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Turbotax download 2012 Publication 1544 - Main Content Table of Contents Why Report These Payments? Who Must File Form 8300?What Payments Must Be Reported? What Is Cash? Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) What Is a Related Transaction? What About Suspicious Transactions? When, Where, and What To File Examples Penalties How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Turbotax download 2012 Why Report These Payments? Drug dealers and smugglers often use large cash payments to “launder” money from illegal activities. Turbotax download 2012 Laundering means converting “dirty” or illegally-gained money to “clean” money. Turbotax download 2012 The government can often trace this laundered money through the payments you report. Turbotax download 2012 Laws passed by Congress require you to report these payments. 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