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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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Apply for an ITIN
Rules Governing Practice before IRS

About Publication 596, Earned Income Credit

The earned income credit (EIC) is a tax credit for certain people who work and have earned income.

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About Notice 797, Possible Federal Tax Refund Due to the Earned Income Credit (EIC)

About Notice 1015, Have You Told Your Employees About the Earned Income Credit (EIC)?

About Publication 3, Armed Forces' Tax Guide 

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