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You can also authorize someone (such as an accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using this Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (Form 2848).

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What you need to do

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  • Review the notice and compare our changes to the information on your tax return.
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Answers to Common Questions

What is the Making Work Pay credit?
It is a refundable tax credit that can go up to $400 for individuals and $800 for married taxpayers.

What is the Government Retiree Credit?
It is a refundable tax credit that can go up to $250 for individuals and $500 for married taxpayers.

What should I do if I disagree with the changes you made?
Contact us at the toll free number listed on the top right corner of your notice if you disagree with the changes we made.

What should I do if I need to make another correction to my tax return?
You'll need to file an amended return to make a correction.


Tips for next year

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Perform a quick check on the amount you have withheld to make sure you won't owe money next year. You can use this IRS withholding calculator.

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The 2008 Amended Tax Return Instructions

2008 amended tax return instructions Index A Alimony paid, Alimony paid. 2008 amended tax return instructions Alimony received, Alimony received. 2008 amended tax return instructions Annulment, Divorce or separation. 2008 amended tax return instructions Assistance (see Tax help) B Basis of property, death of spouse, Death of spouse. 2008 amended tax return instructions Business expenses, Business and investment expenses. 2008 amended tax return instructions C Child tax credit, Child tax credit. 2008 amended tax return instructions Civil service annuities, Civil service retirement. 2008 amended tax return instructions Community income defined, Community or Separate Property and Income Community income, special rules, Certain community income not treated as community income by one spouse. 2008 amended tax return instructions Community property defined, Community or Separate Property and Income Community property laws disregarded, Community Property Laws Disregarded Credits Child tax credit, Credits, Taxes, and Payments Earned income credit, Earned income credit. 2008 amended tax return instructions CSRS annuities, Civil service retirement. 2008 amended tax return instructions D Death of spouse, basis of property, Death of spouse. 2008 amended tax return instructions Deductions Alimony paid, Deductions Business expenses, Deductions Investment expenses, Deductions IRA deduction, Deductions Personal expenses, Deductions Dependents, Exemptions Dividends, Dividends, interest, and rents. 2008 amended tax return instructions Divorce, Divorce or separation. 2008 amended tax return instructions Domestic partners, Registered domestic partners. 2008 amended tax return instructions Domicile, Domicile E Earned income credit, Earned income credit. 2008 amended tax return instructions End of the marital community, End of the Community Equitable relief, Equitable relief. 2008 amended tax return instructions ESA withdrawals, Withdrawals from individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). 2008 amended tax return instructions Estimated tax payments, Estimated tax payments. 2008 amended tax return instructions Exempt income, Tax-exempt income. 2008 amended tax return instructions Exemptions Dependent, Exemptions Personal, Exemptions Extensions, Extension of time to file. 2008 amended tax return instructions F FERS annuities, Civil service retirement. 2008 amended tax return instructions Form 8958, Community or Separate Property and Income, Identifying Income, Deductions, and Credits, Dividends, interest, and rents. 2008 amended tax return instructions , Separate Return Preparation Free tax services, Free help with your tax return. 2008 amended tax return instructions G Gains and losses, Gains and losses. 2008 amended tax return instructions H Help (see Tax help) I Income Alimony received, Income Civil service annuities, Income Dividends, Income Gains and losses, Income Interest, Income IRA distributions, Income Lump-sum distributions, Income Military retirement pay, Income Partnership income, Income Pensions, Income Rents, Income Separate income, Income from separate property. 2008 amended tax return instructions Tax-exempt income, Income Wages, earnings, and profits, Income Innocent spouse relief, Relief from liability arising from community property law. 2008 amended tax return instructions , Equitable relief. 2008 amended tax return instructions Interest, Dividends, interest, and rents. 2008 amended tax return instructions Investment expenses, Business and investment expenses. 2008 amended tax return instructions IRA deduction, IRA deduction. 2008 amended tax return instructions IRA distributions, Withdrawals from individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) and Coverdell Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). 2008 amended tax return instructions J Joint return vs. 2008 amended tax return instructions separate returns, Joint Return Versus Separate Returns L Lump-sum distributions, Lump-sum distributions. 2008 amended tax return instructions M Military retirement pay, Military retirement pay. 2008 amended tax return instructions N Nonresident alien spouse, Nonresident alien spouse. 2008 amended tax return instructions O Overpayments, Overpayments. 2008 amended tax return instructions P Partnership income, Partnership income. 2008 amended tax return instructions Partnerships, self-employment tax, Partnerships. 2008 amended tax return instructions Payments Estimated tax payments, Estimated tax payments. 2008 amended tax return instructions Federal income tax withheld, Federal income tax withheld. 2008 amended tax return instructions Pensions, Pensions. 2008 amended tax return instructions Personal expenses, Personal expenses. 2008 amended tax return instructions Publications (see Tax help) R Registered domestic partners, Registered domestic partners. 2008 amended tax return instructions Relief from liability arising from community property law, Relief from liability arising from community property law. 2008 amended tax return instructions Rents, Dividends, interest, and rents. 2008 amended tax return instructions S Self-employment tax Partnership, Self-employment tax. 2008 amended tax return instructions Sole proprietorship, Self-employment tax. 2008 amended tax return instructions Separate income defined, Separate income. 2008 amended tax return instructions Separate property defined, Community or Separate Property and Income Separate property income, Income from separate property. 2008 amended tax return instructions Separate returns Extensions, Extension of time to file. 2008 amended tax return instructions Separate returns vs. 2008 amended tax return instructions joint return, Joint Return Versus Separate Returns Separated spouses, Spouses living apart all year. 2008 amended tax return instructions Separation agreement, Divorce or separation. 2008 amended tax return instructions Sole proprietorship, self-employment tax, Sole proprietorship. 2008 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