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Free state filing Alabama Accountability Act Tax Credits Free state filing The 2013 Alabama Accountability Act provides a parent-taxpayer refundable tax credit available to eligible individual income taxpayers, limited to $3,563 for the 2013 tax year. Free state filing In addition, a scholarship granting organization (SGO) contribution tax credit is available to both individual taxpayers and corporate taxpayers. The maximum eligible amount for individuals is $7,500, but is limited to one half of the taxpayer’s tax liability amount for the year. Corporate taxpayers are limited to one half of the corporation’s tax liability amount, beginning with the corporation’s 2013 tax year. The Alabama Schedule AATC7 Alabama Accountability Tax Credit will be used to claim the credits. Full details of these tax credits are available at
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Understanding Your CP284 Notice

We approved your Form 1128, Application to Adopt, Change, or Retain a Tax Year.

What you need to do

  • Timely file a short period annual return for the tax year ending that is shown on Form 1128.
  • Keep this notice for your records.

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Answers to Common Questions

What is Form 1128?
When approved, this form allows a taxpayer to change the date on which they close their tax year. Partnerships, S corporations, personal service corporations (PSCs), or trusts may be required to file the form to adopt or retain a certain tax year.

Understanding your notice

Your notice may look different from the sample because the information contained in your notice is tailored to your situation.

Notice CP284, Page 1

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 09-Dec-2013

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How to get help

  • Call the 1-800 number listed on the top right corner of your notice.
  • Authorize someone (e.g., accountant) to contact the IRS on your behalf using Form 2848.
  • See if you qualify for help from a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.

The Free State Filing

Free state filing Alabama Gross Income Calculation Free state filing Resident individual taxpayers who are partners or members of a partnership, limited liability company or S-Corporation must include in calculations of their Alabama gross income their proportionate share of income from such entities, regardless of whether the income is earned within or outside of Alabama. Resident individuals are also allowed an income tax credit for a portion of the tax paid by the entity to another state (Reference: Act 2012-427). Free state filing Free state filing Irrigation Equipment/Reservoir Tax Credit Free state filing Alabama allows an income tax credit for the purchase and installation of irrigation equipment or for the purchase and installation of a qualified reservoir. The credit is equal to 20 percent of the cost of purchase and installation of the irrigation equipment or the qualified reservoir, but cannot exceed $10,000. Taxpayers are allowed to claim a credit for either the irrigation equipment or reservoir, but not both. The credit is available for all tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2011, and may be carried forward for five years. (Reference: Act 2012-391). Free state filing