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Taxes and unemployment Publication 907 - Main Content Table of Contents IncomeDependent Care Benefits Social Security and Railroad Retirement Benefits Disability Pensions Military and Government Disability Pensions Other Payments Itemized DeductionsMedical Expenses Impairment-Related Work Expenses Tax CreditsChild and Dependent Care Credit Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled Earned Income Credit Household Employers Business Tax Incentives How To Get Tax Help Income All income is taxable unless it is specifically excluded by law. Taxes and unemployment The following discussions highlight some income items (both taxable and nontaxable) that are of particular interest to people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. Taxes and unemployment Dependent Care Benefits Dependent care benefits include: Amounts your employer paid directly to either you or your care provider for the care of your qualifying person(s) while you worked, The fair market value of care in a daycare facility provided or sponsored by your employer, and Pre-tax contributions you made under a dependent care flexible spending arrangement. Taxes and unemployment Exclusion or deduction. Taxes and unemployment   If your employer provides dependent care benefits under a qualified plan, you may be able to exclude these benefits from your income. Taxes and unemployment Your employer can tell you whether your benefit plan qualifies. Taxes and unemployment To claim the exclusion, you must complete Part III of Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Taxes and unemployment You cannot use Form 1040EZ. Taxes and unemployment   If you are self-employed and receive benefits from a qualified dependent care benefit plan, you are treated as both employer and employee. Taxes and unemployment Therefore, you would not get an exclusion from wages. Taxes and unemployment Instead, you would get a deduction on Form 1040, Schedule C, line 14; Schedule E, line 19 or 28; or Schedule F, line 15. Taxes and unemployment To claim the deduction, you must use Form 2441. Taxes and unemployment   The amount you can exclude or deduct is limited to the smallest of: The total amount of dependent care benefits you received during the year, The total amount of qualified expenses you incurred during the year, Your earned income, Your spouse's earned income, or $5,000 ($2,500 if married filing separately). Taxes and unemployment Statement for employee. Taxes and unemployment   Your employer must give you a Form W-2 (or similar statement), showing in box 10 the total amount of dependent care benefits provided to you during the year under a qualified plan. Taxes and unemployment Your employer will also include any dependent care benefits over $5,000 in your wages shown on your Form W-2 in box 1. Taxes and unemployment Qualifying person(s). Taxes and unemployment   A qualifying person is: A qualifying child who is under age 13 whom you can claim as a dependent. Taxes and unemployment If the child turned 13 during the year, the child is a qualifying person for the part of the year he or she was under age 13. Taxes and unemployment Your disabled spouse who is not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself. Taxes and unemployment Any disabled person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself whom you can claim as a dependent (or could claim as a dependent except that the person had gross income of $3,900 or more or filed a joint return). Taxes and unemployment Any disabled person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself whom you could claim as a dependent except that you (or your spouse if filing jointly) could be claimed as a dependent on another taxpayer's 2013 return. Taxes and unemployment For information about excluding benefits on Form 1040, Form 1040NR, or Form 1040A, see Form 2441 and its instructions. Taxes and unemployment Social Security and Railroad Retirement Benefits If you received social security or equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) benefits during the year, part of the amount you received may be taxable. Taxes and unemployment Are any of your benefits taxable?   If the only income you received during the year was your social security or equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) benefits, your benefits generally are not taxable. Taxes and unemployment   If you received income during the year in addition to social security or equivalent Tier 1 railroad retirement (RRTA) benefits, part of your benefits may be taxable if all of your other income, including tax-exempt interest, plus half of your benefits are more than: $25,000 if you are single, head of household, or qualifying widow(er), $25,000 if you are married filing separately and lived apart from your spouse for all of 2013, $32,000 if you are married filing jointly, or $-0- if you are married filing separately and lived with your spouse at any time during 2013. Taxes and unemployment   For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, lines 20a and 20b, or Form 1040A, lines 14a and 14b. Taxes and unemployment Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits, contains more detailed information. Taxes and unemployment Supplemental security income (SSI) payments. Taxes and unemployment   Social security benefits do not include SSI payments, which are not taxable. Taxes and unemployment Do not include these payments in your income. Taxes and unemployment Disability Pensions If you retired on disability, you must include in income any disability pension you receive under a plan that is paid for by your employer. Taxes and unemployment You must report your taxable disability payments as wages on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A until you reach minimum retirement age. Taxes and unemployment Minimum retirement age generally is the age at which you can first receive a pension or annuity if you are not disabled. Taxes and unemployment You may be entitled to a tax credit if you were permanently and totally disabled when you retired. Taxes and unemployment For information on this credit, see Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Taxes and unemployment Beginning on the day after you reach minimum retirement age, payments you receive are taxable as a pension or annuity. Taxes and unemployment Report the payments on lines 16a and 16b of Form 1040 or on lines 12a and 12b of Form 1040A. Taxes and unemployment For more information on pensions and annuities, see Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Taxes and unemployment Retirement and profit-sharing plans. Taxes and unemployment   If you receive payments from a retirement or profit-sharing plan that does not provide for disability retirement, do not treat the payments as a disability pension. Taxes and unemployment The payments must be reported as a pension or annuity. Taxes and unemployment Accrued leave payment. Taxes and unemployment   If you retire on disability, any lump-sum payment you receive for accrued annual leave is a salary payment. Taxes and unemployment The payment is not a disability payment. Taxes and unemployment Include it in your income in the tax year you receive it. Taxes and unemployment See Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, for more information. Taxes and unemployment Military and Government Disability Pensions Generally, you must report disability pensions as income, but do not include certain military and government disability pensions. Taxes and unemployment For information about military and government disability pensions, see Publication 525. Taxes and unemployment VA disability benefits. Taxes and unemployment   Do not include disability benefits you receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in your gross income. Taxes and unemployment If you are a military retiree and do not receive your disability benefits from the VA, see Publication 525 for more information. Taxes and unemployment   Do not include in your income any veterans' benefits paid under any law, regulation, or administrative practice administered by the VA. Taxes and unemployment These include: Education, training, and subsistence allowances, Disability compensation and pension payments for disabilities paid either to veterans or their families, Grants for homes designed for wheelchair living, Grants for motor vehicles for veterans who lost their sight or the use of their limbs, Veterans' insurance proceeds and dividends paid either to veterans or their beneficiaries, including the proceeds of a veteran's endowment policy paid before death, Interest on insurance dividends left on deposit with the VA, Benefits under a dependent-care assistance program, The death gratuity paid to a survivor of a member of the Armed Forces who died after September 10, 2001, or Payments made under the VA's compensated work therapy program. Taxes and unemployment Other Payments You may receive other payments that are related to your disability. Taxes and unemployment The following payments are not taxable. Taxes and unemployment Benefit payments from a public welfare fund, such as payments due to blindness. Taxes and unemployment Workers' compensation for an occupational sickness or injury if paid under a workers' compensation act or similar law. Taxes and unemployment Compensatory (but not punitive) damages for physical injury or physical sickness. Taxes and unemployment Disability benefits under a “no-fault” car insurance policy for loss of income or earning capacity as a result of injuries. Taxes and unemployment Compensation for permanent loss or loss of use of a part or function of your body, or for your permanent disfigurement. Taxes and unemployment Long-Term Care Insurance Long-term care insurance contracts generally are treated as accident and health insurance contracts. Taxes and unemployment Amounts you receive from them (other than policyholder dividends or premium refunds) generally are excludable from income as amounts received for personal injury or sickness. Taxes and unemployment More detailed information can be found in Publication 525. Taxes and unemployment Accelerated Death Benefits You can exclude from income accelerated death benefits you receive on the life of an insured individual if certain requirements are met. Taxes and unemployment Accelerated death benefits are amounts received under a life insurance contract before the death of the insured. Taxes and unemployment These benefits also include amounts received on the sale or assignment of the contract to a viatical settlement provider. Taxes and unemployment This exclusion applies only if the insured was a terminally ill individual or a chronically ill individual. Taxes and unemployment For more information, see Publication 525. Taxes and unemployment Itemized Deductions If you file Form 1040, you generally can either claim the standard deduction or itemize your deductions. Taxes and unemployment You must use Schedule A (Form 1040) to itemize your deductions. Taxes and unemployment See your form instructions for information on the standard deduction and the deductions you can itemize. Taxes and unemployment The following discussions highlight some itemized deductions that are of particular interest to persons with disabilities. Taxes and unemployment Medical Expenses When figuring your deduction for medical expenses, you can generally include medical and dental expenses you pay for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents. Taxes and unemployment Medical expenses are the cost of diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and the costs for treatments affecting any part or function of the body. Taxes and unemployment They include the costs of equipment, supplies, diagnostic devices, and transportation for needed medical care and payments for medical insurance. Taxes and unemployment You can deduct only the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% (7. Taxes and unemployment 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949) of your adjusted gross income shown on Form 1040, line 38. Taxes and unemployment The following list highlights some of the medical expenses you can include in figuring your medical expense deduction. Taxes and unemployment For more detailed information, see Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit). Taxes and unemployment Artificial limbs, contact lenses, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Taxes and unemployment The part of the cost of Braille books and magazines that is more than the price of regular printed editions. Taxes and unemployment Cost and repair of special telephone equipment for hearing-impaired persons. Taxes and unemployment Cost and maintenance of a wheelchair or a three-wheel motor vehicle commercially known as an “autoette. Taxes and unemployment ” Cost and care of a guide dog or other animal aiding a person with a physical disability. Taxes and unemployment Costs for a school that furnishes special education if a principal reason for using the school is its resources for relieving a mental or physical disability. Taxes and unemployment This includes the cost of teaching Braille and lip reading and the cost of remedial language training to correct a condition caused by a birth defect. Taxes and unemployment Premiums for qualified long-term care insurance, up to certain amounts. Taxes and unemployment Improvements to a home that do not increase its value if the main purpose is medical care. Taxes and unemployment An example is constructing entrance or exit ramps. Taxes and unemployment Improvements that increase a home's value, if the main purpose is medical care, may be partly included as a medical expense. Taxes and unemployment See Publication 502 for more information. Taxes and unemployment Impairment-Related Work Expenses If you are disabled, you can take a business deduction for expenses that are necessary for you to be able to work. Taxes and unemployment If you take a business deduction for these impairment-related work expenses, they are not subject to the 10% (7. Taxes and unemployment 5% if you or your spouse is age 65 or older) limit that applies to medical expenses. Taxes and unemployment You are disabled if you have: A physical or mental disability (for example, blindness or deafness) that functionally limits your being employed, or A physical or mental impairment (including, but not limited to, a sight or hearing impairment) that substantially limits one or more of your major life activities, such as performing manual tasks, walking, speaking, breathing, learning, or working. Taxes and unemployment Impairment-related expenses defined. Taxes and unemployment   Impairment-related expenses are those ordinary and necessary business expenses that are: Necessary for you to do your work satisfactorily, For goods and services not required or used, other than incidentally, in your personal activities, and Not specifically covered under other income tax laws. Taxes and unemployment Publication 502 contains more detailed information. Taxes and unemployment Tax Credits This discussion highlights three tax credits that may be of interest to people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities. Taxes and unemployment Child and Dependent Care Credit If you pay someone to care for either your dependent under age 13 or your spouse or dependent who is not able to care for himself or herself, you may be able to get a credit of up to 35% of your expenses. Taxes and unemployment To qualify, you must pay these expenses so you can work or look for work. Taxes and unemployment The care must be provided for: Your qualifying child who is your dependent and who was under age 13 when the care was provided, Your spouse who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself and lived with you for more than half the year, or A person who was not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself, lived with you for more than half the year, and either: Was your dependent, or Would have been your dependent except that: He or she received gross income of $3,900 or more, He or she filed a joint return, or You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 return. Taxes and unemployment You can claim the credit on Form 1040 or 1040A. Taxes and unemployment You cannot claim the credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Taxes and unemployment You figure the credit on Form 2441. Taxes and unemployment For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 48, or Form 1040A, line 29. Taxes and unemployment Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, contains more detailed information. Taxes and unemployment Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled You may be able to claim this credit if you are a U. Taxes and unemployment S. Taxes and unemployment citizen or a resident alien and either of the following apply. Taxes and unemployment You were 65 or older at the end of 2013, You were under 65 at the end of 2013, and retired on permanent or total disability. Taxes and unemployment You can claim the credit on Form 1040 or 1040A. Taxes and unemployment You figure the credit on Schedule R. Taxes and unemployment For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 53, or Form 1040A, line 30. Taxes and unemployment Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, contains more detailed information. Taxes and unemployment Earned Income Credit This credit is based on the amount of your earned income. Taxes and unemployment You can get the credit if your adjusted gross income for 2013 is less than: $14,340 ($19,680 for married filing jointly) if you do not have a qualifying child, $37,870 ($43,210 for married filing jointly) if you have one qualifying child, $43,038 ($48,378 for married filing jointly) if you have two qualifying children, or $46,227 ($51,567 for married filing jointly) if you have three or more qualifying children. Taxes and unemployment To figure the credit, use the worksheet in the instructions for Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. Taxes and unemployment If you have a qualifying child, also complete Schedule EIC, Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your Form 1040 or 1040A. Taxes and unemployment You cannot use Form 1040EZ if you have a qualifying child. Taxes and unemployment Qualifying child. Taxes and unemployment   To be a qualifying child, your child must be younger than you (or your spouse if married filing jointly) and under age 19 or a full-time student under age 24 at the end of 2013, or permanently and totally disabled at any time during 2013, regardless of age. Taxes and unemployment Earned income. Taxes and unemployment   If you are retired on disability, benefits you receive under your employer's disability retirement plan are considered earned income until you reach minimum retirement age. Taxes and unemployment However, payments you received from a disability insurance policy that you paid the premiums for are not earned income. Taxes and unemployment More information. Taxes and unemployment   For more information, including all the requirements to claim the earned income credit, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 64a; Form 1040A, line 38a; or Form 1040EZ, line 8a. Taxes and unemployment Publication 596, Earned Income Credit (EIC), contains more detailed information. Taxes and unemployment Household Employers If you pay someone to work in your home, such as a babysitter or housekeeper, you may be a household employer who has to pay employment taxes. Taxes and unemployment A person you hire through an agency is not your employee if the agency controls what work is done and how it is done. Taxes and unemployment This control could include setting the fee, requiring regular reports, and providing rules of conduct and appearance. Taxes and unemployment In this case you do not have to pay employment taxes on the amount you pay. Taxes and unemployment But if you control what work is done and how it is done, the worker is your employee. Taxes and unemployment If you possess the right to discharge a worker, that worker is generally considered to be your employee. Taxes and unemployment If a worker is your employee, it does not matter that you hired the worker through an agency or from a list provided by an agency. Taxes and unemployment To find out if you have to pay employment taxes, see Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide For Wages Paid in 2013. Taxes and unemployment Business Tax Incentives If you own or operate a business, or you are looking for work, you should be aware of the following tax incentives for businesses to help persons with disabilities. Taxes and unemployment Deduction for costs of removing barriers to the disabled and the elderly—This is a deduction a business can take for making a facility or public transportation vehicle more accessible to and usable by persons who are disabled or elderly. Taxes and unemployment For more information, see chapter 7 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Taxes and unemployment Disabled access credit—This is a nonrefundable tax credit for an eligible small business that pays or incurs expenses to provide access to persons with disabilities. Taxes and unemployment The expenses must be to enable the eligible small business to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Taxes and unemployment See Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit, for more information. Taxes and unemployment Work opportunity credit—This credit provides businesses with an incentive to hire individuals from targeted groups that have a particularly high unemployment rate or other special employment needs. Taxes and unemployment One targeted group consists of vocational rehabilitation referrals. Taxes and unemployment These are individuals who have a physical or mental disability that results in a substantial handicap to employment. Taxes and unemployment See Form 5884, Work Opportunity Credit. Taxes and unemployment How To Get Tax Help Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. Taxes and unemployment Whether it's help with a tax issue, preparing your tax return or picking up a free publication or form, get the help you need the way you want it. Taxes and unemployment Free help with your tax return. Taxes and unemployment   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Taxes and unemployment The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Taxes and unemployment The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Taxes and unemployment 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. Taxes and unemployment Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. Taxes and unemployment To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov or call 1-800-906-9887. Taxes and unemployment   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Taxes and unemployment To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Taxes and unemployment aarp. Taxes and unemployment org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Taxes and unemployment   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Taxes and unemployment Internet. Taxes and unemployment IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov and IRS2Go are ready when you are — every day, every night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Taxes and unemployment Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Taxes and unemployment Go to IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov and enter Apply for an EIN in the search box. Taxes and unemployment Request an Electronic Filing PIN by going to IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov and entering Electronic Filing PIN in the search box. Taxes and unemployment Check the status of your 2013 refund with Where's My Refund? Go to IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov or the IRS2Go app, and click on Where's My Refund? You'll get a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Taxes and unemployment 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. Taxes and unemployment Check the status of your amended return. Taxes and unemployment Go to IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov and enter Where's My Amended Return in the search box. Taxes and unemployment Download forms, instructions, and publications, including some accessible versions. Taxes and unemployment Order free transcripts of your tax returns or tax account using the Order a Transcript tool on IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov or IRS2Go. Taxes and unemployment Tax return and tax account transcripts are generally available for the current year and past three years. Taxes and unemployment Figure your income tax withholding with the IRS Withholding Calculator on IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov. Taxes and unemployment Use it if you've had too much or too little withheld, your personal situation has changed, you're starting a new job or you just want to see if you're having the right amount withheld. Taxes and unemployment Determine if you might be subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax by using the Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant on IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov. Taxes and unemployment Locate the nearest Taxpayer Assistance Center using the Office Locator tool on IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov or IRS2Go. Taxes and unemployment Stop by most business days for face-to-face tax help, no appointment necessary — just walk in. Taxes and unemployment An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account or help you set up a payment plan. Taxes and unemployment Before you visit, check the Office Locator for the address, phone number, hours of operation and the services provided. Taxes and unemployment If you have an ongoing tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, you can request an appointment. Taxes and unemployment Call the local number listed in the Office Locator, or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Taxes and unemployment Locate the nearest volunteer help site with the VITA Locator Tool on IRS. Taxes and unemployment gov. Taxes and unemployment Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Taxes and unemployment The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Taxes and unemployment Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and some provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Taxes and unemployment AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program as part of the TCE program. Taxes and unemployment Visit AARP's website to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Taxes and unemployment Research your tax questions. Taxes and unemployment Search publications and instructions by topic or keyword. Taxes and unemployment Read the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Taxes and unemployment Read Internal Revenue Bulletins. 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Taxes and unemployment Low-to-moderate income, elderly, persons with disabilities, and limited English proficient taxpayers can get free help with their tax return from the nationwide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Taxes and unemployment The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program helps taxpayers 60 and older with their tax returns. Taxes and unemployment Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing. Taxes and unemployment Some VITA and TCE sites provide IRS-certified volunteers who can help prepare your tax return. Taxes and unemployment Through the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program; call 1-888-227-7669 to find the nearest Tax-Aide location. Taxes and unemployment Call to check the status of your 2013 refund, 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477. Taxes and unemployment The automated Where's My Refund? information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Taxes and unemployment 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. Taxes and unemployment 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. Taxes and unemployment Where's My Refund? can give you a personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Taxes and unemployment Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. Taxes and unemployment Call the Amended Return Hotline, 1-866-464-2050, to check the status of your amended return. Taxes and unemployment Call to order forms, instructions and publications, 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Taxes and unemployment You should receive your order within 10 business days. Taxes and unemployment Call to order transcripts of your tax returns or tax account, 1-800-908-9946. Taxes and unemployment Follow the prompts to provide your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, date of birth, street address and ZIP code. Taxes and unemployment Call for TeleTax topics, 1-800-829-4477, to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. Taxes and unemployment Call to ask tax questions, 1-800-829-1040. Taxes and unemployment Call using TTY/TDD equipment, 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or order forms and publications. Taxes and unemployment The TTY/TDD telephone number is for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Taxes and unemployment These individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service available at www. Taxes and unemployment gsa. Taxes and unemployment gov/fedrelay. Taxes and unemployment Walk-in. Taxes and unemployment You can find a selection of forms, publications and services — in-person, face-to-face. Taxes and unemployment Products. Taxes and unemployment You can walk in to some post offices, libraries, and IRS offices to pick up certain forms, instructions, and publications. Taxes and unemployment Some IRS offices, libraries, and city and county government offices have a collection of products available to photocopy from reproducible proofs. Taxes and unemployment Services. Taxes and unemployment You can walk in to your local TAC most business days for personal, face-to-face tax help. Taxes and unemployment An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your tax account, or help you set up a payment plan. Taxes and unemployment 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. Taxes and unemployment No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Taxes and unemployment Before visiting, check www. Taxes and unemployment irs. Taxes and unemployment gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. Taxes and unemployment Mail. Taxes and unemployment You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Taxes and unemployment You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Taxes and unemployment  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Taxes and unemployment Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Taxes and unemployment   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Taxes and unemployment Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Taxes and unemployment What can TAS do for you?   We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Taxes and unemployment 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. Taxes and unemployment You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Taxes and unemployment You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Taxes and unemployment   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. Taxes and unemployment Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Taxes and unemployment Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Taxes and unemployment Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Taxes and unemployment We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Taxes and unemployment 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 www. Taxes and unemployment irs. Taxes and unemployment gov/advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Taxes and unemployment How else does TAS help taxpayers?   TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Taxes and unemployment If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Taxes and unemployment irs. Taxes and unemployment gov/sams. Taxes and unemployment Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Taxes and unemployment   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. Taxes and unemployment Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Taxes and unemployment Visit www. Taxes and unemployment TaxpayerAdvocate. Taxes and unemployment irs. Taxes and unemployment gov or see IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Taxes and unemployment Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications