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  • If the payment was applied correctly, then there is nothing you need to do.  There is no need to contact the IRS in these situations.
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A. Mention that you received a CP 108 notice and you need to review your account with a customer service representative. Be sure to have a copy of your notice and your tax return before you call.

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If you paid electronically, ensure that you enter a valid tax period end date.  Review Appendix A of the EFTPS Payment Instruction Booklet to determine the proper tax form code.

In addition, review the instructions for determining the correct tax period end date (e.g., for quarterly returns, Forms 720, Forms 941, etc., March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31). Enter as the MM in the YYMM format as:

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File 2011 taxes for free 1. File 2011 taxes for free   Bona Fide Residence Table of Contents Presence TestDays of Presence in the United States or Relevant Possession Significant Connection Tax HomeExceptions Closer ConnectionException for Year of Move Special Rules in the Year of a MoveYear of Moving to a Possession Year of Moving From a Possession Reporting a Change in Bona Fide ResidenceWho Must File Penalty for Not Filing Form 8898 In order to qualify for certain tax benefits (see chapter 3), you must be a bona fide resident of American Samoa, the CNMI, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the USVI for the entire tax year. File 2011 taxes for free Generally, you are a bona fide resident of one of these possessions (the relevant possession) if, during the tax year, you: Meet the presence test, Do not have a tax home outside the relevant possession, and Do not have a closer connection to the United States or to a foreign country than to the relevant possession. File 2011 taxes for free Special rule for members of the U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free Armed Forces. File 2011 taxes for free   If you are a member of the U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free Armed Forces who qualified as a bona fide resident of the relevant possession in an earlier tax year, your absence from that possession during the current tax year in compliance with military orders will not affect your status as a bona fide resident. File 2011 taxes for free Likewise, being in a possession solely in compliance with military orders will not qualify you for bona fide residency. File 2011 taxes for free Also see the special income source rule for members of the U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free Armed Forces in chapter 2, under Compensation for Labor or Personal Services . File 2011 taxes for free Special rule for civilian spouse of active duty member of the U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free Armed Forces. File 2011 taxes for free   If you are the civilian spouse of an active duty servicemember, under Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA) you can choose to keep your prior residence or domicile for tax purposes (tax residence) when accompanying the servicemember spouse, who is relocating under military orders, to a new military duty station in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or a U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free possession. File 2011 taxes for free Before relocating, you and your spouse must have the same tax residence. File 2011 taxes for free If you are a civilian spouse and choose to keep your prior tax residence after such relocation, the source of income for services performed (for example, wages, salaries, tips, or self-employment) by you is considered to be (the jurisdiction of) the prior tax residence. 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File 2011 taxes for free Any day you are physically present in that possession at any time during the day. File 2011 taxes for free Any day you are outside of the relevant possession in order to receive, or to accompany any of the following family members to receive, qualifying medical treatment (see Qualifying Medical Treatment , later). File 2011 taxes for free Your parent. File 2011 taxes for free Your spouse. File 2011 taxes for free Your child, who is your son, daughter, stepson, or stepdaughter. File 2011 taxes for free This includes an adopted child or child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. File 2011 taxes for free This also includes a foster child who is placed with you by an authorized placement agency or by judgment, decree, or other order of any court of competent jurisdiction. File 2011 taxes for free Any day you are outside the relevant possession because you leave or are unable to return to the relevant possession during any: 14-day period within which a major disaster occurs in the relevant possession for which a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notice of a federal declaration of a major disaster is issued in the Federal Register, or Period for which a mandatory evacuation order is in effect for the geographic area in the relevant possession in which your main home is located. File 2011 taxes for free   If, during a single day, you are physically present: In the United States and in the relevant possession, that day is considered a day of presence in the relevant possession; or In two possessions, that day is considered a day of presence in the possession where your tax home is located (see Tax Home , later). File 2011 taxes for free Days of presence in the United States. File 2011 taxes for free   You are considered to be present in the United States on any day that you are physically present in the United States at any time during the day. File 2011 taxes for free However, do not count the following days as days of presence in the United States. File 2011 taxes for free Any day you are temporarily present in the United States in order to receive, or to accompany a parent, spouse, or child who is receiving, qualifying medical treatment. File 2011 taxes for free “Child” is defined under item 2c earlier. File 2011 taxes for free “Qualifying medical treatment” is defined later. File 2011 taxes for free Any day you are temporarily present in the United States because you leave or are unable to return to the relevant possession during any: 14-day period within which a major disaster occurs in the relevant possession for which a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notice of a federal declaration of a major disaster is issued in the Federal Register, or Period for which a mandatory evacuation order is in effect for the geographic area in the relevant possession in which your main home is located. File 2011 taxes for free Any day you are in the United States for less than 24 hours when you are traveling between two places outside the United States. File 2011 taxes for free Any day you are temporarily present in the United States as a professional athlete to compete in a charitable sports event (defined later). File 2011 taxes for free Any day you are temporarily in the United States as a student (defined later). File 2011 taxes for free Any day you are in the United States serving as an elected representative of the relevant possession, or serving full time as an elected or appointed official or employee of the government of that possession (or any of its political subdivisions). File 2011 taxes for free Qualifying Medical Treatment Such treatment is generally provided by (or under the supervision of) a physician for an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition. File 2011 taxes for free The treatment generally involves: Any period of inpatient care that requires an overnight stay in a hospital or hospice, and any period immediately before or after that inpatient care to the extent it is medically necessary, or Any temporary period of inpatient care in a residential medical care facility for medically necessary rehabilitation services. File 2011 taxes for free With respect to each qualifying medical treatment, you must prepare (or obtain) and maintain documentation supporting your claim that such treatment meets the criteria to be considered days of presence in the relevant possession. File 2011 taxes for free You must be able to produce this documentation within 30 days if requested by the IRS or tax administrator for the relevant possession. File 2011 taxes for free You must keep the following documentation. File 2011 taxes for free Records that provide: The patient's name and relationship to you (if the medical treatment is provided to a person you accompany); The name and address of the hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility where the medical treatment was provided; The name, address, and telephone number of the physician who provided the medical treatment; The date(s) on which the medical treatment was provided; and Receipt(s) of payment for the medical treatment. File 2011 taxes for free Signed certification by the providing or supervising physician that the medical treatment met the requirements for being qualified medical treatment, and setting forth: The patient's name, A reasonably detailed description of the medical treatment provided by (or under the supervision of) the physician, The dates on which the medical treatment was provided, and The medical facts that support the physician's certification and determination that the treatment was medically necessary. File 2011 taxes for free Charitable Sports Event A charitable sports event is one that meets all of the following conditions. File 2011 taxes for free The main purpose is to benefit a qualified charitable organization. File 2011 taxes for free The entire net proceeds go to charity. File 2011 taxes for free Volunteers perform substantially all the work. 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File 2011 taxes for free   A full-time student is a person who is enrolled for the number of hours or courses the school considers to be full-time attendance. File 2011 taxes for free However, school attendance exclusively at night is not considered full-time attendance. File 2011 taxes for free School. File 2011 taxes for free   The term “school” includes elementary schools, middle schools, junior and senior high schools, colleges, universities, and technical, trade, and mechanical schools. File 2011 taxes for free It does not include on-the-job training courses, correspondence schools, and schools offering courses only through the Internet. File 2011 taxes for free Significant Connection One way in which you can meet the presence test is to have no significant connection to the United States during the tax year. File 2011 taxes for free This section looks at the factors that determine if a significant connection exists. File 2011 taxes for free You are treated as having a significant connection to the United States if you: Have a permanent home in the United States, Are currently registered to vote in any political subdivision of the United States, or Have a spouse or child (see item 2c under Days of presence in a possession , earlier) who is under age 18 whose main home is in the United States, other than: A child who is in the United States because he or she is the child of divorced or legally separated parents and is living with a custodial parent under a custodial decree or multiple support agreement, or A child who is in the United States as a student. File 2011 taxes for free For the purpose of determining if you have a significant connection to the United States, the term “spouse” does not include a spouse from whom you are legally separated under a decree of divorce or separate maintenance. File 2011 taxes for free Permanent home. File 2011 taxes for free   A permanent home generally includes an accommodation such as a house, an apartment, or a furnished room that is either owned or rented by you or your spouse. File 2011 taxes for free The dwelling unit must be available at all times, continuously, not only for short stays. File 2011 taxes for free Exception for rental property. File 2011 taxes for free   If you or your spouse own the dwelling unit and at any time during the tax year it is rented to someone else at fair rental value, it will be considered your permanent home only if you or your spouse use that property for personal purposes for more than the greater of: 14 days, or 10% of the number of days during that tax year that the property is rented to others at a fair rental value. File 2011 taxes for free   You are treated as using rental property for personal purposes on any day the property is not being rented to someone else at fair rental value for the entire day. File 2011 taxes for free   A day of personal use of a dwelling unit is also any day that the unit is used by any of the following persons. File 2011 taxes for free You or any other person who has an interest in it, unless you rent it to another owner as his or her main home under a shared equity financing agreement. File 2011 taxes for free A member of your family or a member of the family of any other person who has an interest in it, unless the family member uses the dwelling unit as his or her main home and pays a fair rental price. File 2011 taxes for free Family includes only brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouses, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. File 2011 taxes for free ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. File 2011 taxes for free ). File 2011 taxes for free Anyone under an arrangement that lets you use some other dwelling unit. File 2011 taxes for free Anyone at less than a fair rental price. 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File 2011 taxes for free Eric and Wanda Brown live for part of the year in a condominium, which they own, in the CNMI. File 2011 taxes for free They also own a house in Maine where they live for 120 days every year to be near their grown children and grandchildren. File 2011 taxes for free The Browns are retired and their only income is from pension payments, dividends, interest, and social security benefits. File 2011 taxes for free In 2013, they spent only 175 days in the CNMI because of a 70-day vacation to Europe and Asia. File 2011 taxes for free Thus, in 2013, the Browns were not present in the CNMI for at least 183 days, were present in the United States for more than 90 days, and had a significant connection to the United States because of their permanent home. File 2011 taxes for free However, the Browns still satisfied the presence test with respect to the CNMI because they had no earned income in the United States and were physically present for more days in the CNMI than in the United States. File 2011 taxes for free Tax Home You will have met the tax home test if you did not have a tax home outside the relevant possession during any part of the tax year. File 2011 taxes for free Your tax home is your regular or main place of business, employment, or post of duty regardless of where you maintain your family home. File 2011 taxes for free If you do not have a regular or main place of business because of the nature of your work, then your tax home is the place where you regularly live. File 2011 taxes for free If you do not fit either of these categories, you are considered an itinerant and your tax home is wherever you work. 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File 2011 taxes for free For this purpose, a vessel is considered to be predominantly used in local and international waters if, during the tax year, the total amount of time it is used in international waters and in the waters within 3 miles of the relevant possession exceeds the total amount of time it is used in the territorial waters of the United States, another possession, or any foreign country. File 2011 taxes for free Example. File 2011 taxes for free In 2013, Sean Silverman, a U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free citizen, was employed by a fishery and spent 250 days at sea on a fishing vessel. File 2011 taxes for free When not at sea, Sean lived with his spouse at a house they own in American Samoa. File 2011 taxes for free The fishing vessel on which Sean works departs and arrives at various ports in American Samoa, other possessions, and foreign countries, but was in international or American Samoa's local waters for 225 days. File 2011 taxes for free For purposes of determining bona fide residency of American Samoa, Sean will not be considered to have a tax home outside that possession solely because of his employment on board the fishing vessel. File 2011 taxes for free Year of Move If you are moving to or from a possession during the year, you may still be able to meet the tax home test for that year. File 2011 taxes for free See Special Rules in the Year of a Move , later in this chapter. File 2011 taxes for free Closer Connection You will have met the closer connection test if, during any part of the tax year, you do not have a closer connection to the United States or a foreign country than to the relevant U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free possession. File 2011 taxes for free You will be considered to have a closer connection to a possession than to the United States or to a foreign country if you have maintained more significant contacts with the possession(s) than with the United States or foreign country. File 2011 taxes for free In determining if you have maintained more significant contacts with the relevant possession, the facts and circumstances to be considered include, but are not limited to, the following. File 2011 taxes for free The location of your permanent home. File 2011 taxes for free The location of your family. File 2011 taxes for free The location of personal belongings, such as automobiles, furniture, clothing, and jewelry owned by you and your family. File 2011 taxes for free The location of social, political, cultural, professional, or religious organizations with which you have a current relationship. File 2011 taxes for free The location where you conduct your routine personal banking activities. File 2011 taxes for free The location where you conduct business activities (other than those that go into determining your tax home). File 2011 taxes for free The location of the jurisdiction in which you hold a driver's license. File 2011 taxes for free The location of the jurisdiction in which you vote. File 2011 taxes for free The location of charitable organizations to which you contribute. File 2011 taxes for free The country of residence you designate on forms and documents. File 2011 taxes for free The types of official forms and documents you file, such as Form W-8BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting (Individuals), or Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification. File 2011 taxes for free Your connections to the relevant possession will be compared to the total of your connections with the United States and foreign countries. File 2011 taxes for free Your answers to the questions on Form 8898, Part III, will help establish the jurisdiction to which you have a closer connection. File 2011 taxes for free Example—closer connection to the United States. File 2011 taxes for free Marcos Reyes, a U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free citizen, moved to Puerto Rico in 2013 to start an investment consulting and venture capital business. File 2011 taxes for free His spouse and two teenage children remained in California to allow the children to complete high school. File 2011 taxes for free He traveled back to the United States regularly to see his spouse and children, to engage in business activities, and to take vacations. File 2011 taxes for free Marcos had an apartment available for his full-time use in Puerto Rico, but remained a joint owner of the residence in California where his spouse and children lived. 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File 2011 taxes for free   Generally, possessions are not treated as foreign countries. File 2011 taxes for free Therefore, a closer connection to a possession other than the relevant possession will not be treated as a closer connection to a foreign country. File 2011 taxes for free Example—tax home and closer connection to possession. File 2011 taxes for free Pearl Blackmon, a U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free citizen, is a permanent employee of a hotel in Guam, but works only during the tourist season. File 2011 taxes for free For the remainder of each year, Pearl lives with her spouse and children in the CNMI, where she has no outside employment. File 2011 taxes for free Most of Pearl's personal belongings, including her automobile, are located in the CNMI. File 2011 taxes for free She is registered to vote in, and has a driver's license issued by, the CNMI. 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File 2011 taxes for free Year of Moving From a Possession In the year you cease to be a bona fide resident of American Samoa, the CNMI, Guam, or the USVI, you will satisfy the tax home and closer connection tests with respect to the relevant possession if you meet all of the following. File 2011 taxes for free You have been a bona fide resident of the relevant possession for each of the 3 tax years immediately preceding your change of residence. File 2011 taxes for free In the year of the move, you do not have a tax home outside the relevant possession or a closer connection to the United States or a foreign country than to the relevant possession during any of the first 183 days of the tax year. File 2011 taxes for free You are not a bona fide resident of the relevant possession for any of the 3 tax years immediately following your move. File 2011 taxes for free Example. File 2011 taxes for free Jean Aspen, a U. File 2011 taxes for free S. File 2011 taxes for free citizen, files returns on a calendar year basis. File 2011 taxes for free From January 2010 through December 2012, Jean was a bona fide resident of American Samoa. File 2011 taxes for free Jean continued to live there until September 6, 2013, when she accepted new employment and moved to Hawaii. File 2011 taxes for free Jean's principal place of business from January 1 through September 5, 2013 (more than 183 days), was in American Samoa, and during that period Jean did not have a closer connection to the United States or a foreign country than to American Samoa. File 2011 taxes for free If Jean continues to live and work in Hawaii for the rest of 2013 and throughout years 2014 through 2016, she will satisfy the tax home and closer connection tests for 2013 with respect to American Samoa. File 2011 taxes for free If Jean also satisfies the presence test in 2013, she will be considered a bona fide resident for the entire 2013 tax year. 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