Form 1040EZ, Simple Income Tax Return
What is Form 1040EZ?
Form 1040EZ is the simplest of the three tax forms you can use to file your federal income taxes.
If your taxable income is less than $100,000, you don’t claim any dependents, and you file as single or are married filing jointly, then you may be eligible to file Form 1040EZ. The one-page form has four short sections that you need to complete.
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Differences Between 1040-EZ and Other 1040 Forms
The only types of income you can list on Form 1040EZ is wages, salaries, tips, taxable interest of $1,500 or less, unemployment compensation and Alaska permanent fund dividends. If you have income from sources other than these, such as alimony or dividends, then you will have to file your taxes on either Form 1040 or Form 1040A. After providing your income, the form combines your allowable standard deduction and exemptions and deducts it from your gross income to arrive at your taxable income. This is the amount that you will pay tax on.
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If you need to correct or change any information you have entered on your 1040EZ, the steps you take depends on if you have already filed your tax return.
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