Circuit Breaker Illinois Online Application Details

The Illinois Circuit Breaker Form is a property tax relief program that is offered to senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The program provides homeowners with a credit against their state income taxes, which can help reduce the amount of property taxes they owe. In order to be eligible for the credit, you must own and live in your home, and your household income must not exceed $60,000. The circuit breaker form can be complex, so it's important to understand all of the requirements before you apply. This blog post will provide an overview of the program and explain how to apply.

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Form NameIllinois Circuit Breaker
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State of Illinois

PAT QUINN, GOVERNOR

Illinois Department on Aging

JOHN HOLTON, DIRECTOR

2011 Circuit Breaker

and Illinois Cares Rx

IL-1363 and Related

Schedules

Online Filing Application

235,326 in 2009

283,284 in 2010

310, 465 in 2011

BENEFITS OF ONLINE FILING

Reduces the number of errors

Reduces processing time

Seniors Ride Free

IL-1363 Application

Seniors Ride Free

Benefits available on Form IL-1363

Property Tax Relief Grant

Illinois Cares Rx Basic

Illinois Cares Rx Plus

License Plate Discount

People with Disabilities Ride Free

Seniors Seniors Ride Free

Ride Free

Property Tax Relief Grant

Property tax relief grants are for applicants who pay property tax on their residence. This includes applicants who pay rent or nursing home charges on a residence that was subject to property tax.

Individuals living in public housing or in facilities that do not pay property taxes are not eligible for the Circuit Breaker grant, but may be eligible for other benefits.

Illinois Cares Rx Basic

Covers medications for the following illnesses:

Alzheimer’s disease

Arthritis

Cancer

Diabetes

Glaucoma

Heart and Blood Pressure Problems

Lung Disease and Smoking Related Illnesses

Multiple Sclerosis

Osteoporosis

Parkinson’s Disease

HIV/AIDS (if eligible for Medicare)

Illinois Cares Rx Basic

Once you are determined eligible, Illinois Cares Rx Basic will help pay your drug costs.

In 2012 you will pay:

$5 for generic drugs

$15 for preferred brand name drugs

25% of the cost of each prescription, plus the appropriate co-pays after $1,750 in drug benefits have been paid on your behalf

Additionally, IL Cares Rx Basic will pay

The premium for your Medicare Part D coordinating plan

Any deductible amount associated with a part D coordinating plan.

Illinois Cares Rx Plus

Once you are determined eligible, Illinois Cares Rx Plus will help pay your drug costs.

In 2012 you will pay:

$5 for generic drugs

$15 for preferred brand name drugs

$20 for non-preferred brand name drugs

25% of the cost of each prescription, plus the appropriate co-pays after $2,930 in drug benefits have been paid on your behalf

Illinois Cares Rx Plus will pay for:

most prescription medications.

The premium for a Medicare Part D coordinating plan

The deductible if there is one, for a Medicare Part D coordinating plan.

Illinois Cares RX

Individuals with Medicare must apply for extra help and be in a coordinating Medicare Part D plan to receive IL Cares Rx help paying for Medicare Part D prescription drugs.

License Plate Discount

A $75 discount on the license plate fee for one vehicle annually.

For more information regarding the license plate discount, call toll free 1-800-252-8980 or visit

www.cyberdriveillinois.com/services on the

Internet and then the ―Services for Seniors‖ link.

People with Disabilities Ride Free Seniors Ride Free

Under the People with Disabilities Ride Free program, individuals that have a qualifying disability and meet the income eligibility requirements of the Circuit Breaker program as well as seniors who are over 65 years of age are eligible for free rides on all fixed-route regularly scheduled buses, trains and public transit systems.

Once an individual has been approved, they will receive a postcard from Aging notifying them of their approval and telling them to contact their transit authority.

Seniors Ride Free

Free Ride Transit Cards

Individuals should contact the public transit system of interest for further details on how to access their free ride.

Illinois fixed-route public transit phone numbers can be found at www.illinois.gov/transit or by calling 1-800-624-2459.

Seniors Ride Free

Requirements for eligibility

Age

Residency

Income

Deadline

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Age

65 years or older before January 1, 2012, or

Become 65 years of age during 2012 to receive prorated benefits, or

16 years of age or older before January 1, 2012, and totally disabled, or

A widow or widower who was 63 or 64 years old before the death of their spouse. Individuals who qualify for benefits in this category will not be eligible for Illinois Cares Rx until they turn age 65.

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Residency

You must live in Illinois at the time you file your application.

To be eligible to receive a property tax relief grant you must have lived in an Illinois residence that was subject to property tax or mobile home tax in 2011.

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Income

Less than $27,610 for a household of one

Less than $36,635 for a household of two

Less than $45,657 for a household of three or more

Remember- these amounts may increase after the first of the year do to changes in FPL.

Included in the household size may be parties to a civil union. Anywhere that the word spouse is used on the IL-1363 application we are also referring to parties to a civil union.

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Deadline

You must file form IL-1363 Circuit Breaker and Illinois Cares Rx Application postmarked on or before December 31, 2012.

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Illinois Cares Rx Basic

If you do not have Medicare and you are 16 years of age or older, but under the age of 65 and totally disabled, or a senior, age 65 or older and you do not meet the requirements for IL Cares Rx Plus and your income is less than:

$21,780 for a household size of one; or

$29,420 for a household size of two; or

$37,060 for a household size of three or more

Illinois Cares Rx Plus

If you have Medicare or you are age 65 or older without Medicare and your income is less than:

$21,780 for a household of one

$29,420 for a household of two

$37,060 for a household of three or more; and

You are a U.S. citizen or a qualified non-citizen.

Application Status Information

You can get information about the status

of an application by logging onto our website at www.cbrx.il.gov.

You will need the applicant’s social security

number and year of birth to access application information.

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Form IL-1363

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Section A

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Section A (continued)

Be sure to use the claimant’s own Social Security number, not necessarily the one printed on their Medicare card. You must have a social security number to apply for Circuit Breaker and the other benefits. An ITIN is not a social security number.

The address on Line 3 must be the address where the claimant actually lives. We do not accept an in- care of address, PO Box or address of a child or representative payee.

If this is the first time the claimant is filing we need verification of their date of birth. If they are under 65 years of age we also need verification of their disability.

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If the claimant is married or a partner to a civil union and living with their spouse on December 31, 2011

they must mark ―married/civil union and living together‖ and include their total income in Section C.

***If the spouse died during 2011, the surviving spouse would file as ―single‖ and claim only the living individual’s income.***

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Section B

Personal information about a spouse

If this is the first time the spouse is filing, we need verification of their date of birth.

If they are under 65 years of age and requesting IL Cares Rx or the People with Disabilities Ride Free transit card, we need verification of their disability.

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Section C

Income, losses and deductions for claimant and spouse

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Section C (continued)

Line 11 – Social Security, SSI Benefits Be sure to include any Medicare deductions. The Medicare Premium for most individuals who would be filing for Circuit Breaker for 2011 was $115.40 per month or $1,384.80 per year if the deduction was made all 12 months. Remember to add in any Medicare Part D premiums that were deducted. If Social Security and Railroad Retirement benefits are paid on the same check, write the total amount on Line 11.

Line 12 – Railroad Retirement Benefits Again be sure to add in any Medicare premium deductions. If you reported Railroad Retirement benefits on Line 11, do not write them on Line 12.

Line 13 – Civil Service Benefits Write the total amount in Civil Service benefits you and your spouse received in 2011.

Line 14 – Annuity benefits are considered income even

though the money being paid may consist of a return of the individual’s own funds. This would include both taxable and non-taxable amounts.

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Section C (continued)

Line 15 – Other Pensions On Line 15b write the taxable portion of any IRA’s, IRA’s converted to Roth IRA’s and pensions received in 2011. Write the non-taxable amount on Line 15a.

Line 16 – Veteran’s Benefits – On Line 16b write the federally taxable amount received in Veteran’s Benefits.

Write the non-taxable amount on Line 16a.

Line 17 – Human Service Benefits Include only cash assistance received from the Department of Human Services or any governmental agency, such as county or local township offices. Do not include food stamps or medical assistance that you may have received.

Line 18 – Wages, Salaries and Tips from Work Be sure to give the appropriate breakdown between the claimant and spouses wages and then total the two amounts on Line 18.

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Line 19 – Interest and Dividends Be sure to include both taxable and non-taxable amounts.

Line 23 – Total your income from Lines 11 through 22 to determine if you qualify for Circuit Breaker benefits. Be sure not to include Lines 15a and 16a. Also, be sure to subtract any losses or deductions that you have reported.

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Section C (continued)

Line 24a – Number of Rooms in your Home If you rent out a portion of your home you must complete this line as well as Line 24b. On 24a write the number of rooms in your home.

Line 24b – Number of Rooms you Rented Out to Someone Else On Line 24b you should write the number of rooms that you rented to someone else.

***Remember - if someone states that they rent out part of their home to someone else they should also be claiming the rent they collect as income on their application on Line 20.

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Section D

Income limits compared to household size

Line 25 is just to help you determine if you qualify based on your income. The number that you report on Line 25 for household size should include the claimant, spouse and any Qualified Additional Residents.

Less than $27,610 for household size of one

Less than $36,635 for household size of two

Less than $45,657 for household size of three or more

If you are over the income guidelines for the number of people in your household, you should stop now. You are not eligible to receive any of the Circuit Breaker benefits at this time.

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Section E

Property Tax

- Rent

Mobile Home Tax

-Nursing, Retirement, Shelter Care

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Section E (continued)

Line 26 – Property Tax If you owned your home, lived in it and accrued property tax on it, write the amount of property tax on this line. This will be your 2010 property taxes that you paid in 2011. Be sure to include both installments that were paid or were payable, but do not include any back taxes, interest, penalties or assessments.

Line 27 – Mobile Home Tax If you owned a mobile home, lived in it and accrued mobile home taxes on it write the amount of mobile home tax that you paid in 2011 on Line 27. Also, be sure to include any real estate tax or lot rent you paid on Line 26 or 28.

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Line 28 – Rent If you rented your home in 2011, write the amount of rent that you paid. Do not include any amount paid by a Section 8

program. Mortgage payments and maintenance fees are not considered rent. Check ―yes‖ or ―no‖ to indicate whether or not your rent included

food.

Line 28a – Write the name, address and phone number of each landlord you rented from in 2011. Failure to complete all of the landlord information will delay the processing of your application.

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Section E (continued)

Line 28b – Write the number of months you rented from each landlord in 2011

If you had more than one landlord in 2011 attach a sheet with the information requested on Lines 28 through 28b for each landlord.

If you now live in a residence that is not subject to property tax (such as Public Housing), but during all or part of 2011 you lived in a residence that was subject to property tax (such as private housing), you must attach a copy of your lease, notarized statement from your landlord, or cancelled checks to document the rent that you paid to the private landlord or a copy of your property tax bill. Also, attach a letter stating the dates you lived at each residence. We do not accept rent receipts as verification of rent.

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Section E (continued)

Line 29 – Nursing, Retirement, or Shelter Care Home If you consider the nursing, retirement, or shelter care home as your principal or permanent residence, write the total amount you paid in charges in 2011. Do not include any amounts paid by the Department of Human Services, any medical assistance programs or your insurance company.

Line 29a – Write the name, address and phone number of the nursing, retirement or shelter care home in which you lived in 2011.

Line 29b – Write the number of months you lived in the nursing, retirement or shelter care home in 2011.

If you lived in more than one nursing, retirement or shelter care home in 2011, attach an additional sheet with the information requested on lines 29, 29a and 29b for each.

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Section F

For Prescription Coverage only. If you do not want prescription coverage, go to Section G. If any part of Section F is completed, we are going to assume that the claimant wants prescription coverage and the processing of the application may be delayed if all of the information is not complete.

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Section F (continued)

Line 30 – If you are a US citizen check the first box. If you are a qualified non-citizen check the second box.

Qualified non citizens must fall into one of the categories listed on Page 23 of the application booklet.

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Section F (continued)

If you check the qualified non-citizen box you must send us one of the following:

Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151)

Permanent Resident Card (I-551)

Memorandum of Creation of Record of Lawful Permanent Residence (I-181)

Arrival-Departure Record (I-94)

Other Department of Homeland Security (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) documents

U.S. Military Discharge Papers or Current Orders (DD Form 214, Report of Separation)

These SHOULD be photocopies. Failure to submit required proof may affect your Illinois Cares Rx prescription drug benefit.

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Section F (continued)

Line 31a – Indicate whether the individual has Medicare or not.

Line 31b – For drugs on the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) formulary, only normal co- payments will be required. There will not be an additional 25% after the claimant reaches $1750 in benefits in the Illinois Cares Rx Basic plan or $2930 in the Plus Plan as is required for all other categories of drugs.

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Section G

For spouse’s prescription coverage only

Line 32 - If your spouse is a US citizen check the first box. If your spouse is a qualified non-citizen check the second box.

Qualified non citizens must fall into one of the categories listed on Page 23 of the application booklet.

Line 33a – Answer whether the spouse has Medicare or not.

Line 33b – Answer whether the spouse has HIV/AIDS or not.

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Section H

Section H

Complete if eligible for Medicare Part A and/or B

Do not include cash or any amount in bank accounts that will be used for normal living expenses during the month.

The asset information provided in this section will only be used for the ―Extra Help‖ through the Social Security

Administration. This asset information does not affect your eligibility for form IL-1363’s benefits.

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SectionII

People with Disabilities/Seniors Ride Free Transit Card

Check the box on Line 35 if the claimant wants to apply for the People with Disabilities or the Seniors Ride Free transit card.

Check the box on Line 36 if the spouse wants to apply for the People with Disabilities or the Seniors Ride Free transit card.

Remember, we will need proof of the spouse’s disability if he or she is requesting the transit card. Acceptable forms of proof of disability can be found on page 23 of the booklet.

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Section J

Claimant Signature Preparer Name

Spouse Signature SHAP Code Field

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Section J (continued)

Line 39 – Claimant’s Signature – If the claimant is unable to sign, their legal representative may sign. However, documentation must be attached to the claim proving that the representative is the legal guardian or has power of attorney to sign for the claimant. Health Care Power of Attorney documents are only good to satisfy the HIPPA requirement and are not sufficient for signature. Also, if the claimant is

only able to make a mark, another person must sign as a witness. If the claimant is under the age of 18, the claimant’s parent or guardian must sign on their behalf and indicate their relationship to the claimant.

Line 40 - Spouse’s signature - The same rules apply for the spouse’s signature as those that apply to the claimant.

Line 41 - Preparer’s signature -If someone helped you prepare this form they should print their name and phone number.

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SHAP Code Field - If you are a SHAP site filling out the application for a client, please be sure to enter your code in this field. If you are unsure of your SHAP code, contact IDOA.

Addresses

Use the Blue label (PO Box 19021) if requesting Rx coverage as well as some or all of the other benefits

Use the Black label (PO Box 19003) if not requesting Rx coverage, but are wanting some or all of the other benefits of Circuit Breaker

If you need further assistance contact us at: www.cbrx.il.gov or 1-800- 624-2459

FORM IL-1363

Schedule A

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WHO SHOULD FILE A SCHEDULE A

If you are under the age of 65 on January 1, 2012 and cannot answer

―yes‖ to any of the following 4 questions, but are currently

disabled, you must have a

Schedule A Physician’s Statement

filled out by a licensed physician whose care you have recently been under, if you are wanting prescription coverage.

STEP 1

Answer the following questions to determine if you should complete the Schedule A.

STEP 2

Complete the following information about yourself

STEP 3

Schedule C

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WHO SHOULD FILE A SCHEDULE C

If you marked ―no‖ on Line 34 of Form IL- 1363, you must complete Schedule C if the spouse or claimant is eligible for Medicare and wants help paying for prescription drugs through IL Cares Rx.

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Schedule C: Step 1

Claimant and spouse personal information

Only a claimant and a spouse may file a Schedule C together. Parties to a civil union must each file a separate Schedule C.

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Schedule C: Step 2

Working wages and self employment

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C:Step 2 (continued)

Additional expenses

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C:Step 2 (continued)

Savings and resources

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C: Step 2 (continued)

Monthly income

For 14a-14d use the amount from the individual’s cost of

living adjustment letter. This is the amount before any deductions.

On 14e put income received from other sources such as

alimony, net rental income, workman’s compensation,

etc.

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C: Step 2 (continued)

Social Security income for disability or blindness

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Schedule C: Step 3

Claimant signature

Spouse signature

Preparer name

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Schedule B

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Schedule B:

Who is a qualified Additional Resident?

A qualified additional resident is an individual, other than your spouse,

Who lived with you in the same residence in 2011 and in 2012 at the time you file your 2011 Form IL-1363; and

For whom you, or you and your spouse, provided more than half of that person’s total financial support in 2011; and

Who is not filing a separate 2011 Form IL-1363

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Schedule B: Step 1

Step 1- Qualified Additional Resident Information

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Schedule B: Step 2

– Claimant’s signature

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Schedule B: Step 3

Qualified Additional Resident Signature

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Schedule P

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Who should file a Schedule P ?

You should file a Schedule P if an event has occurred that has decreased your income to a qualifying level (see instructions) and you want to apply for the following reason:

To receive IL Cares Rx drug coverage because you do not qualify on your 2011 Form IL-1363.

Schedule P: Section A

Reason for filing

Date of event

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Schedule P: Section B

Personal information about claimant

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Schedule P: Section C

Tell us about your spouse

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Schedule P: Section E

Income for claimant and spouse

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Schedule P – Section F

-Claimant’s signature

-Preparer’s Signature

-Spouse’s Signature

 

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Schedule P:

Address

Web site

Phone numbers

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ADAD-16

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WHO SHOULD FILE THE ADAD-16?

ADAD-16 Step I

ADAD-16 Step 2

ADAD-16 Step 3

ADAD-16 Step 4

ADAD-16 Step 5

ADAD-16 Step 6

Amended Application

IL 1363X

Seniors Ride Free

Who should File an Amended Application?

An individual who has made an

error in reporting any figures on the IL 1363 should use the Amended Application IL 1363X to report a correction.

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You should NOT use the Amended Application to:

Correct your name, address or

phone number

Apply for IL Cares Rx

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Section A Claimant Information

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Section B Spouse Information

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Section C Income Information

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Section C (continued)

Line 11 through Line 23 - should be filled in correcting the lines that have changed. If a line has not changed write in the original number. If the original application had nothing on a line and has not changed, enter zero on the line.

Changes on any of these lines require documentation to be attached to this form.

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Section C (continued)

Lines 24a and 24b Only fill in these lines if the claimant rented out rooms in his home to another individual.

If the claimant does fill in these lines then they should also being claiming rent as income.

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Section D

Enter the number of individuals

that are being claimed. This

includes the claimant, spouse and any Qualified Additional Residents.

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Section E - Property Tax and Rent

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Section E (continued)

Lines 26 through 29 Fill in rental and/or property tax figures. The landlord information should be filled out completely and only amounts that the individual actually paid should be reported.

Line 30 Answer yes if you were claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return for the year you are amending or no if you were not claimed as a dependent.

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Section F Signatures

Line 31 and 32 Claimant/spouse signatures

Line 33 – Preparer’s signature

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Where to mail this application

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For Help

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