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The Filing Taxes

Filing taxes Index A Abatement of interest (see Interest, abatement) Appeal rights, Appeal Rights, Appeals to the Courts, Tax Court, District Court and Court of Federal Claims (see also Tax Court) Assistance (see Tax help) Authorization, third party, Third party authorization. Filing taxes B Burden of proof, Burden of proof. Filing taxes C Civil action (see Waivers, tax suits, civil action) Claim for refund, Claims for Refund Disallowance, Explanation of Any Claim for Refund Disallowance Estates on installment method, Claim for refund by estates electing the installment method of payment. Filing taxes Periods of financial disability, Periods of financial disability. Filing taxes Comments on publication, Comments and suggestions. Filing taxes Communications, privileged, Confidentiality privilege. Filing taxes , Confidentiality privilege. Filing taxes Confidentiality, Confidentiality privilege. Filing taxes , Confidentiality privilege. Filing taxes D Disability (see Financial disability, periods of) Disaster areas, abatement of interest, Abatement of Interest for Individuals Affected by Presidentially Declared Disasters or Military or Terrorist Actions E Employment status, Tax Court review of, Jurisdiction for determination of employment status. Filing taxes Estates Claim for refund, Claim for refund by estates electing the installment method of payment. Filing taxes Examination of returns, Examination of Returns F Fast track mediation, Fast track mediation. Filing taxes Financial disability, periods of Claim for refund, Periods of financial disability. Filing taxes Form 8379, Injured spouse exception. Filing taxes 8857, Form 8857. Filing taxes Free tax services, Free help with your tax return. Filing taxes H Help (see Tax help) I Injured spouse, Injured spouse exception. Filing taxes Innocent spouse relief, Tax Court review of request for relief from joint and several liability on a joint return. Filing taxes , Relief from joint and several liability on a joint return. Filing taxes Installment agreement, Installment Agreement Request Installment method Estates, claim for refund by, Claim for refund by estates electing the installment method of payment. Filing taxes Interest Abatement Disaster areas, Abatement of Interest for Individuals Affected by Presidentially Declared Disasters or Military or Terrorist Actions Error or delay by IRS, Abatement of Interest Due to Error or Delay by the IRS Terrorist attacks, Abatement of Interest for Individuals Affected by Presidentially Declared Disasters or Military or Terrorist Actions Netting, overlapping underpayments and overpayments, Interest Netting Suspended, Suspension of interest and penalties. Filing taxes J Joint and several liability, relief from, Tax Court review of request for relief from joint and several liability on a joint return. Filing taxes , Relief from joint and several liability on a joint return. Filing taxes L Losses Disaster area, Disaster area claims for refund. Filing taxes Low Income Taxpayer Clinics, Low Income Taxpayer Clinics. Filing taxes M Mediation, fast track, Fast track mediation. Filing taxes More information, Useful Items - You may want to see: N Notice of deficiency Timely mailing, Suspension of interest and penalties. Filing taxes Notices Third party contacts, Notice of IRS contact of third parties. Filing taxes O Offer in compromise, Offer in Compromise Overpayments Offsets against state tax, Offset of past-due state income tax obligations against overpayments. Filing taxes P Penalties, suspended, Suspension of interest and penalties. Filing taxes Practitioners, federally authorized Confidential communications, Confidentiality privilege. Filing taxes , Confidentiality privilege. Filing taxes Presidentially declared disaster, Disaster area claims for refund. Filing taxes Publications (see Tax help) R Refund, Claims for Refund, Periods of financial disability. 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