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Individual Tax Return
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate


Request for Transcript of Tax Returns
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Installment Agreement Request
Wage and Tax Statement

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Apply for an ITIN
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Exempt Organizations Private Letter Rulings and Determination Letters

Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and Government Entities) will generally rule on whether a proposed change to an organization's purpose or activities would further an exempt purpose. Thus, if you are unsure about whether proposed changes would further an exempt purpose, you may want to request a private letter ruling. See Revenue Procedure 2016-1. (In some areas, however, the law requires that an organization obtain a determination letter from the IRS. Revenue Procedure 2016-4 (or latest update) provides procedures for such requests.)

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Form 8940 for Miscellaneous Determination Requests

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