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Tax for 2012 Publication 938 - Main Content Table of Contents Who May Request Information How To Request Information Who May Request Information The persons listed below, or their agent or representative, should follow the procedures in this publication to request tax information from the representative of the REMIC or the issuer of the CDO. Tax for 2012 Any broker who holds a REMIC regular interest or CDO for itself or as a nominee for an actual holder. Tax for 2012 A middleman who holds a REMIC regular interest or CDO as a nominee for an actual holder and who is required to file an information return with respect to the regular interest or CDO. Tax for 2012 The following persons, if they hold their REMIC regular interest or CDO directly and not through a nominee. Tax for 2012 A corporation. Tax for 2012 A fiscal year taxpayer. Tax for 2012 A dealer in securities or commodities required to register as such under the laws of the United States or a state. Tax for 2012 A real estate investment trust (as defined in section 856). Tax for 2012 An entity registered at all times during the tax year under the Investment Company Act of 1940. Tax for 2012 A common trust fund (as defined in section 584(a)). Tax for 2012 A financial institution such as a mutual savings bank, savings and loan association, building and loan association, cooperative bank, homestead association, credit union, industrial loan association or bank, or other similar organization. Tax for 2012 Any trust that is exempt from tax under section 664(c) (a charitable remainder annuity trust or a charitable remainder unitrust). Tax for 2012 A REMIC. Tax for 2012 Note. Tax for 2012 A person listed in (3) above who holds an interest through a nominee (instead of directly from the REMIC or the issuer of the CDO) should request the information from the nominee instead of from the REMIC or the issuer of the CDO. Tax for 2012 The request should be made of the nominee in the same manner as specified below for requesting information from the representative. Tax for 2012 How To Request Information Use the directory to find the representative of the REMIC or issuer of the CDO. Tax for 2012 You can request information from the representative or issuer by telephone or mail. Tax for 2012 If only an address is listed in the directory, you must request the information in writing. Tax for 2012 Your request must specify the calendar quarters and the classes of REMIC regular interests or CDOs for which you need the information. Tax for 2012 The representative or issuer must provide the information to you by the later of: The 30th day after the close of the calendar quarter for which you request the information, or The 14th day after the receipt of your request. Tax for 2012 The representative or issuer can provide the information to you by telephone, by written statement sent by first class mail, by printing the information in a publication that is generally read by and available to persons who may request the information (for example, a webpage), or by any other method agreed to by both parties. Tax for 2012 If the information is published, the representative or issuer must notify you by telephone or in writing of the publication in which the information will appear, the date of its appearance, and, if possible, the page number. Tax for 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Tax for 2012 Publication 596 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What is the EIC? Can I Claim the EIC? Do I Need This Publication? Do I Have To Have A Child To Qualify For The EIC? How Do I Figure the Amount of EIC? How Can I Quickly Locate Specific information? Is There Help Online? What's New for 2013 Reminders Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 596, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Tax for 2012 irs. Tax for 2012 gov/pub596. Tax for 2012 What is the EIC? The earned income credit (EIC) is a tax credit for certain people who work and have earned income under $51,567. Tax for 2012 A tax credit usually means more money in your pocket. Tax for 2012 It reduces the amount of tax you owe. Tax for 2012 The EIC may also give you a refund. Tax for 2012 Can I Claim the EIC? To claim the EIC, you must meet certain rules. Tax for 2012 These rules are summarized in Table 1. Tax for 2012 Table 1. Tax for 2012 Earned Income Credit in a Nutshell First, you must meet all the rules in this column. Tax for 2012 Second, you must meet all the rules in one of these columns, whichever applies. Tax for 2012 Third, you must meet the rule in this column. Tax for 2012 Chapter 1. Tax for 2012  Rules for Everyone Chapter 2. Tax for 2012  Rules If You Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 3. Tax for 2012  Rules If You Do Not Have a Qualifying Child Chapter 4. Tax for 2012  Figuring and Claiming the EIC 1. Tax for 2012 Your adjusted gross income (AGI) must be less than:  • $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children,  • $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children,  • $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, or   • $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child. Tax for 2012 2. Tax for 2012 You must have a valid social security number. Tax for 2012   3. Tax for 2012 Your filing status cannot be Married filing separately. Tax for 2012   4. Tax for 2012 You must be a U. Tax for 2012 S. Tax for 2012 citizen or resident alien all year. Tax for 2012   5. Tax for 2012 You cannot file Form 2555 or Form 2555-EZ (relating to foreign earned income). Tax for 2012   6. Tax for 2012 Your investment income must be $3,300 or less. Tax for 2012    7. Tax for 2012 You must have earned income. Tax for 2012 8. Tax for 2012 Your child must meet the relationship, age, residency, and joint return tests. Tax for 2012   9. Tax for 2012 Your qualifying child cannot be used by more than one person to claim the EIC. Tax for 2012   10. Tax for 2012 You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. Tax for 2012 11. Tax for 2012 You must be at least age 25 but under age 65. Tax for 2012    12. Tax for 2012 You cannot be the dependent of another person. Tax for 2012   13. Tax for 2012 You cannot be a qualifying child of another person. Tax for 2012   14. Tax for 2012 You must have lived in the United States more than half of the year. Tax for 2012 15. Tax for 2012 Your earned income must be less than:  • $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children,  • $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children,  • $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, or  • $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child. Tax for 2012 Do I Need This Publication? Certain people who file Form 1040 must use Worksheet 1 in this publication, instead of Step 2 in their Form 1040 instructions, when they are checking whether they can take the EIC. Tax for 2012 You are one of those people if any of the following statements are true for 2013. Tax for 2012 You are filing Schedule E (Form 1040). Tax for 2012 You are reporting income from the rental of personal property not used in a trade or business. Tax for 2012 You are reporting income on Form 1040, line 21, from Form 8814 (relating to election to report child's interest and dividends). Tax for 2012 You are reporting an amount on Form 1040, line 13, that includes an amount from Form 4797. Tax for 2012 If none of the statements above apply to you, your tax form instructions have all the information you need to find out if you can claim the EIC and to figure the amount of your EIC. Tax for 2012 You do not need this publication. Tax for 2012 But you can read it to find out whether you can take the EIC and to learn more about the EIC. Tax for 2012 Do I Have To Have A Child To Qualify For The EIC? No, you can qualify for the EIC without a qualifying child if you are at least age 25 but under age 65 and your earned income is less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly). Tax for 2012 See chapter 3. Tax for 2012 How Do I Figure the Amount of EIC? If you can claim the EIC, you can either have the IRS figure the amount of your credit, or you can figure it yourself. Tax for 2012 To figure it yourself, you can complete a worksheet in the instructions for the form you file. Tax for 2012 To find out how to have the IRS figure it for you, see chapter 4. Tax for 2012 How Can I Quickly Locate Specific information? You can use the index to look up specific information. Tax for 2012 In most cases, index entries will point you to headings, tables, or a worksheet. Tax for 2012 Is There Help Online? Yes. Tax for 2012 You can use the EITC Assistant at www. Tax for 2012 irs. Tax for 2012 gov/eitc to find out if you may be eligible for the credit. Tax for 2012 The EITC Assistant is available in English and Spanish. Tax for 2012 What's New for 2013 Earned income amount is more. Tax for 2012 The maximum amount of income you can earn and still get the credit has increased. Tax for 2012 You may be able to take the credit if: You have three or more qualifying children and you earned less than $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly), You have two qualifying children and you earned less than $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing jointly), You have one qualifying child and you earned less than $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing jointly), or You do not have a qualifying child and you earned less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly). Tax for 2012 Your adjusted gross income also must be less than the amount in the above list that applies to you. Tax for 2012 For details, see Rules 1 and 15. Tax for 2012 Investment income amount is more. Tax for 2012 The maximum amount of investment income you can have and still get the credit has increased to $3,300. Tax for 2012 See Rule 6—Your Investment Income Must Be $3,300 or Less . Tax for 2012 Reminders Increased EIC on certain joint returns. Tax for 2012 . Tax for 2012  A married person filing a joint return may get more EIC than someone with the same income but a different filing status. Tax for 2012 As a result, the EIC table has different columns for married persons filing jointly than for everyone else. Tax for 2012 When you look up your EIC in the EIC Table, be sure to use the correct column for your filing status and the number of children you have. Tax for 2012 Earned income credit has no effect on certain welfare benefits. Tax for 2012  Any refund you receive because of the EIC cannot be counted as income when determining whether you or anyone else is eligible for benefits or assistance, or how much you or anyone else can receive, under any federal program or under any state or local program financed in whole or in part with federal funds. Tax for 2012 These programs include the following. Tax for 2012 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Tax for 2012 Medicaid. Tax for 2012 Supplemental security income (SSI). Tax for 2012 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps). Tax for 2012 Low-income housing. Tax for 2012 In addition, when determining eligibility, the refund cannot be counted as a resource for at least 12 months after you receive it. Tax for 2012 Check with your local benefit coordinator to find out if your refund will affect your benefits. Tax for 2012 Do not overlook your state credit. Tax for 2012  If you can claim the EIC on your federal income tax return, you may be able to take a similar credit on your state or local income tax return. Tax for 2012 For a list of states that offer a state EIC, go to www. Tax for 2012 irs. Tax for 2012 gov/eitc. Tax for 2012 EIC questioned by IRS. Tax for 2012  The IRS may ask you to provide documents to prove you are entitled to claim the EIC. Tax for 2012 We will tell you what documents to send us. Tax for 2012 These may include: birth certificates, school records, etc. Tax for 2012 The process of establishing your eligibility will delay your refund. Tax for 2012 Spanish version of Publication 596. Tax for 2012  You can order Publicación 596SP, Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo, from the IRS. Tax for 2012 It is a Spanish translation of Publication 596. Tax for 2012 See How To Get Tax Help to find out how to order this and other IRS forms and publications. Tax for 2012 Photographs of missing children. Tax for 2012  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tax for 2012 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Tax for 2012 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 for 2012 Comments and suggestions. 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