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Publication 967
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Form 1040A(p4)

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To have the IRS figure your tax, follow these steps if you are filing Form 1040A.
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1.(p4)

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Print or type your name and address in the spaces provided.
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2.(p5)

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Enter your social security number in the space provided. If you are married, enter the social security numbers of you and your spouse, even if you file separately.
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3.(p5)

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Read lines 1 through 27 and complete the lines that apply to you. If you are filing a joint return, use the space to the left of the entry space for line 27 to separately show your taxable income and your spouse's taxable income. The IRS will complete line 28.
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4.(p5)

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Read lines 29 through 33, 36, and 38 through 43 and complete the lines that apply to you. But do not complete lines 30 and 41a if you want the IRS to figure the credits on those lines. Also, enter any write-in information that applies to you to the left of line 44. Do not complete lines 34, 35, 37, and 45 through 49.
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Payments.(p5)
Enter any federal income tax withheld that is shown on Form W-2, box 2 or the appropriate box of Form 1099, on line 38. Enter any estimated tax payments you made on line 39.
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Credits.(p5)
The IRS will figure the credit for the elderly or the disabled and the earned income credit for you.
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5.(p5)

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Fill in and attach any schedules and forms asked for on the lines you completed.
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6.(p5)

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Attach a copy of each of your Forms W-2 to your return. Also attach a copy of any Form 1099-R you received that has withholding tax in box 4.
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7.(p5)

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If you want to allow a friend, family member, or any other person you choose to discuss your 2010 tax return with the IRS, check the "Yes" box in the "Third party designee" area on your return. Also, enter the designee's name, phone number, and any five digits the designee chooses as his or her personal identification number (PIN). If you check the "Yes" box, you, and your spouse if filing a joint return, are authorizing the IRS to call the designee to answer any questions that may arise during the processing of your return.
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8.(p6)

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Sign and date your return and enter your occupation(s). If you are filing a joint return, both you and your spouse must sign it. Enter your daytime phone number in the space provided in the signature area. This may help speed the processing of your return if we have a question that can be answered over the phone. If you are filing a joint return, you may enter either your or your spouse's daytime phone number.
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9.(p6)

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Mail your return to the Internal Revenue Service Center for the area where you live. A list of Service Center addresses is shown in the Instructions for Form 1040A in the back.