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According to the IRS publication 536, the carryforward amount should be on the "other income" line of the tax return, which for 2012 was line 21
Yes I undertstand and it is. However for 2012 line 21 is combined with the lines above to give you line 22. Do I use line 22 as the carryforward to 2012 or line 37
I'm sorry, I misunderstood your question. I thought you were only asking where to put the NOL, not how to calculate it.
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The previous accountant used line 21 only and wrote NOL carryforward no 1045 form was used
Is it possible that there is a worksheet for the NOL in with the client papers?
That's generally what I see, is a worksheet showing how they calculated the carryover.