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There is a delay in the release of  the 2010–2011 state and county level migration data. During the review process, we identified some discrepancies in the data. The data are being corrected and will be released as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this delay causes to users of the information.


U.S. Population Migration Data

Migration data for the United States are based on year-to-year address changes reported on individual income tax returns filed with the IRS. They present migration patterns by State or by county for the entire United States and are available for inflows—the number of new residents who moved to a State or county and where they migrated from, and outflows—the number of residents leaving a State or county and where they went. The data are available for Filing Years 1991 through 2010 and include:

  • Number of returns filed, which approximates the number of households that migrated
  • Number of personal exemptions claimed, which approximates the number of individuals
  • Total adjusted gross income, starting with Filing Year 1995.

Important: The data used to produce migration data products come from individual income tax returns filed prior to late September of each calendar year and represent between 95 and 98 percent of total annual filings. However, since returns filed after September are not included, totals shown in migration data tables will not match analogous totals reported in other IRS statistical data products. For more information, see U.S. Population Migration Data: Strengths and Limitations

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Migration Data 2005–2010

Migration Data 1990–2004

Migration data for years 1990 to 2004 are available as single Zip files containing all State Excel files. Both migration inflow and outflow files are included for each state. The files are compressed using the WinZip utility and must be downloaded and extracted before viewing or loading into any application. A free WinZip utility is available, if needed.

County-to-County Migration Data

1990 to 1991  1991 to 1992  1992 to 1993  1993 to 1994  1994 to 1995  1995 to 1996  1996 to 1997  1997 to 1998  1998 to 1999  1999 to 2000  2000 to 2001  2001 to 2002  2002 to 2003  2003 to 2004

State-to-State Migration Data

1990 to 1991  1991 to 1992  1992 to 1993  1993 to 1994  1994 to 1995  1995 to 1996  1996 to 1997  1997 to 1998  1998 to 1999  1999 to 2000  2000 to 2001  2001 to 2002  2002 to 2003  2003 to 2004

Follow these steps to extract files for the entire year (all States) or for an individual State.

To extract an entire year (all States) using WinZip:

  1. Double click the Zip file to open the WinZip utility.
  2. Double click the folder.
  3. Click and drag either the Inflow and/or Outflow folder to your desktop.

OR

  1. Double click the Zip file to open the WinZip utility (NOTE: SecureZIP users should follow the following steps).
  2. Click the ‘Extract’ button. Ensure that the radio button, ‘All Files in Archive Selected’, is selected.
  3. Select a destination folder.
  4. Click the ‘Extract’ button.

To extract an individual State using WinZip:

  1. Double click the Zip file to open the WinZip utility.
  2. Double click the folder.
  3. Double click either the Inflow or Outflow folder.
  4. Click and drag the desired Excel file(s) to your desktop.

OR

  1. Double click the Zip file to open the WinZip utility (NOTE: SecureZIP users should follow the following steps).
  2. Highlight the desired Excel file(s).
  3. Click the ‘Extract’ button. Ensure that radio button, ‘Selected Files/Folder’, is selected.
  4. Select a destination folder.
  5. Click the ‘Extract’ button.


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Amended returns 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. Amended returns 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. Amended returns 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. Amended returns Exclusion or deduction. Amended returns   If your employer provides dependent care benefits under a qualified plan, you may be able to exclude these benefits from your income. Amended returns Your employer can tell you whether your benefit plan qualifies. Amended returns To claim the exclusion, you must complete Part III of Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Amended returns You cannot use Form 1040EZ. Amended returns   If you are self-employed and receive benefits from a qualified dependent care benefit plan, you are treated as both employer and employee. Amended returns Therefore, you would not get an exclusion from wages. Amended returns Instead, you would get a deduction on Form 1040, Schedule C, line 14; Schedule E, line 19 or 28; or Schedule F, line 15. Amended returns To claim the deduction, you must use Form 2441. Amended returns   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). Amended returns Statement for employee. Amended returns   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. Amended returns Your employer will also include any dependent care benefits over $5,000 in your wages shown on your Form W-2 in box 1. Amended returns Qualifying person(s). Amended returns   A qualifying person is: A qualifying child who is under age 13 whom you can claim as a dependent. Amended returns 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. Amended returns Your disabled spouse who is not physically or mentally able to care for himself or herself. Amended returns 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). Amended returns 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. Amended returns For information about excluding benefits on Form 1040, Form 1040NR, or Form 1040A, see Form 2441 and its instructions. Amended returns 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. Amended returns 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. Amended returns   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. Amended returns   For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, lines 20a and 20b, or Form 1040A, lines 14a and 14b. Amended returns Publication 915, Social Security and Equivalent Railroad Retirement Benefits, contains more detailed information. Amended returns Supplemental security income (SSI) payments. Amended returns   Social security benefits do not include SSI payments, which are not taxable. Amended returns Do not include these payments in your income. Amended returns 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. Amended returns You must report your taxable disability payments as wages on line 7 of Form 1040 or Form 1040A until you reach minimum retirement age. Amended returns Minimum retirement age generally is the age at which you can first receive a pension or annuity if you are not disabled. Amended returns You may be entitled to a tax credit if you were permanently and totally disabled when you retired. Amended returns For information on this credit, see Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. Amended returns Beginning on the day after you reach minimum retirement age, payments you receive are taxable as a pension or annuity. Amended returns Report the payments on lines 16a and 16b of Form 1040 or on lines 12a and 12b of Form 1040A. Amended returns For more information on pensions and annuities, see Publication 575, Pension and Annuity Income. Amended returns Retirement and profit-sharing plans. Amended returns   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. Amended returns The payments must be reported as a pension or annuity. Amended returns Accrued leave payment. Amended returns   If you retire on disability, any lump-sum payment you receive for accrued annual leave is a salary payment. Amended returns The payment is not a disability payment. Amended returns Include it in your income in the tax year you receive it. Amended returns See Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income, for more information. Amended returns Military and Government Disability Pensions Generally, you must report disability pensions as income, but do not include certain military and government disability pensions. Amended returns For information about military and government disability pensions, see Publication 525. Amended returns VA disability benefits. Amended returns   Do not include disability benefits you receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in your gross income. Amended returns If you are a military retiree and do not receive your disability benefits from the VA, see Publication 525 for more information. Amended returns   Do not include in your income any veterans' benefits paid under any law, regulation, or administrative practice administered by the VA. Amended returns 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. Amended returns Other Payments You may receive other payments that are related to your disability. Amended returns The following payments are not taxable. Amended returns Benefit payments from a public welfare fund, such as payments due to blindness. Amended returns Workers' compensation for an occupational sickness or injury if paid under a workers' compensation act or similar law. Amended returns Compensatory (but not punitive) damages for physical injury or physical sickness. Amended returns Disability benefits under a “no-fault” car insurance policy for loss of income or earning capacity as a result of injuries. Amended returns Compensation for permanent loss or loss of use of a part or function of your body, or for your permanent disfigurement. Amended returns Long-Term Care Insurance Long-term care insurance contracts generally are treated as accident and health insurance contracts. Amended returns 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. Amended returns More detailed information can be found in Publication 525. Amended returns 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. Amended returns Accelerated death benefits are amounts received under a life insurance contract before the death of the insured. Amended returns These benefits also include amounts received on the sale or assignment of the contract to a viatical settlement provider. Amended returns This exclusion applies only if the insured was a terminally ill individual or a chronically ill individual. Amended returns For more information, see Publication 525. Amended returns Itemized Deductions If you file Form 1040, you generally can either claim the standard deduction or itemize your deductions. Amended returns You must use Schedule A (Form 1040) to itemize your deductions. Amended returns See your form instructions for information on the standard deduction and the deductions you can itemize. Amended returns The following discussions highlight some itemized deductions that are of particular interest to persons with disabilities. Amended returns 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. Amended returns 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. Amended returns They include the costs of equipment, supplies, diagnostic devices, and transportation for needed medical care and payments for medical insurance. Amended returns You can deduct only the amount of your medical and dental expenses that is more than 10% (7. Amended returns 5% if either you or your spouse was born before January 2, 1949) of your adjusted gross income shown on Form 1040, line 38. Amended returns The following list highlights some of the medical expenses you can include in figuring your medical expense deduction. Amended returns For more detailed information, see Publication 502, Medical and Dental Expenses (Including the Health Coverage Tax Credit). Amended returns Artificial limbs, contact lenses, eyeglasses, and hearing aids. Amended returns The part of the cost of Braille books and magazines that is more than the price of regular printed editions. Amended returns Cost and repair of special telephone equipment for hearing-impaired persons. Amended returns Cost and maintenance of a wheelchair or a three-wheel motor vehicle commercially known as an “autoette. Amended returns ” Cost and care of a guide dog or other animal aiding a person with a physical disability. Amended returns 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. Amended returns 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. Amended returns Premiums for qualified long-term care insurance, up to certain amounts. Amended returns Improvements to a home that do not increase its value if the main purpose is medical care. Amended returns An example is constructing entrance or exit ramps. Amended returns Improvements that increase a home's value, if the main purpose is medical care, may be partly included as a medical expense. Amended returns See Publication 502 for more information. Amended returns 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. Amended returns If you take a business deduction for these impairment-related work expenses, they are not subject to the 10% (7. Amended returns 5% if you or your spouse is age 65 or older) limit that applies to medical expenses. Amended returns 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. Amended returns Impairment-related expenses defined. Amended returns   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. Amended returns Publication 502 contains more detailed information. Amended returns 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. Amended returns 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. Amended returns To qualify, you must pay these expenses so you can work or look for work. Amended returns 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. Amended returns You can claim the credit on Form 1040 or 1040A. Amended returns You cannot claim the credit on Form 1040EZ or Form 1040NR-EZ. Amended returns You figure the credit on Form 2441. Amended returns For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 48, or Form 1040A, line 29. Amended returns Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, contains more detailed information. Amended returns Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled You may be able to claim this credit if you are a U. Amended returns S. Amended returns citizen or a resident alien and either of the following apply. Amended returns 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. Amended returns You can claim the credit on Form 1040 or 1040A. Amended returns You figure the credit on Schedule R. Amended returns For more information, see the instructions for Form 1040, line 53, or Form 1040A, line 30. Amended returns Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, contains more detailed information. Amended returns Earned Income Credit This credit is based on the amount of your earned income. Amended returns 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. Amended returns To figure the credit, use the worksheet in the instructions for Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ. Amended returns If you have a qualifying child, also complete Schedule EIC, Earned Income Credit, and attach it to your Form 1040 or 1040A. Amended returns You cannot use Form 1040EZ if you have a qualifying child. Amended returns Qualifying child. Amended returns   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. Amended returns Earned income. Amended returns   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. Amended returns However, payments you received from a disability insurance policy that you paid the premiums for are not earned income. Amended returns More information. Amended returns   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. Amended returns Publication 596, Earned Income Credit (EIC), contains more detailed information. Amended returns 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. Amended returns A person you hire through an agency is not your employee if the agency controls what work is done and how it is done. Amended returns This control could include setting the fee, requiring regular reports, and providing rules of conduct and appearance. Amended returns In this case you do not have to pay employment taxes on the amount you pay. Amended returns But if you control what work is done and how it is done, the worker is your employee. Amended returns If you possess the right to discharge a worker, that worker is generally considered to be your employee. Amended returns 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. Amended returns To find out if you have to pay employment taxes, see Publication 926, Household Employer's Tax Guide For Wages Paid in 2013. Amended returns 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. Amended returns 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. Amended returns For more information, see chapter 7 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Amended returns 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. Amended returns The expenses must be to enable the eligible small business to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Amended returns See Form 8826, Disabled Access Credit, for more information. Amended returns 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. Amended returns One targeted group consists of vocational rehabilitation referrals. Amended returns These are individuals who have a physical or mental disability that results in a substantial handicap to employment. Amended returns See Form 5884, Work Opportunity Credit. Amended returns How To Get Tax Help Go online, use a smart phone, call or walk in to an office near you. Amended returns 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. 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Amended returns No appointment is necessary—just walk in. Amended returns Before visiting, check www. Amended returns irs. Amended returns gov/localcontacts for hours of operation and services provided. Amended returns Mail. Amended returns You can send your order for forms, instructions, and publications to the address below. Amended returns You should receive a response within 10 business days after your request is received. Amended returns  Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Amended returns Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 The Taxpayer Advocate Service Is Here to Help You. Amended returns   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Amended returns Our job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and that you know and understand your rights. Amended returns What can TAS do for you?   We can offer you free help with IRS problems that you can't resolve on your own. Amended returns 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. Amended returns You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Amended returns You've tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised. Amended returns   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. Amended returns Here's why we can help: TAS is an independent organization within the IRS. Amended returns Our advocates know how to work with the IRS. Amended returns Our services are free and tailored to meet your needs. Amended returns We have offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Amended returns 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. Amended returns irs. Amended returns gov/advocate, or call us toll-free at 1-877-777-4778. Amended returns How else does TAS help taxpayers?   TAS also works to resolve large-scale, systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Amended returns If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it to us through our Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Amended returns irs. Amended returns gov/sams. Amended returns Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Amended returns   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. Amended returns Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. 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