death or birth. Student tax filing , Death or birth. Student tax filing Claiming parent, when child is head of household, Special rule for parent. Student tax filing Custody of, Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. Student tax filing Death of child, Death or birth. Student tax filing , Death or birth. Student tax filing Dividends of, Unearned income. Student tax filing Filing requirements as dependents (Table 2), Table 2. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents Investment income of child under age 18, Table 2. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents , Unearned income. Student tax filing Kidnapped, Kidnapped child. Student tax filing , Kidnapped child. Student tax filing Social security number, Social Security Numbers for Dependents Stillborn, Stillborn child. Student tax filing Church employees, filing requirements (Table 3), Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return Citizen or resident test, Citizen or Resident Test Citizens outside U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing , filing requirements, U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing Citizens or Resident Aliens Living Abroad Common law marriage, Considered married. Student tax filing Community property states, Community property states. Student tax filing Cousin, Cousin. Student tax filing Custody of child, Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. Student tax filing D Death Of child, Death or birth of child. Student tax filing Of dependent, Death or birth. Student tax filing , Death or birth. Student tax filing Of spouse, Spouse died during the year. Student tax filing , Spouse died. Student tax filing , Spouse died before signing. Student tax filing , Death of spouse. Student tax filing Decedents, Spouse died during the year. Student tax filing , Decedent's final return. Student tax filing (see also Death of spouse) Filing requirements, Deceased Persons Deductions Personal exemption, Personal Exemptions Standard deduction, Standard Deduction Dependent taxpayer test, Dependent Taxpayer Test Dependents Birth of, Death or birth. Student tax filing Born and died within year, Born and died in 2013. Student tax filing Child's earnings, Child's earnings. Student tax filing Death of, Death or birth. Student tax filing Earned income, Earned income. Student tax filing Exemption for, Exemptions for Dependents Filing requirements, Table 2. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents , Dependents Married, filing joint return, Joint Return Test, Joint Return Test (To Be a Qualifying Child) Not allowed to claim dependents, Dependent Taxpayer Test Qualifying child, Qualifying Child Qualifying relative, Qualifying Relative Social security number, Social Security Numbers for Dependents, Taxpayer identification numbers for adoptees. Student tax filing Standard deduction for, Standard Deduction for Dependents Unearned income, Unearned income. Student tax filing Disabled Child, Permanently and totally disabled. Student tax filing Dependent, Disabled dependent working at sheltered workshop. Student tax filing Divorced parents, Children of divorced or separated parents (or parents who live apart). Student tax filing Divorced taxpayers Child custody, Custodial parent and noncustodial parent. Student tax filing Filing status, Divorced persons. Student tax filing , Divorce and remarriage. Student tax filing , Divorced persons. Student tax filing Joint returns, responsibility for, Divorced taxpayer. Student tax filing Personal exemption, Divorced or separated spouse. Student tax filing Domestic help, no exemption for, Housekeepers, maids, or servants. Student tax filing Dual-status taxpayers Exemptions, Dual-status taxpayers. Student tax filing Joint returns not available, Nonresident alien or dual-status alien. Student tax filing E Earned income Defined for purposes of standard deduction, Earned income defined. Student tax filing Dependent filing requirements (Table 2), Table 2. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents Earned income credit Two persons with same qualifying child, Special Rule for Qualifying Child of More Than One Person Elderly persons Home for the aged, Home for the aged. Student tax filing Standard deduction for age 65 or older, Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older) Equitable relief, Innocent spouse, Relief from joint responsibility. Student tax filing Exemptions, Exemptions, Taxpayer identification numbers for adoptees. Student tax filing Dependents, Exemptions for Dependents Personal (see Personal exemption) F Fair rental value, Fair rental value defined. Student tax filing Figures (see Tables and figures) Filing requirements, Who Must File, Filing Status Filing status, Filing Status, Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child Annulled marriages, Annulled marriages. Student tax filing Change to Joint return after separate returns, Joint Return After Separate Returns Separate returns after joint return, Separate Returns After Joint Return, Kidnapped child. Student tax filing Determination of, Filing status. Student tax filing , Filing Status Head of household, Head of household or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child. Student tax filing , Head of Household Marital status, determination of, Marital Status Married filing jointly (see Joint returns) Married filing separately (see Married filing separately) Unmarried persons (see Single taxpayers) Food benefits, Support provided by the state (welfare, food benefits, housing, etc. Student tax filing ). Student tax filing Foreign employment, filing requirements, U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing Citizens or Resident Aliens Living Abroad Foreign students, Foreign students' place of residence. Student tax filing Form 1040 Personal exemption, Form 1040 filers. Student tax filing Social security numbers, Social Security Numbers for Dependents Use of, How to file. Student tax filing , How to file. Student tax filing , How to file. Student tax filing Form 1040A Personal exemption, Form 1040A filers. Student tax filing Social security numbers, Social Security Numbers for Dependents Use of, How to file. Student tax filing , How to file. Student tax filing , How to file. Student tax filing Form 1040EZ Personal exemption, Form 1040EZ filers. Student tax filing Use of, How to file. Student tax filing , How to file. Student tax filing Form 1040X Change of filing status, Joint Return After Separate Returns Itemized deductions, change to standard deduction, Changing your mind. Student tax filing Standard deduction, change to itemized deductions, Changing your mind. Student tax filing Form 1099-B, Form 1099-B received. Student tax filing Form 8814, parents' election to report child's interest and dividends, Election to report child's unearned income on parent's return. Student tax filing Form 8857, innocent spouse relief, Relief from joint responsibility. Student tax filing Form SS-5, social security number request, No SSN. Student tax filing Form W-7, individual taxpayer identification number request, Taxpayer identification numbers for aliens. Student tax filing Form W-7A, adoption taxpayer identification number request, Taxpayer identification numbers for adoptees. Student tax filing Foster care payments and expenses, Foster care payments and expenses. Student tax filing , Foster care. Student tax filing Foster child, Foster child. Student tax filing , Foster care payments and expenses. Student tax filing , Foster child. Student tax filing , Foster care. Student tax filing Free tax services, Free help with your tax return. Student tax filing Funeral expenses, Do Not Include in Total Support G GI Bill benefits, Tuition payments and allowances under the GI Bill. Student tax filing Gross income Defined, Gross income. Student tax filing Filing requirements (Table 1), Table 1. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers Dependent filing requirements (Table 2), Table 2. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents Test, Gross Income Test Group-term life insurance, Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return H Head of household, Head of Household, Kidnapped child. Student tax filing Exemption for spouse, Head of household. Student tax filing Filing requirements (Table 1), Table 1. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers Health insurance premiums, Medical insurance premiums. Student tax filing Help (see Tax help) Home Aged, home for, Home for the aged. Student tax filing Cost of keeping up, Keeping Up a Home Household workers, no exemption for, Housekeepers, maids, or servants. Student tax filing I Income Gross, Gross Income Test Tax exempt, Tax-exempt income. Student tax filing Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) Filing requirements (Table 3), Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return Married filing separately, Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs). Student tax filing Individual taxpayer identification numbers (ITINs), Reminders, Taxpayer identification numbers for aliens. Student tax filing Innocent spouse relief, Relief from joint responsibility. Student tax filing Insurance premiums Life, Do Not Include in Total Support Medical, Medical insurance premiums. Student tax filing IRAs (see Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs)) Itemized deductions Changing from standard to itemized deduction (or vice versa), Changing your mind. Student tax filing Choosing to itemize, Who Should Itemize Married filing separately, Married persons who filed separate returns. Student tax filing When to itemize, When to itemize. Student tax filing ITINs (Individual taxpayer identification numbers), Taxpayer identification numbers for aliens. Student tax filing J Joint return test, Joint Return Test, Joint Return Test (To Be a Qualifying Child) Joint returns, Married Filing Jointly, Nonresident alien or dual-status alien. Student tax filing Dependents on, Joint return. Student tax filing Personal exemption, Joint return. Student tax filing K Kidnapped children Qualifying child, Kidnapped child. Student tax filing Qualifying relative, Kidnapped child. Student tax filing Widow(er) with dependent child, Death or birth. Student tax filing L Life insurance premiums, Do Not Include in Total Support Local income taxes, itemized deductions, Electing to itemize for state tax or other purposes. Student tax filing Local law violated, Local law violated. Student tax filing Lodging, Lodging. Student tax filing Losses, rental real estate, Rental activity losses. Student tax filing M Marital status, determination of, Marital Status Married dependents, filing joint return, Joint Return Test, Joint Return Test (To Be a Qualifying Child) Married filing jointly (see Joint returns) Married filing separately, Married Filing Separately Changing method from or to itemized deductions, Changing your mind. Student tax filing Exemption for spouse, Separate return. Student tax filing Itemized deductions, Married persons who filed separate returns. Student tax filing Married taxpayers, Married Filing Jointly (see also Joint returns) Age 65 or older spouse, standard deduction, Higher Standard Deduction for Age (65 or Older), Spouse 65 or Older or Blind Blind spouse, standard deduction, Higher Standard Deduction for Blindness, Spouse 65 or Older or Blind Dual-status alien spouse, Nonresident alien or dual-status alien. Student tax filing Filing status, Married persons. Student tax filing Medical insurance premiums, Medical insurance premiums. Student tax filing Medical savings accounts (MSAs, effect on filing requirements (Table 3), Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return Medicare taxes, not support, Do Not Include in Total Support Member of household or relationship test, Member of Household or Relationship Test Mexico, resident of, U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing citizen or resident alien. Student tax filing , Citizen or Resident Test, Child in Canada or Mexico. Student tax filing Military (see Armed forces) Missing children, photographs of in IRS publications, Reminders Multiple support agreement, Multiple Support Agreement N National of the United States, U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing national. Student tax filing Nonresident aliens, Nonresident aliens. Student tax filing Dependents, Taxpayer identification numbers for aliens. Student tax filing Exemptions, Nonresident aliens. Student tax filing Joint return, Nonresident alien or dual-status alien. Student tax filing Spouse, Nonresident alien spouse. Student tax filing Taxpayer identification number, Taxpayer identification numbers for aliens. Student tax filing O Overseas taxpayers, U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing Citizens or Resident Aliens Living Abroad P Parent, claiming head of household for, Special rule for parent. Student tax filing Parents who never married, Parents who never married. Student tax filing Parents, divorced or separated, Children of divorced or separated parents (or parents who live apart). Student tax filing Penalty, failure to file, Who Must File Personal exemption, Personal Exemptions Photographs of missing children in IRS publications, Reminders Publications (see Tax help) Puerto Rico, residents of, Residents of Puerto Rico Q Qualifying Child, Qualifying Child Relative, Qualifying Relative Surviving spouse, Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child Widow/widower, Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child R Recapture taxes, Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return Relationship test, Relationship Test, Member of Household or Relationship Test Relative, qualifying, Qualifying Relative Remarriage after divorce, Divorce and remarriage. Student tax filing Rental losses, Rental activity losses. Student tax filing Residency test, Residency Test S Same-sex marriage Filing status, Same-sex marriage. Student tax filing Scholarships, Earned income. Student tax filing , Scholarships. Student tax filing , Gross income defined. Student tax filing , Do Not Include in Total Support , Earned income defined. Student tax filing Self-employed persons Filing requirements (Table 3), Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return Gross income, Self-employed persons. Student tax filing Separate returns (see Married filing separately) Separated parents, Children of divorced or separated parents (or parents who live apart). Student tax filing Separated taxpayers Filing status, Considered married. Student tax filing , Married persons living apart. Student tax filing Living apart but not legally separated, Considered married. Student tax filing Personal exemption, Divorced or separated spouse. Student tax filing Signatures, joint returns, Signing a joint return. Student tax filing Single taxpayers Filing status, Unmarried persons. Student tax filing , Single Gross income filing requirements (Table 1), Table 1. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers How to file and forms, How to file. Student tax filing Personal exemption, Your Own Exemption Social security and Medicare taxes Reporting of (Table 3), Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return Support, not included in, Do Not Include in Total Support Social security benefits, Social security benefits. Student tax filing Social security numbers (SSNs) for dependents, Social Security Numbers for Dependents Spouse Deceased, Spouse died. Student tax filing , Spouse died before signing. Student tax filing , Death of spouse. Student tax filing Dual-status alien spouse, Nonresident alien or dual-status alien. Student tax filing Exemption for, Your Spouse's Exemption Innocent spouse relief, Relief from joint responsibility. Student tax filing Nonresident alien, Nonresident alien spouse. Student tax filing Signing joint returns, Signing a joint return. Student tax filing Surviving (see Surviving spouse) SSNs (see Social security numbers (SSNs) for dependents) Standard deduction, What's New, Standard Deduction, Married persons who filed separate returns. Student tax filing Married filing jointly, Married Filing Jointly State or local income taxes, Electing to itemize for state tax or other purposes. Student tax filing Stillborn child, Stillborn child. Student tax filing Students Defined, Student defined. Student tax filing Foreign, Foreign students' place of residence. Student tax filing Support test Qualifying child, Support Test (To Be a Qualifying Child) Qualifying relative, Support Test (To Be a Qualifying Relative) Surviving spouse Death of spouse (see Death of spouse) Gross income filing requirements (Table 1), Table 1. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers Single filing status, Widow(er). Student tax filing Widow(er) with dependent child, Qualifying Widow(er) With Dependent Child, How to file. Student tax filing , Death or birth. Student tax filing T Tables and figures, Keeping Up a Home, Worksheet 2. Student tax filing Worksheet for Determining Support (see also Worksheets) Filing requirements Dependents (Table 2), Table 2. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements for Dependents Gross income levels (Table 1), Table 1. Student tax filing 2013 Filing Requirements Chart for Most Taxpayers Other situations requiring filing (Table 3), Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Tax returns Amended (see Form 1040X) Filing of (see Filing requirements) Joint returns (see Joint returns) Who must file, What's New, Who Must File, Filing Requirements for Most Taxpayers, Who Should File Tax-exempt income, Tax-exempt income. Student tax filing Taxes, not support, Do Not Include in Total Support Temporary absences, Temporary absences. Student tax filing , Temporary absences. Student tax filing Tiebreaker rules, Tiebreaker rules. Student tax filing Tips, reporting of (Table 3), Table 3. Student tax filing Other Situations When You Must File a 2013 Return Total support, Total Support Tuition, benefits under GI Bill, Tuition payments and allowances under the GI Bill. Student tax filing U U. Student tax filing S. Student tax filing citizen or resident, Citizen or Resident Test U. Student tax filing S. 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Your tax return shows a different name and/or ID number from the information we have on file for you or from the information from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
We previously sent you a notice asking you to provide us some updated information. We still haven’t received a response from you.


What you need to do

  • Review your identifying information shown on this notice and compare it to your most recent social security card or taxpayer ID card.
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  • Include copies of documents to substantiate your name and identifying number.

You may want to

  • Contact the SSA to update your records if any of the following occurred:
    • you recently married and are using your spouse’s last name and have not already contacted SSA,
    • you legally changed your name without contacting SSA, or
    • your social security number (SSN) and/or name are different than on your social security card.

 


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Q. I sent you my information. When will I get my refund?

A. Once we receive your response form and verify the information you provided, you should receive your refund in 4 to 6 weeks. If you don’t hear from us after 4 to 6 weeks, call our “Where’s My Refund?” toll free line at 1-800-829-1954 to check on the status of your refund.


Tips for next year

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The Student Tax Filing

Student tax filing 1. Student tax filing   Importance of Records Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Benefits of Recordkeeping Kinds of Records To Keep How Long To Keep Records Introduction A farmer, like other taxpayers, must keep records to prepare an accurate income tax return and determine the correct amount of tax. Student tax filing This chapter explains the benefits of keeping records, what kinds of records you must keep, and how long you must keep them for federal tax purposes. Student tax filing Tax records are not the only type of records you need to keep for your farming business. Student tax filing You should also keep records that measure your farm's financial performance. Student tax filing This publication only discusses tax records. Student tax filing The Farm Financial Standards Council has produced a publication that provides a detailed explanation of the recommendations of the Council for financial reporting and analysis. Student tax filing For information on recordkeeping, you can purchase and download Financial Guidelines for Agricultural Producers at www. Student tax filing ffsc. Student tax filing org. Student tax filing For more information, contact Countryside Marketing, Inc. Student tax filing in the following manner. Student tax filing Call 262-253-6902. Student tax filing Send a fax to 262-253-6903. Student tax filing Write to: Farm Financial Standards Council N78 W14573 Appleton Ave. Student tax filing , #287 Menomonee Falls, WI 53051. Student tax filing Topics - This chapter discusses: Benefits of recordkeeping Kinds of records to keep How long to keep records Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 51 (Circular A), Agricultural Employer's Tax Guide 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses See chapter 16 for information about getting publications. Student tax filing Benefits of Recordkeeping Everyone in business, including farmers, must keep appropriate records. Student tax filing Recordkeeping will help you do the following. Student tax filing Monitor the progress of your farming business. Student tax filing   You need records to monitor the progress of your farming business. Student tax filing Records can show whether your business is improving, which items are selling, or what changes you need to make. Student tax filing Records can help you make better decisions that may increase the likelihood of business success. Student tax filing Prepare your financial statements. Student tax filing   You need records to prepare accurate financial statements. Student tax filing These include income (profit and loss) statements and balance sheets. Student tax filing These statements can help you in dealing with your bank or creditors and help you to manage your farm business. Student tax filing Identify source of receipts. Student tax filing   You will receive money or property from many sources. Student tax filing Your records can identify the source of your receipts. Student tax filing You need this information to separate farm from nonfarm receipts and taxable from nontaxable income. Student tax filing Keep track of deductible expenses. Student tax filing   You may forget expenses when you prepare your tax return unless you record them when they occur. Student tax filing Prepare your tax returns. Student tax filing   You need records to prepare your tax return. Student tax filing For example, your records must support the income, expenses, and credits you report. Student tax filing Generally, these are the same records you use to monitor your farming business and prepare your financial statements. Student tax filing Support items reported on tax returns. Student tax filing   You must keep your business records available at all times for inspection by the IRS. Student tax filing If the IRS examines any of your tax returns, you may be asked to explain the items reported. Student tax filing A complete set of records will speed up the examination. Student tax filing Kinds of Records To Keep Except in a few cases, the law does not require any specific kind of records. Student tax filing You can choose any recordkeeping system suited to your farming business that clearly shows, for example, your income and expenses. Student tax filing You should set up your recordkeeping system using an accounting method that clearly shows your income for your tax year. Student tax filing See  chapter 2. Student tax filing If you are in more than one business, you should keep a complete and separate set of records for each business. Student tax filing A corporation should keep minutes of board of directors' meetings. Student tax filing Your recordkeeping system should include a summary of your business transactions. Student tax filing This summary is ordinarily made in accounting journals and ledgers. Student tax filing For example, they must show your gross income, as well as your deductions and credits. Student tax filing In addition, you must keep supporting documents. Student tax filing Purchases, sales, payroll, and other transactions you have in your business generate supporting documents such as invoices and receipts. Student tax filing These documents contain the information you need to record in your journals and ledgers. Student tax filing It is important to keep these documents because they support the entries in your journals and ledgers and on your tax return. Student tax filing Keep them in an orderly fashion and in a safe place. Student tax filing For instance, organize them by year and type of income or expense. Student tax filing Electronic records. Student tax filing   All requirements that apply to hard copy books and records also apply to electronic storage systems that maintain tax books and records. Student tax filing When you replace hard copy books and records, you must maintain the electronic storage systems for as long as they are material to the administration of tax law. Student tax filing An electronic storage system is any system for preparing or keeping your records either by electronic imaging or by transfer to an electronic storage media. Student tax filing The electronic storage system must index, store, preserve, retrieve and reproduce the electronically stored books and records in legible format. Student tax filing All electronic storage systems must provide a complete and accurate record of your data that is accessible to the IRS. Student tax filing Electronic storage systems are also subject to the same controls and retention guidelines as those imposed on your original hard copy books and records. Student tax filing The original hard copy books and records may be destroyed provided that the electronic storage system has been tested to establish that the hard copy books and records are being reproduced in compliance with IRS requirements for an electronic storage system and procedures are established to ensure continued compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Student tax filing You still have the responsibility of retaining any other books and records that are required to be retained. Student tax filing The IRS may test your electronic storage system, including the equipment used, indexing methodology, software and retrieval capabilities. Student tax filing This test is not considered an examination and the results must be shared with you. Student tax filing If your electronic storage system meets the requirements mentioned earlier, you will be in compliance. Student tax filing If not, you may be subject to penalties for non-compliance, unless you continue to maintain your original hard copybooks and records in a manner that allows you and the IRS to determine your correct tax. Student tax filing For details on electronic storage system requirements, see Rev. Student tax filing Proc. Student tax filing 97-22. Student tax filing You can find Rev. Student tax filing Proc. Student tax filing 97-22 on page 9 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 1997-13 at  www. Student tax filing irs. Student tax filing gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb97-13. Student tax filing pdf. Student tax filing Travel, transportation, entertainment, and gift expenses. Student tax filing   Specific recordkeeping rules apply to these expenses. Student tax filing For more information, see Publication 463. Student tax filing Employment taxes. Student tax filing   There are specific employment tax records you must keep. Student tax filing For a list, see Publication 51 (Circular A). Student tax filing Excise taxes. Student tax filing   See How To Claim a Credit or Refund in chapter 14 for the specific records you must keep to verify your claim for credit or refund of excise taxes on certain fuels. Student tax filing Assets. Student tax filing   Assets are the property, such as machinery and equipment, you own and use in your business. Student tax filing You must keep records to verify certain information about your business assets. Student tax filing You need records to figure your annual depreciation deduction and the gain or (loss) when you sell the assets. Student tax filing Your records should show all the following. Student tax filing When and how you acquired the asset. Student tax filing Purchase price. Student tax filing Cost of any improvements. Student tax filing Section 179 deduction taken. Student tax filing Deductions taken for depreciation. Student tax filing Deductions taken for casualty losses, such as losses resulting from fires or storms. Student tax filing How you used the asset. Student tax filing When and how you disposed of the asset. Student tax filing Selling price. Student tax filing Expenses of sale. Student tax filing   The following are examples of records that may show this information. Student tax filing Purchase and sales invoices. Student tax filing Real estate closing statements. Student tax filing Canceled checks. Student tax filing Bank statements. Student tax filing Financial account statements as proof of payment. Student tax filing   If you do not have a canceled check, you may be able to prove payment with certain financial account statements prepared by financial institutions. Student tax filing These include account statements prepared for the financial institution by a third party. Student tax filing These account statements must be legible. Student tax filing The following table lists acceptable account statements. Student tax filing IF payment is by. Student tax filing . Student tax filing . Student tax filing THEN the statement must show the. Student tax filing . Student tax filing . Student tax filing Check Check number. Student tax filing Amount. Student tax filing Payee's name. Student tax filing Date the check amount was posted to the account by the financial institution. Student tax filing Electronic funds  transfer Amount transferred. Student tax filing Payee's name. Student tax filing Date the transfer was posted to the account by the financial institution. Student tax filing Credit card Amount charged. Student tax filing Payee's name. Student tax filing Transaction date. Student tax filing    Proof of payment of an amount, by itself, does not establish you are entitled to a tax deduction. Student tax filing You should also keep other documents, such as credit card sales slips and invoices, to show that you also incurred the cost. Student tax filing Tax returns. Student tax filing   Keep copies of your filed tax returns. Student tax filing They help in preparing future tax returns and making computations if you file an amended return. Student tax filing Keep copies of your information returns such as Form 1099, Schedule K-1, and Form W-2. Student tax filing How Long To Keep Records You must keep your records as long as they may be needed for the administration of any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. Student tax filing Keep records that support an item of income or a deduction appearing on a return until the period of limitations for the return runs out. Student tax filing A period of limitations is the period of time after which no legal action can be brought. Student tax filing Generally, that means you must keep your records for at least 3 years from when your tax return was due or filed or within 2 years of the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Student tax filing However, certain records must be kept for a longer period of time, as discussed below. Student tax filing Employment taxes. Student tax filing   If you have employees, you must keep all employment tax records for at least 4 years after the date the tax becomes due or is paid, whichever is later. Student tax filing Assets. Student tax filing   Keep records relating to property until the period of limitations expires for the year in which you dispose of the property in a taxable disposition. Student tax filing You must keep these records to figure any depreciation, amortization, or depletion deduction and to figure your basis for computing gain or (loss) when you sell or otherwise dispose of the property. Student tax filing   You may need to keep records relating to the basis of property longer than the period of limitation. Student tax filing Keep those records as long as they are important in figuring the basis of the original or replacement property. Student tax filing Generally, this means as long as you own the property and, after you dispose of it, for the period of limitations that applies to you. Student tax filing For example, if you received property in a nontaxable exchange, you must keep the records for the old property, as well as for the new property, until the period of limitations expires for the year in which you dispose of the new property in a taxable disposition. Student tax filing For more information on basis, see chapter 6. Student tax filing Records for nontax purposes. Student tax filing   When your records are no longer needed for tax purposes, do not discard them until you check to see if you have to keep them longer for other purposes. Student tax filing For example, your insurance company or creditors may require you to keep them longer than the IRS does. Student tax filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications