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Subject:  Re: What does TurboTax send the IRS? Date:  9/22/2013  3:33 PM
Author:  ptheland Number:  119191 of 121254

When you do TurboTax, it asks you to provide the names and addresses of the charities you donate to. Does it send this information to the IRS when you e-file?

No. The IRS doesn't want it. The exception would be if you need to file form 8283 for your non-cash charitable contributions. The name and address of those charities is a data item on that form and is part of the data sent to the IRS.

What about the various worksheets?

No. At least I'm pretty sure that's a NO for almost all of the worksheets. Sometimes it's necessary to file a supplemental schedule with the IRS. If the instructions to the form say you need to attach additional information, then that information is almost certainly sent to the IRS as a part of your tax return.

In general, if it's on a form or on a statement that is required to be included as part of a paper return, it's also part of the data sent to the IRS when filing electronically.

--Peter
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