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Author: TMFPMarti Big funky green star, 20000 posts Home Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121595  
Subject: Re: Should I file this? Date: 8/6/2009 1:04 PM
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You can attach any supporting documentation that you want to substantiate your deductions or credits. The almighty government forms are not the only things you include on your return. I wasn't aware of the OP's zero tax liability but if he did owe taxes he could and should attach the broker's statement if other required forms erroneously show zero when he did have foreign taxes withheld and this would be acceptable to the infernal revenue service. Don't leave common sense at the door when you fill out a tax return.

You don't know what the hell you are talking about.


Aside from the fact that we're grownups here and try to keep a civil tongue, alas, it is you, sir or madam, who speaks without knowledge.

While you certainly can attach anything you like that's not explosive to your tax return, it serves no purpose to attach items that aren't required. Further, one would be silly to attach original documentation for a deduction or credit since it may be the last time you ever see it, and then where would you be if you were audited?

Phil
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