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A Message From the Commissioner(p2)

Dear Taxpayer,
Every year, the IRS works hard to make the process of filing your taxes as quick and easy as possible. Providing quality service is one of our top priorities. It not only reduces the burden on you, but also helps you file an accurate return right from the start.
The best place to get information from the IRS is our website, In addition to getting your tax questions answered, there’s also a very popular feature, Where’s My Refund?, to track the progress of your refund. You can also find informative videos to help you understand your tax obligations on YouTube, at
I would like to bring to your attention a couple of items that could be of help as you file and pay your taxes this year. A number of federal tax incentives that were enacted in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are still in effect for 2010. These include the American Opportunity Credit and the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit. Make sure you check to see if you qualify for these and other important deductions and credits.
Remember that the fastest and easiest way to get your refund is to e-file and use direct deposit. You could receive your refund in as little as 10 days after filing, which can help you pay bills, make some important purchases and maybe put some money aside for savings.
E-file has become so popular that seven out of 10 individual taxpayers now e-file their return. It’s the first choice for about 100 million taxpayers because it’s fast, safe, and accurate.
Taxpayers below a certain income level can qualify to use free tax preparation software through the Free File program. Plus, everyone can e-file for free using fillable forms available at So, isn’t it time you made the switch to e-file?
If you need any more information or have questions about taxes or tax credits, please visit us at or call our toll-free number at 1-800-829-1040. We are here to help you.

Douglas H. Shulman

The IRS Mission(p2)

Provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.



About These Instructions(p4)

We have designed the instructions to make your tax return filing as simple and clear as possible. We did this by arranging the instructions for Form 1040EZ preparation in the most helpful order.