You can use Form 1040EZ if all
the items in this checklist apply.
| ||Your filing status is single or married filing jointly. If you were a nonresident alien at any time in 2009, see Nonresident aliens later.|
| ||You do not claim any dependents.|
| ||You do not claim any adjustments to income. Use TeleTax topics 451-453 and 455-458 (see page 26).|
| ||You claim only the earned income credit and the making work pay credit. Use TeleTax topics 601-602, 607-608, and 610-611 (see page 26).|
| ||You (and your spouse if filing a joint return) were under age 65 and not blind at the end of 2009. If you were born on January 1, 1945, you are considered to be age 65 at the end of 2009 and cannot use Form 1040EZ.|
| ||Your taxable income (line 6 of Form 1040EZ) is less than $100,000.|
| ||You had only wages, salaries, tips, taxable scholarship or fellowship grants, unemployment compensation, or Alaska Permanent Fund dividends, and your taxable interest was not over $1,500.|
| ||If you earned tips, they are included in boxes 5 and 7 of your Form W-2.|
| ||You did not receive any advance earned income credit payments.|
| ||You do not owe any household employment taxes on wages you paid to a household employee. To find out who owes these taxes, use TeleTax topic 756 (see page 26).|
| ||You are not a debtor in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed after October 16, 2005. |
| ||You are not claiming the additional standard deduction for real estate taxes, net disaster losses, or qualified motor vehicle taxes.|
If you do not meet all of the requirements, you must use Form 1040A or 1040. Use TeleTax topic 352 (see page 26) to find out which form to use.taxmap/instr/i1040ez-009.htm#TXMP52c87027
If you were a nonresident alien at any time in 2009, your filing status must be married filing jointly to use Form 1040EZ. If your filing status is not married filing jointly, you may have to use Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Specific rules apply to determine if you were a nonresident or resident alien. See Pub. 519 for details, including the rules for students and scholars who are aliens.