For those who would want to use this form it would pay to read the 1040-EZ Instructions.
Understand the details before you go ahead, unless you are already familiar with the form.
There are changes from year to year, so it is best to read the current instructions and get the current form to file here.
You are required to submit your name, address and social-security number.
You can only use this file if you are filing single or married filing jointly.
You can't claim any dependents on this file.
by Roger Chartier
It is an Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents.
Print the 1040-EZ form, and read about it from our web page, or print the 1040-EZ Instructions booklet to get you going in the right direction.
Wages, salaries, and tips, etc.
This should be shown in box 1 of your Form(s) W-2. Attach your Form(s) W-2.
So you file whatever you have of only your wages, salary, tips, Alaska permanent funds dividends and unemployment compensation and at last the issue of taxable interest. Taxable interest must be less than $1,500 or you can't use the form.
Then you get to deduct your allowable standard deduction and exemptions.
What is left is the amount of money that will pay your taxes on.
Payments, Credits and Tax
In this section you list any tax that was taken out or that you paid to the federal government. usually these are done through employer withholding or through making estimated tax payments in advance.
There is the Earned income credit, non-taxable combat pay election, etc to deal with. There is a bit more but read the instructions and the form.
Dowload the instructions on this site (i1040EZ) and pay attention to them.
Download the 1040EZ itself to read how it is filled out.
This form, even considering it's detail, is still considered to be the easiest form to deal with for filing taxes.