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Instructions for Form 1040
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Line Instructions for Form 1040(p12)

For Use in Tax Year 2013
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taxmap/instr/i1040gi-003.htm#en_us_publink24811vd0e2747Introduction

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IRS e-file takes the guesswork out of preparing your return. You may also be eligible to use Free File to file your federal income tax return. Visit www.irs.gov/efile for details.



Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code.
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Name and Address(p12)

For Use in Tax Year 2013
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Print or type the information in the spaces provided. If you are married filing a separate return, enter your spouse's name on line 3 instead of below your name.
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If you filed a joint return for 2012 and you are filing a joint return for 2013 with the same spouse, be sure to enter your names and SSNs in the same order as on your 2012 return.
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Name Change(p12)

For Use in Tax Year 2013
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If you changed your name because of marriage, divorce, etc., be sure to report the change to the Social Security Administration (SSA) before filing your return. This prevents delays in processing your return and issuing refunds. It also safeguards your future social security benefits.
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Address Change(p12)

For Use in Tax Year 2013
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If you plan to move after filing your return, use Form 8822 to notify the IRS of your new address.
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P.O. Box(p12)

For Use in Tax Year 2013
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Enter your box number only if your post office does not deliver mail to your home.
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Foreign Address(p12)

For Use in Tax Year 2013
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If you have a foreign address, enter the city name on the appropriate line. Do not enter any other information on that line, but also complete the spaces below that line. Do not abbreviate the country name. Follow the country's practice for entering the postal code and the name of the province, county, or state.
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Death of a Taxpayer(p12)

For Use in Tax Year 2013
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See Death of a Taxpayer under General Information, later.