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Instructions for Form 1040-EZ
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Helpful Hints(p3)

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For the latest information about developments related to Form 1040EZ and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to www.irs.gov/form1040ez.
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We want you to use the proper filing status as you go through the instructions and tables. You can use Form 1040EZ to file as Single or Married filing jointly.
If you qualify for another filing status, such as Head of household or Qualifying widow(er) with dependent child, you may be able to lower your taxes by using Form 1040A or 1040 instead. See Pub. 501 for more information.
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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 many online benefits, particularly electronic 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 example (using line 1) will help you make the proper entry:
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Section 1—Before You Begin(p3)

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Even if you can use Form 1040EZ, it may benefit you to use Form 1040A or 1040 instead. See Should You Use Another Form in Section 2, later.