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Tax filing Publication 502 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Tax filing Tax questions. Tax filing Useful Items - You may want to see: What's New Medical and dental expenses. Tax filing  Beginning January 1, 2013, you can deduct only the part of your medical and dental expenses that exceed 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) (7. Tax filing 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949). Tax filing Standard mileage rate. Tax filing  The standard mileage rate allowed for operating expenses for a car when you use it for medical reasons is 24 cents per mile. Tax filing See Transportation under What Medical Expenses Are Includible. Tax filing Federal tax benefits for same-sex married couples. Tax filing  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. Tax filing For more information, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Tax filing Reminders Future developments. Tax filing   For the latest information about developments related to Publication 502, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Tax filing irs. Tax filing gov/pub502. Tax filing Photographs of missing children. Tax filing  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tax filing Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Tax filing You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Tax filing Introduction This publication explains the itemized deduction for medical and dental expenses that you claim on Schedule A (Form 1040). Tax filing It discusses what expenses, and whose expenses, you can and cannot include in figuring the deduction. Tax filing It explains how to treat reimbursements and how to figure the deduction. Tax filing It also tells you how to report the deduction on your tax return and what to do if you sell medical property or receive damages for a personal injury. Tax filing Medical expenses include dental expenses, and in this publication the term “medical expenses” is often used to refer to medical and dental expenses. Tax filing You can deduct on Schedule A (Form 1040) only the part of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Tax filing But if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949, you can deduct the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 7. Tax filing 5% of your AGI. Tax filing If your medical and dental expenses are not more than 10% of your AGI (7. Tax filing 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949), you cannot claim a deduction. Tax filing This publication also explains how to treat impairment-related work expenses, health insurance premiums if you are self-employed, and the health coverage tax credit that is available to certain individuals. Tax filing Pub. Tax filing 502 covers many common medical expenses but not every possible medical expense. Tax filing If you cannot find the expense you are looking for, refer to the definition of medical expenses under What Are Medical Expenses . Tax filing See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting publications and forms. 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Face-to-face Tax Help

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) are your source for personal tax help when you believe your tax issue can only be handled face-to-face. No appointment is necessary.

Keep in mind, many questions can be resolved online without waiting in line. Through IRS.gov you can:
• Set up a payment plan.
• Get a transcript of your tax return.
• Make a payment.
• Check on your refund.
• Find answers to many of your tax questions.

We are now referring all requests for tax return preparation services to other available resources. You can take advantage of free tax preparation through Free File, Free File Fillable Forms or through a volunteer site in your community. To find the nearest volunteer site location or to get more information about Free File, go to the top of the page and enter “Free Tax Help” in the Search box.

If you have a tax account issues and feel that it requires talking with someone face-to-face, visit your local TAC.

Caution:  Many of our offices are located in Federal Office Buildings. These buildings may not allow visitors to bring in cell phones with camera capabilities.

Multilingual assistance is available in every office. Hours of operation are subject to change.

Before visiting your local office click on "Services Provided" in the chart below to see what services are available. Services are limited and not all services are available at every TAC office and may vary from site to site. You can get these services on a walk-in basis.

City Street Address Days/Hours of Service Telephone* 
Detroit  500 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**

 

Services Provided

(313) 628-3722 
Flint  917 N. Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48503 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

 

**This office will be open until 6:00 p.m. on 4/14 & 4/15**


Services Provided

(810) 342-6190 
Grand Rapids  3251 N. Evergreen Dr. N.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
 

Services Provided

(616) 365-4700 
Marquette  1055 W. Baraga Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(906) 228-7845 
Saginaw  4901 Towne Centre
Saginaw, MI 48604 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

 

Services Provided

(989) 797-8560 
Traverse City  2040 N. US 31 South
Traverse City, MI 49685 

Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
 

    Services Provided

(231) 932-2192 

* Note: The phone numbers in the chart above are not toll-free for all locations. When you call, you will reach a recorded business message with information about office hours, locations and services provided in that office. If face-to-face assistance is not a priority for you, you may also get help with IRS letters or resolve tax account issues by phone, toll free at 1-800-829-1040 (individuals) or 1-800-829-4933 (businesses).

For information on where to file your tax return please see Where to File Addresses.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service: Call 313-628-3670 in Detroit or 1-877-777-4778 elsewhere, or see Publication 1546, The Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS.

For further information, see Tax Topic 104

Partnerships

IRS and organizations all over the country are partnering to assist taxpayers. Through these partnerships, organizations are also achieving their own goals. These mutually beneficial partnerships are strengthening outreach efforts and bringing education and assistance to millions.

For more information about these programs for individuals and families, contact the Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication Office at:

Internal Revenue Service
477 Michigan Ave.
Stop 45, Room 2401
Detroit, MI 48226

For more information about these programs for businesses, your local Stakeholder Liaison office establishes relationships with organizations representing small business and self-employed taxpayers. They provide information about the policies, practices and procedures the IRS uses to ensure compliance with the tax laws. To establish a relationship with us, use this list to find a contact in your state:

Stakeholder Liaison (SL) Phone Numbers for Organizations Representing Small Businesses and Self-employed Taxpayers.

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Tax filing 11. Tax filing   Your Rights as a Taxpayer Table of Contents Declaration of Taxpayer Rights Examinations, Appeals, Collections, and RefundsBy mail. Tax filing By interview. Tax filing Repeat examinations. Tax filing The first part of this chapter explains some of your most important rights as a taxpayer. Tax filing The second part explains the examination, appeal, collection, and refund processes. Tax filing Declaration of Taxpayer Rights Protection of your rights. Tax filing   IRS employees will explain and protect your rights as a taxpayer throughout your contact with us. Tax filing Privacy and confidentiality. Tax filing   The IRS will not disclose to anyone the information you give us, except as authorized by law. Tax filing You have the right to know why we are asking you for information, how we will use it, and what happens if you do not provide requested information. Tax filing Professional and courteous service. Tax filing   If you believe that an IRS employee has not treated you in a professional, fair, and courteous manner, you should tell that employee's supervisor. Tax filing If the supervisor's response is not satisfactory, you should write to the IRS director for your area or the center where you file your return. Tax filing Representation. Tax filing   You can either represent yourself or, with proper written authorization, have someone else represent you in your place. Tax filing Your representative must be a person allowed to practice before the IRS, such as an attorney, certified public accountant, or enrolled agent. Tax filing If you are in an interview and ask to consult such a person, then we must stop and reschedule the interview in most cases. Tax filing   You can have someone accompany you at an interview. Tax filing You can make sound recordings of any meetings with our examination, appeal, or collection personnel, provided you tell us in writing 10 days before the meeting. Tax filing Payment of only the correct amount of tax. Tax filing   You are responsible for paying only the correct amount of tax due under the law—no more, no less. Tax filing If you cannot pay all of your tax when it is due, you may be able to make monthly installment payments. Tax filing Help with unresolved tax problems. Tax filing   The Taxpayer Advocate Service can help you if you have tried unsuccessfully to resolve a problem with the IRS. Tax filing Your local Taxpayer Advocate can offer you special help if you have a significant hardship as a result of a tax problem. Tax filing For more information, call toll free 1-877-777-4778 (1-800-829-4059 for TTY/TDD) or write to the Taxpayer Advocate at the IRS office that last contacted you. Tax filing Appeals and judicial review. Tax filing   If you disagree with us about the amount of your tax liability or certain collection actions, you have the right to ask the Appeals Office to review your case. Tax filing You can also ask a court to review your case. Tax filing Relief from certain penalties and interest. Tax filing   The IRS will waive penalties when allowed by law if you can show you acted reasonably and in good faith or relied on the incorrect advice of an IRS employee. Tax filing We will waive interest that is the result of certain errors or delays caused by an IRS employee. Tax filing Examinations, Appeals, Collections, and Refunds Examinations (audits). Tax filing   We accept most taxpayers' returns as filed. Tax filing If we inquire about your return or select it for examination, it does not suggest that you are dishonest. Tax filing The inquiry or examination may or may not result in more tax. Tax filing We may close your case without change; or, you may receive a refund. Tax filing   The process of selecting a return for examination usually begins in one of two ways. Tax filing First, we use computer programs to identify returns that may have incorrect amounts. Tax filing These programs may be based on information returns, such as Forms 1099 and W-2, on studies of past examinations, or on certain issues identified by compliance projects. Tax filing Second, we use information from outside sources that indicates that a return may have incorrect amounts. Tax filing These sources may include newspapers, public records, and individuals. Tax filing If we determine that the information is accurate and reliable, we may use it to select a return for examination. Tax filing   Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund, explains the rules and procedures that we follow in examinations. Tax filing The following sections give an overview of how we conduct examinations. Tax filing By mail. Tax filing   We handle many examinations and inquiries by mail. Tax filing We will send you a letter with either a request for more information or a reason why we believe a change to your return may be needed. Tax filing You can respond by mail or you can request a personal interview with an examiner. Tax filing If you mail us the requested information or provide an explanation, we may or may not agree with you, and we will explain the reasons for any changes. Tax filing Please do not hesitate to write to us about anything you do not understand. Tax filing By interview. Tax filing   If we notify you that we will conduct your examination through a personal interview, or you request such an interview, you have the right to ask that the examination take place at a reasonable time and place that is convenient for both you and the IRS. Tax filing If our examiner proposes any changes to your return, he or she will explain the reasons for the changes. Tax filing If you do not agree with these changes, you can meet with the examiner's supervisor. Tax filing Repeat examinations. Tax filing   If we examined your return for the same items in either of the 2 previous years and proposed no change to your tax liability, please contact us as soon as possible so we can see if we should discontinue the examination. Tax filing Appeals. Tax filing   If you do not agree with the examiner's proposed changes, you can appeal them to the Appeals Office of the IRS. Tax filing Most differences can be settled without expensive and time-consuming court trials. Tax filing Your appeal rights are explained in detail in both Publication 5, Your Appeal Rights and How To Prepare a Protest If You Don't Agree, and Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund. Tax filing   If you do not wish to use the Appeals Office or disagree with its findings, you may be able to take your case to the U. Tax filing S. Tax filing Tax Court, U. Tax filing S. Tax filing Court of Federal Claims, or the U. Tax filing S. Tax filing District Court where you live. Tax filing If you take your case to court, the IRS will have the burden of proving certain facts if you kept adequate records to show your tax liability, cooperated with the IRS, and meet certain other conditions. Tax filing If the court agrees with you on most issues in your case and finds that our position was largely unjustified, you may be able to recover some of your administrative and litigation costs. Tax filing You will not be eligible to recover these costs unless you tried to resolve your case administratively, including going through the appeals system, and you gave us the information necessary to resolve the case. Tax filing Collections. Tax filing   Publication 594, The IRS Collection Process, explains your rights and responsibilities regarding payment of federal taxes. Tax filing It describes: What to do when you owe taxes. Tax filing It describes what to do if you get a tax bill and what to do if you think your bill is wrong. Tax filing It also covers making installment payments, delaying collection action, and submitting an offer in compromise. Tax filing IRS collection actions. Tax filing It covers liens, releasing a lien, levies, releasing a levy, seizures and sales, and release of property. Tax filing   Your collection appeal rights are explained in detail in Publication 1660, Collection Appeal Rights. Tax filing Innocent spouse relief. Tax filing   Generally, both you and your spouse are responsible, jointly and individually, for paying the full amount of any tax, interest, or penalties due on your joint return. Tax filing To seek relief from any liability related to your spouse (or former spouse), you must file a claim on Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief. Tax filing In some cases, Form 8857 may need to be filed within 2 years of the date on which the IRS first attempted to collect the tax from you. Tax filing Do not file Form 8857 with your Form 1040. Tax filing For more information, see Publication 971, Innocent Spouse Relief, and Form 8857 or you can call the Innocent Spouse office toll-free at 1-855-851-2009. Tax filing Refunds. Tax filing   You can file a claim for refund if you think you paid too much tax. Tax filing You must generally file the claim within 3 years from the date you filed your original return or 2 years from the date you paid the tax, whichever is later. Tax filing The law generally provides for interest on your refund if it is not paid within 45 days of the date you filed your return or claim for refund. Tax filing Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund, has more information on refunds. Tax filing   If you were due a refund but you did not file a return, you must file within 3 years from the date the return was due (including extensions) to get that refund. Tax filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications