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Individual Tax Return
Instructions for Form 1040
Request for Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Certification
Request for Transcript of Tax Return

 

Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return
Employers engaged in a trade or business who pay compensation
Installment Agreement Request

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Amend/Fix Return
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Rules Governing Practice before IRS

About Publication 556, Examination of Returns, Appeal Rights, and Claims for Refund

This publication discusses general rules and procedures that the IRS follows in examinations, what happens during an examination, your appeal rights, and how to file a claim for refund of tax you already paid.


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