takes the guesswork out of preparing your return. You may also be eligible to use Free File to file your federal income tax return. Visit www.irs.gov/efile
Using your peel-off name and address label on the back cover of this booklet will speed the processing of your return. It also prevents common errors that can delay refunds or result in unnecessary notices. Put the label on your return after you have finished it. Cross out any incorrect information and print the correct information. Add any missing items, such as your apartment number.taxmap/instr/i1040a-008.htm#TXMP2ac863f5
If the address on your peel-off label is not your current address, cross out the old address and print your new address. If you plan to move after filing your return, use Form 8822 to notify the IRS of your new address.taxmap/instr/i1040a-008.htm#TXMP0b8779e4
If you changed your name because of marriage, divorce, etc., be sure to report the change to your local Social Security Administration office before you file your return. This prevents delays in processing your return and issuing refunds. It also safeguards your future social security benefits. See page 80 for more details. If you received a peel-off label, cross out your former name and print your new name.taxmap/instr/i1040a-008.htm#TXMP7866cbc7
Print or type the information in the spaces provided. If you are married filing a separate return, enter your spouse's name on line 3 instead of below your name.
If you filed a joint return for 2008 and you are filing a joint return for 2009 with the same spouse, be sure to enter your names and SSNs in the same order as on your 2008 return.
Enter your box number only if your post office does not deliver mail to your home.taxmap/instr/i1040a-008.htm#TXMP4dc78803
Enter the information in the following order: City, province or state, and country. Follow the country's practice for entering the postal code. Do not abbreviate the country name.taxmap/instr/i1040a-008.htm#TXMP31de0875
See Death of a taxpayer on page 81.