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Commonly Filed Tax Forms and Schedules Federal Free Deluxe Premier Self-Employed
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1040A U.S. Individual Income Tax Return checked checked checked checked
Schedule B Interest and Dividend Income checked checked checked checked
Schedule EIC Earned Income Credit checked checked checked checked
1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents checked checked checked checked
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Form 982 Reduction of Tax Attributes Due to Discharge of Indebtedness not checked"> checked"> checked"> checked">
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Form 1310 Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer checked"> checked"> checked"> checked">
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Form 2210/2210AI Underpayment of Tax/Annualized Income checked"> checked"> checked"> checked">
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Form 2439 Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains not checked"> not checked"> checked"> checked">
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Form 3800 General Business Credit not checked"> not checked"> checked"> checked">
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Form 4136 Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels not checked"> not checked"> checked"> checked">
Form 4137 Tax on Unreported Tip Income not checked"> checked"> checked"> checked">
Form 4255 Recapture of Investment Credit not checked"> not checked"> checked"> checked">
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Form 6781 Gains/Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles not checked"> not checked"> checked"> checked">
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