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Instructions for Form 1040-EZ
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Helpful Hints(p4)

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Filing status.(p4)
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We want you to use the proper filing status as you go through the instructions and tables. You can file as Single or Married filing jointly.
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We use icons throughout the booklet to draw your attention to special information. Here are some key icons:
efile IRS e-file. This alerts you to the many electronic benefits, particularly tax filing, available to you at IRS.gov.
taxtip Tip. This lets you know about possible tax benefits, helpful actions to take, or sources for additional information.
caution Caution. This tells you about special rules, possible consequences to actions, and areas where you need to take special care to make correct entries.
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Sometimes we will ask you to make an entry in the space to the left of line . . . The following examples (using line 1) will help you make the proper entry:  
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Section 1—Before You Begin(p4)

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Even if you can use Form 1040EZ, it may benefit you to use Form 1040A or 1040 instead. For example, you may qualify for an increased standard deduction only if you file Form 1040A or 1040. For details, see Should you use another form on page 6.