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Turbotax 1040x 2012 Publication 17 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Reminders IntroductionIcons. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Ordering forms and publications. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Tax questions. Turbotax 1040x 2012 All material in this publication may be reprinted freely. Turbotax 1040x 2012 A citation to Your Federal Income Tax (2013) would be appropriate. Turbotax 1040x 2012 The explanations and examples in this publication reflect the interpretation by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of: Tax laws enacted by Congress, Treasury regulations, and Court decisions. Turbotax 1040x 2012 However, the information given does not cover every situation and is not intended to replace the law or change its meaning. Turbotax 1040x 2012 This publication covers some subjects on which a court may have made a decision more favorable to taxpayers than the interpretation by the IRS. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Until these differing interpretations are resolved by higher court decisions or in some other way, this publication will continue to present the interpretations by the IRS. Turbotax 1040x 2012 All taxpayers have important rights when working with the IRS. Turbotax 1040x 2012 These rights are described in Your Rights as a Taxpayer in the back of this publication. Turbotax 1040x 2012 What's New This section summarizes important tax changes that took effect in 2013. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Most of these changes are discussed in more detail throughout this publication. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Future developments. Turbotax 1040x 2012  For the latest information about the tax law topics covered in this publication, including information about any tax legislation, go to www. Turbotax 1040x 2012 irs. Turbotax 1040x 2012 gov/pub17. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Additional Medicare Tax. Turbotax 1040x 2012  Beginning in 2013, a 0. Turbotax 1040x 2012 9% Additional Medicare Tax applies to Medicare wages, railroad retirement (RRTA) compensation, and self-employment income that are more than: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly, or $200,000 for any other filing status. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See Form 8959 and its instructions. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Net Investment Income Tax. Turbotax 1040x 2012  Beginning in 2013, you may be subject to Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT). Turbotax 1040x 2012 The NIIT is 3. Turbotax 1040x 2012 8% of the smaller of (a) your net investment income or (b) the excess of your modified adjusted gross income over: $125,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er), or $200,000 if any other filing status. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See Form 8960 and its instructions. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Change in tax rates. Turbotax 1040x 2012  The highest tax rate is 39. Turbotax 1040x 2012 6%. Turbotax 1040x 2012 For more information, see the 2013 Tax Computation Worksheet or the 2013 Tax Rate Schedules near the end of this publication. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Tax rate on net capital gain and qualified dividends. Turbotax 1040x 2012  The maximum tax rate of 15% on net capital gain and qualified dividends has increased to 20% for some taxpayers. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 16. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Medical and dental expenses. Turbotax 1040x 2012  You can deduct only the part of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% of your adjusted gross income (7. Turbotax 1040x 2012 5% if either you or your spouse is age 65 or older). Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 21. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Personal exemption amount increased for certain taxpayers. Turbotax 1040x 2012  Your personal exemption is increased to $3,900. Turbotax 1040x 2012 But the amount is reduced if your adjusted gross income is more than: $150,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if single, $275,000 if head of household, or $300,000 if any other filing status. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 3. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Limit on itemized deductions. Turbotax 1040x 2012  You may not be able to deduct all of your itemized deductions if your adjusted gross income is more than: $150,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if single, $275,000 if head of household, or $300,000 if any other filing status. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 29. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Same-sex marriages. Turbotax 1040x 2012  If you have a same-sex spouse whom you legally married in a state (or foreign country) that recognizes same-sex marriage, you and your spouse generally must use the married filing jointly or married filing separately filing status on your 2013 return, even if you and your spouse now live in a state (or foreign country) that does not recognize same-sex marriage. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 2. Turbotax 1040x 2012 If you meet certain requirements, you may be able to file amended returns to change your filing status for some earlier years. Turbotax 1040x 2012 For details on filing amended returns, see chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs). Turbotax 1040x 2012  You cannot have more than $2,500 in salary reduction contributions made to a health FSA for plan years beginning after 2012. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 5. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Expiring credits. Turbotax 1040x 2012  The plug-in electric vehicle credit and the refundable part of the credit for prior year minimum tax have expired. Turbotax 1040x 2012 You cannot claim either one on your 2013 return. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 37. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Ponzi-type investment schemes. Turbotax 1040x 2012  There are new rules for how to claim a theft loss deduction on Form 4684 due to a Ponzi-type investment scheme. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 25. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Home office deduction simplified method. Turbotax 1040x 2012  If you can take a home office deduction, you may be able to use a simplified method to figure it. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See Publication 587. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Standard mileage rates. Turbotax 1040x 2012  The 2013 rate for business use of your car is increased to 56½ cents a mile. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 26. Turbotax 1040x 2012 The 2013 rate for use of your car to get medical care is increased to 24 cents a mile. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 21. Turbotax 1040x 2012 The 2013 rate for use of your car to move is increased to 24 cents a mile. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See Publication 521, Moving Expenses. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Reminders Listed below are important reminders and other items that may help you file your 2013 tax return. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Many of these items are explained in more detail later in this publication. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Enter your social security number (SSN). Turbotax 1040x 2012  Enter your SSN in the space provided on your tax form. Turbotax 1040x 2012 If you filed a joint return for 2012 and are filing a joint return for 2013 with the same spouse, enter your names and SSNs in the same order as on your 2012 return. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Secure your tax records from identity theft. Turbotax 1040x 2012  Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your name, SSN, or other identifying information, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Turbotax 1040x 2012 An identity thief may use your SSN to get a job or may file a tax return using your SSN to receive a refund. Turbotax 1040x 2012 For more information about identity theft and how to reduce your risk from it, see chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Taxpayer identification numbers. Turbotax 1040x 2012  You must provide the taxpayer identification number for each person for whom you claim certain tax benefits. Turbotax 1040x 2012 This applies even if the person was born in 2013. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Generally, this number is the person's social security number (SSN). Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Foreign source income. Turbotax 1040x 2012  If you are a U. Turbotax 1040x 2012 S. Turbotax 1040x 2012 citizen with income from sources outside the United States (foreign income), you must report all such income on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. Turbotax 1040x 2012 S. Turbotax 1040x 2012 law. Turbotax 1040x 2012 This is true whether you live inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form W-2 or Form 1099 from the foreign payer. Turbotax 1040x 2012 This applies to earned income (such as wages and tips) as well as unearned income (such as interest, dividends, capital gains, pensions, rents and royalties). Turbotax 1040x 2012 If you live outside the United States, you may be able to exclude part or all of your foreign source earned income. Turbotax 1040x 2012 For details, see Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Turbotax 1040x 2012 S. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Foreign financial assets. Turbotax 1040x 2012  If you had foreign financial assets in 2013, you may have to file Form 8938 with your return. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Check www. Turbotax 1040x 2012 IRS. Turbotax 1040x 2012 gov/form8938 for details. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Automatic 6-month extension to file tax return. Turbotax 1040x 2012  You can use Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Turbotax 1040x 2012 S. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Individual Income Tax Return, to obtain an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your tax return. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Include your phone number on your return. Turbotax 1040x 2012  To promptly resolve any questions we have in processing your tax return, we would like to be able to call you. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Please enter your daytime telephone number on your tax form next to your signature and occupation. Turbotax 1040x 2012 If you are filing a joint return, you can enter either your or your spouse's daytime phone number. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Payment of taxes. Turbotax 1040x 2012   You can pay your taxes online, by phone, or by check or money order. Turbotax 1040x 2012 You can make a direct transfer from your bank account or use a credit or debit card. Turbotax 1040x 2012 If you e-file, you can schedule an electronic payment. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Faster ways to file your return. Turbotax 1040x 2012  The IRS offers fast, accurate ways to file your tax return information without filing a paper tax return. Turbotax 1040x 2012 You can use IRS e-file (electronic filing). Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Free electronic filing. Turbotax 1040x 2012  You may be able to file your 2013 taxes online for free. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Change of address. Turbotax 1040x 2012  If you change your address, you should notify the IRS. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See Change of Address in chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Refund on a late filed return. Turbotax 1040x 2012  If you were due a refund but you did not file a return, you generally must file your return within 3 years from the date the return was due (including extensions) to get that refund. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Frivolous tax returns. Turbotax 1040x 2012  The IRS has published a list of positions that are identified as frivolous. Turbotax 1040x 2012 The penalty for filing a frivolous tax return is $5,000. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Filing erroneous claim for refund or credit. Turbotax 1040x 2012  You may have to pay a penalty if you file an erroneous claim for refund or credit. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See chapter 1. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Privacy Act and paperwork reduction information. Turbotax 1040x 2012   The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, the Privacy Act of 1974, and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 require that when we ask you for information we must first tell you what our legal right is to ask for the information, why we are asking for it, how it will be used, what could happen if we do not receive it, and whether your response is voluntary, required to obtain a benefit, or mandatory under the law. Turbotax 1040x 2012 A complete statement on this subject can be found in your tax form instructions. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Customer service for taxpayers. Turbotax 1040x 2012  You can set up a personal appointment at the most convenient Taxpayer Assistance Center, on the most convenient business day. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See How To Get Tax Help in the back of this publication. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Preparer e-file mandate. Turbotax 1040x 2012  Most paid preparers must e-file returns they prepare and file. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Your preparer may make you aware of this requirement and the options available to you. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Turbotax 1040x 2012   If you want to confidentially report misconduct, waste, fraud, or abuse by an IRS employee, you can call 1-800-366-4484 (call 1-800-877-8339 if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, and are using TTY/TDD equipment). Turbotax 1040x 2012 You can remain anonymous. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Photographs of missing children. Turbotax 1040x 2012  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Turbotax 1040x 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. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Introduction This publication covers the general rules for filing a federal income tax return. Turbotax 1040x 2012 It supplements the information contained in your tax form instructions. Turbotax 1040x 2012 It explains the tax law to make sure you pay only the tax you owe and no more. Turbotax 1040x 2012 How this publication is arranged. Turbotax 1040x 2012   This publication closely follows Form 1040, U. Turbotax 1040x 2012 S. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Individual Income Tax Return. Turbotax 1040x 2012 It is divided into six parts which cover different sections of Form 1040. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Each part is further divided into chapters which generally discuss one line of the form. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Do not worry if you file Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Anything included on a line of either of these forms is also included on Form 1040. Turbotax 1040x 2012   The table of contents inside the front cover and the index in the back of the publication are useful tools to help you find the information you need. Turbotax 1040x 2012 What is in this publication. Turbotax 1040x 2012   The publication begins with the rules for filing a tax return. Turbotax 1040x 2012 It explains: Who must file a return, Which tax form to use, When the return is due, How to e-file your return, and Other general information. Turbotax 1040x 2012 It will help you identify which filing status you qualify for, whether you can claim any dependents, and whether the income you receive is taxable. Turbotax 1040x 2012 The publication goes on to explain the standard deduction, the kinds of expenses you may be able to deduct, and the various kinds of credits you may be able to take to reduce your tax. Turbotax 1040x 2012   Throughout the publication are examples showing how the tax law applies in typical situations. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Also throughout the publication are flowcharts and tables that present tax information in an easy-to-understand manner. Turbotax 1040x 2012   Many of the subjects discussed in this publication are discussed in greater detail in other IRS publications. Turbotax 1040x 2012 References to those other publications are provided for your information. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Icons. Turbotax 1040x 2012   Small graphic symbols, or icons, are used to draw your attention to special information. Turbotax 1040x 2012 See Table 1 later for an explanation of each icon used in this publication. Turbotax 1040x 2012 What is not covered in this publication. Turbotax 1040x 2012   Some material that you may find helpful is not included in this publication but can be found in your tax form instruction booklet. Turbotax 1040x 2012 This includes lists of: Where to report certain items shown on information documents, and Recorded tax information topics (TeleTax). Turbotax 1040x 2012   If you operate your own business or have other self-employment income, such as from babysitting or selling crafts, see the following publications for more information. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Publication 334, Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ). Turbotax 1040x 2012 Publication 535, Business Expenses. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Publication 587, Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Daycare Providers). Turbotax 1040x 2012 Help from the IRS. Turbotax 1040x 2012   There are many ways you can get help from the IRS. Turbotax 1040x 2012 These are explained under How To Get Tax Help in the back of this publication. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Comments and suggestions. Turbotax 1040x 2012   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Turbotax 1040x 2012   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Turbotax 1040x 2012 NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Turbotax 1040x 2012   You can send your comments from www. Turbotax 1040x 2012 irs. Turbotax 1040x 2012 gov/formspubs/. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications”. Turbotax 1040x 2012   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Ordering forms and publications. Turbotax 1040x 2012   Visit www. Turbotax 1040x 2012 irs. Turbotax 1040x 2012 gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. Turbotax 1040x 2012   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Turbotax 1040x 2012 gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Turbotax 1040x 2012 We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Turbotax 1040x 2012 IRS mission. Turbotax 1040x 2012   Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. Turbotax 1040x 2012 Table 1. 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Understanding Your CP268 Notice

We made changes to your return because we believe there is a miscalculation on your return. You have a potential overpayment credit because of this miscalculation.


What you need to do

  • Read and review your notice carefully ― it will explain the change
  • Compare our changes to the information on your tax return
  • Call the toll-free number listed on your notice within 30 days to request a refund check or to apply the credit to other types of tax or tax periods
  • Correct your copy of your tax return for your records

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Answers to Common Questions

  • What do I do if I find an uncredited or misapplied payment?
    Contact us at the toll-free number listed on your notice with your information. Our representative will discuss the issue with you and provide further instructions.

  • What choices do I have about what to do with my overpayment?
    You can have your overpayment credit refunded to you or you can have it applied to other taxes or tax periods.

  • When can I expect to receive my refund?
    You will receive it in four to six weeks if you respond to your notice within 30 days and if you owe no other taxes or debts we’re required to collect.

  • What can I do if I don't receive my refund in four to six weeks?
    Call us at the toll-free number listed on the top right corner of your notice.

  • What do I do if I need to make a correction to my account?
    Contact us at the toll-free number listed on your notice with your information. Our representative will discuss the issue with you and provide further instructions.

  • What do I need to do next year to get my refund through a direct deposit?
    Complete a Form 8050, Direct Deposit of Corporate Tax Refund and attach it to your return next year when you file your Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return, or your Form 1120S, U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation.

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  • Tips for next year

    Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions for which you may qualify. In many cases, you can file free. Learn more about how to file electronically here.


    Understanding your notice

    Your notice may look different from the sample because the information contained in your notice is tailored to your situation.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 30-Jan-2014

How to get help

  • Call the 1-800 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
  • Authorize someone (e.g., accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848.
  • See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.
     

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