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We’re auditing your tax return and we need documentation to verify the Earned Income Credit (EIC) that you claimed. The Earned Income Credit and/or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) portion(s) of your refund is being held pending the results of the audit.


What you need to do

  • Read the notice and the enclosed forms carefully. They explain the information you must send to us.
  • Provide copies of the documentation we request to verify the items that we are auditing.
  • Complete the response form by indicating which items your supporting documentation addresses and return the form with the documents you are submitting.

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Answers to Common Questions

Why was my return selected for audit?
While most returns are accepted as filed, some are selected for examination. The IRS examines (or audits) some federal tax returns to determine if income, expenses, and credits are being reported accurately. The IRS selects returns for examination using various methods which include random sampling, computerized screening, and comparison of information received by the IRS such as Forms W-2 and 1099. Having your return selected for examination does not suggest that you made an error or were dishonest.

Can I claim the Earned Income Credit for my fiancé’s child?
No. You must be married to the child’s parent during the tax year in question to receive the credit.

What do I need to send?
Please refer to the Form 886-H we sent with your notice. There is a separate form for each item being audited that explains what supporting documentation to send.

What if I can’t provide the requested documentation?
We will disallow the items being audited and send you an examination report that shows the proposed changes to your tax return.

What if I did not file a tax return claiming the items you are questioning and someone else is using my name and social security number?
Contact us at the number listed on the top right corner of your notice. You can also refer to the IRS Identity Theft resource page for more information.

Can I file my tax return while I am being audited?
Yes, you should continue to file all required tax returns before the due date to avoid additional penalties and interest.


Tips for next year

Avoid errors that can delay your refund or result in the IRS denying your EIC claim. Find out the most common errors in claiming EITC here.

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Filling out 1040x online citizen with dividend income from sources outside the United States (foreign-source income), you must report that income on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. Filling out 1040x online S. Filling out 1040x online law. Filling out 1040x online This is true whether you reside inside or outside the United States and whether or not you receive a Form 1099 from the foreign payer. Filling out 1040x online Introduction This chapter discusses the tax treatment of: Ordinary dividends, Capital gain distributions, Nondividend distributions, and Other distributions you may receive from a corporation or a mutual fund. Filling out 1040x online This chapter also explains how to report dividend income on your tax return. Filling out 1040x online Dividends are distributions of money, stock, or other property paid to you by a corporation or by a mutual fund. Filling out 1040x online You also may receive dividends through a partnership, an estate, a trust, or an association that is taxed as a corporation. Filling out 1040x online However, some amounts you receive that are called dividends are actually interest income. Filling out 1040x online (See Dividends that are actually interest under Taxable Interest in chapter 7. Filling out 1040x online ) Most distributions are paid in cash (or check). Filling out 1040x online However, distributions can consist of more stock, stock rights, other property, or services. Filling out 1040x online Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 550 Investment Income and Expenses Form (and Instructions) Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040) Interest and Ordinary Dividends General Information This section discusses general rules for dividend income. Filling out 1040x online Tax on unearned income of certain children. 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Filling out 1040x online   For information about how to apply condition (3), see Regulations section 1. Filling out 1040x online 246-5. Filling out 1040x online Qualified foreign corporation. Filling out 1040x online   A foreign corporation is a qualified foreign corporation if it meets any of the following conditions. Filling out 1040x online The corporation is incorporated in a U. Filling out 1040x online S. Filling out 1040x online possession. Filling out 1040x online The corporation is eligible for the benefits of a comprehensive income tax treaty with the United States that the Treasury Department determines is satisfactory for this purpose and that includes an exchange of information program. Filling out 1040x online For a list of those treaties, see Table 8-1. Filling out 1040x online The corporation does not meet (1) or (2) above, but the stock for which the dividend is paid is readily tradable on an established securities market in the United States. Filling out 1040x online See Readily tradable stock , later. Filling out 1040x online Exception. Filling out 1040x online   A corporation is not a qualified foreign corporation if it is a passive foreign investment company during its tax year in which the dividends are paid or during its previous tax year. Filling out 1040x online Readily tradable stock. Filling out 1040x online   Any stock (such as common, ordinary, or preferred) or an American depositary receipt in respect of that stock is considered to satisfy requirement (3) under Qualified foreign corporation , if it is listed on a national securities exchange that is registered under section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Filling out 1040x online For a list of the exchanges that meet these requirements, see www. Filling out 1040x online sec. Filling out 1040x online gov/divisions/marketreg/mrexchanges. Filling out 1040x online shtml. 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Filling out 1040x online Dividends paid by a corporation on employer securities held on the date of record by an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) maintained by that corporation. Filling out 1040x online Dividends on any share of stock to the extent you are obligated (whether under a short sale or otherwise) to make related payments for positions in substantially similar or related property. Filling out 1040x online Payments in lieu of dividends, but only if you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. Filling out 1040x online Payments shown in Form 1099-DIV, box 1b, from a foreign corporation to the extent you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. Filling out 1040x online Table 8-1. Filling out 1040x online Income Tax Treaties Income tax treaties the United States has with the following countries satisfy requirement (2) under Qualified foreign corporation. Filling out 1040x online Australia Indonesia Romania Austria Ireland Russian Bangladesh Israel Federation Barbados Italy Slovak Belgium Jamaica Republic Bulgaria Japan Slovenia Canada Kazakhstan South Africa China Korea Spain Cyprus Latvia Sri Lanka Czech Lithuania Sweden Republic Luxembourg Switzerland Denmark Malta Thailand Egypt Mexico Trinidad and Estonia Morocco Tobago Finland Netherlands Tunisia France New Zealand Turkey Germany Norway Ukraine Greece Pakistan United Hungary Philippines Kingdom Iceland Poland Venezuela India Portugal     Dividends Used to Buy More Stock The corporation in which you own stock may have a dividend reinvestment plan. Filling out 1040x online This plan lets you choose to use your dividends to buy (through an agent) more shares of stock in the corporation instead of receiving the dividends in cash. Filling out 1040x online Most mutual funds also permit shareholders to automatically reinvest distributions in more shares in the fund, instead of receiving cash. Filling out 1040x online If you use your dividends to buy more stock at a price equal to its fair market value, you still must report the dividends as income. Filling out 1040x online If you are a member of a dividend reinvestment plan that lets you buy more stock at a price less than its fair market value, you must report as dividend income the fair market value of the additional stock on the dividend payment date. Filling out 1040x online You also must report as dividend income any service charge subtracted from your cash dividends before the dividends are used to buy the additional stock. Filling out 1040x online But you may be able to deduct the service charge. Filling out 1040x online See chapter 28 for more information about deducting expenses of producing income. Filling out 1040x online In some dividend reinvestment plans, you can invest more cash to buy shares of stock at a price less than fair market value. Filling out 1040x online If you choose to do this, you must report as dividend income the difference between the cash you invest and the fair market value of the stock you buy. Filling out 1040x online When figuring this amount, use the fair market value of the stock on the dividend payment date. Filling out 1040x online Money Market Funds Report amounts you receive from money market funds as dividend income. Filling out 1040x online Money market funds are a type of mutual fund and should not be confused with bank money market accounts that pay interest. Filling out 1040x online Capital Gain Distributions Capital gain distributions (also called capital gain dividends) are paid to you or credited to your account by mutual funds (or other regulated investment companies) and real estate investment trusts (REITs). Filling out 1040x online They will be shown in box 2a of the Form 1099-DIV you receive from the mutual fund or REIT. Filling out 1040x online Report capital gain distributions as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long you owned your shares in the mutual fund or REIT. Filling out 1040x online Undistributed capital gains of mutual funds and REITs. Filling out 1040x online    Some mutual funds and REITs keep their long-term capital gains and pay tax on them. Filling out 1040x online You must treat your share of these gains as distributions, even though you did not actually receive them. Filling out 1040x online However, they are not included on Form 1099-DIV. Filling out 1040x online Instead, they are reported to you in box 1a of Form 2439. Filling out 1040x online   Report undistributed capital gains (box 1a of Form 2439) as long-term capital gains on Schedule D (Form 1040), column (h), line 11. Filling out 1040x online   The tax paid on these gains by the mutual fund or REIT is shown in box 2 of Form 2439. Filling out 1040x online You take credit for this tax by including it on Form 1040, line 71, and checking box a on that line. Filling out 1040x online Attach Copy B of Form 2439 to your return, and keep Copy C for your records. Filling out 1040x online Basis adjustment. Filling out 1040x online   Increase your basis in your mutual fund, or your interest in a REIT, by the difference between the gain you report and the credit you claim for the tax paid. Filling out 1040x online Additional information. Filling out 1040x online   For more information on the treatment of distributions from mutual funds, see Publication 550. Filling out 1040x online Nondividend Distributions A nondividend distribution is a distribution that is not paid out of the earnings and profits of a corporation or a mutual fund. Filling out 1040x online You should receive a Form 1099-DIV or other statement showing the nondividend distribution. Filling out 1040x online On Form 1099-DIV, a nondividend distribution will be shown in box 3. Filling out 1040x online If you do not receive such a statement, you report the distribution as an ordinary dividend. Filling out 1040x online Basis adjustment. Filling out 1040x online   A nondividend distribution reduces the basis of your stock. Filling out 1040x online It is not taxed until your basis in the stock is fully recovered. Filling out 1040x online This nontaxable portion is also called a return of capital; it is a return of your investment in the stock of the company. Filling out 1040x online If you buy stock in a corporation in different lots at different times, and you cannot definitely identify the shares subject to the nondividend distribution, reduce the basis of your earliest purchases first. Filling out 1040x online   When the basis of your stock has been reduced to zero, report any additional nondividend distribution you receive as a capital gain. Filling out 1040x online Whether you report it as a long-term or short-term capital gain depends on how long you have held the stock. Filling out 1040x online See Holding Period in chapter 14. Filling out 1040x online Example. Filling out 1040x online You bought stock in 2000 for $100. Filling out 1040x online In 2003, you received a nondividend distribution of $80. Filling out 1040x online You did not include this amount in your income, but you reduced the basis of your stock to $20. Filling out 1040x online You received a nondividend distribution of $30 in 2013. Filling out 1040x online The first $20 of this amount reduced your basis to zero. Filling out 1040x online You report the other $10 as a long-term capital gain for 2013. Filling out 1040x online You must report as a long-term capital gain any nondividend distribution you receive on this stock in later years. Filling out 1040x online Liquidating Distributions Liquidating distributions, sometimes called liquidating dividends, are distributions you receive during a partial or complete liquidation of a corporation. Filling out 1040x online These distributions are, at least in part, one form of a return of capital. Filling out 1040x online They may be paid in one or more installments. Filling out 1040x online You will receive Form 1099-DIV from the corporation showing you the amount of the liquidating distribution in box 8 or 9. Filling out 1040x online For more information on liquidating distributions, see chapter 1 of Publication 550. Filling out 1040x online Distributions of Stock and Stock Rights Distributions by a corporation of its own stock are commonly known as stock dividends. Filling out 1040x online Stock rights (also known as “stock options”) are distributions by a corporation of rights to acquire the corporation's stock. Filling out 1040x online Generally, stock dividends and stock rights are not taxable to you, and you do not report them on your return. Filling out 1040x online Taxable stock dividends and stock rights. Filling out 1040x online   Distributions of stock dividends and stock rights are taxable to you if any of the following apply. Filling out 1040x online You or any other shareholder have the choice to receive cash or other property instead of stock or stock rights. Filling out 1040x online The distribution gives cash or other property to some shareholders and an increase in the percentage interest in the corporation's assets or earnings and profits to other shareholders. Filling out 1040x online The distribution is in convertible preferred stock and has the same result as in (2). Filling out 1040x online The distribution gives preferred stock to some common stock shareholders and common stock to other common stock shareholders. Filling out 1040x online The distribution is on preferred stock. Filling out 1040x online (The distribution, however, is not taxable if it is an increase in the conversion ratio of convertible preferred stock made solely to take into account a stock dividend, stock split, or similar event that would otherwise result in reducing the conversion right. Filling out 1040x online )   The term “stock” includes rights to acquire stock, and the term “shareholder” includes a holder of rights or of convertible securities. Filling out 1040x online If you receive taxable stock dividends or stock rights, include their fair market value at the time of distribution in your income. Filling out 1040x online Preferred stock redeemable at a premium. Filling out 1040x online   If you hold preferred stock having a redemption price higher than its issue price, the difference (the redemption premium) generally is taxable as a constructive distribution of additional stock on the preferred stock. Filling out 1040x online For more information, see chapter 1 of Publication 550. Filling out 1040x online Basis. Filling out 1040x online   Your basis in stock or stock rights received in a taxable distribution is their fair market value when distributed. Filling out 1040x online If you receive stock or stock rights that are not taxable to you, see Stocks and Bonds under Basis of Investment Property in chapter 4 of Publication 550 for information on how to figure their basis. Filling out 1040x online Fractional shares. Filling out 1040x online    You may not own enough stock in a corporation to receive a full share of stock if the corporation declares a stock dividend. Filling out 1040x online However, with the approval of the shareholders, the corporation may set up a plan in which fractional shares are not issued but instead are sold, and the cash proceeds are given to the shareholders. Filling out 1040x online Any cash you receive for fractional shares under such a plan is treated as an amount realized on the sale of the fractional shares. Filling out 1040x online Report this transaction on Form 8949, Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets. Filling out 1040x online Enter your gain or loss, the difference between the cash you receive and the basis of the fractional shares sold, in column (h) of Schedule D (Form 1040) in Part I or Part II, whichever is appropriate. Filling out 1040x online    Report these transactions on Form 8949 with the correct box checked. Filling out 1040x online   For more information on Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040), see chapter 4 of Publication 550. Filling out 1040x online Also see the Instructions for Form 8949 and the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 1040). Filling out 1040x online Example. Filling out 1040x online You own one share of common stock that you bought on January 3, 2004, for $100. Filling out 1040x online The corporation declared a common stock dividend of 5% on June 29, 2013. Filling out 1040x online The fair market value of the stock at the time the stock dividend was declared was $200. Filling out 1040x online You were paid $10 for the fractional-share stock dividend under a plan described in the discussion above. Filling out 1040x online You figure your gain or loss as follows: Fair market value of old stock $200. Filling out 1040x online 00 Fair market value of stock dividend (cash received) +10. Filling out 1040x online 00 Fair market value of old stock and stock dividend $210. Filling out 1040x online 00 Basis (cost) of old stock after the stock dividend (($200 ÷ $210) × $100) $95. Filling out 1040x online 24 Basis (cost) of stock dividend (($10 ÷ $210) × $100) + 4. Filling out 1040x online 76 Total $100. Filling out 1040x online 00 Cash received $10. Filling out 1040x online 00 Basis (cost) of stock dividend − 4. Filling out 1040x online 76 Gain $5. Filling out 1040x online 24 Because you had held the share of stock for more than 1 year at the time the stock dividend was declared, your gain on the stock dividend is a long-term capital gain. Filling out 1040x online Scrip dividends. Filling out 1040x online   A corporation that declares a stock dividend may issue you a scrip certificate that entitles you to a fractional share. Filling out 1040x online The certificate is generally nontaxable when you receive it. Filling out 1040x online If you choose to have the corporation sell the certificate for you and give you the proceeds, your gain or loss is the difference between the proceeds and the portion of your basis in the corporation's stock allocated to the certificate. Filling out 1040x online   However, if you receive a scrip certificate that you can choose to redeem for cash instead of stock, the certificate is taxable when you receive it. Filling out 1040x online You must include its fair market value in income on the date you receive it. Filling out 1040x online Other Distributions You may receive any of the following distributions during the year. Filling out 1040x online Exempt-interest dividends. Filling out 1040x online   Exempt-interest dividends you receive from a mutual fund or other regulated investment company, including those received from a qualified fund of funds in any tax year beginning after December 22, 2010, are not included in your taxable income. Filling out 1040x online Exempt-interest dividends should be shown in box 10 of Form 1099-DIV. Filling out 1040x online Information reporting requirement. Filling out 1040x online   Although exempt-interest dividends are not taxable, you must show them on your tax return if you have to file a return. Filling out 1040x online This is an information reporting requirement and does not change the exempt-interest dividends to taxable income. Filling out 1040x online Alternative minimum tax treatment. Filling out 1040x online   Exempt-interest dividends paid from specified private activity bonds may be subject to the alternative minimum tax. Filling out 1040x online See Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) in chapter 30 for more information. Filling out 1040x online Dividends on insurance policies. Filling out 1040x online    Insurance policy dividends the insurer keeps and uses to pay your premiums are not taxable. Filling out 1040x online However, you must report as taxable interest income the interest that is paid or credited on dividends left with the insurance company. Filling out 1040x online    If dividends on an insurance contract (other than a modified endowment contract) are distributed to you, they are a partial return of the premiums you paid. Filling out 1040x online Do not include them in your gross income until they are more than the total of all net premiums you paid for the contract. Filling out 1040x online Report any taxable distributions on insurance policies on Form 1040, line 21. Filling out 1040x online Dividends on veterans' insurance. Filling out 1040x online   Dividends you receive on veterans' insurance policies are not taxable. Filling out 1040x online In addition, interest on dividends left with the Department of Veterans Affairs is not taxable. Filling out 1040x online Patronage dividends. Filling out 1040x online   Generally, patronage dividends you receive in money from a cooperative organization are included in your income. Filling out 1040x online   Do not include in your income patronage dividends you receive on: Property bought for your personal use, or Capital assets or depreciable property bought for use in your business. Filling out 1040x online But you must reduce the basis (cost) of the items bought. Filling out 1040x online If the dividend is more than the adjusted basis of the assets, you must report the excess as income. Filling out 1040x online   These rules are the same whether the cooperative paying the dividend is a taxable or tax-exempt cooperative. Filling out 1040x online Alaska Permanent Fund dividends. Filling out 1040x online    Do not report these amounts as dividends. Filling out 1040x online Instead, report these amounts on Form 1040, line 21; Form 1040A, line 13; or Form 1040EZ, line 3. Filling out 1040x online How To Report Dividend Income Generally, you can use either Form 1040 or Form 1040A to report your dividend income. Filling out 1040x online Report the total of your ordinary dividends on line 9a of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Filling out 1040x online Report qualified dividends on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Filling out 1040x online If you receive capital gain distributions, you may be able to use Form 1040A or you may have to use Form 1040. Filling out 1040x online See Exceptions to filing Form 8949 and Schedule D (Form 1040) in chapter 16. Filling out 1040x online If you receive nondividend distributions required to be reported as capital gains, you must use Form 1040. Filling out 1040x online You cannot use Form 1040EZ if you receive any dividend income. Filling out 1040x online Form 1099-DIV. Filling out 1040x online   If you owned stock on which you received $10 or more in dividends and other distributions, you should receive a Form 1099-DIV. Filling out 1040x online Even if you do not receive Form 1099-DIV, you must report all your dividend income. Filling out 1040x online   See Form 1099-DIV for more information on how to report dividend income. Filling out 1040x online Form 1040A or 1040. Filling out 1040x online    You must complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part II, and attach it to your Form 1040A or 1040, if: Your ordinary dividends (Form 1099-DIV, box 1a) are more than $1,500, or You received, as a nominee, dividends that actually belong to someone else. Filling out 1040x online If your ordinary dividends are more than $1,500, you must also complete Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part III. Filling out 1040x online   List on Schedule B (Form 1040A or 1040), Part II, line 5, each payer's name and the ordinary dividends you received. Filling out 1040x online If your securities are held by a brokerage firm (in “street name”), list the name of the brokerage firm shown on Form 1099-DIV as the payer. Filling out 1040x online If your stock is held by a nominee who is the owner of record, and the nominee credited or paid you dividends on the stock, show the name of the nominee and the dividends you received or for which you were credited. Filling out 1040x online   Enter on line 6 the total of the amounts listed on line 5. Filling out 1040x online Also enter this total on line 9a of Form 1040A or 1040. Filling out 1040x online Qualified dividends. Filling out 1040x online   Report qualified dividends (Form 1099-DIV, box 1b) on line 9b of Form 1040 or Form 1040A. Filling out 1040x online The amount in box 1b is already included in box 1a. Filling out 1040x online Do not add the amount in box 1b to, or substract it from, the amount in box 1a. Filling out 1040x online   Do not include any of the following on line 9b. Filling out 1040x online Qualified dividends you received as a nominee. Filling out 1040x online See Nominees under How to Report Dividend Income in chapter 1 of Publication 550. Filling out 1040x online Dividends on stock for which you did not meet the holding period. Filling out 1040x online See Holding period , earlier under Qualified Dividends. Filling out 1040x online Dividends on any share of stock to the extent you are obligated (whether under a short sale or otherwise) to make related payments for positions in substantially similar or related property. Filling out 1040x online Payments in lieu of dividends, but only if you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. Filling out 1040x online Payments shown in Form 1099-DIV, box 1b, from a foreign corporation to the extent you know or have reason to know the payments are not qualified dividends. Filling out 1040x online   If you have qualified dividends, you must figure your tax by completing the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet in the Form 1040 or 1040A instructions or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet in the Schedule D (Form 1040) instructions, whichever applies. Filling out 1040x online Enter qualified dividends on line 2 of the worksheet. Filling out 1040x online Investment interest deducted. Filling out 1040x online   If you claim a deduction for investment interest, you may have to reduce the amount of your qualified dividends that are eligible for the 0%, 15%, or 20% tax rate. Filling out 1040x online Reduce it by the qualified dividends you choose to include in investment income when figuring the limit on your investment interest deduction. Filling out 1040x online This is done on the Qualified Dividends and Capital Gain Tax Worksheet or the Schedule D Tax Worksheet. Filling out 1040x online For more information about the limit on investment interest, see Investment expenses in chapter 23. Filling out 1040x online Expenses related to dividend income. Filling out 1040x online   You may be able to deduct expenses related to dividend income if you itemize your deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). Filling out 1040x online See chapter 28 for general information about deducting expenses of producing income. Filling out 1040x online More information. Filling out 1040x online    For more information about how to report dividend income, see chapter 1 of Publication 550 or the instructions for the form you must file. Filling out 1040x online Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications