1040EZ 2012, 2013
When filing your income tax return, it’s always best to use the simplest form that meets your needs. 1040EZ is a United States Federal Income Tax form that’s just like the name says, easy!
It’s just one page, and available to single and married filers with a taxable income of less than $100,000, who take a standard deduction instead of itemizing and who have no dependents. You and your spouse must be under the age of 65 and not blind.
Even if you can use form 1040ez, it may benefit you to use the short form, 1040A, or the full 1040 form. For instance, you can claim a head of household status (which usually results in lower taxes than individual) only on those forms. If you paid higher education expenses, or are eligible for the earned income tax credit, then it may be better to file one of the longer forms.
You cannot use this form if your taxable interest is over $1,500, owe household employment taxes, or filed chapter 11 bankruptcies after October 16, 2006. You also must use the 1040 or 1040A if you are married filing separately.
You can download a copy of the 1040EZ at http://www.easyincometaxfilingonline.com/and you can file electronically! If your adjusted gross income is less than $57,000 you can use free tax software to prepare and e-file your tax return. Just visit Easy Income Tax Filing Online for details.