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Schedule SE line 4 is $4726, but it says "do not file this

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Schedule SE line 4 is $4726, but it says "do not file this schedule unless you have an amount on line 1b. I have no amount on 1b. So what should I put in line 56 of form 1040?
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Thank you for your question. If line 4 is less than $400, then you do not have to file the form UNLESS you have something on line 1b. Since your amount is greater than $400 then on line 56 of your 1040 the amount on line 5 of the short form is entered on line 56 of your tax return and the amount from line 6 is entered on line 27 of your tax return.

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