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How to file Form 8038-CP Electronically

  • Enter your EIN and provide all the basic information about your organization, such as name, address, and principal officer details.

  • Tax 990 supports current and previous tax years’ filings. Choose the tax year for which you are required to file, select Form 8038-CP and proceed.

  • Provide details of reporting authority, receiver, and bond. Then, enter all the required information on your Form 8038-CP using our Form-based filing method.

  • Review your form summary and make changes if required. You can also share the form with organization members for review and approval.

  • After reviewing your form, transmit it to the IRS. Our system will keep you posted on the IRS status of your form via email or text.

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Information Required to E-file Form 8038-CP

Here is the list of major information that you’ll need to file Form 8038-CP online,

  • The organization’s basic information
  • Reporting authority details
  • Information regarding the type of issue
  • Details about the bond and the property financed
  • Details about the credit payments
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tax Form 8038-CP

Form 8038-CP is used by the issuers of certain bonds to claim a refundable credit payment from the Federal Government equal to a percentage of the interest payments on those bonds.

The issuers of any of the following bonds can file Form 8038-CP,

  • Build America Bonds (BAB)
  • New Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (NCREB)
  • Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECB)
  • Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB)
  • Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB)
  • Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds (RZEDB)

Form 8038-CP Schedule A is used to claim the credit payments under section 6431(f) that should be included for the following bonds.

  • New Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (NCREB)
  • Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECB)
  • Qualified Zone Academy Bonds (QZAB)
  • Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB)

For Fixed rate bonds:

Form 8038-CP should be filed between 45 days and 90 days before the date when the relevant interest was paid.

For Variable rate bonds:

  • When the issuer knows the interest payment amount 45 days prior to the interest payment date, Form 8038-CP can be filed within the same timelines as fixed rate bonds. (A separate Form 8038-CP needed to be filed).
  • When the issuer doesn’t know the interest payment amount 45 days prior to the interest payment date, the issuer must collate all credit payments on a quarterly basis and file Form 8038-CP for reimbursement in arrears. It shouldn't exceed 45 days from the last interest payment date within the quarterly period.

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Here’s the breakdown of Form 8038-CP:

  • Part I - Information on Entity That Is To Receive Payment
  • Part II - Reporting Authority
  • Part III - Payment of Credit

Check out our step-by-step instructions to understand how to complete Form 8038-CP.

You may be required to file Form 8038-T for paying back arbitrage or paying the penalty instead of arbitrage rebate to the federal government.

Yes! You can mail Form 8038-CP to the below address.

Department of the Treasury,
Internal Revenue Service Center,
Ogden, UT 84201-0045.

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