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Instructions for Form 8839
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Line 13—Credit Carryforward(p7)

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If you filed Form 8839 in a previous year and have an unused credit carryforward from 2009, that amount can be found on line 23 of your credit carryforward worksheet on page 5 of the 2009 Instructions for Form 8839.
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You must attach the appropriate documentation required, listed beginning on page 4 of these instructions, to support your claim for a credit carryforward. If you did not previously file Form 8839, you must amend your prior years' income tax returns. See Carryforward From Prior Years (2005–2009) on page 3.