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Instructions for Form 1120 - Introductory Material

Future Developments

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What's New

Information reporting requirements for health insurance offers and coverage.   Beginning in 2015, under the Affordable Care Act, applicable employers with 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time equivalent employees) in the previous year are required to report the information required under sections 6055 and 6056 about offers of health coverage and enrollment in health coverage for their employees. For more information, see the 2015 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. Also, for information related to the Affordable Care Act, visit

Photographs of Missing Children

The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in instructions on pages that would otherwise be blank. You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers and protects taxpayer rights. TAS's job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly and knows and understands their rights under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

As a taxpayer, the corporation has rights that the IRS must abide by in its dealings with the corporation. TAS can help the corporation if:

  • A problem is causing financial difficulty for the business.

  • The business is facing an immediate threat of adverse action.

  • The corporation has tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS hasn't responded by the date promised.

TAS has offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Local advocates' numbers are in their local directories and at The corporation can also call TAS at 1-877-777-4778.

TAS also works to resolve large-scale or systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. If the corporation knows of one of these broad issues, please report it to TAS through the Systemic Advocacy Management System at

For more information, go to

Direct Deposit of Refund

To request a direct deposit of the corporation's income tax refund into an account at a U.S. bank or other financial institution, attach Form 8050, Direct Deposit of Corporate Tax Refund. See the instructions for line 36.

How To Make a Contribution To Reduce Debt Held by the Public

To help reduce debt held by the public, make a check payable to “Bureau of the Public Debt.” Send it to: Bureau of the Public Debt, Department G, P.O. Box 2188, Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188. Or, enclose a check with the income tax return.

Do not add the contributions to any tax the corporation may owe. Contributions to reduce debt held by the public are deductible subject to the rules and limitations for charitable contributions.

How To Get Forms and Publications

Internet.   You can access the IRS website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at to:
  • Download forms, instructions, and publications;

  • Order IRS products online;

  • Research your tax questions online;

  • Search publications online by topic or keyword;

  • View Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRBs) published in recent years; and

  • Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email.

Tax forms and publications.   The corporation can download or print all of the forms and publications it may need on Otherwise the corporation can go to to place an order and have forms mailed to it. The corporation should receive its order within 10 business days.

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