Form (Rev. February 2009)
Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service
Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement
OMB No. 1545-0024
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Use Form 843 if your claim or request involves: (a) a refund of one of the taxes (other than income taxes and an employer's claim for FICA tax, RRTA tax, or income tax withholding), shown on line 3, (b) an abatement of FUTA tax or certain excise taxes, or (c) a refund or abatement of interest, penalties, or additions to tax for one of the reasons shown on line 5a. Do not use Form 843 if your claim or request involves: (a) an overpayment of income taxes or an employer's claim for FICA tax, RRTA tax, or income tax withholding (use the appropriate amended tax return), (b) a refund of excise taxes based on the nontaxable use or sale of fuels, or (c) an overpayment of excise taxes reported on Form(s) 11-C, 720, 730, or 2290.
Name(s) Address (number, street, and room or suite no.) City or town, state, and ZIP code Your social security number Spouse's social security number Employer identification number (EIN) Daytime telephone number ( )
Name and address shown on return if different from above
1 3 4
Period. Prepare a separate Form 843 for each tax period 2 Amount to be refunded or abated From / / to / / $ Type of tax. Indicate the type of tax to be refunded or abated or to which the interest, penalty, or addition to tax is related. Estate Gift Employment Excise Income Type of penalty. If the claim or request involves a penalty, enter the Internal Revenue Code section on which the penalty is based (see instructions). IRC section:
5a Interest, penalties, and additions to tax. Check the box that indicates your reason for the request for refund or abatement. (If none apply, go to line 6.) Interest was assessed as a result of IRS errors or delays. A penalty or addition to tax was the result of erroneous written advice from the IRS. Reasonable cause or other reason allowed under the law (other than erroneous written advice) can be shown for not assessing a penalty or addition to tax. b Date(s) of payment(s) 6 Original return. Indicate the type of return filed to which the tax, interest, penalty, or addition to tax relates. 706 709 940 945 941 943 990-PF 1120 1040 4720 Other (specify) Explanation. Explain why you believe this claim or request should be allowed and show the computation of the amount shown on line 2. If you need more space, attach additional sheets.
Signature. If you are filing Form 843 to request a refund or abatement relating to a joint return, both you and your spouse must sign the claim. Claims filed by corporations must be signed by a corporate officer authorized to sign, and the officer's title must be shown.
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this claim, including accompanying schedules and statements, and, to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, correct, and complete. Declaration of preparer (other than taxpayer) is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge.
Signature (Title, if applicable. Claims by corporations must be signed by an officer.)
Signature (spouse, if joint return)
Date Date Check if self-employed EIN Phone no. Cat. No. 10180R ( Form ) Preparer's SSN or PTIN
Paid Preparer's Use Only
Preparer's signature Firm's name (or yours if self-employed), address, and ZIP code
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