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1040EZ

2008
  Instructions

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A Message From the Commissioner(p2)

Dear Taxpayer,
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. notably said Taxes are what we pay for civilized society. We should be proud that the vast majority of American citizens pay their taxes honestly and of their own free will. In an ever more complex and global world, we cannot take for granted this cornerstone principle of our democracy.
For the IRS's part, we owe it to all taxpayers to make the process of paying taxes as easy as possible. IRS employees are dedicated to helping taxpayers to quickly get their questions answered, complete their forms, pay their taxes, and get back to their lives. From the telephone representative who answers tax law questions, to the walk-in site employees who help low-income taxpayers, to the technicians that design and build our web site – www.irs.gov – we are committed to providing top-quality service.
Unfortunately, there will always be some that cheat their fellow citizens by avoiding the payment of their fair share of taxes. The IRS owes it to the millions of you who promptly pay your taxes in full to pursue these people through strong enforcement programs. I believe this is a basic matter of fairness.
If you need more information about taxes, I hope you'll visit us online at www.irs.gov, or call us toll free at 1-800-829-1040. Your government works for you, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Sincerely,  
  
Signature of the Commissioner 
Douglas H. Shulman

The IRS Mission(p2)

Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
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Introduction(p4)


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About This Booklet(p4)


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We have designed the booklet to make your tax return filing as simple and clear as possible. We did this by arranging the instructions for Form 1040EZ preparation in the most helpful order:
previous pagePrevious Page: Instructions for Schedule 3 (Form 1040-A), Credit for the Elderly or Disabled for Form 1040-A Filers - Part III Figure Your Credit
next pageNext Page: Instructions for Form 1040-EZ, Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents - Helpful Hints
 Use previous pagenext page to find additional occurrences of topic items.Index for these Instructions