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You can't use your self-employment income anyway, so forget about the CPA. A letter of explanation, something along these lines, ought to be all that's required.

To Whom It May Concern:

I've been asked to address the self-employment income reflected on my 2012 Federal tax return.

Last year, everyone at my former employer, [insert name], was reduced to 4-day work weeks. I used my saved up vacation time to make up the shortfall for a while and eventually started doing contract work on the side. In 2012, my income was 80% W-2 wages and 20% self-employment income. At the beginning of 2013, a lot of people at [insert name of former employer] got laid off. Those who weren't laid off were kept on at greatly reduced time, 50% for me. I picked up more contracting work right away, so my income was 50% salaried and 50% contract work for the first half of 2013. On [date], I accepted an offer of employment from the company for which I had been contracting. I started full time with them on [date], so my income returned to 100% salaried wages for the remainder of the year.

I hope this explanation is satisfactory.

[signed]
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