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Tax return 2012 Publication 524 - Main Content Table of Contents Are You Eligible for the Credit?Qualified Individual Income Limits Credit Figured for You Figuring the Credit YourselfStep 1. Tax return 2012 Determine Initial Amount Step 2. Tax return 2012 Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Step 3. Tax return 2012 Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income Step 4. Tax return 2012 Determine the Total of Steps 2 and 3 Step 5. Tax return 2012 Determine Your Credit Examples How To Get Tax Help Are You Eligible for the Credit? You can take the credit for the elderly or the disabled if you meet both of the following requirements. Tax return 2012 You are a qualified individual. Tax return 2012 Your income is not more than certain limits. Tax return 2012 You can use Figure A and Table 1 as guides to see if you are eligible for the credit. Tax return 2012 Use Figure A first to see if you are a qualified individual. Tax return 2012 If you are, go to Table 1 to make sure your income is not too high to take the credit. Tax return 2012 You can take the credit only if you file Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Tax return 2012 You cannot take the credit if you file Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR. Tax return 2012 Qualified Individual You are a qualified individual for this credit if you are a U. Tax return 2012 S. Tax return 2012 citizen or resident alien, and either of the following applies. Tax return 2012 You were age 65 or older at the end of 2013. Tax return 2012 You were under age 65 at the end of 2013 and all three of the following statements are true. Tax return 2012 You retired on permanent and total disability (explained later). Tax return 2012 You received taxable disability income for 2013. Tax return 2012 On January 1, 2013, you had not reached mandatory retirement age (defined later under Disability income ). Tax return 2012 Age 65. Tax return 2012   You are considered to be age 65 on the day before your 65th birthday. Tax return 2012 As a result, if you were born on January 1, 1949, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2013. Tax return 2012 U. Tax return 2012 S. Tax return 2012 Citizen or Resident Alien You must be a U. Tax return 2012 S. Tax return 2012 citizen or resident alien (or be treated as a resident alien) to take the credit. Tax return 2012 Generally, you cannot take the credit if you were a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Tax return 2012 Exceptions. Tax return 2012   You may be able to take the credit if you are a nonresident alien who is married to a U. Tax return 2012 S. Tax return 2012 citizen or resident alien at the end of the tax year and you and your spouse choose to treat you as a U. Tax return 2012 S. Tax return 2012 resident alien. Tax return 2012 If you make that choice, both you and your spouse are taxed on your worldwide incomes. Tax return 2012   If you were a nonresident alien at the beginning of the year and a resident alien at the end of the year, and you were married to a U. Tax return 2012 S. Tax return 2012 citizen or resident alien at the end of the year, you may be able to choose to be treated as a U. Tax return 2012 S. Tax return 2012 resident alien for the entire year. Tax return 2012 In that case, you may be allowed to take the credit. Tax return 2012   For information on these choices, see chapter 1 of Publication 519, U. Tax return 2012 S. Tax return 2012 Tax Guide for Aliens. Tax return 2012 Married Persons Generally, if you are married at the end of the tax year, you and your spouse must file a joint return to take the credit. Tax return 2012 However, if you and your spouse did not live in the same household at any time during the tax year, you can file either a joint return or separate returns and still take the credit. Tax return 2012 Head of household. Tax return 2012   You can file as head of household and qualify to take the credit, even if your spouse lived with you during the first 6 months of the year, if you meet all the following tests. Tax return 2012 You file a separate return. Tax return 2012 You paid more than half the cost of keeping up your home during the tax year. Tax return 2012 Your spouse did not live in your home at any time during the last 6 months of the tax year and the absence was not temporary. Tax return 2012 (See Temporary absences under Head of Household in Publication 501. Tax return 2012 ) Your home was the main home of your child, stepchild, or an eligible foster child for more than half the year. Tax return 2012 An eligible foster child is a child placed with you by an authorized placement agency or by judgment, decree, or other order of any court of competent jurisdiction. Tax return 2012 You can claim an exemption for that child, or you cannot claim the exemption only because the noncustodial parent can claim the child using the rules for children of divorced or separated parents. Tax return 2012 For more information, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Tax return 2012 Figure A. Tax return 2012 Are You a Qualified Individual? Please click here for the text description of the image. Tax return 2012 figure a Under Age 65 If you are under age 65 at the end of 2013, you can qualify for the credit only if you are retired on permanent and total disability (discussed next) and have taxable disability income (discussed later under Disability income ). Tax return 2012 You are retired on permanent and total disability if: You were permanently and totally disabled when you retired, and You retired on disability before the close of the tax year. Tax return 2012 Even if you do not retire formally, you may be considered retired on disability when you have stopped working because of your disability. Tax return 2012 If you retired on disability before 1977, and were not permanently and totally disabled at the time, you can qualify for the credit if you were permanently and totally disabled on January 1, 1976, or January 1, 1977. Tax return 2012 You are considered to be under age 65 at the end of 2013 if you were born after January 1, 1949. Tax return 2012 Permanent and total disability. Tax return 2012    You are permanently and totally disabled if you cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of your physical or mental condition. Tax return 2012 A qualified physician must certify that the condition has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for 12 months or more, or that the condition can be expected to result in death. Tax return 2012 See Physician's statement , later. Tax return 2012 Substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012   Substantial gainful activity is the performance of significant duties over a reasonable period of time while working for pay or profit, or in work generally done for pay or profit. Tax return 2012 Full-time work (or part-time work done at your employer's convenience) in a competitive work situation for at least the minimum wage conclusively shows that you are able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012   Substantial gainful activity is not work you do to take care of yourself or your home. Tax return 2012 It is not unpaid work on hobbies, institutional therapy or training, school attendance, clubs, social programs, and similar activities. Tax return 2012 However, doing this kind of work may show that you are able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012    The fact that you have not worked for some time is not, of itself, conclusive evidence that you cannot engage in substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012   The following examples illustrate the tests of substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012 Example 1. Tax return 2012 Trisha, a sales clerk, retired on disability. Tax return 2012 She is 53 years old and now works as a full-time babysitter for the minimum wage. Tax return 2012 Even though Trisha is doing different work, she is able to do the duties of her new job in a full-time competitive work situation for the minimum wage. Tax return 2012 She cannot take the credit because she is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012 Example 2. Tax return 2012 Tom, a bookkeeper, retired on disability. Tax return 2012 He is 59 years old and now drives a truck for a charitable organization. Tax return 2012 He sets his own hours and is not paid. Tax return 2012 Duties of this nature generally are performed for pay or profit. Tax return 2012 Some weeks he works 10 hours, and some weeks he works 40 hours. Tax return 2012 Over the year he averages 20 hours a week. Tax return 2012 The kind of work and his average hours a week conclusively show that Tom is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012 This is true even though Tom is not paid and he sets his own hours. Tax return 2012 He cannot take the credit. Tax return 2012 Example 3. Tax return 2012 John, who retired on disability, took a job with a former employer on a trial basis. Tax return 2012 The purpose of the job was to see if John could do the work. Tax return 2012 The trial period lasted for 6 months during which John was paid the minimum wage. Tax return 2012 Because of John's disability, he was assigned only light duties of a nonproductive “make-work” nature. Tax return 2012 The activity was gainful because John was paid at least the minimum wage. Tax return 2012 But the activity was not substantial because his duties were nonproductive. Tax return 2012 These facts do not, by themselves, show that John is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012 Example 4. Tax return 2012 Joan, who retired on disability from a job as a bookkeeper, lives with her sister who manages several motel units. Tax return 2012 Joan helps her sister for 1 or 2 hours a day by performing duties such as washing dishes, answering phones, registering guests, and bookkeeping. Tax return 2012 Joan can select the time of day when she feels most fit to work. Tax return 2012 Work of this nature, performed off and on during the day at Joan's convenience, is not activity of a “substantial and gainful” nature even if she is paid for the work. Tax return 2012 The performance of these duties does not, of itself, show that Joan is able to engage in substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012 Sheltered employment. Tax return 2012   Certain work offered at qualified locations to physically or mentally impaired persons is considered sheltered employment. Tax return 2012 These qualified locations are in sheltered workshops, hospitals and similar institutions, homebound programs, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) sponsored homes. Tax return 2012   Compared to commercial employment, pay is lower for sheltered employment. Tax return 2012 Therefore, one usually does not look for sheltered employment if he or she can get other employment. Tax return 2012 The fact that one has accepted sheltered employment is not proof of the person's ability to engage in substantial gainful activity. Tax return 2012 Physician's statement. Tax return 2012   If you are under age 65, you must have your physician complete a statement certifying that you were permanently and totally disabled on the date you retired. Tax return 2012 You can use the statement in the Instructions for Schedule R. Tax return 2012   You do not have to file this statement with your Form 1040 or Form 1040A, but you must keep it for your records. Tax return 2012 Veterans. Tax return 2012    If the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) certifies that you are permanently and totally disabled, you can substitute VA Form 21-0172, Certification of Permanent and Total Disability, for the physician's statement you are required to keep. Tax return 2012 VA Form 21-0172 must be signed by a person authorized by the VA to do so. Tax return 2012 You can get this form from your local VA regional office. Tax return 2012 Physician's statement obtained in earlier year. Tax return 2012   If you got a physician's statement in an earlier year and, due to your continued disabled condition, you were unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity during 2013, you may not need to get another physician's statement for 2013. Tax return 2012 For a detailed explanation of the conditions you must meet, see the instructions for Schedule R, Part II. Tax return 2012 If you meet the required conditions, check the box on your Schedule R, Part II, line 2. Tax return 2012   If you checked box 4, 5, or 6 in Part I of Schedule R, enter in the space above the box on line 2 in Part II the first name(s) of the spouse(s) for whom the box is checked. Tax return 2012 Disability income. Tax return 2012   If you are under age 65, you must also have taxable disability income to qualify for the credit. Tax return 2012 Disability income must meet both of the following requirements. Tax return 2012 It must be paid under your employer's accident or health plan or pension plan. Tax return 2012 It must be included in your income as wages (or payments instead of wages) for the time you are absent from work because of permanent and total disability. Tax return 2012 Payments that are not disability income. Tax return 2012    Any payment you receive from a plan that does not provide for disability retirement is not disability income. Tax return 2012 Any lump-sum payment for accrued annual leave that you receive when you retire on disability is a salary payment and is not disability income. Tax return 2012    For purposes of the credit for the elderly or the disabled, disability income does not include amounts you receive after you reach mandatory retirement age. Tax return 2012 Mandatory retirement age is the age set by your employer at which you would have had to retire, had you not become disabled. Tax return 2012 Income Limits To determine if you can claim the credit, you must consider two income limits. Tax return 2012 The first limit is the amount of your adjusted gross income (AGI). Tax return 2012 The second limit is the amount of nontaxable social security and other nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income you received. Tax return 2012 The limits are shown in Table 1. Tax return 2012 If your AGI and your nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income are less than the income limits, you may be able to claim the credit. Tax return 2012 See Figuring the Credit Yourself , later. Tax return 2012 Table 1. Tax return 2012 Income Limits IF your filing status is THEN, even if you qualify (see Figure A), you CANNOT take the credit if   Your adjusted gross income (AGI)* is equal to or more than. Tax return 2012 . Tax return 2012 . Tax return 2012     OR the total of your nontaxable social security and other nontaxable pension(s), annuities, or disability income is equal to or more than. Tax return 2012 . Tax return 2012 . Tax return 2012   single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child   $17,500     $5,000   married filing jointly and only one spouse qualifies in Figure A   $20,000     $5,000   married filing jointly and both spouses qualify in Figure A   $25,000     $7,500   married filing separately and you lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013   $12,500     $3,750   * AGI is the amount on Form 1040A, line 22, or Form 1040, line 38. Tax return 2012 If your AGI or your nontaxable pensions, annuities, or disability income are equal to or more than the income limits, you cannot take the credit. Tax return 2012 Credit Figured for You You can figure the credit yourself, or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will figure it for you. Tax return 2012 See Figuring the Credit Yourself , next. Tax return 2012 If you can take the credit and you want the IRS to figure the credit for you, attach Schedule R to your return. Tax return 2012 Check the appropriate box in Part I of Schedule R and fill in Part II and lines 11, 13a, and 13b of Part III, if they apply to you. Tax return 2012 If you file Form 1040A, enter “CFE” in the space to the left of Form 1040A, line 30. Tax return 2012 If you file Form 1040, check box c on Form 1040, line 53, and enter “CFE” on the line next to that box. Tax return 2012 Attach Schedule R to your return. Tax return 2012 Table 2. Tax return 2012 Initial Amounts IF your filing status is. Tax return 2012 . Tax return 2012 . Tax return 2012   THEN enter on line 10 of Schedule R. Tax return 2012 . Tax return 2012 . Tax return 2012 single,head of household, or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child and, by the end of 2013, you were       • 65 or older $5,000   • under 65 and retired on permanent and total disability1 $5,000 married filing a joint return and by the end of 2013       • both of you were 65 or older $7,500   • both of you were under 65 and one of you retired on permanent and total disability1 $5,000   • both of you were under 65 and both of you retired on permanent and total disability2 $7,500   • one of you was 65 or older, and the other was under 65 and retired on permanent  and total disability3 $7,500   • one of you was 65 or older, and the other was under 65 and not retired on permanent  and total disability $5,000 married filing a separate return and you did not live with your spouse at any time during the year and, by the end of 2013, you were       • 65 or older $3,750   • under 65 and retired on permanent and total disability1 $3,750   1 Amount cannot be more than the taxable disability income. Tax return 2012     2 Amount cannot be more than your combined taxable disability income. Tax return 2012     3 Amount is $5,000 plus the taxable disability income of the spouse under age 65, but not more than $7,500. Tax return 2012   Figuring the Credit Yourself If you figure the credit yourself, fill out the front of Schedule R. Tax return 2012 Next, fill out Schedule R, Part III. Tax return 2012 If you file Form 1040A, enter the amount from Schedule R, line 22 on line 30. Tax return 2012 If you file Form 1040, include the amount from Schedule R, line 22 on line 53, check box c, and enter “Sch R” on the line next to that box. Tax return 2012 There are five steps in Part III to determine the amount of your credit. Tax return 2012 Determine your initial amount (lines 10–12). Tax return 2012 Determine the total of any nontaxable social security and certain other nontaxable pensions, annuities, and disability benefits you received (lines 13a, 13b, and 13c). Tax return 2012 Determine your excess adjusted gross income (lines 14–17). Tax return 2012 Determine the total of steps 2 and 3 (line 18). Tax return 2012 Determine your credit (lines 19–22). Tax return 2012 These steps are discussed in more detail next. Tax return 2012 Step 1. Tax return 2012 Determine Initial Amount To figure the credit, you must first determine your initial amount using lines 10 through 12. Tax return 2012 See Table 2. Tax return 2012 Your initial amount is on line 12. Tax return 2012 Initial amounts for persons under age 65. Tax return 2012   If you are a qualified individual under age 65, your initial amount cannot be more than your taxable disability income. Tax return 2012 Special rules for joint returns. Tax return 2012   If you are a qualified individual under age 65, and your spouse is also a qualified individual, your initial amount is your taxable disability income plus $5,000. Tax return 2012   If you are a qualified individual, and both you and your spouse are under age 65, your initial amount cannot be more than your combined taxable disability income. Tax return 2012 Step 2. Tax return 2012 Total Certain Nontaxable Pensions and Benefits Step 2 is to figure the total amount of nontaxable social security and certain other nontaxable payments you received during the year. Tax return 2012 You must reduce your initial amount by these payments. Tax return 2012 Enter these nontaxable payments on lines 13a or 13b and total them on line 13c. Tax return 2012 If you are married filing jointly, you must enter the combined amount of nontaxable payments both you and your spouse received. Tax return 2012 Worksheets are provided in the instructions for Forms 1040 and 1040A to help you determine if any of your social security benefits (or equivalent railroad retirement benefits) are taxable. Tax return 2012 Include the following nontaxable payments in the amounts you enter on lines 13a and 13b. Tax return 2012 Nontaxable social security payments. Tax return 2012 This is the nontaxable part of the benefits shown in box 5 of Form SSA-1099, Social Security Benefit Statement, before deducting any amounts withheld to pay premiums on supplementary Medicare insurance, and before any reduction because of benefits received under workers' compensation. Tax return 2012 (Do not include a lump-sum death benefit payment you may receive as a surviving spouse, or a surviving child's insurance benefit payments you may receive as a guardian. Tax return 2012 ) Nontaxable railroad retirement pension payments treated as social security. Tax return 2012 This is the nontaxable part of the benefits shown in box 5 of Form RRB-1099, Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board. Tax return 2012 Nontaxable pension or annuity payments or disability benefits that are paid under a law administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Tax return 2012 (Do not include amounts received as a pension, annuity, or similar allowance for personal injuries or sickness resulting from active service in the armed forces of any country or in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Public Health Service, or as a disability annuity under section 808 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980. Tax return 2012 ) Pension or annuity payments or disability benefits that are excluded from income under any provision of federal law other than the Internal Revenue Code. Tax return 2012 (Do not include amounts that are a return of your cost of a pension or annuity. Tax return 2012 These amounts do not reduce your initial amount. Tax return 2012 ) You should be sure to take into account all of the nontaxable amounts you receive. Tax return 2012 These amounts are verified by the IRS through information supplied by other government agencies. Tax return 2012 Step 3. Tax return 2012 Determine Excess Adjusted Gross Income You also must reduce your initial amount by your excess adjusted gross income. Tax return 2012 Figure your excess adjusted gross income on lines 14–17. Tax return 2012 You figure your excess adjusted gross income as follows. Tax return 2012 Subtract from your adjusted gross income (Form 1040A, line 22 or Form 1040, line 38) the amount shown for your filing status. Tax return 2012 $7,500 if you are single, a head of household, or a qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, $10,000 if you are married filing jointly, or $5,000 if you are married filing separately and you and your spouse did not live in the same household at any time during the tax year. Tax return 2012 Divide the result of (1) by 2. Tax return 2012 Step 4. Tax return 2012 Determine the Total of Steps 2 and 3 To determine if you can take the credit, you must add (on line 18) the amounts you figured in Step 2 (line 13c) and Step 3 (line 17). Tax return 2012 Step 5. Tax return 2012 Determine Your Credit Subtract the amount determined in Step 4 (line 18) from the amount determined in Step 1 (line 12), and multiply the result by 15% (. Tax return 2012 15). Tax return 2012 In certain cases, the amount of your credit may be limited. Tax return 2012 See Limit on credit , later. Tax return 2012 Example. Tax return 2012 You are 66 years old and your spouse is 64. Tax return 2012 Your spouse is not disabled. Tax return 2012 You file a joint return on Form 1040. Tax return 2012 Your adjusted gross income is $14,630. Tax return 2012 Together you received $3,200 from social security, which was nontaxable. Tax return 2012 You figure the credit as follows: Example applying the 5 step process Amount (Line references (shown in parentheses) are to the Schedule R)      1. Tax return 2012 Initial amount (line 12) $5,000 2. Tax return 2012 Total nontaxable social security  and other nontaxable  pensions (line 13c) $3,200   3. Tax return 2012 Excess adjusted gross income  ($14,630–$10,000) ÷ 2 (line 17) 2,315   4. Tax return 2012 Add (2) and (3) (line 18) 5,515 5. Tax return 2012 Subtract (4) from (1) (line 12 – line 18 = line 19) (Do not enter less than -0-) $ -0- You cannot take the credit because your nontaxable social security plus your excess adjusted gross income is more than your initial amount. Tax return 2012 Limit on credit. Tax return 2012   The amount of credit you can claim is generally limited to the amount of your tax. Tax return 2012 Use the Credit Limit Worksheet in the Instructions for Schedule R to determine if your credit is limited. Tax return 2012 Examples The following examples illustrate the credit for the elderly or the disabled. Tax return 2012 The initial amounts are taken from Table 2, earlier. Tax return 2012 Example 1. Tax return 2012 James Davis is 58 years old, single, and files Form 1040A. Tax return 2012 In 2011 he retired on permanent and total disability, and he is still permanently and totally disabled. Tax return 2012 He got the required physician's statement in 2011 and kept it with his tax records. Tax return 2012 His physician signed on line B of the statement. Tax return 2012 This year James checks the box in Schedule R, Part II. Tax return 2012 He does not need to get another statement for 2013. Tax return 2012 He received the following income for the year: Nontaxable social security $1,500 Interest (taxable) 100 Taxable disability pension 11,400       James' adjusted gross income is $11,500 ($11,400 + $100). Tax return 2012 He figures the credit on Schedule R as follows: 1. Tax return 2012 Initial amount   $5,000 2. Tax return 2012 Taxable disability pension   11,400 3. Tax return 2012 Smaller of line 1 or line 2   5,000 4. Tax return 2012 Nontaxable social security  benefits $1,500     5. Tax return 2012 Excess adjusted gross income  ($11,500 − $7,500) ÷ 2 2,000     6. Tax return 2012 Add lines 4 and 5   3,500 7. Tax return 2012 Subtract line 6 from line 3  (Do not enter less than (-0-))   1,500 8. Tax return 2012 Multiply line 7 by 15% (. Tax return 2012 15)   225 9. Tax return 2012 Enter the amount from the  Credit Limit Worksheet in the  Instructions for Schedule R, line 21   151 10. Tax return 2012 Credit (Enter the smaller of  line 8 or line 9)   $ 151 He enters $151 on line 30 of Form 1040A. Tax return 2012 The Schedule R for James Davis is not shown. Tax return 2012 Example 2. Tax return 2012 William White is 53. Tax return 2012 His wife Helen is 49. Tax return 2012 William had a stroke 3 years ago and retired on permanent and total disability. Tax return 2012 He is still permanently and totally disabled because of the stroke. Tax return 2012 In November, Helen was injured in an accident at work and retired on permanent and total disability. Tax return 2012 William received nontaxable social security disability benefits of $2,000 during the year and a taxable disability pension of $6,200. Tax return 2012 Helen earned $12,500 from her job and received a taxable disability pension of $1,700. Tax return 2012 Their joint return on Form 1040 shows adjusted gross income of $20,400 ($6,200 + $12,500 + $1,700). Tax return 2012 They do not itemize deductions. Tax return 2012 They do not have any amounts that would increase their standard deduction. Tax return 2012 Helen's doctor completed the physician's statement in the Instructions for Schedule R. Tax return 2012 Helen is not required to include the statement with their return, but she must keep it for her records. Tax return 2012 William got a physician's statement for the year he had the stroke. Tax return 2012 His doctor had signed on line B of that physician's statement to certify that William was permanently and totally disabled. Tax return 2012 William has kept the physician's statement with his records. Tax return 2012 He checks the box on Schedule R, Part II and writes his first name in the space above the box on line 2. Tax return 2012 William and Helen use Schedule R to figure their $41 credit for the elderly or the disabled. Tax return 2012 They attach Schedule R to their Form 1040 and enter $41 on line 53. Tax return 2012 They check box c on line 53 and enter “Sch R” on the line next to that box. Tax return 2012 See their filled-in Schedule R and Helen's filled-in physician's statement, later. Tax return 2012 Instructions for Physician's Statement     Taxpayer Physician If you retired after 1976, enter the date you retired in the space provided on the statement below. Tax return 2012 A person is permanently and totally disabled if both of the following apply:   1. Tax return 2012 He or she cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental condition. Tax return 2012   2. Tax return 2012 A physician determines that the disability has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year or can lead to death. Tax return 2012 Physician's Statement     I certify that Helen A. Tax return 2012 White Name of disabled person was permanently and totally disabled on January 1, 1976, or January 1, 1977, or was permanently and totally disabled on the date he or she retired. Tax return 2012 If retired after 1976, enter the date retired ▶ November 1, 2013   Physician: Sign your name on either A or B below. Tax return 2012 AThe disability has lasted or can be expected to last continuously for at least a year     Physician's signatureDate BThere is no reasonable probability that the disabled condition will ever improve Ayden D. Tax return 2012 Doctor 2/8/14   Physician's signatureDate Physician's name Physician's address Ayden D. Tax return 2012 Doctor 1900 Green St. Tax return 2012 , Hometown, MD 20000         This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax return 2012 Please click the link to view the image. Tax return 2012 Page 1 of Schedule R for the Whites This image is too large to be displayed in the current screen. Tax return 2012 Please click the link to view the image. Tax return 2012 Page 2 of Schedule R for the Whites How To Get Tax Help Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. 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Tax return 2012 Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Tax return 2012 Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Tax return 2012 Call to check the status of your 2013 refund, 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477. Tax return 2012 The automated Where's My Refund? information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tax return 2012 If you e-file, your refund status is usually available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your tax return or 4 weeks after you've mailed a paper return. Tax return 2012 Before you call, have your 2013 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Tax return 2012 Where's My Refund? can give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. 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Tax return 2012 You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. Tax return 2012 An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Tax return 2012 If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you are more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit your local TAC where you can talk with an IRS representative face-to-face. Tax return 2012 No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Tax return 2012 Before visiting, check www. Tax return 2012 irs. Tax return 2012 gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. Tax return 2012 Mail. Tax return 2012 You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Tax return 2012 You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Tax return 2012  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax return 2012 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Tax return 2012   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Tax return 2012 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Tax return 2012 What can TAS do for you?   We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Tax return 2012 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. 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IRS VITA Grant Program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Grant Program is an IRS initiative designed to promote and support free tax preparation service for the underserved, in both urban and non-urban locations. Service is targeted to low-to-moderate income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking. IRS awards matching grants each year to organizations that offer free tax preparation services during the tax filing season at locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Congress appropriates this funding to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

This Grant Program is intended to provide direct funds to organizations to:

  • Enable VITA Programs to extend services to underserved populations in hardest-to-reach areas, both urban and non-urban;
  • Increase the capacity to file returns electronically;
  • Heighten quality control;
  • Enhance volunteer training; and
  • Significantly improve the accuracy rate of returns prepared at volunteer sites.

This webpage serves as a resource for organizations interested in applying for a VITA Grant as well as for organizations who have been awarded a grant.

Select from the following categories to get started:

 

Contact the VITA Grant Program at Grant.Program.Office@irs.gov.

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Tax return 2012 6. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 Free help with your return. Tax return 2012   You can get free help preparing your return nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Tax return 2012 The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps low-to-moderate income, elderly, people with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Tax return 2012 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 In addition, some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own return with help from an IRS-certified volunteer. Tax return 2012 To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Tax return 2012 gov, download the IRS2Go app, or call 1-800-906-9887. Tax return 2012   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Tax return 2012 To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Tax return 2012 aarp. Tax return 2012 org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Tax return 2012 For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Tax return 2012 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Tax return 2012   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Tax return 2012 gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Tax return 2012 Internet. Tax return 2012    IRS. Tax return 2012 gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are —24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Tax return 2012 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 Check the status of your 2013 refund with the Where's My Refund? application on IRS. Tax return 2012 gov or download the IRS2Go app and select the Refund Status option. Tax return 2012 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 You will also be given a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Tax return 2012 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Tax return 2012 Use the Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA) to research your tax questions. Tax return 2012 No need to wait on the phone or stand in line. Tax return 2012 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. Tax return 2012 When you reach the response screen, you can print the entire interview and the final response for your records. Tax return 2012 New subject areas are added on a regular basis. Tax return 2012  Answers not provided through ITA may be found in Tax Trails, one of the Tax Topics on IRS. Tax return 2012 gov which contain general individual and business tax information or by searching the IRS Tax Map, which includes an international subject index. Tax return 2012 You can use the IRS Tax Map, to search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Tax return 2012 The IRS Tax Map integrates forms and publications into one research tool and provides single-point access to tax law information by subject. Tax return 2012 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. Tax return 2012 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. Tax return 2012 You can also ask the IRS to mail a return or an account transcript to you. 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Tax return 2012 Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Tax return 2012 gov. Tax return 2012 Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Tax return 2012 gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Tax return 2012 Download forms, instructions and publications, including accessible versions for people with disabilities. Tax return 2012 Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Tax return 2012 gov, or choose the Contact Us option on the IRS2Go app and search Local Offices. Tax return 2012 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Tax return 2012 Before you visit, check the Office Locator on IRS. Tax return 2012 gov, or Local Offices under Contact Us on IRS2Go to confirm the address, phone number, days and hours of operation, and the services provided. Tax return 2012 If you have a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Tax return 2012 Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Tax return 2012 Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Tax return 2012 Go to IRS. Tax return 2012 gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Tax return 2012 Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Tax return 2012 Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. Tax return 2012 Sign up to receive local and national tax news and more by email. Tax return 2012 Just click on “subscriptions” above the search box on IRS. Tax return 2012 gov and choose from a variety of options. Tax return 2012 Phone. Tax return 2012    You can call the IRS, or you can carry it in your pocket with the IRS2Go app on your smart phone or tablet. Tax return 2012 Download the free IRS2Go app from the iTunes app store or from Google Play. Tax return 2012 Call to locate the nearest volunteer help site, 1-800-906-9887 or you can use the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Tax return 2012 gov, or download the IRS2Go app. Tax return 2012 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. Tax return 2012 The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Tax return 2012 Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Tax return 2012 Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Tax return 2012 Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Tax return 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. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. Tax return 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. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 The IRS updates Where's My Refund? every 24 hours, usually overnight, so you only need to check once a day. Tax return 2012 Note, the above information is for our automated hotline. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Tax return 2012 You can generally expect your amended return to be processed up to 12 weeks from the date we receive it. Tax return 2012 It can take up to 3 weeks from the date you mailed it to show up in our system. Tax return 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). Tax return 2012 You should receive your order within 10 business days. Tax return 2012 Call TeleTax, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering general and business tax information. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Tax return 2012 The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Tax return 2012 These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service. Tax return 2012 Walk-in. Tax return 2012   You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person. Tax return 2012 Products. Tax return 2012 You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Tax return 2012 Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Tax return 2012 Services. Tax return 2012 You can walk in to your local TAC for face-to-face tax help. Tax return 2012 An employee can answer questions about your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Tax return 2012 Before visiting, use the Office Locator tool on IRS. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 Mail. Tax return 2012   You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Tax return 2012 You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Tax return 2012 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Tax return 2012 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613    The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Tax return 2012 The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Tax return 2012 Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Tax return 2012   What can TAS do for you? We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Tax return 2012 You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012 Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Tax return 2012 Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Tax return 2012 Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Tax return 2012 We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Tax return 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. Tax return 2012   How else does TAS help taxpayers?  TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Tax return 2012 If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System. Tax return 2012 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics   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. Tax return 2012 Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Tax return 2012 Visit Taxpayer Advocate or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Tax return 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications