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Individual Tax Return
Itemized Deductions
Application for Automatic Extension of Time
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification

 

Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Request for Transcript of Tax Return

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Amend/Fix Return
Apply for Power of Attorney
Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

About Form 8862, Information To Claim Earned Income Credits After Disallowance

Taxpayers complete Form 8862 and attach it to their tax return if:

  • Their Earned Income Credit (EIC), child tax credit (CTC)/additional child tax credit (ACTC) or American opportunity credit (AOTC) was reduced or disallowed for any reason other than a math or clerical error.
  • They want to take the credit(s) and meet all the requirements.

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