skip navigation

Search Help
Navigation Help

Topic Index
ABCDEFGHI
JKLMNOPQR
STUVWXYZ#

FAQs
Forms
Publications
Tax Topics

Comments
About Tax Map

IRS.gov Website
Instructions for Form 1040-EZ
taxmap/instr/i1040ez-003.htm#TXMP25dc19f4

You May Benefit From Filing Form 1040A or 1040 in 2011(p4)

rule
Due to the following tax law changes for 2011, you may benefit from filing Form 1040A or 1040, even if you normally file Form 1040EZ. See the instructions for Form 1040A or 1040, as applicable.
taxmap/instr/i1040ez-003.htm#TXMP7efe9a0b
Earned income credit (EIC).(p4)
rule
You may be able to take the EIC if:
The maximum adjusted gross income (AGI) you can have and still get the credit also has increased. You may be able to take the credit if your AGI is less than the amount in the above list that applies to you. The maximum investment income you can have and still get the credit is $3,150.
taxmap/instr/i1040ez-003.htm#TXMP672395b9
First-time homebuyer credit.(p4)
rule
To claim the first-time homebuyer credit for 2011 on Form 1040, you (or your spouse if married) must have been a member of the uniformed services or Foreign Service or an employee of the intelligence community on qualified official extended duty outside the United States for at least 90 days during the period beginning after December 31, 2008, and ending before May 1, 2010. See Form 5405.