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Taxact 2010 Part Five -   Standard Deduction and Itemized Deductions After you have figured your adjusted gross income, you are ready to subtract the deductions used to figure taxable income. Taxact 2010 You can subtract either the standard deduction or itemized deductions. Taxact 2010 Itemized deductions are deductions for certain expenses that are listed on Schedule A (Form 1040). Taxact 2010 The ten chapters in this part discuss the standard deduction, each itemized deduction, and a limit on some of your itemized deductions if your adjusted gross income is more than certain amounts. Taxact 2010 See chapter 20 for the factors to consider when deciding whether to subtract the standard deduction or itemized deductions. Taxact 2010 Table of Contents 20. Taxact 2010   Standard DeductionWhat's New Introduction Standard Deduction Amount Standard Deduction for Dependents Who Should ItemizeWhen to itemize. Taxact 2010 Married persons who filed separate returns. Taxact 2010 21. 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Understanding your CP2057 Notice

You need to file an amended return. We've received information not reported on your tax return.


What you need to do

  • Read your notice carefully — it explains the information we received.
  • File an amended return if the information is correct.
  • If you believe the information is wrong, contact the business or person reporting the information and ask them to correct it.

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Answers to Common Questions

What do I need to do?
You need to amend your return if the information we received is correct.

Do I have to amend my return when the information is wrong?
No. Don't file an amended return.

How do I amend my return?
Use the information in the notice to amend your return. Compare it against a copy of your original return. Report the difference or change on Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return. You can receive help at an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

How can I find an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center?
We have centers located throughout the country. Find the center nearest to you.

I don't have a copy of my original return to help me amend it. What can I do?
You can order a transcript of your return. You also can get one by completing and sending us a Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return.

I don't want a transcript of my return. I want a copy. How can I get one?
Did an accountant or some other person prepare your return? You could ask them for a copy.

I can't get a copy of my return from a tax preparer. How else can I get a copy of it?
You can get a copy of your return by completing and sending us a Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return. We charge a fee for return requests.

What do I do if the information is wrong?
You don't have to amend your return when the information is wrong. Instead, contact whoever reported the wrong information and ask them to correct it. You don't need to contact us.

Should I contact you to correct wrong information?
You don't have to contact us to explain why the information is wrong. You don't have to reply to your notice.

I reported the information but I reported it incorrectly. Can I call you to correct my return?
We can accept your information over the phone for incorrectly reported information as long as the mistake did not increase or decrease your tax. You should file an amended return when the information was never reported or misreported in a way that had tax consequences.

The information is wrong because someone else is using my name and Social Security number. What can I do?
You can visit our Identity theft information to find out more about what you can do. You also should call us and let us know.

Why did it take you so long to contact me about this matter?
Our computer systems match the information you report on your tax return with information reported by employers, banks, businesses, and others. This matching takes several months to complete.


Tips for next year

You can avoid future problems by:

  • keeping accurate and full records
  • waiting until you get all of your income statements to file your tax return
  • checking the records you get from your employer, mortgage company, bank, or other sources of income (W-2s, 1098s, 1099s, etc.) to make sure they're correct
  • including all your income on your tax return
  • following the instructions on how to report income, expenses and deductions
  • filing an amended tax return for any information you receive after you've filed your return

Consider filing your taxes electronically. Filing online can help you avoid mistakes and find credits and deductions that you may qualify for. In many cases you can file for free. Learn more about how to file electronically.

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How to get help

  • Call the 1-800 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
  • Authorize someone (e.g., accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848.
  • See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.
     

The Taxact 2010

Taxact 2010 Index A Additional Medicare Tax, Reminders, Reporting sick pay on Form W-2. Taxact 2010 Agents, reporting, Agents Agricultural workers, H-2A agricultural workers. Taxact 2010 Alternative methods of withholding, 9. Taxact 2010 Alternative Methods for Figuring Withholding Annuity payments, 8. Taxact 2010 Pensions and Annuities Assistance (see Tax help) Awards, employee achievement, Employee Achievement Awards B Back pay, Back Pay Below-market rate loans, Interest-Free and Below-Market-Interest-Rate Loans C Comments on publication, Comments and suggestions. Taxact 2010 Common paymaster, Common Paymaster Common-law employees, Common-Law Employees Common-law rules, Common-Law Rules Corporate officers, Common-Law Employees D Deferred compensation plans, nonqualified, Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans Direct sellers, Direct sellers. Taxact 2010 Director of corporation, Common-Law Employees E Electronic Form W-2, Reminders Employee achievement awards, Employee Achievement Awards Employee or contractor Attorney, Attorney Automobile industry, Automobile Industry Building industry, Building and Construction Industry Computer industry, Computer Industry Salesperson, Salesperson Taxicab driver, Taxicab Driver Trucking industry, Trucking Industry Employee's taxes paid by employer, Employee's Portion of Taxes Paid by Employer Employees Common-law rules, Common-Law Rules Industry examples, Industry Examples Statutory, Statutory Employees Employees defined, 1. Taxact 2010 Who Are Employees? Employees misclassification, Misclassification of Employees Excessive termination payments (golden parachute), Golden Parachute Payments Exempt organizations, 3. Taxact 2010 Employees of Exempt Organizations F Fellowship payments, Scholarship and Fellowship Payments Form W-2, electronic filing, Reminders G Golden parachute, Golden Parachute Payments I Idle time, Withholding for Idle Time Independent contractors, Independent Contractors Indian gaming profits, 10. Taxact 2010 Tables for Withholding on Distributions of Indian Gaming Profits to Tribal Members Interest-free loans, Interest-Free and Below-Market-Interest-Rate Loans International social security agreements, International Social Security Agreements L Leased employees, Leased employees. Taxact 2010 Leave sharing plans, Leave Sharing Plans Loans, interest-free or below-market rate, Interest-Free and Below-Market-Interest-Rate Loans M Ministers, Ministers. Taxact 2010 Misclassification of employees, Misclassification of Employees N Nonqualified plans, Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans O Officer of corporation, Common-Law Employees Outplacement services, Outplacement Services P Pension payments, 8. Taxact 2010 Pensions and Annuities Publications (see Tax help) R Real estate agents, Licensed real estate agents. Taxact 2010 Religious exemptions, 4. Taxact 2010 Religious Exemptions and Special Rules for Ministers Reporting agents, Agents S Scholarship payments, Scholarship and Fellowship Payments Sick pay, 6. Taxact 2010 Sick Pay Reporting SIMPLE retirement plans, SIMPLE Retirement Plans Simplified employee pension, Contributions to a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) Statutory employees, Statutory Employees Statutory nonemployees, Statutory Nonemployees Suggestions for publication, Comments and suggestions. Taxact 2010 Supplemental unemployment benefits, Supplemental Unemployment Benefits T Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Tax-exempt organizations, 3. Taxact 2010 Employees of Exempt Organizations Tax-sheltered annuities, Tax-Sheltered Annuities Technical service specialists, Technical service specialists. Taxact 2010 Third-party sick pay, Sick Pay Paid by Third Party , Third-party sick pay recap Forms W-2 and W-3. Taxact 2010 TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help W Withholding Alternative methods, 9. Taxact 2010 Alternative Methods for Figuring Withholding Idle time payments, Withholding for Idle Time Indian gaming profits, 10. Taxact 2010 Tables for Withholding on Distributions of Indian Gaming Profits to Tribal Members Pensions and annuities, Federal Income Tax Withholding Sick pay, Income Tax Withholding on Sick Pay Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications