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|Form 1040||U.S. Individual Income Tax Return|
|Form 1040ES||Estimated Tax Vouchers|
|Form 1040V||Payment Voucher|
|Form 1040X||Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return|
|Form 1045||Application for Tentative Refund|
|Form 1127||Application for Extension of Time for Payment of Tax Due to Undue Hardship|
|Form 1310||Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer|
|Form 14039||Identity Theft Affidavit|
|Form 2120||Multiple Support Declaration|
|Form 2210||Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals Estates and Trusts|
|Form 2210F||Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Farmers and Fishermen|
|Form 2848||Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative|
|Form 4852||Substitute for Form W2 and 1099R|
|Form 4868||Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File|
|Form 5471||Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations|
|Form 8332||Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption|
|Form 8379||Injured Spouse Allocation|
|Form 8453||Tax Transmittal for EFile|
|Form 8606||Inherited Nondeductible IRAs|
|Form 8615||Tax For Certain Children Who Have Unearned Income|
|Form 8815||Exclusion of Interest From Series EE & I U.S. Savings Bonds Issued After 1989|
|Form 8822||Change of Address|
|Form 8862||Information to Claim EIC After Disallowance|
|Form 8863||Education Credits|
|Form 8888||Allocation of Refund (Including Bond Purchases)|
|Form 8915B||Qualified 2017 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments|
|Form 8915C||Qualified 2018 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments|
|Form 8915D||Qualified 2019 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments|
|Form 8915F||Qualified Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments|
|Form 8990||Limitation on Business Interest Expense Under Section 163(j)|
|Form 8995||Qualified Business Income Deduction Simplified Computation|
|Form 8995A||Qualified Business Income Deduction|
|Form 9465||Installment Agreement Request|
|Form 965A||Individual Report of Net 965 Tax Liability|
|Form W7||Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number|
|Form W7 (COA)||Certificate of Accuracy for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number|
|Schedule 8812||Credits for Qualifying Children and Other Dependents|
|Schedule EIC||Earned Income Credit|
|Schedule LEP||Limited English Proficiency|
|Schedule R||Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled|
|Form 1040ES||Estimated Tax Vouchers For Nonresident Alien Individuals|
|Form 1040NR||U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return|
|Form 1040SS||U.S. Self Employment Tax Return|
|Form 1116||Foreign Tax Credit for AMT|
|Form 2106||Employee Business Expenses|
|Form 2441||Child and Dependent Care Expenses|
|Form 2555||Foreign Earned Income|
|Form 3115||Application for Change in Accounting Method|
|Form 3468||Investment Credit|
|Form 3800||General Business Credit|
|Form 3903||Moving Expenses|
|Form 4136||Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels|
|Form 4137||Tax on Unreported Tip Income|
|Form 4562||Depreciation and Amortization|
|Form 4563||Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa|
|Form 4684||Casualties and Thefts|
|Form 4835||Farm Rental Income and Expenses|
|Form 4952||Investment Interest Expense|
|Form 4972||Tax on Lump Sum Distributions|
|Form 5074||Allocation of Individual Income Tax to Guam or the CNMI|
|Form 5329 (Spouse)||Additional Taxes on Qualified Retirement Plans|
|Form 5329 (Taxpayer)||Additional Taxes on Qualified Retirement Plans|
|Form 5405||Repayment of the First Time Homebuyer Credit|
|Form 5695||Residential Energy Credits|
|Form 5884||Credit for Affected Disaster Area Employers|
|Form 5884A||Work Opportunity Credit|
|Form 6198||At Risk Limitations|
|Form 6251||Alternative Minimum Tax|
|Form 6252||Installment Sale Income|
|Form 6478||Biofuel Producers Credit|
|Form 6765||Credit for Increasing Research Activities|
|Form 6781||Gains and Losses From Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles|
|Form 7202||Credits for Sick Leave and Family Leave for Certain Self Employed Individuals|
|Form 8283||Noncash Charitable Contributions|
|Form 8396||Mortgage Interest Credit|
|Form 8582||Passive Activity Loss Limitations|
|Form 8582CR||Passive Activity Credit Limitations|
|Form 8586||Low Income Housing Credit|
|Form 8594||Asset Acquisition Statement Under Section 1060|
|Form 8609||Low Income Housing Credit Allocation and Certification|
|Form 8609A||Annual Statement for Low Income Housing Credit|
|Form 8621||Return by a Shareholder of a Passive Foreign Investment Company or Qualified Electing Fund|
|Form 8689||Allocation of Individual Income Tax to the U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Form 8801||Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax|
|Form 8814||Parents' Election to Report Child's Interest and Dividends|
|Form 8820||Orphan Drug Credit|
|Form 8824||Like Kind Exchanges|
|Form 8826||Disabled Access Credit|
|Form 8828||Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy|
|Form 8829||Expenses for Business Use of Your Home|
|Form 8833||Treaty Based Return Position Disclosure Under Section 6114 or 7701(b)|
|Form 8835||Renewable Electricity, Refined Coal, and Indian Coal Production Credit|
|Form 8839||Qualified Adoption Expenses|
|Form 8840||Closer Connection Exception Statement for Aliens|
|Form 8843||Statement for Exempt Individuals and Individuals With a Medical Condition|
|Form 8844||Empowerment Zone Employment Credit|
|Form 8845||Indian Employment Credit|
|Form 8846||Credit for Employer Social Security and Medicare Taxes Paid on Certain Employee Tips|
|Form 8853||Archer MSAs and LTC Insurance Contracts|
|Form 8864||Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit|
|Form 8874||New Markets Credit|
|Form 8880||Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions|
|Form 8881||Credit for Small Employer Pension Plan Startup Costs|
|Form 8882||Credit for Employer Provided Childcare Facilities and Services|
|Form 8885 (Spouse)||Health Coverage Tax Credit|
|Form 8885 (Taxpayer)||Health Coverage Tax Credit|
|Form 8889 (Spouse)||Health Savings Accounts|
|Form 8889 (Taxpayer)||Health Savings Accounts|
|Form 8896||Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel Production Credit|
|Form 8900||Qualified Railroad Track Maintenance Credit|
|Form 8906||Distilled Spirits Credit|
|Form 8908||Energy Efficient Home Credit|
|Form 8910||Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit|
|Form 8911||Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit|
|Form 8919 (Spouse)||Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages|
|Form 8919 (Taxpayer)||Uncollected Social Security and Medicare Tax on Wages|
|Form 8923||Mine Rescue Team Training Credit|
|Form 8932||Credit for Employer Differential Wage Payments|
|Form 8933||Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Credit|
|Form 8936||Qualified Plugin Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit|
|Form 8938||Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets|
|Form 8941||Credit for Small Employer Health Insurance Premiums|
|Form 8958||Allocation of Tax Amounts Between Certain Individuals in Community Property States|
|Form 8959||Additional Medicare Tax|
|Form 8960||Net Investment Income Tax|
|Form 8962||Premium Tax Credit (PTC)|
|Form 8997||Initial and Annual Statement of Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF) Investments|
|Form 982||Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness|
|Schedule A (Form 1040)||Itemized Deductions|
|Schedule A (Form 1040NR)||Itemized Deductions|
|Schedule B||Interest and Ordinary Dividends|
|Schedule H||Household Employment Taxes|
|Schedule J||Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen|
|Schedule NEC (Form 1040NR)||Tax on Income Not Effectively Connected With a U.S. Trade or Business|
|Schedule OI (Form 1040NR)||Other Information|
|Schedule SE (Spouse)||Self Employment Tax|
|Schedule SE (Taxpayer)||Self Employment Tax|
|Form 4797||Sales of Business Property|
|Form 8949||Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets|
|Schedule D||Capital Gains and Losses|
|Schedule E||Supplemental Income and Loss|
|Form 4506||Request for Copy of Tax Return|
|Form 8821||Tax Information Authorization|
|Form 8857||Request for Innocent Spouse Relief|
|Form 8867||Paid Preparer's Due Diligence Checklist|
|Form 8878||IRS efile Signature Authorization for Form 4868|
|Form 8879||IRS efile Signature Authorization|
|Form 8944||Preparer efile Hardship Waiver Request|
|Form 8948||Preparer Explanation for Not Filing Electronically|
|Form 9325||Acknowledgment and General Information for Taxpayers Who File Returns Electronically|
|Schedule C||Profit or Loss From Business|
|Schedule C||Profit or Loss From Business For Statutory Employees|
|Schedule F||Profit or Loss From Farming|
|Form 2210AL||Estimated Tax Penalties for Individuals||Alabama|
|Form 2210AL Schedule AI||Annualized Income Installment Method||Alabama|
|Form 40||Alabama Individual Income Tax Return||Alabama|
|Form 40ES||Estimated Tax||Alabama|
|Form 40NR||Alabama Nonresident Individual Income Tax Return||Alabama|
|Form 40V||Tax Payment Voucher||Alabama|
|Form 40V||Extension Payment Voucher||Alabama|
|Form 4952A||Investment Interest Expense||Alabama|
|Form AL8453||Declaration for Electronic Filing||Alabama|
|Form EOO||Taxpayer Efile Opt Out Election||Alabama|
|Form NOL85||Computation of Net Operating Loss||Alabama|
|Form NOL85A||Net Operating Loss Carryback or Carryforward||Alabama|
|Schedule A||Itemized Deductions||Alabama|
|Schedule A||Nonresident Itemized Deductions||Alabama|
|Schedule AAC||Alabama Adoption Tax Credit||Alabama|
|Schedule AATC||Alabama Accountability Tax Credit||Alabama|
|Schedule ATP||Additional Taxes and Penalties||Alabama|
|Schedule B||Interest and Dividend Income||Alabama|
|Schedule B||Nonresident Interest and Dividend Income||Alabama|
|Schedule CP||Composite Payments||Alabama|
|Schedule CR||Credit For Taxes Paid To Other States||Alabama|
|Schedule D||Profit From Sale of Real Estate Stocks Bonds etc||Alabama|
|Schedule D||Nonresident Profit From Sale of Real Estate Stocks Bonds etc||Alabama|
|Schedule DC||Donation Check Offs||Alabama|
|Schedule DSHOF||Dependents Schedule Head of Family Schedule||Alabama|
|Schedule E||Part I Supplemental Income and Loss||Alabama|
|Schedule E||Part II Income from Partnerships S Corporations Estates and Trusts||Alabama|
|Schedule E||Nonresident Income From Rents Royalties Partnerships Estates Trusts and S Corporations||Alabama|
|Schedule HBC||First Time Second Chance Home Buyer Deduction||Alabama|
|Schedule KRCCI||Recipients Share of Capital Credit||Alabama|
|Schedule OC||Other Available Credits||Alabama|
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